Movies like Thousand Pieces of Gold

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Thousand Pieces of Gold (1990)
 6.9
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Thousand Pieces of Gold (1990)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1880's China, young Lalu is sold into marriage by her impoverished father. Rather than becoming a bride, Lalu ends up in an Idaho gold-mining town, the property of a saloon owner who renames her China Polly and plans to sell her as entertainment for the locals. Refusing to become a whore, Lalu ultimately finds her own way in this strange country filled with white demons.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, romance, kidnapping, missing person, racism, rich and poor, love and romance, feminism, human spirit, hopes, love affair, society, bar, immigrants, female director, female protagonist, asian american, chinese american
Time: 19th century
Place: idaho, china

Most similar movies to Thousand Pieces of Gold

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about society, love and romance, romance, love affair, fall in love, rivalry and hopes mostly in Romance, Western and Drama genres. Some movies like Thousand Pieces of Gold: Cowboy Up (2001), The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973), Black Fox (1995), Safe Harbour (2007), The Painting (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 779
Cowboy Up (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: "Cowboy Up" is a celebration of the risk-taking, daredevil personalities of modern rodeo. In the world of professional bull riding, newcomer Ely Braxton (Marcus Thomas) is the craziest guy around; his brother Hank (Kiefer Sutherland) is a ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: friendship, love triangle, love affair, rivalry, couples, family relations, relationship vs career, couple relations, fish out of water, fall in love, redemption, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Western based on the novel by Marilyn Durham. A defiant wife who leaves her husband to take up riding with outlaws.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, on the run, train robbery, romance, criminal heroes, single parent, rivalry, love and romance, chases and races, tough heroes, defiant, custody ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 273
Black Fox (1995)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former slave affects peace between Indian tribes and homesteaders in 1860s West Texas.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: hostage, hostages, interracial relations, tough heroes, adventure, dishonesty, society, crimes, lone wolves, heroes, friends, righting the wronged ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 436
Safe Harbour (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Melissa Gilbert stars in this film adaptation of Danielle Steel's bestselling novel, in which a young girl named Pip and her mother meet an artist on the beach in Safe Harbour, where they have retreated in order to recover from the devastating ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: love affair, haunted by the past, starting over, love and romance, romance, hopes, lifestyle, couples, fall in love, embezzlement, serial killer, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 5.9
 280
The Painting (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Heath Freeman (Tru Calling, ER) heads an all-star cast including Clifton Davis (Any Given Sunday) Ben Vereen (Roots), Stacey Dash (Renaissance Man) and Debbie Allen (Fame) in the period drama Soldier of Change, which resurrects the turmoil and ...
Style: realistic, serious, romantic, touching
Plot: political unrest, rebelliousness, love affair, interracial relations, human spirit, hopes, military, society, love and romance, self discovery, racism, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 2K
Last Resort (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 73 min.
Story: When a young Russian woman and her son leave Moscow to meet her fiancé, who fails to show up, she declares political asylum.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: immigrants, racism, romance, love affair, society, human nature, realism, racial discrimination, russian, male female relationship, fiancee, mother son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, europe, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 2K
Monte Walsh (2003)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Monte Walsh and Chet Rollins are long-time cowhands, working whatever ranch work comes their way, but "nothing they can't do from a horse." Their lives are divided between months on the range and the occasional trip into town. Monte ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense, sentimental ...
Plot: heroes, small town, old west, forbidden love, against the odds, escapades, society, righting the wronged, working class, human nature, ranch, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Love Takes Wing (2009)
Genre: Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Belinda Simpson is now a doctor in a small Missouri town where an unknown plague is spreading fear and resentment amoung the townspeople. One local resident thinks the illness was spread from the town orphanage and wants to see it shut down. Belinda ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: love and romance, love affair, plague, romance, child illness, old west, small town life, friendship, fall in love, small town, doctors and patients, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Riders of the Purple Sage (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jim Lassiter roams from town to town in search for the man who drove his sister to suicide. While riding toward a mountain pass, he sees an heiress, Jane Withersteen, being harassed by thugs and steps in to help. A religious sect wants Jane to marry ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: clergy, tough heroes, religions or cults, farm, pursuit, old west, rivalry, danger, chases and races, society, lone wolves, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Shadow Riders (1982)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After starring in "The Sacketts", Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott team up again but this time as Mac and Dal Traven, in a movie based on a classic Louis L'Amour novel. They are brothers, who meet up at the end of the Civil War fighting on ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: american civil war, kidnapping, civil war veteran, rivalry, chases and races, escapades, good versus evil, rescue, family relations, siblings relations, vigilantism, homecoming ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Ballad of Little Jo (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this is the tale of Josephine Monaghan, a young woman of the mid-19th century who is thrown out of her parents' home after being seduced by the family's portrait photographer and giving birth to an illegitimate ...
Style: gloomy, sincere, emotional, rough, contemplative ...
Plot: gun, mining, hopes, love and romance, society, strong female presence, gender bending, old west, impossible love, starting over, human nature, mine ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Inheritance (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the lush Evenswood estate in Concord, Massachusetts, Edith Adelon, a beautiful orphan, lives as the paid companion to the daughter of the wealthy Hamilton family, although they regard her as one of their own. Years ago, Henry Hamilton saved Edith ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: rich and poor, social differences, looking for love, opposites attract, feminism, infidelity, couple relations, wooing, power relations, family relations, couples, strong female presence ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.6
 663
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, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: gang, immigrants, murder, uninhibited rivalry, sexual content, profanity, conspiracy, family problems, righting the wronged, family relations, injustice, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Substitute Wife (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Nebraska, in pioneer days, a woman who knows she is going to die asks a prostitute to replace her with her husband and four children in order to make it possible for them to keep their family farm.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: bigamy, love triangle, prostitute, pioneer, family relations, self discovery, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, life is a bitch, romance, aging ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
