Movies like We of the Never Never

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We of the Never Never (1982)
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We of the Never Never (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Based on the well-loved Australian classic by Mrs. Aeneas Gunn, this is the remarkable true story of Jeannie Gunn, a woman who fought to overcome sexual and racial prejudice amid the harsh beauties of the outback. Leaving her Melbourne existence for a new life on her husband's isolated ranch, Jeannie's feisty, good-natured attitude soon wins over the misogynistic stockmen, but she faces a much tougher challenge in trying to change their racist attitudes towards the indigenous aboriginal population.
Style: sentimental, sincere, uplifting, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: australian aboriginal, strong female lead, aborigine, sexism, racism, feminist, killing an animal, australian outback, animal cruelty, adventure, friendship, friends, misfit, graphic violence, human spirit, farm, couples, social differences, society, strong female presence, wilderness, culture clash, disorder, fish out of water, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: australia, melbourne australia

Most similar movies to We of the Never Never

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about hopes, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, friendship, family relations, human spirit and mother daughter relationship mostly in Biography, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like We of the Never Never: Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002), My Brilliant Career (1979), The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978), Tracks (2013), Romulus, My Father (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, touching, factual, heartbreaking ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: child abuse, racism, aborigine, survival, kidnapping, australian outback, australian aboriginal, children, culture clash, justice, punishment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, africa
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My Brilliant Career (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman who is determined to maintain her independence finds herself at odds with her family who wants her to tame her wild side and get married.
Style: romantic, uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: ranch, writers, coming of age, feminist, women, summer, woman, human spirit, anti conformity, wilderness, fall in love, couples ...
Time: victorian era, 20th century, 70s, turn of the century, 1890s ...
Place: australia, new south wales, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The true story of a part aboriginal man who finds the pressure of adapting to white culture intolerable, and as a result snaps in a violent and horrific manner.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough, psychological ...
Plot: australian aboriginal, racism, aborigine, indigenous people, interracial couple, murder of family, criminal, murder, rage, interracial relations, against the rules, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, scenic, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: desert, wilderness, solitude, adventure, survival, travel, beautiful scenery, explorer, camel, obsessive quest, human spirit, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1973, year 1935 ...
Place: australia, africa
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40%
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Romulus, My Father (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It tells the story of Romulus, his beautiful wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is a story of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, isolation, mental institution, hopes, family problems, impossible love, rivalry, love and romance, couples, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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Skin (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.
Style: sincere, captivating, emotional, touching, depressing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: racism, fall in love, forbidden love, self discovery, human spirit, eccentric family, love and romance, society, social misfits, hopes, family problems, identity crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 50s, year 1973 ...
Place: africa, south africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Temple Grandin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.
Style: touching, inspirational, sincere, compassionate, emotional ...
Plot: autism, human spirit, against the odds, disability, female protagonist, scientist, inventor, teacher, mother daughter relationship, ambition, mentally challenged, genius ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1951, 70s, 60s ...
Place: boston, new hampshire, usa, harvard university, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Phar Lap (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Phar Lap, the big bold chestnut reigned as the king of the turf in the depression that gripped Australia of the 1930s. From his humble beginnings the New Zealand bred horse raced on to become the hero of a nation.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: horse race, horse, sport, racehorse, attempted murder, equestrian, greed, great depression, friendship, gambling, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: melbourne australia, mexico, australia, latin america, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan, a midwestern housewife who managed to rescue her family from debt by entering contests for ad slogans sponsored by consumer product companies.
Style: touching, sentimental, inspirational, semi serious, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: advertising, large family, optimism, underdog, adaptation, creativity, prize, americana, courage, small town, eviction, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Something the Lord Made (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
Style: uplifting, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: racism, medical, prejudice, human spirit, interracial relations, surgeon, surgery, african american, friendship between men, university, patient, talented ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 70s ...
Place: maryland, south africa, baltimore, usa, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Leonie (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, UK, Australia, Germany, Belgium, USA, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the lush tradition of the glorious films of Merchant and Ivory, comes the true life story of Leonie Gilmour (Emily Mortimer), whose life crossed continents, wars and cultures, embodied with courage and passion in search of art and freedom. A ...
Style: uplifting, stylized, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, single mother, single parent, culture clash, parents and children, artists and showbiz, marriage, friendship, husband wife relationship, little boy, friend, baby ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, year 1929, year 1932, 1890s ...
Place: japan, asia, maine, pasadena california, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: human spirit, terminal illness, against the odds, family relations, child illness, life is a bitch, cure, boy, courage, medicine, hopes, disability ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983, year 1986, year 1984
Place: washington d.c., rome italy, italy, boston, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Door to Door (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sometimes the true heroes in our lives are those people who inspire us not with their superhuman accomplishments but simply by their refusal to give up in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds and the dignity in which they go about their lives. ...
Style: uplifting, feel good, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: salesman, disability, human spirit, cerebral palsy, changing lives, against the odds, underdog, ambition, misfit, society, hopes, door to door salesman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his ...
