Movies like The Motorcycle Diaries

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The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
 7.8
 101K
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Original name: Diarios de motocicleta
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA, Chile, Peru, UK, Germany, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: "The Motorcycle Diaries" is based on the journals of Che Guevara, leader of the Cuban Revolution. In his memoirs, Guevara recounts adventures he, and best friend Alberto Granado, had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early 1950s.
Style: road movie, touching, political, sentimental, captivating, inspirational, feel good, scenic, cerebral, breathtaking ...
Plot: self discovery, motorcycle, poverty, revolutionary, freedom, travel, road trip, young man, revolution, friendship, idealism, coming of age, journey, on the road, injustice, introspection, society, rebelliousness, human nature, buddies, political unrest, politics, biker, traveler, following a dream ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, year 1952, 1950s, 1960s
Place: latin america, argentina, south america, peru, chile, venezuela, colombia ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and touching films with plots about mentor, storytelling, life philosophy, runaway, friendship, drinking alcohol and dialogue mostly in Drama, Adventure and Biography genres. Some movies like The Motorcycle Diaries: Into the Wild (2007), Tracks (2013), Wild (2014), On the Road (2012), Easy Rider (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Into the Wild (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: road movie, philosophical, inspirational, melancholic, motivational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, self discovery, wilderness, road trip, journey, adventure, solitude, freedom, isolation, life philosophy, lifestyle change, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, year 1990, year 1991, year 1992, 90s
Place: alaska, north america, usa, california, arizona ...
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88%
 7.1
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Tracks (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.
Style: uplifting, touching, scenic, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: desert, wilderness, solitude, adventure, survival, travel, beautiful scenery, explorer, camel, obsessive quest, human spirit, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1973, year 1935 ...
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
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Wild (2014)
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: meditative, uplifting, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: wilderness, self discovery, hiking, cheating on husband, human spirit, survival, nature, female protagonist, death of mother, grief, journey, loneliness ...
Time: year 1995, 90s, 20th century
Place: california, portland oregon, usa, oregon, mojave desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 42K
On the Road (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, UK, Mexico, Canada, Argentina
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for "It" results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.
Style: road movie, sexy, inspirational, twists and turns, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, on the road, drugs, writers, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, marijuana, friendship, hitchhiker, adventure, threesome, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, year 1950, year 1951, year 1948 ...
Place: mexico, nebraska, usa, arizona, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
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Easy Rider (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.
Style: road movie, psychedelic, avant garde, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: hippie, road trip, motorcycle, biker, friendship, on the road, marijuana, existentialism, hitchhiker, lsd, hallucination, self discovery ...
Time: year 1969, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new orleans, usa, california, los angeles, southern usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
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The Bucket List (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sentimental, feel good, philosophical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: journey, terminal illness, elderly, friendship, unlikely friendships, human spirit, adventure, road trip, follow your dream, golden years, death, bucket list ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cote d'azur, africa, egypt, french riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Central Station (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.
Style: road movie, feel good, poignant, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, age difference, coming of age, road trip, childhood, children, youth, poverty, letter, friendship, self discovery, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 1K
Che! (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba. The ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, factual ...
Plot: revolution, chaos, folk hero, leadership, political unrest, injustice, rebellion, military, society, rebelliousness, idealism, revolutionary ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.5
 716
Che Guevara (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he is captured in Bolivia, the "Che" is conducted to prission, when he remembers his life facts, the revolution and the women.
Style: realistic, captivating, uplifting, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: leadership, rebellion, revolution, politics, injustice, folk hero, fighting the system, righting the wronged, hopes, state affairs, escapades, working class ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959, year 1960 ...
Place: bolivia, havana cuba, latin america, cuba, guatemala ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 22K
Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film ...
Style: emotional, touching, compassionate, serious, sincere ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, ira, parents and children, injustice, youth, family relations, irish, unemployment, human nature, society, childhood ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: ireland, new york, brooklyn new york city, boston, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 12K
One Week (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ben Tyler (Joshua Jackson) has been diagnosed with cancer. With a grim chance of survival in the best case scenario even if he immediately begins treatment, he instead decides to take a motorcycle trip from Toronto through the Canadian prairies to ...
Style: road movie, realistic, sexy, bad ending, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: motorcycle, terminal illness, self discovery, travel, road trip, cancer, on the road, depression, solitude, love story, coming of age, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.
Style: inspirational, meditative, sexy, suspense, factual ...
Plot: explorer, jungle, archaeology, expedition, tribe, journey, conquistador, survival, travel, world war one, lost city, obsession ...
Time: 1920s, future, 20th century, 1910s, year 1954 ...
Place: south america, england, london, ireland, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
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Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 206 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere
Plot: fidel castro, revolution, rebellion, fighting the system, politics, ambition, rise and fall, idealism, rebelliousness, political corruption, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
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Machuca (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Santiago, capital of Chile during the Marxist government of elected, highly controversial president Salvador Allende. Father McEnroe supports his leftist views by introducing a program at the prestigious "collegio" (Catholic prep school) ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, political, serious ...
Plot: childhood, coming of age, sexual initiation, friendship, poverty, youth, politics, demonstration, communism, classmate, social differences, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, south america, spain, argentina ...
