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The Big Lebowski (1998)
Comedy, Crime

The Big Lebowski (1998)

When "The Dude" Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists want something from The Dude. (Read More)

Themes:unemployment,  money,  corruption,  divorce,  deception,  dance,  drunkenness,  torture,  betrayal,  drugs,  kidnapping,  surrealism,  friendship
Mood:night,  satire
Locations:wheelchair,  bathtub,  bar
Characters:sheriff,  lust,  artist,  lawyer,  actor,  doctor,  homosexual
Period:1990s
Story:rug,  millionaire,  deadpan humor,  deadpan comedy,  bowling ball,  korean war veteran,  ransom note,  bowling alley,  illegal drug,  bowling,  vietnam veteran,  pot smoking,  limousine driver,  woman painter,  female painter,  head in a toilet,  man with glasses,  driving at night,  marijuana joint,  video artist,  performance artist,  con artist,  taxi driver,  dance recital,  actor shares first name with character,  dream sequence,  no panties,  girl in panties,  white panties,  hanging up without saying goodbye,  people with the same name,  corrupting influence of capitalism,  propositioned for sex,  musical sequence in non musical work,  progressive politics,  man wearing a bathrobe,  hit in the chest,  castration threat,  ford torino,  jewish convert,  biting an ear,  ransacked room,  gambling addict,  ear bitten off,  auto impound lot,  broken tv,  one man play,  american mythology,  mickey finn,  flying carpet,  car smashing,  off screen sex,  german stereotype,  euro trash,  iron lung,  johnson,  cable guy,  culture war,  reference to metallica,  severed toe,  stream of consciousness,  namesake,  handedness,  solicitation,  beneficiary,  pasadena california,  polish american,  lifting a male into the air,  harness,  reference to the vietnam war,  jaguar car,  pornographic video,  cremated remains,  cricket bat,  tumbleweed,  philanthropist,  ash scattering,  playing against type,  reference to saddam hussein,  sabbath,  hidden gun,  ferret,  deadpan,  play within a film,  lifting an adult into the air,  trident,  malibu california,  reefer,  human ashes,  father daughter estrangement,  three friends,  spit take,  sex offender,  phone book,  temper,  dope,  manhood,  pastiche,  beach party,  nail polish,  abstract art,  goon,  auto theft,  laziness,  eulogy,  pager,  gulf war,  severed ear,  nymphomania,  trophy wife,  volkswagen beetle,  video cassette,  screwball comedy,  counter culture,  gambling debt,  private eye,  talking about sex,  walkman,  mortuary,  repeated line,  grass,  car set on fire,  embezzlement,  paraplegic,  loan shark,  pot,  mugging,  macguffin,  pornographer,  nihilism,  gang violence,  loser,  vulgarity,  sports team,  homage,  cremation,  anti war,  drugged drink,  doppelganger,  sunbathing,  sports car,  ethnic slur,  landlord,  dictator,  briefcase,  extortion,  musical number,  cliff,  amateur,  slacker,  hit on the head,  medical examination,  pedophile,  ensemble cast,  scissors,  headphones,  porn star,  burglary,  hippie,  stealing a car,  veteran,  absurd humor,  nickname,  stupidity,  ransom,  singing in a car,  honor,  friendship between men,  assault,  lifting someone into the air,  vandalism,  breaking and entering,  drug,  answering machine,  supermarket,  uzi,  pornography,  private detective,  police brutality,  heart attack,  runaway,  ex convict,  profanity,  premarital sex,  glasses,  convertible,  character's point of view camera shot,  mistaken identity,  mini skirt,  older man younger woman relationship,  fantasy sequence,  cowboy,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  danger,  breaking the fourth wall,  limousine,  racial slur,  home invasion,  double cross,  scantily clad female,  painter,  female pubic hair,  toilet,  death of friend,  diner,  bridge,  mansion,  subjective camera,  cleavage,  f word,  alcohol,  voyeur,  hallucination,  marijuana,  interrogation,  car crash,  avant garde,  lingerie,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  letter,  falling from height,  bare butt,  brawl,  bikini,  sword,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  urination,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  dream,  beating,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  three word title,  leg spreading,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  independent film,  bare chested male,  dog,  death,  flashback,  gun,  police,  fight

