Movies like The Doo Dah Man

If you like "The Doo Dah Man" you are looking for road movie, exciting and touching movies about / with intergenerational friendship, on the road, friendship, teenage boy, photographer, on the run and father son relationship themes of Drama genre shot in USA or UK.
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The Doo Dah Man (2015)
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The Doo Dah Man (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in 1980, The Doo Dah Man tells the story of JAKE, a 20 year old college student living in New Jersey who, after fighting with his absentee father, decides to run away from his life and hitch hike across the country. Along the way he is picked up by a 50 year old con artist, SMITTY, who has recently broken out of jail. Together they travel through the back roads of Texas, always staying one step ahead of the law.
Style: road movie, exciting, touching, rough, captivating
Plot: intergenerational friendship, on the road, friendship, teenage boy, photographer, on the run, father son relationship, father son conflict, teenage protagonist, young man, stolen car, scam, father figure, stealing a car, on the lam, unlikely friendships, police, con artists, summer, church, nun, single mother, tattoo, lie, photograph ...
Place: southern usa

Most similar movies to The Doo Dah Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and captivating films with plots about friendship, on the road, friends, father son relationship, teenage boy, youth and train mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Doo Dah Man: Two-Lane Blacktop (1971), The Dream Catcher (1999), Scarecrow (1973), Camilla (1994), The Space Between (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A driver and a mechanic travel around the United States hopping from drag strip to drag strip in a 1955 Chevy Bel-Air coupe. They race for money, betting with their competitors. The pair gain a young and talkative female stowaway. Along the way they ...
Style: road movie, serious, realistic, meditative, atmospheric ...
Plot: car chase, on the road, hitchhiker, mechanic, bet, destructive relationship, contests and competitions, obsessive quest, gas station, hippie, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., santa fe new mexico, tokyo
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95%
The Dream Catcher (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An abandoned teen jumps a freight train in Philadelphia intent on reaching his uncle in Indiana, whom he believes will help him with financial difficulties including a pregnant girlfriend. In Ohio, he meets another homeless teen, who escorts him to ...
Style: gloomy, touching, sincere, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, family relations, life is a bitch, youth, hopes, society, social misfits, coming of age, teenage life, americana, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: oklahoma, usa, philadelphia, st. louis missouri, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Scarecrow (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two drifters bum around, visit earthy women and discuss opening a car wash in Pittsburgh.
Style: road movie, sincere, touching, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: drifter, friendship, on the road, self discovery, road trip, introspection, partners, buddies, train travel, hitchhiker, train ride, bar fight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, united states, denver colorado, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Camilla (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Freda Lopez, an aspiring musician, travels with her husband to the beautiful beaches of Georgia where she befriends Camilla, an odd and exotic elderly woman who plays the violin. When the two embark on a journey together, Camilla reclaims a lost ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, aging, elderly, couples, self discovery, road trip, kidnapping, singing, filmmaking, cons and scams, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: cincinnati ohio, georgia, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Space Between (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Montine McLeod, a world-weary flight attendant, and Omar Hassan, a prematurely wise 10-year-old Pakastani-American boy connect with one another amidst the chaos of September 11, 2001. When Montine discovers the boy's direct personal link to the ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, youth, stewardess, terrorism, cross country, terrorist attack, boy, father son relationship, terror, social problems, friends ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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A Trip (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three friends embark on a road trip like in high school, but things have changed - Gregor is going to war mission, Ziva is going to study abroad, while Andrej is still the same. There are secrets left unsaid. Can their friendship survive?
Style: emotional, realistic, road movie, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: reunion, friendship, on the road, love triangle, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, journey, gay, coming of age, direction and purpose, drugs/alcohol, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: slovenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Family (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela, Chile, Norway
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Andrés and his son Pedro live in a working district of Caracas and hardly ever see each other. While Andrés fills his time doing different jobs, Pedro wanders the streets playing with friends and learning from the violent atmosphere around him.
