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Australia (2008)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, War

Australia (2008)

In northern Australia at the beginning of World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier. (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  prejudice,  dying,  exploitation,  grief,  blackmail,  theft,  racism,  nature,  military,  magic,  dance,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:storm,  campfire,  ship,  england,  australia,  japan,  desert,  bathtub,  boat,  cemetery,  school,  bar
Characters:chinese,  australian,  alcoholic,  asian,  japanese,  thief,  priest,  dancer,  policeman,  boy,  singer,  children,  doctor,  friend
Period:1930s,  1940s
Story:cattle stampede,  cattle ranch,  australian aboriginal,  australian outback,  spear fishing,  cattle station,  cattle drive,  ranch foreman,  ranch hand,  falling off a cliff,  pith helmet,  dust storm,  air attack,  australian soldier,  australian army,  death by drowning,  japanese soldier,  darwin australia,  fish out of water,  bed netting,  newspaper headline,  horse jumping,  falling off horse,  kissing in the rain,  witch doctor,  bar fight,  trampled to death,  shooting a dog,  hand on someone's butt,  begging on bended knees,  steamer trunk,  gathering wood,  bronc buster,  radio operator,  dust devil,  stockman,  walkabout,  hotelier,  billabong,  cattleman,  ledger,  continent in title,  reference to judy garland,  didgeridoo,  hide,  beauty parlor,  air battle,  calf,  corral,  fly the insect,  water tank,  wharf,  half breed,  water pump,  victrola,  shanghai china,  wizard of oz,  british flag,  water bottle,  assimilation,  biracial child,  rite of passage,  mule,  rum,  stampede,  pearl harbor,  year 1939,  country in title,  lady,  tracker,  fired from a job,  boomerang,  englishwoman,  lord,  year 1942,  luggage,  chanting,  indigenous people,  racial discrimination,  goggles,  kangaroo,  butt slap,  tuberculosis,  brother in law sister in law relationship,  riding crop,  surrogate mother,  climbing a tree,  bomber,  rainbow,  windmill,  guardian,  stable,  heiress,  shaman,  u.s. soldier,  whistling,  poisoning,  whispering,  sexual tension,  harmonica,  raft,  cattle,  sailboat,  tombstone,  crocodile,  outback,  stairway,  aboriginal,  dock,  mysticism,  accountant,  horseback riding,  invisibility,  spitting,  dormitory,  camel,  auction,  aristocrat,  ranch,  lantern,  death threat,  gasoline,  cliff,  rainstorm,  racist,  newsreel footage,  animated sequence,  evacuation,  whip,  mourning,  minister,  interracial romance,  thunder,  bra and panties,  telescope,  bombing,  celebration,  preacher,  burial,  camp,  watching a movie,  hiding,  stealing,  cook,  listening to music,  recording,  helmet,  spear,  captain,  kissing while having sex,  grandfather grandson relationship,  record player,  subtitled scene,  arson,  death of husband,  pub,  waterfall,  reunion,  hairy chest,  cross,  pursuit,  lightning,  cover up,  race against time,  tent,  suitcase,  storytelling,  mission,  umbrella,  poison,  attack,  widower,  prologue,  drowning,  graveyard,  underwater scene,  bath,  fishing,  no opening credits,  bird,  false accusation,  child abuse,  fish,  truck,  interracial relationship,  widow,  old man,  candle,  newspaper,  shot in the back,  swimming,  death of mother,  river,  guitar,  island,  dead body,  bed,  lingerie,  running,  bomb,  rifle,  undressing,  arrest,  drink,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  horse,  rain,  corpse,  song,  world war two,  voice over narration,  fire,  telephone call,  coming of age,  pistol,  chase,  singing,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  one word title,  kiss,  death,  flashback,  fight,  murder,  sex,  violence,  dog,  police,  blood

The Water Diviner (2014)
Drama, War

The Water Diviner (2014)

After the Battle of Gallipoli, in 1915, an Australian farmer, Connor (Russell Crowe), travels to Turkey to find his 3 missing sons. While staying at a hotel in Istanbul, he meets Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), the hotel manager. And tries to find a way to Gallipoli.

Themes:grief,  magic,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:campfire,  australia,  boat
Characters:australian,  thief,  priest,  dancer,  boy,  singer,  friend
Story:dust storm,  australian soldier,  australian army,  brother in law sister in law relationship,  windmill,  stairway,  horseback riding,  evacuation,  mourning,  thunder,  celebration,  burial,  subtitled scene,  hairy chest,  cross,  pursuit,  tent,  suitcase,  umbrella,  widower,  graveyard,  widow,  old man,  candle,  dead body,  running,  rifle,  drink,  slow motion scene,  horse,  song,  chase,  singing,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  fight,  blood,  death,  flashback,  violence,  murder

Giant (1956)
Drama, Western

Giant (1956)

Texan rancher Bick Benedict visits a Maryland farm to buy a prize horse. Whilst there he meets and falls in love with the owner's daughter Leslie, they are married immediately and return to his ranch. The story of their family and its rivalry with cowboy and (later oil tycoon) Jett Rink unfolds across two generations. (Read More)

Themes:prejudice,  racism,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:cemetery,  bar
Characters:priest,  policeman,  singer,  children,  doctor,  friend
Period:1930s,  1940s
Story:cattle ranch,  ranch hand,  calf,  half breed,  pearl harbor,  racial discrimination,  u.s. soldier,  cattle,  horseback riding,  ranch,  racist,  minister,  interracial romance,  thunder,  burial,  cook,  grandfather grandson relationship,  graveyard,  truck,  candle,  newspaper,  swimming,  rifle,  drink,  punched in the face,  airplane,  horse,  rain,  song,  world war two,  telephone call,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title,  kiss,  fight,  blood,  death,  dog

The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western

The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

A man is shot and quickly buried in the high desert of west Texas. The body is found and reburied in Van Horn's town cemetery. Pete Perkins, a local ranch foreman, kidnaps a Border Patrolman and forces him to disinter the body. With his captive in tow and the body tied to a mule, Pete undertakes a dangerous and quixotic journey into Mexico. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  dance,  drunkenness,  drinking,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:campfire,  desert,  cemetery,  bar
Characters:policeman,  friend
Story:cattle ranch,  ranch foreman,  ranch hand,  falling off horse,  mule,  cattle,  ranch,  cliff,  telescope,  burial,  cook,  subtitled scene,  pursuit,  graveyard,  truck,  old man,  river,  dead body,  running,  rifle,  drink,  punched in the face,  horse,  corpse,  telephone call,  pistol,  chase,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  dog,  murder,  death,  police,  violence,  blood,  sex

Grave Of The Fireflies (1988) is one of the best movies like Australia (2008)
Animation, Drama, War

Grave Of The Fireflies (1988)

The story of Seita and Satsuko, two young Japanese siblings, living in the declining days of World War II. When an American firebombing separates the two children from their parents, the two siblings must rely completely on one another while they struggle to fight for their survival.

