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Bad Santa (2003)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Bad Santa (2003)

Willie T. Stokes is a convicted con man who's led a miserable life. He drinks heavily and constantly embarrasses himself publicly. He only works once a year dressed as Santa. But then come Christmas Eve, he and his pint-sized helper dwarf Marcus stage elaborate robberies and take their department stores for everything they got. This year, they hit a mall in suburban Phoenix, Arizona. This time around, Willie gets distracted by having sex with large women, a bartender who is attracted to Santas, and a kid who's convinced he's the real deal. However, this time around Marcus must once again put up with Willie's heavy drinking and a series of incidents that constantly shoot themselves in the foot. Not to mention a nosy department store security guard who's onto them and wants his cut of the loot. Will Willie and Marcus make it to next Christmas? Or will this be the year the dynamic duo finally face justice? (Read More)

Themes:christmas,  heist,  alcoholism,  homophobia,  bullying,  theft,  robbery,  magic,  deception,  drunkenness,  drinking,  betrayal,  money
Mood:melodrama
Locations:motel,  bicycle,  bathtub,  snow,  beach,  bar
Characters:muslim,  jew,  alcoholic,  bully,  boy,  jewish,  thief,  policeman,  detective,  girl,  prostitute,  children,  homosexual
Period:2000s
Story:christmas eve,  bartender,  beach volleyball,  holiday season,  combination safe,  safe deposit box,  female bartender,  boxing gloves,  boxing ring,  bully comeuppance,  ski mask,  store detective,  kicked in the testicles,  drinking shots,  anti christmas,  fat boy,  christmas decoration,  merry christmas,  christmas season,  christmas movie,  christmas gift,  christmas carol,  miami beach florida,  christmas tree,  pointing a gun on someone,  shot by the police,  reference to mrs. santa claus,  department store santa,  adult hitting a child,  handmade gift,  drunken santa,  missing arm,  criminal duo,  reference to joseph,  fur stole,  heavy drinker,  seven dwarves,  evil santa,  stuffed toy animal,  candy corn,  sex in a store,  criminal record,  milk and cookies,  advent calendar,  mislaid trust,  mall santa,  hand cut,  mongoloid,  lechery,  santa costume,  kwanzaa,  santa claus costume,  fat child,  wimp,  bad behavior,  reference to leonardo da vinci,  pee,  sex in a hot tub,  drum set,  lecher,  begins with narration,  wedgie,  retardation,  crawlspace,  little person,  milwaukee wisconsin,  pedicure,  license plate,  pointing a gun at someone,  kicked in the balls,  stuffed toy,  liver,  parking ticket,  car alarm,  checkers,  career criminal,  sleigh,  phoenix arizona,  security system,  misanthrope,  pinball machine,  reference to santa claus,  power drill,  foot massage,  safecracker,  reference to sigmund freud,  changing room,  passing out,  celibacy,  north pole,  kicked in the groin,  fast food restaurant,  reference to bill clinton,  reference to the virgin mary,  intergenerational friendship,  snoring,  embezzlement,  ex con,  guardian,  strong language,  stable,  reindeer,  wetting pants,  department store,  suicidal,  volleyball,  purse,  male rape,  unconsciousness,  paramedic,  sex in a car,  loser,  golf club,  hangover,  exotic dancer,  escalator,  bottle,  stuffed animal,  sandwich,  stolen car,  con man,  chocolate,  parking lot,  car chase,  irreverence,  crude humor,  mannequin,  swearing,  casual sex,  divorcee,  ranch,  voice over letter,  sexual humor,  black eye,  convict,  hot tub,  absent father,  con artist,  miami florida,  safe,  shopping mall,  dark humor,  hit in the crotch,  crushed to death,  partner,  cynicism,  shoes,  shoplifting,  presumed dead,  scam,  black humor,  skateboard,  vietnam war,  swimsuit,  caucasian,  grandmother grandson relationship,  answering machine,  bullet,  black american,  cult director,  obscene finger gesture,  sleeping,  handgun,  profanity,  gym,  pay phone,  buxom,  fired from the job,  suburb,  screaming,  gunshot,  necklace,  controversy,  bath,  double cross,  hit by a car,  anti hero,  child abuse,  security guard,  boxing,  suicide attempt,  bra,  dark comedy,  gay slur,  cleavage,  shot in the back,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  beer,  vomiting,  shooting,  mask,  drink,  watching tv,  urination,  car accident,  black comedy,  testicles,  underwear,  prison,  voice over narration,  brother brother relationship,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  dancing,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  two word title,  sex scene,  blood,  violence,  police,  fight,  death,  gun,  murder

Heist (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Heist (2001)

