Movies like The Straight Story

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The Straight Story (1999)
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The Straight Story (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in Wisconsin, while Alvin is stuck in Iowa with no car and no driver's license. Then he hits on the idea of making the trip on his old lawnmower, thus beginning a picturesque and at times deeply spiritual odyssey.
Style: road movie, touching, feel good, motivational, emotional, inspirational, sincere, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, adventure, family feud, on the road, highway, reconciliation, elderly man, brother brother relationship, road trip, journey, doctor, mechanic, veteran, hitchhiker, nurse, cross country, illness, storm, life philosophy, optimism, elderly, redemption, bittersweet, escapades, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, mississippi, wisconsin, usa, mississippi river

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Most similar movies to The Straight Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, dramatic and emotional films with plots about storytelling, redemption, runaway, mentor, bittersweet, culture clash and hopes mostly in Drama, Biography and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Straight Story: Tracks (2013), Paris, Texas (1984), Nebraska (2013), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Wild (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tracks (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.
Style: uplifting, touching, scenic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, adventure, solitude, obsessive quest, beautiful scenery, human spirit, journey, explorer, camel, outback, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1935, year 1973 ...
Place: australia, africa
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100%
 8.1
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Paris, Texas (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK
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: touching, surreal, serious, psychological, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, desert, redemption, drifter, reconciliation, family reunited, estrangement, parents and children, family relations, presumed dead, hopes, striptease ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, mojave desert, houston texas ...
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100%
 7.7
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Nebraska (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aging, booze-addled father takes a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim what he believes to be a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.
Style: humorous, meditative, touching, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: aging, small town, road trip, obsessive quest, elderly, escapades, social relations, delusion, family relations, alcohol abuse, on the road, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: nebraska, montana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
Style: melancholic, touching, depressing, emotional, compassionate ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: mentally challenged, dysfunctional family, self discovery, disability, siblings relations, brothers, character study, family problems, mental illness, parents and children, small town, compassion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 129K
Wild (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A woman with a tragic past decides to start her new life by hiking for one thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Style: meditative, uplifting, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: wilderness, self discovery, cheating on husband, human spirit, hiking, nature, journey, death of mother, loneliness, redemption, starting over, on the road ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: usa, portland oregon, california, oregon, mojave desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Home of Our Own (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story is located in Los Angeles in the sixties. An energetic widow, Frances Lacey, with her six children try to make a dream of theirs come true: to have a home of their own. Therefore they leave Los Angeles and head for the countryside, while ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: single parent, family relations, small town, american dream, corporal punishment, widow, family problems, bittersweet, child's point of view, child abuse, social relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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100%
 7.3
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The Way (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When his son dies while hiking the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in the Pyrenees, Tom flies to France to claim the remains. Looking for insights into his estranged child’s life, he decides to complete the 500-mile mountain trek to ...
Style: touching, emotional, inspirational, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, travel, pilgrimage, death of son, redemption, obsessive quest, self discovery, family problems, hopes, dealing with death, on the road, grief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, france, europe, california
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100%
 7.6
 374K
127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.
Style: inspirational, suspense, uplifting, psychological, intense ...
Plot: survival, trapped, isolation, human spirit, courage, cave, life philosophy, desert, alone, loneliness, adventure, peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa
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100%
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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.
Style: road movie, feel good, humorous, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, on the road, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, dysfunctional family, family relations, escapades, parenthood, beauty pageant, suicide attempt, journey, loser ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico, new mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 17K
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, train travel, bar fight, hitchhiker, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, california, denver colorado, usa, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Rain Man (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Style: sincere, uplifting, road movie, touching, captivating ...
Plot: autism, road trip, mentally challenged, redemption, runaway, brother brother relationship, family relations, siblings relations, greed, yuppie, self discovery, disability ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, california, missouri, texas, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, feel good, uplifting ...