The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  friendship
Locations:wheelchair,  bathtub,  bar
Characters:lawyer
Story:bowling alley,  pot smoking,  porn star,  man with glasses,  marijuana joint,  dream sequence,  hidden gun,  private eye,  macguffin,  pornographer,  sports car,  ethnic slur,  bowling,  hippie,  stealing a car,  stupidity,  pornography,  private detective,  profanity,  mistaken identity,  fantasy sequence,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  danger,  limousine,  racial slur,  home invasion,  double cross,  toilet,  diner,  mansion,  f word,  hallucination,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  bare butt,  brawl,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  motorcycle,  car accident,  black comedy,  fistfight,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  dream,  beating,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  three word title,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  police,  fight,  flashback,  death

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money,  drugs,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:bar
Story:vietnam veteran,  man with glasses,  father daughter estrangement,  nihilism,  ethnic slur,  stealing a car,  supermarket,  ex convict,  profanity,  character's point of view camera shot,  danger,  racial slur,  home invasion,  double cross,  death of friend,  diner,  subjective camera,  f word,  alcohol,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  urination,  motorcycle,  car accident,  black comedy,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  cell phone,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  death,  police,  gun,  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:drunkenness,  betrayal,  money,  drugs,  friendship
Period:1990s
Story:marijuana joint,  vulgarity,  ethnic slur,  stealing a car,  honor,  uzi,  police brutality,  profanity,  premarital sex,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  racial slur,  death of friend,  f word,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  three word title,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  flashback,  fight,  death,  police,  dog,  gun

American Psycho (2000) is one of the best movies like The Big Lebowski (1998)
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:divorce,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  money,  drugs,  friendship
Mood:night,  satire
Locations:bathtub,  bar
Characters:lust,  lawyer,  homosexual
Story:pornographic video,  walkman,  nihilism,  drugged drink,  ethnic slur,  briefcase,  headphones,  lifting someone into the air,  answering machine,  pornography,  private detective,  premarital sex,  mistaken identity,  limousine,  racial slur,  double cross,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  f word,  voyeur,  interrogation,  car crash,  lingerie,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  bare butt,  urination,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  neo noir,  dream,  beating,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  leg spreading,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  bare chested male,  dog,  police,  death,  gun

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Pain & Gain (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama

Pain & Gain (2013)

Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo ('Mark Wahlberg (I)' (qv)) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal ('Anthony Mackie' (qv)) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle ('Dwayne Johnson (I)' (qv)). Their kidnapping and extortion scheme goes terribly wrong since they have muscles for brains and they're left to haphazardly try to hold onto the elusive American dream. This is why Pain & Gain (2013) is one of the best movies like The Big Lebowski (1998). (Read More)

Themes:money,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:doctor
Period:1990s
Story:johnson,  severed toe,  playing against type,  manhood,  car set on fire,  pornographer,  sports car,  ethnic slur,  extortion,  millionaire,  stupidity,  private detective,  ex convict,  premarital sex,  dream,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  racial slur,  home invasion,  mansion,  subjective camera,  f word,  alcohol,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  bare butt,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  urination,  car accident,  black comedy,  fistfight,  swimming pool,  beating,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  pistol,  panties,  three word title,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  police,  fight,  dog

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:corruption,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  drugs,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:bar
Story:man with glasses,  driving at night,  con artist,  taxi driver,  reference to saddam hussein,  sports car,  premarital sex,  danger,  double cross,  diner,  bridge,  f word,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  urination,  motorcycle,  black comedy,  beating,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  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,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:doctor
Story:phone book,  video cassette,  landlord,  stealing a car,  ransom,  older man younger woman relationship,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  danger,  double cross,  toilet,  diner,  f word,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  gun,  fight,  death

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Brick Mansions (2014) is one of the best movies like The Big Lebowski (1998)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:corruption,  deception,  torture,  betrayal,  drugs,  kidnapping
Locations:bathtub
Story:ethnic slur,  stealing a car,  uzi,  police brutality,  ex convict,  racial slur,  home invasion,  diner,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  motorcycle,  car accident,  black comedy,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  fight,  death,  flashback,  police

Southland Tales (2006)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  deception,  dance,  betrayal,  drugs,  kidnapping,  friendship,  surrealism
Mood:satire
Locations:bar
Characters:actor
Story:pot smoking,  marijuana joint,  performance artist,  police officer,  doppelganger,  sports car,  ethnic slur,  extortion,  musical number,  porn star,  uzi,  police brutality,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  danger,  limousine,  racial slur,  double cross,  toilet,  death of friend,  mansion,  subjective camera,  f word,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  black comedy,  fistfight,  neo noir,  dream,  beating,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  police,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  dog,  flashback,  fight,  death,  gun

