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The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (2001)
Genre: Drama, Family, Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The adventures of a family who head west to the California gold fields in the 1850s.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: gold, small town life, estrangement, family life, adventure, family relations, village, small town, clergy, death in the family, teenage life, village life, hopes, youth, family problems, social relations, storyteller, mud, dying words, woman dressed as man, squirrel, name change, boarding house, child with gun, abusive husband ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: california, new england, utah

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, hopes, parents and children, small town, social relations, family life and small town life mostly in Drama, Family and Western genres. Some movies like The Ballad of Lucy Whipple: Love's Abiding Joy (2006), Love's Unfolding Dream (2007), The Maldonado Miracle (2003), Love Finds A Home (2009), Love's Unending Legacy (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Love's Abiding Joy (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The continued Westward journey of settlers Missie and Willie Lahaye. Their roots now firmly planted as they set up homestead in the far West, Missie begins to realize her passion for teaching as Willie cares for the couple's young daughter ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: dealing with death, small town, old west, couple relations, parents and children, death in the family, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, relationship vs career, small town life ...
Time: 19th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Love's Unfolding Dream (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Centers on Missy's adopted daughter Belinda Tyler as she follows her dream. Belinda wants to be a doctor, but this time period does not look kindly on women with careers, especially one in the medical field. But Belinda is a strong-minded woman ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: relationship vs career, small town, old west, fall in love, romance, hopes, love and romance, young lovers, blind ambition, follow your dream, feminism, doctors and patients ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Maldonado Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A story about a small, dying town in need of hope until one day a young boy gives them something to believe in.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, clergy, church, miraculous event, small town life, religions or cults, family life, hopes, society, social relations, human nature, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Love Finds A Home (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this sequel, Lillian has been adopted and it's several years later. Annie, married and pregnant, visits her fellow doctor friend, Dr. Owen. Dr Owen desperately wants a baby, but seems unable to become pregnant. Lillian finds a love ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: crumbling marriage, friends, couples, old west, small town, romance, family relations, best friends, young lovers, feminism, couple relations, doctors and patients ...
Time: 19th century
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Love's Unending Legacy (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Missie three years later: being a single mother after her husband Willie was shot during a poker scuffle. She and Maddy move back in with her parents Clark and Marty. She finds a new home, and finds a new teaching position that she settles right ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, fall in love, small town, old west, love and romance, family relations, romance, single parent, dealing with death, starting over, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Love's Long Journey (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Missie's surprise pregnancy sets her on a new course that is both thrilling and terrifying. After all the planning and dreaming, she and her husband, Willie, have headed west in a covered wagon, leaving behind the prairie home of Missie's ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: farm, pregnancy, newlyweds, starting over, old west, couple relations, adventure, small town, hopes, couples, family relations, friends ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Love Begins (2011)
Genre: Family, Western
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Clark Davis (Wes Brown) adventurous dreams of seeing the world are put into jeopardy after he and a friend start a fight which damages a local cafe. Through a plea deal with the Sheriff (Jere Burns) and café owner Millie (Nancy McKeon), Clark works ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: farm, small town, fall in love, old west, love and romance, romance, couples, family relations, couple relations, love triangle, siblings relations, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Love's Enduring Promise (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this Janette Oke sequel to "Love Comes Softly," the eldest child in an 1800s frontier family, Missie Davis is a bright and beautiful elementary schoolteacher whose love for the prairie is matched only by her passion for books. When ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: old west, farm, young lovers, love triangle, countryside, family life, romance, love and romance, family relations, mysterious character, parents and children, wooing ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Brigham City (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wes Clayton is a lawman and a bishop in a Mormon community called Brigham. The town is shaken when a woman from California is found murdered. Clayton and his young deputy work with an FBI agent sent to investigate. As a civil and spiritual leader in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Plot: murder, small town, mystery, serial killer, crime, investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, social relations, special agents, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: utah, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Christmas Candle (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve. ...
Style: serious, uplifting, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: village, candle, christmas, angel, village life, hopes, christian, social relations, clergy, miraculous event, religions or cults, imaginary ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 5K
Testament (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nuclear war in the United States is portrayed in a realistic and believable manner. The story is told through the eyes of a woman who is struggling to take care of her family. The entire movie takes place in a small suburban town outside San ...
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, touching, futuristic ...
