Movies like The Freshman

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The Freshman (1990)
 6.4
 18K
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 resemblance to a certain cinematic godfather. When Sabatini makes Clark an offer he can't refuse, he finds himself caught up in a caper involving endangered species and fine dining.
Style: witty, humorous, twists and turns, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending, neo screwball comedy, funny, clever, talky ...
Plot: gangsters, parody, college, taxi driver, extinction, fish out of water, dinner, godfather, affection, menu, crimes, crime, cornfield, heist, misfit, partners, delivery, disorder, godparent, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, movie business, mafia, gangster, corruption ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: vermont, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to The Freshman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and clever films with plots about crimes, crime, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, gangsters and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Freshman: Analyze This (1999), Small Time Crooks (2000), Quick Change (1990), My Blue Heaven (1990), The Crew (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
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Analyze This (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Countless wiseguy films are spoofed in this film that centers on the neuroses and angst of a powerful Mafia racketeer who suffers from panic attacks. When Paul Vitti needs help dealing with his role in the "family," unlucky shrink Dr. Ben ...
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, clever, suspense ...
Plot: psychiatrist, gangsters, mafia, attempted murder, therapy, anger, crimes, doctors and patients, introspection, criminal heroes, power relations, power struggle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1957, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, miami, new york state, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: witty, humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: bank robbery, unlikely criminals, cheating, disorder, cons and scams, overnight success, crimes, crime, love and romance, couple relations, bank robber, criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, friendship, nothing goes right, buddies, disorder, partners, friends, cons and scams, crimes, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 18K
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: realistic, humorous, light, entertaining, talky ...
Plot: gangsters, hitman, witness protection, fish out of water, district attorney, fbi, crime, crimes, witnessing a crime, goofy hero, special agents, testimony ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new york, europe, italy, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 5.6
 4K
The Crew (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.
Style: humorous, dark humor, witty, funny, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotel, gangsters, farce, unlikely criminals, hitman, vengeance, disorder, dishonesty, partners, rivalry, human nature, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.1
 993
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: sexy, semi serious, humorous, realistic, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, disco, opera, gangsters, fashion, workplace, fish out of water, family business, overnight success, down on your luck, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, venice, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 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, feel good, not serious, buddy comedy, absurd ...
Plot: safecracker, mistaken identity, cons and scams, organized crime, comedy of errors, crimes, crime, unlikely criminals, heist, dishonesty, hidden identity, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 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: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, friendship, fish out of water, comedy of errors, vengeance, disorder, misfit, odd couple, hostage, partners ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.5
 29K
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: witty, humorous, talky, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, gangsters, accountant, mistaken identity, switching roles, disorder, parents and children, fish out of water, couples, dishonesty, goofy hero, going straight ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Live Free or Die (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It's not the crime, it's the cover-up. In small-town, hard-scrabble New Hampshire, foul-mouthed all-talk slacker John "Rugged" Rudgate fancies himself a criminal. When a local plumber stares him down at a pub, Rugged vows ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: unlikely criminals, cons and scams, small town, nothing goes right, crimes, crime, vengeance, dumb criminal, robbery, twists & turns, police, mentor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new hampshire, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Going in Style (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three senior citizens in their 70s who live together are slowly decaying in endless days with nothing to do but feed the birds. One of them comes up with an idea - rob a bank. They certainly could use the money if they get away with it and if they ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: heist, elderly, friendship, senior citizen, bittersweet, partners, dishonesty, disorder, buddies, golden years, unlikely criminals, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.9
 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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: gangsters, con artists, roller coaster, ex convict, boxer, brooklyn new york city, mob boss, vengeance, prostitute, ambition, gambling, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 80s
Place: new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, clever, witty, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: heist, prison, crimes, crime, goofy hero, couples, petty criminal, hapless, cons and scams, misfit, unlikely criminals, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: turkey, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mafia, marriage proposal, family relations, fbi, gangsters, crimes, romance, mistaken identity, fall in love, dishonesty, comedy of errors, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: street gang, ghetto, gang, fish out of water, partners, disorder, family relations, crimes, crime, gangsters, hip hop, goofy hero ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 46K
Fletch (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A veritable chameleon, investigative reporter Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher might drive his editor up the wall, but he always produces great pieces for the newspaper. When his next story is about the drug trade taking place on the beach, Fletch ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, light ...
