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Ponderosa (2001)
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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 traditional western elements than the original. Bonanza creator David Dortort approved PAX TV's decision to hire Beth Sullivan, creator and executive producer of Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman to oversee scripts and executive produce, which some believe gave the series a softer edge. Ponderosa was canceled after one season, in part because of disappointing ratings and high production costs. Although Sullivan had hoped to film the series in and around Los Angeles, PAX decided to film in Australia to reduce costs. Series "show runner" Sullivan sustained severe injuries in a car crash only twelve days after the airing of the first season's last episode. The show should not be confused with Ponderosa, the title used for Bonanza reruns aired on NBC during the summer of 1972.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, parents and children, single parent, americana, siblings relations, farm, father son relationship, widower, tough heroes, ranch, brother brother relationship, half brother half brother relationship
Time: 19th century
Place: nevada, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family, family life, youth and father daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Family and Western genres. Some movies like Ponderosa: Little House on the Prairie (1974), The Waltons (1972), Secret of Giving (1999), Love's Resounding Courage (2011), The Red Pony (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: farm, parents and children, family life, family relations, americana, family, small town, love and romance, small town life, social relations, romance, teachers and students ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s
Place: minnesota, kansas
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100%
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The Waltons (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Waltons is an American television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based on his book Spencer's Mountain, and a 1963 film of the same name. The show is centered on a family in a rural Virginia community during the Great Depression and ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere
Audience: kids
Plot: large family, world war two, great depression, girl, parents, christian, family relations, americana, family, small town, lifestyle, aging ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: virginia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Secret of Giving (1999)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As Christmas approaches, a single mother (played by Reba McEntire) struggles to raise her son and keep up the payments on her Oregon ranch, which is difficult since she's heavily in debt. But she's a tough cookie, and proves that a ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: christmas, farm, old west, single parent, bank, hidden identity, rivalry, redemption, small town, aging, crimes, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Love's Resounding Courage (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Clark Davis struggles to maintain his land and support his family during a long drought. With a bank loan to repay, his wife, Ellen, takes a job in town as a seamstress, but soon becomes ill with scarlet fever. Devastated to lose his beloved wife, ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farm, romance, family relations, family problems, dealing with death, single parent, parents and children, death in the family, fall in love, father son relationship, love, christian ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Red Pony (1973)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young farmboy who can't seem to communicate with his father develops an attachment to a young red pony.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: youth, farm, friends, pets, parents and children, family relations, family problems, boy, father son relationship, animal life, horse, horse actor ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 798
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 ⇓
27%
 7.4
 323
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Once and Again (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Once and Again is an American television series that aired on ABC from September 21, 1999 to April 15, 2002. It depicts the family of a single mother and her romance with a single father. It was created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, the ...
