Movies and TV shows like The Thorn Birds

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The Thorn Birds (1983)
 8.0
 7K
The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 477 min.
Story: This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father Ralph de Bricassart. Meggie tries to forget Ralph by marrying dashing stockman Luke O'Neill, but she and Ralph are soon reunited, with tragic consequences for them both.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, family saga, serious, captivating, realistic, epic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, clergy, destiny, tragic love, love affair, love and romance, hopes, priest, social differences, fall in love, sex with a priest, parents and children, catholic priest, romance, family life, society, family relations, friendship, catholic church, archbishop, older man younger woman relationship, parent child relationship, moral dilemma, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 40s, 20s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: australia, mine

Most similar movies to The Thorn Birds

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films and TV series with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, fall in love, love affair, couple relations and family relations mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The Thorn Birds: Scarlett (1994), Jane Eyre (2006), Pride and Prejudice (1995), The Go-Between (1971), North & South (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 3K
Scarlett (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Austria
Duration: 360 min.
Story: The greatest love story ever told began with Gone with the Wind and continues in this sweeping epic sequel, as Scarlett, Rhett and a host of unforgettable characters go from tragedy to triumph in an action-packed saga of international scope
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating, epic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, pregnancy, couple relations, romance, infidelity, siblings relations, fall in love, couples, family relations, intrigue, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 18K
Jane Eyre (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 230 min.
Story: In this version of Charlotte Brontë's novel, Jane Eyre (Georgie Henley), a poor relation in the household of her aunt, Mrs. Reed (Tara FitzGerald) is despatched into the care of the callous Mr Brocklehurst at his school at Lowood. As a young ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, serious, gothic, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, couple relations, rich and poor, love affair, fall in love, looking for love, social differences, estate, romance, family secret, prejudice, childhood ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 327 min.
Story: Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart.
Style: witty, stylized, clever, atmospheric, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love and romance, looking for love, rich and poor, couple relations, unlikely couple, prejudice, social differences, pride and honor, wooing, aristocracy, initially antagonists, fall in love ...
Time: victorian, 18th century, 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Go-Between (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Tale of torrid and forbidden love between Christie and Bates in the English countryside.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: forbidden love, birthday party, friendship, couple relations, romance, english countryside, countryside, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.7
 27K
North & South (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 235 min.
Story: North & South is a British television drama serial, produced by the BBC and originally broadcast in four episodes on BBC One in November and December 2004. It follows the story of Margaret Hale, a young woman from southern England who has to ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, social differences, love and romance, love affair, rich and poor, prejudice, couple relations, pride and honor, unlikely couple, initially antagonists, young woman, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.5
 13K
Persuasion (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Persuasion is the newest adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel of the same name published in 1818. Anne falls deeply in love with handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth at the age of nineteen.
Style: sentimental, emotional, classic literature, romantic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, love triangle, love affair, navy, couple relations, captain, poetry, rich and poor, fall in love, romance, love and romance, jane austen ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Forsyte Saga (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 276 min.
Story: In 2002, the first two books and the first interlude of John Galsworthy's trilogy The Forsyte Saga were adapted by Granada Television for the ITV network. Additional funding for this production was provided by American PBS station WGBH, the ...
Style: touching, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, society, love affair, social differences, love and romance, high society, rich and poor, family relations, dysfunctional family, architect, gem ...
Time: 19th century, 20s, victorian, 20th century, 1900s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
This Property Is Condemned (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway (town's main income). Owen unexpectedly finds love with Dodson's flirt and main attraction, Alva Starr. Alva and Owen then try to ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: revenge, small town, dysfunctional family, betrayal, crumbling marriage, romance, obsession, destructive relationship, forbidden love, infidelity, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1920s
Place: mississippi, australia, tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 468K
The Notebook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, true love, young lovers, love affair, love story, power of love, love triangle, lovers reunited, social differences, romance, fall in love, memory loss ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 6K
Endless Love (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two separate worlds lie on two sides of the road in a seaside town. Both too close and way too far from each other. What happens when two young people from these worlds fall in love? Kemal is one of the three children of a moderate family that ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, disturbing, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: true love, love and romance, forbidden love, family life, tragic love, violent husband, everyday life, emotional blackmail, murder investigation, life, saving a life, life philosophy ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sentimental Destinies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In late nineteenth century Charante, Protestant minister Jean Barnery causes local disquiet when he arranges a separation from his obsessive wife...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: factory, family business, couple relations, forbidden love, romance, infidelity, love affair, social differences, village, tragic love, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: switzerland, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 747
Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: infidelity, politics, self discovery, couple relations, forbidden love, romance, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, social differences, tragic love, false accusation ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 37K
Endless Love (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A privileged girl and a charismatic boy's instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.
