Movies like Heroes 1977

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Heroes (1977)
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Heroes (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder breaks out of a VA hospital and goes on a road trip with a sympathetic traveler to find out what became of the other men in his unit.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: vietnam veteran, road trip, on the road, friendship, friends, graphic violence, self discovery, mental illness, starting over, hopes, human nature, social misfits, disorder, fish out of water, post traumatic stress disorder, psychological drama, post war, robbery, beer, hitchhiking, poker game, race car, diner, bar fight, vietnam war veteran ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, vietnam

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, humorous and semi serious films with plots about friendship, friends, redemption, human nature, self discovery, hopes and bittersweet mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Heroes: The Lords of Flatbush (1974), Intimate Stories (2002), Scarecrow (1973), Foreign Letters (2012), Tumbleweeds (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Lords of Flatbush (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Directed by Martin Davidson and Stephen Verona, The Lords of Flatbush is a low budget film starring Perry King, Henry Winkler and Sylvester Stallone (who also wrote additional dialog). Set in the late 1950s, the coming-of-age story follows four ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, youth, gang, coming of age, human nature, self discovery, goofy hero, buddies, parents and children, friends, wedding, gangs ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
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95%
Intimate Stories (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three people and a baby set off on separate journeys, along the same road; their disparate dreams and stories intertwine amidst the breathtaking deserted Patagonic route.
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: on the road, friends, self discovery, friendship, human nature, destiny, hopes, rise to the top, redemption, parents and children, small town life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
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78%
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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: road movie, sincere, touching, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: drifter, friendship, on the road, self discovery, road trip, introspection, buddies, partners, hitchhiker, train ride, bar fight, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, california, denver colorado, usa, united states ...
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70%
Foreign Letters (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, introspection, hopes, youth, society, culture clash, teenage life, fish out of water, immigrants, family life, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, israel, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Tumbleweeds (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: asthma, mother daughter relationship, on the road, starting over, human nature, self discovery, family problems, single parent, love and romance, friendship, loneliness, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, arizona, tennessee, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Bass Ackwards (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A man coming off a disastrous affair with a married woman has a lyrical, strange and comedic cross-country journey in a modified VW bus.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: on the road, human nature, obsessive quest, hopes, self discovery, father daughter relationship, road trip, adultery, father son relationship, redemption, escapades, cross country ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, new york, seattle washington, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Breaking the Rules (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two friends take their dying buddy on one last road trip.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: youth, friendship, best friends, hopes, partners, buddies, life is a bitch, tragic hero, unfulfillment, adventure, profanity, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Stay Hungry (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Stay Hungry is a 1976 dramatic comedy film by director Bob Rafelson from a screenplay by Charles Gaines. The story centers on a young Birmingham, Alabama, scion, played by Jeff Bridges, who gets involved in a shady real-estate deal. In order to ...
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious
Plot: friendship, gym, bodybuilding, contests and competitions, society, romance, ambition, love and romance, rivalry, social differences, working class, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, twentieth century
Place: usa, alabama, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Go-Getter (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.
Style: semi serious, melancholic, enigmatic, ironic, realistic ...
Plot: car thief, road trip, teenage life, love and romance, parents and children, introspection, self discovery, human nature, coming of age, obsessive quest, lifestyle, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: oregon, new orleans, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Smoke Signals (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family, and Victor hasn't ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, road movie, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, native americans, friendship, self discovery, native american, escapades, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, family problems, human nature, adolescence, life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona, india, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Bustin' Loose (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After ex-con Joe Braxton violates his probation he is given a second chance, all he has to do is drive a group of special kids across the country. What could possibly go wrong?
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: bus, friendship, teacher, school, on the road, fish out of water, cons and scams, mentally unstable, misfit, youth, starting over, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Looking for Miguel (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy Columbian politician blinded by his own privilege is forced to walk a mile in the shoes of the people he despises most after falling victim to a violent attack and subsequently losing his memory. Miguel was a man of fine stock, a ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, friendship, social differences, redemption, memory loss, social relations, life is a bitch, society, hopes, rich and poor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Human Resources Manager (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, Germany, France, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A tragic comedy centered on the HR manager of Israel's largest industrial bakery, who sets out to save the reputation of his business and prevent the publication of a defamatory article.
