What To Watch If You Love 'The Dig'

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Looking for the best movies like The Dig? From Hollywood classics to new films, this list of movies similar to The Dig feature inspiring British drama. The Constant Gardener and Becoming Jane are great examples of movies that fans of The Dig love. Get ready to dig into these heartfelt stories because you’re sure to be entertained by these very dramatic movies. Or, if you’re more in the mood to binge watch, we’ve got you covered with dramatic TV shows like The Dig. But which of these recommendations is the best next-watch for fans of The Dig?

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  • For fans of: epic historical drama films about working the land

    Silver miner Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) leads a hardscrabble life with his son, H.W. (Dillon Freasier). When he hears about oil oozing from the ground near the Western town of Little Boston, Daniel takes his son on a mission to find their fortune. Daniel makes his lucky strike and becomes a self-made tycoon but, as his fortune grows, he deviates into moral bankruptcy.

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  • Wildlife
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    For fans of: period drama films starring Carey Mulligan

    Fourteen-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry -- a housewife and a golf pro -- in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job -- and his sense of purpose -- he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother's struggle as she tries to keep her head above water.
  • A Passage to India
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    For fans of: movies about archaeologocial expeditions

    Based on the renowned E.M. Forster novel, this expansive period drama centers on the changing dynamic between British colonials and native locals in India during the 1920s. When an outing to explore scenic caves ends in English tourist Adela Quested (Judy Davis) accusing Indian doctor Aziz Ahmed (Victor Banerjee) of rape, the incident results in a major court case, one that reinforces tensions between the British Empire and the growing movement towards Indian independence.

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  • A Bigger Splash
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    For fans of: drama films starring Ralph Fiennes

    A Bigger Splash is a 2015 Italian-French psychological drama film directed by Luca Guadagnino. A world-famous rockstar, Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton), goes on vacation with her boyfriend when it is interrupted by an old friend and his daughter.
  • For fans of: adventure drama movies about being outside

    At the dawn of the 20th century, British explorer Percy Fawcett journeys into the Amazon, where he discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment, which views indigenous populations as savages, the determined Fawcett, supported by his devoted wife, son, and aide-de-camp, returns to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case.

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  • The Well-Digger's Daughter
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    The Well-Digger's Daughter

    For fans of: romantic dramas with a plot about digging

    The Well-Digger's Daughter is a 2011 French romantic comedy drama film. Daniel Auteuil makes his directorial debut as he stars alongside Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Kad Merad, Sabine Azéma, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, and Nicolas Duvauchelle. The screenplay by Auteuil is based on the 1940 French film of the same name written and directed by Marcel Pagnol.