Movies like Emerald City 1988

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Emerald City (1988)
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Emerald City (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A comedy of life's temptations - lust, greed and power. The city in question is Sydney and the colour green signifies greed and envy in David Williamsons amusing satire on its film and publishing industries. The story centers around the Rogers family, loosely modelled on Williamson's own.
Plot: writers, screenwriter, filmmaking, boxer shorts, male underwear, man wearing towel, man wrapped in a towel
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about husband wife relationship, father son relationship, australian, mother son relationship, family relations, male nudity and society mostly in Drama, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Emerald City: Don's Party (1976), The Removalists (1975), The Sum of Us (1994), The Adventures of Eliza Fraser (1976), The Club (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Don's Party (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Don's Party stars John Hargreaves as Don Henderson, a schoolteacher living with his wife, Kath (Jeanie Drynan), in 1969. Out of boredom, he invites a small group of friends to celebrate a predicted Australian Labor Party (ALP) election victory, ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, clever, witty ...
Plot: cuckolded husband, politics, friends, friendship, suburbs, infidelity, party, unfulfillment, battle of the sexes, media, buddies, society ...
Time: 60s, year 1967, year 1969, 1960s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Removalists (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An adaptation of David Williamson's play; John Hargreaves and Peter Cummins star as a good and bad cop who assist a battered wife as she tries to escape her belligerent husband.
Plot: marital abuse, spouse abuse, police, brutality, police corruption, dog, married couple, beer drinking, kitchen, typewriter, police station, woman smoking cigarette ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
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74%
The Sum of Us (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "The Sum of Us" is an Aussie story about a father and a son both searching for love and sharing an unconventional bond. Harry, the father, is the caring and open-minded "mate" that borders on annoyance. His son Jeff ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, melancholic, humorous ...
Plot: gay, father son relationship, gay lead character, gays and lesbians, looking for love, love and romance, acceptance, family relations, widower, gay son, breaking the fourth wall, single father ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Adventures of Eliza Fraser (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old captain & his young wife share a lot of adventures after they're shipwrecked and captured by Aborigines on an island near Australia.
Plot: castaway, captain, ship, island, cannibal, male nudity, cannibalism, shipwreck, unfaithful wife, remote, sex, fortress ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Club (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Boardroom and dressing-room intrigues spill on to the field at the Australian Rules football club.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: sport team, politics, rivalry, sport, workplace, athlete and trainer, against the odds, high school, americana, moral dilemma, boss and employee, high school life ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.7
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Stork (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Stork is a gangly young man, a virgin with an overactive imagination who thinks he’s a revolutionary. Bored with a design job at General Motors Holden in Melbourne, he drops out and moves into a share house with his mate Westy. He daydreams his ...
Style: cult film
Plot: revolutionary, boredom, virgin, female nudity, shower, farce, wedding, imagination
Place: melbourne australia, australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Night, the Prowler (1978)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Felicity Bannister is a young woman living in the shadow of her overpowering mother. Her oppression is her worst enemy until the day she is attacked by an intruder who breaks into her bedroom and forces Felicity into action. The tables are suddenly ...
Style: cult film
Plot: surrealism, homeless man, wealth, leather jacket, sex, dysfunctional family, rapist, arranged marriage, satire, coming of age, robbery, rebellion ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Dimboola (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dimboola follows the interaction of various characters at a country wedding reception.
Plot: newspaper reporter, bicycle, wedding reception, night, cigarette smoking, brunette, australian, englishman abroad, wedding, playing piano, riding a bicycle, lying on bed ...
Place: australia
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54%
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All Night Gaming (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenage slacker has only one night to finish a major English assignment, his grades depends on it. He is forced to finish the work over night at a local Internet cafe where he encounters gamers, nocturnal goth-ghouls and drunken Clubbers.
Plot: internet cafe
Place: australia
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53%
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Sweet Dreams (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Michele Apicella is a young film and theater director, who lives his troubles as an artist. In Italy reach the Eighties, and Michele, who was contestant in the Sixties, now finds himself in a new era full of crisis of values and ignorance. So ...
Style: semi autobiographical
Plot: filmmaker, filmmaking, cinema, dream, school, teacher, song, monster, director, chess, duel, surrealism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Picture Show Man (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man, his son and a piano player travel around Australia showing the first silent movies
Plot: rivals, pianist, rival, cinema, male nudity, film projector
Time: 1920s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Misguided (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After planning to leave the city with his girlfriend, a young man must first betray her in order to save his brother from a deadly situation.
Plot: family relations, blood, smoking, brother, love, drugs, violence
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Coca-Cola Kid (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration. He finds zero penetration in a valley owned by an old man who makes his own soft drinks, and visits the valley to see why. After "the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, small town, satire, american abroad, seduction, swimming pool, culture clash, romance, workplace, couples, opposites attract, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Duet for Four (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A middle aged man, Ray Martin, faces a series of problems – his wife is cheating on him, his mistress wants to get married and Americans want to take over his toy business.
Plot: drug addiction, middle aged man, cheating wife, father daughter relationship, hostile takeover, midlife crisis, husband wife relationship, unfaithful husband, down on your luck
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 55
Dalkeith (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Tells the true story of the residents at Dalkeith Residential Home who sit around every day just waiting to die until staff buy them a greyhound. Naming the dog Dalkeith after the home, they discover she is a phenomenal runner and she is soon ...
