Movies like The Dream Team

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The Dream Team (1989)
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The Dream Team (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: This morning they were playing ping-pong in the hospital rec room. Now they're lost in New York and framed for murder. This was never covered in group therapy.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, funny, light, road movie, touching, feel good, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, murder, satire, frame up, fish out of water, crimes, heroes, friends, freak, misfit, graphic violence, anti hero, dishonesty, law enforcement, buddies, doctors and patients, disorder, witnessing a crime, anti heroes, goofy hero, profanity, silly humor, hospital, psychiatrist ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey

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Most similar movies to The Dream Team

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and funny films with plots about chase, crimes, mentor, catastrophe, brutality, adaptation and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Dream Team: Johnny Dangerously (1984), Critical Condition (1987), Cops and Robbersons (1994), Red Heat (1988), The Squeeze (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, funny, light, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, crimes, crime, rivalry, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, rise to the top, goofy hero, crime boss, bandit ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1910s, year 1935 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Critical Condition (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Eddie is a con artist. But this time he's framed and comes before a judge. By claiming insanity, he hopes to get off the hook. He manages end up in a hospital for a mental examination. That night, a storm breaks out over New York, and the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, intense, light, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, hidden identity, nothing goes right, disorder, mental institution, doctors and patients, hospital, african american, doctor, crimes, partners ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Cops and Robbersons (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Hard-as-nails cop Jake Stone moves in with the Robbersons so he can watch a hitman who has moved in next door. The Hitman is one thing, but can you survive the Robberson family.
Style: sitcom, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, frame up, disorder, nothing goes right, odd couple, crimes, goofy hero, fish out of water, suburbs, police investigation, forgery, police surveillance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.1
 65K
Red Heat (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.
Style: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, rough, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: culture clash, cold war, police brutality, drug dealer, partners, police, stereotypes, gunfight, buddy cop, police detective, revenge, russian mafia ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, twentieth century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, russia, soviet union, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 1K
The Squeeze (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Harry Berg is both a con artist and an actual artist -- he constructs large sculptures out of television sets -- but he is not particularly successful in either role. He owes some money, which gets him involved with Rachel Dobs, a police detective ...
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Plot: lottery, murder, inventor, partners, law enforcement, crime, crimes, dishonesty, cons and scams, gambling, disorder, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.5
 8K
Double Take (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The governor of a Mexican state is assassinated. Soon after, junior executive Daryl Chase's life turns upside down: after he flags a huge transfer of funds from a Mexican account as probably illegal, he's attacked in his apartment, rescued ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, intense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: on the run, fbi, mistaken identity, disorder, frame up, fish out of water, cons and scams, hidden identity, reluctant partners, chase, african american, train ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, mexico, florida, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, disorder, clergy, buddies, on the run, crimes, crime, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Larry Donner is a author and writing professor who tutors people who want to write books. Larry's life has become a misery when his Ex-wife has published a book he wrote under her name and has gotten rich over it. Owen Lift, one of Larry's ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: murder, disorder, nothing goes right, crimes, crime, family relations, strangulation, train, resentment, attempted murder, professor, matricide ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.6
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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: prostitution, pimp, friendship, morgue, nightshift, cons and scams, nightlife, misfit, lifestyle, fish out of water, buddies, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.2
 1K
Slither (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: While searching for a small fortune of embezzled money, an ex-con, a small-time bandleader, his doting wife and a kooky drifter find themselves being followed. Their chase takes them to trailer camps, bingo halls, laundromats and ultimately, a ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: heist, diner, chase, on the run, crimes, going straight, cons and scams, on the road, disorder, crime, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.8
 9K
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, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, crime gone awry, friendship, fish out of water, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, vengeance, unlikely criminals, partners, cons and scams, misfit, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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 ⇓
68%
Wish You Were Dead (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two bad women fight over one man in a back-stabbing, money-grabbing, insurance-hustling, double-dealing, two-timing caper.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, witty, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: opposites attract, hitman, fish out of water, couples, social relations, fall in love, love affair, danger, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.2
 28K
Money Talks (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Money Talks is a 1997 American comedy film directed by Brett Ratner. Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.
