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, semi serious, witty, realistic, offbeat, funny, idiotic, comic, clever, harsh ...
Plot: prostitute, revenge, opera house, bookie, heart transplant, bulldozer, gambling debt, homelessness, tape recorder, prank, bar fight, boxing, fish, chase, farce, buddies, ambition, drug dealing, vengeance, dishonesty, love and romance, partners, rivalry, couples, disorder ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and funny films with plots about disorder, dishonesty, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, couples and mentor mostly in Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Dirty Work: The Bachelor (1999), Used Cars (1980), Sour Grapes (1998), So Fine (1981), Brain Donors (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, semi serious, feel good, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: inheritance, fall in love, bachelor, wedding, romance, farce, opposites attract, couple relations, friendship, bank, looking for love, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
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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, semi serious, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: used car salesman, car, fight, salesman, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations, senate, theft, ambition, dishonesty, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: california
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80%
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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, dark humor, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: casino, money, greed, buddies, screwball, betrayal, blind ambition, vengeance, gambling, nothing goes right, disorder, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: bulgaria, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, witty
Plot: farce, fight, apostle, pornography, love affair, screwball, cons and scams, artists and showbiz, romance, prison, love and romance, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, satirical ...
Plot: disco, opera, fashion, gangsters, down on your luck, family business, crime, lawyer, jeans, society, disorder, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, israel, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: vaudeville, farce, buddies, goofy hero, idiot, rise to the top, chaos and mayhem, cons and scams, nothing goes right, fish out of water, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, realistic, feel good, surprise ending ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: infidelity, college, pizza delivery boy, delivery boy, marital problem, romance, farce, couple relations, sex worker, college student, sexual relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 12K
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, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: pimp, prostitution, prostitute, friendship, morgue, buddies, nightlife, nothing goes right, misfit, disorder, goofy hero, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Lookin' to Get Out (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two gamblers must leave New York City after one loses a lot of money. Doing what all gamblers in trouble would do, they hurry to the gambling capital Las Vegas to turn their luck around.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: casino, gambling, prostitute, buddies, on the road, crime, criminal's revenge, bank, gangsters, romance, unlikely criminals, hotel ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, apartment, romance, eviction, unlikely couple, opposites attract, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, couples, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Passed Away (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bunch of eccentric relatives gather for their patriarch's funeral.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: midlife crisis, pregnancy, golden years, single parent, suburbs, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, family gatherings, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: prank, academy, buddies, chase, goofy hero, governor, partners against crime, contests and competitions, officers and cadets, basic training, cons and scams, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: humorous, realistic, offbeat, witty
Plot: cons and scams, farce, restaurant, obsession, boss and employee, relationship vs career, workplace situations, life turned upside down, ambition, dishonesty, love and romance, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
She's Funny That Way (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: infidelity, prostitute, fall in love, urban, love affair, aspiring actor, sex worker, escort, romance, artists and showbiz, love and romance, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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46%
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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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: revenge, battle of the sexes, infidelity, divorce, breakup, obsession, suburbs, crumbling marriage, vengeance, family conflict, career woman, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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45%
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tv show, dysfunctional family, media, society, suburbs, disorder, vengeance, infidelity, sexual relations, media satire, social decay, suburban life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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43%
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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, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: radio, farce, wrestling, buddies, goofy hero, womanizer, couple relations, looking for sex, sexual relations, workplace romance, nothing goes right, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Flirting with Disaster (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin (Ben Stiller) decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them. Accompanied by his wife, Nancy (Patricia Arquette), and an inept yet ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: lsd, farce, erection, obsessive quest, on the road, track down, uncover truth, self discovery, parents and children, love and romance, partners, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: michigan, new mexico, usa, new york, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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How to Be a Player (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dray is a young playboy whose only objective in life seems to be to have sex with as many girls as he can without getting caught by his girlfriend Lisa. Dray's sister Jenny and her friend Katrina plan to show him that the way he lives is wrong ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual, funny ...
Plot: hip hop, friends, battle of the sexes, farce, sex, party, infidelity, womanizer, looking for sex, wooing, couples, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: malibu california
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Haggard (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the true story about Ryan Dunn (played by himself) and his ex-girlfriend Glauren and how she cheated on him. After the break up Glauren is rumored to have been hooking up with heavy metal Hellboy. Ryan enlists the help of his friends Valo ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, witty, biting ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: sexual humor, masturbation, buddies, vengeance, sport, violence, friendship, infidelity, looking for sex, couples, friends, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary
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41%
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, buddies, vengeance, underdog, misadventure, college, contests and competitions, prank, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: nitrous oxide, political satire, campaign, buddies, parents and children, corrupt politician, dishonesty, love and romance, partners, state affairs, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, love triangle, high school, fish out of water, addiction, gays and lesbians, starting over, sexual relations, teachers and students, drug abuse, high school life, gender ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Outrageous Fortune (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Refined actress Lauren Ames finally has a chance to study with the great theatre professor Stanislav Korzenowski. Sandy Brozinsky, a brash, loud actress, decides through happenstance to also study with Korzenowski. The two women end up dating the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, farce, adventure, on the road, buddies, espionage, odd couple, secret agents, betrayal, vengeance, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: kidnapping, mistaken identity, mortician, moon, buddies, comedy of errors, crime, goofy hero, odd couple, crime gone awry, friendship, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Rosebud Beach Hotel (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After taking over a failing Miami hotel with her workaholic fiance, Elliot, Tracy thinks Monique Gabrielle has seduced her better half-to-be. She then tries to have an affair of her own, and arranges for hookers to become bellhops. Meanwhile, her ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: prostitute, hotel, cons and scams, comedy of errors, workplace situations, beach resort, romance, fish out of water, dishonesty, love and romance, workplace, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Giovannona Long-Thigh (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Legendary director Sergio Martino takes the helm for this sexploitation classic concerning the scandal that erupts when the panicked head of a high-profile cheese production company hires a beautiful prostitute to seduce an unsuspecting Cabinet ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, factory, sex, farce, sexual relations, judge, jealousy, couples, goofy hero, couple relations, sexual abuse, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: sicily, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
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Any Wednesday (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ellen Gordon, a New York executive's mistress falls for the executive's young business associate when the young man is accidentally sent to use the apartment where the executive and his mistress get together every Wednesday. More ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, feel good ...
Plot: farce, infidelity, romance, screwball, love triangle, love and romance, couples, womanizer, couple relations, love affair, unfulfilled love, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: revenge, prison, buddies, vengeance, suburbs, social misfits, gang war, gang member, escape, mexican american, repayment, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At Adams College, the jocks rule the school from their house on high, the Alpha Beta fraternity. So when a group of socially-challenged misfits try to go Greek, they're instantly rejected by every house on campus. Deciding to start their own ...
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: prank, college, college life, student life, teenage life, sex, defenestration, underdog, erection, cheerleader, vandalism, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%