Movies like Paper Moon

If you like "Paper Moon" you are looking for sentimental, talky and road movie movies about / with friendship, childhood, father daughter relationship, on the road, mischievous children, period piece and con artists themes of Comedy, Crime and Drama genre shot in USA.
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Paper Moon (1973)
 8.1
 35K
Paper Moon
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: sentimental, talky, road movie, witty, captivating, semi serious, realistic, dramatic, touching, interesting ...
Plot: friendship, childhood, father daughter relationship, on the road, mischievous children, period piece, con artists, funeral, depression, con men, orphan, odd couple, runaway, mentor, storytelling, idealism, unlikely friendships, unlikely partners, coming of age, small town, bible, great depression, screwball, loneliness, dialogue ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: kansas, missouri, usa
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To Kill a Mockingbird
Crime, Drama
USA
129 min.
 8.3
What's Up, Doc?
Comedy
USA
94 min.
 7.8
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Most similar movies to Paper Moon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, talky and semi serious films with plots about dialogue, mentor, storytelling, runaway, unlikely friendships, culture clash and redemption mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Paper Moon: The Sting (1973), Going in Style (1979), What's Up, Doc? (1972), Faithful (1996), Housekeeping (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.3
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The Sting
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: clever, witty, atmospheric, surprise ending, semi serious ...
Plot: crime, gambling, mentor, organized crime, corruption, heist, gangster, murder, revenge, poker, chase, con men ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Going in Style
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, bank robbery, robbery, buddies, loneliness, mentor, art, crime, golden years, depression, runaway, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   82%
 
What's Up, Doc?
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, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: screwball, chase, hotel, mistaken identity, opposites attract, oldies, comedy of errors, car chase, farce, spy, romance, verbal byplay ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, prehistoric times
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   76%
 
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 5.9
 2K
Faithful
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, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, self discovery, crime, couple relations, pornography, cons and scams, hitman, woman in danger, mentor, dialogue, bathtub, flashback ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   83%
 
 7.3
 2K
Housekeeping
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, friendship, single parent, human nature, runaway, coming-of-age, self discovery, childhood, mental illness, sisters, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
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System:   75%
    User:   68%
 
The Last Detail
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way.
Style: realistic, witty, road movie, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: fighting the system, beer, on the road, adventurer, realism, prison escape, mentor, drinking, character study, prison, buddies, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, virginia, usa, new york, california ...
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System:   75%
    User:   61%
 
Anywhere But Here
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: coming of age, small town, mother daughter relationship, parents and children, teenager, friendship, family drama, relationships, hopes, hollywood, women, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: california, los angeles, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   54%
 
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My Favorite Year
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, witty, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: farce, television, gangster, swashbuckler, media satire, showbiz, gangsters, drinking, mentor, tv show, dialogue, redemption ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   65%
 
 7.1
 62K
Bottle Rocket
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: crime, heist, robbery, buddies, unlikely criminals, theft, unlikely friendships, friendship, crime gone awry, love, deadpan, dialogue driven ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   59%
 
 6.7
 3K
Tumbleweeds
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, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, friendship, on the road, drinking, single parent, road trip, relationships, self discovery, runaway, school, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, north carolina, san diego california, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   64%
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, disturbing, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, small town, courtroom, lawyer, idealism, court, courtroom drama, childhood, prejudice, morality, poverty, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   63%
 
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
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: crime gone awry, crime, friendship, chase, treasure hunt, heist, car chase, gunfight, violence, on the road, bank robbery, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   56%
 
Things Change
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: gangsters, hotel, hitman, friendship, murder, mafia, mob, casino, gangster, unlikely friendships, crime, switching roles ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   61%
 
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 8K
Panic
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alex is going through a midlife crisis and it has become a very difficult time for him. His marriage is struggling, he's worried about his son, and his job of killing people for his family has become the most stressful part of his life. He ...
Style: bleak, stylized, psychological, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, crime, hitman, murder, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, psychiatrist, crumbling marriage, infidelity, family drama, loneliness, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   50%
 
Mistress America
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. MISTRESS AMERICA is a comedy about dream-chasing, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, relationships, dialogue, loneliness, dialogue driven, writing, college, unlikely friendships, mentor, follow your dream, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   44%
 
Pocketful of Miracles
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: touching, witty, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gangsters, prohibition, gangster, couple relations, parents and children, mentor, runaway, social differences, apple, cons and scams, depression, fall in love ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 60s, 1920s
Place: europe, spain, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   41%
 
The Paper Chase
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A first-year law student struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of a stern professor.
Style: realistic, talky, clever, serious, captivating ...
Plot: college, chase, coming of age, lawyer, mentor, drinking, self discovery, courage, teachers and students, culture clash, runaway, school ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, harvard university, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   48%
 
Smoke Signals
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, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, self discovery, storytelling, father son relationship, on the road, native americans, indians, coming of age, childhood, unlikely friendships, coming-of-age, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   51%
 
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 7.2
 17K
Diner
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: talky, realistic, witty, clever, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: friendship, buddies, unlikely friendships, relationships, dialogue, drinking, adolescence, introspection, coming of age, mentor, couple relations, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   42%
 
 7.8
 42K
Down by Law
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, humorous, witty ...
Plot: prison, friendship, prison escape, jazz, pimp, social misfits, on the road, culture clash, loneliness, on the run, solitude, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   50%
 
The Four Seasons
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, touching, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, divorce, human nature, unlikely friendships, relationships, marriage, couple relations, dialogue, mentor, romance, wilderness, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   41%
 
Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death and mull over their lives in the present and in flashback, revealing the truth behind their complicated lives. Who is the mysterious Joanne and what's the real story behind ...
Style: talky, clever, emotional, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, human nature, secrets, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, women, storytelling, life philosophy, haunted by the past, adaptation ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
 6.5
 7K
Tin Men
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, adultery, vengeance, revenge, dialogue driven, con artists, cons and scams, friends, cars, dialogue, uninhibited rivalry, relationships ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   39%
 
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Bustin' Loose
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: friendship, teacher, school, bus, on the road, kids and family, fish out of water, disorder, children, friends, con men, life philosophy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
 6.7
 40K
Life
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, funny, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, prison, murder, buddies, life, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, unlikely friendships, mentor, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 90s, 1990s
Place: mississippi, usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   52%
 
Lost in Yonkers
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, semi serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, self discovery, love affair, mentor, gangsters, parents and children, romance, siblings relations, family, nudity (full frontal - brief), childhood, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
 6.7
 7K
Fandango
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: sentimental, road movie, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, college, buddies, on the road, desert, unlikely friendships, road trip, young lovers, coming-of-age, drinking, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   46%
 
 6.9
 5K
Mother
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After two failed marriages a science fiction writer decides that coming to terms with his mother will improve his chances for a successful relationship, so he moves in with her.
Style: humorous, talky, clever, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, divorce, single parent, writers, crumbling marriage, relationships, introspection, dialogue, deadpan, couple relations, culture clash, complex characters ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   42%
 

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 7.2
 74K
Dope
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, geek, teenager, hip hop, marijuana, high school, violence, teenage life, drugs, coming-of-age, weed, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, harvard university
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System:   40%
    User:   48%
 
The Bad News Bears
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: realistic, clever, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: underdog, baseball, family, sport, childhood, beer, motorcycle, foul language, children, mentor, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1930s, year 1976
Place: california, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   43%
 
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