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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 relations, parents and children, family, single parent, siblings relations, americana, 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, family, siblings relations, family life, youth and farm mostly in Drama, Family and Western genres. Some movies like Ponderosa: Little House on the Prairie (1974), Secret of Giving (1999), Love's Resounding Courage (2011), The Red Pony (1973), Our House (1986). 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, touching, feel good, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: farm, americana, small town, parents and children, family relations, family, love and romance, small town life, romance, family life, teachers and students, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s, 1880s
Place: minnesota, kansas
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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, criminal heroes, small town, hidden identity, redemption, parents and children, dishonesty, rivalry, down on your luck, farm, crimes, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: oregon
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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, sentimental, touching, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farm, romance, family relations, family problems, death in the family, fall in love, parents and children, dealing with death, single parent, father son relationship, love and romance, old west ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: farm, friends, animal life, pets, youth, parents and children, family relations, family problems, boy, father son relationship, quibbling, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: usa, california
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39%
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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: sentimental, feel good, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, family relations, single mother, parents and children, family life, youth, family, family drama, in-laws, dog, boy, girl ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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 life, parents and children, family, writers, large family, family drama, veterinarian, interracial adoption
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, feel good, light, contemplative ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: family, couple relations, single parent, starting over, love affair, parents and children, hopes, romance, family relations, love and romance, bittersweet, singleness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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35%
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: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
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Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious
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Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Diff'rent Strokes (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
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32%
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See Dad Run (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The story of David Hobbs, who has spent the last decade playing the perfect father on one of TV’s biggest sitcoms. But when the series ends and his wife resumes her own television career, he finds himself cast in his most challenging role to date: ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family life, couples, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, actor's life, family, artists and showbiz, youth, siblings relations, teenage life, father
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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 ...
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Time: 90s, 1990s
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32%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Duration: 95 min.
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TV show
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The High Chaparral (1967)
Genre: Western
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, sitcom, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
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30%
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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Shiralee (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Macauley is a swagman on the road in the 1940s looking for work. He's a laid back, laconic sort of bloke but when he gets landed with his daughter after his drunken play-girl wife in Adelaide makes him face up to what she believes are his ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family feud, single parent, father daughter relationship, society, unemployment, on the road, parents and children, job seeking, family, youth, australian ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: australia, south australia
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29%
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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, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: family drama, farm, sugarcane, parents and children, family relations, life turned upside down, power relations, interracial relations, social relations, single parent, society, ambition ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, family relations, haunted by the past, countryside, parents and children, romance, lifestyle, young lovers, couples ...
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Timboektoe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
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Audience: family outing, teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, tense, psychological ...
Plot: double life, single parent, parents and children, family relations, protecting from truth, sexuality, financial problem, haunted by the past, society, prostitute, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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29%
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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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: family outing
Plot: high school, single parent, child prodigy, sibling rivalry, widower, youth, family relations, coach, friends, prodigy, ambition, relationship vs career ...
Time: 90s
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29%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, tense, stylized
Plot: farm, family problems, family relations, rivalry, family life, siblings relations, old west, mining, civil war, mine, brother, long range rifle
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, realistic ...
Plot: family life, small town life, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations, parents and children, small town, family relations, farm, social relations, mountain, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
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29%
The Wild Country (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Uprooted from their comfortable home in Pennsylvania, James and Kate Tanner, along with their sons, Virgil and Andy, journey to the wild country of 1890s Wyoming to become farmers. Soon, they come face-to-face with tornadoes, bears and wolves. But ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, farm, farming, post civil war, tornado, friends, social misfits, family, rivalry, blind ambition, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
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28%
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Smitty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: SMITTY is a family film about a rescue dog. When life gets tough for Ben, a friendly paw is all it takes to pull him through. Mischievous thirteen-year-old Ben is sent to his grandfather's farm for the summer, where he crosses paths with a ...
Style: captivating, sincere, feel good, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, pets, youth, farm, single parent, coming of age, dog, friends, redemption, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, rich and poor, estate, fish out of water, social differences, family life, culture clash, adolescence vs adulthood, misfit, youth, power relations, mischievous children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
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28%