Movies like Paper Moon

If you like "Paper Moon" you are looking for road movie, sentimental and talky movies about / with mischievous children, funeral, friendship, unlikely partners, on the road, bible and great depression themes of Comedy, Crime and Drama genre shot in USA.
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Paper Moon (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.
Style: road movie, sentimental, talky, captivating, semi serious, witty, realistic, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: mischievous children, funeral, friendship, unlikely partners, on the road, bible, great depression, carnival, girl, orphan, radio, odd couple, aunt, childhood, parents and children, cons and scams, father daughter relationship, partners, youth, family relations, friends, kids in trouble, dishonesty, disorder, street kid ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: kansas, missouri, usa

Most similar movies to Paper Moon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and melancholic films with plots about mentor, dialogue, storytelling, friendship, catastrophe, runaway and friends mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Paper Moon: Going in Style (1979), The Sting (1973), Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), Faithful (1996), Roommates (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Going in Style (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three senior citizens in their 70s who live together are slowly decaying in endless days with nothing to do but feed the birds. One of them comes up with an idea - rob a bank. They certainly could use the money if they get away with it and if they ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, senior citizen, friendship, elderly, buddies, crime, golden years, human nature, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 8.3
 209K
The Sting (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, bet, mentor, organized crime, alley, sting operation, crime, fbi, buddies, criminal's revenge, horse race ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organise a daring new heist.
Style: road movie, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, chase, car chase, crime gone awry, crime, cross dressing, safecracker, on the road, treasure hunt, chases and races, adventure, outlaw ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.9
 2K
Faithful (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A depressed housewife whose husband is having an affair contemplates suicide, but changes her mind when she faces death by a killer hired to do her in.
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: bathtub, kitchen, female protagonist, hitman, crumbling marriage, self discovery, crime, wedding anniversary, couple relations, cons and scams, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 2K
Roommates (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An elderly, yet young-at-heart man, moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: deathbed, orphan, vegetarian, roommate, funeral, golden years, starting over, grandparent grandchild relationship, birthday, human nature, friendship, elderly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, realistic, talky, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: divorce, friendship, vacation, midlife crisis, human nature, couple relations, wilderness, romance, couples, friends, best friends, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
What's Up, Doc? (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two researchers have come to San Francisco to compete for a research grant in Music. One seems a bit distracted, and that was before he meets her. A strange woman seems to have devoted her life to confusing and embarrassing him. At the same time a ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, chase, hotel, opposites attract, judge, love triangle, screwball, oldies, comedy of errors, verbal byplay, romance, chaos ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, prehistoric times, 1930s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
My Favorite Year (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Benjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy show, in the mid 50s (the early years). Alan Swann, an Erol Flynn type actor with a drinking problem is to be that weeks guest star.
Style: humorous, touching, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: farce, showbiz, fish out of water, odd couple, friendship, comeback, media satire, tv show, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, media ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Boys on the Side (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After breaking up with her girlfriend, a nightclub singer, Jane, answers a personal ad from Robin, a real estate agent with AIDS, seeking a cross-country travel partner. On their journey from New York City to Los Angeles, the two stop by Pittsburgh ...
Style: road movie, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, aids, friends, on the road, pregnancy, terminal illness, self discovery, best friends, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, escape, roommate ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pittsburgh, st. louis missouri, san diego california, tucson arizona, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.3
 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, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, single parent, friendship, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, custody, eccentric family, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Smoke Signals (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family, and Victor hasn't ...
Style: touching, witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, native americans, friendship, self discovery, death in the family, haunted by the past, escapades, family problems, friends, orphan, obsessive quest, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Mickybo and Me (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970. The boys share an obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, with the consequence that they run away to Australia.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: mischievous children, friendship, political unrest, youth, friends, obsession, kids in trouble, religions or cults, society, state affairs, ira, wannabe ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Grass Harp (1995)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, maid, americana, dysfunctional family, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, small town life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Little Darlings (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two 15-year old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, coming-of-age, virgin, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, self discovery, high school, best friends, looking for sex, teenage love, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Bustin' Loose (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After ex-con Joe Braxton violates his probation he is given a second chance, all he has to do is drive a group of special kids across the country. What could possibly go wrong?
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bus, friendship, teacher, school, on the road, fish out of water, road trip, disorder, friends, mentally unstable, starting over, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 17K
Diner (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their ...
Style: clever, realistic, witty, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: friendship, gambling debt, bet, buddies, introspection, couple relations, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, americana, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room. They drown their desperation in tequila and decide to take one last trip to the sea. Drunk and still in pajamas they steal the first ...
Style: exciting, humorous, road movie, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, last wish, escapades, friends, gangsters, on the road, on the run, odd couple, partners, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 445
Rich Kids (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two 12 year olds, the products of Upper West Side broken homes, struggle to make sense of their parents lives and their own adolescent feelings
Style: sentimental, semi serious, talky, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: friends, divorce, friendship, coming of age, middle class, youth, family problems, family relations, best friends, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 7K
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: young lovers, male bonding, surprise party, airplane, trip, skydiving, friendship, coming of age, buddies, on the road, obsessive quest, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: austin texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 40K
Life (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two men in 1930s Mississippi become friends after being sentenced to life in prison together for a crime they did not commit.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending, funny ...
Plot: life sentence, friendship, bootlegging, racist, criminal, prison life, racism, baseball, escape attempt, buddies, redemption, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 90s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: mississippi, usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, summer, teenager, vacation, coming of age, loneliness, shyness, coming-of-age, job, bicycle, neighbor, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 62K
Bottle Rocket (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that ...
Style: talky, humorous, clever, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, theft, motel, crime, heist, thief, buddies, unlikely criminals, maid, nervous breakdown, sibling relationship, language barrier ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Things Change (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jerry, a misfit Mafia henchman, is assigned the low-level job of keeping an eye on Gino, a shoe repairman fingered by the Mob to confess to a murder he didn't commit. But Gino's mistaken for a Mafia boss, and the two are suddenly ...
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: hotel, hitman, friendship, gangsters, mistaken identity, scapegoat, murder, switching roles, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Banger Sisters (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late '60s, the self-proclaimed belles of the rock 'n' roll ball, rocked the worlds of every music legend whose pants they could take off -- and they have the pictures to prove it. But it's been more than two decades since ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, rock star, tattoo, groupie, midlife crisis, odd couple, family, self discovery, on the road, couple relations, past, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 18K
Harlem Nights (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: "Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, friends, police, nightclub, gangsters, corruption, crime, buddies, gang, nightclub owner, hoodlum, nightlife ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s, 80s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 22K
Mystery Train (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley.
Style: talky, clever, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: hotel, culture clash, radio, tourist, oldies, obsession, cult, fish out of water, hotel room, firearm, widow, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa, new jersey, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Anywhere But Here (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, teen angst, dream, hollywood, audition, parents and children, small town, hopes, love and romance, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: california, los angeles, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 2K
Nickelodeon (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Going from a lawyer to a writer, and then to a film director, is the career path on which we find the bashful Leo Harrigan. But Leo has problems as well, such as being hopelessly smitten with his leading lady, who chooses to reward his attentions by ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love triangle, celebrity culture, ambition, love and romance, lifestyle, celebrity, hotel, christmas ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Jerry and Tom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their profession differs a lot. It shows when Tom is required to kill his ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, clever, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, odd couple, crime, murder, crimes, deadly, partners, disorder, hidden identity, couple relations, friendship, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 3K
Tumbleweeds (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, on the road, single parent, self discovery, single mother, coming of age, school, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family relations, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san diego california, tennessee, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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