Movies like Paris, Texas

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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: atmospheric, surreal, touching, offbeat, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, desert, mute, peep show, reunion, memory loss, fear of flying, on the road, self discovery, sibling relationship, family, regret, van, parents and children, estrangement, hopes, family relations, father son relationship, drifter, family reunited, reconciliation, presumed dead, abandoned, amnesia, hotel ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, houston texas, california, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, redemption, hopes, parents and children, storytelling, runaway and dialogue mostly in Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Paris, Texas: Five Easy Pieces (1970), The Trip to Bountiful (1985), Fool for Love (1985), Little Boy Blue (1997), Texasville (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, serious, sincere, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: rebelliousness, hitchhiker, road trip, on the road, dysfunctional family, drifter, character study, class differences, oil field, musician, pacific northwest, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, washington state, usa, southern california, texas
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100%
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, small town, redemption, self discovery, escape, homecoming, americana, human nature, senior citizen, memory, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: talky, serious, gloomy, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: bar, couple relations, romance, destructive relationship, love and romance, couples, human nature, introspection, dangerous attraction, love triangle, siblings relations, isolation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, serious, bleak, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: sexual abuse, parents and children, dysfunctional family, murder, vengeance, family, siblings relations, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, asia, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 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: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, americana, lovers reunited, pregnancy, reunion, best friends, single parent, crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, stylized ...
Plot: small town, vandalism, redemption, rock, human nature, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, haunted by the past, music, reunion, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, nevada, usa, texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: uplifting, touching, captivating, road movie, sincere ...
Plot: autism, mentally challenged, siblings relations, on the road, redemption, road trip, greed, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, character study, unlikely friendships, yuppie ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, missouri, texas, usa, cincinnati ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: character study, redemption, country music, guitar, music, comeback, country, musician's life, self discovery, starting over, country singer, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Trip to Bountiful (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Carrie Watts begrudgingly lives with her busy, overprotective son, Ludie and pretentious daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. No longer able to drive and forbidden to travel alone, she wishes for freedom from the confines of the house.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, uplifting
Plot: on the road, golden years, getting home, elderly, hopes, obsessive quest, redemption, parents and children, escapades, family relations, in-laws, fainting ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.9
 17K
Hud (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, tense, serious, emotional ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, housekeeper, rancher, ranch, americana, innocence lost, generation gap, human nature, redemption, parents and children, rebellious youth ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Places in the Heart (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1930s Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: farm, racism, friendship, small town, widow, human spirit, redemption, great depression, kidnapping, war veteran, family farm, interracial relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 12K
The Apostle (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: country, coma, small town, redemption, jealousy, forgiveness, minister, preacher, christianity, religions or cults, radio station, apostle ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, serious, realistic, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: coming of age, marriage, death of wife, family, murder, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, misfit, society, youth, couples ...
Time: 20s, 50s, 20th century, 1920s, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Just Like the Son (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A petty thief's mentoring of an apparent orphan takes a profound turn when he kidnaps the boy from a foster home and drives him cross-country to his sister's house in Texas.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: friendship, redemption, on the road, adoption, urban ghetto, hopes, friends, introspection, custody, reunion, urban ghetto life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
 651
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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, family life, high school, hopes, family relations, buddies, going straight, parents and children, addiction, cons and scams, drug abuse, family gatherings ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The War at Home (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jeremy Collier is a Vietnam veteran who has returned home and is struggling to cope with the war experiences that haunt him. He is also at odds with his family, who cannot begin to understand what he has been through. Jeremy's battles with his ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, resentment, self discovery, war, parents and children, haunted by the past, family problems, family relations, introspection, siblings relations, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 455
The Dry Land (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A U.S. soldier returning home from war struggles to reconcile his experiences abroad with the life and family he left in Texas.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: homecoming, wartime life, gulf war, hopes, society, buddies, soldier, redemption, parents and children, family life, life is a bitch, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 568
The Confession (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, "The Confession" is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her identity - only to find herself embroiled in a ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, family relations, family, self discovery, parents and children, adoption, reunion, religions or cults, hopes, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, redemption, parents and children, estrangement, hopes, family relations, self discovery, haunted by the past, disability, misfit, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, italy, norway, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 1K
Raggedy Man (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nita, a divorced mother of two boys, is stuck working as a telephone operator in a small Texas town in World War II. Her friendship with a sailor on leave causes tongues to wag in town.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, friendship, single parent, parents and children, small town life, family relations, social relations, friends, human nature, woman in danger, americana, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 13K
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: friendship, drifter, on the road, self discovery, road trip, bar fight, hitchhiker, train ride, buddies, introspection, hopes, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, denver colorado, california, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 480
Cook County (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, coming of age, redemption, parents and children, small town, addiction, drug abuse, family in crisis, homecoming, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, gloomy, sexual, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: motorcycle, memory, on the road, prostitute, rape, unsimulated sex, ambulance, driving, haunted by the past, motorcycle race, folk, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new hampshire, cross country, usa, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Jerome (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jerome is a day in the life of a dreamer. Wade Hampton has found himself trapped by responsibility and lack of understanding by those closest to him. As a result, Wade simply leaves his old life with the idea of fulfilling a repressed dream of ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: on the road, desert, factory, self discovery, workplace romance, small town life, unemployment, estrangement, small town, love and romance, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hungarian, immigrants, family, friendship, cold war, coming of age, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, year 1958 ...
Place: hungary, europe, california, czechoslovakia, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
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Love Field (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dallas housewife Lurene Hallett's life revolves around the doings of Jacqueline Kennedy. She is devastated when President Kennedy is shot a few hours after she sees him arrive in Dallas. Despite her husband Ray's prohibition, she decides ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, chase, race against time, on the road, romance, interracial relations, chases and races, society, on the run, assassination, assassin, interracial romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: homelessness, christmas, parents and children, family, family gatherings, reunion, estrangement, family relations, hopes, family problems, salesman, cold weather ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 13K
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, realistic, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: hospital, anxiety attack, mortician, coffin, christmas eve, rose, exotic dancer, lap dance, strip club, church, redemption, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The coming of age of a youth named Sonny in a small Texas town in the 1950s.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: innocence lost, graduation, christmas, small town, coming of age, friendship, high school graduation, elopement, self discovery, americana, american dream, basketball ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Zabriskie Point (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria (who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los Angeles desert) and dropout Mark (who's wanted by the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, politics, radical, hippie, fighting the system, rock, on the road, romance, society, youth, lovers on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, america, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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