Movies like Paris, Texas

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Paris, Texas (1984)
 8.1
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Paris, Texas (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.
Style: touching, surreal, psychological, serious, road movie, emotional, bleak, lyrical, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: redemption, drifter, desert, reunion, on the road, reconciliation, family reunited, parents and children, estrangement, family relations, hopes, presumed dead, sibling relationship, father son relationship, road trip, amnesia, fear of flying, husband wife relationship, storytelling, parenthood, mute, regret, peep show, relationships, secrets ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, california, houston texas, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, dialogue, redemption, storytelling, mentor, life philosophy and culture clash mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Paris, Texas: Five Easy Pieces (1970), Don't Come Knocking (2005), The Straight Story (1999), Rain Man (1988), Scarecrow (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
Style: road movie, realistic, thought provoking, serious, captivating ...
Plot: road trip, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, self discovery, musician, character study, working class, americana, identity crisis, family problems, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, washington state, southern california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Don't Come Knocking (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Howard Spence has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear over him, that's the sad truth. ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: cowboy, reunion, redemption, haunted by the past, parents and children, hopes, family relations, human nature, actor's life, small town, father son relationship, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, montana, texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Straight Story (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in ...
Style: road movie, touching, feel good, inspirational, motivational ...
Plot: family feud, on the road, reconciliation, adventure, brother brother relationship, journey, hitchhiker, nurse, doctor, mechanic, cross country, veteran ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: wisconsin, mississippi river, iowa, usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 446K
Rain Man (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Style: sincere, uplifting, road movie, touching, captivating ...
Plot: autism, road trip, redemption, mentally challenged, siblings relations, greed, yuppie, self discovery, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, bankruptcy, fear of flying ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, california, cincinnati ohio, texas, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 7.3
 14K
Scarecrow (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two drifters bum around, visit earthy women and discuss opening a car wash in Pittsburgh.
Style: road movie, sincere, touching, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: drifter, friendship, on the road, self discovery, road trip, introspection, partners, buddies, train ride, hitchhiker, bar fight, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, denver colorado, california, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Around the Bend (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A tale of four generations of men, all of whom have had their offspring at a young age: a great-grandfather, a grandfather, a father in his twenties and a son who is about 7 years old. When the oldest member passes away, the trio heads out on the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: redemption, family gatherings, self discovery, family relations, human nature, reunion, parents and children, estrangement, on the road, bus, van, separated ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
I've Loved You So Long (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Plot: redemption, release from prison, ex convict, job seeking, physician, loss of son, family reunited, reunion, loss of child, starting over, hopes, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, disability, parents and children, self discovery, estrangement, single parent, teenage life, hopes, redemption, suffering, therapy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, italy, berlin germany, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Fool for Love (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman is waiting in a motel for her boyfriend, when an old flame turns up and tries to take her back to the life she is trying to leave behind.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: motel, couple relations, love and romance, siblings relations, introspection, human nature, love triangle, romance, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, out of the way, family relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Little Boy Blue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, parents and children, murder, stepmother stepson relationship, family problems, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, siblings relations, investigation, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, vietnam, asia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michelle Pfeiffer is ferocious in the role of a desperate mother whose 3-year-old son disappears during her high school reunion. Nine years later, by chance, he turns up in the town in which the family has just relocated. Based on Jacquelyn ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: missing child, reunion, kidnapping, missing person, parents and children, family life, family problems, family relations, police detective, crimes, mother son reunion, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: bus, redemption, small town, self discovery, homecoming, americana, escape, hopes, parents and children, small town life, golden years, obsessive quest ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 17K
The Son's Room (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: psychoanalysis, regret, loss of son, parents and children, family problems, overcoming, family in crisis, hopes, redemption, marriage crisis, death in the family, loss of child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 2K
Texasville (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Summer, 1984: 30 years after Duane captained the high school football team and Jacy was homecoming queen, this Texas town near Wichita Falls prepares for its centennial. Oil prices are down, banks are failing, and Duane's $12 million in debt. ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, americana, lovers reunited, pregnancy, reunion, single parent, best friends, social relations, family relations, friends, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
