Movies and TV shows like Father Murphy

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Father Murphy (1981)
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Father Murphy (1981)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: A good-hearted frontiersman poses as a priest to start an orphanage for a group of kids whose homes have been destroyed by an evil mining manager.
Plot: orphan, horse, prospector, boy, girl, horse riding, school teacher
Time: 19th century

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Most similar movies to Father Murphy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films and TV series with plots about orphan, family relations, youth, friendship, society, family life and child's point of view mostly in Drama, Family and Western genres. Some movies like Father Murphy: Guns of Paradise (1988), Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993), Oliver Twist (1997), Oliver Twist (1999), Anne with an E (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Guns of Paradise (1988)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of fictitious gunfighter Ethan Allen Cord, whose sister left her four children in his custody when she died.
Plot: farm, native american, child care, brother brother relationship, bank, teenage boy, girl, uncle nephew relationship, small town life, western town, small town, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: california
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95%
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is an American Western drama series created by Beth Sullivan and starring Jane Seymour who plays Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn, a physician who leaves Boston in search of adventure in the American West and who settles ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, medical drama
Audience: family outing
Plot: family values, doctors and patients, old west, female doctor, small town, parents and children, couple relations, society, love and romance, interracial relations, children, american indian ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado, usa
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82%
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Oliver Twist (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
TV show
Story: Charles Dickens' classical story about the young orphan boy in 1837 England is again re-filmed in grand fashion. Richard Dreyfuss portrays Fagin, the unscrupulous leader of the young pick-pockets Oliver (Alex Trench) initially falls in with ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, youth, young heroes, coming of age, crimes, family, gang, danger, society, life is a bitch, injustice, child in peril ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1830s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Oliver Twist (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 386 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Charles Dickens' novel, this adaptation traces the childhood of an orphan whose mother dies giving birth to him in an English work-house in the 1820s.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, bleak
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, child abuse, confined, young heroes, youth, danger, coming of age, rich and poor, social differences, down on your luck, kidnapping, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1830s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Anne with an E (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood ...
Style: compassionate, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: friendship, orphan, family relations, child's point of view, small town, teen romance, parents and children, adventure, imaginary, school, society, children's home ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Lightning, the White Stallion (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a stolen white stallion escapes his captors, young Stephanie Ward gives him a new home and a new name: Lightning. As she grooms the horse for show-jumping competition, the pair forms an unbreakable bond. But when Stephanie finds herself in need ...
Plot: horse, horse riding, gambling, teenage girl, horse jumping, girl horse relationship, horse trainer, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, rider horse relationship, boy, escapades, boy horse relationship ...
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62%
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: sentimental, sincere, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: farm, americana, family life, small town, parents and children, family relations, family, love and romance, small town life, romance, teachers and students, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: minnesota, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Secret Garden (1975)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 210 min.
TV show
Story: TV miniseries adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, feel good, uplifting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, estate, orphan, mischievous children, brat, self discovery, countryside, teaching the ways of the world, social relations, power relations, disability ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: europe, england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1980)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cattle Annie and Little Britches is a 1981 American film[1] starring Burt Lancaster, Rod Steiger, Diane Lane, and Amanda Plummer, based on the lives of two adolescent girls in the late 19th century Oklahoma Territory, who became infatuated with the ...
Plot: swimming, gun, criminal, girl dressed as boy, cowboy, outlaw, teenage girl, horse, horse riding, cowgirl, spanking, hammock ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century, 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Emily of New Moon (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Emily of New Moon is a Canadian television series, which aired on CBC Television from 1998 to 2000. The series originally aired in the United States on the Cookie Jar Toons block on This TV and it is currently seen in Canada on the Viva, Bravo! and ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, family relations, uncover truth, starting over, island, family life, youth, young heroes, coming of age, family, grownups, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Oliver Twist (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: Oliver is born into poverty and misfortune - the son of an unmarried mother, who dies shortly after his birth. He is soon delivered to the workhouse, where the cruel Mr. Bumble oversees children tormented by starvation and suffering. When Oliver ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, victorian england, child's point of view, street kid, thief, social decay, friendship, danger, society, youth, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Anne of Green Gables (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, West Germany, USA
Duration: 199 min.
TV show
Story: At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, witty, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, adoption, teaching the ways of the world, countryside, teenage love, love and romance, coming of age, best friends, young heroes, foster home, island, imagination ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Ponderosa (2001)
Genre: Western, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Ponderosa is a television series developed by Bonanza creator David Dortort for PAX-TV that ran for the 2001–2002 television season. Envisioned as a prequel to the long-running NBC series Bonanza, it had less gunfire, brawling and other ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family, siblings relations, americana, single parent, farm, father son relationship, widower, tough heroes, brother brother relationship, half brother half brother relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Heidi (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 193 min.
TV show
Story: After charming her reclusive grandfather and falling in love with the beautiful mountain he calls home, Heidi is uprooted and sent to Frankfurt where she befriends Klara, a young girl confined to a wheelchair.
Style: semi serious, feel good, emotional
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, family relations, friendship, family, odd couple, young heroes, youth, adventure, escapades, hopes, mischievous children, mountain ...
