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The Diamond Arm (1969)
 8.5
 11K
The Diamond Arm (1969)
Original name: Бриллиантовая рука
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Semyon Gorbunkov goes on a cruise with a smuggler on board. In Istanbul, he slips and breaks his arm. What he didn't know is that this was a signal for the gang of smugglers.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, funny, not serious, realistic, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: smuggling, cons and scams, nothing goes right, mistaken identity, farce, goofy hero, disorder, chases and races, undercover agent, friendship between men, disguise, fake identity, husband wife relationship, neighbor neighbor relationship, gem, male objectification, secret mission, hidden identity, police station, police investigation, crime boss, black eye, marital crisis, secretly observing, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and funny films with plots about disorder, crimes, goofy hero, dishonesty, chase, nothing goes right and crime mostly in Comedy, Crime and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Diamond Arm: Twelve Chairs (1971), The Troops in New York (1965), The Fugitives (1986), Safe Men (1998), The Troops & Troop-ettes (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Operation 'Y' & Other Shurik's Adventures (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film consists of three independent parts: "Workmate", "Déjà vu" and "Operation Y". The plot follows the adventures of Shurik (alternative spelling — Shourick), the naive and nerdy Soviet student who often gets ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, light, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: exam, goofy hero, misfit partners, student, nothing goes right, construction site, burglary, rivalry, warehouse, night watchman, petty criminal, workplace ...
Time: 60s, 1950s
Place: soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Twelve Chairs (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 161 min.
Story: A former aristocrat Ippolit Vorobyaninov leads a miserable life in Soviet Russia. His mother-in-law reveals a secret to him - she hid family diamonds in one of the twelve chairs they once had. Vorobyaninov in cooperation with a young con artist ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, cynical ...
Plot: treasure hunt, cons and scams, treasure, misfit partners, odd couple, dishonesty, partners, disorder, nothing goes right, crimes, family relations, gem ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: russia, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Troops in New York (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The second installment of Gendarmes series, tells the story of Sergeant Cruchot (Louis De Funes), who, together with his faithful comrades, has been sent to the International Congress of Gendarmerie in N.Y.
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fish out of water, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, goofy hero, law enforcement, track down, misfit, gendarme, stowaway, disorder, chase, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, usa, new york, french riviera, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Fugitives (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coming out from jail, Lucas has decided to change his life and behave like a good citizen. But when he is taken hostage in a bank by a hare-brained robber, no cops can believe he is not part of the action.
Style: feel good, sentimental, witty, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: chase, comedy of errors, fugitives, farce, goofy hero, nothing goes right, odd couple, reluctant partners, chases and races, disorder, crime, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 3K
Safe Men (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves in conflict with their professional colleagues. Romantic ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: safecracker, heist, farce, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, organized crime, robbery, cons and scams, crime, buddies, gangsters, hidden identity ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Troops & Troop-ettes (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cruchot's police office moves into a new building. They do not only get high tech equipment, but also four young female police officers to educate. All of them scramble to work with them -- and cause pure chaos while being distracted by the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: family outing
Plot: law enforcement, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, farce, goofy hero, workplace situations, battle of the sexes, disorder, gendarme, crimes, policewoman, police detective ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, saint tropez, french riviera, europe, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Troops on Vacation (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The whole clique of Cruchot's police station is retired. Now he lives with his rich wife in her castle - and is bored almost to death. He fights with the butler, because he isn't even allowed to do the simple works. But when one of the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, light, captivating
Plot: retirement, nothing goes right, goofy hero, save the day, colleague, amateur detective, memory loss, chases and races, disorder, gendarme, dull life, police ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: france, saint tropez, french riviera, europe, cote d'azur ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
We're the Millers (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.
Style: humorous, not serious, road movie, sexy, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: on the road, drug dealing, nothing goes right, dishonesty, family, adolescence, journey, parenthood, partners in crime, neighbor, stripper, smuggling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, tucson arizona, denver colorado, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Gentlemen of Fortune (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A kindergarten director Troshkin is a dead ringer for a criminal nicknamed "Docent" who stole the priceless...
Style: humorous, witty, funny, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: criminal heroes, cons and scams, lookalikes, crime, hidden identity, criminal gang, disguise, expedition, impersonating, petty criminal, secret agent, undercover ...
Time: 70s
Place: soviet union, kindergarten, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.7
 12K
Corky Romano (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Corky Romano is a bumbling, simpleton, veterinarian and the youngest, outcast son of an aging gangster, named Pops Romano, who calls upon Corky to infiltrate the local FBI and retrieve and destroy evidence being used to incriminate Pops for ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: fish out of water, undercover, crime, goofy hero, gangsters, hidden identity, special agents, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, crimes, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Troops of St. Tropez (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The ambitious police officer Cruchot (Louis de Funès) is transferred to St. Tropez. He's struggling with crimes such as persistent nude swimming, but even more with his teenage daughter, who's trying to impress her rich friends by telling ...
Style: humorous, realistic, funny, light, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: goofy hero, comedy of errors, nun, crime, fighting crime, incompetent police, disorder, officers and cadets, overbearing, gendarme, father daughter relationship, beach ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: france, french riviera, saint tropez, southern france, riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.7
 7K
Screwed (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A chauffeur kidnaps his rich boss's dog to hold it for ransom, but when she accidentally gets the dog back, she thinks that it's the chauffeur who's been kidnapped.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: kidnapping, mistaken identity, mortician, moon, buddies, comedy of errors, crime, goofy hero, odd couple, crime gone awry, friendship, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
 5K
The Sucker (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In this Frenco-Italian gangster parody, a shop keeper on his way to an Italian holiday suffers a crash which totals his car. The culprit can only compensate his ruined trip by driving an American friends car from Napels to Bordeaux, but as it ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: car chase, hitchhiker, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, adventure, anti heroes, buddies, gangsters, golden years, odd couple, chase, drug dealing ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe, france, naples italy, riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In this comic but dated story, nerdy Shurik travels to Caucas in search of native legends and folklore. But what he finds is a beautiful girl whom, due to intoxication and deceit of the local "gang", he ends up literally stealing for the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, romantic
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: student, corrupt official, couple relations, kidnapped woman, love affair, save the lady, criminal gang, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, uncle niece relationship, human relationship, social relations, love and romance ...
