Movies like Burglar

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Burglar (1987)
 5.2
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Burglar (1987)
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, light, captivating, entertaining, realistic, not serious, melancholic, surreal, sexy, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, thief, chase, crime, heist, partners, who done it, false accusation, nothing goes right, disorder, protagonist as suspect, odd couple, burglar, police investigation, crimes, heroes, manipulations, on the run, frame up, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, witnessing a crime, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco

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Most similar movies to Burglar

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and melancholic films with plots about crimes, disorder, chase, partners, culture clash, crime and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Burglar: Weekend at Bernie's (1989), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), Armed and Dangerous (1986), Amos & Andrew (1993), Madigan's Millions (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, insurance, farce, nothing goes right, crimes, comedy of errors, fish out of water, deadly, disorder, buddies, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
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, funny, light, absurd ...
Plot: murder, mute or deaf, friendship, farce, chase, blindness, odd couple, disability, mistaken identity, false accusation, self discovery, deafness ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Armed and Dangerous (1986)
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, exciting, witty, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: corruption, heist, crime, friendship, witnessing a crime, nothing goes right, partners against crime, goofy hero, odd couple, comedy of errors, parody, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, norway, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Amos & Andrew (1993)
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, funny, light ...
Plot: island, racism, mistaken identity, crime, interracial relations, bad cop, resort, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, social differences, buddies, male bonding ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Madigan's Millions (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, heist, cons and scams, crime, goofy hero, crime gone awry, chase, dishonesty, partners, track down, money, tough heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 18K
Quick Change (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, clever ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, bank robbery, friendship, nothing goes right, cons and scams, partners, disorder, buddies, friends, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Loose Cannons (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mac, the two fisted savy cop finds that he's being saddled with a new partner, a known burn out, to work with him on a new and difficult case. The new partner is, Ellis, an amazing detective, one who puts Sherlock Holmes to shame with his ...
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, dark humor, light ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: disorder, track down, police investigation, murder, partners, deadly, law enforcement, odd couple, gang, friendship, crime, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.2
 6K
Tough Guys (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Harry Doyle (Lancaster) and Archie Lang (Douglas) are two old-time train robbers, who held up a train in 1956 and have been incarcerated for thirty years. After serving their time, they are released from jail and have to adjust to a new life of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, entertaining, funny ...
Plot: heist, prison, aging, crime, nothing goes right, partners, odd couple, stalking, cons and scams, buddies, elderly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: mexico, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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 ⇓
66%
 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 ⇓
64%
Disorganized Crime (1989)
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: small town, parody, heist, chase, crime, crime gone awry, comedy of errors, friends, on the run, bank, gang, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: montana, usa, new jersey, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Live Free or Die (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It's not the crime, it's the cover-up. In small-town, hard-scrabble New Hampshire, foul-mouthed all-talk slacker John "Rugged" Rudgate fancies himself a criminal. When a local plumber stares him down at a pub, Rugged vows ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, cons and scams, small town, nothing goes right, crime, vengeance, dumb criminal, robbery, twists & turns, police, mentor, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new hampshire, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don't go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, entertaining, funny ...
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, nothing goes right, friendship, workplace, buddies, disorder, partners, unlikely criminals, stupidity, vengeance, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.5
 3K
Feds (1988)
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, melancholic, intense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fbi, odd couple, academy, police detective, partners against crime, law enforcement, partners, friendship, strong female character, female protagonist, unlikely friendships, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.7
 5K
Wise Guys (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose $250,000, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City and comedy follows.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, nothing goes right, hitman, mafia, frame up, buddies, crime, gangsters, heist, cons and scams, siblings relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6K
Scorched (2003)
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: heist, bank robber, bank, desert, nothing goes right, crime, crime gone awry, friends, small town, partners, criminal heroes, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 59K
Turner & Hooch (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Scott Turner has 3 days left in the local police department before he moves to a bigger city to get some "real" cases, not just misdemeanors. Then Amos Reed is murdered, and Scott Turner sets himself on the case. The closest thing to a ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: police investigation, pets, dog, dog movie, misfit partners, partners, crime, odd couple, murder, murder mystery, chase, loss of pet ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.8
 8K
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, feel good, witty, funny, realistic ...
Plot: mistaken identity, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, friendship, comedy of errors, fish out of water, vengeance, odd couple, disorder, partners, misfit, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)
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, semi serious, not serious, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mafia, undercover, police academy, police investigation, chase, farce, gangsters, crime, video game, police detective, chaos, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Another Stakeout (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chris and Bill are called upon for their excellent surveillance record to stakeout a lakeside home where a Mafia trial witness is believed to be heading or already hiding. Unlike their earlier _Stakeout_, this time they are accompanied by Gina ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: odd couple, police investigation, fall in love, disorder, witnessing a crime, gangsters, crimes, partners, buddies, law enforcement, goofy hero, boss and employee ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
52%
 6.6
 2K
Hold-Up (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Dressed as a clown, the clever rascal Grimm holds up the most secure bank of Montreal and takes 30 hostages. While confusing and ridiculing the police with his strange behavior, he calmly manages to rid the bank of a fortune. But then an unsatisfied ...
Style: witty, realistic, semi serious, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, misfit partners, chase, on the run, partners, disorder, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, ex convict, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada, rome italy, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 26K
Money Talks (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Money Talks is a 1997 American comedy film directed by Brett Ratner. Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.
Style: exciting, realistic, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, chase, media, murder, mexican standoff, partners, journalism, protagonist as suspect, crimes, chases and races, law enforcement, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Witless Protection (2008)
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, exciting, idiotic, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: comedy of errors, goofy hero, on the run, hidden identity, save the lady, woman in danger, crime, nothing goes right, witnessing a crime, law enforcement, disorder, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Shakes the Clown (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Shakes plods about his duties as party clown, and uses all of his free time getting seriously drunk. Binky, another clown, wins the spot on a local kiddie show, which depresses Shakes even more, and his boss threatens him with unemployment if he ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: clown, false accusation, rescue, nothing goes right, frame up, crimes, disorder, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, psychopath, on the run, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Two If by Sea (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Frank O'Brien, a petty thief, and his 7-year-long girlfriend Roz want to put an end to their unsteady lifestyle and just do that last job, which involves stealing a valuable painting. Frank takes Roz to an island on the coast of New England, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: thief, painting, island, heist, romance, crime, partners, cons and scams, criminal heroes, couple relations, couples, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new england, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Thief Kevin Caffery attempts to rob from the home of rich businessman Max Fairbanks. But Fairbanks catches him and steals his cherished ring that his girlfriend gave him. Caffery is then bent on revenge and getting his ring back with the help of his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: thief, vengeance, nothing goes right, crimes, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, rivalry, criminal's revenge, robbery, ring, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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 ⇓
49%
 6.0
 170
Sitting Ducks (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two small-time thieves come together as a bizarre comic duo in a quest to make their childhood dreams come true. In a limousine stuffed with cash stolen from the mob, they take off for Miami, where they plan to fly to a safe haven in Costa Rica. On ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, unlikely criminals, gangsters, nothing goes right, crimes, cons and scams, chases and races, criminal heroes, dishonesty, partners, disorder, heist ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A black detective becomes embroiled in a web of danger while searching for a fortune in missing drug money. During the course of his investigation, he encounters various old connections, ultimately confronting the criminal responsible for ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, humorous, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, fbi, police investigation, track down, crimes, undercover, investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, disorder, master criminal, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: egypt, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%