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20 best movies like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

List of the best movies like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998): Snatch, Mortdecai,, Pulp Fiction, Jackpot, Seven Psychopaths, The Ladykillers, RockNRolla, Snatch, The Far Country.

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CharactersDogs, Gangsters, Gangsters, Thieves, Gypsies
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Gambling, Boxing, Revenge
PlaceEngland, London, USA, New York
StylePopular, Exciting, Smart, For a group of friends, For men

The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the search for a stolen diamond, and the other about a boxing promoter who’s having trouble with a psychotic gangster.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersSpy, Special agents, Friends
PlotLove, Robbery, Travel, Abduction, Passion
PlaceEngland, London
StyleExciting, By books, Fancy, For men, Disturbing

Art dealer, Charles Mortdecai, searches for a stolen painting rumored to contain a secret code that gains access to hidden Nazi gold.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersLesbians, Friends
PlotRobbery, Passion, Friendship, Chase
PlaceAircraft, England, London, Hotels, New York
StyleExciting, Smart, Serious

Jo is chained down in a dead end supermarket job while all her friends are all out on their own separate adventures. But a chance encounter with some diamond thieves sends their separate worlds on a collision course with not only each other, but fate itself.

Markimdb: 8.9
Genredrama, crime
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotRobbery, Dancing, Boxing, Skirmishes, Cars
PlaceHotels, USA, Los Angeles
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Heavy, Smart

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
CharactersFriends, Partners
StyleExciting, By books, Smart, Fancy, Black humor

Terrified and bloody, Oscar Svendsen awakes clinched to a shotgun in a strippers joint. Around him 8 dead men, and police aiming at him. To Oscar it's clear that he is innocent. It all started when four chaps won 1,7 million on the pools.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersDogs, Gangsters, Gangsters, Killers, Thieves
PlotAdventure, Skirmishes, Abduction, Cheating
PlaceParty, Deserts, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Smart, Tense, Fancy

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersGangsters, Criminals, Partners, Parrots, Widows
PlaceEngland, London
StyleSmart, Fancy, Black humor

A gang of five diverse oddball criminal types rent a two-room apartment in an old house on a London cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow with three pet parrots. The group's mastermind, Professor Marcus, tells her a cover story that they are members of an amateur string quintet and would like to use the rooms to hone their musical skills. In reality, they're plotting to rob an armored bank van and plan to use Mrs. Wilberforce's naiveté and her Victorian sensibilities to their advantage.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Scammers, Millionaires
PlotRobbery, Friendship, Chase
PlaceEngland, London
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot, Smart, Black humor, For men

When a Russian mobster sets up a real estate scam that generates millions of pounds, various members of London's criminal underworld pursue their share of the fortune. Various shady characters, including Mr One-Two, Stella the accountant, and Johnny Quid, a druggie rock-star, try to claim their slice.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Police, Scammers, Friends
PlotRobbery, Boxing, Skirmishes, Robbery, Chase
PlaceEngland, London, Office, Casino
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Black humor

A group of up-and-coming hustlers stumble upon a truckload of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, western
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Losers, Partners
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Skirmishes, Friendship, Chase
PlaceAlaska, Canada
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Heavy, Serious, For men

In 1896, Jeff Webster sees the start of the Klondike gold rush as a golden opportunity to make a fortune in beef...and woe betide anyone standing in his way! He drives a cattle herd from Wyoming to Seattle, by ship to Skagway, and (after a delay caused by larcenous town boss Gannon) through the mountains to Dawson. There, he and his partner Ben Tatum get into the gold business themselves. Two lovely women fall for misanthropic Jeff, but he believes in every-man-for-himself, turning his back on growing lawlessness...until it finally strikes home.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, adventure, western
CharactersStrong women, Cowboys, Thieves, Scammers
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Gambling, Skirmishes, Revenge
PlaceWild West
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Light, For men

Maverick is a gambler who would rather con someone than fight them. He needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a Winner Take All poker game that begins in a few days. He tries to win some, tries to collect a few debts, and recover a little loot for the reward. He joins forces with a woman gambler with a marvelous southern accent as the two both try and enter the game.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryLithuania, United Kingdom
CharactersGangsters, Friends
PlotRobbery, Gambling, Wedding, Death
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Heavy, Black humor, For men

Four friends become stranded in Eastern Europe and have to become hit men, prostitutes, corrupt cops, smugglers and more to make it home.

Markimdb: 3.9
Genreaction, comedy
CharactersPolice, Partners
PlotAdventure, Skirmishes, Abduction, Revenge, Friendship
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, For men

A pair of Tactical Units Police Officers from different walks of life come together to rescue an ambassador's daughter.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, drama, adventure, crime
CharactersFBI, Friends, Partners
PlotRobbery, Weapon, Chase, Fate, Dreams
StyleExciting, Serious, For men

Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersGangsters, Friends, Criminals, Tough guys, Fish
PlotFight, Weapon, Baseball, Betrayal, Chase
PlacePrison, Ships, Beach, Hospitals, Korea
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, For men

An American mother searches for her daughter who was kidnapped by human traffickers in Central America.

