Movies like Bugsy Malone

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Bugsy Malone
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, not serious, exciting, realistic, stylized, sexy, clever, light, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gangsters, prohibition, gangster, children, dance, gang, childhood, crime, dancing, goofy hero, gangs, sexualized violence, rise and fall, parody, mafia, kids and family, dialogue, mentor, criminal heroes, music, family, violence, runaway, crimes, cars ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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The Muppet Movie
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
UK, USA
95 min.
 7.6
The Great Muppet Caper
Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Musical, Mystery
UK, USA
97 min.
 7.2
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, melancholic, clever and light films with plots about dialogue, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, adaptation, redemption and gangsters mostly in Comedy, Crime and Family genres. Some movies like Bugsy Malone: Harlem Nights (1989), Love, Honor and Obey (2000), Blank Check (1994), Cop and a Half (1993), Johnny Dangerously (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Harlem Nights
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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 ...
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Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 80s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Love, Honor and Obey
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 ...
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Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
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Blank Check
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, not serious, realistic, feel good, entertaining ...
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Cop and a Half
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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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Johnny Dangerously
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, funny, realistic ...
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Genre: Comedy, Crime
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Style: humorous, witty, not serious, feel good, realistic ...
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Married to the Mob
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Country: USA
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Max Keeble's Big Move
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
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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, touching, semi serious, feel good, light ...
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See Spot Run
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A drug sniffing agent canine is a target for an assassin boss so the FBI calls Witness Protection to send him somewhere else. Meanwhile a single Mom puts her 6 year old boy James in the care of her irresponsible, mailman, neighbor, Gordon, when the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, light, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, family, vengeance, goofy hero, kids and family, hidden identity, mafia, mischievous children, children, odd couple, crime gone awry, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
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The Jerky Boys
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 ...
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Candleshoe
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
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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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
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The Muppets
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Kermit the Frog and the Muppets learn that their beloved theater is slated for demolition, a sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet roommate, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, clever, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: puppets, family, hollywood, muppets, friendship, reunion, kids and family, talking animals, theater, disorder, friends, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Kangaroo Jack
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two childhood friends, a New York hairstylist and a wanna-be musician, get mixed-up with the mob and are forced to deliver $50,000 to Australia, but things go all wrong when the money is lost to a wild kangaroo.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, idiotic, awful ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, gangsters, chase, friendship, money, nothing goes right, australian, mafia, fish out of water, car chase, desert, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, usa, new york
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    User:   43%
 
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Big Shots
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Following the death of his father, a suburbanite runs away from home and winds up on Chicago's South Side. After being mugged, the boy befriends a young hustler and, after stealing a gangster's car, the two embark on an adventure down ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: kids
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Time: 80s
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana, chicago illinois
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Bullets Over Broadway
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: witty, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, crime, mafia, broadway, infidelity, murder, hitman, gangster, writer's life, writing, prohibition, mob ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Getting Even with Dad
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, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, heist, single parent, crime, crime gone awry, aging, childhood, going straight, parents and children, eccentric family, family gatherings, mentor ...
Time: 90s
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The Muppet Movie
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, road movie, not serious, feel good, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: puppets, friendship, family, hollywood, road trip, muppets, rising to stardom, mad scientist, on the road, childhood, good versus evil, existentialism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, cross country
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System:   45%
    User:   43%
 

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