Movies like The Lizard

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The Lizard (2004)
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The Lizard (2004)
Original name: مارمولک
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Reza is a petty thief who escapes jail by posing as a mullah. When he has to stay in disguise longer than he expected, he accidentally becomes the revered leader of a small-town mosque, bringing people flooding in with his on the hoof sermons featuring sexual innuendo and references to 'brother' Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.
Style: humorous, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: prison, village, criminal heroes, hidden identity, crimes, fugitives, society, pretense, religions or cults, small town life, warden, prison escape, clergy, disguise, fake identity, priest, politics, village life, chases and races, small town, escape, religion, train, suicide attempt, tattoo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, iran

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Most similar movies to The Lizard

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and suspenseful films with plots about society, crimes, criminal heroes, religions or cults, prison, dishonesty and social relations mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like The Lizard: Hallelujah! (2009), The Priest's Children (2013), Gangs from Rosario (2001), Big Fat Gypsy Gangster (2011), More Dogs Than Bones (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hallelujah! (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Following his release from a seven-year stretch in prison, Mario Diccara discovers that his affairs with the underworld aren't completely settled. His brother Patrick, a priest, suggests that he stays with elderly Father Etienne in a small ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Plot: mistaken identity, small town, priest, fake priest, social relations, disorder, impostor, farce, village, hidden identity, prison, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Priest's Children (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Don Fabijan is a young priest who comes to serve on an unnamed small island in the Adriatic. In order to help increase birth rate on the island, he decides to pierce condoms before they are sold. He therefore teams up with the newsagent Petar and ...
Style: realistic, suspense, humorous, semi serious, tragicomedy ...
Plot: satire, pregnancy, priest, clergy, unwanted pregnancy, village life, religions or cults, mediterranean, disorder, social relations, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Gangs from Rosario (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 90 min.
Story: City of Rosario. After three decades in prison together in the same cell, Tito and Castor are released. Outside the youth's friends await, as well as mines, tango, nights of drunkenness and a suitcase full of money hidden in the Parana River. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: crimes, tough heroes, lone wolves, gang, confined, golden years, dishonesty, graphic violence, friends, prison, prison life, heist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Big Fat Gypsy Gangster (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After sixteen years at Her Majesty's Pleasure, Britain's hardest man is released from prison, and into the care of a documentary film crew headed by a Brit-loving American film-maker who follow him for the next week, on an hilarious ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: gangsters, buddies, society, chaos and mayhem, prison, crimes, criminal heroes, release from prison, criminal, social misfits, crime, gangster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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More Dogs Than Bones (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A series of mishaps and misfortunes over $1 million in cash leads to murder, mayhem and greed.
Style: semi serious, rough, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, law enforcement, criminal heroes, gangsters, murder, greed, crime, airport, dogcatcher, chewing gum, dog, bound and gagged ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Mass Is Ended (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Onetime campus radical Nanni Moretti renounces his past to become a priest. Returning to his home village, Moretti is appalled at the lack of religious reverence amongst the townsfolk. Unable to communicate with any of his old friends, who've ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, dark humor, clever, sincere ...
Plot: church, village, culture clash, small town, village life, innocence lost, idealism, clergy, society, social relations, family problems, religions or cults ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 2K
Steve + Sky (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy
Country: Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Steve + Sky is a story about two struggling teenagers who are trying to find their own place in the world. He is a small-time crook recently released from prison and she is a prostitute craving some love and affection. They find each other in an ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous, touching ...
