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.
TV show
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: serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: sailing, youth, politics, exile, human spirit, love and romance, love affair, social differences, society, coming of age, longing, hopes, state affairs, master and servant, power relations, friendship, colonization, teenage girl, family relations, irish, 18 year old, female protagonist, convict, settler, colonialism ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1790s, 1810s, 1800s
Place: australia, ireland, new south wales

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Most similar movies to Against the Wind

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and emotional films and TV series with plots about society, family relations, love and romance, social differences, power relations, state affairs and couples mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Against the Wind: Banished (2015), The Secret River (2015), Jamestown (2017), Aristocrats (1999), Backstairs at the White House (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Banished (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, tense, realistic, captivating, epic
Plot: colony, confined, colonialism, life is a bitch, community, prison, moral dilemma, control, governor, brutality, penal colony, survival ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era
Place: australia, england, new south wales
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The Secret River (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Australia
TV show
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: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating
Plot: social differences, love affair, misfit, love and romance, human nature, society, australian aboriginal, colony, convict, lgbt, lgbtq, australian history ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
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Jamestown (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The early 17th Century story of three courageous, dynamic women who leave their dark pasts behind in England, and make the journey of a lifetime across the ocean for a new life in America.
Style: atmospheric, suspense, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: colony, settler, love affair, colonial america, working class family, society, intrigue, women, conspiracy, love triangle, rivals, british history ...
Time: 17th century, future
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100%
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Aristocrats (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
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: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, royal family, rich and poor, high society, royalty, politics, family relations, honor, siblings relations, romance, state affairs, aristocracy ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: england, ireland, europe
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Backstairs at the White House (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: Behind the scenes at the White House during eight administrations, as told by the people who work there.
Style: captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: white house, usa history, politics, usa politics, power relations, campaign, head of state, hopes, master and servant, society, state affairs, interracial relations ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Great Expectations (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: generosity, victorian england, charles dickens, lovers, rags to riches, orphan, convict, romance, gentleman, society, hopes, stranger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
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, tense ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, political unrest, leadership, battles, politics, rebelliousness, revolution, heroes, rebellion, military, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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34%
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: Young Nicholas Nickleby sets out to make his fortune in order to prevent his mother and sister from depending upon his uncle, Ralph Nicklby. But he finds his first job as master at a Yorkshire school to be cruel, and runs away with one of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: charles dickens, single parent, family relations, boarding school, siblings relations, rich and poor, family in danger, social differences, down on your luck, boarding school life, dysfunctional family, friendship ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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33%
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South Riding (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
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: realistic, emotional, touching, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, world war one, human spirit, hopes, society, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, strong female presence, social relations, small town, college ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: yorkshire, northern england, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating
Plot: royal family, royalty, head of state, society, clergy, follow your dream, love and romance, unfulfillment, state affairs, romance, politics, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1930s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
David Copperfield (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: charles dickens, coming of age, step parent, youth, stepfather stepson relationship, orphan, society, dishonesty, rise to the top, life is a bitch, manic, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, edwardian era
Place: england, europe, london
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32%
A Place to Call Home (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, captivating, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: love affair, family relations, family life, love and romance, society, starting over, social differences, forbidden love, mysterious character, family secret, nurse, male female relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: australia
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32%
To the Ends of the Earth (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 267 min.
TV show
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, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: ship, sea voyage, sea captain, british navy, fall in love, social differences, introspection, family relations, imperialism, couples, wooing, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era
Place: australia, england
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31%
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Poldark (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, saga
Plot: estate, countryside, manners, power relations, family relations, mine, couples, society, master and servant, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s
Place: england, europe, cornwall, britain
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Hispania, The Legend (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
TV show
Story: Viriato is a Hispanic shepherd who enjoys a simple life until the arrival of the Roman troops of the praetor Galba. It will changes his destiny. His village is attacked and massacred. Viriato, dam of hate, swears not to rest until revenge. ...
