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Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies (1973)
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Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of Ace Eli Walford, a 1920s stunt flyer who barnstorms around the country, taking his eleven-year-old son Rodger with him as he goes from town to town. The place is rural Kansas, and the time is midsummer in the early nineteen-twenties, not long after World War I. Eli (Cliff Robertson), a barn storming pilot who has the emotional make-up of an 11-year-old, and Rodger (Eric Shea), his 11-year-old son who possesses the wisdom of the ancients, set off to see the world, which means flying all the way to San Willow. To Eli, San Willow seems to be as fabled as Xanadu and quite as remote. In essence, "Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies" is about the adventures of Rodger and Eli getting from nowhere to nowhere. Eli, a killer with the ladies at first, always leaves them unsatisfied. He seems to have a sex problem. Rodger spends a lot of his time getting his dad out of scrapes. He also drinks, smokes and goes to sleep at night crying for his deceased mom.
Plot: pilot, parent child relationship, airplane, beer, father son relationship, trick, travel, small town, world war one veteran
Time: 1920s

Most similar movies to Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, touching, sincere and serious films with plots about father son relationship, parent child relationship, small town, pilot, family relations, mother son relationship and death mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies: Now or Never (1998), Necessity (1988), Sweet Nothing in My Ear (2008), The Big Show (1961), Columbus (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Now or Never (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jean Pierre Lefebrvre directed this Canadian drama, the final film in a trilogy that began in 1967 with Don't Let It Kill You and continued in 1977 with The Old Country Where Rimbaud Died. All three feature Abel Gagne (Marcel Sabourin), a ...
Plot: pilot, airfield, dark secret, debt, family relations, air disaster, absent father, bank, death, co pilot, airplane, father son relationship ...
Place: montreal, quebec, montreal quebec
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95%
 4.6
 62
Necessity (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A model discovers her wealthy husband is a dangerous drug dealer. She leaves him, taking along two million dollars of his money, but what she really wants is custody of their daughter. She hatches a plan to abduct her daughter and take her to ...
Plot: pilot, model, on the run, airplane, false identity, female protagonist
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Sweet Nothing in My Ear (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Family drama about a deaf and hearing couple who struggle to decide whether or not to give their deaf son a cochlear implant.
Plot: deaf, medical examination, parent child relationship, therapy, scolding, trial, boy, father son relationship, embarrassment, fight
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.6
 119
The Big Show (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A European circus family is torn apart by greed and jealousy.
Plot: bear, knife throwing, trial, brother sister relationship, father son relationship, flashback, bear attack, falling from height, chimpanzee, trapeze, brother brother relationship, skiing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.2
 13K
Columbus (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship ...
Style: touching, captivating, sincere
Plot: father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, small town, coma, library, architecture, korean american, heart attack, tour guide, cleaning lady, guide, covered bridge ...
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Beautiful Dreamer (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pilot (Egglesfield) gets shot down and gets amnesia, later on his stricken-with-grief wife (Langton) finds him in a small town and she is shocked that he doesn't remember her.
Plot: female director, husband wife relationship, prison, false identity, pilot, beating, amnesia, medical examination, father figure
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Miracle Landing (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Cracks are noticed in the ceiling of an aircraft. They widen & a large portion of the fuselage tears off & an emergency landing attempted. Based on actual events.
Plot: crash landing, catastrophe, aviation, injury, plane crash, panic, hole, crew, airplane accident, boy, airplane, rooftop ...
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The hour of Living (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Switzerland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Theo goes looking for someone who can tell him about his dad and the person he loved. His quest leads him into the Alps, where George has been living as a recluse for ten years. As they meet, the two men start to make sense of their lives.
Plot: parent child relationship, quest, generation, love, gay, mountain, father son relationship, friend
Place: london, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Crime in Connecticut: The Story of Alex Kelly (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: About a notorious Connecticut convicted rapist.
Plot: serial rapist, rapist, parent child relationship, runaway, rape, father son relationship, lovers on the run, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Termini Station (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Termini Station is a Canadian made drama, released in 1989 and directed by Allan King. The film stars Colleen Dewhurst and Megan Follows as Molly and Micheline Dushane, a mother and daughter living in a small Northern Ontario town. Molly is an ...
Plot: small town, alcohol abuse, parent child relationship, family, braless, nipples visible through clothing, poker, prostitution, trailer park, mother daughter relationship
Place: ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Katie: Portrait of A Centerfold (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A naive Texas beauty queen, seeking Hollywood stardom, quickly learns the realities of the business after attending an unethical modeling school.
Plot: hollywood, model, travel, ethics, beauty pageant, taunting, small town, teenage girl, naivete
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Crash Point: Berlin (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a mid-air collision, an uncontrollable passenger plane with 90 souls on board speeds through the skies over Germany. The impact point for the inevitable plane crash is easily calculated: the center of Berlin. Now the race is on to prevent the ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, psychological
Plot: airplane accident, crash, airplane, pilot, aviation, passenger, save the day, moral dilemma, danger, flight attendant, aircraft cockpit, airport ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Brothers Three: An American Gothic (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three brothers reunite at a remote cabin in the woods, when beckoned by their father. The brothers are left to deal with the dark secrets and demons that have haunted them their whole lives. The resulting truths they must face, end in an explosive ...
Style: gothic
Plot: beer, father son relationship, hunting, alcohol abuse, family relations, cabin, american, brother brother relationship, death, grave
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Days of Dreams (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A routine, slightly superficial look at a young woman's romantic coming-of-age. The attractive teen is tending a flock of sheep in the middle of nowhere, nowhere except for an adjacent military base. One of the pilots at the base has a penchant ...
