Movies like The Best Thief in the World

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The Best Thief in the World (2004)
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The Best Thief in the World (2004)
Original name: The Best Thief In The World
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Izzy, the youngest son of a troubled New York family, takes a shine to breaking into people's apartments as a way to get attention.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, juvenile delinquency, unlikely criminals, young heroes, heist, youth, parents and children, family life, teenage life, family problems, estrangement, kids in trouble, adolescence vs adulthood, thief, breaking and entering, mother son relationship, hip hop, family relations, sexual content, down on your luck, family in crisis, coming of age, dealing with death, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york

Most similar movies to The Best Thief in the World

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, humorous and semi serious films with plots about family problems, parents and children, family relations, dysfunctional family, youth, family life and coming of age mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Best Thief in the World: Shameless (2011), The Motel (2005), Hellion (2013), Isn't It Delicious (2013), Quitters (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Shameless (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. ...
Style: biting, emotional, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, siblings relations, gay teenager, teenage life, youth, juvenile delinquency, teenage sex, sex scene, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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50%
 6.6
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The Motel (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Ernest Chin lives and works at a sleazy hourly-rate motel on a strip of desolate suburban bi-way. Misunderstood by his family and blindly careening into puberty, Ernest befriends Sam Kim, a self-destructive yet charismatic Korean ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: human nature, hotel, dysfunctional family, power relations, family problems, youth, misfit, life is a bitch, male female relationship, friendship between men, mother son relationship, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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88%
 6.0
 5K
Hellion (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When motocross and heavy metal obsessed, 13-year-old Jacob's delinquent behavior forces CPS to place his little brother Wes with his aunt, Jacob and his emotionally absent father must finally take responsibility for their actions and each other ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: motocross, social worker, juvenile delinquent, teenage life, dysfunctional family, juvenile delinquency, family problems, family relations, estrangement, custody, parents and children, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Isn't It Delicious (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Joan Weldon discovers she is dying of lung cancer, she sets out to reconcile her dysfunctional relationships with her three children, her husband, and along the way, her former best friend. The family's destructive ways are offset by messy ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching, humorous
Plot: self discovery, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family life, terminal illness, family relations, family problems, bittersweet, husband wife relationship, one night stand, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 237
Quitters (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Quitters tells the story of the Raymans, a wealthy Jewish family that's falling apart. The son, Clark, is a bright and curious high schooler with a talent for manipulation. As his mother May enters treatment for a pill addiction, and he and his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, life turned upside down, family problems, family life, youth, social relations, disorder, innocence lost, high school life, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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81%
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 2K
Norman (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A teenager pretends to be dying from cancer as a way to cope with the realities of his daily existence and his father's terminal illness.
Style: tragicomedy, emotional, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, misfit, love and romance, dishonesty, coping, teenage life, family problems, social relations, life is a bitch, teenage love, parents and children, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Brooklyn Lobster (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgio's Lobster Farm has been a tradition in Brooklyn for over 65 years. Manned by an eccentric crew and serving the best seafood in the state
Style: humorous, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: family business, family relations, save the day, family problems, restaurant, working class, estrangement, society, family in crisis, parents and children, siblings relations, bank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Kept and Dreamless (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Netherlands, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Florence, a young irresponsible mother and her precocious daughter, Eugenia, have an unusual relationship. The roles between the two are reversed. Florence is totally inept at caring for a daughter, whereas Eugenia, only 10 years old, shows maturity ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, single parent, child as adult, parents and children, strong female presence, coming of age, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, pimp, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, homecoming, family problems, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, family life, estrangement, love and romance, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. Stéphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: humorous, sincere, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, hopes, youth, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, society, teenage life, parents and children, family problems, friendship, dysfunctional family, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 2K
Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, youth, family life, parents and children, coming of age, family problems, prodigy, eccentric family, hopes, society, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 751
Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: missing child, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, dysfunctional family, society, youth, family problems, rebellion, parents and children, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.0
 432
Two-Bit Waltz (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Suspension from school, the loss of a friend, a broken heart and lack of inspiration lead to Maude's downfall in this romp through teenage error. Your teenage years are never easy… but for Maude, things couldn't be worse. Within one ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, siblings relations, teenage life, family relations, teenage love, family life, love and romance, family problems, eccentric family, parents and children, best friends, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.4
 150
