Movies like Wheeler

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Wheeler (2017)
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Wheeler (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of an aspiring musician from Kaufman, Texas who travels to Nashville with the lifelong dream of trying his hand at country music. By embodying the title character under prosthetic make up, actor Stephen Dorff successfully infiltrates Music City and takes his character on an authentic singer / songwriter journey. With the help of key allies on the ground, "Wheeler" converses with real people in real locations, with every musical number performed live. The line between reality and fiction blurs as Wheeler chases his dream in this touching tribute to old school country legends.
Plot: aspiring musician, musician, truck, female singer, singer, death of protagonist, ranch, radio show, guitar, flash forward, haunted by the past, country music, bar, car accident, music business, music industry, camera, rancher, audition, video camera, guitar playing, songwriter, recording studio, aspiring singer, loss of daughter ...
Time: year 2008
Place: texas, nashville tennessee, southern usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, small town, redemption, friendship, storytelling, parents and children and runaway mostly in Drama, Music and Action genres. Some movies like Wheeler: Redemption Road (2010), Hard Country (1981), Lily Dale (1996), Baby the Rain Must Fall (1965), Tender Mercies (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Redemption Road (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Tennessee-set drama focused on an individual's spiritual redemption.
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: friends, on the road, self discovery, friendship, music, musician's life, haunted by the past, blues, americana, alcohol abuse, journey, womanizer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, texas, usa, alabama, nashville tennessee
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95%
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Hard Country (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ambitious young Jodie wants more out of life than the small Texas country town she lives in has to offer. Jodie realizes that in order to pursue her dreams she will have to leave Texas and move to the big city. However, her shiftless factory worker ...
Plot: small town, factory, pickup truck, dancing, truck, couples, coming of age, beer, red car, female singer, old friend, trailer ...
Place: texas
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88%
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Lily Dale (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A precocious teenager abruptly altered family life. His brother, a young a little strange, returns home after years away and threatens to reveal a secret that could devastate the family.
Plot: alienation, estrangement, brother sister relationship, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, family relations, mother son relationship
Time: 1910s
Place: texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Baby the Rain Must Fall (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Henry Thomas is out on parole in a small Texan town and, in the evenings, he is the lead singer in a band. He is being pressured by his foster mother to give up his singing and go back to school. His wife, Georgette, and young daughter unexpectedly ...
Style: psychological, sincere, gloomy, captivating, serious ...
Plot: homecoming, small town, convict, singer, parole, prison, dysfunctional family, family problems, couples, estrangement, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Tender Mercies (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: character study, country music, comeback, guitar, music, starting over, musician's life, love and romance, self discovery, redemption, love affair, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
75 Degrees in July (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sibling rivalry and other conflicts are revealed as one daughter, now a successful modern artist living in New York, returns to visit her Texas family.
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, serious, psychological
Plot: family relations, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, rancher, sister sister relationship, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, manipulation, homecoming, sibling rivalry, family reunited ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The War at Home (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jeremy Collier is a Vietnam veteran who has returned home and is struggling to cope with the war experiences that haunt him. He is also at odds with his family, who cannot begin to understand what he has been through. Jeremy's battles with his ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: resentment, family relations, thanksgiving, dysfunctional family, war, introspection, haunted by the past, siblings relations, parents and children, self discovery, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Places in the Heart (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1930s Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, emotional, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: farm, great depression, small town, friendship, racism, widow, ku klux klan, redemption, bittersweet, tornado, parents and children, interracial relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1935, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Convoy (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Truckers form a mile long "convoy" in support of a trucker's vendetta with an abusive sheriff...Based on the country song of same title by C.W. McCall.
Style: humorous, road movie, feel good, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: truck, car chase, chase, rebellion, police corruption, americana, on the road, police, fighting the system, convoy, truck stop, car accident ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new mexico, arizona, las vegas, texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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You're Not You (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A drama centered on a classical pianist who has been diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, family relations, youth, parents and children, death, husband wife relationship, female bonding, dying, wheelchair bound ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Dry Land (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A U.S. soldier returning home from war struggles to reconcile his experiences abroad with the life and family he left in Texas.
