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I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster (2007)
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I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster (2007)
Original name: J'ai toujours rêvé d'être un gangster
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Told in four vignettes, this existential comedy relates the exploits of four aspiring criminals who hope to improve their lot, but find that they might not have what it takes for a life of crime.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized, non-linear, silent film
Plot: waitress, kidnapping, gangsters, hostages, hostage, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, teenager, suicide attempt, attempted murder, crimes, heist, crime, disorder, hospital, gun, restaurant, neo noir, highway, singer, suburbs, card playing, skating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france

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Most similar movies to I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and cynical films with plots about crimes, crime, disorder, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry and gangsters mostly in Crime, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster: I Can Quit Whenever I Want (2014), The Hollywood Sign (2001), Stand Off (2011), The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968), Plan B (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
I Can Quit Whenever I Want (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A university researcher is fired because of the cuts to university. To earn a living he decides to produce drugs recruiting his former colleagues, who despite their skills are living at the margins of society.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, disorder, crimes, drugs/alcohol, crime, explorer, gang, chemistry
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Hollywood Sign (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three washed-up actors must deliver the most convincing performances of their lives as part of a dangerous plot designed to finance their triumphant comeback.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hollywood, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, disorder, heist, cons and scams, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
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Stand Off (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a misguided attempt to protect his family and pay back gambling debts to the local Mobster, Jimbo robs a fish market, which is coincidentally owned by the same Mobster. On the run, Jimbo is cornered in a local curio shop, where he takes hostage ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime gone awry, crimes, crime, comedy of errors, parents and children, self discovery, disorder, failed attempt, unlikely criminals, gambling debt, hostage, gambler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A kidnapped mobster (Vittorio De Sica) persuades his captors to help him rob platinum ingots from a train.
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, heist, train robbery, chases and races, confined, goofy hero, gang, criminal heroes, master criminal, rescue, crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Plan B (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A bookkeeper who thinks she killed three mobsters is subsequently promoted by her boss to be a hitman. |
Style: humorous, realistic, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely criminals, mistaken identity, gangsters, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, cons and scams, mafia, accidental killing, mob boss, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Thin Ice (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dishonest insurance salesman's life quickly disintegrates during a Wisconsin winter when he teams up with a psychopath to steal a rare violin at the home of a reclusive farmer.
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, crime gone awry, manipulation, dishonesty, cons and scams, manipulations, disorder, salesman, crime, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
You Really Got Me (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jan's fastfood-business is going bankrupt, his girlfriend has left him, and he is being exploited by his live-in father. Therefore, he has nothing to loose when he gets mixed up in the kidnapping of famous rock star Iver Mo. But Jan has never ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, parents and children, disorder, crimes, ransom, dysfunctional relationship, greed, cheating, kidnapping, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Band of Outsiders (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cinephile slackers Franz and Arthur spend their days mimicking the antiheroes of Hollywood noirs and Westerns while pursuing the lovely Odile. The misfit trio upends convention at every turn, be it through choreographed dances in cafés or ...
Style: stylized, talky, atmospheric, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, alienation, louvre, new wave, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, postmodernism, friends, nothing goes right, romance, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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King's Ransom (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hoping to foil his own gold-digging wife's plan, a loathsome businessman arranges his own kidnapping, only to realize that there are plenty of other people interested in his wealth as well.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, feel good, light ...
Plot: kidnapping, dishonesty, crimes, nothing goes right, breakup, crumbling marriage, unlikely criminals, couple relations, cons and scams, couples, crime gone awry, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Money Money Money (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When they realize the times are changing, five crooks decide to switch from bank robberies to personality abductions.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, offbeat, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, terrorism, bank, heist, confined, crime, dishonesty, cons and scams, hostages, goofy hero, disorder ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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First Sunday (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Durell and LeeJohn are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When told they have one week to pay a $17,000 debt or Durell will lose his son, they come up with a desperate scheme to rob their neighborhood church. Instead, they end up spending ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, realistic
Plot: friendship, heist, hostage, church, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, disorder, hostages, partners, society, forceful separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Mule (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1983, a naive man is detained by Australian Federal Police with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach. After being apprehended, ‘The Mule’ makes a desperate choice... to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence – literally.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, drug dealing, escapades, disorder, drugs, drug dealer, drug, house arrest, narcissistic woman ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Drop Dead Sexy (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When their money scam runs aground, a group of would-be thieves turn to kidnapping in an attempt to blackmail their target.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corpse, kidnapping, stripper, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, disorder, down on your luck, cons and scams, criminal heroes, partners, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, latin america, mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Graduation (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Four best friends, about to graduate from high school, must find a way to raise money to help a family member in need. When one of them discovers her banker father having an affair, the foursome plots to rob his bank during graduation ceremonies. ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime gone awry, friendship, heist, graduation, unlikely criminals, high school, cons and scams, high school life, teenage life, buddies, partners ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Last Local of 1:40 (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: twists and turns, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: gambling, train, prostitute, adventure, crimes, gangsters, escapades, danger, disorder, nothing goes right, bollywood, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Fool N Final (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A bunch of misfits and gangsters embarks on a journey to find a lost and stolen diamond.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Plot: heist, gang, cons and scams, disorder, crimes, rivalry, danger, criminal heroes, dishonesty, bollywood, goofy hero, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
