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 touching films with plots about adventure, danger, escapades, friendship, heroes, society and wilderness 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
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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: jungle, terrorism, danger, drug dealing, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, adventure, deadly, dishonesty, mistaken identity, female director ...
Time: 80s
Place: colombia, latin america, south america, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, suspenseful, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: village, jungle, human spirit, daring rescue, adventure, society, danger, race against time, hopes, escapades, redemption, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.3
 97K
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, on the road, anti hero, anti heroes, friendship, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, lsd, existentialism, motorcycle, americana, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new orleans, arizona, louisiana, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 8.1
 354K
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, camp, courage, teenager, death ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 80s
Place: oregon, usa, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: sad, serious, lyrical, depressing, suspenseful ...
Plot: death of son, depression, investigation, death of child, grieving mother, dying young, grieving, mother and son, murderer, violent death, murder mystery, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans, mississippi, alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Babysitters (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Shirley is a good student who works as a babysitter in order to make money for college. One night Michael, a father Shirley works for, confesses he's unhappy with married life. Shirley has a crush on Michael, and seizes this ...
Style: dark humor, disturbing, sexual, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: adultery, prostitute, high school, infidelity, teenager, social decay, juvenile delinquency, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unlikely criminals, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: exciting, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: rebellion, island, injustice, danger, adventure, escapades, heroes, rivalry, adventurer, against the odds, interracial sex, framed for murder ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, avant garde, dark humor ...
Plot: self discovery, on the road, breasts, redemption, family relations, drugs/alcohol, friends, nudity (full frontal - brief), estrangement, rock, americana, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1969, 60s ...
Place: usa, mexico, arizona, ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, tense, atmospheric
Plot: blow job, poverty, illegal drugs, criminal, surrealism, ghetto, breaking and entering, friendship, african american, astronaut, shoplifting, uncle nephew relationship ...
Place: usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.8
 732
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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, buddy comedy
Plot: obsession, drug dealer, road trip, hawk, porn star, track down, obsessive quest, on the road, stoners, drug dealing, self discovery, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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, king, dancing, kingdom, desire, veil, execution, dance
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 775
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: serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, orphan, gangsters, mentally unstable, missing person, dishonesty, manipulations, life is a bitch, siblings relations, crimes, family relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: chinese history, chinese, journalist, mistress, cynic, idealist, cultural revolution, nightclub singer, banker, rich man, anti communism, corruption ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: realistic, contemplative, serious, touching, clever ...
Plot: soldier, hopes, jungle, politics, introspection, life is a bitch, golden years, rich and poor, intrigue, tourist, self discovery, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: murder, self defense, sex scene, midlife crisis, homosexual subtext, body mutilation, flashback, big breasts, gore, lesbianism, exploitation, lesbian sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, isolation, castration, incest, castaway, sexual desire, feral child, oedipus complex, desert island ...
Time: 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 241
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, touching, visually appealing, sweet, entertaining ...
Plot: inuit, dog sled, isolation, grandfather grandson relationship, grandmother grandson relationship, elementary school, funeral, remote village, polar bear, school teacher, language barrier, language learning ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 3.7
 126
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: nudity (full frontal - brief), animal, monkey, nipples, spider, tan line, hands tied, nipple, tied up, unrequited love, threesome, topless ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Never Cry Wolf (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film dramatizes the true story of Farley Mowat, when he was sent to the Canadian tundra area to collect evidence of the grievous harm the wolf population was allegedly doing to the caribou herds. In his struggle to survive in that difficult ...
Style: touching, serious, contemplative, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: wilderness, inuit, adventure, mountain, dog sled, arctic, wolf, snow, survival, mouse, biologist, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Prisoner of Zenda, Inc. (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When young computer genius Rudy inherits his father's business his avaricious uncle has him kidnapped and held hostage until the boy signs off all rights to the lucrative enterprise. Not wanting the uncle to control, a pair of corporate ...
Style: exciting, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: kidnapping, baseball, teenager, family, switching roles, crimes, adventure, daring rescue, cons and scams, mistaken identity, dishonesty, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: kids, family outing, pre-teens, 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 ⇓
51%
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, touching, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: adventure, elephant, obsession, obsessive quest, wilderness, friendship, friends, danger, movie business, racial slur, filmmaking, animal attack ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, uganda, london, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Napoleon and Samantha (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two young children, who, rather than part with an old pet lion who was once a circus performer, go on a perilous mountain trek to stay with a recluse friend.
Style: emotional, touching, semi serious, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, adventure, family, heroes, adventurer, friendship, animal life, pets, family life, aging, adoption, hopes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, danger, destiny, adventurer, cannibal, culture clash ...
Time: 1700s, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 701
Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, captivating, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, pirate, survival, danger, daring rescue, family relations, adventure, family in danger, isolation, family life, estrangement, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, youth, danger, adventure, nature, teaching the ways of the world, lake or river, teenage life, group of friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, psychological, atmospheric, stylized, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: desert, soldier, leopard, napoleon, wilderness, deadly creature, adventure, escapades, daring rescue, heroes, love affair, survival ...
Time: 1790s, 18th century
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Last Days in the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis, setting himself up for a dramatic test.
Style: serious, atmospheric, contemplative, biblical
Plot: desert, adventure, escapades, religions or cults, society, devil, family problems, wilderness, prayer, praying, fasting, evil ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
 578
The Illegal (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After the birth of his first child, Roberto, a young Mexican man slips across the border into the United States. Seeking work to support his family back home, he finds that working hard is not enough.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: family relations, farm, mexican, hopes, immigrants, politics, society, misfit, apple pie, preacher, brother sister relationship, arrest ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, arizona, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
 1K
The Aviator (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, rescue, human spirit, adventure, danger, forces of nature, isolation, against the odds, daring rescue, save the day, opposites attract ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, year 1918, 70s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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