Movies like Mississippi Grind

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Mississippi Grind (2015)
 6.4
 21K
Mississippi Grind (2015)
Genre: Adventure, 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 on a road trip to a legendary high stakes poker game in New Orleans. As they make their way down the Mississippi River, Gerry and Curtis manage to find themselves in just about every bar, racetrack, casino, and pool hall they can find, experiencing both incredible highs and dispiriting lows, but ultimately forging a deep and genuine bond that will stay with them long after their adventure is over.
Style: road movie, humorous, semi serious, buddy movie, depressing, tense, exciting, realistic, weird, feel good ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, poker, casino, debt, partners, obsessive quest, unlikely partners, down on your luck, gambler, money problems, road trip, friendship between men, luck, bet, male bonding, male friendship, card game, submachine gun, crime gone awry, redemption, cheating, loser, on the road, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans, southern usa, memphis, st. louis missouri, mississippi river ...

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Most similar movies to Mississippi Grind

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about friendship, mentor, storytelling, friends, culture clash, dialogue and on the road mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Mississippi Grind: California Split (1974), The Road Within (2014), Roadside Prophets (1992), Paper Man (2009), Deal (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
California Split (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Down-on-his-luck gambler Bill (George Segal) links up with free spirit Charlie (Elliott Gould) at first to have some fun, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of desperation, he pawns most of his ...
Style: cynical, talky, gloomy, witty, clever ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, transvestism, casino, poker, heist, bus, roulette, broken nose, craps, racetrack, stripper ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Road Within (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man with Tourette's Syndrome embarks on a road trip with his recently-deceased mother's ashes.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tourette's syndrome, on the road, anorexia, friendship, mental illness, road trip, obsessive quest, escapades, social misfits, society, misfit, first love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Roadside Prophets (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sid and Nancy screenplay author Abbe Wool makes her directorial debut with this tale of a factory worker name Joe (X front man John Doe) who hits the road on his Harley to scatter the ashes of a co-worker. Joined by wannabe biker Sam (Adam Horovitz ...
Style: road movie, humorous, semi serious, light, talky ...
Plot: motorcycle, desert, friendship, on the road, hotel, adventure, journey, loner, ashes, fireworks, life philosophy, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, los angeles, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.6
 18K
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 ...
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, tricky, enigmatic ...
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 ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 5.4
 4K
Deal (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: As an ex-gambler teaches a hot-shot college kid some things about playing cards, he finds himself pulled into the world series of poker, where his protégé is his toughest competition.
Style: realistic, tense, humorous, psychological, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: poker, gambling, mentor, human spirit, contests and competitions, competition, friendship, downfall, follow your dream, underdog, lifestyle, illegal prostitution ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.
Style: tense, realistic, clever, serious, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gambling, poker, gangsters, friendship, rivalry, dishonesty, ambition, buddies, partners, cards, friends, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, mississippi, mississippi river ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rootless Hungarian émigré Willie, his pal Eddie, and visiting sixteen-year-old cousin Eva always manage to make the least of any situation, whether aimlessly traversing the drab interiors and environs of New York City, Cleveland, or an anonymous ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, fish out of water, gambling, on the road, partners, friendship, disorder, drifter, bohemian life, self discovery, jazz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, new york, ohio, usa, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.7
 113K
Nebraska (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aging, booze-addled father takes a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim what he believes to be a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.
Style: humorous, meditative, touching, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: aging, small town, road trip, obsessive quest, elderly, social relations, delusion, escapades, on the road, alcohol abuse, family relations, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: nebraska, usa, montana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 5K
Friendship! (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man from East Germany travels to San Francisco to search for his father, who fled 12 years ago. Together with his best friend, he starts the journey from New York with no money and the only word they ever learned in english-lessons: ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, melancholic
Plot: friendship, obsessive quest, disorder, culture clash, friends, on the road, fish out of water, social relations, friendship between men, road trip, best friends, best friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 20th century
Place: german democratic republic, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, animal life, sexual content, obsessive quest, friends, escapades, remarry, road trip, coming of age, friendship between boys, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 417
Sparkler (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Melba is a Californian trailer-park girl who is told to look for three kings by a phone psychic, and when she meets three guys - Trent, Brad and Joel traveling to Las Vegas, she decides they are those kings and joins them on a trip. In Vegas she ...
Style: stylized, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: bar, on the road, friendship, gambling, gender, gays and lesbians, cons and scams, desert, couples, friends, disorder, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Lay the Favorite (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A former stripper's talent with numbers lands her a job with a professional gambler who runs a sports book in Las Vegas.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexy, humorous, sincere
Plot: gambling, money, betting, bet, bookies, unlikely partners, prodigy, cons and scams, partners, dishonesty, career change, working the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, new york, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Harry and Tonto (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Harry is a retired teacher in his 70s living in the Upper West Side of New York City where his late wife and he raised his children--where he's lived all his life. When the building he lives in is torn down to make way for a parking garage, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, thought provoking, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, aging, family relations, hitchhiker, on the road, americana, cat, eviction, redemption, bittersweet, road trip, golden years ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey, chicago illinois, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Saint John of Las Vegas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 3K
