Movies like Get Shorty 1995

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Get Shorty (1995)
 6.9
 85K
Get Shorty (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Chili Palmer is a Miami mobster who gets sent by his boss, the psychopathic "Bones" Barboni, to collect a bad debt from Harry Zimm, a Hollywood producer who specializes in cheesy horror films. When Chili meets Harry's leading lady, the romantic sparks fly. After pitching his own life story as a movie idea, Chili learns that being a mobster and being a Hollywood producer really aren't all that different.
Style: humorous, funny, intense, light, suspense, entertaining, witty, talky, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mafia, hollywood, crimes, debt, producer, gambling, gangsters, cons and scams, loan shark, heist, murder, actor, satire, movie business, con men, bully, dark humor, violence, organized crime, filmmaking, catastrophe, bandit, twists and turns, food, caper ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, los angeles, las vegas, usa, california, florida

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Most similar movies to Get Shorty

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, clever, humorous and interesting films with plots about dialogue, corruption, twists and turns, storytelling, crimes, mentor and gangsters mostly in Crime, Comedy and Thriller genres. Some movies like Get Shorty: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Be Cool (2005), The Player (1992), Midnight Run (1988), Bullets Over Broadway (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...
Style: neo noir, funny, humorous, sexy, suspense ...
Plot: private detective, dark humor, investigation, satire, murder, actor, twists and turns, thief, kidnapping, gay, murder mystery, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, venice beach california, california, denver colorado, usa ...
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Be Cool (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Disenchanted with the movie industry, Chili Palmer tries the music industry, meeting and romancing a widow of a music exec on the way.
Style: clever, humorous, melancholic, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: music, music business, gangsters, widow, organized crime, musician's life, cons and scams, crimes, mafia, rock, hitman, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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100%
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The Player (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?
Style: suspense, clever, talky, cynical, psychological ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, murder, blackmail, police investigation, murder mystery, manipulation, crime gone awry, twists and turns, writers, false accusation, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 87K
Midnight Run (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An accountant embezzles $15 million of mob money, jumps bail and is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia.
Style: buddy movie, road movie, funny, talky, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: road trip, chase, on the road, organized crime, train, hitman, bounty hunter, crimes, gangsters, police surveillance, mafia, embezzlement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, las vegas, new york, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, funny, light, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, broadway, murder, crimes, actor, writers, playwright, rehearsal, actress, satire, friendship ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 19K
You Kill Me (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While drying out on the West Coast, an alcoholic hit man befriends a tart-tongued woman who might just come in handy when it's time for him to return to Buffalo and settle some old scores.
Style: witty, clever, sexy, funny, dark ...
Plot: gangsters, hitman, alcoholic, crimes, gang, organized crime, alcohol abuse, love and romance, rehabilitation, polish, going straight, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles, new york
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Out of Sight (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Meet Jack Foley, a smooth criminal who bends the law and is determined to make one last heist. Karen Sisco is a federal marshal who chooses all the right moves … and all the wrong guys. Now they're willing to risk it all to find out if ...
Style: sexy, witty, romantic, entertaining, neo noir ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, prison, hot and sexy, romance, robbery, crimes, runaway, fbi, love story, crime gone awry, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, michigan, detroit, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Swimming with Sharks (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young, naive Hollywood studio assistant finally turns the tables on his incredibly abusive producer boss.
Style: cynical, entertaining, talky, absurd, humorous ...
Plot: hollywood, vengeance, humiliation, business, workplace, character study, disgruntled worker, boss, obnoxious boss, workplace situations, revenge, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Heist (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Joe Moore has a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman reneges on the money he's owed, and his wife may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant. Moore ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, tricky, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, blackmail, crimes, robbery, gunfight, gold, twists and turns, cons and scams, mastermind, organized crime, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 9K
Miami Blues (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Fred gets out of prison, he decides to start over in Miami, where he starts a violent one-man crime wave. He soon meets up with amiable college student Susie. Opposing Fred is Sgt Hoke Moseley, a cop who is getting a bit old for the job, ...
Style: neo noir, harsh, stylized, bloody, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, crimes, psychopath, brutality, undercover cop, character study, hitman, twists and turns, police detective, police corruption, loneliness, thief ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, suspense, funny ...
Plot: dark humor, train, murder, unlikely friendships, disorder, nothing goes right, crimes, family relations, strangulation, dysfunctional family, railway, professor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, los angeles, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 13K
Shade (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Tiffany, Charlie and Vernon are con artists looking to up the ante from their typical scams. They figure a good way of doing this is taking down Dean "The Dean" Stevens, a well-known cardsharp, in a rigged game. However, they first need ...
Style: surprise ending, tense, intense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, gangsters, betrayal, vengeance, cons and scams, organized crime, dishonesty, crimes, brutality, twists and turns, criminal heroes, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Suicide Kings (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Christopher Walken shines in this cult-favorite dark comedy as Charlie, a former mobster who is abducted by five privileged young men (Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnny Galecki, Jay Mohr, Jeremy Sisto, Henry Thomas) desperate to raise a $2 million ransom ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, twists and turns, dark humor, crime gone awry, mafia, manipulation, hostage, mansion, disorder, confined, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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2 Days in the Valley (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the ...
