Movies like Bass Ackwards

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Bass Ackwards
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A man coming off a disastrous affair with a married woman has a lyrical, strange and comedic cross-country journey in a modified VW bus.
Style: atmospheric, serious, sincere, realistic, offbeat, captivating
Plot: on the road, human nature, self discovery, escapades, hopes, obsessive quest, redemption, married woman, motel clerk, highway, shoplifting, wandering, farmer, sleeping bag, homelessness, subway, volkswagen bus, sleeping in a car, vomiting, home movie, death of daughter, hitchhiking, filmmaker, infidelity, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, seattle, usa, cross country, seattle washington, chicago illinois

Most similar movies to Bass Ackwards

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sincere and serious films with plots about on the road, hopes, self discovery, road trip, friendship, redemption and obsessive quest mostly in Drama, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Bass Ackwards: Transamerica (2005), The Way (2010), Nebraska (2013), Happy Hour (2003), Tomorrow Will Be Better (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.4
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Transamerica
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bree is about to get a sex change operation that will finally allow her to actually be what she’s already been in her mind for a long time: a transitioned woman. Yet before this happens she suddenly runs into her son who ends up coming for the ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, road movie, semi serious ...
Plot: road trip, gay, sexual abuse, runaway, drug addiction, self discovery, psychiatrist, on the road, hidden identity, drugs/alcohol, therapist, cocaine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 7.4
 27K
The Way
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When his son dies while hiking the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in the Pyrenees, Tom flies to France to claim the remains. Looking for insights into his estranged child’s life, he decides to complete the 500-mile mountain trek to ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: redemption, travel, road trip, friendship, on the road, dealing with death, life & death, mentor, life philosophy, storytelling, catholicism, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, france, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   83%
    User:   100%
 
 7.7
 102K
Nebraska
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aging, booze-addled father takes a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim what he believes to be a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, road movie, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, road trip, aging, father son relationship, on the road, runaway, golden years, family bonds, family drama, loneliness, father-son relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nebraska, montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   64%
 
 6.7
 348
Happy Hour
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in present day New York City, "Happy Hour" is a literate and often funny story of love and how to receive it. Tulley, a once-promising literary star now biding his time as an advertising copy editor, moves from cynicism to acceptance ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: social misfits, writer's life, bar, crumbling marriage, going straight, couple relations, addiction, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, terminal illness, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   81%
 
Tomorrow Will Be Better
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three Russian street kids, who live on their wits in a train station, take off to the countryside hoping to make it across the border to a better life in Poland. They are alternately looking for tenderness and pushing it away because they sense that ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: young heroes, on the road, obsessive quest, friendship, coming of age, escapades, hopes, youth, friends, starting over, self discovery, optimism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   67%
 
Easy Rider 2: The Ride Home
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this revisionist drama, the film delves into the family lineage of Wyatt Williams, the character made famous by Peter Fonda in the original Easy Rider Movie. Centering around the Williams family, and their internal family struggles throughout the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, avant garde, dark humor
Plot: on the road, drugs/alcohol, estrangement, rock, strong sexual content, adventure, family problems, buddies, dealing with death, self discovery, redemption, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 1969, 1940s ...
Place: usa, cross country, california, arizona, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   61%
 
 6.9
 2K
Road, Movie
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: VISHNU, a restless young man, itches to escape his father's faltering hair oil business. An old truck beckons, which Vishnu sees as his ticket to freedom. He offers to drive the antique Chevy across the desert to the sea, where it has been sold ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: on the road, self discovery, human nature, desert, fall in love, village, parents and children, twentysomething life, dull life, hopes, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   59%
 
Natural Selection
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a dutiful, albeit barren Christian housewife discovers that her devout husband has suffered a stroke at a sperm bank where he's been secretly donating his seed for the past 25 years, she leaves her sheltered world and starts off on a ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: on the road, drugs/alcohol, odd couple, obsessive quest, self discovery, life turned upside down, disorder, parents and children, escapades, family relations, friends, death wish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   63%
 