American Mobster (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nick Romano is a young Italian American fighting his own personal demons. He's got a chip on his shoulder and a lot to prove. Teamed with his crazy but always loyal partner Carlo, the two small time hoods are on the streets trying to hustle and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, couples, curses spells and rituals, mafia, italian american, crime, sex, sex scene
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 750
Wild Target (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Into the solitary life of middle-aged hitman, Victor Meynard, come two people: Antoine, a youth who becomes Victor's apprentice, and Renée, a bold thief Victor's been hired to kill because she cheated a mobster. When circumstances prevent ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, crime, romance, gangsters, crimes, forgery, criminal heroes, dishonesty, danger, destiny, adoption, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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99 (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: 99 is an original story inspired by real events. It is as much "What could have been" as it is "What really happened." In other words, it is historical fiction - fiction being the keyword. It spans a few genres; it is slick, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: gambling, chase, gangsters, dishonesty, crimes, buddies, cons and scams, crime boss, heist, caper, conspiracy, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, new delhi, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Au Revoir Taipei (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kai (Jack Yao), who works at his parent's noodle shop by day and spends his nights in a bookstore to learn French, decides to go to Paris after his girlfriend, who recently left for Paris, dumps him by phone. Then the local neighborhood mafia ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, couples, disorder, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, fish out of water, nothing goes right, misfit, love and romance, romance, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, taiwan, asia, paris france, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Hold-Up (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Dressed as a clown, the clever rascal Grimm holds up the most secure bank of Montreal and takes 30 hostages. While confusing and ridiculing the police with his strange behavior, he calmly manages to rid the bank of a fortune. But then an unsatisfied ...
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, misfit partners, disorder, partners, criminal heroes, chase, nothing goes right, on the run, ex convict ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, rome italy, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Hot Dog (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mistakenly believing that he will be let go from the company, Philippe decides to sabotage the production at Saucibec. Upon learning that he is not the one who will be laid off, he will go to great lengths to right his wrongs ... but it's ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, tense, light ...
Plot: vengeance, rivalry, revenge, mistaken identity, dishonesty, gangsters, disorder, crime boss, factory worker, factory, vengeful fired employee, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Bank Roll (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in present day Burbank, California and the surrounding San Fernando Valley area, . BENNY BIG-TIME (The BBT) learns his brother has been arrested on suspicion of a few recent bank robberies. With every bit of the life savings he's socked ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: heist, bank, crimes, crime gone awry, on the run, stalking, caper, underground, danger, friendship, righting the wronged, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Big White (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: To remedy his financial problems, a travel agent has his eye on a frozen corpse, which just happens to be sought after by two hitmen.
Style: humorous, dark humor, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: insurance, kidnapping, murder, insurance agent, nothing goes right, disorder, down on your luck, comedy of errors, crimes, insurance fraud, frozen body, life insurance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Dom Hemingway (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed.
Style: dark humor, stylized, talky, humorous, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, crimes, redemption, temperamental, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, hopes, prison, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex scene, ex convict, father daughter estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, france, europe, french riviera, london
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Borsalino (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 1930 Marseilles two small-time crooks join forces when they meet brawling over a woman. Starting with fixed horse races and fights, they start to find themselves doing jobs for the local gangster bosses. When they decide to go into the business ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, gangsters, crime, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, tough heroes, criminal heroes, ex convict, buddies, criminal's revenge, rivalry, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: europe, france, south of france, marseille, marseille provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Happy Thieves (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: We confess! They did it! But it's how they did it that makes it so delightful!
Style: humorous, stylized, cynical, semi serious, realistic
Plot: heist, crimes, mind game, forgery, crime, rivalry, dishonesty, cons and scams, fall in love, betrayal, love and romance, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, europe, madrid, france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Paulette (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Paulette lives alone in a housing project in the Paris suburbs. With her meager pension, she can no longer make ends meet.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic
Plot: marijuana, drug dealer, urban ghetto life, unlikely criminals, fish out of water, criminal heroes, elderly, crimes, drug dealing, life is a bitch, society, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Happy New Year (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Gangster (Lino Ventura) with his accomplice (Charles Gérard), prepares to take part in the "first psychological hold-up in the history of crime". Next door to the jewellers of Van Cleef & Arpels, on the Croisette, in Cannes, the ...
Style: stylized, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic
Plot: jewelry store, unlikely couple, crimes, lovers reunited, cons and scams, heist, on the run, unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, new year, dealer, couples ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In September 2011 writer Michel Houellebecq briefly disappeared off the face of the earth. Wild rumours began circulating on the Internet that he’d been abducted by Al-Qaeda or aliens from outer space. Some Twitter users even expressed relief that ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, dark humor, talky ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, confined, writer's life, danger, crimes, friendship, farce, abduction, kidnapping, drugs/alcohol, friends, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%