Movies like High Life 2009

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High Life (2009)
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High Life (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It's 1983, and hopeless junkie Dick gets an unwelcome visit from the past - his seriously sleazy former cellmate, Bug, to be precise. Bug requires a crash course in the 80s: different music, different drugs, and machines in walls that dispense money. The latter development gives Dick an idea.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, funny, entertaining, exciting, realistic, cynical, witty ...
Plot: heist, morphine, crimes, robbery, friends, buddies, disorder, nothing goes right, heist gone wrong, greed, junkie, armed robbery, gang, attempted robbery, drug addict, bandit, criminal, burglar, bank robber, danger, criminal gang, escapades, rivalry, outlaw gang, money problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to High Life

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, entertaining and funny films with plots about crimes, crime, disorder, gangsters, friends, nothing goes right and buddies mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like High Life: Quick Change (1990), Scorched (2003), All for One (2011), Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (2006), Four Against the Bank (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, partners, buddies, friends, disorder, cons and scams, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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95%
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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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: heist, bank robber, bank, desert, friends, crime gone awry, crimes, nothing goes right, crime, small town, criminal heroes, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 3K
All for One (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Four rogues, who were best friends as kids, have one big problem: they're sitting on both sides of the law. Martin is a policeman, while Nikolai, Ralf, and Timo can't distinguish between personal possessions and the possessions of others! ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, exciting ...
Plot: heist, friendship, crimes, partners, buddies, disorder, cons and scams, nothing goes right, undercover, unfulfillment, police officer, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ricky, Julian and Bubbles are about to get out of jail, and this time, Julian vows to go straight, even open a legit business. Soon the Boys will all be rich. At least that's what they've told the parole board. But when they arrive back at ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, light, realistic ...
Plot: marijuana, alcohol abuse, buddies, crimes, friends, disorder, heist, misfit, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, society, white trash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in a separate storyline not related to the "Trailer Park Boys" Television show, but with the same lovable characters. The boys get arrested for robbing an ATM machine and spend 18 months in jail. When the get out, they decide to pull ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, heist, trailer park, buddies, crimes, robbery, disorder, life is a bitch, society, criminal heroes, misfit, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, nova scotia, australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Four Against the Bank (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Four men, betrayed by the bank, unite to take revenge.
Style: light, entertaining, humorous, exciting, intense ...
Plot: bank, bank robbery, money, bank robber, heist, robbery, reluctant partners, burglar, dishonesty, deception, fighting the system, attempted robbery ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Wise Guys (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose $250,000, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City and comedy follows.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing goes right, gambling, hitman, gangsters, mafia, buddies, frame up, goofy hero, dishonesty, crime, crimes, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.
Style: witty, clever, cynical, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, heist, criminal heroes, crimes, disorder, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, dishonesty, buddies, crime, chaos and mayhem, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, europe, united kingdom, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 5.0
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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, realistic, not serious, feel good, stylized ...
Plot: lottery, weatherman, small town, criminal heroes, dark humor, crime, crimes, cons and scams, couple relations, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, tv station ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 4K
Burglar (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bernice "Bernie" Rhodenbarr is a burglar by trade, and she runs a bookstore as well. Her friend Carl Hefler is a dog groomer. After a successful burglary, it's discovered that a dead body was in the house she burgled. As she's ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, thief, chase, crime, crimes, false accusation, disorder, nothing goes right, protagonist as suspect, partners, odd couple, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Stark Raving Mad (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A crook quietly plots his revenge against the boss who murdered his brother while working for him.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bank robbery, nightclub, heist, bank, cons and scams, criminal heroes, rivalry, nothing goes right, crimes, disorder, vengeance, partners ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Tough Guys (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Harry Doyle (Lancaster) and Archie Lang (Douglas) are two old-time train robbers, who held up a train in 1956 and have been incarcerated for thirty years. After serving their time, they are released from jail and have to adjust to a new life of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, prison, aging, crimes, crime, odd couple, partners, nothing goes right, disorder, cons and scams, buddies, stalking ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, year 1956
Place: mexico, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.7
 9K
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: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, crime gone awry, friendship, fish out of water, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, vengeance, hostages, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, odd couple, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After Dick Harper loses his job at Globodyne in an Enron-esque collapse, he and his wife, Jane, turn to crime in order to handle the massive debt they now face. Two intelligent people, Dick and Jane actually get pretty good at robbing people and ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, feel good, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: unemployment, bankruptcy, suburbs, loss of job, heist, crimes, down on your luck, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, family in crisis, suburban life, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: humorous, funny, absurd, light, entertaining ...
