Movies and TV shows like Ellis Island

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Ellis Island (1984)
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Ellis Island (1984)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 420 min.
TV show
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, torture, extramarital affair, irish american
Time: 19th century, 1910s
Place: new york

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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 society, hopes, ambition, immigrants, love and romance, couples and world war one mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Ellis Island: Little Women (2017), Studs Lonigan (1979), Show Me a Hero (2015), Titanic: Blood and Steel (2012), The Manions of America (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Little Women (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 176 min.
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Story: Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, the story follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother, Marmee, and while their father is away at war, the girls navigate ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, sweet, feel good, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sibling relationship, american civil war, coming of age, sister, household, family bonds, women, sister sister relationship, civil war, love and romance, everyday life, love story ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
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Studs Lonigan (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: Story of the Irish-American Lonigan family between 1918 and 1930. The story centers on young Studs who is growing into adulthood in a city full of temptations.
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, irish american
Time: 1920s
Place: chicago illinois
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Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
Style: rough, thought provoking, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, racism, state affairs, crimes, society, life is a bitch, interracial relations, lawsuit, mayor, urban, murder, city council ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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Titanic: Blood and Steel (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, Italy, France, Canada, UK, Spain, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Belfast, 1909. The Harland and Wolff shipyard has been handed the greatest project in its history. It will build a great, unsinkable ship. And it will be called the RMS Titanic.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, epic
Plot: iceberg, titanic, danger, social differences, workplace situations, sea disaster, irish, passenger, working class, catastrophe, ship, society ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, edwardian era ...
Place: ireland, new york, europe, belfast
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The Manions of America (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
TV show
Story: Film starring David Soul, Kate Mulgrew, Pierce Brosnan
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating, emotional
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: immigrants, american civil war, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, lovers apart, rise to the top, romance, rich and poor, lovers reunited, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: philadelphia, usa
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Little America (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: An anthology series that goes beyond the headlines to look at the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring and surprising stories of immigrants in America at a time when they are more relevant than ever.
Style: anthology, uplifting, sincere, funny, sad ...
Plot: immigrants, american dream, family values, parents and children, hard labor, education, escape, stubbornness, life is a bitch, follow your dream, love, immigration
Place: usa, america
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64%
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, touching, atmospheric, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: immigrants, starvation, farm hand, sailing ship, journey, sea voyage, ship, seasickness, emigrant, sailboat, against the odds, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: sweden, minnesota, europe, eastern europe
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Radetzky March (1994)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Austria, Germany, France
Duration: 255 min.
TV show
Story: At the battle of Solferino Joseph von Trotta, a lieutenant in the Slovenian infantry, is wounded while saving the life of the young Austrian Emperor Franz-Joseph I. The Emperor rewards him by elevating him in society to a position quite out of ...
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The Adams Chronicles (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Family Chronicles Drama, American
Style: epic
Plot: diplomat, secretary of state, ambassador, historian, u.s. president, american history, president, colonial america, american revolution
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Rebellion (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Ireland
Duration: 258 min.
TV show
Story: Rebellion is a five part serial drama about the birth of modern Ireland. The story is told from the perspectives of a group of fictional characters who live through the political events of the 1916 Easter Rising.
Plot: world war one, rebellion, british empire
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Manure and Gillyflowers (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: A story about the life of Maximiliane Irene von Quindt based on a classic novel by Christine Bruckner .
Style: family saga
Plot: world war two, nobility, strong female lead, grandfather granddaughter relationship, strong female character, world war one, german history, fictional biography
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Les Misérables (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The scene is set during the French Restoration at the beginning of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, a galley slave who was sent to prison for stealing food, is now released after serving nineteen years. At first he only encounter mistrust and closed ...
Style: serious, touching, epic, suspense, emotional ...
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The Awakening Land (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 333 min.
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Lincoln (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
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Style: emotional, clever, serious, realistic, captivating ...
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: Australia
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
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Under Capricorn (1983)
Genre: Drama, History
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39%
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Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
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Country: UK
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Time: 19th century, 1830s, victorian era
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38%
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The Citizen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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War and Peace: Part III (1967)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 81 min.
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Plot: napoleonic wars, uniform, russian soldier, war
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The Duchess of Duke Street (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The Duchess Of Duke Street is a BBC television drama series set in London between 1900 and 1925. It was created by John Hawkesworth, the former producer of the highly successful ITV period drama Upstairs, Downstairs. It starred Gemma Jones as Louisa ...
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Plot: world war one, hotel, rich and poor, social differences, power relations, couples, love and romance, rise to the top, society, ambition, master and servant, chef ...
Time: 1910s
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North and South (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 561 min.
TV show
Story: Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: american civil war, foe turned friend, friendship, espionage, love and romance, slavery, family feud, military base, love triangle, best friends, military, battles ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1850s, victorian era, 1840s
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Barkskins (2020)
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Country: USA
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Story: A disparate group of outcasts and dreamers battle to escape their pasts while navigating the brutal frontier hardships, competing interests, and tangled loyalties at the crossroads of civilization: the New World. Based on the novel by ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, exciting, visually appealing ...
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Time: 17th century, 16th century
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The Knick (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
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Beulah Land (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 281 min.
TV show
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, dysfunctional family, slavery, brother, southern belle
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