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: disability, dog, lawyer, storm, court, studying, doctor, boy, teenage girl, father daughter relationship, happy ending, mother daughter relationship, rain, city, girl, brother sister relationship, night, assassination attempt, letter, female protagonist, supermarket, young couple, death of child, newspaper, redheaded woman ...
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 psychological films with plots about apology, opening a door, visit, lying on bed, cigarette smoking, night and telephone call mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like Annie's Coming Out: Heatwave (1982), Brilliant Lies (1996), Unfinished Business (1984), The Fourth Wish (1976), Fast Talking (1984). 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: neo noir, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, christmas, heat wave, injustice, against the odds, rebellion, state affairs, rivalry, society, fighting the system, murder victim, old man ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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95%
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Brilliant Lies (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 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: realistic, serious
Plot: sexual harassment, feminism, sexual abuse, family relations, uncover truth, workplace situations, courtroom drama, siblings relations, false accusation, sexual relations, boss and employee, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: melbourne australia, australia
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83%
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: environmental, policewoman, bicycle, hospital, bus driver, following someone, taxi, cell, old man, bus, ex husband ex wife relationship, warning ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: dying, death, beer, rain, airplane, nurse, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, lie, dog, desire, illness ...
Place: adelaide south australia, south australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, school principal, troubled teen, school expulsion, stealing a car, ex convict, con artists, drug dealing, running from police, teacher student relationship, corporal punishment, teenage boy ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: boy, juvenile delinquent, urban setting, reckless driving, chess, desire, moving, bookstore, elevator, police officer, visit, breaking the law ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, cult film
Plot: car, teenage girl, sex in car, visit, boy, humiliation, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, beer, police, father son relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Place: sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Children Nobody Wanted (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of Tom Butterfield and his crusade to provide family life for homeless children, becoming not only the first bachelor caretaker, but the youngest single adult to become a legal foster parent in the state of Missouri.
Style: political
Plot: ranch, hardship, homelessness, orphan, bachelor, foster parent, large family, house, family home, children, teenager, small town ...
Time: 60s, 50s, year 1959
Place: missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: world war two, dysfunctional family, rape, parent child relationship, teenage pregnancy, loss of virginity, beer, female protagonist, drunkenness, mother daughter relationship, rain, dog ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, biting, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: woman, women, youth, surfing, alcohol abuse, ocean, car trouble, social relations, family relations, family problems, social misfits, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: threat, ambulance, night, black american, tragedy, van, mirror, happy ending, mentor, lawyer, snow, revenge ...
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, talky, sincere, touching
Plot: beach, family secret, seaside town, family reunited, love triangle, drowning, writers, sibling relationship, siblings relations, resort, homecoming, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, europe, usa, new york, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: jewish, boy, judaism, youth, father in law son in law relationship, sexual euphemism, ends with death, redheaded woman, unhappy ending, two brothers, fishing, tragic event ...
Time: 1920s
Place: canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, dog, mirror, letter, telephone call, telephone, cigarette smoking, bathroom, nightgown, crying woman
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: realistic, serious, tense, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: cult, religion, religions or cults, religious cult, sleep deprivation, sect, atheism, mind control, brainwashing, clergy, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: toronto ontario canada, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: coming of age, youth, deaf, italian abroad, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, rain, teaching, radio, disability, map ...
Time: year 1953, 50s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: blond, visit, death of protagonist, short man, gangsters, tragedy, riding a bicycle, male protagonist, accountant, murder victim, blonde, teenage girl ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s
Place: melbourne australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: fashion, photographer, mental illness, modeling, sex crime, drug addiction, character study, cult, mental breakdown, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, new york, jamaica, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: realistic, serious, touching, gloomy, emotional
Plot: coming of age, youth, orphan, dysfunctional family, custody, life is a bitch, parents and children, adoption, alcohol abuse, family problems, family relations, society ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: australia, new south wales, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, teacher, dysfunctional family, single father, family problems, parents and children, family life, cheerleading, life is a bitch, mental illness, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: disturbing, depressing, art house, serious, dark ...
Plot: alienation, midlife crisis, nihilism, destruction, mental disorder, existentialism, animal abuse, mind control, psychology, trippy, postmodernism, school ...
Time: 80s, year 1989, year 1988
Place: europe, australia, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: australian aboriginal, countryside, strong female lead, aborigine, sexism, animal cruelty, racism, killing an animal, feminist, australian outback, strong female presence, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Efficiency Expert (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Wallace is an efficiency expert, managing the high-profile downsizing of a major auto parts factory. But when he is hired to evaluate a small moccasin factory which seems from another era, Wallace has to reconsider the rapid modernization he ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, clever ...
Plot: business, family relations, downsizing, fish out of water, culture clash, family business, factory, empire, intrigue, big business, factory worker, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, couples, lifestyle, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, hopes, unlikely couple, human nature, adult virgin, looking for love, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, suspense, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, court, prejudice, legal, investigation, injustice, false accusation, murder, lawyer, religious persecution, jail ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: hit and run, obsession, revenge, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, life is a bitch, train station, urban setting, elevator, visit, defense attorney ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, new york, usa, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: depressing, realistic, bleak, heartbreaking, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unemployment, hotel, jewish, drug addiction, doctors, destiny, depression, blindness, brutality, catastrophe, atheism, childhood ...
Time: 80s, year 1956, 70s
Place: new york, ireland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Who Has Seen the Wind (1977)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The coming-of-age of adolescent Brian O'Connal in small town Depression-era Saskatchewan is told. The son of the local pharmacist Gerald O'Connal, Brian is in many ways a typical boy, who dislikes school if only because of his run-ins with ...
Plot: retiring, horse riding, great depression, lie, doctor, dog, judge, death of father, rain, husband wife relationship, horse, visit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Fran (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fran, a single mother, is selflessly devoted to her children. But something is lacking in her life, and that something is the love of a man her own age. Her efforts to juggle a love life with her home life are largely unsuccessful.
Plot: girl, mother daughter relationship, single mother, child molestation, mother son relationship, brunette, female director
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Four Good Days (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mother helps her daughter work through four crucial days of recovery from substance abuse.
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, psychological
Plot: drugs, mother daughter relationship, drug addict, rehabilitation, mother, family relations, recovering drug addict, family problems, mother and daughter, dysfunctional family, coping, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%