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The New Land (1972)
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The New Land (1972)
Original name: Nybyggarna
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 live a better life than in Sweden, even though Kristina is very homesick in the begin. Karl-Oskar's brother and his friend Arvid go to California to follow the gold rush. However, Robert returns sick without Arvid who died on the way to California. Robert gets no better and dies. Later, Kristina dies while being pregnant. Karl-Oska r gets much older than her but feels very lonely during his last years.
Style: epic, serious, captivating, sentimental, atmospheric, touching
Plot: immigrants, self discovery, countryside, culture clash, society, family relations, human nature, americana, hopes, misfit, lifestyle, pregnancy, farmer, childbirth, farm, poverty, immigration, settler, priest, homesickness, husband wife relationship, native american, construction, gold rush
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: minnesota, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about society, family relations, hopes, love and romance, culture clash, farm and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Western and Family genres. Some movies like The New Land: The Emigrants (1971), Zandy's Bride (1974), Choking Man (2006), Heartland (1979), Pelle the Conqueror (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
100%
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
Plot: culture clash, religions or cults, hopes, society, redemption, discrimination, americana, rivalry, family relations, religious, construction, mob violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: missouri, usa, ohio, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 782
Zandy's Bride (1974)
Genre: 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: serious, atmospheric, thought provoking, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: romance, farm, love and romance, couples, rape, bear, wrestling, opposites attract, survival, society, family relations, mirror ...
Time: 19th century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 505
Choking Man (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in a Queens diner provides the psychological engine that powers this blend of drama and magical realism.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Plot: immigrants, social misfits, romance, urban, self discovery, city life, restaurant, workplace situations, misfit, society, workplace, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.4
 778
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: serious, sincere, realistic, bleak
Plot: single parent, parents and children, farm, americana, countryside, love and romance, family relations, self discovery, boss and employee, couple relations, fall in love, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
26%
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: serious, uplifting, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: farm, old west, young lovers, love triangle, family life, romance, countryside, love and romance, family relations, mysterious character, parents and children, wooing ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide – and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: self discovery, american civil war, culture clash, redemption, friendship, civil war, native american, officer, courage, tribe, lifestyle change, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
Place: kansas, tennessee, usa, south dakota, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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My Australia (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: City of Lodz in Poland, after the Second World War. Two brothers, Tadek and Andrzej, grow up without a father, and their mother, so busy at work, does not notice when the boys join a rowdy and anti-Semitic organization.Only when during a fight one ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating
Plot: immigrants, single parent, siblings relations, society, family relations, self discovery, culture clash, misfit, uncircumcised penis, holocaust survivor, immigration
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, middle east, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: farm, pregnancy, newlyweds, starting over, couple relations, old west, small town, adventure, hopes, couples, family relations, friends ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A reluctant cavalry Captain must track a defiant tribe of migrating Cheyennes.
Style: serious, captivating, rough, realistic, 70mm film ...
Plot: cavalry, native american, starvation, obsessive quest, interracial relations, culture clash, injustice, americana, heroes, society, opposites attract, homecoming ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: oklahoma, usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 2K
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: epic, serious, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, interracial relations, culture clash, adventure, society, clergy, romance, redemption, religions or cults, fish out of water, escapades, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1810s, 1830s
Place: hawaii, usa, new hampshire, connecticut, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: serious, uplifting, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: relationship vs career, fall in love, small town, old west, romance, hopes, love and romance, young lovers, blind ambition, follow your dream, feminism, doctors and patients ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided (2006)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Joshua Steed returns to Missouri a wealthy man with a beautiful wife; however, the past has a way of catching up. Soon Joshua is tangled in a web of rumors, deception and betrayal that threatens to tear his family apart. Back in Kirtland, financial ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting
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Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: missouri, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Cries & Whispers (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: emotional, sincere, serious, touching, psychological ...
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Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating
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Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.0
 10K
Shame (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ingmar Bergman's psychological study of how humans react in a situation of war. The film takes place on Gotland, where invasion forces arrives.
Style: psychological, bleak, biting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: island, soldier, war, countryside, betrayal, civil war, politics, crumbling marriage, on the run, survival, introspection, chaos and mayhem ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 780
Copperhead (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A family is torn apart during the American Civil War.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: americana, american civil war, wartime life, farm, family life, anti war, life is a bitch, society, family relations
Time: 19th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.2
 868
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 499
Lebanon, Pa. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will, a charming 35-year-old Philadelphia ad man, heads to Lebanon, Pa. to bury his recently deceased father. He forms an unexpected friendship with CJ, his bright, newly pregnant 17-year-old cousin. As Will becomes interested in CJ's married ...
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, road not taken, small town, small town life, coming of age, wooing, americana, culture clash, death in the family, teenage life, dull life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Mexican-American Marcos (Jose Alcala) recalls the hardships of the previous year, reflecting on the arduous trek his migrant-worker family made from Texas to the Midwest during harvest season. Along the way, Marcos learns plenty ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, interracial relations, rich and poor, culture clash, down on your luck, society, youth, family relations, human nature, innocence lost, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: minnesota, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
America So Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This film follows the odyssey of a group of Iranian immigrants in Los Angeles, trying to find their place in America amidst the unfolding of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: disco, racism, immigrants, follow your dream, culture clash, music, nightclub, nightlife, life is a bitch, society, coming of age, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: small town, friendship, self discovery, farm, fall in love, parents and children, americana, small town life, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, farm, death in the family, old west, family problems, romance, family relations, single parent, dealing with death, fall in love, love and romance, fire ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.6
 10K
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, thought provoking, meditative ...
Plot: settler, isolation, desert, survival, pioneer, tree, thirst, gold, native american, wilderness, old west, native americans ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
When the Legends Die (1972)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An elderly rodeo rider becomes mentor to a young man attempting to make his own name in the business.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: mentor, native american, cons and scams, orphan, aging, opposites attract, human nature, rebelliousness, alcohol abuse, coming of age, americana, ambition ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: crumbling marriage, friends, couples, old west, small town, family relations, romance, best friends, young lovers, feminism, couple relations, doctors and patients ...
Time: 19th century
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Another Man, Another Chance (1977)
Genre: Western
Country: France, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Claude Lelouch's Another Man, Another Chance begins in France in 1870. Napoleon III has just lost the war against Prussia and left the country in poverty. Young Jeanne (Genevieve Bujold) falls in love with photographer Francis (Francis ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: starting over, couple relations, old west, farm, romance, love triangle, fall in love, love and romance, immigrants, on the run, love affair, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 20th century
Place: france, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Lucy married at the turn of the last century, when she was fifteen and her husband was fifty. If Colonel William Marsden was a veteran of the "War for Southern Independence", Lucy became a "veteran of the veteran" with a unique ...
Style: serious, epic, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: american civil war, self discovery, couple relations, wooing, romance, americana, war, love and romance, society, couples, civil war, nightmare ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%