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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, surreal, art house, sexy, psychological, tense, inspirational, atmospheric, thought provoking, macabre ...
Plot: airport, journalist, single mother, stranger, on the road, little girl, road trip, travel, swimming, strong female character, child abandonment, children, friendship, hotel, strong female lead, train, city, ice cream, police station, apocalypse, catastrophe, relationships, women, loneliness, lgbt ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, amsterdam, west germany, japan, texas, tokyo, europe ...

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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 thought provoking films with plots about loneliness, runaway, melancholy, existentialism, catastrophe, culture clash and suprisingly clever 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, art house, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, on the road, suicide, friendship between men, mechanic, friends, hitchhiker, dull life, friendship, buddies, odd couple, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, german democratic republic, europe, west germany
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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, art house, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: girl man relationship, existential loneliness, suicide by hanging, bicycle, poem, train, writers, suicide, hidden identity, athlete's life, contests and competitions, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe
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59%
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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, atmospheric, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: friendship, drifter, road trip, on the road, prison, attempted rape, character study, violence, self discovery, introspection, hitchhiking, car wash ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, denver colorado, new jersey, pennsylvania, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.1
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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: road movie, surreal, touching, emotional, philosophical ...
Plot: desert, father son relationship, on the road, amnesia, road trip, redemption, parenthood, drifter, relationships, reconciliation, family reunited, estrangement ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, mojave desert, paris france, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, road movie, sexy, cerebral, thought provoking ...
Plot: surrealism, immigrants, german, on the road, pimp, bittersweet, american dream, self discovery, culture clash, art, simple man, chicken ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: wisconsin, canada, berlin germany, germany, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: neo noir, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: hitman, assassination, murder, gangsters, friendship, betrayal, character study, forgery, police investigation, loneliness, good versus evil, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: paris france, new york, hamburg germany, berlin germany, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: disturbing, talky, psychological, serious, touching ...
Plot: suicide, self discovery, christmas, friendship, writers, supermarket, life philosophy, road trip, couple relations, friends, best friend, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, spain, ibiza, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Woyzeck (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 82 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: psychological, bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, military, loser, soldier, obsession, brutality, jealousy, hearing voices, humiliation, underdog, claustrophobia, guilt ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 70s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, friendship, self discovery, society, partners, drug dealing, on the road, travel, hitchhiker, escape, buddies, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: feminist film, serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: years of lead, politics, sister sister relationship, terrorist, german politics, marxist, prison, family relations, terrorism, radical, state affairs, rebellion ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, west germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: atmospheric, talky, lyrical, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: road trip, friendship, map, hopes, buddies, partners, on the road, couples, thirtysomething life, liberal, self discovery, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, new jersey, tokyo, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, meditative, atmospheric, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: car chase, car, road trip, character study, on the road, life philosophy, hitchhiker, mechanic, existentialism, bet, destructive relationship, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., santa fe new mexico, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: reflective, cerebral, atmospheric, philosophical, art house ...
Plot: philosophy, insanity, existentialism, memory, redemption, culture clash, writer's life, life & death, life philosophy, loneliness, poetry, visceral ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, rome italy, ussr, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: sexy, thought provoking, bleak, unusual plot structure, affectionate ...
Plot: journalism, investigation, politics, terrorist, surveillance, police investigation, police, reporter, anti semitism, melancholy, visceral, distopia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: germany, israel, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, thought provoking, touching, serious ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, marriage, wartime life, love triangle, romance, rise to the top, couples, lovers reunited, german woman, battle of the sexes, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1943, 50s ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, canada, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, breathtaking, stylized, witty, enigmatic ...
Plot: love triangle, beautiful scenery, adultery, adaptation, character study, love story, crime gone awry, culture clash, corruption, death, runaway, destiny ...
Time: 1920s, 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, california, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: erotic, sexy, clever, ironic, visually appealing ...
Plot: pregnancy, hotel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, tragedy, weapons, nudity (full frontal - brief), multiple storylines, first contact, life & death, hospital, adaptation, sex scene ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 8K
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: coming of age, friendship, culture clash, adventure, adolescence, adolescence vs adulthood, student life, young lovers, obsessive quest, on the road, buddies, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, future, 80s, 70s
Place: texas, austin texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Eel (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a small village, opens a barber shop (he was trained as a ...
Style: enigmatic, captivating, touching, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: redemption, self discovery, starting over, social relations, human nature, hopes, crimes of passion, haunted by the past, adultery, prison, suicide attempt, murder ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: japan, tokyo, new jersey, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: road movie, art house, thought provoking, bleak, melancholic ...
Plot: immigrants, road trip, culture clash, friendship, self discovery, partners, coming of age, immigration, loneliness, snow, small town, unlikely friendships ...
Time: year 1984, 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, new jersey, tokyo, new york, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: psychological, melancholic, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, friendship, pardon, forgiveness, depression, adaptation, loneliness, mentor, justice, life & death, life philosophy, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: sexy, talky, intellectual, light, dramatic ...
Plot: male nudity, friendship, violence, catholicism, redemption, morality, female nudity, sex, rape, sexual fantasy, violent, crime gone awry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, europe, italy, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
 998
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, sincere, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, couples, aging, elderly, self discovery, road trip, girl, kidnapping, friends, filmmaking, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: cincinnati ohio, georgia, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: touching, feel good, ironic, cynical, talky ...
Plot: aging, mentor, character study, self discovery, introspection, heist, workplace situations, partners, crimes, mentor protege relationship, unlikely friendships, prostitute ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, new jersey, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, motivational ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, mexican, hopes, society, fish out of water, beggar, life is a bitch, unemployed, migration, disorder, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Veronika Voss (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Munich 1955, German film star Veronika Voss becomes a drug addict at the mercy of corrupt Dr. Marianne Katz, who keeps her supplied with morphine. After meeting sports writer Robert Krohn, Veronika begins to dream of a return to stardom. As the ...
Style: sexy, art house, gloomy, stylized, ironic ...
Plot: drug addiction, existentialism, german, addiction, reporter, apocalypse, dreams, death, greed, childhood, crime gone awry, culture clash ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 80s, 1920s, 70s
Place: germany, berlin germany, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Twentynine Palms (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: David, an independent photographer, and Katia, an unemployed woman, leave Los Angeles, en route to the southern California desert, where they search a natural set to use as a backdrop for a magazine photo shoot. They find a motel in the town of ...
Style: road movie, disturbing, erotic, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: desert, on the road, sex scene, road trip, male nudity, violence, death, murder, male female relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), reconciliation, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: migration, courtroom, culture clash, fall in love, working class, courtroom drama, fish out of water, rivalry, misfit, society, love and romance, immigrants ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, sicily, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Central Station (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.
Style: road movie, feel good, poignant, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, age difference, coming of age, road trip, childhood, children, youth, poverty, letter, friendship, self discovery, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
An Actor's Revenge (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While performing in a touring kabuki troupe, leading female impersonator Yukinojo comes across the three men who drove his parents to suicide twenty years earlier, and plans his revenge, firstly by seducing the daughter of one of them, secondly by ...
Style: sexy, atmospheric, stylized, enigmatic, sexual ...
Plot: samurai, revenge, sword fight, obsession, surrealism, identity, mad scientist, brutality, male nudity, runaway, manipulation, fantasy world ...
Time: 1930s, 19th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%