Winter in the Blood
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young, self-destructive Montana Blackfoot Indian, his mind groggy with alcohol and tormented by childhood memories, discovers that his wife has left him, taking with her his prize rifle. He sets out to find her, but what he's really searching ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: obsessive quest, on the road, introspection, self discovery, hung over, native american
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   64%
 
 6.1
 3K
Mammuth
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Serge Pilardosse vient d'avoir 60 ans. Il travaille depuis l'âge de 16 ans, jamais au chômage, jamais malade. Mais l'heure de la retraite a sonné, et c'est la désillusion : il lui manque des points, certains employeurs ayant ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, uplifting, sincere
Plot: aging, on the road, obsessive quest, introspection, self discovery, boss and employee, hopes, track down, obsession, haunted by the past, elderly, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   72%
 
The Double Steps
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mali, Spain, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fiction inspired by the novelistic biography of the painter and writer Francois Augiéras. The artist covered with paints a military bunker in the desert, and let it sink into the sand so no one could find it until the XXI century. The search ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: on the road, obsessive quest, desert, treasure hunt, artists and showbiz, escapades, painting, albino, digging, sitting in a tree, goat, killing an animal
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   66%
 
This Must Be the Place
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Ireland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A bored, retired rock star sets out to find his father's executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S.
Style: surreal, stylized, road movie, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Plot: self discovery, redemption, surrealism, rock, holocaust, on the road, revenge, road trip, depression, loneliness, father daughter relationship, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, michigan, new mexico, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   57%
 
 7.0
 276
Inuk
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Greenland, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Several years after losing his father, Inuk learns the way of his people again.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, on the road, island, coming of age, boarding school, hopes, youth, unlikely partners, ice, redemption, self discovery, boarding school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   57%
 
 6.0
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Here
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Set against the gorgeous landscape of Armenia, Here chronicles a brief but intense relationship between an American satellite-mapping engineer (Foster) and an expatriate photographer (Azabal) who impulsively decide to travel across the remote ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: wilderness, love affair, culture clash, on the road, self discovery, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, society, satellite, lifestyle, skinny dipping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: armenia, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   52%
 
Paraiso Travel
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: PARAISO TRAVEL is the story of Marlon Cruz, a young Colombian man who, motivated by his girlfriend Reina leaves his comfortable life in Medellin and flees with her through Guatemala and Mexico, across the borders, illegally into the United States. ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, drugs/alcohol, young lovers, strong sexual content, obsessive quest, self discovery, city life, urban, hopes, youth, couples, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colombia, latin america, new york, guatemala ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   56%
 
 6.0
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Heroes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder breaks out of a VA hospital and goes on a road trip with a sympathetic traveler to find out what became of the other men in his unit.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: on the road, social misfits, starting over, self discovery, friendship, mental illness, hopes, vietnam veteran, road trip, friends, human nature, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   43%
 
The Good Heart
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, Denmark, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Brian Cox stars as Jacques, the curmudgeonly owner of a gritty New York dive bar that serves as home to a motley assortment of professional drinkers. Jacques is determinedly drinking and smoking himself to death when he meets Lucas (Dano), a ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: bar, friendship, social misfits, alcohol abuse, hospital, heart attack, elderly, misfit, life is a bitch, friends, golden years, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   42%
 
Hector and the Search for Happiness
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, surreal, entertaining, inspirational ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, travel, happiness, adventure, psychiatrist, midlife crisis, life, stereotypes, life philosophy, escapades, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, london, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   46%
 
 7.1
 3K
Tulpan
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Kazakhstan, Russia, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Asa, a young and cheerful dreamer, returns from his Russian naval service to his sister’s nomadic family on the desolate Hunger Steppe of central Asia, so that he can begin his own life as a shepherd. But before he can tend a flock of his own, Asa ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: looking for love, realism, desert, family life, love and romance, wilderness, unfulfillment, family relations, follow your dream, obsessive quest, self discovery, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   45%
 
