Movies like The Mule 2014

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The Mule (2014)
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The Mule (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1983, a naive man is detained by Australian Federal Police with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach. After being apprehended, ‘The Mule’ makes a desperate choice... to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence – literally.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, crimes, dark humor, drug dealing, crime, escapades, disorder, drug, drugs, drug dealer, house arrest, hotel room, narcissistic woman
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia, thailand

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and cynical films with plots about crimes, disorder, crime, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, dark humor and crime gone awry mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Mule: I Can Quit Whenever I Want (2014), Thin Ice (2011), You Really Got Me (2001), Paulette (2012), The Shipment (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
I Can Quit Whenever I Want (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A university researcher is fired because of the cuts to university. To earn a living he decides to produce drugs recruiting his former colleagues, who despite their skills are living at the margins of society.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, disorder, crimes, crime, drugs/alcohol, chemistry, gang, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy
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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 ⇓
80%
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 ⇓
75%
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Paulette (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Paulette lives alone in a housing project in the Paris suburbs. With her meager pension, she can no longer make ends meet.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic
Plot: marijuana, drug dealer, urban ghetto life, unlikely criminals, fish out of water, criminal heroes, racial slur, elderly, crimes, drug dealing, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Shipment (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mob enforcer is hired to recover a shipment of Viagra gone awry.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good
Plot: gangsters, crimes, hitman, disorder, dishonesty, drug dealing, partners, unlikely criminals, sexual humor, crime, gangster, viagra
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In September 2011 writer Michel Houellebecq briefly disappeared off the face of the earth. Wild rumours began circulating on the Internet that he’d been abducted by Al-Qaeda or aliens from outer space. Some Twitter users even expressed relief that ...
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: confined, unlikely criminals, farce, friendship, crimes, danger, writer's life, dark humor, abduction, kidnapping, drugs/alcohol, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Hollywood Sign (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three washed-up actors must deliver the most convincing performances of their lives as part of a dangerous plot designed to finance their triumphant comeback.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, elderly, crime, disorder, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
American Crude (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Quite a bit can happen over the course of a single day in L.A., and when smooth-talking scam artist Johnny decides to throw a bachelor party for his best friend Bill the events of the day take a bizarre turn. As the festivities get underway, the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, realistic
Plot: prostitute, lifestyle, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, buddies, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, disorder, revenge, pot smoking, bachelor party, deception ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Fuck Up (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jack is pleased with himself for the first time in years. He has decided to stop fucking anything with a pulse and also to cut back on his eager and enthusiastic drug use. Then his best friend crashes into a moose in the middle of the night on the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: dark humor, crimes, drug dealing, crime gone awry, going straight, nothing goes right, hopes, chase, friendship, save the day, couple relations, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Dollars (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A bank security expert plots with a call girl to rob the safety deposit boxes of three very different criminals from a high-tech bank in Hamburg.
Style: offbeat, clever, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, prostitute, drug dealing, crime gone awry, chase, partners, fugitives, crimes, crime, on the run, hostage, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Told in four vignettes, this existential comedy relates the exploits of four aspiring criminals who hope to improve their lot, but find that they might not have what it takes for a life of crime.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized, non-linear ...
Plot: waitress, kidnapping, gangsters, hostage, hostages, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, attempted murder, suicide attempt, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Hotel Oasis (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The life of motel owner is turned upside down by a femme-fatale lounge singer and her abusive manager.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, cynical ...
Plot: crimes, murder, cons and scams, dark humor, disorder, nothing goes right, deadly, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, twins, sister sister relationship, fatal accident ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
High Times Potluck (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: High Times' Pot Luck is an upbeat pot caper that centers around a mobster who discovers the magic of marijuana.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, cynical, offbeat ...
Plot: drug dealing, music band, prodigy, celebrity culture, stoners, drug abuse, performer's life, unlikely criminals, artists and showbiz, gangsters, lifestyle, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Justi&Cia (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, murderous pair, escapades, society, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, nothing to lose, vigilantism, disorder, satire, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Homegrown (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three laborers on a Northern California marijuana plantation become increasingly paranoid when they learn that their boss has been murdered. They know enough to run, taking with them enough of the crop to pay them for services rendered. Hooking up ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drug abuse, crimes, dishonesty, nothing goes right, partners, criminal heroes, buddies, disorder, murder, greed, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 72K
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, theft, heist, thief, crime, crimes, disorder, self discovery, nothing goes right, sibling relationship, buddies, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Hold-Up (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Dressed as a clown, the clever rascal Grimm holds up the most secure bank of Montreal and takes 30 hostages. While confusing and ridiculing the police with his strange behavior, he calmly manages to rid the bank of a fortune. But then an unsatisfied ...
