Movies like Bad Santa

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Bad Santa (2003)
 7.0
 136K
Bad Santa (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, entertaining, clever, realistic, witty, semi serious, cult film, surprise ending ...
Audience: kids
Plot: anti heroes, holiday, anti hero, christmas, cons and scams, heist, thief, robbery, pretense, theft, bully, safecracker, suburbs, antisocial behavior, alcohol abuse, profanity, deception, criminal heroes, dwarf, crimes, friendship, friends, misfit, partners, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, arizona, miami, phoenix arizona, milwaukee wisconsin

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Most similar movies to Bad Santa

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, stylized and dark humor films with plots about crimes, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, brutality, catastrophe and crime mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Bad Santa: Filth (2013), The Ref (1994), The Ice Harvest (2005), Life (1999), Welcome to Collinwood (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 23K
Bad Santa 2 (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie Soke teams up with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is chubby and cheery Thurman Merman, a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, stylized, entertaining, psychological ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: santa claus, holiday, robbery, christmas, thief, masturbation, heist, adventure, escapades, parents and children, adaptation, sexual humor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 102K
Filth (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A bigoted junkie cop suffering from bipolar disorder and drug addiction manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter.
Style: dark humor, surreal, cynical, sexual, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, antisocial behavior, self destructing, losing-it hero, anti heroes, insanity, life is a bitch, cocaine, strong sexual content, murder, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, hamburg germany, edinburgh scotland, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 23K
The Ref (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Caroline and Lloyd are a married couple constantly at each other's throats, masters at crafting acid-tongued barbs at the other's expense. Indeed, they are so obsessed with belittling each other that they never stop -- not even at ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: hostage, christmas, dysfunctional family, farce, holiday, robbery, thief, alcoholic, blackmail, dinner, christmas party, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Ice Harvest (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, dark humor, witty, twists and turns ...
Plot: stripper, christmas, crimes, betrayal, femme fatale, murder, strip club, crime, gangsters, dishonesty, nothing goes right, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.8
 46K
Life (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two men in 1930s Mississippi become friends after being sentenced to life in prison together for a crime they did not commit.
Style: humorous, semi serious, twists and turns, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: life sentence, prison life, escape attempt, criminal, redemption, african american, frame up, dishonesty, life is a bitch, partners, crimes, injustice ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 20th century, 30s, year 1932 ...
Place: mississippi, new york, usa, mississippi river, southern usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Welcome to Collinwood (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Five hapless inner-city low-lifes attempt to burgle a pawnbroker's safe, but end up being plagued by bad luck.
Style: humorous, entertaining, absurd, satirical, clever ...
Plot: heist, safecracker, crime, crimes, cons and scams, criminal heroes, dishonesty, prison, planning, disguise, release from prison, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 65K
Bandits (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.
Style: feel good, humorous, twists and turns, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: heist, friendship, love triangle, jealousy, reward, on the run, romance, robbery, crime, crimes, buddies, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, oregon, united states, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Observe and Report (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective is recruited to close ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, tragicomedy, satirical ...
Plot: security guard, shopping mall, robbery, delusion, thief, workplace, workplace situations, farce, adolescence vs adulthood, unrequited love, justice, perversion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 26K
Dom Hemingway (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed.
Style: dark humor, stylized, talky, humorous, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, crimes, redemption, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, temperamental, hopes, prison, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex scene, ex convict, father daughter estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, france, europe, french riviera, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, dark humor, feel good, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: buddies, dishonesty, partners, crimes, friends, disorder, cons and scams, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, intrigue, loss of fortune, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Doom Generation (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.
Style: surreal, disturbing, dark humor, offbeat, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: one female two males threesome, on the road, violence, surrealism, murder, love triangle, methamphetamine, threesome, nihilism, severed head, shoplifting, fellatio ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A tale of passion, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity presents him with a chance to change it.
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, captivating, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, trial, false accusation, deception, crimes, crime, infidelity, life is a bitch, couples, self discovery, existentialism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 4K
Homegrown (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three laborers on a Northern California marijuana plantation become increasingly paranoid when they learn that their boss has been murdered. They know enough to run, taking with them enough of the crop to pay them for services rendered. Hooking up ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drug abuse, crimes, dishonesty, nothing goes right, partners, criminal heroes, buddies, disorder, murder, greed, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 4K
Weirdsville (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of slackers get in way over their heads when they try to dump the body of a dead girlfriend in the basement of a drive-in movie theater where a satanic cult performs ritual sacrifices.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, idiotic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disorder, life is a bitch, buddies, partners, crimes, drug abuse, addiction, heist, curses spells and rituals, friendship, couples, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 51K
