Movies like Terra Nova 1998

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Terra Nova (1998)
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Terra Nova
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A disturbed young woman runs away from her New Zealand home and hides away in an Australian boarding house, named Terra Nova. There she finds that every one else in the boarding house is just as zany as she is, and on some levels make her seem sane despite the voices in her head and her strange visions.
Plot: astrologer, neo nazi, skinhead, boarding house, hiding, surrogate family, dysfunctional family, water, teenage girl, beach, brother brother relationship, mother daughter relationship, hallucination
Place: new zealand
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and sincere films with plots about dysfunctional family, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, beach, family relations, father daughter relationship and father son relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Terra Nova: Respiro (2002), The Chosen Ones (2015), Life as a House (2001), The War Zone (1999), Maangamizi: The Ancient One (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Respiro
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
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Duration: 105 min.
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Genre: Drama
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The Way Out
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Way Out tells a story of a young Romani couple, Zaneta and David, the parents of little Janicka. Their efforts to live a decent and dignified life run up against the "Romani social trap," which is racism, the society's prejudices, ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, bleak
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Family Film
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia, France, Slovakia
Duration: 95 min.
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    User:   58%
 
Ginger & Rosa
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Denmark, Canada, Croatia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event the comes to redefine their relationship.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, stylized
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    User:   54%
 
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
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    User:   57%
 
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Duration: 102 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Marion Bridge
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Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary
Place: australia, canada, nova scotia
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Losing Chase
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Time: 90s
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Gwen Araujo, a transgender teen who was murdered in California in 2002.
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The Lives We Lead
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Country: Australia
Duration: 115 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
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Parisienne
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Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
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Time: 1990s
Place: lebanon, paris france
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Night Comes On
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Plot: women's bathroom, bra, photograph, beach, african american, birthday, panties, gun, sister sister relationship, teenage girl, flash forward, mother daughter relationship ...
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System:   34%
    User:   29%
 
The Cement Garden
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After the death of her husband, the mother of Julie, Jack, Sue and Tom begins to suffer from a mysterious illness. Aware that she is going to have to go into hospital she opens a bank account for the children, so that they can be financially ...
Style: disturbing, serious, surreal, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, incest, adolescence, childhood, male nudity, parents and children, siblings relations, nudity (topless - notable), loneliness, death, dysfunctional family, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
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    User:   29%
 

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