Movies like The Guard

If you like "The Guard" you are looking for humorous, talky and semi serious movies about / with drug dealing, blackmail, police investigation, small town, fbi, drug smuggling and crime themes of Comedy, Crime and Thriller genre shot in Ireland.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Guard (2011)
 7.3
 81K
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: humorous, talky, semi serious, philosophical, enigmatic, witty, clever, twists and turns, thought provoking, dark humor ...
Plot: drug dealing, blackmail, police investigation, small town, fbi, drug smuggling, crime, crimes, smuggling, law enforcement, bribery, disorder, partners against crime, police corruption, cocaine, prostitute, gangsters, justice, irish, character study, special agents, drug lord, partners, graphic violence, dying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, boston

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to The Guard

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and clever films with plots about crimes, crime, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, murder and brutality mostly in Comedy, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Guard: In Bruges (2008), Blind Man's Bluff (2005), Calvary (2014), Filth (2013), Perrier's Bounty (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 389K
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: dark humor, atmospheric, talky, humorous, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: guilt, hitman, tourist, irish, neo noir, haunted by the past, death, neo-noir, suicidal, redemption, partners, canadian stereotype ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: belgium, bruges, europe, london, amsterdam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Blind 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: dark humor, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, frame up, drug dealing, hitman, rivalry, crime gone awry, crimes, police corruption, disorder, gangsters, satire, society ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 56K
Calvary (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, small town life, human nature, social relations, goodhearted, small town, recovering alcoholic, catholic church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 101K
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: dark humor, surreal, cynical, sexual, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, antisocial behavior, losing-it hero, self destructing, insanity, life is a bitch, anti heroes, cocaine, strong sexual content, graphic violence, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, hamburg germany, edinburgh scotland, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
humorous movies
16634
crimes movies
13197
talky movies
5984
smuggling movies
538
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, rivalry, partners, nothing goes right, 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: dark humor, talky, witty, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, crime, crime gone awry, crimes, weirdo, killings, thief, dog, murder, screenwriter, gunfight, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1975, year 1947, year 1954 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, 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, car chase, undercover, maverick cop, fish out of water, damsel in distress, smuggling, foot chase, verbal byplay, partners against crime ...
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: humorous, semi serious, suspense, twist ending, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, hostage, attempted murder, psychopath, 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%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 33K
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, dark humor, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, plan gone awry, death, cons and scams, partners in crime, corruption, smuggling, disorder, friends, escapades, pack of money, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, lithuania, england, berlin germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police, corruption, police investigation, disorder, law enforcement, odd couple, misfit partners, crimes, partners, buddies, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 5K
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: criminal heroes, disorder, crime gone awry, hitman, gangsters, crimes, partners, chases and races, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, lithuania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
In Order of Disappearance (2014)
Genre: Action, 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: dark humor, realistic, semi serious, cynical, enigmatic ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, loss of son, betrayal, gang, drug traffic, gangsters, crimes, crime, vigilante, rivalry, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: norway, europe, eastern europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, profanity, twins, road trip, twin brother, crime, crimes, siblings relations, drug dealing, family relations, petty criminal, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 4K
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, buddies, nothing goes right, partners, criminal heroes, disorder, murder, greed, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 231K
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, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: drug lord, buddy cop, car chase, fbi, violence, friendship between men, drug dealing, police investigation, partners against crime, friends, drugs/alcohol, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, cuba, usa, amsterdam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 8K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 29K
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, blackmail, crime, crimes, call center, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, betrayal, layoff, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 53K
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, crime, crimes, aging, gang, criminal heroes, moral dilemma, dishonesty, partners in crime, ex convict, confession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
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: dark humor, humorous, light, funny, absurd ...
Plot: cons and scams, painting, heist, murder, african american, crime gone awry, friends, religious fundamentalist, racism, sheriff, tunnel, cat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
⇓ 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%
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, crimes, undercover, investigation, drug dealing, partners, disorder, injustice, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, egypt, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.8
 566
Tip Top (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two policewomen from Internal Affairs arrive in a provincial precinct to investigate the death of an Algerian woman who was an informer. One punches, the other eyes, tip top.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, partners against crime, crimes, uncover truth, partners, danger, corrupt officer, police detective, workplace intrigue, police station, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ 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, dark humor ...
Plot: opposites attract, hitman, fish out of water, social relations, couples, fall in love, love affair, danger, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
gangsters movies
5754
enigmatic movies
4086
justice movies
4829
witty movies
4272
Reno 911!: Miami (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A rag-tag team of Reno cops are called in to save the day after a terrorist attack disrupts a national police convention in Miami Beach during spring break. Based on the Comedy Central series.
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, funny, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, police, police investigation, incompetent police, crimes, fighting crime, law enforcement, buddies, save the day, disorder, terrorist, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, miami, usa, miami beach
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 19K
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%
 7.5
 54K
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, plan gone awry, artists and showbiz, movie business, film within a film ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 2K
Widows' Peak (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Scandal and mystery reign following the arrival of Edwina in a small Irish town populated entirely by widows. Edwina quickly falls out with the locals while also falling in with the son of the community's leader
Style: witty, humorous, suspense, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, false accusation, mystery, crimes, society, love and romance, dishonesty, family relations, social relations, couples, village life, couple relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
 10K
Criminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis, recruits Rodrigo, a crook with a perfect poker face. The two plan a big-time scam: selling a fake Silver Certificate to currency collector William Hannigan. Rodrigo distrusts his new ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, humorous, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, crime, con artists, crimes, manipulation, partners, manipulations, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, cons and scams, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 2K
I Went Down (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fresh out of prison, Git rescues a former best friend (now living with Git's girlfriend) from a beating at the hands of loan sharks. He's now in trouble with the mob boss, Tom French, who sends Git to Cork with another debtor, Bunny Kelly, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, witty, humorous ...
Plot: hostage, gangsters, friendship, on the road, infidelity, crimes, crime, odd couple, graphic violence, cons and scams, mistaken identity, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ 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, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: track down, disorder, police investigation, murder, deadly, investigation, odd couple, gang, crime, partners, law enforcement, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, germany, europe, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%