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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: crime, crime gone awry, parents and children, disorder, comedy of errors, unlikely criminals, failed attempt, gambling debt, gambler, gangsters, crimes, hostages, confined, self discovery, on the run, chases and races, store, girlfriend, son, police detective, hostage
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland

Most similar movies to Stand Off

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and suspenseful films with plots about disorder, crimes, crime, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, dishonesty and cons and scams mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Stand Off: Thin Ice (2011), Evil Engulfs (2013), Little Cigars (1973), Bank Roll (2012), Plan B (2001). 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: realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: salesman, manipulations, disorder, dealer, dishonesty, insurance, comedy of errors, crime, crimes, nothing goes right, cons and scams, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 8.4
 7K
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: realistic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious
Plot: kidnapping, unlikely criminals, chases and races, crimes, comedy of errors, police investigation, dishonesty, disorder, gang, tough law enforcer, confined, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.4
 192
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: realistic, offbeat, rough, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: on the run, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, love affair, rivalry, heist, disorder, gangsters, physical appearance, showbiz, gang, hollywood ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: stylized, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, waitress, hostages, disorder, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, gangsters, crime, crimes, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 3.4
 99
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, exciting, rough, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: bank, heist, dishonesty, master criminal, disorder, destiny, stalking, crime gone awry, crimes, chases and races, righting the wronged, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.4
 541
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, feel good, captivating, light ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely criminals, gangsters, crime gone awry, mistaken identity, criminal heroes, cons and scams, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, mafia, accidental killing, mob boss, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
As Seen by the Rest (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Malpe, a small fishing town on the Arabian Coast. Located 6 kms to the west of the temple town, Udupi. Malpe's beaches are washed clean everyday by the sea. The waves ensure that nothing gets left behind on the sands. But then, the waves cannot ...
Style: realistic, humorous, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: uncover truth, love and romance, crimes, disorder, journalism, chases and races, life turned upside down, crime, family relations, artifact, criminal heroes, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 2K
The Actors (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, Germany, Ireland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: During the run of a particularly awful interpretation of Richard III, the star, Anthony O'Malley, begins to frequent a rough pub to develop his character. He meets Barreller who he discovers owes someone he's never met a considerable sum ...
Style: feel good, offbeat, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: disguise, debt, fall in love, gangsters, love and romance, crime, disorder, criminal heroes, cons and scams, riddles and clues, unlikely criminals, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 4.4
 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: realistic, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, on the run, crime gone awry, danger, criminal's revenge, disorder, partners, rivalry, kidnapping, on the road, crime, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: hollywood, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, gangsters, disorder, heist, cons and scams, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, crime, crimes, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 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: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, heist, master criminal, rivalry, chase, criminal heroes, cons and scams, crime, lovers on the run, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, europe, copenhagen denmark, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: dark humor, cynical, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: disorder, crime gone awry, drug dealing, crimes, crime, unlikely criminals, escapades, hotel room, house arrest, drugs, drug
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.9
 367
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, crime, gangsters, unlikely criminals, partners, disorder, dishonesty, hitman, viagra, sexual humor, gangster
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, witty, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, love and romance, parents and children, unlikely criminals, crime, crimes, down on your luck, nothing goes right, disorder, father son relationship, interrupted hanging, bus stop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Grace & Mercy (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In poor health and dead broke, Grace has a plan to provide a future for her young daughter. With the help of her sister Mercy, she robs her former employer. But an alarm goes off during the robbery and they escape into a nearby church. They hold the ...
Style: uplifting, touching, suspenseful, emotional, serious ...
Plot: church, redemption, society, introspection, hopes, down on your luck, on the run, clergy, crime gone awry, self discovery, religions or cults, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: chase, farce, comedy of errors, fugitives, reluctant partners, goofy hero, odd couple, disorder, chases and races, nothing goes right, nobody believes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, stoners, disorder, dishonesty, partners, deadly, gender bending, buddies, friends, nothing goes right, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, ireland, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, biting
Plot: unlikely criminals, partners, disorder, friends, elderly, friendship, cons and scams, retirement home, crimes, youth, one last job, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Curse of Inferno (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A rather dull minded bank robber suddenly suffers from a change of heart and decides to give the money back. However, he then learns that getting the money back into the bank is much more difficult than taking it out.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: unlikely criminals, crime, crimes, babies and infants, cons and scams, fall in love, bank, beach, dishonesty, couples, wooing, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 13K
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, insurance fraud, murder, life insurance, frozen body, insurance agent, nothing goes right, disorder, comedy of errors, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, breakup, nothing goes right, crimes, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, couple relations, couples, disorder, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Teresa's Tattoo (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mathematician Teresa just wanted to study during the College spring break. But her friends, who want her to live a little, drag her out to parties. The next thing she knows, she has been drugged, kidnapped, made a redhead, tattooed, and wearing ...
Style: rough, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, tattoo, fbi, chases and races, gangsters, unlikely criminals, hostages, confined, down on your luck, cons and scams, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: comedy of errors, treasure hunt, nothing goes right, parents and children, family in crisis, siblings relations, life turned upside down, disorder, track down, on the road, family relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 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: offbeat, realistic, witty, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: heist, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, crimes, unlikely criminals, village life, cons and scams, disorder, buddies, village, friends, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.4
 2K
Fool N Final (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A bunch of misfits and gangsters embarks on a journey to find a lost and stolen diamond.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Plot: heist, cons and scams, dishonesty, disorder, bookies, danger, rivalry, gang, bollywood, crimes, gangsters, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: murder, misfit, nothing goes right, disorder, goofy hero, social misfits, crime, crime scene, accidental death, fake suicide, brother brother relationship, daydreamer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.5
 80
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: disorder, buddies, parents and children, romance, love and romance, fall in love, friends, family relations, culture clash, bar fight, dublin ireland
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, ohio, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 80
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: offbeat, touching, humorous, semi serious, dark humor ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: desert, on the road, hopes, unlikely couple, crime, disorder, starting over, spouse killer, love and romance, crimes, fall in love, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 744
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, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic
Plot: going straight, drug dealing, crime gone awry, chase, couple relations, hopes, drugs/alcohol, crime, crimes, chases and races, nothing goes right, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Special Delivery (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A gang of thieves plan a daring bank robbery, making their escape across the rooftops of Los Angeles. The police are quickly called in, however, and only one of the robbers, Murdock, makes a clean getaway. Unfortunately, in order to do so, he is ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: heist, on the run, bank robbery, disorder, gangsters, chases and races, criminal heroes, romance, crimes, crime, unlikely criminals, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%