Movies like Hawaii

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Hawaii (1966)
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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 of understanding there comes tragedy.
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere
Plot: infidelity, interracial relations, culture clash, society, adventure, clergy, romance, redemption, religions or cults, fish out of water, escapades, love and romance, state affairs, couples, family relations, woman hits a man, stone, canoe, fat woman, coast, sailing ship, disease, ship captain, limp, captain ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1810s, 1830s
Place: hawaii, usa, yale university, connecticut, new hampshire

Most similar movies to Hawaii

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and captivating films with plots about society, family relations, redemption, couples, hopes, love and romance and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Western genres. Some movies like Hawaii: The Hawaiians (1970), Princess Kaiulani (2009), Duet for One (1986), The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966), The Emigrants (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Hawaiians (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A wanderer returns home only to find political turmoil, disease and romantic difficulties.
Style: epic, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating
Plot: pineapple, society, adventurer, immigrants, romance, culture clash, escapades, lifestyle, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, leprosy, plantation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: hawaii, usa
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95%
Princess Kaiulani (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lush scenery and gorgeous photography highlight this bio of Princess Ka'iulani (Q'Orianka Kilcher), a 19th-century Hawaiian princess raised in England but determined to maintain her people's independence from aggressive American ...
Style: epic, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: princess, head of state, leadership, historical figure, politics, rebelliousness, redemption, fall in love, destiny, political unrest, campaign, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: hawaii, usa
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54%
 7.0
 749
Duet for One (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: disability, musician's life, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, terminal illness, life turned upside down, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, prodigy ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Extravagant production of the first part of the book of Genesis. Covers Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood and Abraham and Isaac.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, biblical, based on the bible ...
Plot: adam and eve, noah's ark, flood, bible, christian, redemption, supernatural ability, good versus evil, legends and myths, miraculous event, religions or cults, escapades ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: ship, sailing ship, journey, immigrants, human spirit, redemption, couple relations, family in crisis, ambition, hopes, couples, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: sweden, europe, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 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, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, hopes, society, couples, farm, family relations, romance, single parent, soldier, friendship, love affair, pregnancy ...
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Sandpiper (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A free-spirited artist (Elizabeth Taylor), who lives near California's Big Sur, meets the administrator (Richard Burton) of the parochial school that her young son attends and lures the cleric away from his wife (Eva Marie Saint).
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: school, love, unwed mother, deer, clergy, beach, friendship, infidelity, love triangle, romance, boarding school, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In February, 1962, as the civil rights movement reaches Bayonne, Louisiana, a New York journalist arrives to interview Jane Pittman, who has just turned 110. She tells him her story dating back to her earliest memories before slavery ended. In ...
Style: epic, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, slavery, discrimination, injustice, human spirit, idealism, plantation, redemption, social differences, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)
Genre: Western, Drama
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: old west, flintlock pistol, adventure, wilderness, lone wolves, culture clash, interracial relations, conflict, redemption, injustice, danger, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mischievous children, manipulations, romance, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, downfall, human nature, social differences, family life, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Madame Bovary (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The classic story of Emma Bovary, the beautiful wife of a small-town doctor in 19th century France, who engages in extra marital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, dull life, extramarital affair, romance, unfulfillment, village, couples, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, village life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The New Land (1972)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Sweden
Duration: 102 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: captivating, serious, epic, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: immigrants, self discovery, countryside, culture clash, society, family relations, human nature, americana, hopes, misfit, lifestyle, farm ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
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The Touch (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A seemingly happy Swedish housewife and mother begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: love affair, infidelity, mentally unstable, small town, romance, crumbling marriage, love, human nature, introspection, couple relations, destructive relationship, forbidden love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
My Brother's Wife (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Mexico, Peru, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After almost 10 years of marriage, attractive Zoe discovers that her marriage lacks passion and surprise, and is seduced by the possibility of finding those sensations already forgotten in her husband's brother. From this premise a series of ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, stylized, sincere