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, misfit partners, disorder, partners, criminal heroes, chase, nothing goes right, on the run, ex convict ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, rome italy, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 683
Snowman's Land (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When the wife of a crime boss is accidentally killed, the hit man who was hired to protect the remote house in which she was living tries to keep her death under wraps. Fearing vengeance from the gangster, he's soon locked in a fight for ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, realistic, serious, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, nothing goes right, hitman, dark humor, danger, mission gone awry, disorder, crimes, graphic violence, mountain, crime, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Fifty Pills (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A combination of unfortunate circumstances force Darren into the situation where he has to sell off the eponymous stash of drugs in a limited time frame.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, disturbing
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: college life, college, teenage life, high school life, drug dealing, nothing goes right, dark humor, partners, youth, disorder, student life, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: humorous, realistic, not serious, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: dark humor, nothing goes right, parents and children, life is a bitch, buddies, disorder, fall in love, workplace romance, workplace, crimes, down on your luck, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Small Time (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ben is a small-time gangster who gets the opportunity to earn a lot of money. His boss sends him to a remote ranch with bag full of drugs and orders him to wait for the buyer. But the routine drug deal turns to disaster because of Ben’s ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: prostitute, gangsters, desert, mate swapping, disorder, sexual content, profanity, crime, drug dealing, criminal heroes, crimes, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Hunting Elephants (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In this hilarious crime comedy, a gifted 12-year-old boy and three elderly men plan a bank robbery in order to seek revenge on the institution for cheating the youngster after the death of his father.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, suspense ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, partners, friendship, cons and scams, friends, disorder, elderly, youth, crimes, retirement home, one last job, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Graduation (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Four best friends, about to graduate from high school, must find a way to raise money to help a family member in need. When one of them discovers her banker father having an affair, the foursome plots to rob his bank during graduation ceremonies. ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime gone awry, friendship, heist, graduation, unlikely criminals, teenage life, high school, cons and scams, high school life, buddies, partners ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Curse of Inferno (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A rather dull minded bank robber suddenly suffers from a change of heart and decides to give the money back. However, he then learns that getting the money back into the bank is much more difficult than taking it out.
Style: humorous, realistic, offbeat, semi serious
Plot: cons and scams, fall in love, love and romance, dishonesty, wooing, bank, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, babies and infants, crimes, crime, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Serial Lover (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Claire Doste is about to reach the age of 35 and has everything one dreams of, such as having four boyfriends and a creative job in a publishing house specialising in crime novels. One day, she invites all of her boyfriends to her birthday dinner so ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic, neo noir
Plot: murder, deadly, dark humor, serial killer, disorder, looking for love, thirty something, writers, crime, gory, crimes, accidental death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Gravesend (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 4 KIDS. 3 BODIES. 2 FIGHTS. 1 NIGHT. NO $#!*.
Style: rough, humorous, biting, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, friends, dark humor, unsuccessful, disorder, youth, deadly, buddies, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Small Apartments (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a clumsy deadbeat accidentally kills his landlord, he must do everything in his power to hide the body, only to find that the distractions of lust, the death of his beloved brother, and a crew of misfit characters force him on a journey where a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: murder, dark humor, disorder, misfit, nothing goes right, social misfits, crimes, crime, goofy hero, crime scene, brother brother relationship, fake suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Ruination of Men (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two men jump out from behind some cacti and beat a man over the head with a rock. They then take the body to the dead man's hut, and sit with his body for the night while they talk, complain and dance. Later at the police station, two women ...
Style: rough, cynical, humorous, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police station, love triangle, dark humor, deadly, crimes, betrayal, widow, corpse, couples, dealing with death, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Dukes (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Dukes,a Doo Wop group, were on top of the world at 17, now are struggling for survival in 2008. Their manager is desperately trying to get them work but is met with failure at every turn. Finally pushed to the extreme , they pull a heist only a ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: unlikely criminals, self discovery, heist, crimes, life is a bitch, gambling, down on your luck, fight, music band, singer
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Susan's Plan (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Susan's Plan (also released as Dying to Get Rich on video) is a 1998 black comedy film directed by John Landis and starring Nastassja Kinski, Dan Aykroyd, Billy Zane, Rob Schneider, Lara Flynn Boyle and Michael Biehn. The plot revolves around ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, cynical
Plot: hospital, crime gone awry, fighting crime, deadly, prodigy, mistaken identity, police station, murder, conspiracy, hitman, dark humor, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%