Style: touching, inspirational, sincere, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: disability, coma, nurse, french, paralysis, hospital, human spirit, courage, rehabilitation, life turned upside down, communication problem, mute or deaf ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe, africa, nepal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cavalcade (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An accomplished playboy Leo neglects his girlfriend and enjoys parties. His girlfriend parts from him and then, when he wants to see her once more, he has an accident. He survives, but his whole life is now to be changed. This film is about fetching ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: quadriplegic, life turned upside down, human spirit, redemption, couples, hopes, love and romance, womanizer, rehabilitation, couple relations, friendship, disability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Awakenings (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, ...
Style: motivational, inspirational, uplifting, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, hospital, doctors and patients, hopes, illness, fighting illness, coma, doctor, disability, patient, cure ...
Time: 20th century, year 1969, 1930s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Inch'Allah Sunday (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an immigrant woman struggling against old world traditions. Zouina leaves her homeland with her three children to join her husband in France, where he's been living for the past ten years. In a land and culture foreign to her, ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: abusive husband, culture clash, immigrants, society, injustice, estrangement, self discovery, dysfunctional family, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, algeria, europe
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25%
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Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: realistic, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, political ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise and fall, society, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, hopes, life is a bitch, disability, introspection, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, washington d.c., florida, new york state ...
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25%
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When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: father son relationship, coming of age, teenager, loneliness, reconciliation, terminal illness, family relations, memory, character study, life, parenthood, family ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 80s, year 1962, year 1989 ...
Place: england, london, brighton
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24%
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Stevie (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Portrayal of British poet/author Stevie Smith and her life with her beloved aunt through direct dialogue with the audience by Stevie, as well as flashbacks, and narration by a friend. The movie mainly focuses on her relationship with her aunt, ...
Style: sexy, uplifting, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: poet, writers, loneliness, drowning, medical, girl, friendship, family relations, adolescence, down on your luck, fall in love, working class ...
Time: 70s
Place: moscow russia, paris france, yorkshire, buckingham palace, england ...
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24%
An Angel at My Table (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: New Zealand, Australia, UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Janet Frame grows up in a poor family. She is different than the other kids. She is considered abnormal and locked away in a mental institution for eight years. Everything changes when she starts writing books.
Style: sexy, touching, psychological, neurotic, spiritual ...
Plot: writers, mental illness, mental institution, depression, prodigy, female nudity, child abuse, insanity, adaptation, unlikely friendships, solitude, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new zealand, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in the summer of 1910 in Australia the film follows the story of 14 year old Alan Marshall (Alexander Outhread) as he stumbles out of childhood towards the exciting yet forbidding world of adulthood. For Alan, despite the effects of polio, ...
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, youth, sex scene, empire, making love, love triangle, infidelity, disability, family relations, lifestyle, rehabilitation, society ...
Time: 20th century
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, motivational ...
Plot: social worker, against the odds, deportation, fighting the system, uncover truth, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, injustice, child abuse, rebellion, family reunited ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, australia, united kingdom, europe, adelaide south australia ...
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Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, inspirational, sad ...
Plot: friendship, homeless, husband wife relationship, kindness, marriage, christian, homelessness, infidelity, adultery, family relations, forgiveness, relationships ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. After investigations ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, suspense, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom, court, courtroom drama, prejudice, legal, injustice, false accusation, investigation, murder, lawyer, jail, religious persecution ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: australia, sydney australia
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23%
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Miss Potter (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.
Style: sentimental, touching, sweet, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, family outing, chick flick
Plot: writers, writer's life, snobbism, painting, artist, friendship, rabbit, family relations, first love, lifestyle, forbidden love, success ...
Time: 18th century, 1910s, 19th century, edwardian era, 50s ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sincere, unusual plot structure, sexy ...
Plot: disability, handicapped, paralysis, cerebral palsy, irish, artist, working class, writers, human spirit, courage, art, poet ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Other Side of Heaven (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: John H. Groberg, a middle class kid from Idaho Falls, crosses the Pacific to become a Mormon missionary in the remote and exotic Tongan island kingdom during the 1950's. He leaves behind a loving family and the true love of his life, Jean. ...
Style: touching, inspirational, uplifting, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: missionary, human spirit, adventure, mormon, life philosophy, friendship, true love, fish out of water, christianity, love and romance, hopes, natural disaster ...
Time: 50s, future, 20th century
Place: idaho, hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Men of Honor (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true ...
Style: inspirational, touching, motivational, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, african american, human spirit, u.s. navy, military, navy, courage, racial discrimination, racial segregation, determination, prejudice, disability ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s
Place: cuba, new jersey, usa, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Color of Friendship (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Mahree Bok lives on a farm in South Africa. Her father is a policeman who cannot hide his joy when activist Steve Biko is caught by the South African authorities. Piper Dellums is the daughter of a US congressman from California and who lives in a ...
Style: semi serious, touching, melancholic, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: youth, racism, black american, friendship, interracial relations, culture clash, family relations, disney, parents and children, teenage love, urban ghetto life, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1968, year 1977
Place: usa, washington d.c., africa, south africa, california ...
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