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, atmospheric, clever, stylized, not serious, witty ...
Plot: treasure hunt, obsessive quest, on the run, small town, adventure, prophecy, criminal heroes, ex spouse, prison escape, rescue, runaway, creativity, seduction, ex husband ex wife relationship, husband wife relationship, gangster, 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, melancholic and clever films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, adaptation, mentor, brutality, runaway and disorder mostly in Comedy, Crime and Adventure genres. Some movies like O Brother, Where Art Thou?: Raising Arizona (1987), The Blues Brothers (1980), The Big Lebowski (1998), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Rat Race (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: screwball, kidnapping, baby, supermarket, crime, redemption, cult, reward, blackmail, ex convict, policewoman, robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, music, car chase, nun, shopping mall, blues, music band, dancing, parole, concert, prison, country music ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ 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, feel good, captivating, road movie, epic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, chase, race, money, car chase, on the road, desert, adventure, competition, nothing goes right, disorder ...
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, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, kidnapping, mistaken identity, bowling, stoners, disorder, dialogue, hippie, crime, marijuana, buddies, vietnam veteran ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, malibu california, pasadena california, 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, mentor protege relationship, disorder, greed, friendship, murder, cons and scams, adventure, unlikely partners, escapades, prison escape ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1960s, 30s, year 1968 ...
Place: europe, eastern europe, hungary, central europe, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: contests and competitions, chase, treasure hunt, escapades, partners, obsessive quest, bet, road trip, nothing goes right, millionaire, money, race ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, las vegas, mexico
⇓ 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, not serious ...
Plot: treasure, treasure hunt, partners, crimes, jewelry, furniture, escapades, adventure, con artists, improv, rivalry, adaptation ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: russia, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: blackmail, farce, espionage, paranoia, divorce, stupidity, infidelity, gym, corpse, top secret, cia, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christmas, small town, bank robbery, bank, heist, holiday, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, crime, urban, romance, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, desert, infidelity, revenge, buddies, sociopath, artifact, security guard, shoplifting, loss, security camera, screwball ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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 ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
28%
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: blues, chase, on the road, orphanage, music, loan, buddies, prison, band, on the run, adventure, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: louisiana, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
28%
 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, semi serious, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: heist, bank robber, bank, nothing goes right, crime, criminal heroes, small town, crime gone awry, employee, friends, desert, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: on the road, fish out of water, singer, desert, hotel, friendship, politics, adventure, folk, nothing goes right, wilderness, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, morocco, middle east, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: battle of the sexes, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, unlikely couple, manipulations, 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 ⇓
26%
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, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, safecracker, chase, car chase, crime gone awry, crime, on the road, treasure hunt, chases and races, adventure, police, outlaw ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: fish out of water, prison, mistaken identity, on the road, wrongful imprisonment, false accusation, crime, comedy of errors, drugs/alcohol, buddies, odd couple, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: cross country, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, feel good, realistic, 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 ⇓
26%
 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: humorous, captivating, exciting, funny, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: odd couple, criminal heroes, crime, unlikely partners, french, prison escape, chase, prison, unlikely friendships, crazy, bank robbery, mentor ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, poland, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: kids
Plot: train, chase, on the road, hippie, fbi, lsd, friendship, prison, odd couple, mind game, criminal heroes, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: oregon, usa, san francisco
⇓ 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, not serious, realistic, dark humor, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dentist, comedy of errors, drugs/alcohol, nothing goes right, farce, buddies, friends, disorder, chases and races, escapades, hung over, overbearing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, mexico, nevada, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: adventure, chase, playboy magazine, homeless man, chop shop, stitches, frat party, criminal gang, car theft, one night, gang, high school ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 110K
Ave, Caesar! (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Mystery
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tells the comedic tale of Eddie Mannix, a fixer who worked for the Hollywood studios in the 1950s. The story finds him at work when a star mysteriously disappears in the middle of filming.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, satirical ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, kidnapping, movie star, ransom, ancient rome, journalist, filmmaking, cat, disappearance, artists and showbiz, actor's life ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, interracial friendship, gang, hitman, coming of age, gangsters, friends, culture clash, crimes, society, youth, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, chicago illinois, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 24K
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: clever, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: folk singer, reunion, music, mental illness, singer, musician, folk, music band, musician's life, lovers reunited, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, back from the dead, americana, family, fish out of water, adventurer, goofy hero, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, texas, usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, witty, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heavy metal, heavy metal culture, rock band, radio station, music, farce, buddies, crime, hostages, music band, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: dark humor, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: heist, garbage, island, murder, crime, strangulation, attempted murder, tunnel, painting, cat, unlikely criminals, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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