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Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
 7.3
 10K
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A driver and a mechanic travel around the United States hopping from drag strip to drag strip in a 1955 Chevy Bel-Air coupe. They race for money, betting with their competitors. The pair gain a young and talkative female stowaway. Along the way they unintentionally attract a well-to-do drifter driving a new Pontiac GTO. This older man, looking for attention, antagonizes their efforts.
Style: road movie, serious, twists and turns, realistic, psychological, surprise ending, enigmatic, bleak, meditative, art house ...
Plot: car chase, on the road, cult, desert, hitchhiker, hippie, gas station, mechanic, contests and competitions, obsessive quest, chevrolet, destructive relationship, chases and races, social differences, couples, existentialism, bet, birds, motorcycle, sex, gay, cowboy, car, friendship, food ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, enigmatic and talky films with plots about storytelling, loneliness, existentialism, relationships, catastrophe, culture clash and runaway mostly in Drama, Crime and Western genres. Some movies like Two-Lane Blacktop: Twentynine Palms (2003), Scarecrow (1973), Five Easy Pieces (1970), Badlands (1973), Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Twentynine Palms (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: David, an independent photographer, and Katia, an unemployed woman, leave Los Angeles, en route to the southern California desert, where they search a natural set to use as a backdrop for a magazine photo shoot. They find a motel in the town of ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, psychological, road movie ...
Plot: desert, on the road, couple relations, culture clash, dangerous attraction, man-woman relation, destructive relationship, sexual relations, couples, kids in trouble, male nudity, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 14K
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: gloomy, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, drifter, on the road, self discovery, road trip, bar fight, hitchhiker, train ride, buddies, introspection, hopes, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, denver colorado, california, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: rebelliousness, hitchhiker, road trip, on the road, dysfunctional family, drifter, oil field, class differences, musician, pacific northwest, small town, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, washington state, usa, southern california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.9
 58K
Badlands (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dramatization of the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the 1950s, in which a teenage girl and her twenty-something boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.
Style: rough, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: serial killer, killing spree, on the run, mass murder, crime, notoriety, criminal heroes, on the road, murderous pair, romance, lovers on the run, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: south dakota, usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, college, protest, reunion, anti war, buddies, hopes, love and romance, society, youth, male nudity, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: new hampshire, usa, washington d.c., medical school, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.2
 2K
Cockfighter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Warren Oates plays a world-weary gambler trying to make big money cockfighting. Always on the road, he works inside and outside the rules to try to work up to the biggest fight of the year.
Style: offbeat, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, small town, friendship, comeback, gory, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, chicken, small town life, ambition, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
 7K
Jesus' Son (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: drug abuse, on the road, redemption, addiction, abortion, realism, social misfits, rehabilitation, heroin, heroin addict, magic mushroom, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: iowa, chicago illinois, mexico, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rebelling against his dreary life in a small Arizona town, salesman Nick abandons his girlfriend, Beth, and strikes out onto the highway in search of... something else. Encouraged by her best friend, Carol, Beth reluctantly accepts the romantic ...
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, love, sex, salesman, highway, road trip, desert, self discovery, friendship, buddies, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: road movie, surreal, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, prostitution, on the road, robbery, german, poverty, incest, cocaine, gay sex, unrequited love, hustler ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, usa, seattle, portland oregon, oregon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Indian Runner (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother sees and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is violent, antisocial and unable to appreciate or enjoy the good things ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, pregnancy, arson, vandalism, vietnam war, human nature, siblings relations, sibling relationship, family problems, family relations, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa, vietnam, asia, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Brown Bunny (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bud Clay races motorcycles in the 250cc Formula II class of road racing. After a race in New Hampshire, he has five days to get to his next race in California. During his road trip, he is haunted by memories of the last time he saw Daisy, his true ...
Style: gloomy, serious, sexual, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: motorcycle, memory, unsimulated sex, on the road, prostitute, rape, driving, ambulance, haunted by the past, motorcycle race, folk, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new hampshire, cross country, usa, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.1
 73K
Paris, Texas (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, touching, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: redemption, desert, on the road, mute, peep show, regret, reunion, fear of flying, drifter, reconciliation, self discovery, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, houston texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 97
Jerome (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jerome is a day in the life of a dreamer. Wade Hampton has found himself trapped by responsibility and lack of understanding by those closest to him. As a result, Wade simply leaves his old life with the idea of fulfilling a repressed dream of ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: on the road, desert, factory, self discovery, workplace romance, small town life, unemployment, small town, estrangement, love and romance, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 5K
Old Joy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, map, on the road, buddies, introspection, camping, self discovery, partners, couples, friends, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, england, europe, usa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the sexual development of a filmmaker through three stages of his life.
