Movies like The Escape 1978

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The Escape (1978)
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The Escape (1978)
Original name: La Carapate
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lawyer is visiting a prison to meet with a violent criminal who has been condemned to death. During the visit, things turn bad, there is a riot where prisoners escape and the criminal escapes taking a lawyer hostage.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: on the run, prison, crimes, hostages, confined, politics, crime, rebellion, fugitives, legal, murder, society, chases and races, dishonesty, false accusation, disorder, nothing goes right, disagreement, odd couple, prostitute, prison escape, cheating wife, female nudity, death row, cuckold ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films with plots about disorder, crimes, crime, chases and races, dishonesty, partners and nothing goes right mostly in Comedy, Crime and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Escape: The Umbrella Coup (1980), The ComDads (1983), The Sucker (1965), The Goat (1981), On the Run (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Umbrella Coup (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Grégoire Lecomte, the unlucky actor anxious to find a "real job", goes to take a screen test for a role of a killer, but gets to mafiosi by mistake. He takes their don for a producer, and they mistake him for a hitman with whom they had ...
Style: realistic, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: hitman, disorder, crime, deadly, gangsters, down on your luck, comedy of errors, danger, crimes, criminal heroes, hotel, job seeking ...
Time: 70s
Place: cannes, paris france, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 5K
The ComDads (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Unable to find her runaway son, a woman deceives two of her ex-lovers from her youth, a mild-mannered teacher and a tough journalist, that each is the real father in order to obtain their help.
Style: realistic, witty, clever, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: odd couple, dishonesty, nothing goes right, cons and scams, teenage life, disorder, partners, buddies, disappearance, family conflict, on the road, crime investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.4
 6K
The Sucker (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In this Frenco-Italian gangster parody, a shop keeper on his way to an Italian holiday suffers a crash which totals his car. The culprit can only compensate his ruined trip by driving an American friends car from Napels to Bordeaux, but as it ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, road movie
Plot: car chase, gangsters, odd couple, dishonesty, partners, drug dealing, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, chase, heist, anti heroes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, italy, europe, naples italy, riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.4
 8K
The Goat (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Mexico, Malta
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the boss' unlucky daughter is missing in South America, Campana is sent to watch the boss' most unlucky employee who is sent as a private detective in hopes he can duplicate the daughter's mistakes.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, cult film ...
Plot: private detective, memory loss, disappearance, missing person, dishonesty, partners, nothing goes right, friends, disorder, crimes, adventure, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: mexico, france, latin america, paris france, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.1
 268
On the Run (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Portugal, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Albert is an introverted travel agent living a lonely life in New York. When Louie, his best friend from childhood, appears having just escaped from prison, Albert's quiet existence is permanently disrupted. what ensues is one long, crazy night ...
Style: offbeat, realistic, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: crime, disorder, fugitives, chases and races, crimes, vampire, on the run, urban, partners, prison, friendship, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this riot of frantic disguises and mistaken identities, Victor Pivert, a blustering, bigoted French factory owner, finds himself taken hostage by Slimane, an Arab rebel leader. The two dress up as rabbis as they try to elude not only assasins ...
Style: humorous, feel good, disturbing, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: chase, on the run, false identity, rabbi, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, partners, farce, on the road, disorder, prosecution, racial stereotype ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Inspector Blunder (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A detective, fresh out of the academy (lowest mark in class), gets the assignment to bodyguard a spoiled rich girl reporter. She's been interviewed on TV and has questioned the virility of a mobster who kidnaps her later.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, disorder, silly humor, law enforcement, dishonesty, gangsters, crimes, confined, journalism, police, journalist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Fugitives (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coming out from jail, Lucas has decided to change his life and behave like a good citizen. But when he is taken hostage in a bank by a hare-brained robber, no cops can believe he is not part of the action.
Style: feel good, sentimental, exciting, witty, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: comedy of errors, chase, farce, fugitives, odd couple, goofy hero, reluctant partners, disorder, chases and races, nothing goes right, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.9
 3K
The Brain (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Arthur and Anatole are two little robbers. They want to rob money, money that will travel in a special train from Paris to Bruxelles. They don't know that other people have planned to do the same thing.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, exciting
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: train, cat burglar, heist, mate swapping, cons and scams, crime, mastermind, dishonesty, partners, criminal heroes, adventure, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: belgium, france, normandy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Vengeance of the Winged Serpent (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An international intrigue with terrorists threatening to blow up the presidents of the most powerful countries.
Style: not serious, humorous, exciting, realistic
Plot: assassination attempt, chase, power relations, dangerous attraction, terrorism, danger, silly humor, adventure, fall in love, escapades, goofy hero, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Money Money Money (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When they realize the times are changing, five crooks decide to switch from bank robberies to personality abductions.
Style: offbeat, realistic, cynical, clever, humorous ...
Plot: kidnapping, bank, crime gone awry, terrorism, career change, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, politics, cons and scams, heist, rivalry, satire ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, crimes, crime, misfit partners, partners, on the run, chase, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, disorder, ex convict ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 1K
Serial Lover (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Claire Doste is about to reach the age of 35 and has everything one dreams of, such as having four boyfriends and a creative job in a publishing house specialising in crime novels. One day, she invites all of her boyfriends to her birthday dinner so ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, captivating, realistic
Plot: murder, deadly, serial killer, disorder, looking for love, thirty something, writers, crime, crimes, gory, accidental death, tragedy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 177
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the run, chases and races, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, disorder, gangsters, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, partners ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Jupiter's Thigh (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Antoine, a professor of Greek, and Lise, a police inspector, honeymoon in Greece. There they meet a young couple, Charles, an archaeologist, and Agnes, a dishy flirt. Charles unearths the lovely buttocks of a classical statue and is determined to ...
