Movies like Alice in the Cities

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Alice in the Cities (1974)
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Alice in the Cities (1974)
Original name: Alice in den Städten
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: German journalist Philip Winter has a case of writer’s block when trying to write an article about the United States. He decides to return to Germany, and while trying to book a flight, encounters a German woman and her nine year old daughter Alice doing the same. The three become friends (almost out of necessity) and while the mother asks Winter to mind Alice temporarily, it quickly becomes apparent that Alice will be his responsibility for longer than he expected. After returning to Europe, the innocent friendship between Winter and Alice grows as they travel together through various European cities on a quest for Alice’s grandmother.
Style: road movie, psychological, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, enigmatic, meditative, talky ...
Plot: on the road, airport, friendship, adventure, friends, partners, self discovery, society, human nature, social misfits, escapades, disorder, culture clash, airplane, man-woman relation, hotel, strong female character, journalist, train, swimming, single mother, stranger, police station, little girl, bathtub ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, new york, tokyo, japan, texas

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Most similar movies to Alice in the Cities

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, melancholic and touching films with plots about loneliness, culture clash, runaway, storytelling, catastrophe, friendship and relationships mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres. Some movies like Alice in the Cities: Kings of the Road (1976), Wrong Move (1975), Scarecrow (1973), The Meetings of Anna (1978), Stranger Than Paradise (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, odd couple, hitchhiker, mechanic, friends, dull life, unfulfillment, friendship, buddies, partners, suicide, male friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, europe, german democratic republic, west germany
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95%
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Wrong Move (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Six days in the life of Wilhelm: a detached man without qualities. He wants to write, so his mother gives him a ticket to Bonn, telling him to live. On the train he meets an older man, an athlete in the 1936 Olympics, and his mute teen companion, ...
Style: realistic, talky, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Plot: mute or deaf, contests and competitions, romance, love and romance, teenage life, athlete's life, palaces castles and temples, politics, human nature, memory loss, on the road, hidden identity ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
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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: serious, sincere, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, drifter, on the road, train ride, hitchhiker, self discovery, bar fight, road trip, misfit, society, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, denver colorado, california, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Meetings of Anna (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, West Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Anna is a film director whose job takes her all over western Europe. In each place she either already has some intimate connection, or readily makes one. People seem drawn to her, but inevitably insist on sharing their inmost secrets and discontents ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: hotel, train, unfulfillment, family relations, on the road, battle of the sexes, estrangement, couple relations, friends, couples, frustration, travel ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, germany, france, belgium, brussels ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rootless Hungarian émigré Willie, his pal Eddie, and visiting sixteen-year-old cousin Eva always manage to make the least of any situation, whether aimlessly traversing the drab interiors and environs of New York City, Cleveland, or an anonymous ...
Style: bleak, offbeat, realistic, thought provoking, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, gambling, on the road, fish out of water, partners, immigrants, friendship, jazz, society, misfit, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, new york, usa, ohio, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Old Joy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.
Style: gloomy, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, map, liberal, self discovery, on the road, introspection, human nature, weekend, radio, hippie, thirtysomething life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, england, europe, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Guten Tag, Ramón (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After five failed attempts to go to the United States, 18-year-old Ramón decides to look for a friend’s aunt in Germany, but never finds her. With no papers or money, and without knowing the language, he barely survives living on the street until ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: misfit, society, friendship, fish out of water, friends, immigrants, hopes, disorder, mexican, bench, backpack, train station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Stroszek (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bruno Stroszek is released from prison and warned to stop drinking. He has few skills and fewer expectations: with a glockenspiel and an accordion, he ekes out a living as a street musician. He befriends Eva, a prostitute down on her luck and they ...
Style: surreal, thought provoking, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: american dream, on the road, pimp, culture clash, german, immigrants, life is a bitch, social misfits, social problems, unlikely criminals, crimes, down on your luck ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: wisconsin, usa, europe, germany, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Paris, Texas (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.
Style: atmospheric, touching, surreal, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: redemption, desert, reunion, drifter, reconciliation, fear of flying, on the road, regret, mute, peep show, self discovery, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, houston texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 2K
Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, youth, self discovery, single parent, small town life, family life, teenage life, eccentric family, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 5K
Career Girls (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, touching, sincere ...
Plot: reunion, college, reunited friends, friendship, society, introspection, social differences, weekend, best friends, coincidence, graduation, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Spring Forward (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the seasons change in a Connecticut town, two men of different age and backgrounds who work together outdoors for the local park system, share thoughts and feelings that gradually deepen into a relationship approaching father and son. Paul is ...
Style: talky, touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, working class, parents and children, boss and employee, down on your luck, family relations, power relations, buddies, partners, love and romance, hopes, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
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Woyzeck (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover, Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of them is volunteering for experiments conducted by a local doctor, who puts ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, military, soldier, obsession, unlikely criminals, crimes, deadly, love affair, military life, fighting the system, infidelity, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Diamond Men (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After 30 years on the road, a veteran jewellery salesman is forced to show his young replacement the tricks of the trade. But when the kid introduces him to the ladies of the "Altoona Riding Club," the old dog is introduced to a whole new ...
