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Handcart (2002)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This is a fictional love story with the 1856 Handcart Pioneers as the backdrop. Sam Hunter, falls for a Mormon Pioneer woman, Abigail, as she is moving west. As the pioneers stop in his town of Iowa City, he pretends to desire joining the Mormon Church to show his love for Abigail. As hardships prevail, his faith is tested on their way to Zion.
Plot: latter day saints, religious persecution, pioneer, journey, mormon, christian, prejudice, faith
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: utah

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sincere films with plots about religion, society, mormon, faith, latter day saints, mormonism and religious persecution mostly in History, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Handcart: The Mountain of the Lord (1993), The Visual Bible - Acts (1994), 17 Miracles (2011), Emma Smith: My Story (2008), Legacy (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Mountain of the Lord (1993)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Recounts the 40-year history of building the Salt Lake Temple, shown as if recounted by Wilford Woodruff to a young reporter. It portrays the pioneers' dedication to temple worship.
Plot: reporter, interview, prayer, latter day saints, construction, building, mormon, mormonism, temple, religion, architect, diary
Time: 1890s, 1840s, 1870s, 1860s, 1850s ...
Place: salt lake city utah, utah
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95%
The Visual Bible - Acts (1994)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Duration: 193 min.
Story: The Visual Bible: Acts is a 1994 Christian film that depicts the events of the Acts of the Apostles from the Bible's New Testament. All of the dialogue is word-for-word scripture, taken directly from the New International Version of the Bible.
Style: biblical, christian film, based on the bible
Plot: christianity, christian, apostle
Time: 1st century
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62%
 6.4
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17 Miracles (2011)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: As part of the Willie Handcart Company, Levi Savage (Jasen Wade) feared that leaving late in the season would lead to despair and death. What he came to find out is that for every tragedy, there is a multitude of miracles. Based on unbelievable ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: immigrants, destiny, adventure, miraculous event, religions or cults, hopes, misfit, society, snow, prayer, winter, dwarf ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Emma Smith: My Story (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: By the side of a founder of a new faith was a woman of undeniable courage.
Plot: prophet, religion, arrest, lynch mob, death of child, prayer, female protagonist, faith, husband wife relationship, mormonism, religious leader, mormon ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Raise the Song: The History of Penn State (2008)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: This 60-minute documentary produced by Penn State Public Broadcasting (WPSU-TV) examines the people and events that have taken the Commonwealth's land-grant university from its humble roots as the Farmers' High School to an internationally ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, uplifting
Plot: teachers and students, college life, university, society, dedicated educator, americana, student life, ambition, hopes, state affairs, research
Time: 19th century, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.1
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Legacy (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A portrayal of the early Latter-day Saints' joys, sacrifices, hopes, and trials; their epic journey to the Salt Lake Valley; and their legacy of faith in Jesus Christ.
Plot: wagon train, mormonism, love triangle, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, religious persecution, latter day saints, loss of brother, mormon, hardship, mob violence, pioneer
Time: 1830s, 19th century, 1840s
Place: new york, missouri, illinois, ohio
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50%
Blue Brave: The Legend of Formosa in 1895 (2008)
Genre: History
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "1895" tells the story of the resistance against the Japanese invasion in 1895.
Plot: invasion
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: taiwan, japan
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50%
 6.5
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We Believed (2010)
Genre: History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 205 min.
Story: The stories of three young men who, in the wake of the ferocious repression by the Bourbon reign in 1828, decide to join Giuseppe Mazzini's Young Italy movement.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, rebelliousness, political unrest, battle zone, revolution, rebellion, state affairs, battles, society, stabbed to death, historical event, anachronism ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1860s
Place: europe, italy, southern italy, naples italy, sicily
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The World's Greatest Fair (2004)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The largest world's fair in history (which took place in St. Louis in 1904) included the first Olympic Games on American soil, where competitors were openly administered drugs and marathon runners were chased off course by dogs. Other firsts ...
Plot: world's fair, spotlight, indigenous people, female photographer, telegraph, publisher, ferris wheel, olympics, marathon, tribe, ice cream cone, train crash ...
Place: chicago illinois, missouri
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The Gettysburg Address (2018)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Story: The complete story of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
Plot: freedom, conservation, civil war, slavery, democracy, reenactment, tyrant, sacrifice, soldier
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49%
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Polycarp (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Anna, a young slave girl, is rescued and adopted by Christians in 2ND Century Smyrna, and befriended by their aged bishop, Polycarp. As Anna is taught by Polycarp and her new family, she struggles to reconcile her beliefs with those of the ...
