Movies like Fools' Parade

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Fools' Parade (1971)
 6.4
 1K
Fools' Parade (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Homer Grindstaff is a big named banker in Glory and Doc Council is a prison official and they team up to plot to kill Appleyard and his ex-convict friends who were attempting to open up a general store in Stone Coal, West Virginia and then to take the money.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: store, starting over, small town, partners, against the odds, small town life, going straight, hopes, unlikely partners, sniper, prostitute, train, depression, brothel, ex convict, brothel madam, chases and races, danger, glass eye, riverboat, river boat
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: virginia

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Most similar movies to Fools' Parade

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about small town, crimes, small town life, danger, hopes, society and couples mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like Fools' Parade: All Mistakes Buried (2015), Joyride (1997), Berlin Tunnel 21 (1981), Living in Peril (1997), Coastlines (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
All Mistakes Buried (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A lone, struggling addict takes on a dangerous underground criminal ring in his small Southern town to retrieve a stolen pendant he believes will save his marriage.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: addiction, redemption, hopes, crimes, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, small town, drugs, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.0
 2K
Joyride (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three excitement-craving friends get more than they bargained for when they steal a hit woman's automobile.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Plot: small town, prostitute, female assassin, disorder, hitman, kids in trouble, on the road, small town life, murder, partners, gays and lesbians, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Berlin Tunnel 21 (1981)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: In Berlin in 1961, an American soldier and a German engineer join forces to build a tunnel under the Berlin Wall in order to smuggle out refugees, including the soldier's East German girlfriend.
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: tunnel, escape, political unrest, human spirit, against the odds, ambition, obsessive quest, getting home, daring rescue, adventure, state affairs, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, east berlin, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Living in Peril (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The young architect Walter leaves his wife Linda to go to L.A. to draw a mansion for Harrison. On the highway a truck driver almost drives him off the road. Walter calls the truck-company to complain. The driver gets fired. When Walter arrives to ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, stalking, mind game, obsession, psychopath, rivalry, mentally unstable, crimes, dangerous attraction, architect, vengeance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 5.8
 654
Coastlines (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An ex-con returns to his Florida hometown after three years and becomes involved with the wife of his best friend, the local sheriff.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, contemplative
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, starting over, going straight, human nature, love affair, friendship, family problems, couples, crimes, rehabilitation, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.5
 497
Runaway (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Michael Adler has run away from his suburban home with his little brother Dylan. Hiding out in a quiet, rural town, Michael's convinced he can make a better life for both of them. While Dylan stays holed up in a cheap motel all day, Michael ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: starting over, teenage life, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, crimes, family problems, obsession, investigation, on the run, small town, hiding, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Cry of the Owl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, France, UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman becomes inexplicably attracted to a man who is stalking her. When her boyfriend goes missing, the stalker is the immediate suspect, until a game of jealousy and betrayal turns deadly.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: mysterious character, small town life, obsession, love and romance, stalking, crimes, couples, neighbor, small town, dishonesty, jealous boyfriend, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.1
 40
Blackhats (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: "blackhats" is about a reformed, hot-tempered bounty hunter, whom, finds his new harmonious life as a Fugitive Recovery Agent threatened, when he must track down a group of cyber hackers before they are assassinated by a rival bounty ...
Style: serious, tense, exciting, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, going straight, rivalry, crimes, track down, assassination attempt, chase, starting over, uninhibited rivalry, hacker, bail bondsman, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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China: The Panda Adventure (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Experience the world of the magnificent and rare Giant Panda as you travel back in time on an exciting expedition through the breathtaking splendor of 1936 China. Inspired by the true-life story of widowed New York socialite Ruth Harkness, a ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: extinction, environmentalism, adventurer, human spirit, panda, conservation, animal life, couple relations, family life, estate, existence paradox, escapades ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: china, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 3K
Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Comedy, 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, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, strong female presence, family problems, family relations, custody, self discovery, eccentric family, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 342
Harry's War (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After his aunt dies of a heart attack while fighting the IRS, Harry Johnson decides to take up the cause.
Style: realistic, semi serious, thought provoking, captivating, humorous
Plot: rebellion, ambition, state affairs, fighting the system, society, politics, legal, rivalry, life is a bitch, courtroom, social relations, injustice ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.0
 338
Samuel Bleak (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a quiet southern town, several lives are changed forever when an isolated mute with a dark secret is admitted to a mental institution.
Style: serious, disturbing, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Plot: mental institution, family problems, isolation, small town life, crimes, small town, mute, suspect, society, couples, mute or deaf, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.2
 18K
The Grass Harp (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Truman Capote, this often-witty coming-of-age drama looks at a young man growing up with an unusual family in the Deep South in the 1940s.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, americana, dysfunctional family, small town, maid, youth, love and romance, nothing goes right, society, power relations, social relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: southern usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.9
 466
The Box (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ex-con tries to go straight but also wants to get back money he's owed for the job that put him in prison. He meets a waitress who's also seen her share of trouble and they start up a tenuous relationship. Then there's a murder and ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: love affair, haunted by the past, lovers on the run, starting over, criminal heroes, going straight, couples, woman in danger, love and romance, hopes, crimes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 202