David Mamet takes this story of thieves along many twists and turns, some of which work and some of which don't. Gene Hackman plays the brilliant leader of a gang (Delroy Lindo, Ricky Jay & Rebecca Pigeon as Hackman's youngish wife), which pulls off complex heists for a despicable fence (Danny DeVito). After stiffing the gang on a jewelry robbery, DeVito forces the gang to go after a Swiss gold shipment and to use his nephew (Sam Rockwell) in the crime. No one trusts anyone and every step is shaded with the unexpected. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  theft,  robbery,  deception,  betrayal,  money
Locations:bar
Characters:thief,  policeman
Period:2000s
Story:boxing ring,  safe,  partner,  gym,  double cross,  hit by a car,  anti hero,  security guard,  shot in the back,  f word,  shooting,  car accident,  black comedy,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  violence,  murder,  police,  death,  fight,  gun,  blood

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Hell Or High Water (2016)
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western

Hell Or High Water (2016)

In Texas, after the death of his mother, the unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard is losing his ranch to the Texas Midlands Bank. Toby is divorced from his wife who lives with their two sons. When his brother Tanner Howard is released from the prison, they team up to rob agencies of the Texas Midlands Bank to raise money to pay the loan so that Toby may leave the real estate to his sons. Meanwhile the Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton who is near retirement and his Indian descendant partner Alberto Parker try to anticipate the next move of the thieves. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  robbery,  deception,  drunkenness,  drinking,  betrayal,  money
Locations:motel,  bar
Characters:detective,  prostitute
Story:ranch,  ski mask,  ex con,  car chase,  partner,  profanity,  gunshot,  double cross,  anti hero,  security guard,  shot in the back,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  beer,  shooting,  watching tv,  car accident,  black comedy,  prison,  brother brother relationship,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  death,  blood,  murder,  police,  violence,  gun

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who's in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad's losses and get his parents back together. Just a few years later, the FBI tracks him down in France; he's extradited, tried, and jailed for passing more than $4,000,000 in bad checks. Along the way, he's posed as a Pan Am pilot, a pediatrician, and an attorney. And, from nearly the beginning of this life of crime, he's been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. What starts as cat and mouse becomes something akin to father and son. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money,  christmas
Locations:motel,  snow,  bar
Characters:thief,  prostitute
Story:bully comeuppance,  christmas eve,  christmas tree,  mislaid trust,  embezzlement,  department store,  con man,  casual sex,  divorcee,  con artist,  miami florida,  scam,  handgun,  pay phone,  necklace,  double cross,  security guard,  bra,  f word,  vomiting,  black comedy,  prison,  voice over narration,  cult film,  chase,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  police

American Psycho (2000) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  christmas
Locations:bathtub,  bar
Characters:policeman,  detective,  prostitute,  homosexual
Story:female bartender,  christmas tree,  stuffed toy animal,  misanthrope,  dark humor,  black humor,  answering machine,  handgun,  pay phone,  screaming,  bartender,  controversy,  double cross,  security guard,  bra,  gay slur,  cleavage,  f word,  drink,  watching tv,  urination,  car accident,  black comedy,  underwear,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  sex scene,  police,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death,  gun

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Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money
Locations:motel,  bar
Characters:alcoholic
Story:pinball machine,  ex con,  ranch,  absent father,  cynicism,  presumed dead,  bullet,  profanity,  pay phone,  bartender,  double cross,  anti hero,  shot in the back,  f word,  watching tv,  urination,  car accident,  black comedy,  prison,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  two word title,  death,  police,  fight,  blood,  murder,  gun,  violence

Out Of The Furnace (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. (Read More)

Themes:homophobia,  deception,  drinking,  betrayal,  money
Mood:melodrama
Locations:bar
Characters:policeman
Period:2000s
Story:voice over letter,  safe,  black american,  obscene finger gesture,  bartender,  double cross,  anti hero,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  vomiting,  shooting,  drink,  watching tv,  car accident,  underwear,  prison,  voice over narration,  brother brother relationship,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  sex scene,  murder,  death,  violence,  fight,  police,  gun,  blood

Elf (2003)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Elf (2003)

Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa's sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa's naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter's relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  christmas
Locations:snow
Characters:policeman,  girl,  boy
Story:christmas carol,  christmas eve,  christmas tree,  candy corn,  sleigh,  north pole,  reindeer,  department store,  escalator,  shopping mall,  shoes,  vomiting,  drink,  watching tv,  underwear,  voice over narration,  brother brother relationship,  chase,  photograph,  dancing,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight,  police

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One Night At Mccool's (2001) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003)
Comedy, Crime

One Night At Mccool's (2001)

After another hard night at McCool's, bartender Randy runs into Jewel. The seductive lady seems to have evaded a rape pretty closely, and when the man comes back, she puts a bullet in his head. After all these events (and others), Randy takes Jewel home, and the two become a couple. Yet Jewel begins to develop into a very demanding girlfriend and drives Randy into committing crimes for her and her elaborate lifestyle. Randy's cousin Carl is driven crazy by Randy's incredibly sexy girl as well as the investigating officer, Detective Dehling. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  theft,  robbery,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:motel,  bar
Characters:detective,  thief,  policeman,  girl,  homosexual
Story:bartender,  department store,  black eye,  bullet,  gay slur,  cleavage,  beer,  shooting,  drink,  watching tv,  urination,  black comedy,  underwear,  voice over narration,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  gun,  murder,  police,  violence,  blood

