Movies like Fargo 1996

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Fargo (1996)
 8.1
 569K
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: dark humor, interesting, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, cynical, clever, witty, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, police investigation, greed, ransom, snow, psychopath, murder, small town, police, neo noir, americana, crimes, gory, twists & turns, violence, car, crime, deception, corpse, ex convict, arrest, police chief, heroine, axe ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, minnesota, 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, talky, interesting and serious films with plots about murder, crime, greed, corruption, crimes, twists & turns and dialogue mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Fargo: A Simple Plan (1998), Burn After Reading (2008), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), Nightcrawler (2014), Suicide Kings (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 59K
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: crime gone awry, greed, crime, betrayal, treasure, character change, human nature, dishonesty, disorder, fbi, nothing goes right, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.0
 281K
Fargo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, captivating, cynical, witty ...
Plot: crimes, small town, police investigation, crime, killings, female police officer, law enforcement, small town life, psychopath, americana, crime gone awry, snow ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s ...
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, funny, absurd, dark humor ...
Plot: blackmail, paranoia, espionage, stupidity, divorce, cia, disorder, escapades, autobiography, crime, society, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: captivating, twists and turns, atmospheric, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: murder, trial, neo noir, false accusation, deception, crime, infidelity, life is a bitch, couples, self discovery, existentialism, small town ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1950s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.9
 413K
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: disturbing, psychological, cynical, biting, bleak ...
Plot: neo noir, sociopath, journalism, journalist, obsession, ambition, cynicism, deception, character study, morality, twists & turns, ethics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 25K
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: dark humor, suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, crime, mansion, crime gone awry, disorder, nothing goes right, confined, danger, buddies, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: cynical, rough, suspense, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ransom, kidnapping, gunfight, surrogate mother, crime gone awry, criminal, gangsters, crime, money, disorder, confined, rags to riches ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 81K
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, hitman, dishonesty, deadly, adultery, infidelity, neo noir ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Killer Inside Me (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, 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, psychological, bleak, rough, tense ...
Plot: killer, sadism, murder, small town, psychopath, neo noir, sheriff, deputy, danger, investigation, mad, deadly ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ 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: atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, corruption, mafia, neo noir, betrayal, violence, love triangle, blackmail, mayor, gang war, vengeance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 14K
Unlawful Entry (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 117 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, violence, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, dishonesty, rivalry, dangerous attraction, hostages ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 2K
Circus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
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, clever, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, hitman, gambling, room service, wig, phone booth, strangulation, swimming pool, broken finger, gangsters, crime, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: brighton, london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 290K
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, tense, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, crime, heist, stewardess, racial slur, deception, airport, greed, deal, crimes, cons and scams, gangster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Albino Alligator (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three petty thieves who the police believe to be major criminals are chased into a basement bar where they take five hostages including all the bar employees. The rest of the movie deals with the cops lurking outside the bar while the trio try to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, dark humor, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mistaken identity, police, gun, bar, crime, heist, crime gone awry, police investigation, chase, siege, negotiation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: tense, bleak, rough, serious, captivating ...
Plot: track down, crimes, human nature, death, sheriff, money, psychopath, hitman, peril, neo noir, shooting, greed ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, crimes, criminal heroes, femme fatale, chases and races, siblings relations, on the run, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: arkansas, los angeles, texas, louisiana, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, cynical, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: neo noir, crime, crime gone awry, cons and scams, manipulations, nothing goes right, disorder, dishonesty, small town, couples, heist, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, nevada, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 19K
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: suspenseful, clever, atmospheric, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo-noir, hitman, small town, mistaken identity, betrayal, money, neo noir, bar, criminal, vietnam veteran, unemployment, gas station ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: robbery, dysfunctional family, neo noir, blackmail, debt, crime gone awry, jewelry store, crime, greed, family problems, plan gone awry, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, brazil, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, police investigation, crime, internal affairs, psychopath, rivalry, law enforcement, dishonesty, mind game, manipulations, workplace intrigue, undercover agent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, cannibalism, murder, psychology, crime, fbi, maniac, killings, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, west virginia, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 80K
Cop Land (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, sheriff, small town, arson, police, mafia, corruption, murder, violence, internal affairs, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
City of Ghosts (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A con man travels to Cambodia (also on the run from law enforcement in the U.S.) to collect his share in an insurance scam, but discovers more than he bargained for
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, intense ...
Plot: betrayal, crimes, chases and races, cons and scams, police investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, father son relationship, kidnapping, character study, greed, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, cambodia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Rolling Thunder (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, violence, vengeance, homecoming, vietnam veteran, human nature, crime, rivalry, death wish, buddies, deadly ...
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, mexico, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 6K
Homicide (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: tense, realistic, clever, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: anti semitism, murder, terrorism, jewish american, police investigation, investigation, crime, dishonesty, interracial relations, golden years, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 20K
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, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, police investigation, fighting the system, partners, rookie, testimony, crime and punishment, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 138K
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, secret, police investigation, businessman, crimes, police detective, murder, double life, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.3
 843K
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: brutal, tense, talky, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, dark hero, psychopath, crimes, violence spree, swearing, gang, heist gone wrong, undercover agent, cult, undercover cop ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Mississippi Burning (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, murder, sheriff, small town, police brutality, racial slur, civil rights, police, african american, police investigation, violence, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, secret, violence, prostitute, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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