Movies like Avida

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Avida (2006)
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Avida (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The kidnapping of a plump billionaire's dog by a deaf-mute and 2 ketamine addicts goes wrong. The wealthy woman takes advantage of the situation to make them fullfil her last wishes.
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, absurd, offbeat, fairy tale, avant garde
Plot: older woman younger man sex, drug abuse, criminal heroes, addiction, crimes, absurdism, kidnapping, elderly, nothing goes right, sex, disability, misfit, mute or deaf, animal life, unlikely criminals, dog, mountain, suicide, billionaire, gun, drug addict, zoo, dwarf, pig, modern art ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

Most similar movies to Avida

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and offbeat films with plots about crimes, disorder, nothing goes right, friends, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals and cons and scams mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Avida: Puff, Puff, Pass (2006), Louise-Michel (2008), I Can Quit Whenever I Want (2014), Mystics (2003), Shut Up and Shoot Me (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Puff, Puff, Pass (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Danny Masterson (TV's 'That '70s Show') leads a hilarious ensemble cast in a tale about two hapless stoners who get involved in a scheme to rip off a shady character named Mr. Big after the duo sours on rehab.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, realistic
Plot: stoners, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, drug abuse, redemption, misfit, crimes, crime gone awry, drug rehab, silly humor, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Louise-Michel (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In this radical and endearing black comedy, a group of retrenched female factory workers decide to pool their compensation money… and hire a hit man to liquidate their boss.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, biting ...
Plot: factory worker, hitman, vengeance, unemployment, obnoxious boss, partners, assassination attempt, rivalry, nothing goes right, disorder, workplace, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, 2000s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, disorder, crimes, crime, drugs/alcohol, explorer, gang, chemistry
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Mystics (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A black comedy about two old-time conmen who pretend to be able to communicate with the dead.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor
Plot: elderly, cons and scams, nothing goes right, partners, crimes, buddies, golden years, seance, scam, gangsters, disorder, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Shut Up and Shoot  Me (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Colin Frampton is an Englishman who never stops worrying, not even on holiday in Prague. When Colin's wife is accidentally squashed by a statue, he decides that he can't face life without her. So Colin bribes Pavel to help him die. An ...
Style: semi serious, witty, realistic, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: reunion, deadly, criminal heroes, hitman, gangsters, friendship, misfit, partners, disorder, love and romance, crimes, death wish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, czech republic, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Skills Like This (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max Solomon faces the awful truth that he will never be a writer. So, in a desperate attempt to find his true calling, he turns to crime. In this inventive comedy, three friends have their lives turned upside down when one of them realizes that ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: heist, crimes, romance, friendship, friends, couples, disorder, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, criminal, bank, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Locked Out (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Once upon a time, somewhere... a homeless guy finds a policeman's uniform...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: police, suicide, hidden identity, mistaken identity, farce, family problems, disorder, social relations, social misfits, misfit, child in peril, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Hollywood Sign (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three washed-up actors must deliver the most convincing performances of their lives as part of a dangerous plot designed to finance their triumphant comeback.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hollywood, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, disorder, heist, cons and scams, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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American Cowslip (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Blythe, California, a small town in the remote California desert, Ethan Inglebrink is an eccentric, agoraphobic heroin addict who is obsessed with his garden. This dark comedy follows the last days of Ethan's life as he struggles to find ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: contests and competitions, friends, ambition, life is a bitch, drug abuse, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, addiction, buddies, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Thanksgiving Family Reunion (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Against the ardent wishes of his wife, eleven-year-old son, and sixteen-year-old daughter, ALBERT SNIDER (Judge Reinhold) is determined to have a festive family holiday. Albert doesn't seem to realize that his kids would rather stick needles in ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: thanksgiving, nothing goes right, family life, eccentric family, reunion, disorder, family gatherings, suburban life, family relations, misfit, family, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: semi serious, humorous, stylized, realistic, non-linear ...
Plot: waitress, gangsters, kidnapping, hostages, hostage, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, suicide attempt, attempted murder, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Eldorado (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Yvan finds a burglar in his house. After some consideration, Yvan decides not to call the police and to drop the lad near the nearby city but he ends up giving him a lift home to his parents. Together, they travel through Belgium and meet some ...
Style: road movie, humorous, captivating, entertaining, offbeat ...
Plot: on the road, disorder, crimes, drug abuse, burglar, chevrolet, road trip, self discovery, friendship, comedy of errors, addiction, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Back by Midnight (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The warden of a small, rundown, minimum-security prison plots revenge against the the prison's dishonest owner by having four inmates break out and plan a department store robbery to spruce up the prison's faculties.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: prison, odd couple, criminal heroes, prison life, cons and scams, fish out of water, heist, nothing goes right, confined, misfit, crimes, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Reality (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A wanna-be director is given 48 hours by a producer to find the best groan of pain, worthy of an Oscar, as the only condition to back his film.
