Movies like On the Road

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On the Road (2012)
 6.1
 39K
On the Road (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, UK, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, Argentina
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for "It" results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.
Style: road movie, atmospheric, inspirational, melancholic, sexy, sexual, serious, realistic, contemplative, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, road trip, writers, self discovery, lifestyle, adventure, society, escapades, americana, youth, introspection, spying on couple having sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), threesome, infidelity, post war, hitchhiker, sex scene, sexual promiscuity, adaptation, marijuana, snow, cemetery, song ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, year 1947, 1950s, year 1949 ...
Place: usa, mexico, new york, california, san francisco, louisiana, arizona ...

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Most similar movies to On the Road

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and talky films with plots about friendship, runaway, nudity (full frontal - brief), storytelling, mentor, drinking and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like On the Road: American Honey (2016), Big Sur (2013), Into the Wild (2007), Easy Rider (1969), One Week (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 36K
American Honey (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.
Style: road movie, talky, disturbing, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: teenage girl, road trip, misfit, dancing, teenager, first love, marijuana, van, romance, storytelling, drinking, on the road ...
Place: america, nebraska, oklahoma, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 2K
Big Sur (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Big Sur is a film adaptation of the Jack Kerouac autobiographical novel of the same name.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: writer's life, introspection, lifestyle, mentally unstable, solitude, addiction, solitary, social relations, friendship between men, friendship, alcohol abuse, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 558K
Into the Wild (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: road movie, melancholic, inspirational, philosophical, motivational ...
Plot: self discovery, wilderness, survival, freedom, journey, life philosophy, isolation, on the road, adventure, solitude, lifestyle change, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1991, year 1992 ...
Place: alaska, usa, california, washington state, georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 97K
Easy Rider (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.
Style: road movie, psychedelic, realistic, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Plot: hippie, on the road, anti hero, anti heroes, friendship, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, lsd, existentialism, motorcycle, americana, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new orleans, arizona, louisiana, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 7.0
 11K
One Week (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ben Tyler (Joshua Jackson) has been diagnosed with cancer. With a grim chance of survival in the best case scenario even if he immediately begins treatment, he instead decides to take a motorcycle trip from Toronto through the Canadian prairies to ...
Style: realistic, serious, road movie, emotional, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terminal illness, self discovery, motorcycle, cancer, travel, on the road, fighting illness, treatment, dealing with death, health situation, twentysomething life, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, pacific ocean, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Harry and Tonto (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Harry is a retired teacher in his 70s living in the Upper West Side of New York City where his late wife and he raised his children--where he's lived all his life. When the building he lives in is torn down to make way for a parking garage, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, thought provoking, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, aging, americana, hitchhiker, family relations, on the road, cat, eviction, redemption, bittersweet, road trip, elderly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, chicago illinois, arizona, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Chile
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jamie is a boorish, insensitive American twentysomething traveling in Chile, who somehow manages to create chaos at every turn. He and his friends are planning on taking a road trip north to experience a legendary shamanistic hallucinogen called the ...
Style: atmospheric, humorous, realistic, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, self discovery, disorder, fish out of water, adolescence vs adulthood, friends, drugs/alcohol, twentysomething life, radical, misfit, rivalry, drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: chile, latin america, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Hideous Kinky (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1972, disenchanted about the dreary conventions of English life, 25-year-old Julia heads for Morocco with her daughters, six-year-old Lucy and precocious eight-year-old Bea.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: hippie, sister, culture clash, celebrity culture, love and romance, family relations, single parent, self discovery, cons and scams, parents and children, lover, lovers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: morocco, london, africa, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA, Chile, Peru, Brazil, UK, Germany, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: "The Motorcycle Diaries" is based on the journals of Che Guevara, leader of the Cuban Revolution. In his memoirs, Guevara recounts adventures he, and best friend Alberto Granado, had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, road movie, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, motorcycle, poverty, journey, on the road, friendship, injustice, freedom, following a dream, introspection, buddies, young man ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1952, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: latin america, argentina, colombia, venezuela, chile ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
And Your Mother Too! (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.
Style: sexy, erotic, realistic, intense, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexuality, older woman younger man relationship, hot and sexy, age difference, coming of age, road trip, sexual obsession, sexual relations, strong sexual content, masturbation, sex, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, madrid, mexico city, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The coming of age of a youth named Sonny in a small Texas town in the 1950s.
Style: realistic, captivating, sentimental, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: graduation, coming of age, friendship, small town, self discovery, jealousy, american dream, christmas, youth, high school graduation, older woman younger man relationship, innocence lost ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1952, year 1951 ...
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.8
 7K
Samsara (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: India, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A love story situated in the Himalayas. A Buddhist monk can't choose between life and the way of the Buddha.
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: buddhism, monk, self discovery, human nature, social differences, culture clash, lifestyle, rich and poor, hopes, monastery, society, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, himalaya, tibet, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 15K
