Movies like The Fourth Wish

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The Fourth Wish (1976)
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The Fourth Wish (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The poignant struggle of a man to grant his terminally ill son three wishes - and the obstacles cast in his way of achieving this goal.
Plot: teenager, dog, airplane, youth, fishing, queen, death, illness, hospital, church, telephone, beach, tragedy, taxi, lie, search, strength, mirror, beer, crisis, rain, disease, single father, dying, leukemia ...
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia

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Most similar movies to The Fourth Wish

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about apology, telephone call, cigarette smoking, telephone, opening a door, visit and night mostly in Drama, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like The Fourth Wish: Heatwave (1982), Hotel Sorrento (1995), Annie's Coming Out (1984), Fast Talking (1984), Wedding in White (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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95%
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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 ⇓
95%
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: telephone, lighting a cigarette, father daughter relationship, supermarket, redheaded woman, corpse with eyes open, euphemism, man with glasses, cigarette smoking, nurse, night, sister sister relationship ...
Place: melbourne australia, melbourne, australia
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87%
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Fast Talking (1984)
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: motorcycle, aquarium, school expulsion, chicken farm, running from police, stealing a car, teacher student relationship, ex convict, troubled teen, stolen car, teenage boy, corporal punishment ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Wedding in White (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young girl's brother comes home from the army, and brings an army buddy with him. The three of them go out that night to celebrate, and after much drinking has been done, the brother's friend rapes the sister. After the two men have gone ...
Plot: rape, dysfunctional family, world war two, teenager, parent child relationship, teenage pregnancy, wedding dress, teenage daughter, lying on bed, father daughter relationship, age difference, cigarette lighter ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Captain Johnno (1988)
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: boarding school, ocean, wristwatch, beard, male protagonist, radio, hearing aid, fishing boat, hate, boy with glasses, umbrella, underwater scene ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1953
Place: australia, south australia
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75%
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High Tide (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Story about a backup singer for an Elvis impersonator who re-enters her past when she leaves a tour in a small town and finds her daughter in a mobile home park.
Style: suspense, serious, realistic, biting, touching
Plot: alcohol abuse, surfing, small town, redemption, parents and children, social misfits, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, social relations, family relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Lies My Father Told Me (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Jewish boy grows up in 1920s Montreal with a grandfather who tells stories and a father who won't work.
Plot: soda, blonde child, gate, father in law son in law relationship, redheaded woman, euphemism, counting, climbing stairs, calling someone an idiot, waking up, cello, lying on bed ...
Time: 1920s
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, shopping mall, father son relationship, opening a door, parking a car, living room, father daughter relationship, moustache, bus stop, belch, teenage son, bathroom ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Nobody Waved Goodbye (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 18 year-old Peter lives with his parents in a middle-class Toronto suburb and rebels constantly against their imposed middle-class goals and conventions and the materialist values they represent. He constantly mocks and belittles his family with his ...
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquent, acoustic guitar, comb, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, confession of crime, knocking on a door, lying on bed, cemetery, singing, sexual euphemism, police car ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lou Andreas Sand, a once famous model, recalls her past as she tries to make success in the modeling world of New York, her stressfull workdays, her affair with Mark, an advertising executive, her friendship with photographer Aaron, and her downward ...
Style: bleak, psychological, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: model, rape, modeling, psychiatrist, paranoia, suicide attempt, mental breakdown, losing-it hero, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, new york, jamaica, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Unfinished Business (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seventeen year old Izzy Marks lives in Toronto with her divorced mother and finds her life boring and directionless. Meant to be a sequel to Don Owen's acclaimed 1964 film "Nobody Waved Good-bye", "Unfinished Business" ...
Plot: riding a bicycle, policewoman, beard, sexual euphemism, talking while driving, dancing, bus driver, black cat, bridge, homeless shelter, bicycle, kissing ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Handyman (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: One of Canada's talented directors, actress Micheline Lanctot expresses an effective, engaging approach in this simple, poignant drama about Armand (Jocelyn Berube), a handyman with one problem romance after another. The quiet Armand settles ...
Plot: adulterer, suicide by hanging, male in bathtub, journey, stolen money, moustache, song, tragedy, city, reading a letter, photograph, reading a book ...
Place: montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Midwife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Claire is a midwife and has devoted her life to others. At a moment when she is preoccupied by the imminent closure of the maternity clinic where she works, her life is further turned upside down when BĂ©atrice, her father's former mistress, ...
Style: psychological, sincere, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: doctor, illness, hospital, cancer, surgery, friend, friendship, student, drinking, death, drinking alcohol, hospital room ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Seventh Continent (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Chronicles three years of a middle class family seemingly caught up in their daily routines, only troubled by minor incidents. Behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence however, they are actually planning something sinister.
Style: psychological, disturbing, gloomy, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, alienation, fish, dysfunctional family, school, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, youth, society, parents and children, family life, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, australia, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Stacy's Knights (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Everyone has a talent, and dreams do come true. Stacy Lancaster has an incredible knack for Blackjack. Once she joins up with daring Will Bonner the two young gamblers are on a non-stop roll. Soon the casino wants to even the odds. How long can ...
