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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:heist,  alcoholism,  homophobia,  bullying,  theft,  robbery,  magic,  deception,  drunkenness,  drinking,  betrayal,  money,  christmas
Mood:melodrama
Locations:motel,  bicycle,  bathtub,  snow,  beach,  bar
Characters:muslim,  jew,  alcoholic,  bully,  jewish,  thief,  policeman,  detective,  girl,  prostitute,  boy,  children,  homosexual
Period:2000s
Story:beach volleyball,  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,  christmas eve,  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,  reference to joseph,  missing arm,  criminal duo,  heavy drinker,  seven dwarves,  fur stole,  evil santa,  stuffed toy animal,  candy corn,  criminal record,  sex in a store,  milk and cookies,  advent calendar,  mislaid trust,  hand cut,  mall santa,  mongoloid,  santa costume,  lechery,  kwanzaa,  fat child,  santa claus costume,  wimp,  bad behavior,  reference to leonardo da vinci,  sex in a hot tub,  pee,  drum set,  lecher,  begins with narration,  retardation,  crawlspace,  wedgie,  milwaukee wisconsin,  little person,  pedicure,  license plate,  pointing a gun at someone,  kicked in the balls,  stuffed toy,  liver,  parking ticket,  checkers,  car alarm,  career criminal,  sleigh,  misanthrope,  security system,  phoenix arizona,  reference to santa claus,  pinball machine,  power drill,  foot massage,  safecracker,  reference to sigmund freud,  changing room,  passing out,  celibacy,  north pole,  kicked in the groin,  fast food restaurant,  holiday season,  reference to the virgin mary,  reference to bill clinton,  intergenerational friendship,  snoring,  embezzlement,  ex con,  guardian,  strong language,  stable,  reindeer,  wetting pants,  department store,  suicidal,  purse,  volleyball,  male rape,  unconsciousness,  paramedic,  sex in a car,  loser,  golf club,  hangover,  exotic dancer,  escalator,  bottle,  stuffed animal,  sandwich,  stolen car,  chocolate,  con man,  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,  obscene finger gesture,  cult director,  sleeping,  handgun,  profanity,  gym,  pay phone,  buxom,  fired from the job,  suburb,  screaming,  gunshot,  bartender,  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,  death,  police,  fight,  blood,  murder,  gun,  violence

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...

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

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,  death,  violence,  police,  blood,  fight,  gun,  murder

One Night At Mccool's (2001)
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:thief,  policeman,  detective,  girl,  homosexual
Story:department store,  black eye,  bullet,  bartender,  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,  police,  gun,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

Hell Or High Water (2016) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003)
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:ski mask,  ex con,  car chase,  ranch,  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,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  sex scene,  murder,  violence,  police,  blood,  death,  gun

Nine Queens (2000)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Nine Queens (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. (Read More)

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

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

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. (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,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  police,  death,  blood,  fight,  violence,  murder

Blood Father (2016) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003)
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,  gun,  fight,  blood,  police,  murder,  death,  violence

American Psycho (2000)
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,  gun,  death,  violence,  police,  murder,  blood

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,  fight,  gun,  blood,  violence,  death,  murder,  police

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:alcoholic,  policeman,  detective,  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,  gun,  death,  murder,  blood,  police,  violence

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:theft,  robbery,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money
Locations:motel,  bicycle,  beach,  bar
Characters:thief,  policeman,  girl,  prostitute,  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,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  sex scene,  violence,  gun,  blood,  death,  police,  murder

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,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  fight,  police

Rififi (1955)
Crime, Thriller, Drama

Rififi (1955)

