Movies like Mississippi Grind

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Mississippi Grind (2015)
 6.4
 16K
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 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, tense, exciting, realistic, depressing, melancholic, dramatic, bleak ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, poker, casino, debt, partners, obsessive quest, unlikely partners, down on your luck, card game, gambler, money problems, road trip, friendship between men, luck, bet, male bonding, crime gone awry, redemption, cheating, loser, on the road, friends, roulette, gambling debt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: mississippi, new orleans, usa, mississippi river, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and melancholic films with plots about friendship, storytelling, mentor, friends, unlikely friendships, dialogue and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like Mississippi Grind: California Split (1974), Paper Man (2009), Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Sparkler (1997), The Cincinnati Kid (1965). 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, witty, clever, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, casino, transvestism, poker, bus, roulette, gambling debt, fight, stripper, broken nose, craps ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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 ...
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, tricky, enigmatic ...
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 ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, offbeat, realistic, thought provoking, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, gambling, on the road, fish out of water, partners, immigrants, friendship, jazz, society, misfit, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, new york, usa, ohio, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 394
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, stylized, offbeat
Plot: on the road, gambling, friendship, bar, disorder, partners, buddies, best friends, desert, couples, cons and scams, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, rough, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gambling, poker, gangsters, friendship, crimes, friends, rich and poor, couples, buddies, dishonesty, partners, dealer ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, mississippi river, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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 ⇓
40%
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, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: desert, motorcycle, on the road, friendship, fireworks, harley davidson, obsession, hotel, factory, adventure, friends, americana ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, los angeles, usa, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, sexy, humorous, semi serious, sincere
Plot: gambling, betting, money, bookies, unlikely partners, prodigy, working the system, cons and scams, dishonesty, career change, partners, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, new york, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 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 ⇓
37%
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: witty, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: basketball, friendship, sport, gambling, african american, racism, ambition, urban, society, cons and scams, debt, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Road Within (2014)
Genre: 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, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, on the road, mental illness, friendship, physical appearance, love and romance, friends, social misfits, escapades, dealing with death, society, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Last Detail (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way.
Style: realistic, witty, road movie, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: navy, military, road trip, taxi, sailor, fighting the system, military life, buddies, realism, petty criminal, partners, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, boston, usa, new york, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: talky, realistic, witty, clever, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: friendship, bet, gambling debt, friends, love and romance, small town, introspection, lifestyle, adulthood, americana, youth, hopes ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 4K
The Brothers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This is the story of four African-American "yuppies" (a banker, a doctor, a lawyer, and a "playboy") who call themselves "The Brothers". When the playboy gets engaged, the other three friends find themselves having to ...
Style: talky, feel good, touching, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Play It to the Bone (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
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Style: semi serious, talky, exciting, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, friendship, contests and competitions, underdog, hopes, athlete's life, boxing, ambition, on the road, desert, love triangle, unlikely friendships ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, car thief, coming of age, friendship, society, misfit, youth, self discovery, fish out of water, obsessive quest, track down ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 4K
Husbands (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 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: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, talky
Plot: friends, dentist, infidelity, friendship, midlife crisis, hotel, gambling, basketball, middle aged man, buddies, couples, suburbs ...
Place: england, usa, london, new york, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.3
 14K
Are You Here (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Steve Dallas, a womanizing local weatherman, hears that his off-the-grid best friend Ben Baker has lost his estranged father, the two return to Ben's childhood home. Once there, they discover Ben has inherited the family fortune, and the ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, suspense, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: weatherman, friendship, inheritance, friend, family, on the road, homecoming, friends, parents and children, family relations, disorder, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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 ⇓
31%
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 ⇓
30%
 7.3
 70K
Swingers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the ...
Style: realistic, feel good, entertaining, sexy, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: actor, party, hollywood, starting over, friendship, clubbing, friends, buddies, machismo, dating, self esteem, comedian ...
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Place: los angeles, las vegas, usa, kindergarten, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 7K
Fandango (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.
Style: road movie, sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: young lovers, trip, male bonding, coming of age, friendship, obsessive quest, student life, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, on the road, buddies, skydiving ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: austin texas, texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Finding Amanda (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A television producer with a penchant for drinking and gambling is sent to Las Vegas to convince his troubled niece to enter rehab.
Style: realistic, offbeat, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: gambling, rehabilitation, uncle, prostitution, niece, couple relations, obsessive quest, disorder, couples, dishonesty, addiction, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Saint John of Las Vegas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An ex-gambler is lured back into the game by a veteran insurance-fraud investigator.
Style: dark humor, realistic, offbeat, semi serious, humorous
Plot: promotion, going straight, dishonesty, addiction, investigation, self discovery, on the road, gambling, life is a bitch, insurance, starting over, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 13K
Grandma (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Self-described misanthrope Elle Reid has her protective bubble burst when her 18-year-old granddaughter, Sage, shows up needing help. The two of them go on a day-long journey that causes Elle to come to terms with her past and Sage to confront her ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: abortion, aging, lesbian, road trip, on the road, gays and lesbians, parents and children, family relations, introspection, grandparent grandchild relationship, pregnancy, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 20K
The Trip (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and ...
Style: humorous, talky, witty, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: restaurant, on the road, friendship, countryside, friends, verbal byplay, cooking and food, artists and showbiz, vacation, buddies, newspaper, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
27%
 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 ⇓
27%
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, humorous, touching, clever, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, shopping, research, movie star, job interview, on the road, introspection, hollywood, manager, actor's life, stranger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 7K
Tin Men (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, car accident, vengeance, friends, uninhibited rivalry, cons and scams, competition, hostility, adultery, revenge, seduction, volkswagen beetle ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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