Movies like Annie's Coming Out

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Annie's Coming Out (1984)
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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 difficult, however, as it is generally accepted that as those who are 'profoundly retarded' cannot communicate, therefore they cannot think. In the case of Annie O'Farrell (Tina Arhondis), finding a way for her to 'talk', other than speaking or writing, finally shows that she is not only able to think, but is highly intelligent. The battle against the hospital to acknowledge this in a legal sense goes to court, as the psychiatrists try to hide their misdiagnosis.
Plot: telephone, sister sister relationship, courtroom, teenage girl, storm, city, female protagonist, happy ending, rain, girl, father daughter relationship, night, swimming pool, assassination attempt, letter, brother sister relationship, supermarket, brunette, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death of child, cigarette smoking, redheaded woman, car driving, nurse ...
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne

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Most similar movies to Annie's Coming Out

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about cigarette smoking, opening a door, apology, lying on bed, telephone, telephone call and visit mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Annie's Coming Out: Heatwave (1982), Brilliant Lies (1996), The FJ Holden (1977), Unfinished Business (1984), The Fourth Wish (1976). 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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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 ⇓
78%
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 216
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 ⇓
76%
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 ⇓
72%
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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: fishing, terminal illness, church, disease, climbing stairs, beach, priest, flat, seat belt, opening a door, saying goodbye, cigarette smoking ...
Place: south australia, australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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 ⇓
70%
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 ⇓
69%
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 ⇓
63%
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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: snow, telephone, horse riding, horse, telephone call, mentor, gambling, revenge, apology, man with glasses, black american, happy ending ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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 ⇓
58%
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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 ⇓
58%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
52%
Careful, He Might Hear You (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Abandoned by his father after his mother dies, young PS lives in suburban Sydney with his aunt Lila and her husband George. While they lead a modest existence, PS is happy with them. However, his contentment is derailed when Lila's wealthy ...
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: aunt nephew relationship, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, custody, orphan, family problems, chaos and mayhem, parents and children, social differences, working class, siblings relations, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1920s
Place: australia, new south wales, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
44%
The Human Voice (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: A monologue of a woman talking on the phone with her longterm lover who is about to marry another girl.
Plot: female protagonist, bathroom, mirror, telephone call, telephone, cigarette smoking, dog, crying woman, letter, nightgown
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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 ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
41%
April's Daughter (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Valeria is 17 and pregnant. She lives in Puerto Vallarta with Clara, her half sister. Valeria has not wanted her long-absent mother, April, to find out about her pregnancy, but due to the economic strain and the overwhelming responsibility of having ...
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, melancholic
Plot: teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, teenage pregnancy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter conflict, infidelity, sister sister relationship, baby, teenage mother, real estate agent, older woman younger man sex, seductive woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
36%
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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 ⇓
34%
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Susan Slade (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pregnant teen allows her mother to pass the baby off as her own.
Plot: pregnant teenager, horse, fire, telephone call, beach, horse riding, pay phone, father daughter relationship, courtroom, death, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph ...
Place: chile, guatemala, santiago chile, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. After investigations ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, false accusation, injustice, court, trial, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, crimes, legal ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 87
Moving Out (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Coming-of-age story about an Italian-Australian teenager making his way in the world.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: suburbs, coming of age, immigrants, family relations, misfit, society, youth, life turned upside down, teenage life, culture clash, tradition, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Split Image (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 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: binoculars, cutting someone's hair, man slaps a man, talking in a car, teenager, handcuffs, van, cliff, crying woman, brunette, storm, torch ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
We of the Never Never (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Based on the well-loved Australian classic by Mrs. Aeneas Gunn, this is the remarkable true story of Jeannie Gunn, a woman who fought to overcome sexual and racial prejudice amid the harsh beauties of the outback. Leaving her Melbourne existence for ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hopes, adventure, society, misfit, disorder, farm, friends, couples, friendship, couple relations, idealism, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Getting of Wisdom (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Getting of Wisdom is based on the 1910 novel by Henry Handel Richardson (born Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson). Her novel is thought to be an account of her own schooldays at the Presbyterian Ladies College in Melbourne. The film is about a ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: teenage love, teaching the ways of the world, school, boarding school life, friendship, society, lifestyle, misfit, love and romance, youth, prodigy, social misfits ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, melbourne, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%