Movies like Bugsy Malone

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Bugsy Malone (1976)
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Bugsy Malone (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A pint-sized cast illuminates this musical that is unlike any other ever made. Set in 1929 New York City, Bugsy Malone captures a flashy world of would-be hoodlums, showgirls, and dreamers - all played by child actors! As Tallulah, the sassy girlfriend of the owner of Fat Sam's Grand Slam Speakeasy, future superstar Jodie Foster dances and sings her way into our hearts.
Style: humorous, stylized, melancholic, talky, exciting, realistic, not serious, surprise ending, sexy, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gangsters, gang, disorder, rivalry, parody, friends, partners, crime, ambition, criminal heroes, car chase, unlikely friendships, lone hero, happy ending, prohibition, crimes, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, goofy hero, teenager, gangster, children, boxing, hotel, crime boss ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Bugsy Malone

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, clever and semi serious films with plots about gangsters, crimes, crime, disorder, criminal heroes, dialogue and mentor mostly in Comedy, Crime and Family genres. Some movies like Bugsy Malone: Harlem Nights (1989), Love, Honor and Obey (2000), Johnny Dangerously (1984), Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964), Crime Spree (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Harlem Nights (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: "Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, rivalry, friends, police, gangsters, crime, corruption, society, criminal heroes, crimes, interracial relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Love, Honor and Obey (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jonny dreams of leaving his dead-end job as a courier. Through his childhood best friend, nephew of the notorious crime lord Ray Kreed, he wins his way into the toughest gang in North London. Hungry for action, Jonny sparks a feud between Ray's ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, brutal, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crime, gangsters, criminal's revenge, rivalry, friendship, organized crime, gang war, criminal heroes, dishonesty, ambition, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, funny, light, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: organized crime, crime, rivalry, rise to the top, goofy hero, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, gangsters, crime boss, criminal's revenge, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1910s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In prohibition-era Chicago, the corrupt sheriff and Guy Gisborne, a south-side racketeer, knock off the boss Big Jim. Everyone falls in line behind Guy except Robbo, who controls the north side. Although he's out-gunned, Robbo wants to keep his ...
Style: feel good, offbeat, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: gambling, charity, gang, orphan, forgery, criminal heroes, gangsters, crime, crimes, cons and scams, disorder, folk hero ...
Time: 20th century, 20s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the funny story about two warring Mafia gangs in New York. The weaker gang use incredibly a lion to blackmail the opposite gang's "clients". The police succeeds to stop one of the gang, while the other remain without the Boss.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: gang, mafia, deadly, disorder, criminal heroes, crimes, goofy hero, crime, gangsters, assassination attempt, hitman, gang war ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.6
 5K
Crime Spree (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An out-of-town heist becomes a nightmare for a crew of French burglars when they mistakenly rob the head of the Chicago mafia. Unaccustomed to the ways of the American underworld, it is not long before they have the mafia, the FBI and a couple of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized, witty ...
Plot: crime, gangsters, fbi, heist, gang, partners, comedy of errors, crime gone awry, disorder, criminal heroes, fish out of water, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, france, europe, chicago illinois, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: street gang, crime, gang, family relations, partners, disorder, fish out of water, gangsters, hip hop, ghetto, kidnapping, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, south central los angeles, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Ireland, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Michael Lynch is a notorious criminal with two wives and a flair for showmanship. He's also a huge embarrassment to the local police, who are determined to bring him down once and for all.
Style: humorous, captivating, harsh, intense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang of thieves, heist, gangsters, master criminal, crimes, criminal heroes, ambition, dishonesty, family, justice, depression, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 5.9
 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, feel good, not serious, buddy comedy, absurd ...
Plot: safecracker, mistaken identity, cons and scams, organized crime, comedy of errors, crime, unlikely criminals, crimes, heist, dishonesty, hidden identity, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in 1920's New York City, this movie tells the story of idealistic young playwright David Shayne. Producer Julian Marx finally finds funding for the project from gangster Nick Valenti. The catch is that Nick's girl friend Olive Neal ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, atmospheric, light ...
Plot: mafia, murder, playwright, rehearsal, actress, gangsters, crime, broadway, actor, showbiz, backstage, friendship ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Jerky Boys (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When two unemployed telephone pranksters decide to use their vocal "talents" to impersonate a Chicago mob boss and curry favor with organized crime in New York, the trouble begins. It isn't long before Johnny and Kamal (the ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, funny, idiotic ...
Plot: hitman, unemployment, prank telephone call, dishonesty, gangsters, vengeance, crime, crimes, prank, on the run, buddies, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.
Style: humorous, dark humor, exciting, cynical, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, nothing goes right, heist, crime gone awry, buddies, dishonesty, crimes, crime, chaos and mayhem, criminal heroes, friends, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Ernest Goes to Jail (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Bumbling Ernest P. Worrell is assigned to jury duty, where a crooked lawyer notices a resemblance with crime boss Mr. Nash, and arranges a switch. Nash assumes Ernest's job as a bank employee, while Ernest undergoes Nash's sentence to the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, melancholic, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: prison, electric chair, confined, escapades, crime gone awry, danger, heist, mistaken identity, misfit, criminal heroes, goofy hero, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Even Angels Eat Beans (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two nice guys, a wrestler (Bud Spencer) and an Ice-cream vendor (Giuliano Gemma) are mistaken for dangerous killers by an important local gangster, whose nickname is "Sorriso". With the help of many funny coincidences they play along with ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: odd couple, partners, mistaken identity, crimes, unlikely criminals, gangsters, nothing goes right, goofy hero, chases and races, criminal heroes, crime, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 139K
Analyze This (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Countless wiseguy films are spoofed in this film that centers on the neuroses and angst of a powerful Mafia racketeer who suffers from panic attacks. When Paul Vitti needs help dealing with his role in the "family," unlucky shrink Dr. Ben ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, clever, suspense ...
