Movies like The Work and the Glory

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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: 118 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
Plot: rivalry, family relations, love triangle, religions or cults, love and romance, family life, hopes, love affair, moral dilemma, family problems, society, redemption, introspection, siblings relations, americana, wooing, family in crisis, religious, romance, religion, prophet, church, baptism, mormon, settler ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: new york, usa, vermont, new york state

Most similar movies to The Work and the Glory

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about love and romance, family relations, society, couples, romance, hopes and family problems mostly in Drama, Romance and Western genres. Some movies like The Work and the Glory: Picnic (2000), Young Goethe in Love (2010), Come What May (2009), Bridge to Silence (1989), Twice in a Lifetime (1985). 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: realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: redemption, family relations, hopes, culture clash, religions or cults, americana, discrimination, rivalry, religious, society, farmer, lynch mob ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: missouri, usa, ohio, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic
Plot: family in danger, danger, intrigue, hopes, americana, bankruptcy, discrimination, rivalry, religions or cults, religious, society, leadership ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: missouri, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.1
 182
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: realistic, serious, emotional, tense
Plot: love triangle, small town life, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, romance, friends, social relations, couples, small town, society, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Young Goethe in Love (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After aspiring poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe fails his law exams, he's sent to a sleepy provincial court to reform. Instead, he falls for Lotte, a young woman who is promised to another man.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: young lovers, rebelliousness, love triangle, love affair, couples, wooing, fall in love, love and romance, meaningful kiss, writer's life, romance, student life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 153
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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: college, legal, family relations, hopes, contests and competitions, fall in love, redemption, love and romance, student life, parents and children, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, campus, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: society, misfit, custody, introspection, disability, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, estrangement, family life, death in the family, family problems, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, working class, infidelity, love triangle, starting over, dysfunctional family, couples, suburbs, elderly, introspection, lifestyle, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Ordinary Sinner (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three friends encounter violence and bigotry in a small college town.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, talky ...
Plot: murder, moral dilemma, love and romance, crimes, gays and lesbians, friends, religions or cults, haunted by the past, racism, small town, introspection, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 2K
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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, love and romance, siblings relations, single parent, society, rebellion, bollywood, redemption, unfulfilled love, against the rules, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india
⇓ 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: epic, realistic, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: wartime life, hopes, love and romance, state affairs, political unrest, love affair, romance, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, true love, forbidden love, love triangle ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 633
Blood Red (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in the Napa Valley in 1895, an immigrant family struggles to keep their vineyards from industrialists.
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, gang, immigrants, love and romance, family business, injustice, rebellion, forbidden love, vengeance, rivalry, siblings relations, family in crisis ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.4
 735
Oliver's Story (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Oliver Barrett IV is emotionally devastated by the death of his wife Jenny, and, while he tries to lose himself in his work as a lawyer, the long hours don't ease his pain, especially when he finds that his leftist views conflict with those of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious
Plot: family in crisis, parents and children, hopes, couple relations, dealing with death, love and romance, optimism, true love, love affair, fall in love, family problems, couples ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: church, boarding school, single parent, reunion, missing person, twentysomething life, suburban life, love and romance, family relations, romance, boarding school life, babies and infants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental, talky
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love affair, looking for love, family problems, couples, opposites attract, romance, couple relations, lovers reunited, family relations, follow your dream, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: infidelity, aristocracy, forbidden love, high society, love triangle, love and romance, lawyer, countess, romance, unfulfilled love, life turned upside down, lover ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, 1870s ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: rabbi, loan, infidelity, culture clash, society, romance, family relations, love and romance, immigrants, religions or cults, new wave, misfit ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: new york, usa, america, manhattan new york city, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Rashevski's Tango (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adolphe 'Dolfo' Rashevski travels to Israel with grandson Ric, but his brother, orthodox rabbi Samuel 'Shmouel, refuses to come attend their fellow Auschwitz survivor sister Rosa's funeral. Back in their home, the whole ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, humorous
Plot: death in the family, couples, family problems, family life, anti semitism, boarding school, youth, religions or cults, nanny, aging, holocaust, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: emotional, captivating, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: orphan, generosity, love and romance, redemption, social differences, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, rise to the top, hopes, benefactor, coming of age, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 686
Woman Wanted (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A new woman comes between a widower and his adult son.
Style: sentimental, touching, gloomy, serious, emotional ...
Plot: pregnancy, dysfunctional family, love triangle, opposites attract, love affair, fall in love, looking for love, couples, family problems, single parent, haunted by the past, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 486
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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sexual
Plot: tragic love, love triangle, family problems, fall in love, couples, redemption, young lovers, school, village, infidelity, dishonesty, love affair ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 270
Anna Karenina (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Tragic Anna leaves her cold husband for dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia.
Style: epic, realistic, psychological, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, tragic love, love affair, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage, love and romance, destructive relationship, family relations, romance, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.1
 634
G (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young Hip Hop star named Summer G falls for a middle to upper class sister while in college. After she rejects him for a fellow social climber, Summer G spends ten years building a Hip Hop empire, then moves to the Hamptons where he finds the ...
Style: captivating, serious, sentimental, gloomy, realistic
Plot: hip hop, african american, modern day adaptation, social differences, showbiz, tragic love, dishonesty, love affair, couples, betrayal, lovers reunited, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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: psychological, emotional, atmospheric, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, love triangle, destructive relationship, romance, betrayal, unfulfillment, couple relations, forbidden love, soldier, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
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: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic, uplifting
Plot: couples, family problems, introspection, religious, infidelity, relationship vs career, hopes, unfulfillment, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 8K
The Greatest (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Teenagers Rose and Bennett were in love, and then a car crash claimed Bennett's life. He left behind a grieving mother, father and younger brother, and Rose was left all alone. She has no family to turn to for support, so when she finds out ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: pregnancy, parents and children, unfulfillment, adolescence vs adulthood, dealing with death, drugs/alcohol, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, family relations, hopes, teenage life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 734
Cowboy Up (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: "Cowboy Up" is a celebration of the risk-taking, daredevil personalities of modern rodeo. In the world of professional bull riding, newcomer Ely Braxton (Marcus Thomas) is the craziest guy around; his brother Hank (Kiefer Sutherland) is a ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: plague, parents and children, siblings relations, hopes, love and romance, unfulfilled love, rising to stardom, romance, relationship vs career, family relations, couple relations, cinderella story ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, serious, realistic, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: village life, infidelity, romance, family relations, family life, society, dishonesty, love affair, family problems, couple relations, love and romance, adultery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 2K
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: realistic, sexual, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: bar, working class, single parent, pregnancy, alcohol abuse, moral dilemma, society, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, destructive relationship, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 2K
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: serious, realistic, melancholic, romantic, emotional ...
Plot: destiny, unfulfilled love, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, family problems, love affair, dishonesty, couples, true love, forbidden love, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 19K
Fireproof (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In Albany, the marriage of Caleb and Catherine Holt is in crisis and they decide to divorce. However, Caleb's father, John, proposes that his son delays their separation process for forty days and follow a procedure called "The Love ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, serious, realistic, christian film ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: firefighter, christian, self discovery, marriage, introspection, couple relations, dysfunctional marriage, religious conversion, advice, faith, fire, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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