Style: christian film
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A film that focuses on some of the events during the life of Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, which was both filmed and distributed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Plot: angel, lynch mob, prophet, revelation, religion, mormonism, riverboat, mob violence, mormon, religious persecution, latter day saints
Time: 1820s, 1830s, 1840s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: ship, sailing ship, journey, immigrants, human spirit, redemption, couple relations, family in crisis, ambition, hopes, couples, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: sweden, europe, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Flame in the Wind (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in the splendor and terror of the Spanish Inquisition, Flame in the Wind tells the story of Carlos, an earnest young nobleman who is faced with a choice: the church system offers safety, protection, and respectability; the Scriptures offer ...
Style: christian film
Plot: spanish inquisition, church, monk, monastery, christianity, christian, catholic church, religion, heretic, heresy, soldier, prisoner ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Founding Of An Army (2017)
Genre: History
Country: China
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The Founding of an Army is a Chinese historical film. Produced by Han Sanping and directed by Andrew Lau, it is the third installment of the trilogy called Founding of New China after The Founding of a Republic (2009) and The Founding of a Party ...
Plot: political leader, military uniform, chinese army, republican era china
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Krotoa (2017)
Genre: History
Country: South Africa
Story: Krotoa, a feisty, bright, 11-year-old girl is removed from her close-knit Khoi tribe to serve Jan van Riebeeck, her uncle’s trading partner and the first Governor of the Cape Colony. She is brought into the first Fort established by the Dutch East ...
Plot: colonialism, culture clash, dutch
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Country: Czechoslovakia
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Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
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Sakurada Gate Incident (2010)
Genre: History
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A film about the assination of Ii Naosuke at the gate of Edo castle in 1860 by ronin from the mito domain.
Plot: gate, xenophobia, ronin, seppuku, government official, assassination, historical event, point of view, sword fight, katana, samurai, japanese history ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ceasefire (2016)
Genre: History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the early 1920s, Georges Laffont, traumatized by the horrific trench warfare, decides to leave his life behind and travel to West Africa. In the vast territories of Upper Volta he - with the help of Diofo, artist and also survivor of the Great ...
Plot: playing violin, cemetery, sea, underwater scene, hit by a car, fight, campfire, sign language, convertible, male objectification, world war one, boat ...
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Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Queen and the Cardinal (2009)
Genre: History
Country: France
Duration: 197 min.
Story: In the middle of the 17th century, forbidden lovers Queen Anne of Austria, the widow of King Louis XIII, and her Prime Minister, Cardinal Mazarin, face the opposition of a revengeful and power-seeking Court.
Plot: royal family, female nudity, secret love, french history, kingdom, louvre
Time: 17th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Contract of a Century (1985)
Genre: History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Film is set in 1980s in Germany and Russia. A major gas pipeline is to be built from Siberia to Europe. German banks are open for discussions about the credit contract for the project. The Russian delegation comes to Germany for business meetings ...
Plot: bank, politics, spy, business
Place: europe, siberia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
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Tell the World (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia
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Plot: faith, trust
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ephraim's Rescue (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: rescue, leadership, human spirit, church, idealism, destiny, heroic mission, optimism, heroes, hopes, parents and children, religions or cults ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1850s
Place: ohio, usa, utah, salt lake city utah
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34%
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Buud Yam (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Burkina Faso
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In an early 19th century African village, Wend Kuuni - a young man, lives with his adopted family after his mother was killed as a witch. When Pughneere - his adopted sister - becomes ill, the villagers suspect Wend Kuuni. In order to save ...
Plot: illness, journey, horse, flashback, brother sister relationship, dream, healer
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Story of Jacob and Joseph (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This film recounts the tales of the Biblical figures, Jacob and Joseph. The first part tells the story of Jacob fleeing his tribe when he cheats his brother out of his birthright, gets cheated himself in his exile years while learning of the need to ...
Style: biblical, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: betrayal, parents and children, christianity, faith, siblings relations, state affairs, family problems, family relations, anti heroes, head of state, rise to the top, royal family ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 115
Savage Journey (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: They forged a new land in the untamed wilderness - with their heart, their hands, and their faith in god.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: wilderness, church, adventure, society, clergy, showbiz, religions or cults, politics, escapades, heroes, state affairs, birds ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: salt lake city utah, missouri, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
How We Got Here (2015)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Story: A series examining entrepreneurship and technological advances in the U.S.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: inventions and discoveries, americana, ambition, reenactment, rise to the top, media, society
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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