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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After seven months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at Bill Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Jason Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.
Style: ambiguous ending, cynical, psychological, sentimental, dark humor, thought provoking
Plot: anger, small town, racism, rape, guilty conscience, suffering, loss of daughter, revenge, trial, regret, police brutality, death of daughter, verbal abuse, remorse, pain, torment, name calling, small town life, cruelty, racist, ex husband ex wife relationship, cynicism, gay slur, uncover truth, desperation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, missouri, idaho

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, clever, interesting and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, murder, crimes, brutality, violence and corruption mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Seven Psychopaths (2012), In Bruges (2008), Rampart (2011), Jerry and Tom (1998), Defendor (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
Style: dark humor, witty, talky, clever, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, crime, kidnapping, crime gone awry, drugs/alcohol, crimes, disorder, hung over, odd, killings, screenwriter, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1963, year 1947, year 1975 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.9
 349K
In Bruges (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, talky, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: irish, hitman, tourist, guilt, death, christmas, suicidal, haunted by the past, partners, redemption, canadian stereotype, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: belgium, bruges, europe, venice, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 22K
Rampart (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Follows veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, as he struggles to take care of his family, and fights for his own survival.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: police corruption, bigotry, homeless man, road rage, district attorney, confession, brutality, crime, police brutality, drugs/alcohol, crimes, lapd ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Jerry and Tom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their profession differs a lot. It shows when Tom is required to kill his ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, clever, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, odd couple, crime, murder, crimes, deadly, partners, disorder, hidden identity, couple relations, friendship, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 34K
Defendor (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A crooked cop, a mob boss and the young girl they abuse are the denizens of a city's criminal underworld. It's a world that ordinary Arthur Poppington doesn't understand and doesn't belong in, but is committed to fighting when he ...
Style: realistic, tragicomedy, dark humor, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: superhero, delusion, vigilantism, secret identity, wannabe, drugs/alcohol, urban, obsession, crime fighter, friendship, misfit, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A tale of passion, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity presents him with a chance to change it.
Style: atmospheric, clever, stylized, witty, twists and turns ...
Plot: infidelity, small town, neo noir, murder, crime, crime gone awry, false accusation, district attorney, stabbing, blackmail, execution, trial ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected ...
Style: disturbing, touching, thought provoking, enigmatic, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, legal, lawyer, small town, courtroom, rape, poverty, trial, idealism, single parent, prejudice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.1
 537K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, suspense, interesting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, psychopath, greed, ransom, snow, murder, americana, crime gone awry, small town, neo noir, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 115K
A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: suspense, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, courtroom, legal action, rape, court, small town, underdog, trial, racial tension, lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Style: dark humor, stylized, surreal, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murderous pair, psychopath, violence, abuse, on the road, controversy, mass murder, journalist, crime, corruption, media ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: paris france, nevada, arizona, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Mississippi Burning (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, clever, talky ...
Plot: racism, sheriff, small town, murder, police, fbi, motel, funeral, u.s. navy, suicide, shotgun, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
American History X (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, prison, juvenile delinquency, nazism, rape, violence spree, siblings relations, crime, rebelliousness, confined, redemption, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.0
 121K
Dogville (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Denmark, UK, France, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Norway
Duration: 178 min.
Story: A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, clever, art house ...
Plot: rape, small town life, exploitation, human nature, bondage, morality, vengeance, haunted by the past, betrayal, greed, strong sexual content, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Crazy in Alabama (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, surreal ...
Plot: small town, murder, innocence lost, racism, injustice, coming of age, self defense, crimes, hopes, love and romance, hollywood, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: alabama, usa, california, st. louis missouri, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Burn After Reading (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst falls into the hands of Linda Litzke and Chad Feldheimer, the two gym employees see a chance to make enough money for her to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of ...
Style: clever, dark humor, cynical, not serious, humorous ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 115K
Matchstick Men (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A phobic con artist and his protege are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the con artist's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.
Style: neurotic, clever, semi serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: cons and scams, criminal, pole dancer, bank vault, crime, psychiatrist, chess, stripper, divorce, criminal heroes, daughter, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 30K
Choke (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.
Style: sexual, not serious, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hospital, friend, choking, restaurant, scam, alzheimer's disease, womanizer, sex addict, mental institution, social misfits, uncover truth, strip club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: medical school, italy, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
Style: atmospheric, talky, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, racism, police brutality, interracial relations, pizza, pizzeria, money, heat, punk, radio, hip hop, family business ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 158K
The Judge (2014)
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Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, lawyer, courtroom, judge, homecoming, murder, hotshot lawyer, parents and children, parent child relationship, courtroom drama, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 90K
Filth (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A bigoted junkie cop suffering from bipolar disorder and drug addiction manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter.
Style: dark humor, sexual, surreal, cynical, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, strong sexual content, losing-it hero, drug abuse, self destructing, anti heroes, cocaine, alcohol abuse, drugs/alcohol, police investigation, life is a bitch, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, hamburg germany, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 36K
North Country (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: feminism, sexual harassment, rape, courtroom drama, lawsuit, rapist, price of justice, fighting the system, court, small town, against the odds, love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, mine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
House of Sand and Fog (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an ...
Style: psychological, bleak, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: legal action, iranian, house, depression, small town, immigrants, eviction, american dream, debt, loss of son, suicide attempt, muslim ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.6
 34K
Promised Land (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: serious, clever, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 13K
The Big White (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, New Zealand, USA
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Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 40K
Life (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two men in 1930s Mississippi become friends after being sentenced to life in prison together for a crime they did not commit.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending, funny ...
Plot: life sentence, friendship, bootlegging, racist, criminal, prison life, racism, baseball, escape attempt, buddies, redemption, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 90s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: mississippi, usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Choirboys (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A group of Los Angeles cops decide to take off some of the pressures of their jobs by engaging in various forms of after-hours debauchery.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, bleak, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, dominatrix, police station, police corruption, law enforcement, drugs/alcohol, buddies, crime, fighting crime, urban, prank, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 1K
Skins (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, rough, thought provoking
Plot: native american reservation, arson, vandalism, human nature, crime, family life, crimes, society, family relations, store, small town, social relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, asia, south dakota, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 9K
Wilson (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Middle-aged and divorced, Wilson finds himself lonely, smug and obsessed with his past.
Plot: misfit, middle aged man, daughter, dog, taxi driver, grandfather grandson relationship, train station, sleeping, amusement park, black bra, 17 year old, best friend ...
Place: st. louis missouri, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for ...
Style: emotional, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, life is a bitch, suicide, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, small town, siblings relations, homecoming, family relations, unfulfillment, life philosophy, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 72K
Wild at Heart (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, sexual, semi serious ...
Plot: sexual perversion, violence, witch, murder, on the road, sex addict, bank robbery, betrayal, hitman, escape, hotel room, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, new orleans, california, usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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