Hesher (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: antisocial behavior, loner, dysfunctional character, youth, depression, arson, stranger, death in the family, family problems, rebelliousness, misfit, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organise a daring new heist.
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, light, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, safecracker, chase, on the road, crimes, crime, treasure hunt, rivalry, adventure, partners, buddies, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Money for Nothing (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an ...
Style: realistic, humorous, light, intense, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crime, crimes, heist, disorder, friends, nothing goes right, dishonesty, money, friendship, unemployment, police, chase ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, dark humor, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, heist, trailer park, buddies, crimes, disorder, robbery, misfit, life is a bitch, social misfits, criminal heroes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, nova scotia, australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 14K
The Big White (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: To remedy his financial problems, a travel agent has his eye on a frozen corpse, which just happens to be sought after by two hitmen.
Style: humorous, dark humor, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: insurance agent, insurance, kidnapping, murder, nothing goes right, disorder, down on your luck, comedy of errors, crimes, insurance fraud, frozen body, life insurance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Friday After Next (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Craig and Day Day have finally moved out of their parents houses and into their own crib. The cousins work nights at a local mall as security guards. When their house is robbed on Christmas Eve they team up to track him down.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, funny, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: shopping mall, pimp, friendship, goofy hero, partners, buddies, society, nothing goes right, disorder, leaving home, thief, fired from the job ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, bleak, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, suicide, kidnapping, friendship, mistaken identity, drug dealing, drug abuse, coming of age, youth, crimes, disorder, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 2K
I Went Down (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fresh out of prison, Git rescues a former best friend (now living with Git's girlfriend) from a beating at the hands of loan sharks. He's now in trouble with the mob boss, Tom French, who sends Git to Cork with another debtor, Bunny Kelly, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, witty, humorous ...
Plot: hostage, gangsters, friendship, on the road, infidelity, extramarital affair, crimes, crime, dishonesty, odd couple, disorder, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 67K
Go (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Told from three perspectives, a story of a bunch of young Californians trying to get some cash, do and deal some drugs, score money and sex in Las Vegas, and generally experience the rush of life.
Style: witty, humorous, dark humor, non-linear, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disorder, nothing goes right, clubbing, drug dealing, rave, crimes, multiple storylines, bad trip, ecstasy, drug use, sexual activity, plan gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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One Night at McCool's (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Every man has a different recollection of the beautiful young woman who wreaked havoc on their lives during one heated night.
Style: sexy, humorous, witty, dark humor, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: femme fatale, manipulation, obsession, dangerous attraction, nothing goes right, manipulations, crime, crimes, disorder, dishonesty, rivalry, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: st. louis missouri, missouri, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Where the Money Is (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Manning (Paul Newman) has come up with a new way to break out of prison: fake a stroke and get transferred to a nursing home. It's a perfect plan, except for one thing: the woman assigned to take care of him at the nursing home, Carol Ann ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, light, offbeat ...
Plot: heist, retirement home, crimes, crime, cons and scams, elderly, aging, robbery, dishonesty, couples, nursing, one last job ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, oregon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Genre: Action, 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: dark humor, witty, cynical, clever, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, disorder, heist, crime gone awry, dishonesty, buddies, crime, chaos and mayhem, friends, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Shakes the Clown (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Shakes plods about his duties as party clown, and uses all of his free time getting seriously drunk. Binky, another clown, wins the spot on a local kiddie show, which depresses Shakes even more, and his boss threatens him with unemployment if he ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, clown, false accusation, rescue, nothing goes right, frame up, crimes, disorder, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, hostage, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 11K
Novocaine (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, captivating, humorous, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, false accusation, frame up, dentist, betrayal, crimes, crime, life turned upside down, drug use, nothing goes right, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.5
 10K
First Sunday (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Durell and LeeJohn are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When told they have one week to pay a $17,000 debt or Durell will lose his son, they come up with a desperate scheme to rob their neighborhood church. Instead, they end up spending ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, realistic
Plot: friendship, heist, church, hostage, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, hostages, partners, society, disorder, forceful separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.3
 785K
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, entertaining, clever, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, criminal heroes, cons and scams, gambling, heist, disorder, master criminal, nothing goes right, twists & turns, graphic violence, crime gone awry, boxing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%