16 Blocks (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

16 Blocks (2006)

Jack Mosley, a burnt-out detective, is assigned the unenviable task of transporting a fast-talking convict from jail to a courthouse 16 blocks away. However, along the way he learns that the man is supposed to testify against Mosley's colleagues, and the entire NYPD wants him dead. Mosley must choose between loyalty to his colleagues and protecting the witness, and never has such a short distance seemed so long... (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:bar
Characters:detective,  alcoholic,  policeman,  girl
Story:paramedic,  voice over letter,  convict,  partner,  black american,  double cross,  hit by a car,  shot in the back,  shooting,  drink,  watching tv,  urination,  car accident,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  african american,  blood,  murder,  death,  violence,  gun,  police

Boy A (2007)
Drama

Boy A (2007)

A young man is released from prison after many years and given a new identity in a new town. Aided by a supervisor who becomes like a father to him he finds a job and friends and hesitantly starts a relationship with a compassionate girl. But the secret of the heinous crime he committed as a boy weighs down on him, and he learns that it is not so easy to escape your past. This is why Boy A (2007) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003). (Read More)

Themes:bullying,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:bathtub,  beach,  bar
Characters:bully,  policeman,  girl,  boy
Story:bully comeuppance,  reference to the virgin mary,  male rape,  shoes,  shoplifting,  sleeping,  fired from the job,  screaming,  child abuse,  bra,  beer,  drink,  watching tv,  car accident,  underwear,  prison,  brother brother relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  sex scene,  police,  murder,  blood,  violence,  fight,  death

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C'est Arrive Pres De Chez Vous (1992)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

C'est Arrive Pres De Chez Vous (1992)

A camera crew follows a serial killer/thief around as he exercises his craft. He expounds on art, music, nature, society, and life as he offs mailmen, pensioners, and random people. Slowly he begins involving the camera crew in his activities, and they begin wondering if what they're doing is such a good idea, particularly when the killer kills a rival and the rival's brother sends a threatening letter. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  christmas
Locations:bathtub,  beach,  bar
Characters:thief,  boy,  children,  homosexual
Story:christmas decoration,  christmas tree,  dark humor,  grandmother grandson relationship,  bullet,  controversy,  boxing,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  reference to jesus christ,  beer,  vomiting,  drink,  watching tv,  urination,  black comedy,  underwear,  cult film,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  gun,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

21 Grams (2003) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married homemaker with two young daughters, with hiding a secret past; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to live a law-abiding life and raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will have learnt harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever. (Read More)

Themes:alcoholism,  drunkenness,  drinking,  betrayal
Mood:melodrama
Locations:motel,  bicycle,  snow,  bar
Characters:policeman,  boy
Story:convict,  caucasian,  obscene finger gesture,  handgun,  gunshot,  hit by a car,  suicide attempt,  cleavage,  reference to jesus christ,  vomiting,  shooting,  drink,  watching tv,  car accident,  underwear,  prison,  voice over narration,  tattoo,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  two word title,  blood,  murder,  death,  gun,  police

Mysterious Skin (2004)
Drama, Mystery

Mysterious Skin (2004)

Brian Lackey is determined to discover what happened during an amnesia blackout when he was eight years old, and then later woke with a bloody nose. He believes he was abducted by aliens, and N. McCormick, a fellow player on Brian's childhood baseball team, may be the key as to exactly what happened that night. As Brian searches for the truth and tries to track him down, Neil McCormick takes up hustling and moves to New York, in attempts to forget childhood memories that haunt him. Together, the two of them uncover the terrible truth of the scars they share. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  christmas
Locations:motel,  bicycle,  bathtub,  snow,  bar
Characters:bully,  girl,  prostitute,  boy,  homosexual
Story:christmas carol,  christmas eve,  christmas tree,  crawlspace,  fast food restaurant,  male rape,  absent father,  obscene finger gesture,  bath,  child abuse,  gay slur,  beer,  drink,  watching tv,  urination,  underwear,  voice over narration,  tattoo,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence,  gun,  blood

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Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:robbery,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  money
Characters:muslim,  detective
Story:grandmother grandson relationship,  profanity,  controversy,  anti hero,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  beer,  vomiting,  shooting,  watching tv,  black comedy,  prison,  voice over narration,  brother brother relationship,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  death,  blood,  fight,  police,  violence,  gun,  murder

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

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... This is why Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003). (Read More)

Themes:homophobia,  theft,  robbery,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  christmas
Locations:motel,  beach,  bar
Characters:detective,  thief,  policeman,  girl,  homosexual
Story:christmas decoration,  christmas tree,  passing out,  car chase,  sleeping,  anti hero,  child abuse,  gay slur,  cleavage,  shot in the back,  beer,  shooting,  drink,  watching tv,  urination,  car accident,  black comedy,  underwear,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  cult film,  murder,  cigarette smoking,  police,  father son relationship,  violence,  blood,  gun,  death,  fight