Style: epic, emotional, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, rebellion, righting the wronged, social relations, leadership, folk hero, rivalry, battles, family relations, village, occupation ...
Place: europe, portugal, rome italy
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Texas Rising (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, revolution, americana, society, law enforcement, state affairs, human spirit, hopes, u.s. president, intrigue, world war two, conservative ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: texas, mexico, usa
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30%
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Anzac Girls (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: captivating, realistic, emotional, serious, stylized ...
Plot: world war one, war, human spirit, love and romance, nurse, battles, military, hopes, fall in love, wartime life, tragic love, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: australia, france, egypt, greece, new zealand
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30%
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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, stylized, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: politics, orphan, refugee, injustice, rebellion, human spirit, hopes, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, terrorism, youth ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 90s
Place: middle east, palestine, israel, palestinian authority, jerusalem
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30%
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Upstairs, Downstairs (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series originally produced by London Weekend Television and revived by the BBC. It ran on ITV in 68 episodes divided into five series from 1971 to 1975. Set in a large townhouse in Edwardian, First ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, touching
Plot: butler, maid, master servant relationship, high society, wealth, domestic servant, master and servant, lifestyle, couples, rich and poor, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s
Place: england, london, europe
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The Slap (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 354 min.
TV show
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, captivating, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: introspection, couple relations, parents and children, adulthood, family life, family relations, couples, friendship, suburbs, society, australian aboriginal, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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30%
Berkeley Square (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.
Style: touching, clever, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nanny, family relations, butler, child abuse, bittersweet, society, babies and infants, lifestyle, master and servant, youth, love and romance, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 20th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: london, england, europe
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29%
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Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 358 min.
TV show
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: serious, tense, captivating, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: politics, racism, society, crimes, state affairs, life is a bitch, mayor, pop culture, hunting, true crime, interracial relations, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Mill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, stylized, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: working class, workplace, factory, life is a bitch, society, mechanic, social differences, parents and children, realism, family relations, workplace situations, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Titanic: Blood and Steel (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, Italy, France, Canada, UK, Spain, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Belfast, 1909. The Harland and Wolff shipyard has been handed the greatest project in its history. It will build a great, unsinkable ship. And it will be called the RMS Titanic.
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: titanic, iceberg, ship, workplace situations, social differences, sea disaster, society, passenger, disaster, conflict, political unrest, political intrigue ...
Time: edwardian era, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, year 1912
Place: ireland, new york, belfast, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Forsyte Saga (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 276 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, family saga, touching, stylized ...
Plot: love affair, high society, society, family relations, forbidden love, love and romance, adultery, couple relations, parents and children, wealthy family, unfulfilled love, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1920s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Beecham House (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: On the cusp of 19th century in Delhi, we following the fortunes of the residents of the titular mansion. The story begins as handsome and soulful former English soldier, John Beecham, has acquired the house to start a new life for his family and a ...
Style: serious, realistic, interesting
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mansion, family relations, friendship, family problems, couples, love affair, couple relations, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, love and romance, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: india, delhi, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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John Adams (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
TV show
Story: The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.
Style: atmospheric, political, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: american history, politics, president, lawyer, colonial america, american revolution, historical character, true love, first lady, father son relationship, head of state, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1770s
Place: usa, massachusetts, paris france, france, pennsylvania ...
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Rubí (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Young journalist Carla Rangel is tasked with interviewing a wealthy, mysterious woman named Rubí about her storied past involving passion, seduction, betrayal and greed.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating
Plot: femme fatale, female protagonist, jealousy, unfulfillment, up and down relationship, ambition, family relations, society, dumped, social differences, journalism, recluse ...
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Brides of Christ (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK, Ireland
TV show
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, touching, emotional, sincere
Plot: nun, convent, clergy, bishop, abortion, catholic church, friends, religions or cults, radical, church, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
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New Worlds (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
TV show
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: captivating, emotional, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: new world, state affairs, rebellion, political unrest, colony, treason, society, love and romance, idealism, social differences, family relations, aristocracy ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, new england, massachusetts
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29%