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, 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, touching and stylized films and TV series with plots about family relations, period piece, society, love and romance, couples, orphan and coming of age mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Awakening Land: Sandburg's Lincoln (1974), Iron Road (2009), Body & Soul (2002), Beulah Land (1980), The Manions of America (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sandburg's Lincoln (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Story: A miniseries about President Abraham Lincoln.
Plot: american history, usa president, husband wife relationship, government, president, u.s. civil war, trial, u.s. president, american civil war, civil war, politics, politician
Time: 19th century
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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: male nudity, period piece
Time: 19th century
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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.
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Beulah Land (1980)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 281 min.
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The Manions of America (1981)
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Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
Story: Film starring David Soul, Kate Mulgrew, Pierce Brosnan
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: american civil war, follow your dream, lovers apart, rich and poor, rise to the top, unfulfillment, love and romance, immigrants, romance, renewed love, ambition, couples ...
Time: 19th century
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 238 min.
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Style: romantic
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De Stille Kracht (1974)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 240 min.
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