Movies like O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
 7.7
 306K
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: road movie, humorous, entertaining, melancholic, funny, surreal, stylized, witty, light, captivating ...
Plot: adventure, obsessive quest, prison escape, on the run, small town, runaway, prophecy, criminal heroes, creativity, treasure hunt, country music, rescue, ex husband, escape, singer, on the road, journey, dwarf, salesman, election, blues, satire, americana, hanging, pardon ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1937, 30s
Place: mississippi, southern usa, usa, mississippi river

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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 storytelling, dialogue, mentor, adaptation, culture clash, brutality and runaway mostly in Comedy, Crime and Adventure genres. Some movies like O Brother, Where Art Thou?: Raising Arizona (1987), The Blues Brothers (1980), Trapped in Paradise (1994), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), The Ladykillers (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 137K
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: witty, humorous, surreal, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: screwball, baby, robbery, kidnapping, redemption, policewoman, ex convict, blackmail, crimes, couple relations, missing child, theft ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Genre: Action, 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: twists and turns, humorous, exciting, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, blues, music, race against time, lack of money, obsessive quest, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, car chase, shopping mall, nun, money problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, funny, absurd, light, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christmas, small town, heist, criminal heroes, crimes, nothing goes right, partners, disorder, redemption, crime gone awry, dishonesty, bank robbery ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.
Style: atmospheric, meditative, clever, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: musician, musician's life, loneliness, music, cat, homeless, aspiring singer, singer, ambition, introspection, life is a bitch, follow your dream ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 104K
The Ladykillers (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a band in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting landlord – a sharp old woman.
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, light, entertaining ...
Plot: heist, dark humor, cons and scams, painting, murder, african american, crimes, crime gone awry, friends, robbery, religious fundamentalist, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, safecracker, chase, on the road, crimes, treasure hunt, adventure, rivalry, buddies, partners, escapades, car chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, entertaining, absurd, satirical, clever ...
Plot: heist, safecracker, crimes, cons and scams, criminal heroes, dishonesty, prison, planning, disguise, released from prison, greed, runaway ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 10K
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: feel good, humorous, realistic, not serious, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: on the road, swamp, boat, buddies, friendship, fishing, adventure, silly humor, partners, goofy hero, odd couple, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa, everglades, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: humorous, feel good, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: nanny, playboy magazine, criminal gang, adventure, car theft, friendship, babysitting, rescue, nothing goes right, youth, mischievous children, on the run ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, twists and turns, funny, absurd ...
Plot: paranoia, stupidity, espionage, divorce, dark humor, blackmail, disorder, escapades, autobiography, satire, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 29K
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: humorous, funny, captivating, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: french, unlikely partners, on the run, prison, henchman, odd couple, mob boss, escape, crimes, disorder, criminal heroes, fugitives ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, poland, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.
Style: fairy tale, humorous, not serious, talky, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: talking animals, fox, anthropomorphic animal, anthropomorphism, unlikely partners, heroic mission, evil, partners, dishonesty, thief, resourceful, village life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.6
 11K
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, feel good, not serious, light, talky ...
Plot: politics, fish out of water, friendship, adventure, disorder, misfit partners, partners, nothing goes right, state affairs, satire, hotel, desert ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: morocco, africa, sahara, middle east, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 59K
Fanboys (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1999, Star Wars fanatics take a cross-country trip to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch so their dying friend can see a screening of The Phantom Menace before its release.
Style: humorous, exciting, absurd, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: fan, road trip, last wish, on the road, rivalry, buddy, obsessive quest, friendship, escapades, youth, theft, obstacle ...
