Movies like Pirates of the Airwaves

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Pirates of the Airwaves (2014)
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Pirates of the Airwaves (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Story: In 1966 a group of determined young men defied the New Zealand government and launched a pirate radio station aboard a ship in the Hauraki Gulf.
Plot: radio, pirate
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: new zealand

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Most similar movies to Pirates of the Airwaves

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and touching films with plots about radio, coming of age, death, friendship, catastrophe, youth and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama and War genres. Some movies like Pirates of the Airwaves: Radio Arrow (1998), The Patriarch (2016), Where Are My Children? (1994), Too Far to Go (1979), The Whisperers (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Radio Arrow (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Five friends Freccia, Bruno, Tito, Jena and Boris are very keen on music but they live in a little town in northern Italy and spend most of their days at the local bar. They decide to set up an independent radio which soon becomes the voice of a ...
Plot: radio, drugs, friendship, small town, funeral, youth, past, old friend, heroin, memory
Time: 70s, year 1993, year 1977
Place: italy
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95%
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The Patriarch (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It is the 1960s. Two Maori families, the Mahanas and the Poatas, make a living shearing sheep on the east coast of New Zealand. The two clans, who are bitter enemies, face each other as rivals at the annual sheep shearing competitions. Simeon is a ...
Plot: countryside, farm, grudge, teenage boy, grandfather grandson relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new zealand
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90%
Where Are My Children? (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based upon a true story, Marg Helgenberger stars as a single mother mysteriously arrested by the FBI and separated from her children, thus beginning a 25-year struggle to be reunited with them.
Plot: corruption, prison, adoption, car accident
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: georgia
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61%
Too Far to Go (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Love and passion, anger and heartbreak, laughter and happiness, all complex textures woven into the fabric so many have come to know as marriage. For behind the seemingly comfortable well-trimmed hedges of suburban Americana, live and often love, ...
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, engagement, marriage, wedding, husband wife relationship, adultery, divorce, dancing, extramarital affair
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 70s, 60s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Whisperers (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Whisperers tells the story of an impoverished old woman living alone in a seedy apartment who enjoys a rich fantasy life as an heiress. When she discovers stolen money hidden by her son, she believes her fantasy has come true.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: elderly, radio, old lady, dishonesty, golden years, society, crimes, mental illness, poverty, stolen money, marriage, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, england, manchester england, manchester, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, catastrophe, family relations, christmas, airplane accident, aviation
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Kites Over Helsinki (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Epic tale about two generations of men in a wealthy Finnish family, spanning from the 1960s all the way through the early 1990s. The father has achieved his position as director of the family business through marrying the heiress. Their eldest son ...
Plot: father son relationship, drugs, wealth, businessman, family relations, business ethics, yuppie, family business, wealthy family, business, rock, brother brother relationship
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: eastern europe, helsinki finland
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39%
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Billboard (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Casey devises a plan to help his failing radio station, a billboard sitting contest.
Plot: billboard, radio station, inheritance, radio, entrepreneur, legacy, contest
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Slipstream (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A reclusive Albertan DJ runs his popular pirate radio station in a remote farmhouse but begins to feel pressure from his romantic relationship with a fan and his producer who wants more mainstream content.
Plot: dj, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, one night stand, free love, rock music, radio, caught having sex, female nudity, d.j.
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Letters of Solitude (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: Rashid Ali returns to his Maguindanao hometown after studying and working for more than 25 years in Barcelona, Spain. Idealistic, he dreams of using what he learned in Europe to improve the lives of his people. But nothing has changed since he left. ...
Plot: sister, master, gate, radio, bicycle, news report, letter writing, postman
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, drifter, escape, criminal, world war one veteran, girl man relationship, barn, search for father, farm, aunt niece relationship, loneliness, hiding ...
Time: 1930s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Dubbel-8 (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The arrival of a beautiful new stranger in town prompts two boys to spend their summer holidays enticing the young woman to act in a short-film. However their motivation is purely that of seeing her naked.
Plot: foster child, small town, filmmaking, blonde, cinema
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Our Winning Season (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A high-school track star (Scott Jacoby) fools around with his buddy (Dennis Quaid), until a Vietnam War tragedy makes him grow up.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, contemplative, sincere ...
Plot: bittersweet, high school, human nature, vietnam war, wartime life, athlete and trainer, disability, friends, power relations, ambition, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Night That Panicked America (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A dramatization of the Oct. 30, 1938 mass panic that Orson Welles' radio play, "The War of the Worlds" accidentally provoked.
Style: psychotronic, based on true events
Plot: halloween, radio show, panic, radio broadcasting, radio, catastrophe, mass hysteria
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Penthouse Playgirls (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A gang of white slavers lure beautiful young women into prostitution by staging beauty contests in which the "prize" is a Hollywood contract. The "winners" are then drugged and sold to international sex traffickers
Style: sex comedy