Style: captivating, touching, serious, unusual plot structure, psychological
Plot: family, fight, single father, teenage boy, teenage son, death of friend, father son relationship, friendship, parents and children, society, youth, danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Byways (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Victor, a father, travels the roads with his teenage son, Felix. For Felix, the trip is a school of life, as his first romantic encounter helps him better understand his father and get closer to him.
Style: road movie, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: on the road, family relations, parents and children, parent child relationship, hopes, love and romance, single parent, father son relationship, son, teenage boy, single father, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Cab to Canada (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An elderly woman (Maureen O'Hara) and a young cabby (Jason Beghe) seek life's meaning as they drive from California to Canada.
Style: road movie
Plot: male female relationship, old woman, single mother, road trip, on the road, boy, cross country, taxi, old age, taxi driver, friendship, father figure
Place: vancouver british columbia canada, pasadena california, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Obselidia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: George, a lonely librarian, believes love is obsolete, until a road trip to Death Valley with a cinema projectionist named Sophie teaches him otherwise.
Style: uplifting, road movie, psychological, vintage, captivating ...
Plot: fall in love, self discovery, romance, human nature, on the road, lifestyle, writer's life, artists and showbiz, road trip, friendship, desert, eccentricity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Kings of the Road (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Itinerant projection-equipment repairman Bruno Winter (Rüdiger Vogler) and depressed hitchhiker Robert Lander (Hanns Zischler)--a doctor who has just been through a break-up with his wife and a half-hearted suicide attempt--travel along the Western ...
Style: road movie, realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: on the road, unfulfillment, friendship, dull life, friends, mechanic, hitchhiker, odd couple, partners, buddies, friendship between men, suicide ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, german democratic republic, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
How Much Further (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ecuador
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Esperanza and Tristeza both have to get to Cuenca. However, by an unlucky turn of events, the bus they are on gets delayed due to a worker strike. Taking their journey into their own hands, they decide to hitchhike to Cuenca. Along the way they meet ...
Style: realistic, touching, road movie, captivating, semi serious
Plot: self discovery, hopes, on the road, countryside, hitchhiking, bus, mountain, journalist, strike, student, journey, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ecuador, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Pickup on 101 (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An elderly wanderer, a sexy young girl running away from home and a folk singer looking for stardom hitch-hike their way cross-country, trying to get to California.
Style: road movie
Plot: train, police, motel, homeless, hitchhiker, car accident, driving, female nudity, friendship, backpack, police car, pepsi cola ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Surviving: A Family in Crisis (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Rick is a 17 year old golden boy whose father wants him to became a doctor like himself. Lonnie is a problematic 16 year old girl, who has just come out from a sanatorium after an attempted suicide. The families of both teens are very close friends. ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenager, friendship, suicide, impossible love, crying woman, funeral, suicide pact, shock, caught cheating, latex gloves, exam, photographer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.7
 13
G.H.B. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A reflection on love and pleasure experienced by three women, set in France, New York, and Shanghai.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, on the run, obsessive quest, looking for love, haunted by the past, on the road, life is a bitch, friends, strong female presence, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Mercy (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Norway, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A German couple, Niels and Maria, and their teenage son Markus move to the Norwegian coastal town of Hammerfest, hoping for a new beginning in the land of endless twilight. Instead they find themselves drifting further apart. Niels submerges himself ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: winter, guilt, road accident, couples, hopes, starting over, on the run, couple relations, human nature, terminal illness, husband wife relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Hush Little Baby (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Four girls in rehab is on tour from their treatment centers and it becomes their life stories. The girls run off in a stolen Volvo and soon learns to know the freedom of good and evil. Both the fantastic feeling to be master of its own destiny, but ...
Style: realistic, road movie, psychological, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: on the road, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, human nature, friendship, stealing a car, journey, self discovery, mysterious past, secret, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Before Snowfall (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Germany, Iraq
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Before Snowfall starts with a dramatic escape: Eighteen year-old Nermin runs away from her wedding in a village in Iraqi Kurdistan. Being the elder of the family, her younger brother Siyar becomes responsible for finding her and restoring the family ...
Style: road movie, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: chase, on the run, young heroes, survival, on the road, family life, family relations, wedding, village, reluctant hero, family honor, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, europe, norway, turkey, greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Goldfinch (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In a rush of panic, he steals 'The Goldfinch', a painting that eventually draws him into a world of crime.
