Movies and TV shows like Against the Wind

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Against the Wind (1978)
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Against the Wind (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Mary Mulvane, an 18 year old Irish girl, is transported to New South Wales for seven years for doing little else than protecting her own property. She must endure the horror of transport to Australia, and years of anxiety as a convict. Mary, her friends and her family fight out their battle against a lively historical backdrop - Irelands 1798 Rebellion. Australia's Castle Hill Rebellion of 1804 and the 1808 Rum Rebellion
Style: gloomy, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: youth, politics, love and romance, exile, human spirit, hopes, love affair, social differences, society, coming of age, longing, separated, state affairs, master and servant, power relations, settlement, friendship, family relations, teenage girl, irish, colonization, frontier, convict, settler, 18 year old ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s, 1790s, 1810s
Place: australia, ireland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and emotional films and TV series with plots about society, family relations, love and romance, power relations, social differences, hopes and couples mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Against the Wind: Banished (2015), The Secret River (2015), Aristocrats (1999), Backstairs at the White House (1979), A Place to Call Home (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Banished (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: At its heart, Banished is a story of survival. Though it is set in the stark historical reality of the founding of the penal colony in Australia in 1788 after the arrival of the First Fleet, it is not the story of Australia and how it came to be. ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, epic
Plot: survival, confined, colonialism, life is a bitch, colony, danger, community, prison, moral dilemma, governor, control, brutality ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: australia, england
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The Secret River (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Story: In 1806, William Thornhill is sentenced to New South Wales for life where he is drawn into a terrifying conflict that will leave a bloody and indelible stain.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: social differences, love affair, love and romance, society, misfit, human nature, settlement, australian aboriginal, convict, colony, lake or river, female director ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
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75%
 7.3
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Aristocrats (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Aristocrats draws back the curtain on an 18th century English family near the summit of society, revealing a tapestry of romance, prejudice, infidelity, and revolution.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, politics, rich and poor, family relations, royal family, siblings relations, state affairs, romance, high society, infidelity, power relations, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Backstairs at the White House (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 540 min.
Story: Behind the scenes at the White House during eight administrations, as told by the people who work there.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, white house, workplace situations, master and servant, state affairs, society, hopes, head of state, interracial relations, human spirit, power relations, campaign ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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A Place to Call Home (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A mysterious woman is perched between the harsh legacy of World War II and the hope of a new life in Australia. A sweeping romantic drama set in 1950s rural Australia following the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy and complicated pastoralist family, ...
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, love affair, family life, society, love and romance, starting over, social differences, mysterious character, family secret, forbidden love, post war, nurse ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: australia
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57%
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Poldark (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ...
Style: captivating, realistic, family saga, serious, saga
Plot: family relations, countryside, estate, love and romance, rich and poor, society, master and servant, social differences, love affair, couple relations, english countryside, poverty ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 1790s
Place: england, cornwall
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56%
Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
Story: The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, rebelliousness, political unrest, battles, leadership, politics, heroes, rebellion, revolution, military, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
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53%
Puberty Blues (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Based on Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey's iconic novel, Puberty Blues tells the story of two girls, Debbie and Sue, of innocence lost and experience gained against the backdrop of Australia in the 1970s.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, best friends, parents and children, youth, family relations, teenage life, teenager, couples, society, strong female presence, friends, innocence lost
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia
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52%
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South Riding (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: Andrew Davies sparkling adaption of Winifred Holtby's acclaimed novel. Insightful, warm and full of memorable characters, South Riding tells a fraught love story and paints a panaromic portrait of a Yorkshire community in the long aftermath of ...
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, human spirit, family relations, society, love and romance, hopes, parents and children, small town, social relations, strong female presence, high school, high school life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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51%
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Anzac Girls (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The unique, and rarely told true stories of Australian and New Zealand nurses serving at Gallipoli and the Western Front during the First World War.
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Plot: world war one, war, human spirit, love and romance, tragic love, wartime life, fall in love, battles, military, hopes, nurse, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: australia, egypt, greece, france, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: While still the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VIII meets the married American socialite, Wallis Simpson. Their relationship causes furor in the palace and in parliament, especially when King George V dies, Mrs. Simpson gets divorced, and King ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: state affairs, politics, romance, love and romance, clergy, follow your dream, couples, power relations, family relations, wedding, society, head of state ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Texas Rising (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A depiction of the rise of Texas from the Battle of the Alamo to San Jacinto. A story told through the lives of the men who gave everything up to defend an infant country from a ruthless Dictator and savage Native Americans, and paved the way for ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, revolution, state affairs, human spirit, society, hopes, law enforcement, americana, u.s. president, texas ranger, old west, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Heartbreak High (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Heartbreak High is a popular Australian television series that ran for five years from 1994 to 1999. The series dealt with the students of Hartley High, a tough high school in a multi-racial area of Sydney, and proved to be a more gritty and ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenager, coming of age, sexual content, up and down relationship, social relations, power relations, drugs/alcohol, couples, teenage life, hardcase students, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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47%
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Miral (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Israel, Italy, India, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of the first Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.
Style: realistic, sentimental, stylized, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, refugee, rebellion, injustice, human spirit, politics, youth, idealism, haunted by the past, terrorism, rebelliousness, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 60s ...
