Movies and TV shows like The Greatest Show on Earth

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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, friendship, family life, youth, parents and children and coming of age mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Greatest Show on Earth: The Balloon Vendor (1974), The First of May (1999), Our House (1986), Family (1976), Gigantic (2010). 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, hospital, balloon, death, loss of son, father son relationship
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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: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: circus, adoption, retirement home, baseball, orphan, starting over, family, youth, heroes, social relations, power relations, golden years ...
Time: 90s
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86%
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Our House (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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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: serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, family relations, single mother, youth, family, parents and children, family life, family drama, in-laws, death of husband, loss of husband, basset hound ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
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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: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, coming of age, family life, school, fall in love, family problems, graduation, couples, buddies, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, pasadena california
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61%
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, hollywood, coming of age, teenage life, starlet, artists and showbiz, family, lifestyle, youth, parents and children, celebrity culture, celebrity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern california
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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: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, family relations, disorder, animal life, family, family life, parents and children, large family, writers, family drama, veterinarian, interracial adoption
Time: 90s
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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: cyclist, coming of age, working class, bicycle, friendship, four friends
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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
Plot: family relations, african american, homecoming, workplace, marital problem, parents and children, new job, love and romance, siblings relations, family values, black family, ordinary person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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61%
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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: semi serious, sincere, romantic, emotional, touching
Plot: hometown, love and romance, family relations, family, male female relationship, business, sisters, family secret, society, friendship, intrigue, 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: inheritance, environmentalism, american abroad, family relations, wildlife, farm, teenager, attorney, fish out of water, father son relationship
Place: africa
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61%
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Christy (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Christy is an American historical fiction drama series which aired on CBS from April 1994 to August 1995, for twenty episodes. Christy was based on the novel Christy by Catherine Marshall, the widow of Senate chaplain Peter Marshall. The novel had ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: moral dilemma, small town, idealism, love triangle, small town life, school, mountain, social relations, love and romance, society, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: tennessee, usa, north carolina
⇓ 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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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
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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 ...
Plot: high school teacher, social issues, high school, usa history, boss, african american, teacher, human, woman, school, american history
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s
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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: clown, stuntman, circus, suicide, dwarf, attraction, malayalam
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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
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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: touching, feel good, inspirational, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, animals, dog actor, getting home, pets, best friends, human spirit, animal life, friendship, human animal relationship, family, hometown ...
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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, quartet, runaway, love, dog, song, poor, clown
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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 reunited, family
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: virginia, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ⇓
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: contemplative, realistic, serious, gloomy, stylized ...
Plot: circus, performer's life, animal training, down on your luck, workplace, showbiz, human spirit, artists and showbiz, hopes, workplace situations, female nudity, dressing ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, europe
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48%
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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: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: single parent, family relations, orphan, estate, parents and children, oldies, rock, eccentric family, teenage life, siblings relations, family life, american dream ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
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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: white supremacy, civil rights, racial tension, social injustice, family, bullying, segregation, civil rights movement, best friend, friend, mother daughter relationship, bathroom ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: mississippi, mississippi river
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36%
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The Great Wallendas (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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, tragedy, accident, tightrope, carnival, acrobat
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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
Plot: workplace, family problems, advertising agency, womanizer, boss and employee, boss, advertising, ambition, career, workplace intrigue, americana, sexism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, touching, emotional
Audience: family outing
Plot: gender, orphan, friendship, family relations, circus, girl dressed as boy, family life, youth, family, adventurer, friends, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Father of Four Sons (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: An outward-looking pastor and his four sons of age 10 to 22 try to live their life in accordance with their Christian faith and in so doing face challenges for their faith.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: faith, grownups, community, father son relationship, church, preacher, brother brother relationship, teenage boy, family problems, father and son, religious, relationship problems ...
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Bootleg (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 135 min.
TV show
Story: When the "Good For You" party bans chocolate, two boys resolve to bring down the government.
Plot: chocolate, chocolate bar, politics, corrupt politician, police brutality, bootlegging, store, police station, government
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Break in the Sun (1981)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Break in the Sun is a British television serial made by the BBC in 1981. The series, written by Bernard Ashley, was considerably more gritty and controversial than standard BBC children's serial fare up until that time, dealing with a young ...
Plot: bed wetting, runaway, amusement park, mother daughter relationship, stepfather, english, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, female protagonist, child protagonist, runaway child, seaside, abusive stepfather
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Ebba och Didrik (1990)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 262 min.
TV show
Story: Two siblings, Ebba and Didrik, live in small society by the sea. An ordinary family with usual struggles. They're looking for love in different ways, but it's easier said than done.
Plot: grownups, friendship, first love, family, sibling relationship, husband wife relationship, young love, family relations, brother sister relationship, school class, tv, television
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33%