Movies like Back Roads 1981

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Back Roads (1981)
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Back Roads (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A prostitute and a drifter find themselves bound together as they make their way through the rural South, doing what they have to do to survive.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, road movie, talky
Plot: prostitute, on the road, police, hitchhiking, love and romance, opposites attract, love, hopes, couples, male female relationship, adoption, countryside, fight, survival, athlete's life, hotel, romance, graphic violence, boxer, train, american south, latin, little boy, car wash, diner ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, alabama

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, humorous and touching films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, love, male female relationship, fall in love and opposites attract mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Back Roads: Apartment 12 (2000), Just Add Water (2008), Moving McAllister (2007), Muffin Top: A Love Story (2017), Enemies of Laughter (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Apartment 12 (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this goofy comedy, Mark Ruffalo (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND) stars as Alex, a struggling painter going through a particularly bad patch. Dumped by his girlfriend and unable to get work, Alex finds his life taking a rare upswing when he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting
Plot: prostitute, love and romance, friends, couples, romance, mentally unstable, art, male female relationship, apartment, art show, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
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95%
Just Add Water (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An offbeat romantic comedy about a decent guy, Ray Tuckby, with a dead-end life in the dead-end town of Trona, CA. After encouragement from a stranger whom he happens upon, Ray begins to dream again. He sheds the parasites in his life, musters the ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: romance, addiction, family relations, hopes, drug dealing, love and romance, dysfunctional family, working class, self discovery, couple relations, eccentric family, countryside ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Moving McAllister (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rick Robinson, a law intern, is scheduled to take the bar exam in just four days. Anxious to score points with his boss Mr. McAllister, Rick unwisely agrees to help the man move. The next day, Rick finds himself in a moving van from Miami to Los ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: intern, road trip, nothing goes right, unlikely couple, opposites attract, couple relations, on the road, love and romance, race against time, hitchhiker, romance, pets ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Bed & Breakfast: Love is a Happy Accident (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bed and Breakfast is a romantic comedy about a saleswoman from a large department store in Rio who discovers she has inherited property in the wine country of California. She could never expect what she would find in "Webster", a small ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: comedy of errors, love affair, love and romance, opposites attract, romance, couples, inheritance, fall in love, rivalry, small town, saleswoman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Muffin Top: A Love Story (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "Muffin Top: A Love Story" is the story of Suzanne (Cathryn Michon) a Women's Studies Pop Culture professor at Malibu University, who studies images of women in the media for a living, and yet is made insecure by the constant parade ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: looking for love, singleness, couples, physical appearance, romance, love and romance, friends, sexual content, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Enemies of Laughter (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nerdy-looking Paul (David Paymer) is a neurotic, failed sitcom writer with a lackluster love life. But his best pal (Judge Reinhold) has an idea that might turn things around when he decides to film Paul's life and turn his romantic disasters ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: couple relations, couples, romance, love and romance, writer's life, love affair, midlife crisis, curses spells and rituals, male female relationship, love, father son relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Take Me Home (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Soon after Thom starts operating as an illegal taxi driver in New York City, Claire hires him to drive her to California after her estranged father suffers a heart attack.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, taxi driver, life turned upside down, unlikely couple, on the road, couples, disorder, romance, crumbling marriage, taxi, father
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Hugo Pool (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hugo Pool is a quirky tale of a Los Angeles pool cleaner who falls in love with a young man dying of Lou Gerhig's Disease.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: terminal illness, love, fall in love, couple relations, romance, opposites attract, couples, master and servant, race against time, lifestyle, gambling, bookies ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Murphy's Romance (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going along predictably until her ex husband shows up, needing a ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: horse ranch, small town, friendship, starting over, single parent, single mother, romance, divorce, americana, small town life, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Starting Over (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A divorced man falls in love, but somehow he can't get over his ex-wife. This effects his love life in comic ways. Based on Dan Wakefield's novel. Burt Reynolds is an attractive middle-aged man who suffers a crisis of confidence when ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: starting over, support group, romance, couple relations, love triangle, love affair, infidelity, hopes, friendship, dating, thanksgiving, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
 291K
Pretty Woman (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When a millionaire wheeler-dealer enters a business contract with a Hollywood sex worker Vivian Ward, he loses his heart in the bargain.
Style: feel good, romantic, sweet, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: rich man poor woman, prostitute, opposites attract, love and romance, love story, romance, cinderella story, love, social differences, fall in love, rags to riches, shopping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
 79
The Journey (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Steve, a young slacker is forced to grow up when his girlfriend Rhona leaves for Mexico to study archeology. Steve resolves to go on a journey to find his love.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, latin, self discovery, love triangle, on the road, love and romance, romance, youth, friends, couples, computers and web, true love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.4
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Meeting Daddy (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An aspiring writer from New York visits his girlfriend's eccentric family in Georgia.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, family relations, love affair, eccentric family, fish out of water, opposites attract, family problems, breakup, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, parents and children, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, georgia, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Under the Boardwalk (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It is the final weekend of summer and a group of Californian teenagers are looking forward to an upcoming surf contest. Rival gangs the 'Vals' and the 'Lowks' are confident that they will take home the trophy, but things become ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, beach, profanity, gang, ambition, youth, love and romance, romance, hopes, contests and competitions, fall in love, forbidden love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.3
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Novel Romance (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Book editor Max Normane can perfect anyone’s story apart from her own. Highly successful but highly single, she comes up with a novel plan: a publication in exchange for a sperm donation. But will she get her happy ending?