Plot: life is a bitch, love and romance, romance, fall in love, love affair, drug dealing, misfit, crimes, prostitute, criminal heroes, pimp, prison ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 588
Cool Money (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Charismatic thief Bobby Comfort escapes from prison, clears himself of all charges, and returns to a home life he finds unsatisfying. Though he is devoted to his wife and daughter, his old life comes calling, both figuratively and literally, in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: heist, gang, criminal heroes, cons and scams, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, jail, hotel, prison, disorder, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Estomago: A Gastronomic Story (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a dog-eat-dog world, Raimundo Nonato has found an alternative way to move ahead: he cooks. No matter what social strata this deceptively innocent young man inhabits, he hones his skills and sharpens his knives—and then he falls in love. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: prostitute, prison, lifestyle, fall in love, survival, crimes, criminal heroes, society, misfit, love and romance, restaurant, food ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Sister Mary Explains It All (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: As Sister Mary delivers a lecture on sin and its consequences, she's interrupted by several of her former students, who have little positive to say about how a Catholic education has impacted their lives.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, talky ...
Plot: society, clergy, religions or cults, church, disorder, rivalry, nun, catholic school, belief in the afterlife, teacher student relationship, satire, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 9K
Sınav (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Five high school students plans to steal University Entrance Exam booklets.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, youth, school, save the day, exam, criminal heroes, crime, social misfits, high school life, mathematics, studying
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 210
Man Dancin' (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Tough comedy drama set in Glasgow. Former enforcer Jimmy exits jail a changed man, but both his criminal boss and a corrupt copper think he's bluffing.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Plot: estate, jail, crimes, going straight, gang, gangsters, drug abuse, clergy, prison, brother brother relationship, tragic event, syringe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 245
Day Break (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Since the Islamic Revolution in Iran, capital punishment is carried out according to Islamic law, which gives the family of the victim ownership of the offender's life. Day Break - based on a compilation of true stories and shot inside ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: death row, prison, prison life, confined, pardon, society, life is a bitch, deadly, legal, legal action, law enforcement, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Best Two Years (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two pairs of Mormon missionaries from America live in a beaten-up apartment in the Dutch city of Haarlem. Their personalities are distinctly different. Elder Johnson is the District Leader and oversees their efforts. His companion, the vain Elder ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: mormon, missionary, clergy, society, religions or cults, apostle, unlikely partners, hopes, partners, misfit, bible, mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, netherlands, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Divine Intervention (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Reverend Robert Gibbs is a young, hip pastor who temporarily takes over the helm of a Fundamentalist Baptist church while his predecessor Reverend Matthews recovers from a stroke. While trying to impress Reverend Matthews, Gibbs has to win the ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, spiritual, offbeat ...
Plot: church, going straight, ambition, introspection, downfall, clergy, rivalry, dishonesty, couples, religions or cults, teenage love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Deserted Station (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On a pilgrimage to Mashad from Tehran, a couple's transportation breaks down, far from any major town. The husband, a photographer, seeks help at a nearby village and encounters a teacher who offers to help. Whilst the husband and teacher go ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: teacher, prodigy, self discovery, on the road, society, human nature, youth, teachers and students, isolation, religions or cults, village, train ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
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La Fuga (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the summer of 1928, several inmates from the National Penitentiary in Buenos Aires managed to escape. The film narrates the fate of each of these runaways in search of their destiny - tough men with their own ethical codes and ready to do ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, starting over, on the run, fugitives, criminal heroes, confined, prison life, destiny, couple relations, couples, society, chases and races ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Little Thing Called Murder (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fast forgery without mistakes. Shoplifting under pressure. Effective body disposal. The ability to multitask various felonies. These are just a few of the "talents" that mother-and-son grifters Sante and Kenny Kimes possess. Based on ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Plot: prison, obsessive quest, cons and scams, parents and children, dishonesty, crimes, gang, deadly, death in the family, murder, jail, trial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 5.7
 1K
The Italian (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Life smiles at Dino Fabrizzi,a cool forty-two-year old Italian. Not only is he the most successful salesman at The Maserati dealership in Nice but he has had a steady (and hot) relationship with Hélène,his girlfriend, who is beginning to ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: hidden identity, disorder, parents and children, couple relations, culture clash, religions or cults, meet the parents, dealer, power relations, family relations, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Screen Door Jesus (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A vision of Jesus sighted on the screen door of Mother Harper's front porch sparks misadventures as the media and crowds gather around the phenomenon and the townsfolk start to take sides. As more people flock to the door, some for guidance, ...
