Movies like Going to Kansas City

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Going to Kansas City (1998)
 5.5
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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, secret, chase, blues, vigilante, funeral, outsider, waitress, foreigner, small town, exchange student, countryside, culture clash, police chief, xenophobia, convenience store, chief of police, music club, 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 serious, realistic, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about family relations, small town, murder, countryside, teenager, husband wife relationship and coming of age mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Going to Kansas City: Watchtower (2001), Kansas (1988), Restless (2000), Heartthrob (2017), Murari (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.6
 719
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, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, lighthouse, family relations, life is a bitch, small town life, deadly, small town, siblings relations, psychopath, crimes, father figure, village life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.5
 982
Kansas (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 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: on the run, bank, heist, hostages, rescue, rivalry, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, gang, criminal heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.6
 4K
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: sexual, humorous, touching, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: sex, womanizer, love triangle, fall in love, change of heart, love and romance, sexual relations, wedding, infidelity, male nudity, friendship, cuckold ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, pursuit, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, forbidden love, waitress, rivalry, teenage boy, astronomy, car trouble, first date ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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outsider movies
164
waitress movies
1375
foreigner movies
163
kansas movies
147
 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, landowner, temple, abortion, pilgrimage, survival, idol, victim, grandmother grandson relationship, love, stabbing, curse ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.4
 2K
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: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, suburbs, innocence lost, small town, family relations, sexual awakening, summer, couples, family problems, kids in trouble, estrangement, death in the family ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.8
 2K
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, disturbing, suspense, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, aspiration, immigration, foreign language, green card, teenager, love, couple relations, american dream, parents and children, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, troubled marriage ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, family relations, city, missing person, male female relationship, family secret, village, dark secret, mill, missing ...
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 4.8
 101
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: smuggler, sheriff, corruption, jail, coming of age, secret, murder, election, small town, high school, teenager
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.7
 106K
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, emotional, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, love and romance, starting over, fall in love, single father, abusive husband, domestic violence, small town life, haunted by the past, love triangle, power of love, choice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, boston, south carolina, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Independence Day (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Mary Ann Taylor loves the comforts of her hometown in Mercury, Texas. She has a steady job as a waitress in her father's diner, yet she can't help but feel unfulfilled by a life of pouring coffee and grilling hamburgers. Mary Ann's ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: family relations, small town, dream, waitress, family problems, social relations, couples, dull life, love and romance, life is a bitch, romance, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 78
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: love triangle, small town, bigotry, on the run, car accident, female director, impostor, girl, love, death, redneck, coming of age ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.4
 692
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: countryside, legend, supernatural, uncover truth, ghost, life is a bitch, river, lake or river, family secret, repressed memory, secret, past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, tradition, neighbor, culture clash, drinking, truck, death of father, return home, brother brother relationship, drink, teenage boy, vietnamese ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, high school, dysfunctional family, suburbs, americana, guilt, rape, court, trial, crime and punishment, obsession, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Twist of Faith (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vancouver Police Detective Henry Smith is one of those investigating the murder of Roman Catholic Father Martin, who was crucified in his own church.
Style: suspenseful, rough, mind bending, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, church, murder, reluctant partners, crimes, mystery, crime, police investigation, deadly, danger, police detective, religions or cults ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Passion for Murder (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman on the run from a murderous rogue government agent hooks up with a pony-tailed taxi driver who reluctantly agrees to help her.
Plot: caucasian, interrupted sex, congressman, accidental killing, winter, caught having sex, woman in danger, breasts, ass, bare breasts, butt, evil man ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
 272
Captive (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a botched suicide attempt Sam Hoffman finds herself trapped in an evil insane asylum
Plot: mental institution, murder, imprisonment, sanity
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 4.6
 218
Web of Desire (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A smart, attractive, ER physician, Beth, turns to an internet site for medical personnel to share the frustrations of her job and the stress of her family life and connects with someone. When they meet in person, Beth is surprised to find that Finn ...
Plot: first lesbian experience, affair, female doctor, soccer match, watching porn, car over cliff, doctor, husband wife relationship, injured child, family dinner, hospital, blackmail ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.5
 272
Annie's Garden (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In front of his 15-year-old son, a father loses his temper and strikes his younger daughter, thinking she's trying to run away from him. Jump ahead ten years: the dad is dead, the mom is gone, and the son, Luke, is raising his now grown sister, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: small town, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, small town life, diner, flirting, simpleton, loss of parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
My Summer in Provence (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lea, Adrian, and their little brother Theo, born deaf, go on holiday in Provence with their grandfather, Paul "Oliveron" they never met because of a family quarrel. It is not the holidays they dreamed, especially their father announced ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: family relations, grandfather grandson relationship, culture clash, youth, family drama, estrangement, deaf, past, countryside, disorder, siblings relations, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: provence, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Legend of Lucy Keyes (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Guy moves to an old farm in Princeton with his wife Jeanne Cooley and their two daughters, Molly and Lucy to build eight windmills to generate clean power to the city. The Cooley family has a cold reception in town, and while voting for the approval ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary, bleak
Plot: ghost, missing person, uncover truth, social relations, supernatural, crimes, countryside, family secret, small town, insanity, missing daughter, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.9
 216
Our Town (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 3-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder.
Plot: birth, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, brother sister relationship, ghost, male female relationship, breaking the fourth wall, second chance, family relations, death in childbirth, mother daughter relationship, small town ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: new england, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: blind woman, intruder, police investigation, settler, talking to self, dead father, murder, neighbor, home invasion, standing in the rain, interracial, racist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.2
 603
9/Tenths (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A wealthy couple battles a poor laborer over the rights to a small ranch house, but events take a shocking turn after an enormous terrorist attack cuts the three off from civilization.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: countryside, isolation, fish out of water, danger, disorder, couples, power relations, farm, uninhibited rivalry, human nature, survival, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.2
 2K
October Gale (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A doctor takes in a mysterious man who washes ashore at her remote cottage with a gunshot wound. Quickly they both learn the killer has arrived to finish the job, while a storm has cut them off from the mainland.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: island, mysterious character, track down, isolation, revenge, pursuit, chase, fear, rescue, gunshot wound, cottage, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 893
Last Summer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Luke and Jonah, two high school sweethearts, spend their final days together over the course of a long, quiet summer in the rural American South, contemplating their uncertain future and the uncertain future of America.
Plot: gay, summer, small town, leaving home, countryside, gay interest, adoption, gay relationship, coming of age, baseball, church, teenage boy ...
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Turn Left at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The year is 1968. To a small town in the south of Israel, mostly inhabited by Moroccan immigrants, a few families from India arrive, searching for a better life in the west. The instinct driven Moroccans patronize the "black" Indians, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, ethnic, immigrants, social differences, teenage life, teenage love, culture clash, society, romance, youth, parents and children, social relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
2 Nights Till Morning (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, Lithuania
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Caroline, a French architect in Vilnius, Lithuania, on business, has to spend an extra night in the city due to a delayed work meeting. At the bar of her hotel she meets Jaakko, a Finnish DJ who is in Vilnius for a gig. Caroline lets him understand ...
Plot: volcanic eruption, father daughter relationship, hotel room, concert, divorced man, hugging, male female relationship, kiss, swimming, sauna, architect, man in underwear ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 49
The Deserter (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, Greece
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A soldier runs away from the horrors of war, finds love with a virgin farm girl and a mistreated housewife, and will find that it is difficult to survive the battles of sex and love.
Plot: husband hits wife, tied up, political persecution, long haired male, seductive behavior, bombing, heavy rain, witch, runaway, gay rape, gunshot, teenager ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%