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, inspirational, melancholic, sexual, serious, realistic, cerebral, reflective, intellectual ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, road trip, self discovery, lifestyle, adventure, society, escapades, americana, youth, journey, infidelity, threesome, post war, hitchhiker, writers, adaptation, marijuana, snow, cemetery, song, funeral, typewriter, photograph, suicide thoughts ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1950s, 1940s, year 1947, year 1949
Place: usa, mexico, new york, alabama, new jersey, virginia, nebraska ...

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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, talky and serious films with plots about friendship, runaway, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, loneliness and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like On the Road: Into the Wild (2007), American Honey (2016), Easy Rider (1969), Harry and Tonto (1974), Big Sur (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, psychological ...
Plot: survival, self discovery, wilderness, journey, freedom, introspection, isolation, hitchhiker, on the road, adventure, obsessive quest, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1990, year 1991, year 1992 ...
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, teenage girl, van, marijuana, misfit, teenager, fireworks, door to door salesman, on the road, thief, hotel, hip hop ...
Place: nebraska, oklahoma, america, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: road movie, realistic, psychedelic, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Plot: on the road, hippie, friendship, rebelliousness, drugs/alcohol, adventure, anti heroes, americana, rebel, society, road trip, marijuana ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: usa, louisiana, arizona, california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, gloomy, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, aging, on the road, hitchhiker, americana, eviction, cat, redemption, elderly, estrangement, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, arizona, new jersey, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 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, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: introspection, social relations, solitary, addiction, solitude, writer's life, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, small town, alcohol abuse, mentally unstable, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, intellectual, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexuality, coming of age, age difference, masturbation, friendship, road trip, sex, teenager, on the road, jealousy, infidelity, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city, spain
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, emotional, avant garde, dark humor
Plot: self discovery, on the road, family problems, buddies, strong sexual content, rock, estrangement, redemption, society, haunted by the past, adventure, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, cross country, california, arizona, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: captivating, serious, sexual, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: self discovery, monk, culture clash, temptation, infidelity, buddhist, buddhism, social differences, society, human nature, monastery, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, himalaya, tibet, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: surreal, road movie, gloomy, touching, serious ...
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, sexuality, prostitution, homosexuality, homosexual, fainting, prostitute, alienation, on the road, father son relationship, gay sex ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: idaho, usa, seattle, washington state, portland oregon ...
⇓ 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, serious, captivating, realistic, intellectual ...
Plot: poet, friendship, murder, obsession, youth, friends, writer's life, university, bohemian life, mental illness, drinking, postcard ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 2005
Place: usa, campus, new york, chicago illinois, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: on the road, self discovery, poverty, motorcycle, letter, journey, injustice, friendship, communist, asthma, cuban revolution, suffering ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: argentina, latin america, venezuela, colombia, chile ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, humorous, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: desert, on the road, cactus, self discovery, disorder, rivalry, fish out of water, friends, twentysomething life, drugs/alcohol, adolescence vs adulthood, radical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: chile, latin america, pacific ocean
⇓ 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, emotional, uplifting, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: teenage love, romance, unlikely couple, starting over, self discovery, couple relations, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, youth, on the road, social misfits, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: hippie, sister, culture clash, self discovery, single parent, society, celebrity culture, family relations, cons and scams, parents and children, love and romance, lover ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: morocco, london, africa, europe, england
⇓ 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, sexual, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, love triangle, self discovery, pregnancy, tantrum, bisexual, gays and lesbians, best friends, artist, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa, new york, arizona, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, sincere, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: hotel, homeless, prostitution, friendship, prostitute, christmas, male prostitute, teenage life, love and romance, social misfits, youth, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, santa monica california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, realistic, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, starting over, on the road, self discovery, romance, alcohol abuse, college, going straight, writer's life, urban ghetto life, city life, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rebelling against his dreary life in a small Arizona town, salesman Nick abandons his girlfriend, Beth, and strikes out onto the highway in search of... something else. Encouraged by her best friend, Carol, Beth reluctantly accepts the romantic ...
Style: clever, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, self discovery, friendship, desert, love, sex, salesman, highway, road trip, romance, love and romance, singleness ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, serious, clever, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, society, opposites attract, youth, prostitute, buddies, teenage life, couples, lifestyle, urban, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, italy, new york, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, serious, sincere, touching, disturbing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, forbidden love, romance, urban, misfit, fish out of water, track down, fall in love, disorder, self discovery, youth, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, berlin germany, scandinavia, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, sincere, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, friendship, college, betrayal, unfaithful wife, suburbs, family problems, dishonesty, writer's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, child abuse, loyalty, grief, innocence lost, railroad track, campfire story, small town, friends, human relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959, 80s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, sentimental, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: job seeking, summer job, coming of age, friendship, party, dating, college graduate, leaving home, reconciliation, amusement park, workplace, workplace situations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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: realistic, psychological, gloomy, touching, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, hitchhiker, life is a bitch, couple relations, destructive relationship, love and romance, domestic violence, self discovery, youth, human nature, starting over, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new york state, haiti ...
⇓ 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: talky, realistic, clever, witty, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, actor's life, urban, young lovers, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, hopes, city life, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, starting over, self discovery, single parent, unemployment, on the road, waitress, widow, singer, road trip, ambition, feminism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Ruby in Paradise (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, clever, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, self discovery, shoplifting, journal, spring break, love and romance, romance, friends, down on your luck, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: cancer, friendship, infidelity, love, mother daughter relationship, actress, neighbor, illness, party, romance, teenager, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, michigan, new jersey, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, entertaining, inspirational, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, adventure, travel, happiness, road not taken, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, psychiatrist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, midlife crisis, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, africa, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: love, regret, romance, immigrants, interracial relations, opposites attract, love affair, fall in love, writer's life, passion, kiss, police ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, italy, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%