Style: tragicomedy, road movie, humorous, captivating, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, on the road, human nature, selflessness, redemption, bribery, righting the wronged, bittersweet, friendship, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, romania, europe, middle east, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Border Radio (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Before carving out a niche as one of the most distinct voices in nineties American cinema, Allison Anders made her debut, alongside codirectors and fellow UCLA film school students Kurt Voss and Dean Lent, with 1987’s Border Radio. A low-key, ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: on the run, friendship, disorder, friends, unlikely criminals, hopes, musician's life, dishonesty, chases and races, crimes, artists and showbiz, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, latin america, mexico, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 310
Full Grown Men (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A man stuck in the reveries of his youth tracks down the boyhood friend he once tormented, only to find that simpler times were more complicated than he thought.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: mermaid, amusement park, friends, best friends, buddies, youth, partners, fish out of water, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, couple relations, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Bonneville (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three women take a road trip to Santa Barbara in order to deliver the ashes of one of their dead husbands to his resentful daughter. Faced with the decision of a lifetime, Arvilla Holden hijacks her two best friends and sets off in a vintage ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, family relations, parents and children, elderly, death in the family, mother daughter relationship, hitchhiker, promise, road trip, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, idaho, nevada, usa, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, bittersweet, best friends, partners, friends, family problems, couples, family relations, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 249
Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: hopes, island, redemption, starting over, family problems, estrangement, couple relations, friendship, human nature, social misfits, ocean, coast ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: writer's life, friendship, vacation, hopes, single parent, redemption, alcohol abuse, family relations, artists and showbiz, misfit, disability, typewriter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Green Dragon (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A tale about Vietnamese refugees sent to an orientation camp on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base in California, 'Green Dragon' focuses on a young boy and his sister. Set in 1975, the film chronicles the stories told to the two children by ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: military, interracial relations, self discovery, military life, friendship, culture clash, translator, homecoming, human nature, immigrants, military base, racism ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, friendship, hopes, haunted by the past, small town, redemption, death of wife, father daughter relationship, society, elderly, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
California Dreaming (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young T.T. comes from Chicago to spend the summer in California. He slowly becomes "California-ized," while learning about love and life in the Golden State.
Style: feel good, sentimental, sincere, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: infidelity, beach, lifestyle, coming of age, misfit, love and romance, romance, couples, disorder, youth, human nature, teenage life ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Last Day of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This unpredictable story follows an agitated fast-food employee, Joe, who's reached his breaking point from being harassed and tormented by his boss...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, vengeful fired employee, crimes, confined, social misfits, mentally unstable, drugs/alcohol, vengeance, hopes, misfit, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Funny Bunny (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Gene spends his days canvassing about childhood obesity. One day he canvasses Titty, an emotionally-arrested 19-year-old who has successfully sued his own father to win back a large inheritance and gotten himself disowned in the process. Gene ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good ...
Plot: love triangle, friends, friendship, social misfits, rabbit, female director, woman slaps man, bicycle, pig, knife
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: sincere, realistic, serious, touching, talky ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, map, hopes, buddies, partners, on the road, liberal, couples, thirtysomething life, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, england, europe, usa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Frisco Kid (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Rabbi Avram arrives in Philadelphia from Poland en route to San Francisco where he will be a congregation's new rabbi. An innocent and inexperienced traveller, he is tricked by con men to pay for the trip to go west, then they leave him and his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, touching, clever ...
Plot: rabbi, old west, fish out of water, bank robber, partners, crimes, heist, friendship, culture clash, buddies, clergy, odd couple ...
Time: 19th century, 50s, 20th century, 1850s
Place: california, san francisco, poland, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 716
Girls Town (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four women, Patti, Emma, Angela, and Nicki are completing their last year of high school. Unfortunately for the group, one of their own, Nicki, unexpectedly commits suicide. The three remaining women, upon finding out that Nicki had been raped ...
Style: disturbing, touching, sincere, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, high school, women, teenage love, juvenile delinquency, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, human nature, family relations, feminism, suicide, domestic violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Roommates (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An elderly, yet young-at-heart man, moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down.
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: deathbed, roommate, funeral, orphan, vegetarian, hopes, elderly, starting over, golden years, odd couple, love and romance, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Boys Next Door (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jack Palmer is a social worker whose job has taken precedence over his personal life. Mainly, his job is to help four mentally challenged men live regular lives in a home. They consist of: Norman, who works at a donut shop and has a thing for keys; ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: social worker, golf, disability, family relations, mentally challenged, donut, social misfits, hopes, society, pets, starting over, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, introspection, research, movie star, job interview, on the road, friends, celebrity culture, actor's life, stranger, interview ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%