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, dark humor, cynical, semi serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, crimes, drug dealing, crime, escapades, disorder, drugs, drug dealer, drug, 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 dark humor films with plots about crimes, disorder, crime, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, crime gone awry and criminal heroes 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 Hollywood Sign (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, drugs/alcohol, crime, chemistry, gang, explorer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.2
 5K
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: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, comedy of errors, manipulation, dishonesty, cons and scams, manipulations, disorder, salesman, crime, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, parents and children, disorder, crimes, dysfunctional relationship, greed, ransom, cheating, kidnapping, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.6
 7K
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: drug dealer, marijuana, urban ghetto life, unlikely criminals, fish out of water, criminal heroes, crimes, drug dealing, life is a bitch, society, elderly, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, dark humor, talky ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, confined, danger, writer's life, crimes, friendship, farce, abduction, kidnapping, drugs/alcohol, friends, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hollywood, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, disorder, heist, cons and scams, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.9
 772
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, dark humor, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: drug dealing, crime gone awry, crimes, going straight, nothing goes right, hopes, chase, save the day, couple relations, graphic violence, friends, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 69K
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, thief, crime, crimes, self discovery, disorder, nothing goes right, sibling relationship, buddies, criminal heroes, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, gangsters, kidnapping, hostages, hostage, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, attempted murder, suicide attempt, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Everything's Gonna Be Great (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Altan swipes prescription drugs from his brother Nuri's pharmacy, they soon find themselves on a dangerous but funny road trip to get rid of the stuff and escape the mafiosi Altan tried to double-cross. Along the way, the brother who are ...
Style: dark humor, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: unlikely criminals, friends, nothing goes right, unlikely partners, crime, gangsters, on the run, buddies, comedian, crime gone awry, drug dealing, singer ...
Time: 90s
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 2K
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: clever, humorous, suspenseful, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, prostitute, drug smuggling, drug dealing, unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, crime gone awry, law enforcement, lovers on the run, hostages, dishonesty, fugitives ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.8
 4K
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, buddies, nothing goes right, partners, criminal heroes, disorder, murder, greed, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.8
 297
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, disorder, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, dishonesty, deadly, twins, husband wife relationship, fatal accident, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: drug dealing, prodigy, music band, celebrity culture, stoners, drug abuse, performer's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, unlikely criminals, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
 186
Justi&Cia (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murderous pair, unlikely criminals, disorder, life is a bitch, nothing to lose, crimes, vigilantism, society, social decay, satire, escapades, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 2K
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, rome italy, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 661
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, dark humor, cynical, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, nothing goes right, hitman, mission gone awry, disorder, crimes, danger, drugs/alcohol, deadly, crime, mountain, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.0
 3K
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, dark humor, realistic, disturbing
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: college life, college, teenage life, high school life, nothing goes right, drug dealing, student life, coming of age, lifestyle, youth, young lovers, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.2
 217
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: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: desert, gangsters, prostitute, crimes, drug dealing, sexual content, profanity, mate swapping, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Hunting Elephants (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: See more
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, biting ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, partners, cons and scams, friendship, disorder, friends, elderly, one last job, retirement home, crimes, youth, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: offbeat, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: fall in love, crimes, love and romance, criminal heroes, partners, heist, disorder, babies and infants, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, curses spells and rituals, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 2K
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, cons and scams, high school, teenage life, high school life, buddies, partners ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: dark humor, humorous, realistic, not serious, semi serious ...
Plot: down on your luck, friends, family relations, unlikely criminals, love and romance, life is a bitch, nothing goes right, crimes, disorder, buddies, graphic violence, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 1K
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: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic
Plot: murder, deadly, serial killer, disorder, looking for love, thirty something, writers, crimes, crime, gory, blood, tragedy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 283
Gravesend (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 4 KIDS. 3 BODIES. 2 FIGHTS. 1 NIGHT. NO $#!*.
Style: suspenseful, rough, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, juvenile delinquency, youth, society, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, crime, buddies, crimes, city life, island ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: murder, disorder, nothing goes right, misfit, goofy hero, crimes, social misfits, crime, brother brother relationship, crime scene, fake suicide, accidental death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.2
 375
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, realistic, semi serious
Plot: gangsters, partners, crimes, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, drug dealing, crime, hitman, disorder, viagra, gangster, sexual humor
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, dark humor, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: murder, police station, love triangle, deadly, betrayal, crimes, corpse, widow, unlikely partners, crime, dealing with death, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
 444
Loot (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the play by 'Joe Orton' this film follows the adventures of two pals who have pulled off a bank robbery and have to hide the loot. Fortunately (?) one of them works in a funeral parlour and they have a coffin to spare.
Style: realistic, offbeat, witty, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: heist, hotel, farce, caper, coffin, crimes, dishonesty, nothing goes right, cons and scams, bank, disorder, crime gone awry ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
King's Ransom (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hoping to foil his own gold-digging wife's plan, a loathsome businessman arranges his own kidnapping, only to realize that there are plenty of other people interested in his wealth as well.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, feel good, light ...
Plot: kidnapping, nothing goes right, dishonesty, crimes, breakup, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, cons and scams, couples, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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