Style: realistic, sentimental, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, homecoming, redemption, family life, society, buddies, life is a bitch, soldier, parents and children, husband wife relationship, military, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Freedom Road (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Muhammad Ali, in a rare acting role, plays Gideon Jackson, an ex-slave in 1870's Virginia who gets elected to the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C. and battles other former slaves and white sharecroppers to keep the land they tended all their ...
Plot: mistreatment, freedom, looking at the camera, abuse, black american, hostility, white flag, rescue, african american, intolerance, love, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Blood & Orchids (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Hester Murdoch is found naked and nearly beaten to death by four young Hawaiian men on the beach and taken to the hospital. Some of the men didn't want to get involved, fearing they might be blamed, because she was white, but do so anyway. ...
Plot: interracial relations, court, false accusation, trial
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: bus, redemption, small town, family relations, homecoming, americana, self discovery, escape, hopes, golden years, love and romance, obsessive quest ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Texasville (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, talky ...
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Time: 80s
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
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Interior. Leather Bar. (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: sexual, offbeat, serious, realistic, sexy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, uplifting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A 20-year-old homeless girl is suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome on the streets of Hollywood and Venice beach.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: haunted by the past, society, juvenile delinquency, youth, homeless, survival, street life, orphan, life is a bitch, beach, 20 year old, hollywood
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Apostle (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio.
Style: talky, realistic, touching, psychological, contemplative ...
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Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
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44%
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Manglehorn (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: serious, psychological, captivating, sentimental, contemplative ...
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44%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: uplifting, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, life turned upside down, introspection, social relations, teenage life, brother sister relationship, coming of age, infidelity, divorce, car accident, grownups, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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43%
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Welcome Home (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An Air Force officer (Kris Kristofferson) returns to his father (Brian Keith), son and remarried wife (JoBeth Williams) in Vermont after 17 years in Vietnam.
Style: bleak, emotional, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, vietnam war, captivity, anti war, homecoming, hospital, society, confined, life is a bitch, military, soldier, military life ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, cambodia, thailand
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42%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, sincere, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, friendship, nervous breakdown, haunted by the past, funeral, loss of friend, parents and children, death of parent, loss of parent, family problems, drinking problem, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2002, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, alabama, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Pursuit of Loneliness (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After an elderly hospital patient dies, a nurse tries unsuccessfully to contact the next of kin. Later, a social worker continues the effort but finds only the neighbor who was feeding the patient’s dogs. A county investigator fails to locate any ...
Style: sincere, suspenseful, captivating, contemplative, psychological
Plot: old age, nurse, veterinarian, elderly woman, hospital, social worker, social issues, isolation, loneliness, pet dog, drinking water, pharmacy ...
Time: 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Star Spangled Banners (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Ten years following the breakup of the family band, The Banner Project, siblings Desiree, Johnny, and Mitchel Banner, are faced with the decision to reunite in order to save their home town from bankruptcy.
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: reunion, family relations, siblings relations, homecoming, estrangement, fictional band, dysfunctional family, country music, musician, concert, singer, mayor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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1918 (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's 1918, the height of United States involvement in World War I - Liberty Bonds are sold, German immigrants are suspected as traitors or saboteurs, young men everywhere succumb to the patriotism and propaganda and enlist. In a small Texas ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, small town, influenza, society, lifestyle, love and romance, romance, battles, family relations, social relations, unfulfillment, bittersweet ...
Time: 1910s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Rocky Mountain Fast Guy (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: ROCKY MOUNTAIN FAST GUY is a manic depressive ride of passion, weirdness, worry, laughs and the pain of dishonest opportunities that Guy Montaine can never seem to pass up. He's a high risk dreamer and a good ol' boy-songwriter with talent ...
Plot: recording studio, truck, rebel, prison, beer drinking, country music, pickup truck, songwriter, guitar
Place: nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The setting is early America during the oil boom. An elderly, down on his luck 'oil man', Mr. Cox finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he convinces himself and local Don Day that there is oil on Day's ...
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: countryside, oil, hopes, restaurant, aging, danger, obsessive quest, social relations, family relations, one last chance, family life, down on your luck ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1935
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, motel, police, homeless, hitchhiker, car accident, car breakdown, backpack, mechanic, friendship, cadillac, ambulance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%