Themes:dying,  theft,  money,  friendship
Locations:storm,  ship,  japan,  bathtub,  boat,  cemetery,  school
Characters:japanese,  thief,  boy,  singer,  children,  doctor,  friend
Period:1940s
Story:japanese soldier,  bombing,  burial,  stealing,  recording,  record player,  umbrella,  attack,  graveyard,  bath,  bird,  truck,  swimming,  death of mother,  dead body,  running,  bomb,  undressing,  airplane,  horse,  rain,  corpse,  song,  world war two,  voice over narration,  fire,  singing,  explosion,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  blood,  flashback,  fight

Pearl Harbor (2001)
Action, Drama, History, Romance, War

Pearl Harbor (2001)

Pearl Harbor is a classic tale of romance set during a war that complicates everything. It all starts when childhood friends Rafe and Danny become Army Air Corps pilots and meet Evelyn, a Navy nurse. Rafe falls head over heels and next thing you know Evelyn and Rafe are hooking up. Then Rafe volunteers to go fight in Britain and Evelyn and Danny get transferred to Pearl Harbor. While Rafe is off fighting everything gets completely whack and next thing you know everybody is in the middle of an air raid we now know as "Pearl Harbor." (Read More)

Themes:theft,  military,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:ship,  england,  boat,  bar
Characters:japanese,  thief,  dancer,  boy,  friend
Period:1940s
Story:air attack,  bar fight,  radio operator,  pearl harbor,  year 1942,  newsreel footage,  bombing,  watching a movie,  cook,  captain,  tent,  prologue,  drowning,  underwater scene,  child abuse,  bomb,  undressing,  drink,  airplane,  rain,  world war two,  fire,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  sex,  flashback,  murder,  dog,  kiss,  death,  blood

Empire Of The Sun (1987)
Drama, History, War

Empire Of The Sun (1987)

Based on J. G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, tells the story of a boy, James Graham, whose privileged life is upturned by the Japanese invasion of Shanghai, December 8, 1941. Separated from his parents, he is eventually captured, and taken to Soo Chow confinement camp, next to a captured Chinese airfield. Amidst the sickness and food shortages in the camp, Jim attempts to reconstruct his former life, all the while bringing spirit and dignity to those around him. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  theft,  racism,  military,  escape,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:ship,  japan,  boat
Characters:chinese,  japanese,  thief,  boy,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Period:1940s
Story:japanese soldier,  shanghai china,  pearl harbor,  u.s. soldier,  harmonica,  dock,  dormitory,  evacuation,  bombing,  camp,  stealing,  recording,  record player,  pursuit,  suitcase,  graveyard,  bath,  no opening credits,  truck,  candle,  dead body,  airplane,  song,  world war two,  coming of age,  chase,  singing,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  fight,  kiss,  blood,  death

The Painted Veil (2006)
Drama, Romance

The Painted Veil (2006)

This love story has Kitty meeting young, intelligent, shy and somewhat dull Dr. Walter Fane, whose forte is the study of infectious diseases, and the convenient marriage that she finds herself committed to. It is in this web of intrigue that they head for China, only after Walter discovers Kitty's infidelity with one dashing and witty diplomat Charlie Townsend. So much as to hide her from herself and to help thwart a cholera outbreak, this is a marriage more than on the rocks. This is a cold, indifferent and loveless partnership in a vast unknown and deadly environment that will test both these flightless lovebirds and with the hardships and tolerances more than any had ever anticipated. A visual delight amid the pain and suffering of a dying people and failing marriage. Will a cure be found for both, before it's too late? (Read More)

Themes:dying,  blackmail,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  marriage
Locations:campfire,  ship,  bathtub,  boat
Characters:chinese,  dancer,  policeman,  boy,  singer,  children,  doctor
Story:hide,  victrola,  shanghai china,  raft,  lantern,  burial,  cook,  recording,  grandfather grandson relationship,  record player,  death of husband,  cross,  suitcase,  umbrella,  bird,  swimming,  river,  dead body,  running,  drink,  horse,  rain,  corpse,  song,  fire,  telephone call,  coming of age,  chase,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  police,  death,  flashback,  kiss

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014) is one of the best movies like Australia (2008)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)

Epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  dying,  grief,  escape
Mood:epic
Locations:storm,  campfire,  ship,  desert,  boat
Characters:thief,  boy
Story:falling off a cliff,  trampled to death,  chanting,  crocodile,  horseback riding,  camel,  cliff,  thunder,  hiding,  helmet,  spear,  arson,  pursuit,  lightning,  race against time,  tent,  attack,  drowning,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  fish,  interracial relationship,  old man,  candle,  shot in the back,  running,  arrest,  rescue,  horse,  rain,  corpse,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death,  kiss,  blood,  dog,  fight

The Flowers Of War (2011)
Drama, History, Romance, War

The Flowers Of War (2011)

In 1937 China, during the second Sino-Japanese war, a mortician, John ('Christian Bale' (qv)) arrives at a Catholic church in Nanjing to prepare a priest for burial. Upon arrival he finds himself the lone adult among a group of convent girl students and prostitutes from a nearby brothel. When he finds himself in the unwanted position of protector of both groups from the horrors of the invading Japanese army, he discovers the meaning of sacrifice and honor. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  military,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money
Locations:campfire,  boat
Characters:chinese,  japanese,  priest,  singer
Story:japanese soldier,  whistling,  dormitory,  lantern,  celebration,  burial,  hiding,  cross,  pursuit,  suitcase,  underwater scene,  truck,  candle,  dead body,  lingerie,  running,  rifle,  undressing,  drink,  slow motion scene,  horse,  rain,  corpse,  song,  world war two,  voice over narration,  pistol,  chase,  singing,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  death,  kiss

Into The Wild (2007)
Adventure, Biography, Drama

Into The Wild (2007)

Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University, Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire savings account to charity, and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters who shape his life.

