Movies and TV shows like Against the Wind

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Against the Wind
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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Backstairs at the White House
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Roots
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588 min.
 8.4
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and captivating films and TV series with plots about society, love and romance, hopes, politics, social differences, power relations and state affairs mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Against the Wind: Miral (2010), Mayerling (1968), Backstairs at the White House (1979), The Secret River (2015), Princess Kaiulani (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Miral
Genre: Drama, History
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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, gloomy, realistic, 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
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Mayerling
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: master and servant, romance, tragic hero, forbidden love, young lovers, couple relations, infidelity, tragic love, love affair, parents and children, social differences, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: austria, england, europe, venice, italy
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Backstairs at the White House
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, captivating, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: white house, head of state, master and servant, politics, society, state affairs, power relations, human spirit, interracial relations, workplace situations, campaign, hopes ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: usa
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    User:   83%
 
The Secret River
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, captivating, realistic
Plot: love affair, human nature, lake or river, social differences, love and romance, misfit, society, aborigine, colony, australian aboriginal, convict
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
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Princess Kaiulani
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lush scenery and gorgeous photography highlight this bio of Princess Ka'iulani (Q'Orianka Kilcher), a 19th-century Hawaiian princess raised in England but determined to maintain her people's independence from aggressive American ...
Style: sincere, serious, epic, captivating, realistic ...
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Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: hawaii, usa
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Great Expectations
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: twists and turns, emotional, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, obsession, romance, social differences, unfulfilled love, hopes, love and romance, rags to riches, society, unfulfillment, redemption, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1820s, victorian era
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Roots
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 588 min.
Story: African teen Kunta Kinte, brought to America to be enslaved, and the generations of his family.
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: slavery, racism, civil war, american civil war, freedom, culture clash, human spirit, tragedy, childhood, redemption, race issues, segregation ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s, 1860s
Place: usa, africa, england, tennessee
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    User:   60%
 
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Children of Glory
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Sport, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Children of Glory will commemorate Hungary's heroic Revolution of 1956, and takes place in Budapest and at the Melbourne Olympic Games in October and November of that year. While Soviet tanks were destroying Hungary, the Hungarian water polo ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, rough, captivating
Plot: athlete's life, contests and competitions, idealism, revolution, sport, rebelliousness, political unrest, politics, hopes, love and romance, rebellion, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: hungary, australia, europe, budapest hungary
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System:   61%
    User:   61%
 
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Comrades
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The story of "The Tolpuddle Martyrs". A group of 19th century English farm labourers who formed one of the first trade unions and started a campaign to receive fair wages.
Style: atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: rebelliousness, labor union, rich and poor, social differences, working class, injustice, rebellion, deportation, society, power relations, life is a bitch, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   64%
 
Blame it on Fidel
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: immigrants, idealism, rebelliousness, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences, coming of age, dysfunctional family, politics, family in crisis, political unrest, nanny ...
Place: europe, france, cuba, chile, spain ...
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System:   56%
    User:   58%
 
The Last September
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, UK, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland, an elderly couple reside over a tired country estate. Living with them are their high-spirited niece, their Oxford student nephew, and married house guests, who are trying to cover up that they are presently homeless. The niece ...
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, psychological
Plot: master and servant, intrigue, couple relations, romance, infidelity, love triangle, rich and poor, social differences, tragic love, unfulfilled love, political unrest, politics ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   57%
 
Australian Rules
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Friends Gary Black (Nathan Phillips) and Dumby Red (Luke Carroll) are on the same soccer team in their coastal Australian town. But to local racists, they're a world apart: Gary is white and Dumby is an Aborigine. This becomes an issue when one ...
Style: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: athlete's life, village, romance, underdog, small town, athlete and trainer, sport, interracial relations, racism, discrimination, sport team, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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System:   55%
    User:   45%
 
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Aristocrats
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, captivating, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, rich and poor, siblings relations, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, society, state affairs, couples, family relations, politics, power relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, ireland, europe
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System:   54%
    User:   58%
 
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Hammers Over the Anvil
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in the summer of 1910 in Australia the film follows the story of 14 year old Alan Marshall (Alexander Outhread) as he stumbles out of childhood towards the exciting yet forbidding world of adulthood. For Alan, despite the effects of polio, ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere
Plot: rehabilitation, romance, human spirit, couple relations, infidelity, forbidden love, love triangle, love affair, tragic love, true love, unfulfilled love, disability ...
Time: 1900s
Place: australia, south australia
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    User:   61%
 
