10 best movies like Robot & Frank (2012)

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Robot & Frank 2012
A delightful dramatic comedy, a buddy picture, and, for good measure, a heist film. Curmudgeonly old Frank lives by himself. His routine involves daily visits to his local library, where he has a twinkle in his eye for the librarian. His grown children are concerned about their father’s well-being and buy him a caretaker robot. Initially resistant to the idea, Frank soon appreciates the benefits of robotic support – like nutritious meals and a clean house – and eventually begins to treat his robot like a true companion. With his robot’s assistance, Frank’s passion for his old, unlawful profession is reignited, for better or worse.
List of the best movies like Robot & Frank (2012): Stand Up Guys, Chappie, Going in Style, Matchstick Men, The Long Goodbye, Search Party, Comet, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Mystery Train, Going Places.

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Stand Up Guys (2013)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

After serving 28 years in prison for accidentally killing the son of a crime boss, newly paroled gangster Val reunites with his former partners in crime, Doc and Hirsch, for a night on the town. As the three men revisit old haunts, reflect on their glory days and try to make up for lost time, one wrestles with a terrible quandary: Doc has orders to kill Val, and time is running out for him to figure out a way out of his dilemma.

Chappie (2015)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, South Africa
Duration02:17

Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings—some good, some bad—and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there's one thing that makes Chappie different from any one else: he is a robot.

Going in Style (1979)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA

Three senior citizens in their 70s who live together are slowly decaying in endless days with nothing to do but feed the birds. One of them comes up with an idea - rob a bank. They certainly could use the money if they get away with it and if they are caught, what could happen to three old men?

Matchstick Men (2003)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:56

A phobic con artist and his protege are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the con artist's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.

The Long Goodbye (1973)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.

Search Party (2016)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

A dark comedy about four self-absorbed twenty-somethings who become entangled in an ominous mystery when a former college acquaintance suddenly disappears.

Comet (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

When a chance encounter brings together the cynical Dell and the quick-witted Kimberly, the stage is set for a tempestuous love affair that unfolds like a puzzle. As the film zigzags back and forth in time-from a meteor shower in LA, to an encounter in a Paris hotel room, to a fateful phone call-an unforgettable portrait of a relationship emerges.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

Mystery Train (1989)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:50

In Memphis, Tennessee, over the course of a single night, the Arcade Hotel, run by an eccentric night clerk and a clueless bellboy, is visited by a young Japanese couple traveling in search of the roots of rock; an Italian woman in mourning who stumbles upon a fleeing charlatan girl; and a comical trio of accidental thieves looking for a place to hide…

Going Places (1974)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, comedy, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:56

Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: whether it's cars, peace of mind, or daughters. Marie-Ange, a jaded, passive hairdresser, joins them as lover, cook, and mother confessor. She's on her own search for seemingly unattainable sexual pleasure.

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The Object of Beauty (1991)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:43

American couple Jake and Tina are living in an expensive London hotel above their means, incurring a sizeable debt. When they are asked to pay a lavish dinner bill and Jake's card is declined, he suggests they sell Tina's tiny, expensive Henry Moore sculpture to cover the debt. After they hatch a scheme to claim the sculpture was stolen in order to collect insurance on it, the sculpture mysteriously goes missing.

Grand Canyon (1991)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:14

Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from different races and classes brought together when one finds himself in jeopardy in the other's rough neighborhood.

Money for Nothing (1993)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an investment firm, for advice, before turning to the mob for help laundering the money. While Joey makes plans to leave the country, however, a detective is following his ever-warmer trail in order to recover the cash.

Clockwatchers (1997)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:36

The relationship between four female temps all working for the same credit company is threatened with the arrival of a new hire, who lands a permanent position one of the women was vying for.

Driven (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Puerto Rico

FBI informant Jim Hoffman lures troubled automobile magnate John DeLorean to an undercover sting for cocaine trafficking.

Flawless (1999)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door.

Space Station 76 (2014)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

A comedic drama about a group of people (and several robots) living on a space station in a 1970’s-version of the future. When a new Assistant Captain arrives, she inadvertently ignites tensions among the crew, prompting them to confront their darkest secrets. Barely contained lust, jealousy, and anger all bubble to the surface, becoming just as dangerous as the asteroid that’s heading right for them.

Dope (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:31

Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.

Lethal Weapon (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration03:10

A slightly unhinged former Navy SEAL lands a job as a police officer in Los Angeles where he's partnered with a veteran detective trying to keep maintain a low stress level in his life.

Ashby (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:24

When new kid in town Ed Wallis is given an assignment to interview an older person, he turns to his mysterious neighbor, Ashby Holt for help. That new connection leads to unexpected journeys for both of them, as Ashby – who turns out to be a retired CIA assassin – deals with a terminal prognosis, and Ed deals with adjusting to life with his newly single mom and developing relationship with a brainy classmate, Eloise.

Down by Law (1986)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, West Germany
Duration01:47

A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.

Generation P (2011)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama
CountryRussia, USA
Duration02:00

A chronicle of Russia's transition from communism to capitalism.

Mon pote (2010)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:45

The story of a friendship between Victor, owner of a magazine, and Bruno, a car thief.

Bicentennial Man (1999)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:06

Richard Martin buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product is named Andrew by the youngest of the family's children. "Bicentennial Man" follows the life and times of Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to perform menial tasks. As Andrew begins to experience emotions and creative thought, the Martin family soon discovers they don't have an ordinary robot.

Terri (2011)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA

Terri, a pajama-clad, disaffected high school student learns how to engage the world with the help of Mr. Fitzgerald, his assistant principal.

Bernie (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

In small-town Texas, affable and popular mortician Bernie Tiede strikes up a friendship with Marjorie Nugent, a wealthy widow well known for her sour attitude. When she becomes controlling and abusive, Bernie goes to great lengths to remove himself from her grasp.

Her (2013)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06

In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.

EVA (2011)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountrySpain, France
Duration01:31

Set in 2041, humans of planet Earth now live side-by-side with androids. A well-known cybernetic engineer, Alex Garel, is tasked with an assignment to create a robot in the form of a human child. He returns home to begin his work and finds that his childhood love Lana has married his brother David. Their daughter Eva seems to possess a superior intelligence and powerful charisma that immediately captivates Alex. Looking for inspiration, Alex asks Eva to be the muse of the new robot, which challenges everything Alex ever thought he knew about robots and humans alike.

First Sunday (2008)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA

Durell and LeeJohn are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When told they have one week to pay a $17,000 debt or Durell will lose his son, they come up with a desperate scheme to rob their neighborhood church. Instead, they end up spending the night in the presence of the Lord and are forced to deal with much more than they bargained for.

Assassination Nation (2018)
Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, action, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:43

High school senior Lily and her group of friends live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies and chats just like the rest of the world. So, when an anonymous hacker starts posting details from the private lives of everyone in their small town, the result is absolute madness leaving Lily and her friends questioning whether they'll live through the night.




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