Themes:hunting,  dying,  grief,  nature,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  marriage
Locations:storm,  campfire,  desert,  boat,  bar
Characters:dancer,  policeman,  singer
Story:windmill,  cattle,  thunder,  listening to music,  grandfather grandson relationship,  subtitled scene,  waterfall,  lightning,  tent,  mission,  poison,  widower,  prologue,  fishing,  bird,  fish,  truck,  old man,  swimming,  river,  guitar,  running,  rifle,  undressing,  arrest,  drink,  slow motion scene,  horse,  rain,  voice over narration,  fire,  telephone call,  coming of age,  chase,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  death,  police,  flashback,  violence,  fight,  blood,  dog,  sex

Flags Of Our Fathers (2006)
Drama, History, War

Flags Of Our Fathers (2006)

In 1945, the Marines attack twelve thousand Japaneses protecting the twenty square kilometers of the sacred Iwo Jima island in a very violent battle. When they reach the Mount Suribachi and six Marines raise their flag on the top, the picture becomes a symbol in a post Great Depression America. The government brings the three survivors to America to raise funds for war, bringing hope to desolate people, and making the three men heroes of the war. However, the traumatized trio has difficulty dealing with the image built by their superiors, sharing the heroism with their mates. (Read More)

Themes:prejudice,  dying,  racism,  military,  drunkenness,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:ship,  japan,  bar
Characters:dancer,  policeman,  boy,  singer,  friend
Period:1940s
Story:japanese soldier,  u.s. soldier,  listening to music,  attack,  no opening credits,  newspaper,  shot in the back,  swimming,  guitar,  island,  dead body,  running,  rifle,  undressing,  arrest,  drink,  airplane,  rain,  corpse,  song,  world war two,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  singing,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  fight,  violence,  police,  death,  blood,  murder,  flashback

Letters From Iwo Jima (2006) is one of the best movies like Australia (2008)
Drama, History, War

Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)

The island of Iwo Jima stands between the American military force and the home islands of Japan. Therefore the Imperial Japanese Army is desperate to prevent it from falling into American hands and providing a launching point for an invasion of Japan. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. General Kuribayashi, however, does not favor the rigid traditional approach recommended by his subordinates, and resentment and resistance fester among his staff. In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo, a poor baker in civilian life, strives with his friends to survive the harsh regime of the Japanese army itself, all the while knowing that a fierce battle looms. When the American invasion begins, both Kuribayashi and Saigo find strength, honor, courage, and horrors beyond imagination. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  military,  escape,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:ship,  japan
Characters:japanese,  boy,  singer,  children,  friend
Period:1940s
Story:japanese soldier,  horse jumping,  shooting a dog,  bomber,  u.s. soldier,  horseback riding,  lantern,  helmet,  captain,  tent,  attack,  no opening credits,  island,  bomb,  rifle,  drink,  punched in the face,  airplane,  horse,  rain,  song,  world war two,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  singing,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  murder,  dog,  violence,  blood,  flashback

Nim's Island (2008)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Nim's Island (2008)

Nim Rusoe is a girl who joins her father, a scientist, when he does research on marine life on an island. It's just the two of them but she spends her time making friends with all the animals she encounters, chatting on the computer and reading the adventure books of Alex Rover. When her father goes to do some research but when a storm strikes the island he doesn't come back, she gets worried and frightened. She then e-mails Alex Rover hoping that he will come but what she doesn't know is that Alex Rover is a woman who is agoraphobic and germaphobic. But her creation comes to life and eggs her to go. Unfortunately she has never gone anywhere before and is denied her necessities like her sanitary gel by the customs officer at the airport. In the meantime, Nim tries to be strong while waiting for Alex to arrive. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:storm,  campfire,  ship,  desert,  bathtub,  boat
Characters:australian,  dancer,  boy
Story:spear fishing,  fish out of water,  water pump,  surrogate mother,  climbing a tree,  sailboat,  camel,  lantern,  cliff,  rainstorm,  animated sequence,  evacuation,  telescope,  lightning,  race against time,  suitcase,  storytelling,  underwater scene,  bath,  fishing,  fish,  swimming,  island,  bed,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  rain,  voice over narration,  fire,  telephone call,  coming of age,  chase,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  flashback,  fight

Dragonfly (2002)
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Dragonfly (2002)

Dr. Joe Darrow is a recently widowed doctor. He is grieving due to the death of his pregnant wife in a Red Cross mission in Venezuela. Although being atheist, he began to believe that his dead wife wants to communicate with him, through her young patients in the Pediatrics of a Chicago hospital.

Themes:dying,  grief,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:priest,  policeman,  boy,  children,  doctor,  friend
Story:rainbow,  rainstorm,  evacuation,  thunder,  waterfall,  cross,  lightning,  race against time,  mission,  widower,  drowning,  graveyard,  underwater scene,  bird,  candle,  river,  rifle,  arrest,  drink,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rain,  corpse,  telephone call,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  one word title,  sex,  death,  flashback,  police

Cloud Atlas (2012)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his lover; a thriller about a conspiracy at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living on post-apocalyptic Hawaii far in the future. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  escape,  drinking,  money,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:storm,  campfire,  ship,  bathtub,  bar
Characters:policeman,  boy,  singer,  children,  doctor,  friend
Story:bar fight,  shooting a dog,  air battle,  poisoning,  horseback riding,  recording,  record player,  pub,  reunion,  pursuit,  lightning,  umbrella,  prologue,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  old man,  candle,  newspaper,  shot in the back,  dead body,  running,  rifle,  arrest,  drink,  punched in the face,  airplane,  horse,  corpse,  song,  telephone call,  pistol,  chase,  singing,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  kiss,  blood,  flashback,  dog,  fight,  murder,  death

The Tree Of Life (2011) is one of the best movies like Australia (2008)
Drama, Fantasy

