Movies like Lucky Miles

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Lucky Miles (2007)
 7.1
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Lucky Miles (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's 1990 and an Indonesian fishing boat abandons Iraqi and Cambodian refugees in a remote part of the Western Australia. Although most are quickly caught by officials, three men with nothing in common but their misfortune and determination to escape arrest, begin an epic journey into the heart of Australia.
Plot: journey, desert, boat, refugee, outback, immigration, coast, football, sea, fight, ocean, army, water, family relations, border, beach, luck, knife, trip, lizard, father son relationship, jeep, protection, security, immigrants ...
Place: australia, iraq, cambodia, indonesia

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Most similar movies to Lucky Miles

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, touching and semi serious films with plots about family relations, desert, culture clash, adventure, father son relationship, mentor and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like Lucky Miles: The Adventures of Eliza Fraser (1976), Tracks (2013), Charlie & Boots (2009), Walkabout (1971), Thirst (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Adventures of Eliza Fraser (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old captain & his young wife share a lot of adventures after they're shipwrecked and captured by Aborigines on an island near Australia.
Plot: castaway, historical event, cannibal, captain, adultery, island, shipwreck, unfaithful wife, ship wreck, tribe, manhunt, ship ...
Time: 1800s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.2
 27K
Tracks (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.
Style: uplifting, touching, inspirational, serious, captivating ...
Plot: desert, adventure, wilderness, solitude, obsessive quest, adventurer, journey, camel, outback, self discovery, beautiful scenery, loneliness ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1975, year 1976 ...
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Charlie & Boots (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul Hogan plays Charlie McFarland and Shane Jacobson plays his estranged son, Boots. After a family tragedy Charlie and Boots try and put their differences aside and head off on the road trip of a lifetime - from regional Victoria to the Cape York ...
Style: road movie
Plot: country singer, farm, countryside, depression, death of mother, teenage girl, country music, aerial shot, guitar, widower, loss of wife, death of wife ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.6
 22K
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, realistic ...
Plot: desert, survival, tribe, wilderness, culture clash, suicide, human nature, adventure, danger, kids in trouble, coming of age, trust ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 6.5
 86
Thirst (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four people, isolated in their different ways are trapped in the desert and changed forever. Against impossible odds, can they find meaning - life, laughter and love before it is too late?
Plot: desert, isolation, outback, digging, television, hole, shooting, foster home, excavation, trapped, tv, hut
Time: year 2017
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.0
 4K
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, melancholic, witty ...
Plot: australian aboriginal, tribe, swamp, storytelling, murder, hunting, vengeance, couples, love and romance, heroes, forbidden love, couple relations ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s
Place: australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.0
 210
Blue Fin (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the children's novel by celebrated South Australian author 'Colin Thiele' , this is an emotional father and son story about tuna fishing of Southern Blue Fin tuna in South Australia's Port Lincoln fishing district. ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, danger, rescue, young heroes, family, youth, escapades, adventure, coming of age, ship, friendship, forces of nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.8
 337
14 Kilometers (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three people looking for a better life become stranded in the desert with little hope of survival.
Plot: immigrants, arrest, border crossing, desert, boat, death, football player
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Efficiency Expert (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wallace is an efficiency expert, managing the high-profile downsizing of a major auto parts factory. But when he is hired to evaluate a small moccasin factory which seems from another era, Wallace has to reconsider the rapid modernization he ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, factory, family business, culture clash, big business, downsizing, disorder, workplace romance, workplace situations, society, workplace ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 225
Burke & Wills (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A story based on true events about two explorers on a doomed journey trying to cross Australia on foot in the 19 century.
Style: captivating, stylized, bleak, epic, rough ...
Plot: desert, journey, outback, sandstorm, tragedy, rescue attempt, journalist, maze, aborigine, countdown, against the odds, realism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, 1860s, 1850s
Place: australia, england, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 263
Rikky and Pete (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rikky (Nina Landis) and her brother Pete (Stephen Kearney) struggle to keep their lives from spinning out of control in small town Australia.
Style: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, touching, humorous
Plot: profanity, wilderness, small town life, radio show, village life, desert, rebelliousness, siblings relations, small town, village, vengeance, loss of virginity ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Josh and S.A.M. (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Josh and Sam are two brothers facing change, their mother is about to marry a French accountant and the kids are sent to go live with their father in Florida. Meanwhile Josh tells Sam that he is a "S.A.M." that is going to be sent to ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the road, journey, cross country, family relations, family life, disorder, youth, nothing goes right, sibling relationship, adventure, coming of age, road trip ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, texas, florida, usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.4
 3K
Race the Sun (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: car, youth, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, dedicated educator, rivalry, self discovery, teenage life, teacher, solar power, adventure ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: australia, hawaii, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.9
 112
Initiation (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After the death of his mother, teenage Danny visits his father Matt Malloy on a lonesome farm in Australia, where he lives with a girlfriend and her daughter Stevie. The farm has been going bad lately, so Matt starts smuggling Marijuana for a drug ...
Plot: occult, stepmother stepson relationship, father son relationship, american abroad, airplane, outback, search for father, coming of age, death of mother, desert, drug dealer, australian outback ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 649