After five years in prison, Tony le Stephanois meets his dearest friends Jo and the Italian Mario Ferrati and they invite Tony to steal a couple of jewels from the show-window of the famous jewelry Mappin & Webb Ltd, but he declines. Tony finds his former girlfriend Mado, who became the lover of the gangster owner of the night-club L' Age d' Or Louis Grutter, and he humiliates her, beating on her back for being unfaithful. Then he calls Jo and Mario and proposes a burglary of the safe of the jewelry. They invite the Italian specialist in safes and elegant wolf Cesar to join their team and they plot a perfect heist. They are successful in their plan, but the Don Juan Cesar makes things go wrong when he gives a valuable ring to his mistress. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  theft,  robbery,  drinking,  betrayal,  money
Locations:bicycle,  bathtub,  bar
Characters:thief,  policeman
Story:career criminal,  security system,  power drill,  safecracker,  ex con,  safe,  shoes,  pay phone,  bath,  double cross,  bra,  shot in the back,  shooting,  drink,  car accident,  prison,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  blood,  death,  gun,  police

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

In Bruges (2008) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003)
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,  theft,  robbery,  drinking,  money,  christmas
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,  murder,  gun,  blood,  violence,  police

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

John and Jane Smith are a normal married couple, living a normal life in a normal suburb, working normal jobs...well, if you can call secretly being assassins "normal". But neither Jane nor John knows about their spouse's secret, until they are surprised to find each other as targets! But on their quest to kill each other, they learn a lot more about each other than they ever did in five (or six) years of marriage. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  christmas
Locations:bicycle,  bar
Characters:jew,  jewish,  boy
Story:reference to the virgin mary,  department store,  golf club,  car chase,  mannequin,  gym,  suburb,  hit by a car,  boxing,  bra,  shot in the back,  reference to jesus christ,  beer,  shooting,  drink,  watching tv,  urination,  car accident,  black comedy,  underwear,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  murder,  gun,  blood,  death,  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,  gun,  death,  blood,  murder,  police,  fight,  violence

Hesher (2010)
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. (Read More)

Themes:bullying,  drinking,  money
Locations:bicycle,  bathtub
Characters:bully,  policeman
Story: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,  car accident,  testicles,  underwear,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  sex scene,  fight,  murder,  police,  blood,  death,  violence

Baby Driver (2017) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller, Drama

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? (Read More)

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

Focus (2015)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Focus (2015)

Nicky Spurgeon is an extremely accomplished con man who takes an amateur con artist, Jess, under his wing. Nicky and Jess become romantically involved, and with Nicky's profession of being a liar and a cheater for a living, he realizes that deception and love are things that don't go together. They split, only to see each other three years later... And things get messy. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  money
Locations:snow,  bar
Characters:thief
Story:reference to bill clinton,  department store,  con man,  black eye,  con artist,  bartender,  necklace,  double cross,  anti hero,  f word,  black comedy,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  sex scene,  blood

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,  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

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,  violence,  blood,  gun,  fight,  death,  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,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  two word title,  murder,  gun,  blood,  police,  death

City Of God (2002)
Crime, Drama

City Of God (2002)

Brazil, 1960s, City of God. The Tender Trio robs motels and gas trucks. Younger kids watch and learn well...too well. 1970s: Li'l Ze has prospered very well and owns the city. He causes violence and fear as he wipes out rival gangs without mercy. His best friend Bene is the only one to keep him on the good side of sanity. Rocket has watched these two gain power for years, and he wants no part of it. Yet he keeps getting swept up in the madness. All he wants to do is take pictures. 1980s: Things are out of control between the last two remaining gangs...will it ever end? Welcome to the City of God. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  robbery,  money
Locations:motel,  bicycle,  beach,  bar
Characters:thief,  policeman,  prostitute,  boy
Story:career criminal,  wetting pants,  con man,  shoplifting,  swimsuit,  obscene finger gesture,  handgun,  controversy,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  shooting,  watching tv,  car accident,  black comedy,  underwear,  voice over narration,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  chase,  photograph,  dancing,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  gun,  police,  violence,  murder,  death,  blood,  fight

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,  gun,  fight,  death,  blood,  murder,  police,  violence

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,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  gun,  murder,  police,  blood,  violence,  death

Mysterious Skin (2004) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003)
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

Man Bites Dog (1992)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Man Bites Dog (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,  dark comedy,  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,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

Ted (2012)
Comedy, Fantasy

Ted (2012)

John makes a Christmas miracle happen by bringing his one and only friend to life, his teddy bear. The two grow up together and John must then choose to stay with his girlfriend or keep his friendship with his crude and extremely inappropriate teddy bear, Ted.

