Movies like The Great Waldo Pepper

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The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)
 6.7
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The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed.
Style: touching, uplifting, feel good, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: world war one, aerial combat, adventure, friendship, heroes, friends, ambition, starting over, midlife crisis, hopes, haunted by the past, society, human nature, filmmaking, redemption, introspection, wartime life, rivalry, americana, airplane, aviation, pilot, boy, stuntman, airplane accident ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20th century, 20s
Place: california, nebraska

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Most similar movies to The Great Waldo Pepper

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and uplifting films with plots about friendship, hopes, society, friends, adventure, redemption and human spirit mostly in Drama, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like The Great Waldo Pepper: Pancho Barnes (1988), Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (2005), Visit to a Chief's Son (1974), America Brown (2004), White Hunter Black Heart (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pancho Barnes (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A made for TV movie in which Valerie Bertinelli portrays Florence Pancho Barnes, a bored socialite who decides to learn to fly
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: strong female presence, social relations, feminism, social differences, heroes, adventure, ambition, adventurer, society, aviator, aviation, pilot ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: mojave desert, california
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95%
Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 1942, in the middle of Northeastern Brazil, two very different men meet along the road: Johan, an aspirin salesman avoiding the German draft, and Ranulpho, a rural Brazilian seeking escape from the drought.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, starting over, adventure, friendship, wartime life, society, human nature, political unrest, totalitarianism, escapades, life is a bitch, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america, germany, europe, northeast brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Visit to a Chief's Son (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An American anthropologist and his son benefit from their experiences with an East African tribe.
Style: touching, offbeat, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, anthropologist, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, human nature, society, adventure, solar eclipse, friends, family relations, culture clash, african tribe ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa
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80%
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America Brown (2004)
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: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, starting over, prodigy, haunted by the past, society, on the run, ambition, fall in love, redemption, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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White Hunter Black Heart (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal turns into a grim situation with his movie crew in Africa
Style: serious, exciting, touching, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: adventure, movie business, elephant, obsession, obsessive quest, wilderness, danger, friends, friendship, hunting, animal attack, racial slur ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, uganda, london, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Last Flight Out (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hot-shot pilot Dan Hogan is sent deep into the Colombian jungle to rescue missionary doctor Ann Williams. Caught between innocent villagers and a ruthless drug lord, Ann won't abandon the people she has come to love.
Style: uplifting, serious, suspenseful, emotional, exciting ...
Plot: village, jungle, human spirit, daring rescue, adventure, redemption, escapades, race against time, danger, society, hopes, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Tomorrow Will Be Better (2010)
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, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: leaving home, friendship, young heroes, youth, boy, self discovery, obsessive quest, on the road, optimism, hopes, escapades, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along with a fellow alcoholic (James Garner) he forms a support ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, support group, drug abuse, friendship, against the odds, human spirit, self discovery, rehabilitation, hopes, family problems, coping, addiction ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Call of the Wild (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Self-centered and status-conscious, ten year old Ryann Hale journeys to Montana to visit her down-to-earth grandpa, Bill Hale. Ryann bonds with a wolf-dog, Buck, and schemes to save him from a cruel dogsledder.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating, contemplative
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, family holiday, friendship, adventure, young heroes, friends, chases and races, contests and competitions, rivalry, human animal relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: starting over, self discovery, friendship, hopes, small town, haunted by the past, death of wife, redemption, father daughter relationship, society, golden years, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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To Life (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Helen, Rose and Lili have survived the Holocaust and have never seen each other since the war has ended. In 1960, they meet again in Berck, France. They learn to enjoy together simple pleasures in life: nice meals, ballads on the beach, playing in ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, starting over, reunion, friendship, hopes, human spirit, auschwitz, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, girlfriend, reunited friends, lifestyle, post war ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Travelers and Magicians (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
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: atmospheric, captivating, serious, road movie
Plot: illusion, storytelling, adventure, self discovery, introspection, culture clash, on the road, friendship, clergy, society, countryside, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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62%
A Touch of Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying to reclaim her supposed love, and a boy with a penchant for ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, family relations, destiny, friendship, redemption, starting over, romance, love and romance, human nature, parents and children, small town, chance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: youth, redemption, power relations, reach out, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, society, hopes, friendship, fire brigade, rivalry, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: adventurer, heroic mission, heroes, danger, hopes, leadership, dishonesty, rivalry, culture clash, political unrest, society, priest ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Farewell to Harry (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A down-and-out writer, Nick Sennet, runs into Harry, a man that, legend has it, died long ago. Together they attempt to revitalize a defunct factory as well as their lives.
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, redemption, factory, small town, human spirit, starting over, hopes, family relations, human nature, lifestyle, society, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington state
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59%
