Movies like The Great Waldo Pepper

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The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)
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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: feel good, serious, uplifting, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: aerial combat, redemption, hopes, adventure, starting over, human nature, introspection, friendship, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, wartime life, filmmaking, americana, ambition, heroes, rivalry, society, friends, airplane, pilot, boy, airplane accident, circus, biplane, falling to death ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 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 uplifting films with plots about friendship, friends, hopes, society, adventure, redemption and human spirit mostly in Drama, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like The Great Waldo Pepper: Visit to a Chief's Son (1974), Pancho Barnes (1988), Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (2005), White Hunter Black Heart (1990), Easy Rider 2: The Ride Home (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: offbeat, serious, uplifting, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, anthropologist, adventure, human nature, african tribe, parent child relationship, parents and children, culture clash, curses spells and rituals, society, family relations, friends ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
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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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: adventurer, ambition, social relations, adventure, feminism, social differences, heroes, society, pilot, female pilot
Time: 20s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: on the road, wartime life, friends, brazilian, adventure, buddies, friendship, political unrest, escapades, misfit, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: brazil, latin america, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, serious, touching, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: safari, elephant, adventure, obsession, wilderness, friendship, danger, movie business, escapades, society, friends, obsessive quest ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: africa, uganda, california, texas
⇓ 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 ⇓
71%
 6.9
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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, captivating, rough, harsh ...
Plot: survival, sea disaster, isolation, boat, adventure, ocean or sea, storm, desperation, forces of nature, human spirit, human nature, sailor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: support group, rehabilitation, human nature, human spirit, introspection, redemption, self discovery, addiction, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, family in crisis ...
Time: 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, adventure, hopes, love and romance, youth, friends, human spirit, true love, coming of age, fish out of water, disorder, christian ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, future
Place: idaho, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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 ⇓
63%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: food, starting over, human spirit, christian, farm, redemption, friendship, religions or cults, hopes, society, friends, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: suspenseful, serious, emotional, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: jungle, village, adventure, daring rescue, redemption, danger, escapades, hopes, drug dealing, getting home, race against time, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, ambition, escapades, gender, navigator, around the world, female protagonist, pioneer, aviation, photograph, female pilot, pilot ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: coming of age, high school, athlete's life, sport, sport team, ambition, hopes, small town, youth, clergy, prodigy, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: atmospheric, serious, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: adventurer, adventure, leadership, survival, vengeance, heroic mission, political unrest, escapades, heroes, battles, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, touching, realistic, captivating, uplifting
Plot: mistaken identity, basic training, soldier, military base, war, small town life, small town, wartime life, americana, military, babies and infants, getting home ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: colorado, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, realistic
Plot: rise to the top, introspection, redemption, religions or cults, society, human spirit, rich and poor, unemployment, hopes, power relations, change of luck, rain ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: great depression, man child, farm, friendship, working class, misfit, power relations, friends, human nature, down on your luck, americana, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: boy, rivalry, friendship, adventure, family, uninhibited rivalry, coming of age, button, teenage life, village, youth, mischievous children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, dog, treasure, pets, adventure, human animal relationship, daring rescue, gold, survival, adventurer, unlikely friendships, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, usa, mine, london, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: serious, uplifting, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, adoption, charity, single parent, follow your dream, human nature, human spirit, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, teenage love, culture clash, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, california, usa, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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
Audience: family outing
Plot: snow, small town, adventure, pets, young heroes, friendship, hopes, friends, contests and competitions, small town life, chases and races, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: high school, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, ambition, vietnam war, sport, youth, friends, best friends, underdog, human nature, wartime life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 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, serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, train, family, underdog, contests and competitions, human spirit, friendship, against the odds, sport, ambition, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, canada, usa, alaska, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 5.5
 1K
The Aviator (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, inspirational, clever
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, wilderness, rescue, adventure, daring rescue, save the day, human spirit, forces of nature, isolation, danger, escapades, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s, 1920s, year 1918
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: serious, captivating, epic, realistic
Plot: friendship, pope, adventure, religions or cults, battles, love, crusade, heroes, society, war, desert, clergy ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, holy land, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Derby Stallion (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.
Style: serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, friendship, misfit, high school, follow your dream, adventure, human spirit, family, ambition, hopes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: siblings relations, introspection, friendship, addiction, drug abuse, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, friends, eating disorder, sister sister relationship, anorexia
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 5K
Born Free (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Born Free (1966) is an Open Road Films Ltd./Columbia Pictures feature film starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers as Joy and George Adamson, a real-life couple who raised an orphaned lion cub to adulthood, and released her into the wilds of ...
Style: touching, feel good, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: animal rights, lion, wildlife, rifle, survival, adventure, family, pets, friends, friendship, human spirit, dead animal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, human nature, small town, redemption, romance, parents and children, hopes, family relations, single parent, legal action, starting over, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The third installment of the Sarah trilogy provides a glorious and touching story of a family drawn together by adversity. On a cold winter day a stranger shows up at the farm. He is slow to reveal his identity. When they find out he is Jacobs ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: farm, americana, family life, family, hopes, family relations, redemption, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, society, couples ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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