Place: europe, switzerland, swiss alps, germany, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Love's Enduring Promise (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this Janette Oke sequel to "Love Comes Softly," the eldest child in an 1800s frontier family, Missie Davis is a bright and beautiful elementary schoolteacher whose love for the prairie is matched only by her passion for books. When ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: old west, farm, fall in love, love triangle, couples, haunted by the past, countryside, parents and children, young lovers, lifestyle, romance, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Anne of Green Gables (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A retelling of L.M. Montgomery's story of Anne Shirley, an orphan who is accidentally sent to a couple looking to adopt a boy instead
Style: sincere, touching, compassionate, uplifting
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, redhead girl, friendship, family drama, adoption, based on a novel, family farm, happy ending, boy
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Bret Maverick (1981)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Bret Maverick is a 1981-82 American Western television series starring James Garner in the role that made him famous in the 1957 series Maverick: a professional poker player traveling alone year after year through the Old West from riverboat to ...
Plot: saloon, old west, ranch, apache, apache territory, retirement, poker, gambler, apache indian, arizona territory, convention
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Great Expectations (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Mini-series based on the novel by Charles Dickens.
Plot: charles dickens, rags to riches, victorian england, orphan, benefactor
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Party of Five (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Following his parents' tragic death, 24-year-old Charlie Salinger is back at home – and in over his head – as his siblings' legal guardian. Together, Charlie, 16-year-old Bailey, 15-year-old Julia and 11-year-old Claudia share the ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, gloomy
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: family relations, orphan, death of parent, siblings relations, loss of parent, adolescence vs adulthood, family life, love and romance, coming of age, dealing with death, child care, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Comanche Moon (2008)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: Comanche Moon, the prequel to McMurtry's bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Lonesome Dove follows Texas Rangers Augustus "Gus" McCrae (Zahn) and Woodrow F. Call (Urban), now in their middle years, as they continue to ...
Style: captivating, tense, sincere, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: native americans, old west, texas ranger, danger, friendship, partners, escapades, rivalry, daring rescue, crimes, adventure, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, victorian era, 1850s, 1860s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Great Expectations (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 303 min.
TV show
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, victorian england, literature, orphan, inheritance, adoption
Time: victorian era, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
David Copperfield (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
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: uplifting, captivating, emotional, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, charles dickens, manic, adulthood, rise to the top, dishonesty, society, youth, life is a bitch, down on your luck, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Love's Unending Legacy (2007)
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: uplifting, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, family relations, starting over, optimism, social relations, parents and children, fall in love, single parent, romance, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Return to Lonesome Dove (1993)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 322 min.
TV show
Story: 'Captain' Call has just buried Gus at Lonesome Dove and plans to head back to his ranch in Montana. Looking at a herd of wild Mustangs, he decides to drive them north with the help of Isom and Gideon Walker. Gideon hires Agostina Vega and ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: severed head, texas ranger, adventure, on the road, americana, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, old west, cowboy, heroes, escapades, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Heidi (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heidi is an orphaned girl initially raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland. In order to get a job in Frankfurt, Dete brings 5-year-old Heidi to her grandfather, who has been at odds with the villagers for years and lives in seclusion on ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mountain, orphan, family relations, friendship, governess, young heroes, youth, hopes, optimism, friends, disability, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, alps, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Little Big Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While out and about tending to his herd, young shepherd Larus meets a mysterious little girl named Tinke. Quickly realizing that the girl is alone, Larus brings Tinke some food and slowly builds a friendship with her. Tinke, whose parents died ...
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, friendship, hopes, destiny, human nature, friends, coming of age, grandmother granddaughter relationship, children, search, girl ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (1994)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Man from Snowy River is an Australian television series based on Banjo Paterson's poem "The Man from Snowy River". Released in Australia as Banjo Paterson's The Man from Snowy River, the series was subsequently released in ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, emotional, saga, captivating ...
Plot: small town, blind ambition, ambition, contests and competitions, intrigue, dishonesty, underdog, chases and races, rivalry, mountain, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Secret Garden (1987)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a spoiled English girl living in 19th century India loses both parents in a cholera epidemic, she is sent back to England to live in a country mansion. The lord is a strange old man-- frail and deformed, immensely kind but so melancholy. She ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, light, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orphan, family relations, uncle, garden, mansion, family problems, little girl, mischievous children, family life, child's point of view, friendship, cholera ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Love's Unfolding Dream (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Centers on Missy's adopted daughter Belinda Tyler as she follows her dream. Belinda wants to be a doctor, but this time period does not look kindly on women with careers, especially one in the medical field. But Belinda is a strong-minded woman ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, uplifting, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, ambition, family life, social differences, relationship vs career, fall in love, workplace situations, hopes, follow your dream, blind ambition, family relations, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Great Expectations (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 'Great Expectations' opens with Pip as a boy (played as an young man by newcomer Douglas Booth, 'The Pillars of the Earth') on the marshes near his home, where he encounters the desperate escapee Magwitch (Winstone). Pip is ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, generosity, victorian england, lovers, rags to riches, convict, romance, inheritance, destiny, obsession, society, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1820s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%