Movies like A Walk in the Woods

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A Walk in the Woods (2015)
 6.3
 27K
A Walk in the Woods (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.
Style: light, humorous, scenic, road movie, melancholic, romantic, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: hiking, elderly, friendship, camping, friends, escapades, camping trip, adventure, wilderness, forest, friendship between men, old friend, midlife crisis, aging, road trip, solitude, traveler, foul language, tourist, family, women, life & death, on the road, buddies, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: usa, appalachia, california

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Most similar movies to A Walk in the Woods

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, humorous and semi serious films with plots about friendship, friends, storytelling, runaway, mentor, culture clash and loneliness mostly in Drama, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like A Walk in the Woods: Into the Wild (2007), The Bucket List (2007), Wild (2014), Nebraska (2013), Land Ho! (2014). 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: road movie, melancholic, philosophical, inspirational, motivational ...
Plot: self discovery, journey, wilderness, survival, solitude, freedom, life philosophy, adventure, road trip, lifestyle change, on the road, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990, year 1991, year 1992
Place: alaska, usa, los angeles, northern california, south dakota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 243K
The Bucket List (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing ...
Style: sentimental, inspirational, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: journey, elderly, terminal illness, human spirit, unlikely friendships, follow your dream, friendship, adventure, death, golden years, dying, bucket list ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya, usa, africa, cote d'azur, tibet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 114 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: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, entertaining, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, life philosophy, life, travel, introspection, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, road not taken, escapades, psychiatrist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, africa, london, china, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 128K
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, loneliness, redemption, starting over, on the road, survival ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: usa, portland oregon, california, oregon, mojave desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 117K
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%
 5.9
 3K
Land Ho! (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Iceland, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A pair of former brothers-in-law embark on a road trip through Iceland.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental, road movie ...
Plot: aging, road trip, elderly, buddies, self discovery, human spirit, friendship, disorder, on the road, senior citizen, friends, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 29K
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, beautiful scenery, obsessive quest, human spirit, journey, outback, camel, self discovery, travel ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1973, year 1976 ...
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive.
Style: scenic, humorous, touching, colourful, funny ...
Plot: nature, hunting, wilderness, countryside, childhood, adoption, coming of age, boy, escape, forest, juvenile delinquent, social worker ...
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
 132K
Last Vegas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, funny, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: elderly, friendship, golden years, vacation, funeral, bachelor party, buddies, aging, friendship between men, weekend, disorder, old friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, brooklyn new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 45K
The Big Year (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Three fanatical bird-watchers spend an entire year competing to spot the highest number of species as El Nino sends an extraordinary variety of rare breeds flying up into the U.S., but they quickly discover that there are more important things than ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, scenic, light ...
Plot: bird, friendship, obsession, ambition, rivalry, midlife crisis, competition, marital problem, newlyweds, eccentricity, honeymoon, helicopter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: alaska, usa, china, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Road Within (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man with Tourette's Syndrome embarks on a road trip with his recently-deceased mother's ashes.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tourette's syndrome, on the road, anorexia, friendship, mental illness, road trip, obsessive quest, escapades, social misfits, misfit, society, first love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 8K
Fandango (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, student life, young lovers, obsessive quest, on the road, buddies, love and romance, travel, skydiving, surprise party ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: austin texas, texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 246K
The Intern (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Style: feel good, inspirational, light, sweet, touching ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: workplace, mentor, workplace situations, office, friendship, life philosophy, elderly, unlikely friendships, fashion, family, computers and web, intern ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, scenic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, friendship, family, unlikely partners, friends, partners, escapades, waterfall, meteorite, tyrannosaurus rex, fear ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, hitchhiker, family relations, americana, on the road, eviction, cat, redemption, bittersweet, road trip, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, chicago illinois, las vegas, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.3
 16K
Are You Here (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Steve Dallas, a womanizing local weatherman, hears that his off-the-grid best friend Ben Baker has lost his estranged father, the two return to Ben's childhood home. Once there, they discover Ben has inherited the family fortune, and the ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: inheritance, friendship, family relations, homecoming, family, friends, childhood friend, womanizer, weatherman, sex with stepmother, existentialism, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 80s
