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Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991)
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Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story is set in Kansas in the year 1910. Jacob Witting, a widowed farmer who is still saddened by the death of his wife during childbirth several years earlier, finds that the task of taking care of his farm and two children, Anna and Caleb, is too difficult to handle alone. He advertises in the newspaper for a mail-order bride. Sarah, from Maine, travels out to become his wife. But Sarah grow
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: prairie, bereavement, single parent, family life, self discovery, parents and children, love affair, human nature, small town life, farm, sea, youth, storm, summer, remarry, family relations, woman in labor, countryside, friendship, love and romance, fall in love, couples, society, strong female presence, americana ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era, 1910s, 90s
Place: kansas, usa, maine, new england, midwest

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and sentimental films with plots about family relations, parents and children, hopes, family life, youth, love and romance and countryside mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Sarah, Plain and Tall: Little House on the Prairie (1974), Skylark (1993), The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005), The Waltons (1972), Love Comes Softly (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Little House on the Prairie is an American Western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, and Karen Grassle, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s and 1880s.
Style: sentimental, sincere, feel good, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: parents and children, farm, family life, family relations, americana, small town, love and romance, small town life, social relations, romance, teachers and students, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s
Place: minnesota, kansas
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Skylark (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jacob's farm is in trouble from a severe drought. Jacob and Sarah begin to wonder if Sarah can stay, and what will happen to Jacob if she and the children have to leave the farm.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Audience: kids
Plot: farm, drought, countryside, hunger, against the odds, family life, human spirit, down on your luck, forces of nature, friends, family relations, couples ...
Time: edwardian era, 1910s
Place: kansas, maine, usa, midwest
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100%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 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: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, romance, hopes, world war two, love and romance, destiny, soldier, society, life is a bitch, fall in love, unhappy marriage, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, colorado
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100%
Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The third installment of the Sarah trilogy provides a glorious and touching story of a family drawn together by adversity. On a cold winter day a stranger shows up at the farm. He is slow to reveal his identity. When they find out he is Jacobs ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: farm, family relations, strong female presence, family life, siblings relations, couple relations, americana, parents and children, redemption, couples, nursing, family ...
Time: edwardian era, 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: kansas, usa, midwest
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100%
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The Waltons (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Waltons is an American television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based on his book Spencer's Mountain, and a 1963 film of the same name. The show is centered on a family in a rural Virginia community during the Great Depression and ...
Style: sitcom, serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: world war two, large family, girl, parents, christian, family relations, americana, family, small town, wedding, desire, mountain ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: virginia, usa, southern usa
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83%
Love Comes Softly (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Marty is a 19 year old pioneer woman, recently married. She goes west with her husband Clem, hoping to start a new life. But Clem unexpectedly dies, and Marty finds herself alone, two months pregnant. Clark Davis, a widower, offers her a marriage of ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: single parent, marriage of convenience, loss of husband, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, romance, survival, faith, age difference, christian, pregnancy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: usa
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67%
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Hidden Places (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A drama about a young widow who finds a guardian angel in the form of a hobo who comes to her rural community looking for work.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: single parent, family relations, farm, family life, hopes, human nature, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, social differences, father in law daughter in law relationship, religions or cults, family in crisis ...
Time: 1930s, post world war one
Place: australia
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100%
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Little Women (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With their father away as a chaplain in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: sisters, family values, christmas, first love, couple relations, family bonds, women, life changing experience, civil war, love, coming of age, parent child relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, new york, england, usa, new england ...
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Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A runaway orphan, young Sonora, persists in a menial job mucking stables in Doc Carver's travelling stunt show. Her great wish is to become a death-defying "diving girl," but Doc refuses her pleas. Undaunted, Sonora's gutsy ...
Style: romantic, feel good, sincere, touching, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: horse, girl horse relationship, disney, equestrian, orphan, great depression, horse riding, animals, women, coming of age, age difference, world war one ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, georgia, north carolina, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Our Town (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Our Town is a three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder. It is a character story about an average town's citizens in the early twentieth century as depicted through their everyday lives. Using metatheatrical devices, Wilder sets the ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental
Plot: family relations, romance, love and romance, small town life, family life, americana, social relations, couples, family problems, bittersweet, second chance, wedding ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: new hampshire, new england, usa
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24%
Love's Unending Legacy (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Missie three years later: being a single mother after her husband Willie was shot during a poker scuffle. She and Maddy move back in with her parents Clark and Marty. She finds a new home, and finds a new teaching position that she settles right ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sentimental, touching, saga ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, starting over, family relations, single parent, hopes, romance, love and romance, social relations, optimism, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
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24%
Booky & the Secret Santa (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Booky does everything she can to make an enjoyable Christmas, for her family, during the depression as her father is out of work.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, youth, family relations, unemployment, family life, parents and children, family, hopes, bittersweet, family problems, wish come true, family gatherings ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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24%
The Go-Between (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Tale of torrid and forbidden love between Christie and Bates in the English countryside.
