Movies like Mystery Train

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Mystery Train (1989)
 7.6
 24K
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, thought provoking, captivating, stylized, offbeat ...
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, cult, couples, petty criminal, disorder, down on your luck, fish out of water, counterculture, oldies, profanity, hotel room ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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, semi serious, realistic and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, mentor, gangsters, catastrophe, crime gone awry and brutality 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), Night on Earth (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 46K
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, prison escape, fight, friendship, partners, on the road, unlikely criminals, prison life, crimes, misfit, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, 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: actor, lifestyle, coffee, friendship, cigarette, musician, interview, social relations, artists and showbiz, cafe, friends, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1920s
Place: usa, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
 67K
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, witty, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, theft, thief, crime, nothing goes right, self discovery, disorder, sibling relationship, buddies, partners, on the run, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, semi serious, contemplative, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: culture clash, gambling, fish out of water, on the road, partners, immigrants, friendship, self discovery, disorder, bohemian life, drifter, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, ohio, usa, new york, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 7.8
 53K
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 driver, taxi, passenger, culture clash, confession, priest, heart attack, night, friendship, city life, blind character, urban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: finland, europe, new york, los angeles, helsinki finland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, couple relations, profanity, apprentice, hidden identity, partners, dishonesty, couples, odd couple, friendship, career change ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: hotel, friendship, hitman, scapegoat, mistaken identity, gangsters, murder, hidden identity, criminal heroes, disorder, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 17K
Made (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
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: humorous, witty, dark humor, funny, talky ...
Plot: friendship, crime, nothing goes right, disorder, crimes, partners, buddies, cons and scams, dishonesty, crime boss, bad temper, money laundering ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, california, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 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, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: culture clash, fish out of water, on the road, nothing goes right, self discovery, golf, anniversary, disorder, obsessive quest, escapades, misfit, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: iceland, japan, europe, asia, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, alienation, new wave, crime gone awry, crime, twentysomething life, friends, unlikely criminals, disorder, love and romance, romance, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, touching ...
Plot: social differences, dishonesty, family problems, master and servant, crime, crimes, love and romance, mute or deaf, society, heist, cons and scams, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: humorous, realistic, light, intense, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crime, heist, friends, nothing goes right, dishonesty, disorder, crimes, money, unemployment, friendship, police, chase ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: hitman, murder, delusion, romance, memory loss, crimes, obsessive quest, crime, losing-it hero, violence, professional killer, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, oklahoma, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, stripper, gambling debt, roulette, fight, broken nose, craps ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, rough, humorous, harsh ...
Plot: drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, hip hop, heroin, friendship, rehabilitation, going straight, overdose, life is a bitch, crimes, treatment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, detroit, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: transvestism, friendship, disability, culture clash, profanity, gender, gender bending, friends, gay, loneliness, prejudice, hotel ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, semi serious, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, haunted by the past, murder, nosy, couple relations, crimes, love and romance, romance, on the run, memory loss, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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, contemplative, semi serious, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: misfit, drifter, jazz, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, family relations, self discovery, youth, couples, urban, redemption, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, rehearsal, actress, gangsters, crime, crimes, broadway, showbiz, backstage, friendship ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
Plot: fistfight, city, singing, police, crime, dangerous attraction, love and romance, crimes, criminal heroes, romance, fall in love, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 2K
I Went Down (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fresh out of prison, Git rescues a former best friend (now living with Git's girlfriend) from a beating at the hands of loan sharks. He's now in trouble with the mob boss, Tom French, who sends Git to Cork with another debtor, Bunny Kelly, ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, gangsters, on the road, infidelity, hostage, crime, cons and scams, friends, mistaken identity, dishonesty, odd couple, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, captivating, exciting, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, chase, on the road, crime, treasure hunt, safecracker, rivalry, adventure, buddies, partners, escapades, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: humorous, intellectual, witty, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, self discovery, introspection, buddies, couple relations, schizophrenic, husband wife relationship, adultery, masturbation, ghost, coincidence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 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, hapless, crumbling relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, rescue, nothing goes right, frame up, disorder, crimes, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, on the run, psychopath, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, clever, humorous, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, betrayal, female killer, gangsters, crime, romance, moral dilemma, love and romance, crimes, deadly, criminal heroes, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, free spirit, stranger, unfulfillment, friends, introspection, infidelity, phone sex, vandalism, engineer, life ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: heist, elderly, friendship, senior citizen, bittersweet, crime, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, friends, crimes, golden years, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Small Time Crooks (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.
Style: witty, humorous, talky, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: bank robbery, cheating, unlikely criminals, overnight success, cons and scams, couple relations, love and romance, crime, disorder, bank robber, criminal, restaurant ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, humorous, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, one female two males threesome, violence, surrealism, murder, sex, love triangle, drifter, severed head, friendship, controversy, threesome ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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