Movies like Bugsy Malone

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Bugsy Malone (1976)
 6.8
 18K
Bugsy Malone (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family, Musical
Country: UK, USA
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, melancholic, stylized, talky, sexy, light, clever, feel good, unusual plot structure, sweet ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, unlikely friendships, children, rivalry, disorder, friends, crimes, ambition, partners, criminal heroes, mafia, childhood, organized crime, coming of age, car chase, happy ending, dancing, weapons, great depression, child, prohibition, catastrophe, teenager, ghetto ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 80s, 70s, 1920s, year 1929, 30s
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 melancholic, humorous, clever and unusual plot structure films with plots about mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, redemption, brutality and fantasy world mostly in Comedy, Crime and Family genres. Some movies like Bugsy Malone: Chicago (2002), Blank Check (1994), Cop and a Half (1993), Max Keeble's Big Move (2001), Candleshoe (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
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Chicago (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Style: sexy, witty, stylized, light, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: prison, femme fatale, jazz, legal, desire for fame, musician, dancing, lawyer, broadway, rising to stardom, music, music business ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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100%
 5.2
 21K
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: humorous, feel good, unusual plot structure, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: destiny, money, bank, childhood, crime gone awry, family, chauffeur, child protagonist, adventure, gangsters, mistaken identity, youth ...
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, satirical, semi serious, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: crimes, children, murder, police investigation, partners against crime, witnessing a crime, friendship, odd couple, fighting crime, bully, african american, witness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Max Keeble's Big Move (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max Keeble, the victim of his 7th grade class, plots revenge when he learns he's moving; it backfires when he doesn't move after all.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, school, disney, underdog, family, friendship, happy ending, kids and family, teenager, bullying, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Candleshoe (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Candleshoe is a 1977 Walt Disney Productions live action movie based on the Michael Innes novel Christmas at Candleshoe and starring Jodie Foster, Helen Hayes in her last screen appearance, David Niven and Leo McKern.
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, light, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, hidden treasure, disney, adventure, family, treasure hunt, friendship, heiress, butler, happy ending, unlikely friendships, country estate ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, los angeles, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, melancholic, colourful, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: muppets, heist, puppet, family, hotel, robbery, dancing, creativity, redemption, culture clash, gunfight, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ 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, talky, stylized, road movie, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, crime gone awry, destiny, multiple storylines, brutality, expectant father, desert, romance, disorder, gang, criminal heroes ...
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: humorous, brutal, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, crimes, organized crime, heist, crime gone awry, police investigation, twists and turns, gang war, friendship, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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We're No Angels (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.
Style: humorous, feel good, clever, exciting, light ...
Plot: crimes, mistaken identity, prison, small town, priest, monk, fish out of water, religion, clergy, buddies, on the run, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Little Rascals (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, and the other characters made famous in the Our Gang shorts of the 1920s and 1930s are brought back to life in this nostalgic children's comedy. When Alfalfa starts to question his devotion to the club's ...
Style: feel good, light, sentimental, sweet, not serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, childhood, gang, dog, children, rivalry, bully, parents and children, child, misfit, mischievous children, precocious child ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Life with Mikey (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Michael Chapman was once a child TV star. But when he grew up, he couldn't get work. So he and his brother, Ed start their own talent agency that specializes in child acts. They can't seem to find the next big thing and they have to deal ...
Style: humorous, feel good, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, sweet ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, family, youth, talent agent, culture clash, time, mentor, destiny, death, brutality, chase, bullying ...
Time: 80s, future, 90s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Getting Even with Dad (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ray, an ex-con and widower, is planning a coin heist with two accomplices to help him to buy his own bakery. However, he doesn't expect his son Timmy, who was living with Ray's sister, to show up at the house right in the middle of ...
Style: humorous, satirical, melancholic, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: heist, family, parents and children, disorder, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, crimes, going straight, dishonesty, single parent, family life, childhood ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 13K
Freaky Friday (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: School girl Annabel is hassled by her mother, and Mrs. Andrews is annoyed with her daughter, Annabel. They both think that the other has an easy life. On a normal Friday morning, both complain about each other and wish they could have the easy life ...
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, fairy tale, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: body swapping, disney, child as adult, childhood, women, coming of age, family, youth, mother, dysfunctional family, school, teenager ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, funny, melancholic, surreal, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: prison, crime gone awry, dysfunctional family, electric chair, confined, escapades, mistaken identity, prison life, heist, cons and scams, false accusation, goofy hero ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Monkey Trouble (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dodger, a criminal monkey, belongs to a crooked street performer but escapes his life of crime only to end up in the arms of Eva, an innocent little girl whose mother has no idea that her daughter is harboring a fugitive.
