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: 113 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, polaroid, adventure, friends, partners, self discovery, society, human nature, social misfits, escapades, disorder, culture clash, airplane, human, man-woman relation, polaroid camera, hotel, strong female character, police, journalist, train, swimming, mother ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, amsterdam, europe, new york, west germany, tokyo, japan ...

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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 enigmatic films with plots about catastrophe, runaway, culture clash, friendship, loneliness, suprisingly clever and storytelling mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Alice in the Cities: Kings of the Road (1976), Wrong Move (1975), Scarecrow (1973), Paris, Texas (1984), Stroszek (1977). 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, realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: on the road, unfulfillment, friendship, friends, hitchhiker, dull life, mechanic, odd couple, partners, buddies, friendship between men, male friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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: road movie, realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Plot: suicide, human nature, self discovery, teenage life, on the road, memory loss, palaces castles and temples, romance, love and romance, contests and competitions, mute or deaf, hidden identity ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: road movie, sincere, touching, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: drifter, friendship, on the road, self discovery, road trip, introspection, buddies, partners, hitchhiker, train ride, bar fight, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, california, denver colorado, usa, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.1
 92K
Paris, Texas (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK
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: touching, surreal, psychological, serious, road movie ...
Plot: redemption, drifter, desert, reunion, reconciliation, on the road, family reunited, parents and children, estrangement, presumed dead, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, houston texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.9
 13K
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, realistic, semi serious, contemplative ...
Plot: american dream, german, immigrants, pimp, on the road, bittersweet, culture clash, human nature, alcohol abuse, fish out of water, cult, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: wisconsin, usa, germany, europe, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The American Friend (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, captivating, rough ...
Plot: hitman, friendship, assassination, murder, forgery, neo noir, gangsters, race against time, life is a bitch, danger, crime, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: paris france, hamburg germany, west germany, new york, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, friendship, life is a bitch, partners, society, drug dealing, on the road, travel, escape, hitchhiker, family relations, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 7K
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: sincere, realistic, serious, touching, talky ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, map, hopes, buddies, partners, on the road, liberal, couples, thirtysomething life, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, england, europe, usa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: psychological, touching, serious, contemplative, atmospheric ...
Plot: suicide, friendship, supermarket, self discovery, couple relations, friends, couples, twentysomething life, best friend, writers, rave, christmas ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, realistic, disturbing, emotional, controversial ...
Plot: politics, terrorism, family relations, feminism, years of lead, strip search, atrocity, radical, chaos and mayhem, rebelliousness, siblings relations, rebellion ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 9K
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, tense ...
Plot: murder, military, soldier, obsession, crimes, deadly, fighting the system, love affair, military life, infidelity, society, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 9K
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: captivating, atmospheric, realistic, factual, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, politics, political unrest, friends, against the odds, writer's life, female bonding, female protagonist, smuggling, fascism, culture clash, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria, berlin germany, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
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, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, world war two, love triangle, post war, romance, rise to the top, lovers reunited, couples, human nature, survival, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, mechanic, hitchhiker, bet, destructive relationship, contests and competitions, obsessive quest, gas station, hippie, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., santa fe new mexico, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: sentimental, sincere, serious, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: pardon, friendship, redemption, starting over, self discovery, hopes, society, blind character, warden, clergy, priest, remorse ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 7K
Fandango (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.
Style: road movie, sentimental, touching, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: male bonding, travel, male friendship, coming of age, friendship, obsessive quest, young lovers, adolescence vs adulthood, student life, buddies, love and romance, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: texas, austin texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.1
 24K
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, gloomy, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: insanity, dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, philosophy, memory, stalking, society, unfulfilled love, countryside, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a chance encounter with a wanted man, a woman is harassed by the police and press until she takes violent action.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: strip search, journalism, investigation, media, freedom of the press, carnival, terrorist, crimes, tragic hero, dishonesty, politics, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, west germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.1
 10K
Smoke Signals (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family, and Victor hasn't ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, road movie, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, native americans, friendship, self discovery, native american, escapades, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, family problems, human nature, adolescence, life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona, india, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: sexy, touching, sexual, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, midlife crisis, human nature, infidelity, introspection, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, looking for love, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo, california
⇓ 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sincere ...
Plot: native american, false accusation, discrimination, friendship, hopes, society, odd couple, life is a bitch, injustice, friends, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: montana, usa, london, mexico, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Palermo Shooting (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After the wild lifestyle of a famous young German photographer almost gets him killed, he goes to Palermo, Sicily to take a break. Can the beautiful city and a beautiful local woman calm him down?
Style: atmospheric, psychological, captivating, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: on the run, human nature, love affair, mysterious character, rivalry, life turned upside down, lifestyle, on the road, photographer, revenge, murder, rock ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sicily, germany, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: touching, realistic, emotional, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, society, hopes, fish out of water, beggar, unemployed, life is a bitch, mexican, friends, disorder, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, thought provoking, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, fish out of water, gambling, on the road, partners, friendship, disorder, drifter, bohemian life, self discovery, jazz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, new york, ohio, usa, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
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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: feel good, touching, ironic, cynical, talky ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, aging, workplace situations, heist, crimes, partners, mentor, mentor protege relationship, prostitute, diamond, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Palermo or Wolfsburg (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: 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: bleak, stylized, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, fall in love, courtroom drama, culture clash, working class, fish out of water, disorder, injustice, love and romance, immigrants, social misfits, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, germany, sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 5K
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, thought provoking, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wheelchair, rehabilitation, accident, friendship, disability, friends, paralysis, strong female presence, profanity, life is a bitch, hopes, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ 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: contemplative, gloomy, atmospheric, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, family problems, family relations, couples, society, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, social relations ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Meetings of Anna (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, West Germany
Duration: 128 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: psychological, sincere, touching, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, train, nudity (full frontal - brief), on the road, couple relations, battle of the sexes, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, friends, estrangement, female director ...
Time: 70s
Place: brussels, europe, belgium, germany, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, social misfits, unsupportive parent, escapades, gas station, eating disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%