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Stand Off (2011)
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Stand Off (2011)
Original name: Whole Lotta Sole
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 an assortment of colorful characters, including Maguire, who may be his illegitimate father. Surrounded by the Police, the SAS, and the Mobster's crew, the young man must find a way out of his precarious predicament with the help of his oddball captives.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, offbeat
Plot: crimes, crime, crime gone awry, parents and children, disorder, comedy of errors, unlikely criminals, failed attempt, gambling debt, gambler, gangsters, hostages, confined, self discovery, on the run, chases and races, store, hostage, girlfriend, son, police detective
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, disorder, unlikely criminals, crime, crime gone awry, nothing goes right and cons and scams mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Stand Off: Thin Ice (2011), Evil Engulfs (2013), I Can Quit Whenever I Want (2014), The Hollywood Sign (2001), Holy Water (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, cons and scams, manipulations, disorder, dishonesty, salesman, manipulation, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin
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95%
 8.3
 8K
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, captivating, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, crime gone awry, gang, parents and children, cons and scams, police investigation, confined, disorder, abduction, ransom, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, disorder, crimes, crime, drugs/alcohol, gang, chemistry
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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
Plot: waitress, kidnapping, gangsters, hostages, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, suicide attempt, teenager, attempted murder, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hollywood, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, dishonesty, disorder, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: not serious, humorous, witty, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: heist, disorder, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, cons and scams, buddies, dishonesty, crimes, social relations, unlikely criminals, deadend life, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.3
 202
Little Cigars (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A gangster's former mistress hooks up with a troupe of circus midgets who, as a sideline, rob banks and casinos.
Style: offbeat, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, rough ...
Plot: on the run, crimes, love and romance, love affair, chases and races, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, rivalry, strong female presence, gang, showbiz, physical appearance ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.4
 556
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, criminal heroes, gangsters, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, dishonesty, mafia, accidental killing, mob boss, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 2.5
 105
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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, humorous, serious ...
Plot: bank, heist, chases and races, crime gone awry, stalking, unlikely criminals, righting the wronged, on the run, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.5
 776
Shoot the Hero (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A 30-something couple unintentionally become involved in a botched jewel heist while shopping for wedding rings.
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, realistic, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: witnessing a crime, couples, on the run, crimes, hitman, crime gone awry, danger, unlikely criminals, gangsters, disorder, deadly, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: semi serious, dark humor, humorous, cynical, witty ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, disorder, crimes, parents and children, down on your luck, ransom, greed, dysfunctional relationship, cheating, kidnapping, abduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.3
 4K
Drive Hard (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former race car driver is abducted by a mysterious thief and forced to be the wheel-man for a crime that puts them both in the sights of the cops and the mob.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, criminal's revenge, on the run, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, chases and races, mysterious character, reluctant partners, disorder, rivalry, danger, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 973
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, humorous, realistic, captivating
Plot: change of luck, communication problem, parents and children, social relations, family problems, crimes, island, drug, homosexuality, father son relationship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Life's a Breeze (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Life's A Breeze tells the story of a family as they search for a lost fortune around the streets of Dublin.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, track down, family problems, parents and children, on the road, comedy of errors, disorder, life turned upside down, search, single parent, family in crisis, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Deal Is a Deal (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A London tube driver considers pursuing a third fatal accident to collect a huge payout.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, cons and scams, crimes, teenage life, friends, writer's life, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, on the road, pub ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Stealing Rembrandt (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two bumbling scrap metal thieves - father and son - steal the wrong painting during a museum heist. The painting turns out to be the only original Rembrandt painting in Denmark, and all hell breaks loose. What do you do when you've got ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: museum, painting, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, heist, nothing goes right, on the run, collector, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, disorder, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Fugitives (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coming out from jail, Lucas has decided to change his life and behave like a good citizen. But when he is taken hostage in a bank by a hare-brained robber, no cops can believe he is not part of the action.
Style: feel good, sentimental, exciting, witty, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: comedy of errors, chase, farce, fugitives, odd couple, goofy hero, reluctant partners, disorder, chases and races, nothing goes right, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Perrier's Bounty (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A gangster named Perrier looks to exact his revenge on a trio of fugitives responsible for the accidental death of one of his cronies.
Style: semi serious, cynical, exciting, humorous, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, fugitives, gangsters, danger, family relations, nothing goes right, on the road, crime, crimes, disorder, rivalry, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, dark humor, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, crime, deadly, crimes, amateur detective, dishonesty, buddies, nothing goes right, cons and scams, friendship, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 267
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: semi serious, humorous, witty, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: murder, crimes, deadly, disorder, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, nothing goes right, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, fatal accident, twins ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.2
 376
The Shipment (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mob enforcer is hired to recover a shipment of Viagra gone awry.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: hitman, partners, dishonesty, crime, crimes, disorder, gangsters, unlikely criminals, drug dealing, sexual humor, gangster, viagra
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.5
 88
The Yank (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tom Murphy, a middle-aged Irish-American man from Cleveland, travels to Ireland for his best friend’s wedding and to find the perfect woman.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: bar fight, culture clash, buddies, family relations, friends, parents and children, romance, fall in love, disorder, love and romance, dublin ireland
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, ohio, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, forbidden love, nothing goes right, fish out of water, religions or cults, down on your luck, unlikely criminals, family relations, crime gone awry, comedy of errors, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, latin america, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.5
 2K
Graduation (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Four best friends, about to graduate from high school, must find a way to raise money to help a family member in need. When one of them discovers her banker father having an affair, the foursome plots to rob his bank during graduation ceremonies. ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, heist, unlikely criminals, high school life, teenage life, crimes, high school, youth, partners, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Hunting Elephants (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In this hilarious crime comedy, a gifted 12-year-old boy and three elderly men plan a bank robbery in order to seek revenge on the institution for cheating the youngster after the death of his father.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, biting
Plot: partners, unlikely criminals, disorder, friendship, friends, cons and scams, elderly, heist, dishonesty, one last job, retirement home, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 408
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: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, offbeat
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, self discovery, heist, down on your luck, unlikely criminals, singer, gambling, fight
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corpse, kidnapping, stripper, crime gone awry, disorder, down on your luck, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, buddies, partners, cons and scams, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Big Fat Gypsy Gangster (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After sixteen years at Her Majesty's Pleasure, Britain's hardest man is released from prison, and into the care of a documentary film crew headed by a Brit-loving American film-maker who follow him for the next week, on an hilarious ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: buddies, society, gangsters, chaos and mayhem, criminal heroes, prison, crimes, release from prison, criminal, crime, social misfits, british ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 2K
Dollars (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A bank security expert plots with a call girl to rob the safety deposit boxes of three very different criminals from a high-tech bank in Hamburg.
Style: cynical, clever, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, prostitute, criminal heroes, chases and races, crimes, crime gone awry, rivalry, chase, on the run, drug dealing, partners, hostages ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, disturbing ...
Plot: insurance, kidnapping, murder, insurance fraud, insurance agent, frozen body, life insurance, nothing goes right, disorder, crime, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%