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Cool Change (1986)
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Cool Change (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Park ranger Steve Mitchell is torn between Lee, a beautiful sly political aide from Melbourne who supports the government's decision to turn the local grazing areas into a national park, and his old flame Joanna, a rancher who opposes it.
Plot: politics, male female relationship, love triangle, aborigine, father son relationship, environmentalism, cattleman, park ranger, national park, environmental issue, skinny dipping, cowgirl, land rights, australian western
Place: australia

Most similar movies to Cool Change

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and captivating films with plots about male female relationship, horse, father son relationship, australian, family relations, aborigine and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like Cool Change: The Man from Snowy River (1982), Archer (1985), Return to Snowy River (1988), The Legend of Ben Hall (2017), Quigley Down Under (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Man from Snowy River (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jim Craig has lived his first 18 years in the mountains of Australia on his father's farm. The death of his father forces him to go to the low lands to earn enough money to get the farm back on its feet. Kirk Douglas plays two roles as twin ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wild horse, ranch, chase, horse, coming of age, heroes, beautiful scenery, river, father daughter relationship, horse riding, australian western, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.7
 235
Archer (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the 1860s, Dave Powers, apprentice to a horse trainer, volunteers to ride Archer to the Melbourne Cup race. Their start is 600 miles from Melbourne, and the journey is anything but easy. Of course, the pair have numerous adventures along the ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: horse, friends, on the road, survival, wilderness, rivalry, race against time, chases and races, ambition, contests and competitions, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Return to Snowy River (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After a few years trying to earn money to marry Jessica Harrison (Sigrid Thornton), Jim Craig (Tom Burlinson) returns to Snowy River. But he finds that a lot of things have changed.
Style: semi serious, cult film, unusual plot structure, sweet, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: horse, rancher, love and romance, horse riding, romance, forbidden love, fall in love, friends, adventure, rivalry, love triangle, chase ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 1890s
Place: australia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Legend of Ben Hall (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Ben Hall is drawn back into bushranging by the reappearance of his old friend John Gilbert. Reforming the gang, they soon become the most wanted men in Australian history.
Plot: revisionist history, australian western, australian
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Quigley Down Under (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: American Matt Quigley answers Australian land baron Elliott Marston's ad for a sharpshooter to kill the dingoes on his property. But when Quigley finds out that Marston's real target is the aborigines, Quigley hits the road. Now, even ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, vigilantism, fish out of water, vengeance, old west, against the odds, crimes, partners, danger, dishonesty, good versus evil, australian ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, pacific ocean, wyoming, texas, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.8
 164
Outback (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Underrated leading man Jeff Fahey carries most of the dramatic weight of the Australian Wrangler. Fahey plays a handsome, athletic businessman who vies for the hand of rancher's daughter Tushika Bergen. Our hero must not only contend with his ...
Style: rough, semi serious, realistic, saga, exciting
Plot: love triangle, rivalry, adventure, romance, rescue, danger, love and romance, farm, friends, wooing, wilderness, aunt niece relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 460
Metal Skin (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Psycho Joe babysits his brain-damaged father without a friend in the world, living in squalor in the suburbs of Melbourne. Joe loves one thing: Fast cars! When he gets a job at a local supermarket, Joe meets fellow "petrol head" Dazey, who ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: obsession, teen angst, couples, love triangle, curses spells and rituals, couple relations, teenage life, friendship, store, working class, estrangement, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Run Chrissie Run! (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The action moves along quickly, jumping over holes in the script, in this made-for-television drama about Eve, an ex-terrorist from Germany who is forced to escape to Australia with her teenage daughter Chrissie when she is sought by Riley, a lover ...
Style: road movie, suspense
Plot: biker, lover, lovers, terrorist plot, motorcycle gang, teenager, hitman, female protagonist, sawed off shotgun, teenage boy, uzi, terrorism ...
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Thambikku Entha Ooru (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Overview Coming Soon...
Plot: woman in danger, chore, kidnapping, village, love triangle, spoiled brat, kiss, father son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 26K
Ned Kelly (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Crime, History, Romance, Western
Country: Australia, UK, USA, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After getting threatened by Kelly's friends and family, Constable Fitzpatrick places the blame on Ned Kelly and exaggerates what happened. With the biggest ever award available, Kelly and his gang set into the wild, to remain hidden from ...
Style: captivating, sincere, rough, romantic, factual ...
Plot: bank robbery, gang, folk hero, injustice, criminal heroes, irish, wilderness, crime, false accusation, rise and fall, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, victorian era
Place: australia, new south wales, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 185
Over the Hill (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alma can't stand to have one more birthday without seeing her estranged daughter, Elizabeth, who lives in Sydney, Australia.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, love and romance, misfit, supportive spouse, elderly, elderly lovers, golden years, transvestism, estrangement, family relations, couples, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Everlasting Secret Family (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A beautiful, if ambitious and amoral, youth is tapped to become the lover of a powerful senator. The young man quickly realizes that he can hold this place, with all its perks, only as long as he is young. He has no other function than being young. ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: politics, manipulation, state affairs, society, voyeurism, sexual relations, political corruption, teenage life, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, manipulations ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Wind and the Lion (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers. The attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, intense ...
