Movies like Erskineville Kings

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Erskineville Kings (1999)
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Erskineville Kings (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Barky, 25, lost soul, left home two years ago to escape his abusive father leaving behind everything in the world that was important to him; now that his father's dead, he thinks it's safe to come home.
Plot: friendship, death, marijuana, family relations, summer, graffiti, accident, child abuse, bicycle, drifter, beer, artist, euthanasia, mannequin, suburbs, father son relationship, getting home, drunkenness, separation, grief, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, cigarette smoking, darts, drug use, death of father ...
Place: australia, sydney australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and captivating films with plots about family relations, father son relationship, drinking alcohol, friendship, friend, drinking and mother son relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Erskineville Kings: Moving Out (1983), Mallboy (2000), Throatful of Strawberries (1985), Ten Empty (2008), Cahoots (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Moving Out (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Coming-of-age story about an Italian-Australian teenager making his way in the world.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: suburbs, coming of age, immigrants, family relations, misfit, society, youth, life turned upside down, teenage life, culture clash, death, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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Mallboy (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Story: A boy climbs an unsteady path to adulthood under difficult circumstances in this drama from Australia. Shaun (Kane McNay) is a teenager growing up in a run-down suburb of Melbourne. His father Sam (Brett Swain) is in prison, while his mother Jenny ...
Plot: fight, alienation, shoplifting, brother sister relationship, teen angst, marijuana, unhappiness, social worker, dancing, drink, pot smoking, slacker ...
Place: melbourne australia, melbourne
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Throatful of Strawberries (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A story about partly miserable lives of middle aged men and unfulfilled dreams of youth.
Plot: drinking alcohol, drinking, reunion, party, barge, restaurant, middle aged man, drink, band, friendship, friend, drunkenness ...
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Ten Empty (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A disillusioned son's trip home is complicated when ten years of family secrets explode over one weekend.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: family secret, reunion, family relations, youth, bipolar disorder, family feud, frustration, getting home, father son relationship, secret, schizophrenia, dysfunctional family ...
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
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Cahoots (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two men who were "best friends" while growing up together and into their 20's, reconnect after years apart. On the surface, their lives have gone in opposite directions, one married, successful, respectful and settled; the other ...
Plot: friend, prostitute, pickup truck, homoeroticism, husband wife relationship, gun, childhood friend, male bonding, blood, architect, friendship, drinking alcohol ...
Place: los angeles, alaska
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Foxtrot (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Switzerland, Germany, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A personal movie inspired by Maoz’s experience as a soldier, through a tragic yet universal story of grief.
Plot: military service, grief, bare breasts, car accident, bulldozer, brother brother relationship, blood, drawing, blood on hand, dancer, husband wife relationship, rifle ...
Place: israel
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Winter Solstice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A widower confronts his older son's decision to leave home and his younger son's self-destructive behavior.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, starting over, couple relations, small town life, love and romance, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
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James White (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: mother son relationship, drinking, drinking alcohol, friendship, terminal illness, promise, chemotherapy, lie, slacker, cancer, self destructing, new life ...
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Place: manhattan new york city, mexico, new york
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Shouting Secrets (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shouting Secrets is a hopeful and heartwarming, universal story taking place in a present day Native American family. It's a story that is at once about the constancy and the fragility of love, as well as the importance of family.
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: getting home, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, family relations, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, native american, female director, brother sister relationship, indian reservation, writers
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Almost 18 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Almost 18 is a charming and unaffected film about five 17-year-old guys from Helsinki in 2010. Karri, Peter, André, Akseli and Joni dream, party, love and boast like only teenage males can.
Style: touching, suspense, suspenseful, homoerotic
Plot: teenager, friendship, family relations, father son relationship, adulthood, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son estrangement, parenthood, coming of age, death of father, mother son relationship, female director ...
Place: eastern europe
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Honey Boy (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of a child star attempting to mend his relationship with his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father over the course of a decade, loosely based on Shia LaBeouf’s life.
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, psychological
Plot: abusive father, rehabilitation, absent mother, father son relationship, child protagonist, alcoholic father, forgiveness, alcoholics anonymous, group therapy, motel, autobiography, alcoholic ...
Time: year 1995, 1990s, year 2005, 2000s, 90s ...
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Along the Way (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A funny, gripping and powerful drama about the post graduation summer of four lifelong friends and one night that changed the course of their lives... forever. Like Crash , Saint Elmo s Fire and it s inspiration Stand By Me, Along the WAY is a ...
Style: touching, offbeat, emotional, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, college, best friends, coming of age, partners, world, showbiz, redemption, friends, hopes, youth, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1996, quarry, year 1983
Place: madison square garden manhattan new york city, connecticut, new york
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The Devil's Playground (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A powerful drama relating the intimate aspect of teenage boys and their priest/educators behind the walls of a religious institution where rigid discipline backfires natural feelings are deemed unnatural acts and human lives are controlled in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, school, celibacy, family relations, catholic school, mutual masturbation, altar boy, sexual abuse, teenage life, working class, college life ...
