Movies like Goin' Down the Road

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Goin' Down the Road (1970)
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Goin' Down the Road (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Story of desolation as two friends travel from Nova Scotia to Toronto in hope of finding a better life. Drifting from job to job: bottling plant, car wash, bowling alley, newspaper delivery, and in between enjoying the night life of the big city. Their previous life is looking better all the time. This movie is a time capsule of Toronto's Yonge Street - record stores (defunct A&A's), bars, and old neighbourhood side streets.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional, thought provoking
Plot: on the road, friendship, friends, snow, train, sex, waitress, bowling alley, pregnancy, hopes, small town, urban, underdog, human nature, introspection, self discovery, down on your luck, small town life, working class, coming of age, city life, misfit, society, life is a bitch, dancing ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada, nova scotia

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Most similar movies to Goin' Down the Road

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about friendship, friends, hopes, society, life is a bitch, small town and family relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Goin' Down the Road: Scarecrow (1973), Wedding in White (1972), The Dream Catcher (1999), My Uncle Antoine (1971), The High Cost of Living (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
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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: gloomy, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, drifter, on the road, self discovery, road trip, bar fight, hitchhiker, train ride, buddies, introspection, hopes, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, denver colorado, california, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Wedding in White (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young girl's brother comes home from the army, and brings an army buddy with him. The three of them go out that night to celebrate, and after much drinking has been done, the brother's friend rapes the sister. After the two men have gone ...
Plot: rape, teenager, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, parent child relationship, teenage pregnancy, man with glasses, female protagonist, drunkenness, night, 16 year old, racial slur ...
Time: 1940s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Dream Catcher (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An abandoned teen jumps a freight train in Philadelphia intent on reaching his uncle in Indiana, whom he believes will help him with financial difficulties including a pregnant girlfriend. In Ohio, he meets another homeless teen, who escorts him to ...
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, drugs/alcohol, social misfits, self discovery, father, prison, down on your luck, teenage life, coming of age, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, oklahoma, st. louis missouri, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
My Uncle Antoine (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in cold rural Quebec at Christmas time, we follow the coming of age of a young boy and the life of his family which owns the town's general store and undertaking business. Mon Oncle Antoine is Director Claude Jutra's masterpiece: A ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, christmas, small town, village, family life, single parent, dealing with death, human nature, innocence lost, self discovery, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The High Cost of Living (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a young, pregnant woman whose world falls apart when she loses her child in a hit and run accident. As her life unravels, Nathalie finds an unlikely protector in Henry, a down and out guardian angel who has followed her thread. But ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnant woman, hit and run, drugs/alcohol, hidden identity, urban, romance, dealing with death, guardian angel, accident, redemption, friendship, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, small town, false accusation, racism, interracial relations, discrimination, coming of age, society, youth, life is a bitch, friends, opposites attract ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 97
Jerome (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jerome is a day in the life of a dreamer. Wade Hampton has found himself trapped by responsibility and lack of understanding by those closest to him. As a result, Wade simply leaves his old life with the idea of fulfilling a repressed dream of ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: on the road, desert, factory, self discovery, workplace romance, small town life, unemployment, small town, estrangement, love and romance, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, unfulfilled love, coming of age, love and romance, youth, friendship, teenage life, misfit, society, unfulfillment, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is out-going, unskilled, with hopes of moving south to ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, coma, obsession, working class, coming of age, flat, female friendship, factory worker, couples, friends, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: flanders, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 5K
Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: talky, realistic, clever, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, friends, death, grief, war veteran, memory, infidelity, last wish, life, buddies, on the road, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small mountain community in Canada is devastated when a school bus accident leaves more than a dozen of its children dead. A big-city lawyer arrives to help the survivors' and victims' families prepare a class-action suit, but his ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, bleak, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, lawyer, bus, redemption, car accident, school bus, betrayal, tragedy, lawsuit, incest, drowning, loss of child ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, urban, working class, neglect, runaway, teenage life, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.7
 4K
The North (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution at home in Guatemala and journey north, through Mexico and on to the United States, with the dream of starting a new life.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Plot: immigrants, village, culture clash, on the road, human nature, parents and children, rich and poor, injustice, hopes, society, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, los angeles, usa, central america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Profoundly Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Donna Lee Shelby (Kirstie Alley), a mentally retarded girl who lives in Forest Haven, an institution for the developmentally disabled, meets Ricardo Thornton (Delroy Lindo), a fellow resident. When Forest Haven is closed by a ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: mentally challenged, in the woods, human spirit, suburbs, siblings relations, pregnancy, suburban life, optimism, disability, family life, hopes, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Just Like a Woman (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two women get on the highway heading to Santa Fe. Marilyn dreams of winning a contest held by a famous belly dancing company, while her friend, Mona, has a secret: she's a fugitive from justice - accused of her mother-in-law's death.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: on the road, starting over, self discovery, justice, passion, misery, medicine, dancing, marriage, secret, receptionist, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.0
