Movies like American Strays

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American Strays (1996)
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American Strays
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, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, realistic, suspenseful, idiotic, witty, road movie, cynical ...
Plot: desert, social misfits, americana, violence, crimes, dialogue, brutality, classic car, deadly, crime, misfit, dysfunctional family, society, salesman, hitman, criminal heroes, catastrophe, cult, multiple storylines, stupidity, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, free speech, mission from god, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, australia
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Black Dynamite
Action, Comedy
USA
84 min.
 7.4
God Bless America
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
105 min.
 7.2
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, melancholic, realistic and semi serious films with plots about brutality, mentor, fantasy world, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like American Strays: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965), D.C. Cab (1983), The Hard Way (1991), The Alarmist (1997), The Big Bus (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
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: humorous, semi serious, sexual, sexy, offbeat ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california
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 5.4
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D.C. Cab
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tale of a hapless group of cabbies and a rundown cab company owned by Harold. Albert comes to town with a dream of starting his own cab company but needs to motivate Harold's employees to want to make something out of themselves. It is only ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, workplace situations, nothing goes right, city life, urban, stupidity, society, disorder, underdog, twists & turns, unlikely partners, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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The Hard Way
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Seeking to raise his credibility as an actor and to land a role as a tough cop on a new show, Hollywood action star Nick Lang works a deal with New York City Police Capt. Brix, who by chance is one of his fans. Nick will be paired with detective Lt. ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 80s, future, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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    User:   64%
 
 5.2
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The Alarmist
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: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: cons and scams, workplace situations, crimes, screwball, dishonesty, forgery, investigation, innocence lost, workplace, catastrophe, mentor, brutality ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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The Big Bus
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The ultimate disaster film parody. A nuclear powered bus is making it's maiden non-stop trip from New York to Denver. The journey is plagued by disasters due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the oil lobby. Will the down on ...
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, funny, satirical ...
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Mo' Money
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Trying to get his act together, a con artist gets a job in a credit card company. He falls in love with a fellow employee, he steals a couple of cards, everything is going great. But soon, the chief of security drags him into the big leagues of ...
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
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Country: USA
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System:   65%
    User:   78%
 
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System:   64%
    User:   65%
 
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Air America
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Country: USA
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    User:   65%
 
Nothing to Lose
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: humorous, road movie, semi serious, funny, offbeat ...
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System:   61%
    User:   50%
 
 3.2
 5K
Ringmaster
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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    User:   60%
 
 5.9
 35K
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Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
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Duration: 87 min.
Story: A Cherry Pontiac Lemans Convertible...Two Days...Two-Hundred & Fifty Grand. When your lemon lot hits the skids you glom the gig no matter what the smell. For Bob and Sid, two slicked-back burnouts, bum luck runs in spades. With a goose-egg ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, rough, realistic ...
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Plot: gangsters, crimes, dialogue, crime, on the run, wooing, cons and scams, brutality, drug abuse, twists & turns, clones, violence ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   58%
 
 5.8
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Bulletproof
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
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    User:   48%
 
House Party 2
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kid'N'Play leave their neighborhood and enter the world of adulthood and higher education. Play attempts to get rich quick in the music business while Kid faces the challenges of college.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, college, strong sexual content, buddies, college life, friendship, mentor, student life, dishonesty, high school, hopes, writers ...
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Critical Condition
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eddie is a con artist. But this time he's framed and comes before a judge. By claiming insanity, he hopes to get off the hook. He manages end up in a hospital for a mental examination. That night, a storm breaks out over New York, and the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, melancholic ...
Plot: hospital, criminal's revenge, doctors, odd couple, prison, switching roles, family, mentor, doctors and patients, happy ending, cons and scams, mental institution ...
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    User:   53%
 
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All the Rage
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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Story: A rich cross-section of urban USA find their lives changed when their fates collide at gunpoint.
Style: clever, realistic, semi serious, humorous, dark humor ...
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    User:   50%
 
Very Bad Things
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kyle Fisher has one last night to celebrate life as a single man before marrying Laura, so he sets out to Vegas with four of his best buddies. But a drug and alcohol filled night on the town with a stripper who goes all the way, turns into a cold ...
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hugo Pool is a quirky tale of a Los Angeles pool cleaner who falls in love with a young man dying of Lou Gerhig's Disease.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, talky, clever ...
Plot: addiction, gambling, social misfits, drinking, opposites attract, couple relations, romance, life philosophy, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, pornography, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   44%
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Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mafia hitman Tommy Spinelli (Joe Pesci) is flying to San Diego with a bag that holds eight severed heads, which he's bringing to his superiors to prove that some troublesome rival mobsters are permanently out of the picture. When his bag gets ...
Style: humorous, clever, not serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
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Nothing But Trouble
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While attempting to seduce gorgeous lawyer Diane Lightson, wealthy gadabout Chris Thorne agrees to drive her to Atlantic City, N.J. But, when some reckless driving draws the attention of a deeply critical cop, they and the flamboyant ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, offbeat, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, small town, nothing goes right, justice, dysfunctional family, fish out of water, anti heroes, on the run, eccentric family, family, nudity (topless - notable), false accusation ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   46%
 
Smokey and the Bandit II
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Bandit goes on another cross-country run, transporting an elephant from Florida to Texas. And, once again, Sheriff Buford T. Justice is on his tail.
Style: road movie, humorous, not serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, road trip, on the road, desert, beer, cars, on the run, racing, justice, race against time, elephant ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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Leprechaun in the Hood
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Butch, Postmaster P, and Stray Bullet loot the local hip-hop mogul's studio to fund their demo album, the threesome unwittingly ends up with the secret of Mack Daddy's success: a magical flute. Their gigs instantly turn golden but a ...
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, idiotic ...
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Time: 90s
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Cadillac Man
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Joe's a car salesman with a problem. He has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (he's two timing), a missing teenage daughter and an ...
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Plot: gangsters, vengeance, hostage, love affair, cars, mafia, crimes, crime, workplace, couples, mentor, hostages ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
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System:   40%
    User:   48%
 
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Masterminds
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A night guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, absurd, funny ...
Plot: heist, crime, crime gone awry, workplace, betrayal, stupidity, farce, robbery, unlikely criminals, surveillance, redemption, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 2004 ...
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