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Fran
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
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A Silent Agreement
Drama, Romance
Australia
134 min.
 8.5
Good Riddance
Drama
Canada
120 min.
 8.3
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about mother daughter relationship, mother son relationship, brother sister relationship, father daughter relationship, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship and single mother mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Fran: Captain Johnno (1988), Heatwave (1982), The Last Frontier (1986), The Home Song Stories (2007), A Country Practice (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Captain Johnno
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: "Captain Johnno" is a deaf boy who befriends an Italian fisherman in this Australian made-for-TV family film.
Plot: italian abroad, parking a car, striking a match, hearing, looking at picture, looking in a window, fishing village, opening a door, blonde child, euphemism, lying on bed, tv ...
Time: 1950s
Place: south australia, australia
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 6.4
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Heatwave
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, disturbing
Plot: fighting the system, crimes, rivalry, injustice, against the odds, rebellion, society, state affairs, climbing steps, parking a car, corpse with eyes open, dead body in water ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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System:   93%
    User:   76%
 
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The Last Frontier
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A single mother from LA marries an Australian cattle rancher following a whirlwind courtship. He returns to Australia ahead of her and her two children, and dies before they arrive. His widow is left with a debt-ridden ranch during one of the worst ...
Plot: farming, australian outback, outback, cattle, single parent, farm, frontier, death of husband, child, widower, farmer, ranch ...
Place: australia, south australia
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System:   86%
    User:   100%
 
The Home Song Stories
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Singapore
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tom, now in his 40s, begins to write the memoirs of his 1960s childhood, as the little boy whose mother Rose was a glamorous Shanghai nightclub singer. When Rose meets Aussie sailor Bill, they are quickly married, and she packs up Tom and his older ...
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nightclub, single parent, parents and children, custody, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, dull life, family in crisis, interracial marriage, cultural difference, unrequited love, childhood ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: australia, asia, china, melbourne australia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   66%
 
A Country Practice
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A Country Practice was an Australian television drama series. At its inception, one of the longest-running of its kind, produced by James Davern of JNP Productions, who had wrote the pilot episode and entered a script contest for the network in ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: doctors and patients, countryside, hospital, society, workplace, friends, social relations, friendship, workplace situations, love and romance, patient, hospital bed ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: australia
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My First Wife
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, adultery, death of father, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   69%
 
A Silent Agreement
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Reuben, a sensitive writer, grapples with a speech impediment as his boyfriend, Derek, a profoundly deaf Human Rights activist, provides strategies to restore his confidence and communication skills. When Reuben approaches an over-the-hill film ...
Style: intellectual
Plot: apathy, cerebral palsy, troubled past, femininity, helplessness, conflict, middle aged, mistrust, ego, stress, honesty, custom ...
Place: sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   85%
 
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The Club
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Boardroom and dressing-room intrigues spill on to the field at the Australian Rules football club.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sport, athlete's life, high school, underdog, blind ambition, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rise to the top, human spirit, athlete and trainer, boss and employee, high school life ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   80%
 
 7.9
 305K
Boyhood
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, reflective, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, childhood, teenager, family, drinking, life, coming-of-age, adolescence, parenthood, storytelling, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2002 ...
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   69%
 
Annie's Coming Out
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: corpse with eyes open, redheaded woman, clipboard, opening a door, euphemism, lying on bed, lighting a cigarette, supermarket, crying girl, night, death of child, brother sister relationship ...
Place: melbourne, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   75%
 
 7.7
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Don't Tell
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on true events that changed the law. This is the story of a survivor, Lyndal, a young woman sexually abused as an 11 year old while attending a prestigious school. Her courage to fight for justice is entrusted to a local lawyer determined to ...
Plot: self harm, supreme court, struggle, alone, pedophilia, child molestation, lost, pedophile, hate, investigative reporter, catholic church, children ...
Time: year 2001, year 1991
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   74%
 
 5.8
 950
Puberty Blues
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The mating rituals of two teenage surf chicks from the southern suburbs of Sydney.Meet Sue, a teenage Australian girl in the late 70s, whose life mainly consists of doing what everyone else does - watch the surfing boys and have sex with the same ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: coming of age, buddies, school, juvenile delinquency, college, social misfits, suburbs, young lovers, friendship, innocence lost, self discovery, teenage love ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   68%
 
 6.8
 74K
Thirteen
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, addiction, dysfunctional family, adolescence, marijuana, drug abuse, drinking, drug addiction, makeover, domestic violence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   52%
 
 7.3
 1K
Phar Lap
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, sentimental, realistic
Plot: friendship, sport, family, ambition, hopes, love and romance, rivalry, gambling, friends, horse, underdog, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: australia, mexico, latin america, melbourne australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   74%
 