Sour Grapes (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Richie, a sneaker sole designer, and his cousin Evan, a brain surgeon, are spending this weekend with their girlfriends in Atlantic City. When one of them ends up with a $436,000 jackpot, sour grapes is what results. Even though Richie uses two ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, dark humor, intense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 15K
Grandma (2015)
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Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: aging, abortion, road trip, on the road, parents and children, family relations, pregnancy, grandparent grandchild relationship, introspection, teenager, friendship, little girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, introspection, research, movie star, job interview, on the road, friends, celebrity culture, actor's life, stranger, interview ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
White Men Can't Jump (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Billy Hoyle and Sidney Deane are an unlikely pair of basketball hustlers. They team up to con their way across the courts of Los Angeles, playing a game that's fast dangerous - and funny.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, buddy comedy, light ...
Plot: basketball, friendship, racism, sport, gambling, african american, ambition, contests and competitions, blacks and whites, rivalry, profanity, racial stereotype ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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A Walk in the Woods (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.
Style: light, humorous, scenic, road movie, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: hiking, elderly, in the woods, camping, friendship, escapades, adventure, aging, wilderness, friends, midlife crisis, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: usa, appalachia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Mistress America (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, depressing, witty ...
Plot: betrayal, chess, friendship, eccentric family, prank, follow your dream, hopes, family relations, disorder, female protagonist, unlikely friendships, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Play It to the Bone (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two aging fighters in LA, friends, get a call from a Vegas promoter because his undercard fighters for a Mike Tyson bout that night are suddenly unavailable. He wants them to box each other. They agree as long as the winner gets a shot at the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, sport, contests and competitions, underdog, athlete's life, hopes, boxing, ambition, on the road, love triangle, desert, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 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, realistic, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, on the road, high school, coming of age, teenager, family problems, teenage life, gay slur, female protagonist, teacher, reputation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 52K
Joe Dirt (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Joe Dirt is a janitor with a mullet hairdo, acid-washed jeans and a dream to find the parents that he lost at the Grand Canyon when he was a belligerent, trailer park-raised eight-year-old. Now, blasting Van Halen in his jacked-up economy car, the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, white trash, janitor, family relations, on the road, obsessive quest, parent child relationship, goofy hero, buddies, nothing goes right, misfit, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, louisiana, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 102K
Maverick (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Maverick is a gambler who would rather con someone than fight them. He needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a Winner Take All poker game that begins in a few days. He tries to win some, tries to collect a few debts, and ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, cons and scams, adventure, cheating, unlikely partners, debt, strong female character, card playing, vengeance, gambler, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, louisiana, mississippi river, mississippi, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 3K
Bonneville (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three women take a road trip to Santa Barbara in order to deliver the ashes of one of their dead husbands to his resentful daughter. Faced with the decision of a lifetime, Arvilla Holden hijacks her two best friends and sets off in a vintage ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, family relations, parents and children, elderly, death in the family, mother daughter relationship, hitchhiker, promise, road trip, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, idaho, nevada, usa, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Go-Getter (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.
Style: semi serious, melancholic, enigmatic, ironic, realistic ...
Plot: car thief, road trip, teenage life, love and romance, parents and children, introspection, self discovery, human nature, coming of age, obsessive quest, lifestyle, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: oregon, new orleans, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Great Buck Howard (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a law school dropout answers an advertisement to be a personal assistant he unknowingly signs on to work for a belligerent has-been magician struggling to resurrect his career. This leads to a journey across the country staging the comeback of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, entertaining, suspense ...
Plot: college dropout, comeback, job seeking, career, showbiz, magic show, power relations, performer's life, desire for fame, on the road, father son relationship, egotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, las vegas, boston, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 197K
Chef (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with ...
Style: touching, road movie, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: road trip, cooking and food, chef, father son relationship, cooking, kitchen, food, restaurant owner, parent child relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, happy ending, staff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, los angeles, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 6K
Husbands (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A common friend's sudden death brings three men, married with children, to reconsider their lives and ultimately leave together. But mindless enthusiasm for regained freedom will be short-lived.
Style: talky, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hotel, friends, dentist, infidelity, midlife crisis, friendship, suburbs, gambling, middle aged man, casino, basketball, couple relations ...
Place: london, new york, usa, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 231K
The Bucket List (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, touching, feel good, compassionate ...
Plot: journey, terminal illness, elderly, unlikely friendships, follow your dream, friendship, adventure, death, human spirit, golden years, dying, millionaire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya, usa, taj mahal, cote d'azur, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%