Movies like Like a Fish Out of Water

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Like a Fish Out of Water (1999)
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Like a Fish Out of Water (1999)
Original name: Comme un poisson hors de l'eau
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A seductive femme fatale (Monica Bellucci) and two con men -- one cool as ice, and one who just likes to "ice" his victims -- enlist a mild-mannered, unsuspecting man in their mission to steal a rare and valuable fish. They plan to sell it back to its grieving owner at an enormous profit (talk about "sleeping with the fishes!"). Tcheky Karyo, Michel Muller and Dominique Pinon co-star.
Style: humorous, clever, biting, suspense, realistic, cynical, witty, semi serious
Plot: gangsters, crimes, heist, partners, crime, farce, femme fatale, couples, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, forgery, criminal heroes, disorder, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, psycho killer, henchman, spy, money, con artists, hotel, caper, psychopath, criminal ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to Like a Fish Out of Water

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films with plots about crimes, crime, disorder, dishonesty, cons and scams, heist and criminal heroes mostly in Comedy, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Like a Fish Out of Water: The Swindle (1997), The Hollywood Sign (2001), Silver Bears (1977), Hot Millions (1968), Frauds (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Swindle (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Betty and Victor are a pair of scam artists. One day Betty brings in Maurice, a treasurer of a multinational company. Maurice is due to transfer 5 millions francs out of Switzerland, and Betty is convinced he plans to steal that money.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: gambling, heist, casino, cons and scams, crimes, crime, disorder, hidden identity, forgery, criminal's revenge, intrigue, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hollywood, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, elderly, crime, cons and scams, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
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Silver Bears (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Financial wizard "Doc" Fletcher (Michael Caine) is sent by crime boss Joe Fiore (Martin Balsam) to buy a bank in Switzerland in order to more easily launder their profits. When he arrives, Fletcher finds that the bank, acquired by his ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: bank, dishonesty, gangsters, crimes, betrayal, prodigy, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, femme fatale, nothing goes right, disorder, hitman ...
Time: 70s
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 2K
Hot Millions (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A con-artist (Peter Ustinov) gains employment at an insurance company in order to embezzle money by re-programming their "new" wonder computer.
Style: clever, humorous, witty, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: heist, nothing goes right, crimes, partners, disorder, hacker, computers and web, prison, down on your luck, cons and scams, crime, buddies ...
Time: 60s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.0
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Frauds (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film is a story of the ways in which insurance investigator Roland Copping interferes in and manipulates the lives of others with outrageous games and gimmicks. Eventually he becomes involved in an escalating vendetta with a couple who make an ...
Style: psychological, offbeat, humorous, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: heist, cons and scams, crimes, crime, prank, danger, disorder, woman in danger, terrorism, dishonesty, rivalry, mind game ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Madigan's Millions (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, heist, cons and scams, goofy hero, crime gone awry, chase, crime, partners, dishonesty, crimes, track down, money ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: heist, mistaken identity, criminal heroes, partners, cons and scams, crimes, crime, hidden identity, dishonesty, goofy hero, disorder, diamond ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
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11 Harrowhouse (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A small time diamond merchant jumps at the chance to supervise the purchase and cutting of a large first class diamond. But when the diamond is stolen from him, he is blackmailed into pulling off a major heist at the Diamond Exchange, located at 11 ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, offbeat, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, parody, jewel theft, nothing goes right, on the run, criminal heroes, buddies, crime, criminal's revenge, disorder, partners, betrayal ...
Time: victorian, victorian era, 19th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Minbo: the Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A grand old Japanese hotel is trying to get a prestigious contract as the site of a summit meeting of important foreign officials. Unfortunately, this hotel is quite popular with the Yakuza (Japanese gangsters) and is a favorite target of theirs for ...
Style: clever, realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
Plot: hotel, woman in danger, nothing goes right, criminal's revenge, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, danger, journalism, media, dishonesty, satire ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
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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, humorous, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, misfit partners, disorder, partners, criminal heroes, chase, nothing goes right, on the run, ex convict ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.1
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Gambit (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Harry Dean has a perfect plan to steal a priceless bust. The core of which is Nicole a look alike for his marks late wife. Will the gambit go as planned?
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, exciting, light ...