New Jack City (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. This is why New Jack City (1991) is one of the best movies like The Big Lebowski (1998). (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  deception,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  drugs,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:lawyer
Period:1990s
Story:drug,  ethnic slur,  landlord,  uzi,  police brutality,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  danger,  limousine,  racial slur,  home invasion,  double cross,  death of friend,  mansion,  subjective camera,  f word,  interrogation,  lingerie,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  bare butt,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  motorcycle,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  beating,  cell phone,  telephone call,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  gun,  flashback,  police

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Hung Fan Kui (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Hung Fan Kui (1995)

Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up some neighborhood thugs who cause problems at the market. Meanwhile, one of those petty thugs in the local gang stumbles into a criminal situation way over his head. Blinded by greed, his involvement draws his gang, the kid, Keong, and the whole neighborhood into a deadly crossfire. When the lazy cops fail to successfully resolve matters, Keong takes things into his own hands. Needless to say, much spectacular kung-fu and outrageous action sequences follow.... (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  kidnapping
Locations:wheelchair,  bar
Period:1990s
Story:taxi driver,  actor shares first name with character,  paraplegic,  extortion,  stealing a car,  vandalism,  supermarket,  uzi,  limousine,  home invasion,  death of friend,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  bare butt,  brawl,  sword,  punched in the face,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  beating,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  panties,  independent film,  bare chested male,  fight,  police,  death

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like The Big Lebowski (1998)
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,  dance,  drunkenness,  torture,  betrayal,  drugs,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:bar
Characters:lawyer
Story:bowling ball,  bowling alley,  man with glasses,  taxi driver,  bowling,  drug,  profanity,  character's point of view camera shot,  cowboy,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  danger,  double cross,  toilet,  death of friend,  diner,  mansion,  subjective camera,  f word,  alcohol,  hallucination,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  black comedy,  fistfight,  beating,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  gun,  flashback,  fight,  dog

Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's a football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. (Read More)

Themes:unemployment,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  betrayal,  drugs,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:wheelchair,  bathtub,  bar
Story:philanthropist,  hidden gun,  vulgarity,  stealing a car,  stupidity,  profanity,  character's point of view camera shot,  mistaken identity,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  danger,  limousine,  double cross,  toilet,  bridge,  subjective camera,  f word,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  bare butt,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  urination,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  beating,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  fight,  police,  flashback,  death,  dog

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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? (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money
Locations:wheelchair
Story:pot smoking,  man with glasses,  marijuana joint,  hidden gun,  repeated line,  ethnic slur,  headphones,  stealing a car,  singing in a car,  uzi,  profanity,  glasses,  character's point of view camera shot,  fantasy sequence,  older man younger woman relationship,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  danger,  racial slur,  diner,  bridge,  subjective camera,  f word,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  letter,  falling from height,  slow motion scene,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  neo noir,  dream,  beating,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  death,  gun,  flashback,  police

Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. This is why Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like The Big Lebowski (1998). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:bar
Story:taxi driver,  vulgarity,  homage,  drugged drink,  sports car,  stealing a car,  profanity,  home invasion,  double cross,  mansion,  subjective camera,  cleavage,  f word,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  motorcycle,  car accident,  black comedy,  fistfight,  swimming pool,  beating,  cell phone,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  flashback,  fight,  death

Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like The Big Lebowski (1998)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way.

Themes:deception,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Characters:doctor
Story:ethnic slur,  stealing a car,  singing in a car,  police brutality,  character's point of view camera shot,  fantasy sequence,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  racial slur,  home invasion,  double cross,  subjective camera,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  letter,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  motorcycle,  car accident,  fistfight,  beating,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  fight,  death,  police

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The Cable Guy (1996)
Comedy, Drama, Thriller

The Cable Guy (1996)

Steven Kovak has been kicked out of his apartment by his girlfriend. Steven has a new apartment, and decides to slip the cable guy (Chip) $50 for free cable. Steven then fakes an interest in Chip's line of work. However Chip takes this to heart trying to become Steven's best bud. When Steven no longer wants to be Chips friend the man who can do it all goes on an all out assault to ruin Steven's life. In the backdrop is the delicate sub-plot of the trial of a former kid star for murdering his brother. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:bar
Period:1990s
Story:cable guy,  head in a toilet,  repeated line,  musical number,  assault,  lifting someone into the air,  answering machine,  premarital sex,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  double cross,  subjective camera,  sunglasses,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  dream,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  cult film,  three word title,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  police,  fight,  flashback

