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Africa United (2010)
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Africa United (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa, Rwanda
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "Africa United" tells the extraordinary story of three Rwandan children who attempt to realize the dream of their life: to attend the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2010 at Johannesburg. But the problems begin when Fabrice, Dudu and Béatrice get on the wrong bus and end up in Congo. Without papers, without money, they are brought into a children's refugee camp. But with incredible ingenuity, a some guts and a poster for the World Cup as a map, our heroes escape from the camp and leave to pursue their dreams, bringing with them a "dream team" of refugee children to help them through a series of exciting adventures. During this journey of 5000 km through seven countries, the film reveals an unseen Africa.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, touching, realistic, road movie
Plot: on the road, friendship, adventure, adventurer, follow your dream, hopes, optimism, escapades, young heroes, road trip, soccer, hiv, teenage boy, child in peril, child's point of view, youth, friends, coming of age, bittersweet, female director, football, journey, police, children, aids ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, zimbabwe, rwanda, south africa, congo, tanzania

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, humorous and semi serious films with plots about friendship, on the road, friends, escapades, youth, self discovery and road trip mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Africa United: Come as You Are (2011), A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013), Tomorrow Will Be Better (2010), Tour de Force (2014), Two Tickets to Paradise (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Come as You Are (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Three young guys like wine and women. They tested wine with pleasure, but the second they have never been able to taste. Under the guise of a wine tour, the three plans a trip to Spain to finally have sex. Nothing will stop them. Certainly not the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, realistic, road movie
Plot: looking for sex, disability, independence, brothel, obsessive quest, buddies, self discovery, escapades, misfit, on the road, paralysis, blind character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain
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A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, connecticut
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Tomorrow Will Be Better (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three Russian street kids, who live on their wits in a train station, take off to the countryside hoping to make it across the border to a better life in Poland. They are alternately looking for tenderness and pushing it away because they sense that ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsessive quest, leaving home, self discovery, friendship, on the road, optimism, starting over, youth, young heroes, hopes, escapades, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe, russia
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Tour de Force (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Belgium, of all places. What's Belgium got besides chocolates and fries? No matter, this year it was Hannes' and Kiki's turn to choose the destination of their annual bike tour with their closest friends. They all looks forward to the ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, road movie, captivating ...
Plot: friends, vacation, on the road, terminal illness, friendship, bittersweet, thirty something, road trip, self discovery, escapades, thirtysomething life, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Two Tickets to Paradise (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three guys on the verge of forty begin to realize all the best things in their lives happened before they were twenty. A spontaneous road trip adventure gives them a chance to balance the ledger
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, sentimental
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, self discovery, follow your dream, ambition, road trip, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, adventure, new life, escapades, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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My Name Is Juani (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pair of women leave their small town and dud boyfriends behind for fun in Madrid.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: lifestyle, hopes, follow your dream, city life, friendship, on the road, couples, friends, tough heroes, love and romance, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
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My Own Love Song (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wheelchair-bound singer and her best friend embark on a roadtrip to Memphis.
Style: psychological, sincere, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: on the road, friendship, friends, disability, road trip, self discovery, couples, best friends, misfit, singer, flashback, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: memphis, new orleans, mississippi
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Sweet Little Lies (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: no overview yet.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, humorous, road movie, feel good ...
Plot: adventure, on the road, friendship, coming of age, society, youth, rebelliousness, cons and scams, track down, self discovery, journey, cross country ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Intimate Stories (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three people and a baby set off on separate journeys, along the same road; their disparate dreams and stories intertwine amidst the breathtaking deserted Patagonic route.
