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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: family relations, misfit, self discovery, hopes, society, human nature, lifestyle, immigrants, countryside, culture clash, americana, native american, pregnancy, farmer, childbirth, farm, poverty, immigration, settler, priest, homesickness, husband wife relationship, construction, gold rush
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: minnesota, usa

Most similar movies to The New Land

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, culture clash, husband wife relationship, farm and love and romance 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, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: sailing ship, journey, ship, obsessive quest, human spirit, family in crisis, escapades, hopes, immigrants, couple relations, family problems, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: sweden, minnesota, europe
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: society, religious, redemption, culture clash, americana, discrimination, family relations, hopes, rivalry, religions or cults, religious differences, book burning ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: missouri, usa, new york state, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 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: touching, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: opposites attract, farm, survival, family relations, romance, love and romance, couples, society, rape, bear, wrestling, mother ...
Time: 19th century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: realistic, atmospheric, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: workplace situations, romance, unfulfilled love, friends, human nature, urban, misfit, society, family relations, city life, social misfits, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: realistic, sincere, bleak, serious
Plot: single parent, self discovery, farm, society, love and romance, boss and employee, couple relations, parents and children, power relations, family relations, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: island, farm, father son relationship, youth, coming of age, immigrants, misfit, social differences, working class, hopes, down on your luck, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: old west, farm, love and romance, haunted by the past, countryside, love triangle, rivalry, young lovers, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
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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: captivating, serious, touching, realistic
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Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, middle east, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: american civil war, self discovery, culture clash, civil war, friendship, warrior, native american, officer, redemption, tribe, lifestyle change, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Love's Long Journey (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: newlyweds, farm, pregnancy, friends, couple relations, adventure, hopes, love and romance, siblings relations, romance, family relations, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: atmospheric, serious, emotional, captivating, uplifting ...
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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
Plot: hopes, danger, intrigue, family in danger, americana, bankruptcy, discrimination, society, religious, rivalry, religions or cults, leadership ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: missouri, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, interracial relations, rich and poor, parents and children, down on your luck, americana, working class, hopes, life is a bitch, youth, culture clash, social differences ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 91 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, sentimental
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Thicker Than Water (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: small town, small town life, dishonesty, fall in love, society, lifestyle, friendship, parents and children, family relations, friends, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
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 780
Copperhead (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A family is torn apart during the American Civil War.
Style: touching, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: family life, american civil war, americana, anti war, society, farm, wartime life, family relations, life is a bitch
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Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
A Painted House (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: youth, lifestyle, society, small town, countryside, coming of age, self discovery, farm, social relations, small town life, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
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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 ...
Style: epic, captivating, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, culture clash, religions or cults, adventure, interracial relations, escapades, romance, family relations, love and romance, state affairs, fish out of water, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1820s, 1830s
Place: hawaii, usa, yale university, new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Cries & Whispers (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her ...
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: maid, terminal illness, estate, cancer, grudge, mansion, unfulfillment, family relations, life is a bitch, human nature, society, family life ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden
⇓ 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, touching, sincere, clever, serious ...
Plot: dull life, pregnancy, small town, americana, coming of age, culture clash, youth, family relations, road not taken, hopes, wooing, teenage life ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Movie in collections
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Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: psychological, bleak, biting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: island, soldier, war, civil war, politics, betrayal, political unrest, introspection, chaos and mayhem, crumbling marriage, countryside, battles ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, thought provoking, realistic, serious, meditative ...
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Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The God of Wood (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Yao (Madi Diocou) and Moroccan Rachid (Soufiane Ouaarab) arrive illegally in Valencia, Spain, and separate. Yao sells pirated DVDs in the street and wanders disconsolately around the barrio until he glimpses divorcee Maria Luisa (Marisa Paredes) ...
Style: realistic, touching, sexual, serious, emotional
Plot: society, lifestyle, parents and children, family relations, immigrants, hopes, interracial relations, gays and lesbians, love and romance, culture clash, urban, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ 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: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: native american, native american reservation, mentor, hopes, cons and scams, life is a bitch, friends, americana, aging, opposites attract, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, captivating, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: pineapple, romance, escapades, immigrants, society, lifestyle, adventurer, culture clash, leprosy, newborn, quarantine, schooner ...
Time: 19th century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.6
 251
Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, family relations, immigrants, friends, friendship, coming of age, youth, single parent, culture clash, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Colossal Youth (2006)
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, gloomy, serious, emotional, sincere ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, canada, lisbon portugal
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19%