Movies like Sympatico

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Sympatico (1999)
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Sympatico (1999)
Original name: Simpatico
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As youths in Azusa, Vinnie, Carter, and Rosie pull off a racing scam, substituting winners for plodders and winning big bucks on long odds. When an official uncovers the scam, they set him up for blackmail. Jump ahead twenty years, Carter and Rosie are married, successful racers in Kentucky about to sell their prize stallion, Simpatico. Vinnie is a drunk in Pomona. Vinnie decides to make a play for Rosie, lures Carter to California, steals his wallet and heads for Kentucky with the original blackmail material. Carter begs Vinnie's friend, a grocery clerk named Cecilia, to follow Vinnie and get the stuff back that he has in a box. Will she succeed?
Style: psychological, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative, complex, intense, neo noir, confusing ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, betrayal, crime gone awry, heist, crimes, crime, manipulations, infidelity, frame up, manipulation, couples, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, bittersweet, horse, corruption, airplane, party, motorcycle, billiards, gun, horse race, tattoo ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, twists and turns, clever and melancholic films with plots about dishonesty, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, greed, dialogue and twists & turns mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Sympatico: Panic (2000), Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), Hustle (2000), The Opportunists (2000), Best Laid Plans (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Panic (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alex is going through a midlife crisis and it has become a very difficult time for him. His marriage is struggling, he's worried about his son, and his job of killing people for his family has become the most stressful part of his life. He ...
Style: psychological, captivating, bleak, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: hitman, midlife crisis, murder, family business, infidelity, crime, crimes, love affair, deadly, family problems, therapy, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
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95%
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: humorous, exciting, light, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, safecracker, chase, on the road, crimes, crime, treasure hunt, rivalry, adventure, partners, buddies, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.5
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Hustle (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maya and Tony are a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde. Maya seduces businessmen while Tony copies their credit cards. It's a smooth con until one of their victims, Pierce, pulls a gun. Instead of killing them, Pierce offers the desperate couple a ...
Style: twists and turns, neo noir, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, crimes, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, heist, dishonesty, cons and scams, gambling, disorder, couples, betrayal, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Opportunists (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vic is a struggling auto mechanic with a safe-cracking past and a lot of debt. His girlfriend runs a bar and offers to loan him the money she's saved for remodeling, but Vic is reluctant to take it. When a long-lost cousin from Ireland shows up ...
Style: realistic, talky, suspense, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: heist, cons and scams, safecracker, crime gone awry, gangsters, crimes, crime, redemption, unlikely couple, dishonesty, going straight, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, ireland, europe, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Best Laid Plans (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Rich, successful Bryce meets beautiful Lissa at a bar one night and invites her back to his house, not suspecting for a moment that Lissa isn't really who she seems. What unfolds next is a dangerous, tangled web of double-crosses and seduction.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, crime, crime gone awry, manipulation, cons and scams, dishonesty, nothing goes right, manipulations, disorder, small town, couples, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, nevada, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Money for Nothing (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, intense, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crime, crimes, heist, disorder, friends, nothing goes right, dishonesty, money, friendship, unemployment, police, chase ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Object of Beauty (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A valuable piece of art is stolen from a couple.
Style: talky, clever, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: heist, social differences, couple relations, performer's life, family problems, couples, power relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, mute or deaf, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Door in the Floor (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Alternately tragic and comic, an exploration of the complexities of love in both its brightest and darkest corners. Adapted from John Irving's best-selling novel A Widow for One Year, the film is set in the privileged beach community of East ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: infidelity, writer's life, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, family problems, older woman younger man relationship, crumbling marriage, coping, loss of child, estrangement, loss of son, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Diary of a Hitman (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hitman Dekker is on his last job, out to kill the wife (Jain) of his client, but he starts to waiver. The longer he takes to do the job the more difficult it becomes.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: hitman, danger, murder, crimes, deadly, investigation, crime, dishonesty, betrayal, rescue, seduction, extramarital affair ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.9
 6K
Amateur (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man wakes up in an alley, bleeding and with no memory of who he is. He stumbles into a coffee shop and is befriended by a charitable ex-nun who is failing in her attempts to write marketable pornography.
Style: clever, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: redemption, crimes, romance, dishonesty, on the run, love and romance, couples, nosy, couple relations, haunted by the past, murder, memory loss ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Where the Money Is (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Manning (Paul Newman) has come up with a new way to break out of prison: fake a stroke and get transferred to a nursing home. It's a perfect plan, except for one thing: the woman assigned to take care of him at the nursing home, Carol Ann ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, light, offbeat ...
Plot: retirement home, heist, crimes, crime, cons and scams, aging, elderly, robbery, criminal heroes, one last job, nursing, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, oregon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Employee of the Month (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "Employee of the Month" is about a guy whose day spirals from bad to worse when he gets fired from his dream job at the bank and is dumped by his fiancée Sara. David's best friend Jack tries to convince him it's for the best, ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspense, melancholic, entertaining ...
