Movies like Bass Ackwards

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Bass Ackwards (2010)
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Bass Ackwards (2010)
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, road trip, subway, beach, highway, farmer, infidelity, adultery, married woman, bar, father son relationship, drinking, father daughter relationship, toy, motel room, extramarital affair, photograph, filmmaker, hitchhiking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, seattle, usa, cross country, chicago illinois, seattle washington

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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 on the road, self discovery, hopes, escapades, family relations, obsessive quest and road trip mostly in Drama, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Bass Ackwards: The Human Resources Manager (2010), Winter in the Blood (2013), The Double Steps (2011), Road, Movie (2009), Easy Rider 2: The Ride Home (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Human Resources Manager (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, Germany, France, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A tragic comedy centered on the HR manager of Israel's largest industrial bakery, who sets out to save the reputation of his business and prevent the publication of a defamatory article.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, tragicomedy ...
Plot: obsessive quest, on the road, righting the wronged, hopes, nothing goes right, human nature, redemption, self discovery, escapades, disorder, bribery, selflessness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, romania, europe, middle east, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Winter in the Blood (2013)
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 ⇓
87%
The Double Steps (2011)
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating
Plot: on the road, obsessive quest, desert, treasure hunt, artists and showbiz, escapades, digging, albino, killing an animal, goat, painting, sitting in a tree
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.9
 2K
Road, Movie (2009)
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, sentimental, sincere, feel good, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, desert, self discovery, human nature, dull life, road trip, leaving home, film projector, truck, dialogue, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Easy Rider 2: The Ride Home (2012)
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, self discovery, drugs/alcohol, rock, estrangement, strong sexual content, family problems, adventure, buddies, dealing with death, redemption, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, cross country, arizona, mexico, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.4
 39K
Transamerica (2005)
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, humorous, road movie, sincere ...
Plot: transsexual, hidden identity, gender bending, therapist, road trip, on the road, psychiatrist, transsexuality, parent child relationship, cocaine, runaway, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.7
 354
Happy Hour (2003)
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, social misfits, writer's life, bar, crumbling marriage, going straight, couple relations, addiction, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.7
 102K
Nebraska (2013)
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, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, aging, road trip, on the road, pickup truck, dementia, obsessive quest, elderly, golden years, parents and children, family relations, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nebraska, usa, montana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Saint John of Las Vegas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An ex-gambler is lured back into the game by a veteran insurance-fraud investigator.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, offbeat, humorous, realistic
Plot: on the road, self discovery, gambling, going straight, investigation, starting over, addiction, down on your luck, dishonesty, escapades, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
 27K
The Way (2010)
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: travel, road trip, pilgrimage, death of son, redemption, on the road, dealing with death, pilgrim, parent child relationship, hopes, obsessive quest, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, france, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.1
 1K
Heroes (1977)
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, touching, realistic
Plot: vietnam veteran, road trip, on the road, social misfits, starting over, post traumatic stress disorder, self discovery, friendship, mental illness, hopes, friends, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Natural Selection (2011)
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, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Plot: on the road, odd couple, drugs/alcohol, obsessive quest, self discovery, life turned upside down, disorder, parents and children, escapades, family relations, friends, death wish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Tomorrow Will Be Better (2011)
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: serious, uplifting, 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 ⇓
61%
 6.1
 2K
Road Hard (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After his movie and television career has run dry, Bruce Madsen (Adam Carolla) is forced to go back on the road playing one dingy comedy club after another, spending endless nights in budget hotel rooms and always flying coach. Amidst trying to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, talky, witty ...
Plot: on the road, performer's life, human nature, travel, road trip, self discovery, artists and showbiz, downfall, showbiz, hopes, unfulfillment, red panties ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.5
 726
Tennessee (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of three people who strive to realize their dreams. Brothers Carter and Ellis set out on a road trip to their childhood home in a desperate search for their estranged father, who may hold the key to their future.
