Movies like Paulette

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Paulette (2012)
 6.6
 7K
Paulette (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Paulette lives alone in a housing project in the Paris suburbs. With her meager pension, she can no longer make ends meet.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic
Plot: marijuana, drug dealer, urban ghetto life, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, fish out of water, racial slur, crimes, drug dealing, life is a bitch, elderly, society, disorder, golden years, grandmother grandson relationship, interracial relations, drugs/alcohol, in-laws, urban ghetto, inadvertently, politically correct, ghetto, street gang, old woman, swat team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france

Most similar movies to Paulette

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about disorder, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, unlikely criminals and nothing goes right mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Paulette: Saving Grace (2000), Drop Dead Sexy (2005), I Can Quit Whenever I Want (2014), Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (2006), High Times Potluck (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
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Saving Grace (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Unexpectedly widowed, prim and proper housewife Grace Trevethyn finds herself in dire financial straits when she inherits massive debts her late husband had been accruing for years. Faced with losing her house, she decides to use her talent for ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marijuana, family problems, drug dealing, small town life, drug dealer, crimes, partners in crime, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, small town, drug lord, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, cornwall, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Drop Dead Sexy (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When their money scam runs aground, a group of would-be thieves turn to kidnapping in an attempt to blackmail their target.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corpse, kidnapping, stripper, down on your luck, disorder, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, partners, criminal heroes, buddies, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Can Quit Whenever I Want (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A university researcher is fired because of the cuts to university. To earn a living he decides to produce drugs recruiting his former colleagues, who despite their skills are living at the margins of society.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, disorder, crimes, crime, drugs/alcohol, chemistry, gang, car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in a separate storyline not related to the "Trailer Park Boys" Television show, but with the same lovable characters. The boys get arrested for robbing an ATM machine and spend 18 months in jail. When the get out, they decide to pull ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, heist, trailer park, buddies, crimes, robbery, disorder, life is a bitch, society, criminal heroes, misfit, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, nova scotia, australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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High Times Potluck (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: High Times' Pot Luck is an upbeat pot caper that centers around a mobster who discovers the magic of marijuana.
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: drug dealing, music band, prodigy, celebrity culture, performer's life, drug abuse, stoners, unlikely criminals, artists and showbiz, gangsters, lifestyle, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Hollywood Sign (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three washed-up actors must deliver the most convincing performances of their lives as part of a dangerous plot designed to finance their triumphant comeback.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: hollywood, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, elderly, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, gangsters, disorder, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.9
 105K
Weeds (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Weeds is an American dark comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan. The central character is Nancy Botwin, a widowed mother of two boys who begins selling cannabis to support her family after her husband dies suddenly of a heart attack. Over the ...
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, dysfunctional family, drug dealer, drug dealing, stoners, family life, single mother, suburbs, profanity, eccentric family, single parent, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 6K
The Mule (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1983, a naive man is detained by Australian Federal Police with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach. After being apprehended, ‘The Mule’ makes a desperate choice... to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence – literally.
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, realistic, stylized
Plot: unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, escapades, crimes, drug dealing, crime, dark humor, disorder, drug, drugs, drug dealer, narcissistic woman ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 5.8
 560
Now or Never (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: retirement home life, heist, bank, disorder, elderly, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, friendship, mistaken identity, vengeance, cons and scams, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.1
 398
The Shipment (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mob enforcer is hired to recover a shipment of Viagra gone awry.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, light
Plot: gangsters, crimes, hitman, disorder, dishonesty, drug dealing, partners, unlikely criminals, sexual humor, crime, gangster, viagra
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ricky, Julian and Bubbles are about to get out of jail, and this time, Julian vows to go straight, even open a legit business. Soon the Boys will all be rich. At least that's what they've told the parole board. But when they arrive back at ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, light, realistic ...
Plot: marijuana, alcohol abuse, buddies, crimes, friends, disorder, heist, misfit, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, society, white trash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 3K
Le Mac (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mild-mannered banker is forced to masquerade as a notorious gangster and pimp.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, witty, realistic ...
Plot: pimp, goofy hero, dishonesty, twins, gang, crimes, crime, heroes, lifestyle, gangsters, stereotypes, impostor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.9
 762
The Marquis (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Thomas Gardesse, a traveling alarm systems salesman, is arrested for a minor offense and sentenced to six months imprisonment. To win the respect of his fellow inmates, he claims he is "The Marquis," a brilliant robber whose identity has ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, captivating, realistic
Plot: fish out of water, mistaken identity, criminal heroes, comedy of errors, goofy hero, master criminal, unlikely criminals, heist, teaching the ways of the world, dishonesty, crime, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Inspector Blunder (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A detective, fresh out of the academy (lowest mark in class), gets the assignment to bodyguard a spoiled rich girl reporter. She's been interviewed on TV and has questioned the virility of a mobster who kidnaps her later.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: kidnapping, rescue, confined, crimes, gangsters, law enforcement, silly humor, dishonesty, journalism, disorder, police inspector, police officer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 11K