Style: realistic, exciting, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: frame up, chase, media, murder, mexican standoff, journalism, partners, law enforcement, buddies, protagonist as suspect, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, bank robbery, friendship, nothing goes right, buddies, partners, disorder, friends, cons and scams, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 ⇓
64%
 6.8
 25K
Stir Crazy (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: New Yorkers, Skip Donahue and Harry Monroe, have no jobs and no prospects. They decide to flee the city and find work elsewhere, and land jobs as woodpeckers to promote the opening of a bank. When their feathery costumes are stolen and used in a ...
Style: humorous, witty, exciting, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, prison, escape, false accusation, on the road, wrongful imprisonment, crime, crimes, odd couple, buddies, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A murder takes place in the shop of David Lyons, a deaf man who fails to hear the gunshot being fired. Outside, blind man Wally Karue hears the shot but cannot see the perpetrator. Both are arrested, but escape to form an unlikely partnership. Being ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, absurd ...
Plot: murder, friendship, farce, mute or deaf, chase, blindness, odd couple, false accusation, disability, deaf, witness, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghetto, street gang, fish out of water, disorder, family relations, crimes, partners, gang, crime, gangsters, hip hop, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, cynical, realistic, witty, 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 ⇓
54%
Loose Cannons (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mac, the two fisted savy cop finds that he's being saddled with a new partner, a known burn out, to work with him on a new and difficult case. The new partner is, Ellis, an amazing detective, one who puts Sherlock Holmes to shame with his ...
Style: humorous, captivating, absurd, dark humor, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: disorder, track down, police investigation, murder, gang, crimes, law enforcement, crime, partners, odd couple, deadly, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, germany, europe, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Another Stakeout (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chris and Bill are called upon for their excellent surveillance record to stakeout a lakeside home where a Mafia trial witness is believed to be heading or already hiding. Unlike their earlier _Stakeout_, this time they are accompanied by Gina ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: odd couple, police investigation, fall in love, disorder, boss and employee, witnessing a crime, law enforcement, crimes, buddies, gangsters, goofy hero, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.5
 40K
Taxi (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mouthy and feisty taxicab driver has hot tips for a green and inept cop set on solving a string of New York City bank robberies committed by a quartet of female Brazilian bank robbers.
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car chase, taxi driver, bank robbery, partners against crime, law enforcement, crimes, working undercover, heist, unlikely criminals, odd couple, gang, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.4
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Tango & Cash (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are narcotics detectives who, while both being extremely successful, can't stand each other. Crime Lord Yves Perret, furious at the loss of income that Tango and Cash have caused him, frames the two for murder. Caught ...
Style: humorous, realistic, rough, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, police detective, prison, crime, crimes, buddies, prisoner, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry, warden, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 23K
Men at Work (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two garbage men find the body of a city councilman in a trash can on their route. With help from a supervisor, the duo must solve the case and find the man's killer while hiding the body from the cops.
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, buddies, dishonesty, amateur detective, partners, goofy hero, disorder, cons and scams, justice, brothers, guilty pleasure, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 85K
Cop Out (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Detectives Jimmy and Paul, despite nine years as partners, can still sometimes seem like polar opposites – especially when Paul's unpredictable antics get them suspended without pay. Already strapped for cash and trying to pay for his ...
Style: buddy comedy, exciting, humorous, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, robbery, police, police officer, money laundering, thief, undercover cop, wedding, financial problem, disorder, friends, theft ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Whole Ten Yards (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jimmy 'The Tulip' Tudeski now spends his days compulsively cleaning his house and perfecting his culinary skills with his wife, Jill, a purported assassin who has yet to pull off a clean hit. Suddenly, an uninvited and unwelcome connection ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, witty, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hitman, chase, kidnapping, dentist, gangsters, danger, vengeance, criminal heroes, organized crime, attempted murder, faked death, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 3K
Feds (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Ellie DeWitt and Janis Zuckermann are admitted to the very strict FBI Training Academy. They get a hard course, in which they learn to deal with guns and to recognise crimes. They also get a physical training. It appears that Ellie is a real ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, intense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fbi, odd couple, partners, partners against crime, law enforcement, friendship, police detective, strong female character, female protagonist, academy, unlikely friendships, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two friends are invited for a weekend to a luxury island with their boss. The boss gets shot and nobody seems to notice, except for the two friends. In order not to become suspects of murder they treat the body as a puppet and make people believe ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, insurance, farce, crimes, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, cons and scams, fish out of water, boss and employee, disorder, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the incompetent Officer Frank Drebin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles upon an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing
Plot: parody, deadpan, baseball, dimwit, crimes, farce, stupidity, investigation, gunfight, assassination attempt, mind control, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, beirut lebanon, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%