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I Am David (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Anne Holm's acclaimed young adult novel North to Freedom, I Am David chronicles the struggles of a 12-year-old boy (Ben Tibber) who manages to flee a Communist concentration camp on his own -- through sheer will and determination. All ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: survival, self discovery, rescue, friendship, coming of age, hopes, human spirit, children, communism, youth, holocaust, brutality ...
Time: year 1951, 50s, year 1952, post world war two, contemporary
Place: denmark, italy, switzerland, europe, greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Get on the Bus (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Get On the Bus follows several Black men on a cross country bus trip to the Million Man March. On the bus are an eclectic set of characters including a laid off aircraft worker, a former Gang Banger, a Hollywood actor, a cop who is of mixed racial ...
Style: road movie, thought provoking, talky, compassionate, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, politics, friendship, gang, prejudice, bus, justice, unlikely friendships, character study, idealism, civil rights, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, tennessee, new jersey, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
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Stand by Me (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: childhood, friendship, coming of age, teenager, boy, adventure, youth, courage, young heroes, children, young kid, friends ...
Time: 50s, year 1959, 20th century, 80s
Place: oregon, usa, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Gods and Monsters (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's 1957, and Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images ...
Style: enigmatic, melancholic, captivating, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, gardener, friendship, lgbt, homosexual, depression, life & death, adaptation, loneliness, frankenstein, maid ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pacific ocean
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30%
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 7.2
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Scarecrow (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two drifters bum around, visit earthy women and discuss opening a car wash in Pittsburgh.
Style: road movie, atmospheric, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: friendship, drifter, road trip, on the road, prison, attempted rape, character study, violence, self discovery, introspection, hitchhiking, car wash ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, denver colorado, new jersey, pennsylvania, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Other Side of Heaven (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: John H. Groberg, a middle class kid from Idaho Falls, crosses the Pacific to become a Mormon missionary in the remote and exotic Tongan island kingdom during the 1950's. He leaves behind a loving family and the true love of his life, Jean. ...
Style: touching, inspirational, uplifting, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: missionary, human spirit, adventure, mormon, life philosophy, friendship, true love, fish out of water, christianity, love and romance, hopes, natural disaster ...
Time: 50s, future, 20th century
Place: idaho, hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Straight Story (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, 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, feel good, touching, motivational, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: road trip, disney, on the road, adventure, highway, brother brother relationship, life philosophy, illness, family feud, journey, reconciliation, old age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iowa, wisconsin, mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Powwow Highway (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Buddy Red Bow is struggling, in the face of persecution, by greedy developers and political in-fighting, to keep his nation on a Montana Cheyenne Reservation financially solvent and independent. Philbert, a simple-minded friend of Buddy's, ...
Style: road movie, affectionate, educational, allegory, psychedelic ...
Plot: native american, magic, friendship, road trip, nudity (full frontal - brief), witch, glbt, transsexual, superhero, sarcasm, camp, vietnam war ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, south dakota, london, australia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
End of the Spear (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "End of the Spear" is the story of Mincayani, a Waodani tribesman from the jungles of Ecuador. When five young missionaries, among them Jim Elliot and Nate Saint, are speared to death by the Waodani in 1956, a series of events unfold to ...
Style: emotional, inspirational, tense, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christian, redemption, christianity, culture clash, murder, life philosophy, family relations, battles, introspection, self discovery, crimes, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 50s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 7.5
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Thelma & Louise (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives. Along the way, both women rediscover the ...
Style: road movie, emotional, sincere, sexy, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: road trip, friendship, feminism, female friendship, fugitives, rape, women, waitress, lesbian love, housewife, female bonding, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, southern usa, arkansas, oklahoma, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
My Father's Glory (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Western
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: French adaptation of Marcel Pagnol's memoirs of his childhood in the countryside, early in the century.
Style: sentimental, touching, allegory, poignant, affectionate ...
Plot: coming of age, countryside, summer, hide and seek, childhood memory, brother brother relationship, children, childhood, teacher, friendship, beautiful scenery, youth ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 20th century, 90s, 1890s
Place: france, marseille, tokyo, paris france, provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
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The North (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA, UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution at home in Guatemala and journey north, through Mexico and on to the United States, with the dream of starting a new life.
Style: political, thought provoking, realistic, allegory, educational ...
Plot: immigrants, immigration, culture clash, american dream, tragedy, rat, racism, poverty, greed, genocide, mentor, weapons ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, los angeles, latin america, argentina, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.0
 82K
The Sea Inside (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman ...
Style: thought provoking, sad, philosophical, emotional, touching ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, euthanasia, handicapped, fighting the system, death, suicide, lawyer, dignity, mercy killing, character study, life & death ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, barcelona, europe, galicia, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Before Night Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, lyrical, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, revolution, homosexual, poet, aids, gays and lesbians, lgbt, writer's life, idealism, freedom, childhood, oppression ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1974 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, new york, havana cuba, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
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Che: Part Two (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. ...
Style: political, inspirational, epic, talky, suspense ...
Plot: revolution, communism, idealism, sacrifice, leadership, character study, visceral, dictatorship, hopes, folk hero, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, year 1966
Place: bolivia, cuba, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Walk in the Woods (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.
Style: light, scenic, humorous, road movie, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: hiking, friendship, elderly, camping, adventure, camping trip, escapades, friends, wilderness, solitude, road trip, midlife crisis ...
Time: 18th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: appalachia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%