Movies like Fran

If you like "Fran" you are looking for movies about / with single mother, mother daughter relationship, brunette, child molestation and mother son relationship themes of Drama genre shot in Australia.
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Fran (1985)
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Fran (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fran, a single mother, is selflessly devoted to her children. But something is lacking in her life, and that something is the love of a man her own age. Her efforts to juggle a love life with her home life are largely unsuccessful.
Plot: single mother, mother daughter relationship, brunette, child molestation, mother son relationship
Place: australia

Most similar movies to Fran

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and gloomy films with plots about mother daughter relationship, single mother, coming of age, husband wife relationship, family relations, father daughter relationship and youth mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Fran: My First Wife (1984), Monkey Grip (1982), Shame (1988), Dusty (1983), The Daughter (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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My First Wife (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: My First Wife is about the dramatic collapse of the marriage between John and Helen. It is also a film about our children and the future we offer them. Helen has decided to leave, and it is John who lacks the inner resources to cope with the ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, adultery, hospital, death of father, mother son relationship
Place: australia
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95%
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Monkey Grip (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A frank portrayal of a year in the life of a divorced mother living in Melbourne, trying to cope with her daughter and her own relationship with a drug addict while trying to get into the music business.
Style: touching, gloomy, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: rock, introspection, human nature, musician's life, couples, fall in love, love affair, addiction, single parent, drug abuse, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.1
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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 ...
Plot: rape, australian outback, motorcycle, australian, stalker, sergeant, gang
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Dusty (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Plot The eponymous Dusty is an appropriately named dingo, or wild dog. Roaming the fertile fields of Australia, Dusty is captured as a puppy. Though dingoes are normally averse to human companionship, Dusty attaches himself to an old, worn-out ...
Plot: dog, dog movie, rancher, animal, fence, horse, horse riding
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Daughter (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the last days of a dying logging town, Christian returns to his family home for his father Henry’s wedding. While home, Christian reconnects with his childhood friend Oliver, who has stayed in town working at Henry’s timber mill and is now ...
Plot: friend, unemployment, forest, mother daughter relationship, wedding, australian, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, infidelity, housekeeper, maid ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: father daughter relationship, telephone, blackboard, cigarette smoking, apology, lighting a cigarette, storm, woman with glasses, crying woman, letter, brother sister relationship, happy ending ...
Place: melbourne, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Angel Face (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A single mother abandons her 8-year-old daughter after meeting someone in a nightclub.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, single mother, nickname, wedding, female objectification, adult child friendship, 8 year old, postcard, seaside, telephone call, dancing, alcohol ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: spouse abuse, brutality, police, police corruption, power, police brutality, beating, battered wife, physical abuse, police officer
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, trapped, digging, hut, television, tv, shooting, hole
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Youth on the March (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A teenage boy stoner lives with his single mother.
Style: avant garde
Plot: youth, drug, marijuana, skateboarding, mother, surrealism, teenager, australian, stoned, lifestyle, pot, stoner
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Little Sparrows (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the midst of an Australian summer, we meet three sisters. Nina is widowed with two young children. Anna is an aspiring actress unhappily married to a filmmaker. Christine is a med student who is yet to fully come to terms with her sexuality. When ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, introspection, family problems, family gatherings, siblings relations, hopes, family relations, family in crisis, unfulfillment, parents and children, life is a bitch, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, disturbing
Plot: against the odds, society, fighting the system, crimes, state affairs, rebellion, injustice, rivalry, beer drinking, police station, cover up, adultery ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Tom White (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tom White is an architect who chooses to become homeless despite an seemingly otherwise successful life. However, it soon becomes clear that not everything is as it appears at work. Tom chooses a different path and cuts ties with his normal life.
Plot: nervous breakdown, homelessness, architect, male nudity
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Lou (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Living in rural New South Wales, working-class single mother Rhia is struggling to evade debt collectors and raise three young daughters. The eldest, and hardened beyond her years, Lou blames Rhia for the departure of her father, who walked out 10 ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: alzheimer's disease, family in crisis, parents and children, estrangement, aging, mental illness, single parent, youth, elderly, unfulfillment, siblings relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Eye of the Storm (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In a Sydney suburb, two nurses, Maria and Flora, a housekeeper, Lotte, and a solicitor, Arnold, attend to Elizabeth Hunter as her expatriate son Sir Basil, a famous but struggling actor in London, and daughter Dorothy, a divorced and down at heel ...
