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The Fringe Dwellers (1986)
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The Fringe Dwellers (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an Aboriginal family's attempts to forge a new life for themselves within the segregated society. At the urging of headstrong teenager Trilby, the Comeaways relocate from their family camp, to a house in the main town.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, youth, family relations, misfit, racism, parents and children, life is a bitch, interracial relations, love and romance, family life, social differences, society, couples, coming of age, fish out of water, culture clash, australian aboriginal, segregation, aborigine
Time: 70s
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about society, family relations, youth, coming of age, parents and children, love and romance and life is a bitch mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Fringe Dwellers: The Getting of Wisdom (1977), The Wild Duck (1983), Go (2001), The Rising Place (2001), Face (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Getting of Wisdom (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Getting of Wisdom is based on the 1910 novel by Henry Handel Richardson (born Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson). Her novel is thought to be an account of her own schooldays at the Presbyterian Ladies College in Melbourne. The film is about a ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, power relations, friends, boarding school, injustice, coming of age, society, misfit, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
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95%
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The Wild Duck (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Wild Duck is a 1983 Australian film adapted from the play by Ibsen
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, couples, family life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, society, love and romance, male female relationship, high society, tragedy, bird, duck ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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90%
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Go (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Isao Yukisada spins this gritty coming-of-age tale about Sugihara, a Japanese-born, third-generation Korean who struggles to find a place in a society that will not accept him. The film begins with Sugihara studying at a Korean junior high school ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: racism, coming of age, teenage love, youth, society, fish out of water, parents and children, high school life, boxing, teenage life, social differences, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Rising Place (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: fall in love, life is a bitch, social differences, human nature, family life, parents and children, soldier, society, interracial relations, injustice, feminism, pregnancy ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: mississippi, virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.3
 253
Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, opposites attract, immigrants, friends, love and romance, friendship, culture clash, single parent, youth, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Red Hook Summer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather he’s never met, young Flik may as well have landed on Mars. Fresh from his cushy life in Atlanta, he’s bored and friendless, and his ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, society, clergy, life is a bitch, youth, religions or cults, family life, disorder, church, coming of age, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.6
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Serenades (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A girl is born to an Aboriginal mother and an Afgan father.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, interracial relations, tragic love, forbidden love, culture clash, hopes, society, injustice, life is a bitch, youth, fall in love, true love ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: australia, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Amy & Isabelle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1971, in the small town of Shirley Falls, in Maine, the odd and lonely secretary Isabelle Goodrow raises her teenager daughter Amy alone. She has only two friends in her job among her gossiper colleagues. When her overprotected daughter is ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sexual, sexy
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, disgraced, love and romance, friendship, family problems, youth, single parent, dysfunctional family, family life, human nature, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rocklin Colorado, 1925. A hard cold winter. Young Arturo Bandini loves his father Svevo, his mother Maria and his brothers. Even though his bricklayer father wastes the little money he has in the Imperial Poolhall and his time with the rich American ...
Style: rough, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, family relations, ambition, youth, sport, life is a bitch, romance, society, family life, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Mexican-American Marcos (Jose Alcala) recalls the hardships of the previous year, reflecting on the arduous trek his migrant-worker family made from Texas to the Midwest during harvest season. Along the way, Marcos learns plenty ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, family relations, misfit, life is a bitch, youth, society, hopes, bittersweet, innocence lost, down on your luck, culture clash ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: minnesota, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Macondo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama centered on an 11-year-old Chechnyan refugee living in Vienna whose life is thrown into disarray when a friend of his deceased father materializes.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: interracial relations, youth, life is a bitch, society, immigrants, misfit, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, coming of age, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.1
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Kamchatka (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The movie show us how life was in Argentina for dissident people, in the seventies, under the military government.
