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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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How the West Was Won
Western
USA
164 min.
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Into the West
Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, Western
USA
552 min.
 8.1
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and emotional films and TV series with plots about pioneer, horse, old west, native american, family relations, society and adventure mostly in Western, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The Awakening Land: Legacy (1993), Savage Journey (1983), How the West Was Won (1962), The Substitute Wife (1994), Love's Unending Legacy (2007). 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: mormonism, latter day saints, religious persecution, hardship, mob violence, pioneer, loss of brother, mormon, wagon train, love triangle, female protagonist, husband wife relationship
Time: 1830s, 1840s, 19th century
Place: ohio, illinois, new york, missouri
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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, adventure, society, church, clergy, showbiz, religions or cults, politics, escapades, heroes, state affairs, mormonism ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: salt lake city utah, ohio, missouri
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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, 1840s, 1860s, 1850s ...
Place: california, arizona, missouri, ohio, usa ...
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System:   83%
    User:   85%
 
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, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: family life, love triangle, self discovery, prostitute, romance, pioneer, prostitution, couples, family relations, bigamy, tragic hero, aging ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: nebraska
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System:   68%
    User:   80%
 
Love's Unending Legacy
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
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, realistic, touching ...
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, old west, small town, family relations, romance, orphan, single parent, dealing with death, adoption, starting over, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
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System:   57%
    User:   59%
 
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, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, folk hero, head of state, war, americana, heroes, military, state affairs, leadership, rise to the top, political unrest, battles ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas
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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:   54%
    User:   46%
 
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Pioneer Woman
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A homesteading family in the 1867 Wyoming faces a crisis when the husband is killed and the wife must decide whether to remain or take her son and daughter back East.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, fugitives, adventure, dealing with death, wilderness, starting over, feminism, parents and children, wartime life, chases and races, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1860s
Place: usa, wyoming, indiana, nebraska
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System:   52%
    User:   58%
 
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: emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: culture clash, religions or cults, hopes, society, redemption, discrimination, americana, rivalry, family relations, religious, estranged son, religious leader ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: missouri, usa, new york state, ohio
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System:   52%
    User:   50%
 
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, uplifting, realistic
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:   52%
    User:   55%
 
Caddie Woodlawn
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The exciting adventures of an 11-year-old tomboy growing up in the Wisconsin frontier of the 1860s. Based on the children's book.
Plot: canoe, sheep, tomboy, large family, pioneer, golden retriever, summer, egg, uncle niece relationship, indian chief, braided hair, flower ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century, 1860s
Place: wisconsin
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System:   51%
    User:   54%
 
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: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: leadership, human spirit, church, idealism, destiny, heroic mission, optimism, rescue, heroes, hopes, parents and children, religions or cults ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1850s
Place: ohio, usa, salt lake city utah, utah
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System:   50%
    User:   56%
 
Across the Great Divide
Genre: Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two orphans set out to claim their inheritance - a 400 acre plot of land in Salem Oregon. To Do so they must cross the rugged snow covered Rocky Mountains in the year 1876.
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, coming of age, on the road, wilderness, orphan, on the run, youth, rocky mountains, gambler, family, gambling, danger ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 1870s
Place: oregon, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
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Tuck Everlasting
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Natalie Babbitt's award winning book for children comes to the screen in a lavish adaptation from Walt Disney Pictures. Winnie Foster (Alexis Bledel) is a girl in her early teens growing up in the small rural town of Winesap in 1914. ...
Style: serious, touching, atmospheric, fairy tale, sentimental ...
Plot: immortality, coming of age, family, fountain of youth, small town, innocence lost, crimes, romance, beautiful scenery, adaptation, love story, family relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, 2000s
Place: new york
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System:   45%
    User:   38%
 
Amongst Vultures
Genre: Western, Adventure
Country: West Germany, Yugoslavia, Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Frontier Hellcat was the fourth in a series of 1960s European westerns based on Karl May's "Winnetou" character. Stewart Granger takes over from Lex Barker in the leading "Anglo"-role of the mysterious maverick who wanders ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, danger, old west, escapades, adventure, heroes, adventurer, gang, apache, equestrian, native american, gangsters ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: arizona
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    User:   34%
 
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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, romance, love affair, old west, murder, religions or cults, love and romance, rivalry, society, forbidden love, lone wolves, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century
Place: ohio, montana
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System:   43%
    User:   48%
 
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, 1800s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: minnesota, kansas
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System:   42%
    User:   34%
 
