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, revenge, ghetto, police officer, violence, student, racism, journalism, slum, rage, teaching, cross cultural relations, terror
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to Fighting Back

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about school, teenager, racism, coming of age, violence, society and youth mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Fighting Back: 2 Friends (1986), The Fire in the Stone (1984), Hard Feelings (1981), Il tuffo (1993), Dusty (1983). 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: non-linear, surreal, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: female friendship, friendship, best friends, friends, couples, family relations, boarding school, haunted by the past, parents and children, school, teenage life, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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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: father son relationship, map, money, christmas, police, police officer, thief, chainsaw, theft, mine, murder, hospital ...
Place: australia
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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: bullying, interracial relations, dysfunctional family, racism, slut, caught having sex, love interest, social issues, teenager, school bully
Time: 60s
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57%
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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: school, party, teaching, love, car, soccer, teenager, wedding dress, bicycle, swimming, summer, telephone ...
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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, ranch, horse riding, horse, animals, rancher, fence
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, dysfunctional family, idealism, school, youth, hopes, society, teacher, lesbian, fall in love, lgbtq, australian aboriginal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, new south wales
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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, bullying, children, friendship, friendship between boys, coming of age, revenge, fight, scandinavian girl, violence, school, rabbit ...
Place: scandinavia, norway, denmark
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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 teacher, school, director, hooliganism, teacher, letter, teenager, blonde, neglected child, school class, riot, brawl ...
Place: east end london, london
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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: murder, police, black cop, police officer, racism, buddy cop, nypd, murder investigation, police investigation, cop killer, assistant district attorney
Place: new orleans, san francisco, new york
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50%
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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: reflective, suspense
Plot: interracial relations, murder, racism, racist, execution, african american, injustice, social injustice, lynching, confrontation, rape victim, haunted by the past ...
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Dangerous Minds (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Dangerous Minds is an American drama television series that aired on ABC network between September 1996 and March 1997. The series is based on the motion picture film, Dangerous Minds. Annie Potts stars in the lead role originated by Michelle ...
Plot: teachers and students, ghetto, high school, teacher, ex soldier, high school teacher, school, teaching, teenager
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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: hypnosis, rapist, sex, female nudity, punishment, violence, torture, bondage, rape, husband wife relationship, teacher, student ...
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Go (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Isao Yukisada spins this gritty coming-of-age tale about Sugihara, a Japanese-born, third-generation Korean who struggles to find a place in a society that will not accept him. The film begins with Sugihara studying at a Korean junior high school ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: racism, teenage love, boxing, youth, society, fish out of water, parents and children, high school life, coming of age, lgbtq, traumatic childhood, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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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, suspense, tense
Plot: racism, war on drugs, criminal heroes, gang, homecoming, fall in love, gangsters, starting over, crimes, society, drug dealing, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sydney australia, australia
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43%
The Red and the Blue (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of a teacher and his students, set in an Italian high school.
Style: captivating, disturbing
Plot: teachers and students, high school teacher, teacher, student, teenager, adolescence, school, teacher student relationship, schoolgirl, high school life, middle school, school teacher ...
Place: italy
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43%
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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: lgbt, suburbs, gay interest, precocious child, cancer, coming of age, loss of mother, love triangle, gay brother
Place: 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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fraternity, sorority, coming of age, racism, college, interracial relations, society, opposites attract, lifestyle, media, youth, hopes ...
Time: 50s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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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: political, serious, realistic
Plot: australian aboriginal, indigenous people, native american, segregation, couples, family relations, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, youth, coming of age, misfit ...
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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: insane, weirdo, tragedy, daughter, choice, father, mental illness, hiding place, female full frontal nudity
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: husband wife relationship, scot, bicycle, riding a bicycle, funeral, cemetery, communist, strike, mine, coal mining
Time: 1930s
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, lord, lady, horse, doctor, diabetes, widow, accident, ranch, amputation, urine
Time: 19th century
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, dead boy, youth, murder, accidental death, physical abuse, social criticism, motor scooter
Place: australia
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Mouth to Mouth (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Broke and homeless Australian teenagers in love.
Plot: friendship, foster home, prostitution, shoplifting, teenager, escape, street life, tattoo, kissing, pantyhose, black pantyhose, undressing ...
Place: australia
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39%
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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: boy, male nudity, school, teenager, teenage boy, high school student, violence, coming of age, mobbing, student, father son relationship, man in underwear ...
Place: eastern europe
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Madame Courage (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Omar, an unstable and lonely teenager, lives in a slum in the suburbs of Mostaganem, Algeria. He is addicted to a famous psychotropic, nicknamed “Madame Courage”: Artane tablets, very popular among young Algerians, for their euphoric effect of ...
Plot: slum, machete, death threat, stalker, thief, violence against women, jewel theft, drug abuse, violence, loner, retribution, teenager ...
Time: 2010s
Place: algeria
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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 prisoner, australian aboriginal, rape and revenge, exploitation, rape, friendship, sexual repression, misogyny, power struggle, survival ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
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38%
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The Bad Bunch (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A white ex-GI goes to a black ghetto to deliver a letter from his buddy, a black soldier who died in Vietnam. When he arrives there he encounters hostility and trouble from all sides.
Plot: vietnam war, ghetto, soldier, hostility, violence
Place: vietnam
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37%
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The Execution (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The members of a San Diego Wednesday night womens' mah jongg club are five survivors of a Nazi concentration camp. They recognize the owner of a local restaurant, Walter Grossman, as a doctor from the camp who performed experiments on them as ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: rape, war criminal, torture, holocaust, nazi, murder, concentration camp, survivor, terror, war crime, execution, revenge ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
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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: realistic, serious
Plot: boarding school, lgbt, couples, injustice, family relations, power relations, friends, social misfits, love and romance, youth, misfit, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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35%
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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, touching, sincere, suspense, controversial ...
Plot: human trafficking, sociology, nationalism, immigration, criminal underworld, racial tension, manhunt, society, culture, tolerance, racist, gang ...
Time: 2010s
Place: australia, china, austria
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