Movies like Hard Knocks

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Hard Knocks (1980)
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Hard Knocks (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young girl with a background of urban poverty and juvenile crime, attempts to become a fashion model. The hypocrisy and double standards of society are juxtaposed against the confusion and frustration she feels as she struggles to become part of a community that has no place for her.
Plot: photographer, cigarette smoking, camera, flashback, man slaps a woman
Place: melbourne australia

Most similar movies to Hard Knocks

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about photographer, flashback, cigarette smoking, camera, father son relationship, lighting a cigarette and photograph mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Hard Knocks: Run Rebecca, Run! (1981), Mull (1989), How to Be Loved (1963), Fast Talking (1984), Nowhere (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Run Rebecca, Run! (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Story: Simone Buchanan plays a young camera fanatic who is marooned on a desert island. Here she is threatened by a refugee from South America (Henri Szeps) who isn't keen on having his whereabouts known. Hostility melts into friendship before the ...
Plot: blonde child, refugee, photographer, island, camera, capture, on the run, friendship, oppression, marooned, runaway
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95%
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Mull (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An Australian film about a teenage girl who takes responsibility for keeping her "family" together.
Plot: gay brother, coming of age, cancer, loss of mother, precocious child, love triangle, gay interest
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
How to Be Loved (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An actress travels from Warsaw to Paris and during the trip reflects on the last few years of her life. It goes back to the German occupation and her hiding of a fellow actor who has supposedly killed a collaborator. He is weak and a bit cowardly, ...
Plot: suicide, cognac, airport, cigarette smoking, flashback, murder suspect, tank, theater, airplane
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74%
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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 ⇓
73%
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Nowhere (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Young Danny has left his home town in the middle of nowhere (="Nirgendwo") behind and moved to Berlin to study business. The twentysomething enjoys big city life and independence. When his father dies unexpectedly, however, Danny has to ...
Plot: death of father, domineering father, generation y, bathtub, swimming pool, photograph, sex in a swimming pool, photographer, camera, father son relationship, grief, swimming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Pure Shit (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Four young heroin addicts scour the streets of Melbourne in search of some good-quality narcotics – or as they call it, 'pure shit’. In the space of 48 hours, a friend dies of an overdose, they are ripped off by criminals and arrested and ...
Plot: drug addiction, drug abuse, pinball machine, heroin, improv
Place: melbourne, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Claire's Camera (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, France
Duration: 69 min.
Story: On a business trip to the Cannes Film Festival, Manhee is accused of being dishonest, and fired. A teacher named Claire goes around taking photos with a Polaroid camera. She gets to know Manhee and sympathizes with her. Claire is like a person who ...
Plot: beach, korean, film festival, photographer, love triangle, male female relationship, female photographer, female friendship, fired from the job, photograph, frenchwoman, camera ...
Place: france, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Imagen latente (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Directed by Pablo Perelman.
Plot: photographer, haunted by the past, missing person, insecurity, death, missing, dysfunctional marriage, political repression, physical abuse, abuse of power, confusion, political prisoner ...
Time: 80s
Place: santiago chile, chile, santiago de chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Visit of a President (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A little boy, craving for his father's attention, imagines a made-up "Mr. President" who looks just like his father but is caring and attentive.
Plot: child, stepmother, imaginary friend, neglected child, jealousy, toys, father child relationship, toy, kindergarten, cigarette smoking, crying baby, flashback ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Boy and the Wind (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young engineer on holiday gets involved with a boy who has a strange relationship with the wind. Their close friendship arouses suspicion in the small town. When the boy disappears, the engineer is accused of murdering him.
Plot: man boy relationship, lgbt, murder, male objectification, wind, lighting a cigarette, attack, gay, gay interest, court, cigarette smoking, flashback ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: telephone, lighting a cigarette, father daughter relationship, supermarket, redheaded woman, corpse with eyes open, euphemism, man with glasses, cigarette smoking, nurse, night, sister sister relationship ...
Place: melbourne australia, melbourne, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Dreamland (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Thomas, a photographer from France, goes to Japan to take pictures of abandoned places. Lonely, he meets Natsuki, a young and beautiful woman, who will become his model. But Thomas has violent panic attacks and nightmares...
Plot: loneliness, photographer, park
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Chicas (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Pilar is a Spanish widow who has raised her three daughters in France. In love with Fernand, the manager of the building in which she lives, she organizes a lunch in her home with the intention of introducing him to the rest of the family. The ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, bare breasts, actress, flashback