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The Basket (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Peter Coyote (E.T., Erin Brokovich) and Karen Allen (The Perfect Storm) star in this touching family drama about the unifying power of basketball in a community torn apart by war. Both a riveting sports film and a tale of triumph over adversity, The ...
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, sentimental
Plot: world war one, hopes, athlete and trainer, human spirit, family life, against the odds, racism, small town life, teachers and students, small town, americana, power relations ...
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58%
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Iron Will (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Will Stoneman's father dies, he is left alone to take care of his mother and their land. Needing money to maintain it, he decides to join a cross country dogsled race. This race will require days of racing for long hours, through harsh ...
Style: touching, feel good, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog sled, train, adventure, family, underdog, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, journalism, sport, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: alaska, minnesota, canada, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Door to Door (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sometimes the true heroes in our lives are those people who inspire us not with their superhuman accomplishments but simply by their refusal to give up in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds and the dignity in which they go about their lives. ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, feel good, realistic
Plot: human spirit, cerebral palsy, salesman, against the odds, disability, changing lives, misfit, underdog, ambition, hopes, society, americana ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon
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57%
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Smile (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Introduced to a volunteer opportunity with the Doctor's Gift Program, Katie (Mika Boorem) signs up for a trip to China, where she meets Lin (Yi Ding), a girl with whom she shares a birthday. Lin has a facial deformity that discourages her from ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, culture clash, teenage life, social differences, human spirit, human nature, society, misfit, teaching the ways of the world, adoption, charity, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, california, asia, usa, shanghai ...
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56%
Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A telling of the story of the famous U.S. aviatrix Amelia Earhart who attempted to fly solo around the world in 1937. She disappeared during the process.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: feminism, ambition, escapades, gender, strong female presence, husband wife relationship, female pilot, around the world, photograph, radio, flying, pilot ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, pacific ocean
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55%
Deep in the Heart (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An alcoholic man refocuses himself on putting kids through college via 4H and FFA scholarship donations. Guiding him is a spiritual figure he calls "The Bearded Man".
Style: realistic, touching, uplifting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, starting over, support group, hopes, mysterious stranger, college, friendship, rise to the top, society, alcoholic, lifestyle change, changing lives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
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55%
War of the Buttons (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The children of Ballydowse and Carrickdowse engage in battles where they cut of the buttons, shoe-laces and underwear of their captured opponents. This is to get the boys in trouble with their parents. They go to battle in mass groups of dozens, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, contemplative, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rivalry, friendship, adventure, family, coming of age, society, leadership, youth, heroes, mischievous children, social relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Easy Rider 2: The Ride Home (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 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, realistic, serious, avant garde, cult film
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, rock, buddies, family problems, estrangement, father son relationship, on the road, self discovery, dysfunctional family, dark humor, family reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, arizona, mexico, california, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
High Road to China (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Yugoslavia, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A biplane pilot is saddled with a spoiled industrialist's daughter on a search for her missing father through Asia that eventually involves them in a struggle against a Chinese warlord.
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous
Plot: biplane, world war one, missing person, pilot, aerial combat, adventurer, goofy hero, rescue, opposites attract, danger, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, afghanistan, nepal, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Of Mice and Men (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: George and Lenny travel through the Depression-era west working at odd jobs, hoping to make enough money to buy their own farm. George must always watch over his intellectually disabled friend, and keep him out of danger, both to himself and to ...
Style: gloomy, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, great depression, man child, social relations, misfit, society, working class, americana, friends, adult as child, troublemaker, power relations ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
All the Beautiful Things (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: All the Beautiful Things describes the palpable and uniquely portrayed real-life experience of two men seeking to repair their lifelong, but fractured, bond. Looking to move beyond their individual and shared histories of domestic violence, poverty, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, introspection, redemption, unsupportive friend, righting the wronged, human nature, reunion, betrayal, best friends, domestic violence, jazz, friendship between men ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Faith Like Potatoes (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Frank Rautenbach leads a strong cast as Angus Buchan, a Zambian farmer of Scottish heritage, who leaves his farm in the midst of political unrest and racially charged land reclaims and travels south with his family to start a better life in KwaZulu ...
Style: christian film, serious, sincere, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: friendship, farm, starting over, human spirit, political unrest, hopes, social differences, religions or cults, food, society, redemption, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A bush pilot in nothern Canada who with the aid of modernity thinks he can handle it all & knows it all. After reluctantly agreeing to transport a local indian girl to a medical facility his light plane crashes & they have to survive whilst ...
Style: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, airplane, human spirit, friendship, adventure, rescue, escapades, hopes, friends, danger, stranded ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953, 1950s, post world war two
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspense, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, air disaster, adventure, pilot, survival, airplane, thirst, isolation, rescue, against the odds, crew, alcoholic ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa, sahara, libya, middle east, sahara desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%