Movies like The Big Lebowski

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The Big Lebowski (1998)
 8.1
 672K
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
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: humorous, talky, surreal, absurd, offbeat, twists and turns, cult film, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, dialogue, bowling, kidnapping, marijuana, hippie, slacker, mistaken identity, vandalism, crimes, stoners, crime, deception, disorder, vietnam veteran, millionaire, buddies, twists & turns, veteran, ransom, rug, friends, sarcasm, friendship, plot twist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, 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 humorous, realistic, talky and clever films with plots about crimes, crime, dialogue, twists & turns, storytelling, disorder and brutality mostly in Crime, Comedy and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Big Lebowski: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Seven Psychopaths (2012), Half Baked (1998), Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), Burn After Reading (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Genre: Action, 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: dark humor, humorous, twists and turns, absurd, funny ...
Plot: thief, neo noir, murder, christmas, private detective, actor, investigation, lifestyle, disorder, dishonesty, mistaken identity, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california, denver colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: dark humor, talky, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, crime, kidnapping, crime gone awry, crimes, screenwriter, gangsters, dishonesty, mob boss, partners in crime, dog, gangster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1947, year 1954, year 1975 ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, dark humor, exciting, cynical, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, nothing goes right, disorder, heist, crime gone awry, dishonesty, buddies, crime, chaos and mayhem, criminal heroes, friends, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 55K
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, offbeat, realistic, cult film ...
Plot: stoners, marijuana, friendship, drug dealing, urban, drug lord, friends, drugs/alcohol, comedy of errors, misfit, buddies, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, nothing goes right, friendship, workplace, unlikely criminals, partners, buddies, disorder, stupidity, vengeance, sex tape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, funny, twists and turns, absurd ...
Plot: paranoia, blackmail, cia, espionage, stupidity, divorce, disorder, escapades, autobiography, crime, society, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 65K
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, thief, crime, nothing goes right, disorder, self discovery, sibling relationship, crimes, cons and scams, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 118K
Raising Arizona (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Coen Brothers tell the story of a absurd yet likable family with an unproductive couple as the focal point. The couple has gotten themselves into some trouble while kidnapping a baby and give Hollywood one of the most memorable chase scenes to ...
Style: humorous, surreal, witty, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: screwball, kidnapping, ex convict, blackmail, policewoman, redemption, baby, crime, couple relations, missing child, unlikely criminals, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.3
 222K
RocknRolla (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a Russian mobster sets up a real estate scam that generates millions of pounds, various members of London's criminal underworld pursue their share of the fortune. Various shady characters, including Mr One-Two, Stella the accountant, and ...
Style: dark humor, twists and turns, surprise ending, talky, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, cons and scams, corruption, crimes, organized crime, crime, crime gone awry, mafia, millionaire, drugs/alcohol, dishonor among criminals, gang leader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.9
 17K
Saving Grace (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Unexpectedly widowed, prim and proper housewife Grace Trevethyn finds herself in dire financial straits when she inherits massive debts her late husband had been accruing for years. Faced with losing her house, she decides to use her talent for ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marijuana, drug dealing, drug dealer, crimes, family problems, small town life, partners in crime, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, small town, drug lord, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 65K
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, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nothing goes right, disorder, drug dealing, crimes, clubbing, bad trip, ecstasy, multiple storylines, cons and scams, sexual activity, plan gone awry, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 5.8
 8K
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 ...
Plot: mistaken identity, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, friendship, fish out of water, vengeance, odd couple, partners, disorder, misfit, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Drop Dead Sexy (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When their money scam runs aground, a group of would-be thieves turn to kidnapping in an attempt to blackmail their target.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corpse, kidnapping, stripper, crime gone awry, disorder, down on your luck, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, partners, buddies, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, latin america, mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, friends, heist, partners, small town life, crimes, babies and infants, misfit, debt, small town, father son relationship, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, los angeles, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 16K
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, tricky, suspense, tense, ironic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, cons and scams, hostages, hostage, adultery, ransom, abduction, husband wife relationship, mistress, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, ransom demand ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1978
Place: usa, detroit, bahamas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Ladykillers (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a band in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting landlord – a sharp old woman.
Style: humorous, dark humor, light, funny, absurd ...
Plot: painting, murder, crime gone awry, cons and scams, friends, heist, african american, religious fundamentalist, racism, sheriff, cat, strangulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, brutal, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crime, gangsters, criminal's revenge, crimes, rivalry, friendship, organized crime, gang war, dishonesty, criminal heroes, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 18K
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: crime gone awry, heist, bank robbery, friendship, nothing goes right, cons and scams, partners, disorder, buddies, friends, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 8.1
 569K
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: dark humor, interesting, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, police investigation, greed, ransom, snow, psychopath, murder, small town, police, neo noir, americana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, not serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, farce, yuppie, vengeance, disorder, couples, dishonesty, social differences, cons and scams, hostages, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 22K
Gambit (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, tense, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, cons and scams, collector, crime gone awry, disorder, verbal byplay, dishonesty, partners, employer employee relationship, farce, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Amos & Andrew (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Andrew Sterling (Samuel L. Jackson), a successful black urbanite writer, buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his home with armed men, Chief Tolliver (Dabney Coleman) realizes ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, funny, light ...
Plot: island, racism, mistaken identity, interracial relations, crimes, crime, bad cop, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, resort, buddies, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 25K
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: dark humor, suspenseful, tense, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, crime, mansion, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, confined, crimes, disorder, buddies, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 7.7
 106K
Barton Fink (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, dark humor, twists and turns ...
Plot: neighbor, hotel, murder, neo noir, showbiz, screenwriter, new job, serial killer, hollywood, backstage, crimes, stranger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, crime, unlikely criminals, crimes, heist, hidden identity, dishonesty, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
2 Days in the Valley (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspense, twist ending, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, hostage, psychopath, attempted murder, crime, police investigation, gangsters, crimes, faked death, kidnapping, murder for hire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Scotland, Pa. (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Joe McBeth is a hard-working but unambitious doofus who toils at a hamburger stand alongside his wife Pat, who has much smarter. Pat believes she could do better with the place than their boss Norm is doing, so she plans to usurp Norm, convincing ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, talky ...
Plot: restaurant, murder, disorder, parody, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, couple relations, goofy hero, nothing goes right, police detective, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, pennsylvania, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, dark humor, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, buddies, dishonesty, partners, crimes, cons and scams, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, intrigue, disorder, loss of fortune, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, sequel to cult film, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, marijuana, drug abuse, nothing goes right, friendship, friends, verbal byplay, addiction, nightclub, disorder, partners, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.9
 402K
Horrible Bosses (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 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, dark humor, entertaining, absurd, intense ...
Plot: boss and employee, obnoxious boss, dentist, plan gone awry, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, power relations, humiliation, workplace problem, drugs/alcohol, group of friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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