Style: atmospheric, non-linear, exciting, psychological, enigmatic
Plot: tragic event, museum, art, friendship, painting, drugs, parent child relationship, foster home, bombing, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, father son relationship ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Florida Project (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: mother daughter relationship, motel, friendship, little girl, eviction, drug addiction, children, social services, mother child separation, female friendship, parent child relationship, single mother ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Golden Dream (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain, Guatemala
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of Central-American teen-agers depart from the slums of Guatemala City escaping poverty and violence, towards the promised land of California.
Style: touching, rough, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, on the road, follow your dream, leaving home, hopes, danger, communication problem, poverty, mexican american border, train, train ride ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, latin america, guatemala, central america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Return to Macon County (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1958, two teenagers take their pride and joy, a hopped-up Chevy, and start a cross-country journey to enter it in the National Championship drag races in California. Along the way they hook up with a pretty but dingy waitress who quits her job ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: on the road, friendship, car chase, chase, car, waitress, buddies, gang, crimes, obsessive quest, youth, law enforcement ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: california, georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
I Won't Come Back (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kazakhstan, Russia, Estonia, Finland, Belarus
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Anya, a young academic raised in an orphanage, is on the cusp of success when she’s accused of drug possession. While in limbo hiding from the police, she hits the road with Kristina, another orphan several years Anya’s junior, in search of her ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, tragic ending ...
Plot: orphan, friends, obsessive quest, friendship, teenage life, false accusation, escapades, odd couple, older man younger woman relationship, on the run, kids in trouble, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kazakhstan, russia, eastern europe, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Vincent Wants to Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Vincent, a young man who suffers from Tourette's syndrome, has just lost his mother. His father, a successful politician, does not want to take care of him and therefore places him into a mental institution. He is put into a room with ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sincere, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: tourette's syndrome, partners, mental illness, friendship, obsessive quest, love and romance, fall in love, escapades, unsupportive parent, social misfits, eating disorder, gas station ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.3
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Iona (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Iona returns to the island where she was born with her teenage son to seek refuge from a violent crime in Glasgow. Iona's return exposes her tormented son, Bull, to a way of life she rejected when she left the island and sends a shockwave ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: on the run, teenage boy, homecoming, young love, haunted by the past, faith, childhood home, religion, greenhouse, father daughter relationship, loss of faith, sudden death ...
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Columbus (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, architecture, small town, coma, korean american, library, heart attack, architect, friend, wine, girl ...
Time: year 1950, year 2008, year 1954, 2010s
Place: indiana, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Just Like the Son (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A petty thief's mentoring of an apparent orphan takes a profound turn when he kidnaps the boy from a foster home and drives him cross-country to his sister's house in Texas.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, family relations, custody, adoption, on the road, reunion, introspection, redemption, petty criminal, hopes, road trip, foster home ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
We the Animals (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah, the youngest, embraces an imagined world all his own.
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, psychological
Plot: family relations, father son relationship, teenage boy, theft, domestic violence, husband wife relationship, lgbt child, child protagonist, boy, marriage, birthday, fired from the job ...
Place: spain, philadelphia, brooklyn new york city, new york state
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47%
River of Grass (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Cozy, a dissatisfied housewife, meets Lee at a bar. A drink turns into a home break-in, and a gun shot sends them on the run together, thinking they've committed murder.
Style: offbeat, realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: crime, chases and races, partners, on the run, crimes, friends, couples, on the road, love and romance, lovers on the run, heist, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa, everglades
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47%
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Summer of 85 (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What do you dream of when you're 16 years old and in a seaside resort in Normandy in the 1980s? A best friend? A lifelong teen pact? Scooting off on adventures on a boat or a motorbike? Living life at breakneck speed? No. You dream of death. ...
Style: sincere, touching, non-linear, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: teenage boy, teenager, gay, lgbt teen, motorcycle, friendship, death, summer, friendship between men, jealousy, loss of friend, accidental death ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
Place: normandy
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47%