Movies like Paper Star

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Paper Star (1989)
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Paper Star (1989)
Original name: Paperitähti
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anna Kelanen is an ex-model, who just has been released from prison. She thinks back on her life, when she was a rather successful model, and on the things that went wrong.
Plot: sex, police, friendship, model, female nudity, motorcyclist, businessman, journalist, photographer, alcoholic, domestic violence, jealousy, drug dealer, journalism, tragedy, wealth, teenage girl, alcohol, alcohol abuse, mannequin, murder, reporter, flash forward, nightmare, drunkenness ...
Time: 80s
Place: finland, stockholm sweden, eastern europe, helsinki finland

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Most similar movies to Paper Star

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about drinking alcohol, female nudity, friendship, friend, drinking, male female relationship and bare breasts mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Paper Star: The Worthless (1982), Beauty and the Beast (1983), Jon (1983), Friends, Comrades (1990), Amazon (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Worthless (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A criminal, his friend and his former girlfriend find their lives intertwining with each other.
Style: road movie
Plot: on the run, ex-lover, chase, criminal gang, shot to death, friendship, gas station, painting, outsider, shooting, petty criminal, runaway ...
Time: 80s
Place: finland, paris france, helsinki finland
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95%
Beauty and the Beast (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Mette and her father are left alone over the Christmas holidays to paint the new nursery the father ends up alone most of the time. The 16-year-old Mette is always off with her friends at the disco or skating, and the father does not mind until ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, jealousy, grownups, coming of age, teenage girl, friends, teenager, sexual awakening, danish, disco, photo shoot, following someone ...
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89%
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Jon (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Film by Jaakko Pyhälä.
Plot: sea, humanity, fight, gas station, drinking alcohol, manhood, alcoholic, outsider, ocean, beer drinking, bar, fishing ...
Place: norway
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78%
Friends, Comrades (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The boisterous good humor of Jurmala (Mikk Mikiver), the nickel-mine owner, is, if anything, only barely dented by the raging battles in Finland before, during and after World War Two. In fact, everywhere he goes, he meets prospective customers on ...
Plot: flashback, birth, drug addict, birthday party, sex scene, power, world war two, mine, arctic, lapland, red army, childlessness ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Amazon (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Finland, Brazil, France, Canada, Germany, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Widowed and broke Finnish businessman Kari takes his two teenage daughters with him to Brazil. A bush pilot introduces him to the idea of gold mining in the jungle, but a beautiful and educated local woman warns him about the possible consequences ...
Style: semi serious
Plot: jungle, tribe, rain forest, destiny, love affair, survival, adventurer, society, danger, escapades, adventure, treasure hunt ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
When the Heavens Fell (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychotherapist's life is wrecked when her private life is exposed in a sensation magazine.
Plot: privacy, journalist, downfall, media, alcohol abuse, morals, double suicide, reporter, journalism, suicide, love hate relationship, cheating ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Goodbye Trainmen (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Veturimiehet heiluttaa on 4. syyskuuta 1992 ensi-iltansa saanut suomalainen elokuva. Elokuva on kuvattu suurimmaksi osaksi Porissa. Veturimiehet heiluttaa sai ensi-iltansa Ruotsissa 26. maaliskuuta 1993.
Plot: train, apartment building, small town, murder, drunkenness, flashback, seduction, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, drink, chance meeting, drinking, coming of age ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
3 Days in Quiberon (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 1981, Quiberon, a small village on the coast of Brittany, France. Hilde Fritsch arrives to visit her old friend who has retreated to a spa hotel to escape the daily pressures of her life. Her friend is world-famous star Romy Schneider, but together, ...
Style: based on true events, suspenseful, emotional, romantic
Plot: actress, alcohol abuse, hotel room, interview, best friend, reporter, photographer, photo shoot, actor's life, fame, deception, trust ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Night by the Seashore (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Middle-aged municipal architect Mikko is frustrated with his job and his marriage, so for years he has directed his energy into renovating a turn-of-the-century wooden villa on the seaside. One beautiful summer evening Mikko and his wife Liisa ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, dysfunctional marriage, friendship, midlife crisis, generation gap, social class, high society, older woman younger man relationship, trophy wife, boat, old friend, middle aged woman ...
Time: 80s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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A Report (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 1964 Finnish drama.
Plot: youth, young woman, suicide, alcohol, harbor, ship, prostitute, bar, teenage prostitute, police, sailor, police officer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Friends (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three female friends, in the end of the eighties, share a house in Johannesburg, South Africa. Each of them has her own way to live the apartheid. Thoko is a black teacher, she practices non-violent passive resistance. The afrikaner Aninka takes ...
Plot: female director, rifle, violence, sex, police, bare breasts, singer, male female relationship, death of husband, education, prisoner, politics ...
Time: year 1990, year 1989, year 1985
Place: south africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Three Wise Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three middle aged men, long time friends, get together in a normally closed Karaoke bar to drink their failed lives away. Secrets are revealed and sometimes discovered and they sing their miseries one by one during Karaoke sessions. The arrival of a ...
Plot: sadness, santa claus, karaoke bar, drinking, bar, photographer, mental instability, pregnancy, secret, troubled past, storytelling, grief ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Frozen Land (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a schoolteacher is sacked, he projects his bad mood at his troubled teenage son. The son, in turn, buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This starts a chain reaction of misery as every victim projects his problems on to ...
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: depression, domestic violence, fired from the job, family relations, alcoholic, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
No One Would Tell (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Laura Collins (Shannen Doherty), single mom to daughter Sarah (Matreya Scarrwener), has had a history of rocky relationships, so when Sarah begins dating the popular and charismatic Rob Tennison (Callan Potter), Laura is thrilled with what she sees. ...
Style: bad ending, rough, psychological, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: emotional abuse, abusive boyfriend, domestic violence, physical abuse, mystery, court, high school, relationships, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, trial, best friend ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Women on the Roof (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An innocent and beautiful girl, Linnea rents an apartment in Stockholm just before WWI. As she works for an old man who owns a photography studio she meets Anna, a photographer with whom she develops a complex friendship. Anna’s circus-performer ...