Plot: small town, survival, apocalypse, radiation, nuclear holocaust, human spirit, parents and children, future dystopia, danger, escapades, hopes, nuclear war ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Love's Resounding Courage (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Clark Davis struggles to maintain his land and support his family during a long drought. With a bank loan to repay, his wife, Ellen, takes a job in town as a seamstress, but soon becomes ill with scarlet fever. Devastated to lose his beloved wife, ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, farm, old west, death in the family, romance, family problems, family relations, single parent, dealing with death, fall in love, love and romance, embarrassment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Walking Thunder (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1850's, a young boy and his family on their way West become stranded in the Rockies. With the help of a local mountain man, a Sioux medicine man, and a legendary bear knows as "Walking Thunder," the boy learns to become a man, ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: old west, coming of age, adventure, survival, wilderness, teenage life, animal life, family, family life, danger, escapades, orphan ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Little Birds (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: friends, friendship, runaway, best friends, drugs/alcohol, sex, lesson, adolescence vs adulthood, adventure, small town, teenage life, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Welcome to Paradise (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When big-city preacher Debbie Laramie (Crystal Bernard) moves to the small town of Paradise with her son Hayden (Bobby Edner), she finds the local community unreceptive to her message of love and forgiveness. Determined to get through to her ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: small town, church, clergy, young lovers, countryside, introspection, parents and children, urban, family life, small town life, village, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Love Comes Softly (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Marty is a 19 year old pioneer woman, recently married. She goes west with her husband Clem, hoping to start a new life. But Clem unexpectedly dies, and Marty finds herself alone, two months pregnant. Clark Davis, a widower, offers her a marriage of ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, farm, couple relations, old west, love and romance, romance, couples, family relations, dealing with death, starting over, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Those Calloways (1965)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Story of Cam Calloway and his family, who live in a densely wooded area in New England. Cam dreams of building a sanctuary for the geese that fly over the area each year, and he tries several schemes to buy a nearby lake for this santuary. He is ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, single parent, siblings relations, wilderness, family, curses spells and rituals, resort, village, social decay, ocean or sea, family life, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1920s
Place: new england, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.4
 479
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: serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, single mother, family, family relations, in-laws, family drama, parents and children, family life, youth, death of father, mother daughter relationship, little girl ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.2
 610
Oxen (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In desperation brought on by near-starvation, Helge Roos kills his master's ox and feeds it to his wife and baby daughter. No-one suspects anything until the meat is finished and Helge tries to sell the hide at a local market. He is spotted by ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: prison, clergy, small town, betrayal, poverty, downfall, village, going straight, parents and children, social differences, death in the family, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Miracle at Sage Creek (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two families overcome prejudice and tragedy in 1888 Wyoming when a special Christmas miracle saves the life of a small boy.
Style: emotional, serious, feel good
Plot: miraculous event, hopes, adventure, unlikely partners, human spirit, family life, family relations, social relations, christmas, holiday, tombstone, prejudice ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Return to Peyton Place (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Residents of the small town of Peyton Place aren't pleased when they realize they're the characters in local writer Allison MacKenzie's controversial first novel. A sequel to the hit 1957 film.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, single parent, small town life, coming of age, society, family problems, family relations, social relations, crumbling marriage, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 50s
Place: massachusetts, new england, new hampshire, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 426
Summer's End (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 12-year-old boy and his older brother have just lost their dad. At their summer cottage, the younger boy befriends a black doctor who has to deal with local prejudice and racism.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: friendship, small town, racism, interracial relations, small town life, society, family relations, siblings relations, hopes, youth, family problems, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 647
Saving Shiloh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this third movie about Shiloh, Judd Travers is accused of killing a man he once fought in a bar. Everyone in the town consider Judd to be guilty except Marty Preston, but even him has some doubts. Trying to clear Judd's name Marty and his ...
Style: serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: small town, best friends, mischievous children, family, dog, rescue, animal actor, single parent, friendship, family life, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Eyes of an Angel (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: John Travolta is a downtrodden single father raising his daughter under difficult circumstances in Chicago. The young girl comes upon and then nurses a wounded Doberman used for fighting, back to health. Duped by underworld types he was working as a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: on the run, protection, mafia, family life, crimes, psychology, father, cook, daughter, family relations, crime, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 486
Simon Magus (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Fantasy, Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Simon is an outcast from his Jewish community because he claims that the devil talks to him and he has the ability to put curses on crops. When Dovid asks the 'Squire' to sell him some land so he can build a railway station, a ruthless ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: small town, parents and children, village, social differences, small town life, village life, society, social relations, clergy, social misfits, opposites attract, wooing ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.1
 625
Blood Red (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in the Napa Valley in 1895, an immigrant family struggles to keep their vineyards from industrialists.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: gang, murder, vengeance, family business, crimes, rivalry, family relations, immigrants, uninhibited rivalry, violence spree, rebelliousness, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on a short story by the acclaimed author of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott, comes a holiday story of family and forgiveness. Recently widowed Mary Bassett (Helene Joy) and her three children have hit difficult times on their farm. Suddenly, ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: estrangement, farm, reunion, thanksgiving, parents and children, family, family life, hopes, family relations, teenage life, youth, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 358
Saint Maybe (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A lonely teen troubled by a past family tragedy is suspicious of his sister-in-law, believing she is being unfaithful. His confrontation with his brother sets off a series of tragic events.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: church, tragedy, redemption, family life, hopes, youth, family relations, babies and infants, orphan, single parent, adoption, death in the family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Heart of Christmas (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Dax Ryan Locke, born to Julie and Austin Locke on June 26, 2007, was diagnosed with AML M7, a rare form of leukemia, when he was 13 months old. The Heart of Christmas is set in Washington, Illinois and at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, uplifting
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, parents and children, small town, small town life, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, social relations, family life, single parent, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, 2000s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 56
Begin Again (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: 12-year-old Jessica Jones world is torn apart when she is taken out of her abusive home and placed in to Foster care. Jessica will grapple with her past, present, and future, and meet numerous struggles along the way. Her story is the reality of so ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: domestic disturbance, starting over, kids in trouble, hopes, youth, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, custody, haunted by the past, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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