Movies like Life of Crime

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Life of Crime (2013)
 5.8
 16K
Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.
Style: cynical, suspense, tense, ironic, suspenseful, humorous, twists and turns, realistic, semi serious, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, hostages, cons and scams, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, adultery, abduction, ransom, mistress, husband wife relationship, ransom demand, character study, dysfunctional family, crime, vengeance, crimes, confined, partners, danger, dishonesty, criminal heroes, disorder, rivalry, winter, kitchen ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, year 1978
Place: usa, detroit, bahamas, california

Most similar movies to Life of Crime

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, clever and semi serious films with plots about crimes, crime, disorder, cons and scams, dishonesty, crime gone awry and brutality mostly in Comedy, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Life of Crime: Ruthless People (1986), The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968), Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), Teresa's Tattoo (1994), We're the Millers (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ruthless People (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.
Style: offbeat, clever, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, farce, yuppie, vengeance, cons and scams, nothing goes right, down on your luck, confined, crimes, crime, manipulations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A kidnapped mobster (Vittorio De Sica) persuades his captors to help him rob platinum ingots from a train.
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, heist, train robbery, confined, chases and races, criminal heroes, crimes, nothing goes right, cons and scams, betrayal, goofy hero, hostages ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don't go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, entertaining, funny ...
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, nothing goes right, friendship, workplace, buddies, disorder, partners, unlikely criminals, twists & turns, stupidity, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Teresa's Tattoo (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mathematician Teresa just wanted to study during the College spring break. But her friends, who want her to live a little, drag her out to parties. The next thing she knows, she has been drugged, kidnapped, made a redhead, tattooed, and wearing ...
Style: rough, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, tattoo, fbi, dishonesty, gangsters, disorder, chase, college, crime gone awry, nasa, espionage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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We're the Millers (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.
Style: humorous, road movie, not serious, sexy, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: on the road, drug dealing, nothing goes right, family, journey, partners in crime, adolescence, parenthood, smuggling, neighbor, dishonesty, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, new mexico, tucson arizona, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 24K
Suicide Kings (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Christopher Walken shines in this cult-favorite dark comedy as Charlie, a former mobster who is abducted by five privileged young men (Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnny Galecki, Jay Mohr, Jeremy Sisto, Henry Thomas) desperate to raise a $2 million ransom ...
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, betrayal, neo noir, mansion, pistol, rain, alcoholic, poker game, hospital, hostage, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 168
Sitting Ducks (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two small-time thieves come together as a bizarre comic duo in a quest to make their childhood dreams come true. In a limousine stuffed with cash stolen from the mob, they take off for Miami, where they plan to fly to a safe haven in Costa Rica. On ...
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing goes right, disorder, partners, gangsters, dishonesty, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, unlikely criminals, chases and races, heist ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 10K
Criminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis, recruits Rodrigo, a crook with a perfect poker face. The two plan a big-time scam: selling a fake Silver Certificate to currency collector William Hannigan. Rodrigo distrusts his new ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: concierge, forgery, crime, cons and scams, small time, criminal heroes, crimes, manipulations, mastermind, crime gone awry, perfect crime, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 22K
Gambit (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.
Style: humorous, entertaining, tense, funny, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, collector, cons and scams, crime gone awry, disorder, verbal byplay, dishonesty, partners, employer employee relationship, farce, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.9
 17K
The Big Bounce (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A small-time con artist and a Hawaiian real estate developer's mischievous, enterprising mistress team up for a potential $200,000 score.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: seduction, blackmail, robbery, judge, deception, unlikely criminals, crime, crimes, betrayal, surfing, scheming, yacht ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: National Lampoon's Gold Diggers is a black comedy about two losers in their twenties, Calvin Menhoffer (Will Friedle) and Leonard Smallwood (Chris Owen), who are out to get the good life without working for it. The two young men try to rob two ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, not serious, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, dishonesty, disorder, partners, buddies, loss of fortune, friends, crimes, drugs/alcohol, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 97K
The Mexican (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jerry Welbach, a reluctant bagman, has been given two ultimatums: The first is from his mob boss to travel to Mexico and retrieve a priceless antique pistol, known as "the Mexican"... or suffer the consequences. The second is from his ...
Style: twists and turns, humorous, realistic, dark humor, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, criminal heroes, on the road, one last job, hitman, disorder, nothing goes right, fish out of water, crime, escapades, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, las vegas, latin america, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Kill Me Three Times (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While on a seemingly routine job, a jaded hit man discovers that he's not the only one with his target in the crosshairs.