Palm Beach (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of lifelong friends reunite to celebrate a special birthday, with Sydney's iconic Palm Beach providing a stunning backdrop for the unfolding drama. The good times roll, with loads of laughter, lavish meals, flowing wine and fantastic ...
Plot: laughter, coast, family secret, reunion, birthday party, birthday, secrets, shore, beach, meal, seaside, friend ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, semi serious ...
Plot: father son relationship, gay, gay lead character, gays and lesbians, looking for love, love and romance, acceptance, family relations, gay son, widower, breaking the fourth wall, single father ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Earthling (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Patrick Foley has been on the move all his live. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets Shawn, a little desperate city-boy whose parents were killed in ...
Style: surreal, serious
Plot: wilderness, survival, orphan, tragedy, adventurer, adventure, heroes, young heroes, escapades, danger, human nature, culture clash ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Caterpillar Wish (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young girl's view on belonging and loss.
Plot: secret love, ocean, police, gun, family feud, hotel, coastal town, caterpillar, book, religion, cloud, bicycle ...
Place: south australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.9
 194
Nattseilere (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set on the island of Senja in Northern Norway in 1877. BĂ„remor, a 14 year old girl is washed ashore almost dead. No-one knows her and she remembers nothing of her past. A poor fisherman family take care of her, but she never feels at home among ...
Plot: coast, water, manhunt, nature, small community, ocean, blackout, boat, escape, search
Time: 1800s, 1870s
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Roadside Prophets (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sid and Nancy screenplay author Abbe Wool makes her directorial debut with this tale of a factory worker name Joe (X front man John Doe) who hits the road on his Harley to scatter the ashes of a co-worker. Joined by wannabe biker Sam (Adam Horovitz ...
Style: road movie, humorous, semi serious, light, talky ...
Plot: desert, motorcycle, friendship, on the road, hotel, adventure, loner, journey, fireworks, ashes, life philosophy, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, los angeles, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 2K
Jumping Ship (2001)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Joseph, Matthew and Andrew Lawrence (TV's Brotherly Love) star in this thrilling, action-packed sequel to the Disney Channel Original Movie Horse Sense. It's first-class adventure on the high seas for Michael Woods (Joseph Lawrence) and ...
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, treasure hunt, adventure, chase, danger, siblings relations, parents and children, resort, family life, island, disorder, daring rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 319
Yolngu Boy (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After committing a crime for which he is likely to be jailed, a Yolngu teenager convinces two of his childhood friends to join him on a journey from North East Arnhem Land to Darwin to seek help from a tribal leader.
Plot: tradition, customs, tribe, arson, friend, football, absent father, father son relationship, male female relationship, department store, aborigine, thief ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
For Here or to Go? (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aspiring Indian tech entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley finds himself unexpectedly battling the bizarre American immigration system to keep his dream alive or prepare to return home forever.
Plot: immigration, female director, cultural difference, immigrants
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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203
 7.4
 909
Sallah (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sallah Shabati, the patriarch of the big family recently arrived to Israel from Yemen, tries to make money and get better housing, in a country that can barely provide for its own and is in the midst of absorbing hundreds of thousands of Jewish ...
Style: humorous, suspense, biting, semi serious, realistic
Plot: satire, immigrants, family relations, family life, society, fighting the system, rebellion, jewish, refugee camp, hebrew, poor, father ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 15K
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, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: airport, australian, family relations, fighting the system, family in crisis, family life, against the odds, parents and children, palaces castles and temples, misfit, single parent, justice ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, beirut lebanon, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Barnaby and Me (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In his 1982 book "Where Have I Been? An Autobiography", a sobered-up Sid Caesar admits that by the time he did this film, he was so far-gone because of his prescription drug and alcohol addiction, he has no memory of making this movie, or ...
Style: realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, romance, family, adventure, family life, outback, zoo, koala, con artists, scheme, expedition, obesity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 118K
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 ...
Style: epic, emotional, captivating, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: social differences, adventure, unlikely couple, cattle drive, wilderness, ranch, fall in love, inheritance, world war two, racist, prejudice, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1942 ...
Place: australia, england, shanghai china, pearl harbor, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Secret Ballot (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran, Italy, Canada, Switzerland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A female election agent and a gun-toting soldier try to collect votes among the local islanders with mixed success.
Style: surreal, humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: desert, politics, satire, citizenship, heroes, campaign, political unrest, soldier, state affairs, odd couple, island, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, India, Belgium, Singapore, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod, a fakir who tricks his local village in Rajasthan, India into believing his possesses special powers and into paying him to fly to Paris to buy a bed of nails from an Ikea store.
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, feel good, light
Plot: journey, based on a novel, obsessive quest, dream, beggar, hindu, talent, self discovery, love and romance, cons and scams, singing in a car
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", ...
Style: talky, touching, humorous, road movie, emotional ...
Plot: introspection, train, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, reconciliation, journey, grief, train ride, on the road, sibling relationship, encounter, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, himalaya, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%