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family life, family in danger, life is a bitch, youth, confined, parents and children, isolation, political unrest, totalitarianism, society, parent child relationship, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Timepiece (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in the 1940's, James Earl Jones as an an old clockmaker faces racism and is tried for murder when the racist is killed. However, Kevin Kilner comes forward and claims to have commmitted the crime in self defense. All the while, ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: racism, family relations, self defense, murder, faith, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, family life, false accusation, husband wife relationship, businessman ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Beneath Clouds (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events throw them together on a journey with no money and no ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: racism, prison, coming of age, on the road, young heroes, love and romance, life is a bitch, opposites attract, couples, family relations, mother daughter relationship, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Charlie's Country (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Blackfella Charlie is getting older, and he's out of sorts. The intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws that don't generally make much sense, and Charlie's ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: aborigine, racism, introspection, society, against the rules, culture clash, wilderness, social misfits, escapades, elderly, semi autobiographical, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, destructive relationship, teenage life, love and romance, lifestyle, youth, family relations, couples, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, parents and children, sexual abuse, small town, teenage life, youth, society, teenage girl, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 180
Over the Hill (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alma can't stand to have one more birthday without seeing her estranged daughter, Elizabeth, who lives in Sydney, Australia.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, love and romance, elderly lovers, misfit, opposites attract, golden years, supportive spouse, elderly, estrangement, transvestism, family relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 273
2 Friends (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two girls, at 15; Louise, in a prestigious girls' high school, and Kelly, who was admitted but forbidden by her father to attend. This is the end of their friendship, and from here the film progresses in a backwards time line to a final freeze ...
Style: emotional, non-linear, realistic, serious, surreal
Plot: friendship, road not taken, human nature, haunted by the past, college, school, parents and children, teenage life, high school, coming of age, best friends, boarding school ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Expecting Amish (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 18-year-old Hannah Yoder is ready to become an Amish adult - which means baptism into the Church and marriage to her boyfriend, Samuel. However, her friends convince her to visit Hollywood for Rumspringa where she meets Josh and the two hit it off ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, religions or cults, society, love and romance, youth, couples, love affair, culture clash, adolescence vs adulthood, pregnancy, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Framed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The National Gallery in London has flooded, and senior curator Quentin Lester has a dramatic solution. He proposes that the entire collection of priceless paintings should be removed from London and stored in an abandoned slate mine inside a Welsh ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, village, culture clash, family business, secret place, love and romance, fish out of water, society, family life, social differences, family problems, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.3
 661
Heart of Dixie (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set at a Southern college during the 1950s, three co-eds (Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen and Phoebe Cates) re-assess their values in light of the burgeoning civil rights movement.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, contemplative, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, college, interracial relations, coming of age, hopes, media, journalism, lifestyle, bittersweet, campus, injustice, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Nanny (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Rome, early 20th century: a wealthy psychiatrist, who runs an asylum for women and lacks imagination in his practice, must find a wet nurse for his infant when his wife panics after childbirth. He brings a peasant, Annette, to Rome, forcing her to ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, power relations, down on your luck, family problems, family relations, babies and infants, politics, adoption, master and servant, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.0
 159
White Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the "white's only" drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: ...
Style: touching, sentimental, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: young heroes, missing child, racism, obsession, youth, discrimination, danger, family problems, parents and children, interracial relations, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Pavee Lackeen: The Traveller Girl (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An intimate portrait of a resilient and spirited young girl and her proud and dignified family, who are part of Ireland's "traveller" community.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, parents and children, culture clash, family relations, realism, youth, misfit, social misfits, society, single mother, discrimination, resilience ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Kitchen Toto (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The son of a priest slain by the Mau Mau moves in with a police officer and his wife in 1950 Kenya.
Style: sincere, disturbing, biting, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: racism, social differences, family life, domestic disturbance, politics, political unrest, discrimination, interracial relations, moral dilemma, culture clash, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Silent Waters (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan, France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ayesha is a widow with a secret past, living with her beloved son Saleem in a small town in Pakistan close to the Indian border. When the fires of Islamic nationalism invade their tranquil lives, Saleem and a few of the town's other young men ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: hopes, politics, wartime life, self discovery, family life, death in the family, human nature, family relations, family problems, battles, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 70s, 40s, 1940s
Place: pakistan, india, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Sex & the Single Mom (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jess Gradwell and her teenage daughter boast a superclose relationship. When it comes to sex, however, Mom won't stand for anything less than premarital celibacy. So she gets a pretty healthy dose of her own medicine when she winds up getting ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, moral dilemma, teenage life, love and romance, society, youth, lifestyle, family problems, family life, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Faced with the harsh reality of growing up in the ghetto, 13-year old Benjie (Larry B. Scott) turns to heroin to escape. After Benjie hits rock bottom, his mother (Cicely Tyson) and her boyfriend (Paul Winfield) must sacrifice to help him overcome ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: ghetto, hopes, orphan, society, misfit, gangsters, investigation, drug dealing, family relations, urban ghetto, youth, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Foreign Student (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, USA, France, Italy, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A French football playing exchange student falls in love.
Style: sexual, touching, emotional, sexy, contemplative ...
Plot: college, interracial relations, youth, love and romance, culture clash, fall in love, self discovery, social differences, romance, coming of age, society, couples ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: paris france, virginia, france, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%