Movies like The Fire in the Stone

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The Fire in the Stone (1984)
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The Fire in the Stone (1984)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Teenager Ernie lives with his alcoholic father in the harsh and lawless opal fields of Coober Pedy in outback South Australia. When his cache of precious opals is stolen, Ernie and his best friend are determined to find the thief.
Plot: christmas, teenager, football, thief, money, police, motorcycle, desert, hospital, miner, theft, booby trap, bicycle, mine, jewelry, kiss, fire, father son relationship, map, murder, outback, jeep, tunnel, chainsaw, explosion ...
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to The Fire in the Stone

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sincere, light and disturbing films with plots about father son relationship, family relations, school, friendship, boy, teenager and mother son relationship mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like The Fire in the Stone: Opal Dream (2006), Fighting Back (1982), Touch the Sun: Princess Kate (1988), Storm Boy (1976), Captain Johnno (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Opal Dream (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Pobby & Dingan are invisible. They live in an opal town in Australia and are friends with Kellyanne, the 9 year-old daughter of an opal miner. The film tells the story of the bizarre and inexplicable disappearance of Pobby & Dingan, ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary friend, friendship, family relations, terminal illness, siblings relations, culture clash, self discovery, imaginary character, hopes, mischievous children, best friends, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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95%
Fighting Back (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fighting Back is a 1982 Australian film about troubled teenagers.
Plot: teaching, teenager, student, terror, slum, police officer, school, journalism, cross cultural relations, rage, violence, revenge ...
Place: australia
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80%
Touch the Sun: Princess Kate (1988)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Kate McLelland's life is a normal one of a girl her age in the eastern suburbs, until her discovery that she is adopted. This is the story of her search for her natural mother and the resulting relationship.
Plot: teenage girl, parent child relationship, search for mother, adoptive mother adopted daughter relationship, family relations, adoption, family secret, mother daughter relationship, curly hair, adoptive father adopted daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, 14 year old ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
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79%
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Storm Boy (1976)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mike is a lonely Australian boy living in a coastal wilderness with his reclusive father. In search of friendship he encounters an Aboriginal native loner and the two form a bond in the care of orphaned pelicans.
Style: semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, pelican, aborigine, heroes, escapades, hopes, family, society, danger, young heroes, coming of age, misfit ...
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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 ⇓
73%
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Bush Christmas (1983)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the Australian outback a family struggles to keep its farm from foreclosure. Their only hope is that their horse, Prince, will win money in a New Year's race. But when Prince is stolen the children embark on a dangerous and exciting ...
Plot: overalls, aborigine, christmas, horse, horse ranch, thief, child in peril, horse race, ghost town, race, child hero, child's point of view ...
Place: australia
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63%
Alternate Weeks (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A 12 year old girl and her 8 year old brother live one week with their mother and the next week with their father. The girl blamers her mother, a super businesswoman for the divorce and turns all her anger on her. She prefers the weeks with her ...
Plot: sms, school, kiss, father son relationship, divorce, mother daughter relationship, christmas, father daughter relationship, love, birthday party, brother sister relationship, text messaging ...
Place: paris france
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58%
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Storm Boy (2019)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a highly successful retired businessman, Michael Kingley, starts to see things he at first can't explain, his life takes a dramatic turn. And when his grand-daughter rebels against her father, he is forced to re-evaluate his life and to ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, sincere, captivating, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: boy, ocean, pelican, grandfather, friendship, sea, son, adventure, granddaughter, storytelling, family relations, mentor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Necessary Parties (1988)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Chris Mills goes to court to prevent his parents from ending their marriage.
Plot: teenager, marriage, family relations, lawsuit, boy hero, mechanic, lawyer, junior high school, brother sister relationship, grandfather grandson relationship, high school friend, disturbed child ...
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51%
Christmas in Canaan (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the 1960s, Christmas in Canaan is a drama about a black family and a white family that learn to love each other out of their Christian beliefs.
Style: light, atmospheric, captivating, sentimental
Plot: christmas, racial prejudice, family relations, childhood, african american, father son relationship, farm, friendship, love, society, rivalry, christmas movie ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, southern usa
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47%
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Thirst (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four people, isolated in their different ways are trapped in the desert and changed forever. Against impossible odds, can they find meaning - life, laughter and love before it is too late?
Plot: desert, isolation, outback, shooting, hut, hole, trapped, excavation, foster home, tv, digging, television
Time: year 2017
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Last of the Knucklemen (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the tradition of Sunday Too Far Away, this independent film is based on the classic Australian play by John Power. Pic tells the story of a group of miners living in a camp in outback Australia. They swear, brawl, gamble, and drink heavily. ...
Plot: gambling house, caravan, contest, violence, robbery, mining, gambling, illegal fistfight, drinking, outback, worker, money ...
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Blue Fin (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the children's novel by celebrated South Australian author 'Colin Thiele' , this is an emotional father and son story about tuna fishing of Southern Blue Fin tuna in South Australia's Port Lincoln fishing district. ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: ocean, family relations, catastrophe, danger, heroes, youth, rescue, coming of age, family, adventure, escapades, young heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Spread Your Wings (2019)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Norway
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Christian, a visionary scientist, studies wild geese. For his son, a teenager obsessed with video games, the idea of spending a holiday with his father in the wilderness is a nightmare. However, father and son will get together around a crazy ...
Style: sincere, touching, scenic, light, inspirational
Audience: family outing
Plot: goose, wildlife, animal rescue, father son relationship, obsessive quest, teenager, parents and children, bird, ex husband ex wife relationship, endangered species, geese, ecology ...
