Movies like A Simple Plan

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A Simple Plan (1998)
 7.5
 63K
A Simple Plan (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain the money while avoiding detection opens a Pandora's box when the fear of getting caught triggers panicked behavior and leads to virulent consequences
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious, emotional, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, betrayal, treasure, human nature, dishonesty, character change, fbi, couple relations, disorder, nothing goes right, paranoia, neo noir, husband wife relationship, secret, accountant, suspicion, unlikely criminal, twists & turns, character study, moral ambiguity, redemption, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota

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Most similar movies to A Simple Plan

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out twists and turns, realistic, complex and interesting films with plots about greed, twists & turns, crimes, storytelling, murder, corruption and crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like A Simple Plan: Fargo (1996), Fargo (2014), Arlington Road (1999), No Country for Old Men (2007), Owning Mahowny (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 606K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: dark humor, interesting, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, kidnapping, crime gone awry, snow, police investigation, greed, ransom, psychopath, murder, small town, policewoman, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 8.9
 313K
Fargo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, captivating, clever, cynical ...
Plot: crimes, neo noir, small town, police investigation, psychopath, crime, policewoman, killings, snow, law enforcement, small town life, female police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 2006, 2000s ...
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 80K
Arlington Road (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, neo noir, bomb, paranoia, murder, conspiracy, professor, fbi, uncover truth, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., st. louis missouri, kansas, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: bleak, tense, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: neo noir, greed, sheriff, death, hitman, crimes, track down, peril, human nature, psychopath, escape, shooting ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.1
 12K
Owning Mahowny (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dan Mahowny was a rising star at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. At twenty-four he was assistant manager of a major branch in the heart of Toronto's financial district. To his colleagues he was a workaholic. To his customers, he was ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, melancholic, gloomy ...
Plot: gambling, money, embezzlement, obsession, addiction, banker, gambling addiction, gambler, casino, crimes, crime, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, toronto ontario canada, canada, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 56K
Shallow Grave (1994)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.
Style: dark humor, cynical, tense, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: roommate, neo noir, greed, betrayal, friendship, money, police officer, doctor, attic, insanity, corpse, accountant ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, quarry
Place: scotland, rio de janeiro, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Perfect Murder (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending, clever, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: extramarital affair, betrayal, crime, infidelity, perfect crime, love affair, crimes, murder, plan gone awry, cheating on husband, artist, jealousy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, gangsters, corruption, organized crime, mafia, betrayal, violence, love triangle, mayor, blackmail, jewish, gang war ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 76K
Frailty (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons."
Style: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, sin, axe, sheriff, insanity, punishment, fbi, mechanic, angel, childhood, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 86K
Sling Blade (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: touching, bleak, rough, serious, sincere ...
Plot: murder, friendship, mentally challenged, death threat, redemption, family relations, small town, crimes, parents and children, haunted by the past, human nature, father figure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Blood and Wine (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.
Style: tense, serious, melancholic, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: heist, dysfunctional family, family relations, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, family problems, greed, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, parents and children, wine ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Ice Harvest (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, dark humor, witty, twists and turns ...
Plot: stripper, betrayal, christmas, femme fatale, murder, strip club, crime, crimes, gangsters, nothing goes right, dishonesty, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 20K
Red Rock West (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife, Suzanne. Mike takes full advantage of the situation, collects the money and runs. During his ...
Style: suspenseful, sexy, rough, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo-noir, neo noir, hitman, mistaken identity, betrayal, small town, gas station, money, criminal, unemployment, crimes, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 25K
The Grifters (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.
Style: twists and turns, tense, cynical, serious, intense ...
Plot: neo noir, betrayal, con artists, manipulation, crimes, crime, couples, intrigue, rivalry, manipulations, nudity (full frontal - brief), cheating ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 4K
Homegrown (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three laborers on a Northern California marijuana plantation become increasingly paranoid when they learn that their boss has been murdered. They know enough to run, taking with them enough of the crop to pay them for services rendered. Hooking up ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drug abuse, crimes, dishonesty, buddies, nothing goes right, partners, criminal heroes, disorder, murder, greed, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: atmospheric, twists and turns, captivating, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, trial, false accusation, deception, crimes, crime, infidelity, life is a bitch, couples, self discovery, existentialism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Pride and Glory (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police, police corruption, murder, family relations, moral dilemma, dishonesty, cover up, crimes, crime, betrayal, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: loss of child, investigation, redemption, obsession, lawyer, dysfunctional family, revenge, family problems, deadly, losing-it hero, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Under Suspicion (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is ...
Style: talky, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder mystery, murder, mind game, mystery, crime, crimes, lawyer, serial killer, interrogation, prime suspect, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. ...
Style: surprise ending, clever, suspenseful, twists and turns, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, master criminal, manipulations, mysterious character, crime, mistaken identity, disorder, twists & turns, crimes, deception, mystery, mafia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mafia film in Tarantino style with a star-studded cast. Jimmy’s “The Saint” gangster career has finally ended. Yet now he finds him self doing favors for a wise godfather known as “The Man with the Plan.”
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, crimes, buddies, one last job, mafia, deadly, fall in love, coffin, crime, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 20K
Dark Blue (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, rookie, police investigation, crimes, fighting the system, partners, law enforcement, dishonesty, testimony, crime and punishment, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 49K
U Turn (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When Bobby's car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone he's encountered. After ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, intense, sexy ...
Plot: small town, neo noir, desert, money, on the run, mechanic, betrayal, murder, wilderness, femme fatale, drifter, police officer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.1
 66K
Blue Ruin (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, violence, homeless, death, revenge, crimes, vigilantism, haunted by the past, deadly, vigilante, violence spree, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.5
 311K
Jackie Brown (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan—with help from a bail bondsman—to keep the money ...
Style: talky, twists and turns, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, crime, stewardess, greed, twists & turns, ex convict, racial slur, deception, crimes, airport, heist, deal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.6
 247K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: twist ending, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, disappearance, pedophile, private detective, tragic event, life is a bitch, crimes, neo noir, conspiracy, missing child, peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, secret, violence, crimes, prostitute, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 70K
Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: suspenseful, rough, surprise ending, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: blackmail, dangerous attraction, crimes, infidelity, disorder, danger, dishonesty, rape, deception, extramarital affair, adultery, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
 18K
Point Blank (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, vengeance, betrayal, gangsters, neo noir, anti hero, anti heroes, left to die, crimes, crime, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Underneath (1995)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael Chambers has come home to Austin, Texas. To the mother who's starting a new life and the brother driven by old jealousies. To the places he remembers and the memories he can't forget. And to Rachel, the woman he married and then ...
Style: twists and turns, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: neo noir, armored car, murder, heist, betrayal, crimes, crime, neo-noir, going straight, couples, wedding, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%