Time: 90s, year 1999, year 1998, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, texas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 15K
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: parody, humorous, not serious, absurd, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: farce, mafia, gangsters, nothing goes right, goofy hero, wedding, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, stupidity, dumb, multiple storylines, adaptation ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, year 1933, year 1938
Place: las vegas, sicily, italy, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 210 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, feel good, captivating, road movie, epic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, chase, on the road, race, adventure, money, desert, group of strangers, disorder, competition, partners ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1916, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, humorous, romantic, sexy, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lawyer, battle of the sexes, unlikely couple, love at first sight, opposites attract, extramarital affair, satire, infidelity, dishonesty, inheritance, hitman, marriage of convenience ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, las vegas, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 7K
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, semi serious, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bank robber, heist, bank, desert, friends, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, crimes, small town, boss and employee, criminal heroes, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.6
 120K
Barton Fink (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Style: twists and turns, neo noir, psychological, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: screenwriter, dark humor, neighbor, hotel, murder, hollywood, showbiz, new job, serial killer, trapped, stranger, backstage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
Style: talky, neo noir, witty, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, psychopath, dog, crimes, crime gone awry, killings, thief, weirdo, strong violent content, screenwriter, murder, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1947, year 1954, year 1963 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Amos & Andrew (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Andrew Sterling (Samuel L. Jackson), a successful black urbanite writer, buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his home with armed men, Chief Tolliver (Dabney Coleman) realizes ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, funny, light ...
Plot: island, racism, mistaken identity, interracial relations, crimes, bad cop, social differences, resort, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, buddies, satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
After School Special (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Two high school kids mentored by a nightclub owner go on a mission to find their classmate when she is kidnapped by a secret society.
Style: light, humorous, not serious, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, adventure, disorder, obsessive quest, friendship, youth, chase, escapades, crimes, road trip, girl wearing a miniskirt
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Johnny Dangerously (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.
Style: humorous, funny, light, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, crimes, rivalry, disorder, cons and scams, dishonesty, rise to the top, goofy hero, crime boss, bandit, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1935, 1910s, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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1136
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365
Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After Dick Harper loses his job at Globodyne in an Enron-esque collapse, he and his wife, Jane, turn to crime in order to handle the massive debt they now face. Two intelligent people, Dick and Jane actually get pretty good at robbing people and ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, feel good, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: unemployment, bankruptcy, suburbs, caper, loss of job, heist, crimes, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, family in crisis, scapegoat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Sweden, Croatia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey.
Style: feel good, absurd, semi serious, non-linear, entertaining ...
Plot: adventure, retirement home, escapades, comedy of errors, aging, wanted, chase, deadpan, starting over, runaway, sarcasm, old man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, russia, ussr, scandinavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 28K
A Mighty Wind (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In "A Mighty Wind", director Christopher Guest reunites the team from "Best In Show" and "Waiting for Guffman" to tell tell the story of 60's-era folk musicians, who inspired by the death of their former manager, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, lyrical ...
Plot: musician, singer, folk singer, music, love and romance, music band, showbiz, satire, musical tour, lovers, talented, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The Leningrad Cowboys, a group of Finnish musicians, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they are followed by the village idiot, who wishes to join the band.
Style: road movie, humorous, funny, satirical, light ...
Plot: music, music band, americana, family relations, career, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, dream, rock band, wedding, long lost relative, music business ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, finland, mexico, russia, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Brothers Bloom (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job – showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a ...
Style: twists and turns, realistic, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, fall in love, crime gone awry, cons and scams, crimes, partners, dishonesty, escapades, family relations, going straight, adventurer, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, st. petersburg russia, prague, montenegro, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.0
 3K
Lady Killers (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: National Lampoon's Gold Diggers is a black comedy about two losers in their twenties, Calvin Menhoffer (Will Friedle) and Leonard Smallwood (Chris Owen), who are out to get the good life without working for it. The two young men try to rob two ...
Style: humorous, feel good, absurd, funny, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, dishonesty, partners, buddies, friends, intrigue, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, disorder, cons and scams, loss of fortune, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
 10K
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: humorous, realistic, not serious, feel good, stylized ...
Plot: lottery, small town, weatherman, dark humor, criminal heroes, crimes, cons and scams, couple relations, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, justice, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%