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, partners, buddies, hitchhiker, bar fight, train ride, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, detroit, denver colorado, california, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Easy Rider 2: The Ride Home (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this revisionist drama, the film delves into the family lineage of Wyatt Williams, the character made famous by Peter Fonda in the original Easy Rider Movie. Centering around the Williams family, and their internal family struggles throughout the ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, avant garde, dark humor ...
Plot: self discovery, on the road, breasts, redemption, family relations, drugs/alcohol, friends, nudity (full frontal - brief), estrangement, rock, americana, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1969, 60s ...
Place: usa, mexico, arizona, ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, depressing, intense ...
Plot: aids, self discovery, love triangle, lgbt, romance, hopes, loneliness, gay, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), pregnancy, bisexual ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: ohio, new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Race You to the Bottom (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Nathan and Maggie are in the throes of a passionate affair. They're young, good-looking, and both have boyfriends. When Nathan is assigned to write a travel article on romantic hot-spots in Napa Valley, these unconventional lovers test the ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, self discovery, love affair, romance, destructive relationship, on the road, youth, young lovers, lifestyle, journalism, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Sheltering Sky (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An American couple (John Malkovich, Debra Winger) drift toward emptiness in postwar North Africa.
Style: captivating, realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological ...
Plot: desert, infidelity, friendship, extramarital affair, adultery, family problems, dishonesty, couples, on the road, performer's life, crumbling marriage, romance ...
Time: 80s, 1940s
Place: africa, new york, north africa, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, photographer, waitress, breasts, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, love triangle, invasion, artist, mistress, womanizer, communism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: prague, central europe, switzerland, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
Style: bleak, captivating, serious, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: poet, obsession, youth, friendship, student life, sexual tension, writer's life, lifestyle, murder, friends, university, gay ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1944 ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: psychological, serious, touching, contemplative, atmospheric ...
Plot: suicide, friendship, supermarket, self discovery, friends, couple relations, couples, twentysomething life, best friend, writers, rave, christmas ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 12K
Poetic Justice (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, on the road, friendship, starting over, self discovery, romance, gang, homecoming, hopes, life is a bitch, going straight, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, south central los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Travelers and Magicians (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, Bhutan, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young government official, named Dondup, who is smitten with America (he even has a denim gho) dreams of escaping there while stuck in a beautiful but isolated village. He hopes to connect in the U.S. with a visa out of the country. He misses the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, road movie
Plot: storytelling, illusion, self discovery, adventure, clergy, friendship, introspection, on the road, culture clash, society, countryside, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.1
 354K
Stand by Me (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, childhood, friendship, adventure, coming-of-age, youth, loyalty, innocence, camp, courage, teenager, death ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 80s
Place: oregon, usa, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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In the Land of Women (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a bad breakup with his girlfriend leaves him heartbroken, Carter Webb moves to Michigan to take care of his ailing grandmother. Once there, he gets mixed up in the lives of the mother and daughters who live across the street.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, love, cancer, writers, suburban life, teenager, self discovery, woman, friendship, infidelity, grandmother grandson relationship, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, los angeles, michigan, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 5K
Heights (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 'Heights' follows five characters over 24 hours on a fall day in New York City. Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer. On the same day, Isabel's mother Diana learns that ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, non-linear, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, introspection, lifestyle, city life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, actor's life, gay, family relations, wedding, existentialism, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, wales ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two small children and a ship's cook survive a shipwreck and find safety on an idyllic tropical island. Soon, however, the cook dies and the young boy and girl are left on their own. Days become years and Emmeline (Brooke Shields) and Richard ...
Style: sexual, romantic, captivating, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: island, love and romance, first sex, adventure, stranded, fall in love, shipwreck, teenage love, masturbation, teenage sexuality, teenage sex, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, victorian, 1900s, victorian era ...
Place: san francisco, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 9K
Ask the Dust (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: immigrants, interracial relations, love, regret, romance, opposites attract, lifestyle, love affair, fall in love, writer's life, nudity (full frontal - brief), letter ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 19th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, italy, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, hitchhiker, human nature, starting over, domestic violence, parents and children, love affair, couple relations, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, couples, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harvard university, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: road movie, realistic, thought provoking, serious, captivating ...
Plot: road trip, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, musician, self discovery, character study, working class, family problems, identity crisis, americana, irresponsible ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, washington state, southern california, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A road trip through Louisiana transforms three strangers who were originally brought together by their respective feelings of loneliness.
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, romance, unlikely couple, adolescence vs adulthood, on the road, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, unlikely partners, couple relations, social misfits, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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