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The Work and the Glory (2004)
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The Work and the Glory (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 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 member of the Steed family must come to terms with their own beliefs in the face of heavy persecution. Together they struggle to weather the raging controversy surrounding a young man named Joseph Smith.
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, controversial
Plot: faith, sibling rivalry, moral dilemma, introspection, love triangle, family life, love affair, family problems, society, redemption, religious, bigotry, intolerance, religious differences, rivalry, mormon, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, latter day saints, prophet, romance, family relations, religions or cults, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: new york state, new york, usa, vermont

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and captivating films with plots about love and romance, society, family relations, romance, couples, family problems and love affair mostly in Drama, Romance and Western genres. Some movies like The Work and the Glory: Come What May (2009), Stella (1990), Picnic (2000), Ethan Frome (1993), Ordinary Sinner (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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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
Plot: mormon, leadership, family in danger, intrigue, rivalry, hopes, danger, redemption, religions or cults, bankruptcy, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: missouri, usa, ohio
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Come What May (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: Caleb and Rachel team up to lead the Patrick Henry College team in the intense world of collegiate moot court competition. Caleb looks to date Rachel, but she's waiting for courtship. Meanwhile, Caleb becomes caught in a moral tug-of-war ...
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: family relations, college, legal, rivalry, moral dilemma, courtroom, contests and competitions, gender, youth, redemption, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
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38%
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Stella (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Barmaid Stella Claire and blueblood Stephen Dallas have very little in common -- except they've fallen in love. When their relationship fails, Stella decides to raise the child they had, Jenny, alone. But Jenny and Stella are far from the ...
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: single parent, working class, pregnancy, breakup, society, moral dilemma, parents and children, family life, starting over, love and romance, youth, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Picnic (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The son of the richest man in town wants to marry the town's beauty queen, but she meets a more interesting stranger who just got off the train.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: love triangle, social differences, love affair, lifestyle, romance, society, friendship, fall in love, rivalry, couples, social relations, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kansas, usa
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34%
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Ethan Frome (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, it is about a husband and wife (Ethan and Zeena), who need an extra hand around the house due to Zeena's debilitated body and constant illness. The young woman who joins them is a beautiful, ...
Style: emotional, captivating, sentimental, intense, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, love triangle, family relations, dull life, romance, fall in love, family drama, destiny, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
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32%
Ordinary Sinner (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three friends encounter violence and bigotry in a small college town.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: murder, love and romance, gender, friends, friendship, moral dilemma, love triangle, introspection, crimes, society, clergy, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Time And The Wind (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the novel's trilogy of the same name, by Erico Verissimo, Time and the Wind follows 150 years of family Terra Cambará and their opponent Amaral family. The history of struggles between the two families begins in the missions and runs ...
Style: emotional, realistic, epic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: love affair, war, love triangle, political unrest, wartime life, rivalry, state affairs, hopes, uninhibited rivalry, love and romance, orchestral, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Loving Leah (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A handsome Washington, D.C. doctor and a young New York woman fall in love at an unusual time...after they get married. Leah Lever is married to an Orthodox rabbi, Benjamin Lever, whose brother, Jake is a successful cardiologist and a non-practicing ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: marriage of convenience, romance, couples, religions or cults, society, death in the family, cardiologist, love and romance, fall in love, family tradition, family relations, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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31%
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Friends (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A story about a girl named Priya (Preity Zinta) who is the apple of her parents' eyes. She defied the Indian culture when she got pregnant out of marriage by Saif Ali Khan
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, bollywood, family relations, redemption, family life, against the rules, hopes, family problems, siblings relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, midlife crisis, love triangle, starting over, dysfunctional family, working class, breakup, romance, love affair, human nature, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Great Expectations (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's "Uncle Pumblechook" (who is actually Joe's uncle) to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip ...
Style: captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: generosity, orphan, unfulfilled love, redemption, social differences, love and romance, haunted by the past, rise to the top, hopes, benefactor, fall in love, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.
Style: sexy, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, family relations, love triangle, tragic love, cheating wife, age difference, romance, betrayal, society, unfulfillment, soldier, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Not Easily Broken (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A car accident and shifting affections test the bond between a married couple.
Style: sentimental, realistic, emotional, serious, uplifting
Plot: family problems, relationship vs career, hopes, ambition, love and romance, couples, couple relations, crumbling marriage, infidelity, african american protagonist, sexual content, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Anna Karenina (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Tragic Anna leaves her cold husband for dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia.