 5.6
 180
The FJ Holden
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Suburban Australia in the late 70s. It was the era of the drive-in movie, the Chico Roll girl and the beloved FJ Holden. Boasting drunken fist fights, back seat sex, illegal drag racing, a classic Oz rock soundtrack (featuring Ol'55, Skyhooks ...
Style: road movie
Plot: teenage girl, italian abroad, talking in a car, speeding vehicle, climbing steps, drinking milk, friendship between teens, parking a car, tattoo on back, drinking and driving, touching breasts, lawn mower ...
Place: sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   60%
 
 6.6
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The Tree
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Australia, Germany, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The O'Neills lived happily in their house in the Australian countryside. That was until one day fate struck blindly, taking the life of Peter, the father, leaving his grief-stricken wife Dawn alone with their four children. Among them, ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: small town, dealing with death, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, family problems, tree, children, storm, grief, beach, single mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   56%
 
 6.9
 69
Fast Talking
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A bright young teenager from a broken home uses his quick wits and glib tongue to get out of trouble - but they also get him into it.
Plot: female underwear, breaking the law, talking in a car, sliding door, parking a car, sprayed with water, trousers, public telephone, public phone, knocking on a window, sexual euphemism, cockatoo ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   63%
 
The Good Mother
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After finding a sexually liberated boyfriend, a divorced woman gets sued over daughter's custody, by her ex, who claims that her lover has a bad influence on the kid.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dedicated lawyer, divorce, friendship, children, lawyer, irish, couple relations, love, life philosophy, sex, parents and children, custody ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, maine, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   47%
 
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The Boy Who Could Fly
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Milly and Louis, and their recently-widowed mom, Charlene, move to a new neighborhood. Once there, they all deal with a variety of personal problems, but Milly finds a friend in Eric, her autistic next door neighbor. Eric has a fascination with ...
Style: touching, serious, feel good, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, coming of age, death, single parent, friendship, parents and children, childhood, children, family bonds, autism, fantasy world, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   51%
 
 6.3
 8K
Little Fish
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in the Little Saigon district outside of Sydney, a woman trying to escape her past becomes embroiled in a drug deal.
Style: sincere, serious, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: drug dealing, starting over, addiction, romance, haunted by the past, crimes, life is a bitch, junkie, heroin, bank, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   52%
 
 6.0
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Moving Out
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Coming-of-age story about an Italian-Australian teenager making his way in the world.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, suburbs, culture clash, misfit, society, youth, teenage life, life turned upside down, family relations, trespassing, working class ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   61%
 
 8.3
 554
Good Riddance
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, firewood, precociousness, lower class, autumn, runaway, coming of age, accidental death, brother sister relationship, pregnancy, jealousy, single mother ...
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   60%
 
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Barry McKenzie sets off for England with his aunt, Edna Everage, to advance his cultural education. Bazza is an innocent abroad, fond of beer, Bondi and beautiful sheilas, but he soon settles into the Australian ghetto in Earls Court, where his old ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: adventure, buddies, odd couple, fall in love, nightclub, friendship, rich and poor, culture clash, fish out of water, misfit, partners, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, england, europe, sydney australia, hong kong
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System:   53%
    User:   46%
 
A Cry in the Dark
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, dramatic ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, murder, investigation, tragedy, prejudice, justice, dedicated lawyer, australian, camp, guilt, legal action ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   48%
 
The Eye of the Storm
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: sincere, semi serious, dark humor, touching, realistic ...
Plot: golden years, jazz, dealing with death, estate, parents and children, suburbs, elderly, family problems, family relations, family life, lighthouse keeper, nursing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   49%
 
A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Gwen Araujo, a transgender teen who was murdered in California in 2002.
Plot: new school, biker gang, gender identity, applying makeup, biker, protestor, transsexual, hate crime, goth girl, female judge, birthday party, murder trial ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   44%
 
Little Sparrows
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: emotional, serious, talky, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, parents and children, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family relations, self discovery, terminal illness, siblings relations, family gatherings, family in crisis, hopes, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   59%
 
The Winds of Jarrah
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Australia 1946. A young woman escapes from an unhappy affair to become tutor to three children who are being raised by their uncle.
Plot: governess, uncle niece relationship, dead child, death of child, brother sister relationship, children, fiancee, uncle nephew relationship, brother brother relationship, mother daughter relationship, nanny, teacher ...
Time: 1940s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   41%
 

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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Two determined mothersĀ­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: fighting the system, human spirit, idealism, school, parents and children, hopes, urban, society, family relations, teachers and students, rebellion, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 17-year-old Jackie is in distress as her older brother Matthew gets his first girlfriend and prepares for college. Though Matthew does not share her incestuous desire, Jackie fights the intrusion of reality on her idyllic childhood world
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