Movies like Fools' Parade

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Fools' Parade (1971)
 6.5
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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: partners, against the odds, starting over, hopes, danger, store, small town life, unlikely partners, chases and races, small town, going straight, sniper, prostitute, depression, train, brothel, ex convict, brothel madam, 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 crimes, danger, small town, small town life, hopes, couples and deadly mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like Fools' Parade: All Mistakes Buried (2015), Joyride (1997), Berlin Tunnel 21 (1981), Rogue Male (1976), Living in Peril (1997). 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: redemption, addiction, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, crimes, hopes, danger, small town, drugs
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.0
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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: prostitute, small town, female assassin, crime, chases and races, gays and lesbians, witnessing a crime, crime gone awry, on the run, deadly, dishonesty, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: suspenseful, rough, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: tunnel, escape, hopes, danger, military, escapades, getting home, ambition, obsessive quest, chases and races, soldier, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, east berlin, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.7
 748
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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, chases and races, society, state affairs, assassination, escapades, deadly, politics, crimes, dishonesty, hitman, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: england, europe, london, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, mind game, danger, stalking, obsession, psychopath, dangerous attraction, mentally unstable, crimes, rivalry, deadly, architect ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.9
 576
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: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: infidelity, starting over, going straight, vengeance, friendship, human nature, couples, family problems, love affair, rehabilitation, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: teenage life, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, starting over, deadly, investigation, on the run, crimes, obsession, family problems, small town, hiding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.3
 28
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: exciting, tense, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, rivalry, going straight, danger, assassination attempt, crimes, chase, deadly, track down, chases and races, starting over, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 6.3
 285
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: humorous, captivating, thought provoking, semi serious, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, rebellion, ambition, fighting the system, vengeance, store, against the odds, small town, small town life, state affairs, rivalry, legal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 2K
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, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, youth, teenage life, small town life, self discovery, human nature, parents and children, custody, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
 309
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: disturbing, serious, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Plot: mental institution, family problems, isolation, small town life, small town, crimes, mute, suspect, society, danger, mute or deaf, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, realistic, uplifting, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: environmentalism, extinction, animal life, adventurer, danger, human spirit, panda, conservation, hopes, dealing with death, dangerous animal, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: china, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, americana, small town, family relations, maid, couple relations, siblings relations, cons and scams, parents and children, eccentric family, teenage life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: alabama, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Cry of the Owl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany
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: danger, mysterious character, small town life, obsession, love and romance, stalking, deadly, crimes, couples, neighbor, small town, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, going straight, criminal heroes, lovers on the run, starting over, love affair, couples, woman in danger, hopes, crimes, love and romance, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 154
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, serious, realistic
Plot: labor union, family relations, farm, family life, workplace situations, down on your luck, against the odds, survival, society, life is a bitch, labor, great depression ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Hula Girls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 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: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: hopes, dancing, starting over, rise to the top, small town life, society, social relations, small town, working class, dancer's life, mining town, bankruptcy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: sentimental, touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: mountain, widower, vengeance, babies and infants, parents and children, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, couples, haunted by the past, love and romance, tragic love, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Calm at Sunset (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The struggle between a father and son at odds over the youths career choice. The 18 years old James Pfeiffer quits college and decides to become a fisherman like his father. Margaret and Russell are very upset with their son's decision. They ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: ship, family relations, hopes, youth, coming of age, parents and children, siblings relations, small town, working class, small town life, follow your dream, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: offbeat, touching, psychological, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, dealing with death, misfit, society, clergy, social relations, friends, small town life, friendship, human nature, on the road, alcohol ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.3
 649
Hide (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Boston detective investigates the mummified remains of six women, based on a novel by Lisa Gardner.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, enigmatic
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, mystery, danger, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
 767
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, couples, going straight, crimes, conspiracy, employer employee relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cons and scams, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 987
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, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: profanity, terrorism, against the odds, deadly, rescue, danger, race against time, bomb, woman in danger, chases and races, railroad track, real time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: suspenseful, emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: redemption, family in danger, couples, disorder, family problems, family relations, hopes, life turned upside down, domestic disturbance, family in crisis, mentally unstable, estrangement ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: missouri, 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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: haunted by the past, starting over, hopes, youth, crimes, odd couple, going straight, coming of age, partners, uncle niece relationship, dysfunctional relationship, bereavement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, tense, captivating
Plot: adventure, survival, village, wilderness, murder, on the run, crimes, danger, eskimo indian, righting the wronged, escapades, opposites attract ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.4
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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: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, hopes, life is a bitch, gang, crimes, urban ghetto, father son relationship, danger, crime, graphic violence, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 825
Doc West (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: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: gambling, danger, old west, mind game, criminal heroes, gang, partners, chase, heroes, legends and myths, prison, vengeance ...
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.3
 643
Five Thirteen (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this tension-packed thriller, brothers Mike and Tre set out in search of better lives, trying to leave their demons behind for good. After being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Mike's only care in the world is to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: starting over, going straight, crimes, parents and children, hopes, family relations, life is a bitch, brother brother relationship, release from prison, false accusation, father daughter relationship, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 71
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: woman in danger, betrayal, crimes, crime, danger, dishonesty, deadly, cons and scams, murderous pair, friendship, con artists, widow ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%