Plot: taking a photograph, large format camera, photographer, butt naked, nudity (full frontal - brief), female photographer, affair, threesome, bare breasts, woman in bathtub, female full frontal nudity, female nudity ...
Time: year 1914, 1910s
Place: eastern europe, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Sibyl (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sibyl, a jaded psychotherapist, returns to her first passion: writing. But her newest patient Margot, a troubled up-and-coming actress, proves to be a source of inspiration that is far too tempting. Fascinated almost to the point of obsession, Sibyl ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, surprise ending
Plot: adultery, sex scene, psychoanalysis, bare breasts, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, aspiring writer, drunkenness, alcoholic, drunk, alcoholics anonymous, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Road Movie (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Gil and Hank are two independent truckers who run into problems when they are forced to pay off traffic managers to get loads. They also have to pay off highway cops when their rigs are overweight and bank loans but consider themselves lucky just to ...
Style: road movie
Plot: labor union, wig, sex, transvestite, beating, money, men's bathroom, sleeping, revenge, adultery, abuse, truck ...
Place: chicago illinois, pennsylvania, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young kid from Kansas moves to New York to work on a magazine. He gets caught up in the world of drink and drugs, and starts a steady decline. The only hope is the cousin of one of his drinking partners, can she pull him through it ?
Style: serious, touching, bleak, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, nightlife, alcohol abuse, addiction, redemption, life is a bitch, starting over, friendship, supportive spouse, downfall, writers, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Ann and Eve (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Yugoslavia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story concerns the Yugoslavian holiday of two toothsome Swedish girls. One of the girls, played by Maria Liljedahl, is (metaphorically speaking) a world-champion in the promiscuity sweepstakes, bedding men (and women) in great profusion. ...
Style: erotic
Plot: eroticism, breasts, nudity (full frontal - brief), film critic, bare breasts, deep cleavage, thin attractive girl, lesbian, orgy, organ, director, female nudity ...
Place: yugoslavia, eastern europe, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Forbidden Fruit (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two 18-year old girls from a christian fundamentalist community flee to a city for a summer job.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: best friends, teenage life, youth, lifestyle, culture clash, fish out of water, friendship, friendship between girls, coming of age, teenage girl, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Kites Over Helsinki (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Epic tale about two generations of men in a wealthy Finnish family, spanning from the 1960s all the way through the early 1990s. The father has achieved his position as director of the family business through marrying the heiress. Their eldest son ...
Plot: family relations, father son relationship, wealth, family business, drugs, business ethics, rock, business, brother brother relationship, businessman, yuppie, wealthy family
Time: 1960s, 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: helsinki finland, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Dirty Story (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The director of one of Finland's largest company, United Metal, discovers the company's Chairman dead in the office. A chain of bribes unravels.
Plot: bribery, older man younger woman relationship, death, power struggle, business, boredom, layoff, fainting, vice president, banker, stress, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: finland, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Run Sister Run! (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Emilia is a teenager and a good girl, who never forgets her homework or her little sister, Elsa. Siiri is just one year older than Emilia but not at all like her. When Emilia and Siiri become friends, Emilia's life changes. Siiri encourages her ...
Style: emotional, realistic, semi serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, rebelliousness, self discovery, life turned upside down, youth, juvenile delinquency, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, teenage life, social relations, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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All About Love (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Maria is a bright and attractive but not especially responsible young woman who is used to having things go her way in life. Out of school and with no clear career path, Maria ends up taking a job putting together cushions for chairs. But after a ...
Plot: strip search, love, politics, sex, suburbs, family relations, twenty something, factory worker, shoplifter, friend, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.1
 341
Tanya's Island (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Tanya is a female model who lives with her boyfriend Lobo, a surrealist painter who is extremely violent. Subjected to Lobo's constant abuse, Tanya dreams of escaping to a desert island, which comes true. The only other being on her island is ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: beach, model, island, abusive relationship, sexual fantasy, it was all a dream, violence, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, rape, bare breasts, interracial relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Shattered Spirits (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Martin Sheen plays an alcoholic father who loses his family.
Style: emotional, gloomy, sincere, bleak, contemplative ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, family life, life is a bitch, downfall, unfulfillment, love and romance, couples, family problems, drinking, drink, evil man ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
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Anna (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A doctor, her daughter, and her young housekeeper spend their summer on a remote island.
Plot: summer, loneliness, alcohol, female nudity, archipelago, single woman, chambermaid, emptiness, midsummer, island, sea, male female relationship ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
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Nil by Mouth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug addict and Raymond kicks him out of the house, making ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
Plot: domestic violence, dysfunctional family, heroin, addiction, alcohol abuse, working class, family relations, mental illness, drug abuse, down on your luck, profanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Home of Dark Butterflies (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Haunted by his traumatic past and cautious about the prospects of an uncertain future, a fourteen year old boy named Juhani winds up in an isolated boys' home known as The Island. Juhani (Niilo Syvaoja) has been shuttled between foster homes ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: island, teenager, isolation, friendship, youth, school, juvenile delinquent, family relations, haunted by the past, couple relations, family problems, dark secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
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Lover Boy (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Explores the conflicting worlds of a teenager and a mature woman as they discover the full force of their sexuality.
Plot: sex with teenager, vandalism, male nudity, age difference, teenage sex, hamster, death of protagonist, teenage boy, teenage protagonist, topless woman, older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%