Movies like Shame 1988

If you like "Shame" you are looking for suspense movies about / with rape, australian outback, societal hypocrisy, road trip, strong female character, lawyer and police themes of Drama genre shot in Australia.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Shame (1988)
 7.0
 502
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, road trip, strong female character, lawyer, police, gang, motorcycle, friendship, death, stalker, motorcyclist, kidnapping, missing person, violence against women, swimming, graffiti, vacation, street gang, injustice, corrupt cop, pursuit, teenage girl, city ...
Place: australia

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Shame

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and emotional films with plots about friendship, father daughter relationship, police, drinking, rape, violence and drinking alcohol mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Shame: Sunday Too Far Away (1975), North Country (2005), Gran Torino (2008), Journey Among Women (1977), Heatwave (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 148
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: gang, small town, chase, rape, gang rape, violence, bar, motorcycle
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Sunday Too Far Away (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Friday night he's too tired. Saturday night too drunk.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, homoerotic
Plot: australian outback, sheep, pub, strike, workplace situations, down on your luck, ambition, unfulfillment, workplace, life is a bitch, society, new wave ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1956
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.3
 41K
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, rape, small town, lawsuit, against the odds, sexism, fighting the system, labor union, financial problem, love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 8.1
 730K
Gran Torino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. ...
Style: serious, emotional, thought provoking, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: gang, veteran, gunfight, friendship, interracial relations, elderly, rape, immigrants, neighbor, visceral, ex soldier, prejudice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
gang movies
3144
motorcycle movies
2647
friendship movies
14275
death movies
13702
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 convict, power struggle, body paint, friendship, wilderness, horse riding, corset, sexual repression, misogyny, australian aboriginal ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.4
 340
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: tense, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: against the odds, injustice, rebellion, society, fighting the system, crimes, rivalry, state affairs, climbing stairs, murderer, voting, bespectacled male ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.6
 692
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: touching, sincere, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: missing child, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, teenage life, rebellion, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.2
 36
Places (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A coming of age story about love, loss and revenge centers around two teenage friends, Adam (Vladimír Polívka) and Marek (Jan Cina), whose aimless lives in a small town are suddenly disrupted by the appearance of Anna (Johana Matousková), the ...
Style: ambiguous ending, suspense, twists and turns, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: revenge, love, small town, friendship between men, love triangle, murder, teenage girl, prank, secret, best friend, father son relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 53K
The Salesman (2016)
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, apartment, rape, surveillance, marriage, death, revenge, hospital, husband wife relationship, lie, investigation, injury ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: iran, tehran iran, poland, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 87
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, brother sister relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Most Beautiful Wife (1970)
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, ...
Plot: forced marriage, mafia, rape, marriage, farm, barn, pride, teenage girl, shot to death, carabinieri, lawyer, barracks ...
Time: 70s
Place: sicily, sicily italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, brutal, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, nun, sexual harassment, punishment, sin, life is a bitch, society, violence against women, sexual abuse, human spirit, mercilessness, corporal punishment ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.1
 151
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: serious, realistic
Plot: penal colony, false accusation, death row, wrongfully committed, courtroom drama, pardon, beach, injustice, starting over, prison life, prison, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Run Rebecca, Run! (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Story: Simone Buchanan plays a young camera fanatic who is marooned on a desert island. Here she is threatened by a refugee from South America (Henri Szeps) who isn't keen on having his whereabouts known. Hostility melts into friendship before the ...
Plot: runaway, blonde child, refugee, photographer, island, camera, capture, on the run, friendship, oppression, marooned
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
 2K
Papicha (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria, Belgium, Qatar
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Algiers, 1997. The country is in the hands of terrorist groups, seeking to establish an Islamic and archaic state. Women are particularly affected and oppressed by primitive diktas, who seek to take control of their bodies and control their passage ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, psychological, captivating, suspense