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Handcart
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 ...
Plot: latter day saints, religious persecution, pioneer, journey, mormon, christian, prejudice, faith
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: utah
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System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
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17 Miracles
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, captivating, realistic
Plot: immigrants, adventure, destiny, miraculous event, religions or cults, hopes, misfit, society, latter day saints, hardship, emigrant, hunger ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
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System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
Into the West
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 552 min.
Story: Steven Spielberg executive produced this TNT miniseries about American Westward expansion during the 19th century. Told from both the perspective of the white Wheeler family and the Native American Lakota tribe, the 12-hour epic follows the clans as ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: immigrants, old west, friendship, interracial relations, adventure, parents and children, siblings relations, racism, culture clash, native american, injustice, americana ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
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System:   41%
    User:   49%
 
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Far and Away
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A young man (Cruise) leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter (Kidman) after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big giveaway in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new land, they find jobs and begin saving ...
Style: touching, epic, serious, romantic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, adventure, irish, unlikely couple, love story, happy ending, destiny, young lovers, beautiful scenery, catastrophe, follow your dream, storytelling ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, oklahoma
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System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
Alone Yet Not Alone
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Fleeing religious persecution in Germany, the Leininger family seeks a new start in uncharted country - America. It is the mid-1700s and British and French forces are struggling for control over the abundant resources of this new territory. Carving ...
Style: emotional, serious, epic, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, americana, society, immigrants, captivity, siblings relations, family in danger, political unrest, religions or cults, confined, danger, family problems ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ohio, usa, delaware, pennsylvania, america ...
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System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
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Seraphim Falls
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Civil War has ended, but Colonel Morsman Carver is on one final mission – to kill Gideon, no matter what it takes. Launched by a gunshot and propelled by rage, the relentless pursuit takes the two men through frigid snow-capped mountains and ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, epic ...
Plot: vengeance, wilderness, chase, survival, civil war, revenge, desert, justice, violence, american civil war, obsessive quest, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
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System:   38%
    User:   42%
 
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Wagons East
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After the 1860s Wild West, a group of misfit settlers - including ex-doctor Phil Taylor, prostitute Belle, and homosexual bookseller Julian - decide they cannot live in their current situation in the west. They hire a grizzled alcoholic wagon master ...
Style: humorous, not serious, satirical, absurd, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, culture clash, americana, on the road, indians, anti heroes, old west, native americans, fugitives, adventure, gang, getting home ...
Time: 19th century, future, 1800s
Place: california
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System:   37%
    User:   43%
 
September Dawn
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Western
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A story set against the Mountain Meadows Massacre, the film is based upon the tragedy which occurred in Utah in 1857. A group of settlers, traveling on wagons, was murdered by the native Mormons. All together, about 140 souls of men, women and ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: religions or cults, americana, old west, romance, deadly, small town, society, young lovers, leadership, forbidden love, love affair, small town life ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1850s, 1870s
Place: usa, utah, arkansas, salt lake city utah
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System:   36%
    User:   41%
 
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Beloved
Genre: Drama, History, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved". Sethe and Denver take her in and then strange things start to happen...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: supernatural, slavery, brutality, parents and children, guilt, book, adaptation, hopes, love and romance, race issues, literature, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s
Place: colorado, kentucky, ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
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System:   35%
    User:   34%
 
The Shakiest Gun in the West
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jesse W. Haywood (Don Knotts) graduates from dental school in Philadelphia in 1870 and goes west to become a frontier dentist. Penelope "Bad Penny" Cushing (Barbara Rhoades) is offered a pardon if she will track down a ring of gun ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, realistic, funny ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: gunfight, anti heroes, on the road, indians, crimes, old west, goofy hero, vengeance, mythology, chase, mentor, impossible love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey, texas
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System:   34%
    User:   27%
 
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Old Surehand
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Old Surehand and his faithful old friend Old Wabble are on the trail of a cold-blooded killer with the nickname 'The General'. The brother of Old Surehand was murdered by him. On the way Old Surehand and Old Wabble are involved in the ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: vengeance, old west, rivalry, adventure, gang, partners against crime, track down, chases and races, apache, crimes, partners, indian chief ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa
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System:   33%
    User:   30%
 

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The Homesman
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy. Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just ...
Style: bleak, realistic, atmospheric, tense, road movie ...
Plot: wilderness, mental illness, violence, suicide, tragedy, old west, unlikely partners, on the road, loneliness, insanity, women, redemption ...
Time: 19th century
Place: iowa, nebraska, usa, cross country
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System:   32%
    User:   36%
 
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The Claim
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A prospector sells his wife and daughter to another gold miner for the rights to a gold mine. Twenty years later, the prospector is a wealthy man who owns much of the old west town named Kingdom Come. But changes are brewing and his past is coming ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, serious, epic, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, human nature, redemption, death, greed, old west, haunted by the past, sexualized violence, prostitute, romance, society, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: california, usa, mine
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System:   31%
    User:   36%
 
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