Movies like Fargo 1996

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Fargo (1996)
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Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, 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, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, cynical, funny, dark, cerebral, clever, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, snow, kidnapping, dark humor, ransom, police, greed, crime gone awry, gangsters, police investigation, crimes, murder, winter, satire, violence, americana, psychopath, policewoman, twists and turns, deadpan, police officer, foul language, sex scene, car salesman, breaking and entering ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa, minneapolis minnesota, united states of america

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Most similar movies to Fargo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, clever, interesting and neo noir films with plots about corruption, crimes, dark humor, murder, twists and turns, crime gone awry and dialogue mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Fargo: A Simple Plan (1998), No Country for Old Men (2007), Burn After Reading (2008), The Big Lebowski (1998), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, dark humor, policewoman, law enforcement, small town, police investigation, killings, psychopath, police officer, small town life, scheme, snow ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, future, contemporary, year 2006 ...
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota
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100%
 7.5
 71K
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: neo noir, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crimes, snow, fbi, betrayal, small town, bag of money, winter, twists and turns, character study, heist, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, psychopath, desert, serial killer, human nature, brutality, greed, peril, sheriff, assassin, death ...
Time: 20th century, year 1980, 80s
Place: texas, el paso texas, mexico, austin texas, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: funny, cynical, absurd, cerebral, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: stupidity, espionage, paranoia, farce, twists and turns, satire, divorce, infidelity, spy, dark humor, disorder, sarcasm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa, virginia, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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The Big Lebowski (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
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, neo noir, surreal, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bowling, slacker, crimes, mistaken identity, weed, hippie, marijuana, nihilism, hallucination, death of friend, drugs, twists and turns ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, psychological, visually appealing, melancholic ...
Plot: character study, dark humor, murder, crimes, twists and turns, infidelity, court, eccentricity, false accusation, deception, life is a bitch, self discovery ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 98K
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, suspense, suspenseful, cynical, tense ...
Plot: private detective, crime gone awry, adultery, murder, extramarital affair, murder mystery, crimes, hitman, twists and turns, betrayal, moral ambiguity, gunfight ...
Time: year 1984, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, neo noir, surreal, rough, bleak ...
Plot: small town, murder, sadism, psychopath, crimes, serial killer, killer, violence, revenge, nudity (full frontal - brief), violent, twists and turns ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: suspense, disturbing, bleak, realistic, neo noir ...
Plot: robbery, dysfunctional family, heist, blackmail, crime gone awry, greed, crimes, adultery, murder, divorce, character study, debt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, rio de janeiro, brazil, 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, organized crime, mafia, corruption, betrayal, violence, irish mob, love triangle, blackmail, crimes, gang, twists and turns ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 351K
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: suspense, tense, talky, neo noir, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, stewardess, greed, heist, crimes, twists and turns, airport, bail bondsman, multiple perspectives, corruption, racial slur, hitman ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.9
 28K
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: tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, twists and turns, dark humor, crime gone awry, mafia, manipulation, hostage, mansion, disorder, confined, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, witty, exciting, clever, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs, crimes, dark humor, overdose, organized crime, hitman, gunfight, gangsters, killings, violence, cocaine, violent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.9
 427K
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, humorous, cynical, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, irish, hitman, guilt, haunted by the past, dwarf, partners, tourist, friendship, gangsters, suicide, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: belgium, bruges, ireland, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...
Style: neo noir, funny, humorous, sexy, suspense ...
Plot: private detective, dark humor, investigation, satire, murder, actor, twists and turns, thief, kidnapping, gay, murder mystery, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, venice beach california, california, denver colorado, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 546K
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: psychological, neo noir, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: character study, journalism, sociopath, cynicism, journalist, ethics, home invasion, morality, graphic violence, crime scene, tv news, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 23K
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, surprise ending, sexy, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, twists and turns, hitman, crimes, unemployment, crime gone awry, criminal, war injury, femme fatale, murder, brutality, greed ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
Style: talky, witty, surreal, humorous, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, dog, crimes, psychopath, screenwriter, serial killer, killings, gangsters, crime gone awry, gunfight, strong violent content, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1975, year 1963, year 1954 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: suspense, intense, neo noir, cynical, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, gunfight, twists and turns, crime gone awry, ransom, crimes, pregnancy, rags to riches, disorder, confined, mafia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 1.0M
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Genre: Crime, 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: neo noir, suspense, talky, non-linear, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, crime gone awry, dark hero, robbery, undercover cop, heist gone wrong, gang, gangsters, perfect crime, psychopath, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After seven months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at Bill Willoughby, the town's revered chief ...
Style: ambiguous ending, psychological, tragicomedy, motivational, depressing ...
Plot: small town, police brutality, rape, death of daughter, loss of daughter, regret, guilty conscience, desperation, revenge, anger, suicide, anguish ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 56K
Bound (1996)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caesar.
Style: sexy, neo noir, erotic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, lesbianism, ex convict, seduction, mafia, lesbian sex, stolen money, heist, crimes, sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 105K
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: funny, humorous, entertaining, absurd, clever ...
Plot: heist, dark humor, robbery, crimes, crime gone awry, painting, cons and scams, eccentricity, greed, culture clash, african american, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.4
 17K
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: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, police officer, home invasion, police, murder, suburbs, police investigation, hostage, corruption, violence, stalker ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 36K
Cold in July (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, brutal, realistic ...
Plot: twists and turns, investigation, murder, private detective, crimes, vigilantism, home invasion, death, intruder, father son relationship, unlikely partners, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: robbery, small town, attempted robbery, twists and turns, gangsters, self defense, revenge, violent, vigilantism, sex scene, family relations, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 7.1
 12K
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, neo noir, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, heist, gunfight, corruption, gangsters, justice, criminal heroes, law enforcement, criminal, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, texas, arkansas, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 74K
Blue Ruin (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: neo noir, dark, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, death, revenge, crimes, vigilantism, vigilante, car, violence, homeless, murder, brutality, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 8K
Homicide (1991)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Gold is a career cop who is reassigned from a hunt for a cop killer to the investigation of the murder of an old Jewish woman in Baltimore, and in the process finds himself exploring his own sense of identity.
Style: neo noir, realistic, thought provoking, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, anti semitism, jewish, police, judaism, murder, conspiracy, investigation, police investigation, blackmail, eccentricity, guilt ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 23K
House of Games (1987)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.
Style: psychological, neo noir, clever, suspenseful, tricky ...
Plot: gambling, twists and turns, psychiatrist, cons and scams, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, mentor, obsession, heist, greed, con artists ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington state, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%