Movies like The Ballad of Lucy Whipple

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The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
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: small town life, estrangement, family life, adventure, family relations, village, small town, clergy, death in the family, gold, 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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Avonlea
Drama, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Romance
Canada, USA
60 min.
 8.6
Heartland
Drama, Family
Canada
45 min.
 8.4
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sentimental films with plots about family relations, small town, small town life, family life, social relations, hopes and youth 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), Welcome to Paradise (2007), Oxen (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Love's Abiding Joy
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: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: dealing with death, old west, small town, 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
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Love's Unfolding Dream
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, hopes, romance, love and romance, young lovers, blind ambition, follow your dream, feminism, doctors and patients ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, new york
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System:   88%
    User:   100%
 
The Maldonado Miracle
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: touching, serious, 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
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System:   80%
    User:   81%
 
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Welcome to Paradise
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: clergy, young lovers, countryside, introspection, small town, parents and children, urban, family life, church, small town life, village, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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Oxen
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: serious, bleak, realistic, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: prison, clergy, small town, betrayal, village, downfall, going straight, parents and children, social differences, death in the family, dysfunctional family, prison life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: sweden
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System:   75%
    User:   82%
 
Love's Unending Legacy
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: serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: fall in love, old west, small town, love and romance, romance, family relations, orphan, single parent, dealing with death, adoption, starting over, parents and children ...
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Place: usa
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    User:   71%
 
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Silent Waters
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan, France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ayesha is a widow with a secret past, living with her beloved son Saleem in a small town in Pakistan close to the Indian border. When the fires of Islamic nationalism invade their tranquil lives, Saleem and a few of the town's other young men ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: starting over, human nature, self discovery, village, parents and children, culture clash, death in the family, small town, family in crisis, haunted by the past, small town life, village life ...
Time: 40s, 70s
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Little House on the Prairie
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: serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: farm, family, small town, parents and children, siblings relations, small town life, americana, romance, family life, society, youth, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1800s
Place: kansas, minnesota
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System:   55%
    User:   48%
 
Love Comes Softly
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: serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, farm, love and romance, old west, couples, romance, family relations, single parent, dealing with death, starting over, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   57%
 
Midnight Stallion
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Megan Shephard and her parents will do anything to save their struggling farm. When they discover a wild stallion in a nearby forest they begin to wonder if this could be the answer to their prayers.
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, uplifting, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, contests and competitions, farm, follow your dream, parents and children, small town, family in crisis, against the odds, hopes, family problems, family relations, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   56%
 
The Heart of Christmas
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: parents and children, child illness, small town life, small town, terminal illness, 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
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System:   53%
    User:   42%
 
Love's Long Journey
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: starting over, farm, couple relations, old west, pregnancy, small town, adventure, hopes, couples, family relations, friends, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   46%
 
The Trial of Old Drum
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story set in Missouri, "The Trial of Old Drum" tells the story of a valiant golden retriever, Old Drum, an orphan dog that becomes a boy's best friend and is then forced to stand trial for killing a neighbor's ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: dedicated lawyer, small town, village, mischievous children, family, young heroes, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama, small town life, village life, family life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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System:   53%
    User:   54%
 
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Love's Enduring Promise
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: young lovers, farm, love triangle, old west, family life, countryside, romance, love and romance, family relations, mysterious character, parents and children, wooing ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
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System:   52%
    User:   44%
 
Walking Thunder
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: adventure, survival, old west, teenage life, wilderness, family, animal life, coming of age, family life, danger, escapades, orphan ...
Time: 19th century
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System:   52%
    User:   45%
 
Party of Five
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, gloomy
Audience: teens
Plot: siblings relations, coming of age, family life, youth, orphan, family problems, family relations, dealing with death, adolescence vs adulthood, death in the family, teenage life, death of parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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System:   49%
    User:   59%
 
Sarah, Plain and Tall
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: single parent, dealing with death, farm, human nature, self discovery, countryside, couple relations, friendship, prairie, bereavement, frontier, sea ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: new england, usa, maine, kansas
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System:   49%
    User:   46%
 
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Little Birds
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, best friends, drugs/alcohol, friendship, adventure, adolescence vs adulthood, small town, teenage life, urban, coming of age, youth, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
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Summer's End
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, interracial relations, small town, small town life, society, family relations, racism, siblings relations, hopes, youth, family problems, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   48%
 
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Simon Magus
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: parents and children, small town, social differences, village, small town life, village life, society, social relations, clergy, social misfits, opposites attract, wooing ...
Time: 19th century
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System:   45%
    User:   41%
 
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Saint Maybe
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, family life, hopes, youth, family relations, babies and infants, redemption, tragedy, orphan, single parent, adoption, death in the family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   51%
 
The ButterCream Gang
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Unlike most gangs, the ButterCream gang does good deeds. Their leader, Pete, has to go live with his aunt in Chicago. But things don't go well in Chicago and Pete is changed when he returns. Soon Pete is hanging around with the wrong crowd. But ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: buddies, gang, family, small town, friendship, adventure, friends, reunion, small town life, teenage life, city life, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: utah, chicago illinois
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System:   43%
    User:   48%
 
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Everwood
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: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: small town, starting over, parents and children, small town life, teenage life, coming of age, family life, doctor, hopes, youth, family relations, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
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System:   42%
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Return to Peyton Place
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, single parent, dysfunctional family, 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
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System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
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Taliesin Jones
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Not quite a religious film, not quite a coming-of-age story, not quite a kiddie flick, and not quite a supernatural horror movie, Taliesin Jones's identity crisis nonetheless reveals a sweet examination of one child and his thoughts on God.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: school, redemption, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, child illness, death in the family, teenage boy, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family in crisis, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: wales
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System:   40%
    User:   38%
 
Miracle at Sage Creek
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: serious, emotional, feel good
Plot: miraculous event, adventure, hopes, unlikely partners, human spirit, family life, family relations, social relations, holiday, christmas, tombstone, illness ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: usa, wyoming
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System:   40%
    User:   35%
 
Regarding Billy
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After Billy's parents are killed he moves home to care for his little brother Johnny, who is mentally challenged. Together the two struggle through the loss of their parents. Meanwhile, Billy's best friend from childhood, Dean, has moved ...
Style: sexual, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, mentally challenged, village, coming out, homecoming, small town, disability, gender, best friends, getting home, friendship, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, iraq, london
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System:   39%
    User:   42%
 
The Cake Eaters
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The death of the Kimbrough family matriarch affects the three male survivors of the clan. Widower Easy (Bruce Dern) tries to reconnect with his old flame, Marg (Elizabeth Ashley). Eldest son and struggling musician Guy (Jayce Bartok) moves back to ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: countryside, young lovers, small town, starting over, haunted by the past, reunion, small town life, estrangement, family life, love and romance, family relations, social relations ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   37%
    User:   36%
 

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Heartland
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Life is hard on the Flemings' ranch in the Alberta foothills where abused or neglected horses find refuge with a kind, hard-working family. Debts abound and the bank is about to foreclose. Can they keep the ranch running?
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: siblings relations, horse, small town, family, teenage life, farm, youth, family relations, teenage love, family business, death of mother, horse ranch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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System:   36%
    User:   41%
 
Love's Resounding Courage
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: serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, old west, farm, 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
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System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
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