Movies like Burn After Reading

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Burn After Reading (2008)
 7.0
 298K
Burn After Reading (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst falls into the hands of Linda Litzke and Chad Feldheimer, the two gym employees see a chance to make enough money for her to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of control for the duo doofuses and those in their orbit.
Style: humorous, cynical, funny, twists and turns, absurd, dark humor, clever, exciting, biting, realistic ...
Plot: paranoia, blackmail, cia, espionage, stupidity, divorce, disorder, escapades, autobiography, satire, crime, society, farce, infidelity, top secret, twists & turns, sarcasm, corpse, gym, ambition, lifestyle, rivalry, crimes, spy, theft ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., seattle washington

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Most similar movies to Burn After Reading

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, clever, interesting and talky films with plots about greed, storytelling, dialogue, crimes, twists & turns, corruption and crime mostly in Crime, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like Burn After Reading: Fargo (1996), Wild Tales (2014), Ocean's Thirteen (2007), The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 588K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: dark humor, interesting, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, police investigation, greed, ransom, snow, psychopath, murder, small town, police, neo noir, americana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: north dakota, minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 163K
Wild Tales (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.
Style: tense, psychological, dark humor, cynical, biting ...
Plot: human nature, twists & turns, wedding party, revenge, unlikely criminals, fighting the system, vengeance, corruption, violence, destiny, farce, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Danny Ocean's team of criminals are back and composing a plan more personal than ever. When ruthless casino owner Willy Bank doublecrosses Reuben Tishkoff, causing a heart attack, Danny Ocean vows that he and his team will do anything to bring ...
Style: exciting, humorous, realistic, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: heist, revenge, perfect crime, casino, millionaire, businessman, criminal's revenge, mentor, vengeance, group of criminals, buddies, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink white Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events ...
Style: humorous, absurd, surreal, offbeat, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, dialogue, bowling, hippie, kidnapping, marijuana, slacker, mistaken identity, vandalism, crimes, stoners, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, malibu california, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical characters and incredible situations. Based upon Homer's ...
Style: humorous, road movie, entertaining, melancholic, surreal ...
Plot: adventure, treasure hunt, obsessive quest, on the run, small town, creativity, prophecy, ex spouse, criminal heroes, seduction, prison escape, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1937
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 29K
Big Nothing (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A frustrated, unemployed teacher joins forces with a scammer and his girlfriend in a blackmailing scheme.
Style: humorous, semi serious, twists and turns, absurd, talky ...
Plot: unemployment, priest, blackmail, crime, call center, cons and scams, dishonesty, disorder, crimes, betrayal, layoff, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 83K
Blood Simple. (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: suspenseful, tense, cynical, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: extramarital affair, murder, crime gone awry, private detective, crime, neo-noir, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, hitman, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Perfect Murder (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, clever, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: extramarital affair, betrayal, crime, infidelity, love affair, perfect crime, cheating on husband, murder, plan gone awry, crimes, artist, jealousy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 127K
A Serious Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Serious Man is the story of an ordinary man's search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been ...
Style: meditative, talky, ironic, dark humor, depressing ...
Plot: midlife crisis, suburban life, professor, dysfunctional family, jewish, neighbor, desperation, family problems, nothing goes right, divorce, marijuana, bribery ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: minnesota, usa, poland, canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 493K
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to ...
Style: witty, clever, exciting, humorous, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, perfect crime, cons and scams, thief, casino, scheme, group of criminals, outsmarting, crime, buddies, friends, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, chicago illinois, atlantic city new jersey, salt lake city utah ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 344K
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Danny Ocean reunites with his old flame and the rest of his merry band of thieves in carrying out three huge heists in Rome, Paris and Amsterdam – but a Europol agent is hot on their heels.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, entertaining, intellectual, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: twists & turns, con artists, heist, perfect crime, crime, thief, crimes, buddies, rivalry, jail, greed, goon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, amsterdam, paris france, chicago illinois, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Death to Smoochy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tells the story of Rainbow Randolph, the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show, who is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy, a puffy fuscia rhinoceros. As Smoochy catapults to fame - scoring hit ...
Style: humorous, surreal, realistic, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: tv show, artists and showbiz, performer's life, rivalry, vengeance, satire, delusion, showbiz, nothing goes right, disorder, success, television ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Ladykillers (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a band in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting landlord – a sharp old woman.
Style: humorous, dark humor, light, funny, absurd ...
Plot: painting, murder, crime gone awry, cons and scams, friends, heist, african american, sheriff, racism, religious fundamentalist, island, strangulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Ice Harvest (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, dark humor, witty, intense ...
