Movies like Dirty Work

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Dirty Work (1998)
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Dirty Work (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Unemployed and recently dumped, Mitch and his buddy Sam start a revenge-for-hire business to raise the $50,000 that Sam's father needs to get a heart transplant. The dirty duo brings down a movie theater manager and hires hookers to pose as dead bodies during a live TV ad. When a wealthy developer hires the guys to trash a building (so that he can have it condemned), problems arise and a feud ensues.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, witty, semi serious, funny, idiotic, comic, clever, harsh ...
Plot: prostitute, revenge, boxing, fish, prank, bar fight, gambling debt, tape recorder, homelessness, bulldozer, heart transplant, bookie, opera house, chase, vengeance, gambling, friends, partners, love and romance, ambition, infidelity, dwarf, bookies, farce, couples ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, melancholic and funny films with plots about storytelling, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, fantasy world, culture clash and brutality mostly in Comedy, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Dirty Work: Sour Grapes (1998), Used Cars (1980), The Bachelor (1999), So Fine (1981), Loverboy (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sour Grapes (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Richie, a sneaker sole designer, and his cousin Evan, a brain surgeon, are spending this weekend with their girlfriends in Atlantic City. When one of them ends up with a $436,000 jackpot, sour grapes is what results. Even though Richie uses two ...
Style: humorous, clever, biting, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: casino, money, vengeance, greed, change of luck, nothing goes right, parents and children, friends, partners, disorder, buddies, screwball ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlantic city new jersey, bulgaria, las vegas
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95%
 6.8
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Used Cars (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.
Style: humorous, offbeat, biting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: rivalry, car, fight, salesman, used car salesman, siblings relations, cons and scams, family relations, blind ambition, ambition, betrayal, twins ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.0
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The Bachelor (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jimmie is seeing his single friends get married one by one. He isn't too worried until his girlfriend Anne catches the bouquet at his friend Marco's wedding. Suddenly, his wild mustang days are numbered. He finally decides to propose to ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: inheritance, wedding, bachelor, fall in love, romance, farce, friends, love and romance, bank, couple relations, family relations, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 4.9
 939
So Fine (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While trying to get his father out of a financial jam, a man comes up with an idea that turns into an unexpected overnight financial fashion success - the bottomless pants.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: opera, disco, gangsters, fashion, workplace, disorder, couples, dishonesty, fish out of water, family business, society, overnight success ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, israel, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 6.0
 7K
Loverboy (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Randy Bodek works as a pizza delivery boy at Senor Pizza to make a few extra bucks. Some customers are special, though: When the order is for a pizza with extra anchovies, it means the female customers are looking for some loving. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: infidelity, college, marital problem, delivery boy, pizza delivery boy, romance, sexual relations, love and romance, family relations, gays and lesbians, couple relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.0
 4K
Brain Donors (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming big-shot lawyer, who also wants to run ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Plot: ballet, vaudeville, farce, rise to the top, cons and scams, goofy hero, fish out of water, rivalry, ambition, misfit, chaos, taxi driver ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Porky's Revenge (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As graduation nears for the class of 1955 at Angel Beach High, the gang once again faces off against their old enemy, Porky, who wants them to throw the school's championship basketball game since he has bet on the opposing team.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sexual, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, school, teenager, student, vengeance, friends, contests and competitions, teenage life, partners, couples, underdog, college ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.7
 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: not serious, offbeat, feel good, witty, humorous ...
Plot: mortician, mistaken identity, kidnapping, vengeance, stoners, disorder, buddies, dishonesty, partners, misfit, odd couple, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 5.2
 12K
The Ladies Man (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Because of his salacious language, late-night radio advice-show host Leon Phelps, along with his sweet and loyal producer Julie, is fired from his Chicago gig. Leon gets a letter from a former lover promising a life of wealth, but he doesn't ...
Style: humorous, sexual, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wrestling, radio, farce, womanizer, odd couple, true love, couples, buddies, dishonesty, workplace romance, disorder, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When police funding is cut, the Governor announces he must close one of the academies. To make it fair, the two police academies must compete against each other to stay in operation. Mauser persuades two officers in Lassard's academy to better ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: academy, prank, competition, chase, dishonesty, nothing goes right, power relations, contests and competitions, cons and scams, officers and cadets, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.8
 20K
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, witty, realistic, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: military, soldier, gambling, cons and scams, against the rules, military base, military life, disorder, dishonesty, rivalry, u.s. army, gulf war ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A farce, Hoskins plays a photographer who specializes in religious pictures who searches for a model for Jesus. He does a favor for a friend and finds himself doing a voice track for a porno movie with Natasha Richardson. Hoskins finds his model for ...
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: farce, pornography, apostle, fight, artists and showbiz, cons and scams, down on your luck, romance, love and romance, prison, delusion, filmmaking ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 5K
The Grand (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Grand is in the tradition of improvisational comedies like Best In Show and This Is Spinal Tap. The story is set in the world of professional poker and follows six players who reach the final table of the world’s second most famous high stakes ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, funny, clever ...
Plot: poker, gambling, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, disorder, underdog, rivalry, ambition, drugs/alcohol, cards, gambler, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.2
 5K
Ringmaster (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jerry Springer stars as more or less himself, the host of a raunchy, controversial and popular Los Angeles talk show which features everyday people with problems and who frequently vent thrir problems on the air.
Style: sexy, cynical, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, tv show, infidelity, vengeance, media, family problems, suburbs, dishonesty, couples, disorder, social decay, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Grumpier Old Men (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family wedding reignites the ancient feud between next-door neighbors and fishing buddies John and Max. Meanwhile, a sultry Italian divorcée opens a restaurant at the local bait shop, alarming the locals who worry she'll scare the fish away. ...