Plot: snow, telephone, horse riding, horse, telephone call, mentor, gambling, revenge, apology, man with glasses, black american, happy ending ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Goin' Down the Road (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Story of desolation as two friends travel from Nova Scotia to Toronto in hope of finding a better life. Drifting from job to job: bottling plant, car wash, bowling alley, newspaper delivery, and in between enjoying the night life of the big city. ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, friends, pregnancy, bowling, bowling alley, waitress, train, snow, introspection, self discovery, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Brilliant Lies (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Susy Conner accuses former employer, Gary Fitzgerald, of harassment and unfair dismissal for failing to comply with his sexual demands. Relating the incident to conciliation lawyer, Marion Lee, Susy comments that the trauma experienced should ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: feminism, sexual abuse, family relations, courtroom, couples, power relations, manipulation, strong female presence, crimes, protagonist as suspect, legal, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: melbourne australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Columbus (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, architecture, small town, coma, korean american, library, heart attack, architect, friend, wine, girl ...
Time: year 1950, year 2008, year 1954, 2010s
Place: indiana, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Lonely Hearts (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In this offbeat comedy, an unlikely romance develops between a flamboyant, middle-aged piano tuner and an extremely timid office worker
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: bittersweet, human nature, introspection, love affair, looking for love, computers and web, unfulfillment, love and romance, unlikely couple, romance, lifestyle, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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James White (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: mother son relationship, drinking alcohol, drinking, terminal illness, friendship, promise, chemotherapy, lie, slacker, cancer, self destructing, new life ...
Time: year 2013, year 2000, year 1983
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Ticket to Heaven (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: David is a young man seduced by a religious cult that uses starvation, exhaustion, and brainwashing to mold recruits into money hustling disciples of a messiah-like leader. Chronicles David's chilling transformation into a gaunt, mindless ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, tense, serious ...
Plot: sleep deprivation, cult, brainwashing, mind control, religious cult, kidnapping, innocence lost, clergy, society, dishonesty, religions or cults, breakup ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, toronto ontario canada, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Beyond the Stars (1989)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This Sci-Fi Drama centers around the teen-age Eric, son of a computer scientist who worked for the Apollo mission which sent the first human to the moon. Eric, determined to become an astronaut himself one day, befriends Paul Andrews, the first man ...
Style: disturbing, exciting, captivating, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: astronaut, secret, outer space, tragedy, male protagonist, waking up, father son relationship, promise, teen romance, mother son relationship, alcoholic, mirror ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Sunday Too Far Away (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Friday night he's too tired. Saturday night too drunk.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, homoerotic
Plot: pub, sheep, australian outback, strike, group shower, down on your luck, ambition, unfulfillment, workplace, life is a bitch, society, workplace situations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1956
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Seize the Day (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Tommy Wilhelm (Robin Williams) is a salesman. An honest, hard-working guy who has lost his job, his girlfriend, and left part of his sanity behind as he heads to New York to pick up the pieces of his life. He's always been able to sell, but ...
Style: realistic, bleak, semi serious, gloomy, no music ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unemployment, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, going straight, hopes, single parent, family relations, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, society, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, year 1956, 70s
Place: new york, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
What They Had (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer's-stricken mother, wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past.
Style: sentimental, melancholic, touching, sincere, captivating
Plot: alzheimer's disease, grandmother granddaughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, blizzard, memory loss, drinking alcohol, prayer, lie, drinking, apology, snow, self discovery ...
Place: california, florida, sacramento california, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Devil's Playground (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A powerful drama relating the intimate aspect of teenage boys and their priest/educators behind the walls of a religious institution where rigid discipline backfires natural feelings are deemed unnatural acts and human lives are controlled in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, celibacy, altar boy, school, family relations, catholic school, mutual masturbation, sexual abuse, teenage life, working class, college life ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 1950s, year 1953
Place: melbourne australia, australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Middle-aged widow Beatrice Hunsdorfer (Joanne Woodward) and her daughters Ruth (Roberta Wallach) and Matilda (Nell Potts) are struggling to survive in a society they barely understand. Beatrice dreams of opening an elegant tea room but does not have ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, psychological, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, coming of age, family problems, family life, parents and children, life is a bitch, teacher, winning, dysfunctional family, single father, bittersweet, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Squizzy Taylor (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This Australian crime drama chronicles the life of notorious, keen witted, acid tongued 1920s Melbourne gangster Squizzy Taylor.
Plot: gloves, alley, dance hall, theft, dancing couple, coat, fence, newspaper, world war one veteran, period piece, husband wife relationship, telephone call ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s
Place: melbourne, melbourne australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Children Act (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family's refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating, rough
Plot: judge, illness, marriage crisis, older woman teenage boy relationship, hospital, moral dilemma, female protagonist, crisis of faith, lawyer, dying, husband wife relationship, jehovah's witness ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%