Movies like The Job 2009

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The Job (2009)
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The Job (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A guy looking to find employment and marry the love of his life, gets in over his head when a fast-talking temp agent lands him a job.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense
Plot: unemployment, gangsters, hopes, moral dilemma, crimes, couples, going straight, conspiracy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, employer employee relationship, best friends, friends, crime, life is a bitch, cons and scams, job, hitman, waitress, cactus, jigsaw puzzle, motel room, diner, axe, breaking and entering, cigar smoking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to The Job

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, gangsters, couples, hopes, going straight, crime and criminal heroes mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Job: The Return of Joe Rich (2011), Five Thirteen (2013), The Big Ask (2013), A Good Night to Die (2003), Big Fat Gypsy Gangster (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Return of Joe Rich (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe believed in right and wrong until... His job outsourced to India. His teaser rate spiked. His wife bailed. But Joe has a plan...to get it all back, and more. Joe returns home, to the last place on planet Earth where real men can be ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: crimes, gangsters, unsupportive spouse, singleness, bandit, american dream
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, india
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Five Thirteen (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this tension-packed thriller, brothers Mike and Tre set out in search of better lives, trying to leave their demons behind for good. After being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Mike's only care in the world is to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, family relations, parents and children, hopes, crimes, release from prison, brother brother relationship, false accusation, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Big Ask (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Big Ask is a dark comedy about three couples who head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, desert, moral dilemma, best friends, buddies, couples, bittersweet, death of mother, friends, couple relations, dealing with death, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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74%
A Good Night to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One day in the life of a hit man, Ronnie, who spends it trying to save the life of fellow hit man, August, who he had brought into the business three years ago. August has become a real problem for some of the bosses around town, and Ronnie will ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, dark humor, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, criminal's revenge, nothing goes right, betrayal, crime gone awry, working undercover, gangsters, deadly, criminal heroes, danger, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: gangsters, buddies, society, chaos and mayhem, prison, crimes, criminal heroes, release from prison, criminal, social misfits, crime, gangster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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66%
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A Gang Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After growing up in a poor gypsy camp, Edmond Vidal, aka Momon, has retained a sense of family, unfailing loyalty and pride in his origins. Most of all, he has remained friends with Serge Suttel, with whom he first discovered prison life - for ...
Style: serious, realistic, twist ending, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, going straight, hopes, crimes, introspection, buddies, gang, gangsters, organized crime, friends, criminal heroes, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 2010s
Place: france, europe, lyon
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The Letter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A playwright who begins to mentally unravel before premiere night. She is plagued by dreams and visions of being watched, but cannot decide if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality.
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, mentally unstable, couples, conspiracy, psychological manipulation, emotional manipulation, paranoia, crimes, murder, writer's life, dishonesty, playwright
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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63%
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, curses spells and rituals, couples, mafia, italian american, crime, sex scene, sex
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Love and Action in Chicago (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Just when covert assassin Eddie Jones (Courtney B. Vance) decides to ditch his dangerous job to settle down with his girlfriend, his superiors convince him to kill a renegade drug cartel hit man -- leading to nothing but trouble. Complicating ...
Style: suspense, realistic, semi serious, biting, humorous ...
Plot: celibacy, hitman, crimes, going straight, hidden identity, romance, chases and races, gangsters, fall in love, introspection, violence spree, verbal byplay ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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60%
The Art of Negative Thinking (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The local disability support group visits an involuntary member, not realizing that it will bring them to a critical mass.
Style: semi serious, realistic, dark humor, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: sexual dysfunction, isolation, rehabilitation, hopes, misfit, couples, disability, pessimism, self pity, husband wife relationship, psychologist, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
All Is Bright (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two French Canadian ne’er-do-wells travel to New York City with a scheme to a get rich quick selling Christmas trees.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating, realistic
Plot: criminal heroes, fish out of water, reluctant partners, going straight, nothing goes right, odd couple, cons and scams, disorder, partners, misfit, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Entry Level (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After losing his restaurant, chef CLAY MAGUIRE must start his career all over--at the bottom. Pushing forty with no "corporate skill-set", Clay enters the strange world of the Unemployable Interviewees of America. Clay and his fellow ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: starting over, unemployment, workplace, workplace romance, workplace situations, hopes, society, romance, love and romance, down on your luck, restaurant, chef ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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56%
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Scoundrels (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: A family of small-time criminals try to go straight after the father is sent to prison.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, feel good
Plot: single parent, petty criminal, juvenile delinquency, going straight, family life, family relations, crimes, pretense, parents and children, business venture, dishonesty, code ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Status: Unknown (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a lively high school reunion, Jessica and Cynthia reconnect with their childhood friend Karen and vow to stay in close communication online. After a year of cheerful daily status updates, Karen begins to post some strange updates to her life. ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: uncover truth, looking for love, life is a bitch, best friends, mystery, couples, love and romance, couple relations, stoners, reunion, singleness, price of justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Bobby Jasoos (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A film that celebrates the aspiration of Bobby, who wants to become the number one detective in the old city area of Hyderabad.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, crimes, workplace, ambition, follow your dream, partners, bollywood, missing person, rivalry, strong female presence, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Fistpie (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Haunted by memories of his ex-girlfriend Alice, a heartbroken Billy returns home to Northern Virginia seeking solace from old friends. But what he finds there is more disconcerting: his best friend Stanley has become unstable, mysterious and ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: murder, homecoming, best friends, crimes, couples, breakup, danger, friendship, graphic violence, deadly, life is a bitch, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Secret Life of Zoey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Marcia always thought her overachieving daughter Zoey was the dream child. But then she discovers that her perfect teen has a not-so-perfect drug addiction. Marcia and her ex-husband go through plenty of denial as their daughter spirals out of ...
