10 best movies like Harry and Tonto (1974)

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Harry and Tonto 1974
Harry is a retired teacher in his 70s living in the Upper West Side of New York City where his late wife and he raised his children--where he's lived all his life. When the building he lives in is torn down to make way for a parking garage, Harry and his beloved cat Tonto begin a journey across the United States, visiting his children, seeing a world he never seemed to have the time to see before, making new friends, and saying goodbye to old friends.
List of the best movies like Harry and Tonto (1974): The Lucky Ones, Boundaries, On the Road, Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed, $50K and a Call Girl: A Love Story, Hector and the Search for Happiness, Homer and Eddie, A Birder's Guide to Everything, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, The Incredible Journey.

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The Lucky Ones (2008)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

The story revolves around three soldiers — Colee, T.K. and Cheaver — who return from the Iraq War after suffering injuries and learn that life has moved on without them. They end up on an unexpected road trip across the U.S.

Boundaries (2018)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:19

Single mom Laura, along with her awkward 14 year-old son Henry is forced to drive Jack, her estranged, care-free pot dealing father across country after he's kicked out of yet another nursing home.

On the Road (2012)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryFrance, USA, United Kingdom, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, Argentina
Duration02:20

Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for "It" results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.

Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed (2013)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountrySpain

Spain, 1966. An English teacher who travels to Almería when he hears that John Lennon is making a film there befriends with a 16-year-old boy who has run away from home and a young girl who also seems to be running away from something.

$50K and a Call Girl: A Love Story (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

When Ross is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and given six weeks to live, his newly engaged older brother Seth offers to spend his $50,000 wedding fund on a final trip of a lifetime. Their plans are complicated when Ross invites a call girl to join the group and Seth’s uptight fiancée insists on tagging along. This raucous road trip comedy features hip-hop star Asher Roth.

Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Canada, South Africa, USA
Duration01:54

Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. And so begins a larger than life adventure with riotously funny results.

Homer and Eddie (1989)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

A mentally disabled man gets help from a sociopath when he tries to reunite with his dying father, who years earlier disowned him.

A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA

David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

After her husband dies, Alice and her son, Tommy, leave their small New Mexico town for California, where Alice hopes to make a new life for herself as a singer. Money problems force them to settle in Arizona instead, where Alice takes a job as waitress in a small diner.

The Incredible Journey (1963)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:20

The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home?

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The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer.

Poetic Justice (1993)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.

Steel Magnolias (2012)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

In an updated contemporary version of the beloved stage play and 1989 film, "Steel Magnolias" chronicles the lives and friendship of six women in Louisiana. Supporting each other through their triumphs and tragedies, they congregate at Truvy’s beauty shop to ponder the mysteries of life and death, husbands and children - and hair and nails - all the important topics that truly unite and celebrate women.

See You in Montevideo (2014)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, biography, history, sport
CountrySerbia
Duration02:21

A football team from Belgrade, former Republic of Yugoslavia gets a chance to go to the First World Football Championship, but things get complicated along the way.

Thelma & Louise (1991)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:10

Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives. Along the way, both women rediscover the strength of their friendship and surprising aspects of their personalities and self-strengths in the trying times.

Land Ho! (2014)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, adventure
CountryIceland, USA

A pair of former brothers-in-law embark on a road trip through Iceland.

Black Beauty (1994)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:28

The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.

Sundown (2016)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryMexico, USA
Duration01:07

High school seniors Logan and Blake prepare for an epic Spring Break as they travel to the beautiful and exotic Mexican beach resort of Puerto Vallarta hoping to hook up with their high school crushes. Surrounded by hot girls in teeny bikinis, the guys are truly in heaven. After meeting at a club, Logan falls for a mysterious local beauty named Gaby but then realizes the next morning, when his grandfather’s Rolex watch is missing, that she was after more than just his heart.

The Big Year (2011)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:43

Three fanatical bird-watchers spend an entire year competing to spot the highest number of species as El Nino sends an extraordinary variety of rare breeds flying up into the U.S., but they quickly discover that there are more important things than coming out on top of the competition

The Wizard (1989)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

Corey refuses to let his emotionally disturbed younger brother Jimmy be institutionalized, and the two run away together. They soon join forces with a resourceful girl, who notices that Jimmy has a special talent: he is a "wizard" at video games and can achieve the high score on absolutely everything he plays. Evading their parents and a sinister bounty hunter, the trio head for a climactic showdown at the national video game championships in California.

Paulie (1998)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

Paulie, an intelligent parrot who actually talks, relates the story of his struggle to a Russian immigrant who works as a janitor at the research institute where he is housed and neglected. Paulie's story begins many years earlier when he is given as a gift to a little girl who stutters. Eventually, he teaches the girl to speak correctly but is taken away by her father because he believes the girl cannot distinguish fantasy from reality because she believes the bird can talk. Paulie goes through a series of adventures with a pawn shop owner, an aging widow, a Mexican-American troubadour and a would be thief before being taken to the institute where he now lives

Shirley Valentine (1989)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:48

Wondering what has happened to herself, now feeling stagnant and in a rut, Shirley Valentine finds herself regularly talking to the wall while preparing her husband's chips and egg. When her best friend wins a trip-for-two to Greece Shirley begins to see the world, and herself, in a different light.

P.S. I Love You (2007)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06

A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.

Finding Fanny (2014)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryIndia

Five friends from Goa get lost during a journey to discover the lot of the childhood sweetheart of an old postman.

Cloudburst (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:33

When Dot's granddaughter puts her into a nursing home, Stella stages a breakout, and takes Dot to Canada so they can get married. They pick up a hitchhiker along the way.

Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:03

Frank, a retired Irish seaman, and Walter, a retired Cuban barber, are two lonely old men trapped in the emptiness of their own lives. When they meet in a park Frank is able to start a conversation after several attempts. They begin to spend time together and become friends. But because of their different characters they often quarrel with each other and finally seperate after Frank misbehaves to Walter's friend Elaine.

Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryChile
Duration01:38

Jamie is a boorish, insensitive American twentysomething traveling in Chile, who somehow manages to create chaos at every turn. He and his friends are planning on taking a road trip north to experience a legendary shamanistic hallucinogen called the San Pedro cactus. In a fit of drunkenness at a wild party, Jamie invites an eccentric woman—a radical spirit named Crystal Fairy—to come along.

A Walk in the Woods (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:33

After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.

Satin (2011)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:27

A washed up Vegas lounge singer, Jack Satin (Hamilton von Watts), has no money, no job, and delusional aspirations of fame. When Jack is forced to leave Vegas, he packs up his old Cadillac and hits the road for Atlantic City. But his car dies in the desert and Jack is left stranded in the small town of Lost Springs. There, Jack meets jazz legend turned mechanic, Doc Bishop (Robert Guillaume), who helps him with his car trouble. Although Jack is far from the stage, he begins to find himself feeling at home in the small town. When he meets local bar owner, Lauren Wells (Melissa Joan Hart), Jack starts to see there is more to life than chasing fame and fortune. Doc encourages Jack to explore his true love of music, while Lauren provides the audience he has always wanted. But as Jack realizes this town has more to offer him than the bright lights of the big city, his Vegas past catches up with him -- what unfolds is comedy at the crossroads of life.

Hair (1979)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, military
CountryWest Germany, USA
Duration02:01

"Hair" is a 1979 musical war comedy-drama film adaptation of the 1968 Broadway musical "Hair: An American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" about a Vietnam War draftee, Claude, who meets and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on his way to the army induction center. Claude heads to New York upon receiving his draft notice, leaving the family ranch in Oklahoma. He arrives in New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture before reporting in for boot camp.




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