Movies like Mystery Train

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Mystery Train (1989)
 7.6
 23K
Mystery Train (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, meditative, realistic, talky, witty, clever, thought provoking, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: hotel, tourist, crimes, friendship, odd couple, group of strangers, radio, drinking, listening to music, multiple storylines, culture clash, obsession, friends, couple relations, love and romance, couples, petty criminal, disorder, fish out of water, down on your luck, counterculture, cult, oldies, hotel room, widow ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa, new jersey, japan, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Mystery Train

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, mentor, drinking, catastrophe, gangsters and greed mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Mystery Train: Down by Law (1986), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Bottle Rocket (1996), Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Jerry and Tom (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 44K
Down by Law (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, sincere, meditative, harsh ...
Plot: prison, pimp, fight, friendship, partners, prison escape, prison life, unlikely criminals, on the road, misfit, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Japan, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.
Style: meditative, humorous, clever, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: cigarette, actor, lifestyle, coffee, friendship, musician, interview, social relations, artists and showbiz, cafe, friends, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: usa, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.0
 65K
Bottle Rocket (1996)
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: humorous, talky, witty, clever, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, theft, thief, heist, motel, crime, partners in crime, friends, disorder, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rootless Hungarian émigré Willie, his pal Eddie, and visiting sixteen-year-old cousin Eva always manage to make the least of any situation, whether aimlessly traversing the drab interiors and environs of New York City, Cleveland, or an anonymous ...
Style: bleak, offbeat, realistic, thought provoking, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, gambling, fish out of water, on the road, partners, immigrants, friendship, self discovery, drifter, misfit, society, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, new york, ohio, usa, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Jerry and Tom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their profession differs a lot. It shows when Tom is required to kill his ...
Style: clever, talky, witty, dark humor, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, dishonesty, couples, partners, retiring, wild ride, friends, crime, crimes, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 51K
Night on Earth (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, UK, Germany, USA, Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.
Style: intellectual, talky, humorous, touching, witty ...
Plot: taxi, taxi driver, passenger, culture clash, priest, confession, heart attack, night, friendship, german, nightlife, blind character ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, los angeles, finland, europe, helsinki finland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Things Change (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jerry, a misfit Mafia henchman, is assigned the low-level job of keeping an eye on Gino, a shoe repairman fingered by the Mob to confess to a murder he didn't commit. But Gino's mistaken for a Mafia boss, and the two are suddenly ...
Style: clever, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: hotel, friendship, hitman, scapegoat, mistaken identity, gangsters, murder, criminal heroes, crimes, switching roles, crime, hidden identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 2K
Cold Fever (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan, Iceland, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Japanese businessman travels to Iceland and has a series of misadventures while venturing to a remote area to perform a traditional burial ritual where his parents died several years back.
Style: bleak, humorous, road movie, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: culture clash, on the road, fish out of water, escapades, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, anniversary, misfit, society, golf, self discovery, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: iceland, japan, europe, asia, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Band of Outsiders (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cinephile slackers Franz and Arthur spend their days mimicking the antiheroes of Hollywood noirs and Westerns while pursuing the lovely Odile. The misfit trio upends convention at every turn, be it through choreographed dances in cafés or ...
Style: stylized, talky, atmospheric, witty, humorous ...
Plot: love triangle, alienation, new wave, crime gone awry, crime, buddies, friends, postmodernism, disorder, city life, unlikely criminals, twentysomething life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Money for Nothing (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an ...
Style: realistic, humorous, light, intense, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crime, friends, disorder, dishonesty, heist, nothing goes right, money, unemployment, friendship, police, chase, runaway ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Object of Beauty (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A valuable piece of art is stolen from a couple.
Style: talky, clever, stylized, realistic, witty ...
Plot: master and servant, cons and scams, mute or deaf, love and romance, crime, crumbling marriage, crimes, couples, dishonesty, family problems, social differences, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
California Split (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Down-on-his-luck gambler Bill (George Segal) links up with free spirit Charlie (Elliott Gould) at first to have some fun, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of desperation, he pawns most of his ...
Style: cynical, talky, witty, clever, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, casino, transvestism, poker, bus, gambling debt, fight, stripper, roulette, broken nose, craps ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 17K
Flawless (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door.
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: transvestism, friendship, disability, culture clash, gender, friends, gender bending, gay, loneliness, prejudice, hotel, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 5K
Amateur (1994)
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, realistic, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: redemption, murder, on the run, memory loss, haunted by the past, love and romance, couple relations, romance, crimes, dishonesty, couples, nosy ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 32K
Nurse Betty (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: What happens when a person decides that life is merely a state of mind? If you're Betty, a small-town waitress and soap opera fan from Fair Oaks, Kansas, you refuse to believe that you can't be with the love of your life just because he ...
