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, realistic, witty, semi serious, surprise ending, toilet humor ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holiday, christmas, anti heroes, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol, drinking problem, antisocial behavior, heist, thief, stripper, suicide attempt, theft, bully, robbery, dwarf, safecracker, shopping mall, money, sexual humor, safe, drink, christmas eve, department store, grandparent and grandchild, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, arizona, 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, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about mentor, storytelling, dialogue, crimes, crime, 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: christmas, pervert, masturbation, villain, holiday, mad, santa claus, shopping mall, violence, pack of money, cold, perversion ...
Place: chicago illinois, midwest
⇓ 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, sexual, surreal, cynical, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, losing-it hero, drug abuse, strong sexual content, self destructing, cocaine, insanity, anti heroes, alcohol abuse, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, police investigation ...
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, suspenseful, clever, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: stripper, betrayal, murder, femme fatale, neo noir, embezzlement, christmas eve, strip club, crime, gangsters, disorder, dishonesty ...
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: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: heist, safecracker, crime, crime gone awry, disorder, crimes, criminal heroes, cons and scams, nothing goes right, power relations, small time, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, prison life, escape attempt, criminal, redemption, injustice, crimes, life is a bitch, frame up, dishonesty, partners, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 30s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: mississippi, new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 193K
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: exciting, humorous, twists and turns, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mind game, heist, cons and scams, rivalry, partners, fall in love, love and romance, manipulations, femme fatale, deception, seduction, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, argentina, buenos aires argentina, new orleans, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: humorous, talky, witty, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, theft, heist, thief, motel, crime, friends, on the run, self discovery, partners in crime, crimes, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: heist, love triangle, friendship, surveillance, reward, jealousy, romance, robbery, crime, buddies, criminal heroes, female partner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: robbery, delusion, security guard, shopping mall, thief, workplace, workplace situations, farce, adolescence vs adulthood, unrequited love, justice, perversion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, suicidal, redemption, haunted by the past, partners, canadian stereotype, gay slur, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: bruges, belgium, europe, ireland, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: captivating, twists and turns, atmospheric, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: murder, trial, neo noir, false accusation, deception, crime, infidelity, life is a bitch, couples, self discovery, existentialism, small town ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, stylized, talky, humorous, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, redemption, criminal heroes, temperamental, criminal's revenge, crimes, hopes, prison, sex scene, ex convict, father daughter estrangement, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, france, europe, french riviera, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, offbeat, semi serious, romantic, cynical ...
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, prison, confined, deception, homosexual, fall in love, prison life, crimes, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 2006, year 1998
Place: miami, texas, florida, georgia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 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: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, idiotic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disorder, buddies, partners, life is a bitch, crimes, addiction, drug abuse, drug dealing, couples, curses spells and rituals, friendship, heist ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: witty, humorous, dark humor, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug dealing, clubbing, nothing goes right, disorder, bad trip, stripper, rave, hit and run, actor, christmas, crime, bisexual man ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa
⇓ 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: clever, humorous, semi serious, light, realistic ...
Plot: heist, retirement home, crime, aging, elderly, crimes, cons and scams, robbery, dishonesty, nursing, couples, one last job ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, oregon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: humorous, dark humor, realistic, clever, disturbing ...
Plot: insurance, kidnapping, insurance fraud, murder, life insurance, frozen body, insurance agent, nothing goes right, disorder, comedy of errors, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, semi serious, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drug abuse, countryside, crimes, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, crime, buddies, partners, dishonesty, disorder, marijuana ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, kidnapping, mistaken identity, friendship, drug dealing, drug abuse, coming of age, crimes, disorder, social decay, youth, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: humorous, touching, semi serious, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, crime, couple relations, crimes, irish, love and romance, male female relationship, multiple storylines, justice, unlikely friendships, one last job, layoff ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquency, party, youth, female friendship, best friends, teenage life, society, lifestyle, student life, sex, strong sexual content, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: humorous, surreal, realistic, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, performer's life, tv show, rivalry, vengeance, disorder, nothing goes right, delusion, showbiz, success, television, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, salt lake city utah, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, buddies, dishonesty, crime, chaos and mayhem, crimes, friends, partners, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, feel good, realistic, dark humor, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loss of fortune, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, drugs/alcohol, cons and scams, crimes, crime, golden years, buddies, dishonesty, intrigue, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, unemployment, crime, gangsters, self discovery, family relations, friends, society, misfit, armored car, down on your luck, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Doom Generation (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, rough, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, violence, surrealism, murder, sex, love triangle, punk, threesome, controversy, drifter, voyeur, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: clever, talky, witty, dark humor, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, hidden identity, friendship, crimes, crime, couple relations, partners, disorder, dishonesty, couples, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, partners, friendship, nothing goes right, dishonesty, greed, bank robbery, thirtysomething life, loan, faked death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: road movie, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, safecracker, chase, car chase, crime, treasure hunt, cross dressing, crime gone awry, disorder, dishonesty, partners, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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 ⇓
32%