Plot: psychiatrist, mafia, anger, attempted murder, therapy, gangsters, crimes, doctors and patients, introspection, criminal heroes, power relations, power struggle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1957, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, florida, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995)
Genre: Crime, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Johnny Destiny burns into Las Vegas in his hot Plymouth RoadRunner, stopping only to pick up a stranger stranded in the desert. But then, things aren't always as they seem. Anything can happen in that town of many possibilities...especially ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, talky, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, desert, expectant father, destiny, romance, crimes, crime gone awry, crime, criminal heroes, partners, disorder, on the run ...
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Paper Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paper Soldiers follows an overeager burglar named Shawn (Kevin Hart) through the ups and downs of his short, stressful career.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: hip hop, gangsters, drug dealing, dishonesty, partners, nothing goes right, crime, disorder, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, ambition, african american ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.5
 38K
Taxi (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 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.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car chase, taxi driver, police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, disorder, partners, gang, unlikely criminals, goofy hero, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Never a Dull Moment (1968)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When practicing for a role, actor Jack is mistaken for the killer Ace. He doesn't realize this until it's too late and is carried off to gangster boss Leo Smooth, who wants Ace to do a job for him. Fearing for his life, Jack plays his ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, heist, disorder, dishonesty, deadly, estate, comedy of errors, tough heroes, chase, rivalry, actor's life, showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 30s
Place: france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Rage in Harlem (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A beautiful black gangster's moll flees to Harlem with a trunkload of gold after a shootout, unaware that the rest of the gang, and a few other unsavoury characters, are on her trail. A pudgy momma's boy becomes the object of her ...
Style: stylized, humorous, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending
Plot: transvestism, murder, femme fatale, moll, gold, on the run, crime gone awry, woman in danger, gory, dishonesty, disorder, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 18K
My Blue Heaven (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Barney Coopersmith is assigned to protect former Mafia figure turned informant Vincent Antonelli. In the witness protection program one is supposed to keep a low profile, but that is something that Antonelli has trouble doing. Coopersmith ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, entertaining, talky ...
Plot: witness protection, fish out of water, district attorney, hitman, fbi, gangsters, crime, witnessing a crime, special agents, goofy hero, misfit, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new york, europe, italy, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Musical, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. Kermit meets and falls in love with her secretary, Miss Piggy. The jewel thieves strike again, ...
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: frame up, investigation, mistaken identity, puppets, heist, family, media, journalism, gem, amateur detective, escapades, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
We're Talkin' Serious Money (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A couple of bumbling con men go on the lam when they can't repay a loan from the mob.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: mafia, politician, sting operation, scam, best friends, friends, law enforcement, buddies, partners, dishonesty, disorder, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 5.3
 17K
Blank Check (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bullied by his siblings and nagged by his parents, 11-year-old Preston is fed up with his family -- especially their frugality. But he gets his chance to teach them a lesson when a money-laundering criminal nearly bulldozes Preston with his car and ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: forgery, bank, destiny, family, gangsters, crime gone awry, crimes, wish come true, rise to the top, goofy hero, heroes, family relations ...
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Cop and a Half (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a pint-sized 8-year-old kid witnesses a murder he offers to help the police, if they make him a cop, too. Saddled with this streetwise sidekick, a hardboiled cop is forced to take his new partner seriously as they race the clock to bring the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, boys' night, pre-teens
Plot: murder, friendship, police, odd couple, police shootout, laundry drying on clothes line, crimes, witnessing a crime, partners against crime, family, police investigation, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Muppet Movie (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Kermit the Frog is persuaded by agent Dom DeLuise to pursue a career in Hollywood. Along the way, Kermit picks up Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and a motley crew of other Muppets with similar aspirations. Meanwhile, Kermit must elude the grasp of ...
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, not serious, road movie ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: friendship, on the road, passenger, swamp, ambition, fame, chaos, puppets, family, performer's life, goofy hero, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Last Godfather (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Young-goo the son of mafia boss Don Carini, is too foolish to be part of the mafia elite. One day, Young-goo comes to his father and is trained by Tony V to be his father's successor. A few days later, Young-goo accidentally rescues Nancy, the ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: rivalry, unlikely criminals, crimes, parents and children, criminal heroes, goofy hero, uninhibited rivalry, gangsters, family relations, disorder, mafia, crime boss ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Lucky Numbers (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Russ Richards is a TV weatherman and local celebrity on the verge of losing his shirt. Desperate to escape financial ruin, he schemes with Crystal the TV station's lotto ball girl to rig the state lottery drawing. The numbers come up right, but ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: lottery, weatherman, small town, tv station, criminal heroes, crime, cons and scams, couple relations, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, sexualized violence, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.6
 4K
The Crew (2000)
Genre: Crime, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotel, gangsters, vengeance, hitman, human nature, aging, friends, rivalry, farce, eviction, partners, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa, miami, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A kidnapped mobster (Vittorio De Sica) persuades his captors to help him rob platinum ingots from a train.
Style: stylized, exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, heist, train robbery, goofy hero, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, nothing goes right, confined, betrayal ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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