Movies like Heartland 1979

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Heartland (1979)
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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 the Wyoming frontier in the early 20th century. It's a strongly feminist statement about a woman raising her small daughter alone and scrapping for a living by working for a shy Scottish rancher. Director Richard Pearce brings an endearing touch to a film that is helped greatly by the dazzling cinematography of Fred Murphy. Conchata Ferrell and Rip Torn star in this small film that substitutes veracity for a high-powered plot.
Style: sincere, bleak, serious, realistic, contemplative, factual
Plot: countryside, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, self discovery, farm, fall in love, society, couples, single parent, boss and employee, americana, power relations, strong female presence, pregnancy, male female relationship, childbirth, marriage, ranch, housekeeper, scot, cow, settler, widow ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, usa

Most similar movies to Heartland

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, couples, society, hopes, couple relations and love and romance mostly in Drama, Western and Family genres. Some movies like Heartland: The Last Cowboy (2003), The New Land (1972), The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005), Emoticon ;) (2014), A Cooler Climate (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The third installment of the Sarah trilogy provides a glorious and touching story of a family drawn together by adversity. On a cold winter day a stranger shows up at the farm. He is slow to reveal his identity. When they find out he is Jacobs ...
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: farm, family relations, nursing, couples, society, redemption, americana, family life, hopes, parents and children, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: family life, parents and children, family relations, homecoming, estrangement, farm, rancher, father daughter relationship, female director, cowboy shirt, horse, cowgirl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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: epic, serious, atmospheric, captivating, touching ...
Plot: countryside, settler, family relations, lifestyle, society, misfit, human nature, immigrants, hopes, americana, culture clash, self discovery ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, hopes, society, world war two, family relations, romance, soldier, love affair, life is a bitch, brutality, destiny ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 89
Emoticon ;) (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Elena Gallenti is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's teenage kids, who are going through their own journeys of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, contemplative, serious
Plot: family relations, self discovery, human nature, couple relations, profanity, bittersweet, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, society, drugs/alcohol, power relations, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
A Cooler Climate (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, talky, sincere ...
Plot: housekeeper, social differences, society, couples, family problems, suburbs, dysfunctional family, hopes, unfulfillment, suburban life, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.7
 2K
Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, against the odds, family business, couples, survival, couple relations, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, hopes, down on your luck, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Thicker Than Water (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After the death of her father, Natalie Travers (Melissa Gilbert) discovers he was married to a rodeo star before he married Natalie’s mother. Upset that her father kept part of his life a secret from her and bewildered over how a prominent judge ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: self discovery, lifestyle, fall in love, friendship, dishonesty, family relations, society, parents and children, love and romance, hopes, farm, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, contemplative, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family life, self discovery, midlife crisis, writer's life, couple relations, family relations, introspection, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, couples, playwright, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.0
 204
Carry Me Home (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A widow named Harriet and her two children Carrie and Brian are living in rural New York in 1947 and are still recovering from the death of Harriet's husband killed in World War II. Carrie is a tomboy and hangs around with boys and they have ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: mentally challenged, wooing, countryside, prank, dysfunctional family, self discovery, hopes, destiny, family life, family problems, couples, youth ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991)
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: sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: farm, frontier, bereavement, single parent, countryside, prairie, family life, self discovery, human nature, love affair, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: kansas, usa, maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, touching, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, survival, farm, marriage of convenience, starting over, fall in love, hopes, romance, family problems, couples, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mother of George (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story about a woman willing to do anything and risk everything for her marriage.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, sincere
Plot: couple relations, immigrants, couples, society, lifestyle, trying to get pregnant, family relations, female protagonist, strong female presence, urban, woman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 618
King of Texas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this re-imagining of Shakespear's King Lear, Patrick Steward stars as John Lear, a Texas cattle baron, who, after dividing his wealth among his three daughters, is rejected by them.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, family business, intrigue, parents and children, rivalry, dishonesty, favoritism among siblings, farm, father daughter relationship, old west, state affairs, siblings relations ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, teenage life, family in crisis, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: old west, farm, love triangle, fall in love, haunted by the past, couples, family relations, parents and children, romance, countryside, young lovers, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 241
Bitter Harvest (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A farmer's herd sickens and dies, then his family and neighbors fall ill, so he bucks the state agricultural establishment as he pursues the politically-explosive investigation of how his farm, family, and friends came to be poisoned
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: contamination, farm, down on your luck, child illness, hopes, life is a bitch, family in crisis, government agency, family problems, family life, dishonesty, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 258
Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, teenage life, destructive relationship, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, youth, lifestyle, couples, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, sentimental, touching, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: romance, family problems, family relations, farm, single parent, fall in love, parents and children, dealing with death, death in the family, father son relationship, old west, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.8
 19K
Hud (1963)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, atmospheric, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, generation gap, rancher, americana, human nature, redemption, parents and children, family life, family problems, irresponsible, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
All God's Children Can Dance (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In Korea Town Los Angeles, a young man, Kengo, believes he's the son of God - that's what his mother told him since he was a young boy. He spends his days working his dead-end job and figuring out his complex feelings for his girlfriend ...
Style: serious, psychological, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: couple relations, sexual relations, parents and children, sexual content, single parent, couples, family relations, mother son relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), cause and meaning, introspection, asian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
On Valentine's Day (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Elizabeth defies her wealthy parents by running off and marrying a young man of humble prospects, and her parents have not spoken to her since - even though the couple lives in a rooming house nearby, they are struggling financially, and she is ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: small town, golden years, romance, love affair, love and romance, alcohol abuse, hotel, adult virgin, couples, small town life, homecoming, pregnancy ...
Time: 1910s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: culture clash, redemption, hopes, society, religious, discrimination, religious leader, religious differences, mormon, husband wife relationship, family relations, estrangement ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: missouri, usa, ohio, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, emotional, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, rehabilitation, doctors and patients, parents and children, life is a bitch, mental institution, drug abuse, family problems, mentally unstable, addiction, drugs/alcohol, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 190
Dust (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A South African spinster (Jane Birkin) murders her father (Trevor Howard) after he rapes the wife of the black foreman for his plantation.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: murder, strong female presence, crimes, boss and employee, parents and children, interracial relations, life is a bitch, obsession, graphic violence, workplace, deadly, farm ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, hopes, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 1K
God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: couples, terminal illness, life is a bitch, redemption, working class, self discovery, youth, disorder, coming of age, human nature, culture clash, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.0
 619
The Lie (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man's life is altered unexpectedly after telling a lie to get out of work.
Style: realistic, psychological, contemplative, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: introspection, parents and children, boss and employee, couple relations, couples, profanity, lifestyle, coming of age, unfulfillment, family relations, power relations, lie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: family relations, settler, survival, native americans, desert, native american, old west, isolation, escapades, danger, husband wife relationship, thirst ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
Style: sexual, psychological, sexy, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: estate, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, terminal illness, love and romance, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, family gatherings, life is a bitch, couple relations, sexual dysfunction, couples ...
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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