Movies like A Simple Plan

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A Simple Plan (1998)
 7.5
 58K
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, suspense, gloomy, serious, emotional, surprise ending, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crime gone awry, paranoia, secret, accountant, suspicion, betrayal, crime, crimes, treasure, fbi, pilot, family relations, couple relations, dreams, love and romance, american dream, human nature, couples, dishonesty, deal, disorder, nothing goes right, siblings relations, character change ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, usa

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Most similar movies to A Simple Plan

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, clever and interesting films with plots about crime, greed, twists & turns, storytelling, murder, corruption and crimes mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like A Simple Plan: Fargo (1996), Fargo (2014), No Country for Old Men (2007), One False Move (1992), Owning Mahowny (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, greed, snow, ransom, psychopath, crime gone awry, murder, small town, police, neo noir, americana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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100%
 9.0
 265K
Fargo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
Style: dark humor, captivating, atmospheric, cynical, clever ...
Plot: small town, police investigation, crimes, crime, killings, psychopath, small town life, law enforcement, crime gone awry, americana, sheriff, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 2010s ...
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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: tense, rough, bleak, serious, suspense ...
Plot: track down, hitman, crimes, human nature, psychopath, peril, shooting, escape, money, death, greed, sheriff ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: suspense, tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, murder, drug dealing, psychopath, neo noir, crime, crime gone awry, redemption, heist, police investigation, investigation, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, los angeles, texas, usa, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, realistic, sincere, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: gambling, casino, money, embezzlement, obsession, niagara falls, surveillance, banker, addiction, crime, police investigation, bet ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, canada, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ 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: stylized, clever, witty, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, organized crime, mafia, betrayal, prohibition, violence, loyalty, jealousy, neo noir, love triangle, corpse ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 46K
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: small town, mechanic, betrayal, murder, desert, drifter, neo noir, robbery, car breakdown, money, police officer, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 71K
Frailty (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, sheriff, angel, mechanic, insanity, suicide, axe, sin, christianity, punishment, dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, dungeon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.6
 79K
Blood Simple. (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: suspenseful, tense, cynical, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, private detective, extramarital affair, crime, wife husband relationship, dishonesty, deadly, hitman, adultery, infidelity, gas station ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.9
 397K
Nightcrawler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, biting, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, neo noir, sociopath, obsession, ambition, deception, journalist, morality, losing-it hero, ethics, cynicism, news report ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: exciting, suspenseful, clever, serious, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, crime, extramarital affair, perfect crime, murder, crimes, plan gone awry, love affair, artist, jealousy, private detective ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, clever, suspenseful, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, dysfunctional family, robbery, murder, safecracker, nanny, fight, love, crime, neo-noir, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: captivating, twists and turns, atmospheric, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: murder, trial, neo noir, false accusation, deception, crime, infidelity, life is a bitch, self discovery, couples, existentialism, small town ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police corruption, police investigation, murder, moral dilemma, cover up, dishonesty, crime, betrayal, uncover truth, family relations, family values ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: suspense, clever, suspenseful, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: neo noir, crime, crime gone awry, small town, couples, disorder, dishonesty, nothing goes right, crimes, couple relations, cons and scams, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nevada, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Most Violent Year (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: corruption, oil, capitalism, american dream, family business, crime, ambition, power relations, crimes, mafia, family in danger, police detective ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: dark humor, suspenseful, clever, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: stripper, betrayal, murder, femme fatale, embezzlement, neo noir, christmas eve, strip club, crime, gangsters, porn, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
City of Industry (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, revenge, stripper, crime, gangsters, gang, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, manhunt, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 5.3
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The Counselor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A lawyer finds himself in far over his head when he attempts to get involved in drug trafficking.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cocaine, femme fatale, nihilism, crime gone awry, life turned upside down, crime, drug dealing, nothing goes right, drug traffic, danger, criminal heroes, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, texas, usa, chicago illinois, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 58K
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: tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough, brutal ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, vigilantism, crimes, haunted by the past, deadly, vigilante, violence, death, violence spree, life turned upside down, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, robbery, divorce, cocaine, debt, blackmail, neo noir, hospital, jewelry store, office, sibling rivalry, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 23K
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: bleak, tense, sexy, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, neo noir, train ride, crime, neo-noir, estrangement, rivalry, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, couples, bookies, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, mind game, rape, mystery, crime, lawyer, serial killer, interrogation, prime suspect, murder mystery, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Albino Alligator (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three petty thieves who the police believe to be major criminals are chased into a basement bar where they take five hostages including all the bar employees. The rest of the movie deals with the cops lurking outside the bar while the trio try to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mistaken identity, police, gun, bar, crime, heist, crime gone awry, police investigation, chase, siege, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: armored car, murder, neo noir, heist, betrayal, crime, noir, crimes, cons and scams, femme fatale, investigation, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ 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, semi serious, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drug abuse, countryside, partners, dishonesty, disorder, buddies, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, marijuana ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 36K
Deadfall (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspense, tricky ...
Plot: cons and scams, murderous pair, criminal heroes, on the run, homecoming, crime, murder, crime gone awry, robbery, partners, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 18K
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, clever, atmospheric, sexy, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, neo-noir, small town, mistaken identity, betrayal, money, neo noir, unemployment, bar, criminal, vietnam veteran, gas station ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 52K
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, clever, psychological ...
Plot: roommate, greed, betrayal, friendship, money, insanity, doctor, corpse, accountant, attic, grave, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 19K
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, realistic, disturbing, rough, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, corruption, neo noir, confession, riot, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, society, rebellion, protest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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