Movies like On the Road

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On the Road (2012)
 6.1
 40K
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, sexy, atmospheric, inspirational, melancholic, twists and turns, sexual, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, road trip, writers, post war, hitchhiker, marijuana, self discovery, lifestyle, adventure, society, escapades, leaving home, drugs/alcohol, americana, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, introspection, drugs, spying on couple having sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), threesome, infidelity, hitchhiking, migrant ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, year 1947, year 1950, 1950s ...
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 storytelling, friendship, runaway, life philosophy, mentor, drinking and drinking alcohol mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like On the Road: American Honey (2016), Big Sur (2013), Easy Rider (1969), Into the Wild (2007), One Week (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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American Honey (2016)
Genre: Adventure, 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: road trip, teenage girl, misfit, teenager, first love, marijuana, dancing, van, romance, drinking alcohol, drinking, on the road ...
Place: kansas city, nebraska, america, oklahoma, texas ...
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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: introspection, writer's life, mentally unstable, lifestyle, solitude, social relations, solitary, addiction, friendship between men, friendship, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 100K
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: psychedelic, road movie, realistic, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Plot: hippie, lsd, motorcycle, friendship, on the road, anti heroes, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, biker, marijuana, existentialism, americana ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new orleans, arizona, los angeles, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.1
 575K
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, philosophical, inspirational, motivational ...
Plot: self discovery, survival, journey, wilderness, life philosophy, freedom, on the road, lifestyle change, adventure, solitude, isolation, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990, year 1991, year 1992 ...
Place: alaska, usa, atlanta georgia, washington state, south dakota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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, cancer, self discovery, motorcycle, travel, on the road, fighting illness, twentysomething life, dealing with death, treatment, health situation, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, british columbia, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 224K
The Beach (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, scenic, stylized ...
Plot: utopia, marijuana, tourist, obsessive quest, adventurer, desire, secret place, island, beach, hippie, delusion, map ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, fish out of water, disorder, drugs/alcohol, radical, friends, misfit, rivalry, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, drinking alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: chile, latin america, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)
Genre: Adventure, 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: emotional, realistic, uplifting, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, unlikely couple, self discovery, starting over, on the road, haunted by the past, couple relations, adolescence vs adulthood, social misfits, youth, unlikely partners, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: older woman younger man relationship, hot and sexy, sexuality, age difference, strong sexual content, coming of age, explicit sex, road trip, sex, masturbation, sexual obsession, sexual attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, madrid, mexico city, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: sister, hippie, culture clash, celebrity culture, love and romance, single parent, family relations, self discovery, parents and children, cons and scams, lovers, lover ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: morocco, london, africa, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, young man, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1952, 1960s ...
Place: latin america, argentina, venezuela, colombia, chile ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 16K
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 ⇓
25%
 7.8
 8K
Samsara (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: India, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 145 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: monk, self discovery, buddhism, human nature, social differences, culture clash, lifestyle, monastery, rich and poor, society, hopes, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, himalaya, tibet, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, 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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, photographer, waitress, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, love triangle, mistress, artist, invasion, womanizer, communism, soviet army ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: prague, central europe, switzerland, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: graduation, coming of age, friendship, small town, american dream, jealousy, self discovery, high school prom, older woman younger man relationship, christmas, youth, high school graduation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1951, year 1952 ...
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, sexual tension, friendship, student life, mental illness, writer's life, lifestyle, murder, friends, gay ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, serious, sincere, touching, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, self discovery, love affair, love triangle, on the road, destructive relationship, couples, journalism, youth, lifestyle, young lovers, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: realistic, emotional, serious, dark humor, avant garde ...
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, rock, buddies, estrangement, family problems, father son relationship, on the road, self discovery, family reunited, motorcycle, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1940s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, mexico, arizona, ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 6.8
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Adventureland (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.
Style: humorous, sentimental, melancholic, funny, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: summer job, job seeking, friendship, fall in love, marijuana, leaving home, teenager, amusement park, workplace, friends, youth, workplace romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, europe, boston, pittsburgh, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, gay, hopes, loneliness, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), pregnancy, tantrum ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, ohio, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, contemplative, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, friendship, infidelity, extramarital affair, adultery, arab, family problems, couples, love triangle, couple relations, love affair, on the road ...
Time: 80s, 1940s
Place: africa, sahara desert, north africa, morocco, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 13K
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, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, on the road, friendship, starting over, self discovery, romance, gang, survival, homecoming, urban ghetto life, hopes, going straight ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, south central los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, touching, serious, contemplative, atmospheric ...
Plot: suicide, friendship, supermarket, self discovery, couple relations, friends, couples, twentysomething life, best friend, writers, rave, christmas ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.1
 365K
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, youth, coming-of-age, teenager, loyalty, innocence, friends, young kid, young heroes ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 80s
Place: oregon, usa, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 22K
London (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: London is a drug laden adventure that centers on a party in a New York loft where a young man is trying to win back his ex-girlfriend.
Style: talky, atmospheric, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Plot: couple relations, hopes, lifestyle, introspection, love, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, dysfunctional relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), cocaine, party, romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: atmospheric, serious, captivating, road movie
Plot: storytelling, illusion, adventure, self discovery, introspection, culture clash, on the road, friendship, clergy, hopes, countryside, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, hitchhiker, domestic violence, couple relations, love affair, human nature, parents and children, starting over, life is a bitch, couples, destructive relationship, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new york state, haiti, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, non-linear, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, introspection, city life, lifestyle, actor's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, gay, family relations, wedding, existentialism, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, wales, poland, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 ⇓
21%
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, erotic, romantic, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: island, love and romance, first sex, fall in love, teenage sexuality, adventure, shipwreck, stranded, teenage love, teenage sex, masturbation, friendship ...
Time: victorian era, 20th century, 70s, victorian, 1900s ...
Place: san francisco, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%