The Tree Of Life (2011)

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father ('Brad Pitt' (qv)). Jack (played as an adult by 'Sean Penn (I)' (qv)) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. (Read More)

Themes:grief,  theft,  marriage
Mood:epic
Locations:storm,  desert,  bathtub,  cemetery,  school
Characters:chinese,  thief,  priest,  policeman,  boy,  children
Story:death by drowning,  climbing a tree,  whispering,  stairway,  spitting,  mourning,  thunder,  stealing,  listening to music,  recording,  record player,  waterfall,  storytelling,  drowning,  graveyard,  underwater scene,  bath,  child abuse,  fish,  candle,  newspaper,  swimming,  river,  guitar,  dead body,  lingerie,  running,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rain,  voice over narration,  fire,  telephone call,  coming of age,  explosion,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  fight,  death,  police,  dog,  flashback,  kiss

10,000 Bc (2008)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History

10,000 Bc (2008)

A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter named D'Leh's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe. When a band of mysterious horse-riding warlords raid the Yaghal camp and kidnaps his heart's desire - the beautiful Evolet along with many others, D'Leh is forced to lead a small group of hunters south to pursue the warlords to the end of the world to save her. Driven by destiny, the unlikely band of warriors must battle saber-toothed cats and terror birds in the Levant. (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  dying,  magic,  dance,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:campfire,  desert,  boat
Characters:priest,  dancer,  boy,  friend
Story:stampede,  chanting,  sailboat,  mysticism,  spitting,  rainstorm,  whip,  telescope,  burial,  camp,  spear,  subtitled scene,  pursuit,  lightning,  tent,  prologue,  bird,  death of mother,  river,  dead body,  punched in the face,  rescue,  horse,  rain,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fire,  chase,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  death,  fight,  murder,  blood

Wonder Woman (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. (Read More)

Themes:military,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking
Mood:epic
Locations:campfire,  ship,  boat
Characters:alcoholic,  dancer,  singer
Story:fish out of water,  newspaper headline,  bar fight,  bomber,  sailboat,  gasoline,  animated sequence,  helmet,  spear,  captain,  subtitled scene,  pub,  waterfall,  lightning,  race against time,  mission,  poison,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  false accusation,  shot in the back,  island,  bomb,  rifle,  drink,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  horse,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fire,  coming of age,  pistol,  chase,  singing,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  death,  murder

Blood Diamond (2006)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Blood Diamond (2006)

A story following Archer, a man tortured by his roots. With a strong survival instinct, he has made himself a key player in the business of conflict diamonds. Political unrest is rampant in Sierra Leone as people fight tooth for tooth. Upon meeting Solomon, and the beautiful Maddy, Archer's life changes forever as he is given a chance to make peace with the war around him. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  grief,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  kidnapping
Locations:boat,  school,  bar
Characters:dancer,  boy,  singer,  children,  doctor
Story:chanting,  lantern,  rainstorm,  evacuation,  bombing,  hiding,  captain,  subtitled scene,  arson,  pursuit,  tent,  prologue,  fishing,  fish,  shot in the back,  death of mother,  river,  dead body,  running,  bomb,  rifle,  drink,  airplane,  rescue,  rain,  corpse,  song,  fire,  telephone call,  chase,  singing,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  dog,  kiss,  fight,  murder,  violence,  blood,  sex

Gallipoli (1981) is one of the best movies like Australia (2008)
Adventure, Drama, History, War

Gallipoli (1981)

The story of a group of young Australian men who leave their various backgrounds behind and sign up to join the ANZACs in World War I. They are sent to Gallipoli, where they encounter the resolute Turkish army.

Themes:theft,  military,  drinking,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:ship,  australia,  desert
Characters:australian,  thief,  dancer,  singer,  friend
Story:australian soldier,  australian army,  cattle,  outback,  camel,  ranch,  pub,  underwater scene,  dead body,  running,  rifle,  undressing,  horse,  telephone call,  pistol,  singing,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  death,  murder,  dog

The Proposition (2005)
Crime, Drama, Western

The Proposition (2005)

Rural Australia in the late nineteenth century: Capt. Stanley and his men capture two of the three Burns brothers, Charlie and Mike. Their gang is held responsible for attacking the Hopkins farm, raping pregnant Mrs. Hopkins and murdering the whole family. Arthur Burns, the eldest brother and the gang's mastermind, remains on the loose and has retreated to a mountain hideout. Capt. Stanley's proposition to Charlie is to gain pardon and - more importantly - save his beloved younger brother Mike from the gallows by finding and killing Arthur within nine days. (Read More)

Themes:racism,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:campfire,  australia,  bathtub
Characters:singer,  doctor
Story:australian aboriginal,  australian outback,  british flag,  tracker,  stable,  whispering,  horseback riding,  camel,  whip,  thunder,  burial,  captain,  cross,  pursuit,  lightning,  tent,  storytelling,  shot in the back,  dead body,  rifle,  arrest,  drink,  horse,  rain,  corpse,  song,  fire,  pistol,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  blood,  murder,  dog,  violence,  death

Black Book (2006)
Drama, Thriller, War

Black Book (2006)

Israel 1956. Rachel, a Jew, rather unexpectedly meets an old friend at the kibbutz where she is working as a teacher. It brings back memories of her experiences in The Netherlands during the war, memories of betrayal. September 1944. Rachel is in trouble when her hiding place is bombed by allied troops. She gets in contact with a man from the resistance and joins a group of Jews who are to be smuggled across the Biesbosch by boat to the freed South Netherlands. Germans from a patrol boat murder them all however. Only Rachel is able to escape. She is rescued by a resistance group under the leadership of Gerben Kuipers. When Kuipers' son is captured after trying to smuggle weapons, he asks Rachel to seduce SS-hauptsturmfuhrer Ludwig Muntze. Soon she will find out the attack in the Biesbosch wasn't a coincidence. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  escape,  money,  friendship
Locations:boat
Characters:thief,  dancer,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Period:1940s
Story:bomber,  whistling,  sailboat,  camel,  minister,  bombing,  celebration,  hiding,  cook,  listening to music,  recording,  record player,  cross,  suitcase,  attack,  prologue,  underwater scene,  fish,  truck,  death of mother,  river,  dead body,  bed,  bomb,  rifle,  undressing,  arrest,  airplane,  rescue,  rain,  corpse,  song,  world war two,  chase,  singing,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  one word title,  kiss,  murder,  death,  fight,  blood,  violence,  flashback,  police

