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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: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy
Plot: human spirit, love affair, social differences, coming of age, hopes, society, master and servant, politics, love and romance, state affairs, youth, power relations, longing, separated, exile, colonization, 18 year old, convict, irish, teenage girl, friend, friendship, colonialism, australian aboriginal, frontier ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s, 1790s, 1800s
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, hopes, state affairs and couples mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Against the Wind: The Secret River (2015), Banished (2015), Sons of Liberty (2015), Backstairs at the White House (1979), Aristocrats (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: love affair, human nature, aborigine, lake or river, social differences, love and romance, misfit, society, convict, australian aboriginal, colony
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
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 7.5
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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: epic, captivating, serious, tense, realistic
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: human spirit, american revolution, leadership, rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution, americana, heroes, rebellion, state affairs, idealism, friendship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: white house, politics, head of state, master and servant, society, state affairs, power relations, human spirit, interracial relations, workplace situations, campaign, hopes ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 7.5
 1K
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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, rich and poor, politics, romance, siblings relations, dishonesty, love and romance, society, state affairs, couples, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, best friends, innocence lost, teenager, teenage life, youth, friends, parents and children, family relations
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Book of Negroes (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 265 min.
Story: Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia and treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the 19th century.
Style: epic, serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, racism, injustice, slavery, american revolution, black woman, society, life is a bitch, master and servant, kidnapping, confined, escapades ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
INXS : Never Tear Us Apart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The story of INXS, their personal lives and their rise to fame from Australian pubs to stadiums all around the world.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: music, music band, rise and fall, rock, ambition, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, friendship, celebrity culture, showbiz, friends
Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, emotional, realistic, touching
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenager, drugs/alcohol, buddies, hardcase students, based on movie, high school life, suburbs, teenage life, coming of age, ambition, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.4
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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, serious, realistic, family saga
Plot: love and romance, estate, love affair, rich and poor, couple relations, family relations, social differences, society, master and servant, poverty, countryside, power relations ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.7
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, hippie, fighting the system, feminism, doctors and patients, pregnancy, workplace situations, workplace, babies and infants, single parent, rebelliousness, workplace romance ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, stylized, captivating
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
To the Ends of the Earth (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 267 min.
Story: From Nobel Laureate William Golding's (Lord of the Flies) epic sea-voyage trilogy comes the story of an ambitious British aristocrat, humbled by the lives of his fellow passengers, as he embarks on an ocean voyage for Australia where he is to ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, epic, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cloudstreet (2011)
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Style: stylized, serious, epic, atmospheric, emotional ...
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 7.3
 342
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Brides of Christ (1991)
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Country: Australia, UK, Ireland
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Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.5
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: estate, love affair, love triangle, romance, social differences, countryside, love and romance, society, power relations, master and servant, couple relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1780s
Place: england, europe, mine, britain, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
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Texas Rising (2015)
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Duration: 60 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
House of Hancock (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
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Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: family business, rivalry, betrayal, intrigue, manipulations, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, courtroom drama, fall in love, dishonesty, legal, family problems ...
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Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, serious, realistic, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: human spirit, wartime life, fall in love, war, nurse, doctor, love and romance, military, soldier, tragic love, military life, battles ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 951
All Saints (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: All Saints is an Australian medical drama which first screened on the Seven Network. The series debuted on 24 February 1998 and concluded its run on 27 October 2009. It had been one of Australia's highest rating dramas and also achieved ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.1
 595
Anzacs (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
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Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: australia, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
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Newsfront (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Surprisingly adventurous saga of an intrepid group of cinematographers and reporters who risk life and limb to capture footage of breaking news for the movie-going public.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: politics, city life, journalism, media, contests and competitions, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, state affairs, father son relationship, beer, filmmaker, flirting ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1950s, year 1949
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 3K
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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: orphan, coming of age, political unrest, wartime life, injustice, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, youth, politics, terrorism, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s, 1990s, 1940s
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 225
Hiding (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Story: In order to survive, Lincoln Swift must take his family into witness protection and give evidence against his former employer, vicious crime boss Nils Vandenberg. With new names and fresh identities, the Swifts are ripped from their Gold Coast home ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: crime, starting over, crimes, witness protection, dysfunctional family, danger, family relations, hidden identity, master criminal, witnessing a crime, parents and children, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 311
Lou (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Living in rural New South Wales, working-class single mother Rhia is struggling to evade debt collectors and raise three young daughters. The eldest, and hardened beyond her years, Lou blames Rhia for the departure of her father, who walked out 10 ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: alzheimer's disease, coming of age, parents and children, youth, family problems, family relations, single parent, aging, siblings relations, family in crisis, mental illness, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Getting of Wisdom (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prodigy, social misfits, school, boarding school, human nature, friendship, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, teenage love, boarding school life, teenage life, injustice ...
Time: 19th century
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