Style: dark humor, clever, humorous, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, assassin, woman in danger, danger, deadly, disorder, dishonesty, small town, rivalry, assassination attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Lucky Numbers (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Russ Richards is a TV weatherman and local celebrity on the verge of losing his shirt. Desperate to escape financial ruin, he schemes with Crystal the TV station's lotto ball girl to rig the state lottery drawing. The numbers come up right, but ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: lottery, weatherman, small town, tv station, criminal heroes, crime, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, couple relations, cons and scams, sexualized violence, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
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: dark humor, talky, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, crime, kidnapping, crime gone awry, crimes, screenwriter, dishonesty, partners in crime, mob boss, dog, gangster, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1975, year 1963, year 1954 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 27K
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, semi serious, twists and turns, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, kidnapping, crime, crimes, danger, crime gone awry, cons and scams, woman in danger, husband wife relationship, hostage, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 8K
Screwed (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A chauffeur kidnaps his rich boss's dog to hold it for ransom, but when she accidentally gets the dog back, she thinks that it's the chauffeur who's been kidnapped.
Style: not serious, offbeat, feel good, witty, humorous ...
Plot: mortician, mistaken identity, kidnapping, vengeance, stoners, disorder, buddies, dishonesty, partners, misfit, odd couple, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
2 Days in the Valley (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspense, twist ending, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, hostage, psychopath, attempted murder, crime, police investigation, gangsters, assassin, faked death, kidnapping, murder for hire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 18K
Quick Change (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, bank robbery, taxi driver, firefighter, friendship, map, hostage negotiator, crime, on the run, urban, comedy of errors ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, semi serious, offbeat, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corpse, kidnapping, stripper, stoners, small town, criminal heroes, crimes, down on your luck, gangsters, buddies, partners, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.3
 709K
Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the ...
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, exciting, slang ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, cons and scams, gambling, criminal heroes, disorder, crime gone awry, master criminal, bet, boxing, nothing goes right, dimwit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, antwerp, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The stories of a missing wife, a couple of meth heads and an Elvis impersonator are connected by the items found in a small town's pawn shop.
Style: dark humor, talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: disorder, crime, nothing goes right, vigilantism, crime gone awry, track down, abduction, missing person, kidnapping, artists and showbiz, rivalry, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 6K
Scorched (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three bank tellers. One goal: knock the place over. The ultimate inside jobs, plotted by three people with nothing to lose.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: heist, bank robber, bank, desert, crime, nothing goes right, friends, crime gone awry, small town, partners, criminal heroes, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Big Lebowski (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink white Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events ...
Style: humorous, surreal, talky, twists and turns, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, kidnapping, bowling, mistaken identity, hippie, marijuana, disorder, stoners, dialogue, crime, vietnam veteran, millionaire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, malibu california, california, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.4
 7K
Evil Engulfs (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Dass specialises in small time kidnapping and has his own set of rules. The primary and most important among them is not to get involved with influential people. Three jobless youngsters meet Dass and the four take up an assignment for a hefty sum ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, cons and scams, criminal heroes, comedy of errors, gang, police investigation, crime gone awry, disorder, dishonesty, parents and children, tough law enforcer, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Love, Honor and Obey (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jonny dreams of leaving his dead-end job as a courier. Through his childhood best friend, nephew of the notorious crime lord Ray Kreed, he wins his way into the toughest gang in North London. Hungry for action, Jonny sparks a feud between Ray's ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, brutal, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crime, gangsters, criminal's revenge, rivalry, friendship, organized crime, gang war, criminal heroes, dishonesty, ambition, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Chain of Fools (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An avid detective is assigned to investigate the heist of a batch of precious coins that end up in the hands of a suicidal barber.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: romance, kidnapping, hitman, theft, crime, crime gone awry, heist, couple relations, love and romance, police detective, crimes, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Amos & Andrew (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Andrew Sterling (Samuel L. Jackson), a successful black urbanite writer, buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his home with armed men, Chief Tolliver (Dabney Coleman) realizes ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, funny, light ...
Plot: island, racism, mistaken identity, crime, interracial relations, bad cop, resort, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, social differences, buddies, male bonding ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.
Style: humorous, exciting, dark humor, witty, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, disorder, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, dishonesty, buddies, crime, chaos and mayhem, crimes, friends, partners, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 6K
Freaky Deaky (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in 1974, a pair of '60s radicals rely on their bomb-making skills on their way to becoming capitalists.
Style: realistic, exciting, offbeat, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: bomb squad, law enforcement, anti capitalism, radical, rivalry, vengeance, disgraced, crime, drugs/alcohol, crimes, police investigation, woman with a gun ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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