Movies like Raising Arizona

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Raising Arizona (1987)
 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 date.
Style: humorous, surreal, witty, talky, atmospheric, exciting, offbeat, realistic, not serious, dark humor ...
Plot: screwball, kidnapping, policewoman, blackmail, redemption, ex convict, baby, crime, couple relations, missing child, human nature, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, robbery, reward, theft, supermarket, crime gone awry, chase, cult, crimes, mercenary, dreams, love and romance, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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 funny films with plots about crime, crimes, disorder, dialogue, storytelling, adaptation and dishonesty mostly in Comedy, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Raising Arizona: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Ruthless People (1986), The Big Lebowski (1998), Take the Money and Run (1969), Small Time Crooks (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
Style: melancholic, humorous, road movie, entertaining, surreal ...
Plot: treasure hunt, obsessive quest, prophecy, on the run, small town, adventure, ex spouse, criminal heroes, seduction, prison escape, rescue, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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100%
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, vengeance, nothing goes right, confined, down on your luck, social differences, manipulations, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, santa monica california
⇓ 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: surreal, humorous, talky, twists and turns, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, kidnapping, bowling, mistaken identity, hippie, marijuana, disorder, stoners, dialogue, crime, vietnam veteran, millionaire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, pasadena california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: prison, heist, crime, goofy hero, misfit, couples, petty criminal, hapless, couple relations, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, bank robbery ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: quebec, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: bank robbery, cheating, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, love and romance, overnight success, crime, couple relations, disorder, bank robber, criminal, restaurant ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous
Plot: kidnapping, unlikely criminals, love and romance, crimes, hostages, crumbling marriage, disorder, dishonesty, couples, workplace romance, cons and scams, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 22K
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, perfect crime, cons and scams, collector, crime gone awry, disorder, verbal byplay, dishonesty, partners, employer employee relationship, farce, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, funny, light ...
Plot: island, racism, mistaken identity, interracial relations, crime, bad cop, resort, social differences, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, buddies, male bonding ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, witty, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, christmas, bank robbery, heist, bank, redemption, holiday, crime, nothing goes right, romance, siblings relations, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: clever, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: romance, kidnapping, hitman, theft, crime, crime gone awry, heist, couples, disorder, police detective, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: weatherman, lottery, small town, tv station, criminal heroes, crime, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, nothing goes right, couple relations, sexualized violence, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 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: feel good, offbeat, realistic, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: mortician, mistaken identity, kidnapping, vengeance, friendship, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, friends, cons and scams, odd couple, misfit, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: heist, painting, attempted murder, island, murder, strangulation, cat, tunnel, garbage, crime, crime gone awry, ship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, offbeat, not serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: false accusation, murder, screwball, crime, odd couple, fish out of water, misfit, underdog, friends, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 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, crime, crimes, unlikely criminals, heist, dishonesty, hidden identity, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, funny, absurd, dark humor ...
Plot: blackmail, paranoia, espionage, stupidity, divorce, cia, disorder, escapades, autobiography, society, crime, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, witty, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: robbery, crime, money, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, couple relations, family relations, crimes, friends, buddies, partners, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.3
 709K
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, cynical, exciting, slang ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, cons and scams, gambling, criminal heroes, disorder, crime gone awry, master criminal, bet, boxing, nothing goes right, dimwit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, antwerp, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.0
 64K
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, talky, witty, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, theft, thief, motel, heist, crime, self discovery, on the run, mentally unstable, love and romance, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, exciting, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, prison, false accusation, on the road, wrongful imprisonment, crime, on the run, frame up, crimes, escapades, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: arizona, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.9
 17K
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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: seduction, blackmail, robbery, judge, deception, crimes, unlikely criminals, crime, betrayal, surfing, yacht, safe ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 74K
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: sexual perversion, violence, on the road, ex convict, hitman, on the run, betrayal, one last job, rebel, mother daughter relationship, witch, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: texas, new orleans, california, usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 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, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: robbery, dysfunctional family, armored truck, ashtray, heist, crime, crime gone awry, friends, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, unemployment, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 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, feel good, semi serious, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: heist, bank robber, bank, desert, friends, nothing goes right, crime, crime gone awry, small town, boss and employee, criminal heroes, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
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, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, crime, kidnapping, crime gone awry, crimes, screenwriter, dishonesty, mob boss, partners in crime, dog, gangster, thief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1954, year 1947, year 1975 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 18K
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: clever, humorous, witty, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, bank robbery, taxi driver, firefighter, map, friendship, hostage negotiator, crime, partners, dishonesty, comedy of errors ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: rough, exciting, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, fbi, ransom, tattoo, beach, space travel, espionage, rescue, chase, college, unlikely criminals, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A kidnapped mobster (Vittorio De Sica) persuades his captors to help him rob platinum ingots from a train.
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, heist, train robbery, criminal heroes, goofy hero, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, cons and scams, crime, hostages, confined, chases and races ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, exciting, realistic, not serious, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, kidnapping, crime, woman in danger, danger, disorder, cop witness relations, witnessing a crime, wrong place wrong time, nothing goes right, crimes, save the lady ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, clever, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, small town, crime, love and romance, chases and races, crimes, friends, clergy, society, warden ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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