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The Flame Trees of Thika (1981)
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The Flame Trees of Thika (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Elspeth and her unconventional parents decide to settle down in Kenya and begin a coffee plantation. This is a time of discovery for Elspeth, as she encounters the incredible beauty and cruelty of nature, and new friendships with both Africans and British expatriates. A side plot involves the beautiful and bored British Lettice Palmer who enters into an affair with a handsome safari guide. Eventually, however, the excitement of Elspeth's life is disrupted by the onset of WW I, and the changes it brings
Style: serious, realistic, inter cultural
Plot: world war one, safari, adventure, youth, racism, orphan, starting over, hopes, society, couples, small town life, animal life, dealing with death, opposites attract, introspection, small town, escapades, wilderness, coming of age, imperialism, hunter, family relations, wildlife, railway, lion ...
Time: 1910s
Place: kenya, africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films and TV series with plots about society, world war one, family relations, hopes, love and romance, couples and youth mostly in Drama, Biography and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Flame Trees of Thika: My Way Home (1978), The Wingless Bird (1997), Flambards (1979), Wild at Heart (2006), To Walk with Lions (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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My Way Home (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Jamie leaves the children's home to live with his paternal grandmother. After working in a mine and in a tailor's shop, he is conscripted into the RAF, and goes to Egypt, where he is befriended by Robert, whose undemanding companionship ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, gloomy, sincere
Plot: child neglect, autobiography, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, teenage life, coming of age, hopes, soldier, juvenile delinquency, society, military ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1940s
Place: scotland, egypt, middle east, europe, africa ...
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The Wingless Bird (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: On the eve of World War I, Agnes Conway manages both the business and the problems of her troubled family. She finds the strength to break class barriers and help her sister Jessie marry a good boy from a family of dockside toughs. Is she strong ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: rich and poor, world war one, romance, dishonesty, betrayal, love and romance, couples, power relations, family relations, society, master and servant, social differences ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, northern england
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62%
 8.3
 388
Flambards (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 780 min.
Story: In the early 1900s in England, young Christina is orphaned and goes to live with her Uncle Russell, who owns the country estate of Flambards, and has two sons. Mark, the elder, is a wastrel, a roue and, like his father, loves to hunt. The younger ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, couple relations, parents and children, countryside, siblings relations, fall in love, family life, social differences, family relations, uneducated, estate, society ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Wild at Heart (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The Trevanion family decide to make a fresh start and emigrate to South Africa to set up an animal reserve.
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: starting over, family business, fish out of water, parents and children, animal life, workplace, family problems, couples, workplace situations, family life, veterinarian, owner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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To Walk with Lions (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Kenya
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Drama based loosely on the final years of Kenya game warden and lion-raiser George Adamson's life. An unofficial sequel to 'Born Free' (1966) and 'Living Free' (1972), which also dramatised the life of Adamson, this film ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: lion, poacher, lion cub, society, adoption, captivity, animal life, environmentalism, misfit, crumbling marriage, politics, pets ...
Time: 80s
Place: kenya, africa
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48%
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Shackleton (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 206 min.
Story: The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the the South Pole and his epic struggle to lead his 28 man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.
Style: epic, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: world war one, expedition, survival, adventurer, adventure, against the odds, human spirit, wilderness, ambition, danger, leadership, forces of nature ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: antarctica, south pole, england
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48%
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Out of Africa (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: romance, infidelity, farm, british colonial, destructive relationship, love affair, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, culture clash, lion, male female relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: africa, kenya, denmark
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46%
Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 840 min.
Story: The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.
Style: captivating, uplifting, thought provoking, epic, emotional ...
Plot: world war one, world war two, racism, american civil war, political unrest, culture clash, interracial relations, family relations, life is a bitch, war, hopes, bittersweet ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1960s, 1880s, 60s ...
Place: africa, usa, alabama, tennessee
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42%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Poland
Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, battlefield, wartime life, military, soldier, battles, life is a bitch, hopes, friendship, danger, hapless soldier, bittersweet ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Duchess of Duke Street (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The Duchess Of Duke Street is a BBC television drama series set in London between 1900 and 1925. It was created by John Hawkesworth, the former producer of the highly successful ITV period drama Upstairs, Downstairs. It starred Gemma Jones as Louisa ...
Style: sincere, stylized, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hotel, world war one, couples, power relations, ambition, society, rise to the top, master and servant, love and romance, social differences, rich and poor, historical event ...
Time: 1910s
Place: london, europe, england
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39%
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The Moth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: This 1940s drama presents a story of class conflict and its influence on romance. Robert Bradley leaves the shipyards to work in his uncle's furniture business but soon finds himself at odds with the old man. So he becomes a servant for the ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: world war one, fatherhood, shipyard, master and servant, romance, society, social differences, love affair, love and romance, family relations, couples, power relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england
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39%
The Cinder Path (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Tale of a farmer's son who gets involved with two sisters, then goes to fight in the trenches in WW1.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: world war one, love affair, murder, wartime life, farm, battles, redemption, siblings relations, love triangle, infidelity, social differences, battle zone ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Oliver Twist (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 386 min.
Story: Based on Charles Dickens' novel, this adaptation traces the childhood of an orphan whose mother dies giving birth to him in an English work-house in the 1820s.