Plot: violence against women, hijab, mass murder, sea, unwanted pregnancy, female protagonist, friendship, pregnancy, attempted rape, teenage girl, university, islamic terrorism ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.3
 80
Angel Blue (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dennis (Sam Bottoms) is a handsome, successful and well-liked civic leader who lives in his hometown with his lovely wife (Lisa Eichhorn) and their new baby. When Enrique Vasquez (Marco Rodriguez) and his striking teen daughter Angela (Yeniffer ...
Plot: older man younger woman sex, coach, drinking, adultery, bar, gymnast, bank, extramarital affair, pervert, parking lot, telephone call, neighbor ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.5
 215
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, shopping mall, father son relationship, opening a door, parking a car, living room, father daughter relationship, moustache, bus stop, belch, teenage son, bathroom ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Caterpillar Wish (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young girl's view on belonging and loss.
Plot: seaside, family feud, harbor, bicycle, pub, secret love, hotel, cloud, caterpillar, bare breasts, bible, small town ...
Place: south australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 37K
Boy A (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child.
Style: psychological, touching, tense, social realism, depressing ...
Plot: haunted by the past, juvenile delinquency, going straight, incest, rape, childhood, starting over, rehabilitation, new job, moral dilemma, criminal, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.9
 90
Fast Talking (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A bright young teenager from a broken home uses his quick wits and glib tongue to get out of trouble - but they also get him into it.
Plot: aquarium, motorcycle, con artists, high school dance, stealing a car, running from police, teenage boy, school principal, stolen car, troubled teen, ex convict, chicken farm ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a mistreated donkey and the people around him. A study on saintliness and a sister piece to Bresson's Mouchette.
Style: stylized, thought provoking, touching, atmospheric, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, purity, cruelty, transcendence, redemption, friendship, donkey, misery, parents and children, innocence lost, countryside, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: coming of age, boarding school, family relations, celibacy, school, catholic school, mutual masturbation, altar boy, injustice, power relations, social relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 1950s, 50s, year 1953
Place: melbourne australia, australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
 5K
Disgrace (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, South Africa
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Disgrace is the story of a South African professor of English who loses everything: his reputation, his job, his peace of mind, his good looks, his dreams of artistic success, and finally even his ability to protect his cherished daughter. After ...
Style: sincere, psychological, thought provoking, captivating, rough ...
Plot: forbidden love, racism, love affair, interracial relations, society, power relations, isolation, father daughter relationship, gang, beating, rape, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 6K
After Lucia (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Alejandra and her dad Roberto have just moved to town. She is new at school, he has a new job. Starting over is sometimes complicated when you have left so much behind.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: bullying, high school life, society, teenage life, social decay, parents and children, estrangement, social relations, family problems, high school, humiliation, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
 51K
Hesher (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: antisocial behavior, loner, dysfunctional character, youth, arson, depression, stranger, death in the family, family problems, rebelliousness, misfit, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: pool table, beer drinking, euthanasia, summer, mannequin, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, marijuana, beating with a belt, separation, graffiti, drifter, video store ...
Place: sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Last of the Knucklemen (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the tradition of Sunday Too Far Away, this independent film is based on the classic Australian play by John Power. Pic tells the story of a group of miners living in a camp in outback Australia. They swear, brawl, gamble, and drink heavily. ...
Plot: betting, beer, hand to hand combat, martial arts training, camp, mine, competition, gambling house, caravan, contest, violence, robbery ...
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
 110
Mondo Keyhole (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Howard Thorne is a rapist in Los Angeles: he meets women at work and at parties or he sees them walking down the street, and he follows them, terrifies them, and assaults them. He also dreams about these assaults, and he's unclear how much of ...
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: serial rapist, revenge, rape, rapist, lesbian, husband wife relationship, rape and revenge, castration, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Annie's Coming Out (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It tells the story of a young female social worker who begins work at a hospital for retarded children, and discovers that some of the psychological problems attributed to these children are incorrectly diagnosed. Proving this to be the case is ...
Plot: nurse, telephone, lighting a cigarette, father daughter relationship, supermarket, redheaded woman, corpse with eyes open, euphemism, man with glasses, night, sister sister relationship, visit ...
Place: melbourne australia, melbourne, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%