Movies like Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
 7.4
 71K
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: twists and turns, clever, humorous, witty, talky, feel good, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending, funny ...
Plot: farce, cons and scams, con artists, casino, bet, high society, rivalry, competition, roulette, paralysis, crimes, con men, love triangle, love and romance, couples, heir, manipulation, loser, ambition, contests and competitions, mistaken identity, disorder, switching roles, pretense, chief of police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: french riviera, france, europe, south of france, riviera, zurich switzerland, southern france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, clever and witty films with plots about crimes, cons and scams, farce, dialogue, mentor, runaway and dishonesty mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Ruthless People (1986), The Hustle (2019), Oscar (1991), The Sting (1973), A Fish Called Wanda (1988). 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: clever, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, farce, businessman, mistress, yuppie, vengeance, manipulation, silly humor, down on your luck, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.4
 58K
The Hustle (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, compete to swindle a naïve tech prodigy out of his fortune. A remake of the 1988 comedy "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels."
Style: entertaining, light, feel good, captivating, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: con artists, con woman, deception, perfect crime, partners, competition, girlfriend, overweight woman, heist, partners in crime, escapades, swindle ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south of france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
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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, humorous, talky, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, gangsters, mistaken identity, accountant, fish out of water, parents and children, disorder, dishonesty, goofy hero, going straight, crimes, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 257K
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, witty, captivating, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: cons and scams, con artists, gambling, casino, poker, crimes, deception, gangsters, mentor, bet, friends, mob boss ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic, not serious, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, zoophilia, lawyer, robbery, betrayal, screwball, court, thief, courtroom, infidelity, heart attack, animal abuse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, britain, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 54K
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: light, funny, sexy, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: con artists, cons and scams, manipulation, fall in love, female criminal, one last job, love story, dishonesty, parents and children, family relations, couples, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, new york, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ 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, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: bank robbery, unlikely criminals, disorder, overnight success, love and romance, crimes, couple relations, cons and scams, bully, criminal, restaurant, bank robber ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 20K
The Freshman (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Clark Kellogg is a young man starting his first year at film school in New York City. After a small time crook steals all his belongings, Clark meets Carmine "Jimmy the Toucan" Sabatini, an "importer" bearing a startling ...
Style: parody, witty, humorous, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, taxi driver, extinction, fish out of water, college, dinner, godfather, affection, crimes, disorder, godparent, delivery ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: vermont, new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: suspense, biting, cynical, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: gigolo, rivalry, prince, seduction, con artists, bet, sexual relations, small town life, friendship, bank, mistaken identity, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: french riviera, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, entertaining, exciting, light ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, monk, small town, clergy, buddies, on the run, disorder, crimes, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.5
 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, nothing goes right, goofy hero, dishonesty, intrigue, disguise, experiment, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.8
 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: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: gangsters, con artists, boxer, ex convict, roller coaster, crimes, gambling, cons and scams, friends, mob boss, vengeance, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 80s
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 21K
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: heist, crime gone awry, bank robbery, friendship, nothing goes right, disorder, friends, cons and scams, partners, buddies, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 25K
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, sexy, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: perfect crime, heist, caper, collector, cons and scams, crimes, crime gone awry, con men, disorder, forgery, silly humor, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Welcome to Collinwood (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Five hapless inner-city low-lifes attempt to burgle a pawnbroker's safe, but end up being plagued by bad luck.
Style: humorous, entertaining, absurd, satirical, clever ...
Plot: heist, safecracker, crimes, cons and scams, criminal heroes, dishonesty, prison, planning, disguise, released from prison, greed, runaway ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 10K
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, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, con artists, crimes, manipulation, crime gone awry, partners, criminal heroes, dishonesty, cons and scams, small time, petty criminal, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 52K
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: undercover, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, cons and scams, insurance, journalism, mistaken identity, contract killing, police corruption, corruption, country club ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, rio de janeiro, usa, utah, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 21K
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, light, entertaining, talky ...
Plot: gangsters, witness protection, fbi, fbi agent, hitman, witnessing a crime, fish out of water, hidden identity, small town life, district attorney, small town, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new york, usa, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, witty, funny, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, farce, unlikely criminals, hitman, vengeance, human nature, crimes, partners, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder, dark humor ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, usa, florida, miami beach, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
School for Scoundrels (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young guy short on luck, enrolls in a class to build confidence to help win over the girl of his dreams, which becomes complicated when his teacher has the same agenda.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, loser, farce, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, teachers and students, cons and scams, mentor, low self esteem, tennis, dating, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, rain, crimes, goofy hero, couples, petty criminal, hapless, couple relations, cons and scams, misfit, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1930s ...
Place: quebec, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: suspense, cynical, realistic, witty, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, advertising, crimes, contests and competitions, vengeance, workplace intrigue, dark humor, unlikely criminals, rise to the top, midlife crisis, frame up, advertising agency ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, rivalry, dishonesty, cons and scams, disorder, criminal's revenge, robbery, businessman, psychic ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, satirical, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, unemployment, unlikely criminals, husband wife relationship, bankruptcy, cons and scams, couples, romance, couple relations, survival, bank robbery, kids and family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 4K
High Rollers (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Belle Duke, in order to get revenge on her former lover Philip Bang, organize his jail break. But instead of Philip is the Italian Felice Brianza, AKAS Felix, to escape. Now Felix is obliged to help Philip to escape. He will succeeded and from that ...
Style: humorous, cynical, twists and turns, semi serious, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, betrayal, crimes, deception, friends, partners, dishonesty, criminal heroes, trick, strong female character, swamp, thief ...
Time: 1930s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After Dick Harper loses his job at Globodyne in an Enron-esque collapse, he and his wife, Jane, turn to crime in order to handle the massive debt they now face. Two intelligent people, Dick and Jane actually get pretty good at robbing people and ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, feel good, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: unemployment, bankruptcy, suburbs, caper, loss of job, heist, crimes, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, family in crisis, scapegoat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 11K
Novocaine (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs
Style: suspenseful, captivating, humorous, twists and turns, tricky ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, dark humor, false accusation, frame up, dentist, betrayal, crimes, life turned upside down, drug use, dishonesty, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, offbeat
Plot: murder, queen of england, insurance, nothing goes right, farce, siblings relations, comedy of errors, disorder, lottery, unfulfillment, cons and scams, dark humor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 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, unlikely criminals, heist, hidden identity, dishonesty, criminal heroes, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, interracial relations, crimes, bad cop, social differences, resort, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, buddies, satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%