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Nobel Son (2007)
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Nobel Son (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Soon after his insufferably arrogant father wins the Nobel Prize for chemistry, Barkley Michaelson is kidnapped by Thaddeus James, a young genius who claims to be Barkley's illegitimate half-brother. Motivated not so much by money as revenge, Thaddeus tries to convince Barkley to help him carry out a multimillion-dollar extortion plot against their patriarch.
Style: twists and turns, semi serious, suspenseful, suspense, humorous, clever, realistic, witty, surprise ending
Plot: kidnapping, college, nobel prize, ransom, dark humor, confined, cons and scams, crimes, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, dishonesty, revenge, infidelity, professor, husband wife relationship, poet, photograph, mask, corpse, locker, sex on table, graphic violence, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns and clever films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, dishonesty, greed, violence and storytelling mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Nobel Son: The Ice Harvest (2005), Suicide Kings (1997), Novocaine (2001), Leaves of Grass (2009), Judas Kiss (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, neo noir, witty, twists and turns ...
Plot: stripper, christmas, crimes, betrayal, femme fatale, murder, strip club, crime, gangsters, nothing goes right, dishonesty, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.9
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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: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, dark humor, hostage, crimes, crime, mansion, crime gone awry, disorder, nothing goes right, confined, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Novocaine (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs
Style: suspenseful, captivating, humorous, twists and turns, tricky ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, dark humor, false accusation, frame up, dentist, betrayal, crime, crimes, life turned upside down, drug use, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Leaves of Grass (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Ivy League professor returns home, where his pot-growing twin brother has concocted a plan to take down a local drug lord.
Style: intellectual, humorous, realistic, exciting, cynical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, twins, road trip, twin brother, crime, crimes, siblings relations, drug dealing, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, partners, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Judas Kiss (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The shooting of a U.S. senator's wife raises the stakes for kidnappers seeking a hefty ransom for a computer magnate.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, neo noir, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, murder, blackmail, crime, state affairs, police investigation, cons and scams, manipulation, crimes, crime gone awry, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa, los angeles, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: opposites attract, hitman, fish out of water, dark humor, social relations, couples, fall in love, love affair, crimes, crime, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Criminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis, recruits Rodrigo, a crook with a perfect poker face. The two plan a big-time scam: selling a fake Silver Certificate to currency collector William Hannigan. Rodrigo distrusts his new ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, humorous, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, crime, con artists, crimes, manipulation, partners, manipulations, crime gone awry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, perfect crime, petty criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
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Thin Ice (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dishonest insurance salesman's life quickly disintegrates during a Wisconsin winter when he teams up with a psychopath to steal a rare violin at the home of a reclusive farmer.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, twists and turns, neo noir ...
Plot: comedy of errors, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, dark humor, dishonesty, cons and scams, disorder, manipulations, manipulation, salesman, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
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Evil Engulfs (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Dass specialises in small time kidnapping and has his own set of rules. The primary and most important among them is not to get involved with influential people. Three jobless youngsters meet Dass and the four take up an assignment for a hefty sum ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, gang, crime gone awry, parents and children, cons and scams, police investigation, confined, disorder, abduction, ransom, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.1
 12K
Cut Bank (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 25 year-old Dwayne McLaren, a former athlete turned auto mechanic, dreams of getting out of tiny Cut Bank, Montana the coldest town in America. But his effort to do so sets in moton a deadly series of events that change his life and the life of the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, small town, crimes, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, disorder, witness, nothing goes right, cons and scams, small town life, deadly, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.3
 43K
Trespass (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Kyle (Nicolas Cage) and Sarah Miller (Nicole Kidman) have it all: a huge gated house on the water, fancy cars, and the potential for romance in their relationship. He's just back from a business trip (he brokers diamonds) and their teen ...
Style: rough, suspense, suspenseful, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, robbery, betrayal, dishonesty, crime, danger, infidelity, parents and children, wife husband relationship, masked man, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, tense, offbeat, realistic
Plot: betrayal, hitman, family business, gangsters, nothing goes right, going straight, cons and scams, buddies, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england, russia, germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
 23K
Trapped (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers (Bacon and Love), the Jennings' (Theron and Townsend) turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, asthma, asthma attack, ransom, child in peril, hostage, psychopath, kidnapped girl, crimes, psycho killer, profanity, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 22K
Family Plot (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lighthearted suspense film about a phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend who encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California.
