Movies like Promise the Moon

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Promise the Moon (1997)
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Promise the Moon (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The sudden death of a ranch owner leaves his hearing impaired son, who has been institutionalized from childhood, with the responsibility of keeping the land in the family.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: nanny, friends, crimes, misfit, mental institution, family relations, destiny, family life, farm, bank, fall in love, intrigue, vigilantism, rivalry, society, mentally challenged, americana, mute or deaf, partners, hopes, finance, banker, rancher, death of father, branding ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to Promise the Moon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about rivalry, society, family relations, hopes, farm, friends and americana mostly in Drama, Western and Adventure genres. Some movies like Promise the Moon: Secret of Giving (1999), Windwalker (1980), Small World (2010), King of Texas (2002), Dead Man's Burden (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Secret of Giving (1999)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As Christmas approaches, a single mother (played by Reba McEntire) struggles to raise her son and keep up the payments on her Oregon ranch, which is difficult since she's heavily in debt. But she's a tough cookie, and proves that a ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: christmas, farm, old west, single parent, bank, hidden identity, rivalry, redemption, small town, graphic violence, aging, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: oregon
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95%
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Windwalker (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An ancient Indian warrior who has reached the end of his life is brought back from his 'death' to save his family from a raiding party of enemy Indians in this unique story of 'Indians without a single cowboy.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: indigenous people, kidnapping, death, snow, twins, missing son, wolf, mountain, wind, culture clash, americana, family tradition ...
Time: 18th century
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73%
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Small World (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Conrad Lang, a handyman in a rich family - he has been raised like a brother with Thomas, who has the same age -, accidentally puts fire to the big holiday house he keeps. He returns to the town he grew up in, to the family home, where Philippe, ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: mental illness, mystery, memory loss, haunted by the past, investigation, society, family life, family relations, intrigue, flashback, social differences, friendship ...
Place: france, europe
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70%
 6.4
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King of Texas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this re-imagining of Shakespear's King Lear, Patrick Steward stars as John Lear, a Texas cattle baron, who, after dividing his wealth among his three daughters, is rejected by them.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, disturbing
Plot: family relations, family business, favoritism among siblings, parents and children, rivalry, dishonesty, intrigue, farm, state affairs, father daughter relationship, siblings relations, old west ...
Place: texas, usa
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67%
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Dead Man's Burden (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A western set on the New Mexico frontier a few years after the Civil War and centered on a struggling young family and the mining company who wants to buy their land.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, tense, stylized
Plot: farm, family problems, family relations, rivalry, siblings relations, family life, old west, mine, civil war, mining, brother, long range rifle
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa
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65%
Everything That Rises (1998)
Genre: Drama, Western, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: His son's critical injury forces a Montana man (Dennis Quaid) to reconsider priorities as he struggles to retain family land.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, hopes, adventure, misfit, rivalry, life is a bitch, family, family life, parents and children, family relations, friends, disability ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Once You're Born You Can No Longer Hide (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama set in contemporary Italy.
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, captivating, melancholic
Plot: politics, adventure, ship, family relations, misfit, family problems, hopes, state affairs, parents and children, ocean, missing child, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Scandalous John (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A crotchety old ranch owner fights to be able to live his life the way he wants to, and not the way other people--and the law--tell him he has to.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friendship, immigrants, ranch, old west, rich and poor, forces of nature, vigilantism, dishonesty, lone wolves, partners, crimes, hopes ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Outlander (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 138 min.
Story: It is the early 20th century. A stranger arrives in the small, rural community and disrupts the lives of its inhabitants. The man, who refuses to give his name, is dubbed The Outlander. A traveller who disdains conventional behaviour and ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, sentimental, serious
Plot: friendship, friends, love affair, social relations, village life, village, fall in love, family relations, stranger, rivalry, love and romance, gossip ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.5
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Pit Pony (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia Canada, 1901. Willie MacLean is a 10-year-old boy with a love for horses and liking to school to cape the difficult times his family has. Willie's stern, but benevolent father is a coal miner in a local mine along with ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, epic, social
Plot: pony, dangerous animal, society, hopes, youth, coming of age, follow your dream, family, school, parents and children, teenage life, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia, canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided (2006)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Joshua Steed returns to Missouri a wealthy man with a beautiful wife; however, the past has a way of catching up. Soon Joshua is tangled in a web of rumors, deception and betrayal that threatens to tear his family apart. Back in Kirtland, financial ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, uplifting
Plot: mormon, leadership, family in danger, hopes, rivalry, intrigue, society, dishonesty, redemption, bankruptcy, religions or cults, discrimination ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: missouri, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Conversations with God (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: "Conversations with God" is the true story of Neale Donald Walsch that inspired and changed the lives of millions. The journey begins after he unexpectedly breaks his neck in a car accident and loses his job.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: change of luck, human spirit, introspection, society, hopes, rise to the top, religions or cults, redemption, unemployment, rich and poor, spirituality, faith ...
Time: contemporary
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60%
Of Mice and Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: great depression, friendship, farm, village life, hopes, society, follow your dream, life is a bitch, social misfits, mentally challenged, buddies, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: california, usa
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59%
 4.6
 465
The Virginian (2014)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Trace Adkins (The Lincoln Lawyer), Ron Perlman (TV's "Sons of Anarchy") and Brendan Penny (Ring Of Fire) star in this gritty and riveting re-imagining of the classic Western saga. Raised by powerful cattle baron Judge Henry (Perlman), ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, rivalry, old west, farm, family relations, uncover truth, graphic violence, heroes, lone wolves, parents and children, tough heroes, orphan ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.5
 988
Copperhead (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A family is torn apart during the American Civil War.