Plot: elderly, retirement home, bet, lawsuit, australian, gambling, dog, old man, old woman, male female relationship
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
This is Not a Love Story (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In an inner city loft Belinda(Smuts-Kennedy) lives her dream of being a writer. Across the street is Suzanne (Rutter), a painter who has the success Belinda craves. Suzanne lives with Tony (Lovatt), an actor frustrated by his dead-end role in a ...
Plot: writers, love triangle, struggling actor, insecurity, desire, painter, actor, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sex, creativity
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 52
Strikebound (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Via the New York Times: "...reconstructs the true story of a coal miners' strike in the small town of Korumburra in the mid-30's... based on the real-life story of two remarkable characters, Wattie Doig, a miner who became a militant ...
Plot: mine, bicycle, husband wife relationship, scot, strike, riding a bicycle, cemetery, communist, funeral, coal mining
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Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
M4M: Measure for Measure (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A plotting Duke leaves his kingdom in the hands of a prudish soldier, who evokes an arcane law making fornication punishable by death - but who then abuses his power when he becomes obsessed with an even more chaste young man.
Plot: gay
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Efficiency Expert (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Wallace is an efficiency expert, managing the high-profile downsizing of a major auto parts factory. But when he is hired to evaluate a small moccasin factory which seems from another era, Wallace has to reconsider the rapid modernization he ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, clever, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, culture clash, fish out of water, family business, factory, big business, downsizing, workplace situations, workplace romance, love and romance, workplace, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
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Little Noises (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A struggling writer steals poems written by his mute friend to achieve fame and fortune.
Plot: friendship, writers, plagiarism, poetry, mute, female director
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 573
Ruben Guthrie (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An Australian film about a hard-partying Sydney ad man who seeks to start a new chapter in his life.
Style: ambiguous ending, tense, humorous, lgbt cinema, sincere ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, friendship between men, family conflict, social satire, family relations, father son relationship, australian, abstinence, gay friend, alcohol abuse, alcoholic ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Blue Tooth Virgin (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two writers must face a dilemma that is common to anyone who has ever had an artistic friend: what happens when you have to give feedback, and the news isn't good? Sam, an aspiring screenwriter, and David, a successful magazine editor, have ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, best friends, ego clash, showbiz, performer's life, filmmaking, rivalry, criticism, screenwriter, magazine editor, indoor, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Black Bear (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: At a remote lake house in the Adirondack Mountains, a couple entertains an out-of-town guest looking for inspiration in her filmmaking. The group quickly falls into a calculated game of desire, manipulation, and jealousy, unaware of how dangerously ...
Style: atmospheric, intense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: writer's block, filmmaking, lake house, triangle, jealousy, forest, cabin in the woods, threat, husband wife relationship, creative block, fear, writers ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Mr. Write (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Aspiring writer (with no talent) gets a job on a TV commercial, falls for an advertising executive.
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: disorder, couples, love and romance, artists and showbiz, romance, writer's life, opposites attract, lifestyle, nothing goes right, down on your luck, love triangle, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Doing Time for Patsy Cline (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Following a passion for country music, Ralph leaves his father’s sheep farm in a remote Australian town, armed with a guitar and a plane ticket to Nashville, Tennessee. He hopes to hitchhike to Sydney Airport where his take-off into a successful ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: love and romance, rise to the top, odd couple, crimes, follow your dream, ambition, partners, on the road, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, teenage life, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 281
Rikky and Pete (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rikky (Nina Landis) and her brother Pete (Stephen Kearney) struggle to keep their lives from spinning out of control in small town Australia.
Style: semi serious, realistic, offbeat, touching, humorous
Plot: profanity, small town, village, vengeance, family relations, social relations, youth, adventure, journalism, misfit, prodigy, loss of virginity ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 97
Golden Braid (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a man discovers a golden braid hidden inside an antique he has purchased, he becomes obsessed with the fantasy of a love affair from time past and the woman he imagines the braid belonged to.
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, obsession, estrangement, erotica, masturbation, fetish
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Month of Sundays (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Frank Mollard, divorced but still attached, can't move on and also can't sell a house in a property boom, much less connect with his teenage son. One night Frank gets a phone call from his mother. Nothing out of the ordinary there – ...
Style: unusual plot structure, humorous, psychological, feel good, light
Plot: real estate agent, midlife crisis, friendship, old house, australian, family relations, father son relationship, misfit, mother son relationship, society, death of mother, reincarnation ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 361
Heatwave (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A woman attempts to stop a redevelopment plot which she thought was the cover-up for fraud and other criminal activity.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: rebellion, society, fighting the system, crimes, rivalry, state affairs, against the odds, injustice, dead man, urban setting, visit, night ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Swinging Safari (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 1975: A 200-ton blue whale gets washed up on a local beach and the kids think it’s the biggest thing that’s ever happened in Australia. Behind closed doors, the Mums and Dads of a quiet suburban street are going to celebrate in their own special ...
Style: sexy, light, entertaining, unusual plot structure, funny ...
Plot: wife swapping, swinger, beach, parent child relationship, husband wife relationship, swinger couple, drinking alcohol, whale, drinking, chain smoking, swingers, suburban life ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%