Movies like American Strays

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American Strays (1996)
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American Strays (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The desert can be a lonely place for the people who live there or for those who are traveling through. It is also the teller of different stories including the story of a traveling salesman whose only commodity is death and the story of a young man who finds that the death that he wishes for is difficult to find. Others are just traveling through, on their way to another place when they stop to eat at Red's Desert Oasis. The food may not be great, and the waitress may be surly, but those who stopped at Red's will find that they are involved in the showdown of their life.
Style: humorous, dark humor, offbeat, realistic, cynical, witty, suspenseful, semi serious, idiotic, road movie ...
Plot: desert, hitman, satire, salesman, crimes, misfit, crime, graphic violence, danger, society, social misfits, criminal heroes, deadly, diner, americana, death wish, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, sexual content, profanity, out of the way, serial killer, psychopath, suicide, suicide attempt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, australia

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Most similar movies to American Strays

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and dark humor films with plots about crimes, hitman, profanity, gangsters, disorder, crime and vengeance mostly in Comedy, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like American Strays: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965), Shoot the Hero (2010), Coldblooded (1995), Trouble Bound (1993), The Alarmist (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three strippers seeking thrills encounter a young couple in the desert. After dispatching the boyfriend, they take the girl hostage and begin scheming on a crippled old man living with his two sons in the desert, reputedly hiding a tidy sum of cash. ...
Style: cult film, offbeat, suspenseful, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, desert, femme fatale, nudity (full frontal - brief), chases and races, gays and lesbians, danger, mentally challenged, on the run, chase, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california
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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 ⇓
83%
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Coldblooded (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cosmo, an affectless mob bookie who lives in the basement of a retirement home, is promoted to hitman. He learns his new trade from Steve, a seasoned killer. He falls in love with a yoga teacher, Jasmine, and must figure out a way to leave the mob ...
Style: humorous, realistic, dark humor, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, murder, crimes, opposites attract, danger, love and romance, dishonesty, going straight, criminal heroes, basement, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Trouble Bound (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Upon getting out of prison, a man who took the rap for some thief buddies gets together with them again, and tells them he's not interested in doing things with them any more. They stick a dead body in his trunk, unbeknownst to him, and he ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, unlikely partners, criminal heroes, hitman, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, criminal's revenge, crime, crimes, disorder, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Alarmist (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Tommy Hudler decides to become a security systems salesman, and is an instant success. Everything seems to be going great until he discovers there's more to this business and his boss Heinrich than he previously suspected.
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, forgery, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, workplace, innocence lost, workplace situations, cons and scams, screwball, oral sex, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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War, Inc. (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: War Inc. is set in the future, when the fictional desert country of Turaqistan is torn by a riot after a private corporation, Tamerlane, owned by the former Vice President of the United States, has taken over the whole country. Brand Hauser, a hit ...
Style: cynical, suspenseful, dark humor, satirical, clever ...
Plot: hitman, mercenary, politics, mistaken identity, political satire, state affairs, dishonesty, assassination attempt, satire, corporation, fictional war, fictional country ...
Time: future
Place: asia, virginia, canada, iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Killer Drag Queens on Dope (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Killer Drag Queens on Dope is the wild story of Ginger and Coco, two dolls with a little secret... They're contract killers who work for a one-eyed lunatic named Uncle A. Half the cutthroats in town are trying to kill them, the other half are ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, surreal, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, hitman, deadly, obsession, gender bending, showbiz, disorder, crimes, partners, chases and races, female impersonator, stoners ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor catches the ire of his grandmother for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, hollywood, farce, racism, satire, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, society, misfit, filmmaking, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Search and Destroy (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A satire about desperate hustling, pop philosophy and big money.
Style: humorous, dark humor, light, captivating, witty ...
Plot: showbiz, filmmaking, american dream, satire, crimes, rivalry, danger, guru, artists and showbiz, destiny, media satire, business ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ⇓
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Black Dynamite (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man ...
Style: humorous, not serious, talky, witty, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, gunfight, organized crime, mob boss, vengeance, crimes, fighting crime, heroic, martial arts, injustice, machismo, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Who Do I Gotta Kill? (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Who says crime doesn't pay? The mob will pay Jimmy Corona anything to stay away. But, then again, so would most people. His agent brushes off Jimmy's latest book proposal: detailing the conspiracy between Lee Harvey Oswald and Marylin ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: deadly, criminal heroes, crime, gangsters, murder, down on your luck, graphic violence, unlikely criminals, crimes, assassination, breakup, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Violet & Daisy (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two teenage assassins accept what they think will be a quick-and-easy job, until an unexpected target throws them off their plan.
Style: surreal, twists and turns, melancholic, intense, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitman, teenage girl, partners, best friends, unlikely criminals, crimes, implied rape, deadly, assassin, female killer, twists & turns, existentialism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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My New Gun (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Debbie and Gerald's lives drastically change after they get a gun. Their mysterious neighbor, Skippy, becomes an important and transforming figure in their lives.
Style: semi serious, cynical, realistic, offbeat, dark humor ...
Plot: satire, suburbs, neighbor, gun, betrayal, society, unfulfillment, infidelity, couples, social decay, family problems, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A battle ensues among two government spy teams in an underground facility after their boss is assassinated.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, undercover, confined, working undercover, violence spree, hitman, workplace, danger, government agency, deadly, female assassin, office ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Polyester (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A suburban housewife's world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he's serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's ...