Far From The Madding Crowd (2015)
Drama, Romance

Far From The Madding Crowd (2015)

The story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene ('Carey Mulligan' (qv)), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak ('Matthias Schoenaerts' (qv)), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy ('Tom Sturridge' (qv)), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood ('Michael Sheen (I)' (qv)), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  grief,  nature,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:storm
Characters:dancer,  singer,  friend
Story:falling off a cliff,  shooting a dog,  fired from a job,  horseback riding,  lantern,  cliff,  minister,  thunder,  death of husband,  pursuit,  lightning,  umbrella,  prologue,  graveyard,  widow,  candle,  swimming,  dead body,  rifle,  drink,  horse,  rain,  song,  voice over narration,  fire,  singing,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  sex,  death,  kiss,  murder,  violence

Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001) is one of the best movies like Australia (2008)
Drama, Music, Romance, War

Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

In 1941, Italy allies with Germany and ruthlessly conquers the much weaker country of Greece. On a remote Greek island, an Italian artillery garrison is established to maintain order. One Italian officer, Captain Corelli, adopts an attitude of mutual co-existence with the Greeks and engages in such activities as music festivals and courting the daughter of a local doctor. In 1943, however, after Italy surrenders to the Allies and changes sides in the war, Captain Corelli must defend the Greek island against a German invasion. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:ship
Characters:dancer,  boy,  singer,  children,  doctor
Period:1940s
Story:dock,  newsreel footage,  bombing,  celebration,  watching a movie,  recording,  captain,  record player,  fishing,  no opening credits,  candle,  island,  bomb,  rifle,  drink,  airplane,  world war two,  singing,  explosion,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  murder,  death,  blood

The New World (2005)
Biography, Drama, History, Romance

The New World (2005)

Captain Smith is spared his mutinous hanging sentence after captain Newport's ship arrives in 1607 to found Jamestown, an English colony in Virginia. The initially friendly natives, who have no personal property concept, turn hostile after a 'theft' is 'punished' violently on the spot. During an armed exploration, Smith is captured, but spared when the chief's favorite daughter Pocahontas pleads for the stranger who soon becomes her lover and learns to love their naive 'savage' way of harmonious life. Ultimately he returns to the grim fort, which would starve hadn't she arranged for Indian generosity. Alas, each side soon brands their own lover a traitor, so she is banished and he flogged as introduction to slavish toiling. Changes turn again, leading Smith to accept a northern-more mission and anglicized Pocahontas, believing him dead, becoming the mother of aristocratic new lover John Rolfe's son. They'll meet again for a finale in England. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  grief,  theft,  marriage
Mood:epic
Locations:ship,  england,  boat
Characters:thief,  children
Story:witch doctor,  indigenous people,  horseback riding,  rainstorm,  interracial romance,  helmet,  spear,  captain,  mission,  attack,  prologue,  graveyard,  underwater scene,  fishing,  bird,  fish,  shot in the back,  swimming,  river,  bed,  rifle,  undressing,  rain,  voice over narration,  chase,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  kiss,  blood,  fight,  death

The Lost City Of Z (2016)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, History

The Lost City Of Z (2016)

The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as "savages," the determined Fawcett - supported by his devoted wife, son and aide de camp returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  grief,  racism,  drinking
Locations:campfire,  ship,  boat
Characters:dancer,  boy,  singer,  doctor
Story:newspaper headline,  chanting,  whispering,  raft,  thunder,  camp,  spear,  subtitled scene,  waterfall,  pursuit,  suitcase,  mission,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  bird,  fish,  truck,  candle,  newspaper,  swimming,  river,  dead body,  bed,  rifle,  drink,  slow motion scene,  horse,  rain,  song,  pistol,  chase,  singing,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  flashback,  dog,  murder,  kiss,  violence

Shane (1953)
Drama, Western

Shane (1953)

Shane rides into a conflict between cattleman Ryker and a bunch of settlers, like Joe Starrett and his family, whose land Ryker wants. When Shane beats up Ryker's man Chris, Ryker tries to buy him. Then Shane and Joe take on the whole Ryker crew. Ryker sends to Cheyenne for truly evil gunslinger Wilson. Shane must clear out all the guns from the valley. (Read More)

Themes:grief,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:cemetery
Characters:dancer,  singer,  friend
Story:bar fight,  bronc buster,  cattleman,  calf,  stampede,  harmonica,  cattle,  horseback riding,  lantern,  rainstorm,  thunder,  celebration,  arson,  death of husband,  widow,  old man,  river,  dead body,  running,  rifle,  drink,  horse,  rain,  song,  fire,  pistol,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  one word title,  dog,  murder,  kiss,  fight,  blood,  death,  violence

The Beach (2000) is one of the best movies like Australia (2008)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Beach (2000)

Garland's novel centers on a young nicotine-addicted traveler named Richard, an avid pop-culture buff with a particular love for video games and Vietnam War movies. While at a hotel in Bangkok, he finds a map left by his strange, whacked-out neighbor, who just committed suicide. The map supposedly leads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:campfire,  ship,  boat
Characters:dancer
Story:spear fishing,  animated sequence,  burial,  cook,  waterfall,  pursuit,  tent,  underwater scene,  fishing,  fish,  shot in the back,  swimming,  island,  dead body,  bed,  drink,  rain,  corpse,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  bare chested male,  murder,  sex,  police,  death,  flashback,  kiss,  blood

The Wages Of Fear (1953)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The Wages Of Fear (1953)

In the South American jungle supplies of nitroglycerin are needed at a remote oil field. The oil company pays four men to deliver the supplies in two trucks. A tense rivalry develops between the two sets of drivers and on the rough remote roads the slightest jolt can result in death.

