Movies like The Matador

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The Matador (2005)
 6.7
 44K
The Matador (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Mexico, Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The life of Danny Wright, a salesman forever on the road, veers into dangerous and surreal territory when he wanders into a Mexican bar and meets a mysterious stranger, Julian, who's very likely a hit man. Their meeting sets off a chain of events that will change their lives forever, as Wright is suddenly thrust into a far-from-mundane existence that he takes to surprisingly well … once he gets acclimated to it.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspense, talky, twists and turns, light, tense, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: hitman, friendship, assassination, businessman, salesman, stranger, midlife crisis, crimes, crime, deal, disorder, holiday, lost, buddies, boss and employee, deadly, nothing goes right, fish out of water, encounter, down on your luck, power relations, hallucination, nervous breakdown, secrets, cocktail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, mexico city, latin america, greece, moscow russia, las vegas, portugal ...

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Most similar movies to The Matador

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and dark humor films with plots about crimes, gangsters, dialogue, mentor, brutality, murder and hitman mostly in Comedy, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Matador: In Bruges (2008), Big Trouble (2002), Birthday Girl (2001), The Mexican (2001), 2 Days in the Valley (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 391K
In Bruges (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, talky, humorous, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: irish, hitman, guilt, tourist, neo noir, haunted by the past, death, neo-noir, suicidal, redemption, partners, canadian stereotype ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: belgium, bruges, europe, london, amsterdam ...
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67%
 6.5
 20K
Big Trouble (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The story of how a mysterious suitcase brings together, and changes, the lives of a divorced dad, an unhappy housewife, two hitmen, a pair of street thugs, two love struck teens, two FBI men and a psychedelic toad. Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, funny, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitman, save the day, nothing goes right, crime, crimes, family relations, petty criminal, disorder, deadly, parents and children, stupidity, mob hit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 25K
Birthday Girl (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A shy bank clerk orders a Russian mail order bride, and finds his life turned upside down.
Style: sexy, suspense, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: robbery, crime, crimes, romance, femme fatale, romancing a criminal, couple relations, russian, mail order bride, bank clerk, manipulation, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 103K
The Mexican (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jerry Welbach, a reluctant bagman, has been given two ultimatums: The first is from his mob boss to travel to Mexico and retrieve a priceless antique pistol, known as "the Mexican"... or suffer the consequences. The second is from his ...
Style: twists and turns, humorous, realistic, tense, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, criminal heroes, one last job, on the road, nothing goes right, fish out of water, crimes, crime, escapades, love and romance, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, las vegas, usa, nevada, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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2 Days in the Valley (1996)
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: humorous, semi serious, suspense, twist ending, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, hostage, psychopath, attempted murder, crime, crimes, police investigation, gangsters, nudity (full frontal - brief), multiple storylines, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Whole Ten Yards (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jimmy 'The Tulip' Tudeski now spends his days compulsively cleaning his house and perfecting his culinary skills with his wife, Jill, a purported assassin who has yet to pull off a clean hit. Suddenly, an uninvited and unwelcome connection ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, witty, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hitman, chase, kidnapping, dentist, gangsters, danger, vengeance, criminal heroes, organized crime, attempted murder, faked death, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Salvation Boulevard (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the world of mega-churches in which a former Deadhead-turned-born again-Christian finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church who will do anything to protect their larger-than-life pastor.
Style: cynical, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: pastor, false accusation, life turned upside down, on the run, mystery, frame up, crimes, society, investigation, danger, farce, religions or cults ...
Time: quarry
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
Style: dark humor, talky, witty, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, crime, crime gone awry, crimes, weirdo, killings, thief, dog, neo noir, screenwriter, murder, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1947, year 1954, year 1963 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 53K
Stand Up Guys (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
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 ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: friendship, release from prison, crime, crimes, aging, gang, criminal heroes, moral dilemma, dishonesty, partners in crime, ex convict, confession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Ice Harvest (2005)
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: suspenseful, semi serious, dark humor, witty, twists and turns ...
Plot: stripper, christmas, crimes, betrayal, femme fatale, murder, strip club, crime, gangsters, dishonesty, nothing goes right, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Shock to the System (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Madison Avenue executive Graham Marshall has paid his dues. A talented and devoted worker, he has suffered through mounting bills and a nagging wife with one thing to look forward to: a well-deserved promotion. But when the promotion is given to a ...
Style: suspense, cynical, realistic, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, advertising, crimes, contests and competitions, vengeance, workplace intrigue, advertising agency, frame up, midlife crisis, rise to the top, unlikely criminals, boss ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Very Bad Things (1998)
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: humorous, not serious, dark humor, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, wedding, friends, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, love and romance, uncover truth, wrongfully committed, wedding preparations and rituals, investigation, violence, death ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, california, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Ladykillers (2004)
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, humorous, light, funny, absurd ...
Plot: cons and scams, painting, heist, murder, african american, crime gone awry, friends, religious fundamentalist, sheriff, racism, tunnel, strangulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 18K
You Kill Me (2007)
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: semi serious, humorous, witty, funny, dark humor ...
Plot: hitman, alcoholic, crimes, crime, gang, gangsters, alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, love and romance, polish, going straight, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, new york, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