Plot: sexual abuse, infidelity, family relations, pregnancy, betrayal, crumbling marriage, pregnant, sex scandal, swimmer, romance, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: farm, island, father son relationship, coming of age, youth, immigrants, parents and children, emigrant, down on your luck, working class, society, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: denmark, europe, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 199 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, betrayal, temptation, tragic hero, leadership, jesus christ, redemption, human spirit, miraculous event, religions or cults, heroes, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, dungeon, jerusalem, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Expecting Amish (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 18-year-old Hannah Yoder is ready to become an Amish adult - which means baptism into the Church and marriage to her boyfriend, Samuel. However, her friends convince her to visit Hollywood for Rumspringa where she meets Josh and the two hit it off ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: love affair, pregnancy, teenage life, love and romance, society, youth, forbidden love, adolescence vs adulthood, culture clash, religions or cults, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Man Called Horse (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1825 an English aristocrat is captured by Indians. He lives with them and begins to understand/accept their lifestyles. Eventually he is accepted as part of the tribe and becomes their leader.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, rough, exciting ...
Plot: ritual, bear attack, aristocrat, adventure, interracial relations, native americans, captivity, injustice, society, survival, confined, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: south dakota, usa, india, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: James Mink is a black man in Canada who has built a very successful livery business, and enjoys a white wife and a beautiful daughter, Mary. An excellent match is arranged with an American businessman, but when he takes his new wife Mary across the ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, uplifting
Plot: slavery, racism, rescue, human spirit, parents and children, chases and races, society, hidden identity, track down, interracial relations, missing person, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1850s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Diamond Head (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rich Hawaiian pineapple grower and US Senatorial candidate Richard Howland tries to control everything and everyone around him, including his headstrong sister, Slone.
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: redemption, ego clash, romance, siblings relations, sibling relationship, social differences, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, social relations, introspection, interracial relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: hawaii, honolulu hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Shunning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Beautiful Katie Lapp has always felt something missing in her simple Amish existence -- until a mysterious "Englisher" comes to Lancaster County looking for the baby girl she gave up for adoption 19 years ago.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: identity crisis, redemption, family, parents and children, adoption, reunion, religions or cults, dishonesty, society, family problems, family relations, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Hester Street (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Steven Keats plays a Russian emigre who prides himself on the way he's molded himself into a real Yankee in the USA, though the world he lives in, New York's Lower East Side in the late 19th century, is almost exclusively populated by ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, infidelity, rabbi, loan, immigrants, innocence lost, family life, romance, new wave, society, couples, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: new york, usa, russia, poland, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Anton Chekhov's The Duel (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in a seaside resort in the Caucasus, the story centers on n'er do well, Laevsky (Andrew Scott) and his illicit relationship with his mistress Nadya (Fiona Glascott). Laevsky has convinced Nadya to leave her husband for him, but now wants to ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating
Plot: uninhibited rivalry, human nature, countryside, love triangle, rivalry, unfulfillment, couples, tragic hero, downfall, couple relations, infidelity, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, black sea, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Last Sin Eater (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In seeking her own redemption from the one man of whom she is most afraid, 10-year-old Cadi Forbes discovers a secret sin haunting her community of Welsh immigrants in 1850s Appalachia.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, parents and children, christianity, family problems, family relations, friends, immigrants, social misfits, redemption, death in the family, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Jerusalem (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Members of a devout Christian congregation try to start a new life in Palestine.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, epic, gloomy ...
Plot: obsessive quest, parents and children, christianity, christian, poverty, unfulfilled love, romance, religions or cults, village, escapades, love and romance, village life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sweden, europe, holy land, middle east, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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ABCD (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The only goal of an ageing Indian-American widow is to see her son and rebellious daughter (described as an American Born Confused Desi or ABCD) married off to respectable Indian families.
Style: serious, talky, clever, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, parents and children, culture clash, romance, society, family problems, family relations, introspection, interracial relations, siblings relations, brother sister relationship, business ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, asia, india, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Quo Vadis (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Ancient Rome, during the time of Emperor Nero. Vinicius, a young patrician, falls in love with the beautiful Lygia, the daughter of a Barbarian commander who was killed in battle, and wants her for his concubine. For Lygia, a Christian, being a ...
Style: serious, captivating, epic, sincere
Plot: master warrior, roman empire, rise to the top, ancient rome, christianity, christian, adventure, royal family, politics, heroes, war, love and romance ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 967
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: human nature, human spirit, redemption, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, culture clash, working class, religions or cults, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 803
Crusoe (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: survival, island, adventure, isolation, deserted island, marooned, stranded, tropical island, shipwreck, confined, escapades, fish out of water ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Picture Bride (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Riyo, an orphaned 17-year old, sails from Yokohama to Hawaii in 1918 to marry Matsuji, a man she has never met. Hoping to escape a troubled past and start anew, Riyo is bitterly disappointed upon her arrival: her husband is twice her age. The ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, scenic, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, arranged marriage, immigrants, self discovery, friendship, older man younger woman relationship, cultural difference, culture clash, couple relations, forbidden love, romance, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1920s
Place: hawaii, japan, asia, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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