Movies like Dirty Work

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Dirty Work
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, funny, witty, realistic, offbeat, idiotic, comic, clever, harsh ...
Plot: chase, vengeance, revenge, farce, buddies, ambition, deadpan, sarcasm, dishonesty, dumb, love and romance, stupidity, irreverent, partners, incest overtones, pornography, brutality, rivalry, prostitute, couples, mentor, disorder, prank, storytelling, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, funny and melancholic films with plots about mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, brutality, storytelling, vengeance and adaptation mostly in Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Dirty Work: The Ladies Man (2000), Used Cars (1980), The Bachelor (1999), Sour Grapes (1998), Black Sheep (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Ladies Man
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, funny, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, buddies, goofy hero, womanizer, stupidity, dumb, couple relations, storytelling, parody, looking for sex, sexual relations, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 6.8
 12K
Used Cars
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, funny ...
Plot: farce, cars, uninhibited rivalry, chase, siblings relations, rivalry, foul language, used car salesman, ambition, screwball, irreverent, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: california
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System:   84%
    User:   99%
 
 5.0
 16K
The Bachelor
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: semi serious, feel good, romantic, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, farce, wedding, marriage, chase, opposites attract, greed, women, couple relations, happy ending, bank, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
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System:   77%
    User:   64%
 
 5.7
 3K
Sour Grapes
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, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: greed, vengeance, casino, buddies, screwball, parody, betrayal, sarcasm, dialogue, blind ambition, dumb, sexualized violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlantic city new jersey, bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   67%
 
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 6.2
 33K
Black Sheep
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, funny, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: politics, buddies, sarcasm, parents and children, dishonesty, nitrous oxide, love and romance, stupidity, dumb, weed, partners, political satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   66%
 
 5.0
 921
So Fine
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 ...
Plot: fashion, gangsters, disco, down on your luck, opera, crime, family business, mozart, society, disorder, fish out of water, writers ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, israel, tokyo, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   88%
 
 5.7
 20K
Sgt. Bilko
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, not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: military, gambling, against the rules, military base, revenge, cons and scams, military life, dishonesty, soldier, assassin, mentor, parody ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   76%
 
 5.8
 8K
Life Stinks
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, semi serious, funny, realistic, witty ...
Plot: homeless, farce, switching roles, self discovery, greed, rags to riches, rich and poor, surveillance, social differences, fish out of water, mentor, parody ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   66%
 
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Brain Donors
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: farce, buddies, goofy hero, rise to the top, firefly, dumb, parody, gunfight, chaos and mayhem, drinking, cons and scams, chase ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   57%
 
A Good Man in Africa
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Morgan Leafy is a secretary to the British High Commissioner to an Africa nation. Leafy is a man that makes himself useful to his boss, the snobbish Arthur Fanshawe, who has no clue about what's going on around him, but who wants to use his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, satirical ...
Plot: political corruption, politics, golf, infidelity, farce, cons and scams, adaptation, political intrigue, brutality, corruption, god, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   44%
 
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's the 1970s, and San Diego super-sexist anchorman Ron Burgundy is the top dog in local TV, but that's all about to change when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station.
Style: humorous, stylized, not serious, funny, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, parody, journalism, stupidity, workplace, cult, sexism, buddies, dumb, battle of the sexes, ego clash, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   42%
 
Police Academy 3: Back in Training
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: chase, police, buddies, goofy hero, male nudity, partners against crime, prank, contests and competitions, officers and cadets, competition, basic training, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   56%
 
 6.4
 61K
Bowfinger
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On the verge of bankruptcy and desperate for his big break, aspiring filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger concocts a crazy plan to make his ultimate dream movie. Rallying a ragtag team that includes a starry-eyed ingenue, a has-been diva and a film studio ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, parody, farce, filmmaking, movie business, twins, comedy of errors, paranoia, cult, celebrity culture, showbiz, sarcasm ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   41%
 
 5.6
 10K
The Muse
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What happens when a screenwriter (Brooks) loses his edge, he turns to anyone he can for help... even if it's the mythical "Zeus's Daughter" (Stone). And he's willing to pay, albeit reluctantly, whatever price it takes to ...
Style: feel good, satirical, funny, light, inspirational ...
Plot: muse, hollywood, writers, creativity, writer's life, screenwriter, writing, midlife crisis, family, manipulation, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   47%
 
Denise Calls Up
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, semi serious, realistic, witty, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, buddies, romance, self discovery, unlikely friendships, couple relations, life philosophy, solitude, life & death, loneliness, relationships, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   57%
 
