Movies like Knockin' on Heaven's Door

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Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)
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Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room. They drown their desperation in tequila and decide to take one last trip to the sea. Drunk and still in pajamas they steal the first fancy car they find, a 60's Mercedes convertible. The car happens to belong to a bunch of gangsters, which immediately start to chase it, since it contains more than the pistol Martin finds in the glove box.
Style: exciting, humorous, road movie, semi serious, touching, realistic, dark humor, sentimental, funny, witty ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, last wish, escapades, friends, on the road, gangsters, on the run, odd couple, partners, chase, crimes, life is a bitch, life philosophy, tragedy, ocean, brain tumor, runaway, buddies, patient, theft, german, chases and races, disorder, robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe

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Most similar movies to Knockin' on Heaven's Door

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about friendship, friends, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, partners and life philosophy mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Knockin' on Heaven's Door: The Bucket List (2007), Ruby & Quentin (2003), The Intouchables (2011), Taxi (1998), Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Bucket List (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, inspirational, compassionate ...
Plot: terminal illness, elderly, follow your dream, journey, friendship, human spirit, golden years, adventure, mechanic, dying, philosophy, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya, taj mahal, usa, hong kong, africa ...
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100%
 7.2
 25K
Ruby & Quentin (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After hiding his loot and getting thrown in jail, Ruby, a brooding outlaw encounters Quentin, a dim-witted and garrulous giant who befriends him. After Quentin botches a solo escape attempt, they make a break together. Unable to shake the clumsy ...
Style: captivating, humorous, exciting, funny, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: odd couple, crime, criminal heroes, unlikely partners, chase, prison escape, french, prison, on the run, car chase, unlikely friendships, crazy ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, poland, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Intouchables (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, disability, life philosophy, friends, human relationship, lifestyle change, loneliness, culture clash, starting over, odd couple, french, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.0
 71K
Taxi (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In Marseilles (France), skilled pizza delivery boy Daniel who drives a scooter finally has his dreams come true. He gets a taxi license. Caught by the police for a huge speed infraction, he will help Emilien, a loser inspector who can't drive, ...
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, light, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, taxi driver, taxi, french, bank robbery, police investigation, crime, friends, chases and races, heist, chase, odd couple ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, marseille, seaport, europe, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: emotional, uplifting, realistic, touching, dramatic ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, love triangle, loneliness, human spirit, unrequited love, cerebral palsy, broken heart, life, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 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: witty, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: irish, friendship, gangsters, infidelity, on the road, hostage, crime, partners, disorder, buddies, dishonesty, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organise a daring new heist.
Style: road movie, rough, offbeat, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, safecracker, chase, car chase, crime, treasure hunt, cross dressing, crime gone awry, crimes, rivalry, on the run, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 26K
Last Holiday (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, vacation, holiday, self discovery, hotel, senator, suicidal, christmas, african american, chef, love and romance, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: prague, europe, central europe, czech republic, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 2K
Jailbirds (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ein Förderprogramm bringt die beiden Kanckis Gerd und Steinbock in die Obhut von Frauen. Dort sollen sie beweisen, dass sie in der Lage sind sich in die Gesellschaft zu integrieren. Nun bringt Gerd dummerweise einen Barbesitzer um. Damit hat der ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic
Plot: prison, odd couple, crime, partners, going straight, fugitives, romance, criminal heroes, disorder, heist, fish out of water, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 4K
Flashback (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A hippie radical, Huey Walker has been a fugitive for decades, accused of a crime that he may not have committed. Finally apprehended, Walker is escorted to trial by uptight 20-something FBI agent John Buckner. While the two seem to be polar ...
Style: offbeat, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: train, chase, friendship, prison, odd couple, on the road, mind game, lsd, hippie, fbi, aging, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century, 1990s, 1960s ...
Place: oregon, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 33K
Bulletproof (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An undercover police officer named Rock Keats befriends a drug dealer and car thief named Archie Moses in a bid to catch the villainous drug lord Frank Coltan. But the only problem is that Keats is a cop, his real name is Jack Carter, and he is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, buddy comedy, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, drug lord, police, buddies, crime, working undercover, criminal heroes, friendship, crimes, hidden identity, undercover cop, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 1K
Montana (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A seasoned enforcer is given the seemingly routine task of finding the Boss's runaway mistress, Kitty. However Kitty is involved in plans to overthrow the Boss and this routine task gets very complicated.
Style: witty, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, on the run, murder, boss, cancer, chases and races, criminal heroes, goofy hero, kidnapping, rivalry, chase, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Goodbye Pork Pie (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gerry hires a car in Kaitaia with a stolen licence and travels to Invercargill with John, who's wife has just left him. The ultimate NZ roadtrip adventure.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, exciting, offbeat ...
Plot: on the road, teenage life, partners, heist, adventure, escapades, chases and races, crimes, adventurer, obsessive quest, chase, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Armed and Dangerous (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dooley, a cop wrongly sacked for corruption, teams up with a useless defence lawyer in their new careers... as security guards. When the two are made fall guys for a robbery at a location they are guarding, the pair begin to investigate corruption ...
Style: humorous, witty, exciting, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: corruption, heist, gangsters, crime, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, partners against crime, crimes, friends, goofy hero, chases and races, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: norway, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Flim-Flam Man (1967)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mordrcai Jones (George C. Scott) is a rural con artist (a 'flim flam man') who takes on a young army deserter Curley (Michael Sarrazin) as his protégé and teaches him the tricks of the trade. Sheriff Slade (Harry Morgan) is in hot ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: chase, friendship, prison, going straight, sheriff, on the road, chases and races, crimes, friends, cons and scams, buddies, partners ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: southern usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 3K