Style: sexual, atmospheric, serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: forbidden love, innocence lost, sex, elderly lovers, vengeance, filmmaker, human nature, destructive relationship, siblings relations, culture clash, haunted by the past, kids in trouble ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, stone age
Place: africa, tunisia, kenya, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Taste of Cherry (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A middle-aged Tehranian man, Mr. Badii is intent on killing himself and seeks someone to bury him after his demise. Driving around the city, the seemingly well-to-do Badii meets with numerous people, including a Muslim student, asking them to take ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, soldier, gay, driving, lgbt, muslim, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, deadly, passenger, suicide ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.7
 8K
Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, serious, clever, biting, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, divorce, adultery, love, infidelity, betrayal, suburbs, crumbling marriage, marriage crisis, dysfunctional family, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 15K
Wendy and Lucy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is traveling to Alaska in search of work, and her only companion is her dog, Lucy. Already perilously close to losing everything, Wendy hits a bigger bump in the road when her old car breaks down and she is arrested ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: dog, small town, realism, on the road, drifter, pets, down on your luck, scar, journey, survival, broken down car, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: oregon, usa, alaska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.
Style: dark humor, bleak, tense, cynical, biting ...
Plot: bounty hunter, gunfight, brutality, revenge, death, murder, on the road, suitcase full of money, prostitute, bartender, vengeance, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Alice in the Cities (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: German journalist Philip Winter has a case of writer’s block when trying to write an article about the United States. He decides to return to Germany, and while trying to book a flight, encounters a German woman and her nine year old daughter ...
Style: road movie, psychological, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, airport, self discovery, friendship, airplane, man-woman relation, adventure, friends, social misfits, human nature, culture clash, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, europe, new york, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Return to Macon County (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1958, two teenagers take their pride and joy, a hopped-up Chevy, and start a cross-country journey to enter it in the National Championship drag races in California. Along the way they hook up with a pretty but dingy waitress who quits her job ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: on the road, car chase, waitress, friendship, gang, car, chase, adventure, chases and races, countryside, friends, crimes ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: california, georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 11K
Safe (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Carol, a typical upper middle-class housewife, begins to complain of vague symptoms of illness. She "doesn't feel right," has unexplained headaches, congestion, a dry cough, nosebleeds, vomiting, and trouble breathing. Her family ...
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: quarantine, housewife, psychiatrist, allergy, retreat, illness, medicine, desert, crumbling marriage, doctors and patients, chemical, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: talky, bleak, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, hit and run, insurance, human nature, couple relations, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7.7
 8K
The Swimmer (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the summer. He reappears at a friend's pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from pool to pool to swim the whole valley. As he stops in ...
Style: serious, gloomy, psychological, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: swimming, midlife crisis, swimming pool, neighbor, swimmer, pool party, suburbs, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, suburban life, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: connecticut, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Morvern Callar (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Morvern Callar wakes on Christmas morning to discover that her troubled boyfriend has committed suicide, leaving behind the unpublished manuscript to his first novel and a sum of money intended to pay for his burial. Instead, Morvern attempts to use ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: suicide, christmas, friendship, supermarket, rave, couple relations, on the road, best friend, self discovery, couples, twentysomething life, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 3K
Urbania (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charlie takes an odyssey through grief during a fall weekend in New York City. His encounters are planned and chance: with a homeless man who sleeps by his building, with a friend who's dying, with the couple who lives (and noisily loves) in ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: vengeance, urban legend, haunted by the past, urban, couples, gender, gays and lesbians, dangerous attraction, legends and myths, gay, city life, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 3K
Japan (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Germany, Netherlands, Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old religious woman. Although only a few words are spoken, love grows.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: village, countryside, unlikely couple, village life, solitude, love and romance, couples, social relations, golden years, human nature, sexual relations, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Zabriskie Point (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria (who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los Angeles desert) and dropout Mark (who's wanted by the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, politics, radical, hippie, fighting the system, rock, romance, on the road, society, youth, lovers on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, phoenix arizona, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 2K
Zero Kelvin (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Larsen, an aspiring poet in '20s Oslo, leaves his girlfriend to spend a year as a trapper in East Greenland. There he is teamed with a seemingly rough old sailor/trapper, Randbæk, and a scientist, Holm. Trapped in a tiny hut together as the ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: survival, writer's life, isolation, obsessive quest, infidelity, danger, couples, male nudity, snow, winter, brutality, solitude ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: greenland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Style: disturbing, realistic, sexual, serious, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, prostitute, fish out of water, homosexuality, hustler, male prostitute, male bonding, shower, eviction, cowboy, gay slur, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, texas, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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