Movies like Buster

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Buster (1988)
 5.8
 3K
Buster (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Buster is a small time crook who pulls a big time job. When he finds that the police will not let the case drop, he goes into hiding and can't contact his wife and child. He arranges to meet them in Mexico where he thinks they can begin again, but finds that he must choose between his family and freedom.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: heist, pregnancy, on the run, manhunt, train ride, train, robbery, train robbery, police investigation, adventure, crimes, couple relations, hijacking, crime, love and romance, journalism, couples, chases and races, dishonesty, disorder, crime gone awry, cons and scams, christmas, prostitute, thief ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mexico, london, scotland yard, england, europe, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, heist, crime, dishonesty, criminal heroes, cons and scams and crime gone awry mostly in Crime, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Buster: The Opportunists (2000), Dollars (1971), Assault on the Pay Train (1962), Crooks in Cloisters (1964), The Hot Potato (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Opportunists (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vic is a struggling auto mechanic with a safe-cracking past and a lot of debt. His girlfriend runs a bar and offers to loan him the money she's saved for remodeling, but Vic is reluctant to take it. When a long-lost cousin from Ireland shows up ...
Style: realistic, talky, suspense, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, cons and scams, safecracker, crime gone awry, gangsters, crimes, crime, redemption, unlikely couple, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, ireland, europe, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 2K
Dollars (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A bank security expert plots with a call girl to rob the safety deposit boxes of three very different criminals from a high-tech bank in Hamburg.
Style: clever, humorous, suspenseful, offbeat, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, prostitute, drug smuggling, rivalry, lovers on the run, chase, criminal's revenge, crime, crime gone awry, partners, drug dealing, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Assault on the Pay Train (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Film about the true events in Rio de Janeiro, in 1960, when a gang having the infamous outlaw Tião Medonho as a leader performed a sensational railroad hold-up on a train carrying a small fortune.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful
Plot: train, heist, slum, crime, crime gone awry, chases and races, criminal heroes, danger, gang, crimes, disorder, racial ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Crooks in Cloisters (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having pulled off the smallest ever train robbery, Little Walter and his crew decide to get out of London. The six of them set up business in a disused monastery off the Cornish coast, despite the fact that none of them really qualifies as a monk - ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: monastery, gambling, clergy, partners, crime, crimes, gang, heist, cons and scams, starting over, island, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 5.4
 659
The Hot Potato (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The 'Hot Potato' is an exciting new British period ‘caper movie’, in the spirit of ‘The Italian Job’ and ‘Two Way Stretch’ and is based on real events which took place at the end of the 1960s in London’s East End.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: heist, hitman, nuclear threat, crimes, chase, criminal heroes, danger, cons and scams, dishonesty, car chase, gangsters, road trip ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: europe, england, london, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Object of Beauty (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A valuable piece of art is stolen from a couple.
Style: talky, clever, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: couple relations, heist, cons and scams, performer's life, family problems, power relations, couples, dishonesty, mute or deaf, crumbling marriage, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
How to Steal a Million (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A woman must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries.
Style: feel good, witty, clever, stylized, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: heist, forgery, museum, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, couples, romance, art collector, insurance, adventure, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.0
 574
Honest (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is an edgy black comedy set in swinging London in the late 60s. The All Saints girls play three street wise sisters who head 'up West' to rob and generally cause trouble.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: strong female presence, safecracker, strong sexual content, drugs/alcohol, family relations, gender, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, dishonesty, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england, oxford university, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Happy New Year (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Gangster (Lino Ventura) with his accomplice (Charles Gérard), prepares to take part in the "first psychological hold-up in the history of crime". Next door to the jewellers of Van Cleef & Arpels, on the Croisette, in Cannes, the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever, stylized
Plot: jewelry store, unlikely criminals, unlikely couple, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, bittersweet, crimes, on the run, couples, new year, dealer, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.0
 8K
Plastic (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sam & Fordy run a credit card fraud scheme, but when they steal from the wrong man, they find themselves threatened by sadistic gangster. They need to raise £5m and pull off a daring diamond heist to clear their debt.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, friends, race against time, criminal heroes, lesbian kiss, heist, dishonesty, disorder, criminal's revenge, male objectification, bikini ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, miami, england, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The crooks in London know how it works. No one carries guns and no one resists the police. Then a new gang appears that go one better. They dress as police and steal from the crooks. This upset's the natural order of the police/criminal ...
Style: realistic, not serious, witty, humorous, dark humor
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, police, robbery, impostor, informant, desert island, dishonesty, rivalry, leadership, crime gone awry, betrayal, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, europe, england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.5
 437
Loot (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the play by 'Joe Orton' this film follows the adventures of two pals who have pulled off a bank robbery and have to hide the loot. Fortunately (?) one of them works in a funeral parlour and they have a coffin to spare.
Style: dark humor, offbeat, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, hotel, farce, caper, coffin, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty, nothing goes right, disorder, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 4K
The Robber (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A champion marathoner leads a double life as a serial bank robber, sprinting between fixes (and away from police cavalcades) as many as three times a day.
Style: serious, exciting, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: manhunt, robbery, marathon, crimes, heist, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, on the run, chase, criminal heroes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 65K
Bandits (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.
