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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, humorous and semi serious films with plots about dialogue, loneliness, runaway, depression, relationships, mentor and drinking mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Paper Man: It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010), Terri (2011), The Way Way Back (2013), Just Before I Go (2014), Everything Must Go (2010). 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, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, psychiatric ward, friends, shyness, coming of age, adolescence, supportive friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, urination, underage drinking, coming of age, small town, social misfits, overweight child, high school friends, high school life, physical appearance, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, summer, vacation, teenager, coming of age, shyness, job, bicycle, neighbor, loneliness, party, coming-of-age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, emotional, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, life is a bitch, suicide, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, small town, siblings relations, homecoming, family relations, unfulfillment, life philosophy, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: realistic, semi serious, gloomy, touching, sincere ...
Plot: salesman, friendship, beer, unemployment, starting over, addiction, alcohol, playboy, alcohol abuse, suburbs, midlife crisis, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, texas, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: college, teachers and students, cause and meaning, small town, love affair, mystery, love and romance, murder, existentialism, depression, russian roulette, judge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, touching, tragicomedy, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, small town, inheritance, loneliness, depression, train station, suicide attempt, humiliation, grief, dwarf, artist, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, road trip, love triangle, romance, parents and children, teenage life, fall in love, youth, looking for love, adolescence, relationships ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, serious, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, computers and web, teenage love, parents and children, overprotective parent, teenager, infidelity, coming of age, internet, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, atmospheric, thought provoking, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, age difference, teenage life, adolescence, best friends, graduation, jazz, prank telephone call, art class, personal ad, blues music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, poker, friendship, casino, debt, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, down on your luck, partners, gambler, card game, money problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: mississippi, new orleans, usa, mississippi river, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, witty ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, loneliness, hopes, human nature, cancer, supportive friend, unfulfilled love, fighting illness, coping, old love, bonding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ 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, realistic ...
Plot: divorce, self fulfillment, coming of age, museum, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, childhood memory, parents and children, adolescence, writer's life, self esteem, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, clever, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, transsexual, friendship, school dance, prom, pimp, small town, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, eccentric family, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: england, new york, europe, usa, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, runaway, high school, in the woods, teenage life, self discovery, off the grid, disappearance, choice, lifestyle change, frustration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: betrayal, chess, friendship, hopes, follow your dream, urban, prank, eccentric family, family relations, disorder, friends, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, masturbation, debate, teenage life, dysfunctional family, misfit, youth, social misfits, contests and competitions, prank, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: friends, high school, friendship, virgin, reputation, teacher, coming of age, teenager, on the road, best friends, youth, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 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: clever, stylized, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, coming of age, high school, friendship, private school, teacher, depression, misfit, wrestling, divorce, millionaire, student ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, gloomy, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: bar, drinking, small town, social misfits, alcohol abuse, misfit, society, life is a bitch, human nature, self discovery, down on your luck, unemployment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: honeymoon, dealing with death, drugs/alcohol, couples, couple relations, friendship, friends, newlyweds, wedding, accidental death, cactus, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, semi serious, feel good, realistic, mumblecore ...
Plot: family, christmas, drugs/alcohol, introspection, siblings relations, family relations, couple relations, friendship, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: serious, atmospheric, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, teenage sexuality, small town, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, coming of age, adolescence, social relations, high school life, under the surface ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, realistic, talky, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: divorce, friendship, vacation, midlife crisis, human nature, couple relations, wilderness, romance, couples, friends, best friends, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 16K
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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: college graduate, poetry, friendship, workplace, store, twentysomething life, young adult, workplace situations, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: semi serious, realistic, clever, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, free spirit, stranger, infidelity, self discovery, phone sex, vandalism, hopes, love and romance, misfit, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, adultery, college, coming of age, party, university, robbery, police, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: documentary filmmaking, hipster, couple relations, friendship, couples, marriage, introspection, friends, hip hop, documentary filmmaker, father in law, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 38K
Say When (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: humorous, romantic, entertaining, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, unlikely couple, love and romance, parent child relationship, coming of age, teenager, single father, runaway, female protagonist, life turned upside down, cheating, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 17K
Diner (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their ...
Style: clever, realistic, witty, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: friendship, gambling debt, bet, buddies, introspection, couple relations, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, americana, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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