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, rough
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, on the road, siblings relations, family in crisis, homecoming, follow your dream, down on your luck, abusive husband, road trip, brother brother relationship, singing
Time: contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.3
 4K
The Clown (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The life of the owners of Circus Esperança, Puro Sangue e Pangaré, father and son, who plays two clowns. At a certain point, Pangaré starts showing tiredness and sadness for being an unhappy clown.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, touching
Plot: unfulfillment, on the road, follow your dream, brazilian, countryside, introspection, circus, self discovery, parents and children, escapades, hopes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, friendship, on the road, drugs/alcohol, animal life, duck, road trip, youth, friends, best friends, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Time Out of Mind (2014)
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, sex scene ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.3
 695
Exit Marrakech (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Ben visits his father Heinrich in Marrakech, it is the start of an adventurous journey through a foreign country with a picturesque charm and a rough beauty where everything appears possible — including the chance that father and ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, youth, self discovery, estrangement, coming of age, escapades, family problems, family relations, defiant, society, interracial relations, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.0
 848
Here (2011)
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: wilderness, love affair, on the road, culture clash, self discovery, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, society, satellite, lifestyle, boy meets girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: armenia, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 502
Patagonia (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Argentina, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Patagonia narrates the journeys of two women - one looking for her past, the other for her future. The film inter-cuts between their stories, in which one of them travels south to north through the Welsh springtime and the other east to west through ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: redemption, on the road, self discovery, couple relations, hopes, desert, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, golden years, crumbling marriage, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, england, patagonia, wales, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.9
 2K
Reach Me (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Each member of a group of people has a connection to a self-help book authored by a reclusive former football coach.
Style: serious, feel good, touching, uplifting, realistic
Plot: drugs/alcohol, redemption, hopes, self discovery, human nature, human spirit, rising to stardom, journalist, police, recluse, introspection, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Sensation of Sight (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: This off-beat drama about man's search for meaning amidst the ache of despair chronicles Finn, an introspective English teacher entering a mid-life crisis impelled by a recent tragedy, as he sets afoot selling encyclopedias to the town locals.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, offbeat, sincere ...
Plot: small town, single parent, dealing with death, self discovery, family business, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, estrangement, ghost, human nature, small town life, cause and meaning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.9
 1K
Heartlands (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gentle Colin 'Col' Lawes happily lead a quiet life, running a news agency with his soiled-rotten wife Sandra and playing competition darts in the Atletic Arms team. Colin catches her committing adultery with team captain Geoff, a cop, who ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, sentimental ...
Plot: adultery, towel, love, infidelity, countryside, contests and competitions, on the road, obsessive quest, store, self discovery, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Ass Backwards (2013)
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: humorous, not serious, 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 ⇓
48%
Redwood Highway (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marie, a reluctant resident of a retirement community in Southern Oregon, decides to walk 80 miles down the Redwood Highway to see the ocean for the first time in 45 years.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Plot: on the road, golden years, introspection, redemption, elderly, escapades, hopes, obsessive quest, parents and children, haunted by the past, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Manson Family Vacation (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The story of two brothers: one who’s devoted to his family, the other who’s obsessed with the Manson Family.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: obsession, siblings relations, brother, character study, crime scene, cult, family relations, self discovery, misfit, road trip, brother brother relationship, brothers
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Talent Given Us (2004)
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, friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, cross country, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.3
 145
Sedona (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A soul-searching comedic adventure set among famous red rocks and vortexes of Sedona, Arizona, visitors to the mystical town encounter eccentric characters and a series of calamities that lead them to unexpected miracles.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, spiritual ...
Plot: self discovery, bad luck, vortex, lgbt, metaphysics, adoption, travel, small town, social relations, nothing goes right, couple relations, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.6
 3K
Some Girl(s) (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the eve of his wedding, a successful writer travels around the country to meet up with ex-lovers in an attempt to make amends for his wrongdoings.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: on the road, reunion, couples, couple relations, love and romance, female director, airplane, breakup, misanthrope, hotel room, revenge, misogynist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, seattle, usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%