Movies like Knockin' on Heaven's Door

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Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)
 7.9
 29K
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: road movie, exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, funny, talky, unusual plot structure, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, friends, escapades, life philosophy, last wish, odd couple, partners, on the run, life is a bitch, gangsters, theft, chase, buddies, on the road, german, chases and races, disorder, police, death, crimes, gunfight, friendship between men, police officer, tragedy ...
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, runaway, partners, disorder, friends, crimes and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Knockin' on Heaven's Door: The Bucket List (2007), Inside I'm Dancing (2004), Ruby & Quentin (2003), The Intouchables (2011), Taxi (1998). 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: inspirational, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: journey, terminal illness, elderly, unlikely friendships, human spirit, follow your dream, friendship, adventure, death, golden years, millionaire, dying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: himalaya, usa, cote d'azur, french riviera, tibet ...
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67%
Inside I'm Dancing (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, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, life, cerebral palsy, character study, loneliness, human spirit, love triangle, friends, life philosophy, broken heart ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
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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, funny, captivating, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unlikely partners, on the run, french, prison, henchman, odd couple, mob boss, escape, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, fugitives ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, poland, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: uplifting, feel good, touching, inspirational, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, caregiver, friends, starting over, lifestyle change, culture clash, disability, loneliness, handicapped, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.0
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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, light, exciting, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: car chase, taxi, taxi driver, car, heist, french, police investigation, chases and races, getaway driver, bank robbery, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, marseille, europe, marseille provence, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, extramarital affair, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, partners, graphic violence, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: humorous, exciting, captivating, light, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, safecracker, chase, on the road, crimes, crime, treasure hunt, rivalry, adventure, partners, buddies, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 37K
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: humorous, semi serious, buddy comedy, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, police, drug lord, buddies, crime, criminal heroes, working undercover, friendship, hidden identity, crimes, undercover cop, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: arizona, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.2
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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, witty, realistic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: train, chase, friendship, on the road, prison, fbi, lsd, criminal heroes, adventure, partners, crimes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: oregon, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 72K
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, witty, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, theft, heist, thief, crime, crimes, disorder, self discovery, nothing goes right, sibling relationship, buddies, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, partners, odd couple, crimes, crime, going straight, heist, disorder, criminal heroes, romance, confined, fugitives ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.2
 50K
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: not serious, exciting, humorous, funny, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: on the run, odd couple, mafia, police corruption, friendship, policewoman, chase, danger, shooting, organized crime, fugitives, drug cartel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, exciting, witty, parody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: corruption, friendship, heist, on the run, crime, crimes, partners against crime, nothing goes right, witnessing a crime, master criminal, disorder, comedy of errors ...
Time: 80s
Place: norway, europe, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
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Cop Out (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Detectives Jimmy and Paul, despite nine years as partners, can still sometimes seem like polar opposites – especially when Paul's unpredictable antics get them suspended without pay. Already strapped for cash and trying to pay for his ...
Style: buddy comedy, exciting, humorous, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, robbery, police, money laundering, police officer, thief, undercover cop, wedding, chases and races, partners, partners against crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: humorous, touching, semi serious, road movie, captivating ...
Plot: friends, vacation, on the road, terminal illness, friendship, bittersweet, thirty something, road trip, self discovery, escapades, thirtysomething life, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Three Fugitives (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On his first day after being released from jail for 14 armed bank robberies, Lucas finds himself caught up in someone else's robbery. Perry has decided to hold up the local bank to raise money so that he can keep his daughter, Meg, and get her ...
Style: road movie, feel good, sentimental, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: chase, on the run, odd couple, bank robbery, runaway, hostage, daughter, ex convict, release from prison, running from police, police, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 5K
Wanted (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Two complete strangers, Lola and Chelsea, intervene in a fatal carjacking while waiting at a suburban bus stop, and are subsequently thrust into a chase from authorities across Australia with a vehicle filled with cash. The strangers must rely ...
Style: road movie, buddy movie, twists and turns, witty
Plot: odd couple, runaway, police officer, mother son relationship, road accident, life is a bitch, friendship, partners, escapades, disorder, chases and races, gangsters ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 9K
Going Places (1974)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: whether it's cars, peace of mind, or daughters. ...
Style: talky, humorous, witty, offbeat, clever ...
Plot: strong sexual content, on the road, release from prison, menage a trois, bisexuality, breast feeding, explicit sex, nothing goes right, partners, fugitives, friends, dark humor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Most Beautiful Day (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The quirky, overambitious pianist Andi (33) and the more laid back and relaxed Benno (36) have just one thing in common: They will both die soon. So the two of them decide after some trouble at the hospice, to have the most awesome day before its ...
Style: humorous, sweet, psychological, sentimental, light ...
Plot: terminal illness, narcolepsy, road trip, friendship, last wish, disorder, life philosophy, odd couple, tragedy, patient, man in swimsuit, male friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
One-Way Ticket to Mombasa (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Pete loses his consciousness while playing in a pop band. The diagnosis is harsh and the doctor cannot say for sure whether Pete will celebrate his 18th birthday. One night, encouraged by the vodka on Jusa's 18th birthday, Pete confesses his ...
Style: road movie, humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, life is a bitch, tragic hero, on the road, child illness, love and romance, unfulfillment, young adult, illness, friendship, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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 ⇓
23%
High Heels and Low Lifes (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A nurse eavesdrops with a friend on a cell phone conversation that describes a bank heist. She and the friend then conspire to blackmail the robbers for $2 million.
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, funny, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: blackmail, crime, crimes, disorder, friends, mind game, heist, partners, cons and scams, rivalry, farce, bank robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: cowboy, friendship, chase, missing person, outlaw gang, fish out of water, odd couple, disorder, crimes, rivalry, buddies, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new mexico, usa, latin america, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, hitman, cancer, murder, boss, gunfight, danger, gangsters, partners, goofy hero, crime gone awry, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
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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, funny, humorous, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: dog, police dog, german shepherd, buddy cop, police investigation, justice, partners, friends, crimes, buddies, police operation, odd couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.9
 1K
Frau Ella (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man goes on a road trip with an old lady he saves from a hospital.
Style: humorous, road movie, feel good, captivating, light ...
Plot: on the road, odd couple, nothing goes right, couples, disorder, escapades, elderly, personal growth, lost love, pregnancy, friendship, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, france, berlin germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Money for Nothing (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, intense, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crime, crimes, disorder, friends, heist, nothing goes right, dishonesty, money, friendship, unemployment, police, chase ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.6
 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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, heist, crime gone awry, couple relations, lovers reunited, profanity, hostages, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, buddies, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
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Blue Streak (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Miles Logan is a jewel thief who just hit the big time by stealing a huge diamond. However, after two years in jail, he comes to find out that he hid the diamond in a police building that was being built at the time of the robbery. In an attempt to ...
Style: exciting, humorous, funny, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: heist, police station, robbery, crimes, partners, thief, police officer, murder, escape attempt, cons and scams, disorder, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, mexico, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.6
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Delhi Belly (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: India
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Three unsuspecting, average guys find themselves on the hit list of one of India's most-powerful crime syndicates.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, realistic, neo screwball comedy
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners in crime, nothing goes right, gangsters, fish out of water, on the run, buddies, goofy hero, disorder, crime, partners, muslim, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: india, new delhi, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%