Movies like Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
 7.3
 58K
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, talky, twists and turns, feel good, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending, funny ...
Plot: bet, manipulations, farce, paralysis, rivalry, casino, roulette, wheelchair, competition, cons and scams, crimes, love triangle, contests and competitions, crime, love and romance, ambition, loser, heir heiress, money raising, couples, dishonesty, pretense, disorder, mistaken identity, police chief ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1950s
Place: french riviera, france, europe, southern france, riviera, zurich switzerland, south of france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, clever and semi serious films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, crime, disorder, dialogue, runaway and cons and scams mostly in Comedy, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Ruthless People (1986), Heartbreakers (2001), A Fish Called Wanda (1988), Small Time Crooks (2000), Oscar (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, vengeance, nothing goes right, confined, down on your luck, social differences, manipulations, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 48K
Heartbreakers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Max and Page are a brilliant mother/daughter con team who have their grift down to a fine science. Max targets wealthy, willing men and marries them. Page then seduces them, and Max catches her husband in the act. Then it's off to palimony city ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: cons and scams, dishonesty, manipulation, parents and children, manipulations, love and romance, mother daughter relationship, farce, criminal heroes, hidden identity, frame up, one last job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet troubles arise when he realizes that he is not the only one after the diamonds.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: heist, lawyer, zoophilia, robbery, screwball, trial, animal abuse, heart attack, killing a dog, yelling, silencer, american abroad ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, tower bridge london, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: bank robbery, cheating, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, love and romance, overnight success, crime, couple relations, disorder, bank robber, criminal, restaurant ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 27K
Oscar (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. Despite having no experience in making money in a legal fashion, Snaps sets about to keep his ...
Style: witty, talky, clever, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, mistaken identity, pregnancy, accountant, gangsters, going straight, disorder, dishonesty, couples, fish out of water, out of the way, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bedtime Story (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Benson, is a Casanova who tricks women into having sex with him before leaving them. He is content with his game until he meets Jamison, a real operator who poses as an exiled prince and not only gets women to share his bed but also to give him ...
Style: cynical, biting, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, prince, seduction, gigolo, farce, bet, hidden identity, ambition, small town, betrayal, bank, mistaken identity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 17K
My Blue Heaven (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Barney Coopersmith is assigned to protect former Mafia figure turned informant Vincent Antonelli. In the witness protection program one is supposed to keep a low profile, but that is something that Antonelli has trouble doing. Coopersmith ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, funny, light ...
Plot: culture clash, small town, fish out of water, district attorney, hitman, fbi, witness protection, gangsters, crime, hidden identity, odd couple, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new york, europe, usa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, clever, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, small town, crime, love and romance, chases and races, crimes, friends, clergy, society, warden ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Sting (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, witty, captivating, clever ...
Plot: gambling, bet, cons and scams, mentor, crime, friends, rivalry, deception, dishonesty, rivals, organized crime, gangster ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.2
 2K
The Sting II (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hooker and Gondorf pull a con on Macalinski, an especially nasty mob boss with the help of Veronica, a new grifter. They convince this new victim that Hooker is a somewhat dull boxer who is tired of taking dives for Gondorf. There is a ringer. ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: roller coaster, gangsters, vengeance, prostitute, gambling, ambition, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, rivalry, power relations, cons and scams, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 40s, 1940s
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Shock to the System (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Madison Avenue executive Graham Marshall has paid his dues. A talented and devoted worker, he has suffered through mounting bills and a nagging wife with one thing to look forward to: a well-deserved promotion. But when the promotion is given to a ...
Style: cynical, witty, realistic, dark humor, suspense ...
Plot: murder, advertising, contests and competitions, vengeance, workplace intrigue, advertising agency, rise to the top, unlikely criminals, midlife crisis, frame up, boss, sailing ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, intense, satirical ...
Plot: heist, unemployment, bankruptcy, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, couple relations, romance, couples, husband wife relationship, bank robbery, survival, kids and family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, crimes, nothing goes right, criminal's revenge, disorder, dishonesty, rivalry, cons and scams, robbery, ring, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 43K
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, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Plot: investigation, undercover, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, insurance, mistaken identity, journalism, murder for hire, corruption, divorce lawyer, country club ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, rio de janeiro, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, talky, humorous, stylized, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forgery, heist, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, museum, couples, romance, insurance, adventure, parents and children, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 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, crime, crimes, unlikely criminals, heist, dishonesty, hidden identity, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, funny, light ...
Plot: island, racism, mistaken identity, interracial relations, crime, bad cop, resort, social differences, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, buddies, male bonding ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 18K
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: clever, humorous, witty, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, bank robbery, taxi driver, firefighter, map, friendship, hostage negotiator, crime, partners, dishonesty, comedy of errors ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 4.7
 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, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: scientist, goofy hero, on the run, mistaken identity, espionage, disorder, dishonesty, twins, intrigue, undercover, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: prison, heist, crime, goofy hero, misfit, couples, petty criminal, hapless, couple relations, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, bank robbery ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: quebec, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.6
 4K
The Crew (2000)
Genre: Crime, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotel, gangsters, vengeance, cons and scams, golden years, crimes, friends, unlikely criminals, farce, crime, human nature, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.4
 762
Surrender (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A wealthy writer who has had terrible experiences with money-hungry girlfriends & ex-wives pretends to be a broke, washed-up novelist to see if the woman he loves wants him for himself or just for his money.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: love triangle, heist, artist, love and romance, crimes, dull life, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, romance, couple relations, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
 588
Kaleidoscope (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Romantic comedy which has Barney Lincoln and Angel McGinnis as a pair of amorous adventurers in the gambling places of London and the Riviera. Barney Lincoln is a rambling gambling man who scores sensational wins at poker and chemin de fer because ...
Style: realistic, feel good, stylized, humorous, semi serious
Plot: casino, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, dishonesty, couples, partners, disorder, gambling, mind game, crimes, mate swapping, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two carefree pals traveling through Alabama are mistakenly arrested, and charged with murder. Fortunately, one of them has a cousin who's a lawyer - Vincent Gambini, a former auto mechanic from Brooklyn who just passed his bar exam after his ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, clever ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, small town, court, trial, false accusation, fish out of water, legal investigation, culture clash, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.7
 22K
Gambit (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
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, entertaining, tense, funny, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, cons and scams, collector, crime gone awry, disorder, verbal byplay, dishonesty, partners, employer employee relationship, farce, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Johnny Dangerously (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.
Style: humorous, feel good, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: organized crime, criminal's revenge, crime, rivalry, goofy hero, cons and scams, family relations, crimes, rise to the top, criminal heroes, siblings relations, self discovery ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: farce, kidnapping, police, laughing gas, vengeance, chase, chases and races, goofy hero, palaces castles and temples, comedy of errors, save the world, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, munich germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.0
 6K
Scorched (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three bank tellers. One goal: knock the place over. The ultimate inside jobs, plotted by three people with nothing to lose.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: heist, bank robber, bank, desert, friends, nothing goes right, crime, crime gone awry, small town, boss and employee, criminal heroes, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.3
 352
Framed (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A painter is accused of art-forging. He thinks his girlfriend betrayed him, so it's time for revenge.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: frame up, cons and scams, unlikely partners, crime, crimes, unlikely criminals, rivalry, heist, forgery, disorder, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Chain of Fools (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An avid detective is assigned to investigate the heist of a batch of precious coins that end up in the hands of a suicidal barber.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: romance, kidnapping, hitman, theft, crime, crime gone awry, heist, couples, disorder, police detective, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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