Style: humorous, sexy, satirical, surreal, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: monkey, animals, monkey actor, childhood, adventure, family, coming of age, youth, friendship, girl, nudity (full frontal - brief), women ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 32K
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: witty, humorous, talky, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, gangsters, mistaken identity, accountant, disorder, parents and children, fish out of water, couples, dishonesty, goofy hero, going straight, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Married to the Mob (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Angela de Marco is fed up with her gangster husband's line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo, Angela and her son depart ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, witty, feel good ...
Plot: gangsters, hitman, starting over, fbi, organized crime, murder, romance, crimes, police investigation, betrayal, crime gone awry, mafia ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: funny, feel good, humorous, scenic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: muppets, puppet, road trip, friendship, disney, family, hollywood, chaos, musician, good versus evil, mad scientist, imagination ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Little Big League (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the owner of the Minnesota Twins passes away, he bequeaths the team to his preteen grandson. The newly minted head honcho quickly appoints himself manager, causing unrest in an organisation that struggles to take orders from a 12-year-old.
Style: humorous, feel good, sexy, talky, scary ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, family outing
Plot: baseball, sport, coming of age, childhood, family, youth, children, teenager, justice, nudity (full frontal - brief), bullying, hotel ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, new york, boston, minneapolis minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, absurd, parody, unusual plot structure, melancholic ...
Plot: prank telephone call, gangsters, vengeance, dishonesty, mafia, sarcasm, adaptation, multiple storylines, nudity (full frontal - brief), brutality, natural disaster, fantasy world ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, funny, light, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, broadway, murder, crimes, actor, writers, playwright, rehearsal, actress, satire, friendship ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.0
 25K
Kazaam (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shaquille O'Neal as a rapping genie protects a little boy.
Style: feel good, humorous, intense, inspirational, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: genie, mischievous children, wizards, bully, family, youth, friendship, justice, adventure, culture clash, unlikely friendships, young heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 6K
Crime Spree (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 105 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, funny, stylized, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, heist, crime gone awry, organized crime, mafia, french, brutality, fbi, corrupt cop, comedy of errors, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, france, europe, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 11K
Catch That Kid (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Athletic 12-year-old Maddy (Kristen Stewart) shares an enthusiasm for mountain climbing with her father, Tom (Sam Robards). Unfortunately, Tom suffers a spinal injury while scaling Mount Everest, and his family is unable to afford the surgery that ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, semi serious, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: heist, adventure, bank robbery, family, disorder, family relations, heroes, teenage life, crimes, rivalry, coming of age, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 1K
Cookie (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Cookie Voltecki (Emily Lloyd) is the illegitimate daughter of mobster Dino Capisco (Peter Falk), who has just finished thirteen years in prison. Since being released from jail, all that Dino wants is to settle some old scores, and make up for lost ...
Style: humorous, sexy, melancholic, cerebral, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mafia, illegitimate daughter, bdsm, father daughter relationship, parole, teen angst, car bomb, mother daughter relationship, faked death, gangsters, crimes, childhood ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, new jersey, new york, australia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 61K
Cry-Baby (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A prim and proper schoolgirl goes against her mother's wishes when she dates a motorcycle-riding juvenile delinquent.
Style: humorous, sentimental, light, satirical, parody ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: rock and roll, forbidden love, gang, music, youth, rivalry, teenage love, juvenile delinquent, fall in love, juvenile delinquency, teenager, teenage life ...
Time: 50s, 80s, year 1954, 20th century
Place: maryland, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Greg Heffley is headed for big things, but first he has to survive the scariest, most humiliating experience of any kid’s life – middle school! That won’t be easy, considering he’s surrounded by hairy-freckled morons, wedgie-loving bullies ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, talky, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: middle school, teenager, childhood, child protagonist, bully, fat boy, high school life, coming of age, high school, bullying, family, peer pressure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: guatemala, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 10K
My Bodyguard (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Clifford Peach (Chris Makepeace), an easygoing teenager, is finding less than easy to fit in at his new high school, where a tough-talking bully (Matt Dillon) terrorizes his classmates and extorts their lunch money. Refusing to pay up, Clifford ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, unusual plot structure, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenager, bully, coming of age, cheerleading, bullying, motorcycle, hotel, gang, youth, bodyguard, aging ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 6K
Gypsy (1962)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.
Style: sexy, visually appealing, feminist film, feel good, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: stripper, burlesque, dancing, mother daughter relationship, domineering mother, ambition, showbiz, theater, manipulation, revenge, powerful ending, teenager ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 50s, 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Amos and Theodore, the two bumbling outlaw wannabes from The Apple Dumpling Gang, are back and trying to make it on their own. This time, the crazy duo gets involved in an army supply theft case -- and, of course, gets in lots of comic trouble along ...
Style: funny, feel good, humorous, unusual plot structure, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: disney, gang, family, farce, bank robbery, adaptation, fantasy world, happy ending, adventure, alter ego, fight scenes, first contact ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%