Style: witty, humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: hitman, murder, delusion, romance, memory loss, losing-it hero, crime, obsessive quest, violence, professional killer, salesman, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, oklahoma, cross country ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 14K
Gridlock'd (1997)
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: realistic, disturbing, humorous, rough, harsh ...
Plot: drug addiction, addiction, hip hop, heroin, drug abuse, rehabilitation, overdose, friendship, going straight, crimes, life is a bitch, treatment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, detroit, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organise a daring new heist.
Style: humorous, road movie, light, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, chase, crime, treasure hunt, safecracker, rivalry, adventure, escapades, on the road, partners, buddies, car chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Permanent Vacation (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In downtown Manhattan, a twenty-something boy whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few characters along the way.
Style: surreal, semi serious, atmospheric, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: misfit, drifter, jazz, insomnia, couples, daydreamer, youth, self discovery, family relations, redemption, coming of age, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.4
 16K
Made (2001)
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, clever, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: bar fight, friendship, stripper, crime, disorder, buddies, partners, dishonesty, cons and scams, love and romance, crimes, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, california, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Box of Moon Light (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Al Fountain, a middle-aged electrical engineer, is on the verge of a mid-life crisis, when he decides to take his time coming home from a business trip, rents a car, and heads out looking for a lake he remembers from his childhood. But his wandering ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, humorous, road movie, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, stranger, free spirit, friends, introspection, unfulfillment, infidelity, phone sex, vandalism, engineer, life ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 21K
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, clever, humorous, cynical, biting ...
Plot: hitman, betrayal, female killer, gangsters, crime, romance, deadly, criminal heroes, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Marital infidelity, religion, a guy in heaven wearing a Wizards jersey, anal fetishes, cigarettes and schizophrenia, ghosts, and how it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, friendship, ghost, masturbation, love and romance, couple relations, friends, stewardess, self discovery, buddies, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 15K
Intermission (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A raucous story of the interweaving lives and loves of small-town delinquents, shady cops, pretty good girls and very bad boys. With Irish guts and grit, lives collide, preconceptions shatter and romance is tested to the extreme. An ill-timed and ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, crime, crimes, couple relations, irish, love and romance, male female relationship, multiple storylines, justice, unlikely friendships, heist, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Going in Style (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three senior citizens in their 70s who live together are slowly decaying in endless days with nothing to do but feed the birds. One of them comes up with an idea - rob a bank. They certainly could use the money if they get away with it and if they ...
Style: touching, clever, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, friendship, elderly, senior citizen, disorder, partners, dishonesty, buddies, fish out of water, friends, human nature, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Doom Generation (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.
Style: surreal, disturbing, dark humor, semi serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, violence, surrealism, murder, love triangle, voyeur, controversy, shoplifting, threesome, nihilism, punk, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Road to Wellville (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An unhappy young couple visit the infamous Kellogg spa in Battle Creek, Michigan while a young hustler tries get into the breakfast-cereal business and compete against John Kellogg's corn flakes.
Style: humorous, witty, talky, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: doctors and patients, couples, countryside, cons and scams, goofy hero, competition, eccentricity, doctor, nurse, friendship, spa, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1900s, turn of the century, 1890s ...
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Shakes the Clown (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Shakes plods about his duties as party clown, and uses all of his free time getting seriously drunk. Binky, another clown, wins the spot on a local kiddie show, which depresses Shakes even more, and his boss threatens him with unemployment if he ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: clown, false accusation, frame up, rescue, nothing goes right, disorder, crimes, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, psychopath, kidnapping, on the run ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Mad Dog and Glory (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wayne Dobie is a shy cop whose low-key demeanor has earned him the affectionate nickname "Mad Dog." After Mad Dog saves the life of Frank Milo, a crime boss and aspiring stand-up comedian, he's offered the company of an attractive ...
Style: clever, exciting, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: fistfight, police, singing, city, crime, criminal heroes, love and romance, crimes, romance, dangerous attraction, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 2K
Diggers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Diggers is a coming-of-age story directed by Katherine Dieckmann. It portrays four working-class friends who grow up in The Hamptons, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, as clam diggers in 1976. Their fathers were clam diggers as well as ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, parents and children, coming of age, social differences, americana, social relations, youth, love and romance, save the day, father son relationship, family relations, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in 1920's New York City, this movie tells the story of idealistic young playwright David Shayne. Producer Julian Marx finally finds funding for the project from gangster Nick Valenti. The catch is that Nick's girl friend Olive Neal ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, atmospheric, light ...
Plot: mafia, murder, playwright, actress, rehearsal, gangsters, crime, broadway, backstage, showbiz, actor, friendship ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%