Movies like Bad Santa

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Bad Santa (2003)
 7.1
 127K
Bad Santa (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 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, semi serious, realistic, witty, surprise ending, toilet humor ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holiday, christmas, anti heroes, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol, drinking problem, antisocial behavior, sexual humor, money, christmas eve, drink, safe, department store, shopping mall, heist, stripper, safecracker, dwarf, suicide attempt, bully, theft, thief, robbery, grandparent and grandchild, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa, 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 humorous, realistic, semi serious and stylized films with plots about mentor, dialogue, storytelling, crime, crimes, brutality and violence mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Bad Santa: Filth (2013), The Ice Harvest (2005), Welcome to Collinwood (2002), Life (1999), Focus (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 20K
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: toilet humor, ridiculous, dark humor, absurd, harsh ...
Plot: pervert, masturbation, christmas, holiday, villain, shopping mall, santa claus, mad, violence, hand job, tattoo, dwarf ...
Place: midwest, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 92K
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, sexual, cynical, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, losing-it hero, drug abuse, strong sexual content, self destructing, anti heroes, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, cocaine, alcohol abuse, police investigation, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, hamburg germany, edinburgh scotland, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: dark humor, clever, suspenseful, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: stripper, betrayal, murder, neo noir, strip club, christmas eve, crime, femme fatale, embezzlement, gangsters, crimes, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, 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: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: heist, crime, crime gone awry, safecracker, cons and scams, safe, inner city, nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 41K
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, funny, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: life sentence, criminal, prison life, escape attempt, crimes, prison, dishonesty, partners, redemption, criminal heroes, frame up, friendship between men ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 90s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: mississippi, usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 186K
Focus (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nicky, a veteran con artist, takes a novice named Jess under his wing. While Nicky teaches Jess the tricks of the trade, the pair become romantically involved; but, when Jess gets uncomfortably close, Nicky ends their relationship. Three years ...
Style: humorous, exciting, twists and turns, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mind game, heist, seduction, deception, crime, femme fatale, manipulations, rivalry, cons and scams, criminal heroes, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, argentina, buenos aires argentina, new orleans, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: semi serious, dark humor, humorous, tragicomedy, satirical ...
Plot: robbery, security guard, shopping mall, delusion, farce, workplace situations, thief, workplace, unrequited love, adolescence vs adulthood, justice, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 62K
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: humorous, feel good, twists and turns, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: love triangle, heist, friendship, romance, surveillance, crime, criminal heroes, reward, jealousy, on the run, robbery, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 64K
Bottle Rocket (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that ...
Style: talky, humorous, clever, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, theft, motel, crime, heist, thief, buddies, unlikely criminals, maid, burglar, language barrier, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.9
 358K
In Bruges (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, talky, humorous, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: irish, hitman, guilt, tourist, death, haunted by the past, suicidal, partners, canadian stereotype, redemption, farce, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: belgium, bruges, europe, ireland, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Steve Russell is a small-town cop. Bored with his bland lifestyle, Russell turns to fraud as a means of shaking things up. Before long, Russell's criminal antics have landed him behind bars, where he encounters the charismatic Phillip Morris. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, romantic, light ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, coming out, confined, prison, homosexual, fall in love, deception, prison life, jail, crimes, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 2006, year 1998
Place: miami, florida, texas, georgia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 24K
Dom Hemingway (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
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, talky, stylized, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, money, crimes, fatherhood, criminal's revenge, nothing goes right, crime, rivalry, disorder, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, france, french riviera, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, buddies, drug abuse, countryside, criminal heroes, crime, nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty, partners, disorder, marijuana ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 64K
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: humorous, witty, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug dealing, clubbing, disorder, nothing goes right, crime, bisexual man, ecstasy, crimes, multiple storylines, stripper, rave, hit and run ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, witty, talky, clever, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, crime, crime gone awry, screenwriter, drugs/alcohol, party, suicide, sex, murder, dog, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1975, year 1963, year 1954 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 125K
Spring Breakers (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After four college girls rob a restaurant to fund their spring break in Florida, they get entangled with a weird dude with his own criminal agenda.
Style: sexy, disturbing, humorous, talky, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquency, party, female friendship, best friends, youth, drugs/alcohol, sex, teenage life, strong sexual content, student life, society, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, not serious, realistic, dark humor, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: buddies, drugs/alcohol, cons and scams, crime, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty, partners, disorder, friends, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Death to Smoochy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tells the story of Rainbow Randolph, the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show, who is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy, a puffy fuscia rhinoceros. As Smoochy catapults to fame - scoring hit ...
Style: clever, humorous, surreal, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: corruption, vengeance, performer's life, urban, success, media satire, showbiz, tv show, artists and showbiz, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, salt lake city utah, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 13K
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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: kidnapping, insurance, murder, life insurance, insurance agent, insurance fraud, small town, comedy of errors, unlikely criminals, crime, cons and scams, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Jerry and Tom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their profession differs a lot. It shows when Tom is required to kill his ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, clever, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, odd couple, crime, murder, crimes, deadly, partners, disorder, hidden identity, couple relations, friendship, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, cynical, witty, slang, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, cons and scams, crimes, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, disorder, gambling, master criminal, bet, nothing goes right, boxing, dimwit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Six Ways to Sunday (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Norman Reedus stars as Harry Odum, a henpecked, 18-year-old momma's boy in Youngstown, Ohio, who -- with his violent temper -- impresses a local boss of the Jewish Mafia. Soon he's found his calling as a hit man alongside his crack addict ...
Style: dark humor, biting, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, crime, gangsters, going straight, hitman, suburbs, rise and fall, rise to the top, self discovery, mother son incest, parents and children, family business ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 10K
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: clever, suspenseful, semi serious, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: murder, dentist, femme fatale, frame up, false accusation, crime, arson, neo noir, unlikely criminals, betrayal, cons and scams, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gangsters, friendship, unemployment, crime, rise to the top, self discovery, rich and poor, heist, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, humorous, semi serious, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, suburbs, kidnapping, friendship, drug dealing, mistaken identity, mayor, psychiatrist, drug abuse, rock, drugs/alcohol, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, twists and turns, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, disorder, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, buddies, dishonesty, crime, chaos and mayhem, criminal heroes, crimes, partners, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Employee of the Month (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "Employee of the Month" is about a guy whose day spirals from bad to worse when he gets fired from his dream job at the bank and is dumped by his fiancée Sara. David's best friend Jack tries to convince him it's for the best, ...
Style: surprise ending, dark humor, suspense, melancholic, entertaining ...
Plot: betrayal, bad luck, comedy of errors, friendship, partners, greed, bank robbery, nothing goes right, dishonesty, thirtysomething life, manipulation, fired from the job ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 15K
Intermission (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A raucous story of the interweaving lives and loves of small-town delinquents, shady cops, pretty good girls and very bad boys. With Irish guts and grit, lives collide, preconceptions shatter and romance is tested to the extreme. An ill-timed and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: irish, infidelity, crime, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, love affair, small town, crimes, love and romance, couples, crumbling marriage, social differences ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: heist, crime, armored car, retirement home, golden years, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, elderly, aging, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: oregon, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 115K
Matchstick Men (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A phobic con artist and his protege are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the con artist's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, tricky, talky ...
Plot: cons and scams, criminal, bank vault, crime, dishonesty, criminal heroes, parent child relationship, partners, con men, life philosophy, family drama, pole dancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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