Movies like Raising Arizona

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Raising Arizona (1987)
 7.3
 124K
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: witty, humorous, surreal, talky, atmospheric, exciting, offbeat, realistic, not serious, cult film ...
Plot: screwball, kidnapping, policewoman, blackmail, redemption, ex convict, baby, crimes, crime, couple relations, missing child, human nature, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, robbery, reward, brat, theft, supermarket, crime gone awry, chase, cult, mercenary, dreams, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, clever and witty films with plots about crimes, crime, dialogue, disorder, storytelling, brutality and mentor mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Raising Arizona: Ruthless People (1986), Take the Money and Run (1969), King's Ransom (2005), Trapped in Paradise (1994), Stealing Harvard (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, clever, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, farce, yuppie, hostage, vengeance, manipulation, crimes, dishonesty, hostages, confined, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, clever, witty, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: heist, prison, crime, crimes, goofy hero, hapless, couples, petty criminal, couple relations, cons and scams, misfit, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: quebec, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: witty, humorous, semi serious, feel good, light ...
Plot: kidnapping, nothing goes right, dishonesty, crimes, breakup, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, cons and scams, disorder, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, disorder, crimes, nothing goes right, partners, redemption, crime gone awry, dishonesty, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, cons and scams, disorder, partners, nothing goes right, buddies, money, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, crime, crimes, interracial relations, bad cop, nothing goes right, buddies, criminal heroes, resort, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Small Time Crooks (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.
Style: witty, humorous, talky, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: bank robbery, unlikely criminals, cheating, crimes, disorder, overnight success, cons and scams, couple relations, crime, love and romance, bank robber, criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
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: absurd, humorous, surreal, cult film, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, dialogue, bowling, hippie, marijuana, kidnapping, slacker, crimes, mistaken identity, stoners, crime, neo noir ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, pasadena california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, funny, absurd, light, twists and turns ...
Plot: romance, transvestite, love and romance, theft, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, kidnapping, hitman, eccentricity, greed, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 8K
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, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, crime gone awry, fish out of water, friendship, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, vengeance, partners, odd couple, misfit, cons and scams, hostages ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 23K
Gambit (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
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, not serious, entertaining, tense, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: perfect crime, heist, cons and scams, collector, crime gone awry, verbal byplay, disorder, dishonesty, partners, caper, employer employee relationship, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 69K
Bottle Rocket (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, theft, thief, crime, crimes, disorder, self discovery, nothing goes right, sibling relationship, partners in crime, buddies, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 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 film ...
Plot: hitman, false accusation, murder, screwball, crimes, crime, friends, disorder, siblings relations, partners, nothing goes right, clergy ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, dark humor, feel good, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: lottery, weatherman, small town, tv station, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, cons and scams, couple relations, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, female director ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.3
 767K
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, entertaining, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, criminal heroes, gambling, cons and scams, heist, master criminal, disorder, nothing goes right, graphic violence, boxing, partners in crime, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, humorous, light, funny, absurd ...
Plot: painting, murder, african american, crime gone awry, cons and scams, friends, heist, religious fundamentalist, sheriff, racism, strangulation, attempted murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, blackmail, stupidity, espionage, divorce, disorder, escapades, cia, autobiography, satire, human nature, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 19K
Quick Change (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, friendship, nothing goes right, cons and scams, friends, disorder, partners, buddies, crime, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6.5
 2K
Palookaville (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jerry and his two pals, Russ and Syd, are just looking for some easy money to help them break out of their nowhere lives in their nowhere town. Despite a bungled jewelry store heist which exposes their incompetence as criminals, a fateful event (and ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: robbery, dysfunctional family, ashtray, armored truck, heist, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, store, dishonesty, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 14K
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: humorous, dark humor, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: insurance, kidnapping, murder, disorder, nothing goes right, crimes, comedy of errors, down on your luck, insurance fraud, life insurance, insurance agent, frozen body ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 3K
Safe Men (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves in conflict with their professional colleagues. Romantic ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, buddy comedy, absurd ...
Plot: safecracker, mistaken identity, cons and scams, organized crime, comedy of errors, crimes, crime, unlikely criminals, heist, goofy hero, hidden identity, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, exciting, not serious, witty, funny ...
Plot: farce, kidnapping, vengeance, chase, crimes, save the world, comedy of errors, manic, master criminal, law enforcement, fighting crime, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: west germany, munich germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: dark humor, talky, witty, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, gangsters, dog, screenwriter, kidnapping, partners in crime, mob boss, neo noir, thief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1954, year 1963, year 1947 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.2
 81K
Wild at Heart (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, humorous, captivating, talky ...
Plot: hitman, on the road, ex convict, one last job, rebel, on the run, betrayal, mother daughter relationship, witch, hallucination, violence, sexual perversion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: texas, new orleans, california, usa, southern usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 4K
The Crew (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.
Style: humorous, dark humor, witty, funny, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotel, gangsters, farce, hitman, unlikely criminals, vengeance, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder, human nature, crimes, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 25K
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, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, prison, escape, false accusation, on the road, wrongful imprisonment, crimes, crime, buddies, escapades, partners ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.4
 50K
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, funny, absurd, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adoption, mistaken identity, gangsters, fish out of water, babies and infants, criminal, family relations, disorder, heist, dishonesty, crimes, married couple ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Scotland, Pa. (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Joe McBeth is a hard-working but unambitious doofus who toils at a hamburger stand alongside his wife Pat, who has much smarter. Pat believes she could do better with the place than their boss Norm is doing, so she plans to usurp Norm, convincing ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, talky ...
Plot: restaurant, murder, disorder, parody, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, goofy hero, nothing goes right, law enforcement, couple relations, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, pennsylvania, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, crime, cons and scams, criminal heroes, dishonesty, prison, planning, disguise, release from prison, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.9
 18K
The Big Bounce (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A small-time con artist and a Hawaiian real estate developer's mischievous, enterprising mistress team up for a potential $200,000 score.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: blackmail, seduction, robbery, deception, judge, crimes, unlikely criminals, crime, betrayal, surfing, beach house, yacht ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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