Movies like Detroit 2003

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Detroit (2003)
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Detroit (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Edzard is on his way from Berlin to Braunschweig to visit his family. During the trip the reason of his visit becomes clear, or doesn't it? During the trip he meets several people, most of them more than once. How this is possible becomes not quite clear until the end.
Style: road movie
Plot: hitchhiking, a vision, speech, old friend, bathroom, suicide note, dead brother, jumping on a bed, audio cassette

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out road movie, realistic, serious and captivating films with plots about journey, friendship, cigarette smoking, truck driver, female nudity, hitchhiker and female director mostly in Drama, Crime and Sport genres. Some movies like Detroit: Si-o-se Pol (2013), Now (2006), Long Shadows (2008), Finsterworld (2013), Prager Botschaft (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Si-o-se Pol (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Released from prison and terminally ill, Parvis Karimpour is determined to be reunited with his daughter, Nasrin, who fled Iran for Europe many years before. Crossing the Mediterranean only to be unceremoniously dumped on the Spanish coast, ...
Style: road movie
Plot: refugee, migration, isolation, migrant, immigration, friendship
Place: madrid
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Now (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A mysterious accident has separated Jaap from his beloved Rose, but they continue to talk to each other in their minds and dreams. As Jaap struggles to come to terms with what happened, his best friend JP suggests they travel to France to visit Rose ...
Style: road movie
Plot: friendship, loss, loneliness, love, russian, accident, coma, friend, gay interest
Place: belgium, london
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Long Shadows (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After two decades in prison Widmer, a former German RAF-terrorist, is released. He meets Valerie, his next door neighbour. The young woman tries to get her life back on track after she lost child custody for her little son. She shows some interest ...
Plot: female director, terrorism, revenge, guilt, raf
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Finsterworld (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The film tells different stories in a kind of parallel Germany about love, affection and hatred.
Style: suspense, tricky, psychological, absurd, scenic ...
Plot: human nature, couples, school, bribery, loneliness, parent child relationship, concentration camp, road, police officer, forest, psychology, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Prager Botschaft (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Style: political drama
Plot: mud, mass hysteria, screaming, embassy, fence, protest, mob, police, politician, camp, propaganda, politics ...
Time: 80s
Place: east germany
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61%
1st of May: All Belongs to You (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An eleven-year-old Turkish boy, two young men from a small town, and a cuckolded policeman from the sticks all find their way to Berlin on May Day, where, in the district of Kreuzberg, emotions come to the boil every year.
Plot: demonstration, murder, adolescence, extramarital affair, weapons, lovesick, punk rock, illegal prostitution, police operation, grandparent grandchild relationship, riot, grandfather grandson relationship ...
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Beekeeper (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, France, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A bee keeper, Spiros, travels from the north to the south of Greece with his bees to meet the spring.
Style: road movie
Plot: suicide, hitchhiker, beehive, encounter, intercourse, bee, assault, death, beekeeper, kiss, cinema
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
One Night in Berlin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Berlin. Night. An old, homeless drunk stumbles down the street. Ignored by everyone - almost everyone. A woman suddenly appears in front of him - mid-thirties, thin, a drug addict. She stands face-to-face for the first time in years with the man she ...
Style: road movie
Plot: berlin wall, nazi, inheritance, separation, past, stasi
Place: germany, berlin germany, east germany, gdr, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Journey (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young man living in a cold southern village in South America, decides to start a trip looking for his father. By doing this he discovers unexpected facts about his Latin American essence.
Style: road movie
Plot: bicycle, riding a bicycle, travel, parent child relationship, politics, farce, violence, truck driver, tango, coffin, satire, mine ...
Place: buenos aires argentina, patagonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Runaway, Runaway (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An unhappy teenager hits the road to meet up with a man in California whom she barely knows. Along the way the naive teen stumbles around trying to do her best to get by, but eventually falls prey to some unseemly characters willing to take ...
Plot: runaway teen, hitchhiking, runaway, teenage girl, teenager, businessman, roommate, friendship
Place: venice california
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51%
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Mi Socio (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bolivia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The story of an improbable friendship and a social comment on life in Bolivia in the eighties.
Style: road movie
Plot: truck, native american, travel, friendship, death of child, indians, man boy relationship
Place: bolivia
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50%
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Ave (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 86 min.
Story: While hitchhiking from Sofia to Ruse, Kamen meets Avé, a 17-year-old runaway girl. With each ride they hitch, Avé invents new identities for them, and her compulsive lies get Kamen deeper and deeper into trouble. Reluctantly drawn into this ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, road movie, psychological ...
Plot: hitchhiking, teenage life, leaving home, coming of age, youth, rebelliousness, fall in love, journey, dishonesty, love and romance, rebellion, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bulgaria, europe
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49%
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Zurich (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Zurich is a musical roadmovie about Nina, who discovers after the death of her great love, truckdriver Boris, he led a double life. Struggling with her feelings she comes to an almost unforgivable deed, and flees. She submerges into the truckers ...