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: society, social relations, religions or cults, interracial relations, small town life, human nature, small town, friendship, bittersweet, religion, racism, preacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Magic Carpet Ride (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A struggling, suicidal young comedian meets a car thief who is willing to teach him a few things about his profession.
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: petty criminal, heist, family problems, crimes, working class, anti heroes, misfit, anti hero, society, family in crisis, satire, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Saintly Sinners (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Directed by Jean Yarbrough Ex-con Joseph Braden (Ron Hagerthy) has his car temporarily stolen by a pair of bank robbers who hide their loot in the vehicle's spare tire. After the car is repossessed, it's sold to the kindly Rev. Daniel ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, slang
Plot: intrigue, rivalry, clergy, crimes, dishonesty, bank, cons and scams, heist, on the run, criminal heroes, mute or deaf, car chase ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Where Do We Go Now? (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Lebanon, Egypt, Italy, Qatar
Duration: 110 min.
Story: On a remote, isolated, unnamed Lebanese village inhabited by both Muslims and Christians. The village is surrounded by land mines and only reachable by a small bridge. As civil strife engulfed the country, the women in the village learn of this fact ...
Style: touching, sincere, thought provoking, uplifting, humorous ...
Plot: religious differences, village, peaceful mission, disagreement, society, strong female character, muslim, islam, christianity, religious conflict, virgin mary statue, civil war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: lebanon, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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It Was the Son (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Ciraulo family lives in the miserable district of Palermo called "Zen". When one of their children dies in a shootout between mafia gangsters they receive compensation and buy a luxury black Volvo. Things go wrong when Trancredi, ...
Style: captivating, psychological, humorous, light, serious ...
Plot: family relations, working class, family problems, parents and children, crimes, society, tragedy, friendship, murder, family life, mafia
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Hassan & Mark (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When the lives of Mahmoud, a Muslim Sheikh (Omar Sharif) and Boulos, a Christian Theologian (Adel Imam) are threatened by religious extremists on both sides, the Egyptian government inducts them into a witness protection program that requires them ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, light, touching ...
Plot: friendship, on the run, assassination attempt, family relations, culture clash, switching roles, disorder, fall in love, parents and children, society, fake identity, witness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, africa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 838
Doc West (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After bandits steal his poker winnings this American legend makes his way to the next town in search of them. Seeking out his revenge during a poker game gone bad Doc West finds himself in the local town jail. When his past is exposed and a battle ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: gambling, danger, mind game, criminal heroes, gang, partners, chase, heroes, legends and myths, prison, vengeance, old west ...
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Mahadev (Shreyas Talpade) is an unemployed graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from Satna college, who is forced to make a living writing letters for the uneducated people of his village. His real ambition is to become a novel writer. Through his ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: politics, dishonesty, ambition, love and romance, campaign, couples, social relations, rebelliousness, parents and children, couple relations, small town, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
They Went That-A-Way & That-A-Way (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dewey (Tim Conway) and Wallace (Chuck McCann) are small-town lawmen who are ordered by the governor to go undercover as prison inmates to find out where a gang of thieves have hidden their loot. While they're undercover, however, the governor ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, exciting, not serious, realistic
Plot: prison, disorder, prison life, small town, small town life, working undercover, partners, crimes, confined, farce, escape, undercover ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 626
The Passion (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: To avoid being sued, a film director reluctantly agrees to set up and direct the Good Friday celebrations in a small Tuscan town.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: society, lifestyle, celebrity culture, religions or cults, disorder, nothing goes right, celebration, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, director, religion
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Faith, Fraud, & Minimum Wage (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rebellious teenage girl wrestles with the true nature of miracles when her father begins to believe in a religious hoax which she has secretly created.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hoax, self discovery, teenage life, life turned upside down, society, hopes, youth, dishonesty, miraculous event, parents and children, cons and scams, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%