Movies like Paper Moon

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Paper Moon (1973)
 8.1
 39K
Paper Moon (1973)
Genre: Comedy, 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: sentimental, road movie, humorous, touching, talky, witty, feel good, realistic, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: mischievous children, friendship, funeral, on the road, orphan, great depression, girl, family relations, odd couple, partners in crime, father daughter relationship, unlikely partners, radio, carnival, bible, childhood, youth, friends, street kid, partners, parents and children, salesman, dishonesty, disorder, kids in trouble ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: missouri, kansas, usa

Most similar movies to Paper Moon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and touching films with plots about friendship, runaway, culture clash, friends, mentor, dialogue and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Paper Moon: Roommates (1995), Fandango (1985), The Banger Sisters (2002), My Favorite Year (1982), Smoke Signals (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: funeral, orphan, vegetarian, roommate, deathbed, elderly, friendship, friends, family relations, hopes, couple relations, odd couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.8
 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, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: male bonding, coming of age, friendship, young lovers, student life, adolescence vs adulthood, obsessive quest, love and romance, buddies, on the road, trip, airplane ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: austin texas, texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, odd couple, rock star, family, self discovery, family relations, past, parents and children, secret past, female bonding, class differences ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Great Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin stars as Kit, leading a splendid cast in the first ever "American Girl" theatrical movie. ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, family, family life, family relations, follow your dream, parents and children, power relations, journalism, youth, children, mother daughter relationship, school ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: witty, touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: farce, comeback, showbiz, odd couple, friendship, fish out of water, media, partners, disorder, labor union, media satire, friends ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, feel good, sincere, road movie, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, native americans, friendship, self discovery, escapades, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, family problems, human nature, native american, adolescence, life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona, india, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, hopes, crumbling marriage, couples, best friends, family relations, friends, self discovery, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.2
 2K
Bonneville (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three women take a road trip to Santa Barbara in order to deliver the ashes of one of their dead husbands to his resentful daughter. Faced with the decision of a lifetime, Arvilla Holden hijacks her two best friends and sets off in a vintage ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, family relations, elderly, parents and children, death in the family, mother daughter relationship, hitchhiker, promise, road trip, friends, best friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, idaho, california, usa, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: sincere, sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: mischievous children, friendship, obsession, political unrest, society, youth, kids in trouble, religions or cults, state affairs, ira, wannabe, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Damon Runyon's fairytale, sweet and funny, is told by director Frank Capra. Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much as part of downtown New York as old Broadway itself. Bootlegger Dave the Dude is a sucker for ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: high society, deception, luck, gangsters, couples, social differences, disorder, dishonesty, gangster boss, class differences, apple, godparent ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 60s, 1920s
Place: spain, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
 8K
Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, parents and children, urban, single parent, school, couple relations, teenage life, family problems, family relations, jazz musician ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, realistic, offbeat, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bus, friendship, teacher, school, on the road, youth, mentally unstable, disorder, fish out of water, starting over, misfit, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: offbeat, feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, small town, americana, maid, parents and children, society, family relations, power relations, social relations, friendship, family life ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.1
 118K
About Schmidt (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman and has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, road movie, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: family life, on the road, wedding, fish out of water, letter, salesman, life changing, parents and children, golden years, elderly, introspection, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado, nebraska, kansas, denver colorado, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, audition, hollywood, dream, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, teen angst, small town, small town life, youth, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: california, los angeles, usa, wisconsin, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
I'll Do Anything (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy ...
Style: humorous, witty, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: unsuccessful, actor, showbiz, actor's life, parents and children, artists and showbiz, young heroes, single parent, youth, self discovery, hollywood, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Bad News Bears (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: baseball, underdog, sport, coach, family, youth, friendship, contests and competitions, human spirit, family relations, parents and children, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Three for the Road (1987)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A crafty political aide and his soft-spoken pal are assigned the job of delivering a senator's out-of-control teenage daughter to an institution.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: on the road, adventure, mischievous children, teenage life, unlikely partners, nothing goes right, youth, partners, self discovery, teenage girl, road trip, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zachary Beaver, a sideshow attraction also known as the world's fattest boy, arrives in the sleepy town of Granger, Texas.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, teenage life, mischievous children, self discovery, youth, starting over, best friends, family relations, family, parents and children, young heroes, child driving car ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 12K
With Honors (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Convinced he'll graduate with honors because of his thesis paper, a stuffy Harvard student finds his paper being held hostage by a homeless man, who might be the guy to school the young man in life.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, college, law school, graduation, college student, self discovery, youth, human nature, ambition, father son relationship, unlikely friendships, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: massachusetts, usa, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 10K
Dirty Girl (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, high school, coming of age, on the road, teenager, family problems, teenage life, female protagonist, reputation, teacher, virgin ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, california, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 18K
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: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night
Plot: friendship, gambling debt, adulthood, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, twentysomething life, buddies, couples, lifestyle, introspection, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 34K
The Guilt Trip (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: overprotective mother, road trip, on the road, single parent, salesman, family relations, parents and children, protective parent, parent child relationship, hitchhiker, cross country, talking while driving ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, san francisco, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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4163
 6.5
 11K
Dutch (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: To get to know his girlfriend's son, a man volunteers to pick him up from a prep school....only to learn that her son's not the nicest kid.
Style: road movie, feel good, light, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prank, boarding school, reluctant partners, mischievous children, partners, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, road trip, social differences, culture clash, parents and children, working class ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Lost in Yonkers (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, siblings relations, love affair, teenage life, love and romance, eccentric family, self discovery, romance, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Single Moms Club (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A group of single moms are brought together in the aftermath of an incident at their children's school.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, social differences, family relations, parents and children, support group, friendship, society, friends, mental illness, racial stereotype, single mother, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: witty, realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: chase, hotel, love triangle, judge, love and romance, screwball, opposites attract, romance, nothing goes right, verbal byplay, fall in love, oldies ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, prehistoric times, 1930s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 2K
Diggers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Diggers is a coming-of-age story directed by Katherine Dieckmann. It portrays four working-class friends who grow up in The Hamptons, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, as clam diggers in 1976. Their fathers were clam diggers as well as ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, parents and children, coming of age, americana, social differences, social relations, youth, love and romance, save the day, father son relationship, friends, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 470
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: friends, divorce, coming of age, crumbling marriage, parents and children, couples, family life, family problems, friendship, family relations, meaningful kiss, best friends ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.6
 4K
Motherhood (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Motherhood is a comedy written and directed by Katherine Dieckmann, and stars Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards and Minnie Driver. Shot on location in New York’s West Village, focuses on the dilemmas of motherhood, such as marriage, work, and self, ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, family life, best friends, couple relations, parents and children, feminism, lifestyle, disorder, couples, family relations, friends, city life ...
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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