A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Crime, Drama, Sci-fi

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Protagonist Alex DeLarge is an "ultraviolent" youth in futuristic Britain. As with all luck, his eventually runs out and he's arrested and convicted of murder and rape. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program in which convicts are programmed to detest violence. If he goes through the program, his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected. But Alex's ordeals are far from over once he hits the mean streets of Britain that he had a hand in creating. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  betrayal,  drugs,  surrealism,  friendship
Mood:night,  satire
Locations:wheelchair,  bathtub,  bar
Characters:lust,  actor,  doctor
Period:1990s
Story:white panties,  nihilism,  drugged drink,  sports car,  stealing a car,  assault,  drug,  police brutality,  premarital sex,  convertible,  character's point of view camera shot,  fantasy sequence,  home invasion,  double cross,  scantily clad female,  female pubic hair,  bridge,  mansion,  subjective camera,  cleavage,  voyeur,  interrogation,  car crash,  avant garde,  falling from height,  bare butt,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  neo noir,  dream,  beating,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  cult film,  three word title,  leg spreading,  photograph,  police,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  fight

Criminal (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  kidnapping
Characters:doctor
Story:taxi driver,  repeated line,  car set on fire,  macguffin,  burglary,  stealing a car,  nickname,  character's point of view camera shot,  mistaken identity,  danger,  home invasion,  double cross,  bridge,  subjective camera,  f word,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  brawl,  punched in the face,  motorcycle,  car accident,  black comedy,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  fight,  death,  flashback,  police

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The Limey (1999) is one of the best movies like The Big Lebowski (1998)
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. This is why The Limey (1999) is one of the best movies like The Big Lebowski (1998). (Read More)

Themes:money,  drugs,  friendship
Locations:bathtub,  bar
Characters:actor,  homosexual
Story:cremated remains,  cremation,  sports car,  cliff,  breaking and entering,  supermarket,  ex convict,  fantasy sequence,  older man younger woman relationship,  racial slur,  home invasion,  mansion,  hallucination,  marijuana,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  los angeles california,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  beating,  cell phone,  pistol,  panties,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  independent film,  fight,  flashback,  gun,  police,  death

Wild Card (2015)
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,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:lawyer,  doctor
Story:gambling addict,  ethnic slur,  millionaire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  racial slur,  home invasion,  double cross,  diner,  f word,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  fistfight,  neo noir,  dream,  beating,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  independent film,  bare chested male,  fight,  flashback,  death

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,  friendship
Locations:bathtub
Characters:sheriff,  doctor
Story:bowling alley,  marijuana joint,  homage,  medical examination,  stealing a car,  police brutality,  premarital sex,  racial slur,  home invasion,  scantily clad female,  death of friend,  cleavage,  f word,  hallucination,  marijuana,  held at gunpoint,  bare butt,  brawl,  bikini,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  urination,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  beating,  cell phone,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  independent film,  flashback,  police,  dog,  death

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Takers (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse (Chris Brown) Attica successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:bar
Story:sports car,  ensemble cast,  stealing a car,  police brutality,  ex convict,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  double cross,  death of friend,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  brawl,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  motorcycle,  police officer,  fistfight,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  beating,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  police

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) is one of the best movies like The Big Lebowski (1998)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

Marv is unconscious on a highway surrounded by corpses. When he awakes, he has amnesia and tries to recall his last steps from the Kadie's saloon on the Saturday night. He recalls that he found four playboys burning a homeless man alive and defended the poor man. Marv hunts them down and kills the group. The cocky gambler Johnny hits jackpot in slot machines in the Kadie's saloon and invites the waitress Marcie to go with him to play poker game against the powerful Senator Roark. He wins the game and suffers the consequence of his arrogance. The private detective Dwight McCarthy is contacted by his former lover Ava Lord that asks to meet him at the Kadie's saloon. Ava asks him for forgiveness for leaving him to marry the wealthy Damian Lord. However her strong chauffeur Manute takes her home. Dwight snoops around Ava's house but is found and beaten by Manute and the bodyguards. When he returns home, Ava is waiting for him naked in the bed and seduces him again. Then she tells that Damian and Manute torture her and soon she will be killed. Once again Manute takes Ava with him and hits Dwight that invites Marv to help him to rescue Ava. Damian denies the accusation but Dwight beats him to death while Marv tear Manute's eye out. But soon Dwight finds that he was lured by Ava that shoots him. Marv rescues Dwight and takes him to the Old Town where Dwight finds his former lover Gail that helps him to recover while Dwight plots revenge against Ava. (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  betrayal,  money
Mood:night
Locations:bar
Characters:doctor
Story:car set on fire,  ensemble cast,  stealing a car,  uzi,  private detective,  premarital sex,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  home invasion,  double cross,  diner,  mansion,  subjective camera,  voyeur,  hallucination,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  letter,  falling from height,  bare butt,  brawl,  sword,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  motorcycle,  car accident,  black comedy,  fistfight,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  beating,  voice over narration,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  fight