Marine Life (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marine Life revolves around the choatic family life of June, a middle-aged lounge singer and mother. Aging and twice divorced, lounge singer June Nordstrom tries to cope with her fading beauty, her troubled offspring, her waning career and her young ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, love affair, family life, family problems, family relations, couples, love and romance, single parent, youth, child as adult, parents and children, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Birds of America (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A regular guy struggles with a repressive home and professional life, as well as making amends for the trouble his free-spirited brother and sister cause about town.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, youth, family gatherings, parents and children, vengeance, estrangement, family problems, couples, lifestyle, couple relations, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 2K
Two Weeks (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this bittersweet comedy, four adult siblings gather at their dying mother's house in North Carolina for what they expect to be a quick, last goodbye. Instead, they find themselves trapped — together — for two weeks.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Plot: terminal illness, introspection, eccentric family, family life, estrangement, family problems, single parent, homecoming, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, parents and children, dying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage angst, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, youth, parents and children, teen romance, small town, absent father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Talent Given Us (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A retired New York City couple drive across country to reconnect with their reclusive son, joined by their two unmarried daughters.
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, touching, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, on the road, eccentric family, elderly, cross country, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, golden years, estrangement, dysfunctional family, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Best Things in the World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Everyday family life as perfectly normal madness. “As Melhores Coisas do Mundo“ follows a few days in the life of the 15-year-old Mano, who is fighting on two fronts: his parents have just got divorced and he is going through puberty. Mano tries ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, youth, gender, teenage life, father son relationship, gay interest, gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Daddy Longlegs (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After months of living a solitary existence, Lenny, 34, picks up his kids from school. Every year he spends a couple of weeks with his sons Sage, 9, and Frey, 7. Lenny hosts his kids within a midtown studio apartment in New York City. During these ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: disorder, nothing goes right, parents and children, dark humor, family problems, thirtysomething life, family relations, youth, bittersweet, custody, adolescence vs adulthood, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Bi, Don't Be Afraid (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In an old house in Hanoi, Bi, a 6-year-old child lives with his parents, his aunt and their cook. His favorite playgrounds are an ice factory and the wild grass along the river. After being absent for years, his grandfather, seriously ill, reappears ...
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family problems, estrangement, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, youth, alcohol abuse, paralysis, grandfather grandson relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Dim Sum Funeral (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An Irish funeral has a wake. A Jewish funeral has sitting shiva. A traditional Chinese funeral is something else entirely. Thats what the estranged siblings of the Chinese-American Xiao family must undergo upon news of their mothers death. The one ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: estrangement, family problems, siblings relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family relations, parents and children, family life, haunted by the past, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Defying Gravity (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cassandra, a mute runaway girl, takes refuge in the cemetery in which her mother is laid to rest. She is watched over by Jorge, the cemetery caretaker, an illegal alien who is committed to the restoration of a classic '60 cadillac hearse. Shore ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, family problems, society, on the run, social misfits, misfit, youth, dysfunctional family, college dropout, mute or deaf, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 6.0
 726
Momma's Man (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Momma's Man an adult decides to escape the pressures of life and return to his old bedroom at his parents' house. An odd premise, but executed with skill and tenderness.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: midlife crisis, family problems, introspection, family life, family relations, eccentric family, love and romance, pregnancy, unfulfillment, parents and children, living together, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.4
 338
Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, family problems, family gatherings, estrangement, unfulfillment, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Misfortunates (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny?
Style: semi serious, sincere, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, siblings relations, family life, family relations, youth, teenage life, eccentric family, large family, alcohol abuse, friendship between men, unwanted pregnancy, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 80s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.1
 6K
Mama's Boy (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A twenty-nine year-old slacker who lives with his mom realizes his sweet set-up is threatened when she hears wedding bells with her self-help guru beau.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, looking for love, fall in love, youth, unlikely couple, eccentric family, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, couples, family problems, social misfits, frame up ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, youth, love and romance, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, wooing, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Things Behind the Sun (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Now that Itzhak's father is in a coma, and dying, Itzhak is finally willing to visit him, thus breaking a ten-year silence. During his visits to the hospital, Itzhak, a beaten and reserved man, is frustrated to find himself neglected by his own ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: estrangement, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, grandfather granddaughter relationship, hospital, husband wife relationship, coma, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 475
Pieces of Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crazy father old before his time, a tyrannical, sick mother, a sister who disappeared four years ago and me, Erell, who films everything, all the time... A fine family portrait. I live in the same town I've always lived in. You're born ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: youth, parents and children, teenage life, family life, coming of age, unfulfillment, bittersweet, mother daughter relationship, illness, family relations, sister sister relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%