Movies like A Walk on the Moon 1987

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A Walk on the Moon (1987)
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A Walk on the Moon (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Peace Corps volunteer, bubbling o'er with idealism, learns to his delight that he has been assigned to a remote, backward Colombian village. When he arrives, he is confused by the cynical attitude of his predecessor
Plot: remote village, cynic, indifference, idealist
Place: colombia

Most similar movies to A Walk on the Moon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about adventure, escapades, danger, heroes, friendship, society and culture clash mostly in Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like A Walk on the Moon: Hotel Colonial (1987), Last Flight Out (2004), Easy Rider (1969), Stand by Me (1986), Strange Weather (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hotel Colonial (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, Italy, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Marco Veniera goes to Bogota, Columbia to find his brother, Luca who supposedly committed suicide. In his search, he meets fiery and exotic Irene Costa, who leads him into the depths of the Amazon jungle. But it's every man for himself. And ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: jungle, dishonesty, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, drug dealing, terrorism, danger, mistaken identity, deadly, adventure, female director ...
Time: 80s
Place: colombia, latin america, south america, venice
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95%
Last Flight Out (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hot-shot pilot Dan Hogan is sent deep into the Colombian jungle to rescue missionary doctor Ann Williams. Caught between innocent villagers and a ruthless drug lord, Ann won't abandon the people she has come to love.
Style: uplifting, emotional, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: village, jungle, human spirit, daring rescue, adventure, redemption, hopes, race against time, danger, society, escapades, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.3
 99K
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, psychedelic, realistic, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Plot: hippie, anti heroes, on the road, friendship, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, lsd, existentialism, motorcycle, drugs/alcohol, americana, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new orleans, arizona, louisiana, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.1
 358K
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, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, childhood, friendship, adventure, coming-of-age, youth, loyalty, innocence, young kid, camp, courage, teenager ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 80s
Place: oregon, usa, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Strange Weather (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Years after her son's suicide, a woman longs to confront both the past and a friend of his who took his business idea.
Style: road movie, serious, sad, depressing, suspenseful ...
Plot: death of son, investigation, depression, grieving mother, death of child, grieving, danger, life & death, mother and son, death, revenge, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, mississippi, louisiana, mississippi river ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Master of Dragonard Hill (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the 18th-century British Caribbean colony of St. Joseph's, decadent and hedonistic aristocrats rule with an iron fist and terrorize slaves and suspected criminals with a painful whip called the "dragonard."
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: rebellion, injustice, adventure, escapades, rivalry, adventurer, heroes, danger, against the odds, island, colonialism, pirate captain ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, cult film, dark humor ...
Plot: on the road, self discovery, breasts, hopes, profanity, haunted by the past, rock, redemption, americana, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 1969, 1960s ...
Place: usa, ohio, california, arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.8
 734
Fast Sofa (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This road picture follows a dope fiend named Rick, who believes his goal in life is to track down Ginger, a famous porn star who is currently staying in her Beverly Hills hideaway. Rick is obsessed with Ginger, watches her movies obsessively, and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, buddy comedy, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: obsession, road trip, drug dealer, porn star, obsessive quest, self discovery, drug dealing, on the road, track down, unemployed, unfaithful boyfriend, hawk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.4
 4K
Kicks (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When his hard-earned kicks get snatched by a local hood, fifteen-year old Brandon and his two best friends go on an ill-advised mission across the Bay Area to retrieve the stolen sneakers.
Style: captivating, psychological, atmospheric, tense
Plot: blow job, poverty, illegal drugs, criminal, surrealism, breaking and entering, ghetto, friendship, uncle nephew relationship, african american, violence, astronaut ...
Place: usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 2K
Salom? (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: One of Al Pacino's directory experiments, Salomé was filmed over 5 days in 2011, but has yet to be widely released. It is a part of a double feature on the Oscar Wilde short play "Salomé", together with the Venice-shown documentary ...
Plot: topless woman, dance, execution, kingdom, king, desire, veil, dancing
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Orphans (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Brothers Treat (Matthew Modine) and Philip (Kevin Anderson) have lived alone since they were kids, when a small time criminal enters their lives.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, orphan, child in peril, manipulation, family relations, crimes, manipulations, mentally unstable, crime gone awry, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Shadow of China (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A Chinese immigrant tries to make his way to the top as a businessman in Hong Kong while his former radicalism is transformed into cynicism.
Plot: immigrants, chinese history, idealist, newspaper, banker, mistress, chinese, journalist, take over, corruption, nightclub singer, rich man ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Men with Guns (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Dr. Fuentes is a medical professor approaching his retirement and journeys to find old students, with sometimes disturbing results.