Inherent Vice (2014)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance

Inherent Vice (2014)

During the psychedelic 60s and 70s Larry "Doc" Sportello is surprised by his former girlfriend and her plot for her billionaire boyfriend, his wife, and her boyfriend. A plan for kidnapping gets shaken up by the oddball characters entangled in this groovy kidnapping romp based upon the novel by Thomas Pynchon. This is why Inherent Vice (2014) is one of the best movies like The Big Lebowski (1998). (Read More)

Themes:torture,  betrayal,  money,  drugs,  kidnapping
Mood:satire
Characters:sheriff,  lawyer,  actor,  doctor
Story:pot smoking,  marijuana joint,  reference to the vietnam war,  private eye,  loan shark,  pot,  anti war,  briefcase,  hit on the head,  pedophile,  hippie,  nickname,  ransom,  drug,  runaway,  ex convict,  convertible,  mini skirt,  female pubic hair,  f word,  hallucination,  marijuana,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  bikini,  los angeles california,  motorcycle,  black comedy,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  voice over narration,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  gun,  fight

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The Black Dahlia (2006)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Black Dahlia (2006)

In 1946, the former boxers Dwight "Bucky" Bleichert and Lee Blanchard are policemen in Los Angeles. Lee has a good relationship with his chief and uses a box fight between them to promote the department and get a raise to the police force. They succeed and are promoted to homicide detectives, working together. Bucky becomes a close friend of Lee and his girlfriend Kay Lake, forming a triangle of love. When the corpse of the aspirant actress 'Elizabeth Short (I)' is found mutilated, Lee becomes obsessed to solve the case called by the press Black Dahlia. Meanwhile, Bucky's investigation leads him to a Madeleine Linscott, the daughter of a powerful and wealthy constructor that resembles the Black Dahlia. In an environment of corruption and lies, Bucky discloses hidden truths. (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  friendship
Characters:lust
Story:no panties,  girl in panties,  white panties,  cremation,  doppelganger,  millionaire,  breaking and entering,  pornography,  racial slur,  scantily clad female,  death of friend,  diner,  subjective camera,  cleavage,  voyeur,  interrogation,  lingerie,  falling from height,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  motorcycle,  police officer,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  voice over narration,  pistol,  panties,  three word title,  leg spreading,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  fight

El Mariachi (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

El Mariachi (1992)

El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi for the killer, Azul, and chase him around town trying to kill him and get his guitar case. (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  deception,  betrayal,  money,  kidnapping
Locations:bathtub,  bar
Period:1990s
Story:dream sequence,  repeated line,  drug,  uzi,  character's point of view camera shot,  mistaken identity,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  danger,  racial slur,  double cross,  scantily clad female,  mansion,  subjective camera,  cleavage,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  bikini,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  motorcycle,  car accident,  black comedy,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  dream,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  independent film,  gun,  dog,  death

Harry Brown (2009) is one of the best movies like The Big Lebowski (1998)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harry Brown (2009)

In England, retired Royal Marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten, then stabbed to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  betrayal,  drugs,  kidnapping,  friendship
Characters:lawyer,  doctor
Story:car set on fire,  mugging,  macguffin,  gang violence,  stealing a car,  veteran,  pornography,  heart attack,  character's point of view camera shot,  danger,  double cross,  death of friend,  subjective camera,  f word,  voyeur,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  sword,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  neo noir,  beating,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  independent film,  bare chested male,  dog,  death,  flashback,  gun,  police

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Middle Men (2009)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Middle Men (2009)

