Movies like Terra Nova 1998

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Terra Nova (1998)
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Terra Nova (1998)
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 serious, realistic, sincere and tense films with plots about mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, beach, father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, teenager and father son relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Terra Nova: April's Daughter (2017), Shouting Secrets (2011), Midnight Dancer (1988), Virgins (2018), Starlight Hotel (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
April's Daughter (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Valeria is 17 and pregnant. She lives in Puerto Vallarta with Clara, her half sister. Valeria has not wanted her long-absent mother, April, to find out about her pregnancy, but due to the economic strain and the overwhelming responsibility of having ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, grandmother granddaughter relationship, teenage pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy, father son relationship, female protagonist, cigarette smoking, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sister sister relationship ...
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95%
Shouting Secrets (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shouting Secrets is a hopeful and heartwarming, universal story taking place in a present day Native American family. It's a story that is at once about the constancy and the fragility of love, as well as the importance of family.
Plot: dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, native american, brother sister relationship, indian reservation
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771 (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lost somewhere over the Pacific in a single-engine Cessna with low fuel, a pilot (Scott Bakula) awaits rescue.
Plot: airplane, airplane accident, aviation, christmas
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Midnight Dancer (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 16 year old Australian girl Belinda (Deanne Jeffs) wants to become a ballerina. To makes ends meet, she takes a job as an exotic dancer in a Sydney cabaret. Eventually, she is able to reach her goal, but not before experiencing humanity at best and ...
Plot: dance, nightclub, blonde, teenage girl, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship
Time: 1960s
Place: sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Virgins (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenage Lana is languishing in her run-down hometown on Israel’s sun-soaked north coast—until an older, attractive writer arrives with tales of a mermaid sighting off the shore of the declining resort town.
Plot: teenage girl, coming of age, taking a photograph, party, singing, mother daughter relationship, cigarette smoking, beach, cafe, binoculars, rumor, missing girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Starlight Hotel (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the Great Depression, Kate (Greer Robson) is a 13-year-old girl living on New Zealand's South Island. When her mother dies and her father is offered a job in Wellington on North Island, Kate is sent to live with an aunt. The girl runs ...
Plot: runaway, farm, barn, loneliness, aunt niece relationship, coming of age, older man younger woman relationship, on the road, death of mother, outlaw, husband wife relationship, on the run ...
Time: 1930s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Sweet Temptation (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jade is a sixteen year old girl with all the problems a teenager faces. Moreover, her parents are divorced and she lives with her mother Jesse. Jesse falls in love with Billy, a much younger man who is also divorced and has two little kids. When ...
Plot: teenage girl, teenager, secret, teenage daughter, sexual attraction, older man younger woman, quitting job, asthma, jealous man, older woman younger man, secret revealed, 16 year old ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The FJ Holden (1977)
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, lawn mower, man in bed, parking a car, touching breasts, tattoo on back, drinking and driving, talking in a car, italian abroad, friendship between teens, drinking milk, speeding vehicle ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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 ⇓
47%
Painful Secrets (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dawn isn't like other kids her age full of typical teenage angst about boys, school and parents. Her pain goes far deeper, and to deal with her emotional overload she physically cuts herself. The problem of adolescent girls committing ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, self mutilation, brother sister relationship, parents, father daughter relationship, teenage girl, mental illness, blood on clothes, therapy session, female bully, blood on wall, therapist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Reject (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A man whose life is on the verge of collapse looks for new inspiration in this drama from Serbian filmmaker Milos Radivojevic. On was once a reporter, but now makes his living working as a public relations man for a banking firm. On is in his ...
Plot: beach, lesbian couple, sea, cunnilingus, blood, friendship, dog, surrealism, father daughter relationship, death, lesbian, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
43%
The Lives We Lead (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two sisters and their male counterparts struggle with the negative influences of their youths over a 50-year period.
Plot: funeral, rape, father son relationship, camera, mental illness, anger, party, argument, video camera, sister sister relationship, teenager, television ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Year of the Jellyfish (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Chris, a sexy teenager who appears mostly bare-breasted on the French Riviera, has a crush on Romain, her mother's lover. In reaction to her inability to attract his attention, she experiments with other risque affairs.