Style: touching, emotional, sexual, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, teenage love, love, love affair, teenage life, couple relations, father daughter relationship, house fire, tragic love, desire, young lovers ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.5
 90K
Outlander (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: The story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and ...
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, serious, sentimental
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, love affair, danger, life turned upside down, adventure, true love, rivalry, love and romance, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, nurse ...
Time: 18th century, year 1945, 20th century, 1940s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 1K
Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elisabeth. Rudolf soon feels he is ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: tragic love, master and servant, forbidden love, infidelity, politics, cinderella story, revolution, tragic hero, romance, young lovers, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: austria, italy, england, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young ...
Style: emotional, romantic, classic literature, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, young lovers, family feud, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, fall in love, true love, secret love, parents and children, love ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 14K
Dying Young (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love story, romance, cancer, couple relations, human nature, leukemia, parents and children, social differences, unfulfillment, father son relationship, life & death, doctors ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Water for Elephants (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sentimental, colourful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, circus, love and romance, lovers, boss and employee, performer's life, couple relations, animal training, love triangle, fall in love, artists and showbiz, abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Doctor Zhivago (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 226 min.
Story: Young and beautiful Lara is loved by three men: a revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor. Their lives become intertwined with the drama of Russian revolution. Doctor Zhivago is still married when he meets Lara. Their love story is unfolding against ...
Style: serious, emotional, epic, captivating, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, betrayal, civil war, rape, infidelity, missing person, romance, couple relations, war, love affair, tragic love, love triangle ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Wuthering Heights (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Foundling Heathcliff is raised by the wealthy Earnshaws in Yorkshire but in later life launches a vendetta against the family.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, classic literature ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love affair, unfulfilled love, estate, social differences, forbidden love, obsession, family relations, society, destructive relationship, love triangle, couples, punishment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 2K
The 7.39 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
Story: After fighting for a seat on their morning commute, Sally and Carl begin talking and suddenly their daily train journey becomes a lot more interesting. Carl is happily married, Sally's engaged - where's the harm? Yet they find themselves ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: love affair, romance, love and romance, journey, friendship, train, cheating, engaged, couple relations, parents and children, life turned upside down, dull life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 34K
Devdas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Devdas is sent away by his father so he can improve himself but upon his return his father still doesn’t welcome him back. Devdas and Paro are in love but Paro is a lower caste and is set to be married to an older widower. Devdas is devastated ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, love triangle, love affair, love and romance, forbidden love, couple relations, fall in love, destiny, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, romance, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 1900s, 21st century
Place: india, europe, asia, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Autumn in New York (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Autumn in New York follows the sexual exploits of Will Keane - New York restaurateur, infamous verging-on-50 playboy, master of the no-commitment seduction - until he runs into an unexpected dead end when he meets Charlotte Fielding. Charlotte is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, true love, terminal illness, unlikely couple, opposites attract, romance, love, fall in love, love and romance, love affair, womanizer, love of one's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 59K
The Best of Me (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, unfulfilled love, love and romance, lovers reunited, small town, road not taken, love affair, forbidden love, unfulfillment, young lovers, destiny, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Anna and the King (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just ...
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love and romance, royal family, fall in love, interracial relations, opposites attract, politics, forbidden love, royal court, culture clash, couple relations, parents and children, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, burma, southeast asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 29K
Adore (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lil and Roz are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering ...
Style: sexy, emotional, captivating, serious, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, forbidden love, sexual relations, fall in love, infidelity, love and romance, parents and children, friendship, dishonesty, couples, lust, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, parents and children, marriage crisis, infidelity, middle age romance, true love, love story, love, midlife crisis, life philosophy, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 10K
Romeo & Juliet (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In Verona, bad blood between the Montague and Capulet families leads to much bitterness. Despite the hostility, Romeo Montague manages an invitation to a masked ball at the estate of the Capulets and meets Juliet, their daughter. The two are ...
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: forbidden love, young lovers, true love, family feud, star crossed lovers, shakespeare, tragic love, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
India: A Love Story (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Story: The daughter of a traditional, rich Indian family falls in love for a Dalit, and "untouchable" man.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, culture clash, romance, love and romance, society, couple relations, fall in love, parents and children, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, brazil, latin america, taj mahal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Home and Away (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Home and Away is set in the fictional town of Summer Bay, a coastal town in New South Wales, and follows the personal and professional lives of the people living in the area. The show initially focused on the Fletcher family, Pippa and Tom Fletcher ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, beach, couple relations, love affair, teenage love, romance, small town life, teenage life, fall in love, love and romance, youth, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%