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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, psychological, twists and turns, serious, realistic, surprise ending, enigmatic, bleak, meditative, art house ...
Plot: car chase, on the road, hippie, mechanic, hitchhiker, gas station, desert, cult, contests and competitions, destructive relationship, obsessive quest, birds, bet, social differences, couples, chases and races, chevrolet, existentialism, motorcycle, gay, cowboy, car, friendship, food, death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, enigmatic and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, loneliness, runaway, existentialism, dialogue, catastrophe and culture clash mostly in Drama, Crime and Western genres. Some movies like Two-Lane Blacktop: Twentynine Palms (2003), Five Easy Pieces (1970), Scarecrow (1973), Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979), Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993). 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, psychological, serious, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: desert, on the road, culture clash, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, kids in trouble, sexual relations, couple relations, couples, society, danger, man-woman relation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, captivating, thought provoking, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: hitchhiker, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, road trip, generation gap, bowling, pianist, self discovery, small town, on the road, oil field, pacific northwest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, washington state, usa, southern california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 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: serious, sincere, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, drifter, on the road, train ride, hitchhiker, self discovery, bar fight, road trip, misfit, society, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, denver colorado, california, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, college, anti war, reunion, protest, couple relations, hopes, love and romance, friends, twentysomething life, youth, introspection ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new hampshire, usa, medical school, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, self discovery, friendship, desert, love, sex, salesman, highway, road trip, romance, love and romance, singleness ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california, los angeles
⇓ 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: serious, offbeat, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, comeback, friendship, small town, athlete and trainer, power relations, contests and competitions, hopes, obsession, ambition, animal life, gory ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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, stylized, disturbing, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: serial killer, notoriety, killing spree, mass murder, on the run, crime, celebrity culture, criminal heroes, lovers on the run, forceful separation, artists and showbiz, murderous pair ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: south dakota, usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: touching, gloomy, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: factory, on the road, desert, small town, fish out of water, estrangement, hopes, unfulfillment, family in crisis, love and romance, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 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, thought provoking, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: drug abuse, abortion, on the road, addiction, redemption, heroin, destructive relationship, social misfits, hopes, rehabilitation, overdose, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: iowa, chicago illinois, mexico, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: emotional, sexual, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: motorcycle, haunted by the past, motorcycle race, on the road, memory, unsimulated sex, ambulance, driving, prostitute, rape, redemption, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new hampshire, cross country, los angeles, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: surreal, road movie, gloomy, touching, serious ...
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, sexuality, prostitution, homosexuality, homosexual, fainting, prostitute, alienation, on the road, father son relationship, gay sex ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: idaho, usa, seattle, washington state, portland oregon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: tense, realistic, emotional, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: small town, pregnancy, arson, vandalism, vietnam war, couples, human nature, police investigation, family problems, small town life, social relations, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: ohio, asia, usa, vietnam, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: on the road, car chase, friendship, waitress, misfit, law enforcement, society, adventure, crimes, friends, contests and competitions, chases and races ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: usa, california, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: forbidden love, innocence lost, vengeance, sex, elderly lovers, couples, haunted by the past, human nature, society, coming of age, twins, youth ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, stone age
Place: africa, kenya, tunisia, england, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: gloomy, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, map, liberal, self discovery, on the road, introspection, human nature, weekend, radio, hippie, thirtysomething life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, england, europe, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, touching, surreal, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: redemption, desert, reunion, drifter, reconciliation, fear of flying, on the road, regret, mute, peep show, self discovery, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, houston texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: cynical, bleak, tense, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: bounty hunter, gunfight, brutality, revenge, murder, death, on the road, bartender, suitcase full of money, prostitute, vengeance, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: surreal, realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: revolution, politics, hippie, rebellion, radical, on the road, counterculture, bohemian life, fighting the system, law enforcer killer, passenger, rock ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, america, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 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: touching, realistic, gloomy, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: dog, small town, on the road, realism, drifter, social problems, hopes, life is a bitch, down on your luck, pets, human nature, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: oregon, usa, alaska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, soldier, rainy, obsessive quest, deadly, passenger, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, gay, muslim, driving, lgbt ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, clever, psychological, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, hit and run, insurance, couple relations, hopes, family relations, parents and children, addiction, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, biting, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, divorce, love, adultery, dysfunctional family, society, lifestyle, friendship, suburbs, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ 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, psychological, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: suicide, friendship, rave, supermarket, christmas, self discovery, couples, on the road, twentysomething life, couple relations, friends, best friend ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: sexual, disturbing, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, prostitute, homosexuality, cowboy, homosexual, eviction, dancer, gay slur, male bonding, shower, hustler ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, texas, usa, manhattan new york city, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Drowning on Dry Land (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A taxi driver (Naveen Andrews) picks up a fare (Barbara Hershey) in Manhattan. She offers the driver a large sum to drive her to the desert. While the pair drive across the country, the woman tries various strategies to lure the driver into ...
Style: realistic, psychological, touching, serious, talky ...
Plot: desert, taxi, on the road, couples, love and romance, interracial relations, opposites attract, airport, motel, sex outside, credit card, adultery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: countryside, village, solitude, human nature, couples, social relations, village life, love and romance, golden years, unlikely couple, sexual relations, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, realistic, touching ...
Plot: on the road, airport, friendship, human nature, society, partners, disorder, culture clash, self discovery, social misfits, friends, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, new york, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: gloomy, serious, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: swimming, midlife crisis, neighbor, swimming pool, swimmer, pool party, dysfunctional character, social relations, haunted by the past, materialism, couples, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: connecticut, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: vengeance, urban legend, gays and lesbians, legends and myths, crimes, stock broker, urban, weekend, gender, haunted by the past, couples, yuppie ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: disturbing, psychological, bleak, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: quarantine, housewife, desert, illness, retreat, allergy, medicine, psychiatrist, society, couples, suburbs, yuppie ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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