Movies like Buy & Cell

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Buy & Cell (1988)
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Buy & Cell (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Herbie Altman is framed for Stock fraud by his boss when the SEC starts investigating his company. Sent to prison, he helps a fellow inmate successfully invest his money. Soon all the inmates want his help. To manage all the money, he forms CON INC. and runs it from the prison under the noses of the warden and the guards. But when the IRS and SEC begin to investigate this successful company, it looks like he may be in trouble again
Plot: prison, computer, psychologist, stock market, frame up, newspaper, warden, embezzlement, prison guard, accidental suicide, stock broker

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and not serious films with plots about prison, female nudity, disorder, dishonesty, culture clash, crimes and vengeance mostly in Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Buy & Cell: Doin' Time (1985), Revenge of the Nerds (1984), Lovelines (1984), Back by Midnight (2004), Chasers (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Doin' Time (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Duke Jarrett is sent to jail at the John Dillinger prison. However, the prison looks more like a zoo, more or less ruled by the prisoners themselves.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: prison, wrongful imprisonment, penitentiary, ethnic stereotype, boxing, prison life, society, confined, criminal heroes, dishonesty, false accusation, frame up ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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95%
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The members of the Lambda Lambda Lambda fraternity travel to Fort Lauderdale for a fraternity conference. They'll have to beat off the attacks of their rival frat, the Alphas, if they want to maintain their self-respect -- and, of course, if ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: defector, frame up, farce, vacation, nerd, college, youth, buddies, underdog, rivalry, friendship, prank ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, campus, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At Adams College, the jocks rule the school from their house on high, the Alpha Beta fraternity. So when a group of socially-challenged misfits try to go Greek, they're instantly rejected by every house on campus. Deciding to start their own ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: college, prank, student life, teenage life, friends, disorder, misfit, youth, rivalry, nerds, underdog, vandalism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, tucson arizona
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88%
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Lovelines (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Greed, lust, dirty tricks and bloody fist fights... All those things that make life worth living. When Piper and Rick, the two hottest properties in the Battle of the Bands want to make it, only one thing stands in their way. They're from ...
Plot: phallic symbol, female nudity, brawl, car chase, rock band, costume party, rock music, beach, forbidden love, girl band, female singer, high school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Back by Midnight (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The warden of a small, rundown, minimum-security prison plots revenge against the the prison's dishonest owner by having four inmates break out and plan a department store robbery to spruce up the prison's faculties.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: prison, buddies, fish out of water, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, crime, cons and scams, crimes, nothing goes right, confined, friends, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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74%
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Chasers (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Military men Rock Reilly and Eddie Devane are tasked with taking a prisoner, blonde bombshell Toni Johnson, on what becomes an unforgettable road trip. Toni, an enlistee who's in trouble for deserting her unit, soon proves that she's ...
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, embezzlement, prison, waitress, escapades, military life, dishonesty, road trip, soldier, power relations, betrayal, sexual desire ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Working Tra$h (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two janitors (George Carlin, Ben Stiller) working as janitors at a brokerage firm become rich by making investments based on insider information they gather from the brokers' garbage.
Style: buddy comedy
Plot: get rich quick scheme, stock broker, wall street, janitor, garbage, stock market
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Coming Attractions (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Broad satire and buffoonery presented as a series of movie trailers. Among the titles and subjects are: "The Howard Huge Story", "Skate-boarders from Hell", "The Invasion of the Penis Snatchers", Woody Allen (pre-Mia), ...
Style: bad taste humour
Plot: prison, parody, death row, absurd humor
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Walk of Fame (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A motley crew of aspiring performers come under the guidance of an eccentric and volatile acting coach.
Plot: aspiring actor, sarcasm, crotch grab, answering machine, best friend, gay stereotype, eavesdropping, undressing someone, insecurity, nude photograph, toy, judge ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The nerds are now in control of the university, as a result of Lewis Skolnick and the rest's actions in the two previous movies. A new generation of sportsmen arrive, however, determined on winning the school back. The principle, himself an ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: school, farce, goofy hero, ambition, college life, campaign, society, social differences, misfit, high school life, lifestyle, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
New York, 4 A.M. (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Poland
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Coming soon
Plot: theft, provincial life, prison guard, bartender, dream, lie, bar, prison, small town, ex convict, heist
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Slammer Girls (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: female nudity, lesbian, lesbian sex, prison, shower, women's prison, female impersonator
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Great American Sex Scandal (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Film highlighting the courtroom antics of the jury.
Plot: jury, courtroom, embezzlement, accountant, prostitute, secretary, judge, waiter, lust, feminist, love interest, media circus ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Nobody Knows Anything! (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An aspiring filmmaker learns that success in Hollywood doesn't come as easy as she suspected as she attempts to discover the formula to success. When the guidance of her helpful has-been uncle fails to pave the way, Sarah Wilder must seek the ...
Style: witty, biting, humorous, not serious, clever
Plot: robbery, prison guard, blue collar, lawyer, grocery store, mayor, media, working class, hollywood, artists and showbiz, media satire, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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C.B. Hustlers (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This road comedy is about a group of prostitutes who take their bordello on the road, loading into a van and using their CB radio to inform truckers of when and where they'll be stopping. The fun-loving girls enjoy success with their mobile ...