A Place to Call Home
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: emotional, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: haunted by the past, post war, family relations, mysterious character, starting over, love affair, parents and children, social differences, family life, love and romance, society, shock treatment ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: australia
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System:   51%
    User:   61%
 
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Costas
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Drama directed by Paul Cox.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: love and romance, immigrants, romance, taxi, journalism, politics, forbidden love, love affair, misfit, society, couples, political prisoner ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, greece
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System:   50%
    User:   55%
 
Wuthering Heights
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, revenge, obsession, vengeance, betrayal, love, couple relations, book, adaptation, literature, destructive relationship, love story ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
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System:   49%
    User:   43%
 
The Book of Negroes
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: serious, disturbing, epic, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: racism, injustice, society, life is a bitch, master and servant, human spirit, kidnapping, confined, escapades, hopes, black woman, american revolution ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: south carolina, usa
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System:   49%
    User:   42%
 
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Great Expectations
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's "Uncle Pumblechook" (who is actually Joe's uncle) to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip ...
Style: emotional, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: orphan, social differences, unfulfilled love, romance, hopes, love and romance, society, youth, rise to the top, obsession, redemption, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london
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System:   48%
    User:   55%
 
In the Heat of the Sun
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The film is set in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution. It is told from the perspective of Ma Xiaojun nicknamed Monkey, a teenage boy. Monkey and his friends are free to roam the streets of Beijing day and night because the Cultural Revolution ...
Style: serious, epic, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: gang, teenage love, unfulfilled love, urban, coming of age, crimes, love and romance, cultural revolution, rebellion, youth, buddies, hardcase students ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, china
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System:   46%
    User:   44%
 
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Serenades
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A girl is born to an Aboriginal mother and an Afgan father.
Style: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: human spirit, couple relations, forbidden love, parents and children, culture clash, pregnancy, injustice, love and romance, society, couples, family relations, coming of age ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   41%
 
Sons of Liberty
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, exciting, realistic
Plot: leadership, rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution, americana, heroes, american revolution, rebellion, state affairs, idealism, friendship, battles ...
Time: 18th century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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System:   43%
    User:   36%
 
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In February, 1962, as the civil rights movement reaches Bayonne, Louisiana, a New York journalist arrives to interview Jane Pittman, who has just turned 110. She tells him her story dating back to her earliest memories before slavery ended. In ...
Style: epic, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, idealism, discrimination, redemption, slavery, social differences, injustice, hopes, society, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 20th century, 1860s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
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Brides of Christ
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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: clergy, convent, against the rules, church, innocence lost, introspection, moral dilemma, teachers and students, religions or cults, society, youth, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   37%
 
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Jane Eyre
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is filmed yet again. The story of the Yorkshire orphan who becomes a governess to a young French girl and finds love with the brooding lord of the manor is given a standard romantic flare, but sparks do not seem ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, gothic, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nanny, estate, rich and poor, romance, social differences, mystery, haunted by the past, fall in love, love and romance, society, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
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System:   41%
    User:   36%
 
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Painted Fire
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The struggles of an artist. Jang Seung-up (1843-1897), also called Owon, focusing on the years 1882 to 1897, when Korea was in political upheaval, caught between China and Japan, the conservative dynasty dying, and peasant revolt at hand. Jang, born ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: rise to the top, human spirit, rich and poor, power relations, politics, actor's life, social differences, alcohol abuse, ambition, hopes, love and romance, society ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1860s, 1880s ...
Place: asia, korea, china, japan
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System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
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Poldark
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: love affair, love triangle, estate, romance, social differences, love and romance, countryside, society, power relations, master and servant, couple relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1780s
Place: england, europe, mine, cornwall, britain
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System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
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The Crucible
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The movie is centered around the Salem Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. The movie is based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. He also wrote the screen play adaptation.
Style: talky, serious, disturbing, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: witch, vengeance, politics, adultery, devil, manipulation, justice, legal action, death, greed, witches, sacrifice ...
Time: 90s, 1950s, 1600s, 17th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, new england
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System:   39%
    User:   47%
 

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Lincoln
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, clever, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: head of state, american civil war, leadership, idealism, society, assassination, state affairs, politics, rise to the top, human spirit, couple relations, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
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System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
Edward & Mrs. Simpson
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: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: head of state, romance, moral dilemma, social differences, true love, relationship vs career, royal family, love and romance, society, state affairs, couples, clergy ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: england
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System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
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