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, twists and turns, cult film, melancholic, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, thief, chase, crimes, crime, heist, partners, who done it, false accusation, nothing goes right, disorder, odd couple, protagonist as suspect, burglar, bookstore, police investigation, heroes, manipulations, on the run, frame up, manipulation, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, 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, entertaining and melancholic films with plots about crimes, disorder, crime, chase, destiny, mentor 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), Halal State Security (2011), Quick Change (1990), Amos & Andrew (1993). 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, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, crimes, boss and employee, cons and scams, goofy hero, buddies, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, 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, odd couple, false accusation, mistaken identity, disability, self discovery, deafness, witness ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Halal State Security (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Someone is killing Parisians of Arab ethnicity. When an Algerian diplomat is murdered by the same assailant, two Algerian detectives are sent to help the French with the investigation and they have their own ways of doing things.
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: track down, partners, murder, serial killer, odd couple, crimes, buddies, disorder, racism, society, fish out of water, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, algeria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.8
 19K
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, witty ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, friendship, nothing goes right, disorder, buddies, partners, friends, cons and scams, crime, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (2003)
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, feel good, dark humor, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: partners, dishonesty, buddies, friends, crimes, nothing goes right, cons and scams, criminal heroes, disorder, intrigue, loss of fortune, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, funny, light ...
Plot: island, racism, mistaken identity, crimes, interracial relations, crime, bad cop, social differences, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, resort, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, crimes, crime, friendship, nothing goes right, witnessing a crime, partners against crime, on the run, comedy of errors, goofy hero, master criminal ...
Time: 80s
Place: norway, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Madigan's Millions (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, heist, cons and scams, goofy hero, crimes, crime, crime gone awry, chase, track down, dishonesty, partners, money ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A comedy about a hitman who sees everything in terms of the movies and how mistaken identity is getting in the way of recovering a stash of diamonds that was stolen and subsequently hidden more than 20 years earlier.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, clever, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: heist, mistaken identity, criminal heroes, cons and scams, partners, crime, crimes, goofy hero, hidden identity, disorder, dishonesty, diamond ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, girls' night
Plot: fbi, odd couple, partners against crime, friendship, partners, law enforcement, police detective, academy, female protagonist, strong female character, unlikely friendships, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, absurd, dark humor, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: disorder, track down, police investigation, murder, odd couple, gang, investigation, law enforcement, deadly, partners, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, germany, washington d.c., europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.3
 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, touching, semi serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, prison, aging, crimes, crime, partners, odd couple, nothing goes right, cons and scams, elderly, disorder, buddies ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, year 1956
Place: mexico, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 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: realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crimes, misfit partners, crime, partners, disorder, on the run, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, chase, ex convict ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada, rome italy, montreal, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 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, crimes, crime, unlikely criminals, heist, dishonesty, goofy hero, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, twists and turns, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, nothing goes right, friendship, workplace, unlikely criminals, partners, buddies, disorder, stupidity, vengeance, sex tape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, crimes, romance, crime gone awry, crime, bank, criminal heroes, disorder, partners ...
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, funny, idiotic, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, parody, heist, chase, crimes, crime, gang, crime gone awry, comedy of errors, on the run, hostage, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: montana, usa, new jersey, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Hollywood Sign (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three washed-up actors must deliver the most convincing performances of their lives as part of a dangerous plot designed to finance their triumphant comeback.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: hollywood, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, crime, disorder, dishonesty, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: unlikely criminals, cons and scams, small town, nothing goes right, crime, crimes, vengeance, dumb criminal, robbery, twists & turns, police, mentor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new hampshire, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.6
 4K
The Crew (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.
Style: humorous, witty, dark humor, funny, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotel, gangsters, farce, unlikely criminals, hitman, vengeance, disorder, partners, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, crimes, nothing goes right, rivalry, disorder, dishonesty, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, robbery, businessman, ring ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.2
 27K
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, teens
Plot: frame up, chase, media, murder, mexican standoff, journalism, partners, law enforcement, buddies, crimes, chases and races, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, satirical, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: murder, partners against crime, odd couple, crimes, witnessing a crime, children, police investigation, fighting crime, friendship, undercover, police, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 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, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, crime gone awry, friendship, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, fish out of water, vengeance, misfit, disorder, partners, hostage, odd couple ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.2
 62K
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, feel good, touching, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: pets, dog, dog movie, police investigation, partners, misfit partners, crime, crimes, odd couple, murder, chase, loss of pet ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.0
 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, semi serious, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: heist, bank robber, bank, desert, crime gone awry, friends, crime, nothing goes right, crimes, small town, criminal heroes, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, girls' night
Plot: odd couple, police investigation, fall in love, disorder, gangsters, witnessing a crime, crimes, law enforcement, buddies, partners, boss and employee, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing goes right, gambling, gangsters, hitman, mafia, buddies, frame up, dishonesty, partners, goofy hero, crimes, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Scotland, Pa. (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Joe McBeth is a hard-working but unambitious doofus who toils at a hamburger stand alongside his wife Pat, who has much smarter. Pat believes she could do better with the place than their boss Norm is doing, so she plans to usurp Norm, convincing ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, talky ...
Plot: restaurant, murder, disorder, parody, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, couple relations, nothing goes right, goofy hero, law enforcement, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, pennsylvania, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: comedy of errors, woman in danger, on the run, hidden identity, goofy hero, save the lady, crimes, crime, nothing goes right, witnessing a crime, law enforcement, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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