Movies like The Mexican

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The Mexican (2001)
 6.1
 102K
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 girlfriend Samantha to end his association with the mob. Jerry figures alive and in trouble with Samantha is better than the more permanent alternative, so he heads south of the border.
Style: twists and turns, humorous, realistic, tense, dark humor, witty, semi serious, light, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, criminal heroes, on the road, one last job, nothing goes right, fish out of water, crimes, crime, escapades, love and romance, disorder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, hostage, road trip, romance, cheating, gangsters, hostages, confined, artifact, graphic violence, legends and myths, danger, bug ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, las vegas, usa, latin america, nevada, los angeles

Most similar movies to The Mexican

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, clever and semi serious films with plots about dialogue, crimes, mentor, storytelling, brutality, runaway and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like The Mexican: You Kill Me (2007), Snatch (2000), Trapped in Paradise (1994), Grand Theft Auto (1977), Prizzi's Honor (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, crime, crimes, gang, gangsters, alcohol abuse, love and romance, rehabilitation, polish, going straight, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, new york, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 767K
Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the ...
Style: humorous, witty, entertaining, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, criminal heroes, gambling, cons and scams, heist, master criminal, disorder, nothing goes right, graphic violence, boxing, partners in crime, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Trapped in Paradise (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Firpo Brothers can get away with anything. They just can't get away!
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, light, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christmas, small town, heist, criminal heroes, disorder, crimes, nothing goes right, partners, redemption, crime gone awry, dishonesty, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Grand Theft Auto (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A rich girl steals her dad's Rolls Royce and heads off to Las Vegas to get married. However, her angry parents, a jealous suitor, and a bunch of reward seekers are determined to stop her.
Style: road movie, humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: car chase, crimes, eccentric family, disorder, couples, police chase, on the road, odd couple, criminal heroes, partners, young lovers, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 22K
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love, only to discover that they have each been hired to kill the other.
Style: dark humor, suspense, clever, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, female killer, crimes, crime, romance, fall in love, love affair, deadly, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, mexico, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Chain of Fools (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An avid detective is assigned to investigate the heist of a batch of precious coins that end up in the hands of a suicidal barber.
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, light, twists and turns ...
Plot: romance, transvestite, love and romance, theft, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, kidnapping, hitman, eccentricity, greed, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Two If by Sea (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Frank O'Brien, a petty thief, and his 7-year-long girlfriend Roz want to put an end to their unsteady lifestyle and just do that last job, which involves stealing a valuable painting. Frank takes Roz to an island on the coast of New England, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: thief, painting, island, heist, romance, crimes, crime, partners, disorder, cons and scams, couple relations, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new england, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.9
 17K
The Chase (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack Hammond is sentenced to life in prison, but manages to escape. To get away from the police he takes a girl as hostage and drives off in her car. The girl happens to be the only daughter of one of the richest men in the state. In a while the car ...
Style: exciting, humorous, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: car chase, hostage, chase, kidnapping, on the run, gunfight, pursuit, violence, crimes, disorder, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, mexico, california, united states, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, faked death, attempted murder, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 2.5
 46K
Gigli (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Gigli is ordered to kidnap the psychologically challenged younger brother of a powerful federal prosecutor. When plans go awry, Gigli's boss sends in Ricki, a gorgeous free-spirited female gangster who has her own set of orders to assist with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, romantic, melancholic, suspense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, gangsters, romance, fall in love, opposites attract, crimes, crime, mission of murder, lovers, couple relations, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, australia, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Killing Cabos (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Oscar Cabos, a multimillionaire tycoon, is being held for ransom--only his captors have nabbed the wrong man. Now, to get their money, they must find the real Cabos--which could get tricky since he's been counter-kidnapped by his future ...
Style: talky, exciting, humorous, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, disorder, gang, partners, petty criminal, escapades, dwarf, wrong place wrong time, criminal heroes, mistaken identity, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Married to the Mob (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Angela de Marco is fed up with her gangster husband's line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo, Angela and her son depart ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: starting over, murder, fbi, hitman, romance, gangsters, against the odds, against the rules, crime, crimes, special agents, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mafia hitman Tommy Spinelli (Joe Pesci) is flying to San Diego with a bag that holds eight severed heads, which he's bringing to his superiors to prove that some troublesome rival mobsters are permanently out of the picture. When his bag gets ...
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, not serious, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, airport, murder, head, vacation, farce, crime gone awry, misfit, misfit partners, track down, college ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: mexico, latin america, san diego california, baltimore, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Hangover Part III (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.
