Movies like Repo Man

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Repo Man (1984)
 6.9
 37K
Repo Man (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A down and out young punk gets a job working with a seasoned repo man, but what awaits him in his new career is a series of outlandish adventures revolving around aliens, the CIA, and a most wanted '64 Chevy.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, clever, humorous, witty, cynical, semi serious, psychotronic, absurd, satirical ...
Plot: ufo, surrealism, chase, police, friends, save the world, life is a bitch, apprentice, society, code, silly humor, buddies, dishonesty, obsessive quest, save the day, scientist, conspiracy, punk rock, punk, alien, cult, mad scientist, cia, violence, torture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles, california, usa

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Most similar movies to Repo Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, cult film, melancholic and absurd films with plots about storytelling, mentor, dialogue, runaway, chase, brutality and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Repo Man: Liquid Sky (1982), After Hours (1985), RoboCop (1987), Strange Brew (1983), Tank Girl (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Liquid Sky (1982)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac lover, a fashion model. The aliens soon find the human ...
Style: sexy, sexual, psychedelic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: fashion, space and aliens, alien, heroin, rape, androgyny, gays and lesbians, addiction, twins, drug dealing, gender, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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100%
 7.6
 68K
After Hours (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.
Style: surreal, twists and turns, realistic, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: dark humor, coincidence, artist, nothing goes right, city life, rain, suicide, nightlife, murder, nightclub, farce, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 252K
RoboCop (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy into an armed ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, humorous, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, androids and robots, law enforcement, experiment, fighting the system, vengeance, gang, fighting crime, partners, legal, robot ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 17K
Strange Brew (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Something is rotten at the Elsinore Brewery. Bob and Doug Mackenzie (as seen on SCTV) help the orphan Pam regain the brewery founded by her recently-deceased father. But to do so, they must confront the suspicious Brewmeister Smith and two teams of ...
Style: humorous, parody, not serious, witty, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, rescue, satire, chase, silly humor, dishonesty, buddies, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, assassination, heroes, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.3
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Tank Girl (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on the British cult comic-strip, our tank-riding anti-heroine fights a mega-corporation, which controls the world's water supply.
Style: stylized, exciting, semi serious, futuristic, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: desert, future dystopia, female fighter, save the world, female warrior, female protagonist, chaos, society, good versus evil, master villain, heroic mission, battles ...
Time: future, 2030s, near future, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 16K
Freejack (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Time-traveling bounty hunters find a doomed race-car driver in the past and bring him to 2009 New York, where his mind will be replaced with that of a terminally ill billionaire.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, chase, future dystopia, murder, fish out of water, lovers reunited, investigation, on the run, bounty hunter, post apocalypse, immortality, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, 90s, 2000s, year 2009, year 1991 ...
Place: new york, usa
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60%
 5.9
 25K
Men at Work (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two garbage men find the body of a city councilman in a trash can on their route. With help from a supervisor, the duo must solve the case and find the man's killer while hiding the body from the cops.
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, disorder, cons and scams, partners, dishonesty, buddies, amateur detective, goofy hero, justice, vietnam veteran, brothers, guilty pleasure ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An alien slave crash-lands in New York City while being pursued by two Men in Black bounty hunters. His attempt to find a place for himself on Earth parallels that of the immigrant experience.
Style: allegory, clever, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Plot: alien, drug abuse, misfit, space and aliens, benign alien, life is a bitch, bounty hunter, mute or deaf, society, on the run, disorder, healing power ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6.4
 104K
Tango & Cash (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are narcotics detectives who, while both being extremely successful, can't stand each other. Crime Lord Yves Perret, furious at the loss of income that Tango and Cash have caused him, frames the two for murder. Caught ...
Style: humorous, realistic, rough, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, police detective, prisoner, prison, crimes, buddies, law enforcement, warden, rivalry, dishonesty, organized crime, master criminal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 12K
Into the Night (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ed Okin used to have a boring life. He used to have trouble getting to sleep. Then one night, he met Diana. Now, Ed's having trouble staying alive.
Style: sexy, parody, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: airport, chase, adultery, insomnia, on the run, assassin, cuckold, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, chaos, sleeping, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, las vegas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 21K
Blue Thunder (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Officer Frank Murphy, an experienced LAPD helicopter pilot, is given command of the advanced new "Blue Thunder" chopper. But he begins to wonder why the LAPD would need a helicopter so powerful and why it is such a secret.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: helicopter, chase, conspiracy, murder, helicopter pilot, vietnam veteran, crimes, terrorism, super weapon, politics, escapades, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Perennially stoned Cheech and Chong tear through the city of Los Angeles, causing trouble wherever they go. After Cheech loses his job, the two pot enthusiasts head to the welfare offices where Cheech's girlfriend, Donna, works. Instead of ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, surprise ending, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, marijuana, space and aliens, weed, drug abuse, friends, disorder, screwball, silly humor, friendship, fish out of water, addiction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1980, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
 1K
Hot Tamale (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A road trip to Los Angeles inadvertently leads a young man from Wyoming into a wild maze of psychotic hit-men, racy women, jewel thieves and a salsa band.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, road trip, on the road, heist, criminal's revenge, chase, nothing goes right, gang, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, stolen money, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, wyoming, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 4K
Real Men (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jim Belushi plays a super-competent secret agent on the trail of Russian thugs. John Ritter plays a milquetoast dad who gets mixed up in the caper. The story follows their adventures over the course of a week, in which Ritter develops some guts and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, inspirational, absurd, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, espionage, secret agents, unlikely partners, special agents, save the world, partners, alien, farce, adventure, catastrophe, friends ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jack Spade returns from the army in his old ghetto neighbourhood when his brother, June Bug, dies. Jack declares war on Mr. Big, powerful local crimelord. His army is led by John Slade, his childhood idol who used to fight bad guys in the 70s.