Reindeer Games (2000) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Reindeer Games (2000)

After being imprisoned for six years on a grand theft auto charge, Rudy Duncan (Ben Affleck) is days away from release as is his cellmate Nick (James Frain) who is is serving a two year sentence on a separate charge. Nick has a number of pictures from a romantic correspondence with a woman named Ashley he has never met but is waiting for his release. Rudy is looking forward to returning to his family and having a fresh cup of hot chocolate. Nick is killed defending Rudy during a prison riot. When Rudy Is released the next day from prison he recognizes Ashley waiting outside the prison for Nick and Rudy takes his place and pretends to be Nick. Nick had spoken of his previous employment in security with an Indian casino and Rudy finds himself involved with Ashley's criminal gun runner brother Gabriel (Gary Sinise). Rudy is violently coerced to cooperate with a Christmas Eve casino robbery scheme that Gabriel and his gang have been planning with Nick's casino knowledge as the key. Things don't go as planned with a number of plot twists and double crosses. (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  heist,  christmas,  theft,  deception
Locations:motel,  snow
Characters:thief
Period:2000s
Story:christmas eve,  combination safe,  christmas season,  begins with narration,  holiday season,  reindeer,  chocolate,  safe,  crushed to death,  prison,  double cross,  hit by a car,  cleavage,  shot in the back,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  gun,  two word title,  sex scene,  death,  police,  violence,  blood,  murder

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Mortdecai (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance

Mortdecai (2015)

Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  robbery,  deception,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money
Locations:motel,  bathtub,  bar
Characters:thief,  policeman,  detective
Story:pointing a gun on someone,  snoring,  escalator,  chocolate,  con man,  car chase,  hit in the crotch,  fired from the job,  gunshot,  hit by a car,  anti hero,  shot in the back,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  vomiting,  shooting,  drink,  watching tv,  urination,  car accident,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  dancing,  death,  gun,  blood,  police,  murder,  fight

Stolen (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Stolen (2012)

In New Orleans, the notorious bank thief and family man Will Montgomery steals $10m with his partners Vincent, Riley Jeffers and Hoyt. However, he has an argument with Vincent in the runaway and Hoyt leaves Will behind. He tries to flee but the FBI agent Tim Harlend organizes a manhunt and Will is captured, but he burns the stolen money to get rid of the evidence against him. Eight years later, Will leaves the prison and he goes to the house of his teenage daughter Alison Loeb, who has issues against him. Alison leaves Will alone in a coffee shop and takes a cab to go to a session with her shrink. However, a couple of minutes later, Will receives a phone call from Vincent, who is presumed dead, telling that he has abducted Alison and will kill her unless he receives the $10m of the last robbery. Now Will has twelve hours to find a way to rescue his daughter from the hands of the psychopath Vincent. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  robbery,  deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  money
Locations:bar
Characters:thief
Story:female bartender,  stuffed toy,  career criminal,  safecracker,  car chase,  presumed dead,  hit by a car,  anti hero,  shot in the back,  f word,  urination,  car accident,  black comedy,  prison,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  violence,  police,  blood,  death,  murder,  fight

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal
Locations:snow,  bar
Story:female bartender,  strong language,  stuffed animal,  car chase,  crude humor,  swearing,  safe,  crushed to death,  presumed dead,  caucasian,  bullet,  obscene finger gesture,  handgun,  profanity,  pay phone,  bartender,  double cross,  anti hero,  security guard,  bra,  shot in the back,  f word,  watching tv,  car accident,  black comedy,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  dancing,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  death,  murder,  gun,  fight,  violence,  blood

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Hesher (2010) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003)
Comedy, Drama

Hesher (2010)

T.J., a high school freshman, lost his mother two months before in a car accident: his father pops pills and sits on the couch; his grandmother holds things together, chatting and cooking. T.J. wants the car back from the salvage yard where the owner's son is a bully. By happenstance, Hesher, a foul-mouthed squatter, moves in with T.J's family. T.J. also meets Nicole, a grocery clerk near poverty who helps him once. Hesher involves T.J. in crime, the bully is omnipresent, mom's car is slipping away, dad has checked out, T.J. watches Nicole at work, and his grandma invites him to join her morning walk: the odds are long that T.J. can assemble a family to help him thrive. This is why Hesher (2010) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003). (Read More)

Themes:bullying,  drinking,  money
Locations:bicycle,  bathtub
Characters:bully,  policeman,  boy
Story:car accident,  parking lot,  car chase,  grandmother grandson relationship,  answering machine,  obscene finger gesture,  sleeping,  suburb,  bath,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  beer,  vomiting,  drink,  watching tv,  urination,  testicles,  underwear,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  murder,  police,  blood,  death,  fight,  violence

