Pioneer movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant pioneer movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, touching and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with pioneer, horse, death, family relations, native american, danger, husband wife relationship, friendship, storytelling and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Western and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
pioneer movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as pioneer: The Awakening Land (1978), The Substitute Wife (1994), Meek's Cutoff (2010), Seasons of the Heart (1993), The Aeronauts (2019), Damsel (2018), Dollybirds (1997), Ride Like a Girl (2019), The Homesman (2014), Marie Ann (1978).

List of pioneer movies

The Awakening Land (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 333 min.
Story: Frontierswoman Sayward Luckett's struggles in Ohio during the late 18th-century and early 19th-century.
Plot: pioneer, generation, frontier, american history
Time: 19th century
Place: ohio
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The Substitute Wife (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Nebraska, in pioneer days, a woman who knows she is going to die asks a prostitute to replace her with her husband and four children in order to make it possible for them to keep their family farm.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: bigamy, love triangle, prostitute, pioneer, self discovery, family relations, family life, couples, aging, tragic hero, terminal illness, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: nebraska
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Meek's Cutoff (2010)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in 1845, this drama follows a group of settlers as they embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail. When their guide leads them astray, the expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions of the high plain desert.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized, thought provoking ...
Plot: family relations, settler, survival, native americans, desert, native american, old west, isolation, escapades, danger, husband wife relationship, thirst ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, usa, texas
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Seasons of the Heart (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Martha and Jed Richards live in Oregon in 1862. They and their two daughters moved there to make a new life, but the daughters died of cholera along the way. This has left Martha an emotional wreck, and she is unable to move on with her life. That ...
Plot: pioneer, down syndrome, adoptive mother, adoptive father, adopted son, death of daughter, adoptive father adopted son relationship, christmas, adoption, cholera, loss of daughter, foster child
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The Aeronauts (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Pilot Amelia Wren and scientist James Glaisher find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a hot air balloon.
Style: uplifting, tense, exciting, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: weather, survival, scientist, saving a life, science, flash forward, cloud, balloon, freezing, parachute, snowing, snow ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, london
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Damsel (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between ...
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, suspense, dark humor ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, marriage proposal, love, brother brother relationship, murder, old west, survival, native american, husband wife relationship, chase, money, pursuit ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
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Dollybirds (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie is set in the actual "Ki Mit Tud?" talent contest in 1962. In reality the contest in dance music category was won by an army brass band. "Omega" which later became one of the most successful Hungarian rock bands came ...
Style: cult film
Plot: socialism, champagne, band, cheating, blonde, punch, train conductor, girlfriend, factory, street, wrestler, jealousy ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: canada, hungary, budapest hungary, budapest
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Ride Like a Girl (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, based on true events, exciting, sincere
Plot: horse riding, jockey, horse race, sport, horse, female protagonist, follow your dream, father daughter relationship, family relations, brother sister relationship, tragedy, women in society ...
Place: australia, melbourne, melbourne australia
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Donner Pass: The Road to Survival (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Horror, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: ad feedback A grim incident from American pioneer history is recreated as a determined group of settlers, facing almost insurmountable odds, struggles to reach California in 1846. Already divided by internal dissension over the choice of a leader ...
Plot: pioneer, bear, survival, native american, cannibalism, travel, cannibal, dead child, general, wilderness, murder, christmas ...
Time: 1840s
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The Homesman (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy. Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: old west, revenge, native american, human nature, mental illness, anti hero, partners, unlikely partners, anti heroes, obsessive quest, lifesaver, cross country ...
Time: 19th century
Place: iowa, nebraska, usa
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Marie Ann (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Western, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young married woman, after a kidnapping, becomes attached to an Indian.
Plot: wilderness, fort, native american, pioneer, marriage, colonial america, kidnapping, tribe, forest
Time: 1800s
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A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A story about the childhood of Oz in Jerusalem and his youth in the Kibbutz during the British Mandate and the first days of the state of Israel. The plot describes the relationship between young Oz to his mother and his first steps as a writer.
Style: sincere, sad, psychological, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, depression, family relations, husband wife relationship, school, anti semitism, mother son relationship, autobiography, based on a novel, childhood memory, female director, drink ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1947
Place: jerusalem, israel, palestine, india, europe ...
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The Great Water (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An ailing communist reflects on a young boy childhood in Stalinist Yugoslavia.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching, contemplative
Plot: orphan, friendship, betrayal, prison, idealism, haunted by the past, soldier, racism, young heroes, wartime life, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, ussr, macedonia, yugoslavia ...
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Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A version of the "Little House" stories that cover some of the events that take place in the last three books of the series and the book "The First Four Years" Laura is living on the prairie near De Smet, South Dakota and ...
Plot: blizzard, fire, hopes, prairie, dead child, stroke, teacher, pioneer, blind girl, blindness, violin, pregnancy ...
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Caddie Woodlawn (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The exciting adventures of an 11-year-old tomboy growing up in the Wisconsin frontier of the 1860s. Based on the children's book.
Style: suspense
Plot: pioneer, tomboy, countryside, summer, large family, sheep, golden retriever, prank, redheaded girl, canoe, pocket watch, american indian ...
