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Ten Canoes (2006)
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Ten Canoes (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story within a story within a story. In Australia's Northern Territory, an Aboriginal narrator tells a story about his ancestors on a goose hunt. A youngster on the hunt is being tempted to adultery with his elder brother's wife, so an elder tells him a story from the mythical past about how evil can slip in and cause havoc unless prevented by virtue according to customary tribal law.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, melancholic, parody, witty, touching, visually appealing, weird, enigmatic ...
Plot: tribe, australian aboriginal, swamp, murder, vengeance, storytelling, love and romance, couples, heroes, forbidden love, expedition, couple relations, hunting, mistaken identity, husband wife relationship, kidnapping, violence, tradition, brother brother relationship, death, canoe, indigenous people, self discovery, redemption, male nudity ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s
Place: australia, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, melancholic and weird films with plots about storytelling, culture clash, brutality, runaway, vengeance, family relations and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Ten Canoes: Walkabout (1971), Crocodile Dundee II (1988), Charlie's Country (2013), The Coca-Cola Kid (1985), Bad Boy Bubby (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Walkabout (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist takes his teenage daughter and 6-year-old son into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself, and the two city-bred children must contend with ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, touching, meditative, serious ...
Plot: desert, survival, tribe, wilderness, kids in trouble, culture clash, suicide, adventure, human nature, danger, coming of age, trust ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, sydney australia
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100%
Crocodile Dundee II (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: crocodile, adventurer, gangsters, culture clash, kidnapping, job seeking, adventure, maori, survival, love and romance, couples, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, colombia ...
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100%
Charlie's Country (2013)
Genre: Adventure, 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: atmospheric, realistic, thought provoking, serious, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: racism, culture clash, aborigine, introspection, against the rules, society, elderly, social misfits, escapades, wilderness, self discovery, alienation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Coca-Cola Kid (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration. He finds zero penetration in a valley owned by an old man who makes his own soft drinks, and visits the valley to see why. After "the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, small town, satire, american abroad, seduction, swimming pool, culture clash, romance, workplace, couples, opposites attract, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 7.4
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Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Bad Boy Bubby is just that: a bad boy. So bad, in fact, that his mother has kept him locked in their house for his entire thirty years, convincing him that the air outside is poisonous. After a visit from his estranged father, circumstances force ...
Style: disturbing, surreal, psychological, offbeat, suspense ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, sex with mother, life is a bitch, mistaken identity, self discovery, family problems, society, captivity, cult, parents and children, torture ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
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40%
Beware of Greeks Bearing Guns (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Australia, Greece
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Manos, a Greek school teacher, is forced to travel to Melbourne, Australia when the man who murdered his grandfather 57 years ago surfaces there. While the reluctant Manos is tutored in the art of revenge by old friend Stephanos, he also attempts to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: vengeance, twins, teacher, murder, vigilantism, rivalry, crimes, couples, family relations, couple relations, fascism, old friend ...
Time: 20th century, year 1943, 2000s, year 1971
Place: australia, melbourne australia, greece, hellas, crete
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37%
 6.9
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Tanna (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, Vanuatu
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a traditional tribal society in the South Pacific, a young girl, Wawa, falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain. When an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal. The young lovers run away, refusing ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, psychological, realistic, tragic ending
Plot: volcano, australian aboriginal, tradition, indigenous, pacific island, native tribe, beach, forbidden love, tragic love, lovers, forced marriage, australian ...
Place: pacific ocean
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36%
Welcome to Woop Woop (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A con artist escapes a deal gone wrong in New York and winds up in the Aussie outback in a strange town whose inhabitants are an oddball collection of misfits.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: american abroad, dark humor, kidnapping, farce, nothing goes right, opposites attract, fish out of water, goofy hero, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, on the road, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, new york, sydney australia, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 7.4
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The Tracker (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Somewhere in Australia in the early 20th century outback, an Aboriginal man is accused of murdering a white woman. Three white men are on a mission to capture him with the help of an experienced Indigenous man.
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: aborigine, manhunt, racism, murder, fanatic, australian outback, expedition, life is a bitch, injustice, vigilantism, crimes, society ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
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Sweetie (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Explores sisters, in their twenties, their parents, and family dysfunctions. Kay is gangly and slightly askew, consulting a fortune teller and then falling in love with a man because of a mole on his face and a lock of hair; then, falling out of ...
Style: surreal, psychological, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
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The Castle (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Melbourne family is very happy living near the Melbourne airport. However, they are forced to leave their beloved home (by the Government and airport authorities) to make way for more runways. 'The Castle' is the story of how they fight ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: airport, family relations, family life, family in crisis, against the odds, fighting the system, misfit, single parent, palaces castles and temples, parents and children, australian, justice ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, beirut lebanon
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33%
The Sum of Us (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "The Sum of Us" is an Aussie story about a father and a son both searching for love and sharing an unconventional bond. Harry, the father, is the caring and open-minded "mate" that borders on annoyance. His son Jeff ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, melancholic, humorous ...
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Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 528
Soft Fruit (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: For the first time in 15 years, all four siblings in a family show up to care for their dying mother, who is only given a couple of weeks to live. One comes from America with her two children. A divorced sister also comes with her child and sneaks ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 130 min.
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 5.9
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Style: psychological, semi serious, witty, humorous, sexy ...
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30%
 5.4
 3K
Race the Sun (1996)
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia.
Style: feel good, entertaining, light, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
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Place: hawaii, australia, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Alexandra's Project (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, captivating ...
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29%
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Style: tense, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, ghost, betrayal, hayloft, hanging, vengeance, heroes, intrigue, forbidden love, political intrigue, love triangle, political unrest ...
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29%
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: thought provoking, emotional, touching, serious, factual ...
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29%
 6.6
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Australia (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
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Story: Lola, a hot-blooded Spaniard, is deserted by her husband for a cool and calculating Aussie blonde. Lola is pregnant again but she and their daughter Lucia are left to starve while Ricardo spends all their savings on a sleek new set of wheels for his ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: touching, humorous, feel good, clever, realistic ...
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.1
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Hotel de Love (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
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Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Iris (Kati Outinen) has a soul-deadening job as a quality-control worker watching boxes of matches go by on an assembly line all day. At night, she eats silently with her dour mother (Elina Salo) and stepfather (Esko Nikkari). One weekend, wearing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a few years trying to earn money to marry Jessica Harrison (Sigrid Thornton), Jim Craig (Tom Burlinson) returns to Snowy River. But he finds that a lot of things have changed.
Style: semi serious, cult film, unusual plot structure, sweet, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Goddess of 1967 (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A rich young Japanese man travels to Australia with the intention of buying a Citroën DS car (the goddess of the film's title - nicknamed the Déesse, after its initials in French, déesse being French for "goddess") that he has ...
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Time: 90s, future, year 1967
Place: australia, japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
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Flesh+Blood (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Spain
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction throughout the land, the mercenaries hole up in a ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, intense, captivating, stylized ...
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26%
 5.9
 463
Mullet (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Eddie returns to his home town on the south coast of New South Wales. Having left for the city without explanation a few years previously, he tries to pick up the pieces of his life and fit back in to the lives of those he left, including his ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, sincere, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
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25%
 6.5
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Hero (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Bernie Laplante is having a rough time. He's divorced, his ex-wife hates him and has custody of their son, the cops are setting a trap for him, then to top it all, he loses a shoe whilst rescuing passengers of a crashed jet. Being a thief who ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, cynical, witty ...
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Time: 90s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%