Movies like Hawaii 1966

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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, adventure, society, clergy, romance, redemption, religions or cults, fish out of water, escapades, love and romance, state affairs, couples, family relations, shark, dancing, incest, pregnancy, king, prince, religion, queen, christianity, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1810s, 1820s
Place: hawaii, usa, new hampshire, connecticut, yale university

Most similar movies to Hawaii

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about society, family relations, hopes, love and romance, couples, redemption and parents and children mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Hawaii: The Hawaiians (1970), Princess Kaiulani (2009), Duet for One (1986), The Sandpiper (1965), The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966). 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, romance, immigrants, culture clash, escapades, lifestyle, fire truck, kissing in public, will, father son relationship ...
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: sincere, serious, epic, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, sincere, realistic, 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 ⇓
48%
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, clergy, love, deer, unwed mother, beach, friendship, infidelity, love triangle, romance, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, 70mm film ...
Plot: bible, noah's ark, adam and eve, flood, christian, redemption, supernatural ability, good versus evil, legends and myths, miraculous event, religions or cults, escapades ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: journey, sailing ship, ship, immigrants, human spirit, redemption, couple relations, family in crisis, ambition, hopes, couples, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: sweden, europe, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, touching, 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 ⇓
33%
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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 ⇓
33%
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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 ⇓
30%
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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, poverty, christianity, christian, unfulfilled love, romance, religions or cults, escapades, village, love and romance, village life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sweden, europe, holy land, middle east, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, farm, family relations, romance, single parent, soldier, friendship, love affair, pregnancy, fall in love ...
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Higher Ground (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Vera Farmiga's directorial debut, HIGHER GROUND, depicts the landscape of a tight-knit spiritual community thrown off-kilter when one of their own begins to question her faith. Inspired by screenwriter Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir This Dark ...
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental
Plot: evangelical christianity, faith, baby, christian, introspection, redemption, wife husband relationship, self discovery, religions or cults, hopes, human spirit, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: racism, slavery, discrimination, injustice, human spirit, idealism, plantation, redemption, social differences, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 20th century, 1860s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, 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 ⇓
29%
Pieces of Dreams (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young priest (Robert Forster) questions his faith after he falls in love with a social worker.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: hospital, church, forbidden love, celibacy, love and romance, romance, society, couples, fall in love, clergy, gays and lesbians, pregnancy ...
Time: 60s
Place: albuquerque new mexico
⇓ 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: serious, emotional, 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%
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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, small town, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, romance, love, human nature, introspection, couple relations, destructive relationship, forbidden love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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My Family (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930's. They establish their family in ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: coming of age, death of wife, marriage, family, murder, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, misfit, society, youth, couples ...
Time: 20s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1920s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, gloomy ...
Plot: island, farm, father son relationship, coming of age, youth, immigrants, parents and children, emigrant, down on your luck, working class, society, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, epic, captivating, sincere
Plot: master warrior, roman empire, rise to the top, ancient rome, christian, christianity, royal family, adventure, politics, war, heroes, love and romance ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: clever, serious, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, parents and children, culture clash, romance, society, family problems, family relations, introspection, interracial relations, siblings relations, brother sister relationship, indian pakistani ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, asia, india, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, atmospheric, realistic, captivating
Plot: uninhibited rivalry, human nature, countryside, love triangle, rivalry, unfulfillment, couples, tragic hero, downfall, couple relations, infidelity, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, caucasus, black sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Apocalypse (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It is 90 AD, and the Roman Empire is being run by the Emperor Domitian, who has declared himself to be God and ruler over heaven and earth. The Christians, who do not recognize his divinity, are a thorn in his side and he is having them cruelly ...
Style: futuristic, sincere, serious, epic, christian film
Plot: apocalypse, ancient rome, bible, christianity, roman empire, curses spells and rituals, prison, heroic mission, historical figure, apostle, jesus christ, god ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, epic, serious, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: immigrants, self discovery, countryside, culture clash, society, family relations, human nature, americana, hopes, misfit, lifestyle, construction ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: racism, slavery, rescue, human spirit, parents and children, chases and races, society, hidden identity, track down, interracial relations, missing person, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ 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, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, infidelity, rabbi, loan, immigrants, innocence lost, romance, family life, new wave, society, couples, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: new york, usa, america, egypt, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Work and the Glory (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Benjamin Steed and Mary Ann Steed relocate their family to upstate New York in the early 1800's, they unwittingly settle in a town divided along religious lines. After their new hired help turns out to be at the center of the uproar, each ...
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic
Plot: rivalry, siblings relations, religions or cults, hopes, romance, moral dilemma, redemption, love triangle, wooing, family in crisis, americana, family life ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1830s
Place: new york, usa, vermont, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Parrish (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Parrish McLean lives with his mother Ellen on Sala Post's tobacco plantation in the Connecticut River Valley. His mother winds up marrying Sala's rival Judd Raike, ruthless planter who wants to drive Sala out of business. Judd insists that ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sexual
Plot: love triangle, arson, uninhibited rivalry, love affair, parents and children, romance, tough heroes, love and romance, rivalry, couples, family relations, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 60s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Our Sons (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Our Sons is a 1991 made-for-TV movie starring Julie Andrews and Ann-Margret as two mothers of gay sons, one of whom is dying of AIDS. As a small town waitress, Ann-Margret's character must overcome her own homophobia and learn to love her son ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: aids, guilt, hospital, coming out, terminal illness, estrangement, family life, gays and lesbians, single parent, small town, dealing with death, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, san diego california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
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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, shipwreck, marooned, deserted island, stranded, tropical island, confined, escapades, fish out of water ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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