Wayne Beering and Buck Dolby are drugged out geniuses with lots of ideas but they can never seem to get their act together. But when they come up with the idea to create a porn site - and charge for it (the first ever site to do so), their idea may be too lucrative for them to handle. Straight-laced business man, Jack Harris, is brought in to team up with them and turn their profitable idea into a legit business. Making money in the pornography industry is pretty easy, but staying true to yourself when surrounded by that much wealth, luxury, sex, crime and temptations, is much harder. (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  deception,  betrayal,  money,  kidnapping
Characters:lawyer
Period:1990s
Story:man with glasses,  pornographer,  porn star,  millionaire,  ransom,  pornography,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  home invasion,  f word,  alcohol,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback

Pulp Fiction (1994)
Crime, Drama

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Jules Winnfield ('Samuel L. Jackson' (qv)) and Vincent Vega ('John Travolta (I)' (qv)) are two hit men who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace ('Ving Rhames' (qv)). Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia ('Uma Thurman' (qv)) out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge ('Bruce Willis' (qv)) is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his fight. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre and uncalled-for incidents. This is why Pulp Fiction (1994) is one of the best movies like The Big Lebowski (1998). (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  deception,  torture,  money,  drugs
Mood:night
Locations:bar
Period:1990s
Story:briefcase,  vietnam veteran,  pot smoking,  marijuana joint,  girl in panties,  white panties,  playing against type,  macguffin,  homage,  hit on the head,  ensemble cast,  assault,  lifting someone into the air,  drug,  uzi,  convertible,  fantasy sequence,  racial slur,  double cross,  scantily clad female,  diner,  cleavage,  f word,  voyeur,  interrogation,  car crash,  lingerie,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  motorcycle,  car accident,  black comedy,  neo noir,  telephone call,  panties,  cult film,  fight,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  gun,  flashback

Patriots Day (2016)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  kidnapping
Locations:wheelchair,  bar
Characters:doctor
Story:pot smoking,  man with glasses,  marijuana joint,  car set on fire,  stealing a car,  danger,  double cross,  diner,  f word,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  fight,  gun,  death,  police

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Alpha Dog (2006) is one of the best movies like The Big Lebowski (1998)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Alpha Dog (2006)

1999, Claremont, California. Middle-class kids, in their 20s, talk trash, wave guns, hang out in a pack. Johnny Truelove, drug dealer and son of a underworld figure, threatens Jake Mazursky, an explosive head case who owes Johnny money; Jake responds by breaking into Johnny's house. On impulse, Johnny and a couple pals kidnap Jake's 15-year-old brother, Zach. Zach's okay with it, figuring his brother will pay the debt soon. Johnny assigns his buddy Frankie to be Zach's minder, and they develop a brotherly friendship. Zach parties with his captors as things begin to spin out of control. Group think, amorality, and fear of prison assert a hold on the pack. Is Zach in danger? (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  money,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:lust,  lawyer
Story:pot smoking,  drug,  marijuana joint,  burglary,  vandalism,  breaking and entering,  answering machine,  uzi,  mini skirt,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  danger,  racial slur,  double cross,  scantily clad female,  marijuana,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  fistfight,  swimming pool,  cell phone,  pistol,  leg spreading,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  dog,  death

This Is The End (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy

This Is The End (2013)

All 'Jay Baruchel' (qv) expected coming to LA was a fun time with 'Seth Rogen' (qv) with all the wild partying to have both by themselves and at 'James Franco' (qv)'s housewarming party. Suddenly, the Rapture hits and the Biblical Apocalypse has begun. Now, Jay and Seth are desperately sheltering in James' house for rescue along with a few other friends. Together, they must band together to attempt to survive the end of the world, only for Jay to find that they are all too dumb and superficial to do it until they discover the only way out. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:bathtub
Characters:actor,  homosexual
Story:man with glasses,  marijuana joint,  car set on fire,  drugged drink,  ensemble cast,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  racial slur,  home invasion,  mansion,  f word,  hallucination,  marijuana,  car crash,  falling from height,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  urination,  car accident,  black comedy,  beating,  cell phone,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  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:unemployment,  deception,  money,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:bar
Period:1990s
Story:burglary,  stealing a car,  answering machine,  premarital sex,  mistaken identity,  limousine,  racial slur,  diner,  f word,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  brawl,  sword,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  car accident,  fistfight,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  fight,  flashback

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Spartan (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Spartan (2004)