 5.7
 7K
Screwed
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: vengeance, moon, comedy of errors, buddies, goofy hero, crime, odd couple, crime gone awry, friendship, kidnapping, mistaken identity, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   51%
 
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Filmmaker Alan Smithee finds himself the unwilling puppet of a potentially bad, big budget action film which he proceeds to steal the reels and leave the cast and crew in a frenzy.
Style: clever, humorous, not serious, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, parody, nothing goes right, hidden identity, media satire, writers, filmmaking, showbiz, lame, artists and showbiz, sarcasm, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two brothers who can feel each others' pain and pleasure mess up the French revolution.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, adventure, twins, mistaken identity, anti heroes, marijuana, buddies, goofy hero, odd couple, switching roles, siblings relations, dialogue ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   51%
 
Steal Big Steal Little
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, light ...
Plot: lawyer, vengeance, switching roles, comedy of errors, rich and poor, siblings relations, cons and scams, gangsters, family life, dishonesty, nudity (topless - notable), hotel ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   49%
 
Kiss Me, Guido
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: clever, talky, humorous, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: mistaken identity, farce, gay, friendship, odd couple, city life, stereotypes, culture clash, gays and lesbians, urban, happy ending, homosexuality ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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System:   44%
    User:   43%
 
 6.4
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Billy Madison
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Billy Madison is the 27 year-old son of Bryan Madison, a very rich man who has made his living in the hotel industry. Billy stands to inherit his father's empire but only if he can make it through all 12 grades, 2 weeks per grade, to prove that ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, idiotic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school, high school, teacher, adolescence vs adulthood, farce, stupidity, dumb, fish out of water, destiny, love and romance, beer, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   39%
 
 4.7
 6K
The Wash
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: With the rent due and his car booted, Sean (Dr. Dre) has to come up with some ends...and fast. When his best buddy and roommate Dee Loc (Snoop Dogg), suggests that Sean get a job busting suds down at the local car wash.
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, weed, hip hop, gang, drug dealing, lame, drugs, stupidity, down on your luck, pornography, dumb, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
Meet Wally Sparks
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, not serious, realistic, witty, satirical ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: nothing goes right, battle of the sexes, celebrity culture, tv show, media satire, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, mentor, workplace, stupidity, catastrophe, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, georgia
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System:   41%
    User:   49%
 
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Last Resort
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, not serious, realistic, awful, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: island, buddies, resort, nothing goes right, parody, disorder, friends, stupidity, brutality, down on your luck, dialogue, justice ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
 5.4
 17K
Head of State
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, the Democratic party unexpectedly picks a Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam (Rock) as his replacement .
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, funny, realistic ...
Plot: politics, hip hop, president, head of state, white house, corruption, campaign, fish out of water, political, stereotypes, ambition, parody ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   39%
 
Fierce Creatures
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ex-policeman Rollo Lee is sent to run Marwood Zoo, the newly acquired business of a New Zealand tycoon. In order to meet high profit targets and keep the zoo open, Rollo enforces a new 'fierce creatures' policy, whereby only the most ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, greed, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, zoo, culture clash, cons and scams, workplace intrigue, animals, british, danger, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   41%
 
School for Scoundrels
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, realistic, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, mentor, uninhibited rivalry, love triangle, teaching the ways of the world, school, rivalry, down on your luck, nerds, teachers and students, catastrophe, date ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
The Big Tease
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Thinking he's competing in Los Angeles' hot Platinum Scissors contest, Scottish hairstylist Crawford (Craig Ferguson) leaves Glasgow with a film crew to capture the event. When he learns he's a mere audience member, Crawford must find ...
Style: humorous, talky, clever, witty, not serious ...
Plot: culture clash, competition, underdog, contests and competitions, ambition, hairdresser, rivalry, pornography, hotel, down on your luck, heroic mission, beauty pageant ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, scotland, los angeles, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
 6.6
 11K
PCU
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Nervous high school senior Tom Lawrence visits Port Chester University, where he gets a taste of politically correct college life when he's guided by fraternity wild man Droz and his housemates at The Pit. But Droz and his pals have rivals in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, chase, buddies, beer, friendship, male nudity, road trip, weed, college life, stereotypes, drinking, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
 6.3
 7K
Easy Money
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard living, gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before it gets the best of him.
Style: humorous, talky, not serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: farce, gambling, self discovery, parents and children, beer, father daughter relationship, family relations, drinking, friends, screwball, buddies, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   43%
 
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