Themes:dying,  theft,  drinking,  money,  friendship
Locations:cemetery,  bar
Characters:thief,  dancer,  policeman,  boy,  singer,  children,  doctor,  friend
Story:pith helmet,  fired from a job,  indigenous people,  whistling,  harmonica,  spitting,  stealing,  cross,  truck,  candle,  newspaper,  river,  guitar,  dead body,  running,  rifle,  drink,  airplane,  rain,  corpse,  song,  fire,  telephone call,  singing,  explosion,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  death,  fight,  blood,  police,  dog

Atonement (2007)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, War

Atonement (2007)

In 1939, Robbie Turner is a private in the British Army, he and his battalion who are heading to France to fight in the war. A stint in the army is not where his life was headed, which took a radical turn four years earlier at the Tallis estate where he grew up as his mother worked as the Tallis' live-in housekeeper. As such, he grew up with the three Tallis children: son Leon, and daughters Cecilia and Briony. Robbie and Cecilia were just getting to the stage of their lives of being able to confess their true love for each other. But then thirteen year old aspiring writer Briony also had a crush on the older Robbie. Based on two incidents she saw between Cecilia and Robbie (one only from afar), on reading a private letter Robbie wrote to Cecilia and on her own feelings for Robbie, Briony told some truths and half-truths about Robbie which resulted in this turn in his life. Robbie is able to reconnect with Cecilia before he is shipped off to France, and lives only to be able to head back to London to be with Cecilia and make up for the missing four years they could not spend together due to Briony's actions. A year later, Briony, now eighteen, also arrives in London to start working as a nurse to support the war effort. By this time, she is aware of the damage her thirteen year old self caused, and wants to atone for that error to both Cecilia from who she has been estranged, and Robbie who she has not seen since. She will make this atonement even if neither Robbie or Cecilia… (Read More)

Themes:dying,  drunkenness,  drinking
Mood:epic
Locations:england,  bathtub
Characters:policeman,  singer,  children,  doctor
Period:1930s,  1940s
Story:british flag,  year 1939,  harmonica,  horseback riding,  newsreel footage,  evacuation,  bombing,  watching a movie,  listening to music,  recording,  record player,  subtitled scene,  reunion,  suitcase,  bath,  false accusation,  child abuse,  candle,  dead body,  rifle,  undressing,  arrest,  drink,  airplane,  rescue,  song,  world war two,  voice over narration,  fire,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title,  flashback,  fight,  dog,  sex,  police,  blood,  kiss,  death

Munich (2005)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Munich (2005)

After Black September's assassination of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972, Prime Minister Golda Meir okays a black-box operation to hunt down and kill all involved. A team of five gathers in Switzerland led by Avner, a low-level Mossad techie whose father was a war hero and whose wife is pregnant. It's an expendable team, but relying on paid informants, they track and kill several in Europe and Lebanon. They must constantly look over their shoulders for the CIA, KGB, PLO, and their own sources. As the body count mounts -- with retribution following retribution -- so do questions, doubts, and sleepless nights. Loyalties blur. What does it mean to be a Jew? (Read More)

Themes:dying,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  kidnapping
Mood:epic
Locations:boat,  bar
Characters:dancer,  boy,  singer,  children,  doctor
Story:bomber,  mourning,  minister,  thunder,  bombing,  telescope,  celebration,  listening to music,  reunion,  umbrella,  fishing,  no opening credits,  truck,  candle,  shot in the back,  river,  dead body,  bed,  running,  bomb,  rifle,  arrest,  drink,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rain,  corpse,  song,  world war two,  telephone call,  chase,  singing,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  one word title,  flashback,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood,  fight,  dog,  sex

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (2011) is one of the best movies like Australia (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (2011)

A visionary sheik believes his passion for the peaceful pastime of salmon fishing can enrich the lives of his people, and he dreams of bringing the sport to the not so fish-friendly desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative to turn the dream into reality, an extraordinary feat that will require the involvement of Britain's leading fisheries expert who happens to think the project both absurd and unachievable. That is, until the Prime Minister's overzealous press secretary latches on to it as a 'good will' story. Now, this unlikely team will put it all on the line and embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, possible. (Read More)

Themes:grief,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:campfire,  desert,  boat
Characters:chinese,  boy,  children,  friend
Story:death by drowning,  newspaper headline,  newsreel footage,  minister,  captain,  reunion,  tent,  mission,  umbrella,  underwater scene,  fishing,  fish,  newspaper,  swimming,  river,  running,  rifle,  undressing,  drink,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rain,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  death,  sex

Without A Paddle (2004)
Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

Without A Paddle (2004)

Three friends, whose lives have been drifting apart, reunite for the funeral of a fourth childhood friend. When looking through their childhood belongings, they discover a trunk which contained details on a quest their friend was attempting. It revealed that he was hot on the trail of the $200,000 that went missing with airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper in 1971. They decide to continue his journey, but do not understand the dangers they will soon encounter. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  friendship
Locations:campfire,  cemetery
Characters:policeman,  boy,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Story:bed netting,  climbing a tree,  harmonica,  lantern,  listening to music,  waterfall,  reunion,  pursuit,  lightning,  suitcase,  storytelling,  umbrella,  prologue,  graveyard,  fishing,  fish,  river,  dead body,  rifle,  undressing,  drink,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rain,  corpse,  song,  fire,  telephone call,  chase,  singing,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex,  dog,  fight,  kiss,  police,  blood,  violence,  death

Tokyo Story (1953)
Drama

Tokyo Story (1953)

An elderly couple journey to Tokyo to visit their children and are confronted by indifference, ingratitude and selfishness. When the parents are packed off to a resort by their busy, impatient children, the film deepens into an unbearably moving meditation on mortality.