Time: 2010s
Place: norway, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Christmas for a Dollar (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: America is in the midst of the Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by, especially after Mrs. Kamp's untimely death. Now little Ruthie, with her mother gone and her father overwhelmed by doctor bills resulting from her ...
Style: touching, feel good, disturbing, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, father son relationship, christmas, father daughter relationship, love, siblings, poor family, poverty, gift, horse, family values ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Extraordinary images from Werner Herzog. Shot in the Australian Outback the Aborigines (in this film anyway) believe that this is the place where the green ants go to dream, and that if their dreams are disturbed, it will bring down disaster on us ...
Style: tense, bleak, atmospheric, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: desert, australian aboriginal, culture clash, geologist, trial, court, land rights, mining, society, heroes, rescue, adventurer ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: australia, south australia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An unexpected blizzard threatens the Parton family, while at the same time Dolly's father (and his kids) make sacrifices to raise enough money to finally buy his wife the wedding ring he could never afford to give her. Meanwhile, an important ...
Style: captivating, light, entertaining
Plot: christmas, musician, daughter, street performer, female singer, music, wedding ring, blister, teacher, blizzard, guitar, rat ...
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39%
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Silver Bells (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Manhattanite Catherine O'Mara (Heche) bonds with a young man who has run away from his father. When the father returns to New York a year later to sell his Christmas trees, he and Catherine cross paths.
Plot: christmas, farmer, christmas tree, photographer, father son relationship, false identity, family relations, falling, skating, job offer, reunion, horse drawn carriage ...
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Red Dog: True Blue (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Explores the early events leading up to Red Dog's discovery on the road to Dampier, and his ultimate rise from ordinary dog to Australian legend.
Plot: dog, human animal relationship, dog movie, australian outback, lost dog, boy and dog, dead horse, aborigine, dirt bike, cook, fireworks, vinyl record ...
Time: year 1969
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Child Wanderers (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In the 1890s, 10-year-old Yohan is sent away from home to survive on his own as a child laborer. He experiences hardships and overcomes his fears by relying on bravery and hope to make the best of his circumstances.
Style: psychological, captivating, touching, unusual plot structure, cult film ...
Plot: boy, friendship, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, large family, mother son relationship, pastry, gypsy, bear, fire, flute, winter ...
Time: 1890s
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Child's Christmas in Wales (1987)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: It's Christmas Eve in Wales. A young boy named Thomas is excited about the holiday, but he's also disappointed because it's raining instead of snowing. His grandfather gives him an old snow globe as an early Christmas present and ...
Plot: memory, santa claus, christmas, husband wife relationship, aunt nephew relationship, prank, toys, christmas eve, grandfather grandson relationship, snow, male protagonist, welsh ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Wild Pony (1983)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: To save her ranch after the accidental death of her husband, a woman marries the man responsible for the mishap.
Plot: barn, ranch, widow, rancher, dead father, animal, teenager, father son relationship, rider horse relationship, training, stepfather stepson relationship, arranged marriage ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Foreign Bodies (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Antonio and Pietro, a man and his child, alone in Milan to fight against illness. Pietro has a brain cancer, to move from South to North Italy seems to be a chance, maybe salvation. Jaber, fifteen years old, lives in Milan with a group of fellow ...
Plot: cancer, immigration, hospital, disease, adolescence, teenager
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Runaway (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: After witnessing the accidental death of a friend who was attempting to rescue him from bullies, an African-American boy blames himself and, stricken with guilt, hides out among underground street people in New York.
Plot: sculpture, subway station, drug dealer, thief, kindness, street fight, accidental death, waitress, guilt, african american, friendship, vietnam veteran ...
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new york
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35%
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Girls Step (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Azusa (Anna Ishii) and Narumi (Fuka Koshiba) are 2nd grade high school students. They lack confidence and also any kind of ambitions. Hazuki (Karin Ono), Tamaki (Mika Akizuki) and Mika (Miku Uehara) are also unnoticed students at the same high ...
Plot: dance, dancing, teenager, shrine, gate, schoolgirl uniform, girl wearing a miniskirt, bicycle, japanese schoolgirl, walking on a beach, short skirt, schoolgirl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Whiz Kid and the Mystery at Riverton (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A 13-year-old brainiac invents an ingenious listening device, which he uses to bring a crooked city official and his pals to justice
Plot: walkie talkie, classroom, small town, brother sister relationship, schoolboy, town hall, kidnapping, paperboy, child in peril, teacher, listening device, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Strikebound (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Via the New York Times: "...reconstructs the true story of a coal miners' strike in the small town of Korumburra in the mid-30's... based on the real-life story of two remarkable characters, Wattie Doig, a miner who became a militant ...
Plot: mine, bicycle, husband wife relationship, scot, strike, riding a bicycle, cemetery, communist, funeral, coal mining
Time: 1930s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Rubber Tarzan (1981)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ivan is a very lonely 8 year boy who is bullied almost every day in school. Even his father taunts him because Ivan litteraly is a weakling (That should explain the title Rubber Tarzan). As a result of this Ivan spends a lot of his time on ...
Plot: loneliness, father son relationship, children, boy, bully, school, family relations, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, touching, serious ...
Plot: judaism, dysfunctional family, mental illness, redemption, family relations, family problems, coming of age, parents and children, society, human nature, siblings relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., san francisco, sacramento california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Kid with a Bike (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in the hands of an unqualified childcare provider.
Style: sincere, touching, bleak, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: kids in trouble, realism, childhood, petty criminal, social problems, life is a bitch, orphan, society, street kid, goodhearted, family problems, abandoned ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%