Style: realistic, touching, tense, serious, captivating
Plot: american civil war, anti war, americana, farm, society, family life, life is a bitch, family relations, wartime life, danger
Time: 19th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Valdez Horses (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Chino Valdez is a loner horse breeder living in the old west. Partly a loner by choice, and partly because, being a 'half-breed', he finds himself unwelcome almost everywhere he goes. One day, a young runaway named Jimmy shows up at his ...
Style: realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: horse, fiancee, ambush, fistfight, street fight, gunfight, half breed, canyon, breeding, family relations, friends, opposites attract ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, new mexico, ireland, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Buck and the Preacher (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wagon master and a con-man preacher help freed slaves dogged by cheap-labor agents out West.
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, old west, con artists, preacher, buddies, fugitives, heroes, gang, opposites attract, bounty hunter, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Way West (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the mid-19th century, Senator William J. Tadlock leads a group of settlers overland in a quest to start a new settlement in the Western US. Tadlock is a highly principled and demanding taskmaster who is as hard on himself as he is on those who ...
Style: realistic, rough, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, native american, adventure, against the odds, rivalry, obnoxious boss, culture clash, on the road, fish out of water, americana, father son relationship, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: missouri, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Gunfighters (1987)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this pilot Western produced for Canadian television, two brothers and their cousin become bandits to rescue their ranch from a greedy land developer.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, tv series pilot
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal, ranch, farm, family relations, tough heroes, injustice, friends, graphic violence, rivalry, lone wolves, society, blind ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, wyoming, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Illegal (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After the birth of his first child, Roberto, a young Mexican man slips across the border into the United States. Seeking work to support his family back home, he finds that working hard is not enough.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: farm, family relations, mexican, politics, hopes, immigrants, society, misfit, husband wife relationship, dancing, farm hand, raid ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, colorado, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The New Land (1972)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Continuation from Utvandrarna (1971): The Swedes arrive in the USA. They still have a long journey to Minnesota where they expect to find other Swedes. When they arrive there, each family searches a place to build a home. Kristina and Karl-Oskar ...
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, epic, touching ...
Plot: settler, countryside, culture clash, human nature, self discovery, americana, immigrants, lifestyle, society, hopes, misfit, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Last Cowboy (2003)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: John William 'Will' Cooper is a modern-day rancher, maintaining his ranch in hard times along with his friend and foreman Amos Russell. When Will's estranged daughter Jake returns to the ranch for her grandfather's funeral, ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: family life, family relations, homecoming, parents and children, farm, estrangement, father daughter relationship, rancher, old man, modern west, cowgirl, horse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.4
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The Cowboys (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: When his cattlemen abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Wil Andersen is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his cowboys in order to get his herd to market in time to avoid financial disaster. The boys learn to do a man's job ...
Style: captivating, serious, harsh, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: cattle, desert, vengeance, buddies, on the road, gold, crimes, gunfight, murder, teenage boy, heroes, rancher ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: montana, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Work and the Glory II: American Zion (2005)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "The Work and The Glory: American Zion" sets the story of the fictional Steed family against the historically factual backdrop of the Mormon people's move into the West. Divided by their diverse reactions to a nascent ideology, the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: mormon, culture clash, religious, redemption, discrimination, hopes, society, religious leader, religious differences, husband wife relationship, family relations, estrangement ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: missouri, new york state, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Mountie (2011)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A lone Mountie has come to town to clean up the crime and corruption after finding an innocent man dead. As he sets up home, in town, he discovers endless amounts of illegal activity taking place behind closed doors. Once he uncovers the men behind ...
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, rivalry, police shootout, fighting crime, corruption, murder, escapades, lone wolves, clergy, criminal heroes, drug abuse, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Jack Bull (1999)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Jack Bull tells the story of Myrl Redding, a Wyoming horse trader who clashes with Henry Ballard, a fellow rancher, after Ballard abuses two of Myrl's horses and their Crow Indian caretaker, Billy. When Judge Wilkins throws out Myrl's ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: injustice, crimes, murder, vengeance, justice, tough heroes, animal life, righting the wronged, fighting crime, manhunt, lone wolves, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: world war one, aerial combat, starting over, hopes, heroes, adventure, rivalry, society, ambition, filmmaking, friends, americana ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: california, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Storm Rider (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Spoiled 18-yr-old Dani Fielding's world is turned upside down when her father gets arrested for securities fraud, and she has to leave her upscale life in the city to stay with her gruff Uncle Sam out in the country. As Dani and her uncle ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farm, family relations, youth, friends, orphan, coming of age, life turned upside down, horse, self discovery, friendship, couples, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Smith! (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When the Indian Jimmyboy is accused of murder of a white man, he flees onto the ranch of Smith, who's well known for his tolerance for Indians, since he was raised by the old Indian Antoine. Smith helps Jimmyboy against the mean Sheriff and ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: false accusation, native american, society, dedicated lawyer, legal action, rivalry, opposites attract, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, showbiz ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Trap (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A fur trapper takes a mute girl as his unwilling wife to live with him in his remote cabin in the woods.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: wilderness, opposites attract, village, mute or deaf, escapades, confined, love and romance, unlikely couple, misfit, romance, adventure, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%