Themes:dying,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:japan,  boat,  cemetery,  school
Characters:japanese,  policeman,  singer,  children,  doctor,  friend
Story:chanting,  whistling,  lantern,  mourning,  grandfather grandson relationship,  death of husband,  reunion,  suitcase,  umbrella,  widower,  graveyard,  bath,  fish,  widow,  old man,  death of mother,  drink,  song,  telephone call,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  police,  death

From Here To Eternity (1953)
Drama, Romance, War

From Here To Eternity (1953)

It's 1941. Robert E. Lee Prewitt has requested Army transfer and has ended up at Schofield in Hawaii. His new captain, Dana Holmes, has heard of his boxing prowess and is keen to get him to represent the company. However, 'Prew' is adamant that he doesn't box anymore, so Captain Holmes gets his subordinates to make his life a living hell. Meanwhile Sergeant Warden starts seeing the captain's wife, who has a history of seeking external relief from a troubled marriage. Prew's friend Maggio has a few altercations with the sadistic stockade Sergeant 'Fatso' Judson, and Prew begins falling in love with social club employee Lorene. Unbeknownst to anyone, the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor looms in the distance. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  military,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:ship,  bar
Characters:japanese,  dancer,  singer,  friend
Period:1940s
Story:bar fight,  pearl harbor,  u.s. soldier,  bombing,  burial,  helmet,  captain,  swimming,  running,  rifle,  undressing,  drink,  airplane,  rain,  song,  world war two,  fire,  singing,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  sex,  murder,  death,  blood,  kiss

The Devil's Backbone (2001) is one of the best movies like Australia (2008)
Drama, Horror

The Devil's Backbone (2001)

It is 1939, the end of three years of bloody civil war in Spain, and General Franco's right-wing Nationalists are poised to defeat the left-wing Republican forces. A ten-year-old boy named Carlos, the son of a fallen Republican war hero, is left by his tutor in an orphanage in the middle of nowhere. The orphanage is run by a curt but considerate headmistress named Carmen and a kindly Professor Casares, both of whom are sympathetic to the doomed Republican cause. Despite their concern for him, and his gradual triumph over the usual schoolhouse bully, Carlos never feels completely comfortable in his new environment. First of all, there was that initial encounter with the orphanage's nasty caretaker, Jacinto, who reacts even more violently when anyone is caught looking around a particular storage room the one with the deep well. Second, and more inexplicable, is the presence of a ghost, one of the former occupants of the orphanage named Santi. Not long after Carlos' arrival, Santi latches onto Carlos, badgering him incessantly at night and gloomily intoning, "Many of you will die." As if that wasn't enough to keep the orphanage's occupants in an unrelenting state of terror, there's the un-exploded bomb that dominates the orphanage's courtyard, still ticking away; With the orphanage left defenseless by its isolation, and the swift progression of Franco's troops, the ghost's prediction seems depressingly accurate. Nevertheless, with every step of the plot, it becomes apparent that… (Read More)

Themes:dying,  drinking
Characters:boy,  children,  doctor
Period:1930s
Story:fly the insect,  water pump,  tuberculosis,  whispering,  dormitory,  lantern,  gasoline,  evacuation,  hiding,  recording,  spear,  record player,  arson,  cross,  lightning,  suitcase,  storytelling,  prologue,  drowning,  underwater scene,  child abuse,  truck,  old man,  swimming,  bed,  bomb,  rifle,  drink,  airplane,  rain,  fire,  coming of age,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  murder,  kiss,  fight,  blood,  flashback,  sex

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  racism,  escape,  money,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:bathtub,  cemetery
Characters:thief,  policeman,  boy,  friend
Period:1930s
Story:newspaper headline,  luggage,  tombstone,  lantern,  cliff,  animated sequence,  telescope,  watching a movie,  hiding,  pursuit,  poison,  bath,  no opening credits,  widow,  old man,  candle,  newspaper,  dead body,  running,  rifle,  arrest,  punched in the face,  corpse,  telephone call,  pistol,  chase,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  police,  kiss,  death,  blood,  dog,  murder,  violence,  sex

The Dressmaker (2015)
Comedy, Drama

The Dressmaker (2015)

Based on Rosalie Ham's best selling novel, The Dressmaker is the story of femme fatale Tilly Dunnage who returns to her small home town in the country to right the wrongs of the past. A stylish drama with comic undertones about love, revenge and haute couture.

Themes:dance,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:australia,  bathtub,  cemetery
Characters:dancer,  boy,  singer,  friend
Story:lantern,  gasoline,  telescope,  hiding,  listening to music,  recording,  record player,  arson,  cross,  pursuit,  umbrella,  drowning,  bath,  newspaper,  death of mother,  running,  rifle,  undressing,  arrest,  drink,  song,  voice over narration,  fire,  telephone call,  chase,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  blood,  kiss,  violence,  murder,  dog

Elizabethtown (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Elizabethtown (2005)

After causing a loss of almost one billion dollars in his company, the shoe designer Drew Baylor decides to commit suicide. However, in the exact moment of his act of despair, he receives a phone call from his sister telling him that his beloved father had just died in Elizabethtown, and he should bring him back since his mother had problem with the relatives of his father. He travels in an empty red eye flight and meets the attendant Claire Colburn, who changes his view and perspective of life. (Read More)

Themes:grief,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  marriage
Locations:cemetery
Characters:dancer,  boy,  singer,  children
Story:animated sequence,  mourning,  burial,  listening to music,  helmet,  grandfather grandson relationship,  death of husband,  storytelling,  umbrella,  graveyard,  truck,  widow,  river,  dead body,  drink,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rain,  corpse,  song,  voice over narration,  fire,  telephone call,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title,  flashback,  kiss,  death,  dog

Rescue Dawn (2006) is one of the best movies like Australia (2008)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, War

Rescue Dawn (2006)

In 1965, while bombing Laos in a classified mission, the propeller plane of the German-American US Navy pilot Dieter Dengler is hit and crashes in the jungle. Dieter is arrested by the peasants, tortured by the Vietcong and sent to a prisoner camp, where he meets five other mentally deranged prisoners and guards. He becomes close to Duane and organizes an escape plan; however, the unstable Gene opposes to Dieter's plan. When they discover that there is no more food due to the constant American bombings in the area and their guards intend to kill them, Dieter sets his plan in motion. However, an unexpected betrayal splits the group and Dieter and Duane find that the jungle is their actual prison. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  military,  escape,  friendship
Locations:ship
Characters:boy,  singer,  children,  friend
Story:bomber,  raft,  rainstorm,  bombing,  camp,  watching a movie,  hiding,  waterfall,  pursuit,  storytelling,  mission,  prologue,  fishing,  fish,  truck,  river,  running,  bomb,  rifle,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  rain,  fire,  chase,  singing,  title spoken by character,  violence,  dog,  murder,  death

Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

A washed up monster chaser convinces the U.S. Government to fund a trip to an unexplored island in the South Pacific. Under the guise of geological research, the team travels to "Skull Island". Upon arrival, the group discover that their mission may be complicated by the wildlife which inhabits the island. The beautiful vistas and deadly creatures create a visually stunning experience that is sure to keep your attention. (Read More)