Harsh Times (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harsh Times (2005)

Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging out and making cash from small heists, while trying to get a law enforcement job so he can marry his Mexican girlfriend. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  robbery,  deception,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:bar
Characters:thief,  policeman,  prostitute
Story:answering machine,  black american,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  beer,  shooting,  drink,  watching tv,  urination,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  dancing,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  gun,  blood,  death,  police,  fight,  violence,  murder

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drinking,  betrayal,  money
Locations:motel
Characters:jew,  policeman
Story:pedicure,  car chase,  black eye,  crushed to death,  partner,  black humor,  grandmother grandson relationship,  obscene finger gesture,  pay phone,  gunshot,  hit by a car,  anti hero,  f word,  beer,  shooting,  drink,  car accident,  black comedy,  underwear,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  chase,  photograph,  dancing,  african american,  father son relationship,  blood,  murder,  fight,  gun,  violence,  police,  death

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Nothing To Lose (1997)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Nothing To Lose (1997)

When a man (Robbins) believes he has discovered that his wife is having an affair with his boss, it sets off a chain reaction of events. First he wanders into a ghetto where a robber (Lawrence) tries to take his money at gunpoint, but instead sets a wild ride from California to Arizona. The two eventually become reluctant friends. Discussing robbery techniques, they decide to get back at the boss by robbing an office safe containing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Life is further complicated by another pair of robbers who chase the first two for infringing on their territory. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  robbery,  deception,  money
Locations:bar
Characters:thief
Story:ski mask,  car chase,  safe,  hit in the crotch,  shoplifting,  answering machine,  pay phone,  security guard,  f word,  car accident,  surprise ending,  chase,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  fight

Tsotsi (2005) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003)
Crime, Drama

Tsotsi (2005)

In Johannesburg, a small time criminal, Tsotsi, is a teenager without feelings, hardened by his tough life. After a series of violent gang hits, Tsotsi hijacks a car. However, whilst driving, Tsotsi finds that there is a baby on the back seat. He brings the baby to his house in the slum. The next six days bring about a change in him that couldn't be foreseen. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  robbery,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money
Locations:bar
Characters:bully,  thief,  policeman
Story:car alarm,  wetting pants,  safe,  obscene finger gesture,  bartender,  reference to jesus christ,  beer,  vomiting,  shooting,  drink,  underwear,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  gun,  fight,  murder,  blood,  death,  police

Baby Driver (2017)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? This is why Baby Driver (2017) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003). (Read More)

Themes:heist,  robbery,  deception,  betrayal,  money
Characters:thief
Story:intergenerational friendship,  strong language,  department store,  purse,  car chase,  swearing,  shopping mall,  caucasian,  bullet,  handgun,  profanity,  gunshot,  hit by a car,  anti hero,  security guard,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  mask,  watching tv,  car accident,  black comedy,  prison,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  violence,  gun,  blood,  police,  murder,  death

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15 Minutes (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

15 Minutes (2001)

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story." (Read More)

Themes:heist,  theft,  robbery,  drunkenness,  drinking,  betrayal,  money
Locations:bathtub,  bar
Characters:thief,  policeman,  detective,  prostitute,  boy
Story:car chase,  partner,  pay phone,  necklace,  f word,  drink,  watching tv,  urination,  underwear,  prison,  chase,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  death,  murder,  blood,  police,  violence,  fight

The Way Of The Gun (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money
Locations:motel,  bar
Characters:girl,  prostitute
Period:2000s
Story:car chase,  shoplifting,  pay phone,  screaming,  gunshot,  double cross,  anti hero,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  black comedy,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  cult film,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  gun,  death,  murder,  fight,  violence,  blood

Monster (2003) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Monster (2003)

The true story of serial killer Aileen Wuernos who was convicted of luring men to their death and eventually executed in 2002. In 1989, she was working as a prostitute and finally makes a friend when she meets and begins a relationship with a young woman, Selby. Determined to straighten out her life, she tries to find legitimate work but with little education and limited social skills, she fails at every turn. She starts working as a hooker hitching rides along the local interstate highway and after robbing a few clients has an encounter with a vicious client whom she kills in self-defense. After that however she just takes to killing clients taking their money and car. Once arrested she claims self-defense but is eventually convicted. (Read More)

Themes:money,  theft,  robbery,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:motel,  bicycle,  beach,  bar
Characters:prostitute,  thief,  policeman,  girl,  homosexual
Period:2000s
Story:misanthrope,  miami florida,  handgun,  bartender,  child abuse,  beer,  vomiting,  shooting,  drink,  watching tv,  car accident,  underwear,  prison,  voice over narration,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  police,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder,  gun

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Bully (2001)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Bully (2001)

After finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend, Bobby, Marty has become fed up with his friend's twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's often cruel ways, couldn't agree more and they strategize murdering Bobby, with a group of willing and unwilling participants in a small Florida town. In the midst of their plotting, they find themselves contemplating with the possible aftermath of what could happen. (Read More)