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: on the road, friends, self discovery, friendship, human nature, destiny, hopes, rise to the top, redemption, parents and children, small town life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Josh and S.A.M. (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Josh and Sam are two brothers facing change, their mother is about to marry a French accountant and the kids are sent to go live with their father in Florida. Meanwhile Josh tells Sam that he is a "S.A.M." that is going to be sent to ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Humble Pie (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: At nearly 400 pounds, Tracy Orbison is a wide target. When he sets out to pursue his dream of acting, the grocery clerk finds an assortment of people waiting to dash his dreams. Through it all, Tracy remains irrepressibly upbeat, convinced he's ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: follow your dream, rise to the top, optimism, teenage love, social misfits, family relations, society, love and romance, youth, physical appearance, parents and children, humble ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Natural Selection (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a dutiful, albeit barren Christian housewife discovers that her devout husband has suffered a stroke at a sperm bank where he's been secretly donating his seed for the past 25 years, she leaves her sheltered world and starts off on a ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: on the road, self discovery, parents and children, obsessive quest, odd couple, family relations, disorder, sister sister relationship, assault, escapades, bittersweet, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, houston texas, texas
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48%
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Friendship! (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man from East Germany travels to San Francisco to search for his father, who fled 12 years ago. Together with his best friend, he starts the journey from New York with no money and the only word they ever learned in english-lessons: ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, melancholic
Plot: friendship, obsessive quest, disorder, culture clash, friends, on the road, fish out of water, social relations, friendship between men, road trip, best friends, best friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 20th century
Place: german democratic republic, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Mongolian Ping Pong (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bilike has never seen a ping-pong ball before. He and his family live without electricity and running water in a solitary tent home among the vast steppe grasslands. The magnificent landscape here has changed little since the days of Genghis Kahn. ...
Style: touching, humorous, captivating, contemplative, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friends, on the road, children, ping pong, adventure, escapades, monastery, journey, secret, mystery, friendship, anti hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, South Africa, USA
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Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, entertaining, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, life, life philosophy, travel, introspection, adventure, happiness, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, road not taken, psychiatrist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
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Genre: Adventure, Drama
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Duration: 78 min.
Story: A man stuck in the reveries of his youth tracks down the boyhood friend he once tormented, only to find that simpler times were more complicated than he thought.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: mermaid, amusement park, friends, best friends, buddies, youth, partners, fish out of water, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, couple relations, introspection ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
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Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: follow your dream, self discovery, introspection, circus, identity crisis, escapades, family relations, on the road, parents and children, countryside, hopes, unfulfillment ...
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Chubby (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, Switzerland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chubby is the nickname of Kevin, a 12 years old kid already weights 100 kilos (220.46 lb). If he keeps devours fries, pastries and ice cream everyday, he's gonna have heart attack sooner or later unless he decides to change his diet to turn ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, touching, road movie, gloomy ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 101 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, touching ...
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: sincere, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
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Duration: 99 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, dysfunctional family, family relations, youth, teenage life, friendship, parents and children, society, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, hopes, high school life ...
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Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Downhill (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Four old school friends reunite to attempt the epic coast to coast walk, across the United Kingdom. As their journey unfolds, this comically incompatible foursome walk full tilt into their mid-life crises.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: best friends, friendship, friends, buddies, reunion, self discovery, escapades, disorder, farce, on the road, nothing goes right, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Grand Theft Parsons (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: There are times when it's right and proper to simply bury the dead. This is not one of those times... Gram Parsons was one of the most influential musicians of his time; a bitter, brilliant, genius who knew Elvis, tripped with the Stones and ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: musician, musician's life, on the road, friendship, chase, overdose, rock star, psychopath, couples, friends, nanny, buddies ...
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37%
The Hidden Fortress (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: Just like every other summer, the children of two camp-sites play "war". But, this summer it takes an interesting turn.
Style: captivating, humorous, semi serious, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: rich and poor, forbidden love, adventure, youth, love and romance, human nature, summer camp, young heroes, rivalry, heroes, fall in love, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rascals on the Road (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Four kids - Eugen, Wrigley, Bäschteli and Eduard - leave for an adventure around Switzerland, searching for the fabulous treasure of Titicaca Lake, discovered by Fritzli Bühler.
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, treasure hunt, friends, adventure, on the road, escapades, mountain, leaving home, youth, journey, childhood, farmer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: switzerland
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36%