Movies like Unfinished Business 1984

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Unfinished Business (1984)
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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" looks at life two decades later for Peter and Julie's (Peter Kastner and Julie Biggs) daughter Isabelle "Izzy" Marks (Isabelle Mejias). Curious, funny and intelligent, 17 year old Izzy feels the frustrations of her limiting environment and the pull of a more exciting, larger world. She meets passionate anarchist wannabe Jessie 'Fixit' (Peter Spence) and is quickly drawn into his free living alternative lifestyle. Much to the displeasure of her once free-thinking parents and friends.
Plot: dancing, basketball, cat, police, truck, kitchen, family relations, swing, hospital, rock band, telephone, ambulance, old man, singing, teenage girl, policewoman, storm, car theft, taxi, truck driver, city, radio, doctor, female protagonist, bicycle ...
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to Unfinished Business

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about apology, opening a door, telephone call, bespectacled male, visit, cigarette smoking and night mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Unfinished Business: Nobody Waved Goodbye (1964), Wedding in White (1972), Lies My Father Told Me (1975), Annie's Coming Out (1984), Stacy's Knights (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, comb, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, teenage love, confession of crime, knocking on a door, lying on bed, cemetery, singing, sexual euphemism, parking a car ...
Place: canada
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95%
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, world war two, dysfunctional family, teenager, parent child relationship, teenage pregnancy, criminal, husband wife relationship, teenage protagonist, father daughter relationship, mirror, unplanned pregnancy ...
Time: 1940s
Place: canada
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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: working class, 5 year old, merchant, family relations, lie, door, death threat, antique shop, religion, wager, elderly man, jewish culture ...
Time: 1920s
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec canada
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52%
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: female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, storm, lying on bed, rain, lighting a cigarette, sister sister relationship, opening a door, crying woman, man with glasses, redheaded woman, visit ...
Place: australia, melbourne, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: dancing, lawyer, telephone call, horse riding, snow, female protagonist, two on a horse, phone booth, sliding door, black hair, murder victim, champion ...
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48%
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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: aquarium, motorcycle, drug dealing, high school dance, school principal, con artists, stolen car, corporal punishment, teacher student relationship, teenage boy, running from police, troubled teen ...
Place: australia
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47%
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, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: sleep deprivation, cult, mind control, brainwashing, religious cult, kidnapping, human nature, society, dishonesty, clergy, breakup, religions or cults ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, toronto ontario canada, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, husband wife relationship, mirror, gay slur, lighting a cigarette, carrying someone, stolen car, lying on bed, waiter, menu, touching breasts, car ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, friends, pregnancy, train, waitress, snow, bowling alley, bowling, city life, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, psychological, sentimental, 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, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: tense, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: against the odds, rebellion, society, fighting the system, crimes, rivalry, state affairs, injustice, telephone, camera, beer, looking at picture ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Split Image (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An impressionable young man finds himself literally enslaved by a modern-day religious cult. In an effort to bring him back to reality, the boy's parents hire a deprogrammer to kidnap him and return him to his family.
Style: spiritual
Plot: police station, cliff, abduction, crying woman, blonde, teenager, van, rescue, talking in a car, cutting someone's hair, man slaps a man, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: terminal illness, church, disease, climbing stairs, beach, priest, flat, seat belt, opening a door, saying goodbye, pajamas, fishing ...
Place: south australia, australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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So B. It (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young girl named Heidi who lives with her mentally disabled mother, travels across the country to find out about her and her mothers past.
Plot: grave, sleeping, crying girl, reno nevada, cake, baby girl, money, deer, telephone, american flag, bag, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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High Tide (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 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, unfulfillment, social misfits, life is a bitch, family problems, social relations, family relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: apology, cigarette smoking, wristwatch, lying on bed, brunette, toilet, bedroom, basement, cuckold, suitcase, husband wife relationship, looking in a window ...
Place: montreal, montreal quebec
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My Mother (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.
