Movies like Fran

If you like "Fran" you are looking for movies about / with female director, single mother, brunette, mother daughter relationship, 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: female director, single mother, brunette, mother daughter relationship, child molestation, mother son relationship
Place: australia

Most similar movies to Fran

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sincere, touching, gloomy and realistic films with plots about female director, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, family relations, teenager, coming of age and father daughter relationship mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Fran: Sadie (2018), The Saver (2015), Monkey Grip (1982), Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage (1991), A Szerencse lányai (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sadie (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While her father is away serving in the military, Sadie battles to preserve his place on the home front when her mother takes an interest in the newest resident at the Shady Plains Trailer Park.
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, trailer park, bullying, female director
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95%
 6.6
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The Saver (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When teenaged Fern is orphaned in the middle of a harsh Montreal winter, she is determined to avoid her mother’s tragic fate, and take care of herself. With Youth Protection nipping at her heels, she lies about her name and age, to get a job as a ...
Plot: female director, teenager, teenage girl, female protagonist, book, mother daughter relationship, cleaning lady, teenage protagonist
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92%
 6.3
 226
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: sincere, touching, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, love and romance, musician's life, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, couples, rock, addiction, fall in love, human nature, love affair, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia
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92%
Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: This women in prison drama tells us a story about the mother of three children, who was falsely accused for a crime she did not commit (drug dealing), arrested and locked up behind bars.
Plot: female director, women's prison, innocence, prisoner, wrongful imprisonment, menarche, mother daughter relationship, puberty, prison
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82%
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A Szerencse lányai (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A story of a mother who had to change her profession from a teacher to a high class prostitute to make a living.
Plot: female director, customer, female teacher, prostitute, emigrant, prostitution, pimp, mother daughter relationship, russian immigrant
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82%
 5.6
 70
Limbo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: LIMBO is set in a small town in rural Denmark, teenager Sara and young teacher Karen develop a connection. A quiet drama interested as much in the lives of its female protagonists as their surroundings.
Plot: female director, car accident, school, school teacher, machismo, femininity
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: female director, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, brooklyn new york city, little girl, drug addict, downtown, illustrator, female friendship, female artist, rock music, hipster ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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, sea, seaside, female director, cigarette smoking, nightclub, dancing, beach, female protagonist, school, jumping from height ...
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73%
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Traps (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An erotic thriller set in 1950 French Occupied Indo-China.
Plot: female director, gay sex, panties pulled down, white panties, panties
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72%
 6.8
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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: female director, turtle, opera singer, death of mother, sister sister relationship, beach, mother daughter relationship, chanting, island, sibling rivalry, insanity, aborigine ...
Place: australia
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68%
 5.0
 167
Evergreen (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young girl seduced by a boy's affluent seemingly idyllic family and goes to extremes to gain acceptance.
Audience: teens
Plot: female director, new student, pacific northwest, poverty, mother daughter relationship, sex, troubled marriage, loss of virginity, agoraphobia, first time
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.3
 297
Stuff (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Trish and Deb Murdoch are in a rut. After 14 years together and raising two daughters, they find themselves in a mid life crisis where grief and attraction threaten their domestic nucleus.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, female director, family relations, violent father, headstone, lesbian relationship, tombstone, love affair, lesbian, lesbian couple, parent child relationship, stage performance
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66%
 6.5
 186
Team Hurricane (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A punk chick flick about teen girls that mixes highly stylized fictional elements with documentary material: loneliness, pussy-power, Kawaii, electric green, hentai, graffiti, vibrators, friendship, teddy bears, resting bitch face, ART, fire, fear, ...
Plot: female director, teenager, teenage girl, female nudity, scandinavian girl, group of teenagers
Place: denmark, scandinavia
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63%
 5.7
 307
Jinn (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Summer is a carefree teenage girl whose world is turned upside down when her mother abruptly converts to Islam and becomes a different person. At first resistant to the faith, she begins to reevaluate her identity after becoming attracted to a ...
Plot: coming of age, mother daughter relationship, desire, religious conversion, sexuality, teenager, islam, female director, woman, daughter, mother
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.7
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The Last Reel (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cambodia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A lost film, buried beneath Cambodia's killing fields, reveals different versions of the truth. A contemporary story about love, family and the ghosts of Cambodia's past.
Plot: female director, woman slaps woman, mask, torture, film reel, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, skull, film within a film, cinema, flashback
Place: cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Arresting Gena (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A directionless teenager (Aesha Waks) becomes involved with a headstrong runaway (Summer Phoenix) and her drug-dealing brother (Sam Rockwell).