In the US-government's special ops, Scott is a shooter, not a planner, doing the job without regard to quaint or obsolete convention. When a Harvard undergrad goes missing (the daughter of a US leader), it's Scott who applies the pressure, first to her boyfriend, then to a madam whose cathouse is the initial stop en route to a white slavery auction in Dubai. The abductors may not know the girl's identity, but once they figure it out, she's doomed. Deadly double crosses force Scott to become a planner. Through it all, earnest TV newscasters read the drivel they're handed. This is why Spartan (2004) is one of the best movies like The Big Lebowski (1998). (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  deception,  torture,  betrayal,  drugs,  kidnapping
Locations:bar
Story:taxi driver,  pager,  repeated line,  ethnic slur,  stealing a car,  older man younger woman relationship,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  racial slur,  double cross,  mansion,  f word,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  taxi,  letter,  brawl,  punched in the face,  black comedy,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  cell phone,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  gun,  fight

Bride Of Chucky (1998) is one of the best movies like The Big Lebowski (1998)
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:deception,  betrayal,  money,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:bathtub
Characters:homosexual
Period:1990s
Story:pot smoking,  marijuana joint,  con artist,  biting an ear,  nail polish,  repeated line,  car set on fire,  macguffin,  nickname,  private detective,  police brutality,  premarital sex,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  danger,  double cross,  bridge,  mansion,  f word,  marijuana,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  letter,  bare butt,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  beating,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  gun,  fight,  police,  death

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:corruption,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  drugs,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:bar
Story:pot smoking,  marijuana joint,  car set on fire,  ethnic slur,  uzi,  police brutality,  ex convict,  danger,  limousine,  racial slur,  double cross,  death of friend,  f word,  alcohol,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  bare butt,  brawl,  bikini,  punched in the face,  car accident,  police officer,  neo noir,  beating,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  death

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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:deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  money,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:artist
Story:con artist,  gambling addict,  ethnic slur,  amateur,  stealing a car,  older man younger woman relationship,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  racial slur,  double cross,  f word,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  bikini,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  beating,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  flashback

The Watch (2012)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

The Watch (2012)

In Glenview, Ohio, Evan is the manager of the Costco department store and married to Abby. When the Costco night watchman, Antonio Guzman, is mysteriously murdered, Evan organizes The Neighborhood Watch, a watch team with his suburban neighbors Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus to protect the neighborhood and find the killer of Antonio. Soon they discover that the murderer is an alien that is preparing to invade Earth, and they become the last hope of mankind on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  friendship
Mood:night
Story:pot smoking,  marijuana joint,  vulgarity,  singing in a car,  supermarket,  profanity,  premarital sex,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  death of friend,  f word,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  urination,  police officer,  fistfight,  swimming pool,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  death,  fight,  police

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) is one of the best movies like The Big Lebowski (1998)
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. This is why The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) is one of the best movies like The Big Lebowski (1998). (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  divorce,  drunkenness,  money,  drugs,  friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:bathtub,  bar
Characters:lust,  lawyer
Period:1990s
Story:no panties,  white panties,  sunbathing,  sports car,  briefcase,  millionaire,  answering machine,  heart attack,  profanity,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  breaking the fourth wall,  limousine,  female pubic hair,  mansion,  subjective camera,  f word,  marijuana,  interrogation,  car crash,  lingerie,  sunglasses,  bare butt,  bikini,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  urination,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  swimming pool,  beating,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  panties,  leg spreading,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  flashback,  fight,  gun

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Live By Night (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Live By Night (2016)

Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue. (Read More)

Themes:money,  corruption,  deception,  torture,  betrayal,  drugs,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:night
Locations:bar
Characters:sheriff
Story:car set on fire,  ethnic slur,  honor,  heart attack,  runaway,  ex convict,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  danger,  racial slur,  home invasion,  double cross,  diner,  bridge,  mansion,  subjective camera,  f word,  alcohol,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  neo noir,  dream,  beating,  voice over narration,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  three word title,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  police,  death

Run All Night (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Run All Night (2015)

Professional Brooklyn hitman Jimmy Conlon is more commonly known as THE GRAVEDIGGER. Jimmy was a mob hit-man, who was best friends with his boss Sean Maguire. But when Jimmy's son, Michael, is marked for death by the mob, Jimmy must go up against Sean to protect Michael at all costs. Together, he and Michael must avoid corrupt cops, contract killers and the mob to survive the night. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  money
Mood:night
Locations:bar
Story:limousine driver,  hidden gun,  stealing a car,  drug,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  home invasion,  death of friend,  diner,  f word,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  three word title,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  flashback,  police,  death