Style: humorous, witty, suspense, biting, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, dysfunctional family, pornography, suburbs, abortion, satire, strangulation, family relations, foot fetish, parents and children, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jack Spade returns from the army in his old ghetto neighbourhood when his brother, June Bug, dies. Jack declares war on Mr. Big, powerful local crimelord. His army is led by John Slade, his childhood idol who used to fight bad guys in the 70s.
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, ghetto, heroes, parody, satire, hip hop, profanity, militant, rally, crimes, silly humor, vigilantism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Nothing to Lose (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Advertising executive Nick Beame learns that his wife is sleeping with his employer. In a state of despair, he encounters a bumbling thief whose attempted carjacking goes awry when Nick takes him on an involuntary joyride. Soon the betrayed ...
Style: funny, buddy comedy, humorous, surprise ending, absurd ...
Plot: on the road, desert, infidelity, friends, society, social differences, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, urban ghetto, culture clash, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Big Hit (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Affable hit man Melvin Smiley is constantly being scammed by his cutthroat colleagues in the life-ending business. So, when he and his fellow assassins kidnap the daughter of an electronics mogul, it's naturally Melvin who takes the fall when ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, crimes, crime, danger, cons and scams, woman in danger, husband wife relationship, hostage, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Killer (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An innocent cab driver is mistaken for a contract killer and imprisoned. Soon, he is sprung by a mob boss who needs "Killer" for a few more jobs.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Plot: hitman, mistaken identity, mafia, crimes, deadly, unlikely criminals, danger, crime, dishonesty, gangsters, false arrest, taxi ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Straight to Hell (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Western
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A gang of bank robbers with a suitcase full of money go to the desert to hide out. After burying the loot, they find their way to a surreal town full of cowboys who drink an awful lot of coffee.
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, deadly, on the run, criminal's revenge, unlikely criminals, partners, nothing goes right, betrayal, crime gone awry, gang, anti heroes, crime ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Bulletproof (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An undercover police officer named Rock Keats befriends a drug dealer and car thief named Archie Moses in a bid to catch the villainous drug lord Frank Coltan. But the only problem is that Keats is a cop, his real name is Jack Carter, and he is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, buddy comedy, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, police, drug lord, buddies, crime, criminal heroes, working undercover, friendship, hidden identity, crimes, undercover cop, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: arizona, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 35K
Hit and Run (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Former getaway driver Charlie Bronson jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles. The feds and Charlie's former gang chase them on the road.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, intense, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, witness protection, danger, gang war, crimes, crime, love and romance, nothing goes right, beautiful scenery, getaway driver, runaway, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Nun of That (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nun of That is an action-comedy that follows Sister Kelly Wrath as she transforms from a nun with a simple temper problem to a vengeful killer. After being gunned down in an alley, she ascends to heaven to receive training from some of the great ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, dark humor, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, clergy, rivalry, danger, vigilantism, crimes, nun, convent, murderer, murder, transformation, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Floundering (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a young man's unemployment benefits run out, the IRS freezes his bank account, and his druggie brother needs help, things can't get any worse...until he discovers his girlfriend is cheating on him!
Style: humorous, cynical, dark humor, semi serious, entertaining ...
Plot: unemployment, estrangement, mentally unstable, buddies, friendship, life is a bitch, down on your luck, lifestyle, society, disorder, fictional reality, addiction ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, venice, italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Getting Away with Murder (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the very moralistic college ethics instructor Jack Lambert finds himself living next door to an accused German death camp commander, he takes it upon himself to rid the world of this man.
Style: humorous, witty, dark humor, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, false accusation, investigation, college, vigilantism, crimes, racism, uncover truth, family in danger, disorder, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: massachusetts, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 41K
Bird on a Wire (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A FBI informant has kept his new identity secret for 15 years, now an old flame has recognised him and the bad guys are back for revenge.
Style: humorous, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: chase, fbi, criminal's revenge, hidden identity, disorder, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, testimony, couple relations, witnessing a crime, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, wisconsin, united states, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 578
No.3 (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The movie loosely follows the life of "Gangster No. 3", who doesn't like to be called a "Gangster" and really hates to be called "No. 3". But there's lots of tangents and side stories so it's hard to ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, dark humor, rough, semi serious ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, best friends, aging, criminal's revenge, partners, gang, crime, friends, assassination, obsession, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.7
 104
Silver Case (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In TInseltown, the world of scheming and dreaming reaches a particularly nasty low when a powerful producer known as the 'Senator' hatches a plan to undermine the future success of his shady arch rival, the 'Master' in more ways ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: satire, disorder, graphic violence, vengeance, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, friendship, violence, blood, profanity, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
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Party 7 (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seven characters, introduced at the start of the film, get thrown together into the same hotel room: a thief who's stolen a suitcase of money from the mob, his ex-girlfriend, her obsessive boyfriend, the mob soldier sent to retrieve the ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: thief, chase, dishonesty, love and romance, criminal's revenge, betrayal, mistaken identity, hitman, mentally unstable, danger, gangsters, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%