Plot: female director, teenage girl, sexuality, female friendship, irresponsible, mother daughter relationship, youth, teenager, teenage protagonist, friendship between women, terminal illness, female protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Prison Stories: Women on the Inside (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Three novels - three dramatic stories in the walls of the women's prison. The first story - a brand new, first went to prison inmates. The second - about a mother whose son has ceased to go to prison for visits. The third - about the ...
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: female director, strip search, women in prison, women's prison, parent child relationship, flashback, juvenile delinquent, undercover, police, domestic violence, marital abuse, drugs ...
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58%
 6.8
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Sicily! (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 66 min.
Story: A man returns to visit his native Sicily after living in New York for a long time. He learns about the Sicilian way of life from stylized conversations with an orange picker, his fellow train passengers, his mother, and a knife-sharpener.
Plot: female director
Place: sicily
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55%
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The Collectress (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lithuania
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Following a traumatic experience, Gaile, a speech therapist, is incapable of feeling any emotion. However, while preparing a video presentation for a scientific conference, she sees herself on screen and is surprised to find suppressed sensations ...
Plot: female director, emotionless, obsession
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Little Girl Blue (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Julie is a woman who seemingly has everything. A handsome husband, teenage daughter and a thriving, undemanding job as a translator and now even a new dream house ... But she also has a secret that is slowly changing her idyllic life...
Plot: family relations, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, midlife crisis, female director, piano, male nudity, older woman younger man relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Stranger (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Germany, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A pregnant 22-year-old with a dreary job, a difficult home life and an absent boyfriend learns to love her life and share this love with the child in her womb.
Plot: female director, tv show, classical music, dying father, quiz, abortion, unplanned pregnancy, mother daughter relationship, prostitute, wedding, father daughter relationship, alzheimer's disease ...
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53%
 6.5
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Invisible (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two women meet by chance and discover they were both raped by rapist. Individually and together they must confront the past and finally integrate the long repressed trauma into their lives.
Style: based on true events
Plot: female director, research, police station, mother daughter relationship, rape, political activist, sex crime, serial rapist, women, palestinian, husband wife conflict
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.2
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Boxes (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Anna, 50 years old, moves into her new house. Rooms are full of boxes which contain a lot of things and plenty of memories. Anna has lived many lives and her past comes out of these boxes. Her parents surely, but also her children and their fathers, ...
Plot: female director, family relations, moving, death, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, old age, surrealism, semi autobiographical, nostalgia, box, half sister
Place: brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 310
Island City (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Winner of FEDORA award for the Best Debut Director, Venice Film Festival 2015, Island City is a collection of three comic-dramatic stories set in Mumbai, India. The first is about a diligent office worker who wins the office ‘Fun Committee ...
Plot: female director, family relations, barefoot male, tv set
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49%
 6.2
 245
Up to Date (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An American journalist works for a French newspaper. He is writing an article about the reaction against people with AIDS, without knowing he is infected too. Once he finds out, he decides to cut off himself leaving his wife and daughter.
Plot: female director, love, aids, journalism
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
 48
Perfection (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kristabelle, still living with her Mother cuts herself to feel alive. Her Mother, addicted to plastic surgery also cuts herself trying to maintain her youth. Through the help of a pot smoking young lover, a newly sober British stand up comic and ...
Plot: female director, cut, mother daughter relationship, plastic surgery, cutting
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Graveyard Keeper's Daughter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia, Finland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A snapshot of one segment of Estonian present-day life, shown through the eyes of a child: 8 years old Lucia is leading a jolly and naughty Pippi-Longstocking-style life in a small town in Estonia. Her father Kaido, a graveyard keeper, can hardly ...
Plot: female director, abroad, alcohol abuse, little girl, orphanage, mother daughter relationship, fire, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, social worker, unemployment, daughter ...
Place: estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Business as Usual (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After seeing her husband fail in fighting a battle to keep his factory open, a manageress loses her job in a disagreement with the manager over sexual harassment of her staff. She accepts the advice of her father and joins his son, a left-wing ...
Style: social
Plot: female director, salesman, campaigning
Place: liverpool
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44%
 5.7
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Long Shadows (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After two decades in prison Widmer, a former German RAF-terrorist, is released. He meets Valerie, his next door neighbour. The young woman tries to get her life back on track after she lost child custody for her little son. She shows some interest ...
Plot: female director, terrorism, raf, revenge, guilt
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Days Between (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Lynn (22) lives with her brother in Berlin. There she enjoys the advantages of family life, without really feeling involved in it. She does not have any precise aim in life, but manages to awaken the interest of many people with her direct and ...
Plot: female director, female nudity, sign language, nude swimming, vomiting
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%