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: artist, friendship, marijuana, death, graffiti, summer, family relations, child abuse, accident, drifter, mannequin, euthanasia, beer, getting home, drug use, father son relationship, drunkenness, bicycle, grief, resentment, suburbs, diner, death of father, revelation, auto repair ...
Place: australia, sydney australia

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Most similar movies to Erskineville Kings

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sincere and serious films with plots about family relations, father son relationship, friend, friendship, drinking alcohol, mother son relationship and drink mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Erskineville Kings: Mallboy (2000), Moving Out (1983), Throatful of Strawberries (1985), Brothers (2011), Ten Empty (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: family relations, suburbs, dancing, father son relationship, male female relationship, drug dealing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teen angst, dancer, drug use, marijuana, alienation ...
Place: melbourne australia
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95%
 6.1
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: family relations, immigrants, coming of age, suburbs, life turned upside down, society, youth, misfit, culture clash, teenage life, friendship, student ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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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: friendship, friend, restaurant, drunkenness, middle aged man, success, memory, game playing, party, night, reunion, drinking alcohol ...
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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, captivating, suspense, contemplative
Plot: family relations, father son reunion, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, troubled past, birthday party, haunted by the past, father son estrangement, inheritance, half brother half brother relationship, brother, dark past ...
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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: captivating, sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, family secret, frustration, getting home, father son relationship, secret, schizophrenia, youth, dysfunctional family, bipolar disorder, family feud, father son reunion ...
Place: adelaide south australia, australia, south australia
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63%
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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, panic attack, grieving father, cover up, israeli soldier, parent grown child relationship, grieving mother, mistaken identity, drug use, loss of child, married couple, self mutilation ...
Place: israel
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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: disturbing, captivating, sincere, psychological
Plot: mother son relationship, terminal illness, friendship, promise, chemotherapy, lie, slacker, cancer, self destructing, new life, bigger dreams, beach resort ...
Time: year 2000, year 1983, year 2013
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, mexico
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55%
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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: truck, bandit, sex scene, sexism, memory, husband wife relationship, revenge, buddy, friendship, prostitute, sexual humiliation, homoeroticism ...
Place: alaska, los angeles
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53%
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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: realistic, sentimental, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, starting over, love and romance, small town life, couple relations, brother brother relationship, single parent, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
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53%
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: captivating, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: getting home, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, family relations, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, native american, writers, brother sister relationship, indian reservation, female director
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48%
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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: sincere, captivating, psychological, touching
Plot: abusive father, rehabilitation, absent mother, father son relationship, alcoholic father, child protagonist, forgiveness, group therapy, autobiography, motel, alcoholic, alcoholics anonymous ...
Time: 90s, year 2015, 2000s, year 2005, year 1995
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47%
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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: suspenseful, touching, suspense, homoerotic
Plot: friendship, coming of age, father son relationship, family relations, adulthood, death of father, teenager, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, parenthood, father son estrangement, mother son relationship, gay ...
Place: eastern europe
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47%
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, group of friends, friends, college graduate, introspection, reunited friends, disagreement, depression, suicide attempt, emotional breakdown, writer's block, anxiety ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Youth on the March (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A teenage boy stoner lives with his single mother.
Style: avant garde, psychological, sincere, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: teenager, youth, drugs, counterculture, suburbs, australian, lifestyle, surrealism, mother, mother son relationship, family relations, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
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46%
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Along the Way (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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: emotional, gloomy, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: college, friendship, friends, world, redemption, showbiz, partners, youth, coming of age, best friends, buddies, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1996, year 1983
Place: new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: tense, realistic, serious
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, celibacy, altar boy, family relations, school, catholic school, youth, gays and lesbians, clergy, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 50s, year 1953
Place: melbourne australia, australia
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Pellet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: El Bola, a 12 year old boy a.k.a. "Pellet" is a 12 year old boy raised in a violent and sordid environment. Embarrassed by his family life, he avoids becoming close to classmates. The arrival of a new boy at school changes his attitude ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: abusive father, child abuse, kids in trouble, friendship, social worker, self discovery, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, family life, parents and children, family problems, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, madrid, europe
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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, introspection, lifestyle, womanizer, young lovers, opposites attract, couples, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, youth ...
Place: nebraska, england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, friendship between teens, italian abroad, family dinner, friendship between boys, car race, 18 year old, newspaper, waiter, teenage son, city, boy with glasses ...
Place: sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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
Plot: australian outback, sheep, strike, society, workplace, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, ambition, down on your luck, workplace situations, friends, power relations ...
Time: 50s, year 1956
Place: australia, south australia
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42%
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52 Tuesdays (2013)
Genre: Drama
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, sincere, touching, captivating, rough ...
Plot: teenage girl, gender, coming of age, family relations, transsexual, youth, disorder, parents and children, family, mother daughter relationship, teenage life, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, antarctica, san francisco
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41%
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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, suspenseful, tense, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: illegal immigration, smuggling, interracial relations, family relations, job seeking, drunkenness, friendship, promise, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, getting home, feces ...
Place: italy, africa, libya, algeria, mediterranean sea
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40%
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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: disturbing, suspense, melancholic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: college, dormitory, sibling relationship, death of friend, drugs, dancing, drug use, false accusation, sexism, nervousness, friendship, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Maiden Danced to Death (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Canada, Slovenia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: There were two brothers - two dancers - in Communist Hungary. One defected, the other stuck it out. One gave his soul to commerce, the other to the Party. After twenty years, they meet again. And the dance begins.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, psychological, emotional, family saga
Plot: love triangle, dancing, husband wife relationship, love, family relations, jealousy, homecoming, brother brother relationship, rivalry, society, friendship, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: hungary, central europe, eastern europe, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: wedding, jazz, marijuana, frustration, death, drunkenness, hotel owner, greek, scam, airport, bartender, truck driver ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 80s, 70s, year 1973 ...
Place: berlin germany, greece, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, partners, parents and children, self discovery, friends, friendship between men, old love, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
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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: twenty something, countryside, astrologer, drunkenness, husband wife relationship, photographer, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, neighbor, father daughter relationship, farm, abusive father ...
Time: 90s
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, captivating, serious, sincere
Plot: brother brother relationship, mental illness, parenthood, dysfunctional family, deception, betrayal, father son relationship, parents and children, obituary, death, teenage girl, wealth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rebelling against his dreary life in a small Arizona town, salesman Nick abandons his girlfriend, Beth, and strikes out onto the highway in search of... something else. Encouraged by her best friend, Carol, Beth reluctantly accepts the romantic ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, self discovery, friendship, desert, love, highway, road trip, salesman, deaf man, performer's life, youth, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa, las vegas, tucson arizona, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: high school, family relations, family problems, teenage life, americana, on the road, single parent, dealing with death, death in the family, working class, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, virginia, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%