Movies like Fran

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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: child molestation, brunette, single mother, mother daughter relationship, 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 emotional films with plots about mother daughter relationship, family relations, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship, society, father daughter relationship and brunette mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Fran: Monkey Grip (1982), My First Wife (1984), Angel Face (2018), Dusty (1983), Shame (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: single parent, rock, life is a bitch, divorce, divorced mother, love and romance, fall in love, musician's life, human nature, introspection, love affair, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia
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95%
 7.0
 131
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: hospital, father daughter relationship, death of father, mother daughter relationship, adultery, husband wife relationship
Place: australia
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71%
 6.0
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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, jumping from height, male objectification, classroom, nightclub, boat, scar, underwater scene, sea, 8 year old, adult child friendship ...
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58%
 7.0
 90
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, rancher, fence, horse riding, horse, dog movie, animal
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 386
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, australian, gang, motorcycle, sergeant, stalker
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, disturbing
Plot: fighting the system, crimes, rivalry, injustice, against the odds, rebellion, society, state affairs, answering machine, beer drinking, fireworks, harbor ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 70
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, outback, isolation, television, hole, trapped, digging, shooting, hut, tv
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, wilderness, survival, body paint, feminism, escaped convict, sexual repression, misogyny, corset, repression, power struggle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: police corruption, brutality, police, power, spouse abuse, battered wife, police brutality, police officer, beating, physical abuse
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: alzheimer's disease, coming of age, parents and children, youth, family problems, family relations, single parent, aging, siblings relations, family in crisis, mental illness, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 4K
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: unemployment, friend, forest, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, infidelity, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, australian, wedding, suicide attempt, tavern ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: sister sister relationship, brunette, teenage girl, newspaper, girl, courtroom, swimming pool, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, blackboard, nurse, man with glasses, rain ...
Place: melbourne, 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: serious, emotional, realistic, talky, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, introspection, parents and children, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family relations, self discovery, siblings relations, family gatherings, family in crisis, hopes, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Last Ride (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young boy travels across Australia with his father, who's wanted by the law.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, tense
Plot: on the run, on the road, parents and children, parent child relationship, family relations, wilderness, criminal heroes, fugitives, betrayal, innocence lost, redemption, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: homelessness, architect, male nudity, nervous breakdown
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: prodigy, social misfits, school, boarding school, human nature, friendship, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, teenage love, boarding school life, teenage life, injustice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Clowning Around (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 183 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: circus, runaway, eiffel tower paris, clown
Place: paris france, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: mother daughter relationship, death, fire, beach, sister sister relationship, funeral, australian aboriginal, sugarcane, indigenous people, homecoming, illegitimacy, diva ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: dark humor, sincere, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: golden years, jazz, estate, dealing with death, lighthouse keeper, parents and children, suburbs, elderly, family problems, family relations, family life, nursing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Silver City (1984)
Genre: Drama
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: serious, realistic
Plot: love and romance, society, internment camp, immigrants, friendship, infidelity, love triangle, pregnancy, fall in love, misfit, couples, friends ...
Time: 40s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: missing child, haunted by the past, self discovery, siblings relations, sister sister relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
⇓ 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: youth, accidental death, dead boy, social criticism, physical abuse, murder
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: coming of age, gay brother, love triangle, cancer, loss of mother, precocious child
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 143
Adam's Woman (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Adam is a young American wrongly accused of being an accomplice to murder while on shore leave in Liverpool. He is sentenced to death by hanging but the sentence is commuted to twenty years in a convict settlement in Australia.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: legal action, australian outback, convict, wife husband relationship, crime, courtroom drama, beach, death row, frame up, prison, prison life, confined ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Fringe Dwellers (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an Aboriginal family's attempts to forge a new life for themselves within the segregated society. At the urging of headstrong teenager Trilby, the Comeaways relocate from their family camp, to a house in the main town.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, family life, interracial relations, parents and children, social differences, culture clash, racism, society, family relations, fish out of water, pregnancy, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Caterpillar Wish (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young girl's view on belonging and loss.
Plot: cloud, coastal town, seaside, secret love, family feud, port, harbor, bible, caterpillar, coast, south seas, water ...
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sunday Too Far Away (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Friday night he's too tired. Saturday night too drunk.
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: down on your luck, tough heroes, new wave, society, workplace, workplace situations, ambition, unfulfillment, power relations, life is a bitch, friends, unsupportive coworkers ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
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: disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, trial, false accusation, injustice, dedicated lawyer, legal action, investigation, murder, grief, jail, nightmare ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, middle aged man, hostile takeover, cheating wife, midlife crisis, drug addiction
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: friend, mother daughter relationship, love, small town, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, army, pregnancy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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