Themes:bullying,  theft,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:beach,  bar
Characters:bully,  thief,  policeman,  prostitute,  homosexual
Story:bully comeuppance,  sex in a car,  casual sex,  black eye,  skateboard,  suburb,  gay slur,  cleavage,  vomiting,  drink,  watching tv,  urination,  underwear,  brother brother relationship,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  sex scene,  police,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence,  gun

Deception (2008)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Deception (2008)

Cat and mouse. Jonathan McQuarry is an auditor in Manhattan, moving from office to office checking their books. While working late, a smooth and well-dressed man named Wyatt Bose chats Jonathan up, offers him a joint, and soon they're pals. When their cell phones are accidentally swapped, Jonathan answers Wyatt's phone to a series of women asking if he's free tonight. Jonathan discovers it's a sex club: busy powerful people meet each other anonymously in hotels. Jonathan falls for one of the club members, whom he knows only as "S," whom he's also seen on a subway. When she goes missing, patterns emerge and Jonathan faces demands involving violence and lots of money. This is why Deception (2008) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003). (Read More)

Themes:heist,  theft,  deception,  drinking,  betrayal,  money
Locations:snow,  bar
Characters:thief,  policeman,  detective
Story:embezzlement,  scam,  caucasian,  bra,  shot in the back,  f word,  drink,  watching tv,  underwear,  voice over narration,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood,  gun,  police

In Bruges (2008)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

In Bruges (2008)

London based hit men Ray and Ken are told by their boss Harry Waters to lie low in Bruges, Belgium for up to two weeks following their latest hit, which resulted in the death of an innocent bystander. Harry will be in touch with further instructions. While they wait for Harry's call, Ken, following Harry's advice, takes in the sights of the medieval city with great appreciation. But the charms of Bruges are lost on the simpler Ray, who is already despondent over the innocent death, especially as it was his first job. Things change for Ray when he meets Chloe, part of a film crew shooting a movie starring an American dwarf named Jimmy. When Harry's instructions arrive, Ken, for whom the job is directed, isn't sure if he can carry out the new job, especially as he has gained a new appreciation of life from his stay in the fairytale Bruges. While Ken waits for the inevitable arrival into Bruges of an angry Harry, who feels he must clean up matters on his own, Ray is dealing with his own problems, not only with Harry, but with a Canadian couple and a half-blind thief named Eirik. Ray hopes he can count on both Chloe and Ken to help him carve out a new life for himself. In the end, Harry, involved in an incident with Jimmy, may have to keep to his own principles. (Read More)

Themes:homophobia,  christmas,  theft,  robbery,  drinking,  money
Locations:snow,  bar
Characters:thief,  prostitute,  children
Story:christmas tree,  suicidal,  chocolate,  crude humor,  swearing,  cynicism,  bullet,  obscene finger gesture,  sleeping,  pay phone,  gunshot,  bartender,  suicide attempt,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  beer,  shooting,  mask,  drink,  watching tv,  black comedy,  voice over narration,  cult film,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  two word title,  death,  police,  blood,  murder,  violence,  gun

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Don't Say A Word (2001) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  theft,  robbery,  deception,  betrayal,  money
Characters:thief,  detective
Period:2000s
Story:safe deposit box,  ski mask,  reference to sigmund freud,  stuffed animal,  gunshot,  double cross,  security guard,  shot in the back,  f word,  vomiting,  watching tv,  black comedy,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  murder,  blood,  police,  fight,  death

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Jordan Belfort is a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden.

Themes:alcoholism,  homophobia,  theft,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money
Locations:bathtub,  bar
Characters:thief,  policeman,  prostitute
Story:passing out,  strong language,  golf club,  hangover,  swearing,  miami florida,  partner,  scam,  skateboard,  answering machine,  obscene finger gesture,  profanity,  pay phone,  fired from the job,  gay slur,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  beer,  vomiting,  drink,  watching tv,  urination,  car accident,  black comedy,  testicles,  underwear,  prison,  voice over narration,  brother brother relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  sex scene,  gun,  fight,  blood

Lock Up (1989)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Lock Up (1989)

Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by Leone, and has now arrived on the scene to ensure that Leone never sees the light of day. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Mood:melodrama
Locations:snow
Characters:bully
Story:boxing ring,  bully comeuppance,  convict,  hit in the crotch,  crushed to death,  gym,  necklace,  anti hero,  f word,  black comedy,  prison,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  fight,  murder,  violence,  blood

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The Score (2001)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Score (2001)

Nick Wells, a professional criminal, decides to leave the business for good, since he nearly got caught on his last job. His plan is to live in peace with his girl Diane, running his Montreal jazz club. Soon afterward, Max, his good friend and financial partner, comes along with an offer Nick can't refuse: A historical and priceless French scepter has been discovered while being smuggled into the country. It is now under massive surveillance in the Montreal Customs House, and soon to be returned to France. Nick has to team up with Max's man inside, the young, talented and aggressive thief Jack Teller to get the precious item. Only one question remains: Who will trick whom out of their share? This is why The Score (2001) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003). (Read More)

