Movies like Metal Skin

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Metal Skin (1994)
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Metal Skin (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Psycho Joe babysits his brain-damaged father without a friend in the world, living in squalor in the suburbs of Melbourne. Joe loves one thing: Fast cars! When he gets a job at a local supermarket, Joe meets fellow "petrol head" Dazey, who quickly becomes his idol and best friend. Soon after, Joe falls for Savina, a goth girl who practices black magic. But Savina has already fallen for Dazey and will do anything to get him -- including using Joe's feelings for her. In true Shakespearean fashion, this trio race down the road to tragedy.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: obsession, teen angst, teenage life, youth, friendship, friends, misfit, couple relations, love triangle, love and romance, chase, store, society, couples, working class, social misfits, curses spells and rituals, estrangement, unrequited love, mental illness, auto mechanic, drag racing, sex, teenager, race ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to Metal Skin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about love and romance, couples, family relations, youth, friendship, love and coming of age mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Metal Skin: Serenades (2001), Somersault (2004), The Year My Voice Broke (1987), Angel Baby (1995), Proof (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Serenades (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A girl is born to an Aboriginal mother and an Afgan father.
Style: serious, touching, captivating, sincere, tense ...
Plot: tragic love, culture clash, forbidden love, human spirit, interracial relations, injustice, couple relations, true love, parents and children, fall in love, society, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: australia, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.7
 8K
Somersault (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, romance, fall in love, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, gas station, sexuality, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Year My Voice Broke (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Coming-of age feature, set in a New South Wales country town in the 1960s, about a 15 year-old boy. It follows his loves and how he copes with life's problems such as death and departure.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: love triangle, small town, coming of age, friendship, discrimination, first love, family relations, pregnancy, countryside, locket, teenage life, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.0
 1K
Angel Baby (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two schizophrenics meet during therapy and fall in love. Unfortunately they are on a road to nowhere...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, schizophrenia, therapy, young lovers, romance, social misfits, love and romance, society, misfit, couples, couple relations, mental illness ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 7.2
 7K
Proof (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The life of a blind photographer who is looked after by a housekeeper is disrupted by the arrival of an agreeable restaurant worker.
Style: witty, serious, sincere, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: blind character, obsession, friendship, disability, blind man, photographer, romance, couple relations, couples, power relations, master and servant, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, cannes, melbourne australia, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.3
 116
Only the Brave (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Alex is in love with her best friend, Vicki, her mother has dissapeared and she sets fire to things in her spare time. Vicki comes from an abusive home and wants Alex to run away with her. Alex is a bit of a nerd and a teachers pet, so takes ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, sexual abuse, love and romance, gender, youth, mentally unstable, social misfits, gays and lesbians, society, life is a bitch, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.2
 6K
Flirting (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The year is 1965 and Danny Embling, is an awkward, underdeveloped teen suffering from occasional bouts of stuttering, attends an all-male boarding school in New South Wales, Australia. it has been some time since Danny has had any romantic ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, interracial relations, love, self discovery, school, romance, teenage life, teenage love, forbidden love, opposites attract ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 70s
Place: australia, uganda, paris france, kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.5
 610
The Crossing (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A single day. To challenge the past. To accept the present. To decide the future. Sam arrives in his home town after 18 months away, hopeful that Meg, the girlfriend he abandoned, will go back with him to the city. His return brings the outside ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: friends, coming of age, love triangle, friendship, small town, train, car accident, dancing, romance, betrayal, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 80s, year 1965
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.6
 490
An Adolescent (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Tomokawa is a tough guy turned bored cop who spends much of his time sating lonely housewives and looking after retarded teen Sukemasa. One day while hanging out at a bar, he is approached by a 15-year-old enjo kosai named Yoko, offering a round of ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: mentally challenged, tattoo, tough heroes, life is a bitch, teenage life, introspection, family problems, couples, society, romance, misfit, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
 5K
Disco Pigs (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Pig and Runt born on the same day, in the same hospital, moments apart. Twins, all but by bloodline. Inseparable from birth, they are almost telepathic. They are one, needing no one else, inhabiting a delicate, insular and dangerous world where they ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: friendship, friends, love and romance, youth, couples, obsession, teenage life, couple relations, love, teenager, mental illness, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 654
Hotel de Love (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 10 years ago at a party, Steven thinks he sees the girl of his dreams, Melissa. Just as he's about to make his move, his twin brother Rick gets to her first and they fall in love. Steven watches his brother's relationship bloom, longing ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, twins, hotel, farce, romance, couples, family relations, opposites attract, love and romance, rivalry, contests and competitions, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Getting of Wisdom (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Getting of Wisdom is based on the 1910 novel by Henry Handel Richardson (born Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson). Her novel is thought to be an account of her own schooldays at the Presbyterian Ladies College in Melbourne. The film is about a ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: social misfits, love and romance, youth, misfit, lifestyle, prodigy, coming of age, society, power relations, friends, couples, injustice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Life of Jesus (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Twenty-something Freddy is becalmed in a podunk French village where the only sign of life is the local amateur brass band and youth aimlessly roaming around the countryside on scooters. He has an intense sexual connection with his girlfriend but ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: interracial relations, unemployment, racism, family relations, immigrants, gang, aids, epilepsy, erection, innocence lost, teenage life, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Normal Adolescent Behavior (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: High school student Wendy has an odd relationship with her five friends: They're openly sexual with each other, swapping partners every week. But this is all thrown into turmoil when she meets Sean, a new student in school who has a crush on ...