Style: talky, touching, twists and turns, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: aging, buddies, self discovery, introspection, heist, love and romance, workplace situations, friends, crimes, on the road, partners, mentor ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 3K
Love Field (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dallas housewife Lurene Hallett's life revolves around the doings of Jacqueline Kennedy. She is devastated when President Kennedy is shot a few hours after she sees him arrive in Dallas. Despite her husband Ray's prohibition, she decides ...
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, sincere, serious ...
Plot: chase, race against time, on the run, self discovery, romance, society, on the road, chases and races, interracial relations, assassination, assassin, interracial romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 1960s, year 1963
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Near the end of World War II, Maria marries Hermann, who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill. They start a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, post war, materialism, soldier, black market, german, society, human nature, battle of the sexes, love triangle, survival ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1954 ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The American Friend (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, gloomy, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: hitman, friendship, assassination, murder, cult, terminal illness, forgery, neo noir, leukemia, gangsters, vengeance, race against time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: paris france, west germany, hamburg germany, texas, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Powwow Highway (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Buddy Red Bow is struggling, in the face of persecution, by greedy developers and political in-fighting, to keep his nation on a Montana Cheyenne Reservation financially solvent and independent. Philbert, a simple-minded friend of Buddy's, ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Plot: discrimination, false accusation, native american, friendship, family relations, friends, love and romance, injustice, partners, politics, siblings relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: montana, usa, london, mexico, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Letters to Father Jacob (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: With few options, newly pardoned convict Leila agrees to work as an assistant to a blind pastor. Father Jacob spends his days answering the letters of the needy, which Leila finds pointless. But when the letters stop, the pastor is devastated and ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, gloomy, serious, sincere ...
Plot: pardon, friendship, redemption, society, warden, blind character, self discovery, clergy, religions or cults, starting over, coldhearted, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Way Home (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story begins on a fine summers morning, when San-woo and his mother board a bus to the country. It is soon clear that the unsophisticated rural passengers annoy the seven-year-old urban boy. His mother is taking him to live with his 78-year-old ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: parents and children, mischievous children, family relations, friends, mute or deaf, village life, hopes, love and romance, coming of age, youth, human nature, social relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea, tokyo, new jersey, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Morvern Callar (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Morvern Callar wakes on Christmas morning to discover that her troubled boyfriend has committed suicide, leaving behind the unpublished manuscript to his first novel and a sum of money intended to pay for his burial. Instead, Morvern attempts to use ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: suicide, friendship, rave, supermarket, christmas, self discovery, couples, on the road, twentysomething life, couple relations, friends, best friend ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Leaving No Trace (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A woman steals from her drug-dealer boyfriend and runs away. She meets a sympathetic woman on the way who helps her escape.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, family relations, friends, friendship, buddies, partners, society, on the road, self discovery, drug dealing, escape, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Marianne & Juliane (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Germany, 1968: The priest's daughters Marianna and Juliane both fight for changes in society, like making abortion legal. However their means are totally different: while Juliane's committed as a reporter, her sister joins a terroristic ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, disturbing
Plot: politics, feminism, terrorism, rebellion, society, rebelliousness, radical, family relations, siblings relations, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, journalism ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Passion Fish (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Soap actress May-Alice Culhane is paralyzed from the waist down in an accident. She returns to her old home in Louisiana, where she proceeds to drink quite steadily and to drive away five personal attendants in the first twenty minutes of the movie. ...
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, thought provoking, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: rehabilitation, actress, accident, wheelchair, friendship, disability, paralysis, friends, self discovery, homecoming, urban, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: sexual, gloomy, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, love triangle, writer's life, unfulfillment, friends, couple relations, romance, love and romance, love affair, couples, looking for love ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
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Julia (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friends, friendship, politics, against the odds, love and romance, writer's life, political unrest, playwright, nazi, train, female bonding, hat ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1950s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, austria, berlin germany, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Palermo or Wolfsburg (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, West Germany
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Palermo or Wolfsburg (German: Palermo oder Wolfsburg) is a 1980 film by Werner Schroeter. It tells the story of an Italian immigrant who comes to West Germany in search of work.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, stylized, bleak, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, fall in love, disorder, rivalry, culture clash, working class, injustice, fish out of water, courtroom drama, misfit, society, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, sicily, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, touching, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: loneliness, age difference, midlife crisis, culture clash, actor, couple relations, dull life, photographer, hotel, marriage, advertising, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Single Girl (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Parisian must make major decisions about pregnancy, a job and her boyfriend.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, family relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, twentysomething life, unfulfillment, hopes, social relations, down on your luck, unemployment ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.1
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Nostalgia (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, water, memory, self discovery, stalking, couples, cliche, save the world, countryside ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%