Movies like Leaves of Grass

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Leaves of Grass
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: clever, witty, cynical, intellectual, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, crime, mentor, twins, country, marijuana, drugs/alcohol, weed, drugs, violence, brothers, siblings relations, crime gone awry, midlife crisis, crimes, jews, violent, death, dishonesty, family drama, character study, dialogue, partners, small town, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
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God Bless America
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
105 min.
 7.2
In Bruges
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
UK, USA
107 min.
 7.9
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Most similar movies to Leaves of Grass

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, stylized and clever films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, mentor, crimes, catastrophe, brutality and crime gone awry mostly in Crime, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Leaves of Grass: Homegrown (1998), Criminal (2004), The Ladykillers (2004), God Bless America (2011), The Ice Harvest (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Homegrown
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, marijuana, drugs, weed, buddies, murder, drug dealing, gunfight, twists & turns, criminal heroes, crime, countryside ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
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 6.4
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Criminal
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: clever, suspenseful, surprise ending, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, casino, hotel, forgery, chase, con artists, heist, con men, twists & turns, plot twist, greed, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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System:   95%
    User:   87%
 
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The Ladykillers
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, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: heist, crime, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, casino, robbery, dialogue, cons and scams, money, foul language, ship, island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
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System:   93%
    User:   100%
 
God Bless America
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Fed up with the cruelty and stupidity of American culture, an unlikely duo goes on a killing spree, killing reality TV stars, bigots and others they find repugnant in this black comedy.
Style: dark humor, talky, cynical, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: depression, violence, stupidity, politics, vigilante, anti heroes, murder, reality tv, misfit partners, violent, murderous pair, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, new jersey
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The Ice Harvest
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.
Style: dark humor, clever, suspenseful, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: crime, betrayal, murder, gangsters, organized crime, christmas, lawyer, drinking, neo noir, money, robbery, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa
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Made
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two aspiring boxers lifelong friends get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.
Style: talky, humorous, clever, realistic, witty ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa, new jersey ...
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Novocaine
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs
Style: clever, suspenseful, suspense, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, crime, betrayal, drugs, unlikely criminals, neo noir, twists & turns, murder mystery, cons and scams, mystery, crimes, neo-noir ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, france
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System:   70%
    User:   82%
 
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Miami Blues
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Fred gets out of prison, he decides to start over in Miami, where he starts a violent one-man crime wave. He soon meets up with amiable college student Susie. Opposing Fred is Sgt Hoke Moseley, a cop who is getting a bit old for the job, ...
Style: cynical, serious, dark humor, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, violence, neo noir, brutality, criminal heroes, strong sexual content, psychopath, robbery, murder, crime gone awry, violent, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, los angeles
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    User:   79%
 
Death to Smoochy
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tells the story of Rainbow Randolph, the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show, who is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy, a puffy fuscia rhinoceros. As Smoochy catapults to fame - scoring hit ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: vengeance, corruption, tv show, performer's life, television, revenge, mob, children, irish, sarcasm, death, foul language ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, salt lake city utah, manhattan new york city
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    User:   62%
 
 6.5
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You Kill Me
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While drying out on the West Coast, an alcoholic hit man befriends a tart-tongued woman who might just come in handy when it's time for him to return to Buffalo and settle some old scores.
Style: dark humor, humorous, clever, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: hitman, crime, gangsters, organized crime, gay, assassin, drinking, anti-hero, crimes, redemption, loneliness, irish ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, new york, usa, california, los angeles
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System:   62%
    User:   54%
 
 7.0
 30K
Igby Goes Down
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: clever, realistic, witty, talky, intellectual ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, mental illness, addiction, depression, storytelling, drinking, cancer, heavy metal, parents and children, adolescence, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, connecticut, new york, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   58%
 
The Last Supper
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs.
Style: dark humor, clever, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, politics, death, culture clash, serial killer, political, sexism, crimes, crime, corruption, deadly, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   60%
 
 6.0
 57K
The Gambler
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, cynical, serious, clever ...
Plot: gambling, gangsters, addiction, crime, casino, gangster, dishonesty, existentialism, dialogue, greed, drinking, gambler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   66%
 
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Empire
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top Victor soon finds out that he has ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, vengeance, revenge, violence, greed, money, drugs, corruption, hip hop, gangs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   59%
 