Style: suspense, erotic, witty, twist ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, gangsters, hostage, police investigation, hitman, home invasion, nudity (full frontal - brief), insurance fraud, art dealer, multiple storylines, destiny ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Criminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis, recruits Rodrigo, a crook with a perfect poker face. The two plan a big-time scam: selling a fake Silver Certificate to currency collector William Hannigan. Rodrigo distrusts his new ...
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, tricky, psychological, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twists and turns, forgery, crimes, cons and scams, manipulation, con artists, heist, plot twist, justice, crime gone awry, partners, petty criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 105K
The Ladykillers (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a band in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting landlord – a sharp old woman.
Style: funny, humorous, entertaining, absurd, clever ...
Plot: heist, dark humor, robbery, crimes, crime gone awry, painting, cons and scams, eccentricity, greed, culture clash, african american, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 5K
Homegrown (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three laborers on a Northern California marijuana plantation become increasingly paranoid when they learn that their boss has been murdered. They know enough to run, taking with them enough of the crop to pay them for services rendered. Hooking up ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: weed, drug abuse, marijuana, gunfight, mafia, murder, greed, drug dealing, police investigation, drug addiction, crime gone awry, corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, northern california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 21K
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, absurd, light, witty ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, crimes, nothing goes right, friendship, friends, disorder, cons and scams, partners, buddies, runaway, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Ruthless People (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: ransom, kidnapping, hostage, greed, extramarital affair, husband wife relationship, farce, misunderstanding, fashion, revenge, vengeance, manipulation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
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Stand Up Guys (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After serving 28 years in prison for accidentally killing the son of a crime boss, newly paroled gangster Val reunites with his former partners in crime, Doc and Hirsch, for a night on the town. As the three men revisit old haunts, reflect on their ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, suspense, feel good ...
Plot: aging, friendship, gangsters, gang, crimes, life philosophy, redemption, released from prison, criminal heroes, female nudity, moral dilemma, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 19K
Made (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two aspiring boxers lifelong friends get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.
Style: funny, humorous, witty, realistic, talky ...
Plot: crimes, friendship, organized crime, gangsters, dark humor, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, buddies, partners, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, los angeles, new jersey, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.
Style: sexy, tricky, suspense, ironic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, abduction, husband wife relationship, mistress, adultery, crime gone awry, crimes, relationships, character study, dysfunctional family, family ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 1978
Place: usa, california, detroit, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 254K
RocknRolla (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a Russian mobster sets up a real estate scam that generates millions of pounds, various members of London's criminal underworld pursue their share of the fortune. Various shady characters, including Mr One-Two, Stella the accountant, and ...
Style: suspense, humorous, stylized, talky, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, crimes, gang leader, organized crime, dark humor, mafia, heist, robbery, crime gone awry, cons and scams, faked death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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24%
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Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, funny, witty, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gambling, crimes, sarcasm, criminal heroes, gangsters, caper, cons and scams, graphic violence, master criminal, crime gone awry, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: england, london, belgium, antwerp, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 26K
Birthday Girl (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A shy bank clerk orders a Russian mail order bride, and finds his life turned upside down.
Style: sexy, tense, suspense, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: mail order bride, romance, crimes, bank clerk, russian, manipulation, brutality, gangsters, nudity (full frontal - brief), con artists, romancing a criminal, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 351K
Jackie Brown (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan—with help from a bail bondsman—to keep the money ...
Style: suspense, tense, talky, neo noir, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, stewardess, greed, heist, crimes, twists and turns, airport, bail bondsman, multiple perspectives, corruption, racial slur, hitman ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, talky, humorous, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: heist, love and romance, corruption, unlikely criminals, crimes, disorder, overnight success, cons and scams, couple relations, bank robbery, caper, art ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Long Goodbye (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.
Style: neo noir, cynical, witty, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, murder, cat, gangsters, crimes, twists and turns, betrayal, whodunit, beach, alcoholic, private investigator, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: malibu california, los angeles, california, usa, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Thief Kevin Caffery attempts to rob from the home of rich businessman Max Fairbanks. But Fairbanks catches him and steals his cherished ring that his girlfriend gave him. Caffery is then bent on revenge and getting his ring back with the help of his ...
Style: humorous, funny, intense, entertaining, semi serious ...
Plot: vengeance, thief, robbery, nothing goes right, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, disorder, cons and scams, destiny, stereotypes, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, suspenseful, light, tense, cynical ...
Plot: murder, advertising, vengeance, crimes, revenge, police investigation, competition, contests and competitions, business, workplace intrigue, advertising agency, dark humor ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%