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The Removalists (1975)
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The Removalists (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An adaptation of David Williamson's play; John Hargreaves and Peter Cummins star as a good and bad cop who assist a battered wife as she tries to escape her belligerent husband.
Plot: police, brutality, police corruption, marital abuse, spouse abuse, dog, kitchen, domestic violence, cafe, police brutality, married couple, police station, furniture, crossword puzzle, typewriter, van, beating, physical abuse, police officer, battered wife, beer drinking, woman smoking cigarette, tv set, power
Time: 70s
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and touching films with plots about police officer, police, murder, society, husband wife relationship, police station and friendship mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Removalists: Petersen (1974), Emerald City (1988), Dusty (1983), Don's Party (1976), My First Wife (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 128
Petersen (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tony Petersen, a married electrician and ex-footballer, goes to university to study English. Petersen is odd man out at the uni. He receives extracurricular help from his stuffy professor's beautiful lecturer wife in her office. Their ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: university, womanizer, horny wife, ambition, love and romance, workplace romance, forbidden love, love triangle, teachers and students, social relations, romance, man undressing ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.4
 545
Emerald City (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A comedy of life's temptations - lust, greed and power. The city in question is Sydney and the colour green signifies greed and envy in David Williamsons amusing satire on its film and publishing industries. The story centers around the Rogers ...
Plot: filmmaking, screenwriter, male underwear, boxer shorts, man wearing towel, man wrapped in a towel, writers
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.7
 106
Dusty (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Plot The eponymous Dusty is an appropriately named dingo, or wild dog. Roaming the fertile fields of Australia, Dusty is captured as a puppy. Though dingoes are normally averse to human companionship, Dusty attaches himself to an old, worn-out ...
Plot: dog, dog movie, rancher, fence, animal, horse riding, horse, animals
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.8
 1K
Don's Party (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Don's Party stars John Hargreaves as Don Henderson, a schoolteacher living with his wife, Kath (Jeanie Drynan), in 1969. Out of boredom, he invites a small group of friends to celebrate a predicted Australian Labor Party (ALP) election victory, ...
Style: talky, humorous, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: cuckolded husband, politics, friends, friendship, suburbs, infidelity, australian, party, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, suburban life, media satire ...
Time: 60s, year 1967, 1960s, year 1969
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 6.8
 145
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: breaking through a door, man crying, radio announcer, hotel, marital separation, marriage, bloody hand, crying man, bare breasts, extramarital affair, wedding, father daughter relationship ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Duet for Four (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A middle aged man, Ray Martin, faces a series of problems – his wife is cheating on him, his mistress wants to get married and Americans want to take over his toy business.
Plot: husband wife relationship, hostile takeover, middle aged man, midlife crisis, father daughter relationship, cheating wife, drug addiction, down on your luck, unfaithful husband
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 237
Glue Sniffer (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Oliver flees from abuse of his family and seeks refuge in the violent streets of Caracas, where survival is only possible in an environment of corruption, crime and sniffing glue to escape hunger, like other children in the same situation. Soon, the ...
Plot: homelessness, domestic violence, police corruption, police brutality, children, desperation, class system, street kid, survival, police, street life, gun ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Right to Remain Silent (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bright and eager to hit the streets in search of bad guys, rookie cop Christine Paly is disappointed when she's instead assigned to process criminals. Under the supervision of a tough but likable mentor, Christine quickly learns that hers is ...
Plot: police station, rookie, police, transvestite, rally, hiv, police officer, ku klux klan, camera, racial slur, video camera, gun ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.3
 342
Heatwave (1982)
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, disturbing, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: injustice, against the odds, rebellion, society, fighting the system, crimes, rivalry, state affairs, visit, urban setting, american, corpse ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 99
Parklands (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Rosie returns to her home city on the death of her father, a former policeman. His diaries hint at corruption, and she also receives hints and veiled threats which support her suspicions. Rosie puzzles about who he was, and about her early life and ...
Plot: girl, death of father, widow, father daughter relationship, childhood, police corruption, funeral, mistress, drug trade, suspicion, police officer, immigrants ...
Place: south australia, australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 20
Dalmas (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bert Deling's surreal, button-pushing and hallucinogenic paean to the emerging possibilities of avant-garde and homemade filmmaking. Telling the tale of a violent ex-cop searching for the man who killed his partner, the film takes an unexpected ...
Style: surreal, experimental
Plot: avant-garde, drugs, search, lsd, police officer
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Fringe Dwellers (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an Aboriginal family's attempts to forge a new life for themselves within the segregated society. At the urging of headstrong teenager Trilby, the Comeaways relocate from their family camp, to a house in the main town.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: racism, fish out of water, pregnancy, interracial relations, social differences, parents and children, family life, culture clash, family relations, couples, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 214
The Wild Duck (1983)
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: family relations, couples, family life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, society, love and romance, mental illness, high society, tragedy, bird, male female relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 317
Sus (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Election Night 1979: Margaret Thatcher is about to come into power. A young black man is held on suspicion of murdering his pregnant wife. Officers Karn and Wilby, racist to the core and high on the prospect of a Conservative Party victory, try to ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, racism, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, injustice, social decay, law enforcement, society, life is a bitch, crimes, police brutality, death of wife ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 89
Thirst (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four people, isolated in their different ways are trapped in the desert and changed forever. Against impossible odds, can they find meaning - life, laughter and love before it is too late?
