Movies like The Guard

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The Guard (2011)
 7.3
 83K
The Guard (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two policemen must join forces to take on an international drug- smuggling gang - one, an unorthodox Irish policeman and the other, a straitlaced FBI agent. Sergeant Gerry Boyle is an eccentric small-town cop with a confrontational and crass personality and a subversive sense of humor. A longtime policeman in County Galway, Boyle is a maverick with his own moral code. He has seen enough of the world to know there isn't much to it and has had plenty of time to think about it. When a fellow police officer disappears and Boyle's small town becomes key to a large drug trafficking investigation, he is forced to at least feign interest when dealing with the humorless FBI agent Wendell Everett assigned to the case.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, philosophical, enigmatic, witty, clever, twists and turns, thought provoking, offbeat ...
Plot: drug dealing, blackmail, police investigation, small town, fbi, crime, crimes, smuggling, law enforcement, bribery, disorder, partners against crime, police corruption, cocaine, prostitute, gangsters, justice, irish, character study, drug smuggling, dark humor, special agents, drug lord, partners, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, boston

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Most similar movies to The Guard

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and entertaining films with plots about crimes, crime, violence, gangsters, dialogue, mentor and murder mostly in Comedy, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Guard: In Bruges (2008), Dead Man's Bluff (2005), Calvary (2014), Filth (2013), Perrier's Bounty (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
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100%
Dead Man's Bluff (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sergei and Simon have to deliver a suitcase full of heroin to Mikhalych or else they will be killed. There is one minor detail: the only problem-solving technique they are familiar with is a shot in the head. There are more than 20 Russian-movie ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, dark humor, frame up, criminal heroes, deadly, police corruption, crimes, rivalry, crime gone awry, psychopath, brat, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 57K
Calvary (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Style: meditative, bleak, captivating, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: clergy, confession, death threat, priest, painting, human nature, small town life, social relations, goodhearted, small town, recovering alcoholic, catholic church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 105K
Filth (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A bigoted junkie cop suffering from bipolar disorder and drug addiction manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter.
Style: surreal, cynical, sexual, semi serious, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, dark humor, cocaine, drug abuse, antisocial behavior, insanity, self destructing, losing-it hero, murder, anti heroes, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, hamburg germany, edinburgh scotland, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Perrier's Bounty (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A gangster named Perrier looks to exact his revenge on a trio of fugitives responsible for the accidental death of one of his cronies.
Style: semi serious, exciting, cynical, bleak, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, gangsters, family relations, fugitives, danger, nothing goes right, rivalry, partners, crime, disorder, crimes, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ 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: neo noir, talky, witty, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, psychopath, crime, crimes, dog, crime gone awry, weirdo, killings, thief, strong violent content, screenwriter, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1975, year 1954, year 1947 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tough-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads to the rarified world of Beverly Hills in his beat-up Chevy Nova to investigate a friend's murder. But soon, he realizes he's stumbled onto something much more complicated. Bungling rookie ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, witty, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police, gunfight, investigation, undercover, fish out of water, damsel in distress, maverick cop, foot chase, verbal byplay, partners against crime, drug dealing, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
2 Days in the Valley (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspense, twist ending, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, hostage, psychopath, attempted murder, crime, crimes, police investigation, gangsters, nudity (full frontal - brief), multiple storylines, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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In Order of Disappearance (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Upstanding community leader Nils has just won an award for "Citizen of the Year" when he learns the news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Suspecting foul play, Nils begins to investigate, and soon finds himself at the center of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, cynical, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, loss of son, betrayal, gang, dark humor, gangsters, crime, crimes, vigilante, rivalry, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: norway, europe, eastern europe, scandinavia, sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
My New Partner (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: My New Partner is a 1984 French comedy film directed by Claude Zidi, starring Philippe Noiret and Thierry Lhermitte. Noiret plays a streetwise Paris policeman who takes kickbacks from the minor criminals on his beat to allow them to continue. At the ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, exciting, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police, corruption, police investigation, disorder, law enforcement, buddies, misfit partners, odd couple, crimes, partners, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 34K
Redirected (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Lithuania
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Four friends become stranded in Eastern Europe and have to become hit men, prostitutes, corrupt cops, smugglers and more to make it home.
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, twists and turns, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, plan gone awry, death, cons and scams, partners in crime, corruption, friends, disorder, smuggling, escapades, murder, pack of money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, lithuania, england, berlin germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 113K
The Family (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.
Style: cynical, satirical, stylized, romantic, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mafia, gangsters, dark humor, parents and children, fish out of water, family relations, profanity, family in danger, starting over, hidden identity, notoriety, dishonor among criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, normandy, brooklyn new york city, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 62K
Showtime (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based T.V. cop show.
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chase, fish out of water, tv show, misfit partners, reluctant partners, partners against crime, crime, crimes, police operation, reality tv, law enforcement, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 6K
Zero 2 (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: Lithuania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What would you get if you mix a gangster film and a soap opera? "Zero 2" is a crazy twister of criminal romance and sexy violence that just might laugh you to death.
Style: twists and turns, not serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: criminal heroes, hitman, crime gone awry, crimes, disorder, partners, gangsters, chases and races, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, lithuania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 81K