Themes:military,  escape
Locations:campfire,  ship,  boat,  bar
Characters:japanese
Period:1940s
Story:fish out of water,  bar fight,  water bottle,  tracker,  u.s. soldier,  dock,  gasoline,  rainstorm,  burial,  spear,  captain,  subtitled scene,  lightning,  race against time,  mission,  prologue,  graveyard,  underwater scene,  river,  island,  bomb,  rifle,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  corpse,  world war two,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  fight,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

Across The Universe (2007)
Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Across The Universe (2007)

Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by 'The Beatles' (qv) that defined the time. (Read More)

Themes:military,  dance,  escape,  drunkenness,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:ship,  cemetery,  bar
Characters:priest,  dancer,  policeman,  singer,  friend
Story:newspaper headline,  dock,  newsreel footage,  animated sequence,  mourning,  burial,  pub,  cross,  tent,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  truck,  interracial relationship,  newspaper,  swimming,  guitar,  running,  bomb,  rifle,  undressing,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rain,  corpse,  song,  fire,  telephone call,  chase,  singing,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  fight,  death,  kiss,  blood

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

John and Jane Smith are a normal married couple, living a normal life in a normal suburb, working normal jobs...well, if you can call secretly being assassins "normal". But neither Jane nor John knows about their spouse's secret, until they are surprised to find each other as targets! But on their quest to kill each other, they learn a lot more about each other than they ever did in five (or six) years of marriage. (Read More)

Themes:dance,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:storm,  desert,  bar
Characters:chinese,  dancer,  boy,  singer,  friend
Story:goggles,  evacuation,  whip,  helmet,  kissing while having sex,  subtitled scene,  cross,  lightning,  suitcase,  candle,  newspaper,  shot in the back,  bed,  lingerie,  running,  bomb,  rifle,  drink,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  rain,  song,  fire,  telephone call,  pistol,  chase,  singing,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  death,  dog,  murder,  fight,  blood,  sex

Mortdecai (2015) is one of the best movies like Australia (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance

Mortdecai (2015)

Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  theft,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  kidnapping
Locations:england,  bathtub,  bar
Characters:chinese,  thief,  dancer,  policeman
Story:fish out of water,  bar fight,  british flag,  lady,  horseback riding,  auction,  aristocrat,  animated sequence,  recording,  record player,  subtitled scene,  pursuit,  race against time,  no opening credits,  widow,  old man,  shot in the back,  dead body,  running,  rifle,  arrest,  drink,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  horse,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fire,  telephone call,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  death,  dog,  blood,  sex,  fight,  police,  flashback,  kiss,  murder

The Mirror (1975)
Biography, Drama

The Mirror (1975)

Tarkovsky mixes flash-backs, historical footage and original poetry to illustrate the reminiscences of a dying man about his childhood during World War II, adolescence, and a painful divorce in his family. The story interweaves reflections about Russian history and society.

Themes:dying,  grief,  nature,  money
Characters:chinese,  dancer,  singer,  doctor
Period:1930s,  1940s
Story:lantern,  evacuation,  bombing,  bird,  newspaper,  swimming,  river,  dead body,  bed,  running,  rifle,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rain,  world war two,  fire,  telephone call,  coming of age,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title,  dog,  blood,  death,  flashback

Open Range (2003)
Drama, Romance, Western

Open Range (2003)

Boss Spearman, Charley Waite, Mose Harrison and Button freegraze their cattle across the vast prairies of the West, sharing a friendship forged by a steadfast code of honor and living a life unencumbered by civilization. When their wayward herd forces them near the small town of Harmonville, the cowboys encounter a corrupt sheriff and kingpin rancher who govern the territory through fear, tyranny and violence. Boss and Charley find themselves inextricably drawn towards an inevitable showdown, as they are forced to defend the freedom and values of a lifestyle that is all too quickly vanishing. Amidst the turmoil, life suddenly takes an unexpected turn for the loner Charley when he meets the beautiful and warm spirited Sue Barlow, a woman who embraces both his heart and his soul. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:storm,  campfire,  cemetery,  bar
Characters:boy,  doctor,  friend
Story:cattle ranch,  cattle drive,  cattleman,  corral,  stampede,  stable,  cattle,  rainstorm,  thunder,  burial,  camp,  lightning,  tent,  widower,  graveyard,  old man,  shot in the back,  rifle,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  horse,  rain,  pistol,  kiss,  dog,  violence,  death,  blood,  murder

Ben-hur (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Ben-hur (2016)

Themes:escape,  marriage
Mood:epic
Locations:campfire,  ship,  desert,  cemetery
Story:stable,  raft,  death threat,  rainstorm,  whip,  celebration,  helmet,  reunion,  cross,  lightning,  tent,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  false accusation,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  horse,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fire,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  flashback,  dog,  violence,  death

The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1988) is one of the best movies like Australia (2008)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1988)

The fantastic tale of an 18th century aristocrat, his talented henchmen and a little girl in their efforts to save a town from defeat by the Turks. Being swallowed by a giant sea-monster, a trip to the moon, a dance with Venus and an escape from the Grim Reaper are only some of the improbable adventures. (Read More)

Themes:dance,  escape
Mood:epic
Locations:storm,  campfire,  ship
Characters:dancer,  singer,  doctor
Story:falling off a cliff,  stampede,  horseback riding,  aristocrat,  telescope,  burial,  waterfall,  reunion,  lightning,  tent,  storytelling,  underwater scene,  bath,  bird,  candle,  island,  running,  rifle,  arrest,  horse,  rain,  song,  singing,  explosion,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  dog,  kiss,  death,  blood

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
Action, Horror, Romance, Comedy, Fantasy

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late.

Themes:prejudice,  military,  dance,  escape,  drunkenness,  marriage,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:england,  cemetery
Characters:priest,  friend
Story:lady,  lord,  rainstorm,  spear,  captain,  subtitled scene,  lightning,  race against time,  tent,  attack,  prologue,  rifle,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  horse,  rain,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships,  dog,  death,  blood,  murder,  fight,  flashback,  kiss,  violence

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