Movies like Fargo 1996

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Fargo (1996)
 8.1
 640K
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 be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start dying. Enter Police Chief Marge, a coffee-drinking, parka-wearing - and extremely pregnant - investigator who'll stop at nothing to get her man. And if you think her small-time investigative skills will give the crooks a run for their ransom... you betcha!
Style: neo noir, interesting, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, cynical, twists and turns, clever, witty, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, dark humor, crime gone awry, snow, greed, police investigation, ransom, crime, murder, small town, policewoman, crimes, police, americana, psychopath, gory, salesman, twists & turns, violence, sarcasm, deception, corpse, ex convict, axe, arrest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa, minneapolis minnesota

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Most similar movies to Fargo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, twists and turns, clever and interesting films with plots about crime gone awry, crime, crimes, twists & turns, storytelling, murder and corruption mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Fargo: A Simple Plan (1998), No Country for Old Men (2007), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), Burn After Reading (2008), Blood Simple (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.9
 341K
Fargo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
Style: atmospheric, neo noir, captivating, clever, cynical ...
Plot: dark humor, crimes, small town, police investigation, crime, policewoman, psychopath, small town life, killings, snow, law enforcement, female police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 2006, 70s ...
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 67K
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, crimes, betrayal, character change, treasure, human nature, dishonesty, couple relations, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: neo noir, tense, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: greed, hitman, death, sheriff, brutality, crimes, human nature, track down, peril, stolen money, psychopath, shooting ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
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: neo noir, atmospheric, twists and turns, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, trial, court, false accusation, deception, crimes, crime, infidelity, life is a bitch, couples, self discovery, existentialism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ...
Style: humorous, cynical, twists and turns, funny, tragicomedy ...
Plot: paranoia, blackmail, espionage, stupidity, divorce, dark humor, disorder, escapades, autobiography, satire, human nature, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, seattle washington, seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.6
 92K
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: neo noir, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, cynical ...
Plot: extramarital affair, private detective, neo-noir, hitman, murder, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.9
 1.9M
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.
Style: neo noir, exciting, witty, interesting, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, crimes, gunfight, hitman, drugs, cocaine, crime, drugs/alcohol, twists & turns, criminal heroes, heroin, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 328K
Jackie Brown (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan—with help from a bail bondsman—to keep the money ...
Style: talky, twists and turns, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crime, stewardess, smuggling, heist, twists & turns, airport, ex convict, racial slur, deception, crimes, deal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.9
 401K
In Bruges (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.
Style: atmospheric, neo noir, tragicomedy, twist ending, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, irish, tourist, hitman, guilt, haunted by the past, death, neo-noir, suicidal, redemption, partners, canadian stereotype ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: belgium, bruges, europe, dublin ireland, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.9
 27K
Suicide Kings (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Christopher Walken shines in this cult-favorite dark comedy as Charlie, a former mobster who is abducted by five privileged young men (Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnny Galecki, Jay Mohr, Jeremy Sisto, Henry Thomas) desperate to raise a $2 million ransom ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, dark humor, hostage, crimes, crime, mansion, crime gone awry, disorder, nothing goes right, confined, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Style: neo noir, bleak, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: robbery, dysfunctional family, blackmail, debt, crime gone awry, jewelry store, crime, crimes, greed, plan gone awry, deception, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, brazil, rio de janeiro, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: neo noir, atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, organized crime, mafia, betrayal, love triangle, blackmail, mayor, jewish, gang war, power struggle, boxing ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ 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: absurd, neo noir, humorous, surreal, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bowling, marijuana, hippie, dialogue, nihilism, slacker, stoners, kidnapping, crimes, mistaken identity, deception, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, pasadena california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 2K
Circus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bruno, a sadistic criminal, wants clever con man Leo out of the way. Leo and his equally clever wife, Lily, are up to something. So too is Julius: he hires Leo to kill Gloria, Julius's wife. Leo does it, but then Julius shows up with the murder ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, crime, crimes, master criminal, deadly, criminal's revenge, rivalry, murder, vengeance, gambling ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 21K
Red Rock West (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife, Suzanne. Mike takes full advantage of the situation, collects the money and runs. During his ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, sexy, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo-noir, hitman, small town, criminal, unemployment, crimes, danger, drifter, femme fatale, crime gone awry, gas station, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 491K
Nightcrawler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
Style: neo noir, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: journalism, sociopath, twists & turns, journalist, character study, morality, cynicism, graphic violence, obsession, ambition, neo-noir, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.3
 953K
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and ...
Style: talky, brutal, tense, non-linear, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crimes, dark hero, psychopath, swearing, violence spree, gang, perfect crime, suprisingly clever, undercover cop, thief ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Killer Inside Me (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small west Texas town, patient and apparently thoughtful. Some people think he is a little slow and maybe boring, but that is the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what ...
Style: disturbing, rough, neo noir, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: sadism, brutality, psychopath, killer, sheriff, crimes, murder, small town, violence, deputy, danger, deadly ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Way of the Gun (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.
Style: twists and turns, cynical, rough, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ransom, kidnapping, gangsters, gunfight, crime gone awry, criminal, crimes, crime, money, surrogate mother, disorder, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Best Laid Plans (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Rich, successful Bryce meets beautiful Lissa at a bar one night and invites her back to his house, not suspecting for a moment that Lissa isn't really who she seems. What unfolds next is a dangerous, tangled web of double-crosses and seduction.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, crime, crime gone awry, manipulation, cons and scams, dishonesty, nothing goes right, manipulations, disorder, small town, couples, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, nevada, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 16K
Unlawful Entry (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, psychopath, murder, suburbs, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, rivalry, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, hostage ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: neo noir, harsh, tense, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: revenge, robbery, family relations, self defense, small town, attempted murder, attempted robbery, vigilantism, mafia, criminal's revenge, crime, hidden identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 7.1
 11K
One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, crime, criminal heroes, law enforcement, siblings relations, dishonesty, chases and races, on the run, femme fatale, murder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, arkansas, texas, usa, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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L.A. Confidential (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.
Style: neo noir, tense, captivating, suspenseful, interesting ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, police detective, gunfight, murder, organized crime, police corruption, corpse, police investigation, prostitute, police brutality, crimes, murder mystery ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, arizona, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 22K
Dark Blue (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, rookie, police investigation, crimes, partners, fighting the system, law enforcement, dishonesty, testimony, crime and punishment, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 39K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: tense, bleak, twists and turns, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police corruption, child abuse, police brutality, police investigation, investigation, police detective, drug dealing, drug addict, drug overdose, police shootout ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 26K
The Grifters (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, tense, cynical, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, con artists, manipulation, crime, crimes, couples, intrigue, rivalry, manipulations, nudity (full frontal - brief), cheating, twists & turns ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 146K
Mr. Brooks (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: psychological, tense, macabre, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, split personality, crimes, secret, police detective, businessman, murder, double life, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Internal Affairs (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, police investigation, manipulation, internal affairs, psychopath, crimes, yuppie, corrupt cop, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. ...
Style: surprise ending, neo noir, clever, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, manipulations, crime, mysterious character, mistaken identity, disorder, deception, twists & turns, crimes, mafia, hitman, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%