Midnight Run (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An accountant embezzles $15 million of mob money, jumps bail and is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia.
Style: road movie, humorous, witty, talky, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, on the road, bounty hunter, police surveillance, crime, crimes, odd couple, race against time, chases and races, partners, limousine, road trip ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
War on Everyone (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two corrupt cops in New Mexico set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate someone who is more dangerous than they are. Or is he?
Style: absurd, cynical, funny, captivating, light ...
Plot: dark humor, police corruption, violence, gunfight, partners, police detective, blackmail, police surveillance, police chase, corrupt law enforcer, fighting crime, tough cop ...
Place: albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Leaves of Grass (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Ivy League professor returns home, where his pot-growing twin brother has concocted a plan to take down a local drug lord.
Style: intellectual, humorous, realistic, exciting, cynical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, twins, road trip, twin brother, crime, crimes, siblings relations, drug dealing, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, partners, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 239K
Bad Boys II (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Out-of-control, trash-talking buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey of the Miami Narcotics Task Force reunite, and bullets fly, cars crash and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: buddy cop, drug lord, friendship between men, two man army, police investigation, fbi, swat team, gunfight, undercover, drug dealing, partners, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: miami, usa, florida, cuba, puerto rico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 7.3
 9K
The General (1998)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In a twenty-year career marked by obsessive secrecy, brutality and meticulous planning, Cahill netted over £40 million. He was untouchable - until a bullet from an IRA hitman ended it all.
Style: tense, serious, stylized, intense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, irish, robbery, master criminal, criminal heroes, law enforcement, crimes, crime, mastermind, cons and scams, danger, pursuit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 50s, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 5K
Homegrown (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three laborers on a Northern California marijuana plantation become increasingly paranoid when they learn that their boss has been murdered. They know enough to run, taking with them enough of the crop to pay them for services rendered. Hooking up ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drug abuse, crimes, dishonesty, nothing goes right, partners, criminal heroes, buddies, disorder, murder, greed, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 30K
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: twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, absurd, talky ...
Plot: unemployment, priest, call center, blackmail, crime, crimes, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, betrayal, layoff, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 54K
Stand Up Guys (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After serving 28 years in prison for accidentally killing the son of a crime boss, newly paroled gangster Val reunites with his former partners in crime, Doc and Hirsch, for a night on the town. As the three men revisit old haunts, reflect on their ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: friendship, release from prison, crimes, crime, aging, gang, criminal heroes, moral dilemma, dishonesty, partners in crime, ex convict, confession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A black detective becomes embroiled in a web of danger while searching for a fortune in missing drug money. During the course of his investigation, he encounters various old connections, ultimately confronting the criminal responsible for ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, humorous, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, fbi, police investigation, track down, undercover, crimes, investigation, partners, master criminal, hidden identity, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, egypt, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 4.7
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Payoff (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two very different cops are forced to work together...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, buddy cop, buddies, police investigation, partners against crime, police corruption, gangsters, danger, reluctant partners, crimes, law enforcement, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Live Free or Die (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It's not the crime, it's the cover-up. In small-town, hard-scrabble New Hampshire, foul-mouthed all-talk slacker John "Rugged" Rudgate fancies himself a criminal. When a local plumber stares him down at a pub, Rugged vows ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: unlikely criminals, cons and scams, small town, crimes, nothing goes right, crime, vengeance, dumb criminal, robbery, twists & turns, police, mentor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new hampshire, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.5
 57K
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, suspense, clever, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, blackmail, filmmaking, police investigation, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, satire, artists and showbiz, plan gone awry, movie business, film within a film ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, pasadena california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 20K
My Blue Heaven (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Barney Coopersmith is assigned to protect former Mafia figure turned informant Vincent Antonelli. In the witness protection program one is supposed to keep a low profile, but that is something that Antonelli has trouble doing. Coopersmith ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, entertaining, talky ...
Plot: gangsters, witness protection, fbi, hitman, witnessing a crime, fish out of water, hidden identity, small town life, district attorney, small town, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new york, europe, usa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 166K
The Heat (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence--and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.'s "finest," is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, buddy movie, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: misfit partners, policewoman, fbi, special agents, friendship, police investigation, partners against crime, partners, women, sarcasm, police, drug lord ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: boston, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Wish You Were Dead (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two bad women fight over one man in a back-stabbing, money-grabbing, insurance-hustling, double-dealing, two-timing caper.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: opposites attract, hitman, fish out of water, dark humor, social relations, couples, fall in love, love affair, crimes, crime, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Loose Cannons (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mac, the two fisted savy cop finds that he's being saddled with a new partner, a known burn out, to work with him on a new and difficult case. The new partner is, Ellis, an amazing detective, one who puts Sherlock Holmes to shame with his ...
Style: humorous, captivating, absurd, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: disorder, track down, police investigation, murder, gang, crime, investigation, odd couple, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, germany, europe, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%