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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: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, epic, serious, captivating
Plot: settler, countryside, family relations, misfit, self discovery, hopes, society, human nature, lifestyle, immigrants, culture clash, americana, farmer, native american, pregnancy, gold rush, childbirth, farm, poverty, construction, massacre, immigration, priest, dead child, husband wife relationship ...
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 sentimental films with plots about society, family relations, hopes, farm, americana, culture clash and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Western and Family genres. Some movies like The New Land: The Emigrants (1971), Zandy's Bride (1974), Dances with Wolves (1990), Heartland (1979), Pelle the Conqueror (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Emigrants (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Sweden
Duration: 151 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, touching, atmospheric, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: starvation, immigrants, ship, farm hand, sailing ship, journey, emigrant, seasickness, sea voyage, sailboat, escapades, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: sweden, minnesota, europe, eastern europe
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Zandy's Bride (1974)
Genre: Drama, 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: touching, sincere, atmospheric, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: mail order bride, romance, society, love and romance, opposites attract, survival, couples, family relations, farm, bear, rape, wrestling ...
Time: 19th century
Place: san francisco
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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: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: mormon, culture clash, society, hopes, religious, redemption, discrimination, religious leader, religious differences, husband wife relationship, family relations, estrangement ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: missouri, new york state, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: sentimental, touching, serious, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: native american, culture clash, self discovery, tribe, american civil war, native american white relationships, friendship, native americans, courage, warrior, officer, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1860s, 70s
Place: usa, kansas, tennessee, united states, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
Style: sincere, bleak, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: farm, countryside, boss and employee, couple relations, parents and children, self discovery, fall in love, americana, society, single parent, love and romance, strong female presence ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, touching, serious, meditative ...
Plot: immigrants, working class, father son relationship, youth, poverty, farm, life is a bitch, parents and children, island, misfit, family relations, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: old west, farm, fall in love, love triangle, couples, haunted by the past, countryside, parents and children, young lovers, lifestyle, romance, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Love's Long Journey (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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: uplifting, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: newlyweds, settler, optimism, pregnancy, farm, starting over, friendship, family relations, couples, romance, adventure, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: immigrants, self discovery, culture clash, family relations, society, single parent, immigration, holocaust survivor, neo nazism, siblings relations, misfit, uncircumcised penis
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Place: israel, middle east, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
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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: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: city life, immigrants, americana, self discovery, friendship, restaurant, workplace romance, family relations, social misfits, workplace, diner, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Way West (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the mid-19th century, Senator William J. Tadlock leads a group of settlers overland in a quest to start a new settlement in the Western US. Tadlock is a highly principled and demanding taskmaster who is as hard on himself as he is on those who ...
Style: captivating, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, native american, adventure, against the odds, americana, on the road, fish out of water, culture clash, obnoxious boss, rivalry, father son relationship, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: missouri, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Copperhead (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A family is torn apart during the American Civil War.
Style: realistic, tense, touching, serious, captivating
Plot: american civil war, anti war, americana, family life, life is a bitch, farm, society, danger, wartime life, family relations
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Switzerland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, 75-year-old Cape Verde immigrant Ventura wanders between his new and old homes, reconnecting with people from his past.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, human nature, life is a bitch, starting over, misfit, hopes, addiction, urban ghetto life, immigrants, husband wife relationship, settler, social relations ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Family
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Duration: 97 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental, touching
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, sincere, realistic, epic ...
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Duration: 154 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: native american, cavalry, starvation, society, homecoming, culture clash, americana, injustice, military, life is a bitch, fort, journey ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, wyoming, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Love's Unfolding Dream (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: emotional, sentimental, uplifting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, ambition, fall in love, relationship vs career, social differences, family life, workplace situations, family relations, hopes, follow your dream, blind ambition, father son relationship ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Here and There (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic
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27%
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: realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional
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27%
Of Mice and Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.
Style: touching, emotional, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: great depression, friendship, farm, village life, hopes, life is a bitch, sexual activity, human nature, working class, down on your luck, social decay, americana ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 93 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: countryside, gay, farmer, family relations, elderly, homosexuality, introspection, farm, midlife crisis, self discovery, hopes, village life ...
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26%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, romance, hopes, world war two, soldier, society, destiny, family relations, love affair, arranged marriage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
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26%
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, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
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America So Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
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Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Little Big Man (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.
Style: epic, humorous, captivating, disturbing, sentimental ...
Plot: native american, old west, chief, orphan, native americans, americana, escapades, imperialism, injustice, society, thief, salesman ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 70s, 1850s, 1860s ...
Place: usa
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