Style: sincere, realistic, light, feel good, serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: family, couple relations, single parent, parents and children, love affair, starting over, lesbian, family relations, hopes, romance, lgbtq, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Eight Is Enough (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Eight Is Enough is an American television comedy-drama series that ran on ABC from March 15, 1977, until August 29, 1981. The show was modeled after syndicated newspaper columnist Thomas Braden, a real-life parent with eight children, who wrote a ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 18K
Family Ties (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Diff'rent Strokes (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Diff'rent Strokes is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from November 3, 1978, to May 4, 1985, and on ABC from September 27, 1985, to March 7, 1986. The series stars Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges as Arnold and Willis Jackson, two ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, interracial adoption, family relations, foster child, adoption, brother brother relationship, african american, family, odd couple, family life, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 8K
Blossom (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Blossom is an American sitcom broadcast on NBC from January 3, 1991, to May 22, 1995. The series was created by Don Reo, and starred Mayim Bialik as Blossom Russo, a teenager living with her father and two brothers. It was produced by Reo's ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, touching, witty ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
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Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.0
 1K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 4K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Empty Nest is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from 1988 to 1995. The series was created as a spin-off of The Golden Girls by creator and producer Susan Harris. For its first three seasons, Empty Nest was one of the year's top 10 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The High Chaparral (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The High Chaparral is an American Western-themed television series starring Leif Erickson and Cameron Mitchell which aired on NBC from 1967 to 1971. The series, made by Xanadu Productions in association with NBC Productions, was created by David ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sentimental, serious, saga ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 58K
Full House (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Full House is an American sitcom television series. Set in San Francisco, the show chronicles widowed father Danny Tanner, who, after the death of his wife Pam, enlists his best friend Joey Gladstone and his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis to help ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Big Valley (1965)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Big Valley is an American western television series which ran on ABC from September 15, 1965, to May 19, 1969. The show stars Barbara Stanwyck, as the widow of a wealthy nineteenth century California rancher. It was created by A.I. Bezzerides ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, retro
Plot: parents, estrangement, righting the wronged, family relations, social relations, injustice, society, family in crisis, cult, family life, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Wendell and Vinnie (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows Vinnie Bassett, proprietor of a pop culture memorabilia store who only takes breaks to read comic books and play video games. His bachelor life comes to a halt when he assumes guardianship of his incredibly intelligent and mature ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, sitcom, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: serious, sentimental, christian film, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: old west, farm, fall in love, love triangle, lifestyle, young lovers, romance, family relations, couples, parents and children, haunted by the past, countryside ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Timboektoe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: De ouders van Isa en haar oudere broer Kars gooien het roer om en beginnen een camping in Frankrijk. Isa en Kars hebben het gevoel naar Timboektoe te verhuizen en alles te verliezen. Lang klagen ze gelukkig niet, want al snel maken ze nieuwe ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family relations, teenage life, siblings relations, parents and children, teenage love, love and romance, family, fish out of water, father son relationship, life turned upside down, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.5
 5K
Queen Sugar (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon and Charley Bordelon, who, with her teenage son Micah moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father - an 800-acre sugarcane farm.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.7
 1K
Blue (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Blue is a mother with a secret life. She'll do anything to keep it from her son. But her past has other plans.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Plot: single parent, parents and children, double life, protecting from truth, family relations, financial problem, sexuality, society, haunted by the past, dishonesty, family problems, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.4
 5K
Smart Guy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: T.J. is a boy genius who gets bumped up from the fourth grade to high school. T.J. tries to adjust to his new life, but he shares some classes with his 14 year-old brother Marcus, the school jock, and his clueless and self-absorbed 16 year-old ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: high school, widower, sibling rivalry, child prodigy, teenager, single parent, boy genius, relationship vs career, siblings relations, friends, family relations, coach ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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 ⇓
21%
Dead Man's Burden (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A western set on the New Mexico frontier a few years after the Civil War and centered on a struggling young family and the mining company who wants to buy their land.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, tense, stylized
Plot: farm, family problems, family relations, rivalry, siblings relations, family life, old west, mine, civil war, mining, brother, long range rifle
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: saga, captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: social relations, family relations, farm, underdog, dishonesty, contests and competitions, blind ambition, intrigue, ambition, rivalry, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 ⇓
21%
 6.4
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King of Texas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this re-imagining of Shakespear's King Lear, Patrick Steward stars as John Lear, a Texas cattle baron, who, after dividing his wealth among his three daughters, is rejected by them.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, disturbing
Plot: family business, family relations, parents and children, rivalry, dishonesty, intrigue, favoritism among siblings, state affairs, farm, father daughter relationship, siblings relations, old west ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Eskil & Trinidad (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Eskil moves from town to town with his father in Northern Sweden. He misses his mother and sucks at playing hockey, the main activity among the boys his age. Things changes when he meets Trinidad, a mysterious woman who lives outside society ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, friendship, family relations, parents and children, village life, coming of age, father son relationship, adventure, father and son, sport team, friends, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%