Place: usa, maryland, virginia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Kings of Summer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, runaway, friendship, forest, teenage life, lifestyle change, choice, rebelliousness, self discovery, overbearing parent, parents and children, frustration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.8
 3K
Buddy (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: gorilla, friendship, family relations, zoo, socialite, family, adventure, chimpanzee, family life, fish out of water, rescue, pets ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, philadelphia, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Butterfly (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An old man who has one interest in life, collecting butterflies, has his life changed by an eight year old girl.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, sweet
Plot: collector, friendship, family relations, youth, golden years, aging, single parent, hiking, mountain, butterfly, forest, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 6K
Friendship! (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man from East Germany travels to San Francisco to search for his father, who fled 12 years ago. Together with his best friend, he starts the journey from New York with no money and the only word they ever learned in english-lessons: ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, melancholic
Plot: friendship, obsessive quest, disorder, fish out of water, on the road, culture clash, friends, social relations, road trip, friendship between men, best friends, best friend
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: german democratic republic, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
White Water Summer (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the experienced guide Vic accompanies the city boy Alan and his three friends on their first wilderness experience, he not only hope to teach the four boys lessons about the wilderness, but about themselves. Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon ...
Style: sincere, exciting, suspenseful, intense, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: wilderness, friendship, survival, coming of age, youth, river, adventure, nature, teaching the ways of the world, teenage life, endurance, group of friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 11K
Dirty Girl (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, on the road, high school, coming of age, teenage life, family problems, gay slur, female protagonist, reputation, virgin, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, california, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A retired woman hires a dance instructor to give her private dance lessons at her home -- one per week for six weeks. What begins as an antagonistic relationship turns into a close friendship as they dance together.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, teachers and students, self discovery, aging, dancer's life, elderly, golden years, widow, dancing, friends, power relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 305
Hello Lonesome (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lonely since his wife left him and alienated from his daughter, a cantankerous voice-over artist strikes up an unlikely friendship with his regular deliveryman. Many suburbs away, an elderly widow loses her license to drive and turns to her wry ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: couple relations, friendship, couples, love and romance, friends, estrangement, unfulfillment, lifestyle, golden years, loneliness, aging, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 10K
Best Man Down (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A newlywed couple cancels their honeymoon and returns to the snowy Midwest to make the funeral arrangements for their best man, who died unexpectedly after their ceremony.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: honeymoon, couple relations, friendship, couples, newlyweds, dealing with death, wedding, mother daughter relationship, teenager, husband wife relationship, older man younger woman relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa, phoenix arizona, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 19K
Gerry (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two friends named Gerry become lost in the desert after taking a wrong turn. Their attempts to find their way home only lead them into further trouble.
Style: captivating, surreal, enigmatic, melancholic, disturbing ...
Plot: desert, hiking, wilderness, survival, friendship, isolation, human nature, forces of nature, friends, starvation, lost, wandering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, tokyo, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
In the Courtyard (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Antoine is a musician. The forties, he suddenly decides to end his career. After a few days of wandering, he gets a job as a janitor. Mathilde lives in the old building in the east of Paris where he takes office. This is a young retiree, generous ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Plot: friendship, elderly, aging, midlife crisis, career change, anxiety, depression, musician, nervous breakdown, retiring, friends, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, bittersweet, introspection, parents and children, self discovery, couple relations, human nature, wilderness, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.3
 1.0M
Up (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives ...
Style: feel good, sweet, exciting, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: unlikely friendships, adventure, loneliness, follow your dream, talking animals, family, friendship, journey, obsessive quest, dog, hopes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, south america, venezuela, mount everest
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 3K
Bonneville (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three women take a road trip to Santa Barbara in order to deliver the ashes of one of their dead husbands to his resentful daughter. Faced with the decision of a lifetime, Arvilla Holden hijacks her two best friends and sets off in a vintage ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, family relations, parents and children, elderly, death in the family, mother daughter relationship, hitchhiker, road trip, promise, strong female presence, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, nevada, idaho, usa, borneo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%