Style: clever, touching, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: jungle, politics, soldier, hopes, investigation, intrigue, society, native, tourist, power relations, sexual abuse, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.6
 45
Infrasexum (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A middle-aged man is having problems trying to regain his sexual drive. He leaves behind his old life and tries to discover a simpler happiness through painting and meeting new friends. Wanting to save him from a sexless fate, his friend (director ...
Style: road movie
Plot: midlife crisis, sex scene, kidnapping, artist, gore, female nudity, body mutilation, prostitute, homosexual subtext, self defense, murder, large breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Savage Is Loose (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A husband, wife and their son are stranded on a remote island with no way off; as the son grows older, sexual tensions emerge.
Plot: mother son incest, island, sexual tension, family, left for dead, domineering father, sexual frustration, desert island, isolation, abstinence, oedipus complex, raft ...
Time: 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 252
A Polar Year (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Danish teacher takes a job in Greenland and tries to overcome the animosity of the tight-knit locals through a series of errors that help him embrace the snow-covered life.
Style: semi documentary, visually appealing, touching, sweet, entertaining ...
Plot: dog sled, inuit, grandfather grandson relationship, grandmother grandson relationship, isolation, language barrier, language learning, hunting, funeral, school teacher, new year's eve party, fishing ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.7
 127
Jungle Erotic (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young women have an adventure in the African jungle - where they are harassed by gentle men, and wild monkeys.
Style: erotic
Plot: sex orgy, female stockinged legs, sexploitation, sex scene, girl, photographer, bare breasts, monkey, animal, nipple, orgy, lion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 1K
Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: adventurer, heroic mission, heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, danger, leadership, hopes, culture clash, political unrest, society, priest ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed.
Style: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war one, aerial combat, wartime life, redemption, midlife crisis, haunted by the past, introspection, ambition, hopes, society, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20th century, 20s
Place: california, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
 177
Cloud Dancer (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Brad Randolph (David Carradine) is the World Champion aerobatic pilot but now, in his early 40s, he faces many challenges to maintain his position. His physical struggles are heightened by the presence of a youthful competitor, Tom Loomis (Joseph ...
Plot: male female relationship, pilot, smuggling
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Celestine Prophecy (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on James Redfield's worldwide best-selling novel, The Celestine Prophecy is a spiritual adventure film chronicling the discovery of ancient scrolls in the rainforests of Peru. The prophecy and its nine key insights predict a worldwide ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense
Plot: prophecy, jungle, heroic mission, obsessive quest, society, heroes, danger, escapades, supernatural, clergy, search, supernatural romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Call of the Wild (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young boy heads off to the Yukon after hearing tales about the Gold Rush, and he forms an unwavering friendship with a heroic Alsatian dog called Buck.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wilderness, dog, heroes, pets, adventure, daring rescue, treasure hunt, survival, friendship, mountain, contests and competitions, family ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: alaska, london, canada, england, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Conversations with God (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: "Conversations with God" is the true story of Neale Donald Walsch that inspired and changed the lives of millions. The journey begins after he unexpectedly breaks his neck in a car accident and loses his job.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: introspection, human spirit, change of luck, redemption, religions or cults, society, rise to the top, hopes, rich and poor, unemployment, writing, faith ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, air disaster, adventure, survival, airplane, pilot, thirst, sahara, isolation, rescue, against the odds, crew ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, libya, sahara desert, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Follow the River (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mary Ingles is pregnant when she and her two sons are captured from their homestead in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains by Shawnee Indians. Her husband, Will, narrowly escapes death during the attack. Impressed by her grace under the pressure of ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, epic
Plot: native american white relationships, survival, kidnapping, wilderness, danger, captivity, americana, culture clash, colonialism, heroes, society, confined ...
Time: 18th century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Robinson Crusoe (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, baroque
Plot: island, desert island, survival, friendship, isolation, adventure, shipwreck, destiny, danger, adventurer, cannibal, culture clash ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: friendship, survival, wilderness, coming of age, danger, youth, adventure, nature, teaching the ways of the world, lake or river, teenage life, group of friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Passion in the Desert (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Young French officer Augustin Robert escorts artist Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis to Egypt during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign. Napoleon sent de Paradis to record Egypt's great monuments and temples that are destroyed by French soldiers ...
Style: serious, stylized, atmospheric, psychological, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: desert, napoleon, soldier, leopard, wilderness, love affair, battles, animal life, campaign, deadly creature, heroes, danger ...
Time: 1790s, 18th century
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, sahara desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
White Hunter Black Heart (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal turns into a grim situation with his movie crew in Africa
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: adventure, elephant, obsession, obsessive quest, wilderness, danger, friends, friendship, movie business, animal attack, filmmaking, racial slur ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, uganda, london, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 19K
White Fang (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: dog, treasure, friendship, pets, human animal relationship, adventure, gold, survival, wilderness, daring rescue, unlikely friendships, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, yukon, usa, london, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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