Style: emotional, serious, psychological, epic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, betrayal, love triangle, family relations, tragic hero, forbidden love, fall in love, destructive relationship, unsupportive spouse, love affair, tragedy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Disappearing Acts (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a down-on-his-luck construction worker and not-quite divorced father of two hoping to start his own ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, talky, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, looking for love, couple relations, lovers reunited, romance, opposites attract, family problems, starting over, musician's life, follow your dream ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Some Things That Stay (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story of a teenage girl from a liberal upbringing who moves to a conservative baptist community in rural 1950s America.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage love, love affair, society, family problems, life turned upside down, love and romance, romance, teenage life, family life, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
No Greater Love (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jeff and Heather Baker were life long sweethearts and happily married... for a time. But at her greatest moment of weakness, Heather abandons Jeff, forcing Jeff to raise their young son alone. Ten years later, through a God ordained encounter, Jeff ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, contemplative, sentimental ...
Plot: church, reunion, romance, estrangement, couples, missing person, pregnancy, society, single parent, babies and infants, family relations, forgiveness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Age of Innocence (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Style: touching, stylized, atmospheric, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: high society, countess, infidelity, forbidden love, love triangle, love and romance, aristocracy, lawyer, romance, couple relations, life turned upside down, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 18th century, 1890s ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., boston, paris france
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26%
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Those Who Love (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A secret and deep passion marks the life of a young doctor, and threatens the existence of those around him.
Style: sexual, touching, emotional, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, love triangle, dishonesty, village, love affair, school, village life, fall in love, infidelity, redemption, destructive relationship, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Golden Bowl (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An intricately plotted tale of thwarted love and betrayal, "The Golden Bowl" tells the story of an extravagantly rich American widower and his sheltered daughter, both of whom marry only to discover that their respective mates, a beautiful ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspense, realistic, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, love affair, family problems, couples, dishonesty, romance, society, fall in love, parents and children, crumbling marriage, adultery ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, london, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The American Standards (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At a crossroads in his life, Doc Jennings goes home to celebrate his mother's birthday and uncovers dramatic family secrets. Lies, affairs and afflictions bubble to the surface of his seemingly perfect family. Can they come back together or is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: family relations, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, couples, life turned upside down, wedding anniversary, love, father son relationship, hospital, society, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Apostle (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Akim, young Muslim will become imam sees his upset when he is touched by the love of Christ ... In a family chaos that opposes his brother identity Akim attempt to be accepted by his family.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: self discovery, life turned upside down, introspection, cause and meaning, family in crisis, society, family problems, religions or cults, faith, culture clash, family, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Bridge to Silence (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman with a hearing problem tries to get het life back together after a car accident that killed her husband.
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, introspection, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, custody, family in crisis, family life, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: loan, rabbi, family relations, immigrants, infidelity, culture clash, feminism, family life, self discovery, human nature, religions or cults, matchmaking ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
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24%
The Mayor of Casterbridge (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 196 min.
Story: Adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel. At a country fair, young hay-trusser Michael Henchard quarrels with his wife Susan, and in a drunken fit decides to auction off his wife and baby to a sailor for five guineas. The next day, realising his ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, redemption, tragic hero, buried truth, society, social relations, rise and fall, family problems, betrayal, hidden truth, dishonesty, victorian england
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Village Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope Recently returned to England from New York City, vivacious heiress Clodagh Unwin befriends a couple new to her village. The husband is entranced by the young aristocrat, but Clodagh has eyes for ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: adultery, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, village life, romance, infidelity, family life, family relations, dishonesty, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Bostonians (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on Henry James's novel of the same name. This bittersweet tragicomedy centers on an odd triangle of characters: Basil Ransom, a political conservative from Mississippi; Olive Chancellor, Ransom's cousin and a Boston feminist; and ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, talky, contemplative ...
Plot: lawyer, feminist, post civil war, infidelity, couple relations, love triangle, fall in love, love affair, couples, romance, self discovery, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Washington Square (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1870's New York, a spinster heiress is courted by a much younger, penniless man, much to the chagrin of her over-protective father, and must decide whether to spend the rest of her life alone, or marry a man who is interested in her only ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, forbidden love, family relations, romance, spinster, couple relations, love and romance, heiress, parents and children, family life, infidelity, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, paris france, alps, manhattan new york city ...
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23%
We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, bleak ...
Plot: family life, family relations, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, love and romance, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, loneliness, brother brother relationship, fear, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%