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Refuge (2010)
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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. Nothing moves. Moments later, out of the waves of a heat mirage emerges a leather clad Darryl Tripp, high school English teacher, astride a screaming motorcycle. His mission is to toss his just completed first novel to the four winds, an act of self-loathing and despair. As he stops and pulls the novel out of his satchel, his motorcycle sputters and dies, out of fuel. He stands high on his cycle and spies the lone RV, a hope of help. He rolls his motorcycle to the RV, knocks, gets no answer. He opens the unlocked door, steps inside, taking shelter. As he finishes a phone call with his fiancée, deputy district attorney Helen Kaufman, promising to be on time for their engagement party that evening, Amelia Philips, hospice nurse and RV owner, ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, captivating, atmospheric, touching, offbeat, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: on the road, desert, crimes, on the run, spouse killer, disorder, road trip, female protagonist, revenge, kidnapping, crime, love and romance, fall in love, starting over, hopes, chases and races, fish out of water, unlikely couple, journey, teacher, police, suicidal, death, male female relationship, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and offbeat films with plots about disorder, crimes, crime, love and romance, dishonesty, nothing goes right and chases and races mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Refuge: Road to Redemption (2001), Kill Your Darlings (2006), The Big Ask (2013), Thin Ice (2011), Madea Goes to Jail (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Road to Redemption (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A couple come into contact with stolen mob money, gamble it away, and end up on the run from gangsters
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, on the road, crimes, love and romance, estrangement, disorder, redemption, self discovery, dishonesty, on the run, hopes, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas, montana
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Kill Your Darlings (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A desperate young writer is lured on a wild ride through the desert by a mysterious woman in this darkly comic take on the all-American road trip. Along the way they cross paths with a hapless mobster, a 6 foot transvestite and a lovesick housewife, ...
Style: road movie, semi serious, psychological, humorous, dark humor ...
Plot: desert, supportive spouse, looking for love, on the road, crimes, writer's life, criminal heroes, hollywood, writers, transvestism, hitman, celebrity culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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The Big Ask (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Big Ask is a dark comedy about three couples who head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, desert, moral dilemma, best friends, buddies, couples, bittersweet, death of mother, friends, couple relations, dealing with death, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ⇓
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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 ⇓
73%
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Blue Moon (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After screwing up a money exchange a Viennese small-time crook accompanied by a Russian hostess hits the road to the East.
Style: semi serious, humorous, atmospheric, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: on the road, dishonesty, gangsters, romance, obsessive quest, crime gone awry, cons and scams, crime, love and romance, fall in love, crimes, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ukraine, slovakia, eastern europe, vienna, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Saint John of Las Vegas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An ex-gambler is lured back into the game by a veteran insurance-fraud investigator.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, offbeat
Plot: going straight, addiction, on the road, self discovery, love and romance, escapades, gambling, hopes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, starting over, insurance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Dream World (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Oliver Hayes, an aspiring animator whose confidence is at a low point, meets the captivating and impulsive Lily Blush, who encourages him to drop everything and go with her to Northern California in the hopes of fulfilling his fantasy of working for ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: fall in love, romance, starting over, hopes, road trip, best friend, love and romance, inventions and discoveries, performer's life, home movie, redhead, comic book shop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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71%
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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 ⇓
69%
 6.0
 831
Passenger Side (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two brothers spend the day driving around Los Angeles county looking for the meaning of their lives, or cheap street drugs, depending on who you happen to believe.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: family relations, looking for love, sexual content, siblings relations, on the road, road trip, brother brother relationship, rock, escapades, unfulfillment, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.5
 592
Plan B (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A bookkeeper who thinks she killed three mobsters is subsequently promoted by her boss to be a hitman. |
Style: humorous, realistic, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely criminals, mistaken identity, gangsters, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, cons and scams, mafia, mob boss, accidental killing, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.9
 2K
Road, Movie (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: VISHNU, a restless young man, itches to escape his father's faltering hair oil business. An old truck beckons, which Vishnu sees as his ticket to freedom. He offers to drive the antique Chevy across the desert to the sea, where it has been sold ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, sincere, feel good, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, desert, self discovery, dull life, leaving home, human nature, road trip, film projector, truck, dialogue, twentysomething life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.5
 893
The Ape (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young writer, nearing a mental breakdown caused by his family and boss, moves into an apartment occupied by a walking, talking, foul-mouthed ape in a Hawaiian shirt and Converse High Tops.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, captivating ...
Plot: unlikely couple, love and romance, fall in love, lifestyle, mentally unstable, couples, midlife crisis, writer's life, family life, nothing goes right, misfit, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
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Eldorado (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 80 min.
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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 ...
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The Bill Collector (2010)
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Duration: 93 min.
Story: Uncle Frankie (Danny Trejo) is not the kind of guy you want to meet in a dark alley. Especially when you owe him money and have been giving him the slip for a few years. Such is the fate of Lorenzo Adams (Gary Moore), a top bill collector at Lump ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, semi serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: crimes, cons and scams, workplace situations, race against time, dishonesty, workplace, fired from the job, office, loan shark, debt collector, disorder, friends ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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You Really Got Me (2001)
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 ...
Style: humorous, witty, dark humor, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, parents and children, disorder, crimes, ransom, dysfunctional relationship, greed, cheating, kidnapping, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Pretty One (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When her idolized twin sister Audrey dies in a car accident, Laurel decides to take her place. But, as she eases into the life she has always wanted, she must decide between continuing the lie or revealing herself.
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: twins, mistaken identity, hidden identity, self discovery, fall in love, love and romance, disorder, dishonesty, profanity, bittersweet, urban, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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55%
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Plot: gangsters, on the run, hollywood, graphic violence, disorder, criminal heroes, love and romance, unlikely criminals, crime, crime gone awry, gang, criminal's revenge ...
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Bank Roll (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in present day Burbank, California and the surrounding San Fernando Valley area, . BENNY BIG-TIME (The BBT) learns his brother has been arrested on suspicion of a few recent bank robberies. With every bit of the life savings he's socked ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, tense, rough ...
Plot: heist, bank, crimes, crime gone awry, on the run, stalking, caper, underground, danger, friendship, criminal heroes, chases and races ...
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Little Fish, Strange Pond (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mr. Jack and Sweet Stephen cruise aimlessly through the streets of LA speculating about life, death, divine will and the force of power that predetermines their existence. Mr. Jack attempts to illustrate to his sidekick the delicate and natural ...
Style: talky, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, police detective, track down, police investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, mentally unstable, tough law enforcer, crimes, drugs/alcohol, guilt, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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53%
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Style: realistic, touching, captivating, light, semi serious ...
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Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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Style: dark humor, humorous, tense, psychological, captivating ...
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 80 min.
Story: An accidental murder brings two girls together in a series of wild crimes and romance over the course of an evening.
Style: humorous, sentimental, dark humor, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, fall in love, fugitives, lovers on the run, drug dealing, partners, gender, disorder, life turned upside down, friendship, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, USA, Germany
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Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating, realistic
Plot: criminal heroes, fish out of water, reluctant partners, going straight, nothing goes right, odd couple, cons and scams, disorder, partners, misfit, crimes, dishonesty ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Big White (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, New Zealand, USA
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Style: humorous, dark humor, realistic, clever, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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High Road (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Directed by Matt Walsh, a co-founding member of world-renowned comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade, High Road showcases a totally improvised script about Glenn “Fitz” Fitzgerald (James Pumphrey), a young man whose loyalties are split among ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug dealing, on the run, buddies, disorder, on the road, couples, crimes, chases and races, stoners, road trip, friends, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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