Time: 70s, 1950s, 50s, year 1953
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
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50%
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Teenage Kicks (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Miklós is at the age when everything feels high-stakes. He is coming to terms with his own sexuality, and when his best friend Dan reveals that he has a new girlfriend, this puts an end to their plans to run away together.
Style: homoerotic, lgbt cinema
Plot: jealousy, friendship, coming of age, gay teenager, sexual awakening, grief, runaway, loss, drug abuse, grieving, exile, male friendship ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, lifestyle, opposites attract, young lovers, womanizer, introspection, couples, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, youth ...
Place: nebraska, usa, england, europe
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Goat (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Reeling from a terrifying assault, a nineteen year old enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of 'brotherhood,' tests him and his loyalty in brutal ways.
Style: exciting, melancholic, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: college, student, sibling relationship, college student, death of friend, father son relationship, ritual, sexism, false accusation, dancing, gay slur, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Sunday Too Far Away (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Friday night he's too tired. Saturday night too drunk.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, homoerotic
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Place: australia, south australia
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The FJ Holden (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Suburban Australia in the late 70s. It was the era of the drive-in movie, the Chico Roll girl and the beloved FJ Holden. Boasting drunken fist fights, back seat sex, illegal drag racing, a classic Oz rock soundtrack (featuring Ol'55, Skyhooks ...
Style: road movie
Plot: teenage girl, husband wife relationship, mirror, gay slur, lighting a cigarette, carrying someone, stolen car, lying on bed, waiter, menu, touching breasts, car ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
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52 Tuesdays (2013)
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Country: Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sixteen-year-old Billie’s reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans for gender transition, and their time together becomes limited to Tuesdays. This emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility, and ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, captivating, rough ...
Plot: transsexual, coming of age, family relations, teenage girl, gender, disorder, parents and children, youth, family, mother daughter relationship, teenage life, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, san francisco, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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About Alex (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away to console a suicidal member of their group. Yet, despite their best efforts to enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love, and widening political differences ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, reunion, friends, college graduate, introspection, reunited friends, drugs/alcohol, disagreement, depression, suicide attempt, emotional breakdown, group of friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state, new york
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I Dream of My Friends (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four episodes, four instances from a man’s life covering 25 years, from 1965 in Germany to 1990 in Athens. The episodes seem to be irrelevant to one another, yet they all focus on male powerplay, reveal the self-consciousness and moderation of the ...
Plot: drunkenness, truck driver, airport, greek, pot smoking, drink, wedding reception, jazz music, death, bathroom, bartender, marijuana ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 90s, 1960s ...
Place: berlin germany, yugoslavia, greece, former yugoslavia
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43%
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Blessing (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set on a Wisconsin dairy farm, Randi, the daughter, is trying to find a way to escape the farm, but her devotion to her family especially Clovis her younger brother is preventing her from doing that; until, that is, she met the local milk truck ...
Plot: milkman, camera, cow, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, drinking alcohol, dairy farm, twenty something, astrologer, roadhouse, family relations ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: wisconsin
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42%
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Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, talky, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, last wish, death, memory, family relations, war veteran, partners, parents and children, self discovery, friends, friendship between men, male friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
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41%
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Beach Rats (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating
Plot: lgbt teen, coming out, marijuana, promise, friendship, teenager, gay, dating, drinking alcohol, apology, brooklyn new york city, drinking ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, new york
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The Lives We Lead (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two sisters and their male counterparts struggle with the negative influences of their youths over a 50-year period.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: deception, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, mental illness, parenthood, betrayal, father son relationship, parents and children, hate, pot smoking, pregnancy test, loss of virginity ...
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Tiger Orange (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In the small Central California town where they grew up, two estranged gay brothers struggle to reconnect after the recent death of their father.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, captivating
Plot: gay, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, caught in the act, death of father, hardware store, cynicism, gay slur, family relations, friendship, gay lead character, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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38%
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American Gun (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, contemplative, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: high school, family relations, teenage life, americana, family problems, on the road, death in the family, working class, parents and children, human nature, dealing with death, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, oregon, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Brothers (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The script of this film was very loose and most of the dialog was improvised by the cast
Style: psychological, sincere, suspense, contemplative, captivating
Plot: father son reunion, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, family relations, jealousy, brother, haunted by the past, birthday party, inheritance, death, father son estrangement, half brother half brother relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: surreal, touching, serious, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay sex, gay, homosexual, male prostitute, friendship, gays and lesbians, male prostitution, prostitution, friendship between men, male friendship, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, rome italy, seattle, usa, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Mediterranea (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, USA, Germany, Qatar
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ayiva recently left his home in Burkina Faso in search of a way to provide for his sister and his daughter. He takes advantage of his position in an illegal smuggling operation to get himself and his best friend Abas off of the continent. Ayiva ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: illegal immigration, smuggling, interracial relations, mother daughter relationship, friendship, father daughter relationship, promise, drunkenness, storytelling, job seeking, family relations, breaking a car window ...
Place: italy, africa, algeria, libya, mediterranean sea
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37%