Movies like Kings of the Road

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Kings of the Road (1976)
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Kings of the Road (1976)
Original name: Im Lauf der Zeit
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Itinerant projection-equipment repairman Bruno Winter (Rüdiger Vogler) and depressed hitchhiker Robert Lander (Hanns Zischler)--a doctor who has just been through a break-up with his wife and a half-hearted suicide attempt--travel along the Western side of the East-German border in a repair truck, visiting worn-out movie theaters, learning to communicate across their differences. The film features stunning black-and-white cinematography from Robbie Muller and a pensive score from Improved Sound Limited.
Style: road movie, psychological, touching, atmospheric, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: on the road, friendship, friends, partners, dull life, mechanic, hitchhiker, buddies, odd couple, unfulfillment, suicide, friendship between men, male friendship, loneliness, border, train, masturbation, accident, male nudity, river, cinema, bus, father son relationship, stranger, car accident ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, german democratic republic, west germany

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Most similar movies to Kings of the Road

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and psychological films with plots about friends, friendship, on the road, unfulfillment, family relations, love and romance and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Kings of the Road: Alice in the Cities (1974), Wrong Move (1975), The Meetings of Anna (1978), Scarecrow (1973), A Trip (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Alice in the Cities (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 113 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, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: on the road, airport, friendship, polaroid, adventure, society, escapades, friends, disorder, self discovery, human nature, culture clash ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, amsterdam, europe, new york, west germany ...
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Wrong Move (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Six days in the life of Wilhelm: a detached man without qualities. He wants to write, so his mother gives him a ticket to Bonn, telling him to live. On the train he meets an older man, an athlete in the 1936 Olympics, and his mute teen companion, ...
Style: road movie, realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Plot: suicide, human nature, self discovery, teenage life, on the road, memory loss, palaces castles and temples, romance, love and romance, contests and competitions, mute or deaf, hidden identity ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Meetings of Anna (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, West Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Anna is a film director whose job takes her all over western Europe. In each place she either already has some intimate connection, or readily makes one. People seem drawn to her, but inevitably insist on sharing their inmost secrets and discontents ...
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, train, nudity (full frontal - brief), on the road, couple relations, battle of the sexes, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, friends, estrangement, female director ...
Time: 70s
Place: brussels, europe, belgium, germany, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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A Trip (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three friends embark on a road trip like in high school, but things have changed - Gregor is going to war mission, Ziva is going to study abroad, while Andrej is still the same. There are secrets left unsaid. Can their friendship survive?
Style: emotional, realistic, road movie, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: reunion, friendship, on the road, love triangle, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, journey, gay, love and romance, direction and purpose, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: slovenia
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37%
Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, hospital, family problems, family in crisis, dealing with death, life is a bitch, pubic hair, sickness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Kill Me (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Switzerland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenage girl helps an escaped fugitive flee Germany into France, after extracting a promise that he will help her commit suicide.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: on the run, fugitives, partners, crimes, on the road, unfulfillment, misfit partners, dealing with death, escaped prisoner, police, trust, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, germany, marseille, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Marianne & Juliane (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Germany, 1968: The priest's daughters Marianna and Juliane both fight for changes in society, like making abortion legal. However their means are totally different: while Juliane's committed as a reporter, her sister joins a terroristic ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, emotional, controversial ...
Plot: politics, terrorism, family relations, feminism, years of lead, strip search, atrocity, radical, chaos and mayhem, rebelliousness, siblings relations, rebellion ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Transylvania (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Zingarina arrives in Transylavania, accompanied by her close friend Marie and her guide and interpreter Luminitsa. She is not there only to visit this region of Romania but to trace her lover Milan, a musician who has made her pregnant and who left ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, touching, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: obsessive quest, self discovery, on the road, pregnancy, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, couples, folk, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, bear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Space Between (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Montine McLeod, a world-weary flight attendant, and Omar Hassan, a prematurely wise 10-year-old Pakastani-American boy connect with one another amidst the chaos of September 11, 2001. When Montine discovers the boy's direct personal link to the ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, youth, stewardess, terrorism, father son relationship, cross country, boy, danger, hopes, friends, 9/11 ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Palermo Shooting (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After the wild lifestyle of a famous young German photographer almost gets him killed, he goes to Palermo, Sicily to take a break. Can the beautiful city and a beautiful local woman calm him down?
Style: atmospheric, psychological, captivating, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: on the run, human nature, love affair, mysterious character, rivalry, life turned upside down, lifestyle, on the road, photographer, revenge, murder, rock ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sicily, germany, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Frailer (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: friendship, best friends, friends, siblings relations, unfulfillment, terminal illness, family relations, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
As We Were Dreaming (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Andreas Dresen's adaptation of Clemens Meyer's novel about a group of East German friends right after the fall of the Wall.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: friends, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, teenage boy, nightlife, lifestyle, freedom, buddies, dull life, cause and meaning, pole dance, pole dancing ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Other Bank (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, Kazakhstan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Life creates many obstacles for 12 years old boy - Tedo. Tedo belongs to the generation, which was forced to mass displacement because of the civil war in Abkhazia, one of the most beatiful places in Georgia. The civil war took away everything Tedo ...
