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The Greatest Show on Earth (1963)
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The Greatest Show on Earth (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Greatest Show on Earth is an American drama series starring Jack Palance about the American circus, which aired on ABC from September 17, 1963, to April 28, 1964. It was produced by Desilu, the production company founded by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Sr..
Plot: circus, accountant, traveling circus, animal trainer, cane
Time: 60s, 1960s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, semi serious and serious films and TV series with plots about family relations, family, youth, family life, friendship, circus and parents and children mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Greatest Show on Earth: The Balloon Vendor (1974), The First of May (1999), Gigantic (2010), Our House (1986), Second Noah (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Balloon Vendor (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young boy tries to make living out of a puppet show when his mother abandons him and his father.
Plot: circus, parent child relationship, blond boy, death, hospital, balloon, father son relationship, loss of son
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The First of May (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Cory (Dan Byrd) is a foster child nobody wants. Carlotta (Academy Award-nominee Julie Harris) is an elderly woman the world has forgotten. Together, they find friendship and family when they join a traveling circus. Also features Mickey Rooney and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: circus, youth, baseball, retirement home, adoption, foster parent, family relations, social relations, sport team, boarding school, friends, power relations ...
Time: 90s
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86%
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Gigantic (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A half-hour dramedy that takes a fictional look at the glitzy, chaotic and often hilarious life of being a Hollywood "it" kid. Set in the world of the Hollywood elite packed with A-list parties and privilege, it tells a coming-of-age story ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, hollywood, coming of age, artists and showbiz, starlet, teenage life, family, lifestyle, youth, celebrity culture, parents and children, celebrity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern california
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61%
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Our House (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Our House is an American television drama series that aired on NBC for two seasons from September 11, 1986 to May 8, 1988. The series centers on the Witherspoon family and the challenges they face adjusting to life with three generations living in ...
Style: sitcom, serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: single mother, family relations, single parent, in-laws, youth, family, parents and children, family life, brother sister relationship, death of son, children, widow ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Second Noah (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Second Noah is a television drama that was broadcast in the United States on ABC television from February 5, 1996 to June 8, 1997
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, family relations, writers, veterinarian, large family, animal life, disorder, family, parents and children, family life, interracial adoption, family drama
Time: 90s
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61%
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Family (1976)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Family is an American television drama series that aired on ABC from 1976 to 1980. Creative control of the show was split among executive producers Leonard Goldberg, Aaron Spelling and Mike Nichols. A total of 86 episodes were produced.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sexual, sexy
Plot: family relations, family problems, couples, graduation, youth, life is a bitch, buddies, love and romance, coming of age, fall in love, family life, school ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, pasadena california
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61%
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Breaking Away (1980)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Breaking Away is a 1980 American comedy-drama television series that was based on the 1979 film of the same name. It was created by Steve Tesich, who wrote the original film, and the film's director Peter Yates served as Executive Producer. As ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: parents son relationship, four friends, friendship, bicycle, cyclist, working class, coming of age
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61%
Lincoln Heights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lincoln Heights is an American family drama television series about Eddie Sutton, a Mission Vista police officer who moves his family back to his old neighborhood, Lincoln Heights, to start a new life and to help out his old neighborhood. It is a ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: homecoming, workplace, family relations, african american, parents and children, love and romance, siblings relations, family values, new job, marital problem, black family, high school student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Chesapeake Shores (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A divorced mom deals with an old romance and complicated family issues when she returns to her hometown with her twin daughters.
Style: emotional, sincere, semi serious, romantic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: hometown, love and romance, family, family relations, male female relationship, reconciliation, family problems, family reunited, large family, brother sister relationship, kids and family, father daughter relationship ...
Place: maryland
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61%
Okavango: The Wild Frontier (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
TV show
Story: American family inherits a wildlife reserve near the Okavango Delta in Botswana, Africa.
Plot: fish out of water, attorney, teenager, father son relationship, wildlife, farm, inheritance, environmentalism, american abroad, family relations
Place: africa
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61%
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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, serious, sentimental, gloomy
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: orphan, family relations, siblings relations, child care, sibling relationship, love and romance, coming of age, dealing with death, family life, adolescence vs adulthood, brother brother relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Chicken Soup for the Soul (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Real life scenarios about how people deal with certain problems.
Style: anthology
Plot: inspiration, hopes
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61%
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Room 222 (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Room 222 is an American comedy-drama television series produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series aired on ABC for 112 episodes from September 17, 1969 until January 11, 1974. The show was broadcast on Wednesday evenings at 9:00 for its ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: high school, school, teacher, african american, education, teachers and students, usa history, social issues, high school teacher, woman, human, boss ...
Time: 70s, 60s
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59%
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Mela (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Govindan Kutty (Raghu) is a clown who works in the circus. He comes to his village looking for a bride. Sharada (Anjali Naidu) is impressed by his charms and seemingly rich lifestyle and agrees to marry him. When they reach back the circus after ...
