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
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Six Feet Under
Comedy, Drama
USA
55 min.
 8.7
The Way
Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Spain, USA
123 min.
 7.4
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Most similar movies to Bass Ackwards

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about self discovery, hopes, on the road, obsessive quest, redemption, family relations and culture clash mostly in Drama, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Bass Ackwards: Transamerica (2005), Nebraska (2013), The Way (2010), Winter in the Blood (2013), Easy Rider 2: The Ride Home (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.4
 38K
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
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System:   95%
    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
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System:   70%
    User:   83%
 
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 7.4
 26K
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
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System:   64%
    User:   65%
 
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: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: obsessive quest, on the road, introspection, self discovery, hung over, native american
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, usa
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System:   61%
    User:   63%
 
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, dark humor, avant garde
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, 1960s ...
Place: usa, cross country, ohio, mexico, arizona ...
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    User:   71%
 
 6.7
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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, crumbling marriage, bar, 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:   59%
    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: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, immigrants, strong sexual content, young lovers, 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 ...
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System:   56%
    User:   48%
 
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 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, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, buddies, on the road, dog, solitude, introspection, nature, loneliness, unlikely friendships, relationships, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, oregon, europe, usa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   64%
 
 7.1
 105K
Wild
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A woman with a tragic past decides to start her new life by hiking for one thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Style: emotional, touching, uplifting, serious, reflective ...
Plot: wilderness, redemption, self discovery, addiction, memory, mother daughter relationship, cancer, desert, drugs, drug addiction, on the road, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1995
Place: california, usa, cross country, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   64%
 
 8.7
 105K
Six Feet Under
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.  When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as ...
Style: gloomy, serious, psychological, dark humor, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, death, dealing with death, introspection, suburbs, redemption, family business, couple relations, siblings relations, parents and children, funeral home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   52%
 
 5.8
 676
5 Star Day
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: One man's journey to disprove the theory of astrology leads him to answer some bigger question about life, love, fate and destiny.
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsessive quest, destiny, escapades, nothing goes right, introspection, horoscope, self discovery, down on your luck, road not taken, life turned upside down, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, illinois, new jersey, new york, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   59%
 
 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, humorous ...
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, albuquerque new mexico, arkansas, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   48%
 
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:   50%
    User:   47%
 
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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: sincere, semi serious, humorous, realistic, 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, celibacy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   49%
 
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, atmospheric, realistic, emotional
Plot: parents and children, urban, society, family relations, life is a bitch, redemption, down on your luck, social decay, estrangement, hopes, photograph, estranged daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   47%
 
 7.2
 89K
Broken Flowers
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As the devoutly single Don Johnston is dumped by his latest girlfriend, he receives an anonymous pink letter informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.
Style: road movie, serious, melancholic, enigmatic, reflective ...
Plot: self discovery, culture clash, road trip, loneliness, storytelling, on the road, philosophy, midlife crisis, obsessive quest, deadpan, existentialism, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, tokyo, sweden, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
 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: atmospheric, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: on the road, self discovery, human nature, desert, fall in love, parents and children, village, twentysomething life, dull life, hopes, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
My Blueberry Nights
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: loneliness, self discovery, romance, road trip, love, on the road, relationships, hospital, love story, destiny, life philosophy, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, new york, memphis, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
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 6.3
 248
America Brown
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: athlete's life, coming of age, sport, sport team, high school, ambition, hopes, small town, youth, clergy, prodigy, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
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:   38%
    User:   45%
 
 6.0
 842
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: atmospheric, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, wilderness, culture clash, on the road, self discovery, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, society, satellite, lifestyle, boy meets girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: armenia, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
 6.4
 700
Angela
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A ten year old girl named Angela leads her six year old sister, Ellie, through various regimens of 'purification' in an attempt to rid themselves of their evil, which she believes to be the cause of their mother's mental illness. ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: single parent, dealing with death, small town, dysfunctional family, human nature, self discovery, mental illness, parents and children, siblings relations, pregnancy, family in crisis, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
Everything Is Illuminated
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A film based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by American writer Jonathan Safran Foer, in which a young Jewish American man endeavors—with the help of eccentric, distant relatives—to find the woman who saved his grandfather ...
Style: touching, humorous, tragicomedy, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, jewish, suicide, dog, prejudice, holocaust, judaism, road trip, nazi, on the road, book, jews ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: ukraine, europe, eastern europe, kiev ukraine, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   38%
 
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Land of Plenty
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: After living abroad, Lana returns to the United States, and finds that her uncle is a reclusive vagabond with psychic wounds from the Vietnam War.
Style: serious, psychological, gloomy, realistic, sincere
Plot: introspection, on the road, terrorism, obsessive quest, innocence lost, vietnam war, terrorist, paranoia, redemption, politics, self discovery, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, saudi arabia ...
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System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
 5.2
 3K
Committed
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After her husband, Carl, suddenly leaves, Joline travels from New York to Texas to track him down. Although Joline tries to remain upbeat, she is discouraged when she discovers that Carl already has a new girlfriend, the lovely Carmen. Familiarizing ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, obsession, marriage, human nature, on the road, midlife crisis, self discovery, adultery, couple relations, life philosophy, love triangle, relationships ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, new york, usa, new jersey
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System:   35%
    User:   33%
 
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 ...
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System:   34%
    User:   34%
 
The Trip to Bountiful
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: small town, redemption, bus, human nature, self discovery, road trip, loneliness, childhood, parents and children, aging, drinking, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
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System:   34%
    User:   38%
 
 5.0
 29
Shutterbug
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When shooting the dawn one morning, photographer Alex Santiago looks into the rising sun and hurts his eyes. As a result, he begins to see spots and blurs. When the spots become a face - an apparition of a woman - he embarks on a journey to discover ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: obsession, urban, artists and showbiz, obsessive quest, city life, miraculous event, nightlife, hopes, imaginary, lifestyle, spirit, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   33%
    User:   38%
 

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The Straight Story
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in ...
Style: road movie, emotional, touching, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, road trip, on the road, runaway, golden years, storytelling, brothers, loneliness, beautiful scenery, obsessive quest, eccentricity, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, cross country, iowa, wisconsin, mississippi ...
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System:   33%
    User:   34%
 
 6.6
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Mad Bastards
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: TJ is a mad bastard, and his estranged 13‐year‐old son Bullet is on the fast track to becoming one, too. After being turned away from his mother’s house, TJ sets off across the country to the Kimberly region of northwestern Australia to make ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: going straight, starting over, small town, introspection, wilderness, parents and children, hopes, australian, family relations, human nature, redemption, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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System:   33%
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