Place: soviet union, russia, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to 16th century Moscow, while Tsar Ivan the Terrible goes into the year 1973.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, adventure, time machine, changing the past or future, fish out of water, race against time, comedy of errors, goofy hero, disorder, misfit partners, escapades, misfit ...
Time: 16th century, year 1973
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 26K
Oscar (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. Despite having no experience in making money in a legal fashion, Snaps sets about to keep his ...
Style: talky, clever, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, mistaken identity, pregnancy, accountant, parents and children, gangsters, cons and scams, crime, honesty, romance, fish out of water, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two friends are invited for a weekend to a luxury island with their boss. The boss gets shot and nobody seems to notice, except for the two friends. In order not to become suspects of murder they treat the body as a puppet and make people believe ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, beach, boss, insurance, farce, buddies, comedy of errors, cons and scams, house, female corpse, mission of murder, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 3K
The Brain (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Arthur and Anatole are two little robbers. They want to rob money, money that will travel in a special train from Paris to Bruxelles. They don't know that other people have planned to do the same thing.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, exciting
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: train, heist, cat burglar, cons and scams, crime, crimes, dishonesty, adventure, disorder, criminal heroes, gangsters, chases and races ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: belgium, france, paris france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.7
 1K
Bullseye! (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael Caine, Roger Moore and Sally Kirkland star as three of the most unlikely rogues to ever score a heist. Hidden away in a vault is a fortune in diamonds, payment for a secret formula two government scientists have unscrupulously sold to the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: scientist, nothing goes right, cons and scams, dishonesty, disorder, goofy hero, twins, espionage, intrigue, on the run, down on your luck, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Nuns on the Run (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Brian and Charlie work for a gangster. When the boss learns they want to "leave" he sets them up to be killed, after they help rob the local Triads of their drug dealing profits. B&C decide to steal the money for themselves, but ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, nun, convent, fish out of water, drugs/alcohol, hidden identity, money, stolen money, on the run, hospital, monastery, hoodlum ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 39K
Baby's Day Out (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baby Bink couldn't ask for more; he has adoring (if somewhat sickly-sweet) parents, he lives in a huge mansion, and he's just about to appear in the social pages of the paper. Unfortunately, not everyone in the world is as nice as Baby ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: babies and infants, mischievous children, kidnapping, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, danger, disorder, fish out of water, chase, young heroes, escapades, prank ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Summoned from an ashram in Tibet, Ace finds himself on a perilous journey into the jungles of Africa to find Shikaka, the missing sacred animal of the friendly Wachati tribe. He must accomplish this before the wedding of the Wachati's Princess ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, not serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: private detective, bat, investigation, goofy hero, human animal relationship, indigenous, adventure, danger, escapades, disorder, save the day, stupidity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: africa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet troubles arise when he realizes that he is not the only one after the diamonds.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: heist, lawyer, robbery, screwball, stuttering, american abroad, killing a dog, yelling, silencer, zoophilia, animal abuse, barrel ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, tower bridge london, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 7K
The Goat (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Mexico, Malta
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the boss' unlucky daughter is missing in South America, Campana is sent to watch the boss' most unlucky employee who is sent as a private detective in hopes he can duplicate the daughter's mistakes.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Plot: private detective, missing person, memory loss, buddies, adventure, goofy hero, disappearance, crimes, dishonesty, partners, disorder, friends ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: mexico, france, latin america, paris france, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: National Lampoon's Gold Diggers is a black comedy about two losers in their twenties, Calvin Menhoffer (Will Friedle) and Leonard Smallwood (Chris Owen), who are out to get the good life without working for it. The two young men try to rob two ...
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drugs/alcohol, buddies, crime, cons and scams, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty, partners, disorder, friends, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting, witty ...
Plot: farce, police, laughing gas, kidnapping, chase, palaces castles and temples, comedy of errors, goofy hero, vengeance, crime, fighting crime, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, munich germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Johnny Dangerously (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: organized crime, criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, rise to the top, siblings relations, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes, family relations, disorder, goofy hero ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1910s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Up to His Ears (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Up the Himalayas... Up the Yang-tze... Up in a balloon... Up-stage with a stripper... Up-town in Hong Kong... You can't keep a great adventurer down
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: on the run, on the road, adventure, goofy hero, chases and races, danger, escapades, romance, love and romance, disorder, fall in love, assassination attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: asia, hong kong, nepal, himalaya, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 48K
Heartbreakers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Max and Page are a brilliant mother/daughter con team who have their grift down to a fine science. Max targets wealthy, willing men and marries them. Page then seduces them, and Max catches her husband in the act. Then it's off to palimony city ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: cons and scams, dishonesty, manipulation, parents and children, manipulations, mother daughter relationship, love and romance, farce, hidden identity, criminal heroes, frame up, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Frank Drebin is persuaded out of retirement to go undercover in a state prison. There he is to find out what top terrorist, Rocco, has planned for when he escapes. Frank's wife, Jane, is desperate for a baby.. this adds to Frank's ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, surprise ending, based on cult tv series ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: parody, undercover, race against time, terrorism, police investigation, goofy hero, crime, save the day, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%