Style: feel good, humorous, twists and turns, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: heist, friendship, love triangle, on the run, reward, jealousy, romance, robbery, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, oregon, mexico, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 213K
Focus (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nicky, a veteran con artist, takes a novice named Jess under his wing. While Nicky teaches Jess the tricks of the trade, the pair become romantically involved; but, when Jess gets uncomfortably close, Nicky ends their relationship. Three years ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: cons and scams, mind game, heist, fall in love, partners, femme fatale, rivalry, love and romance, seduction, manipulations, deception, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, argentina, new orleans, south america, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.1
 448
Chastity (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Go on a cross country adventure with Cher in her first dramatic film, Chastity. Chastity ('Cher') is a lonely young girl who is hitchhiking across the country in hopes of finding someone to love her and make her forget her disturbed past. ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: self discovery, romance, love and romance, on the run, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, young lovers, prostitute, hopes, adventure, friends, couples ...
Time: 60s
Place: latin america, mexico, london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 11K
Rob the Mob (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The true-life story of a crazy-in-love Queens couple who robbed a series of mafia social clubs and got away with it… for a while… until they stumble upon a score bigger than they ever planned and become targets of both the mob and the FBI.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, lovers on the run, love and romance, crimes, partners, crime, wanted, couple relations, couples, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Any Number Can Win (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Charles, a sixty-something career criminal, fresh out of jail, rejects his wife's plan for a quiet life of bourgeois respectability. He enlists a former cell mate, Francis, to assist him in pulling off one final score, a carefully planned ...
Style: cynical, tense, suspenseful, witty, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, one last job, crime gone awry, heist, storage unit, thief, prison, cons and scams, resort, forgery, confined, aging ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, south of france, southern france, cannes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Great Train Robbery (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: heist, train robbery, safecracker, gold, train ride, master criminal, crimes, crime, perfect crime, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1850s, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Where the Money Is (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Manning (Paul Newman) has come up with a new way to break out of prison: fake a stroke and get transferred to a nursing home. It's a perfect plan, except for one thing: the woman assigned to take care of him at the nursing home, Carol Ann ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, light, offbeat ...
Plot: heist, retirement home, crime, crimes, cons and scams, elderly, aging, robbery, dishonesty, one last job, couples, nursing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, oregon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 69K
Bottle Rocket (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, theft, thief, crime, crimes, disorder, self discovery, nothing goes right, sibling relationship, partners in crime, buddies, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 2.5
 104
Bank Roll (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in present day Burbank, California and the surrounding San Fernando Valley area, . BENNY BIG-TIME (The BBT) learns his brother has been arrested on suspicion of a few recent bank robberies. With every bit of the life savings he's socked ...
Style: humorous, tense, captivating, light, serious ...
Plot: heist, bank, crimes, crime gone awry, on the run, stalking, caper, underground, danger, friendship, destiny, righting the wronged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Chicago Joe and the Showgirl (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II, an American serviceman in London decides to impress his English girlfriend by acting as an American gangster, which soon turns deadly.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, atmospheric
Plot: gangsters, investigation, soldier, crimes, crime, heist, witnessing a crime, criminal heroes, dishonesty, deadly, frame up, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A sophisticated con man mounts an intricate plan to rob an airport bank while the Soviet premier is due to arrive.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: airport, heist, parole officer, warden, con artists, robbery, confined, manipulations, disorder, crime gone awry, dishonesty, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, denver colorado, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.3
 704
F.T.W. (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man and a woman running from their pasts are trapped on a collision course with the future. Frank T. Wells, a newly-released ex-con looking for a few acres of freedom on the rodeo circuit. Scarlett Stuart, a wild beautiful woman on the run from a ...
Style: gloomy, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: heist, bank, on the run, crime, couples, prison, fall in love, on the road, dangerous attraction, cons and scams, going straight, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 185
Hustle (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maya and Tony are a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde. Maya seduces businessmen while Tony copies their credit cards. It's a smooth con until one of their victims, Pierce, pulls a gun. Instead of killing them, Pierce offers the desperate couple a ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: femme fatale, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal heroes, heist, dishonesty, cons and scams, gambling, disorder, couples, rivalry, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 15K
Intermission (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A raucous story of the interweaving lives and loves of small-town delinquents, shady cops, pretty good girls and very bad boys. With Irish guts and grit, lives collide, preconceptions shatter and romance is tested to the extreme. An ill-timed and ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, crimes, crime, couple relations, irish, love and romance, male female relationship, multiple storylines, justice, eccentricity, unlikely friendships, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 3K
Georgy Girl (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Georgy has resigned herself to being one of life's accidents. She disapproves somewhat of her father's butlering James Leamington. She's tall, plump, sloppy and wistfully envious of what she conceives to be the life led by her ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, love triangle, love, piano, hospital, butler, roommate, bittersweet, virginity, forbidden love, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: london, europe, england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Mississippi Mermaid (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Adapted from a story by William Irish, it's a noirish tale of a man who orders a mail-order bride but receives instead a con woman.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric, french noir
Plot: private detective, femme fatale, reunion, murder, island, on the run, mail order bride, marriage, plantation, crimes, dishonesty, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, lyon, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 2K
McVicar (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: John McVicar was a London Bad Boy. he graduated to armed bank robbery and was Britain's "Public Enemy No. 1". He was captured and put into a high security prison. Will even the highest security prison be able to hold him? This is the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough
Plot: prison, criminal, prison life, escape, human spirit, heist, tough heroes, confined, fugitives, crimes, crime, rise and fall ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%