Plot: sexploitation, women's prison, women in prison, female nudity
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
50 Ways of Saying Fabulous (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shot in and around the central Otago communities of Omakau, Ophir and Alexandra, A coming-of-age film that centers on overweight 12-year old Billy who is not interested in being a farmer and doesn't care for Rugby. His escape is the fantasy ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, countryside, rugby, bullying, sexual awakening, teenage life, teenage love, social misfits, youth, misfit, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, year 1975
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, world war two, couples, family problems, parents and children, celebrity culture, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Crush (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On the way to interview a novelist, Lane and Christina are involved in a car crash which leaves literary critic Christina brain-damaged. Lane undertakes the assignment and becomes attracted to the novelist's 15 year old daughter, leading to ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexy, intense ...
Plot: hospital, off the road, reunion, memory loss, cons and scams, love triangle, couple relations, friendship, teenage life, couples, fugitives, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mary Crow Dog, daughter of a desperately poor Indian family in South Dakota, is swept up in the protests of the 1960s and becomes sensitized to the injustices that society inflicts on her people. She aids the Lakota in their struggle for their ...
Plot: native american, massacre, protest, injustice, mine, politics, civil rights, american indian, interracial relations
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Vaurien (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: -After five years of graduate studies, Red is always in search of a job and fight every day against the exclusion. Slowly, he is moving away from Anna, the love of his life. As a result of a letter to him meaning its cancellation, he makes it to the ...
Plot: burning money, trashcan, flashback, radio, mask, unemployment, ransom demand, cell phone, police, employment agency, garbage can, chess ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Fathers (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The film takes place in the first half of the 1960s. The protagonist of the picture is a young worker of the apparatus, Vladimir Novikov, a charming, educated, energetic person - a thriving functionary. Novikov has a young sweetheart - student ...
Plot: revenge, death, murder, taxi driver, father, construction site, student, worker, leadership
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: siberia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Spanning years of both Harry and Leona Helmsley's cutthroat control of their eponymonous empire, this made-for-TV movie chronicles both the high and low points of the couple's life together.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, cynical
Plot: ambition, rise and fall, blind ambition, unfulfillment, crimes, manipulations, dishonesty, manipulation, cons and scams, couple relations, couples, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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That Day (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jacob Berger’s film shows a day in the life of a family. People meet and leave, and wonder, will they find themselves again? At daybreak, Serge believes he has committed a crime. Pietra realises that she has been betrayed around midday. At one ...
Plot: female nudity, infidelity, classroom, radio, male nudity, adultery, pubic hair, airport, multiple time frames, deep cleavage, bare breasts, large breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Erebus: Operation Overdue (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 70 min.
Story: On 28 November 1979, an Air New Zealand jet with 257 passengers went missing during a sightseeing tour over Antarctica. Within hours 11 ordinary police officers were called to duty to face the formidable Mount Erebus. As the police recovered the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: investigation, survival, investigative, escapades, heroic mission, danger, uncover truth, dishonesty, catastrophe, forces of nature, archive footage, reenactment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 70s
Place: antarctica, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
I Dream of My Friends (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four episodes, four instances from a man’s life covering 25 years, from 1965 in Germany to 1990 in Athens. The episodes seem to be irrelevant to one another, yet they all focus on male powerplay, reveal the self-consciousness and moderation of the ...
Plot: drunkenness, truck driver, airport, greek, pot smoking, drink, wedding reception, jazz music, death, bathroom, wedding, jazz ...
Time: 1960s, 1990s, year 1965, year 1990, year 1981 ...
Place: former yugoslavia, berlin germany, yugoslavia, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: punk, drug abuse, lifestyle, youth, gang, music, drug dealing, rock, addiction, celebrity culture, alcohol abuse, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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28%
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Radio Flyer (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A father reminisces about his childhood when he and his younger brother moved to a new town with their mother, her new husband and their dog, Shane. When the younger brother is subjected to physical abuse at the hands of their brutal stepfather, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: brother brother relationship, family relations, abuse, alcohol abuse, physical abuse, parents and children, life is a bitch, radio, domestic violence, couple relations, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: oklahoma, northern california, california
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27%
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Sanctuary (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Summer 1968. 14-year-old Wolfgang is deported from his family in the secluded Church Welfare Institution sanctuary. One thing is clear for Wolfgang: His yearning for freedom, he will not soon buried in the bog.
Style: based on true events
Plot: incest overtones, stepfather, parent child relationship, coming of age, escape, violence, betrayal, death, boy, rebel, troublemaker, bullying ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1968
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Chunuk Bair (1992)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The tragedy of Gallipoli is exposed
Plot: turkish, army, british empire, world war one, british army
Time: 1910s, year 1915
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Long Island Four (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Based on the true story of four Nazi saboteurs who infiltrated the US in 1942 and were quickly caught and executed, this 80-minute ode to America's irresistibly corruptive allure was the only underground feature by writer-director Anders ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: saboteur, raft, champagne, mission, nightlife, death, underground, cult, decadence, nazi, world war two, radio ...
Time: 1940s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%