Movies and TV shows like Promised Land 1996

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Promised Land (1996)
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Promised Land (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Promised Land is an American drama series which aired on CBS from 1996 to 1999. It is a spin-off from another series, Touched by an Angel.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: on the road, family relations, family life, follow your dream, hopes, unemployment, society, human nature, social relations, good deed, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, boss, brother sister relationship, motor home, mother daughter relationship, trailer, aunt nephew relationship, nurse, husband wife relationship, uncle nephew relationship, cousin cousin relationship, mobile home, traveler, mother son relationship
Time: 90s
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films and TV series with plots about family relations, society, hopes, parents and children, family life, love and romance and human nature mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Promised Land: Life Goes On (1989), The Cleaner (2008), 30 Degrees in February (2012), Hidden in America (1996), Queen Sugar (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Life Goes On (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Life Goes On is a television series that aired on ABC from September 12, 1989, to May 23, 1993. The show centers on the Thatcher family living in suburban Chicago: Drew, his wife Elizabeth, and their children Paige, Rebecca, and Charles, who is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Audience: family outing
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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The Cleaner (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After hitting rock-bottom from his own addictions during the birth of his twins, William Banks strikes a tentative deal with God. In exchange for a second chance, he vows to kick his addictions and dedicate his life to helping others. Now, along ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, suspenseful, touching ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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30 Degrees in February (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: ​From International Emmy Award-winning writer Anders Weidemann, compelling ten-part drama 30 Degrees in February follows a group of Swedes who've left the snow and cold of Scandinavia for the warm, sandy beaches of Thailand in the dead of ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: starting over, family life, hopes, immigrants, society, self discovery, family relations, culture clash, unfulfillment, parents and children, human nature, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
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Hidden in America (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of a man Bill Januson whose pride in being the head of his family won't let him accept help from his sick daughters doctor. He has to prove to his kids that even with the death of his wife and the loss of his job that they can and will ...
Style: touching, emotional, disturbing, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: single parent, unemployment, starving child, starvation, doctor, family problems, family relations, family life, child illness, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Queen Sugar (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon and Charley Bordelon, who, with her teenage son Micah moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father - an 800-acre sugarcane farm.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: family drama, farm, sugarcane, parents and children, family relations, life turned upside down, power relations, interracial relations, social relations, single parent, society, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Manny tries to get his crack addict brother, Danny, to clean up.
Style: gloomy, emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: drug addiction, heroin, self discovery, family life, addiction, drug abuse, against the odds, siblings relations, unemployment, family relations, hopes, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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Sisters (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sisters is an Emmy Award-winning television drama which aired on NBC for six seasons, from 1991 to 1996. The series was created by Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, who also created the Showtime series Queer as Folk and wrote the acclaimed Emmy and ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois
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The Autumn Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a school bus driving woman (Tyne Daly) has a heart attack, she makes one request of her three daughters (Ally Sheedy, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugo) - she wants them to find their long lost brother, who was taken away by their father (Jack ...
Style: touching, sincere, gloomy, talky, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, estrangement, rise to the top, human nature, siblings relations, rich and poor, family life, dysfunctional family, hopes, unfulfillment, society, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa, europe, england, harvard university
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Lucky 7 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: What would you do if you won the lottery? How would it change your life? Follow a group of seven gas station employees in Queens, New York, who have been chipping into a lottery pool for years, never thinking they'd actually win. They need to ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Brooklyn Bridge (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Brooklyn Bridge is an American television program which aired on CBS between 1991 and 1993. It is about a Jewish American family living in Brooklyn in the middle 1950s. The premise was partially based on the childhood of executive producer and ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Plot: coming of age, family relations, jewish family, society, misfit, social relations, social misfits, friends, social differences, youth, family life, jewish ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1956
Place: new york, usa
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Crash (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Crash is an American television drama series that tells the story of how the lives of how several very diverse Southern Californians intersect.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: racism, police detective, social decay, life is a bitch, society, law enforcement, partners, human nature, injustice, family problems, immigrants, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Everwood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After the death of his wife, world-class neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Brown leaves Manhattan and moves his family to the small town of Everwood, Colorado. There he becomes a small-town doctor and learns parenting on the fly as he raises his talented but ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: family relations, single father, small town, dysfunctional family, doctor, parents and children, family problems, workplace, youth, love and romance, bittersweet, crush ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
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South Riding (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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Story: Andrew Davies sparkling adaption of Winifred Holtby's acclaimed novel. Insightful, warm and full of memorable characters, South Riding tells a fraught love story and paints a panaromic portrait of a Yorkshire community in the long aftermath of ...