Style: serious, sincere, bleak, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: teenage love, high school, sex, high school life, coming of age, humiliation, friendship, teenager, love and romance, best friends, misfit, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 4K
Head On (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nineteen-year-old Ari confronts both his sexuality and his Greek family. Ari despises his once-beloved parents, former radical activists, for having entombed themselves in insular tradition. Ari is obsessed with gay sex, although he does make an ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, drug abuse, family relations, friendship, coming out, racism, unemployment, gay interest, bisexuality, couples, repression, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: melbourne australia, australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 88
Silver City (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After World War II, 4,000 Polish families came to Australia. They were Jews, Fascists, anti-Communists, and others dispossessed. In a large hostel, where even married men and women were housed in separate barracks, the adults lived for two years ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: immigrants, world war two, infidelity, fall in love, friends, couples, love and romance, love triangle, misfit, pregnancy, society, friendship ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, year 1962, 60s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Samson & Delilah (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, unwanted and alone the discover that life isn't ...
Style: captivating, serious, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: desert, hunger, power of love, romance, teenage love, youth, life is a bitch, love and romance, misfit, teenage life, fall in love, homeless ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Home and Away (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Home and Away is set in the fictional town of Summer Bay, a coastal town in New South Wales, and follows the personal and professional lives of the people living in the area. The show initially focused on the Fletcher family, Pippa and Tom Fletcher ...
Style: saga, realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, small town, beach, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, youth, social relations, family problems, couples, first sex, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 5K
Neighbours (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Neighbours is an Australian television soap opera. It was first broadcast on the Seven Network on 18 March 1985. It was created by TV executive Reg Watson, who proposed the idea of making a show that focused on realistic stories and portrayed adults ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, sentimental
Plot: cafe, family relations, infidelity, friendship, suburbs, couples, bar fight, family feud, family problems, social relations, friends, loss of daughter ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century ...
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
She's So Lovely (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer, who tries to rape her and then beats her. When Eddie returns and finds his wife bruised, he goes ballistic, shoots a paramedic and ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: obsession, mental institution, mental illness, love triangle, destructive relationship, couple relations, crumbling marriage, romance, dysfunctional family, family problems, infidelity, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.9
 8K
Endless Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, intense, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: obsession, forbidden love, young lovers, mental illness, romance, couples, destructive relationship, teenage life, tragic love, parents and children, coming of age, first love ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 12K
December Boys (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: For many years, four teenage orphans at an Australian outback convent have watched their younger comrades find new parents, and realize that they may never be adopted. The Reverend Mother sends the four boys away on a seaside vacation, where they ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adoption, friendship, orphan, best friends, orphanage, rivalry, youth, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, beach, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 2000s, 1930s ...
Place: australia, tasmania, south australia, england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Looking for Alibrandi (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The film "Looking for Alibrandi" begins light-heartedly, and the viewer gets a very quick understanding of Josie's character through her interactions with her friends and family.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, social differences, society, youth, love and romance, parents and children, fish out of water, teenage life, single parent, love triangle, high school hunk ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 204
Over the Hill (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alma can't stand to have one more birthday without seeing her estranged daughter, Elizabeth, who lives in Sydney, Australia.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, couples, estrangement, transvestism, family relations, bittersweet, midlife crisis, culture clash, road not taken, parents and children, pregnancy, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Grande ├ęcole (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Paul and Agnes have been going out for quite a while and Agnes is shocked to learn that he'd rather live with two roommates on campus than move in with her. As soon as he meets one of his roommates, Louis-Anault, Paul's behavior changes - ...
Style: psychological, serious, sincere, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, love triangle, teenage life, lifestyle, college life, couples, youth, social differences, sexual relations, love and romance, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Dangerous Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martha Horgan is a withdrawn, mentally disabled woman who lives with her aunt, Frances. One of Martha's unusual traits is that she doesn't lie, a quality that leads to her getting fired from a dry-cleaning shop thanks to the actions of the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: aunt, crimes, repairman, infidelity, murder, love triangle, betrayal, romance, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Greencard Warriors (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The tragic struggle of an undocumented Latino family in Los Angeles after they have sent their eldest son to war.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: gang, teenage life, family relations, parents and children, society, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, coming of age, immigrants, crimes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
First Love, Last Rites (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Joey and Sissel are two misfits spending most of their time together talking or having sex. Gradually and slowly their relationships are becoming boring for them.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, estrangement, misfit, love and romance, romance, youth, family problems, couples, siblings relations, family in crisis, parents and children, suburban life ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, canada, vietnam, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Black Balloon (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thomas is turning 16. His dad's in the army and they've just moved to a town in New South Wales; his mom is pregnant; his older brother, Charlie, who's autistic, has his own adolescent sexual issues. Thomas finds Charlie an ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, psychological ...
Plot: first love, birthday, autism, social services, eccentric family, acceptance, love and romance, human nature, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coming of age, family relations, birthday party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 2K
Basil (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England struggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, light, sincere ...
Plot: betrayal, fall in love, unrequited love, unfulfilled love, friendship, couples, romance, love affair, society, secret, father daughter relationship, adultery ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, cornwall, yorkshire, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%