Themes:heist,  robbery,  deception,  betrayal,  money
Characters:thief,  girl
Story:ski mask,  career criminal,  safecracker,  con artist,  safe,  partner,  scam,  necklace,  double cross,  anti hero,  security guard,  f word,  black comedy,  surprise ending,  chase,  dancing

Detroit Rock City (1999) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003)
Comedy, Music

Detroit Rock City (1999)

Four members of a high school band called Mystery do everything they can to attend a KISS concert in Detroit. In order to make it to the show they must steal, cheat, strip, deal with an anti-rock mom and generally do whatever it takes to see the band that has inspired them to be musicians.

Themes:homophobia,  theft,  drinking,  money
Locations:bar
Characters:jewish,  thief,  policeman,  boy,  homosexual
Story:pinball machine,  wetting pants,  stolen car,  hot tub,  hit in the crotch,  obscene finger gesture,  pay phone,  gay slur,  drink,  urination,  car accident,  underwear,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  fight,  police,  blood

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

Needing extra cash, two brothers conspire to pull off the perfect, victimless crime. No guns, no violence, no problem. But when an accomplice ignores the rules and crosses the line, his actions trigger a series of events in which no one is left unscathed.

Themes:heist,  robbery,  betrayal,  money
Mood:melodrama
Locations:bar
Characters:thief
Story:ski mask,  embezzlement,  loser,  parking lot,  shopping mall,  pay phone,  fired from the job,  suburb,  gunshot,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  mask,  car accident,  underwear,  brother brother relationship,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  sex scene,  violence,  murder,  death,  gun,  police

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Out Of Sight (1998)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Out Of Sight (1998)

A career bank robber busts out of jail (Clooney) with the help of his buddy (Rhames) and kidnaps a US Marshal (Lopez) in the process. When the two cons head for Detroit to pull off their final big scam, the Marshal is put on their case but she finds she is attracted to one of them and has second thoughts about bringing them in. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  robbery
Locations:bathtub,  snow
Story:checkers,  career criminal,  purse,  car chase,  miami florida,  safe,  scam,  gym,  boxing,  bra,  shot in the back,  f word,  car accident,  prison,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  blood,  murder

The Good Girl (2002)
Drama, Romance

The Good Girl (2002)

The plot revolves around a young married woman whose mundane life takes a turn for the worse when she strikes up a passionate and illicit affair with an oddball discount-store stock boy who thinks he's Holden Caulfield.

Themes:theft,  deception,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:motel,  bathtub
Characters:thief,  girl,  boy
Story:sex in a store,  gunshot,  bath,  security guard,  reference to jesus christ,  beer,  vomiting,  drink,  watching tv,  black comedy,  voice over narration,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  sex scene,  gun,  police,  death

Nueve Reinas (2000) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Nueve Reinas (2000)

Early one morning, Marcos observes Juan successfully pulling off a bill-changing scam on a cashier, and then getting caught as he attempts to pull the same trick on the next shift. Marcos steps in, claiming to be a policeman, and drags Juan out of the store. Once they are back on the street, Marcos reveals himself to be a fellow swindler with a game of much higher stakes in mind, and he invites Juan to be his partner in crime. A once-in-a-lifetime scheme seemingly falls into their laps - an old-time con man enlists them to sell a forged set of extremely valuable rare stamps, The Nine Queens. The tricky negotiations that ensue bring into the picture a cast of suspicious characters, including Marcos' sister Valeria, their younger brother Federico and a slew of thieves, conmen and pickpockets. As the deceptions mount, it becomes more and more difficult to figure out who is conning whom. This is why Nueve Reinas (2000) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003). (Read More)

Themes:heist,  theft,  robbery,  drinking,  betrayal,  money
Locations:bar
Characters:jew,  jewish,  thief,  policeman,  homosexual
Story:partner,  scam,  career criminal,  purse,  con man,  con artist,  shoplifting,  pay phone,  vomiting,  drink,  urination,  prison,  brother brother relationship,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  gun,  police

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Cabin Fever (2002)
Comedy, Horror

Cabin Fever (2002)

The college friends Paul, Karen, Bert, Marcy and Jeff rent an isolated cabin in the woods to spend a week together. When they arrive, a man contaminated with a weird disease asks for help to them, but they get in panic and burn the man, who falls in the water reservoir and dies. The whole group, except Karen, makes a pact of drinking only beer along the week without knowing where the dead body is. When Karen drinks tap water and gets the disease, the group begins their journey to hell. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:bicycle,  bathtub
Period:2000s
Story:car chase,  ranch,  black american,  obscene finger gesture,  cult director,  screaming,  hit by a car,  gay slur,  cleavage,  shot in the back,  f word,  beer,  vomiting,  urination,  car accident,  black comedy,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  sex scene,  murder,  violence,  police,  death,  blood

