Movies like Paradise

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Paradise
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After surviving a plane crash a young conservative woman suffers a crisis of faith.
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, self discovery, fish out of water, youth, romance, innocence lost, friendship, twentysomething life, life turned upside down, coming of age, disorder, friends, burn scar, burn victim, church, bartender, hotel room, hotel, prostitute, female protagonist, medication, loss of faith, teenager, bicycle
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
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Beaver Falls
Comedy, Drama
UK
 7.9
You Don't Get Life a Second Time
Comedy, Drama
India
155 min.
 8.1
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Most similar movies to Paradise

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about friends, friendship, youth, self discovery, couples, love and romance and coming of age mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Paradise: The Anarchist Cookbook (2002), Fat Kid Rules the World (2012), Afternoon Delight (2013), Calvin Marshall (2009), Uptown Girls (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Anarchist Cookbook
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A movie about a young honors student-turned-anarchist, Puck, and his group of anarchist friends living peacefully in a Dallas commune until a nihilist, Johnny Black, appears with The Anarchist Cookbook and completely destroys their way of life.
Style: semi serious, talky, clever, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, friendship, coming of age, romance, fighting the system, society, youth, anarchism, friends, teenage life, twentysomething life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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Fat Kid Rules the World
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A dropout comes to the aid of a chubby and suicidal high-school kid by recruiting him as the drummer for his upstart punk-rock band.
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, drugs/alcohol, odd couple, high school, social misfits, rock, coming of age, teenage life, misfit, youth, mentally unstable, music band ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Afternoon Delight
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Rachel is a quick-witted and lovable stay-at-home mom. Frustrated with the realities of preschool auctions, a lackluster sex life and career that's gone kaput, Rachel visits a strip club to spice up her marriage and meets McKenna, a stripper ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere
Plot: self discovery, drugs/alcohol, dull life, friendship, nanny, unfulfillment, boss and employee, couple relations, suburban life, life turned upside down, thirtysomething life, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   75%
    User:   63%
 
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Calvin Marshall
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A college student is determined to become a Major League Baseball star, but finds his true calling instead.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: underdog, coming of age, college, romance, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, sport, hopes, athlete's life, young lovers, follow your dream, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus
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Uptown Girls
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Molly Gunn, the freewheeling daughter of a deceased rock legend, is forced to get a job when her manager steals her money. As nanny for precocious Ray, the oft ignored daughter of a music executive she learns what it means to be an adult while ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, nanny, shopping, fish out of water, urban, life is a bitch, unlikely friendships, workplace, mentor, childhood, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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Beaver Falls
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Story: Beaver Falls is a British comedy-drama that follows a trio of Oxford Brookes University graduates who managed to deceitfully get jobs at Beaver Falls, an elitist American summer camp for the beautiful teenage offspring of California's rich and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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LOL
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The relationships of three men are examined through their use of technology.
Style: semi serious, talky, clever, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: human nature, friendship, urban, looking for love, twentysomething life, computers and web, city life, love and romance, introspection, couple relations, sexual relations, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Dish & the Spoon
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two wounded souls commiserate through drinking and aimless wandering while acting out the roles of the happy relationships that elude them in reality. Greta Gerwig and Olly Alexander deliver beautifully-tuned comic performances in their portrayal of ...
Style: semi serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, young lovers, breakup, romance, life turned upside down, dishonesty, love and romance, disorder, infidelity, unlikely couple, friendship, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   62%
 
All the Days Before Tomorrow
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wes is awakened in the middle of the night by an unexpected phone call. It’s Alison, the girl who could have been, who is flying home to Tokyo in the morning and wants to come by for a night of reminiscing before she goes.
Style: semi serious, sincere, realistic, touching, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: best friends, destiny, road not taken, romance, couples, friends, introspection, self discovery, friendship, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   57%
 
 5.2
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Full Grown Men
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A man stuck in the reveries of his youth tracks down the boyhood friend he once tormented, only to find that simpler times were more complicated than he thought.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, sentimental ...
Plot: on the road, best friends, mermaid, school, buddies, theme park, self discovery, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, haunted by the past, amusement park, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   58%
 
Natural Selection
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a dutiful, albeit barren Christian housewife discovers that her devout husband has suffered a stroke at a sperm bank where he's been secretly donating his seed for the past 25 years, she leaves her sheltered world and starts off on a ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: on the road, drugs/alcohol, odd couple, obsessive quest, self discovery, life turned upside down, disorder, parents and children, escapades, family relations, friends, death wish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, texas
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System:   58%
    User:   61%
 
 6.2
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Kelly & Cal
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Punk-rocker turned suburban mom, Kelly, is nostalgic for a life she can no longer have and uncertain of a future she doesn’t yet fit in. Seventeen-year-old Cal is frustrated at his lack of control over the hand he's been dealt. When the two ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: friendship, youth, suburbs, friends, self discovery, teenage life, coming of age, wheelchair, punk rocker, single mother, neighbor, artist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   64%
 
Hollywood, je t'aime
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Recently broken up and barely enduring a dreary winter, gay Parisian Jérôme Beaunez impulsively books a solo Christmas vacation to Los Angeles. While there he meets some colorful locals and pursues a dormant desire to become a movie star - but ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: actor's life, gays and lesbians, transsexual, romance, hollywood, self discovery, looking for love, urban, city life, christmas, gender bending, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, france, los angeles, paris france
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    User:   65%
 