Best Men (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four tuxedo clad men showing up at a penitentiary to meet a friend who has just been released after three years in prison and is going straight from the jail to marry his girlfriend. En route to the wedding, one of the men asks to stop by a bank to ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, buddies, disorder, friends, criminal heroes, crimes, hostages, crime, couple relations, couples, wanted ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.1
 44K
Hot Pursuit (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An uptight by-the-book cop must protect the widow of a drug boss from crooked cops and gunmen.
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, not serious, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: on the run, odd couple, drug cartel, police corruption, friendship, chase, policewoman, fugitives, escapades, organized crime, disorder, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 16K
The Hard Way (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Seeking to raise his credibility as an actor and to land a role as a tough cop on a new show, Hollywood action star Nick Lang works a deal with New York City Police Capt. Brix, who by chance is one of his fans. Nick will be paired with detective Lt. ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, odd couple, amateur detective, fish out of water, deadly, partners against crime, friendship, law enforcement, actor's life, undercover agent ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Flickering Lights (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Four small gangsters from Copenhagen trick a gangster boss: they take over 4,000,000 kroner which they were supposed to bring him. Trying to escape to Barcelona they are forced to stop in the countryside, in an old, wrecked house, hiding there for ...
Style: dark humor, surreal, stylized, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, birthday, childhood memory, childhood trauma, gangsters, crime, drugs/alcohol, group of criminals, friends, criminal heroes, crimes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, europe, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Going in Style (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three senior citizens in their 70s who live together are slowly decaying in endless days with nothing to do but feed the birds. One of them comes up with an idea - rob a bank. They certainly could use the money if they get away with it and if they ...
Style: touching, clever, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, elderly, friendship, senior citizen, human nature, unlikely criminals, friends, cons and scams, crime, golden years, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Sunchaser (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A young half-Navajo convict (Jon Seda) dying of cancer forces a yuppie (Woody Harrelson) doctor to drive him to a magic healing lake.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: kidnapping, terminal illness, on the road, doctors and patients, self discovery, friendship, healing power, hostages, crime, desert, juvenile delinquent, navajo ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 64K
Bottle Rocket (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that ...
Style: humorous, talky, witty, clever, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, theft, thief, motel, heist, crime, disorder, buddies, partners, mentally unstable, cons and scams, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Uptown Saturday Night (1974)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby team up in this hilarious misadventure as buddies Steve and Wardell, who head uptown to a swanky nightclub. Unfortunately, thieves hit the club and steal Steve's wallet -- which happens to hold a winning lottery ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gambling, lottery, chase, robbery, african american, ghetto, gangsters, crime gone awry, buddies, obsessive quest, partners, disorder ...
Time: 70s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Nothing to Lose (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Advertising executive Nick Beame learns that his wife is sleeping with his employer. In a state of despair, he encounters a bumbling thief whose attempted carjacking goes awry when Nick takes him on an involuntary joyride. Soon the betrayed ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, surprise ending, funny, absurd ...
Plot: on the road, desert, infidelity, friends, social differences, society, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, urban ghetto, culture clash, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 890
Hawks (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two terminally ill patients in a hospital yearn for relief from their predicament. With little or no friends, they form an uneasy alliance and plot an escape for one last wild time.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, road movie
Plot: terminal illness, pregnancy, on the road, chases and races, ego clash, captivity, tragic hero, buddies, friendship, fugitives, life is a bitch, hospital ...
Time: 80s
Place: netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 21K
Men at Work (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two garbage men find the body of a city councilman in a trash can on their route. With help from a supervisor, the duo must solve the case and find the man's killer while hiding the body from the cops.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: murder, buddies, disorder, dishonesty, partners, goofy hero, cons and scams, amateur detective, justice, brothers, guilty pleasure, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Tour de Force (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Belgium, of all places. What's Belgium got besides chocolates and fries? No matter, this year it was Hannes' and Kiki's turn to choose the destination of their annual bike tour with their closest friends. They all looks forward to the ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friends, thirty something, vacation, best friends, friendship, on the road, thirtysomething life, escapades, terminal illness, euthanasia, loss of friend, sex club ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 687
Big Shots (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Following the death of his father, a suburbanite runs away from home and winds up on Chicago's South Side. After being mugged, the boy befriends a young hustler and, after stealing a gangster's car, the two embark on an adventure down ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gang, friendship, hitman, interracial friendship, gangsters, culture clash, crimes, criminal heroes, cons and scams, chases and races, buddies, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, chicago illinois, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Cowboy Way (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two championship rodeo partners travel to New York to find their missing friend, Nacho Salazar who went missing there.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, chase, missing person, cowboy, fish out of water, odd couple, buddies, disorder, crimes, rivalry, gunfight, outlaw gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new mexico, usa, latin america, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 3K
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: semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, crime, gangsters, tough heroes, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry, ex convict, criminal's revenge, partners, buddies, crimes, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, france, marseille provence, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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