Style: humorous, captivating, touching, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: rehabilitation, drug abuse, introspection, doctors and patients, teenage life, drug dealing, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, crimes, going straight, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Cheese and Jam (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A story about a couple from the bottom of the social ladder, about smuggling refugees across borders and other 'suspect' things- it is, first and foremost, an attempt to tell a story about the worst in people, wherever they may be coming ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, clever
Plot: unemployment, couples, working the system, human nature, social differences, rivalry, society, social misfits, romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, down on your luck, truck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: slovenia, former yugoslavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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More Dogs Than Bones (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A series of mishaps and misfortunes over $1 million in cash leads to murder, mayhem and greed.
Style: semi serious, rough, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, law enforcement, criminal heroes, gangsters, murder, greed, crime, airport, dogcatcher, chewing gum, dog, bound and gagged ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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45%
The Bannen Way (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Bannen Way is a slick, sexy, action-packed show about Neal Bannen, a charming con-man with a police chief for a father, a mob boss for an uncle and a weakness for beautiful women, who wants to turn his life around and leave the criminal ...
Style: rough, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, danger, disorder, law enforcement, romancing a criminal, criminal heroes, dishonesty, hopes, deadly, gangsters, criminal, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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45%
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Believe Me (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Desperate, broke, and out of ideas, four college seniors start a fake charity to embezzle money for tuition.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: college, cons and scams, campaign, buddies, charity, dishonesty, student life, youth, money, friends, auditorium, strait jacket ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family problems, homecoming, couples, hopes, dysfunctional family, love and romance, eccentric family, couple relations, family life, family relations, estrangement, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Sınav (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Five high school students plans to steal University Entrance Exam booklets.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, youth, school, save the day, exam, criminal heroes, crime, social misfits, high school life, mathematics, studying
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, witnessing a crime, on the run, unlikely criminals, crimes, danger, crime gone awry, disorder, hitman, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Saint John of Las Vegas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An ex-gambler is lured back into the game by a veteran insurance-fraud investigator.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, offbeat
Plot: going straight, addiction, on the road, self discovery, love and romance, escapades, gambling, hopes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, starting over, insurance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Tinseltown (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In Hollywood it's all about who you know, and the only person two friends know is a serial killer.
Style: realistic, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, humorous
Plot: serial killer, hollywood, filmmaking, showbiz, murder, down on your luck, investigation, crime, deadly, artists and showbiz, crimes, red wine ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Kill Your Darlings (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A desperate young writer is lured on a wild ride through the desert by a mysterious woman in this darkly comic take on the all-American road trip. Along the way they cross paths with a hapless mobster, a 6 foot transvestite and a lovesick housewife, ...
Style: road movie, semi serious, psychological, humorous, dark humor ...
Plot: desert, supportive spouse, looking for love, on the road, crimes, writer's life, criminal heroes, hollywood, writers, transvestism, hitman, celebrity culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
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Mr. Kaplan (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Uruguay, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jacob Kaplan lives an ordinary life in Uruguay. Like many of his other Jewish friends, Jacob fled Europe for South America because of World War II. But now turning 76, he is grumpy and in need of adventure. An unexpected opportunity to achieve ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, aging, amateur detective, crimes, partners, german, family, rivalry, unfulfillment, unlikely partners, elderly, misfit partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, germany, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.2
 2K
The Freebie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A couple hatches a highly dubious scheme to put the spark back in their marriage in this independent comedy drama. Annie (Katie Aselton) and Darren (Dax Shepard) have been married for seven years, and they love each other as much as the day they ...
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, infidelity, love affair, couple relations, moral dilemma, sexual relations, love and romance, human nature, battle of the sexes, sex talk, dishonesty, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
You're Ugly Too (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After her mother’s death, Stacey moves with her uncle Will to a remote region in the Irish midlands. As the two cautiously get to know each other, they have to deal with the dark shadows of the past.
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, crimes, hopes, youth, going straight, odd couple, coming of age, partners, uncle niece relationship, dysfunctional relationship, death of mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
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37%