Plot: desert, isolation, outback, shooting, hut, hole, trapped, excavation, foster home, tv, digging, television
Time: year 2017
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Caterpillar Wish (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young girl's view on belonging and loss.
Plot: seaside, family feud, harbor, bicycle, pub, secret love, hotel, cloud, caterpillar, bare breasts, bible, small town ...
Place: south australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Crime of the Decade (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young man in a depressed satellite city, meets a woman who offers him love and hope.
Plot: suburbs, motor scooter, murder, youth, accidental death, dead boy, social criticism, physical abuse
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Journey Among Women (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nine women convicts escape from a prison hell-hole and dare to create a savage world free of man.
Plot: revenge, escape, escaped convict, power struggle, body paint, friendship, wilderness, horse riding, corset, sexual repression, misogyny, feminism ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Dogs in Space (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The place is Melbourne, Australia 1978. The punk phenomenon is sweeping the country and Dogs In Space, a punk group, are part of it. In a squat, in a dodgy suburb, live a ragtag collection of outcasts and don't-wanna-be's who survive on a ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: drug abuse, punk, ambition, music, youth, coming of age, drug dealing, gang, rock, addiction, celebrity culture, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
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Adam's Woman (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Adam is a young American wrongly accused of being an accomplice to murder while on shore leave in Liverpool. He is sentenced to death by hanging but the sentence is commuted to twenty years in a convict settlement in Australia.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: penal colony, crimes, hotshot lawyer, pardon, beach, injustice, destructive relationship, murder, confined, crime, legal action, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Wife of an Important Man (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of an Egyptian police officer, during the regime of President Anwar El Sadat.
Plot: schoolgirl, arrest, university, domestic violence, politics, neighbor, suicide, terror, journalist, gambling, miscarriage, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 1975, year 1977
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Fighting Back (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fighting Back is a 1982 Australian film about troubled teenagers.
Plot: teaching, teenager, student, terror, slum, police officer, school, journalism, cross cultural relations, rage, violence, revenge ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 415
Australia Day (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On Australia's most controversial national holiday, the lives of three Australians from diverse cultural backgrounds will collide, illuminating contemporary issues of racial tension and national identity that simmer beneath the surface of ...
Style: multicultural, suspense, touching, sincere, controversial ...
Plot: sociology, sex slavery, nationalism, criminal underworld, immigration, racial tension, manhunt, australian, culture, on the run, human trafficking, gang ...
Time: 2010s
Place: australia, austria, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.2
 34
Round Trip (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of a group of people who came to France to the temporary work, their sufferings, persecutions, and a constant struggle for survival.
Plot: getting home, return home, police, death, death of father, pride, farmer, arrest, wife beater, police officer, immigrants, job seeking ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 506
Shame (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Asta Cadell, a lawyer traveling through the Australian Outback on holiday, stops in a small Western Australian town after her motorcycle breaks down and shacks up with Tim Curtis, the local mechanic, while fixing it. She then becomes involved in ...
Style: suspense
Plot: rape, societal hypocrisy, australian outback, kidnapping, beating, mechanic, small town, vigilantism, kicked in the groin, swimming, violence against women, male chauvinism ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 283
Hotel Sorrento (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Meg, Pippa, and Hillary are sisters who grew up in Sorrento, a small seaside town in Australia. Meg, who has lived in England for 10 years has just written a criticially acclaimed novel which she claims is entirely fictional. The book causes a stir ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: beach, bittersweet, couples, social relations, family problems, unfulfillment, golden years, youth, dealing with death, elderly, family relations, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, new york, usa, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Bus Is Coming (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young black soldier returns home to Los Angeles from combat in Vietnam to find out that his brother had been killed by a gang of racist cops. Angered, he joins a black nationalist group to take his revenge.
Plot: jukebox, cemetery, african american, brother, police, murder, vietnam veteran, soldier, murder of brother, racism, investigation, ghetto ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Around the Block (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Aboriginal boy is torn between his unexpected love of acting and the disintegration of his family.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, sexy ...
Plot: urban ghetto, idealism, school, dysfunctional family, youth, society, hopes, fall in love, midlife crisis, female director, police officer, aborigine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
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The Well (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Young Katherine and her older friend Hester live at the isolated farm run by Hester and her father Francis. Katherine works as a maid and wants to leave that place because there's too much work. Hester, however, gets attracted to Katherine and ...
Style: psychological, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, contemplative ...
Plot: small town life, friendship, woman in danger, small town, murder, countryside, heist, couple relations, strong female presence, crimes, deadly, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Diaz: Don't Clean Up This Blood (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Romania, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A reenactment of the final days of the 2001 G8 Summit.
Style: rough, serious, tense, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: police brutality, globalization, fighting the system, political unrest, rebelliousness, violence spree, violence, demonstration, humiliation, police, political protest, bullying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, 2000s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%