Movies like Paper Moon

If you like "Paper Moon" you are looking for road movie, sentimental and talky movies about / with funeral, friendship, mischievous children, orphan, radio, girl and carnival themes of Comedy and Drama genre shot in USA.
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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: road movie, sentimental, talky, witty, humorous, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: funeral, friendship, mischievous children, orphan, radio, girl, carnival, bible, great depression, unlikely partners, childhood, on the road, youth, friends, family relations, street kid, partners, parents and children, salesman, dishonesty, disorder, odd couple, partners in crime, kids in trouble, aunt ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: kansas, missouri, usa

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Most similar movies to Paper Moon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about runaway, mentor, friendship, storytelling, culture clash, dialogue and redemption mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Paper Moon: Roommates (1995), My Favorite Year (1982), The Four Seasons (1981), Fandango (1985), Bustin' Loose (1981). 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, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: roommate, deathbed, funeral, vegetarian, orphan, friends, family relations, elderly, friendship, human nature, starting over, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: farce, comeback, friendship, odd couple, showbiz, fish out of water, friends, disorder, partners, rehearsal, media satire, tv show ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, couple relations, love and romance, best friends, self discovery, family problems, couples, partners, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 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: young lovers, male bonding, coming of age, friendship, student life, obsessive quest, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, buddies, on the road, trip, skydiving ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: austin texas, texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, family, family life, family relations, follow your dream, power relations, journalism, parents and children, youth, children, mother daughter relationship, school ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, witty, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bus, friendship, teacher, school, on the road, fish out of water, friends, cons and scams, misfit, mentally unstable, starting over, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ 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: witty, realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: chase, hotel, love triangle, judge, love and romance, screwball, opposites attract, oldies, fall in love, nothing goes right, romance, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, prehistoric times, 1930s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, sincere, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: native americans, on the road, friendship, self discovery, orphan, haunted by the past, cliche, family problems, death in the family, human nature, native, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, india, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: high society, deception, luck, gangsters, couples, social differences, disorder, dishonesty, gangster boss, class differences, prohibition, apple ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 60s, 1920s
Place: spain, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, offbeat, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, dysfunctional family, americana, maid, parents and children, couple relations, nothing goes right, friendship, family life, couples, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, friendship, self discovery, virgin, teenage girl, high school, teenage love, best friends, youth, high school life, social differences ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, georgia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, human spirit, youth, friendship, contests and competitions, sport team, athlete and trainer, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: humorous, semi serious, road movie, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: family life, on the road, wedding, salesman, fish out of water, letter, life changing, golden years, parents and children, elderly, introspection, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denver colorado, nebraska, kansas, 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, realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, audition, hollywood, dream, teen angst, small town, social relations, youth, parents and children, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: california, los angeles, wisconsin, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: on the road, mischievous children, adventure, nothing goes right, unlikely partners, teenage life, self discovery, youth, partners, road trip, teenage girl, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, boys' night, date night
Plot: friendship, gambling debt, adulthood, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, buddies, couples, youth, introspection, lifestyle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, new jersey
⇓ 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, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: unsuccessful, actor, parents and children, artists and showbiz, young heroes, actor's life, showbiz, family relations, hollywood, self discovery, single parent, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, college, law school, graduation, college student, self discovery, human nature, ambition, youth, father son relationship, unlikely friendships, happy ending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: massachusetts, campus, usa, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, high school, coming of age, on the road, teenager, family problems, teenage life, female protagonist, teacher, virgin, reputation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Last Detail (1973)
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, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: navy, military, taxi, road trip, sailor, fighting the system, buddies, petty criminal, partners, realism, military life, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, new york, boston, usa, maine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, couple relations, family problems, teenage life, family relations, school, single parent, black people ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, brothers, siblings relations, love and romance, love affair, parents and children, family relations, romance, loan ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, semi serious, witty, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, parents and children, coming of age, americana, social differences, youth, social relations, love and romance, save the day, father son relationship, island, working class ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 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, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: family life, friendship, best friends, lifestyle, feminism, friends, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, disorder, couples, urban ...
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, humorous, semi serious, talky, sentimental ...
Plot: friends, divorce, family problems, family life, meaningful kiss, family relations, crumbling marriage, parents and children, friendship, couples, best friends, youth ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four guys, best friends, have grown up together in DANCER, TEXAS POP. 81, a tiny town in West Texas. Years ago, they made a solemn vow to leave town together as soon as they graduate. Now, it's that weekend and the time has come to "put up ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, talky, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, coming of age, high school, friends, social relations, family relations, teenage life, buddies, partners, small town life, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, overprotective mother, family relations, single parent, salesman, parents and children, protective parent, parent child relationship, talking while driving, mother son relationship, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, new jersey, san francisco, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hotel, friendship, elderly, aging, retirement home, disorder, elderly lovers, culture clash, mentor, romance, twists & turns, mistaken identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, odd couple, midlife crisis, rock star, groupie, tattoo, family, friends, family relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, light ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, on the road, introspection, research, shopping, movie star, job interview, friends, celebrity culture, actor's life, stranger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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