Movies like The Great Waldo Pepper

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The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)
 6.6
 5K
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: 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, circus ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: nebraska, california

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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 captivating films with plots about friendship, friends, hopes, society, adventure, redemption and culture clash mostly in Drama, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like The Great Waldo Pepper: Pancho Barnes (1988), Visit to a Chief's Son (1974), Easy Rider 2: The Ride Home (2012), Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (2005), White Hunter Black Heart (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 110
Pancho Barnes (1988)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
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: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: social relations, ambition, heroes, adventure, adventurer, feminism, social differences, society, aviator, aviation, pilot, female pilot
Time: 20s, 1930s, 1940s, 1920s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: realistic, serious, touching, offbeat, uplifting
Plot: friendship, anthropologist, adventure, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, family relations, society, human nature, culture clash, friends, solar eclipse, parent child relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, dark humor, avant garde
Plot: on the road, self discovery, dealing with death, family relations, hopes, drugs/alcohol, adventure, rock, americana, estrangement, haunted by the past, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s, 1940s ...
Place: cross country, usa, ohio, california, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: on the road, totalitarianism, human nature, wartime life, life is a bitch, friends, anti heroes, escapades, social misfits, adventure, nagging and grouching, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: brazil, germany, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: elephant, safari, obsession, adventure, wilderness, danger, escapades, friendship, obsessive quest, friends, showbiz, polish ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: africa, uganda, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: realistic, uplifting, serious, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: hopes, escapades, heroes, obsessive quest, leaving home, optimism, starting over, coming of age, on the road, friendship, young heroes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
 70K
All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, rough, captivating, harsh ...
Plot: survival, sea disaster, isolation, boat, adventure, ocean or sea, desperation, storm, human spirit, hopes, overcoming, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: food, hopes, religions or cults, friends, redemption, friendship, human spirit, political unrest, farm, society, social differences, starting over ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.3
 248
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: uplifting, realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: coming of age, high school, small town, ambition, on the run, youth, rivalry, clergy, prodigy, haunted by the past, sport team, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, serious, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rivalry, boy, friendship, adventure, family, coming of age, social relations, leadership, teenage life, heroes, friends, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, serious, sincere ...
Plot: support group, society, misfit, lifestyle, introspection, alcohol abuse, ambition, rise and fall, against the odds, human nature, redemption, addiction ...
Time: 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, adventure, youth, true love, fish out of water, coming of age, disorder, human spirit, love and romance, hopes, friends, christian ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, future
Place: idaho, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, exciting, emotional, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: village, jungle, crimes, hopes, danger, drug dealing, human spirit, heroes, society, religions or cults, chases and races, cause and meaning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 1K
Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 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, realistic, captivating, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: adventurer, state affairs, adventure, danger, culture clash, heroes, escapades, heroic mission, hopes, vengeance, survival, orphan ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, captivating, realistic
Plot: feminism, gender, escapades, ambition, pilot, around the world, navigator, female pilot, photograph, husband wife relationship, airplane, radio ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Our Winning Season (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A high-school track star (Scott Jacoby) fools around with his buddy (Dennis Quaid), until a Vietnam War tragedy makes him grow up.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: wartime life, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, sport, hopes, youth, coming of age, best friends, human nature, high school, vietnam war, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, touching, gloomy, serious
Plot: great depression, man child, society, misfit, human nature, social relations, power relations, friends, friendship, adult as child, down on your luck, farm ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 7K
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: feel good, touching, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: train, adventure, family, underdog, ambition, gambling, journalism, rivalry, friendship, friends, hopes, sport ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, canada, usa, alaska, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 5.7
 514
Crusaders (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 194 min.
Story: Towards the end of the eleventh century, Pope Urban II announces a crusade against the Saracens, who have occupied the holy city of Jerusalem. Three young friends Richard, Peter and Andrew set off to join the crusading army.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: friendship, adventure, pope, war, battles, society, religions or cults, clergy, politics, state affairs, city life, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, holy land, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Baby Blue Marine (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A would-be Marine fails basic training, and is sent home wearing the "baby blue" fatigues of a washout. En route, he is mugged by a battle-fatigued Marine Raider, who leaves him to hitch-hike home in an undeserved hero's uniform. A ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating
Plot: mistaken identity, basic training, life is a bitch, dull life, sexual relations, war, getting home, hopes, disgraced, wartime life, babies and infants, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 263
A Fine Step (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Fine Step is an uplifting family drama centering on Cal Masterson (Luke Perry, Beverly Hills 90210) an award winning horseman whose relationship with his beloved horse Fandango allows him to achieve multiple championship wins. However tragedy ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, family relations, athlete's life, parents and children, hopes, family, youth, farm, starting over, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A 91 years old carpenter, who is still in completely good health, has to fight developers who are trying to force him to sell his land.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: best friends, village life, hopes, small town, ambition, small town life, fighting the system, family problems, human spirit, isolation, friends, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Handsome Harry (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-Navy man carrying out the last wish of a dying shipmate renews contact with old friends to break the code of silence around a mysterious, long-buried crime.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, military, haunted by the past, last wish, hopes, introspection, soldier, betrayal, redemption, dishonesty, machismo, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Itinerary of a Spoiled Child (1988)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Comedy
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A foundling, raised in the circus, Sam Lion becomes a businessman after a trapeze accident. However, when he reaches fifty and becomes tired of his responsibilities and of his son Jean-Philippe, he decides to disappear at sea. However, he runs into ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Plot: circus, starting over, midlife crisis, human nature, parents and children, family relations, hopes, safari, reunion, father daughter relationship, assumed dead, lion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, singapore, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Caroline and Jackie (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A woman turns her sister's belated birthday celebration into an intervention, but as events unfold, it becomes unclear which sibling needs the most help.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: friendship, friends, haunted by the past, addiction, drug abuse, siblings relations, life is a bitch, introspection, eating disorder, sister sister relationship, anorexia
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Travelers and Magicians (2003)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
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: captivating, atmospheric, serious, road movie
Plot: monk, storytelling, illusion, society, self discovery, culture clash, village, religions or cults, on the road, friendship, introspection, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, snow, animal training, contests and competitions, hopes, chases and races, friends, rivalry, friendship, young heroes, adventure, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 884
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: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, charity, adoption, social differences, society, coming of age, orphan, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, misfit, human nature, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, usa, california, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 18K
White Fang (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, pets, dog, treasure, gold, human animal relationship, adventure, daring rescue, survival, adventurer, wilderness, trap ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, mine, usa, london, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Conversations with God (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: "Conversations with God" is the true story of Neale Donald Walsch that inspired and changed the lives of millions. The journey begins after he unexpectedly breaks his neck in a car accident and loses his job.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: society, introspection, unemployment, redemption, human spirit, religions or cults, power relations, rich and poor, change of luck, hopes, rise to the top, radio station ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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