Style: suspenseful, talky, psychological, stylized, clever ...
Plot: investigation, fortune teller, kidnapping, ransom, spiritualist, mystery, greed, cons and scams, amateur detective, murder, cheating, faked death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.1
 1K
R.S.V.P. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man invites a group of his closest friends to a party, where he proceeds to discreetly kill them all.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, dark humor, crimes, psychopath, mind game, deadly, death, student, party, violence, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Big White (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: To remedy his financial problems, a travel agent has his eye on a frozen corpse, which just happens to be sought after by two hitmen.
Style: humorous, realistic, clever, tense, cynical ...
Plot: kidnapping, insurance, murder, insurance agent, dark humor, disorder, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, crimes, down on your luck, insurance fraud, frozen body ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Mini's First Time (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Desperate to be free from her drunken, unloving mother Diane, the beautiful, scheming young Mini seduces her stepfather Martin and soon convinces him to join her in a sadistic scheme to have Diane declared insane. But their conspiracy soon escalates ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, cynical, sexy, semi serious ...
Plot: stepfather stepdaughter relationship, older man younger woman relationship, dysfunctional family, murder, lolita, manipulation, alcoholic mother, teenage life, manipulations, rebelliousness, parents and children, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Best Laid Plans (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Rich, successful Bryce meets beautiful Lissa at a bar one night and invites her back to his house, not suspecting for a moment that Lissa isn't really who she seems. What unfolds next is a dangerous, tangled web of double-crosses and seduction.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, crime, crime gone awry, manipulation, cons and scams, dishonesty, nothing goes right, manipulations, disorder, small town, couples, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, nevada, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 31K
Shattered (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A sociopathic kidnapper methodically pushes a desperate pair of parents to their absolute breaking point.
Style: surprise ending, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: cheating wife, kidnapping, blackmail, infidelity, mind game, crimes, moral dilemma, revenge, nothing to lose, danger, man-woman relation, unfaithful wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, couple relations, romancing a criminal, russian, bank clerk, mail order bride, manipulation, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Let the Devil Wear Black (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man comes face-to-face with personal treachery after suspecting that his father may have been murdered.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, neo noir, suspense ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, investigation, parents and children, college, family relations, deadly, dealing with death, couples, death of girlfriend ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: loss of child, investigation, redemption, obsession, lawyer, dysfunctional family, revenge, family problems, losing-it hero, deadly, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 72K
Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, surprise ending, tense ...
Plot: blackmail, dangerous attraction, deception, infidelity, extramarital affair, crimes, danger, family in danger, disorder, rape, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Unknown (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Home Sweet Hell (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mona and Don’s seemingly perfect suburban bliss is disrupted by a sexy extortionist and Mona will stop at nothing, including killing the competition, to keep her little slice of heaven.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, captivating
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, realistic, tricky, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, profanity, crime gone awry, cons and scams, hostages, crimes, disorder, criminal heroes, danger, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, ransom demand ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 1978
Place: usa, detroit, bahamas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
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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, weird, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: cons and scams, con artists, twists & turns, bank vault, con men, cheating, criminal, mental illness, crimes, crime, mentally unstable, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
You Really Got Me (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jan's fastfood-business is going bankrupt, his girlfriend has left him, and he is being exploited by his live-in father. Therefore, he has nothing to loose when he gets mixed up in the kidnapping of famous rock star Iver Mo. But Jan has never ...
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, parents and children, down on your luck, dark humor, disorder, crimes, dysfunctional relationship, ransom, greed, cheating, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 10K
Blood and Wine (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.
Style: tense, serious, neo noir, melancholic, twists and turns ...
Plot: heist, dysfunctional family, family relations, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, family problems, greed, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, parents and children, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
 640K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: neo noir, interesting, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, dark humor, crime gone awry, snow, greed, police investigation, ransom, crime, murder, small town, policewoman, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%