Style: dark humor, humorous, realistic, not serious, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hung over, dentist, farce, drugs/alcohol, vacation, overbearing, irresponsible, friends, plan gone awry, graphic violence, profanity, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, mexico, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, humorous, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hitman, mafia, murder, farce, crimes, crime, comedy of errors, opposites attract, unlikely partners, love affair, misfit, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, montreal, canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 28K
The Big Hit (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Affable hit man Melvin Smiley is constantly being scammed by his cutthroat colleagues in the life-ending business. So, when he and his fellow assassins kidnap the daughter of an electronics mogul, it's naturally Melvin who takes the fall when ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, crimes, crime, cons and scams, danger, woman in danger, husband wife relationship, hostage, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Drop Dead Sexy (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When their money scam runs aground, a group of would-be thieves turn to kidnapping in an attempt to blackmail their target.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corpse, kidnapping, stripper, disorder, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, down on your luck, cons and scams, criminal heroes, partners, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, latin america, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 29K
Stretch (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A hard-luck limo driver struggling to go straight and pay off a debt to his bookie takes on a job with a crazed passenger whose sought-after ledger implicates some seriously dangerous criminals.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, escapades, danger, chases and races, disorder, going straight, foot chase, gambling debt, gangsters, revenge, urban, lone hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
The Brothers Bloom (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job – showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a ...
Style: twists and turns, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, fall in love, crime gone awry, cons and scams, family relations, dishonesty, escapades, crimes, partners, partners in crime, going straight, adventurer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, tokyo, montenegro, st. petersburg russia, prague ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.4
 13K
Excess Baggage (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A rich brat (Alicia Silverstone) fakes her own kidnapping, but in the process ends up locked in the trunk of a car that gets stolen.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, romance, crime gone awry, comedy of errors, missing person, fall in love, nothing goes right, dishonesty, disorder, cons and scams, couples, romancing a criminal ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 17K
Life of Crime (2013)
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: cynical, tricky, suspense, tense, ironic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, profanity, crime gone awry, cons and scams, hostages, ransom demand, adultery, ransom, abduction, husband wife relationship, mistress ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, year 1978
Place: usa, detroit, bahamas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, crimes, crime gone awry, gangsters, dog, screenwriter, kidnapping, partners in crime, mob boss, neo noir, thief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1954, year 1963, year 1947 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Feeling Minnesota (1996)
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, offbeat, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, murder, family relations, corruption, stripper, gangsters, romance, love, dishonesty, opposites attract, lovers on the run, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Waking Up in Reno (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Candy and Lonnie Earl are just crazy about each other. The problem: she's married to Roy and he's married to Darlene. So far it's been a secret affair. But that's about to change, because this foursome is driving cross-country ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, infidelity, on the road, couple relations, partners, nothing goes right, buddies, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, road trip ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 7K
Mo' Money (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Trying to get his act together, a con artist gets a job in a credit card company. He falls in love with a fellow employee, he steals a couple of cards, everything is going great. But soon, the chief of security drags him into the big leagues of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: credit card, cons and scams, love and romance, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, investigation, reluctant partners, chase, african american, con artists ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 26K
Suicide Kings (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Christopher Walken shines in this cult-favorite dark comedy as Charlie, a former mobster who is abducted by five privileged young men (Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnny Galecki, Jay Mohr, Jeremy Sisto, Henry Thomas) desperate to raise a $2 million ransom ...
Style: dark humor, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, crimes, crime, mansion, crime gone awry, disorder, nothing goes right, confined, buddies, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 51K
Heartbreakers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Max and Page are a brilliant mother/daughter con team who have their grift down to a fine science. Max targets wealthy, willing men and marries them. Page then seduces them, and Max catches her husband in the act. Then it's off to palimony city ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: cons and scams, manipulation, dishonesty, manipulations, parents and children, love and romance, mother daughter relationship, farce, criminal heroes, hidden identity, frame up, con artists ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new york, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 34K
Hit and Run (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Former getaway driver Charlie Bronson jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles. The feds and Charlie's former gang chase them on the road.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, intense, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, witness protection, danger, gang war, crimes, crime, love and romance, nothing goes right, beautiful scenery, getaway driver, runaway, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mafia, marriage proposal, family relations, fbi, gangsters, crimes, romance, mistaken identity, dishonesty, fall in love, comedy of errors, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, kansas city, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 47K
Duplicity (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Two romantically-engaged corporate spies team up to manipulate a corporate race to corner the market on a medical innovation that will reap huge profits and enable them to lead an extravagant lifestyle together.
Style: twists and turns, sexy, clever, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: espionage, undercover, rivalry, manipulation, intrigue, romance, love affair, manipulations, battle of the sexes, uninhibited rivalry, spy, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, dubai, bahamas, new york, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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