Movies like Closer to the Moon

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Closer to the Moon (2014)
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Closer to the Moon (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Romania, USA, Italy, Poland, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Romanian police officer teams up with a small crew of bank robbers to pull off a heist by convincing everyone at the scene of the crime that they are only filming a movie.
Style: sincere, realistic, stylized, captivating, bleak, gloomy, serious
Plot: bank robbery, heist, crime gone awry, deadly, money, secret, deception, military, crimes, distopia, confined, love triangle, impossible love, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, death row, crime and punishment, unfulfillment, sex, dog, prison, dancing, gangsters, prostitute ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1960, year 1964, 1950s, year 1959
Place: romania, ussr, soviet union, bucharest

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Most similar movies to Closer to the Moon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, entertaining and semi serious films with plots about crimes, murder, money, cigarette smoking, death, friendship and gun mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Closer to the Moon: Money (1983), Colour It Yellow (2006), The Thief (1997), Panic (2000), Crazy in Alabama (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Money (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A forged 500-franc note is cynically passed from person to person and shop to shop, until it falls into the hands of a genuine innocent who doesn't see it for what it is - which will have devastating consequences on his life, causing him to ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, gloomy, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: forgery, betrayal, murder, money, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crime, deadly, delivery, injustice, frame up, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Colour It Yellow (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A young idealistic English filmmaker, Sue, arrives in India to make a film on Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad and their contemporaries and their fight for freedom from the British Raj. Owing to a lack of funds, she recruits ...
Style: serious, feel good, sincere, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: rebelliousness, politics, patriotism, bollywood, state affairs, society, filmmaker, artist, courage, singing, watching a movie, pilot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, new delhi, london, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.7
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The Thief (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1946, a soldier fathers a child then dies before its birth. Jump to 1952: on a train, the child and his mother meet a handsome soldier who makes a play for her. She accepts. Posing as a married family, the soldier finds them a rooming house where ...
Style: gloomy, sincere, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: soldier, betrayal, post world war two, family relations, parents and children, cons and scams, crimes, russian, death, single parent, dishonesty, love ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1952 ...
Place: russia, siberia, black sea, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.6
 8K
Panic (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alex is going through a midlife crisis and it has become a very difficult time for him. His marriage is struggling, he's worried about his son, and his job of killing people for his family has become the most stressful part of his life. He ...
Style: psychological, captivating, bleak, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: hitman, midlife crisis, murder, family business, infidelity, crimes, crime, love affair, crumbling marriage, family problems, therapy, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Crazy in Alabama (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.
Style: humorous, stylized, intense, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hopes, life is a bitch, society, murder, small town, journey, coming of age, innocence lost, racism, hollywood, family relations, self defense ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, california, las vegas, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.0
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Henry's Crime (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An aimless man is sent to prison for a crime he did not commit.
Style: humorous, cynical, entertaining, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cons and scams, partners in crime, tunnel, criminal heroes, false accusation, fall in love, friends, bank robbery, prison life, storage unit, heist, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.1
 37K
JCVD (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Between his tax problems and his legal battle with his wife for the custody of his daughter, these are hard times for the action movie star who finds that even Steven Seagal has pinched a role from him! Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to the country ...
Style: realistic, humorous, psychological, talky, clever ...
Plot: down on your luck, actor, native, lifestyle, showbiz, midlife crisis, star, heist, nothing goes right, career, crimes, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe, los angeles, brussels belgium, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Dead Man Walking (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.
Style: thought provoking, touching, emotional, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, court, death sentence, nun, lethal injection, death penalty, redemption, warden, forgiveness, confession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, death row, prison, gang, gangsters, human spirit, hopes, journalism, life is a bitch, murder, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.2
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Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, based on true events, disturbing ...
Plot: false accusation, legal action, injustice, legal, courtroom drama, fighting the system, lawyer, hopes, convict, prison, investigation, trial ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
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The Judge (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, judge, small town, hotshot lawyer, jury, murder trial, family relations, legal, courtroom drama, homecoming, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.5
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Man Bites Dog (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The activities of rampaging, indiscriminate serial killer Ben are recorded by a willingly complicit documentary team, who eventually become his accomplices and active participants. Ben provides casual commentary on the nature of his work and ...
Style: disturbing, dark humor, rough, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, brutality, sexual abuse, murder, crime, crimes, robbery, ambition, satire, media, deadly, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, quarry
Place: europe, brussels, belgium, brussels belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Old Man & the Gun (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The true story of Forrest Tucker, from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are a detective, who becomes ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, humorous, exciting, tense
Plot: heist, prison escape, criminal, bank robber, widow, lie, prison, investigation, secret, pursuit, chase, evidence ...
Time: 80s, year 1936, 1950s, 1960s, 20th century ...
Place: texas, usa, san francisco, milwaukee wisconsin, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.0
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Gomorrah (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families, the Camorra in Naples and Caserta. Based on a book by Roberto Saviano. Power, money and blood: these are the "values" that the residents of the Province of Naples and Caserta have ...
Style: bleak, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gang war, juvenile delinquency, criminal, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, danger, deadly, organized crime, debt, power, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, quarry
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Face of an Angel (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Both a journalist and a documentary filmmaker chase the story of a murder and its prime suspect.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious, based on true events ...
