Movies like Burglar

If you like "Burglar" you are looking for humorous, not serious and realistic movies about / with police investigation, crime, chase, nothing goes right, odd couple, protagonist as suspect and witnessing a crime themes of Comedy and Crime genre shot in Canada or USA.
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Burglar
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bernice "Bernie" Rhodenbarr is a burglar by trade, and she runs a bookstore as well. Her friend Carl Hefler is a dog groomer. After a successful burglary, it's discovered that a dead body was in the house she burgled. As she's the only one who can be placed at the scene of the crime, she has to use her criminal skills to clear her name of the murder AND avoid getting charged with the burglary.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, melancholic, surreal, sexy, clever, satirical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, chase, nothing goes right, odd couple, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, twists & turns, burglar, thief, manipulations, mentor, on the run, fantasy world, murder, cons and scams, catastrophe, false accusation, family, frame up, dialogue, storytelling, heist, suspicion of murder, destiny ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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See No Evil, Hear No Evil
Comedy, Crime
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103 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, melancholic and funny films with plots about mentor, dialogue, brutality, adaptation, fantasy world, catastrophe and crimes mostly in Crime, Comedy and Action genres. Some movies like Burglar: Lucky Numbers (2000), Feds (1988), Screwed (2000), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), Malibu's Most Wanted (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lucky Numbers
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: clever, dark humor, not serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: crime, weatherman, buddies, drugs/alcohol, lottery, unlikely criminals, murder, small town, crime gone awry, cons and scams, nothing goes right, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
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System:   95%
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Feds
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Ellie DeWitt and Janis Zuckermann are admitted to the very strict FBI Training Academy. They get a hard course, in which they learn to deal with guns and to recognise crimes. They also get a physical training. It appears that Ellie is a real ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, comic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fbi, police investigation, buddies, odd couple, partners against crime, women, police corruption, fighting the system, mentor, family, crimes, chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   94%
    User:   84%
 
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Screwed
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: vengeance, moon, buddies, comedy of errors, goofy hero, crime, odd couple, crime gone awry, friendship, kidnapping, mistaken identity, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   88%
    User:   77%
 
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See No Evil, Hear No Evil
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A murder takes place in the shop of David Lyons, a deaf man who fails to hear the gunshot being fired. Outside, blind man Wally Karue hears the shot but cannot see the perpetrator. Both are arrested, but escape to form an unlikely partnership. Being ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, tricky ...
Plot: farce, murder, blindness, chase, crime, store, friendship, buddies, odd couple, self discovery, screwball, car chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   87%
    User:   83%
 
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Russians need help in dealing with the Mafia and so they seek help with the veterans of the Police Academy. They head off to Moscow, in order to find evidence against Konstantin Konali, who marketed a computer game that everyone in the world is ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mafia, farce, video game, crime, police investigation, chase, gangsters, police, goofy hero, comedy of errors, destiny, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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System:   82%
    User:   90%
 
Malibu's Most Wanted
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, realistic, feel good, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, gangsters, buddies, crime, parents and children, music, fight scenes, parody, fish out of water, crimes, disorder, street gang ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   79%
 
Amos & Andrew
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Andrew Sterling (Samuel L. Jackson), a successful black urbanite writer, buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his home with armed men, Chief Tolliver (Dabney Coleman) realizes ...
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: farce, mistaken identity, island, culture clash, buddies, hostage, crime, odd couple, police, resort, interracial relations, segregation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   84%
 
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Armed and Dangerous
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dooley, a cop wrongly sacked for corruption, teams up with a useless defence lawyer in their new careers... as security guards. When the two are made fall guys for a robbery at a location they are guarding, the pair begin to investigate corruption ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: corruption, crime, gangsters, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, goofy hero, murder, motorcycle, airport, odd couple, chase, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, norway, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   76%
 
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Our favourite police men are called together to deal with a gang who rob banks and jewelers. Using their various talents as well as their extraordinary luck, the crooks stand no chance against our men and women wearing blue..
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: crime, police investigation, police, gang, goofy hero, police corruption, master criminal, urban, partners against crime, prank, fighting crime, lame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   57%
 
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Cadillac Man
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Joe's a car salesman with a problem. He has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (he's two timing), a missing teenage daughter and an ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, funny ...
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, hostage, love affair, mafia, cars, crimes, crime, workplace, couples, mentor, hostages ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   57%
 
Ruthless People
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, not serious, funny ...
Plot: kidnapping, farce, vengeance, ransom, murder, revenge, cons and scams, greed, crime, betrayal, twists & turns, confined ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   58%
 
Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Police Academy misfits travel to Miami, Florida for their academy's commanding officer, Lassard, to receive a prestigious lifetime award pending his retirement, which takes a turn involving a group of jewel thieves after their stolen loot ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: crime, police investigation, police, golf, nothing goes right, goofy hero, gangsters, urban, master criminal, prank, chase, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   74%
 
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The Crew
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, realistic, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, cons and scams, farce, mafia, parody, hitman, crime, crimes, hotel, dishonesty, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   67%
 