War Dogs (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, War

War Dogs (2016)

Two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military - a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government. Based on true events. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  money,  christmas
Locations:motel,  bicycle,  snow,  beach,  bar
Characters:jew,  prostitute
Period:2000s
Story:con artist,  miami florida,  bullet,  sleeping,  fired from the job,  double cross,  security guard,  f word,  urination,  black comedy,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  fight

The Spectacular Now (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Spectacular Now (2013)

Sutter Keely lives in the now. It's a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he's the life of the party, loves his job at a men's clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he's never far from his supersized, whiskey-fortified thirst-master cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finecky hovering over him. She's different: the "nice girl" who reads science fiction and doesn't have a boyfriend. While Aimee has dreams of a future, Sutter lives in the impressive delusion of a spectacular now, yet somehow, they're drawn together. (Read More)

Themes:alcoholism,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money
Locations:bar
Characters:alcoholic,  girl
Story:passing out,  hangover,  absent father,  black american,  sleeping,  fired from the job,  bartender,  hit by a car,  bra,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  beer,  drink,  car accident,  voice over narration,  dancing,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship

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The Limey (1999) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Limey (1999)

An ex-con, fresh out of prison, goes to L.A. to try to learn who murdered his daughter. However, he quickly finds that he is completely out of place with no understanding of the culture he finds. His investigations are helped by another ex-con. Together they learn that his daughter had been having an affair with a record producer, who is presently having an affair with another young woman. An aging actress, who also knew his daughter, forces him to look at his own failures as a father. The movie does focus on the drama of the situation and the inter-relationships of the characters and seldom slips into an action piece. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  robbery,  drinking,  money
Locations:motel,  bathtub,  beach,  bar
Characters:thief,  policeman,  homosexual
Story:car alarm,  ex con,  car chase,  gunshot,  bra,  gay slur,  shooting,  drink,  watching tv,  car accident,  black comedy,  prison,  chase,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  fight,  gun,  murder,  blood,  death,  police,  violence

Shallow Grave (1994)
Crime, Thriller

Shallow Grave (1994)

The new flatmate of three preexisting roommates turns up mysteriously dead but in possession of a large sum of money. When the roommates decide to keep it for themselves, their action sets in motion a destructive chain of events that spiral out of control. This is why Shallow Grave (1994) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003). (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  drunkenness,  drinking,  betrayal,  money
Locations:bicycle,  bathtub
Characters:policeman,  detective
Story:drum set,  bath,  drink,  watching tv,  urination,  black comedy,  underwear,  voice over narration,  photograph,  dancing,  two word title,  fight,  blood,  police,  violence,  murder,  death

Cop Out (2010)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Cop Out (2010)

After a clumsy operation trying to capture a drug dealer, the N.Y.P.D Detectives Jimmy Monroe and Paul Hodges are suspended for one month by their Captain Romans. Jimmy decides to sell his rare baseball card to pay for his daughter's expensive wedding while his jealous partner believes that his wife is cheating on him with their next-door neighbor. When Jimmy sells his card to a memorabilia store, the place is burgled by two small-time thieves and the detective loses his card. They track down the thieves. (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  deception,  money
Locations:motel,  bicycle,  beach,  bar
Characters:thief,  policeman,  detective,  homosexual
Story:partner,  kicked in the groin,  car chase,  presumed dead,  obscene finger gesture,  hit by a car,  gay slur,  f word,  car accident,  brother brother relationship,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  tattoo,  violence,  blood,  murder,  police

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Triple 9 (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  robbery,  deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  money
Locations:bar
Characters:alcoholic,  jewish,  thief,  detective,  prostitute
Story:safe deposit box,  ski mask,  convict,  safe,  partner,  double cross,  security guard,  f word,  car accident,  prison,  brother brother relationship,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  police,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  two word title,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

Wild Card (2015) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Wild Card (2015)

Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  money,  christmas
Locations:motel,  bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:female bartender,  christmas tree,  hangover,  black eye,  hot tub,  pay phone,  double cross,  anti hero,  gay slur,  f word,  black comedy,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  blood,  death,  murder,  violence,  fight

The Boondock Saints (1999)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Boondock Saints (1999)

Two Irish brothers accidentally kill mafia thugs. They turn themselves in and are released as heroes. They then see it as a calling by God and start knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Willem Dafoe plays the detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he comes to catching the Irish brothers, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing. (Read More)

Themes:homophobia,  theft,  robbery,  drunkenness,  drinking,  betrayal,  money
Locations:bar
Characters:thief,  policeman,  detective,  homosexual
Story:ski mask,  black american,  handgun,  pay phone,  suburb,  bartender,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  shooting,  drink,  watching tv,  black comedy,  underwear,  prison,  voice over narration,  brother brother relationship,  surprise ending,  cult film,  tattoo,  dancing,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  death,  police,  blood,  violence,  fight,  murder,  gun

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