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: fish, rivalry, prank, fishing, romance, vengeance, friendship, bait, odd couple, single parent, couples, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Meet Wally Sparks (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Wally Sparks is a tabloid TV show reporter who's trying to boost ratings on his show. He goes to the governor's mansion to uncover a sex scandal.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, satirical ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: tv show, power relations, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, couple relations, celebrity culture, love and romance, nothing goes right, boss and employee, media satire, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 34K
Black Sheep (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When dignified Albert Donnelly runs for Governor, his team moves to keep his slow-witted and klutzy younger brother, Mike, out of the eye of the media. To baby-sit Mike, the campaign assigns sarcastic Steve, who gets the experience of a lifetime ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, political comedy ...
Plot: campaign, political satire, nitrous oxide, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, disorder, buddies, dishonesty, partners, nothing goes right, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 2.8
 1K
Last Resort (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sam and Dave are living the boring life until they are beckoned to Sam's uncle's Island. When they get there (still not quite sure how that worked) they are compelled by beautiful women and a dastardly enemy of the Island. After ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, gag humor, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: resort, island, danger, righting the wronged, nothing goes right, down on your luck, friends, buddies, partners, disorder, lifestyle, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 15K
She-Devil (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A cunning and resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist.
Style: dark humor, offbeat, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, revenge, breakup, battle of the sexes, divorce, vengeance, obsession, dysfunctional family, rivalry, suburbs, family problems, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Denise Calls Up (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of friends in New York, working away at their PCs and laptops, keep in touch exclusively by phone and fax. They are all too busy to meet face to face. Gale plays matchmaker, by phone, to Jerry and Barbara who, in turn, hit it off beautifully ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: answering machine, telephone, masturbation, friendship, family relations, fall in love, looking for love, couples, buddies, pregnancy, self discovery, computers and web ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Strangers with Candy (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.
Style: dark humor, humorous, offbeat, realistic, biting ...
Plot: prostitute, high school, addiction, gays and lesbians, disorder, starting over, high school life, gender, fish out of water, love triangle, sexual relations, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Meek, owlish Felix (George Segal) and strident, catty Doris (Barbra Streisand) live in the same apartment building. His incessant typing bothers her; her gentlemen callers bother him. Felix informs the landlord of her activities, so Doris moves in ...
Style: witty, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: prostitute, eviction, apartment, romance, couple relations, unlikely couple, love and romance, lifestyle, opposites attract, fall in love, disorder, love affair ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Steal Big Steal Little (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Ruben and Robby are twin brothers, adopted by Mona, one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - women in Santa Barbara. Ruben is devoted to Mona, but Robby is more devoted to her money. So when Mona leaves her fortune and estate to Ruben it starts ...
Style: offbeat, realistic, semi serious, humorous, light ...
Plot: lawyer, estate, twin brother, vengeance, legal action, cons and scams, power relations, siblings relations, rise to the top, blind ambition, fugitives, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Perfectly Normal (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A cab driver and an opera fan strike up an unusual friendship.
Style: offbeat, realistic, witty, humorous
Plot: life turned upside down, love and romance, relationship vs career, cons and scams, disorder, couples, partners, dishonesty, hockey, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, workplace ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Kiss Me, Guido (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When he discovers his girlfriend having sex with his brother, Frankie (Scotti) decides to head to Manhattan, leaving his Bronx pizza shop forever for the fame and fortune of show business. But before stardom, he needs a place to stay. Looking in the ...
Style: humorous, clever, talky, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, odd couple, mistaken identity, gay, farce, friendship, friends, love and romance, artists and showbiz, city life, showbiz, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 8K
Dirty Deeds (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An American Pie-like teen comedy in which a high school senior tries to become the first student in years to complete the Dirty Deeds, an outrageous series of challenges that must be completed by the Homecoming banquet at 9 a.m.
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: cheerleader, prank, high school, stadium, homecoming, vandalism, masturbation, party, challenge, bully, partners, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Twelve Chairs (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A treasure hunt. An aging ex-nobleman of the Czarist regime has finally adjusted to life under the commisars in Russia. Both he and the local priest find that the family jewels were hidden in a chair, one of a set of twelve. They return separately ...
Style: witty, satirical, stylized, talky, philosophical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, treasure hunt, chase, adventurer, obsessive quest, odd couple, escapades, goofy hero, nothing goes right, partners, dishonesty, cons and scams ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 33K
Next Friday (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ice Cube returns as Craig Jones, a streetwise man from South Central Los Angeles who has a knack for getting into trouble. This time out, Craig is still trying to outsmart neighborhood bully Debo (Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr.); after Craig gets ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, eccentric family, dishonesty, disorder, family relations, suburban life, nothing goes right, social misfits, siblings relations, friends, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 13K
Night Shift (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a bizarre turn when a prostitute neighbour ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, light, talky ...
Plot: pimp, friendship, prostitution, morgue, cons and scams, nightshift, nightlife, misfit, nothing goes right, goofy hero, fish out of water, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 9K
Life Stinks (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rich businessman makes a bet he can survive on the streets of a rough Los Angeles neighborhood for 30 days completely penniless. During his stay he discovers another side of life and falls in love with with a homeless woman.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, biting, realistic ...
Plot: wealth, homeless, farce, goofy hero, nothing goes right, switching roles, self discovery, survival, fish out of water, rich and poor, disorder, downfall ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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