Movies like Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
 8.1
 469K
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, psychological, cynical, sentimental, tragicomedy, thought provoking
Plot: rape, regret, small town, guilty conscience, loss of daughter, police brutality, desperation, suffering, name calling, pain, small town life, death of daughter, racist, racism, anger, trial, suicide, remorse, torment, verbal abuse, court, revenge, swimming pool, murder, molotov cocktail ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri, idaho

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Most similar movies to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspense, thought provoking and interesting films with plots about murder, storytelling, violence, brutality, death, profanity and dialogue mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: In Bruges (2008), Fargo (1996), Burn After Reading (2008), Seven Psychopaths (2012), A Time to Kill (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: atmospheric, neo noir, twist ending, tragicomedy, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, irish, tourist, hitman, guilt, haunted by the past, death, neo-noir, suicidal, redemption, partners, canadian stereotype ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: belgium, bruges, europe, dublin ireland, ireland ...
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65%
 8.1
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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: neo noir, interesting, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, dark humor, crime gone awry, greed, police investigation, snow, ransom, crime, police officer, murder, small town, policewoman ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: humorous, cynical, twists and turns, funny, absurd ...
Plot: paranoia, espionage, stupidity, divorce, dark humor, blackmail, disorder, escapades, autobiography, satire, human nature, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, seattle washington, washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
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: neo noir, talky, witty, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, psychopath, crime, crimes, dog, crime gone awry, weirdo, killings, thief, strong violent content, screenwriter, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1954, year 1947, year 1963 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 7.5
 141K
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: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, legal action, murder, justice, injustice, trial, lawyer, small town, rape, court, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 89K
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: surreal, atmospheric, humorous, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: hallucination, hitman, on the road, ex convict, rebel, one last job, betrayal, on the run, mother daughter relationship, witch, violence, sexual perversion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: texas, new orleans, california, usa, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.5
 8K
The Dinner (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two brothers and their wives meet up at a haute-cuisine restaurant to discuss what to do about a horrific crime that their sons committed together. As the quartet debate their options, the conversation reopens old wounds between the siblings.
Style: ambiguous ending, enigmatic, rough, cynical, suspenseful
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, father son relationship, violence, teenager, flashback, anger, restaurant, husband wife relationship, arson, politician, brother brother relationship, politics ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: clever, talky, witty, humorous, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hitman, film within a film, murder, dark humor, hidden identity, odd couple, friends, disorder, retiring, apprentice, wild ride, career change ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, ku klux klan, murder, racial slur, small town, police brutality, civil rights, police, african american, police investigation, sheriff, disappearance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1964
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 44K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, based on true events, disturbing ...
Plot: false accusation, legal action, injustice, court, lawyer, trial, legal, courtroom drama, fighting the system, hopes, convict, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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16%
 7.0
 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: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: native american reservation, family relations, arson, brother brother relationship, vandalism, life is a bitch, vigilantism, homecoming, unemployment, human nature, small town life, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, asia, usa, vietnam, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Dead Man Walking (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.
Style: thought provoking, touching, emotional, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, death sentence, court, lethal injection, death penalty, redemption, warden, forgiveness, confession, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.0
 144K
Dogville (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, UK, France, Finland, Norway, Italy
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: bleak, psychological, art house, clever, philosophical ...
Plot: rape, female protagonist, morality, society, rocky mountains, small town life, haunted by the past, gangsters, vengeance, mob boss, victim, woman in danger ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 128K
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: twists and turns, weird, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: cons and scams, con artists, twists & turns, bank vault, con men, cheating, criminal, mental illness, crimes, crime, mentally unstable, dishonor among criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
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Adam's Apples (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.
Style: humorous, cynical, surreal, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: belief, racial slur, funeral, priest, good versus evil, church, dark humor, skinhead, optimism, clergy, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, indonesia, saudi arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Last Supper (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs.
Style: witty, tense, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: politics, murder, sexism, satire, death, hypocrisy, dark humor, crimes, crime, culture clash, liberal, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: earnest, touching, thought provoking, disturbing, enigmatic ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, poverty, court, lawyer, courtroom, small town, rape, prejudice, legal, interracial relations, trial ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1932
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: realistic, semi serious, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, small town, family relations, life is a bitch, suicide, haunted by the past, siblings relations, depression, midlife crisis, loneliness, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, massachusetts, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and become the head of the local chapter.
Style: semi serious, thought provoking, rough, captivating, factual ...
Plot: ku klux klan, racism, undercover cop, black cop, black american, racist, white supremacy, activist, male protagonist, african american, jewish, bomb ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 2017, year 1972
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
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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: middle aged man, misfit, midlife crisis, loneliness, friendship, death of father, group therapy, ex husband ex wife relationship, husband wife estrangement, daughter, dog, naivete ...
Place: portland oregon, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: talky, realistic, humorous, intense, controversial ...
Plot: culture clash, police brutality, racism, pizzeria, heat wave, african american, heat, hip hop, prejudice, racial slur, interracial relations, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 13K
Snow Angels (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Waitress Annie has separated from her suicidal alcoholic husband, Glenn. Glenn has become an evangelical Christian, but his erratic attempts at getting back into Annie's life have alarmed her. High school student Arthur works at Annie's ...
Style: serious, sentimental, meditative, depressing, heartbreaking ...
Plot: teenage love, small town, small town life, dysfunctional family, depression, first love, family problems, parents and children, family relations, introspection, teenage life, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Prince of the City (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, police detective, testimony, bribery, friendship, district attorney, crimes, crime, redemption, betrayal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., virginia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: bleak, psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: depression, eviction, immigrants, life is a bitch, tragic event, loss of son, american dream, human nature, tragedy, compassion, debt, suicide attempt ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
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Freeway (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona, young Vanessa Lutz decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton. During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the ...
Style: disturbing, cynical, suspenseful, bloody, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, murder, life is a bitch, disfigurement, prison, police investigation, crime, crimes, brutality, social decay, little red riding hood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 35K
Nurse Betty (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: What happens when a person decides that life is merely a state of mind? If you're Betty, a small-town waitress and soap opera fan from Fair Oaks, Kansas, you refuse to believe that you can't be with the love of your life just because he ...
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: hitman, murder, delusion, romance, memory loss, crimes, losing-it hero, obsessive quest, crime, professional killer, salesman, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, oklahoma, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Genre: Action, 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: controversial, sadistic, atmospheric, brutal, cult film ...
Plot: dark humor, violence, psychopath, mass murder, serial killer, sadism, murderous pair, violence spree, criminal heroes, insanity, cruelty, hallucination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, tokyo, nevada, arizona, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 30K
Blindspotting (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles, work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, semi serious, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: probation, police brutality, parole, friendship between men, male friendship, fight, gun violence, witnessing a crime, family relations, danger, heavy breathing, nightmare ...
Place: oakland california, portland oregon, las vegas, milwaukee wisconsin, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 50
75 (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A car crash victim, humiliated housewife and two repressed teens are connected by their relationships with hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against ...
Style: suspense, social realism, tense, psychological, tragic ending ...
Audience: kids
Plot: double life, strong female character, organized crime, secret life, drug use, friendship between men, secret, doctor patient relationship, paranoia, social problem, psychiatrist, introspection ...
Time: year 2016, 21st century, 2010s
Place: ohio, america, midwest, usa, kentucky ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, cynical ...
Plot: kidnapping, insurance, murder, insurance agent, 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 ⇓
28%