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love, single parent, mother, couples, looking for love, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, workplace, couple relations, workplace situations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, venice california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
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Never Again (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man and a woman who have pledged never to fall in love again meet in a gay bar.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, lifestyle, starting over, looking for love, introspection, couple relations, wooing, sexual relations, couples, hopes, romance, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Modern Romance (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A film editor breaks up with his girlfriend, unsure if he is in love.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, neurotic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 1K
Americano (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Americano" centres around Chris McKinley (Jackson), a recent college graduate backpacking through Europe who savours his last three days of freedom before boarding the career fast track back in the United States. In Pamplona with two ...
Style: psychological, humorous, realistic, semi serious, contemplative
Plot: self discovery, youth, romance, love and romance, introspection, on the road, college graduate, hopes, travel, coming of age, road not taken, voyeur ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 8K
Punchline (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, intense, clever ...
Plot: romance, showbiz, ambition, rise to the top, performer's life, couples, friendship, stand up comedian, family, creativity, redemption, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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BachelorMan (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In these times of enlightened sexual politics, Ted Davis is a scoring machine. He's got the rap, the charm and his little black book weighs several pounds. Ted has become a guru to his buddies who can only aspire in awe to his greatness. This ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alain Berrebi directs with his sister Lorène, a company of ready-to-wear in the Path. Their business is booming to the point to consider acquiring a nearby shop. Fortunately, it belongs to David Stern, the father of his fiancée Arlette.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: opposites attract, culture clash, social differences, impossible love, on the road, fashion, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, immigrants, lifestyle, social relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Heart Refuses to Listen (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Runaway heiress in search of her beloved falls in love with another man on the way.
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, fall in love, unlikely couple, opposites attract, love and romance, romance, chases and races, on the run, bollywood, rescue, bus, private detective ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 439
Ed's Next Move (1996)
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ed lives in Wisconsin. He's just been dumped by his girlfriend, so he moves to New York City for a big change...but will he ever find love again? He loves his new job studying the genetics of different strains of rice. Then Ed meets Lee, a ...
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: diner, romance, wooing, solitary, couples, disorder, unlikely couple, love and romance, opposites attract, lifestyle, starting over, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, wisconsin, usa, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: For 27-year-old Ben, life couldn't be better. A well paid job, friends, parties, girls and nothing to tie him down. But when he is invited back to his old school to join several other ex-students including Alex and Jim in talking about their ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, opposites attract, introspection, charity, renewed love, romance, hopes, love and romance, disorder, male female relationship, fame, long distance relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
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French Film (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jed prepares to interview French cineaste and self-appointed expert on the nature of love - Thierry Grimandi. The worldly and somewhat jaded Jed is dead-set on dismissing the auteur's musings as pompous and, well French, until his own ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, clever
Plot: social differences, opposites attract, best friends, battle of the sexes, couples, thirtysomething life, couple relations, looking for love, romance, lifestyle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Everything You Want (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It was at a very young age that Abby found herself experimenting with the gift of art while she practically...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: college, love, love triangle, lifestyle, youth, opposites attract, couples, looking for love, wooing, fall in love, prodigy, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
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The Sure Thing (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Gib, a beer-guzzling slob, and Alison, an uptight Ivy-Leaguer, are an unlikely duo stuck together on a cross-country trip during Christmas break. At first they get on each other's nerves but, as time passes, they find their divergent natures ...
Style: road movie, feel good, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: student life, road trip, youth, college, on the road, couples, coming of age, romance, fall in love, swimming pool, cross country, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 15K
Wedding Daze (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After losing the woman of his dreams, Anderson is convinced he'll never fall in love again. But at the urging of his best friend, he spontaneously proposes to a dissatisfied waitress named Katie and an innocent dare evolves into the kind of ...
Style: touching, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, couple relations, fall in love, proposal, hopes, couples, eccentric family, love and romance, romance, arrest, marriage proposal, jail ...
Time: contemporary
Place: atlantic city new jersey, atlantic city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Lighthouse Hill (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After his best friend dies, Charlie hits the road and stumbles into Lighthouse Hill, a village where residents seem to know a lot more about him than they should.
Style: humorous, sincere, captivating, light, feel good ...
Plot: romance, village life, self discovery, couples, friends, village, countryside, family relations, fall in love, love, introspection, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Gregoire Moulin vs. Humanity (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Grégoire Moulin, a shy accountant, sets up a blind date with a dance teacher at a bar. What he needed to do was just to cross the road. But it didn't happen to be as easy as it seems especially because of the final game of French soccer ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: against the odds, nothing goes right, love and romance, romance, disorder, couples, male female relationship, ballet, misfit, accountant, love, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%