Natural Born Killers (1994)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  deception,  money,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Mood:satire
Period:1990s
Story:dream sequence,  severed toe,  stealing a car,  police brutality,  premarital sex,  convertible,  character's point of view camera shot,  fantasy sequence,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  breaking the fourth wall,  double cross,  diner,  bridge,  subjective camera,  f word,  hallucination,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  urination,  black comedy,  fistfight,  neo noir,  dream,  beating,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  three word title,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  death,  police,  flashback,  fight

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Odd Thomas (2013) is one of the best movies like The Big Lebowski (1998)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Odd Thomas (2013)

Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas ('Anton Yelchin' (qv)) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy ('Addison Timlin' (qv)) and the local sheriff ('Willem Dafoe' (qv)), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:wheelchair,  bathtub
Characters:sheriff,  doctor
Story:bowling alley,  severed toe,  stealing a car,  singing in a car,  private detective,  police brutality,  danger,  limousine,  home invasion,  double cross,  diner,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  dream,  beating,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  independent film,  dog,  police,  flashback,  fight,  death

A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

In a totalitarian society in a near future, the undercover detective Bob Archor is working with a small time group of drug users trying to reach the big distributors of a brain-damaging drug called Substance D. His assignment is promoted by the recovery center New Path Corporation, and when Bob begins to lose his own identity and have schizophrenic behavior, he is submitted to tests to check his mental conditions. This is why A Scanner Darkly (2006) is one of the best movies like The Big Lebowski (1998). (Read More)

Themes:unemployment,  deception,  betrayal,  drugs,  surrealism,  friendship
Locations:bathtub
Story:drug,  man with glasses,  marijuana joint,  sports car,  slacker,  hippie,  premarital sex,  convertible,  character's point of view camera shot,  fantasy sequence,  double cross,  toilet,  diner,  subjective camera,  f word,  voyeur,  hallucination,  marijuana,  police officer,  black comedy,  neo noir,  dream,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  police,  flashback,  dog,  death

Femme Fatale (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Femme Fatale (2002)

The thief Laurie Ash steals the expensive diamond jewel called 'Eye of the Serpent' in an audacious heist during an exhibition in Cannes 2001 Festival. She double-crosses her partners and is mistakenly taken as Lily, a woman who lost her husband and son in an accident and is missing since then, by an ordinary family. One day, while having bath in Lily's bathtub, Lily comes back home and commits suicide. Laurie assumes definitely Lily's identity, goes to America where she marries a rich man, who becomes the Ambassador of USA in France. When Laurie returns to France, her past haunts her. (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  deception,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:bathtub,  bar
Characters:lust,  artist
Story:con artist,  dream sequence,  no panties,  girl in panties,  ex convict,  mistaken identity,  double cross,  scantily clad female,  bridge,  subjective camera,  cleavage,  voyeur,  interrogation,  lingerie,  sunglasses,  falling from height,  motorcycle,  neo noir,  telephone call,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  leg spreading,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  gun,  fight

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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:bar
Story:hidden gun,  repeated line,  stealing a car,  honor,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  danger,  limousine,  double cross,  f word,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  neo noir,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  dog,  fight,  flashback,  gun,  death

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) is one of the best movies like The Big Lebowski (1998)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:deception,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:wheelchair,  bar
Characters:doctor,  homosexual
Story:embezzlement,  musical number,  premarital sex,  character's point of view camera shot,  danger,  home invasion,  double cross,  mansion,  subjective camera,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  gun,  flashback,  death,  police,  fight

Fargo (1996)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Fargo (1996)

Jerry works in his father-in-law's car dealership and has gotten himself in financial problems. He tries various schemes to come up with money needed for a reason that is never really explained. It has to be assumed that his huge embezzlement of money from the dealership is about to be discovered by father-in-law. When all else falls through, plans he set in motion earlier for two men to kidnap his wife for ransom to be paid by her wealthy father (who doesn't seem to have the time of day for son-in-law). From the moment of the kidnapping, things go wrong and what was supposed to be a non-violent affair turns bloody with more blood added by the minute. Jerry is upset at the bloodshed, which turns loose a pregnant sheriff from Brainerd, MN who is tenacious in attempting to solve the three murders in her jurisdiction. (Read More)

Themes:money,  deception,  kidnapping
Mood:satire
Locations:bar
Characters:sheriff,  artist
Story:ransom,  no panties,  broken tv,  hidden gun,  lifting an adult into the air,  pastiche,  embezzlement,  assault,  lifting someone into the air,  breaking and entering,  ex convict,  racial slur,  double cross,  scantily clad female,  painter,  diner,  cleavage,  f word,  voyeur,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  police,  gun

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