Plot: country music, music, rising to stardom, musician's life, artists and showbiz, human spirit, rags to riches, ambition, love and romance, hopes, family problems, career change ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, nashville tennessee, washington state, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: french, disability, human spirit, paralysis, coma, nurse, rehabilitation, life turned upside down, patient, tragic event, courage, therapy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, africa, nepal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 29K
Mask (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: fall in love, human spirit, handicapped, disability, coming of age, teenage love, single parent, love and romance, protective parent, family relations, parents and children, dignity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: father son relationship, reconciliation, terminal illness, family relations, memory, parents and children, infidelity, coming of age, family, illness, teenager, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 80s, year 1962, year 1989 ...
Place: london, brighton, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: uplifting, emotional, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, rise to the top, life, rags to riches, life philosophy, hopes, salesman, success, life is a bitch, against the odds, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Elephant Man (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, surreal, harsh ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: disfigurement, social misfits, freak, dignity, life is a bitch, melancholy, disability, human nature, suffering, hopes, cruelty, hospital ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Imaginary Crimes (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A recently widowed, small-time hustler struggles to raise his two teenage daughters on his own and still make a dishonest living in 1950s Indiana.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, parents and children, hopes, cons and scams, terminal illness, down on your luck, human nature, betrayal, single parent, life is a bitch, hustler ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s
Place: indiana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: bus, redemption, small town, self discovery, homecoming, americana, family relations, escape, golden years, hopes, obsessive quest, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.9
 74K
My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: sincere, captivating, uplifting, biting, thought provoking ...
Plot: handicapped, disability, cerebral palsy, paralysis, irish, poet, working class, artist, human spirit, painting, family relations, writer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: human spirit, terminal illness, against the odds, child illness, hopes, life is a bitch, research, family relations, cure, boy, parents and children, treatment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983, year 1986, year 1984
Place: washington d.c., rome italy, italy, boston, london ...
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32%
 7.3
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Antwone Fisher (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and ...
Style: psychological, touching, uplifting, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, african american, family reunited, child abuse, therapy, redemption, graduation, u.s. navy, thanksgiving, demotion, anger, first love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san diego california, cleveland ohio, mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Bound for Glory (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Texas home in the 1930s to find work, discovering the suffering and strength of America's working class.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, compassionate ...
Plot: great depression, labor union, music, artists and showbiz, americana, couple relations, love and romance, musician's life, desert, on the road, hitchhiker, character study ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, california, oklahoma, usa, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.2
 117K
Men of Honor (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true ...
Style: inspirational, touching, motivational, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: human spirit, racism, navy, u.s. navy, african american, military, prejudice, racial segregation, racial discrimination, soldier, against the odds, dream come true ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: usa, pacific ocean, cuba, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
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Joy (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A story based on the life of a struggling Long Island single mom who became one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs.
Style: inspirational, stylized, witty, serious, realistic ...
Plot: businesswoman, business, career woman, entrepreneur, inventor, family relations, strong female lead, ambition, inventions and discoveries, parents and children, divorce, single parent ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new york state, california, new jersey ...
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31%
 7.2
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Steve Jobs (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, factual ...
Plot: prodigy, computers and web, entrepreneur, technology, genius, rise to the top, ambition, computer, inventions and discoveries, workplace situations, friendship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1998 ...
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Something the Lord Made (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
Style: uplifting, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: interracial relations, prejudice, human spirit, surgery, racism, university, patient, medical, laboratory, talented, blacks and whites, african american ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 70s ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, nashville tennessee, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
St. Giuseppe Moscati: Doctor to the Poor (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Giuseppe Moscati, Doctor saint of Naples, was a doctor of the early twentieth century, from an aristocratic family devoted his career to serving the poor. The film focuses on the human side, partially leaving aside the spiritual part.
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: belief in god, life & death, redemption, hopes, hospital, doctor, life philosophy, unconventional method, compassion, doctors and patients, doctor patient relationship, meaning of life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Redwood Highway (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marie, a reluctant resident of a retirement community in Southern Oregon, decides to walk 80 miles down the Redwood Highway to see the ocean for the first time in 45 years.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Plot: family relations, on the road, obsessive quest, estrangement, escapades, introspection, haunted by the past, strong female presence, golden years, hopes, parents and children, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Miracle Worker (1962)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: mute or deaf, teacher, blind character, human spirit, disability, family relations, tutor, tantrum, handicapped, social misfits, dedicated educator, communication problem ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: alabama, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%