Movies like Fighting Back 1982

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Fighting Back (1982)
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Fighting Back (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fighting Back is a 1982 Australian film about troubled teenagers.
Plot: teenager, school, ghetto, student, violence, racism, journalism, slum, rage, terror, cross cultural relations, teaching, police officer, revenge
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to Fighting Back

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about school, teenager, racism, youth, society, coming of age and revenge mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Fighting Back: 2 Friends (1986), Dusty (1983), Journey Among Women (1977), Around the Block (2013), Spare the Rod (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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2 Friends (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two girls, at 15; Louise, in a prestigious girls' high school, and Kelly, who was admitted but forbidden by her father to attend. This is the end of their friendship, and from here the film progresses in a backwards time line to a final freeze ...
Style: emotional, surreal, realistic, serious, non-linear
Plot: friendship, best friends, road not taken, human nature, haunted by the past, college, school, parents and children, teenage life, high school, friends, boarding school ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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Dusty (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Plot The eponymous Dusty is an appropriately named dingo, or wild dog. Roaming the fertile fields of Australia, Dusty is captured as a puppy. Though dingoes are normally averse to human companionship, Dusty attaches himself to an old, worn-out ...
Plot: dog, dog movie, rancher, fence, animal, horse riding, horse, animals
Place: australia
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Journey Among Women (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nine women convicts escape from a prison hell-hole and dare to create a savage world free of man.
Plot: revenge, escape, escaped convict, power struggle, body paint, friendship, wilderness, horse riding, corset, sexual repression, misogyny, feminism ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
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Around the Block (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Aboriginal boy is torn between his unexpected love of acting and the disintegration of his family.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, sexy ...
Plot: urban ghetto, idealism, school, dysfunctional family, youth, society, hopes, fall in love, midlife crisis, female director, police officer, aborigine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, new south wales
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Spare the Rod (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It is London in the year 1960 and John Saunders enthusiastically begins his new teaching career at a tough slum-area school. His class are bored pupils in their last term before leaving. Will he handle the grave problems that lie ahead?
Plot: school, school teacher, school class, letter, slut, beating, inspiration, teacher, riot, dinner, black eye, drinking ...
Place: london, east end london
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55%
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: miner, thief, kiss, walkman, booby trap, motorcycle, ladder, teenager, jewel, christmas, mine, fire ...
Place: australia
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54%
Hard Feelings (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's 1963 and teenage Barnie has problems. School bullies are after him, his family is dysfunctional and his girl Leslie screws around. On the run from bullies, he hides in the African-American part of town and meets cute Winona.
Plot: caught having sex, racism, social issues, dysfunctional family, slut, school bully, teenager, love interest, interracial relations
Time: 60s, 1960s
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52%
The Fringe Dwellers (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an Aboriginal family's attempts to forge a new life for themselves within the segregated society. At the urging of headstrong teenager Trilby, the Comeaways relocate from their family camp, to a house in the main town.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: racism, fish out of water, pregnancy, interracial relations, social differences, parents and children, family life, culture clash, family relations, couples, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
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Term of Trial (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Weir, an alcoholic schoolteacher, whose criminal record for refusing to fight during the Second World War has prevented him from progressing further in his teaching career, is looked upon with disdain by his headmaster, his pupils and even his wife. ...
Plot: false accusation of rape, husband wife relationship, teacher, school, student, male female relationship, court, classroom, tutor, teacher student relationship, teenage crush, parent ...
Place: paris france
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My Good Enemy (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sensitive 12-year-old Alf is the low man on his class' totem pole, and he's sick of it. Forming a secret, Machiavellian alliance with another student who also has grown weary of being bullied, he hatches a plan to throw a wrench into the ...
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating, contemplative
Plot: boy, children, friendship between boys, friendship, scandinavian girl, fight, revenge, violence, school, bullying, club, young girl ...
Place: scandinavia, denmark, norway
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Juvenile Delinquents -- New World Order (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Broken teens trying to claim something their parents failed to provide - A Future and Purpose.
Style: dark
Plot: teenager, gang, vigilante, vengeance, abuse, revenge, justice, blood
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Il tuffo (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Physical laws and human relations. In Terni (in the center of Italy), during a hot summer, Matteo, 30-years old with a degree in physics but unemployed gives private lessons to Elsa and Giulio. The three of them soon become friends but Matteo and ...
Plot: swimming, party, school, love, bicycle, soccer, pinball, wedding dress, teaching, summer, telephone, car ...