Plot: stripper, betrayal, christmas, femme fatale, murder, strip club, crime, gangsters, dishonesty, nothing goes right, perfect crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.3
 751K
Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the ...
Style: humorous, witty, entertaining, exciting, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, crimes, cons and scams, master criminal, heist, criminal heroes, disorder, nothing goes right, bet, partners in crime, boxing, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, corruption, mafia, neo noir, betrayal, violence, love triangle, blackmail, mayor, gang war, bookies ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 42K
To Die For (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Suzanne Stone (Maretto) wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, captivating, dark humor, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: obsession, femme fatale, ambition, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, manipulations, danger, power relations, couples, crime, manipulation, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa, california, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Killing Them Softly (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, brutal, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, robbery, hitman, gambling, mafia, criminal heroes, criminal, murder, poker, henchman, heist, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2008
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 5.8
 10K
Novocaine (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs
Style: suspenseful, dark humor, humorous, captivating, tricky ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, femme fatale, frame up, dentist, betrayal, crime, life turned upside down, disorder, crimes, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 121K
Raising Arizona (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Coen Brothers tell the story of a absurd yet likable family with an unproductive couple as the focal point. The couple has gotten themselves into some trouble while kidnapping a baby and give Hollywood one of the most memorable chase scenes to ...
Style: witty, humorous, surreal, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: screwball, kidnapping, ex convict, policewoman, blackmail, redemption, baby, crime, couple relations, missing child, unlikely criminals, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 52K
The Player (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?
Style: talky, clever, psychological, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: hollywood, blackmail, murder, filmmaking, police investigation, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, satire, artists and showbiz, plan gone awry, movie business, agent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, pasadena california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 120K
Identity Thief (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When a mild-mannered businessman learns his identity has been stolen, he hits the road in an attempt to foil the thief -- a trip that puts him in the path of a deceptively harmless-looking woman.
Style: humorous, funny, idiotic, absurd, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nothing goes right, thief, crime, escapades, road trip, dishonesty, cons and scams, crimes, pretense, dumb, identity, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa, florida, colorado, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The King of Comedy (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.
Style: tragicomedy, dark humor, cynical, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: ambition, obsession, desire for fame, delusion, character study, artists and showbiz, nervous breakdown, misfit, mentally unstable, crimes, disorder, manic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A tale of passion, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity presents him with a chance to change it.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, twists and turns, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: murder, trial, neo noir, deception, false accusation, crime, infidelity, crimes, life is a bitch, couples, self discovery, existentialism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 5.7
 23K
Gambit (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, tense, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, cons and scams, collector, crime gone awry, disorder, verbal byplay, dishonesty, partners, caper, employer employee relationship, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 69K
Four Lions (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four Lions tells the story of a group of British jihadists who push their abstract dreams of glory to the breaking point. As the wheels fly off, and their competing ideologies clash, what emerges is an emotionally engaging (and entirely plausible) ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, not serious, satirical, funny ...
Plot: terrorism, recruit, farce, muslim, stupidity, suicide bomber, satire, suicide, comedy of errors, goofy hero, plan gone awry, dimwit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, pakistan, yorkshire, europe, northern england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
God Bless America (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Fed up with the cruelty and stupidity of American culture, an unlikely duo goes on a killing spree, killing reality TV stars, bigots and others they find repugnant in this black comedy.
Style: dark humor, talky, semi serious, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: mass murder, stupidity, pop culture, killing spree, rage, crimes, female killer, satire, life is a bitch, age difference, media, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 11K
Ferpect Crime (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A playboy has the tables turned on him when he finds himself being used as a plaything by an undesirable woman in this black comedy from Spain.
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, funny, intense ...
Plot: murder, womanizer, sex, salesman, crime, dangerous attraction, ambition, perfect crime, rivalry, store, satire, ghost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 17K
Cheap Thrills (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Recently fired and facing eviction, a new dad has his life turned upside down when he meets a wealthy couple who offer a path to financial security... but at a price.
Style: dark humor, tense, disturbing, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: cocaine, bet, life turned upside down, manipulations, human nature, society, crimes, disorder, working class, greed, friendship, money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 61K
A Simple Plan (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crime gone awry, crime, betrayal, crimes, human nature, dishonesty, character change, treasure, nothing goes right, couple relations, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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