Style: parody, humorous, witty, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, ghetto, heroes, satire, hip hop, militant, rally, crimes, silly humor, disorder, overdose, hip hop culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 49K
The 51st State (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Elmo McElroy is a streetwise American master chemist who heads to England to sell his special new formula - a powerful, blue concoction guaranteed to take you to 'the 51st state.' McElroy's new product delivers a feeling 51 times more ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, culture clash, organized crime, gang war, crimes, chemist, drug dealing, dishonesty, partners, cons and scams, golf ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 70s
Place: england, los angeles, liverpool, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Flim-Flam Man (1967)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mordrcai Jones (George C. Scott) is a rural con artist (a 'flim flam man') who takes on a young army deserter Curley (Michael Sarrazin) as his protégé and teaches him the tricks of the trade. Sheriff Slade (Harry Morgan) is in hot ...
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: chase, con men, friendship, prison, going straight, desertion, sheriff, countryside, friends, on the road, cons and scams, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: southern usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 4K
Tapeheads (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of Ivan and Josh, two dim witted ex-security guards who love music videos. Out of work, with no job prospects, they form a music video production company. They soon learn the in's and out's of the business in LA and with some ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, light, intense ...
Plot: blackmail, ambition, music band, disorder, filmmaking, buddies, artists and showbiz, media, partners, showbiz, music, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, chase, rescue, adventure, mad scientist, alien invasion, superhero, experiment gone awry, disorder, couple relations, heroic mission, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, year 1938, 1930s, future
Place: new jersey, usa, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 21K
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: heist, crime gone awry, bank robbery, friendship, nothing goes right, disorder, friends, cons and scams, partners, buddies, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.8
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Coldfire (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The "Coldfire" is a lethal new designer-drug with destructive capabilities. Its origins are unknown...and its effects are irreversible. This drug promises the "ultimate high." However, what does the user acquire instead? The ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough
Plot: police, conspiracy, law enforcement, gangsters, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, addiction, drug abuse, male objectification, bowling, undercover cop ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 8K
Dead Heat (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: LAPD police officer, Roger Mortis is killed while arresting zombies who have been reanimated by the head of Dante Laboratories in order to carry out violent armed robberies.
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, police investigation, laboratory, police, resurrection, mad scientist, supernatural, tough law enforcer, crimes, buddies, good versus evil, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Long Goodbye (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.
Style: neo noir, cynical, stylized, atmospheric, witty ...
Plot: private detective, murder, betrayal, gangsters, nudity (full frontal - brief), disfigurement, bribery, friendship, missing person, investigation, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, california, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.1
 4K
Dead Bang (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Los Angeles homicide detective Jerry Beck searches for the murderer who killed a police officer on Christmas Eve. The investigation takes Beck inside the violent world of hate groups and white supremacists, who are hatching a deadly plot to attack ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, crimes, police corruption, law enforcer killer, psychopath, police detective, partners against crime, society, tough law enforcer, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, colorado, california, usa, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 70K
Red Heat (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.
Style: humorous, exciting, rough, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cold war, culture clash, police brutality, drug dealer, police, revenge, partners, stereotypes, gunfight, drug cartel, police detective, martial arts ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: usa, ussr, chicago illinois, moscow russia, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 52K
Fletch (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A veritable chameleon, investigative reporter Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher might drive his editor up the wall, but he always produces great pieces for the newspaper. When his next story is about the drug trade taking place on the beach, Fletch ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, light ...
Plot: undercover, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, cons and scams, insurance, journalism, mistaken identity, contract killing, police corruption, corruption, country club ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, rio de janeiro, usa, utah, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 86K
RoboCop 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a successful deployment of the Robocop Law Enforcement unit, OCP sees its goal of urban pacification come closer and closer, but as this develops, a new narcotic known as "Nuke" invades the streets led by God-delirious leader Cane. ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, cyberpunk, killer robot, robot, law enforcement, police, police officer, crimes, corporate crime, experiment gone awry, haunted by the past ...
Time: future, 21st century, 90s, near future, 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Save the Green Planet! (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A traumatized young man abducts Korean leaders, believing they're toxic reptilian aliens - a fifth column launching a takeover of beloved Earth. Stumped law enforcement geniuses half-seriously hire a disgraced, disheveled private detective with ...
Style: surreal, humorous, exciting, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: save the world, investigation, space and aliens, dark humor, ufo, delusion, frame up, heroes, intrigue, kidnapping, rivalry, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Day of the Beast (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story revolves around a Basque Roman Catholic priest dedicated to committing as many sins as possible (Angulo), a death metal salesman from Carabanchel (Segura), and the Italian host of a TV show on the occult (De Razza). These go on a literal ...
Style: suspenseful, surreal, scary, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: apocalypse, black magic, murder, prophecy, catholic priest, devil, heroic mission, sin, unlikely criminals, save the world, dark humor, antichrist ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, los angeles, usa, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 126K
They Live (1988)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: distopia, alien invasion, conspiracy, anti conformity, alien, mind control, evil alien, advertising, drifter, heroes, good versus evil, interspecies sex ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%