Movies like Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
 7.4
 64K
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, twists and turns, humorous, witty, talky, feel good, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending, funny ...
Plot: con artists, farce, cons and scams, bet, manipulations, rivalry, high society, casino, competition, roulette, paralysis, wheelchair, crimes, con men, love triangle, contests and competitions, crime, love and romance, ambition, loser, heir heiress, money raising, manipulation, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: french riviera, france, europe, south of france, southern france, riviera, zurich switzerland

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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, dialogue, dishonesty, farce, mentor and disorder mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Ruthless People (1986), Oscar (1991), The Sting (1973), Heartbreakers (2001), The Hustle (2019). 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, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, farce, yuppie, hostage, vengeance, manipulation, nothing goes right, crime, rivalry, crimes, hostages ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 30K
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, switching roles, mistaken identity, accountant, disorder, parents and children, fish out of water, crime, dishonesty, couples, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 240K
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: witty, captivating, humorous, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: cons and scams, con artists, gambling, bet, crimes, casino, deception, gangsters, caper, crime, poker, mentor ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 51K
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: funny, light, humorous, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: cons and scams, manipulation, dishonesty, manipulations, parents and children, female criminal, love and romance, mother daughter relationship, love story, farce, hidden identity, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new york, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.4
 47K
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, feel good, light, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: con woman, deception, perfect crime, con artists, partners, competition, cheating, girlfriend, bet, overweight woman, escapades, partners in crime ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south of france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, realistic ...
Plot: bank robbery, unlikely criminals, cheating, disorder, overnight success, crimes, couple relations, cons and scams, crime, love and romance, bank robber, criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, semi serious, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, heist, zoophilia, robbery, suprisingly clever, stuttering, betrayal, farce, screwball, trial, thief, killing a dog ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, tower bridge london, britain ...
⇓ 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: clever, humorous, witty, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: gigolo, rivalry, bet, prince, farce, seduction, con artists, sexual relations, bank, heist, switching roles, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: french riviera, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, captivating, light ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, monk, small town, clergy, buddies, on the run, disorder, crimes, crime, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, disguise ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.9
 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: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: gangsters, con artists, boxer, brooklyn new york city, ex convict, roller coaster, gambling, cons and scams, crime, crimes, friends, mob boss ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 80s
Place: new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 23K
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: heist, perfect crime, caper, collector, cons and scams, crimes, crime gone awry, con men, disorder, silly humor, forgery, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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 ⇓
32%
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, crime, crimes, cons and scams, criminal heroes, dishonesty, prison, planning, disguise, release from prison, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, humorous, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, crime, con artists, crimes, manipulation, partners, manipulations, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, cons and scams, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 19K
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, hitman, witnessing a crime, fish out of water, hidden identity, small town life, district attorney, small town, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new york, europe, usa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 48K
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: undercover, investigation, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, insurance, journalism, mistaken identity, contract killing, murder for hire, police corruption, corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, rio de janeiro, usa, santa monica california, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 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, 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 ⇓
31%
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 5.9
 21K
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The army is known for churning out lean mean fighting machines intent on protecting our great nation. Martin is the inexplicable the incorrigible the invicible sgt. Ernie bilko leader of a ragtag group of the sorriest soldiers ever to enlist in the ...
Style: humorous, light, exciting, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: military base, military, soldier, gambling, disorder, rivalry, cons and scams, revenge, camp, military life, silly humor, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, las vegas, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, farce, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, cons and scams, teachers and students, mentor, low self esteem, loser, tennis, dating, date ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, crimes, crime, goofy hero, hapless, couples, petty criminal, cons and scams, couple relations, unlikely criminals, misfit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: quebec, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, cons and scams, disorder, rivalry, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, robbery, ring, businessman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, witty, realistic, cynical, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, advertising, crimes, contests and competitions, vengeance, workplace intrigue, advertising agency, frame up, midlife crisis, rise to the top, unlikely criminals, boss ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, not serious, exciting, witty, funny ...
Plot: farce, kidnapping, vengeance, chase, crimes, save the world, manic, comedy of errors, danger, law enforcement, master criminal, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: west germany, munich germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, cons and scams, bankruptcy, couples, romance, couple relations, survival, bank robbery, kids and family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, realistic ...
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 ⇓
30%
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, queen of england, comedy of errors, siblings relations, farce, nothing goes right, insurance, lottery, cons and scams, disorder, unfulfillment, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, crimes, crime, interracial relations, bad cop, criminal heroes, buddies, nothing goes right, resort, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 23K
HouseSitter (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After building his dream house, architect Newton Davis proposes marriage to his girlfriend, only to be summarily rejected. He seeks solace in a one-night stand with a waitress, never imagining that a woman he slept with once would end up posing as ...
Style: humorous, feel good, romantic, light, absurd ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: lie, small town, romance, opposites attract, screwball, unlikely couple, disorder, social relations, cons and scams, hidden identity, couple relations, embarrassment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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 ⇓
30%