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Ricochet River (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: hree teenagers looking for adventure find more than they expected in this coming-of-age drama. High school seniors Wade (Jason James Richter) and Lorna (Kate Hudson) have spent all their lives in the small logging town of Calamus Grove, a ...
Style: talky, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, native american, high school, on the road, social misfits, self discovery, interracial relations, small town, society, youth, friends, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 52
Rip-Off (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Best friends Michael, Steve, Cooly and Richie are seniors at a large Toronto high school. Foremost on their minds and that of many of their classmates are what they are going to do this upcoming summer and beyond. They don't want to waste away ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, high school student, commune, media, teenager, youth, rock band, filmmaking, independence
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 5K
Little Birds (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: friends, friendship, runaway, drugs/alcohol, best friends, sex, lesson, adolescence vs adulthood, adventure, small town, teenage life, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Spitfire Grill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, prison, friendship, redemption, church, self discovery, false accusation, couples, social relations, friends, going straight, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, kentucky, ohio, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.8
 374
Stone Pillow (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A homeless woman named Florabelle becomes the unwitting guide to the streets for a New York social worker named Carrie who thinks she has lessons to offer the down-and-out clients she serves at the homeless shelter. Soon, however, Carrie realizes ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: homeless shelter, social worker, survival, friendship, down on your luck, college, urban ghetto life, society, urban, urban ghetto, teaching the ways of the world, city life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 323
Decoration Day (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A cantankerous widower (Garner) who is virtually living the life of a recluse is forced to rejoin his community when his Godchild (Skaggs) gets in trouble and a childhood friend (Cobbs), a black tenant farmer, refuses to belatedly accept a ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, golden years, opposites attract, human nature, introspection, hopes, society, couples, family relations, friends, jeep ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 15K
Wendy and Lucy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is traveling to Alaska in search of work, and her only companion is her dog, Lucy. Already perilously close to losing everything, Wendy hits a bigger bump in the road when her old car breaks down and she is arrested ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: dog, small town, realism, on the road, drifter, pets, down on your luck, scar, journey, survival, broken down car, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: oregon, usa, alaska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 728
Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, music band, coming of age, neo realism, down on your luck, high school life, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Electric Shadows (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For no apparent reason, a mute young woman assaults a youth who delivers water on his bicycle, injuring him and ruining his bike. Surprisingly, she asks him to feed her fish while she is in custody. Her tiny apartment, he discovers, is a shrine to ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: coming of age, hospital, youth, pregnancy, single parent, self discovery, village, friendship, parents and children, small town, haunted by the past, small town life ...
Time: 70s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 170
The Wild Dogs (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set during the cull of the stray dogs in the city of Bucharest, The Wild Dogs weaves together a week in the lives of several citizens of and visitors to the hauntingly beautiful city. Geordie, a visiting Canadian pornographer, Bogdan, a reluctant ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, bleak
Plot: human nature, innocence lost, friendship, urban, rich and poor, culture clash, life is a bitch, society, city life, redemption, social decay, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 737
Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: self discovery, friendship, small town, golden years, starting over, haunted by the past, elderly, hopes, friends, father daughter relationship, winter, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Middle-aged widow Beatrice Hunsdorfer (Joanne Woodward) and her daughters Ruth (Roberta Wallach) and Matilda (Nell Potts) are struggling to survive in a society they barely understand. Beatrice dreams of opening an elegant tea room but does not have ...
Style: talky, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, redemption, parents and children, coming of age, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, family life, alcohol abuse, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Just Like the Son (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A petty thief's mentoring of an apparent orphan takes a profound turn when he kidnaps the boy from a foster home and drives him cross-country to his sister's house in Texas.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: friendship, on the road, redemption, adoption, urban ghetto, hopes, friends, introspection, custody, reunion, urban ghetto life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 553
The Salesman (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: With an enthralling central performance by Gilbert Sicotte, this masterful debut feature examines the life of the top car salesman in a fading Quebec town as events challenge the 67-year-old’s sense of identity and the meaning of life at the most ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: small town, social relations, aging, obsession, small town life, working class, workplace situations, elderly, society, humble, retiring
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Digging to China (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Harriet, a ten-year old girl, lives together with her big sister and her alcoholic mother out in the countryside. The family runs a motel. Harriet is different from the others, as she owns a great creativity and has nobody to play with. Her infinite ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, motel, barn, sister, waterfall, coming of age, hotel, human nature, parents and children, couples, family relations, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: california, san diego california, pacific ocean, minnesota, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%