Plot: seduction, beach, sex, teenage girl, sexuality, casino, woman in bathtub, boat, footsie under the table, jellyfish, roulette, adult actress playing teenage girl ...
Place: saint tropez
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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52 Tuesdays (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sixteen-year-old Billie’s reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans for gender transition, and their time together becomes limited to Tuesdays. This emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility, and ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: coming of age, transsexual, teenage girl, gender, realism, family, parents and children, youth, family relations, teenage life, disorder, parents separation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
38%
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Hidden Diary (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1950s, Louise left her husband when their children were still little. She was never heard from again. Her daughter Martine stayed in the small seaside town, where she became a doctor. Martine's daughter, Audrey, a thirty-year-old ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, pregnancy, recipe, mysterious past, flashback, doctor, blood, murder, kitchen, beach, diary, cemetery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Chosen Ones (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sofia, 14 years old, is in love with Ulises. Because of him, in spite of him, she is forced into a prostitution network in Mexico. To set her free, Ulises will have to find another girl to replace her. Adapted from Jorge Volpi’s novel, set in the ...
Plot: prostitution, brother brother relationship, mother daughter relationship, cigarette smoking, shower, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, beach, male nudity, female nudity, undressing, teenager, teenage girl ...
Place: tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Mesmerized (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, New Zealand, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An orphan weds an older man in circa-1900 New Zealand, then finds out he's a miser who spies on her.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: murder, orphan, investigation, love triangle, sexual abuse, unlikely criminals, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance, rich and poor, sexual relations, courtroom drama, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Chubasco (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wild beach boy takes a job on a tuna fishing boat.
Plot: troubled youth, fisherman, fishing boat, dysfunctional family, fishing, love, father daughter relationship, judge, teenage girl, teenager, elopement, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Glass Menagerie (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play about restless young warehouse worker and would-be poet, Tom Wingfield, his fragile, reclusive sister, Laura, and his colorful but overbearing mother, Amanda, all living together in a shabby apartment ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, overbearing mother, sibling relationship, anxiety, theatre play, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 9
Interlude (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Sofia, recently separated, takes her daughters to a small coastal town. Each one in their own universe, live the interlude as a challenge to free themselves and face their fears.
Plot: sea, separation, beach, mother daughter relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, brunette, mother daughter relationship, child molestation
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Northern Kingdom (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The lives of three disparate families are illuminated by a meteor shower on a winter night.
Plot: dysfunctional family, farm, psychology, stepfather, psychologist
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Blessing (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set on a Wisconsin dairy farm, Randi, the daughter, is trying to find a way to escape the farm, but her devotion to her family especially Clovis her younger brother is preventing her from doing that; until, that is, she met the local milk truck ...
Plot: astrologer, roadhouse, waitress, cafe, drinking, mother daughter relationship, neighbor, father daughter relationship, drunkenness, father son relationship, camera, photographer ...
Time: 1990s
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: hospital, father daughter relationship, death of father, mother daughter relationship, adultery, husband wife relationship
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Circle of Lies (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Once the most popular girl at Short Beach High, Denise Dixon finds her life turned upside-down after one night of terror. Rumours and violent backstabbing run rife. Life in Short Beach will never be the same.
Plot: beach, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenager, blonde, surfboard, high school, bullying
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Wild Duck (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Wild Duck is a 1983 Australian film adapted from the play by Ibsen
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, family life, family relations, love and romance, society, couples, mental illness, bird, tragedy, mansion, insanity ...
Time: 80s
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%
Fremde Tochter (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Lena meets 19-year-old Farid, a young Muslim. She has a clear-cut attitude towards his culture and religion: utter rejection. Despite their differences – or perhaps because of them – they fall in love.
Plot: teenage girl, tragic love, 17 year old, male objectification, female protagonist, pubic hair, female nudity, office, male nudity, teenage boy, teenager, naked in public ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%