Lammbock (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Stefan and Kai have good going business, self-grown cannabis screened as pizza delivering service. For now they only have to deal with plant-louses.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, light, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug dealing, stoners, marijuana, crimes, delivery, small town life, undercover agent, undercover cop, pizza delivery, adolescence, friendship, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Halal State Security (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Someone is killing Parisians of Arab ethnicity. When an Algerian diplomat is murdered by the same assailant, two Algerian detectives are sent to help the French with the investigation and they have their own ways of doing things.
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, track down, murder, buddies, serial killer, crimes, odd couple, society, disorder, racism, fish out of water, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, algeria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Paper Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paper Soldiers follows an overeager burglar named Shawn (Kevin Hart) through the ups and downs of his short, stressful career.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: gangsters, crime, crimes, drug dealing, dishonesty, partners, nothing goes right, disorder, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, ambition, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Told in four vignettes, this existential comedy relates the exploits of four aspiring criminals who hope to improve their lot, but find that they might not have what it takes for a life of crime.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized, non-linear ...
Plot: waitress, kidnapping, gangsters, hostage, hostages, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, attempted murder, suicide attempt, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At long last, Madea returns to the big screen in TYLER PERRY'S MADEA GOES TO JAIL. This time America's favorite irreverent, pistol-packin' grandmomma is raising hell behind bars and lobbying for her freedom...Hallelujer!
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: prison, confined, prison life, farce, fish out of water, friendship, disorder, drugs/alcohol, goofy hero, elderly, nothing goes right, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.0
 542
Mohamed Dubois (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Arnaud Dubois may be the heir to a bank, but he prefers to call himself Mohamed. Having fallen out with his father, he turns his back on the family residence. On his travels, he meets Mustafa, who introduces him to his sister Sabrina. Having fallen ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: hidden identity, social differences, fish out of water, interracial relations, disorder, society, love and romance, dishonesty, fall in love, fake identity, girlfriend, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghetto, street gang, fish out of water, disorder, family relations, partners, crime, crimes, gang, gangsters, hip hop, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
9 Dead Gay Guys (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The story of two lads from Belfast as they stumble their way through the London gay underworld in search of 'gainful employment'. This being the offering of sexual favours to older gay men in order to subsidise their respective giros. 9 ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, dark humor, friendship, life is a bitch, deadly, crime, crimes, amateur detective, nothing goes right, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 10K
Next Day Air (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two inept criminals are mistakenly delivered a package of cocaine and think they've hit the jackpot, triggering a series of events that changes ten people's lives forever.
Style: realistic, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: comedy of errors, drug dealing, danger, crime gone awry, disorder, gangsters, crimes, goofy hero, criminal heroes, escapades, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, foot chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 7K
The Sucker (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In this Frenco-Italian gangster parody, a shop keeper on his way to an Italian holiday suffers a crash which totals his car. The culprit can only compensate his ruined trip by driving an American friends car from Napels to Bordeaux, but as it ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: hitchhiker, gangsters, car chase, anti hero, dishonesty, odd couple, unlikely criminals, anti heroes, criminal heroes, drug dealing, adventure, heist ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, italy, paris france, naples italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 239
Small Time (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ben is a small-time gangster who gets the opportunity to earn a lot of money. His boss sends him to a remote ranch with bag full of drugs and orders him to wait for the buyer. But the routine drug deal turns to disaster because of Ben’s ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: desert, prostitute, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol, farm, bowling, mate swapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 507
The Scenesters (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Someone is killing beautiful young Hipsters in East L.A. Charlie is a crime scene cleaner working for Aftershocks Inc. with a penchant for Sherlock Holmes type deduction. Wallace is an out-of-luck filmmaker working as a crime scene videographer. The ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, fish out of water, serial killer, deadly, crimes, disorder, who done it, film within a film, amateur detective, hipster, filmmaker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 215
Family Values (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: family relations, manipulation, life turned upside down, family life, parents and children, couple relations, crimes, dishonesty, couples, disorder, husband wife relationship, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 3K
Hold-Up (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Dressed as a clown, the clever rascal Grimm holds up the most secure bank of Montreal and takes 30 hostages. While confusing and ridiculing the police with his strange behavior, he calmly manages to rid the bank of a fortune. But then an unsatisfied ...
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, misfit partners, crimes, crime, disorder, criminal heroes, on the run, partners, chase, nothing goes right, ex convict ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, montreal, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Hunting Elephants (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In this hilarious crime comedy, a gifted 12-year-old boy and three elderly men plan a bank robbery in order to seek revenge on the institution for cheating the youngster after the death of his father.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, biting ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, partners, friendship, cons and scams, friends, disorder, elderly, youth, crimes, retirement home, one last job, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.3
 1K
The Dope (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Alphonse Brown, who firmly believes he is the bastard son of James Brown, meets up with his best friend Scotch after Brown gets out of jail. On their way to Paris to begin careers as recording artists, the pair stumbles across a potent type of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, feel good, light ...
Plot: drug dealing, partners, crimes, friends, buddies, chases and races, drug abuse, silly humor, drugs/alcohol, chase, nothing goes right, misfit partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%