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The Sting II
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hooker and Gondorf pull a con on Macalinski, an especially nasty mob boss with the help of Veronica, a new grifter. They convince this new victim that Hooker is a somewhat dull boxer who is tired of taking dives for Gondorf. There is a ringer. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: vengeance, gangsters, criminal's revenge, crime, cons and scams, gambling, mentor, con men, crimes, revenge, dishonesty, surfing ...
Time: 40s, 80s, 1940s
Place: california, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   51%
 
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Scorched
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three bank tellers. One goal: knock the place over. The ultimate inside jobs, plotted by three people with nothing to lose.
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, funny, realistic ...
Plot: heist, small town, vengeance, bank robbery, bank, robbery, criminal heroes, desert, crime, nothing goes right, revenge, store ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   63%
 
Disorganized Crime
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lou Diamond Phillips and Fred Gwynne team up with a gang of professional criminals who have everything it takes to rob a bank. The only things they do have going for them are a cop and his partner, who are dumber than they are! By the time the gang ...
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, light, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, crime, small town, heist, chase, bank robbery, crime gone awry, comedy of errors, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, weapons, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, montana, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   61%
 
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The Hard Way
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Seeking to raise his credibility as an actor and to land a role as a tough cop on a new show, Hollywood action star Nick Lang works a deal with New York City Police Capt. Brix, who by chance is one of his fans. Nick will be paired with detective Lt. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, serial killer, police, hollywood, odd couple, undercover cop, partners against crime, chase, vengeance, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 80s, future, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   48%
 
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Fatal Beauty
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Rita Rizzoli is a narcotics cop with a plethora of disguises. When a drug shipment is hijacked, the thieves don't know that the drug is unusually pure and packs of 'Fatal Beauty' begin turning up next to too many dead bodies. Mike ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gangsters, undercover cop, drug abuse, drugs, violence, gang, crime, master criminal, partners against crime, romance, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   45%
 
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Smokey and the Bandit Part 3
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Enos duo convince Cletus, aka The Bandit, to come out of hiding and help them promote their new restaurant. With a little coaxing, he agrees, producing an almost-creaky Trigger as his mode of transport. But his nemesis, Sheriff Buford T. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, road movie, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, on the road, road trip, on the run, justice, cars, race against time, car chase, camp, chases and races, mentor, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   59%
 
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Oscar
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, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, gangsters, parents and children, gangster, crime, cons and scams, mistaken identity, romance, fish out of water, crimes, dishonesty, mentor ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   48%
 
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Double Take
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The governor of a Mexican state is assassinated. Soon after, junior executive Daryl Chase's life turns upside down: after he flags a huge transfer of funds from a Mexican account as probably illegal, he's attacked in his apartment, rescued ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, comic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, fish out of water, fugitives, hidden identity, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, adventure, manhunt, fight scenes, fbi, cia, train ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: mexico, florida, latin america, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   49%
 
Witless Protection
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story centers on a small-town sheriff who witnesses what he believes is a kidnapping and rushes to rescue a woman. The kidnappers turn out to be FBI agents assigned to protect her and deliver her to a big Enron-type corruption trial in Chicago ...
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, crime, kidnapping, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, fbi, parody, fish out of water, stereotypes, lame, fugitives, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   60%
 
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 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, realistic, idiotic ...
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, sarcasm, mafia, buddies, crime, crimes, dumb, stupidity, partners, friends, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   63%
 
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I Love You to Death
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Joey Boca is the owner of a pizza parlor located in Tacoma, Washington, and has been married to Rosalie for years. Rosalie is horrified to discover that Joey is a womanizer and has been cheating on her for a long time. Based on the true story of ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, vengeance, crime, murder, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, love and romance, mentor, pizza, womanizer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   43%
 
We're No Angels
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, clever, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: small town, mistaken identity, crime, prison, fish out of water, religion, buddies, clergy, religions or cults, redemption, dishonesty, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   41%
 
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A new batch of recruits arrives at Police Academy, this time a group of civilian volunteers who have joined Commandant Lassard's new Citizens on Patrol program. Although the community relations project has strong governmental support, a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: crime, police investigation, police, ninja, anti heroes, urban, buddies, violence, goofy hero, master criminal, partners against crime, prank ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   48%
 
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mafia hitman Tommy Spinelli (Joe Pesci) is flying to San Diego with a bag that holds eight severed heads, which he's bringing to his superiors to prove that some troublesome rival mobsters are permanently out of the picture. When his bag gets ...
Style: humorous, clever, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, farce, murder, hitman, mafia, gangster, comedy of errors, airport, unlikely partners, crime, crime gone awry, chase ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: mexico, latin america, new jersey, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   56%
 
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 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: police investigation, police, family, murder, friendship, gangsters, children, odd couple, school, partners against crime, reluctant partners, kids and family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   38%
 

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Palookaville
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jerry and his two pals, Russ and Syd, are just looking for some easy money to help them break out of their nowhere lives in their nowhere town. Despite a bungled jewelry store heist which exposes their incompetence as criminals, a fateful event (and ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, crime, robbery, dysfunctional family, bank, dog, factory, friendship, store, parents and children, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california
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System:   46%
    User:   41%
 
National Lampoon's Gold Diggers
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: buddies, drugs/alcohol, crime, cons and scams, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, brutality, stupidity, family, lame, crimes, women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   40%
 
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