Style: disturbing, sexy, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: forbidden love, coming of age, summer, love, first love, cricket the game, birthday party, youth, friendship, love triangle, curse, english countryside ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, 90s, 19th century, year 1900
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Red Pony (1973)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young farmboy who can't seem to communicate with his father develops an attachment to a young red pony.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: youth, farm, friends, pets, parents and children, family relations, family problems, horse, boy, father son relationship, pony, horse actor ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Where the Lilies Bloom (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A family of children decide not to tell anyone their father has died, and to live on their own in the backwoods of rural North Carolina. If the state finds out they are on their own, they will be split up and sent to live in foster homes.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching, vintage
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: youth, hillbilly, orphan, backwoods, dealing with death, coming of age, romance, hopes, good versus evil, family, friendship, wilderness ...
Time: 70s
Place: north carolina, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Mary Christmas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Californian widower Joel Wallace, a successful businessman, is a great catch in a grand mansion, but absorbed by his work. His daughter Felice writes to a TV Christmas special, hoping for a 'new mammy'.
Style: feel good, touching, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, nanny, family relations, single parent, hopes, family life, romance, fall in love, wish come true, tv show, parents and children, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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23%
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Square Dance (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An awkward 13-year-old (Winona Ryder) leaves her cranky grandfather (Jason Robards) in rural Texas, to live with her mother (Jane Alexander) in Fort Worth.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, young love, estranged family member, countryside, disabled child, social misfits, young lovers, love and romance, starting over, hopes, single parent, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
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23%
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Three Sisters (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Laurence Olivier's film of Chekhov's play.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, feminist film ...
Plot: family life, family problems, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, infidelity, human nature, small town, unfulfillment, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, death of father ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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22%
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The River Within (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jason returns home to get away while he studies for the upcoming bar exam. After visiting his oldest friend, a "coulda-been-girlfriend" who is now engaged, and a pushy preacher, his easygoing summer becomes filled with unwanted drama. Over ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching
Plot: christian, small town, family relations, couples, self discovery, introspection, youth, society, religions or cults, homecoming, small town life, clergy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arkansas
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22%
The Adventures of Ociee Nash (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Skyler Day stars as Ociee Nash, a spirited nine-year-old from rural Mississippi. Ociee's idyllic life is thrown into a tailspin when she's sent to live with her Aunt Mamie to become a "young lady". Ociee's true bravery, ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic, gothic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: youth, mischievous children, farm, adventure, starting over, young heroes, friendship, single parent, lifestyle, family life, adoption, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: north carolina, mississippi, tennessee, usa
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See Girl Run (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: What happens when a 30-something woman allows life's "what ifs" to overwhelm her appreciation for what life actually is. Disregarding her current obligations, she digs into her romantic past in hopes of invigorating her present.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, couples, small town, unfulfillment, ex lover, love and romance, family relations, coming of age, dull life, thirtysomething life, small town life, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine, new england
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22%
Winter People (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young widower moves with his daughter into a North Carolina mountain town in 1934. He quickly takes up with a young woman with an illegitimate baby. First he must prove himself to her father and her three brothers. He does so first by joining them ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, captivating
Plot: widower, mountain, survival, nature, family feud, single father, hillbilly, love, great depression, winter, small town, bittersweet ...
Time: 1930s
Place: north carolina, usa
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22%
Heart of the Country (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With her husband jailed for Wall Street-based fraud, Faith has to leave behind her luxury life in New York to return home to North Carolina and the widower father and dutiful older sister she left behind. Together, they have to deal with the buried ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, romantic, captivating ...
Plot: romance, family relations, love and romance, homecoming, parents and children, love affair, hopes, countryside, getting home, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina
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22%
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That Night (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about an eleven-year-old girl who idolizes her troubled sixteen-year-old neighbor.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, bowling, teenage pregnancy, summer, teenager, father, teenage girl, bullying, rock and roll, self discovery, pregnancy, grief ...
Time: year 1961, 60s, 20th century
Place: new york
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22%
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Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, bittersweet, single parent, hopes, family, family problems, friendship, parents and children, death in the family, child's point of view, widow, compassion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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22%
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Table for Five (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: J.P. Tannen (Jon Voight) wants a second chance to be a father to his children ... but someone else has taken his place. Determined not to just be a friendly 'uncle' in their lives, he gets permission from his ex-wife Kathleen (Millie ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: cruise ship, coming of age, cruise, family relations, divorce, youth, family vacation, family problems, couples, human nature, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: mediterranean sea, europe, cairo egypt, greece, africa ...
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22%
A Painted House (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in better conditions. However, with this particularly tough farming ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: youth, coming of age, family relations, lifestyle, hopes, self discovery, farm, poverty, farmer, nature, survival, flood ...
Time: 50s
Place: arkansas, usa
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22%
All Roads Lead Home (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story is about a 12 year old girl who loses her mother in an automobile accident. Her father struggles with the loss of his wife and trying to raise his young daughter who believes her father is partly responsible for her mother's death. ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, melancholic, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: ranch, horse, farm, family problems, family life, dysfunctional family, countryside, dog, girl horse relationship, youth, horse ranch, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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22%
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One Christmas (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: TV film that was to be Katherine Hepburn's last performance. Based on Truman Capote's bittersweet tale of a young boy's adventures with the father he's never known in New Orleans in the 1930s..
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christmas, youth, holiday, family relations, child as adult, family gatherings, redemption, human nature, cons and scams, dysfunctional family, parents and children, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, alabama
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22%
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, sentimental, christian film, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: old west, love triangle, fall in love, farm, lifestyle, young lovers, romance, family relations, couples, haunted by the past, countryside, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
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