Movies Like Wake in Fright (1971)

Movies like Wake in Fright (1971).

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Movies Like Wake in Fright (1971)
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Ground Zero (1987)

Ground Zero (1987) - Movies Like Wake in Fright (1971)
Starring: Colin Friels, Jack Thompson, Donald Pleasence, Natalie Bate
Duration: 1h 49mins
Genres: Action, Drama, Mystery

Ground Zero is a 1987 Australian drama-thriller about a cinematographer who, prompted by curiosity about some old film footage taken by his father, embarks on a quest to find out the truth about British nuclear tests at Maralinga.
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A Dry White Season (1989)

A Dry White Season (1989) - Movies Like Wake in Fright (1971)
Starring: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow
Duration: 1h 46mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

In 1976, in South Africa during apartheid, Ben Du Toit (Donald Sutherland) is a South African school teacher at a school for whites only.
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Sunday Too Far Away (1975)

Sunday Too Far Away (1975) - Movies Like Wake in Fright (1971)
Starring: Jack Thompson, Max Cullen, Robert Bruning, Jerry Thomas
Duration: 1h 34mins
Genres: Drama

In 1956, gun shearer Foley joins a new shearing team sharing a room with Old Garth, a once great shearer who is now a drunk.
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Blackrock (1997)

Blackrock (1997) - Movies Like Wake in Fright (1971)
Starring: Laurence Breuls, Linda Cropper, Simon Lyndon, Chris Haywood
Duration: 1h 43mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

Blackrock is a 1997 Australian teen drama thriller film produced by David Elfick and Catherine Knapman, directed by Steven Vidler with the screenplay by Nick Enright.
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The Riot Club (2014)

The Riot Club (2014) - Movies Like Wake in Fright (1971)
Starring: Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay
Duration: 1h 47mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

The Riot Club is a 2014 British drama thriller film directed by Lone Scherfig and written by Laura Wade, based on Wade's 2010 play Posh.
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Gone (2006)

Gone (2006) - Movies Like Wake in Fright (1971)
Starring: Shaun Evans, Scott Mechlowicz, Yvonne Strahovski, Victoria Thaine
Duration: 1h 28mins
Genres: Drama, Horror, Thriller

Alex (Shaun Evans) arrives in Sydney.
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Joe (1970)

Joe (1970) - Movies Like Wake in Fright (1971)
Genres: Drama, Thriller

Advertising executive Bill Compton, his wife Joan, and daughter Melissa are a wealthy family living in New York's Upper East Side.
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Strangerland (2015)

Strangerland (2015) - Movies Like Wake in Fright (1971)
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving, Lisa Flanagan
Duration: 1h 52mins
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Catherine and Matthew Parker move with their children Lily and Tom to the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari.
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Frisk (1995)

Frisk (1995) - Movies Like Wake in Fright (1971)
Starring: Michael Gunther, Craig Chester, Michael Stock, Raoul O'Connell
Duration: 1h 28mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

Frisk is a 1995 drama film directed by Todd Verow, based on the 1991 novel of the same name by author Dennis Cooper. It is a first-person narrative about a serial killer.
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The Fringe Dwellers (1986)

The Fringe Dwellers (1986) - Movies Like Wake in Fright (1971)
Starring: Kristina Nehm, Justine Saunders, Bob Maza, Kylie Belling
Duration: 1h 38mins
Genres: Drama

The Fringe Dwellers is a 1986 film directed by Bruce Beresford, based on the 1961 novel The Fringe Dwellers by Western Australian author Nene Gare.
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A Show of Force (1990)

A Show of Force (1990) - Movies Like Wake in Fright (1971)
Starring: Amy Irving, Robert Duvall, Andy Garcia, Lou Diamond Phillips
Duration: 1h 35mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

In 1978, Kate Melendez (Amy Irving) is a television news reporter who investigates the mysterious deaths of two radical Puerto Rican activists.
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State's Evidence (2004)

State's Evidence (2004) - Movies Like Wake in Fright (1971)
Starring: Douglas Smith, Kris Lemche, Drew Tyler Bell, Alexa PenaVega
Duration: 1h 29mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

Scott declares his intention to kill himself and say goodbye to his friends and relatives and to shoot it with his camera.
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Fierce People (2005)

Fierce People (2005) - Movies Like Wake in Fright (1971)
Starring: Diane Lane, Donald Sutherland, Anton Yelchin, Chris Evans
Duration: 1h 47mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

Trapped in his drug-dependent mother's apartment, 16-year-old Finn Earl (Anton Yelchin) wants nothing more than to escape New York City.
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Kiss or Kill (1997)

Kiss or Kill (1997) - Movies Like Wake in Fright (1971)
Starring: Matt Day, Frances O'Connor, Tiffany Peters, Julie Wood
Duration: 1h 36mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Kiss or Kill is a 1997 Australian thriller about two lovers and fugitives from the law who are pursued across the Australian Outback.
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Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

Bringing Out the Dead (1999) - Movies Like Wake in Fright (1971)
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, John Goodman, Ving Rhames
Duration: 2h 1mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

In Manhattan during the early 1990s, Frank Pierce is a burned-out hospital paramedic who works the graveyard shift in a two-man ambulance team with various partners.
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The Brave (1997)

The Brave (1997) - Movies Like Wake in Fright (1971)
Starring: Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando, Marshall Bell, Elpidia Carrillo
Duration: 2h 3mins
Genres: Drama

A Native American man named Raphael, lives with his wife and two children in a remote community, near a rubbish dump. He sells whatever he can to make a living.
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Red (2008)

Red (2008) - Movies Like Wake in Fright (1971)
Starring: Brian Cox, Noel Fisher, Kyle Gallner, Shiloh Fernandez
Duration: 1h 33mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

Avery "Ave" Ludlow, a storekeeper, has a dog named Red, a gift for his 50th birthday from his late wife, Mary.
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Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)

Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000) - Movies Like Wake in Fright (1971)
Starring: Monica Keena, Ellen Barkin, Michael Ironside, Vincent Kartheiser
Duration: 1h 40mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

Roseanne (Monica Keena) is outwardly a perfect and popular teen, who suffers from a dysfunctional home life.
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Blame (2010)

Blame (2010) - Movies Like Wake in Fright (1971)
Starring: Damian de Montemas, Sophie Lowe, Kestie Morassi, Simon Stone
Duration: 1h 29mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

A group of young vigilantes seeking revenge for a sexual betrayal fall far from grace. When the truth is out, they find themselves on the dark side of justice.
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Public Access (1993)

Public Access (1993) - Movies Like Wake in Fright (1971)
Genres: Drama, Thriller

A clean-cut drifter ends up in a small town called Brewster.
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