Movies like O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
 7.8
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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, atmospheric, clever, stylized, not serious, witty ...
Plot: treasure hunt, obsessive quest, small town, on the run, adventure, prophecy, criminal heroes, ex spouse, prison escape, rescue, runaway, creativity, seduction, ex husband ex wife relationship, gangster, husband wife relationship, on the road, country music, americana, pardon, reform, election, hanging, singer, salesman ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 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, funny and clever films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, disorder, mentor, chase, adaptation and brutality mostly in Comedy, Crime and Adventure genres. Some movies like O Brother, Where Art Thou?: Rat Race (2001), Raising Arizona (1987), The Blues Brothers (1980), Twelve Chairs (1971), Burn After Reading (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.4
 100K
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: contests and competitions, chase, escapades, partners, treasure hunt, obsessive quest, bet, road trip, nothing goes right, millionaire, money, adventure ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, las vegas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.4
 112K
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, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: screwball, kidnapping, supermarket, baby, crime, redemption, cult, babies and infants, missing child, reward, blackmail, ex convict ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, realistic, exciting, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, music, car chase, nun, shopping mall, blues, music band, dancing, chaos and mayhem, artists and showbiz, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: epic, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, chase, treasure, race, desert, money, airplane, car chase, on the road, farce, adventure, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Twelve Chairs (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 161 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, not serious, realistic, witty, cynical ...
Plot: treasure hunt, cons and scams, treasure, misfit partners, odd couple, dishonesty, partners, disorder, nothing goes right, crimes, family relations, gem ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: clever, dark humor, cynical, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: espionage, blackmail, farce, paranoia, divorce, stupidity, infidelity, gym, corpse, top secret, cia, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, road movie, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: on the road, desert, buddies, unlikely criminals, infidelity, partners, friends, on the run, criminal heroes, revenge, screwball, reckless driving ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, kidnapping, crime, mistaken identity, bowling, stoners, disorder, dialogue, hippie, buddies, marijuana, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, malibu california, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christmas, small town, bank robbery, heist, holiday, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, crime, urban, fish out of water, romance, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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, offbeat, stylized, witty, melancholic ...
Plot: hotel, disorder, inheritance, mentor protege relationship, friendship, murder, cons and scams, adventure, escapades, greed, painting, unlikely partners ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1960s, 30s, year 1968 ...
Place: europe, eastern europe, hungary, central europe, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, stylized, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: battle of the sexes, hotshot lawyer, unlikely couple, manipulations, lawyer, verbal byplay, marriage of convenience, opposites attract, cons and scams, fall in love, love and romance, breakup ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, malibu california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: blues, chase, on the road, orphanage, music, loan, buddies, band, prison, adventure, on the run, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: louisiana, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.2
 9K
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: on the road, fish out of water, singer, desert, hotel, friendship, politics, adventure, folk, nothing goes right, escape, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, morocco, middle east, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, semi serious, feel good, clever, realistic ...
Plot: prison, mistaken identity, fish out of water, small town, crime, buddies, prisoner, clergy, religions or cults, dishonesty, disorder, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Cousins, Bo and Luke Duke, with the help of their eye-catching cousin, Daisy and moonshine-running Uncle Jesse, try and save the family farm from being destroyed by Hazzard County's corrupt commissioner, Boss Hogg. Their efforts constantly find ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, based on cult tv series, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: buddies, chases and races, adventure, friends, misfit, chase, countryside, partners, disorder, cons and scams, crimes, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, not serious, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, marriage, on the road, odd couple, reunion, screwball, buddies, small town, friends, nothing goes right, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, florida, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: adventure, suburban life, chase, nanny, playboy magazine, criminal gang, frat party, homeless man, car theft, chop shop, stitches, one night ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, chase, car chase, crime gone awry, crime, cross dressing, safecracker, on the road, treasure hunt, chases and races, adventure, outlaw ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Without a Paddle (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three friends, whose lives have been drifting apart, reunite for the funeral of a fourth childhood friend. When looking through their childhood belongings, they discover a trunk which contained details on a quest their friend was attempting. It ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, hippie, escapades, lake or river, friendship, treasure, wilderness, reunion, surfing, map, camp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, mine, mexico, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 24K
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, captivating, exciting, funny, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: odd couple, criminal heroes, chase, crime, unlikely partners, french, prison escape, prison, unlikely friendships, crazy, bank robbery, mentor ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, poland, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: boys' night, teens
Plot: boat, buddies, on the road, fishing, friendship, adventure, swamp, odd couple, sea, nothing goes right, crimes, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Witless Protection (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story centers on a small-town sheriff who witnesses what he believes is a kidnapping and rushes to rescue a woman. The kidnappers turn out to be FBI agents assigned to protect her and deliver her to a big Enron-type corruption trial in Chicago ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, crime, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, kidnapping, fish out of water, fugitives, on the run, woman in danger, crimes, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 149K
Three Kings (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change ...
Style: stylized, dark humor, humorous, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gulf war, desert, gold, culture clash, rescue, anti war, war, torture, military, mexican standoff, negotiation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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We're the Millers (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.
Style: humorous, not serious, road movie, sexy, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: on the road, drug dealing, nothing goes right, dishonesty, family, adolescence, journey, partners in crime, neighbor, stripper, smuggling, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, tucson arizona, denver colorado, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The eccentric and childish Pee-wee Herman embarks on a big adventure when his beloved bicycle is stolen. Armed with information from a fortune-teller and a relentless obsession with his prized possession, Pee-wee encounters a host of odd characters ...
Style: surreal, humorous, dark humor, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: chase, on the road, adventure, tour guide, hitchhiker, cross dressing, back from the dead, americana, family, fish out of water, adventurer, goofy hero ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, texas, usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: heist, crime, crime gone awry, safecracker, cons and scams, safe, inner city, nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 67K
Fool's Gold (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Treasure hunter Ben "Finn" Finnegan has sunk his marriage to Tess and his trusty boat in his obsessive quest to find the legendary Queen's Dowry. When he finds a vital clue that may finally pinpoint the treasure's whereabouts, he ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, adventurer, obsessive quest, ocean or sea, escapades, treasure, divorce, boat, gold, yacht, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bahamas, caribbean, chicago illinois, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.3
 692K
Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the ...
Style: humorous, witty, exciting, clever, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, cons and scams, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, disorder, gambling, master criminal, crime, bet, dog, corpse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 329
Sinful Davey (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Davey Haggart is quite certain of his paternity (even if nobody else is) and determined to emulate his father, a notorious rogue and highwayman. This includes breaking a man out of Stirling jail, holding up the stagecoach, and robbing the Duke of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, chase, redemption, heist, crime, criminal heroes, anti heroes, hostages, vengeance, murder, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Easy Come, Easy Go (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lieutenant Ted Jackson spends his lat day on active duty in the Navy disarming an underwater mine. While disarming the explosive he sees what appears to be a sunken ship. Overcome with curiosity, he investigates and finds a treasure chest filled ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: diving, treasure, adventure, oldies, treasure hunt, love and romance, navy, dancer's life, rock, ship, musician's life, ocean or sea ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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