Movies like Stand Off

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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, failed attempt, unlikely criminals, comedy of errors, 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, criminal heroes and dishonesty mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Stand Off: Thin Ice (2011), I Can Quit Whenever I Want (2014), Evil Engulfs (2013), Little Cigars (1973), Bank Roll (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
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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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: comedy of errors, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, cons and scams, dishonesty, disorder, manipulations, salesman, small town, insurance, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: criminal heroes, crime gone awry, drug dealing, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, crimes, disorder, drugs/alcohol, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, unlikely criminals, tough law enforcer, crimes, criminal heroes, confined, cons and scams, comedy of errors, police investigation, chases and races, crime, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.3
 195
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, humorous, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: on the run, gangsters, crime, cons and scams, love and romance, criminal's revenge, love affair, unlikely criminals, gang, disorder, dishonesty, crime gone awry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, stylized, semi serious, realistic
Plot: waitress, kidnapping, gangsters, unlikely criminals, disorder, crime gone awry, crime, nothing goes right, crimes, criminal heroes, hostages, attempted murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 2.6
 101
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, serious, rough, humorous, exciting ...
Plot: heist, bank, disorder, master criminal, dishonesty, righting the wronged, on the run, destiny, crime gone awry, stalking, unlikely criminals, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.4
 548
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, crime gone awry, gangsters, criminal heroes, dishonesty, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, mafia, accidental killing, mob boss, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, on the run, chases and races, reluctant partners, mysterious character, disorder, partners, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, twists and turns ...
Plot: chases and races, journalism, life turned upside down, family relations, artifact, love and romance, uncover truth, fall in love, disorder, crimes, parents and children, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, offbeat
Plot: disguise, debt, debt collector, hidden identity, love and romance, cons and scams, criminal heroes, fall in love, elderly, make believe, parole officer, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, gangsters, nothing goes right, crime, heist, cons and scams, crimes, criminal heroes, elderly, crime gone awry, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: realistic, offbeat, cynical, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, heist, criminal heroes, hostages, chases and races, fugitives, crimes, crime, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run, crime gone awry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.2
 371
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, realistic, semi serious
Plot: disorder, partners, dishonesty, crimes, gangsters, crime, unlikely criminals, drug dealing, hitman, viagra, gangster, sexual humor
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, clever, dark humor, realistic, witty ...
Plot: kidnapping, disorder, down on your luck, crime, love and romance, parents and children, nothing goes right, crimes, unlikely criminals, father son relationship, arrogance, self loathing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, gangsters, fugitives, danger, family relations, on the road, on the run, rivalry, partners, disorder, nothing goes right, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: church, crime gone awry, humble, disorder, religions or cults, family relations, redemption, clergy, self discovery, introspection, society, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 65K
Bottle Rocket (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, theft, thief, crime, nothing goes right, disorder, self discovery, sibling relationship, partners in crime, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, witty, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: chase, farce, comedy of errors, fugitives, goofy hero, reluctant partners, odd couple, disorder, nothing goes right, chases and races, nobody believes, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: semi serious, dark humor, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gender, misfit, stoners, friends, prostitute, murder, amateur detective, friendship, down on your luck, unlikely criminals, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, ireland, england, london
⇓ 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, realistic, semi serious, feel good, biting
Plot: unlikely criminals, partners, disorder, elderly, friends, friendship, cons and scams, youth, crimes, heist, retirement home, one last job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, heist, unlikely criminals, high school life, partners, buddies, youth, high school, crimes, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: offbeat, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: criminal heroes, cons and scams, crimes, crime, curses spells and rituals, couples, partners, disorder, dishonesty, wooing, bank, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, crimes, nothing goes right, breakup, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, crime gone awry, couples, disorder, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 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, murder, insurance fraud, life insurance, insurance agent, frozen body, nothing goes right, disorder, deadly, dishonesty, comedy of errors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, rough, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: kidnapping, tattoo, ransom, fbi, criminal heroes, hostages, crime, down on your luck, confined, crimes, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Plot: treasure hunt, on the road, track down, parents and children, family in crisis, nothing goes right, siblings relations, comedy of errors, single parent, family problems, disorder, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: realistic, offbeat, witty, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: heist, nothing goes right, village life, friends, social relations, comedy of errors, village, cons and scams, crimes, disorder, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.3
 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, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Plot: heist, crime, gangsters, chases and races, cons and scams, crimes, goofy hero, criminal heroes, bollywood, bookies, dishonesty, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: murder, nothing goes right, disorder, misfit, crime, social misfits, goofy hero, brother brother relationship, fake suicide, accidental death, crime scene, guru ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.4
 85
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: bar fight, culture clash, friends, family relations, fall in love, romance, parents and children, love and romance, buddies, disorder, dublin ireland
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, ohio, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%