Style: emotional, realistic, road movie, psychological, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, on the road, family relations, estrangement, parents and children, single parent, poverty, childhood, search for father, journey, grownups, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, georgia (former ussr), caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Oxygen (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two young man share an incurable illness. Is their love for the women in their lives strong enough to conquer their fear of dying?
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: transplant, terminal illness, human spirit, friendship, hopes, optimism, life is a bitch, deadly, fall in love, hospital, love and romance, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
I Travel Alone (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jarle Klepp is a 25-year-old student of literature with a passion for Adorno, Proust and grown-up women - and definitely not Tamagochi's, Lady Di and small kids. The news that he is the father of a seven year old girl - and that she will come ...
Style: realistic, emotional, contemplative, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family relations, friends, youth, life turned upside down, couples, society, student life, twentysomething life, student
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 ...
Style: road movie, serious, realistic, meditative, atmospheric ...
Plot: car chase, on the road, mechanic, hitchhiker, bet, destructive relationship, contests and competitions, obsessive quest, gas station, hippie, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., santa fe new mexico, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Red Desert (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Amid the modern wastelands and toxic factories of Italy, wife and mother Giuliana (Monica Vitti) desperately tries to conceal her tenuous grip on reality from those around her, especially her successful yet neglectful husband, Ugo (Carlo Chionetti). ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: fog, factory, society, car accident, loneliness, anxiety, depression, mother son relationship, couple relations, mental illness, countryside, manic ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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1001 Grams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Norwegian scientist Marie attends a seminar in Paris on the actual weight of a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and, not least, love, that ends up on the scale. Finally Marie is forced to come to terms with how much a ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, dull life, unfulfillment, frustration, scientist, estrangement, love, bittersweet, love affair, love and romance, female nudity, bathtub ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, norway, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, talky, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, last wish, death, memory, family relations, war veteran, partners, parents and children, self discovery, friends, friendship between men, male friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Atomic Age (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Two young boys, Victor and Rainer, take the commuter train to spend the evening in Paris. In a nightclub on the banks of the Seine they go from one disappointment to another, from failed chat ups to street brawls. But as they get carried away by the ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, exciting, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, friends, lifestyle, buddies, city life, on the road, youth, gender, urban, coming out, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Julia (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, realistic, factual, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, politics, political unrest, friends, against the odds, writer's life, female bonding, female protagonist, smuggling, fascism, culture clash, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria, berlin germany, london ...
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26%
Exit: A personal history (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man travels to Holland for an assisted suicide. The young man was convinced that this was his only way of ending an existence that he considered to lack any dignity.
Style: experimental, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: human nature, family relations, dull life, unfulfillment, dealing with death, death wish, sexual content, siblings relations, urban, urban setting, disability, human rights
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, holland, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Byways (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Victor, a father, travels the roads with his teenage son, Felix. For Felix, the trip is a school of life, as his first romantic encounter helps him better understand his father and get closer to him.
Style: road movie, contemplative, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: on the road, family relations, parents and children, parent child relationship, hopes, love and romance, single parent, son, father son relationship, teenager, teenage boy, single father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Summer (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Shaun and Daz are vibrant kids, wasted by their experience of education. All they have is friendship and Shaun's first love Katy. From the moment Shaun steps into our world he is bound to lose. Labeled as a violent bully he destroys himself and ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: friendship, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, self discovery, haunted by the past, misfit, hopes, disability, friends, father son relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Summer in the City (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Released from prison a man wanders through a new reality
Audience: student film
Plot: on the run, movie theatre, very little dialogue, ex convict, train, release from prison, photo booth, billiards, winter, pinball, bar, airplane
Place: munich germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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To Life (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Helen, Rose and Lili have survived the Holocaust and have never seen each other since the war has ended. In 1960, they meet again in Berck, France. They learn to enjoy together simple pleasures in life: nice meals, ballads on the beach, playing in ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: friendship, reunion, starting over, haunted by the past, human spirit, hopes, auschwitz, strong female presence, friends, older woman younger man relationship, sexless marriage, woman in a bikini ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1960s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Rails & Ties (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A deadly collision between a train and car lead to an unlikely bond between the train engineer and a young boy who escapes the carnage.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: orphan, train, family relations, friendship, terminal illness, family problems, single parent, suicidal, collision, unfulfillment, bittersweet, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Kings (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the mid 1970s a group of young men leave the Connemara Gaeltacht, bound for London and filled with ambition for a better life. After thirty years, they meet again at the funeral of their youngest friend, Jackie. The film intersperses flashbacks ...
Style: psychological, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: alcohol abuse, society, friends, introspection, friendship, bar, reunion, buddies, dealing with death, death, drunkenness, friend ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Route 132 (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two old friends and small-time crooks embark on a crime spree, but take an unexpected detour that could lead them down the road to redemption.
Style: road movie, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, crime spree, self discovery, friends, haunted by the past, introspection, partners, crimes, buddies, countryside, dealing with death, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%