Movies and TV shows like The Waltons

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The Waltons (1972)
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The Waltons (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Waltons is an American television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based on his book Spencer's Mountain, and a 1963 film of the same name. The show is centered on a family in a rural Virginia community during the Great Depression and World War II. The series pilot aired as a television movie entitled The Homecoming: A Christmas Story and was broadcast on December 19, 1971. Beginning in September 1972, the series originally aired on CBS for a total of nine seasons. After the series was canceled in 1981, three television movie sequels followed in 1982, with three more in the 1990s. The Waltons was produced by Lorimar Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution in syndication.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, americana, large family, great depression, mountain, wedding, friendship, couple relations, parents and children, family life, fighting illness, human nature, thanksgiving, aging, lifestyle, isolation, siblings relations, desire, world war two, family, small town, depression, sister sister relationship, farm, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century
Place: virginia, usa, southern usa

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Most similar movies to The Waltons

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and touching films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, family life, couples, couple relations, siblings relations and mother daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like The Waltons: Little House on the Prairie (1974), Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991), McLeod's Daughters (2001), Providence (1999), Avonlea (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Little House on the Prairie is an American Western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, and Karen Grassle, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s and 1880s.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: farm, americana, small town, parents and children, family relations, family, love and romance, small town life, social relations, family life, teachers and students, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1800s
Place: minnesota, kansas
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100%
Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story is set in Kansas in the year 1910. Jacob Witting, a widowed farmer who is still saddened by the death of his wife during childbirth several years earlier, finds that the task of taking care of his farm and two children, Anna and Caleb, is ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: farm, frontier, bereavement, single parent, countryside, prairie, family life, self discovery, human nature, small town life, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: kansas, usa, maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
McLeod's Daughters (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
Story: McLeod's Daughters is an Australian television series that began airing on the Nine Network on 8 August 2001. This Logie award winning drama series follows the lives of half sisters Claire and Tess McLeod as they embark on a mission: to run ...
Style: witty, realistic, serious, captivating, touching ...
Plot: farm, feminism, family relations, workplace, couple relations, family business, wilderness, estrangement, separated, family problems, sister sister relationship, strong female character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Providence (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Providence is an American television drama series that aired on NBC starring Melina Kanakaredes. The show ran for five seasons from January 8, 1999 until December 20, 2002.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, atmospheric
Plot: family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, love and romance, family problems, living with parents, homecoming, looking for love, small town life, hometown, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Avonlea (1990)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After her father is accused of embezzlement, wealthy Sara Stanley is sent to live with her deceased mother's relatives on Prince Edward Island. While there, she must adjust to life in the small rural town of Avonlea, learn to cope with her ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: heroine, small town life, family life, parents and children, small town, teacher, friendship, mischievous children, family relations, countryside, aunt niece relationship, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Eight Is Enough (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Eight Is Enough is an American television comedy-drama series that ran on ABC from March 15, 1977, until August 29, 1981. The show was modeled after syndicated newspaper columnist Thomas Braden, a real-life parent with eight children, who wrote a ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, columnist, couples, remarry, family, love and romance, single parent, family life, siblings relations, looking for love, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Spencer's Mountain (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Clay Spencer is a hard-working man who loves his wife and large family. He is respected by his neighbors and always ready to give them a helping hand. Although not a churchgoer, he even helps a newly arrived local minister regain his flock after he ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: mountain, family relations, family, family problems, family life, family gatherings, americana, family in crisis, couples, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: wyoming, tokyo, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is an American Western drama series created by Beth Sullivan and starring Jane Seymour who plays Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn, a physician who leaves Boston in search of adventure in the American West and who settles ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, medical drama
Audience: family outing
Plot: family values, doctors and patients, old west, small town, couple relations, parents and children, society, female doctor, interracial relations, children, female protagonist, american indian ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado, usa
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100%
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Switched at Birth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age due to a case ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: teen drama, family outing
Plot: sign language, best friends, teenage life, parents and children, mute or deaf, family relations, relatives, friendship, family life, deaf, social relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Ponderosa (2001)
Genre: Western, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Ponderosa is a television series developed by Bonanza creator David Dortort for PAX-TV that ran for the 2001–2002 television season. Envisioned as a prequel to the long-running NBC series Bonanza, it had less gunfire, brawling and other ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, single parent, family, americana, farm, father son relationship, widower, tough heroes, half brother half brother relationship, ranch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Step by Step (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Step by Step is an American television sitcom that starred Patrick Duffy and Suzanne Somers as two single parents, who spontaneously get married after meeting one another during a vacation, resulting in them becoming the heads of a large blended ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious, witty ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family, youth, family life, couple relations, parents and children, couples, blended family, siblings relations, sexism, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Party of Five (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Following his parents' tragic death, 24-year-old Charlie Salinger is back at home – and in over his head – as his siblings' legal guardian. Together, Charlie, 16-year-old Bailey, 15-year-old Julia and 11-year-old Claudia share the ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, gloomy
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, orphan, death of parent, siblings relations, loss of parent, love and romance, dealing with death, family life, adolescence vs adulthood, coming of age, sibling relationship, child care ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Young and the Restless (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The rivalries, romances, hopes and fears of the residents of the fictional Midwestern metropolis, Genoa City. The lives and loves of a wide variety of characters mingle through the generations, dominated by the Newman, Abbott, Baldwin and Winters ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, saga