Plot: field, pilot, cow, countryside, waterfall, fighter jet, beehive, sheep
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Journey (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A young man living in a cold southern village in South America, decides to start a trip looking for his father. By doing this he discovers unexpected facts about his Latin American essence.
Style: road movie
Plot: bicycle, riding a bicycle, parent child relationship, travel, farce, tango, truck driver, father son relationship, politics, violence, coffin, satire ...
Place: patagonia, buenos aires argentina, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 29
Homer (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Homer is 18... and he wants to keep the feeling of the first time going for the rest of his life
Plot: protest, motorcycle, coming of age, friendship, sex, funeral, small town, band, vietnam war, sheriff, farmer, high school graduation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: wisconsin, woodstock
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 142
Midlothia (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Midlothia is a small, tight-knit town, where everyone knows everyone else's business. On Fred's last day in town, he and his closest friends uncover secrets that threaten the fabric of their friendship.
Plot: duck, abortion, shotgun, friendship, beer, small town, drinking contest, mini van, tequila, barbed wire, infidelity
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Father's Acre (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Love makes a bad relationship between father and son all the more rancorous in this drama from Hungarian director Viktor Oszkar Nagy. A convict (Janos Derzsi) returns home after a long stretch in prison to a less than enthusiastic welcome; his son ...
Plot: family, parent child relationship, father son relationship, aunt nephew relationship, crab, father son estrangement, knife held to throat, incestuous desire, sex with brother in law, father slaps son, sex with sister in law, father son reunion ...
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40%
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Watercolor Postcards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Hollywood actress and a former NFL star strive to save a troubled Texas town while bonding over their shared love of a very special 10-year-old girl who has found herself alone in the world for the very first time.
Plot: teenage rebellion, small town, horse, troubled past, sister sister relationship, country singer
Time: hollywood star
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Learning Tree (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story, set in Kansas during the 1920's, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager, and documents the veritable deluge of events which force him into sudden manhood. The family relationships and enmities, the fears, ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, contemplative, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: racism, small town, murder, countryside, coming of age, family relations, teenager, introspection, lifestyle, moral dilemma, innocence lost, small town life ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Hell with Heroes (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In 1946 North Africa, two former US Air Force pilots are forced to work for an international smuggler to get money needed for their return to civilian life after fighting in World War II.
Plot: prospector, world war two veteran, smuggler, post war, veteran, partnership, u.s. army, murder, drugs, ambition, mistress, pilot
Time: year 1946, 1940s
Place: algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
What Matters Most (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Despite different backgrounds and disapproving parents, a working-class teen falls in love with the wealthy son of a prominent family in a small West Texas town.
Plot: teenage pregnancy, high school, love, small town, childhood friend, high school basketball, father son relationship, basketball, prom, coma, domineering father, pregnancy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 1K
Wajib (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Palestine, France, Colombia, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After years abroad in Italy, Shadi returns to his native Nazareth. But this is no spectacular homecoming. He's back somewhat begrudgingly to honour his "wajib" (or duty) to hand out invitations to his sister's wedding with his ...
Plot: parent child relationship, dog hit by a car, bird, palestinian, animal bite, father son conflict, wedding invitation, father son relationship, funeral, christmas, cigarette smoking, death ...
Place: palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Blinded by the Light (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: David Bowers is a teenager who runs away from home to join a quasi-religious cult. His sister Janet is determined to find him, but almost winds up getting brainwashed by the cult herself.
Plot: cult, kidnapping, sacrifice, parent child relationship, brainwashing, parent, mind control, freedom, religion, father son relationship, fanatic, parents ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 10
Promises (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Self made millionaire Rolando Dominguez (Carlos Guerrero) could not resist the tempting pleasures that came with his success and now finds himself homeless, demented, and tormented by flashbacks of his regretful mistakes and broken promises to his ...
Plot: missing child, rich, homeless, poor, post traumatic stress disorder, riches to rags, parent child relationship, millionaire, crazy, sadness, promise, traumatic experience ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 324
Empty Cradle (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jane Morgan gives birth to her baby at the hospital. When she wakes up the next morning, the hospital tells her, that her son died at birth. However from ultrasound reading she had before, she knew she was having a girl. Now the hospital is ...
Plot: midwife, parent child relationship, pregnancy, hospital, murder, faked pregnancy, stethoscope, murder of a pregnant woman, pregnant woman murdered, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Inherit the Wind (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
Style: clever, sincere, talky, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: small town, courtroom, journalism, religions or cults, power relations, dishonesty, against the odds, fighting the system, small town life, hotshot lawyer, legal action, media ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Circle of Violence - A Family Drama (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Georgia Benfield's, at her wit's end, loses control and begins physically abusing her elderly mother, just as Georgia had been abused herself as a child. As family and friends slowly begin to learn of the abuse, and long buried family ...
Plot: parent child relationship, family crisis, husband leaves wife, physical abuse, mother daughter relationship, abuse, verbal abuse, old age, parents, parent, abusive relationship, loss of husband ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, americana, love triangle, friendship, society, human nature, family relations, youth, working class, fall in love, bondage ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Captive in the Land (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An American meteorologist attempts to rescue an injured Soviet airman. A killer storm soon maroons them both and the unlikely duo must learn to overcome their differences in order to survive the real life terrors of the Arctic.
Plot: parachute, cold, american, wounded man, rescue, wilderness, snow, male bonding, weatherman, survival, carbon monoxide poisoning, arctic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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