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The Awakening Land
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 333 min.
Story: Frontierswoman Sayward Luckett's struggles in Ohio during the late 18th-century and early 19th-century.
Plot: pioneer, american history, frontier
Time: 19th century
Place: ohio
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and emotional films and TV series with plots about family relations, society, parents and children, pioneer, husband wife relationship, hopes and americana mostly in Drama, Western and Romance genres. Some movies like The Awakening Land: Legacy (1993), Savage Journey (1983), The Substitute Wife (1994), Love's Unending Legacy (2007), Meek's Cutoff (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Legacy
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: husband wife relationship, love triangle, female protagonist, mormonism, wagon train, mormon, mob violence, latter day saints, religious persecution, hardship, loss of brother, pioneer
Time: 1840s, 19th century, 1830s
Place: ohio, illinois, missouri, new york
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Savage Journey
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: wilderness, society, adventure, church, clergy, showbiz, religions or cults, politics, escapades, heroes, state affairs, pioneer ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: missouri, salt lake city utah, ohio
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System:   88%
    User:   79%
 
The Substitute Wife
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Nebraska, in pioneer days, a woman who knows she is going to die asks a prostitute to replace her with her husband and four children in order to make it possible for them to keep their family farm.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: family life, love triangle, self discovery, prostitute, romance, prostitution, pioneer, couples, family relations, bigamy, tragic hero, aging ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: nebraska
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System:   62%
    User:   59%
 
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The Work and the Glory II: American Zion
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: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: culture clash, religions or cults, hopes, society, redemption, discrimination, americana, rivalry, family relations, religious, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: missouri, usa, ohio, new york state
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System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided
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: leadership, religions or cults, hopes, intrigue, redemption, discrimination, family in danger, americana, danger, dishonesty, rivalry, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: missouri, usa, ohio
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System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
Love's Unending Legacy
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: serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: fall in love, old west, small town, love and romance, family relations, romance, orphan, single parent, dealing with death, adoption, starting over, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
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    User:   45%
 
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Meek's Cutoff
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, serious, meditative, enigmatic, realistic ...
Plot: desert, survival, native americans, wilderness, existentialism, paranoia, indians, isolation, old west, storytelling, danger, loneliness ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, usa
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System:   42%
    User:   44%
 
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Ephraim's Rescue
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: From T.C. Christensen, director of the sensational pioneer film, 17 Miracles, comes the heroic true story of a simple man who was called to do the work of angels. Ephraim’s Rescue relates the story of Ephraim Hanks: a rescuer of the Martin ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: leadership, human spirit, church, idealism, destiny, heroic mission, optimism, rescue, heroes, hopes, parents and children, religions or cults ...
Time: 18th century, 1850s, 19th century
Place: ohio, usa, utah, salt lake city utah
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System:   38%
    User:   36%
 
How the West Was Won
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, breathtaking ...
Plot: adventure, family, gunfight, civil war, american civil war, culture clash, crimes, indians, native americans, destiny, old west, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1880s, 1870s, 1840s ...
Place: california, arizona, missouri, ohio, usa ...
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System:   37%
    User:   39%
 
Houston: The Legend of Texas
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Sam Elliot stars as Sam Houston, the visionary who nearly single-handedly forged the state of Texas into a powerful entity in its own right. Refusing to forget the Alamo (as if anyone could), Houston led the military in Texas' rebellion against ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, folk hero, head of state, americana, war, heroes, military, state affairs, leadership, rise to the top, political unrest, battles ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas
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System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Michaela and Sully travel by train to Boston with their children Brian and Katie to be at Colleen's graduation. Upon arriving they find that Michaela's mother just about to be released from the hospital but instructed that she needs ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: doctors and patients, hospital, parents and children, family life, school, college, family relations, single parent, race against time, doctor, medicine, female doctor ...
Time: 19th century
Place: boston, medical school
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System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
All Fall Down
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ralph and Annabell Willart are a feuding couple who are constantly bickering over their worthless, good-for nothing son Berry-Berry..
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, on the road, coming of age, americana, dysfunctional family, family life, love and romance, womanizer, youth, adolescence, family relations, pregnancy ...
Time: 60s
Place: ohio, florida
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System:   29%
    User:   32%
 
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Beulah Land
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 281 min.
Story: This sweeping epic dramatized the lives of two Georgia families during the early-to-mid 1800s: the Kendricks, who resided on the Beulah Land plantation, and the Davises, who owned the Oaks plantation. Both families loved, prospered and lost during ...
Plot: plantation, american civil war, civil war, family disapproval, brother, slavery, dysfunctional family, southern belle
Time: 19th century, 1870s
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System:   29%
    User:   31%
 
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Body & Soul
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Dr. Rachel Griffen returns from the Far East, planning on incorporating alternative medicine with traditional practices. Her mentor Dr. Isaac Braun is skeptical and administrator Quinten Bremmer outright hostile. Oz is the ever cheerful orderly.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere
Plot: doctors and patients, culture clash, hospital, workplace situations, workplace, power relations, workplace intrigue, society, mortician, chief of staff, doctor, alternative medicine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
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System:   28%
    User:   23%
 
The Pride of Jesse Hallam
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jesse Hallum sells the family farm to see that his daughter receives the medical care she needs at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital. The big city challenges him, though, especially when his illiteracy is exposed.
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: parents and children, child illness, dysfunctional family, countryside, family in crisis, city life, urban, family life, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, human spirit ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
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    User:   28%
 
