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, talky, humorous, witty, twists and turns, semi serious, feel good, realistic, surprise ending, funny ...
Plot: manipulations, farce, bet, wheelchair, competition, casino, roulette, cons and scams, rivalry, paralysis, contests and competitions, crime, money, seduction, luxury, switching roles, mistaken identity, ambition, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, love triangle, wooing, love and romance ...
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 humorous, realistic, clever and witty films with plots about crimes, disorder, crime, dialogue, mentor, dishonesty and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Heartbreakers (2001), Ruthless People (1986), A Fish Called Wanda (1988), Oscar (1991), Small Time Crooks (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
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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, mother daughter relationship, love and romance, farce, hidden identity, criminal heroes, frame up, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, new jersey, san francisco
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100%
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, humorous, clever, witty, not serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, farce, yuppie, cons and scams, crime, confined, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, couples, hostages ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ 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: humorous, witty, clever, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: heist, lawyer, robbery, screwball, american abroad, stuttering, killing a dog, yelling, zoophilia, animal abuse, barrel, silencer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, tower bridge london, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: talky, clever, not serious, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, mistaken identity, pregnancy, accountant, parents and children, gangsters, cons and scams, crime, honesty, romance, fish out of water, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: clever, talky, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: bank robbery, restaurant, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, urban, bank, bank robber, hoodlum, wife, pizza, pizzeria, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ 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: humorous, not serious, dark humor, realistic, clever ...
Plot: gigolo, prince, farce, seduction, bet, rivalry, buddies, romance, hidden identity, bank, small town, womanizer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, semi serious, realistic, funny, light ...
Plot: witness protection, fbi, small town, gangsters, culture clash, fish out of water, hitman, crime, district attorney, hidden identity, odd couple, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new york, europe, usa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, semi serious, feel good, clever, realistic ...
Plot: prison, mistaken identity, fish out of water, small town, crime, buddies, prisoner, clergy, religions or cults, dishonesty, disorder, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: realistic, witty, cynical, dark humor, suspense ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, advertising, contests and competitions, advertising agency, workplace intrigue, unlikely criminals, rise to the top, frame up, midlife crisis, boss, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Plot: roller coaster, vengeance, criminal's revenge, crime, cons and scams, gangsters, gambling, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, athlete's life, prostitute ...
Time: 40s, 80s, 1940s
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.3
 216K
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: clever, humorous, witty, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, bet, mentor, organized crime, alley, sting operation, crime, fbi, buddies, violence, horse race ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: crime gone awry, bank robbery, heist, hostage negotiator, friendship, crime, firefighter, map, taxi driver, comedy of errors, buddies, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, light, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forgery, fall in love, heist, love and romance, couple relations, museum, couples, romance, adventure, farce, hiding, burglar alarm ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, clever, realistic ...
Plot: heist, unemployment, unlikely criminals, couple relations, romance, crimes, couples, cons and scams, bankruptcy, loan, robbery, middle class ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, crime, bad cop, interracial relations, buddies, mistaken identity, resort, social differences, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, male bonding ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, semi serious, clever, witty, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotel, gangsters, cons and scams, farce, hitman, crime, crimes, vengeance, dishonesty, partners, golden years, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, court, small town, false accusation, legal investigation, fish out of water, trial, culture clash, cousin ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: organized crime, criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, rise to the top, siblings relations, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes, family relations, disorder, goofy hero ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1910s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 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, verbal byplay, crime gone awry, collector, disorder, dishonesty, partners, farce, employer employee relationship, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, stylized
Plot: casino, cons and scams, gambling, crime, crimes, dishonesty, couples, unlikely criminals, mind game, infidelity, kidnapping, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, switzerland
⇓ 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, witty, clever, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, wedding, farce, crime, attempted murder, baseball, unlikely criminals, crimes, bad luck, pickpocket, heist, robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: quebec, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, nothing goes right, cons and scams, dishonesty, disorder, goofy hero, twins, espionage, intrigue, on the run, down on your luck, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, witty, not serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: safecracker, heist, farce, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, organized crime, robbery, cons and scams, crime, buddies, gangsters, hidden identity ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, realistic, exciting, witty ...
Plot: farce, police, laughing gas, kidnapping, chase, palaces castles and temples, comedy of errors, goofy hero, vengeance, crime, fighting crime, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: munich germany, england, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: humorous, clever, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: romance, theft, kidnapping, hitman, crime, crime gone awry, crimes, heist, dishonesty, treasure, love, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
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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: humorous, witty, semi serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: college, dinner, cornfield, godfather, menu, fish out of water, extinction, taxi driver, crime, unlikely criminals, gangsters, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: vermont, new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Without a Clue (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes is as dashing as ever, but with a little secret: Dr. Watson is the brains behind the operation. When Reginald Kincaid, the actor he has hired to play Holmes becomes insufferable, Watson fires him and tries to go out on his own, but ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: farce, private detective, actor, sherlock holmes, investigation, mystery, parody, comedy of errors, spectacle, switching roles, crimes, hidden identity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, semi serious, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: heist, bank robber, bank, nothing goes right, crime, criminal heroes, small town, crime gone awry, employee, friends, desert, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Plot: artist, love triangle, heist, looking for love, love and romance, romance, self discovery, couple relations, dull life, battles, criminal heroes, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Sweet Liberty (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he becomes very ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: historian, professor, actor, fish out of water, actor's life, romance, history teacher, young lovers, couple relations, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%