Plot: investigation, undercover, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, journalism, insurance, mistaken identity, contract killing, murder for hire, corruption, divorce lawyer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, rio de janeiro, usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Jerky Boys (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When two unemployed telephone pranksters decide to use their vocal "talents" to impersonate a Chicago mob boss and curry favor with organized crime in New York, the trouble begins. It isn't long before Johnny and Kamal (the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Plot: gangsters, hitman, unemployment, prank telephone call, dishonesty, vengeance, buddies, disorder, crime, crimes, on the run, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, satirical, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, unemployment, unlikely criminals, husband wife relationship, cons and scams, bankruptcy, couples, romance, couple relations, survival, bank robbery, kids and family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, funny, absurd, light, twists and turns ...
Plot: romance, transvestite, love and romance, theft, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, kidnapping, hitman, eccentricity, greed, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, social differences, resort, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A comedy about a hitman who sees everything in terms of the movies and how mistaken identity is getting in the way of recovering a stash of diamonds that was stolen and subsequently hidden more than 20 years earlier.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, clever, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: heist, mistaken identity, partners, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, goofy hero, disorder, dishonesty, hidden identity, diamond ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Hollywood Sign (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three washed-up actors must deliver the most convincing performances of their lives as part of a dangerous plot designed to finance their triumphant comeback.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: hollywood, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, disorder, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, elderly, heist, cons and scams, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Stealing Harvard (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: John and his girlfriend have vowed to marry once they save $30,000 for their dream house. But the minute they achieve their financial goal, John finds out his niece has been accepted at Harvard, and he's reminded of his promise to pay for her ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: robbery, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, disorder, partners, buddies, nothing goes right, cons and scams, money, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in 1920's New York City, this movie tells the story of idealistic young playwright David Shayne. Producer Julian Marx finally finds funding for the project from gangster Nick Valenti. The catch is that Nick's girl friend Olive Neal ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, atmospheric, light ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, murder, broadway, playwright, rehearsal, actress, crime, crimes, actor, backstage, showbiz ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.7
 5K
Wise Guys (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose $250,000, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City and comedy follows.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing goes right, gambling, hitman, gangsters, mafia, frame up, buddies, criminal heroes, siblings relations, crime, goofy hero, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 6K
Tough Guys (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Harry Doyle (Lancaster) and Archie Lang (Douglas) are two old-time train robbers, who held up a train in 1956 and have been incarcerated for thirty years. After serving their time, they are released from jail and have to adjust to a new life of ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, prison, aging, crime, crimes, nothing goes right, odd couple, partners, cons and scams, elderly, stalking, buddies ...
Time: 80s, year 1956, year 1986
Place: mexico, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.1
 3K
Free Money (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Swede (Marlon Brando), a prison warden, rules his family and his prison with an iron hand in one of the coldest parts of North Dakota. When an inmate dies under mysterious circumstances, however, the FBI sends in agent Karen Polarski (Mira ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: prison, train, fbi, cons and scams, crimes, crime, partners, government agency, confined, heroes, special agents, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 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 against crime, law enforcement, partners, police detective, friendship, academy, strong female character, female protagonist, unlikely friendships, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.4
 1K
Cookie (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Cookie Voltecki (Emily Lloyd) is the illegitimate daughter of mobster Dino Capisco (Peter Falk), who has just finished thirteen years in prison. Since being released from jail, all that Dino wants is to settle some old scores, and make up for lost ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mafia, gangsters, family relations, crimes, crime, rebel, reunion, frame up, cons and scams, dishonesty, teaching the ways of the world, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, australia, california, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.4
 3K
Another You (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: George has been in a mental hospital for 3 years and is finally ready to go out into the real world again. Eddie Dash, a dedicated con-man, is supposed to keep him out of trouble, but when people begin to recognize George as the missing millionaire ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty
Plot: duo, con artists, sanitarium, forgery, fish out of water, partners, buddies, disorder, dishonesty, mistaken identity, friendship, gambling ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, california, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%