Movies like Raising Arizona

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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 date.
Style: humorous, surreal, witty, not serious, offbeat, realistic, exciting, dark humor, absurd, funny ...
Plot: screwball, kidnapping, supermarket, baby, crime, redemption, cult, babies and infants, missing child, reward, blackmail, ex convict, policewoman, robbery, chase, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, fugitives, going straight, on the run, race against time, human nature, couple relations, cons and scams, prison escape ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona

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Most similar movies to Raising Arizona

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and absurd films with plots about crimes, disorder, crime, dialogue, mentor, storytelling and chase mostly in Comedy, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Raising Arizona: Ruthless People (1986), The Big Lebowski (1998), Take the Money and Run (1969), Crimewave (1985), Amos & Andrew (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ruthless People (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.
Style: offbeat, humorous, clever, witty, not serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, farce, yuppie, cons and scams, crime, confined, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, couples, hostages ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: 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, 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 ⇓
66%
Take the Money and Run (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The life and times of Virgil Starkwell, inept bank robber.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, wedding, farce, crime, attempted murder, baseball, theft, unlikely criminals, crimes, bad luck, pickpocket, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: turkey, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 5K
Crimewave (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Fed up of his business partner, Ernest Trend hires the services of two exterminators. When things go drastically wrong and they murder the wrong man, the race is on to frame an innocent video surveillance man.
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, offbeat, cult movie cast ...
Plot: screwball, false accusation, crime, murder, buddies, femme fatale, goofy hero, odd couple, mistaken identity, hitman, nothing goes right, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, semi serious, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: island, racism, farce, buddies, mistaken identity, odd couple, crime, bad cop, resort, interracial relations, social differences, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 21K
Gambit (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.
Style: humorous, entertaining, tense, funny, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: heist, cons and scams, perfect crime, verbal byplay, crime gone awry, collector, disorder, dishonesty, partners, farce, employer employee relationship, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
40%
 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 ⇓
39%
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, crime, couple relations, workplace romance, cons and scams, nothing goes right, crimes, couples, disorder, hostages, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
37%
The Fugitives (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coming out from jail, Lucas has decided to change his life and behave like a good citizen. But when he is taken hostage in a bank by a hare-brained robber, no cops can believe he is not part of the action.
Style: feel good, sentimental, witty, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: chase, comedy of errors, fugitives, farce, goofy hero, nothing goes right, odd couple, reluctant partners, chases and races, disorder, crime, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet troubles arise when he realizes that he is not the only one after the diamonds.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: heist, lawyer, robbery, screwball, american abroad, stuttering, courtroom, zoophilia, heart attack, barrel, animal abuse, killing a dog ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, tower bridge london, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
37%
Stealing Harvard (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: John and his girlfriend have vowed to marry once they save $30,000 for their dream house. But the minute they achieve their financial goal, John finds out his niece has been accepted at Harvard, and he's reminded of his promise to pay for her ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: robbery, money, crime, buddies, unlikely criminals, fool, uncle, house, crime gone awry, couple relations, nothing goes right, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.3
 45K
Littleman (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After leaving the prison, the dwarf criminal Calvin Sims joins to his moron brother Percy to steal an expensive huge diamond in a jewelry for the mobster Walken. They are chased by the police, and Calvin hides the stone in the purse of the executive ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, idiotic ...
Plot: adoption, criminal heroes, comedy of errors, fish out of water, crime, married couple, criminal, baby, gangsters, crimes, disorder, babies and infants ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don't go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: kidnapping, nothing goes right, buddies, unlikely criminals, obnoxious boss, workplace, partners, disorder, friendship, twists & turns, stupidity, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting, witty ...
Plot: farce, police, laughing gas, kidnapping, chase, palaces castles and temples, comedy of errors, goofy hero, vengeance, crime, fighting crime, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, munich germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: clever, dark humor, not serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: weatherman, lottery, tv station, small town, crime, buddies, drugs/alcohol, unlikely criminals, weather, debt, crime gone awry, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 5.7
 7K
Screwed (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A chauffeur kidnaps his rich boss's dog to hold it for ransom, but when she accidentally gets the dog back, she thinks that it's the chauffeur who's been kidnapped.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: kidnapping, mistaken identity, mortician, moon, buddies, comedy of errors, crime, goofy hero, odd couple, crime gone awry, friendship, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 29K
Dragnet (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: LAPD Sgt. Joe Friday -- the equally straight-laced nephew of the famous police sergeant of the same name -- is paired up with a young, freewheeling detective named Pep Streebeck. After investigating some strange robberies at the local zoo and the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, chase, reverend, ice sculpture, speech impediment, police investigation, undercover, rescue, crime, police detective, fish out of water, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Chain of Fools (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An avid detective is assigned to investigate the heist of a batch of precious coins that end up in the hands of a suicidal barber.
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: romance, theft, kidnapping, hitman, crime, crime gone awry, crimes, heist, dishonesty, love, treasure, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A couple of angels, O'Reilly and Jackson, are sent to Earth to make sure that their next supervised love-connection succeeds. They follow Celine, a spoiled rich girl who has just accidentally shot a suitor and, due to a misunderstanding, is ...
Style: surreal, humorous, dark humor, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: kidnapping, angel, ransom, love, violence, hostage, destiny, heaven, janitor, robot, murder, blood ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (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, not serious, dark humor, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drugs/alcohol, buddies, cons and scams, crime, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty, partners, disorder, friends, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 5.8
 15K
Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.
Style: humorous, semi serious, twists and turns, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime, cons and scams, confined, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty, hostages, danger, vengeance, partners, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1978
Place: usa, detroit, bahamas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Enos duo convince Cletus, aka The Bandit, to come out of hiding and help them promote their new restaurant. With a little coaxing, he agrees, producing an almost-creaky Trigger as his mode of transport. But his nemesis, Sheriff Buford T. ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, road movie, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, on the road, car chase, on the run, race against time, chases and races, escapades, partners, buddies, rivalry, disorder, road trip ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 63K
Go (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Told from three perspectives, a story of a bunch of young Californians trying to get some cash, do and deal some drugs, score money and sex in Las Vegas, and generally experience the rush of life.
Style: humorous, witty, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug dealing, disorder, nothing goes right, crime, crimes, ecstasy, bisexual man, multiple storylines, stripper, rave, hit and run, clubbing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 13K
The Big White (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: To remedy his financial problems, a travel agent has his eye on a frozen corpse, which just happens to be sought after by two hitmen.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, insurance, murder, life insurance, insurance fraud, insurance agent, small town, unlikely criminals, comedy of errors, crime, cons and scams, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Frank Drebin is persuaded out of retirement to go undercover in a state prison. There he is to find out what top terrorist, Rocco, has planned for when he escapes. Frank's wife, Jane, is desperate for a baby.. this adds to Frank's ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, surprise ending, based on cult tv series ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: parody, undercover, race against time, terrorism, police investigation, goofy hero, crime, save the day, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Teresa's Tattoo (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mathematician Teresa just wanted to study during the College spring break. But her friends, who want her to live a little, drag her out to parties. The next thing she knows, she has been drugged, kidnapped, made a redhead, tattooed, and wearing ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: ransom, tattoo, fbi, kidnapping, nothing goes right, college, beach, gangsters, hostages, unlikely criminals, crime, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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