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, jerusalem, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Brides of Christ (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK, Ireland
Story: Diane, a young woman growing up in Australia in the mid 1960s, walks away from her fiancé to join a convent after being sure she has a calling to the faith. The Catholic Church and its followers are struggling with huge changes. The Pope has died, ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional
Plot: nun, convent, abortion, bishop, clergy, rebelliousness, teachers and students, love affair, moral dilemma, introspection, self discovery, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
Style: rough, tense, captivating, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: politics, racism, society, state affairs, crimes, life is a bitch, interracial relations, lawsuit, mayor, urban, murder, workplace romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Getting of Wisdom (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Getting of Wisdom is based on the 1910 novel by Henry Handel Richardson (born Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson). Her novel is thought to be an account of her own schooldays at the Presbyterian Ladies College in Melbourne. The film is about a ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: love and romance, social misfits, society, coming of age, prodigy, misfit, youth, family relations, couples, friends, injustice, boarding school ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, melbourne, melbourne australia
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45%
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Poldark (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Period drama series about the brooding rivalry between former soldier Ross Poldark and local industrialist George Warleggan, and the two women in their lives. Based on the books by Winston Graham.
Style: captivating, saga, realistic, serious
Plot: estate, countryside, unfulfillment, society, master and servant, love and romance, couple relations, homecoming, romance, power relations, couples, mine ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 1700s
Place: england, europe, britain, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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New Worlds (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Story: The 1680s bring a new king, Restoration and more tyranny. In Massachusetts, a robber's son falls for an anti-monarchist. In England, young lady falls for an outlaw.
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: state affairs, political unrest, rebellion, society, love and romance, social differences, idealism, family relations, new world, duke, treason, colony ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Lincoln (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency. Originally titled "Lincoln", the name of this miniseries was changed to "Gore Vidal's ...
Style: talky, captivating, emotional, clever, serious ...
Plot: assassination, politics, american civil war, state affairs, society, head of state, leadership, ambition, hopes, rise to the top, idealism, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa
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45%
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Love Child (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Love Child follows the lives of staff at the fictional Kings Cross Hospital and the wild streets of Darlinghurst in the 1960s. Joan Miller is a smart and sophisticated midwife who returns home from London to take a job at the Kings Cross Hospital. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, gender, workplace, love and romance, workplace situations, doctors and patients, unwanted pregnancy, workplace romance, pregnancy, supportive coworker, power relations, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Hidden Life (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young girl, born and raised in an isolated farm, is brought to a small town to live with her cousins, her only relatives. Once in town, she encounters great difficulty adapting to city life.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: social differences, teaching the ways of the world, master and servant, society, youth, estate, power relations, strong female presence, country girl, family relations, coming of age, female director ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil
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44%
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The Slap (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 354 min.
Story: The Slap is a bold, provocative television drama series that forensically examines the mores and morality of contemporary middleclass life. Based on Christos Tsiolkas’ bestselling novel, this 8–part drama serial traces the shattering ...
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: marital problem, introspection, family relations, family life, couples, parents and children, couple relations, adulthood, society, suburbs, friendship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Great Expectations (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 'Great Expectations' opens with Pip as a boy (played as an young man by newcomer Douglas Booth, 'The Pillars of the Earth') on the marshes near his home, where he encounters the desperate escapee Magwitch (Winstone). Pip is ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, generosity, lovers, rags to riches, convict, romance, inheritance, social differences, obsession, hopes, redemption, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1820s, victorian era
Place: england, london
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43%
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The Dismissal (1983)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The drama surrounding the dismissal of Mr. Gough Whitlam as the Labor Prime Minister of Australia - on 11 November, 1975 - by the then Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr - and the subsequent installation, in Parliament, of the Liberal ...
Plot: parliament, government, prime minister, intrigue, politics
Time: 70s
Place: australia
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42%
The Fringe Dwellers (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an Aboriginal family's attempts to forge a new life for themselves within the segregated society. At the urging of headstrong teenager Trilby, the Comeaways relocate from their family camp, to a house in the main town.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: australian aboriginal, social differences, coming of age, society, misfit, love and romance, life is a bitch, youth, racism, family life, interracial relations, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 815
The Mill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Powerful historical drama series, based on the lives of real people, telling the story of young 19th-century apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time.
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: working class, workplace, life is a bitch, society, factory worker, factory, realism, parents and children, family relations, rich and poor, mechanic, workplace situations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
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Snow Pirates (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the shadow of the military coup in 1980, these children aged 12-13, playing their childish games soon arrive at an understanding of life's responsibilities and are hastily introduced into the world of the grownups.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, bleak
Plot: self discovery, friendship, life is a bitch, youth, society, small town, coming of age, friends, distopia, children
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 480 min.
Story: A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: adventure, life is a bitch, against the odds, human spirit, survival, on the run, escapades, danger, society, girl heroine, injustice, travel ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: australia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
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Cloudstreet (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 342 min.
Story: Cloudstreet is an Australian television drama miniseries for the Showcase subscription television channel, which first screened from 22 May 2011, in three parts. It is an adaptation of Cloudstreet, an award-winning novel by Australian author Tim ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: working class, starting over, change of luck, family life, family relations, destiny, society, hopes, cause and meaning, foreknowledge, working class family, gambling ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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