Markimdb: 6.9
CharactersIndians, Cowboys, Heroes, Friends, Partners
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Revenge, Chase, Pads
PlaceWild West, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, For men

An ex-con seeks revenge on the man who put him in prison by planning a robbery of the latter's stagecoach, which is transporting gold. He enlists the help of a partner, who could be working for his nemesis.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSpy, Hired assassins, Heroes
PlotPolitical, Chase
PlaceEngland, London
StyleExciting, Smart, Black humor, For men, Disturbing

The Assassination Bureau has existed for decades (perhaps centuries) until Diana Rigg begins to investigate it. The high moral standing of the Bureau (only killing those who deserve it) is called into question by her. She puts out a contract for the Bureau to assassinate its leader on the eve of World War I.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA, France
CharactersFriends, Taxi drivers, Partners
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, For men

A mouthy and feisty taxicab driver has hot tips for a green and inept cop set on solving a string of New York City bank robberies committed by a quartet of female Brazilian bank robbers.

Markimdb: 6.3
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersSpy, Heroes
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Chase, Rivalry
PlacePrison, Russia, England, Ireland, London
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Serious, For men

A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor; only, someone finds him out and exposes him to the gang...

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersPartners, Robbers
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Gambling, Revenge, Love triangle
Time18th century
StyleExciting, For men

Will Plunkett and Captain James Macleane, two men from different ends of the social spectrum in 18th-century England, enter a gentlemen's agreement: They decide to rid the aristocrats of their belongings. With Plunkett's criminal know-how and Macleane's social connections, they team up to be soon known as "The Gentlemen Highwaymen". But when one day these gentlemen hold up Lord Chief Justice Gibson's coach, Macleane instantly falls in love with his beautiful and cunning niece, Lady Rebecca Gibson. Unfortunately, Thief Taker General Chance, who also is quite fond of Rebecca, is getting closer and closer to getting both.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, drama, adventure, crime
CountryHong Kong, France, China
CharactersThieves, Friends, Partners
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Martial Arts, Chase, Rivalry
PlacePrison, Asia
StyleExciting, Action, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

The world's top thieves join forces to pull off the heist of a lifetime. But when they find themselves pursued across Europe by a legendary French detective, they'll have to take their game to the next level.

Markimdb: 5.8
CountryUSA, Italy, Spain
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Hunters, Partners
PlotMartial Arts, Gambling, Skirmishes, Rivalry
PlaceVillage, Wild West, Deserts, Mexico
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

After his cattle rancher boss dies, right-hand man Pike is given the job of returning $86,000 to some families who live across the border in Senora, Mexico. Honest Pike is joined on the trip through the wilderness by a dishonest gambler named Tyree

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantastic, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersRobots, Heroes, Hunters, Partners, Pilots
PlotRobbery, Apocalypse, Time travel, Adventure, Pursuit
StyleExciting, Action, Serious, For men

Slipstream is a 1989 post-apocalyptic science fiction adventure film. The plot has an emphasis on aviation and contains many common science-fiction themes, such as taking place in a dystopian future in which the landscape of the Earth itself has been changed and is windswept by storms of great power. There are also numerous sub-plots, such as free will and humanity amongst artificial intelligence.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, crime
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Thieves, Scammers, Criminals
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery, Fight, Money, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, For men

A group of small time criminals in 1975 attempt to pull off the biggest heist in American history; stealing over $30 million from the Mafia in the smallest state in the union, Rhode Island.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
PlotObsession, Friendship, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Smart, Fancy, Black humor

Larry Donner, an author with a cruel ex-wife, teaches a writing workshop in which one of his students, Owen, is fed up with his domineering mother. When Owen watches a Hitchcock classic that seems to mirror his own life, he decides to put the movie's plot into action and offers to kill Larry's ex-wife, if Larry promises to murder his mom. Before Larry gets a chance to react to the plan, it seems that Owen has already set things in motion.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CharactersGangsters, Friends, Partners
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Skirmishes, Hostage, Chase
PlaceHospitals, Helicopters, New York
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, For men

Two lovers, driving their Dodge Charger, are ruthlessly chased by the police after robbing a grocery store.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, comedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersGangsters, Teachers, Friends, Partners, Actors
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery, Blackmail, Rivalry
PlaceEngland, London

A nurse eavesdrops with a friend on a cell phone conversation that describes a bank heist. She and the friend then conspire to blackmail the robbers for $2 million.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genreaction, drama, crime
CharactersGangsters, Friends, Criminals, Partners, Detectives
PlotLove, Survival, Robbery, Revenge, Betrayal
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back what is rightfully his. When he finally comes face to face with his longtime friend he will be forced to make a life changing choice.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFriends, Losers, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Friendship
PlaceShips, England, Ireland, London
StyleFancy, Black humor

The story of two lads from Belfast as they stumble their way through the London gay underworld in search of 'gainful employment'. This being the offering of sexual favours to older gay men in order to subsidise their respective giros. 9 Dead Gay Guys is a high-camp send-up of gay stereotypes.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Romania, Luxembourg, USA
CharactersGangsters, Partners
PlotRobbery, Death, Hostage, Chase, Rivalry
StyleUnexpected ending, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

When an experienced thief accidentally makes off with a Van Gogh, his partner is kidnapped by gangsters in pursuit of the painting, forcing the criminal to hatch a rescue plan.