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Valerie (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kurz vor Weihnachten ist das einst erfolgreiche Fotomodell Valerie, 29, in ihrer Heimatstadt Berlin gestrandet. Zwar hat sie ein Zimmer im exklusiven Hyatt, aber eigentlich ist sie völlig pleite und ohne Perspektive. Valerie ist unfähig, sich auf ...
Plot: female director, hotel bar, homeless, security, photographer, cigarette smoking, police, female nudity, hotel, shower, drunkenness, financial problem ...
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
I'll Love You Forever... Tonight (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set in the late 1980s, this critically acclaimed indie classic from 1992 portrays a gritty side of gay life in Los Angeles. Ethan (Paul Marius), a 27-year-old photographer, believes he has no need for love or commitments, and is living his life ...
Plot: one night stand, swimming pool, photographer, shower, gay
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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 ⇓
37%
The Brutal Hopelessness of Love (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Famous movie actress Nami is being interviewed by a magazine reporter about her new film in which the plot resembles her real life. Her actor husband Yosuke has an affair with a young actress Junko whereas in the movie, Nami acts as an actress whose ...
Plot: bedroom, pantyhose, female stockinged legs, bare breasts, man slaps a woman, actress
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Escape (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Dutch woman escapes her family life in search for happiness in the Portuguese Algarve.
Plot: female director, gigolo, flashback, bored housewife
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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On Each Side (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Evocative and lyrical, On Each Side follows the interconnected lives of several characters who are affected by the building of the Rosario-Victoria Bridge in Argentina - a gargantuan, modern undertaking that links two Argentinean cities. On Each ...
Plot: lodger, bridge, photographer, sibling relationship, little boy, bulldozer, transvestite, boy, sister sister relationship, male nudity
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Twitch: You Are My Toy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Minori is a head-strong photographer who is romantically involved with Kushida, her editor. On a photography assignment she gets into an argument with her subject, Ageha, a female erotic manga artist who, like Minori, is 30 and single. ...
Style: erotic, sexploitation film
Plot: photographer, simulated sex, erotica, japanese woman, sexploitation, eye candy
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Herself (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Struggling to provide her daughters with a safe, happy home, Sandra decides to build one - from scratch. Using all her ingenuity to make her ambitious dream a reality, Sandra draws together a community to lend a helping hand to build her house and ...
Plot: domestic violence, abusive husband, volunteer, ring, birthmark, photographer, excavator, money, cigarette smoking, roller skating, hopes, bedtime story ...
Place: dublin ireland, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Magic Box (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: no overview yet
Plot: drinking, uncle nephew relationship, song, screenwriter, van, sex, drunkenness, brothel, projectionist, drinking alcohol, camera, autobiography ...
Place: tunisia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
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Parklands (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Rosie returns to her home city on the death of her father, a former policeman. His diaries hint at corruption, and she also receives hints and veiled threats which support her suspicions. Rosie puzzles about who he was, and about her early life and ...
Plot: girl, death of father, widow, father daughter relationship, childhood, police corruption, funeral, mistress, drug trade, suspicion, police officer, immigrants ...
Place: south australia, australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Killing of Randy Webster (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man is shot and killed in an altercation with Houston police. His father doesn't believe the police version of the incident and starts digging around on his own.
Plot: police chase, flashback, father son relationship, car theft, loss of son
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Next Attraction (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Purports to document the production of a short about a young man’s first sexual experience while doubling as a coming-out film and a multiply layered making-of movie.
Plot: film within a film, director, shooting, camera, tripod, rehearsal, stray dog
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Blessing (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set on a Wisconsin dairy farm, Randi, the daughter, is trying to find a way to escape the farm, but her devotion to her family especially Clovis her younger brother is preventing her from doing that; until, that is, she met the local milk truck ...
Plot: drinking, waitress, drifter, farm, milkman, camera, cow, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, twenty something, family relations ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Mumbai Diaries (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Arun is a reclusive and lonely modern art painter. Shai is an American banker who is on a visit to Mumbai. Munna is a washerboy also living near Arun and Yasmin. The movie is about these four characters from different class of society and how the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: friendship, social differences, love and romance, photographer, painting, artist, love affair, society, flirting, photo shoot, age difference, rain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, mumbai india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
29%
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Mesmerized (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, New Zealand, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An orphan weds an older man in circa-1900 New Zealand, then finds out he's a miser who spies on her.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: sexual abuse, love triangle, murder, investigation, orphan, deadly, crumbling marriage, society, orchestral, couples, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%