 526
Grayeagle (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Cheyenne warrior, who goes by the name Grayeagle, kidnaps the daughter of a grizzled frontier man John Colter who goes on an epic search for his daughter Beth, aided by a friendly native...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, emotional
Plot: kidnapping, kidnapped woman, native american attack, parents and children, missing person, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), social differences, family relations, rescue, crimes, prostitute ...
Time: 70s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 2K
The Outsider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A western love story revolving around the forbidden love between a young widow from a Quaker-like religious group and a cold-blooded gunslinger whom she takes into her home after he is wounded.
Style: sincere, rough, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: amish, opposites attract, love affair, forbidden love, good versus evil, rivalry, murder, old west, gunslinger, tough heroes, redemption, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: ohio, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 582
The Virginian (2000)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cowboy finds himself betrayed by his best friend and must choose between bringing him to justice and alienating the pretty schoolteacher he is in love with.
Style: serious, intense, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: cowboy, rivalry, love affair, starting over, romance, hopes, vigilantism, uninhibited rivalry, moral dilemma, injustice, farm, lone wolves ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams (2005)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Amid the bitter divisiveness of the Civil War, Confederate Capt. Robert Adams (Julian Adams) feels the rift within his soul. Steadfastly loyal to the South, Adams also holds an unshakable love for his Northerner wife, Eveline McCord (Gwendolyn ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, romantic, saga
Plot: battles, american civil war, leadership, true love, love affair, wartime life, society, military, love and romance, heroes, romance, supportive spouse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: south carolina, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Last of His Tribe (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of Ishi, the last survivor of the Yahi Indians of California. Befriended by an Anthropologist (Jon Voight) who is able to speak Ishi's language, he is a gold mine of information about his tribe's way of life. A doctor (David ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: society, misfit, romance, fish out of water, culture clash, teaching the ways of the world, racism, americana, isolation, murder, singing, railway station ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 13K
Urban Cowboy (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Hard Hat Days Honky-Tonk Nights. John Travolta stars as a young man from the country who learns about life and love in a Houston bar.
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: romance, human spirit, social differences, city life, suburban life, rivalry, marital problem, contests and competitions, ambition, working class, suburbs, blue collar ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 561
Pharaoh's Army (1995)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Union soldiers in search of food descend on the farm of a Confederate family and decide to stay until one in their ranks' wounds have healed. While the war weary Union captain (Chris Cooper) falls for the mother of the family (Patricia ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, emotional, rough
Plot: american civil war, americana, farm, defiant, battles, wartime life, friendship, survival, fall in love, vengeance, anti war, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
American Wake (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: A musician and a fireman work against certain expectations in order to pursue their respective dreams.
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: moral dilemma, love affair, self discovery, forbidden love, hopes, family relations, human nature, musician's life, love and romance, romance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 722
The Glory Guys (1965)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Though a fictionalized Western based on George Armstrong Custer's 7th Cavalry Regiment at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, the film is almost a generic war story covering the enlistment, training, and operational deployment of a group of ...
Style: cynical, captivating, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, rivalry, soldier, love triangle, battles, cavalry, bar fight, politics, against humanity, society, state affairs, righting the wronged ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Far from the Madding Crowd (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
Story: This powerful adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic novel spins a story of passion and destruction set in the nineteenth century. The proud, flighty and bewitching Bathsheba Everdene finds herself entangled into the passions of three men and her ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: couples, power relations, dishonesty, society, rich and poor, fall in love, wooing, unfulfilled love, love triangle, infidelity, couple relations, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian england, victorian era
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name from Nicholas Evans, the talented Robert Redford presents this meditative family drama set in the country side. Redford not only directs but also stars in the roll of a cowboy with a magical talent for healing.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: horse, riding accident, travel, romance, rehabilitation, couples, animal life, couple relations, hopes, infidelity, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 202
Painted Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story centers on the life of a bordello in a midwestern prairie town in the 1870s. The whorehouse is run by pragmatic madam Annie Ryan and the film follows the life of several of her girls.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual
Plot: prostitute, old west, nudity (full frontal - brief), betrayal, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, sexual content, graphic violence, follow your dream, love and romance, hopes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Miracle in the Wilderness (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: While being pursued by the U.S. Cavalry, Indians and the white family they have kidnapped learn about each other.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, native american, christmas, vengeance, religions or cults, society, adventure, rivalry, culture clash, americana, native american attack, six shooter ...
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, family relations, starting over, love and romance, hopes, romance, single parent, fall in love, parents and children, optimism, social relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 58K
Far and Away (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A young man (Cruise) leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter (Kidman) after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big giveaway in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new land, they find jobs and begin saving ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: follow your dream, adventure, romance, love and romance, against the odds, obsessive quest, rise and fall, american dream, irish, opposites attract, young lovers, irish american ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: usa, ireland, boston, europe, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the morals of her small town. Based on the novel by Zora Neale Hurston.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, sincere, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, gambling, interracial relations, small town, marriage, love, jealousy, injustice, family problems, human spirit, love affair, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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