Themes:homophobia,  magic,  deception,  drunkenness,  christmas
Locations:bathtub,  snow,  bar
Characters:prostitute,  boy,  homosexual
Story:fat boy,  christmas tree,  car chase,  crude humor,  obscene finger gesture,  security guard,  gay slur,  f word,  beer,  watching tv,  car accident,  black comedy,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  sex scene,  fight

Runaway Jury (2003)
Drama, Thriller

Runaway Jury (2003)

Wendell Rohr is a torts lawyer taking on the gun lobby. Rankin Fitch is the jury consultant for the Defendants and between them the battle is for the hearts and minds of the jury. But there is someone on the inside. Nicholas Easter is a juror with a girlfriend, Marlee, on the outside. they have a past ..... and their own agenda. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  robbery,  deception,  drinking,  betrayal,  money
Locations:motel,  bar
Characters:alcoholic,  thief,  policeman,  children
Story:shopping mall,  cynicism,  black american,  pay phone,  gunshot,  double cross,  security guard,  suicide attempt,  shooting,  drink,  black comedy,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  gun,  death,  fight,  murder,  blood

P2 (2007) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

P2 (2007)

The story centers on a corporate climber who gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive.

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  christmas
Locations:snow
Characters:policeman
Story:christmas eve,  christmas tree,  santa costume,  car chase,  crushed to death,  answering machine,  obscene finger gesture,  screaming,  double cross,  hit by a car,  security guard,  cleavage,  f word,  car accident,  black comedy,  surprise ending,  chase,  fight,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death,  police

In Her Shoes (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

In Her Shoes (2005)

Two sisters, plus a dead mother, a remarried father, and a hostile step-mother. The sisters, each in her way, have perfected the art of losing. The elder, Rose, is an attorney, responsible, lonely, with a closet full of shoes. The younger is Maggie, beautiful, selfish, and irresponsible. Her drunken behavior gets her tossed by her step-mother from her dad's house; worse behavior gets her tossed from Rose's apartment. Then, while searching in her father's desk for money to filch, Maggie finds an address; the past and the future open up to her and, with any luck, may open to her sister as well. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money
Locations:snow,  beach,  bar
Characters:jew,  jewish,  thief
Period:2000s
Story:miami beach florida,  unconsciousness,  shoes,  swimsuit,  pay phone,  bartender,  bra,  beer,  vomiting,  drink,  watching tv,  urination,  car accident,  underwear,  voice over narration,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  death

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,  murder,  fight,  gun,  death,  blood,  police,  violence

Near Dark (1987)
Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller

Near Dark (1987)

A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar.

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal
Locations:motel,  bar
Characters:thief,  girl,  boy
Story:car chase,  hit in the crotch,  bullet,  pay phone,  screaming,  bartender,  double cross,  hit by a car,  shot in the back,  f word,  beer,  vomiting,  watching tv,  car accident,  black comedy,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  violence,  fight,  blood,  gun,  murder,  police,  death

Bride Of Chucky (1998) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003)
Comedy, Horror

Bride Of Chucky (1998)

Chucky hooks up with another murderous doll, the bridal gown-clad Tiffany, for a Route 66 murder spree with their unwitting hosts, two eloping high-school graduates.