De Stille Kracht
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Louis Couperus, De Stille Kracht is set at the end of the nineteenth century and concerns the cultural gap between East and West, that is between the Netherlands and their colony on Java. The Dutch colonists, who nominally rule ...
Plot: colonialism, black magic, paranormal phenomena
Time: 19th century
Place: indonesia
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System:   25%
    User:   26%
 
...And Your Name Is Jonah
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple whose son had been diagnosed as mentally retarded, and was institutionalized, are shocked to discover that the diagnosis was wrong, and that their son is in fact deaf.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: mute or deaf, human spirit, parents and children, family, disability, hopes, family problems, deafness, sign language, family relations, family in crisis, misdiagnosed ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ohio, usa
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System:   25%
    User:   21%
 
 6.2
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The Hawaiians
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A wanderer returns home only to find political turmoil, disease and romantic difficulties.
Style: epic, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating
Plot: society, adventurer, immigrants, romance, culture clash, escapades, pineapple, lifestyle, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, leprosy, plantation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: hawaii, usa
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System:   25%
    User:   21%
 
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 4.8
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Slaves
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Kentucky slave fights for his freedom from cruel overseer whose mistress eventually joins Davis and the other slaves in their revolt.
Plot: slavery, plantation, deep south, slave, captive, mistress, childbirth, miscegenation, african american, escape, sadism, drunkenness ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, kentucky
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System:   25%
    User:   27%
 
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Iron Road
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, China
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A poor but feisty Chinese woman, disguised as a boy, joins the railroad crew in the Rocky Mountains to search for her long-lost father, and falls in love with the son of the railroad tycoon.
Plot: period piece, male nudity
Time: 19th century
Place: china, canada
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System:   24%
    User:   21%
 
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The Outsider
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A western love story revolving around the forbidden love between a young widow from a Quaker-like religious group and a cold-blooded gunslinger whom she takes into her home after he is wounded.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, sincere
Plot: vengeance, old west, love affair, romance, murder, religions or cults, love and romance, rivalry, society, forbidden love, lone wolves, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century
Place: montana, ohio
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System:   24%
    User:   22%
 
War and Peace: Part IV
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As Moscow is set ablaze by the retreating Russians, the Rostovs flee their estate, taking wounded soldiers with them, and unbeknownst to them, also Andrei. Pierre, dressed as a peasant, tries to assassinate Napoleon but is taken prisoner. As the ...
Plot: war
Time: 19th century
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System:   24%
    User:   26%
 
The Street Where We Live
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "I'm just two paychecks away from being on the street." In the aftermath of the nation's financial crisis, Mary, a single mom with two kids, finds herself faced with that exact situation when the factory where she works closes ...
Plot: poverty, homelessness, working class, blue collar, recession
Place: midwest, ohio
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System:   24%
    User:   20%
 
Little House on the Prairie
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: farm, family, small town, parents and children, siblings relations, small town life, americana, romance, family life, society, youth, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1800s
Place: kansas, minnesota
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System:   23%
    User:   19%
 
War and Peace: Part II
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the end of 1809, Natasha attends her first ball. Andrei falls in love with her and intends to marry her, but her father demands they wait. The prince travels abroad, and Natasha desperately longs for him. But she then meets Anatol Kuragin and ...
Plot: war, engagement, ball, aristocrat, soldier
Time: 19th century
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System:   23%
    User:   23%
 
The Dwelling Place
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Adaptation of Catherine Cookson's novel. Set in the 1830s, the film tells the story of 16-year-old Cissie Brodie after the death of parents, and the repossession of the family home. She finds a barren place to live and care for her younger ...
Plot: rape, baby, aristocrat, pregnancy, period piece, drunken man, pregnant, pregnant from rape, grandfather
Time: 19th century, 1830s, victorian era
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System:   23%
    User:   22%
 
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One Fall
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the rustic Midwestern town of One Fall, the film tells the story of a man, James (Marcus Dean Fuller), who miraculously survived a horrific fall from a spectacular 200 foot-high cliff and was never heard from again. However, three years after ...
Style: serious, touching
Plot: redemption, self discovery, small town, moral dilemma, small town life, social relations, bar, dog, mentor, brother brother relationship, beating, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   24%
 
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Maladonna
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In late XIX century, rich and bored Maria (Paola Senatore) is after a more sexually interesting life and gets involved with Alessio who shows her other kinds of love. She soon becomes his sex slave but some unexpected consequences will arise from ...
Plot: lesbian sex, gambling, horse carriage, cuckolded husband, masturbation, pubic hair, billiards, large breasts, orgy, female full frontal nudity, female masturbation
Time: 19th century, 1800s
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System:   22%
    User:   25%
 

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Florence Nightingale
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Reflective drama of pioneering nurse, writer and noted statistician Florence Nightingale
Plot: nursing, hospital, nurse, historical event
Time: 19th century, victorian era
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The Branches
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: A melodic, emotional exploration of one family falling apart in a sleepy Midwestern city, The Branches follows Claire (Kelly Brumbach) as she attempts to reconnect with the hometown life she left behind.
Plot: coming of age, family drama, hometown
Place: midwest, ohio
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System:   22%
    User:   22%
 
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