Time: 1860s, 1800s, 19th century
Place: boston, wisconsin
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Carlotta (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: How many working class Balmain boys grow up to be showgirls? Not just any showgirl but a household name, a legend of Kings Cross, a daytime TV star, and a symbol of generational change.
Style: captivating, sincere, melancholic, disturbing, lgbt cinema
Plot: lifestyle, transsexual, teenager, dancing, lgbt, tolerance, sex scene, acceptance, sexuality, female director, abuse, sexual abuse ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Handcart (2002)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This is a fictional love story with the 1856 Handcart Pioneers as the backdrop. Sam Hunter, falls for a Mormon Pioneer woman, Abigail, as she is moving west. As the pioneers stop in his town of Iowa City, he pretends to desire joining the Mormon ...
Plot: prejudice, christian, faith, latter day saints, pioneer, journey, religious persecution, mormon
Time: 1850s, 19th century
Place: utah
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17 Miracles (2011)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: As part of the Willie Handcart Company, Levi Savage (Jasen Wade) feared that leaving late in the season would lead to despair and death. What he came to find out is that for every tragedy, there is a multitude of miracles. Based on unbelievable ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: miraculous event, destiny, society, religions or cults, hopes, adventure, immigrants, journey, hardship, mormon, hunger, misfit ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
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Houston: The Legend of Texas (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Sam Elliot stars as Sam Houston, the visionary who nearly single-handedly forged the state of Texas into a powerful entity in its own right. Refusing to forget the Alamo (as if anyone could), Houston led the military in Texas' rebellion against ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, war, adventure, folk hero, political unrest, leadership, head of state, military, americana, rise to the top, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas
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Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: farm, americana, small town, parents and children, family relations, family, love and romance, small town life, siblings relations, family life, social relations, teachers and students ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s, 1880s
Place: minnesota, kansas
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Alone Yet Not Alone (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Fleeing religious persecution in Germany, the Leininger family seeks a new start in uncharted country - America. It is the mid-1700s and British and French forces are struggling for control over the abundant resources of this new territory. Carving ...
Style: epic, emotional, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: native american white relationships, captivity, family relations, immigrants, confined, danger, religions or cults, political unrest, society, family in danger, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, pursuit ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ohio, usa, germany, philadelphia, delaware ...
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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in New York City - and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal.
Style: humorous, entertaining, sincere, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: chipmunk, friends, family, artists and showbiz, youth, animal life, music band, siblings relations, young heroes, family relations, disorder, computer animation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada, louisiana, new orleans ...
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The Imitation Game (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley ...
Style: intellectual, inspirational, factual, captivating, serious ...
Plot: ambition, prodigy, inventions and discoveries, world war two, genius, code breaking, social misfits, code, mathematician, homosexuality, inventor, homosexual ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1939, 1920s ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, germany ...
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The Envy of Gods (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Sonia is a television editor, she is married to successful Soviet writer Sergey and they have a son in a high school. Their life was almost perfect... until the moment they meet Bernard from France and his translator André.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, touching
Plot: false identity, danger, cheating wife, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, unfaithful wife, country house, journalist, deportation, mother son relationship, dancing, writers ...
Place: ussr, moscow russia
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Waiting for Guffman (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Corky St. Clair is a director, actor and dancer in Blaine, Missouri. When it comes time to celebrate Blaine's 150th anniversary, Corky resolves to bring down the house in Broadway style in this hilarious mockumentary from the people who brought ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, offbeat, cynical ...
Plot: mechanic, small town, satire, backstage, dentist, audition, chinese restaurant, travel agent, alien contact, amateur theater, city council, improv ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: missouri, usa, california
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Wagons East (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After the 1860s Wild West, a group of misfit settlers - including ex-doctor Phil Taylor, prostitute Belle, and homosexual bookseller Julian - decide they cannot live in their current situation in the west. They hire a grizzled alcoholic wagon master ...
Style: humorous, not serious, satirical, unusual plot structure, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: old west, adventure, on the road, starting over, parody, gang, americana, unlikely partners, tough heroes, danger, escapades, satire ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, future
Place: california
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Amongst Vultures (1964)
Genre: Western, Adventure
Country: West Germany, France, Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Frontier Hellcat was the fourth in a series of 1960s European westerns based on Karl May's "Winnetou" character. Stewart Granger takes over from Lex Barker in the leading "Anglo"-role of the mysterious maverick who wanders ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: native american, equestrian, apache, conquering, rivalry, old west, rescue, danger, gang, adventurer, music band, survival ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: arizona
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Tuck Everlasting (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Natalie Babbitt's award winning book for children comes to the screen in a lavish adaptation from Walt Disney Pictures. Winnie Foster (Alexis Bledel) is a girl in her early teens growing up in the small rural town of Winesap in 1914. ...
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: teenage girl, immortality, coming of age, kidnapping, teenage boy, small town, fountain of youth, mysterious stranger, family, parents and children, teenage crush, family relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 2000s, 19th century
Place: new york
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Point, Point, Comma... (1972)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A lyric comedy about eight-graders, their life and first love...
Plot: schoolgirl, competition, teenager, teacher, friend, school, lesson, schoolboy, pioneer
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Something the Lord Made (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
Style: serious, sincere, uplifting, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, surgery, racism, university, prejudice, patient, human spirit, talented, blacks and whites, african american, ambition, society ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, nashville tennessee, south africa
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