Themes:robbery,  deception,  betrayal,  money
Locations:motel,  bathtub
Characters:thief,  detective,  homosexual
Story:criminal duo,  car chase,  con artist,  dark humor,  presumed dead,  black humor,  obscene finger gesture,  pay phone,  screaming,  double cross,  hit by a car,  f word,  watching tv,  car accident,  black comedy,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  gun,  fight,  violence,  murder,  blood,  police,  death

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,  murder,  fight,  blood,  police,  violence,  death

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

Derailed (2005)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Derailed (2005)

Charles is worn down by his home life where he and his wife struggle to cope with the demands of their daughter's illness and his job. When he meets Lucinda on the train to work in Chicago, there is an immediate spark between them. Soon they are doing lunch; dinner and drinks follow. This leads to an adulterous rendezvous in a hotel. However, no sooner have they torn each other's clothes off than their room is invaded by a thief who beats Charles and rapes Lucinda. Because of the illicit nature of their relationship, Charles agrees with Lucinda who is reluctant to go to the police and soon finds he is powerless to resist the demands of the thief. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  theft,  robbery,  deception,  drinking,  money
Locations:bathtub,  bar
Characters:thief,  policeman,  prostitute
Story:embezzlement,  purse,  convict,  scam,  bartender,  security guard,  shooting,  drink,  watching tv,  prison,  surprise ending,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  police,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence,  gun

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003)
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,  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,  death,  gun,  violence,  police,  murder

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,  fight,  murder,  death,  blood,  police,  gun

Tsotsi (2005)
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,  death,  fight,  murder,  blood,  police,  gun

Observe And Report (2009)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Observe And Report (2009)

Ronnie Barnhardt lives with his alcoholic mother. He's chief security guard at Forest Ridge Mall, where he's in love with Brandi, a cosmetic sales clerk, and gets a free coffee each day from Nell, a cheery clerk in the food court. A flasher haunts the mall's parking lot, and at night, thefts occur. Ronnie is intent on catching the criminals but has no investigative skills, is delusional about his abilities, and makes mad accusations. His bete noire is Detective Harrison, the city cop sent to investigate. Ronnie thinks he could be an officer, thinks he stands a chance with Brandi, and slowly loses his self control. Will reality set in? What about redemption? (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  drunkenness,  betrayal
Mood:melodrama
Characters:alcoholic,  thief,  detective
Story:changing room,  sex in a car,  parking lot,  shopping mall,  skateboard,  fired from the job,  security guard,  dark comedy,  vomiting,  black comedy,  voice over narration,  cult film,  chase,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  violence,  blood

Pineapple Express (2008) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003)
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,  gun,  police,  blood,  death,  fight,  murder,  violence

Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

Martin Blank is a freelance hitman who starts to develop a conscience, which causes him to muff a couple of routine assignments. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he attends his 10th year High School reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan (a Detroit suburb where he's also contracted to kill someone). Hot on his tail are a couple of over-enthusiastic federal agents, another assassin who wants to kill him, and Grocer, an assassin who wants him to join an "Assassin's Union." (Read More)

Themes:theft,  deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  money
Locations:bicycle,  bathtub,  bar
Story:car chase,  black eye,  shoplifting,  answering machine,  suburb,  bartender,  double cross,  hit by a car,  anti hero,  security guard,  shot in the back,  f word,  watching tv,  black comedy,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  fight,  police,  blood,  violence,  death,  murder

Joker (2019)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Joker (2019)

Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks -- the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he's part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  money
Locations:bathtub
Characters:detective
Story:strong language,  swearing,  cynicism,  answering machine,  profanity,  pay phone,  fired from the job,  controversy,  bath,  double cross,  hit by a car,  anti hero,  child abuse,  dark comedy,  shot in the back,  f word,  shooting,  mask,  watching tv,  urination,  car accident,  black comedy,  underwear,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  dancing,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  fight,  death,  police,  murder,  gun,  violence,  blood

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,  fight,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

Triple 9 (2016) is one of the best movies like Bad Santa (2003)
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,  partner,  double cross,  security guard,  f word,  car accident,  prison,  brother brother relationship,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  two word title,  police,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

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,  murder,  fight,  police,  blood,  violence,  death

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