Movies like World Traveler

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World Traveler (2001)
 5.3
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World Traveler (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, road movie, humorous, talky, semi serious, contemplative
Plot: midlife crisis, self discovery, starting over, introspection, obsessive quest, parents and children, family life, love and romance, society, family problems, family in crisis, human nature, couple relations, missing person, hopes, on the road, empire, crisis, legends and myths, family relations, interracial relations, couples, babies and infants, innocence lost, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa

Most similar movies to World Traveler

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about family relations, couples, parents and children, family problems, hopes, couple relations and human nature mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like World Traveler: Common Ground (2002), Coast to Coast (2003), Cleopatra (2003), Brooklyn Lobster (2005), Love Come Down (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Common Ground (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Buenos Aires, a few days before traveling to Spain with his beloved wife Liliana Rovira to visit their son Pedro, the leftist Literature professor Fernando Robles is compulsory retired in the University, and he concludes that it is impossible to ...
Style: sentimental, clever, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: destiny, family relations, couples, love and romance, family life, college, unemployment, human nature, starting over, student life, society, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina
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95%
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Coast to Coast (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Contemporary story of a couple whose marriage has gone astray, partly due to the infidelity of both partners and also the fact that their eldest son was killed in a car accident 8 years before.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, family problems, introspection, dysfunctional family, human nature, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, elderly, hopes, on the road, interracial relations, empire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Cleopatra (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A retired teacher and a soap star leave their routines and the men in their lives behind and embark on a weekend trip.
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, self discovery, friendship, introspection, human nature, best friends, looking for love, on the road, family business, parents and children, hopes, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Brooklyn Lobster (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgio's Lobster Farm has been a tradition in Brooklyn for over 65 years. Manned by an eccentric crew and serving the best seafood in the state
Style: humorous, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: family business, save the day, family relations, restaurant, family problems, working class, society, estrangement, parents and children, siblings relations, bank, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Love Come Down (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two brothers in their early 20s, one black, one white, each the other's keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade old tragedy. Neville is a comedian struggling with his comedy, and his brother, Matthew, is a boxer consumed with the ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, interracial relations, drug abuse, introspection, addiction, couple relations, haunted by the past, athlete's life, romance, hopes, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Middle of Nowhere (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
Style: captivating, sincere, emotional, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: prison, self discovery, family problems, introspection, human nature, supportive spouse, family in crisis, medical school, hopes, love, empire, woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Emoticon ;) (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Elena Gallenti is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's teenage kids, who are going through their own journeys of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, serious, contemplative
Plot: family relations, self discovery, human nature, couple relations, bittersweet, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, society, sexual content, power relations, couples, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, couples, homecoming, family problems, hopes, eccentric family, family relations, parents and children, family life, estrangement, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: interracial relations, family relations, estrangement, haunted by the past, death in the family, family problems, society, hopes, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
After the Wedding (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Seeking funds for her orphanage in India, Isabelle travels to New York to meet Theresa, a wealthy benefactor. An invitation to attend a wedding ignites a series of events in which the past collides with the present while mysteries unravel.
Style: sincere, captivating, psychological, disturbing
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wedding, donation, businesswoman, society, past, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, love triangle, illness, charity, benefactor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, america, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.5
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All You Need (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beth's life was going backwards. Her husband suddenly walks out on her, she has an alcoholic mother, an ambivalent father and so she decides to begin making a change by going back to school in order to take charge of her life.
Style: semi serious, realistic, emotional, touching, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, drunkenness, thanksgiving, social decay, lifestyle, family problems, human nature, family life, couple relations, parents and children, family gatherings, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.1
 727
The Lie (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man's life is altered unexpectedly after telling a lie to get out of work.
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: introspection, couples, boss and employee, parents and children, couple relations, lifestyle, unfulfillment, coming of age, family relations, power relations, lie, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, portland oregon, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friends, family relations, immigrants, opposites attract, single parent, youth, coming of age, love and romance, family life, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 467
Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, talky, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teen drama
Plot: couples, parents and children, dysfunctional family, romance, hopes, unlikely couple, family relations, family problems, teenage life, introspection, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 949
Mind the Gap (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Five seemingly unrelated people decide to take huge risks in their personal lives in an effort to find happiness.
Style: semi serious, talky, humorous, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, lifestyle, human nature, family relations, romance, couples, golden years, city life, introspection, breakup, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like BĂ­lal is about to ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, self discovery, teenage life, family business, society, workplace, youth, hopes, family problems, human spirit, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 431
Treading Water (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Casey (Angela Redman) has rejected her privileged upbringing and restores old boats for a living. She lives a cozy life with her beautiful social worker girlfriend Alex (super sexy Nina Landey) until her stuffy family demands that she come home for ...
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, serious, biting ...
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, coming out, family gatherings, fish out of water, culture clash, eccentric family, drug abuse, family life, family relations, rehabilitation, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy
Plot: estrangement, couples, life is a bitch, human nature, family relations, family life, family problems, introspection, dysfunctional family, mental illness, haunted by the past, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, midlife crisis, family life, couple relations, introspection, writer's life, family relations, couples, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, playwright, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Natural Sciences (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: In a rural school in the middle of the mountains, a girl who is starting to become a woman feels the profound need to discover her true identity. She does not know who her father is and she is determined to find him, but her mother does not approve ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, obsessive quest, self discovery, on the road, family problems, hopes, youth, parents and children, teachers and students, coming of age, search for father, unknown father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Autumn Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a school bus driving woman (Tyne Daly) has a heart attack, she makes one request of her three daughters (Ally Sheedy, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugo) - she wants them to find their long lost brother, who was taken away by their father (Jack ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, autumn, estrangement, parent child relationship, society, hopes, youth, unfulfillment, love and romance, rise to the top, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, england, usa, europe, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: rape, dysfunctional family, introspection, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, couple relations, haunted by the past, female nudity, family in crisis, vegetarian ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 287
Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: hopes, island, redemption, starting over, family problems, estrangement, social misfits, human nature, couple relations, friendship, ocean, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Noel (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Christmas Eve in New York, and the lonely divorced publisher, Rose Collins, needs a miracle to improve the health of her mother, interned in a hospital with Alzheimers. She feels sorry for another patient and meets his visitor. Meanwhile, Nina ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: christmas, love and romance, parents and children, hopes, angel, couple relations, winter, jealousy, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, crisis of faith, christmas party ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.6
 14
Scorn (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Scorn takes a look into the trials and tribulations of a group of people dealing with relationships, love, pain and friendship during the course of one year.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, contemplative
Plot: family problems, introspection, couples, destructive relationship, human nature, couple relations, bittersweet, unfulfillment, love, abuse, family relations, urban setting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Red Doors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, parents and children, culture clash, human nature, youth, single parent, suburbs, family in crisis, lgbtq ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film follows Mr. Shi, a retired widower from Beijing. When his only daughter, Yilan, who lives in Spokane, Washington and works as a librarian, gets divorced, he decides to visit her to help her heal. However, Yilan is not interested. She tries ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, starting over, hopes, misfit, redemption, family life, culture clash, couple relations, immigrants, society, couples, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, usa, asia, washington d.c., persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: nervous breakdown, rehabilitation, doctors and patients, parents and children, drug abuse, mental institution, life is a bitch, family problems, rehabilitation center, addiction, mentally unstable, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Old Cats (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Isidora, an old woman, discovers that her mind is quickly deteriorating. At an apparently relaxed dinner table, she will desperately try to hide her state from her daughter, a demanding woman who awaits any sign of senility in order to take way ...
Style: sentimental, talky, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, family problems, couples, introspection, parents and children, redemption, mental illness, golden years, hopes, family feud, disagreement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Carry Me Home (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A widow named Harriet and her two children Carrie and Brian are living in rural New York in 1947 and are still recovering from the death of Harriet's husband killed in World War II. Carrie is a tomboy and hangs around with boys and they have ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: youth, mentally challenged, countryside, wooing, self discovery, dysfunctional family, prank, hopes, couples, family problems, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york
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43%