Movies like O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
 7.8
 262K
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical characters and incredible situations. Based upon Homer's 'Odyssey'.
Style: melancholic, humorous, road movie, entertaining, surreal, stylized, clever, witty, atmospheric, feel good ...
Plot: treasure hunt, obsessive quest, prophecy, on the run, small town, adventure, criminal heroes, ex spouse, seduction, prison escape, rescue, runaway, journey, on the road, pardon, singer, dwarf, salesman, election, hanging, escape, americana, reform, ex husband ex wife relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa

Most similar movies to O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, melancholic and clever films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, disorder, runaway, adaptation, brutality and mentor mostly in Comedy, Crime and Adventure genres. Some movies like O Brother, Where Art Thou?: The Blues Brothers (1980), Raising Arizona (1987), The Big Lebowski (1998), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Nothing to Lose (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best – play music – so they get their ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, music, shopping mall, nun, blues, music band, dancing, tunnel, race against time, ex convict, destruction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 115K
Raising Arizona (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Coen Brothers tell the story of a absurd yet likable family with an unproductive couple as the focal point. The couple has gotten themselves into some trouble while kidnapping a baby and give Hollywood one of the most memorable chase scenes to ...
Style: humorous, surreal, witty, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: screwball, kidnapping, policewoman, redemption, ex convict, blackmail, baby, crime, couple relations, missing child, human nature, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of those strangers as each attempts to claim the prize for himself.
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, road movie, epic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, chase, race, on the road, money, car chase, desert, adventure, group of strangers, disorder, competition ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink white Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events ...
Style: humorous, surreal, talky, twists and turns, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, kidnapping, bowling, mistaken identity, hippie, marijuana, disorder, stoners, dialogue, crime, vietnam veteran, millionaire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, malibu california, california, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, offbeat, melancholic, witty ...
Plot: hotel, inheritance, greed, mentor protege relationship, friendship, disorder, escapades, murder, painting, theft, unlikely partners, cons and scams ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1960s, 30s, year 1985 ...
Place: europe, eastern europe, hungary, central europe, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Nothing to Lose (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Advertising executive Nick Beame learns that his wife is sleeping with his employer. In a state of despair, he encounters a bumbling thief whose attempted carjacking goes awry when Nick takes him on an involuntary joyride. Soon the betrayed ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, surprise ending, funny, absurd ...
Plot: on the road, desert, infidelity, friends, social differences, society, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, urban ghetto, culture clash, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Burn After Reading (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst falls into the hands of Linda Litzke and Chad Feldheimer, the two gym employees see a chance to make enough money for her to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of ...
Style: humorous, cynical, funny, absurd, dark humor ...
Plot: blackmail, paranoia, espionage, stupidity, divorce, cia, disorder, escapades, autobiography, society, crime, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Twelve Chairs (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 159 min.
Story: A former aristocrat Ippolit Vorobyaninov leads a miserable life in Soviet Russia. His mother-in-law reveals a secret to him - she hid family diamonds in one of the twelve chairs they once had. Vorobyaninov in cooperation with a young con artist ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, exciting, cynical ...
Plot: treasure, treasure hunt, partners, crimes, jewelry, furniture, escapades, adventure, cons and scams, con artists, improv, rivalry ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: russia, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 4.7
 9K
Gone Fishin' (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two fishing fanatics get in trouble when their fishing boat gets stolen while on a trip.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: boat, buddies, on the road, swamp, friendship, fishing, adventure, partners, odd couple, misfit, bait, escapades ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Trapped in Paradise (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Firpo Brothers can get away with anything. They just can't get away!
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, christmas, bank robbery, bank, heist, redemption, holiday, siblings relations, unlikely criminals, city life, criminal heroes, romance ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 102K
Rat Race (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an ensemble film about easy money, greed, manipulation and bad driving, a Las Vegas casino tycoon entertains his wealthiest high rollers -- a group that will bet on anything -- by pitting six ordinary people against each other in a wild dash for ...
Style: road movie, humorous, exciting, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: chase, contests and competitions, treasure hunt, escapades, partners, bet, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, road trip, money, millionaire, race ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, las vegas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
We're No Angels (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.
Style: humorous, clever, feel good, realistic, witty ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, small town, crime, friends, love and romance, chases and races, crimes, clergy, on the run, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Elwood, the now lone "Blues Brother" finally released from prison, is once again enlisted by Sister Mary Stigmata in her latest crusade to raise funds for a children's hospital. Once again hitting the road to re-unite the band and win ...
Style: realistic, not serious, feel good, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: blues, chase, loan, on the road, orphanage, music, orphan, friends, siblings relations, adventure, chases and races, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: louisiana, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.5
 14K
Mafia! (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Takeoff on the Godfather with the son of a mafia king taking over for his dying father.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, mafia, farce, gangsters, goofy hero, nothing goes right, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, stupidity, dumb, multiple storylines, adaptation ...