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Dom Hemingway (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed.
Style: dark humor, stylized, talky, humorous, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, crimes, redemption, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, temperamental, hopes, prison, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex scene, ex convict, father daughter estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, france, europe, french riviera, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Kill Me Three Times (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While on a seemingly routine job, a jaded hit man discovers that he's not the only one with his target in the crosshairs.
Style: dark humor, twists and turns, humorous, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, crimes, vengeance, cons and scams, woman in danger, disorder, dishonesty, danger, deadly, small town, assassination attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, quarry
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 81K
The Guard (2011)
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: humorous, talky, semi serious, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: drug dealing, blackmail, police investigation, small town, fbi, drug smuggling, crime, crimes, smuggling, law enforcement, partners against crime, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Rancid Aluminum (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete Thompson thinks he has it all. However, following the death of his father his close friend and accountant reveals the company he has been left is bust and the only way out is to do business with the Russian mafia. His life and heart are on the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, tense, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, hitman, family business, nothing goes right, gangsters, going straight, drug abuse, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, buddies, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, russia, germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Get Shorty (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Chili Palmer is a Miami mobster who gets sent by his boss, the psychopathic "Bones" Barboni, to collect a bad debt from Harry Zimm, a Hollywood producer who specializes in cheesy horror films. When Chili meets Harry's leading lady, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, intense, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: mafia, hollywood, debt, producer, drug lord, money, gambling, gangsters, crimes, crime, cons and scams, satire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, los angeles, usa, las vegas, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Cops and Robbersons (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Hard-as-nails cop Jake Stone moves in with the Robbersons so he can watch a hitman who has moved in next door. The Hitman is one thing, but can you survive the Robberson family.
Style: sitcom, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, frame up, disorder, nothing goes right, odd couple, crimes, goofy hero, fish out of water, suburbs, police investigation, forgery, police surveillance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Grilled (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two meat salesmen (Romano, James) will stop at nothing to get a sale.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, captivating, realistic
Plot: nothing goes right, workplace situations, farce, friendship, hitman, disorder, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, buddies, fall in love, falling in love, cooking and food ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...
Style: dark humor, twists and turns, humorous, absurd, funny ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, private detective, christmas, actor, investigation, thief, lifestyle, disorder, mistaken identity, dishonesty, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california, denver colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Wish You Were Dead (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two bad women fight over one man in a back-stabbing, money-grabbing, insurance-hustling, double-dealing, two-timing caper.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, witty, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: opposites attract, hitman, fish out of water, couples, social relations, fall in love, love affair, danger, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 10K
Two Hands (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A 19 year old finds himself in debt to a local gangster when some gang loot disappears and sets him on the run from thugs. Meanwhile two street kids start a shopping spree when they find the missing money.
Style: humorous, entertaining, disturbing, suspense, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, love and romance, crime boss, change of luck, rivalry, on the run, gangs, gang, heist, beach ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Tailor of Panama (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A British spy is banished to Panama after having an affair with an ambassador's mistress. Once there he makes connection with a local tailor with a nefarious past and connections to all of the top political and gangster figures in Panama. The ...
Style: suspense, realistic, stylized, talky, serious ...
Plot: politics, espionage, spy, band, map, dancing, fireworks, secret agent, swimming, birthday, bridge, children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: panama, latin america, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mobster named Jimmy the Tulip agrees to cooperate with an FBI investigation in order to stay out of prison; he's relocated by the authorities to a life of suburban anonymity as part of a witness protection program. It's not long before a ...
Style: dark humor, funny, twists and turns, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hitman, mafia, murder, farce, crimes, crime, dentist, love affair, unlikely partners, misfit, disorder, opposites attract ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, montreal, canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Death to Smoochy (2002)
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: humorous, realistic, surreal, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: showbiz, tv show, artists and showbiz, performer's life, rivalry, vengeance, satire, delusion, disorder, nothing goes right, success, television ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Larry Donner is a author and writing professor who tutors people who want to write books. Larry's life has become a misery when his Ex-wife has published a book he wrote under her name and has gotten rich over it. Owen Lift, one of Larry's ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: murder, disorder, nothing goes right, crimes, crime, family relations, strangulation, train, resentment, attempted murder, professor, matricide ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Death in Brunswick (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A reserved man in need of a job, Carl Fitzgerald finds employment at a Greek restaurant. Upon meeting waitress Sophie, Carl begins dating the attractive woman. Though it seems things are improving for Carl, an unexpected situation leads to the death ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, not serious, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: nothing goes right, down on your luck, life is a bitch, parents and children, love and romance, crimes, family relations, unlikely criminals, fall in love, buddies, graphic violence, workplace romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 124K
Matchstick Men (2003)
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: twists and turns, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: cons and scams, con artists, twists & turns, bank vault, cheating, criminal, mental illness, crimes, crime, juvenile delinquency, bittersweet, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%