Movies like The Big Lebowski

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The Big Lebowski (1998)
 8.1
 761K
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
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 involving nihilists, adult film producers, ferrets, errant toes, and large sums of money.
Style: absurd, neo noir, humorous, surreal, talky, offbeat, twists and turns, cult film, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bowling, marijuana, hippie, dialogue, nihilism, slacker, stoners, kidnapping, crimes, mistaken identity, deception, crime, weed, disorder, vietnam veteran, millionaire, buddies, twists & turns, vandalism, veteran, rug, friends, heist, profanity, sarcasm ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, malibu california, pasadena california

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Most similar movies to The Big Lebowski

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, talky and clever films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, disorder, crimes, brutality, twists & turns and mentor mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Big Lebowski: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Fargo (1996), Burn After Reading (2008), Barton Fink (1991), Bottle Rocket (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, humorous, absurd, funny ...
Plot: murder, dark humor, private detective, christmas, actor, investigation, thief, lifestyle, disorder, mistaken identity, dishonesty, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california, denver colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 8.1
 640K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: neo noir, interesting, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, dark humor, crime gone awry, snow, greed, police investigation, ransom, crime, murder, small town, policewoman, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: witty, clever, cynical, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, heist, criminal heroes, crimes, disorder, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, dishonesty, buddies, crime, chaos and mayhem, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, europe, united kingdom, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Burn After Reading (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst falls into the hands of Linda Litzke and Chad Feldheimer, the two gym employees see a chance to make enough money for her to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of ...
Style: humorous, cynical, twists and turns, funny, tragicomedy ...
Plot: paranoia, blackmail, espionage, stupidity, divorce, dark humor, disorder, escapades, autobiography, satire, human nature, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, seattle washington, seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 7.7
 117K
Barton Fink (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Style: neo noir, psychological, surreal, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: screenwriter, neighbor, dark humor, hotel, murder, hollywood, showbiz, new job, serial killer, backstage, stranger, trapped ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 72K
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, witty, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, theft, heist, thief, crime, crimes, disorder, self discovery, nothing goes right, sibling relationship, buddies, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
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: neo noir, talky, witty, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, psychopath, crime, crimes, dog, crime gone awry, weirdo, killings, thief, strong violent content, screenwriter, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1975, year 1954, year 1947 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 60K
Half Baked (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Three lovable party buds try to bail their friend out of jail. But just when the guys have mastered a plan, everything comes dangerously close to going up in smoke.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, cult film ...
Plot: stoners, marijuana, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, drug dealing, drug dealer, jail, slacker, friendship between men, male friendship, roommate, stoner ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.7
 98K
Inherent Vice (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In Los Angeles at the turn of the 1970s, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: private investigator, investigation, conspiracy, missing person, crimes, uncover truth, woman in danger, dishonesty, private detective, paranoia, obsession, drug abuse ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1970 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 3K
Safe Men (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves in conflict with their professional colleagues. Romantic ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, buddy comedy, absurd ...
Plot: safecracker, mistaken identity, cons and scams, organized crime, comedy of errors, crimes, crime, unlikely criminals, heist, dishonesty, hidden identity, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Jay and Silent Bob learn that their comic-book alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic, have been sold to Hollywood as part of a big-screen movie that leaves them out of any royalties, the pair travels to Tinseltown to sabotage the production.
Style: humorous, talky, not serious, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stoners, hollywood, hitchhiker, film within a film, monkey actor, friendship, escapades, drug dealing, heist, encounter, obsessive quest, movie business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey, utah, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 70K
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, non-linear, witty, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rave, disorder, nothing goes right, clubbing, drug dealing, crimes, multiple storylines, bad trip, ecstasy, dark humor, cons and scams, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 80K
Kingpin (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After bowler Roy Munson swindles the wrong crowd and is left with a hook for a hand, he settles into impoverished obscurity. That is, until he uncovers the next big thing: an Amish kid named Ishmael. So, the corrupt and the hopelessly naïve hit the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, funny, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bowling, older woman younger man, road trip, fish out of water, on the road, against the odds, championship, prodigy, contests and competitions, buddies, sport, success ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996, year 1969, 1990s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, nevada, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 20K