Plot: stuntman, circus, clown, attraction, dwarf, suicide, malayalam
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58%
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The Big Show (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A European circus family is torn apart by greed and jealousy.
Plot: circus, tightrope walker, brother brother relationship, flashback, father son relationship, court, hippopotamus, polar bear, elephant, skiing, bear attack, chimpanzee ...
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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: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: disney, orphan, youth, aging, physical disability, friendship, family relations, hopes, mischievous children, young heroes, escapades, odd couple ...
Place: swiss alps, alps, switzerland, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Lassie (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Lassie is a Canadian television series which aired from 1997 to 1999 on YTV in Canada and Sunday nights on the Animal Planet network in the United States, as a modified remake of the original Lassie series about a boy and his faithful dog. As with ...
Style: light, touching, entertaining, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, animals, dog actor, friendship, human animal relationship, best friends, animal life, family, getting home, pets, human spirit, hometown ...
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53%
A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The fourth Waltons reunion TV movie is set in the 1960s , with John-Boy still living in New York, trying to persuade his fiancée to marry him. Meanwhile, Ben and Cindy's daughter Virginia has died, and Cindy is finding life very lonely without ...
Plot: thanksgiving, kennedy assassination, family, family reunited, reunion
Time: 60s
Place: virginia, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, feel good, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, teaching the ways of the world, imagination, teenage love, coming of age, countryside, love and romance, young heroes, foster home, little girl, fall in love ...
Time: edwardian era, victorian era, 19th century, 20th century, 18th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Artist in the Circus Dome: Clueless (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young circus director ends up going into television after her father, a trapeze performer, dies in a circus accident.
Style: realistic, stylized, gloomy, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: circus, hopes, workplace, performer's life, down on your luck, showbiz, workplace situations, animal training, artists and showbiz, human spirit, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Acrobat Bunglers (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: Brazil
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Humble officials, friends Didi, Dedé, Mussum and Zacarias become the great attraction of the circus Bartolo, thanks to its incredible ability to make the public laugh. But success has a price: the opposition of the magician Assis Satan and the ...
Plot: circus, dog, love, poverty, runaway, poor, clown, song, quartet
Place: brazil
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44%
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Luna Park (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
TV show
Story: In 1960s Rome, a meeting between a free-spirited young woman who grew up in her family's circus and a girl of wealthy descent leads to secrets, intrigue, and unexpected loves.
Style: captivating, suspense, disturbing, sincere, psychological
Plot: circus, female protagonist, lifestyle change, family relations, society, mystery, lifestyle, family, changing lives, family secret
Time: 60s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Rags to Riches (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rags to Riches is an American musical comedy drama series that was broadcast on NBC for two seasons from 1987 to 1988. Set in the 1960s, the series tells the story of Nick Foley, a self-made millionaire who adopts five orphan girls. Each episode ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, uplifting, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: orphan, family relations, single parent, rich man, rich, step siblings, estate, youth, coming of age, rise to the top, family, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, beverly hills
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41%
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And the Children Shall Lead (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Mississippi in the early '60s is the setting for this story of a 12-year-old African-American girl who, along with her white friends, tries to ease increasing racial tensions.
Style: cult film
Plot: civil rights, racial tension, black lives matter, bullying, social injustice, family, white supremacy, church, sheriff, children, cross cultural relations, racism ...
Time: 60s
Place: mississippi
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36%
The Great Wallendas (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Made-for-TV movie, tells the true story of the Great Wallendas, a family of circus acrobats famous for their seven-person high wire pyramid act, that one night ended in tragedy.
Plot: circus, accident, tragedy, carnival, acrobat, tightrope
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34%
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Mad Men (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: advertising, family problems, advertising agency, workplace, boss and employee, womanizer, career, workplace intrigue, adultery, ambition, americana, businessman ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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My Friend Joe (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, Germany, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the course of one summer, a young Irish lad named Chris befriends an American boy named Joe. The two couldn't be more different, yet they become inseparable. Things turn horribly wrong however, when Chris discovers his new best friend ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, gender, youth, corporal punishment, first love, orphan, circus, family relations, friendship, family, adventurer, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland
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33%
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: uplifting, serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: estate, friendship, youth, neglected child, mysterious stranger, transformation, garden, winter, gardener, children, family relations, orphan ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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33%
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Heartland (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Life is hard on the Flemings' ranch in the Alberta foothills where abused or neglected horses find refuge with a kind, hard-working family. Debts abound and the bank is about to foreclose. Can they keep the ranch running?
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: horse, horse ranch, farm, wild horse, small town, family relations, family, grandfather, siblings relations, animal life, youth, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Edgemont (2000)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: Edgemont is a Canadian television series that aired from 2001 to 2005. It revolved around the everyday dealings of teenagers in Edgemont, a fictitious suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia. The 30-minute show delved into the lives of students at ...
Style: captivating, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage life, friends, life is a bitch, society, youth, gays and lesbians, teenage mother, teenage pregnancy, missing person, gender, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: vancouver
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33%