Long Road Home (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A drama depicting the trials of a family of share croppers.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, labor union, farm, life is a bitch, survival, society, against the odds, down on your luck, family life, workplace situations, farm hand, great depression ...
Time: 1930s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
 2K
Hula Girls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Young women in a small Japanese town look to revive their home's declining fortunes by building a Hawaiian village tourist attraction.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hopes, dancing, starting over, small town, social relations, society, small town life, working class, rise to the top, dancer's life, tourist attraction, bankruptcy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
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Julian Po (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Christian Slater is a stranger who comes to a small town. The local citizens think he's up to no good. After bothering him for a while, he blurts out in frustration, that he is there to kill himself.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, psychological, touching ...
Plot: small town, social relations, friends, dark humor, on the road, small town life, human nature, friendship, clergy, society, misfit, dealing with death ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 1K
PVC-1 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Shot in real time, PVC-1 is based on the true story of a woman who is turned into a human time bomb in a bizarre act of terrorism.
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: terrorism, against the odds, race against time, rescue, bomb, woman in danger, terrorist, gay slur, farm, profanity, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Saving Grace B. Jones (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In a 1950s-era Missouri town the life of a couple is thrown into chaos when the husband's sister is released from the local asylum and comes to live with the family.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: family in danger, redemption, homecoming, couples, life turned upside down, family problems, domestic disturbance, disorder, family in crisis, hopes, mentally unstable, estrangement ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.9
 847
The Job (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A guy looking to find employment and marry the love of his life, gets in over his head when a fast-talking temp agent lands him a job.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: unemployment, hopes, gangsters, moral dilemma, crimes, going straight, couples, conspiracy, employer employee relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, life is a bitch, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 891
Rogue Male (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Early in 1939 Sir Robert Thorndyke takes aim at Adolf Hitler with a high powered rifle, but the shot misses its mark. Captured and tortured by the Gestapo and left for dead, Sir Robert makes his way back to England where he discovers the Gestapo has ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, heroes, state affairs, adventure, crimes, politics, dishonesty, manhunt, escapades, society, assassination, hitman ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939
Place: england, europe, germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Winter People (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young widower moves with his daughter into a North Carolina mountain town in 1934. He quickly takes up with a young woman with an illegitimate baby. First he must prove himself to her father and her three brothers. He does so first by joining them ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, captivating
Plot: mountain, widower, bittersweet, babies and infants, love and romance, unfulfilled love, tragic love, parents and children, couples, siblings relations, romance, family relations ...
Time: 1930s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
You're Ugly Too (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After her mother’s death, Stacey moves with her uncle Will to a remote region in the Irish midlands. As the two cautiously get to know each other, they have to deal with the dark shadows of the past.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, odd couple, hopes, crimes, going straight, youth, coming of age, partners, uncle niece relationship, dysfunctional relationship, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Shadow of the Wolf (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the 1930's, Agaguk lives his traditional Inuit life. But one day, there is a murder in the tribe and Agaguk becomes a suspect. Soon he becomes persecuted by Henderson, a mean mountie, and he must flee through the cold winter of Northen ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: adventure, survival, village, crimes, on the run, wilderness, murder, eskimo indian, opposites attract, escapades, righting the wronged, village life ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.4
 44
Sous X (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jean-Jacques spent 9 years in prison for robbery. When he comes out, he finds the neighborhood where he grew up but things have changed ... The country is in crisis, the young people are holding the business and his old friends are urging him to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, hopes, gang, life is a bitch, crimes, urban ghetto, father son relationship, graphic violence, gangsters, ghetto, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Doc West - Part 1 (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After bandits steal his poker winnings this American legend makes his way to the next town in search of them. Seeking out his revenge during a poker game gone bad Doc West finds himself in the local town jail. When his past is exposed and a battle ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: gambling, vengeance, prison, legends and myths, old west, mind game, heroes, chase, gang, partners, criminal heroes, jail ...
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
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Betrayal (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A lonely widow hires a young woman as her companion. What she doesn't know is that the woman and her boyfriend are extortionists, who are planning on making her their next victim, then killing her when they get her money.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: woman in danger, betrayal, cons and scams, dishonesty, crimes, friendship, murderous pair, con artists, murder, robbery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, wealth ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.8
 318
Annie's Garden (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In front of his 15-year-old son, a father loses his temper and strikes his younger daughter, thinking she's trying to run away from him. Jump ahead ten years: the dad is dead, the mom is gone, and the son, Luke, is raising his now grown sister, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: small town, small town life, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, journal, male objectification, male nudity, child abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 735
Mapp & Lucia (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
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Story: 1930s comedy drama based on EF Benson's novels, about the rivalry between two women in a quaint village.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic
Plot: small town, rivalry, village, society, social relations, village life, small town life, gossip, lesbian, snobbism, priest, friendship ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
End of the Line (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When the closure of a railway is announced, employees commandeer a locomotive to get to corporate headquarters and confront the president.
Style: sentimental, witty, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: train, bittersweet, friends, small town, human spirit, countryside, fighting the system, partners, on the road, adventure, small town life, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%