Plot: big breasts, highway, reporter, sex, newspaper, police, female nudity, truck stop, truck, chase, radio, breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Critic's Choice (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bob Hope is a New York theater critic and his wife (Lucille Ball in their final motion picture pairing) writes a play that may or may not be very good. Now Hope must either get out of reviewing the play or cause the breakup of his marriage. Based on ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious
Plot: psychologist, lifestyle, couples, writer's life, relationship vs career, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, critic, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, cigar smoking ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Chicago, Chicago (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Norman Jewison's 1969 period comedy, based on Ben Hecht's memoirs, stars Beau Bridges as a young apprentice at a big city newspaper. The cast also includes Melina Mercouri, Brian Keith, Hume Cronyn, George Kennedy, Wilfred ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, newspaper, redemption, society, social relations, political corruption, innocence lost, youth, state affairs, female nudity, funeral, fainting ...
Time: 1910s
Place: illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
They Went That-A-Way & That-A-Way (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dewey (Tim Conway) and Wallace (Chuck McCann) are small-town lawmen who are ordered by the governor to go undercover as prison inmates to find out where a gang of thieves have hidden their loot. While they're undercover, however, the governor ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, humorous, not serious
Plot: prison, small town, parody, criminal heroes, crimes, working undercover, confined, partners, undercover, small town life, disorder, prison life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Plot: computer expert, beach party, computer, beach, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Rodney Dangerfield: Exposed! (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rodney Dangerfield's third ABC special.
Plot: clothes, newspaper, stand up comedian, musical number, female scientist, seal, party, stand up, auto mechanic, lottery winner
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Critical Condition (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Eddie is a con artist. But this time he's framed and comes before a judge. By claiming insanity, he hopes to get off the hook. He manages end up in a hospital for a mental examination. That night, a storm breaks out over New York, and the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, intense, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, disorder, nothing goes right, doctors and patients, mental institution, hidden identity, hospital, doctor, african american, misfit, odd couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Head for Business (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dutillard is an amateur film maker working as a computer programmer for a small French investment bank. When the bank finds that it has been forced to fork over $104 million to fund Dutillard's film, Chekov's "Three Sisters", and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: bank, embezzlement, dishonesty, programmer, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, siblings relations, crimes, rescue, gang, stock broker, embezzler ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Bilibid Gays (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Philippines
Story: a film by Jose 'Pepe' Wenceslao.
Plot: father son relationship, fired from the job, interview, homosexual, kneeling, customer, snake, tree, dog, beauty salon, disco, warden ...
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42%
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My 5 Wives (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A three times divorced real estate tycoon, who thought he was through with love. Gets more then he bargained for when he invests in some property for a ski resort in Utah.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: culture clash, farce, save the day, gangsters, couple relations, disorder, society, americana, hidden identity, resort, older man younger woman relationship, polygamy ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah, las vegas, los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
For Richer or Poorer (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Brad Sexton and his wife, Caroline, are wealthy New Yorkers with both marital and financial problems. The latter issue becomes a pressing matter when they discover that their accountant has embezzled millions and pinned the blame on them. Forced to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: amish, fish out of water, dishonesty, frame up, comedy of errors, accountant, rivalry, on the run, hidden identity, disorder, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Taking Care of Business (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An uptight advertising exec has his entire life in a filofax organizer which mistakenly ends up in the hands of a friendly convict who poses as him.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, dishonesty, disorder, rich and poor, prison life, misfit, crimes, nothing goes right, cons and scams, happy ending ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: california, malibu california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Go for Broke (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two friends purchase a winning lottery ticket, only to have it stolen by a Woman while she is robbing the cafe in which they are having lunch. The Woman is caught and sent to prison, having managed to smuggle the lottery ticket inside. The two ...
Plot: transvestism, bully, imprisonment, female warden, black man, thief, lottery ticket, female criminal, prison guard, prison riot, towel, plan ...
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Skidoo (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ex-gangster Tony Banks is called out of retirement by mob kingpin God to carry out a hit on fellow mobster "Blue Chips" Packard. When Banks demurs, God kidnaps his daughter Darlene on his luxury yacht.
Style: offbeat, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: prison, friendship, drug abuse, hitman, fighting the system, partners, dishonesty, culture clash, friends, law enforcement, crimes, golden years ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Living Dangerously (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: West Germany, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A gifted electrician, Michalis Karamanos works for OTE - Greek Telecommunications Organization and it seems that he is the only one who hasn't been completely absorbed by the corrupt and all-devouring system. Acting as a member of the ...
Plot: dynamite, politics, police, live broadcast, government coverup, bomb threat, investigation, television crew, soccer, explosive, code breaking, psychologist ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece
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36%
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Pros & Cons (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Framed for crimes they didn't commit, two small-timers are headed up the river without a paddle. Now, the only thing that can bail them out is a case of mistaken identity. It's the hysterical prison comedy that's so funny, it's ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: gang, prison, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, gays and lesbians, crime, crimes, hostages, cons and scams, mistaken identity, vengeance, frame up ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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