Movies like You Really Got Me

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You Really Got Me (2001)
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You Really Got Me (2001)
Original name: Amatørene
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jan's fastfood-business is going bankrupt, his girlfriend has left him, and he is being exploited by his live-in father. Therefore, he has nothing to loose when he gets mixed up in the kidnapping of famous rock star Iver Mo. But Jan has never been able to do anything right his whole life, and there are others who want to get their hands on the ransom money.
Style: humorous, dark humor, cynical, witty, semi serious, clever, realistic, cult film
Plot: nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, crimes, parents and children, disorder, down on your luck, cheating, greed, ransom, dysfunctional relationship, kidnapping, abduction, crime, love and romance, musician, chef, male female relationship, suicide attempt, rock star, anti hero, drummer, fast food, father son relationship, hypochondriac, cow ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and dark humor films with plots about crimes, disorder, nothing goes right, crime, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry and gangsters mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like You Really Got Me: Thin Ice (2011), The Mule (2014), King's Ransom (2005), The Big White (2005), Hotel Oasis (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In September 2011 writer Michel Houellebecq briefly disappeared off the face of the earth. Wild rumours began circulating on the Internet that he’d been abducted by Al-Qaeda or aliens from outer space. Some Twitter users even expressed relief that ...
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, dark humor, talky ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, confined, writer's life, danger, crimes, friendship, farce, abduction, kidnapping, drugs/alcohol, friends, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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95%
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Thin Ice (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dishonest insurance salesman's life quickly disintegrates during a Wisconsin winter when he teams up with a psychopath to steal a rare violin at the home of a reclusive farmer.
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, crime gone awry, manipulation, dishonesty, cons and scams, manipulations, disorder, salesman, crime, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.3
 6K
The Mule (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1983, a naive man is detained by Australian Federal Police with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach. After being apprehended, ‘The Mule’ makes a desperate choice... to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence – literally.
Style: semi serious, cynical, dark humor, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, drug dealing, crimes, crime, escapades, disorder, drug, drugs, drug dealer, narcissistic woman, hotel room ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
King's Ransom (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hoping to foil his own gold-digging wife's plan, a loathsome businessman arranges his own kidnapping, only to realize that there are plenty of other people interested in his wealth as well.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, feel good, light ...
Plot: kidnapping, dishonesty, crimes, nothing goes right, breakup, unlikely criminals, couple relations, cons and scams, couples, disorder, crumbling marriage, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 6.4
 14K
The Big White (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: To remedy his financial problems, a travel agent has his eye on a frozen corpse, which just happens to be sought after by two hitmen.
Style: humorous, dark humor, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: insurance agent, insurance, kidnapping, murder, nothing goes right, disorder, down on your luck, comedy of errors, crimes, insurance fraud, frozen body, life insurance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Told in four vignettes, this existential comedy relates the exploits of four aspiring criminals who hope to improve their lot, but find that they might not have what it takes for a life of crime.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized, non-linear ...
Plot: waitress, kidnapping, gangsters, hostage, hostages, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, suicide attempt, attempted murder, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.8
 296
Hotel Oasis (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The life of motel owner is turned upside down by a femme-fatale lounge singer and her abusive manager.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, dark humor ...
Plot: crimes, murder, cons and scams, disorder, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, deadly, dishonesty, twins, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, fatal accident ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
I Can Quit Whenever I Want (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A university researcher is fired because of the cuts to university. To earn a living he decides to produce drugs recruiting his former colleagues, who despite their skills are living at the margins of society.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, crimes, disorder, drugs/alcohol, crime, explorer, gang, chemistry
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 5.5
 2K
Stand Off (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a misguided attempt to protect his family and pay back gambling debts to the local Mobster, Jimbo robs a fish market, which is coincidentally owned by the same Mobster. On the run, Jimbo is cornered in a local curio shop, where he takes hostage ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime gone awry, crimes, crime, comedy of errors, parents and children, self discovery, disorder, failed attempt, unlikely criminals, gambling debt, hostage, gambler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 778
Fuck Up (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jack is pleased with himself for the first time in years. He has decided to stop fucking anything with a pulse and also to cut back on his eager and enthusiastic drug use. Then his best friend crashes into a moose in the middle of the night on the ...
Style: suspenseful, dark humor, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, drug dealing, crime gone awry, going straight, nothing goes right, hopes, chase, save the day, couple relations, crime, graphic violence, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.7
 2K
Junk Mail (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Dimwitted, somewhat misanthropic Oslo mail carrier Roy's quiet life changes dramatically on the day he steals a set of keys and lets himself into the apartment of a deaf woman who seems to be in trouble with a psychotic criminal. Though he ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, captivating, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: anti heroes, anti hero, hidden money, drug addict, subway, beating, postman, theft, peeping tom, drunkenness, false identity, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.3
 9K
Evil Engulfs (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Dass specialises in small time kidnapping and has his own set of rules. The primary and most important among them is not to get involved with influential people. Three jobless youngsters meet Dass and the four take up an assignment for a hefty sum ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, gang, crimes, crime gone awry, parents and children, cons and scams, police investigation, confined, disorder, abduction, ransom, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 414
The Dukes (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Dukes,a Doo Wop group, were on top of the world at 17, now are struggling for survival in 2008. Their manager is desperately trying to get them work but is met with failure at every turn. Finally pushed to the extreme , they pull a heist only a ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: unlikely criminals, self discovery, heist, crimes, life is a bitch, gambling, down on your luck, fight, singer, music band
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.9
 6K
Dark Horse (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Abe is a man who is in his thirties and who lives with his parents. He works regretfully for his father while pursuing his hobby of collecting toys. Aware that his family doesn't think highly of him, he tries to spark a relationship with ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: toy store, lifestyle, nothing goes right, love and romance, looking for love, collector, disorder, mentally unstable, family life, parents and children, life is a bitch, slacker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 666
Snowman's Land (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When the wife of a crime boss is accidentally killed, the hit man who was hired to protect the remote house in which she was living tries to keep her death under wraps. Fearing vengeance from the gangster, he's soon locked in a fight for ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, nothing goes right, hitman, crimes, mission gone awry, disorder, danger, drugs/alcohol, crime, deadly, mountain, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At long last, Madea returns to the big screen in TYLER PERRY'S MADEA GOES TO JAIL. This time America's favorite irreverent, pistol-packin' grandmomma is raising hell behind bars and lobbying for her freedom...Hallelujer!