Plot: suspect, murder, murder investigation, journalism, crimes, filmmaking, innocence, justice, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, delusion, forensics, interview ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Something for Everyone (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An opportunistic young man working as a servant to a European countess uses his sexual talents to better his station in life.
Style: twists and turns, dark humor, clever, biting, suspense ...
Plot: murder, estate, manipulation, older woman younger man sex, deadly, society, manipulations, master and servant, crimes, crime, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 70s
Place: austria, europe, central europe, prussia, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Rest is Silence (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1911-12, the Romanian movie director Grigore Brezianu and the financial tycoon Leon Popescu made together the 2 hours long movie "Romania's Independence" - an as faithful as possible screen adaptation of the real Independence War ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: filmmaking, film within a film, obsessive quest, ambition, career change, showbiz, society, director, partners, blind ambition, artists and showbiz, hopes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: hungary, europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Money for Nothing (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, intense, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crime, crimes, heist, disorder, friends, nothing goes right, dishonesty, money, friendship, unemployment, police, chase ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Where the Money Is (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Manning (Paul Newman) has come up with a new way to break out of prison: fake a stroke and get transferred to a nursing home. It's a perfect plan, except for one thing: the woman assigned to take care of him at the nursing home, Carol Ann ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, light, offbeat ...
Plot: heist, retirement home, crimes, crime, cons and scams, elderly, aging, robbery, dishonesty, couples, one last job, nursing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, oregon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Sicilia! Sicilia! (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Giuseppe Tornatore traces three generations of a Sicilian family in in the Sicilian town of Bagheria (known as Baarìa in the local Sicilian dialect), from the 1930s to the 1980s, to tell the story of the loves, dreams and delusions of an unusual ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, social differences, politics, family relations, small town, family life, election, communism, state affairs, injustice, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 60s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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First Sunday (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Durell and LeeJohn are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When told they have one week to pay a $17,000 debt or Durell will lose his son, they come up with a desperate scheme to rob their neighborhood church. Instead, they end up spending ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, realistic
Plot: friendship, heist, hostage, church, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, disorder, hostages, partners, society, forceful separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Wassup Rockers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Instead of adhering to the norms of their South Central neighborhood, a group of skater boys opt to bus into Hollywood and Beverly Hills, where they attract local rich girls - and plenty of trouble with the police, jealous boyfriends, and nervous ...
Style: sincere, realistic, captivating, entertaining, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, society, friends, drugs/alcohol, social differences, rock, punk, buddies, life is a bitch, cultural difference, class differences, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Whistlers (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Romania, France, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A policeman intent on freeing a crooked businessman from a prison on Gomera, an island in the Canaries. However, he must first learn the difficult local dialect, a language which includes hissing and spitting.
Style: twists and turns, dark humor, captivating, disturbing
Plot: police, murder, danger, escapades, double agent, surveillance, crimes, friendship, deadly, police inspector, opera, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary
Place: romania, bucharest, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Mystery Train (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, thought provoking, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, tourist, odd couple, crimes, friendship, group of strangers, radio, drinking alcohol, drinking, multiple storylines, culture clash, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa, new jersey, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Double Whammy (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ray Pluto has many problems. He is satirized in the tabloids as the "loser cop." His partner is starting to seem suspiciously attracted to him. A pair of screenwriters across the hall keep bugging him for help. The superintendent of his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: violence, crimes, murder, crime, couple relations, police detective, investigation, hitman, power relations, deadly, law enforcement, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Child I Never Was (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A serial killer dispassionately discusses the nuts and bolts of his grisly avocation, as well as the youthful traumas which helped to mold him into a psychopath, in this disturbing independent drama from Germany, based on the true story of of ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: pedophile, murder, psychopath, sexual obsession, sexual abuse, child abuse, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, investigation, juvenile delinquency, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1966, year 1962, year 1976
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 8.5
 12K
Philanthropy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 21st century Bucharest to get out in the city on Saturday evening at the arm of a beautiful woman is a financial investment risky. Ovidiu, unassuming high school teacher, never could afford. Looking for a source of income to something more ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: middle aged man, cons and scams, dishonesty, teachers and students, couples, impersonating, secretary, scam, alternate reality, false identity, compassion, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe, bucharest, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.1
 8K
The Traitor (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Brazil
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Palermo, Sicily, 1980. Mafia member Tommaso Buscetta decides to move to Brazil with his family fleeing the constant war between the different clans of the criminal organization. But when, after living several misfortunes, he is forced to return to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, intense, suspense, factual
Plot: cosa nostra, mafia, informant, assassination, assassination attempt, judge, murder, trial, death threat, italian history, organized crime, surveillance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s ...
Place: sicily, italy, rome italy, rio de janeiro, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.5
 18K
Flawless (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door.
Style: talky, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: transvestism, gender bending, gay slur, friendship, loneliness, tango, physical therapy, stroke, female impersonator, disability, culture clash, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When bestselling celebrity biographer Lee Israel is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.
Style: tragicomedy, based on true events, social, sad, melancholic
Plot: forgery, female protagonist, fired from the job, friendship, pets, female writer, drinking alcohol, money problems, letter, criminal, court, drinking ...
Time: year 1939, year 1994, year 2014, year 1991
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%