Style: realistic, exciting, humorous, semi serious, surprise ending
Plot: false accusation, chases and races, disorder, romance, couple relations, dishonesty, law enforcement, love and romance, mystery, adventure, crimes, broken leg ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: greece, europe, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
We're No Angels (1989)
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, feel good, exciting, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, small town, disorder, on the run, clergy, buddies, crime, crimes, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 388
Sinful Davey (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Davey Haggart is quite certain of his paternity (even if nobody else is) and determined to emulate his father, a notorious rogue and highwayman. This includes breaking a man out of Stirling jail, holding up the stagecoach, and robbing the Duke of ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, light, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the run, chase, redemption, starting over, crimes, disorder, crime, friendship, love, partner, father ...
Time: 19th century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Special Delivery (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A gang of thieves plan a daring bank robbery, making their escape across the rooftops of Los Angeles. The police are quickly called in, however, and only one of the robbers, Murdock, makes a clean getaway. Unfortunately, in order to do so, he is ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: heist, on the run, bank robbery, mailbox, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, chases and races, disorder, crimes, romance, gangsters, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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I Don't Know Much, But I'll Say Everything (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Pierre Gastié-Leroy is the son of a wealthy director of a factory of weapon manufacturing. Despite his parents, two generous uncles and a bishop godfather who try to inculcate him the rigid values of his social level, Pierre is a dreamer, ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: disorder, goofy hero, juvenile delinquency, nothing goes right, chaos and mayhem, father son relationship, army general, archbishop, family honor, bazooka, factory worker, operating room ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Fork in the Road (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An escaped convict and a woman ponder what to do with a not-quite-dead body.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: murder, kidnapping, on the run, convict, confined, chases and races, deadly, nothing goes right, danger, crime, crimes, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 26K
Ruby & Quentin (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After hiding his loot and getting thrown in jail, Ruby, a brooding outlaw encounters Quentin, a dim-witted and garrulous giant who befriends him. After Quentin botches a solo escape attempt, they make a break together. Unable to shake the clumsy ...
Style: captivating, humorous, exciting, funny, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: odd couple, crime, criminal heroes, unlikely partners, crimes, chase, prison escape, french, prison, car chase, on the run, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, poland, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
She Does Not Drink, Smoke or Flirt But... She Talks (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Housemaid Georgette (Girardot) loves to gossip and this causes major trouble to people around her.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: love and romance, crimes, dishonesty, talk show host, murder, double life, female stockinged legs, pantyhose, bank clerk, female nudity, gossip, walking ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 3K
Doing Time (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Times are hard for habitual guest of Her Majesty Norman Stanley Fletcher. The new prison officer, Beale, makes MacKay look soft and what's more, an escape plan is hatching from the cell of prison godfather Grouty and Fletcher wants no part of ...
Style: semi serious, clever, witty, humorous, realistic
Plot: prison, confined, anti heroes, disorder, farce, prison life, partners, nothing goes right, friends, intrigue, troublemaker, buddies
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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My New Partner (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: My New Partner is a 1984 French comedy film directed by Claude Zidi, starring Philippe Noiret and Thierry Lhermitte. Noiret plays a streetwise Paris policeman who takes kickbacks from the minor criminals on his beat to allow them to continue. At the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, witty, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, police investigation, misfit partners, crimes, disorder, buddies, law enforcement, odd couple, partners, satire ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 481
Flic Story (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Campana, a commissar at the drugs bureau of Paris police gets an undercover job in Nice to catch an Italian-French mafia boss. As he slips into the identity of a gangster's brother, who was already killed, he has to play the role of a loving ...
Style: realistic, humorous, cynical, witty, not serious
Plot: drug dealing, law enforcement, fish out of water, tough law enforcer, working undercover, nothing goes right, crime, disorder, crimes, gangsters, undercover, naked dead woman ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 5K
Buffet Froid (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An absurd black comedy that cunningly reverses the conventions of the crime thriller to comment on the alienating and dehumanizing effects of contemporary urban life. Alphonse Tram is unwittingly involved in several murders despite having no memory ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: murder, missing person, resentment, crime, crimes, investigation, unlikely criminals, unemployment, police corruption, dishonesty, deadly, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Troops on Vacation (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The whole clique of Cruchot's police station is retired. Now he lives with his rich wife in her castle - and is bored almost to death. He fights with the butler, because he isn't even allowed to do the simple works. But when one of the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, light, captivating
Plot: retirement, goofy hero, save the day, nothing goes right, memory loss, chases and races, colleague, amateur detective, dull life, disorder, gendarme, policeman uniform ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: france, saint tropez, french riviera, europe, cote d'azur ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 5K
Flashback (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A hippie radical, Huey Walker has been a fugitive for decades, accused of a crime that he may not have committed. Finally apprehended, Walker is escorted to trial by uptight 20-something FBI agent John Buckner. While the two seem to be polar ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: train, lsd, chase, friendship, on the road, prison, fbi, adventure, criminal heroes, partners, crimes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: oregon, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.2
 4K
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 ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, thief, chase, crime, heist, partners, odd couple, protagonist as suspect, crimes, disorder, false accusation, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.6
 1K
Bullseye! (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael Caine, Roger Moore and Sally Kirkland star as three of the most unlikely rogues to ever score a heist. Hidden away in a vault is a fortune in diamonds, payment for a secret formula two government scientists have unscrupulously sold to the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: scientist, espionage, undercover, disorder, cons and scams, mistaken identity, dishonesty, nothing goes right, chases and races, goofy hero, intrigue, experiment ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%