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The Work and the Glory II: American Zion (2005)
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The Work and the Glory II: American Zion (2005)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "The Work and The Glory: American Zion" sets the story of the fictional Steed family against the historically factual backdrop of the Mormon people's move into the West. Divided by their diverse reactions to a nascent ideology, the Steeds struggle to hold together as the strength of their convictions and their filial bonds are tested. The stirring narrative of the faith that led a persecuted people to Missouri and beyond is one of the most poignant untold tales of American history. It is the account of a valiant struggle to exercise the rights promised by a fledgling nation. "The Work and the Glory: American Zion" unearths the story of the passion behind the movement which eventually launched the largest American migration and the colonization of the West: the vision of a promised land in America.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: mormon, culture clash, hopes, discrimination, society, redemption, religious, religious leader, husband wife relationship, religious differences, family relations, settler, estrangement, brother brother relationship, estranged son, latter day saints, religions or cults, rivalry, americana, wedding, religion, farmer, childbirth, construction, moving ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: missouri, new york state, usa, ohio

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The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided (2006)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Joshua Steed returns to Missouri a wealthy man with a beautiful wife; however, the past has a way of catching up. Soon Joshua is tangled in a web of rumors, deception and betrayal that threatens to tear his family apart. Back in Kirtland, financial ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, emotional
Plot: mormon, family in danger, leadership, redemption, hopes, rivalry, intrigue, society, dishonesty, bankruptcy, religions or cults, discrimination ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: missouri, usa, ohio
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The Work and the Glory (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Benjamin Steed and Mary Ann Steed relocate their family to upstate New York in the early 1800's, they unwittingly settle in a town divided along religious lines. After their new hired help turns out to be at the center of the uproar, each ...
Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, serious, controversial
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Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: new york state, usa, new york, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.0
 4K
The New Land (1972)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Continuation from Utvandrarna (1971): The Swedes arrive in the USA. They still have a long journey to Minnesota where they expect to find other Swedes. When they arrive there, each family searches a place to build a home. Kristina and Karl-Oskar ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: settler, countryside, family relations, immigrants, lifestyle, society, hopes, misfit, culture clash, human nature, self discovery, americana ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.2
 3K
The Way West (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the mid-19th century, Senator William J. Tadlock leads a group of settlers overland in a quest to start a new settlement in the Western US. Tadlock is a highly principled and demanding taskmaster who is as hard on himself as he is on those who ...
Style: realistic, rough, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: missouri, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Last Sin Eater (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In seeking her own redemption from the one man of whom she is most afraid, 10-year-old Cadi Forbes discovers a secret sin haunting her community of Welsh immigrants in 1850s Appalachia.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, redemption, hopes, parents and children, society, death in the family, religion, dark secret, imaginary friend, girl, sin, immigrants ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Dead Man's Burden (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, emotional, tense, stylized
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Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: christian film, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Mayor of Casterbridge (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 196 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: haunted by the past, redemption, tragic hero, betrayal, hidden truth, rise and fall, society, social relations, family problems, dishonesty, victorian england
Time: 19th century, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Firelight (2012)
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Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 493
Legacy (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A portrayal of the early Latter-day Saints' joys, sacrifices, hopes, and trials; their epic journey to the Salt Lake Valley; and their legacy of faith in Jesus Christ.
Plot: mormon, loss of brother, love triangle, female protagonist, wagon train, religious persecution, hardship, latter day saints, van, pioneer, husband wife relationship, mob violence ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.6
 979
Copperhead (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A family is torn apart during the American Civil War.
Style: realistic, touching, tense, serious, captivating
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Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: uplifting, emotional, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.9
 137
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 731
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 568
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20%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.8
 21K
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Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%