An American Rhapsody (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Hungarian family forced to flee the Communist country for the United States, must leave a young daughter behind. Six years later the family arranges to bring the absent daughter to the United States where she has trouble adjusting. The daughter ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: cold war, friendship, family, immigrants, love and romance, family relations, self discovery, human nature, siblings relations, parents and children, on the run, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: hungary, europe, california, austria, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 15K
Wendy and Lucy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is traveling to Alaska in search of work, and her only companion is her dog, Lucy. Already perilously close to losing everything, Wendy hits a bigger bump in the road when her old car breaks down and she is arrested ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: dog, small town, social problems, financial problem, hopes, down on your luck, life is a bitch, pets, loneliness, friendship, depression, owner dog relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: oregon, usa, alaska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, gothic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, cancer, dying, reconciliation, architect, house, hopes, parents and children, human nature, suffering, fighting illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Hobo's Christmas (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A hobo played by Barnard Hughes decides it's time to go home. Drifting from place to place, Hughes finds himself in his hometown of Salt Lake City at Christmas time. Here he hopes to close old wounds and be reunited with his unforgiving son ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, homelessness, family, estrangement, hopes, parents and children, family gatherings, reunion, family relations, family problems, cold weather, salesman ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 5K
Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, talky, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, last wish, death, memory, war veteran, self discovery, partners, parents and children, friends, life, male friendship, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: touching, sentimental, atmospheric, tense, realistic ...
Plot: wilderness, fishing, childhood, americana, beautiful scenery, generation gap, self discovery, coming of age, friendship, human nature, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Brown Bunny (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bud Clay races motorcycles in the 250cc Formula II class of road racing. After a race in New Hampshire, he has five days to get to his next race in California. During his road trip, he is haunted by memories of the last time he saw Daisy, his true ...
Style: emotional, serious, psychological, road movie, avant garde ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, haunted by the past, motorcycle race, motorcycle, memory, strong sexual content, driving, rape, prostitute, redemption, introspection, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new hampshire, los angeles, usa, st. louis missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 8K
Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, life is a bitch, rich and poor, parents and children, best friends, human nature, buddies, twists & turns, friends ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 17K
Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, family problems, parents and children, family relations, family gatherings, family tragedy, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, character study, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Tender Mercies (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: character study, comeback, country music, guitar, music, starting over, musician's life, love and romance, self discovery, redemption, couples, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 4K
Wonderland (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: There's little wonder in the working-class lives of Bill, Eileen, and their three grown daughters. They're lonely Londoners. Nadia, a cafe waitress, places personal ads, looking for love; Debbie, a single mom, entertains men at the hair ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, emotional, talky ...
Plot: working class, parents and children, weekend, society, couple relations, loneliness, sister sister relationship, life, waitress, multiple storylines, existentialism, urban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, los angeles, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Plot: self discovery, mental institution, family problems, rehabilitation, drug abuse, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, power relations, family relations, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.8
 693
Tiger Warsaw (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Chuck brought sorrow to his family when he shot his father who is now a semi-invalid. After 15 years of self destruction, he returns home to seek forgiveness.
Style: gloomy, serious, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, high school, addiction, reunion, drug abuse, youth, homecoming, family relations, family life, buddies, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A driver and a mechanic travel around the United States hopping from drag strip to drag strip in a 1955 Chevy Bel-Air coupe. They race for money, betting with their competitors. The pair gain a young and talkative female stowaway. Along the way they ...
Style: road movie, realistic, serious, meditative, atmospheric ...
Plot: car chase, on the road, hitchhiker, mechanic, bet, obsessive quest, contests and competitions, destructive relationship, gas station, hippie, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Hysterical Blindness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in the 1980's, Debby Miller (Uma Thurman) goes out in New Jersey looking for a man after she is diagnosed with "hysterical blindness".
Style: psychological, serious, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, working class, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, looking for love, single parent, hopes, unfulfillment, lifestyle, best friends, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Shipping News (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, melancholic, emotional ...
Plot: adultery, redemption, small town, starting over, haunted by the past, single parent, love and romance, parents and children, love affair, romance, family relations, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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