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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, self discovery, disorder, comedy of errors, unlikely criminals, failed attempt, gambling debt, hostage, gambler, gangsters, hostages, confined, on the run, store, chases and races, bandit, 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, crime, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, crime gone awry and criminal heroes 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), Bank Roll (2012), The Hollywood Sign (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: semi serious, humorous, twists and turns, realistic, clever ...
Plot: nothing goes right, comedy of errors, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, disorder, manipulations, dishonesty, dark humor, manipulation, salesman, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin
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95%
 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, crimes, gang, crime gone awry, parents and children, cons and scams, police investigation, confined, disorder, abduction, ransom, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, suicide attempt, attempted murder, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 100
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, exciting ...
Plot: heist, bank, crimes, crime gone awry, stalking, on the run, caper, underground, danger, friendship, destiny, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, elderly, crime, heist, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: unlikely criminals, self discovery, heist, crimes, life is a bitch, gambling, down on your luck, music band, fight, singer
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.3
 216
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: humorous, suspenseful, rough, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, on the run, showbiz, hollywood, disorder, love and romance, criminal heroes, chases and races, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 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, comedy of errors, disorder, buddies, crimes, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, nothing goes right, cons and scams, social relations, village, village life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.5
 596
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, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely criminals, mistaken identity, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, mafia, mob boss, accidental killing, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.2
 377
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, light
Plot: gangsters, crimes, hitman, disorder, dishonesty, drug dealing, partners, unlikely criminals, sexual humor, crime, gangster, viagra
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: witty, humorous, semi serious, cynical, clever ...
Plot: nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, parents and children, down on your luck, dark humor, disorder, crimes, dysfunctional relationship, ransom, greed, cheating, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: suspenseful, humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Plot: heist, gang, cons and scams, disorder, criminal heroes, danger, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, bollywood, goofy hero, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.5
 782
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, couples, on the run, witnessing a crime, crimes, danger, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, disorder, hitman, deadly, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, on the run, criminal's revenge, chases and races, reluctant partners, mysterious character, danger, disorder, partners, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: change of luck, parents and children, family problems, communication problem, social relations, crimes, island, chance, drugs, father son relationship, homosexuality, drug
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 328
Hot Dog (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mistakenly believing that he will be let go from the company, Philippe decides to sabotage the production at Saucibec. Upon learning that he is not the one who will be laid off, he will go to great lengths to right his wrongs ... but it's ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, tense, feel good ...
Plot: vengeance, rivalry, revenge, mistaken identity, dishonesty, gangsters, disorder, crime boss, factory worker, factory, crimes, vengeful fired employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, quebec
⇓ 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: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, track down, parents and children, family problems, disorder, comedy of errors, on the road, life turned upside down, search, single parent, family in crisis, treasure hunt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.3
 2K
Dollars (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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: offbeat, clever, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, prostitute, drug smuggling, crimes, partners, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run, dishonesty, drug dealing, fugitives, crime gone awry, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Seventy-Two Days (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Serbia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A family from isolated village in Lika makes a good living out of American pension earned by their late granddad Djuradj and received by his widow Nedja. The very existence of a family is threatened when Nedja dies, but the head of the family comes ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, parents and children, unlikely criminals, crimes, family problems, disorder, dull life, eccentric family, village, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, realistic, clever, tense, offbeat ...
Plot: insurance agent, kidnapping, insurance, murder, dark humor, disorder, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, crimes, down on your luck, insurance fraud, frozen body ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.9
 738
The Marquis (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Thomas Gardesse, a traveling alarm systems salesman, is arrested for a minor offense and sentenced to six months imprisonment. To win the respect of his fellow inmates, he claims he is "The Marquis," a brilliant robber whose identity has ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, captivating, realistic
Plot: fish out of water, mistaken identity, master criminal, criminal heroes, comedy of errors, goofy hero, dishonesty, disorder, crime, heist, unlikely criminals, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
One Two Three (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Laxminarayan lives a poor lifestyle in Mumbai along with his widowed mother, Kanta, who wants him to be a successful gangster like Batlabhai, and would like him to kill a few people, make enough money, then get married to Khujli's daughter, ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: mistaken identity, hitman, gangsters, disorder, bollywood, down on your luck, comedy of errors, dishonesty, crimes, bomb, crime, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: museum, painting, nothing goes right, on the run, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, heist, dishonesty, disorder, collector, unlikely criminals, small time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
As Seen by the Rest (2014)
Genre: 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, stylized, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: artifact, journalism, love and romance, criminal heroes, crimes, disorder, uncover truth, parents and children, family relations, chases and races, life turned upside down, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: touching, emotional, serious, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: hostage, church, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, self discovery, clergy, crimes, confined, life is a bitch, hopes, criminal heroes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
American Mobster (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nick Romano is a young Italian American fighting his own personal demons. He's got a chip on his shoulder and a lot to prove. Teamed with his crazy but always loyal partner Carlo, the two small time hoods are on the streets trying to hustle and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, couples, curses spells and rituals, mafia, italian american, crime, sex scene, sex
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, teenage life, cons and scams, crimes, writer's life, dark humor, friends, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 780
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, realistic, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: dark humor, crimes, drug dealing, crime gone awry, going straight, nothing goes right, hopes, chase, friendship, save the day, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Bill Collector (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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: cons and scams, crimes, workplace situations, race against time, dishonesty, workplace, fired from the job, office, loan shark, debt collector, chases and races, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%