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, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, realistic, suspenseful, witty, cynical, idiotic, road movie ...
Plot: desert, salesman, hitman, social misfits, americana, crimes, crime, deadly, misfit, society, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, danger, death wish, out of the way, serial killer, psychopath, suicide, suicide attempt, vacuum cleaner, dysfunctional, seductive behavior, violence, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, australia

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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, exciting ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california
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The Alarmist (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, cynical, realistic ...
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The Hard Way (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, cynical, realistic, clever ...
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Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Trouble Bound (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, humorous ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, idiotic ...
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Duration: 80 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, exciting
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Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, witty
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Genre: Action, Comedy
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34%
Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
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Duration: 84 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 18K
Kops (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, funny ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, feel good ...
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