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

Most similar movies to Leaves of Grass

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, clever, talky and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, crimes, corruption, mentor, murder and crime gone awry mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Leaves of Grass: Death to Smoochy (2002), Homegrown (1998), Criminal (2004), The Ladykillers (2004), Pride and Glory (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, surreal ...
Plot: vengeance, corruption, performer's life, television, revenge, mob, children, irish, sarcasm, death, foul language, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, salt lake city utah, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 5.8
 4K
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, marijuana, drugs, weed, buddies, murder, drug dealing, gunfight, twists & turns, countryside, criminal heroes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   90%
    User:   100%
 
 6.4
 10K
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, semi serious, twists and turns ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   90%
 
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   56%
 
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
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, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   67%
 
 6.4
 16K
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 ...
Plot: crime, drug abuse, buddies, dialogue driven, organized crime, gangsters, dialogue, gangster, crimes, dishonesty, friendship, relationships ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   58%
 
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   79%
 
 5.8
 10K
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, semi serious, humorous ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   64%
 
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 6.4
 7K
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, strong sexual content, criminal heroes, psychopath, robbery, murder, crime gone awry, violent, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   53%
 
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, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: crime, betrayal, murder, gangsters, organized crime, christmas, lawyer, drinking, neo noir, money, robbery, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   49%
 
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:   55%
    User:   46%
 
 7.3
 73K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   48%
 
 6.8
 110K
The Score
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An aging thief hopes to retire and live off his ill-gotten wealth when a young kid convinces him into doing one last heist.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, betrayal, robbery, chase, surveillance, jazz, one last job, urban, organized crime, twists & turns, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   57%
 
 5.4
 38K
Stone
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Parole officer Jack Mabry has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald 'Stone' Creeson, a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially ...
Style: psychological, sexual, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: prison, manipulation, infidelity, arson, strong sexual content, manipulations, nudity (topless - notable), adultery, confined, corruption, drinking, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, michigan, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   52%
 
 7.0
 5K
Amateur
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man wakes up in an alley, bleeding and with no memory of who he is. He stumbles into a coffee shop and is befriended by a charitable ex-nun who is failing in her attempts to write marketable pornography.
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, cerebral, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, amnesia, love triangle, deadpan, pornography, gangsters, murder, dialogue, crimes, loneliness, relationships, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   42%
 
Burn After Reading
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst falls into the hands of Linda Litzke and Chad Feldheimer, the two gym employees see a chance to make enough money for her to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of ...
Style: dark humor, clever, cynical, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: farce, espionage, paranoia, stupidity, divorce, infidelity, violence, adultery, surveillance, betrayal, blackmail, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   50%
 
 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   47%
 
 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, realistic ...
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:   43%
    User:   51%
 
 6.5
 17K
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, realistic ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   36%
 
Monument Ave.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, murder, working class, vengeance, drugs, irish, criminal's revenge, life philosophy, gang, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   35%
 
 7.3
 115K
Matchstick Men
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A phobic con artist and his protege are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the con artist's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.
Style: clever, surprise ending, suspense, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: crime, psychiatrist, mental illness, father daughter relationship, mentor, hospital, con artists, con men, cons and scams, murder, twists & turns, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   41%
 
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, melancholic, dramatic ...
Plot: murder, crime, police investigation, father son relationship, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, family drama, redemption, father-son relationship, family in crisis, guilt, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
 6.4
 13K
The Big White
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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: kidnapping, small town, comedy of errors, unlikely criminals, insurance, crime, cons and scams, sarcasm, greed, mental illness, death, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   38%
 
 7.1
 62K
Bottle Rocket
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   39%
 
 6.0
 7K
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, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, vengeance, revenge, violence, greed, money, drugs, corruption, hip hop, gangster ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   41%
 
 7.2
 36K
JCVD
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Between his tax problems and his legal battle with his wife for the custody of his daughter, these are hard times for the action movie star who finds that even Steven Seagal has pinched a role from him! Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to the country ...
Style: stylized, clever, gloomy, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: heist, robbery, gunfight, crime gone awry, bank robbery, actor's life, postmodernism, violence, down on your luck, death, hostage, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe, los angeles, brussels belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
 7.4
 7K
The Ax
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, France, Spain
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A chemist loses his job to outsourcing. Two years later and still jobless, he hits on a solution: to genuinely eliminate his competition.
Style: dark humor, not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: serial killer, workplace, murder, unlikely criminals, unemployment, political, alternate reality, greed, police investigation, crime, assassination, life philosophy ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   39%
 
 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, offbeat ...
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:   37%
    User:   39%
 
 7.6
 48K
The Player
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?
Style: clever, cynical, witty, talky, biting ...
Plot: hollywood, police investigation, murder, obsession, movie business, paranoia, blackmail, investigation, writers, twists & turns, greed, paranoid ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
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, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
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:   35%
    User:   42%
 
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