Style: humorous, mind bending, surreal, absurd, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, race against time, artists and showbiz, disorder, film producer, surrealism, award ceremony, nightmare, media, chases and races, killing an animal, dream within a dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Welcome to the Roses (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two ex-convicts, MG and Gilbert find refuge in a charming middle-class house whose couple is about to celebrate its 20-year old marriage. Our duo has no other solution than to take this entire brood in hostage. But, contrary to all expectations, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: hostage, murder, hostages, fugitives, crimes, criminal heroes, couples, prison life, family gatherings, prison, husband wife relationship, wedding anniversary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Hold-Up (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lola's a single mom, broke, working as a janitor and maid. Silvia is pregnant, and her lover (her boss) won't leave his wife. Maite, newly a widow, discovers she's penniless but wants to maintain appearances and give her daughter a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, bank, comedy of errors, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, single parent, hostage, working class, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Bug (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A small boy squashing an insect sets in motion a series of events, large and small, that include a lost restaurant reservation, a drunken fender-bender, disruption of basic cable television service, and more than one relationship falling apart. One ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, offbeat, clever ...
Plot: family problems, destiny, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, down on your luck, hopes, couples, obsessive compulsive disorder, little boy, cockroach, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Heaven Before I Die (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jacob's feet are so turned out that he walks like Charlie Chaplin. He is different because of that and decides to emigrate from Palestine to Canada, where "everyone is equal". There everybody treats him kindly, and a thief ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: disability, farce, friendship, self discovery, heist, friends, oracle, society, crimes, love and romance, criminal heroes, immigrants ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Dope (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Alphonse Brown, who firmly believes he is the bastard son of James Brown, meets up with his best friend Scotch after Brown gets out of jail. On their way to Paris to begin careers as recording artists, the pair stumbles across a potent type of ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, not serious
Plot: marijuana, chases and races, buddies, chase, drug abuse, friends, drug dealing, nothing goes right, partners, crimes, misfit partners, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Freebird (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Rock and Roll Road Movie Comedy set in Wales
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, light ...
Plot: gang, motorcycle chase, nothing goes right, on the road, buddies, drug dealing, crimes, countryside, drugs/alcohol, disorder, friends, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Sublet (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: WALTER is lonely. He is 71 and has no friends. He lives in a small apartment in Upper West Side in Manhattan and every morning he goes through the same monotonous routine: pills, fiber, canned food, cleaning, TV and the book with all his expenses. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: life turned upside down, lifestyle, misfit, disorder, dull life, golden years, social misfits, crimes, money, hitman, unlikely partners, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 48
Flip a Coin (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: CASPER and PHILIP two friends in their mid twenties, share a flat and spend most of their time chasing after girls. They chat girls up together, then flip a coin about who gets to pursue her. PHILIP always wins, but CASPER is the lucky one with the ...
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, heist, crimes, fall in love, buddies, womanizer, nanny, friendship, seduction, bet, couples, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Off and Running (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: dishonesty, on the run, love affair, unemployment, love and romance, female director, magic, minister, tourette's syndrome, alzheimer's disease, political corruption, money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Waltzing Anna (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dr. Charlie Keegan is ordered to serve 6 months as the staff doctor at a second rate retirement home or lose his medical licence after accusations of swindling elderly patients. What the doctor expects will be a brief interruption from his lucrative ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: doctors and patients, golden years, workplace, moral dilemma, love and romance, mental illness, fall in love, introspection, couples, elderly, misfit, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Spot of Bother (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Retired Englishman George Hall's hypochondria worsens and takes its toll on his family.
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous, witty ...
Plot: elderly, nothing goes right, disorder, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Hallelujah! (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Following his release from a seven-year stretch in prison, Mario Diccara discovers that his affairs with the underworld aren't completely settled. His brother Patrick, a priest, suggests that he stays with elderly Father Etienne in a small ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Plot: mistaken identity, small town, priest, fake priest, disorder, social relations, impostor, hidden identity, prison, farce, village, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: confined, unlikely criminals, danger, writer's life, crimes, friendship, farce, abduction, kidnapping, friends, drugs/alcohol, wine drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Who's Minding the Mint? (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A bumbling government employee accidentally destroys a small fortune and decides to break into the US Mint to replace it, but before long everyone wants a slice of the action - and the money.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: safecracker, heist, criminal heroes, forgery, unlikely criminals, misfit, romance, workplace, crime gone awry, friends, crimes, buddies ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mobsters and Mormons (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mafia family from New Jersey is placed in the witness relocation program to an all-Mormon community in Utah.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, hidden identity, fish out of water, friendship, buddies, teenage life, misfit, society, starting over, parents and children, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: utah, nebraska, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Orange Thief (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Living on the outer boundaries of society, the eponymous orange thief and some other country-wise ruffians steal fruit for sustenance, sale, and the sheer excitement of courting danger. After the thief ends up in a Sicilian jail, his life takes an ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, humorous
Plot: life turned upside down, criminal heroes, crimes, social misfits, society, against the rules, jail, prisoner, deal, life sentence, cell mate, thief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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