Movies like The Motorcycle Diaries

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The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
 7.8
 95K
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Original name: Diarios de motocicleta
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA, Chile, Peru, Brazil, 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: touching, sentimental, captivating, road movie, realistic, serious, based on true events, political, inspirational, dramatic ...
Plot: self discovery, motorcycle, poverty, journey, on the road, friendship, injustice, freedom, following a dream, introspection, society, human nature, buddies, rebelliousness, young man, idealism, political unrest, mountain, letter, cuban revolution, suffering, coming of age, communist, student, youth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s, year 1952
Place: latin america, argentina, colombia, venezuela, chile, los angeles, usa ...

Most similar movies to The Motorcycle Diaries

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and melancholic films with plots about mentor, storytelling, loneliness, friendship, runaway, life philosophy and death mostly in Drama, Biography and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Motorcycle Diaries: Into the Wild (2007), Tracks (2013), Easy Rider (1969), Central Station (1998), Wild (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 561K
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, melancholic, inspirational, philosophical, motivational ...
Plot: self discovery, survival, wilderness, journey, freedom, life philosophy, on the road, isolation, adventure, solitude, lifestyle change, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, washington state, south dakota, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 27K
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, inspirational, serious, captivating ...
Plot: desert, adventure, wilderness, solitude, obsessive quest, adventurer, journey, camel, outback, self discovery, beautiful scenery, loneliness ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1975, year 1976 ...
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 98K
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, realistic, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Plot: hippie, anti heroes, on the road, friendship, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, lsd, existentialism, motorcycle, drugs/alcohol, adventure, americana ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new orleans, los angeles, arizona, louisiana ...
⇓ 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: touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: age difference, teacher, letter, retired, on the road, realism, brazilian, alcoholic, long lost relative, friendship, poverty, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 118K
Wild (2014)
Genre: 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: uplifting, meditative, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: wilderness, cheating on husband, self discovery, hiking, human spirit, loneliness, journey, redemption, introspection, on the road, nature, adultery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: usa, california, portland oregon, mojave desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 11K
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: realistic, serious, road movie, emotional, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terminal illness, self discovery, motorcycle, cancer, travel, on the road, fighting illness, twentysomething life, dealing with death, treatment, health situation, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, british columbia, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 11K
Machuca (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 116 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: touching, emotional, thought provoking, serious, sincere ...
Plot: sexual initiation, friendship, politics, classmate, childhood, poverty, demonstration, historical event, communism, social differences, youth, political unrest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, santiago de chile, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 39K
On the Road (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, UK, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, 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, atmospheric, inspirational, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, road trip, writers, lifestyle, self discovery, adventure, escapades, society, americana, introspection, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1950, 1950s ...
Place: usa, mexico, mexico city, arizona, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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My Father's Glory (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: French adaptation of Marcel Pagnol's memoirs of his childhood in the countryside, early in the century.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: countryside, provence, friendship, teacher, family relations, summer, hill, coming of age, friends, native, loud, young heroes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 90s, 1890s ...
Place: france, europe, marseille, marseille provence, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 7K
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: girls' night, kids
Plot: rescue, reunion, survival, hopes, human spirit, self discovery, friendship, danger, politics, escape, family relations, artist ...
Time: contemporary, 1950s, year 1952, year 1951, 50s ...
Place: switzerland, denmark, italy, bulgaria, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: psychological, captivating, sentimental, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: friendship, seduction, maid, haunted by the past, gardener, homosexuality, introspection, artists and showbiz, naivete, art, death, dirty old man ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 1K
Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, tense
Plot: revolution, rebellion, idealism, rebelliousness, ambition, politics, rise and fall, fighting the system, political corruption, racism, political unrest, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.1
 356K
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, serious, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, childhood, friendship, adventure, coming-of-age, youth, loyalty, innocence, camp, courage, teenager, death ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 80s
Place: oregon, usa, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, uplifting, sincere, inspirational, feel good ...
Plot: missionary, friendship, adventure, true love, fish out of water, human spirit, love and romance, hopes, rescue, mormon, life philosophy, friends ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, future
Place: idaho, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 133K
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: emotional, captivating, sincere, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: road trip, feminism, friendship, fugitives, escapades, free spirited, female friendship, on the run, hitchhiker, robbery, murder, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: arkansas, arizona, usa, southern usa, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, tense, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, murder, battles, family relations, introspection, self discovery, crimes, parents and children, dealing with death, hopes, deadly, reconciliation ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 1950s, 50s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
And Your Mother Too! (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.
Style: sexy, erotic, realistic, intense, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexuality, older woman younger man relationship, hot and sexy, age difference, strong sexual content, coming of age, road trip, explicit sex, sexual obsession, sexual relations, masturbation, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city, madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 44K
Che: Part One (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Style: epic, thought provoking, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: revolution, cuban revolution, dictatorship, execution, communism, idealism, state affairs, fighting the system, leadership, freedom, political unrest, rise to the top ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 60s, 20th century, year 1957 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, new york, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.3
 15K
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, sincere, touching, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: drifter, friendship, on the road, self discovery, road trip, introspection, partners, buddies, bar fight, hitchhiker, train ride, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, california, detroit, denver colorado, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.9
 849
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: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, factual ...
Plot: revolution, chaos, folk hero, leadership, political unrest, rebelliousness, idealism, injustice, military, society, rebellion, revolutionary ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.0
 76K
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, emotional, serious, sad, touching ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, lawyer, freedom, dignity, mercy killing, wheelchair, fighting the system, nursing, suicide, euthanasia, understanding ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century, 1990s, 1960s
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, catalonia, galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: mountain, expedition, world war two, buddhism, culture clash, friendship, self discovery, society, escapades, teachers and students, adventure, religions or cults ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 23K
No (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition ...
Style: captivating, sincere, psychological, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: campaign, political conspiracy, oppression, advertising agency, fighting the system, dictatorship, democracy, rebellion, against the odds, underdog, protest, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, 70s
Place: chile, latin america, santiago de chile, south america, santiago chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 5.6
 446
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, disturbing, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: leadership, revolution, rebellion, politics, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, folk hero, state affairs, escapades, hopes, rebelliousness ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1959 ...
Place: bolivia, havana cuba, latin america, argentina, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: poet, aids, gays and lesbians, revolution, exile, oppression, homosexual, artist, gay slur, writer's life, gay, childhood ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: cuba, latin america, new york, caribbean, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Straight Story (1999)
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, touching, feel good, inspirational, motivational ...
Plot: family relations, adventure, family feud, on the road, reconciliation, elderly man, brother brother relationship, road trip, journey, doctor, nurse, veteran ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, mississippi river, iowa, wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: french, human spirit, disability, paralysis, rehabilitation, life turned upside down, coma, writing, nurse, patient, tragic event, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, nepal, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 163K
Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, discrimination, homosexual, politician, civil rights, election, protest, mayor, politics, gay slur, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, year 1970, year 1975 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oklahoma, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
This Boy's Life (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: single parent, domestic violence, coming of age, friendship, child abuse, dysfunctional family, gay teenager, homosexual, mechanic, family relations, stepfather, bittersweet ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: seattle, usa, united states, washington d.c., seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, humorous, scenic, road movie, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: hiking, elderly, in the woods, friendship, camping, escapades, adventure, aging, wilderness, friends, midlife crisis, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: usa, appalachia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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