Style: cynical, dark humor, touching, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: jazz, parents and children, golden years, dealing with death, family relations, family life, suburbs, nursing, family problems, estate, elderly, longing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Clowning Around (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 183 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: runaway, eiffel tower paris, circus, clown
Place: australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, rape, wilderness, misogyny, sexual repression, feminism, body paint, escaped convict, horse riding, friendship, survival ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Radiance (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: With the death of their mother, two sisters (Nona and Cressy) return to their childhood home in Northern Australia where their third sister, Mae, lived looking after their mother. The funeral happens and the three find themselves together in the ...
Plot: australian aboriginal, family home, burning house, chanting, insanity, indigenous people, opera singer, arson, memory, illegitimacy, diva, homecoming ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Scandal in a Small Town (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Leda Beth Vincent lives in the small town of Shiloh and works as a cocktail waitress there. She is not too well thought of as she is nothing of a blushing virgin. But she is far from a whore and brings up her daughter Julie, a high school student, ...
Plot: courtroom, teacher, small town, single mother, teacher student relationship, waitress, court, teenage girl, lawsuit, anti semitism, school teacher, classroom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Incident Light (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Uruguay
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this poignant period drama set in 1960s Argentina, a young woman, struggling to raise her twin daughters alone after the tragic death of her husband, accepts the courtship of a charming but mysterious older suitor.
Plot: love, dancing, mother daughter relationship, wedding, guitar, death of husband, singing, single mother, jazz music, playing guitar, widow, loss of husband ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Cora Unashamed (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: From the short story by Langston Hughes.
Plot: african american, single mother, small town, grief, jealousy, servant, mother daughter relationship, housekeeper, black american, racist, loss of daughter, death of child
Time: 1930s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, realistic
Plot: love and romance, family relations, friends, teaching the ways of the world, teachers and students, social misfits, boarding school life, coming of age, fall in love, couples, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Crime of the Decade (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young man in a depressed satellite city, meets a woman who offers him love and hope.
Plot: accidental death, physical abuse, murder, youth, dead boy, social criticism
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 56
Mull (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An Australian film about a teenage girl who takes responsibility for keeping her "family" together.
Plot: cancer, loss of mother, precocious child, love triangle, coming of age, gay brother
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Caterpillar Wish (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young girl's view on belonging and loss.
Plot: bicycle, coastal town, cloud, boat, religion, priest, water, pub, ocean, sea, bible, harbor ...
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Good Riddance (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in a small rural town in the Quebec Laurentians, Michelle lives in an isolated house with her mentally-challenged brother Guy and her 13 year old daughter Manon. Together the three of them survive by running a small firewood business and ...
Plot: parent child relationship, brother sister relationship, pregnancy, mother daughter relationship, death of brother, runaway, autumn, jealousy, precociousness, lower class, male female relationship, girl ...
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Duet for Four (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A middle aged man, Ray Martin, faces a series of problems – his wife is cheating on him, his mistress wants to get married and Americans want to take over his toy business.
Plot: drug addiction, cheating wife, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, middle aged man, midlife crisis, hostile takeover
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Angela's Decision (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Living in the middle of Australia's desolate landscape, Angela has been waiting all her life. Waiting for her boyfriend to return from the army and marry her, waiting for her mother to sober up, waiting for her life to begin. On the return of ...
Style: social
Plot: pregnancy, army, friend, mother daughter relationship, small town, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Closed for Winter (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An emotional and poetic story of Elise, a beautiful young woman haunted by a tragic event in her youth. As Elise attempts to piece together the mystery of her sister's disappearance at the beach, twenty years before when both were children, she ...
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: missing child, haunted by the past, self discovery, siblings relations, sister sister relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Margarita Happy Hour (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Five young women, each with children, meet once a week for $2 margaritas and discuss life, love and change.
Plot: group of friends, drug addict, coming of age, friendship between women, cocaine, unwed mother, female artist, female friendship, rock music, little girl, mother daughter relationship, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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