Style: emotional, gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, child abuse, society, young heroes, coming of age, youth, child in peril, rich and poor, social differences, kidnapping, down on your luck, confined ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1830s, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe
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Emily of New Moon (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Emily of New Moon is a Canadian television series, which aired on CBC Television from 1998 to 2000. The series originally aired in the United States on the Cookie Jar Toons block on This TV and it is currently seen in Canada on the Viva, Bravo! and ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, family relations, family life, island, uncover truth, starting over, youth, young heroes, coming of age, family, family problems, grownups ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Garrow's Law (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Story: The true tale of pioneering 18th century barrister William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' at London's Old Bailey.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: legal, judge, rivalry, idealism, uncover truth, lawyer, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, society, hopes, social problems, injustice ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Cider with Rosie (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set in the Cotswolds during and immediately after the First World War.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: village, coming of age, world war one, friendship, youth, society, village life, teenager, childhood, military police, deserter, classroom ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 12K
Everwood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After the death of his wife, world-class neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Brown leaves Manhattan and moves his family to the small town of Everwood, Colorado. There he becomes a small-town doctor and learns parenting on the fly as he raises his talented but ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: single father, small town, doctor, family problems, parents and children, fall in love, family life, social relations, youth, small town life, workaholic, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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32%
The Women of Brewster Place (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: A multigenerational story of the lives of several black women who call an inner-city tenement home.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: racism, friendship, adventure, hopes, life is a bitch, youth, coming of age, society, strong female presence, friends, family relations, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Portrait of a Marriage (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, New Zealand
Duration: 219 min.
Story: The story of the real-life love affair between Vita Sackville-West and Violet Keppel.
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, sexy
Plot: love affair, love triangle, writer's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, society, gender, dishonesty, unfulfillment, couples, gays and lesbians, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: new zealand, usa, england, europe, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
To Serve Them All My Days (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 673 min.
Story: David Powlett-Jones has just returned to England from the trenches of WWI. He was injured and shell-shocked and, after a spell in hospital he gets a job teaching in a boys boarding school in S.W. England. He is not at all sure he can do the job, but ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, clever, touching
Plot: boarding school, teachers and students, working class, human spirit, soldier, dedicated educator, ambition, society, fighting the system, politics, college, wartime life ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Lilies (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lilies is a British period-drama television series, written by Heidi Thomas, which ran for one eight-episode series in early 2007 on BBC One. The show's tagline was "Liverpool, 1920. Three girls on the edge of womanhood, a world on the ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, sister sister relationship, post war, family problems, life is a bitch, society, youth, parents and children, working class, bittersweet, poverty, slum ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: liverpool, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.4
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Small Island (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In 1939 Hortense, illegitimate but intelligent and ambitious, is brought up on Jamaica with the family of charismatic, free-thinking Michael, who joins the Air Force when war breaks out and goes to England. After the war, Hortense, now a qualified ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: racism, world war two, post war, couples, couple relations, culture clash, starting over, self discovery, bittersweet, misfit, hopes, racial violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, london, jamaica, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 454
Rag Nymph (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Seperated from her prostitute mother as the woman flees on foot down the filthy mid-19th century streets of Newcastle from the police, ten year old Millie is taken under the wing of rag lady Aggie Winkovski and her crippled helper, Ben. Young Millie ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: pimp, friendship, prostitute, teenage life, down on your luck, bittersweet, homeless, kids in trouble, friends, starting over, orphan, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 525
Living Free (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Elsa's three mischievious cubs begin wreaking havok on the nearby villages, Joy and her husband are forced to move them hundreds of miles to a game preserve.
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: lion, lion cub, adventurer, hopes, family, danger, adventure, escapades, family relations, animal life, family life, pets ...
Time: 70s
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 325
1918 (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's 1918, the height of United States involvement in World War I - Liberty Bonds are sold, German immigrants are suspected as traitors or saboteurs, young men everywhere succumb to the patriotism and propaganda and enlist. In a small Texas ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, small town, influenza, social differences, society, romance, unfulfillment, lifestyle, love and romance, bittersweet, unfulfilled love, family in crisis ...
Time: 1910s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Lost Prince (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The Lost Prince is an acclaimed British television drama about the life of Prince John – youngest child of Britain's King George V and Queen Mary – who died at the age of 13 in 1919. John suffered from epileptic seizures and an autism-like ...
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: epilepsy, royal family, disability, prince, family relations, intrigue, state affairs, nanny, family in crisis, separation from family, world war one, royalty ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
All Creatures Great and Small (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James Herriot is a vet in Yorkshire, England, during the 1940's. He is assigned to the practice of Siegfried Farnon, who (together with his mischievous brother Tristan) already have a successful business. James undergoes a variety of adventures ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: countryside, small town, veterinarian, romance, wounded animal, animal life, social differences, small town life, culture clash, world war two, bittersweet, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1940s
Place: yorkshire, europe, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Mama Flora's Family (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on Alex Haley's novel about a black matriarch in the early 20th century, this dramatic miniseries spotlights the struggle for social change. Cicely Tyson stars as Mama Flora, a woman determined to free her children from the bonds of ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, epic, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, racism, false accusation, interracial relations, society, state affairs, couple relations, suburban life, discrimination, family business, working class, suburbs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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