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City Baby
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sexy. Style-conscious. Extreme love affairs. Complicated friendships. Life happens all too quickly when Cloey is reluctantly plucked from her comfort zone and complete reliance on others is overturned – a secure relationship with her boyfriend ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexual, realistic, sincere
Plot: coming of age, rock, drugs/alcohol, best friends, urban, twentysomething life, friends, infidelity, city life, love triangle, artists and showbiz, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Happy Christmas
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Plot: christmas, drinking, drugs/alcohol, introspection, relationships, family, siblings relations, mentor, existentialism, pornography, life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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System:   53%
    User:   51%
 
Girl in Progress
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, single parent, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, youth, parent child relationship, single mother, teenage girl, family relations, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   59%
 
 6.7
 885
Gravity
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Gravity is an American comedy-drama television series created by Jill Franklyn and Eric Schaeffer. It premiered on April 23, 2010 on Starz in the United States. On June 30, 2010, Starz reported that Gravity had been canceled.
Style: offbeat, semi serious, dark humor, tragicomedy, cynical ...
Plot: support group, social misfits, city life, urban, hopes, misfit, starting over, suicide, human nature, friendship, twentysomething life, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   51%
    User:   57%
 
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The Oranges
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man's (Hugh Laurie) affair with his friend's much-younger daughter (Leighton Meester) throws two neighboring families into turmoil.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, cynical
Plot: drugs/alcohol, romance, dysfunctional family, love and romance, family problems, suburbs, infidelity, life turned upside down, fall in love, marital separation, family life, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   42%
 
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One Too Many Mornings
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fischer can't remember the last time he woke up without a hangover. He lives in a church: a real one. Where people baptize, marry, pray and die. It's an ideal situation for a young guy with no aspirations: if he locks up the church, he can ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: buddies, church, self discovery, couple relations, friendship, reunion, hopes, beach, wedding, marriage, vandalism, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   41%
 
The Italian Key
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A romantic fairy tale about a 19-year old orphan girl who, as her sole inheritance, gets an antique key that unlocks both an old Italian villa and the secrets of her family history.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: young lovers, coming of age, romance, village, fall in love, friendship, estate, village life, love and romance, friends, social relations, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
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System:   45%
    User:   49%
 
 5.8
 523
Spooner
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Facing eviction from his parent's home on his 30th birthday, a socially awkward guy meets the girl of his dreams and creates his own rules for growing up.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, true love, love and romance, romance, family relations, coming of age, opposites attract, race against time, boss and employee, parents and children, twentysomething life, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, southern california
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System:   44%
    User:   49%
 
 7.6
 797
Walkaway
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Walkaway, a light-comedy drama, mocks the clutches of social obligations on young Indian professionals settled in New York City.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: buddies, couple relations, urban, friendship, romance, love and romance, couples, friends, immigrants, fall in love, interracial relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, india
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System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
Madea Goes to Jail
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At long last, Madea returns to the big screen in TYLER PERRY'S MADEA GOES TO JAIL. This time America's favorite irreverent, pistol-packin' grandmomma is raising hell behind bars and lobbying for her freedom...Hallelujer!
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: farce, drugs/alcohol, golden years, prison life, crime, prison, fish out of water, elderly, disorder, goofy hero, friendship, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
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 5.0
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The Kitchen
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jennifer's thirtieth birthday party is supposed to be a special day. But what starts out as a day of celebration quickly spirals into a most ill-fated day Jennifer wishes she could forget, in this ensemble comedy set entirely in a kitchen.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, talky, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, best friends, friendship, nothing goes right, disorder, friends, kitchen, birthday, siblings relations, dishonesty, family relations, cigarette smoking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
 6.0
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The Flats
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Flats tells a cautionary tale of friendship and desire played out among a group of 20-somethings transitioning into adulthood. Main character Harper and his buddies make the most of their freedom prior to an impending court-ordered jail ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: unemployment, youth, friends, human nature, love triangle, coming of age, siblings relations, courtroom drama, love and romance, horse, friendship, drunkenness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
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System:   40%
    User:   33%
 
 6.4
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Here and There
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Serbia, USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Here and There (Serbian: Tamo i ovde) is a Serbian film which was premiered at the Belgrade Film Festival FEST 2009. Here and There follows two interconnected stories on two different continents. Robert (Thornton), a depressed New Yorker, tries to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: folk, immigrants, nothing goes right, culture clash, rock, down on your luck, urban, fish out of water, misfit, couples, disorder, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new york, serbia, usa, belgrade
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System:   40%
    User:   38%
 
 5.2
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Garbage
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two best friends, garbage truck drivers in Hollywood become celebrities overnight after they find Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Best Supporting Actor Oscar for JERRY MAGUIRE in the trash and suddenly their lives go topsy-turvy.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: buddies, hollywood, desire for fame, celebrity culture, fish out of water, showbiz, life turned upside down, artists and showbiz, misfit, friends, disorder, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   37%
 
Hotel Very Welcome
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: self discovery, culture clash, twentysomething life, disorder, buddies, nothing goes right, human nature, friendship, fish out of water, nightlife, travel, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   48%
 

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Adult World
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Amy, a naive college graduate who believes she's destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job at a sex shop while she pursues a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, workplace, poetry, college, coming of age, college graduate, store, mentor, twentysomething life, teenager, pornography, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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System:   39%
    User:   46%
 
The Cult of Sincerity
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A New York hipster sets out on a a quest to create the most sincere T-shirt ever.
Style: semi serious, talky, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: self discovery, farce, twentysomething life, urban, dull life, ambition, unfulfillment, friendship, hopes, society, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
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