Style: road movie
Plot: truck driver, female director, double life, female nudity, shock, nude swimming, injury, shower, death, grief, tattoo, on the road ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Nomadland (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman in her sixties embarks on a journey through the American West after losing everything in the Great Recession, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
Style: road movie, realistic, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: nomad, motor home, homelessness, death of husband, unemployment, female protagonist, feminism, van, traveler, snow, healing, crocodile ...
Time: year 2011
Place: arizona, nevada
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48%
Thumb Tripping (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Gary and Shay are two happy-go-lucky flower children who hitchhike in the beautiful Big Sur-Monterey area of California.
Style: road movie
Plot: husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, journey, love, marriage, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), weirdo, hitchhiker, truck, truck driver, motorcyclist ...
Place: california, san francisco
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46%
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 ⇓
45%
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The Vow (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 1818 in the Münsterland: Innumerable pilgrims seeking comfort and consolation visit the bedside of Anna Katharina von Emmerich, a nun whose body bears marks of the holy wounds of Christ on her chest, forehead and hands. Clemens von Brentano, an ...
Plot: baptism, blood, breast suckling, pregnant woman, a vision, female nudity, confession, milk, cross, illness, pregnant, stigmata
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Road to La Paz (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sebastian is unemployed, finding pleasure only in his old Peugeot. He got married to his girlfriend Jazmin and having no income, he starts a job of a private ride service. One day, a regular customer, Jalil, an old Arab man suggests a long distance ...
Style: road movie
Plot: hotel, vintage car, dog, river, car, river crossing, journey, old man, jacuzzi, hospital, tied to a tree, muslim ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Shirley: Visions of Reality (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: serious, contemplative, realistic, atmospheric, experimental ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 50s, 60s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Winter Land (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Valdivia is a notorious drunk in a Patagonian dead-end town. His current job is to deliver a golden sheep for the mysterios Sr. Ramenfort.
Style: road movie
Plot: sheep, loneliness, poverty, drunkenness, dead end
Place: patagonia, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Yvy Maraey (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bolivia, Mexico, Norway
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A filmmaker tracing the steps of Swedish explorer Erland Nordeskiold travels with a Guarani Indian from the highlands of La Paz to the swamps in the forests of South Eastern Bolivia, a place where uncontacted indigenous still exist. Philosophical ...
Style: road movie
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 81
Destiny Road (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Follows three different people and the curve balls that life throws at them. In the end they are all brought together by one common Destiny.
Plot: passion, forgiveness, destiny, a vision, family relations, running, dream, journey, discovery
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Jinpa (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Stoic truck driver Jinpa picks up a silver dagger wearing hitchhiker in the desolate Kekexili plateau. The stranger suddenly reveals he’s going to kill the man who murdered his father.
Style: psychological, road movie, serious, thought provoking, philosophical
Plot: sheep, revenge, hitchhiker, life turned upside down, chat, driver, planned murder, monk, audio cassette, hit by a truck, truck driver, truck ...
Place: tibet
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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66/67: Fairplay Is Over (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: soccer, hoodlum, beating, beer drinking, soccer fan, gay friend, break in, burglary, suicidal, rejecting a marriage proposal, childhood friend, soccer match ...
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Missing Star (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France, Singapore
Duration: 103 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: road movie
Plot: staircase, single mother, bus, grandmother, poverty, translator, rice, child
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Iracema, Uma Transa Amazônica (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, West Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl from the countryside goes to the city of Belém to take part in the Círio de Nazaré celebrations. Led to prostitution, she wishes to move to the wealthiest Southeast region of Brazil. In a dance club, she meets a truck driver that ...
Style: road movie
Plot: environmental destruction, forest, deforestation, prostitution, truck, truck driver, poverty, ecology, amazon
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Frost (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
Story: Time of darkness. Time of fire kindled against cold and fear. During the Holy Night, the seven year old Micha has to escape with his young mother Marianne from the violence of his drunken father... During their one week odyssey through frozen ...
Style: road movie
Plot: christmas, drunk, apartment building, domestic violence, night, amusement park, bare breasts, hotel room, crying, church, bar, cigarette smoking ...
Place: east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Driving with My Wife's Lover (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After realizing that his wife has been cheating on him, mild-mannered stamp maker Tae-han leaves his small seaside town of Naksan determined to track down his wife's lover, a taxicab driver from Seoul named Joong-sik. During one of the most ...
Style: road movie, captivating, entertaining
Plot: jealousy, husband wife relationship, adultery, relationships, love and romance, romantic triangle, male female relationship, family relations, romantic rivalry, skinny dipping, summer, drink ...
Place: seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Breathing Lessons (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A married couple review their lives and renew their love for one another while driving to a friend's funeral.
Style: road movie
Plot: television, reunion, reconciliation, one day, waitress, funeral, diner, old age, car radio
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Gilded Youth (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The story of two girls from a French suburb and their road trip adventures along the way.
Style: road movie
Plot: parisian suburb, friendship, teenage girl, travel, vacation, friend, virginity, countryside, virgin, male female relationship
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%