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, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, redemption, dialogue, storytelling, runaway, catastrophe and parents and children mostly in Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Paris, Texas: Five Easy Pieces (1970), Don't Come Knocking (2005), Rain Man (1988), Scarecrow (1973), I've Loved You So Long (2008). 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: realistic, thought provoking, serious, road movie, captivating ...
Plot: road trip, rebelliousness, hitchhiker, dysfunctional family, self discovery, musician, character study, working class, on the road, americana, identity crisis, family problems ...
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, actor's life, human nature, small town, father son relationship, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana, nevada, texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, touching, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: autism, road trip, redemption, mentally challenged, siblings relations, greed, on the road, yuppie, self discovery, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, inheritance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, california, cincinnati ohio, usa, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: sincere, touching, road movie, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: drifter, friendship, on the road, self discovery, road trip, introspection, buddies, partners, bar fight, hitchhiker, train ride, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, california, denver colorado, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, starting over, reunion, estrangement, loss of child, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: gloomy, talky, realistic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: motel, couple relations, dangerous attraction, love and romance, bar, love triangle, introspection, romance, destructive relationship, siblings relations, isolation, family relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, dysfunctional family, parents and children, sexual abuse, murder, family problems, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, siblings relations, investigation, alcohol abuse, missing person ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, asia, vietnam, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, family life, parents and children, crimes, police detective, family relations, family problems, mother son reunion, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, serious, captivating ...
Plot: bus, redemption, small town, homecoming, americana, self discovery, escape, hopes, love and romance, small town life, parents and children, golden years ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, reunion, lovers reunited, americana, pregnancy, introspection, human nature, love and romance, crumbling marriage, twins, single parent, best friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: homelessness, christmas, reunion, estrangement, family relations, parents and children, family, family gatherings, hopes, family problems, reconciliation, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, psychological, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: dog, small town, life is a bitch, hopes, down on your luck, social problems, financial problem, pets, loneliness, friendship, depression, owner dog relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: oregon, usa, alaska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, best friends, human nature, rich and poor, parents and children, life is a bitch, buddies, twists & turns, friends ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: redemption, on the road, bus, van, separated, human nature, family relations, parents and children, family gatherings, dealing with death, self discovery, reunion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, albuquerque new mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
43%
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, love affair, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, atmospheric, meditative ...
Plot: car chase, on the road, hitchhiker, mechanic, bet, destructive relationship, contests and competitions, obsessive quest, gas station, hippie, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: touching, realistic, psychological, emotional, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, mental institution, doctors and patients, parents and children, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, family problems, drug abuse, addiction, mentally unstable, family relations, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 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: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: redemption, homecoming, family relations, drug abuse, youth, reunion, buddies, family life, going straight, teenage life, parents and children, family gatherings ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: psychological, serious, emotional, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, human nature, dysfunctional family, disability, family problems, teenage life, youth, self discovery, reunion, single parent, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, germany, europe, norway, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 14K
Powder Blue (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the gritty streets of LA, the destinies of four people desperate for connection and redemption are about to collide.
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: anxiety attack, stripper, exotic dancer, redemption, self discovery, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, human nature, family problems, hopes, lap dance, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: sentimental, serious, 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 ⇓
41%
 7.5
 118K
Still Alice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.
Style: touching, heartbreaking, emotional, psychological, sad ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, supportive spouse, memory loss, family drama, mother daughter relationship, columbia university, relationships, parenthood, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, family bonds, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.8
 10K
My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, pregnancy, self discovery, family life, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, child birth, cancer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 8K
Aftershock (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Based on the Tangshan Earthquake in 1976 that took the lives of 240,000 people.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, psychological, factual ...
Plot: adoption, parents and children, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, family reunited, redemption, family in crisis, earthquake, family tragedy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, presumed dead, loss of child ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: china, asia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 3K
My Family (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930's. They establish their family in ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: coming of age, murder, death of wife, marriage, family, misfit, human nature, life is a bitch, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: 20s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1920s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: psychoanalysis, regret, loss of son, family in crisis, hopes, dealing with death, parents and children, family problems, death in the family, redemption, loss of child, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 24K
Marvin's Room (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, transplant, reunion, estrangement, leukemia, siblings relations, family relations, single parent, family problems, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Alice in the Cities (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: German journalist Philip Winter has a case of writer’s block when trying to write an article about the United States. He decides to return to Germany, and while trying to book a flight, encounters a German woman and her nine year old daughter ...
Style: road movie, psychological, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, airport, friendship, adventure, escapades, social misfits, self discovery, culture clash, partners, disorder, society, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, new york, amsterdam, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.0
 34K
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A middle-aged London factory worker is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, clever, serious ...
Plot: adoption, secret, dysfunctional family, social worker, family secret, jealousy, working class, funeral, loneliness, factory worker, reconciliation, search ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%