City by the Sea
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man struggling to come to terms with the sins of his father makes the terrible discovery that his own son has fallen into a life of crime in a drama based on a true story. Vincent LaMarca is a dedicated and well-respected New York City police ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, melancholic, dramatic ...
Plot: murder, crime, police investigation, father son relationship, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, family drama, redemption, father-son relationship, family in crisis, guilt, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   62%
 
 7.0
 13K
Gridlock'd
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being ...
Style: witty, semi serious, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: hip hop, drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, drugs, heroin, murder, drugs/alcohol, buddies, chase, hospital, going straight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: detroit, usa, new york
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System:   51%
    User:   57%
 
 6.2
 22K
Smart People
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant -- but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he's as downright flummoxed as the next guy.
Style: clever, humorous, witty, intellectual, semi serious ...
Plot: romance, dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, pregnancy, death, adoption, hospital, father daughter relationship, relationships, drinking, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, new jersey, campus, pennsylvania
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System:   50%
    User:   49%
 
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, greed, dysfunctional family, robbery, divorce, death, violence, betrayal, heist, adultery, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brazil, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   47%
 
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2 Days in the Valley
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: clever, stylized, talky, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime, murder, gangsters, police investigation, assassin, violence, redemption, cons and scams, nudity (topless - notable), dialogue, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   39%
 
 5.8
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Life of Crime
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, twists and turns, semi serious, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime, crime gone awry, vengeance, adultery, cons and scams, twists & turns, pornography, cheating, confined, adaptation, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: usa, california, detroit, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   40%
 
 6.7
 8K
Big Fan
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paul Aufiero, a 35-year-old parking-garage attendant from Staten Island, is the self-described "world's biggest New York Giants fan". One night, Paul and his best friend Sal spot Giants star linebacker Quantrell Bishop at a gas ...
Style: talky, bleak, disturbing, psychological, tragicomedy ...
Plot: obsession, dysfunctional family, hospital, football, sport, police investigation, loser, character study, radio, life is a bitch, relationships, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   50%
 
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Spun
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Over the course of three days Ross, a college dropout addicted to crystal-meth, encounters a variety of oddball folks - including a stripper named Nikki and her boyfriend, the local meth producer, The Cook - but all he really wants to do is hook up ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, rough, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drugs, drug addiction, pornography, male nudity, drugs/alcohol, buddies, weed, gay, social misfits, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   43%
 
Feeling Minnesota
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sam Clayton's (Vincent D'Onofrio) marriage to ex-stripper Freddie (Cameron Diaz) comes about when she's strong-armed into the match by Red (Delroy Lindo), a club proprietor who once did her a favor. But Freddie falls in love with ...
Style: clever, talky, semi serious, dark humor, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, corruption, gangsters, love, murder, lovers on the run, on the road, couple relations, twists & turns, fall in love, sexualized violence, violent ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
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The Guard
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 ...
Style: talky, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: small town, police investigation, crime, irish, police corruption, police, murder, reluctant partners, verbal byplay, drugs/alcohol, blackmail, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe, boston
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System:   40%
    User:   36%
 
Very Bad Things
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kyle Fisher has one last night to celebrate life as a single man before marrying Laura, so he sets out to Vegas with four of his best buddies. But a drug and alcohol filled night on the town with a stripper who goes all the way, turns into a cold ...
Style: dark humor, clever, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, murder, death, friends, buddies, guilt, prostitution, gratuitous violence, brutality, unlikely criminals, desert, violent ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, california, nevada, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   47%
 
Pride and Glory
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police corruption, police, police investigation, murder, betrayal, corruption, justice, violence, investigation, cancer, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, boston, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   38%
    User:   40%
 
 6.1
 11K
Violet & Daisy
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two teenage assassins accept what they think will be a quick-and-easy job, until an unexpected target throws them off their plan.
Style: dark humor, surreal, humorous, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: assassin, hitman, friendship, murderous pair, crime, assassins, violent, assassination, unlikely criminals, adolescence, unlikely friendships, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   31%
 
We Own the Night
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.
Style: gloomy, serious, suspense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, organized crime, mafia, police, russian, drugs, revenge, dysfunctional family, car chase, undercover cop, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   37%
    User:   43%
 

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Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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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 ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   37%
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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: crime, heist, robbery, buddies, unlikely criminals, theft, unlikely friendships, friendship, crime gone awry, love, deadpan, dialogue driven ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
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System:   36%
    User:   34%
 
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