Time: 90s, year 1938, year 1967
Place: las vegas, sicily, italy, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Welcome to Collinwood (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Five hapless inner-city low-lifes attempt to burgle a pawnbroker's safe, but end up being plagued by bad luck.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: heist, safecracker, crime, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes, nothing goes right, small time, power relations, dishonesty, disorder, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 6K
Scorched (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three bank tellers. One goal: knock the place over. The ultimate inside jobs, plotted by three people with nothing to lose.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: heist, bank robber, bank, desert, crime, nothing goes right, friends, crime gone awry, small town, partners, criminal heroes, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 25K
Ruby & Quentin (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After hiding his loot and getting thrown in jail, Ruby, a brooding outlaw encounters Quentin, a dim-witted and garrulous giant who befriends him. After Quentin botches a solo escape attempt, they make a break together. Unable to shake the clumsy ...
Style: captivating, humorous, exciting, funny, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: odd couple, crime, criminal heroes, unlikely partners, chase, prison escape, french, prison, on the run, car chase, unlikely friendships, crazy ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, poland, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 43K
Airheads (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Lone Rangers have heavy-metal dreams and a single demo tape they can't get anyone to play. The solution: Hijack an AM rock station and hold the deejays hostage until they agree to broadcast the band's tape.
Style: not serious, humorous, idiotic, funny, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heavy metal culture, heavy metal, rock band, music, music band, artists and showbiz, farce, crime, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, hostages, radio station ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 4.3
 10K
Ishtar (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the CIA, the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, witty ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, desert, fish out of water, hotel, politics, camel, singer, adventure, artists and showbiz, state affairs, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: morocco, africa, middle east, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Get Him to the Greek (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Pinnacle records has the perfect plan to get their sinking company back on track: a comeback concert in LA featuring Aldous Snow, a fading rockstar who has dropped off the radar in recent years. Record company intern Aaron Green is faced with the ...
Style: not serious, humorous, cynical, road movie, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: musician, plan gone awry, on the road, musician's life, disorder, lifestyle, showbiz, celebrity culture, alcohol abuse, friends, intern, comeback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, new york, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 22K
Stir Crazy (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: New Yorkers, Skip Donahue and Harry Monroe, have no jobs and no prospects. They decide to flee the city and find work elsewhere, and land jobs as woodpeckers to promote the opening of a bank. When their feathery costumes are stolen and used in a ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, prison, false accusation, on the road, wrongful imprisonment, crime, comedy of errors, frame up, drugs/alcohol, escapades, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: cross country, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce.
Style: witty, clever, romantic, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: battle of the sexes, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, manipulations, unlikely couple, opposites attract, verbal byplay, cons and scams, love and romance, fall in love, marriage of convenience, breakup ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, malibu california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Odd Couple II (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 30 years after the first film, Oscar and Felix embark on a road trip together, to attend the wedding of Oscar's son to Felix's daughter.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, on the road, odd couple, road trip, marriage, nothing goes right, small town, partners, couples, disorder, screwball ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, florida, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
Lucky Numbers (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Russ Richards is a TV weatherman and local celebrity on the verge of losing his shirt. Desperate to escape financial ruin, he schemes with Crystal the TV station's lotto ball girl to rig the state lottery drawing. The numbers come up right, but ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: lottery, weatherman, small town, tv station, criminal heroes, crime, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, couple relations, cons and scams, sexualized violence, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: road movie, rough, offbeat, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, safecracker, chase, car chase, crime, treasure hunt, cross dressing, crime gone awry, crimes, rivalry, on the run, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 687
Big Shots (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Following the death of his father, a suburbanite runs away from home and winds up on Chicago's South Side. After being mugged, the boy befriends a young hustler and, after stealing a gangster's car, the two embark on an adventure down ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gang, friendship, hitman, interracial friendship, gangsters, culture clash, crimes, criminal heroes, cons and scams, chases and races, buddies, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, chicago illinois, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When plans with her boyfriend fall through, high school senior Chris Parker ends up babysitting the Anderson kids, Brad and Sara. What should be a quiet night in, however, turns into a series of ridiculous exploits, starting when they leave the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: adventure, chase, gang, criminal gang, frat party, car theft, homeless man, one night, playboy magazine, stitches, chop shop, suburban life ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 4K
Flashback (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A hippie radical, Huey Walker has been a fugitive for decades, accused of a crime that he may not have committed. Finally apprehended, Walker is escorted to trial by uptight 20-something FBI agent John Buckner. While the two seem to be polar ...
Style: offbeat, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: train, chase, friendship, prison, odd couple, on the road, mind game, lsd, hippie, fbi, aging, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century, 1990s, 1960s ...
Place: oregon, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 1K
Highway 61 (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A naive Canadian barber who knows US popular culture inside and out meets a flamboyant roadie who needs someone to drive her and her "brother's" corpse from Thunder Bay, Ontario to New Orleans. Chaos ensues after the barber agrees to ...
Style: road movie, talky, humorous, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: on the road, motorcycle gang, trumpet, coffin, drug dealing, small town, road trip, friendship, chase, odd couple, misfit, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, new orleans, cross country, usa, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Hangover Part III (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dentist, disorder, buddies, chases and races, overbearing, escapades, drugs/alcohol, irresponsible, nothing goes right, friends, plan gone awry, hung over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: las vegas, nevada, los angeles, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%