Plot: desert, kidnapping, politics, rescue, hostage, hostages, confined, missing person, woman in danger, ransom, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: morocco, washington d.c., africa, usa, north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 1K
Hellbenders (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Civil War has ended, but not for Jonas, a ruthless Confederate officer who wants to continue the fight by reorganizing Confederate troops in the Southwest with the support of a large sum of stolen money. He devises an elaborate ruse to allow his ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Plot: bar fight, old west, siblings relations, murder, crimes, criminal heroes, on the run, military, soldier, deadly, chases and races, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 338
Yolngu Boy (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After committing a crime for which he is likely to be jailed, a Yolngu teenager convinces two of his childhood friends to join him on a journey from North East Arnhem Land to Darwin to seek help from a tribal leader.
Plot: hunter, juvenile delinquency, alcohol abuse, father son reunion, burglary, friendship between men, male friendship, journey, humanism, coming of age, australian outback, male female relationship ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 227
Burke & Wills (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A story based on true events about two explorers on a doomed journey trying to cross Australia on foot in the 19 century.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: desert, tragedy, journey, outback, sandstorm, rescue attempt, journalist, aborigine, maze, countdown, wilderness, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 1860s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.5
 292
Itihaas (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Devgan's village simpleton agrees to escort to the city Khanna's charming village belle unaware that he is delivering her only to be exploited by a corrupt landowner.
Plot: father son relationship, desire, master servant relationship, beating, dirty old man, servant, love triangle, lust, love, damsel in distress, loyalty, cruelty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 1K
High Ground (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a remote corner of the wild country, a bloody war rages. Travis is a bounty hunter with one last hope of redemption. Gutjuk is a young Indigenous man trying to save the last of his family. Together they embark on a manhunt, which unravels a ...
Plot: australian outback, genocide, bounty hunter, girl, brother sister relationship, racism, family conflict, gun, orphan, murder, philosophical conversation, teenage girl ...
Time: 1930s, year 1919, 1910s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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She Came To The Valley (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the book by Cleo Dawson, this film follows the struggle of a female settler as she becomes involved in a political conflict during the Spanish-American War.
Plot: kiss, horse, surprise attack, cowboy hat, camp, arson, battle, world war one, old west, mexican revolution, mexican, car ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Devil in the Flesh (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: She was a married woman, tone apart from her husband. He was an innocent schoolboy on the verge of manhood. While the world was at war, they found comfort in each others arms and shared an impossible love that couldn't possibly continue... and ...
Plot: lust, sexual awakening, teen angst, teenager, love triangle, teenage boy, world war one, coming of age, male nudity, male female relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 87
Freedom (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ron, a young man in his late teens or early 20s, but emotionally younger, has no visible, employable assets, yet rails at his status in life -- blaming everyone for the fact that his dreams are not coming true.
Plot: unemployment, manhunt, stuntman, car chase, car, vehicle, fast car, stealing a car, trick, daydreamer, police chase, chase ...
Place: south australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Mad Dog Morgan (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The true story of Irish outlaw Daniel Morgan, who is wanted, dead or alive, in Australia during the 1850s.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, on the run, outlaw, australian western, criminal, prison, fugitives, chases and races, bounty hunter, violence spree, vigilantism, track down ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s, year 1865, 1860s
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Aces 'N' Eights (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Already taking a gamble settling in the uncharted west, the peaceful settlers of a town destined for railroad greatness suddenly find themselves being ruthlessly gunned down. With no law and order to be found, justice falls onto the shoulders of an ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, old west, americana, rescue, good versus evil, adventure, partners, heroes, criminal heroes, society, brutality, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Last Frontier (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, New Zealand, USA
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: australian western, farm, marriage, ranch, teenager, outback, wedding, farming, frontier, child, death of husband, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, touching, serious, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: child abuse, aborigine, racism, punishment, australian outback, culture clash, survival, kidnapping, life is a bitch, hopes, outback, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Dust Off the Wings (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In his world sex is everything (if you don't count surfing, drugs and his mates). She's not so keen on his mates, but... she hasn't tried them all yet.
Plot: surfing, sexual relations, male female relationship, pubic hair, male nudity, hedonism, marriage, surfboard, surfer, beach, bachelor party, double standard ...
Place: sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 1K
Dragon Flies (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian authorities arrest a man believed to be connected to the Sydney criminal underworld and send for Inspector Fang Sing Leng (Jimmy Wang Yu) from Hong Kong to question him. After the alleged criminal is assassinated, Inspector Leng and the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, car chase, corruption, police, undercover, rivalry, chase, fighting crime, adventure, society, track down ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, australia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 206
Cactus (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman who injured her eyes in car accident and a young blind man fall for each other.
Style: touching, psychological, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage, starting over, opposites attract, lifestyle, unfulfillment, hopes, dealing with death, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 567
The Crossing (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A single day. To challenge the past. To accept the present. To decide the future. Sam arrives in his home town after 18 months away, hopeful that Meg, the girlfriend he abandoned, will go back with him to the city. His return brings the outside ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: friends, coming of age, small town, love triangle, friendship, dancing, train, car accident, vengeance, love and romance, betrayal, romance ...
Time: 80s, year 1965
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
In a Savage Land (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two anthropologists married to each other go to an island off of Papua New Guinea for field research in pre-World War II. Eventually the war breaks out and many lives are disrupted and complicated.
Plot: world war two, newlyweds, flashback, lust, book, photograph, husband wife relationship, scientist, anthropologist, missionary, scot, death of husband ...
Time: 1930s
Place: papua new guinea, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%