Movies like Going to Kansas City

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Going to Kansas City (1998)
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Going to Kansas City (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, Finland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An exchange student from Finland arrives in Kansas City. He is expecting to spend a year in the city, but ends up living on a farm in a small town. He falls in love with the sheriff’s daughter and soon finds himself in trouble.
Plot: teenager, musician, family relations, chase, blues, funeral, vigilante, outsider, secret, small town, waitress, countryside, exchange student, culture clash, foreigner, chief of police, xenophobia, convenience store, music club, police chief, blues music
Place: kansas

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Most similar movies to Going to Kansas City

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspense and suspenseful films with plots about family relations, small town, love, murder, coming of age, teenager and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Going to Kansas City: Restless (2000), Safe Haven (2013), Nowhere to Run (1989), Kansas (1988), Murari (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Restless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An old dog has a hard time learning new tricks in this drama set in Turku. Ari, a paramedic, is a chronic womanizer; he makes it a point of pride to never sleep with the same woman twice, and his nights are a long series of brazen one-night stands. ...
Style: sexy, melancholic, sexual, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: sex, friendship, love triangle, womanizer, redemption, change of heart, fall in love, infidelity, sexual relations, love and romance, male nudity, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
 112K
Safe Haven (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, emotional, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, starting over, obsession, fall in love, love and romance, small town life, single father, power of love, choice, runaway, domestic violence, abusive husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, boston, usa, new jersey, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 4.8
 133
Nowhere to Run (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Rural Texas, 1960 -- An age of good times and innocence, when growing up was supposed to be easy. Six high school seniors know the terrible secret that will make the difference in the biggest election in the county's history. Now they must make ...
Plot: election, corruption, jail, sheriff, small town, murder, coming of age, teenager, high school, secret, smuggler
Time: 60s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.5
 1K
Kansas (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A drifter becomes both a bank robber and a hero in this crime thriller. Andrew McCarthy stars as Wade Corey, who hitches a ride on a freight train already occupied by Doyle Kennedy (Matt Dillon), a charming ex-con who convinces Wade to accompany him ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: teenager, on the run, bank, heist, drifter, bank robber, hostage, wedding, psychopath, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, journalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 7.8
 4K
Murari (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Circa 1800's a Jamindar (Prakash Raj) insults Durga Devi by stealing her idol in the temple in a state of intoxication.An enraged Devi kills him and puts a curse on his heirs that she is going to take one family member each every 48 years. And ...
Plot: family relations, idol, pilgrimage, curse, grandmother grandson relationship, survival, abortion, drowning, landowner, temple, self sacrifice, victim ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 4.6
 790
Watchtower (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Orphan Mike O'Conner was abused from age three by his own dad, fled to Chicago to start a rock band but got dragged in bad mates' crime and convicted under probation. Mike's sister, Kate, managed to get him released and employed as ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, life is a bitch, small town life, family relations, crimes, siblings relations, small town, psychopath, lighthouse, father figure, empire, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Peyton Place: The Next Generation (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Another attempt to bring the 1960s primetime serial back to network television
Plot: scandal, small town, generation, city, missing person, male female relationship, respect, secret, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, village, dark secret ...
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.4
 3K
Heartthrob (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Sam Maddox, a troubled girl whose father committed suicide, has earned a reputation at her high school for being a bit promiscuous. When Sam begins seeing brilliant, MIT-bound Henry Sinclair, the two opposites really attract. Although Sam ...
Style: dark, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: obsessive love, chase, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, rivalry, waitress, stalking, age difference, psychopath, masturbation, memorial service, car trouble ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 6.1
 95
Mauri (1988)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rewi Rapana returns to the small country town of Te Mata after his family has left the district. His arrival rekindles old tensions as well as renewing family ties. He is seeking an identity and a permanent place to call home yet desperately hiding ...
Plot: small town, on the run, love triangle, bigotry, impostor, car accident, death, love, elderly woman, native, countryside, redneck ...
Time: 50s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 3K
Smooth Talk (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the short story, "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been", by Joyce Carol Oates, this film chronicles a 15-year-old girl, Connie's, sexual awakening in the Northern California suburbs. Her experimenting begin to get out of ...
Style: feminist film, tense, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slut, female protagonist, serial killer, coming of age, sexual awakening, summer, loss of innocence, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), love, friendship, killer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 8.0
 246
Our Town (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 3-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder.
Plot: brother sister relationship, ghost, father son relationship, wedding, husband wife relationship, funeral, death, small town, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, second chance, birth ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: new hampshire, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Waiting in the Dark (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Michiru has lost her eyesight, and to make matters worse, her father dies shortly afterwards. She is now all alone and spends most of her day isolated in her home. Akihiro is a Chinese-Japanese immigrant, that has had to deal with racism all ...
Style: serious, suspense, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: blind woman, police investigation, intruder, settler, dead father, murder, neighbor, home invasion, judiciary, police, racism, only child ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Down in the Valley (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: On a trip to the beach, a teenage girl named Tobe meets a charismatic stranger named Harlan, who dresses like a cowboy and claims to be a former ranch hand. The pair feel an instant attraction and begin a relationship, but her father, a lawman, is ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, sexual content, family disapproval, delusion, cowboy, dangerous attraction, love and romance, twists and turns, suburbs, parents and children, father daughter relationship, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, south dakota, los angeles, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 101
N.O.I.R. (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: NOIR chronicles the lives of four people living in a neighborhood plagues by poverty and violence, aspiring to freedom and happiness. Kadhafi, a 26 year old aspiring rapper and ex-member of a street gang, just out of prison, wants to steer clear of ...
Style: touching, psychological, suspense, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Plot: organized crime, drug dealer, teenage boy, gang member, rapper, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, gang, immigrants, released from prison, couples, couple relations ...
