Movies like Getting Away with Murder

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Getting Away with Murder (1996)
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Getting Away with Murder (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the very moralistic college ethics instructor Jack Lambert finds himself living next door to an accused German death camp commander, he takes it upon himself to rid the world of this man.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, cynical, funny, melancholic, light, feel good, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, false accusation, investigation, college, vigilantism, crimes, racism, uncover truth, dark humor, family in danger, disorder, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, neighbor neighbor relationship, college professor, husband wife relationship, life is a bitch, dishonesty, deadly, down on your luck, dog, ship, murderer, nazi, lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, massachusetts, hawaii

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about disorder, dishonesty, farce, crimes, dark humor, storytelling and vengeance mostly in Comedy, Crime and Adventure genres. Some movies like Getting Away with Murder: Shadows and Fog (1991), Nothing But Trouble (1991), I Got the Hook Up (1998), Neighbors (1981), My Fellow Americans (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Shadows and Fog (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.
Style: humorous, surreal, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, vigilante, murder, false accusation, vigilantism, crimes, mystery, investigation, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, disorder, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: eastern europe, central europe, new jersey
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95%
Nothing But Trouble (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While attempting to seduce gorgeous lawyer Diane Lightson, wealthy gadabout Chris Thorne agrees to drive her to Atlantic City, N.J. But, when some reckless driving draws the attention of a deeply critical cop, they and the flamboyant ...
Style: humorous, not serious, disturbing, melancholic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, chase, on the run, dark humor, eccentric family, deadly, danger, anti heroes, nothing goes right, goofy hero, anti hero, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
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I Got the Hook Up (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two broke buddies feel lucky when they come upon a truckload of cellular phones and begin selling them out of the back of their van. Trouble arises though, when the phones develop faults. The two friends then not only have to deal with unsatisfied ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gangsters, hip hop, dishonesty, disorder, cons and scams, heist, misfit, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, buddies, odd couple, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: south central los angeles, los angeles, new orleans, hawaii
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72%
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Neighbors (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One man's quiet suburban life takes a sickening lurch for the worse when a young couple move into the deserted house next door. From the word go it is obvious these are not the quiet professional types who *should* be living in such a nice ...
Style: cult film, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, family relations, suburban life, friendship, new neighbor, dark humor, farce, friends, disorder, couples, school, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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My Fellow Americans (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: They used to run the country. Now they're running for their lives! Two on-the-lam former Presidents of the United States. Framed in a scandal by the current President and pursued by armed agents, the two squabbling political foes plunge into a ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, political comedy ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, assassination attempt, assassination, disorder, buddies, odd couple, white house, state affairs, dishonesty, journalism, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., west virginia, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Couch Trip (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The escaped delinquent John W. Burns, Jr. replaces Dr. Maitlin on a radio show, saying he's the psychiatrist Lawrence Baird.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, feel good ...
Plot: screwball, dark humor, disorder, doctors and patients, mistaken identity, mental illness, mental institution, radio show, silly humor, media, hidden identity, clergy ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, europe, england, los angeles, illinois ...
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The Alarmist (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Tommy Hudler decides to become a security systems salesman, and is an instant success. Everything seems to be going great until he discovers there's more to this business and his boss Heinrich than he previously suspected.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic, satirical ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, screwball, innocence lost, workplace situations, cons and scams, workplace, dishonesty, investigation, crimes, forgery, oral sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
9 Dead Gay Guys (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The story of two lads from Belfast as they stumble their way through the London gay underworld in search of 'gainful employment'. This being the offering of sexual favours to older gay men in order to subsidise their respective giros. 9 ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, dark humor, friendship, life is a bitch, deadly, crime, crimes, amateur detective, nothing goes right, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Remarkable Power (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A late night talk show host masterminds an elaborate scheme to save his canceled show and avenge his wife's affair, entangling an eclectic collection of tinsel towners in the process.
Style: realistic, cynical, humorous, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: infidelity, media, rivalry, crime gone awry, vengeance, showbiz, dark humor, nothing goes right, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Comic Book Villains (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When word hits the street that a nearby elderly gentleman has a cache of old, rare, and very valuable mint condition comic books, rival comic book shop owners Raymond McGillicuddy (Donal Logue) and Norman Link (Michael Rapaport) both set out to be ...
Style: humorous, cynical, entertaining, stylized, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, small town, comic book shop, dark humor, crimes, dishonesty, friendship, rivals, rival, comics, feud, old woman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Buddy Buddy (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Buddy Buddy is a 1981 American comedy film directed by Billy Wilder that stars Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Paula Prentiss and Klaus Kinski. The screenplay by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is based on the 1973 French language film L'Emmerdeur, ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: hitman, hotel, island, suicide attempt, odd couple, mentally unstable, deadly, nothing goes right, gangsters, assassination, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, semi serious, witty, intense, clever ...
Plot: casino, greed, dark humor, change of luck, dishonesty, nothing goes right, partners, gambling, feud, jealousy, money, submachine gun ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlantic city, bulgaria, atlantic city new jersey, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While working on a documentary on his old neighborhood, a young film school graduate shifts the focus of his production onto the disappearance of a local resident and the strange characters who are conducting the search to find him.