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47%
The Here After (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Poland, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When John returns home to his father after serving time in prison, he is looking forward to starting his life afresh. However, in the local community his crime is neither forgotten nor forgiven.
Plot: teenage boy, social outcast, school, teenager, violence, taking a shower, undressing, locker room, tractor, dressing room, man in underwear, machismo ...
Place: eastern europe
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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
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Crime of the Decade (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young man in a depressed satellite city, meets a woman who offers him love and hope.
Plot: suburbs, motor scooter, murder, youth, accidental death, dead boy, social criticism, physical abuse
Place: australia
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45%
Pleasure Campus: Secret Games (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 67 min.
Story: This is a combination of stories dealing with the ecstatic adventures of high school student Sachiko.
Plot: husband wife relationship, violence, rape, student, punishment, family relations, hypnosis, teacher, hypnotism, classroom, rapist, bondage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Combination (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the maligned western suburbs of Sydney, Lebanese-Australian John gets out of gaol to discover his younger brother Charlie is caught up with drugs, hookers and crime. Charlie oscillates between the streets and school. Daily clashes between ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: war on drugs, criminal heroes, gang, fall in love, racism, starting over, homecoming, society, gangsters, drug dealing, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Badge of the Assassin (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three black revolutionaries gun down two New York City police officers. The subsequent investigation puts a white assistant DA and a black police detective on the trail of the killers that leads from New York to San Francisco and down to New Orleans.
Plot: black cop, assistant district attorney, nypd, racism, police investigation, buddy cop, cop killer, police officer, murder investigation, police, murder
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White Lie (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A black New York man returns to his southern hometown to investigate his father's lynching at the hands of a white mob.
Style: suspense, reflective
Plot: social injustice, injustice, doctor, murder, african american, haunted by the past, racist, lynching, racial prejudice, execution, black man, interracial romance ...
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The Getting of Wisdom (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
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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
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The Removalists (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An adaptation of David Williamson's play; John Hargreaves and Peter Cummins star as a good and bad cop who assist a battered wife as she tries to escape her belligerent husband.
Plot: marital abuse, spouse abuse, police, brutality, police corruption, dog, married couple, beer drinking, kitchen, typewriter, police station, woman smoking cigarette ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
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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
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Lilian's Story (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: For forty years Lilian Singer has been locked up in a 'loony bin' by her father. Her release is eventually secured by her eccentric Aunt Kitty and her brother, John. Lilian starts to carve out a place for herself. As she explores Sydney ...
Plot: tragedy, daughter, choice, father, insane, weirdo, mental illness, hiding place
Place: australia
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39%
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Mouth to Mouth (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Broke and homeless Australian teenagers in love.
Plot: kissing, street life, female stockinged legs, foster home, undressing, prostitution, shoplifting, tattoo, escape, black pantyhose, pantyhose, friendship ...
Place: australia
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The Right Hand Man (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Drama directed by Di Drew.
Plot: stagecoach, doctor, diabetes, urine, lord, lady, widow, accident, ranch, horse, amputation
Time: 1800s, 19th century
Place: australia
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Kangaroo (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A mild-mannered English conscientious objector moves to what he feels will be the relative calm of Australia after World War I, but gets caught in the middle of violent battles between the rising trade unions and fascist groups.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: writers, state affairs, injustice, labor union, moral dilemma, racism, introspection, idealism, workplace situations, conspiracy, world war one, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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37%
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2:37 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today's youth are faced with. The story takes place during a normal school day. At precisely 2:37 a ...
Style: psychological, bleak, sincere, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, high school life, brother sister incest, incest rape, teenage love, teenage life, social relations, youth, unwanted pregnancy, rape, social misfits, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
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Youth on the March (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A teenage boy stoner lives with his single mother.
Style: avant garde, psychological, touching, contemplative, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: youth, teenager, drugs, suburbs, counterculture, australian, lifestyle, mother, surrealism, family relations, mother son relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
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Heart of Dixie (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set at a Southern college during the 1950s, three co-eds (Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen and Phoebe Cates) re-assess their values in light of the burgeoning civil rights movement.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, college, interracial relations, coming of age, campus, bittersweet, lifestyle, journalism, media, hopes, injustice, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Australia Day (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On Australia's most controversial national holiday, the lives of three Australians from diverse cultural backgrounds will collide, illuminating contemporary issues of racial tension and national identity that simmer beneath the surface of ...
Style: multicultural, suspense, touching, sincere, controversial ...
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Time: 2010s
Place: australia, austria, china
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