Plot: forgery, heist, crime, crimes, partners, cons and scams, disorder, crime gone awry, art theft, cat burglar, dishonesty, perfect crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.2
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The Shipment (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mob enforcer is hired to recover a shipment of Viagra gone awry.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, light
Plot: gangsters, crimes, hitman, disorder, unlikely criminals, drug dealing, dishonesty, partners, sexual humor, crime, gangster, viagra
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
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Now or Never (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: retirement home life, heist, bank, unlikely criminals, elderly, disorder, down on your luck, friendship, dishonesty, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, aging ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, dark humor, witty, funny, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, farce, unlikely criminals, hitman, vengeance, crimes, partners, dishonesty, disorder, human nature, rivalry, hotel ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa, miami beach, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Don't Take God's Children for Wild Geese (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rita is a girl that lives on taking gangsters as lovers. But when the money stops coming, she swears revenge.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: gangsters, cons and scams, heist, satire, gang, betrayal, crime, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Criminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis, recruits Rodrigo, a crook with a perfect poker face. The two plan a big-time scam: selling a fake Silver Certificate to currency collector William Hannigan. Rodrigo distrusts his new ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, crime, con artists, crimes, manipulation, partners, manipulations, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, perfect crime, small time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Bank Shot (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A bank temporarily housed in a mobile home while a new building is built, looks like an easy target to break into. On the other hand, why not steal the whole bank, and rob it in a safer location.
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, disorder, chase, gang, crime, showbiz, bank, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Art of the Steal (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Crunch Calhoun, a third-rate motorcycle daredevil and part-time art thief, teams up with his snaky brother to steal one of the most valuable books in the world. But it's not just about the book for Crunch — he's keen to rewrite some ...
Style: exciting, humorous, tricky, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, cons and scams, criminal heroes, gang, art, forgery, border crossing, motorcycle, thief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, warsaw poland, detroit, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: heist, on the run, mailbox, bank robbery, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, chases and races, crime gone awry, gangsters, chase, performer's life ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
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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: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing goes right, gangsters, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, partners, on the run, crimes, crime, dishonesty, chases and races, heist, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s
Place: miami beach, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
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Gambit (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, absurd, light ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: perfect crime, heist, caper, cons and scams, collector, crimes, crime gone awry, con men, silly humor, disorder, forgery, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.8
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Cold Feet (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The leader of a group of misfits, his girlfriend and an assassin have devised a bizarre plan to smuggle stolen jewelry over the US/Mexican border. They implant the jewelry in a racing horse.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: partners, crime, crimes, deadly, criminal heroes, dishonesty, nothing goes right, on the run, disorder, hitman, down on your luck, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: witty, humorous, clever, offbeat, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, cons and scams, terrorism, bank, heist, career change, disorder, satire, confined, crime, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 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, goofy hero, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
King's Ransom (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hoping to foil his own gold-digging wife's plan, a loathsome businessman arranges his own kidnapping, only to realize that there are plenty of other people interested in his wealth as well.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, feel good, light ...
Plot: kidnapping, dishonesty, crimes, nothing goes right, breakup, unlikely criminals, couple relations, cons and scams, couples, disorder, crumbling marriage, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
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Doberman (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The charismatic criminal Dobermann, who got his first gun when he was christened, leads a gang of brutal robbers. After a complex and brutal bank robbery, they are being hunted by the Paris police. The hunt is led by the sadistic cop Christini, who ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, crimes, crime, chase, gang, police corruption, weapons, law enforcement, danger, deadly, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The J. Gang Meets Dynamite Harry (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sickan, Vanheden and Rocky try to rob the Berns nightclub one night, but Vanheden has made the mistake to invite his constantly drunk cousin, the old dynamiter Dynamite-Harry and he ruins the plan. Sickan is arrested, and has to spend 10 months in a ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, not serious
Plot: heist, farce, cons and scams, disorder, silly humor, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, gang, dishonesty, master criminal, crime gone awry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 4K
Airbag (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain, Portugal, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Mommy's boy Juantxo is engaged. Dragged to the party by his friends Konradin and Paco, he loses his expensive wedding ring inside the body of a prostitute. Mafioso whorehouse owner Villambrosa finds the ring. Meanwhile Villambrosa's rival ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, road movie, absurd, realistic ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, buddies, gangsters, obsessive quest, prostitute, crimes, partners, crime, disorder, nothing goes right, absurdism, car chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.4
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Funland (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a mob family takes over an amusement park after the owner dies under mysterious circumstances, the recently-fired clown mascot seeks vengeance for the loss of his job.
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: amusement park, clown, religions or cults, psychopath, gory, theme park, profanity, conspiracy, vengeance, cons and scams, boss and employee, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
I Can Quit Whenever I Want (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A university researcher is fired because of the cuts to university. To earn a living he decides to produce drugs recruiting his former colleagues, who despite their skills are living at the margins of society.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, crimes, disorder, drugs/alcohol, crime, explorer, gang, chemistry
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%