Place: montreal, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 3K
Lottery (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two Iranian teenagers in love want to get married, travel to the US to get a green card and live there, but their parents object. With not enough money saved, they pin their hopes on winning the state lottery to fund their trip, but tragedy derails ...
Style: tense, psychological, sentimental, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: aspiration, family relations, immigration, green card, love, islam, youth, couple relations, parents and children, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: iran, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 4K
Masquerade (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A recently orphaned millionairess, Olivia, really hates her scheming step-father. Olivia finds love with a young yacht racing captain, Tim, who isn't completely truthful with her. When the two run into a problem the local cop, who happens to be ...
Style: sexy, neo noir, erotic, suspenseful, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mystery, plot twist, police investigation, sex scene, sex, woman in danger, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, couples, love triangle, dangerous attraction, female nudity, blonde ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.3
 739
Body of Water (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Julia is a young lawyer who has been in conflict with her father for a long time. Her mother seems a bit insane, and Julia thinks that he is partially responsible for this. She has also split with the father of her son and tries to escape all these ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, suspense, serious ...
Plot: countryside, legend, uncover truth, supernatural, ghost, life is a bitch, river, family secret, secret, past, repressed memory, swimming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
 96K
Witness (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A sheltered Amish child is the sole witness of a brutal murder in a restroom at a Philadelphia train station, and he must be protected. The assignment falls to a taciturn detective who goes undercover in a Pennsylvania Dutch community. On the farm, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, sexy, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: police corruption, amish, witnessing a crime, twists and turns, forbidden love, corruption, murder, police, female nudity, crimes, police detective, bully ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 911
Wonderful Town (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Takua Pa is a small town in the South of Thailand. Ever since the tsunami, people have lost their jobs and remember better times in the past. One day a stranger comes to town. His name is Ton, he is an architect. He rents a room in a small hotel ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, emotional, captivating, serious
Plot: love affair, romance, fall in love, couples, social relations, seaside town, hotel, small town, secret, love and romance, small town life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.6
 295
Fatal Rescue (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Catastrophe happens on the day before Emilies and Jacobs divorce. Toby their son falls into a hidden well while playing. Jacob must deal with the life threatening situation as well as deal with Mike, a firefighter and old romantic interest of ...
Plot: suicide, forest, brother, water, tunnel, hide and seek, divorce, fog, secret, convention, family relations, firefighter
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Nostalgia for the Countryside (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Vietnam, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in a small village in North Vietnam, a tale of awakening which traces a growing love triangle between Nham, an earnest and responsible 17-year-old country boy; the charming Ngu, his lonely and naive sister-in-law with whom he works closely in ...
Plot: countryside, brother in law sister in law relationship, urban setting, provincial life, farmer, teenage boy, jealousy, love triangle, truck, village, rice, truck driver ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.0
 162
Beautiful Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ninni is sixteen and she lives in a beautiful mansion in the swedish countryside with her family.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, eccentric family, teenage love, romance, love and romance, teenage life, countryside, fall in love, parents and children, estate, bittersweet, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 293
Americana (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a small town in rural Kansas, a troubled veteran attempts to restore an old merry-go-round ride.
Plot: loner, war veteran, countryside, conflict, small town, vietnam war, americana, vietnam veteran, merry go round
Time: 70s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 4K
Hiding Out (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A very successful stock broker is called to court to testify against a mob boss who was into some inside trading. Andrew Morenski must become Max Hauser and go back to high school for protection from the mob.
Style: humorous, sexy, unusual plot structure, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: high school, teenager, murder, school, gangsters, nerd, geek, hitman, mafia, witness protection, stereotypes, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, delaware, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a contemporary fable loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment". Roseanne is outwardly a perfect and popular teen. However, her image is hiding the abuse at her stepfather's hands, and she decides to ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, clever, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, rape, high school, dysfunctional family, guilt, obsession, suburbs, bdsm, friendship, americana, crime and punishment, court ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
What Are You Looking For (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The moving relationship of a man in crisis who would like to be a father, and a fatherless, mentally orphaned young rebel.
Plot: sexuality, on the road, globalization, rebel, family relations, remote control, father son relationship, love, rebirth, female nudity, male nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.7
 3K
Only Mine (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Tormented and left for dead by a scorned lover, a woman finds the strength within herself to recover and retaliate against her abuser.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychotronic, disturbing, suspense
Plot: police officer, waitress, revenge, left for dead, nanny, woman, love and romance, family relations, dishonesty, romance, violence, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Beneath a Neon Tide (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Andy is a young man on a downward spiral. A sequence of incidents followed by the death of his beloved grandmother trigger Andy's parents to react and send him away from the city. Andy moves in with his uncle David and begins working at the ...
Plot: coastal town, pub, funeral, cinema, coming of age, nightclub, hung over, family relations, alcohol
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Your Name Poisons My Dreams (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Angel Barciela and the police inspector Francisco Valduque meets after several years in the funeral of Buendía engineer. Both expect to see Julia, the daughter of the deceased and one of those involved in the investigation.
Style: non-linear, suspenseful, bleak, tense, serious ...
Plot: spanish civil war, nudity (full frontal - brief), investigation, hiding, funeral, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, partners against crime, mystery, vengeance, fascist ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Little Closer (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: In the forgotten corners of rural Virginia, Sheryl struggles to balance her work as a housekeeper and raising her two sons, fifteen year-old Marc and eleven year-old Stephen. Hoping to meet the love of her life and bring home a father for her boys, ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, sincere, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: underage sex, family relations, coming of age, looking for love, parents and children, single parent, boy, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, teacher, sexuality, incest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%