Style: captivating, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: Venice: The Series is a web series co-produced by and starring American actress Crystal Chappell, and is inspired in part by the "Otalia" storyline on the daytime drama Guiding Light. The series has been broadcast since 2009, and is ...
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Ryan's Hope (1975)
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
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Judging Amy (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching
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Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 566 min.
TV show
Story: An examination of the trials and tribulations of the Jordache family, from the period following World War II to the late 1960s.
Style: saga, serious, realistic, emotional
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1940s
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Resurrection Blvd. (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Santiagos are a proud East Los Angeles Latino family whose hopes and dreams are rooted in the world of professional boxing.
Style: emotional, sentimental, rough, serious, realistic
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Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Pope Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, and loss. And a set of drums. Oh, and the Pope. POPE DREAMS is about a directionless ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious
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Place: usa, los angeles
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Time of Your Life (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Time of Your Life is an American drama series starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. The series is a spin-off of Party of Five, and features the character Sarah Reeves Merrin whom Hewitt portrayed on Party of Five.
Style: realistic, serious
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Time: 90s, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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27%
A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, couple relations, parents and children, social differences, rich and poor, follow your dream, single parent, interracial relations, racial discrimination ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy
Plot: redemption, starting over, haunted by the past, human nature, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
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Laurel Avenue (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Laurel Avenue is an American three-hour television miniseries which aired on HBO on July 10 and 11, 1993. It is the story of an eventful weekend in the lives of an extended African American family living in St. Paul, Minnesota. Paul Aaron and actor ...
Style: sincere, gloomy, emotional, tense, realistic ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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27%
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David's Mother (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sally Goodson has been raising her autistic son David alone since her husband left many years ago. Now a social worker discovers that Sally has been dodging 'The System' to keep her son with her, instead of putting him in an institution. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, youth, society, single parent, legal action, disability, rebellion, fighting the system, misfit, parents and children, human nature, obstacle ...
Time: 90s
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From There to Here (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Created by Peter Bowker, From There To Here is set in the aftermath of the 1996 Arndale bombing and follows Daniel Cotton, a Manchester family man who is torn between the life he wants and the life he could have. The story spans the four years that ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: streetwise, parents and children, family relations, siblings relations, bittersweet, society, soccer, city life, bombing, urban, bet, ira ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, manchester
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25%
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Girlfriend (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man with Down's Syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, melancholic, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, love and romance, single parent, friendship, impossible love, society, hopes, human spirit, social relations, misfit, down syndrome, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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25%
The Women of Brewster Place (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
TV show
Story: A multigenerational story of the lives of several black women who call an inner-city tenement home.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, friendship, society, life is a bitch, coming of age, lifestyle, hopes, adventure, juvenile delinquency, injustice, family problems, youth ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 1960s
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24%
Thirtysomething (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Thirtysomething is an American television drama about a group of baby boomers in their late thirties. It was created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick for MGM/UA Television Group and The Bedford Falls Company, and aired on ABC. It premiered in ...
Style: clever, stylized, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Plot: yuppie, friendship, advertising, family relations, parenthood, couples, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, family life, suburbs, suburban life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, arizona
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24%
Where the Heart Is (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Where the Heart Is is a British television family drama series set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Skelthwaite. First shown in 1997, it was created by Ashley Pharoah and Vicky Featherstone, and focuses on the professional and personal lives of ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: small town, family relations, nurse, workplace situations, small town life, strong female presence, workplace, love and romance, countryside, fictional city, factory, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england
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Fame L.A. (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Fame L.A. is an American drama series that aired in syndication from 1997-1998. It told the story of a drama/dance school in Los Angeles where students honed their talents while overcoming various personal problems. It starred Christian Kane, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, feel good, sentimental, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, performer's life, music, desire for fame, hopes, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, lifestyle, performance art, female student, student, performance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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23%