Movies like The Big Lebowski

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The Big Lebowski (1998)
 8.1
 798K
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, absurd, surreal, talky, neo noir, funny, twists and turns, atmospheric, satirical, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bowling, slacker, mistaken identity, crimes, hippie, weed, marijuana, nihilism, stoners, hallucination, death of friend, disorder, deception, vandalism, death, drugs, millionaire, betrayal, kidnapping, heart attack, female nudity, laziness, drunkenness, deadpan, sarcasm ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, 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, talky, humorous and clever films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, disorder, crimes, brutality, mentor and gangsters mostly in Comedy, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Big Lebowski: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Inherent Vice (2014), Burn After Reading (2008), Fargo (1996), 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, funny, humorous, twists and turns, sexy ...
Plot: dark humor, private detective, investigation, satire, murder, actor, thief, christmas, kidnapping, murder mystery, lifestyle, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, venice beach california, california, denver colorado, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.6
 104K
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, surreal, twists and turns, sexy ...
Plot: private investigator, drugs, investigation, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, drug trade, obsession, private detective, nudity (full frontal - brief), paranoia, hippie, conspiracy, police investigation ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1970, year 1967, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, southern california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: funny, twists and turns, cerebral, cynical, absurd ...
Plot: stupidity, espionage, paranoia, farce, satire, divorce, infidelity, sarcasm, spy, cia, dark humor, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, virginia, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 8.1
 670K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, 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, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: snow, kidnapping, dark humor, small town, police investigation, ransom, crime gone awry, police, greed, murder, psychopath, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, 20th century
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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435
 6.9
 77K
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, funny, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, heist, robbery, theft, dark humor, thief, sibling relationship, self discovery, disorder, nothing goes right, cons and scams, partners in crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
⇓ 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: humorous, witty, cynical, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dark humor, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, gangsters, buddies, dishonesty, friends, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, united kingdom, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 63K
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: funny, humorous, twists and turns, thought provoking, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: stoners, marijuana, weed, drugs, friendship between men, satire, nudity (full frontal - brief), stoner, drug addict, hip hop, addiction, stupidity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: talky, witty, surreal, humorous, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, psychopath, gangsters, dog, crimes, screenwriter, crime gone awry, serial killer, killings, weirdo, gunfight, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1975, year 1947, year 1954 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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6154
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195
 7.3
 139K
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: witty, humorous, surreal, funny, talky ...
Plot: screwball, kidnapping, baby, policewoman, crimes, satire, robbery, crime gone awry, ex convict, blackmail, redemption, missing child ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 71K
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, sexy, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drugs, christmas, nothing goes right, multiple storylines, clubbing, disorder, crimes, drug dealer, dark humor, drug dealing, rave, marijuana ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.6
 121K
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: surreal, twists and turns, psychological, cerebral, neo noir ...
Plot: hollywood, screenwriter, dark humor, serial killer, murder, showbiz, neighbor, surrealism, writers, new job, film industry, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Pineapple Express (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A stoner and his dealer are forced to go on the run from the police after the pothead witnesses a cop commit a murder.
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, absurd, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: marijuana, stoners, friendship, drugs, stoner, witnessing a crime, stupidity, drug trip, weed, buddies, chase, immature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1937, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 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, melancholic, absurd, buddy comedy, light ...
Plot: safecracker, heist, mistaken identity, organized crime, crimes, comedy of errors, cons and scams, farce, justice, crime boss, unlikely criminals, hidden identity ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: funny, humorous, satirical, sexy, witty ...
Plot: heist, zoophilia, screwball, lawyer, con artists, jewelry, hitman, satire, betrayal, robbery, stuttering, american abroad ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, california, europe, tower bridge london ...
⇓ 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, funny, talky, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stoners, weed, hollywood, drugs, monkey actor, superhero, friendship, escapades, movie business, encounter, heist, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa, utah, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 446K
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, funny, entertaining, sexy, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dark humor, boss and employee, comedy of errors, murder, obnoxious boss, dentist, friends, employer employee relationship, boss, plan gone awry, revenge, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 3K
Palookaville (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jerry and his two pals, Russ and Syd, are just looking for some easy money to help them break out of their nowhere lives in their nowhere town. Despite a bungled jewelry store heist which exposes their incompetence as criminals, a fateful event (and ...
Style: sexy, humorous, twists and turns, harsh, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, robbery, dark humor, crime gone awry, crimes, heist, sexual harassment, female nudity, infidelity, brutality, catastrophe, destiny ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 844K
Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 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, entertaining, funny, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, gambling, criminal heroes, cons and scams, sarcasm, master criminal, crime gone awry, disorder, gangsters, boxing, bookies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: england, london, belgium, antwerp, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: funny, entertaining, twists and turns, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sex tape, sex addict, kidnapping, obnoxious boss, workplace, happy ending, vengeance, stupidity, friendship, nothing goes right, disorder, buddies ...
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: feel good, funny, sexy, humorous, clever ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, greed, extramarital affair, husband wife relationship, fashion, farce, vengeance, manipulation, betrayal, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 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: funny, humorous, intense, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, mistaken identity, crime gone awry, fish out of water, comedy of errors, friendship, nothing goes right, hostage, disorder, cons and scams, misfit, partners ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 19K
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: sexy, tricky, suspense, ironic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, abduction, husband wife relationship, mistress, adultery, crime gone awry, crimes, ransom, female nudity, trophy wife, character study ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, year 1978
Place: usa, california, detroit, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: stupidity, debt, misfit, partners, crimes, babies and infants, friends, small town life, heist, male female relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, las vegas, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: funny, humorous, light, splatter, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, marijuana, weed, drugs, space and aliens, drug abuse, nudity (full frontal - brief), hippie, stoner, irreverent, runaway, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1980, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.7
 18K
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, stylized, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, stoners, goofy hero, nothing goes right, escapades, weed, roommate, stoned, comedy of errors, actor's life, disorder, stoner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, venice california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 8K
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, clever, sex comedy, psychedelic, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, marijuana, weed, cannabis, drugs, surveillance, sexual humor, absurd humor, life philosophy, hotel, life & death, crazy ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 28K
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: funny, witty, feel good, humorous, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, jail, injustice, convict, wrongful conviction, cell mate, lawyer, bank robbery, buddy, on the road, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, twists and turns, brutal, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, crimes, organized crime, heist, police investigation, crime gone awry, gang war, friendship, rivalry, ambition, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Ashtray (Shawn Wayans) moves to South Central L.A. to live with his father (who appears to be the same age he is) and grandmother (who likes to talk tough and smoke reefer), he falls in with his gang-banging cousin Loc Dog (Marlon Wayans), who ...
Style: parody, absurd, funny, humorous, satirical ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: gang, dumb, friendship, youth, gangsters, sarcasm, urban ghetto, social satire, teenage life, stupidity, hip hop, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 31K
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: entertaining, humorous, exciting, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, escapades, going straight, gambling debt, revenge, gangsters, limousine, female nudity, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, cocaine, fbi agent, limousine driver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%