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The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (2001)
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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, teenage life, adventure, village, youth, family relations, clergy, family life, village life, hopes, family problems, small town life, death in the family, small town, estrangement, social relations, wolf, ghost, party, suicide, trial, book, river, sheriff, squirrel ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: california, utah, new england

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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, youth, social relations, small town and small town life mostly in Drama, Family and Western genres. Some movies like The Ballad of Lucy Whipple: Love's Abiding Joy (2006), The Maldonado Miracle (2003), Love's Unfolding Dream (2007), Love Finds A Home (2009), Love's Unending Legacy (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: sentimental, touching, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: frame up, small town life, death in the family, family problems, optimism, dealing with death, siblings relations, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, realistic, touching, sentimental, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, human nature, society, small town life, family life, social relations, religions or cults, family relations, village, church, clergy, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gender, society, adoption, small town, ambition, old west, young lovers, social differences, feminism, scout, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: crumbling marriage, friends, social relations, family relations, couple relations, romance, doctors and patients, parents and children, hopes, love and romance, small town, young lovers ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ 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: realistic, emotional, serious, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, parents and children, dealing with death, single parent, social relations, family relations, death in the family, love and romance, romance, fall in love, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: uplifting, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: small town, church, estrangement, clergy, youth, self discovery, homecoming, countryside, lifestyle, society, introspection, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: feel good, sentimental, serious, uplifting
Audience: family outing
Plot: village, christmas, angel, candle, miraculous event, hopes, imaginary, clergy, society, village life, religions or cults, social relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: realistic, feel good, sentimental, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, farm, family relations, couple relations, romance, hopes, dealing with death, parents and children, fall in love, family life, couples, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Mommo (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Turkey
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A brother and sister are split up after their mother dies, their father remarries, and their new stepmother rejects them.
Style: serious, atmospheric, sincere, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: kids in trouble, social relations, family relations, estrangement, dysfunctional family, village, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, village life, youth, death in the family, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, crimes, parents and children, village life, hopes, society, prison life, social differences, downfall, family life, going straight, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: touching, serious, atmospheric, sincere, realistic
Plot: racism, small town, friendship, friends, family relations, social relations, youth, interracial relations, hopes, siblings relations, society, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: old west, farm, haunted by the past, fall in love, love and romance, romance, parents and children, mysterious character, hopes, countryside, family relations, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 670
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: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: small town, coming of age, family, mischievous children, friends, family relations, single parent, best friends, youth, missing person, pets, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 997
Silent Waters (2003)
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, touching, realistic
Plot: village, death in the family, family problems, small town life, family life, self discovery, youth, culture clash, family relations, battles, social relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 40s, 70s
Place: pakistan, india, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, family problems, love affair, small town life, estrangement, single parent, youth, crumbling marriage, parents and children, couples, social decay ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, new york, new hampshire, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, newlyweds, farm, rivalry, hopes, couple relations, love and romance, romance, siblings relations, adventure, starting over, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: feel good, serious, emotional
Plot: human spirit, family life, adventure, miraculous event, hopes, unlikely partners, social relations, family relations, illness, prejudice, grandfather grandson relationship, tombstone ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Walking Thunder (1995)
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: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: coming of age, old west, survival, forces of nature, adventure, family, parents and children, family life, heroes, teenage life, animal life, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: emotional, serious, uplifting, touching, realistic
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, society, small town, estrangement, life is a bitch, parents and children, dealing with death, unfulfillment, single parent, small town life, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2009
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, romance, love and romance, dealing with death, family relations, old west, farm, single parent, fall in love, family problems, death in the family, fire ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Beyond the Farthest Star (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A twist of fate brings the national spotlight to a forgotten Texas town and a once famous preacher has an opportunity to regain his former glory or seize one last chance to restore his fractured family. Narrated by his fifteen-year-old daughter, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, clergy, family relations, working the system, religions or cults, social relations, small town, ambition, society, parents and children, one last chance, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Red Pony (1973)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young farmboy who can't seem to communicate with his father develops an attachment to a young red pony.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: farm, family, parents and children, quibbling, friends, family relations, family problems, pets, animal life, coming of age, youth, boy ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 525
Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, youth, friendship, family relations, friends, hopes, dealing with death, parents and children, family, young heroes, death in the family, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Trial of Old Drum (2000)
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: courtroom drama, village life, legal investigation, mischievous children, family, dedicated lawyer, young heroes, legal action, legal, village, reincarnation, youth ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Horse for Summer (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a family emergency forces a troubled teen to do the wrong thing for the right reason, a community discovers the meaning of forgiveness.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, spiritual
Plot: youth, starting over, teenage life, animal life, family problems, family life, family business, juvenile delinquency, workplace, farm, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 57
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: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: starting over, family problems, family life, disorder, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, domestic disturbance, haunted by the past, custody, kids in trouble, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: reunion, farm, thanksgiving, estrangement, parents and children, hopes, family relations, loss of partner, family life, teenage life, family problems, youth ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 360
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: realistic, serious, emotional, feel good, touching ...
Plot: church, redemption, tragedy, hopes, babies and infants, life is a bitch, orphan, haunted by the past, family in crisis, love and romance, youth, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Painted House (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in better conditions. However, with this particularly tough farming ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: small town life, countryside, coming of age, social relations, family relations, hopes, self discovery, youth, small town, society, lifestyle, farm ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: realistic, serious
Plot: village, clergy, small town life, heroes, wooing, family relations, social relations, social differences, society, opposites attract, village life, small town ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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