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: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, bank robbery, friendship, nothing goes right, partners, buddies, cons and scams, friends, disorder, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, twists and turns, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, friendship, nothing goes right, workplace, disorder, partners, buddies, unlikely criminals, sex tape, stupidity, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, hostage, yuppie, vengeance, manipulation, rivalry, nothing goes right, manipulations, crimes, confined ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 18K
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, realistic, tricky, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, profanity, crime gone awry, cons and scams, hostages, crimes, disorder, criminal heroes, danger, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, ransom demand ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 1978
Place: usa, detroit, bahamas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.7
 9K
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: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, crime gone awry, friendship, fish out of water, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, vengeance, hostage, disorder, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, hostages ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Lone Star State of Mind (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Earl and Baby, two young lovers with a plan to escape their small Texas town. But when Baby's dim-witted cousin Junior gets tangled up in a whole heap of trouble, Earl has just 48 hours to save the day, rescue Junior and keep his promise to get ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: stupidity, small town life, heist, babies and infants, partners, crimes, friends, misfit, debt, small town, male female relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, pacific ocean, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 431K
Horrible Bosses (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For Nick, Kurt and Dale, the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, entertaining, funny ...
Plot: dark humor, boss and employee, dentist, obnoxious boss, comedy of errors, friends, plan gone awry, boss, blackmail, cocaine, employer employee relationship, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet troubles arise when he realizes that he is not the only one after the diamonds.
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: lawyer, heist, zoophilia, robbery, suprisingly clever, stuttering, betrayal, screwball, trial, thief, court, silencer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, tower bridge london, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.8
 17K
Smiley Face (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jane (Anna Faris), a struggling but perpetually stoned actress, has a busy day ahead. She has several important tasks on her list, including buying more marijuana. Even though she already has a good start on the day's planned drug use, she eats ...
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, feel good, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, stoners, goofy hero, nothing goes right, escapades, roommate, comedy of errors, stoned, drugs/alcohol, actor's life, disorder, stoner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 27K
Suicide Kings (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, dark humor, hostage, crimes, crime, mansion, crime gone awry, disorder, nothing goes right, confined, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Perennially stoned Cheech and Chong tear through the city of Los Angeles, causing trouble wherever they go. After Cheech loses his job, the two pot enthusiasts head to the welfare offices where Cheech's girlfriend, Donna, works. Instead of ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, surprise ending, sequel to cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, marijuana, space and aliens, weed, drug abuse, lifestyle, nothing goes right, screwball, disorder, friends, friendship, verbal byplay ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 26K
Stir Crazy (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: New Yorkers, Skip Donahue and Harry Monroe, have no jobs and no prospects. They decide to flee the city and find work elsewhere, and land jobs as woodpeckers to promote the opening of a bank. When their feathery costumes are stolen and used in a ...
Style: humorous, witty, exciting, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: fish out of water, mistaken identity, prison, profanity, escape, on the road, false accusation, friendship, buddy, wrongful imprisonment, crime, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 7K
Nice Dreams (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Cheech and Chong house sit for a marijuana grower and rip off the crop. Stalked by keystone-style cops, Los Guys have a series of encounters with L.A. area characters even weirder than themselves
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, cannabis, marijuana, exotic dancer, latin, duo, lust, limousine, mental institution, weed, partners, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 30K
Stretch (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A hard-luck limo driver struggling to go straight and pay off a debt to his bookie takes on a job with a crazed passenger whose sought-after ledger implicates some seriously dangerous criminals.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, escapades, chases and races, danger, disorder, going straight, foot chase, gambling debt, gangsters, revenge, urban, lone hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, brutal, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crime, crimes, gangsters, rivalry, criminal's revenge, friendship, organized crime, gang war, dishonesty, criminal heroes, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Rolling Kansas (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of friends go on a journey to a secret marijuana forest in Kansas.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: marijuana, friendship, on the road, stoners, goofy hero, nothing goes right, buddies, disorder, farce, road trip, drug abuse, screwball ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kansas, texas, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 5K
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 ⇓
27%