Movies like Paper Man

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Paper Man (2009)
 6.6
 17K
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, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary friend, midlife crisis, coming of age, teenage life, imaginary character, down on your luck, superhero, small town, party, writers, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, loneliness, depression, writing, character study, relationships, adolescence, creativity, youth, friends, grownups, unfulfillment, hapless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, atlantic ocean, new jersey

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 relationships, dialogue, loneliness, life philosophy, drinking, runaway and friendship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Paper Man: It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010), Irrational Man (2015), Terri (2011), Just Before I Go (2014), The Way Way Back (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: depression, mental illness, teenage love, love and romance, teenage life, friendship, psychiatric ward, friends, shyness, adolescence, coming of age, supportive friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 49K
Irrational Man (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, humorous, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: teachers and students, college, depression, mystery, love and romance, love affair, character study, loneliness, unlikely friendships, moral ambiguity, redemption, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.5
 9K
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: humorous, sincere, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, urination, underage drinking, small town, coming of age, youth, teenage life, high school life, misfit, freak, physical appearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, life is a bitch, suicide, dysfunctional family, small town, haunted by the past, siblings relations, family relations, unfulfillment, homecoming, gay, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: realistic, touching, sentimental, witty, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, vacation, summer, shyness, coming of age, teenager, loneliness, party, job, bicycle, neighbor, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 10K
Dirty Girl (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, high school, coming of age, on the road, teenager, teenage life, family problems, female protagonist, teacher, reputation, virgin ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.4
 106K
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: sincere, humorous, realistic, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: age difference, coming of age, friendship, adolescence, teenage life, best friends, graduation, youth, social outcast, dysfunctional family, older man young girl relationship, geek ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Everything Must Go (2010)
Genre: Comedy, 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, gloomy, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: salesman, friendship, unemployment, beer, baseball, midlife crisis, african american, loser, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, friends, spouse leaving ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa, texas, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.2
 25K
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, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, youth, teenage sexuality, high school, high school life, adolescence, unfulfillment, teenage girl, coming of age, high school student, older man younger woman relationship, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, semi serious, humorous, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, youth, computers and web, teenage love, parents and children, overprotective parent, teenager, infidelity, coming of age, society, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, humorous, semi serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, poker, casino, debt, down on your luck, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, partners, card game, gambler, money problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: mississippi, new orleans, usa, mississippi river, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Try Seventeen (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Teenager Jones has opted not to go to college and is instead renting a room in a boarding house to work on his writing skills. Soon, Jones finds himself dividing his time between two women: a young actress named Lisa and a photographer named Jane. ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: college, coming of age, love triangle, road trip, romance, youth, teenage life, looking for love, fall in love, parents and children, adolescence, relationships ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, absurd, humorous, intellectual ...
Plot: divorce, self fulfillment, museum, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, writer's life, parents and children, crumbling marriage, childhood memory, understanding ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mistress America (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. MISTRESS AMERICA is a comedy about dream-chasing, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: chess, betrayal, friendship, prank, eccentric family, disorder, follow your dream, family relations, hopes, friends, urban, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 13K
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, realistic, semi serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: bar, drinking, small town, self discovery, unemployment, couples, society, human nature, misfit, alcohol abuse, dull life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, transsexual, school dance, pimp, friendship, prom, small town, couple relations, love and romance, friends, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: england, new york, europe, usa, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: touching, realistic, humorous, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, inheritance, loneliness, small town, depression, suicide attempt, artist, grief, dwarf, anger, marijuana, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: honeymoon, friends, dealing with death, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, newlyweds, couples, friendship, wedding, accidental death, cactus, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, human nature, introspection, best friends, self discovery, partners, couples, family problems, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 156K
Rushmore (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the ...
Style: witty, stylized, humorous, cynical, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, coming of age, friendship, teacher, high school, depression, divorce, student, misfit, jealousy, millionaire, wrestling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Movie star Roxy Carmichael is abandoning the bright lights of Hollywood, Calif. and returning to her small Ohio hometown -- at least long enough to dedicate a city building. And now the whole town of Clyde is bracing for Carmichael's return, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: homecoming, misfit, small town, coming of age, reunion, celebrity, teenage girl, worship, teen angst, teenage rebellion, idol, puppy love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: realistic, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: family, christmas, couple relations, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, couples, eccentric family, disorder, introspection, friendship, friends, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 108K
Funny People (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.
Style: tragicomedy, humorous, melancholic, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, loneliness, supportive friend, hopes, human nature, fighting illness, unfulfilled love, cancer, bonding, coping, old love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 58K
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: clever, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: marijuana, professor, midlife crisis, dog, coming of age, adultery, college, alienation, divorce, marriage, robbery, university ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
While We're Young (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An uptight documentary filmmaker and his wife find their lives loosened up a bit after befriending a free-spirited younger couple.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: documentary filmmaking, hipster, friendship, introspection, couples, friends, couple relations, marriage, hip hop, female vomiting, father in law son in law relationship, integrity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 89K
St. Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, neighbor, family relations, parents and children, youth, coming of age, drinking, mentor, divorce, unlikely friendships, husband wife relationship, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1946
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: touching, realistic, thought provoking, clever, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, phone sex, infidelity, vandalism, free spirit, stranger, self discovery, couple relations, unfulfillment, down on your luck, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: buddies, teenage life, youth, friends, drugs/alcohol, drinking, altar boy, friendship, male friendship, friendship between boys, coming of age, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 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: realistic, sentimental, psychological, touching, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, masturbation, debate, dysfunctional family, suburban life, contests and competitions, social misfits, overcoming, family relations, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four guys, best friends, have grown up together in DANCER, TEXAS POP. 81, a tiny town in West Texas. Years ago, they made a solemn vow to leave town together as soon as they graduate. Now, it's that weekend and the time has come to "put up ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, coming of age, high school, youth, best friends, family relations, social relations, friends, partners, small town life, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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