Movies like On the Road

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On the Road (2012)
 6.1
 38K
On the Road (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, UK, Brazil, Canada, Argentina, Germany, Netherlands, Mexico
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, serious, realistic, sexual, melancholic, cerebral, reflective, intellectual, non-linear ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, road trip, marijuana, snow, cemetery, song, funeral, typewriter, photograph, suicide thoughts, hitchhiker, post war, adventure, drugs/alcohol, americana, strong sexual content, society, introspection, self discovery, sexual relations, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, escapades, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s, 1940s, year 1949, year 1947
Place: usa, mexico, nebraska, new york, alabama, new jersey, virginia ...

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Most similar movies to On the Road

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, serious and talky films with plots about runaway, friendship, mentor, storytelling, life philosophy, drinking and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like On the Road: Into the Wild (2007), American Honey (2016), Harry and Tonto (1974), Big Sur (2013), Easy Rider (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
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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: melancholic, road movie, captivating, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, self discovery, wilderness, introspection, freedom, journey, isolation, obsessive quest, on the road, hitchhiker, adventure, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, south dakota, california ...
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100%
 7.0
 30K
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, bleak, talky, melancholic, harsh ...
Plot: road trip, teenager, teenage girl, van, door to door salesman, fireworks, marijuana, misfit, romance, illegal drugs, thief, traveling salesman ...
Place: america, oklahoma, nebraska, texas, california
⇓ 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, realistic, semi serious, uplifting ...
Plot: road trip, aging, on the road, friendship, eviction, cat, americana, hitchhiker, redemption, golden years, pets, family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, arizona, new jersey, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: writer's life, addiction, small town, alcohol abuse, artists and showbiz, mentally unstable, introspection, life is a bitch, social relations, solitary, solitude, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
 87K
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: serious, realistic, sincere, offbeat, rough ...
Plot: marijuana, on the road, lsd, brothel, rebelliousness, friendship, drug addiction, counterculture, music, hitchhiker, hippie, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: usa, louisiana, arizona, california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
And Your Mother Too! (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexuality, coming of age, masturbation, age difference, road trip, sex, friendship, teenager, on the road, beach, male friendship, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, desert, self discovery, drugs/alcohol, ego clash, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, fish out of water, misfit, rivalry, disorder, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: chile, latin america, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: road movie, surreal, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, prostitution, on the road, robbery, german, poverty, incest, cocaine, gay sex, unrequited love, hustler ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, usa, seattle, portland oregon, oregon ...
⇓ 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, serious, captivating, realistic, intellectual ...
Plot: poet, friendship, murder, obsession, youth, friends, writer's life, university, mental illness, drinking, bohemian life, postcard ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 2005
Place: usa, campus, new york, harlem, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, melancholic, art house ...
Plot: sister, hippie, culture clash, parents and children, self discovery, family relations, lover, single parent, celebrity culture, cons and scams, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: morocco, africa, london, england, europe
⇓ 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: emotional, serious, realistic, dark humor, avant garde
Plot: on the road, self discovery, drugs/alcohol, rock, estrangement, strong sexual content, family problems, adventure, buddies, dealing with death, redemption, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, cross country, arizona, mexico, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, serious, sexual, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: aids, gay, bisexual, tantrum, friendship, gays and lesbians, self discovery, love triangle, pregnancy, rock, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: ohio, new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 2K
Johns (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's the day before Christmas, the day before John's 21st birthday. He's a prostitute on Santa Monica Blvd in L.A., and he wants to spend that night and the next day at the posh Park Plaza Hotel. He's ripped off a local drug ...
Style: serious, gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: prostitution, hotel, prostitute, friendship, social misfits, drug dealing, teenage life, friends, gays and lesbians, human nature, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: on the road, motorcycle, self discovery, asthma, communist, cuban revolution, poverty, friendship, injustice, letter, journey, suffering ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: argentina, latin america, colombia, chile, venezuela ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage love, unlikely couple, romance, on the road, social misfits, starting over, crumbling marriage, self discovery, couple relations, adolescence vs adulthood, unlikely partners, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 146K
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, realistic, semi serious, witty, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: summer job, job seeking, coming of age, friendship, leaving home, reconciliation, amusement park, college graduate, dating, party, workplace romance, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 11K
Copenhagen (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After weeks of traveling through Europe, the immature William finds himself in Copenhagen, the place of his father’s birth. He befriends the youthful Effy, who works in William’s hotel as part of an internship program, and they set off to find ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, disturbing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, romance, forbidden love, drugs/alcohol, fall in love, track down, urban, self discovery, chases and races, love and romance, youth, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, berlin germany, scandinavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, atmospheric, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, monk, culture clash, human nature, buddhist, buddhism, infidelity, love triangle, rich and poor, social differences, temptation, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, himalaya, tibet, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: pregnancy, hitchhiker, self discovery, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family relations, starting over, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, harvard university, norway, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.1
 330K
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, realistic, touching, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, childhood, coming of age, buddies, campfire story, railroad track, innocence lost, adventure, youth, friends, young heroes, small town ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959, 80s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.0
 11K
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: road movie, touching, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, starting over, self discovery, romance, social misfits, writer's life, sadness, college, going straight, urban, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: serious, psychological, realistic, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: desert, extramarital affair, adultery, friendship, infidelity, on the road, dishonesty, romance, sahara, love and romance, couples, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 1940s
Place: africa, north africa, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sexy, romantic ...
Plot: love, police, letter, beach, kiss, racism, romance, regret, writer's life, opposites attract, alcohol, passion ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 19th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, italy, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A recently widowed woman on the road with her precocious young son is determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: single parent, on the road, friendship, widow, waitress, starting over, singer, self discovery, unemployment, road trip, character study, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Welcome to the Rileys (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Years after their teenage daughter’s death, Lois and Doug Riley, an upstanding Indiana couple, are frozen by estranging grief. Doug escapes to New Orleans on a business trip. Compelled by urgencies he doesn’t understand, he insinuates himself ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: prostitute, stripper, loss of child, dealing with death, redemption, pot smoking, loss of daughter, loss of loved one, drugs/alcohol, death in the family, strong sexual content, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, indiana, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.0
 4K
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: clever, realistic, talky, serious, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, actor's life, young lovers, urban, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, slovakia, eastern europe, czech republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break ...
Style: talky, realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: working class, small town, coming of age, obsession, dysfunctional marriage, romance, gas station, rich and poor, siblings relations, sibling relationship, new love, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.8
 6K
Vagabond (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Mona Bergeron is dead, her frozen body found in a ditch in the French countryside. From this, the film flashes back to the weeks leading up to her death. Through these flashbacks, Mona gradually declines as she travels from place to place, taking ...
Style: bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: french, hitchhiker, drifter, on the road, drugs/alcohol, social misfits, human nature, life is a bitch, lone wolves, down on your luck, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, morocco, italy, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.4
 4K
Head On (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nineteen-year-old Ari confronts both his sexuality and his Greek family. Ari despises his once-beloved parents, former radical activists, for having entombed themselves in insular tradition. Ari is obsessed with gay sex, although he does make an ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, bisexuality, drug abuse, friendship, coming out, racism, unemployment, coming of age, family life, gays and lesbians, human nature, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, melbourne, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, sexual, erotic, clever, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, waitress, photographer, surgeon, communism, fondling, love triangle, friendship, fall in love, womanizer, mistress, invasion ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: switzerland, europe, prague, soviet union, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%