Plot: family relations, family life, infidelity, couple relations, intrigue, rivalry, family problems, social differences, love triangle, power relations, couples, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Brideshead Revisited (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 659 min.
Story: In this eleven parts British television serial, Charles Ryder's involvement with members of the aristocratic Marchmain/Flyte family is followed throughout the years between the two World Wars.
Style: touching, gloomy, clever, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, friendship, romance, aristocracy, family relations, catholicism, mistress, social climbing, conflict, power relations, couples, innocence ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: venice, england, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Picket Fences (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Picket Fences is an American television drama about the residents of the town of Rome, Wisconsin, created and produced by David E. Kelley. The show initially ran from September 18, 1992, to June 26, 1996, on the CBS television network in the United ...
Style: semi serious, gloomy, humorous, touching
Plot: small town, murder, district attorney, judge, sheriff, family relations, satire, society, hopes, lifestyle, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
American Dreams (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: American Dreams is an American television drama program broadcast on the NBC television network, produced by Once A Frog and Dick Clark Productions in association with Universal Network Television and NBC Studios. The series was created by Jonathan ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, generation gap, family relations, coming of age, parents and children, friendship, follow your dream, love and romance, hopes, dysfunctional family, human spirit, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Once and Again (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Once and Again is an American television series that aired on ABC from September 21, 1999 to April 15, 2002. It depicts the family of a single mother and her romance with a single father. It was created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, the ...
Style: sincere, realistic, feel good, light, contemplative ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: family, couple relations, single parent, starting over, love affair, parents and children, hopes, family relations, romance, architect, parents separation, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Days of Our Lives (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Horton and Brady broods endure the romantic trials of life in Salem, a Midwestern hamlet filled with evil geniuses, star-crossed lovers and a rich family history.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional
Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, betrayal, loss of daughter, family problems, power relations, presumed dead, couple relations, siblings relations, intrigue, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, 90s, 80s, 20th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Packed to the Rafters (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Packed to the Rafters is an Australian family-oriented television series which premiered on the Seven Network on Tuesday 26 August 2008 at 8:30 pm. The show has continued on Tuesdays in this timeslot for its entire run. The drama series features a ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, getting home, couple relations, living with parents, siblings relations, parents and children, anniversary, nothing goes right, brother brother relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Lincoln Heights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lincoln Heights is an American family drama television series about Eddie Sutton, a Mission Vista police officer who moves his family back to his old neighborhood, Lincoln Heights, to start a new life and to help out his old neighborhood. It is a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: homecoming, family relations, workplace, african american, parents and children, love and romance, siblings relations, new job, marital problem, family values, black family, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Cosby Show (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Cosby Show is an American television situation comedy starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an upper middle-class African-American family ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family values, parents and children, family life, couples, lifestyle, teenage life, couple relations, verbal byplay, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Our House (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Our House is an American television drama series that aired on NBC for two seasons from September 11, 1986 to May 8, 1988. The series centers on the Witherspoon family and the challenges they face adjusting to life with three generations living in ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, family relations, single mother, family life, parents and children, family, youth, in-laws, family drama, little girl, death of father, dog ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 477 min.
Story: This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father ...
Style: sentimental, touching, family saga, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, tragic love, clergy, destiny, catholic priest, hopes, priest, love affair, older man younger woman relationship, love and romance, girl man relationship ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 30s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Knots Landing (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The domestic adventures, misdeeds and everyday interactions of five families living on a cul-de-sac in a small California community.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: small town, family relations, couples, love and romance, intrigue, love affair, americana, couple relations, family life, marriage, divorce, power ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Degrassi High (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Degrassi Junior High is a Canadian CBC Television teen drama series that was produced from 1987-1989 as part of the Degrassi series. The show followed the lives of a group of students attending the titular fictional school. Many episodes tackled ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, high school life, looking for love, family relations, teenager, youth, teenage life, friends, society, love and romance, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Beautiful People (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Beautiful People is an American drama television series about a family that moves from New Mexico to The Big Apple to make a fresh start on their lives. The series aired on the ABC Family Network from August 8, 2005, to April 24, 2006, lasting ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night, teen drama
Plot: single mother, starting over, fish out of water, lifestyle, youth, family relations, family life, teenage life, parents and children, mistress, parents separation, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
One Life to Live (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: One Life to Live is an American soap opera broadcast on television for more than 43 years on the ABC network, from July 15, 1968, to January 13, 2012, and on the internet as a web series on Hulu and iTunes via The Online Network since April 29, ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, family life, friendship, love and romance, family problems, family feud, family relations, infidelity, borderline personality disorder, suburbs, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Life Goes On (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Life Goes On is a television series that aired on ABC from September 12, 1989, to May 23, 1993. The show centers on the Thatcher family living in suburban Chicago: Drew, his wife Elizabeth, and their children Paige, Rebecca, and Charles, who is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family life, teenage life, americana, parents and children, misfit, protective parent, supportive parent, couples, dream come true, living with parents, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Gigantic (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A half-hour dramedy that takes a fictional look at the glitzy, chaotic and often hilarious life of being a Hollywood "it" kid. Set in the world of the Hollywood elite packed with A-list parties and privilege, it tells a coming-of-age story ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, light, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, hollywood, coming of age, starlet, teenage life, artists and showbiz, parents and children, celebrity culture, family, lifestyle, youth, celebrity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, countryside, family relations, coming of age, friends, animal life, parents and children, family, orphan, youth, contests and competitions, adventure ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%