Movies like Knockin' on Heaven's Door

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Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)
 8.0
 24K
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: humorous, exciting, road movie, semi serious, touching, realistic, dark humor, sentimental, funny, witty ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, last wish, escapades, friends, gangsters, on the road, on the run, odd couple, partners, crimes, life philosophy, tragedy, life is a bitch, runaway, chase, buddies, ocean, brain tumor, chases and races, patient, theft, rock, german, car race ...
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 humorous, realistic, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about friendship, storytelling, mentor, friends, partners, runaway and buddies mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Knockin' on Heaven's Door: The Bucket List (2007), The Intouchables (2011), Ruby & Quentin (2003), Taxi (1998), Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
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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, journey, follow your dream, friendship, golden years, human spirit, adventure, philosophy, hospital, life & death, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya, taj mahal, usa, cote d'azur, tibet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, disability, friends, human relationship, odd couple, life philosophy, culture clash, loneliness, starting over, partners, french, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.1
 24K
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: humorous, captivating, exciting, funny, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: odd couple, criminal heroes, crime, unlikely partners, french, prison escape, chase, prison, unlikely friendships, crazy, bank robbery, mentor ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, poland, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.0
 69K
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, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, taxi driver, bank robbery, french, police investigation, crime, chases and races, taxi, friends, heist, odd couple, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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: uplifting, emotional, realistic, dramatic, bleak ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, love triangle, loneliness, life, cerebral palsy, unrequited love, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, human spirit, life & death ...
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: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: gangsters, irish, on the road, friendship, hostage, infidelity, crime, hostages, release from prison, hoodlum, odd couple, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, safecracker, chase, car chase, crime gone awry, crime, on the road, treasure hunt, chases and races, adventure, outlaw, police ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: kids
Plot: train, chase, on the road, hippie, lsd, fbi, friendship, prison, odd couple, mind game, criminal heroes, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: oregon, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 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: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, realistic, witty
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, crime, fugitives, odd couple, romance, crime gone awry, cons and scams, heist, crimes, misfit, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 32K
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, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, on the road, drug lord, police, on the run, friendship, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, verbal byplay, buddies, bullet wound, hidden identity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.7
 2K
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, buddies, crime, wedding, on the run, release from prison, crime gone awry, crimes, couples, friends, hostages, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.4
 25K
Last Holiday (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, vacation, holiday, hotel, self discovery, love and romance, human nature, suicidal, senator, christmas, african american, chef ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: prague, europe, czech republic, central europe, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, childhood memory, childhood trauma, crime, birthday, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, gangsters, male friendship, childhood friends, crimes, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, barcelona spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: on the road, adventure, adventurer, chase, road trip, friendship, escapades, partners, obsessive quest, heist, teenage life, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, realistic, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, senior citizen, friendship, elderly, buddies, golden years, crime, human nature, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: semi serious, humorous, cynical, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: chase, prison, sheriff, going straight, friendship, on the road, buddies, cons and scams, deserter, car chase, friends, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: southern usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boss, murder, cancer, on the run, hitman, criminal heroes, police investigation, crime, mistress, criminal's revenge, fugitives, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: friends, thirty something, vacation, friendship, on the road, thirtysomething life, best friends, terminal illness, escapades, sex club, loss of friend, masturbation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic, road movie
Plot: terminal illness, on the road, pregnancy, buddies, hospital, fugitives, friendship, child illness, life is a bitch, friends, unfulfillment, tragic hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, not serious, realistic, witty, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: corruption, heist, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, crime, goofy hero, private detective, ex-cop, airport, odd couple, gangsters, parody ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, norway, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 3.4
 856
Hot Dog (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A pair of Tactical Units Police Officers from different walks of life come together to rescue an ambassador's daughter.
Style: humorous, exciting, tense, captivating, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: fake kidnapping, gunfight, police investigation, friendship, law enforcement, crimes, escapades, dishonesty, violence, vengeance, chase, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.0
 8K
Simon (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When Camiel, a gay dentist, and Simon, a carefree café owner, collide in a traffic accident their lives become intrinsically entangled. When they bump into each other 14 years later, Simon is severely ill. Camiel experiences at close range how ...
Style: humorous, talky, realistic, touching, witty ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, gay, cancer, gays and lesbians, marijuana, sex, dentist, homosexual, best friends, aids, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, europe, canada, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 7.1
 62K
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: talky, humorous, clever, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, theft, motel, crime, heist, thief, buddies, unlikely criminals, language barrier, burglar, nervous breakdown, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, semi serious, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gambling, lottery, robbery, chase, ghetto, african american, gangsters, nightclub, nothing goes right, buddies, male friendship, urban ...
Time: 70s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.0
 28K
K-9 (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The extravagant cop Michael Dooley needs some help to fight a drug dealer who has tried to kill him. A "friend" gives him a dog named Jerry Lee (Officer Lewis), who has been trained to smell drugs. With his help, Dooley sets out to put his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dog, police dog, german shepherd, police investigation, odd couple, buddies, crime, police operation, partners, friends, tough law enforcer, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.7
 677
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, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, interracial friendship, gang, hitman, coming of age, gangsters, friends, culture clash, crimes, society, youth, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.0
 18K
Harlem Nights (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: "Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, friends, police, nightclub, gangsters, corruption, crime, buddies, gang, nightclub owner, hoodlum, nightlife ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s, 80s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, elevator, police investigation, hollywood, odd couple, crime, partners against crime, dual identity, identity, undercover agent, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Breaking the Rules (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two friends take their dying buddy on one last road trip.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: friendship, youth, buddies, on the road, terminal illness, adventure, friends, best friends, tragic hero, self discovery, homecoming, reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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