Movies like Fargo 1996

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Fargo (1996)
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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, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, cynical, interesting, clever, witty, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, greed, snow, ransom, psychopath, crime gone awry, murder, small town, police, neo noir, americana, crimes, gory, violence, car, deception, corpse, ex convict, arrest, heroine, police chief, axe, gangsters, twists & turns ...
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, interesting, clever and suspense films with plots about murder, crime, greed, dialogue, storytelling, twists & turns and corruption mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Fargo: A Simple Plan (1998), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), No Country for Old Men (2007), Blood Simple. (1984), Burn After Reading (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, captivating, atmospheric, cynical, clever ...
Plot: small town, police investigation, crimes, crime, killings, psychopath, small town life, law enforcement, crime gone awry, americana, sheriff, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 2010s ...
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa
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100%
 7.5
 58K
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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crime gone awry, paranoia, suspicion, accountant, secret, betrayal, crime, love and romance, nothing goes right, siblings relations, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ 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, self discovery, couples, existentialism, small town ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, bleak, serious, suspense ...
Plot: track down, hitman, crimes, human nature, psychopath, peril, shooting, escape, money, death, greed, sheriff ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 79K
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: murder, crime gone awry, private detective, extramarital affair, crime, wife husband relationship, dishonesty, deadly, hitman, adultery, infidelity, gas station ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, society, crime, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, seattle washington
⇓ 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: stylized, clever, witty, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, organized crime, mafia, betrayal, prohibition, violence, loyalty, jealousy, neo noir, love triangle, corpse ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa
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32%
 5.7
 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, swimming pool, strangulation, broken finger, phone booth, wig, room service, gangsters, crime, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: brighton, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspense, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mistaken identity, police, gun, bar, crime, heist, crime gone awry, police investigation, chase, siege, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 277K
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, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, heist, racial slur, stewardess, deception, crime, airport, greed, cons and scams, crimes, deal, gangster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, clever, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, private detective, investigation, crime, mafia, haunted by the past, serial killer, revenge, drug dealer, ransom, hostage ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 21st century, contemporary, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 24K
Suicide Kings (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
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, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, betrayal, neo noir, mansion, pistol, rain, alcoholic, poker game, hospital, hostage, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A corrupt cop gets in over his head when he tries to assassinate a beautiful Russian hit-woman.
Style: suspense, sexy, stylized, clever, dark humor ...
Plot: police corruption, police, faked death, assassination attempt, femme fatale, bribery, neo noir, female killer, crime, dishonesty, power relations, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 18K
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, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, neo-noir, small town, mistaken identity, betrayal, money, neo noir, unemployment, bar, criminal, vietnam veteran, gas station ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 67K
Killer Joe (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A cop (Matthew McConaughey) who moonlights as a hit man agrees to kill the hated mother of a desperate drug dealer (Emile Hirsch) in exchange for a tumble with the young man's virginal sister (Juno Temple).
Style: dark humor, disturbing, tense, realistic, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, neo noir, deal, hitman, debt, lingerie, arson, burial, trailer park, police detective, money, sexual humiliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 79K
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: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, internal affairs, psychopath, police investigation, crime, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement, vengeance, manipulations, workplace intrigue, mind game ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 5K
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, vengeance, life is a bitch, golden years, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, murder, violence, homecoming, vietnam veteran, crime, human nature, death wish, deadly, buddies, rivalry ...
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, mexico, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: murder, small town, psychopath, killer, neo noir, sheriff, sadism, deputy, danger, investigation, deadly, mad ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: stylized, clever, realistic, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, gunfight, gunslinger, sperm bank, criminal, hotel, surrogate mother, mexican standoff, drifter, desert, money ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 3K
Judas Kiss (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The shooting of a U.S. senator's wife raises the stakes for kidnappers seeking a hefty ransom for a computer magnate.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, cons and scams, state affairs, crime, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, politics, betrayal, crime gone awry, danger, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 136K
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, businessman, police investigation, crimes, police detective, double life, law enforcement, criminal heroes, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, fbi, murder, cannibalism, crime, killings, deadly, special agents, profiler ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: virginia, maryland, usa, ohio, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 4K
Oxygen (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A masochistic cop, who hides her predilection from her cop husband, gets involved in pursuing a kidnapper nicknamed Harry for Harry Houdini
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapping, chase, psychopath, buried alive, ransom, digging, death penalty, picking a lock, cemetery, police station, pay phone, theft ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, miami, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: suspense, tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, murder, drug dealing, psychopath, neo noir, crime, crime gone awry, redemption, heist, police investigation, investigation, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, los angeles, texas, usa, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and ...
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, guilt, police brutality, deception, undercover cop, undercover, betrayal, murder, racial slur, working undercover, violence, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.1
 517K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, police investigation, investigation, disappearance, crime, torture, brutality, revenge, vigilantism, maze, vigilante ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.3
 810K
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: tense, stylized, rough, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, psychopath, crimes, violence spree, gang, heist gone wrong, dark hero, cult, undercover cop, perfect crime, thief ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Last Seduction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Looking to escape her unhappy marriage, villainous femme fatale Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino) convinces her husband, Clay (Bill Pullman), to sell cocaine, then steals the profits and runs out on him. She stops in a small town en route to ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, betrayal, couples, neo noir, crime, small town, dishonesty, cons and scams, crimes, money, power relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, iraq, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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