Travelers and Magicians
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Country: Australia, Bhutan, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young government official, named Dondup, who is smitten with America (he even has a denim gho) dreams of escaping there while stuck in a beautiful but isolated village. He hopes to connect in the U.S. with a visa out of the country. He misses the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, road movie
Plot: on the road, countryside, introspection, self discovery, village, adventure, friendship, culture clash, society, illusion, storytelling, clergy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   32%
 
 6.6
 296K
Due Date
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Peter Highman must scramble across the US in five days to be present for the birth of his first child. He gets off to a bad start when his wallet and luggage are stolen, and put on the 'no-fly' list. Peter embarks on a terrifying journey ...
Style: humorous, feel good, road movie, absurd, not serious ...
Plot: road trip, stupidity, nothing goes right, goofy hero, getting home, comedy of errors, unlikely friendships, bonding, odd couple, weed, misfit, actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, los angeles, california, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
The Talent Given Us
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired New York City couple drive across country to reconnect with their reclusive son, joined by their two unmarried daughters.
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: on the road, parents and children, eccentric family, reunion, estrangement, family problems, family relations, golden years, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, elderly, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, cross country, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
Africa United
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa, Rwanda
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "Africa United" tells the extraordinary story of three Rwandan children who attempt to realize the dream of their life: to attend the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2010 at Johannesburg. But the problems begin when Fabrice, Dudu ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, humorous, touching ...
Plot: on the road, adventurer, follow your dream, friendship, adventure, optimism, coming of age, escapades, hopes, youth, friends, young heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa, zimbabwe, rwanda, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A year after his father's death, Oskar, a troubled young boy, discovers a mysterious key he believes was left for him by his father and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the matching lock.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: autism, childhood, 9/11, death, father son relationship, tragedy, orphan, postmodernism, dealing with death, storytelling, urban, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   41%
 
Ass Backwards
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two best friends (Kate and Chloe) embark on a cross country trip back to their hometown to attempt to win a pageant that eluded them as children.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: best friends, on the road, nothing goes right, escapades, disorder, friends, contests and competitions, follow your dream, adolescence vs adulthood, homecoming, physical appearance, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   38%
 
 6.7
 5K
Old Joy
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.
Style: serious, meditative, melancholic, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, on the road, buddies, dog, solitude, introspection, nature, loneliness, unlikely friendships, relationships, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, oregon, europe, usa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   40%
 
Time Out of Mind
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Evicted from his squat and suddenly alone on the streets, George is a man without a home. Struggling with his demons and desperately trying to connect with the daughter he abandoned, he navigates the system, hustling for change and somewhere safe ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: parents and children, urban, society, family relations, life is a bitch, redemption, down on your luck, social decay, estrangement, hopes, photograph, homeless woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
 6.0
 8K
Paper Heart
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paper Heart follows Nick and Charlyne on a cross-country journey to document what exactly "love" is. Interviewing ministers, happily married couples, chemists, romance novelists, divorce lawyers, a group of children and more, the ...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: romance, love, friendship, couple relations, on the road, storytelling, interracial romance, relationships, fall in love, love story, marriage, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, france, new york, georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
The Happiest Girl in the World
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Romania, France, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Delia, a young Romanian girl, comes to Bucharest with her parents to collect a prize she has won in a contest organized by a soft-drinks company. The prize is a beautiful new car. All Delia has to do now is appear in front of the camera in a ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: moral dilemma, parents and children, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, hopes, youth, family relations, coming of age, family life, advertising, juice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   34%
 
 6.7
 17K
Shrink
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy, dark humor ...
Plot: depression, suicide, hollywood, psychiatrist, marijuana, death, drugs/alcohol, loneliness, weed, character study, hospital, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   29%
 
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