Style: sentimental, touching, disturbing, suspense, psychological
Plot: singer, doctor, filmmaking, film within a film, birthday, movie camera, dancing, father daughter relationship, nurse, old woman, storytelling, anxiety ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
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The North (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution at home in Guatemala and journey north, through Mexico and on to the United States, with the dream of starting a new life.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: immigrants, american dream, village, illegal immigration, immigration, culture clash, on the road, village life, rich and poor, injustice, latinos, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, guatemala ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Heavenly Bodies (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A small "Dance-ercize" studio fights for its existence against the unscrupulous owner of a rival club. The conflict boils down to a "Dance Marathon" to settle the score.
Plot: fight, aerobics, dancing, competition, dance, domestic violence, old man, fan, locker room, contest, football player, drag ...
Time: 80s
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Leave No Trace (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an ...
Style: psychological, sincere, road movie, philosophical, captivating ...
Plot: off the grid, father daughter relationship, hiking, teenage girl, hitchhiking, survivalist, wilderness, hiding place, trust, medicine, injury, post traumatic stress disorder ...
Place: washington state, oregon, portland oregon, xian
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28%
Pieces of a Woman (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Hungary, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A grieving woman embarks on an emotional journey after the Ioss of her baby.
Plot: grieving, grief, loss of child, sex, testimony, trial, man with glasses, dancing, pickup truck, motherhood, snowing, infidelity ...
Place: boston, massachusetts
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27%
Why Shoot the Teacher? (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's the winter of 1935 and Max Brown is newly arrived in Willowgreen, Saskatchewan - a rural Canadian prairie town - on his first teaching job in a one room schoolhouse. He quickly realizes that this is not his dream situation: the winter is ...
Plot: great depression, teacher, prairie, isolation, canadian, schoolhouse, drawing, marriage, meeting, male in bathtub, train, world war one veteran ...
Time: year 1935
Place: canada
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27%
Rolling Vengeance (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A truck driver builds a special, eight-ton truck to help get revenge against the rednecks who killed his family and raped his girlfriend.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gangsters, car accident, violence, rape, revenge, truck, monster truck, rape and revenge, rivalry, vigilantism, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Hitting Home (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Canadian businesswoman Dinah Middleton's is devastated when her teenage son, Alex, is killed by a hit-and-run driver. When the police fail to turn up any suspects, she turns private detective to track the killer down. She traces the murderer to ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: obsession, hit and run, life is a bitch, rivalry, deadly, crimes, vengeance, married couple, taxi, 12 year old, taxi driver, garage ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, usa, new york, montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Custody (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the midst of a divorce, Miriam Besson decides to ask for exclusive custody to her son, in order to protect him from a father that she is accusing of violence. The judge-in-charge of the file grants a shared custody to the father whom it considers ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, disturbing, touching
Plot: custody battle, parent child relationship, child custody, husband wife relationship, divorced parents, father son relationship, police, lie, boy, lawyer, child, divorce ...
Time: 2010s, year 2013
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: sincere, touching, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: beach, unfulfillment, golden years, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, looking for love, homecoming, death in the family, siblings relations, resort ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, new york, usa, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society. This film chronicles his short and dubious rise to power, as well as his changing relationships with family and friends. Along ...
Style: suspense, clever, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Plot: anti semitism, social differences, workplace situations, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, innocence lost, family relations, rise to the top, ambition, society, youth, misfit ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Dear Mr. Wonderful (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Comedy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Joe Pesci is a small man looking for a big break. Owner of a bowling alley and nightclub in Jersey, Ruby Dennis (Pesci) sets his sites on making it big in Vegas. But Ruby finds more than he gambled for and in the end is a much bigger man for it.
Plot: apology, letter, mob, pen, telephone call, talking on phone, bowling alley, bicycle, loser, singing, headphones, moustache ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Sorry We Missed You (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story exploring the issue of hardship in modern-day Britain through a young couple scraping to get by in a casual jobs market. A hard-up delivery driver and his carer wife are pushed to breaking point as they struggle to keep their family afloat ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, sincere
Plot: working class, husband wife relationship, bus, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, teenage boy, job interview, poverty, debt, graffiti, family, couples ...
Time: 2010s, year 1996, year 2008, year 1984
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maggie has had four children, by four different fathers, removed by social services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, suspense, biting, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, social worker, family relations, children, love, working class, fighting the system, immigrants, dysfunctional family, down on your luck, family life, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, paraguay, liverpool, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%