Movies like Deal of the Century

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Deal of the Century (1983)
 4.7
 3K
Deal of the Century (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Arms dealers from several companies vie to sell the most expensive and highest tech weapons to a South American dictator. There are complications; understanding the exact nature of how 'gifts' are used to grease the wheels of a sale, a religious conversion from one of the salesman and a romance that begins to grow between two competitors.
Style: realistic, humorous, dark humor, witty, semi serious, clever, offbeat, allegory
Plot: satire, cons and scams, arms dealer, cold war, disorder, chase, nothing goes right, technology gone awry, greed, aggression, arms deal, weapons, aerial combat, sexual relations, dictatorship, christmas, airplane, suicide, baptism, advertising, dictator, helicopter, machine gun, explosion, born again christian ...
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about crimes, disorder, cons and scams, crime, dishonesty, nothing goes right and vengeance mostly in Comedy, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Deal of the Century: Fletch (1985), The ComDads (1983), Bank Shot (1974), Quick Change (1990), The Hollywood Sign (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 47K
Fletch (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A veritable chameleon, investigative reporter Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher might drive his editor up the wall, but he always produces great pieces for the newspaper. When his next story is about the drug trade taking place on the beach, Fletch ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, light ...
Plot: investigation, undercover, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, journalism, insurance, mistaken identity, murder for hire, contract killing, corruption, country club ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, rio de janeiro, usa, utah
⇓ 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: humorous, witty, clever, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: odd couple, dishonesty, partners, nothing goes right, buddies, teenage life, cons and scams, disorder, disappearance, family conflict, on the road, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.5
 924
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, gang, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, golf, dishonesty, chase, unlikely criminals, bank, cons and scams, showbiz ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 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, cons and scams, friends, disorder, partners, buddies, crime, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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, disorder, heist, cons and scams, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 4.7
 351
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, witty, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: deadly, criminal heroes, dishonesty, nothing goes right, on the run, hitman, psychopath, disorder, crimes, crime, down on your luck, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.2
 5K
Thin Ice (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dishonest insurance salesman's life quickly disintegrates during a Wisconsin winter when he teams up with a psychopath to steal a rare violin at the home of a reclusive farmer.
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, comedy of errors, manipulation, dishonesty, cons and scams, manipulations, disorder, salesman, crime, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, nothing goes right, dishonesty, crimes, breakup, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, cons and scams, disorder, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, crime, crimes, interracial relations, bad cop, nothing goes right, buddies, criminal heroes, resort, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, nothing goes right, crimes, cons and scams, disorder, rivalry, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, robbery, businessman, ring ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Ruthless People (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.
Style: offbeat, clever, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, farce, yuppie, hostage, vengeance, manipulation, crimes, dishonesty, hostages, confined, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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, frame up, buddies, siblings relations, cons and scams, heist, crimes, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Small Time Crooks (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.
Style: witty, humorous, talky, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: bank robbery, unlikely criminals, cheating, crimes, disorder, overnight success, cons and scams, couple relations, crime, love and romance, bank robber, criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, crimes, crime, nothing goes right, vengeance, robbery, dumb criminal, twists & turns, police, mentor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new hampshire, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Larry Donner is a author and writing professor who tutors people who want to write books. Larry's life has become a misery when his Ex-wife has published a book he wrote under her name and has gotten rich over it. Owen Lift, one of Larry's ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: murder, disorder, nothing goes right, crime, crimes, strangulation, family relations, train, resentment, attempted murder, professor, matricide ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.1
 19K
Fletch Lives (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fletch is a fish out of water in small-town Louisiana, where he's checking out a tumbledown mansion he's inherited. When a woman he flirts with turns up dead, Fletch becomes a suspect and must find the killer and clear his name. In the ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, funny ...
Plot: murder, heroes, journalist, toxic waste, chase, mystery, arson, bishop, silly humor, deadly, amateur detective, journalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: scientist, espionage, cons and scams, mistaken identity, disorder, undercover, intrigue, dishonesty, chases and races, goofy hero, nothing goes right, experiment ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty, hacker, disorder, computers and web, prison, down on your luck, cons and scams, buddies, partners ...
Time: 60s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, fish out of water, friendship, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, vengeance, partners, odd couple, misfit, cons and scams, hostages ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.0
 10K
Lucky Numbers (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Russ Richards is a TV weatherman and local celebrity on the verge of losing his shirt. Desperate to escape financial ruin, he schemes with Crystal the TV station's lotto ball girl to rig the state lottery drawing. The numbers come up right, but ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, feel good, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: lottery, weatherman, small town, tv station, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, cons and scams, couple relations, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, female director ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Take the Money and Run (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The life and times of Virgil Starkwell, inept bank robber.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: heist, prison, crime, crimes, goofy hero, hapless, couples, petty criminal, couple relations, cons and scams, misfit, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: quebec, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
9 Dead Gay Guys (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The story of two lads from Belfast as they stumble their way through the London gay underworld in search of 'gainful employment'. This being the offering of sexual favours to older gay men in order to subsidise their respective giros. 9 ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, cons and scams, friendship, deadly, crimes, crime, amateur detective, dishonesty, life is a bitch, buddies, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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, dark humor, witty, funny, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotel, gangsters, farce, hitman, unlikely criminals, vengeance, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder, human nature, crimes, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 4.4
 469
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: clown, amusement park, vengeance, cons and scams, boss and employee, religions or cults, psychopath, theme park, palaces castles and temples, gory, profanity, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.2
 19K
Funny Farm (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chevy Chase stars as Andy Farmer, a sportswriter who moves with his schoolteacher wife Elizabeth (Madolyn Smith) to the country in order to write a novel in relative seclusion. Of course, seclusion is the last thing the Farmers find in the small, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, fish out of water, farce, city country contrast, chase, couples, social relations, nothing goes right, starting over, writer's life, lifestyle, yuppie ...
Time: 80s
Place: vermont, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, dark humor, feel good, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dishonesty, buddies, crimes, partners, friends, cons and scams, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, intrigue, disorder, loss of fortune, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Cops and Robbersons (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Hard-as-nails cop Jake Stone moves in with the Robbersons so he can watch a hitman who has moved in next door. The Hitman is one thing, but can you survive the Robberson family.
Style: sitcom, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, frame up, disorder, crimes, nothing goes right, odd couple, goofy hero, fish out of water, suburbs, police investigation, forgery, police surveillance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.8
 1K
A Fine Mess (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two friends an actor and a chef discover a plot to fix a horse race and try to capitalize on it. But also have to deal with the two men who fixed it who are trying to silence them. And there's also the mob boss whom the two guys work for who ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty
Plot: horse race, chase, crimes, partners, gangsters, gambling, fighting crime, cons and scams, disorder, odd couple, dishonesty, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Wrong Box (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Victorian England, a fortune now depends on which of two brothers outlives the other... or can be made to have seemed to do so!
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, surprise ending, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, queen of england, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, siblings relations, farce, insurance, lottery, unfulfillment, disorder, cons and scams, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
You Really Got Me (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jan's fastfood-business is going bankrupt, his girlfriend has left him, and he is being exploited by his live-in father. Therefore, he has nothing to loose when he gets mixed up in the kidnapping of famous rock star Iver Mo. But Jan has never ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, parents and children, disorder, crimes, dysfunctional relationship, greed, ransom, cheating, kidnapping, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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