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, witty, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, missing person, filmmaking, nothing goes right, mystery, disorder, school, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, eccentricity, dark humor, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Doctor Detroit (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A shy but gentle man named Clifford Skridlow is a professor of comparative literature at the financially-strapped fictional Monroe College in Chicago. A chance encounter with four beautiful women at a restaurant changes his life forever.
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prostitute, pimp, college professor, nothing goes right, crimes, gangsters, odd couple, lifestyle, sexual content, silly humor, disorder, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Duplex (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a young couple buys their dream home, they have no idea what the sweet little old lady upstairs is going to put them through!
Style: not serious, humorous, twists and turns, cynical, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: neighbor neighbor relationship, dishonesty, crimes, couple relations, nothing goes right, dark humor, farce, obsessive quest, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, real estate agent, stupidity ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, san francisco
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Two Hundred Thousand Dirty (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Welcome to the monotonous, oppressive modern American byproduct of suburban sprawl: the urban strip-mall. Native to this environment and products of outdated pop culture are Rob (Mark Greenfield) and Manny (Coolio), the unsuccessful, unrefined and ...
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: satire, murder, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, workplace situations, working class, workplace, dark humor, down on your luck, loser, store ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Who Do I Gotta Kill? (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Who says crime doesn't pay? The mob will pay Jimmy Corona anything to stay away. But, then again, so would most people. His agent brushes off Jimmy's latest book proposal: detailing the conspiracy between Lee Harvey Oswald and Marylin ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: gangsters, farce, conspiracy, breakup, murder, down on your luck, graphic violence, deadly, dishonesty, crime, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Lansdown (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In this dark comedy, defense lawyer Jake Jorgenson's carefully constructed life begins to unravel when he kills his wife's lover.
Style: semi serious, cynical, humorous, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, goofy hero, crime gone awry, vengeance, couples, dark humor, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, disorder, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
How to Murder Your Wife (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Stanley Ford leads an idyllic bachelor life. He is a nationally syndicated cartoonist whose Bash Brannigan series provides him with a luxury townhouse and a full-time valet, Charles. When he wakes up the morning after the night before - he had ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: murder, romance, cons and scams, frame up, couple relations, disorder, couples, satire, wedding, love and romance, dishonesty, marriage ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Dead Man on Campus (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Josh Miller is a studious and responsible pre-med student entering college as a freshman. His wild, hard-partying roommate Cooper Frederickson, on the other hand, is a spoiled rich kid who never studies and spends his time getting drunk and ogling ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, funny, intense ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: college, teen suicide, youth, friends, nothing goes right, love and romance, nerds, suicide, fraternity, father son relationship, pot, dormitory ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, witty, funny, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, farce, unlikely criminals, hitman, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, partners, human nature, dark humor, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa, miami beach, new jersey
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45%
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100 Mile Rule (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, semi serious, cynical, humorous, clever
Plot: femme fatale, introspection, moral dilemma, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, crimes, crime gone awry, manipulations, infidelity, cons and scams, dishonesty, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Out of Towners (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: George & Gwen Kellerman make a trip to New York, where George is going to start a new job, it turns out to be a trip to hell.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: heist, train, airport, chase, culture clash, promotion, silly humor, comedy of errors, couple relations, on the road, fish out of water, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, boston, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Scenes from a Mall (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A comedy about a married couple -- he's a sports lawyer, she's a psychologist -- which takes place on their 16th wedding anniversary, when they make some startling confessions.
Style: realistic, talky, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, family problems, life turned upside down, couple relations, battle of the sexes, dishonesty, dysfunctional family, adultery, dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Dead Tired (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Stressed and overworked, famous French movie star Michel Blanc (Michel Blanc) is beginning to wear down, physically and mentally, from the pressure and demands of fame. Already in a fragile state of mind, strange events start to transpire all around ...
Style: humorous, absurd, light, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: disorder, twins, self discovery, nothing goes right, actor's life, artists and showbiz, cinema, french, dysfunctional family, satire, couples, performer's life ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
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Hotel Oasis (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The life of motel owner is turned upside down by a femme-fatale lounge singer and her abusive manager.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, cynical ...
Plot: crimes, murder, cons and scams, dark humor, disorder, nothing goes right, deadly, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, twins, sister sister relationship, fatal accident ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Sgt. Bilko (1996)
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, light, exciting, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: military base, military, soldier, gambling, rivalry, disorder, cons and scams, revenge, camp, silly humor, military life, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, las vegas, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Barking dogs never bite (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An idle part-time college lecturer is annoyed by the yapping sound of a nearby dog. He decides to take drastic action.
Style: disturbing, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: lost dog, dog, dark humor, couples, animal life, family relations, crimes, love affair, rescue, pregnancy, chase, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 1K
Floundering (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a young man's unemployment benefits run out, the IRS freezes his bank account, and his druggie brother needs help, things can't get any worse...until he discovers his girlfriend is cheating on him!
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: unemployment, estrangement, friendship, lifestyle, society, down on your luck, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, dark humor, buddies, disorder, fictional reality ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, italy, usa, europe, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Haiku Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Josh is the consummate temp employee, avoiding all long-term connections and responsibilities, both at work and in his personal life. However, by the time his agency places him at the Schuyler & Mitchell law firm, Josh is tired of his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, absurd ...
Plot: law firm, workplace, nothing goes right, fighting the system, introspection, workplace situations, fish out of water, boss and employee, disorder, thirtysomething life, obnoxious boss, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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37%