Movies and TV shows like The Awakening Land

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The Awakening Land (1978)
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The Awakening Land (1978)
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, frontier, american history, generation, lifetime
Time: 19th century
Place: ohio

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and atmospheric films and TV series with plots about family relations, society, orphan, charles dickens, period piece, american civil war and love and romance mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Awakening Land: Beulah Land (1980), De Stille Kracht (1974), The Dwelling Place (1994), Great Expectations (1989), Great Expectations (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Beulah Land (1980)
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, dysfunctional family, southern belle, slavery, brother, family disapproval
Time: 19th century, 1870s
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De Stille Kracht (1974)
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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The Dwelling Place (1994)
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: pregnancy, baby, aristocrat, rape, drunken man, grandfather, period piece, pregnant, pregnant woman, pregnant from rape
Time: 19th century, 1830s, victorian era
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Great Expectations (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Phillip Pirrip, known as Pip, meets a convict or two in a graveyard and sets into motion a series of events that lead him from a comfortable life in his brother-in-law's forge to a mysterious inheritance and his acquaintance with the eerie Miss ...
Plot: charles dickens, rags to riches, orphan, adoption, literature, inheritance
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Great Expectations (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Mini-series based on the novel by Charles Dickens.
Plot: charles dickens, rags to riches, orphan, benefactor
Time: victorian england, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Sandburg's Lincoln (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Story: A miniseries about President Abraham Lincoln.
Plot: american history, president, politician, politics, husband wife relationship, government, u.s. civil war, american civil war, trial, civil war, u.s. president, usa president
Time: 19th century
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Belgravia (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Story: A tale of secrets and scandals set in 1840s London. When the Trenchards accept an invitation to the now legendary ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the fateful evening of the Battle of Waterloo, it sets in motion a series of events that will ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, exciting, twists and turns, sincere ...
Plot: aristocracy, merchant, family, aristocrat, family life, life, family secret, conflict, high society, intrigue, love and romance, mystery ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: london, england
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32%
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Dickensian (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dickensian intertwines the realm of fictional characters in Charles Dickens’ novels—including Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havisham—in half-hour episodes, as their lives intertwine in 19th century London. The Old Curiosity Shop sits next door to ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, captivating, serious
Plot: charles dickens, murder, crimes, investigation, family relations, police, period piece
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 1840s, victorian era
Place: england, london
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Master of the Game (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 413 min.
Story: Elderly Kate Blackwell looks back at her family's life beginning with her Scottish father Jamie McGregor's journey to South Africa to make his fortune in diamonds. The family history is littered with revenge, lust, betrayal, manipulation, ...
Style: family saga, realistic, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: manipulations, rise to the top, family relations, rivalry, betrayal, manipulation, intrigue, family life, catastrophe, dishonesty, vengeance, twin sister
Time: 19th century
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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David Copperfield (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
Story: Adaptation of the Dickens novel.
Plot: charles dickens, affection, compassion, orphan, childhood memory, oppression, writing, survivor, coming of age
Time: victorian era, 19th century
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Vanity Fair (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An adaptation of the 1848 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, witty
Plot: british, social differences, ambition, female protagonist, rise to the top, society, life philosophy, social climbing, life turned upside down, dysfunctional family, adaptation, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, london
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29%
David Copperfield (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.
Style: atmospheric, uplifting, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, charles dickens, dishonesty, manic, youth, life is a bitch, rise to the top, step parent, rich and poor, society, adulthood ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
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Iron Road (2009)
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: railway, male nudity, period piece
Time: 19th century
Place: china, canada
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The Manions of America (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
Story: Film starring David Soul, Kate Mulgrew, Pierce Brosnan
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, emotional
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: immigrants, american civil war, rich and poor, rise to the top, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, couples, lovers apart ...
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The Secret (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A tale of suspense and intrigue set in 19th century Tyneside, 'The Secret' is based on Catherine Cookson's only thriller novel. Freddie Musgrave's life is in turmoil when a letter implicates him in murder, things are further ...
Plot: united kingdom, period piece
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 1880s, victorian era
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Wives and Daughters (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 301 min.
Story: Elizabeth Gaskell's enchanting tale of romance, scandal, and intrigue in a gossipy English town comes to Masterpiece Theatre in a lavish four-part production of Wives and Daughters, adapted by celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies.Davies, who ...
Style: uplifting, serious, clever, romantic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, love and romance, prejudice, parents and children, love triangle, couple relations, fall in love, secret marriage, gossip, marriage, aristocrat, parent child relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1830s, victorian era, 1820s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Nicholas Nickleby (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 330 min.
Story: Adaptation of the Dickens novel.
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Anne with an E (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, compassionate, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Peasants (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 653 min.
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Genre: Drama
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A Dinner of Herbs (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Madame Bovary (1975)
Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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25%
Seventh Avenue (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
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Plot: fashion, business, clothes
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War and Peace: Part IV (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 96 min.
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Plot: war, based on a novel
Time: 19th century
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25%
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Ellis Island (1984)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 420 min.
Story: The lives and struggles of some of the countless immigrants who arrived on Ellis Island during the 19th century in search of the American Dream.
Plot: american dream, immigrants, world war one, immigration, irish american, torture, extramarital affair
Time: 19th century, 1910s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 50
Body & Soul (2002)
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: realistic, sentimental, serious, sincere
Plot: hospital, workplace, doctors and patients, workplace intrigue, power relations, culture clash, society, doctor, female doctor, mortician, chief of staff, workplace situations ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Death and Nightingales (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: An epic tale of love, betrayal, deception, and revenge set in the beautiful, haunting countryside of Fermanagh in the North of Ireland in 1885.
Plot: abusive stepfather, protestant, terrorist bombing, priest, birthday, dynamite, catholic
Time: 19th century, quarry
Place: northern ireland
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Jacqueline Susann's Valley of The Dolls (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 233 min.
Story: Updated version of the Jacqueline Susann best selling 1960's novel shows the lives of three very different women who come to New York City to achieve fame and fortune in show business and get all messed up in the process.
Plot: award ceremony, nightclub, actress, drug addiction, sanitarium, wig, singer, lesbian, filmmaking
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Echoes in the Darkness (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 250 min.
Story: Based on the true life story that took place in the 1970s, this movie follows the murder of Susan Reinert and her two children in Upper Merion Township in Pennsylvania, a case that lasted seven years
Plot: child murder, storm, dead body in car trunk, naked dead woman, true crime, heart attack, murder of family, murder, dead woman, off screen murder
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24%