Movies like Shame 1988

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Shame (1988)
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Shame (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Asta Cadell, a lawyer traveling through the Australian Outback on holiday, stops in a small Western Australian town after her motorcycle breaks down and shacks up with Tim Curtis, the local mechanic, while fixing it. She then becomes involved in helping Curtis' teenage daughter, Lizzie, who has been recently date-raped by Danny Fiske, the son of a wealthy, well-known citizen and his gang. Asta persuades Lizzie to press charges against Danny, but the local population becomes determined to keep the incident a secret at any cost and soon Asta and the Curtis family's lives are in danger.
Style: suspense
Plot: rape, australian outback, societal hypocrisy, unpunished rape, revenge, lawyer, strong female lead, police, gang, friendship, motorcycle, kidnapping, stalker, death, graffiti, murder, motorcyclist, bully, swimming, bullying, vacation, missing person, teenage girl, justice, street gang ...
Place: australia

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Shame (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A tough female lawyer on holiday ends up in a small Pacific Northwest town where she befriends a local teenage girl and tries to persuade her to to press charges against the young thugs who raped her.
Plot: motorcycle, gang, chase, violence, gang rape, small town, rape, bar
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Share (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After discovering a disturbing video from a night she doesn’t remember, sixteen-year-old Mandy must try to figure out what happened and how to navigate the escalating fallout.
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating
Plot: rape, teenage girl, underage drinking, social problems, teenager, one night stand, memory lapse, mystery, high school, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, fear ...
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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
Plot: australian outback, sheep, strike, society, workplace, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, ambition, down on your luck, workplace situations, friends, power relations ...
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Place: australia, south australia
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North Country (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
Style: rough, disturbing, emotional, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual harassment, courtroom drama, feminism, lawsuit, rape, small town, against the odds, sexism, court, fighting the system, financial problem, labor union ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: minnesota, usa
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Gran Torino (2008)
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Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
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Journey Among Women (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nine women convicts escape from a prison hell-hole and dare to create a savage world free of man.
Plot: revenge, escape, escaped prisoner, rape and revenge, exploitation, australian aboriginal, misogyny, feminism, survival, friendship, wilderness, rape ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
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Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Forced out of their apartment due to dangerous works on a neighboring building, Emad and Rana move into a new flat in the center of Tehran. An incident linked to the previous tenant will dramatically change the young couple’s life.
Style: intense, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: attack, rape, surveillance, marriage, death, revenge, hospital, husband wife relationship, lie, investigation, rape and revenge, character study ...
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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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: against the odds, injustice, rebellion, state affairs, rivalry, crimes, society, fighting the system, young couple, woman kills a man, office, police interrogation ...
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Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: missing child, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, dysfunctional family, society, youth, family problems, rebellion, parents and children, estrangement, family relations ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 108 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the story of Franca Viola and Filippo Melodia. In Sicily, as a Mafia boss leaves for prison, he advises Vito, a young man who's his potential successor, to marry a virtuous and poor woman. Vito's eye settles on Francesca, only 15, ...
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Time: 70s
Place: sicily, italy
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Moving Out (1983)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 91 min.
Story: Coming-of-age story about an Italian-Australian teenager making his way in the world.
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Adam's Woman (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Adam is a young American wrongly accused of being an accomplice to murder while on shore leave in Liverpool. He is sentenced to death by hanging but the sentence is commuted to twenty years in a convict settlement in Australia.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: penal colony, death row, prison life, wrongfully committed, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, frame up, murder, prison, courtroom drama, false accusation, injustice ...
Time: 19th century
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Run Rebecca, Run! (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
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Style: thought provoking, sincere, psychological, captivating, rough ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
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