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: prison, confined, prison life, farce, disorder, elderly, goofy hero, nothing goes right, drugs/alcohol, friendship, fish out of water, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Somewhat Gentle Man (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After serving a 12-year sentence for killing the man that slept with his wife, a man ponders whether he should try and reconcile with his family, or take revenge on those who turned him in.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: childbirth, going straight, crimes, family relations, snitch, parents and children, gangsters, rivalry, child birth, release from prison, sexual relations, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe, oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Shakes the Clown (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Shakes plods about his duties as party clown, and uses all of his free time getting seriously drunk. Binky, another clown, wins the spot on a local kiddie show, which depresses Shakes even more, and his boss threatens him with unemployment if he ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, clown, false accusation, rescue, nothing goes right, frame up, crimes, disorder, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, hostage, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 7.0
 70K
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, thief, crime, crimes, disorder, self discovery, nothing goes right, sibling relationship, partners in crime, buddies, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, friendship, life is a bitch, deadly, crime, crimes, amateur detective, nothing goes right, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Small Apartments (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a clumsy deadbeat accidentally kills his landlord, he must do everything in his power to hide the body, only to find that the distractions of lust, the death of his beloved brother, and a crew of misfit characters force him on a journey where a ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: murder, disorder, misfit, nothing goes right, social misfits, goofy hero, crimes, crime, brother brother relationship, crime scene, fake suicide, accidental death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.2
 123
Refuge (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The shimmering New Mexico sun bleaches the earth and reflects off towering thunderheads. From inside an RV nestled among the desert brush just off a barely-paved road, the middle-of-nowhere silence is broken by one quick and alarming gunshot. ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: on the road, desert, crimes, on the run, spouse killer, disorder, road trip, female protagonist, revenge, crime, love and romance, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
 1K
The Martins (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Out of work, scrounger Robert Martin lives with his dysfunctional family - long suffering wife accident prone son and pregnant teenage daughter in a shabby house next door to a giant shopping center in the London suburbs. The Martins are the family ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: eccentric family, nothing goes right, dysfunctional family, unlikely criminals, disorder, working class, obsession, losing-it hero, down on your luck, social relations, contests and competitions, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 1K
Amnesia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Directed by Gabriele Salvatores, Amnesia takes place in the Spanish island of Ibiza, where an odd mix of commercialism, ex-hippies, fisherman, and artists co-exist. Town locals Sandro (Diego Abatantunono), a pornographic film director, and Angelino ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: change of luck, communication problem, family problems, social relations, parents and children, crimes, island, chance, homosexuality, drug, drugs, father son relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Go Get Some Rosemary (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After months of living a solitary existence, Lenny, 34, picks up his kids from school. Every year he spends a couple of weeks with his sons Sage, 9, and Frey, 7. Lenny hosts his kids within a midtown studio apartment in New York City. During these ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, sincere ...
Plot: father son relationship, parents and children, disorder, nothing goes right, youth, bittersweet, custody, adolescence vs adulthood, thirtysomething life, family relations, family problems, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 2K
Holy Water (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Ireland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The village of Kilcoulins Leap was once a thriving spa town, and was home to a famous Holy Well, but now offers little by way of employment for its people, and its decline seems inexorable. When local Postie, Podger Byrnes, comes up with a plan to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: heist, disorder, comedy of errors, dishonesty, crimes, nothing goes right, social relations, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, buddies, village life, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Au Revoir Taipei (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kai (Jack Yao), who works at his parent's noodle shop by day and spends his nights in a bookstore to learn French, decides to go to Paris after his girlfriend, who recently left for Paris, dumps him by phone. Then the local neighborhood mafia ...
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, disorder, couples, love affair, couple relations, nothing goes right, fish out of water, misfit, love and romance, gangsters, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, taiwan, asia, paris france, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Boys Don't Cry (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One of the best Polish comedies of the late 1990's, "Boys Don't Cry" is a satirical look at the gangsters of Poland and some teens who accidentally get involved with them.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: nothing goes right, friends, crime, crimes, gangsters, prostitute, goofy hero, buddies, best friends, bug, friendship, polish ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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I Belong (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A nurse gets into a dispute at work because she switches to speaking English when she gets nervous. A translator compromises her integrity when persuaded to translate a book she doesn't believe in. An elderly woman and her daughter are ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: workplace situations, communication problem, workplace, human nature, parents and children, translator, family relations, women, inheritance, all female cast, communication, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 17K
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, dark humor, funny, talky ...
Plot: friendship, money laundering, crime, crimes, nothing goes right, disorder, cons and scams, buddies, partners, dishonesty, bad temper, crime boss ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%