Movies like Zandy's Bride

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Zandy's Bride (1974)
 6.4
 914
Zandy's Bride (1974)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Zandy Allan purchases a mail-order bride, Hannah Lund. He treats her as a possession, without respect or humanity, until their shared ordeal as they struggle to survive develops in him a growing love.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: mail order bride, survival, romance, family relations, love and romance, farm, society, couples, opposites attract, rape, bear, wrestling, old west, pregnancy, loneliness, twins, domestic violence, unfaithful husband, mother, farmer, pregnant woman, infidelity, poverty, mirror, ranch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: san francisco

Most similar movies to Zandy's Bride

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, couples, love and romance, society, farm, romance and old west mostly in Drama, Western and Family genres. Some movies like Zandy's Bride: The New Land (1972), Love's Enduring Promise (2004), Heartland (1979), Meek's Cutoff (2010), The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 4K
The New Land (1972)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Sweden
Duration: 202 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: serious, epic, touching, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: settler, countryside, lifestyle, misfit, immigrants, hopes, society, family relations, human nature, culture clash, americana, self discovery ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: old west, farm, fall in love, love triangle, family relations, couples, young lovers, haunted by the past, countryside, parents and children, lifestyle, romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.3
 847
Heartland (1979)
Genre: Western, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Disarmingly realistic in its depiction of the realities of frontier life, Heartland is a strong antidote to the cliches of traditional Westerns. This semi-documentary slice of life is based on the diaries of Elmore Randall Stewart about her days on ...
Style: sincere, bleak, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: farm, countryside, boss and employee, couple relations, parents and children, self discovery, fall in love, americana, society, single parent, love and romance, strong female presence ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.5
 12K
Meek's Cutoff (2010)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in 1845, this drama follows a group of settlers as they embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail. When their guide leads them astray, the expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions of the high plain desert.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized, thought provoking ...
Plot: settler, family relations, survival, native americans, desert, native american, old west, isolation, danger, escapades, husband wife relationship, pioneer ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, hopes, world war two, family relations, soldier, romance, society, destiny, love affair, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family problems, family relations, romance, dealing with death, death in the family, fall in love, parents and children, farm, single parent, father son relationship, love and romance, old west ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Secret of Giving (1999)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As Christmas approaches, a single mother (played by Reba McEntire) struggles to raise her son and keep up the payments on her Oregon ranch, which is difficult since she's heavily in debt. But she's a tough cookie, and proves that a ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: christmas, social relations, dishonesty, bank, family relations, redemption, single parent, crimes, small town life, aging, down on your luck, farm ...
Time: 19th century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: newlyweds, optimism, pregnancy, farm, true love, starting over, friendship, adventure, family relations, couples, romance, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Unanswered Prayers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After his football career, Ben Beck returned to his Virginia small town and joined the family building firm. His family happiness with wife Lorrie and adolescent son Jessie is suddenly tested by the return of Ben's first high-school love, Ava ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, homecoming, love and romance, couples, society, adultery, husband wife relationship, infidelity, father son relationship, seduction, family business, lovers reunited ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Last Cowboy (2003)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: John William 'Will' Cooper is a modern-day rancher, maintaining his ranch in hard times along with his friend and foreman Amos Russell. When Will's estranged daughter Jake returns to the ranch for her grandfather's funeral, ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: family life, family relations, parents and children, homecoming, estrangement, farm, father daughter relationship, rancher, female director, spurs, stable, cowboy shirt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: crumbling marriage, young lovers, hopes, couple relations, couples, romance, family relations, small town life, gender, parents and children, small town, feminism ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: emotional, sentimental, uplifting, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, relationship vs career, social differences, family life, romance, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, blind ambition, family relations, workplace situations, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Magnificent Ambersons (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The spoiled rotten and utterly unlikable rich kid George Amberson becomes horrified when his recently widowed mother rekindles her relationship with the wealthy Eugene Morgan, who she left decades earlier in order to marry George's father. As ...
Style: captivating, touching, atmospheric, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, mischievous children, downfall, family life, human nature, parents and children, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, love and romance, romance, society ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: culture clash, hopes, society, religious, discrimination, redemption, religious leader, husband wife relationship, religious differences, mormon, family relations, settler ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: missouri, usa, new york state, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, uplifting, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, marriage of convenience, survival, farm, starting over, hopes, romance, couples, family problems, fall in love, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Emigrants (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Sweden