Plot: heist, dark humor, cons and scams, painting, murder, african american, crimes, crime gone awry, friends, robbery, religious fundamentalist, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, crimes, crime, unlikely criminals, heist, dishonesty, hidden identity, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Drop Dead Sexy (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When their money scam runs aground, a group of would-be thieves turn to kidnapping in an attempt to blackmail their target.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corpse, kidnapping, stripper, down on your luck, disorder, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, partners, criminal heroes, buddies, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet troubles arise when he realizes that he is not the only one after the diamonds.
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, lawyer, zoophilia, robbery, suprisingly clever, stuttering, betrayal, screwball, trial, thief, court, animal abuse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, united kingdom, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 73K
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, witty, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, theft, heist, thief, crime, crimes, disorder, self discovery, nothing goes right, sibling relationship, buddies, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Scotland, Pa. (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Joe McBeth is a hard-working but unambitious doofus who toils at a hamburger stand alongside his wife Pat, who has much smarter. Pat believes she could do better with the place than their boss Norm is doing, so she plans to usurp Norm, convincing ...
Style: humorous, parody, realistic, not serious, witty ...
Plot: restaurant, murder, disorder, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, nothing goes right, goofy hero, law enforcement, couple relations, comedy of errors, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, pennsylvania, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Lady Killers (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: National Lampoon's Gold Diggers is a black comedy about two losers in their twenties, Calvin Menhoffer (Will Friedle) and Leonard Smallwood (Chris Owen), who are out to get the good life without working for it. The two young men try to rob two ...
Style: humorous, feel good, absurd, funny, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, crimes, buddies, dishonesty, partners, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, intrigue, cons and scams, disorder, dark humor, loss of fortune ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 8.3
 815K
Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 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, entertaining, funny, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, criminal heroes, gambling, cons and scams, master criminal, heist, disorder, nothing goes right, twists & turns, graphic violence, boxing, boxer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
High Heels and Low Lifes (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A nurse eavesdrops with a friend on a cell phone conversation that describes a bank heist. She and the friend then conspire to blackmail the robbers for $2 million.
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, funny, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: blackmail, crimes, crime, disorder, friends, mind game, heist, rivalry, cons and scams, partners, farce, bank robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Weirdsville (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of slackers get in way over their heads when they try to dump the body of a dead girlfriend in the basement of a drive-in movie theater where a satanic cult performs ritual sacrifices.
Style: humorous, semi serious, idiotic, realistic, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: disorder, partners, buddies, life is a bitch, crimes, drug abuse, addiction, heist, curses spells and rituals, friendship, dark humor, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Holy Matrimony (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Hutterite boy must marry his late brother's wife who comes from outside the community.
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Plot: on the run, disorder, fish out of water, forbidden love, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, friendship, heist, down on your luck, redemption, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, latin america, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, realistic, not serious, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: robbery, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, crimes, crime, disorder, cons and scams, nothing goes right, buddies, partners, money, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, harvard university, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, feel good, light, entertaining, exciting ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, monk, small town, clergy, buddies, on the run, disorder, crime, crimes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Crime Spree (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An out-of-town heist becomes a nightmare for a crew of French burglars when they mistakenly rob the head of the Chicago mafia. Unaccustomed to the ways of the American underworld, it is not long before they have the mafia, the FBI and a couple of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, stylized ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, crime, fbi, heist, corrupt cop, comedy of errors, gang, partners, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, france, europe, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Armed and Dangerous (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dooley, a cop wrongly sacked for corruption, teams up with a useless defence lawyer in their new careers... as security guards. When the two are made fall guys for a robbery at a location they are guarding, the pair begin to investigate corruption ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, exciting, parody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: corruption, friendship, heist, on the run, crime, crimes, partners against crime, nothing goes right, witnessing a crime, master criminal, comedy of errors, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: norway, europe, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
9 Dead Gay Guys (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The story of two lads from Belfast as they stumble their way through the London gay underworld in search of 'gainful employment'. This being the offering of sexual favours to older gay men in order to subsidise their respective giros. 9 ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, dark humor, friendship, life is a bitch, deadly, crime, crimes, amateur detective, nothing goes right, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%