Plot: betrayal, bad luck, comedy of errors, partners, friendship, dishonesty, nothing goes right, greed, bank robbery, thirtysomething life, dentist, stripper ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 10K
Criminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis, recruits Rodrigo, a crook with a perfect poker face. The two plan a big-time scam: selling a fake Silver Certificate to currency collector William Hannigan. Rodrigo distrusts his new ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, crime, con artists, crimes, manipulation, partners, manipulations, crime gone awry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, small time, petty criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Going in Style (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three senior citizens in their 70s who live together are slowly decaying in endless days with nothing to do but feed the birds. One of them comes up with an idea - rob a bank. They certainly could use the money if they get away with it and if they ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: heist, elderly, friendship, senior citizen, bittersweet, dishonesty, crimes, golden years, unlikely criminals, crime, buddies, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.0
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Deadfall (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After he accidentally kills his father, Mike, during a sting, Joe tries to carry out Mike's dying wish by recovering valuables that Mike's twin brother Lou stole from him years earlier. But Uncle Lou is also a confidence artist, and Joe is ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, neo noir, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twins, murder, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, greed, uncle nephew relationship, last wish ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
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Cutter's Way (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, neo noir, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, alcohol abuse, veteran, dishonesty, crimes, murder mystery, investigation, revenge, prostitute, arson, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, california, asia, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.9
 2K
Faithful (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A depressed housewife whose husband is having an affair contemplates suicide, but changes her mind when she faces death by a killer hired to do her in.
Style: witty, talky, semi serious, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitman, female protagonist, woman in danger, crumbling marriage, family problems, self discovery, dishonesty, marriage, depression, adultery, bathtub, runaway ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 18K
Made (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two aspiring boxers lifelong friends get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.
Style: humorous, witty, funny, talky, clever ...
Plot: friendship, money laundering, crimes, crime, nothing goes right, cons and scams, disorder, partners, buddies, dishonesty, bad temper, crime boss ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Hell's Kitchen (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. Only trouble is the boyfriend knows that the fault was ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, haunted by the past, friendship, murder, crimes, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A tale of passion, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity presents him with a chance to change it.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, twists and turns, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, trial, false accusation, deception, crimes, crime, infidelity, life is a bitch, couples, self discovery, existentialism, small town ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: california, usa
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51%
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Phoenix (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Gambling fever -- along with a brutal bookie -- leads three crooked cops into a double-dealing scheme that lands them in hot water way over their heads.
Style: neo noir, contemplative, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, betrayal, gambling, bookies, crimes, crime, heist, addiction, crime gone awry, nudity (full frontal - brief), partners, moral dilemma ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
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Novocaine (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs
Style: suspenseful, captivating, humorous, twists and turns, tricky ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, dark humor, false accusation, frame up, dentist, betrayal, crime, crimes, life turned upside down, drug use, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 44K
Hard Eight (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Style: neo noir, clever, gloomy, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: gambling, blackmail, casino, ransom, prostitute, crime, crimes, christmas, betrayal, cons and scams, missing person, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa, atlantic city new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.4
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The Hot Spot (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A loner moves in to a small Texas town, finds himself a job, and sets about plotting to rob the local bank.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, sexy, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: femme fatale, infidelity, accountant, dishonesty, crimes, manipulation, love triangle, love and romance, cons and scams, dangerous attraction, bank robbery, erotica ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, virginia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Straight Time (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: warden, parole officer, prison, friendship, murder, heist, crime, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty, going straight, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 8K
Plastic (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sam & Fordy run a credit card fraud scheme, but when they steal from the wrong man, they find themselves threatened by sadistic gangster. They need to raise £5m and pull off a daring diamond heist to clear their debt.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, friends, race against time, criminal heroes, lesbian kiss, heist, dishonesty, disorder, criminal's revenge, male objectification, car accident ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, miami, england, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, serious, neo noir, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, crimes, mystery, partners against crime, dishonesty, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 10K
Hurlyburly (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on a play by David Rabe, Hurlyburly is about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes, whose dysfunctional personal lives are more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios.
Style: talky, cynical, captivating, humorous, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, showbiz, drugs/alcohol, buddies, friendship, love triangle, sarcasm, insanity, filmmaking, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Mad Dog and Glory (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wayne Dobie is a shy cop whose low-key demeanor has earned him the affectionate nickname "Mad Dog." After Mad Dog saves the life of Frank Milo, a crime boss and aspiring stand-up comedian, he's offered the company of an attractive ...
Style: clever, humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), city, police officer, fistfight, singing, police, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, love and romance, romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Jerry and Tom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their profession differs a lot. It shows when Tom is required to kill his ...
Style: clever, talky, witty, humorous, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hitman, film within a film, murder, dark humor, profanity, graphic violence, friends, disorder, retiring, apprentice, wild ride, career change ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%