Movies like Paper Man

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Paper Man (2009)
 6.5
 19K
Paper Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A coming-of-middle-age comedy that chronicles the unlikely friendship between failed author Richard Dunne and a Long Island teen who teaches him a thing or two about growing up, all under the disapproving eye of his long-suffering wife and his imaginary Superhero friend.
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, tricky, enigmatic, realistic, semi serious, feel good, melancholic, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary friend, midlife crisis, writers, coming of age, teenage life, imaginary character, down on your luck, superhero, small town, party, life philosophy, loneliness, depression, character study, self discovery, relationships, adolescence, creativity, youth, friends, grownups, sexual content, creative block, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, atlantic ocean, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Paper Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about friendship, dialogue, drinking alcohol, relationships, depression, loneliness and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Paper Man: The Station Agent (2003), Lost in Translation (2003), Just Before I Go (2014), Terri (2011), Adult World (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Station Agent (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, captivating, tragicomedy ...
Plot: loneliness, friendship, solitude, depression, small town, inheritance, dwarf, bittersweet, lifestyle, unfulfillment, society, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, age difference, culture clash, unlikely couple, unlikely friendships, couple relations, friendship, dull life, housewife, fish out of water, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, small town, family relations, life is a bitch, suicide, siblings relations, haunted by the past, depression, midlife crisis, loneliness, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 10K
Terri (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terri, a pajama-clad, disaffected high school student learns how to engage the world with the help of Mr. Fitzgerald, his assistant principal.
Style: melancholic, compassionate, clever, thought provoking, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, high school, teenage life, physical appearance, misfit, small town, overweight child, teachers and students, freak, social relations, mentor, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.1
 18K
Adult World (2013)
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: sexy, sincere, realistic, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: poetry, workplace, adolescence vs adulthood, self discovery, love, workplace situations, college graduate, sex shop, loneliness, creativity, art, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: depression, mental illness, coming of age, psychiatric ward, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, mental institution, friends, anxiety, teenage boy, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 10K
Best Man Down (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A newlywed couple cancels their honeymoon and returns to the snowy Midwest to make the funeral arrangements for their best man, who died unexpectedly after their ceremony.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: honeymoon, couple relations, friendship, couples, newlyweds, dealing with death, wedding, mother daughter relationship, teenager, husband wife relationship, older man younger woman relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa, phoenix arizona, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 120K
Ghost World (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, older man younger woman relationship, age difference, friendship, graduation, teenage life, adolescence, best friends, blues, youth, suburbs, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Everything Must Go (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: unemployment, salesman, friendship, alcohol abuse, starting over, midlife crisis, addiction, marital problem, down on your luck, life is a bitch, hopes, goodhearted ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, texas, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Kings of Summer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, runaway, friendship, forest, teenage life, lifestyle change, choice, rebelliousness, self discovery, overbearing parent, parents and children, frustration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, summer, loneliness, vacation, teenager, shyness, teenage love, youth, family problems, teenage life, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Funeral Kings (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's always a good day for a funeral at St. Mark's Middle School. Andy and Charlie, two altar servers, don't just get to miss class anytime a parishioner kicks the bucket, they cut out early and play hooky as soon as the service is ...
Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, psychological, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: group of friends, altar boy, youth, friendship, best friends, coming of age, teenage boy, sexual content, teenage life, friends, buddies, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 64K
Wonder Boys (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Grady (Michael Douglas) is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years -- not since he wrote his award winning "Great American Novel" 7 years ago. This weekend proves even worse than he could imagine as he ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, adultery, divorce, professor, writers, dog, college, alienation, university, marijuana, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, suspense, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, youth, teenage love, internet, parents and children, computers and web, infidelity, coming of age, society, social relations, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, depressing, absurd, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, writers, self fulfillment, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, parents and children, self esteem, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, writer's life, eccentric family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 13K
Rocket Science (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hal, a 15-year-old high-school student with a minor yet socially alienating (and painful) disability: he stutters uncontrollably. Determined to work through the problem, Hal opts for an extreme route he joins the school debating team, which sends ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, debate, teenage life, contests and competitions, nothing goes right, misfit, introspection, fall in love, love and romance, coming of age, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 44K
Laggies (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Overeducated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis. Squarely into adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to think about her future and no one to relate to, Megan is comfortable lagging a ...
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, unlikely couple, love and romance, youth, fall in love, single father, coming of age, family relations, parent child relationship, teenager, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Fat Kid Rules the World (2012)
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: touching, melancholic, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, youth, street kid, overweight, self discovery, parents and children, music band, misfit, unsupportive parent, suicidal, punk, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Staten Island Summer (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Pals Danny and Frank spend the summer after high school working as lifeguards while figuring out their future.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, funny, romantic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: lifeguard, summer, friendship, workplace, workplace situations, love and romance, coming of age, teenager, beach, power relations, friends, swimming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Happy Christmas (2014)
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, feel good, touching, semi serious, ironic ...
Plot: family, family relations, christmas, eccentric family, siblings relations, introspection, disorder, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, female friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, odd couple, midlife crisis, rock star, family, self discovery, family relations, artists and showbiz, parents and children, secret past, groupie, tattoo ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 16K
Trees Lounge (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, small town, couples, mechanic, dull life, irresponsible, sexual content, human nature, unemployment, self discovery, down on your luck, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 63K
Irrational Man (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: college, teachers and students, depression, mystery, love and romance, love affair, drinking problem, professor, student, amusement park, desperation, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Box of Moon Light (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Al Fountain, a middle-aged electrical engineer, is on the verge of a mid-life crisis, when he decides to take his time coming home from a business trip, rents a car, and heads out looking for a lake he remembers from his childhood. But his wandering ...
Style: thought provoking, humorous, touching, road movie, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: midlife crisis, free spirit, friendship, stranger, friends, introspection, unfulfillment, vandalism, phone sex, infidelity, engineer, life ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 29K
Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, teenage life, crush, teenage girl, coming of age, teenage sexuality, adolescence, high school life, unfulfillment, youth, high school student, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Mississippi Grind (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Gerry is a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler whose fortunes begin to change when he meets Curtis, a younger, highly charismatic poker player. The two strike up an immediate friendship and Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to accompany him ...
Style: road movie, semi serious, humorous, buddy movie, depressing ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, poker, money problems, casino, debt, down on your luck, obsessive quest, unlikely partners, partners, card playing, gambler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s
Place: new orleans, mississippi, usa, memphis, southern usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, bittersweet, introspection, parents and children, self discovery, couple relations, human nature, wilderness, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.0
 4K
Paradise (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After surviving a plane crash a young conservative woman suffers a crisis of faith.
Style: realistic, cynical, humorous, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, friendship, coming of age, church, female protagonist, crisis of faith, car accident, society, air disaster, disorder, life turned upside down, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing sexes. Sebastian's sister splits immediately for ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, transsexual, friendship, family relations, pimp, prom, father son relationship, gender bending, teenage protagonist, small town, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: england, chicago illinois, new york state, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 3K
Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, strong female presence, family problems, family relations, custody, self discovery, eccentric family, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%