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. However, the small size of their land, the infertile soil, and ...
Style: epic, rough, gloomy, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: starvation, immigrants, sailboat, sea voyage, emigrant, seasickness, farm hand, sailing ship, journey, ship, family in crisis, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: sweden, minnesota, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 313
December Bride (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, a young servant provokes an independent Irish farm community by her relationship with two brothers. Pregnant, she refuses to reveal the name of the father.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, sentimental, touching
Plot: pregnancy, couples, single parent, romance, master and servant, love and romance, society, family relations, power relations, farm, bittersweet, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Scott Glenn is H.D., a champion rodeo rider whose career is ruined after being gored by a bull. He returns home to discover things have drastically changed -- the family farm has been abandoned, his old girlfriend Julie (Kate Capshaw) is a now a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, modern west, elderly, aging, ambition, hopes, romance, couples, farm, nursing, retirement home, retirement home life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 8.2
 368K
Unforgiven (1992)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: William Munny is a retired, once-ruthless killer turned gentle widower and hog farmer. To help support his two motherless children, he accepts one last bounty-hunter mission to find the men who brutalized a prostitute. Joined by his former partner ...
Style: tense, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: old west, sheriff, revenge, vengeance, gunfight, redemption, regret, one last job, small town, prostitute, reputation, mutilation ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 3K
Hawaii (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Abner Hale, a rigid and humorless New England missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead ...
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, realistic, epic ...
Plot: infidelity, adventure, state affairs, culture clash, fish out of water, interracial relations, redemption, religions or cults, family relations, romance, mother son relationship, clergy ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s, 1810s
Place: hawaii, usa, connecticut, yale university, new hampshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 362
Decoration Day (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A cantankerous widower (Garner) who is virtually living the life of a recluse is forced to rejoin his community when his Godchild (Skaggs) gets in trouble and a childhood friend (Cobbs), a black tenant farmer, refuses to belatedly accept a ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, family relations, friendship, human nature, introspection, interracial relations, society, golden years, opposites attract, hopes, couples, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, small town, snow, gambler, brothel madam, mining town, brothel, lifestyle, crimes, love and romance, unfulfillment, mysterious character ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 20th century, edwardian era, 1890s ...
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c., vancouver, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lord John Morgan has returned to civilized life in England, but finds he has nothing but disdain for that life. Yearning to embrace the simplicity of the American West-and the Yellow Hands Sioux tribe he left behind, Morgan returns to the ...
Style: atmospheric, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: old west, sioux tribe, flintlock pistol, adventure, culture clash, redemption, escapades, injustice, tough heroes, interracial relations, curses spells and rituals, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 70s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.3
 2K
Conagher (1991)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mrs. Evie Teale is struggling to stay alive while raising her two children alone on a remote homestead. Conn Conagher is a honest, hardworking cowboy. Their lives are intertwined as they fight the elements, indians, outlaws, and loneliness.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: cowboy, farm, danger, single parent, heroes, crimes, family relations, tough heroes, couples, kidnapping, cons and scams, romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Dead Man's Burden (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A western set on the New Mexico frontier a few years after the Civil War and centered on a struggling young family and the mining company who wants to buy their land.
Style: tense, stylized, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: farm, family problems, old west, family life, family relations, rivalry, siblings relations, long range rifle, mining, mine, civil war, brother
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 870
Copperhead (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A family is torn apart during the American Civil War.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: american civil war, anti war, americana, family life, life is a bitch, farm, society, danger, wartime life, family relations
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 968
Whity (1971)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Whity" is the mulatto butler of the dysfunctional Nicholson family in the American southwest in 1878. The father, Ben Nicholson, has an attractive young wife Katherine, and two sons by a previous marriage; the homosexual Frank, and the ...
Style: disturbing, contemplative, dark humor, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, butler, vengeance, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, society, crimes, master and servant, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Cries & Whispers (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, maid, death, cancer, grudge, mansion, estate, human nature, family life, friendship, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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 ⇓
33%
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%