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Hold-Up (1985)
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Hold-Up (1985)
Original name: Hold-up
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Dressed as a clown, the clever rascal Grimm holds up the most secure bank of Montreal and takes 30 hostages. While confusing and ridiculing the police with his strange behavior, he calmly manages to rid the bank of a fortune. But then an unsatisfied companion arouses trouble...
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, clever, cynical
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, misfit partners, partners, chase, on the run, criminal heroes, disorder, nothing goes right, ex convict, chases and races, nudity (full frontal - brief), bank robbery, clown, hostage, female nudity, hostage situation, taxi driver, pregnant woman, helicopter, flight attendant, airport, mounted police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada, rome italy, montreal, montreal quebec canada

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Most similar movies to Hold-Up

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about crimes, disorder, crime, heist, dishonesty, crime gone awry and criminal heroes mostly in Comedy, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Hold-Up: The Hollywood Sign (2001), Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (2006), Stealing Rembrandt (2003), Special Delivery (1976), Vinci (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hollywood, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, elderly, crime, cons and scams, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
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Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in a separate storyline not related to the "Trailer Park Boys" Television show, but with the same lovable characters. The boys get arrested for robbing an ATM machine and spend 18 months in jail. When the get out, they decide to pull ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, dark humor, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, heist, trailer park, buddies, crimes, disorder, robbery, misfit, life is a bitch, social misfits, criminal heroes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, nova scotia, australia, tokyo
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100%
Stealing Rembrandt (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two bumbling scrap metal thieves - father and son - steal the wrong painting during a museum heist. The painting turns out to be the only original Rembrandt painting in Denmark, and all hell breaks loose. What do you do when you've got ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: museum, painting, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, on the run, crime gone awry, heist, unlikely criminals, collector, disorder, dishonesty, negotiation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Special Delivery (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A gang of thieves plan a daring bank robbery, making their escape across the rooftops of Los Angeles. The police are quickly called in, however, and only one of the robbers, Murdock, makes a clean getaway. Unfortunately, in order to do so, he is ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: heist, on the run, mailbox, bank robbery, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, chases and races, crime gone awry, gangsters, chase, performer's life ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Vinci (2004)
Genre: Crime, Comedy
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The sophisticated thief of art Robert "Cuma" Cuminski is released on probation from the local prison by the corrupt Doctor Wiaderny to organize the theft of the famous Leonardo Da Vinci painting "Lady with Ermine" for the dealer ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, art theft, cons and scams, heist, criminal heroes, law enforcement, once in a lifetime opportunity, nothing goes right, crimes, partners, chases and races, collector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
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100%
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Scorched (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three bank tellers. One goal: knock the place over. The ultimate inside jobs, plotted by three people with nothing to lose.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: heist, bank robber, bank, desert, crime, crimes, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, friends, small town, partners, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada
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100%
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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
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39%
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No Problem (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: India
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Sanjay and Akshaye, childhood friends and small time crooks rob a bank managed by Paresh. The two of them specially, Akshaye, on and off contemplates changing tracks and leaving the world of crime. Sanjay on the other hand almost every time manages ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, neo screwball comedy
Plot: heist, chase, crime gone awry, misfit partners, gang, cons and scams, danger, partners, love and romance, dishonesty, crimes, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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51%
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Silver Bears (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Financial wizard "Doc" Fletcher (Michael Caine) is sent by crime boss Joe Fiore (Martin Balsam) to buy a bank in Switzerland in order to more easily launder their profits. When he arrives, Fletcher finds that the bank, acquired by his ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: bank, dishonesty, gangsters, crimes, betrayal, prodigy, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, femme fatale, nothing goes right, disorder, hitman ...
Time: 70s
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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All for One (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Four rogues, who were best friends as kids, have one big problem: they're sitting on both sides of the law. Martin is a policeman, while Nikolai, Ralf, and Timo can't distinguish between personal possessions and the possessions of others! ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: heist, friendship, partners, buddies, crimes, cons and scams, disorder, unfulfillment, undercover, nothing goes right, police officer, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ricky, Julian and Bubbles are about to get out of jail, and this time, Julian vows to go straight, even open a legit business. Soon the Boys will all be rich. At least that's what they've told the parole board. But when they arrive back at ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, light, realistic ...
Plot: marijuana, alcohol abuse, friends, buddies, crimes, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, misfit, society, heist, disorder, collision ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Trinity: Good Guys and Bad Guys (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1978, $20 million was stolen from a Detroit bank. One of the robbers was caught, one was found dead, and the third disappeared. The money was never found. Seven years later, the robber who was caught was released from jail. He immediately went to ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, buddy comedy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, law enforcement, gang, friendship, heist, crime, crime gone awry, partners, confined, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
King's Ransom (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hoping to foil his own gold-digging wife's plan, a loathsome businessman arranges his own kidnapping, only to realize that there are plenty of other people interested in his wealth as well.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, feel good, light ...
Plot: kidnapping, dishonesty, crimes, nothing goes right, breakup, unlikely criminals, couple relations, cons and scams, couples, disorder, crumbling marriage, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Lucky Numbers (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Russ Richards is a TV weatherman and local celebrity on the verge of losing his shirt. Desperate to escape financial ruin, he schemes with Crystal the TV station's lotto ball girl to rig the state lottery drawing. The numbers come up right, but ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, realistic, not serious, feel good ...
Plot: lottery, weatherman, small town, tv station, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, couple relations, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, female director ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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11 Harrowhouse (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A small time diamond merchant jumps at the chance to supervise the purchase and cutting of a large first class diamond. But when the diamond is stolen from him, he is blackmailed into pulling off a major heist at the Diamond Exchange, located at 11 ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, offbeat, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, parody, jewel theft, nothing goes right, on the run, criminal heroes, buddies, crime, criminal's revenge, disorder, partners, betrayal ...
Time: victorian, victorian era, 19th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Swindle (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Betty and Victor are a pair of scam artists. One day Betty brings in Maurice, a treasurer of a multinational company. Maurice is due to transfer 5 millions francs out of Switzerland, and Betty is convinced he plans to steal that money.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: gambling, heist, casino, cons and scams, crimes, crime, disorder, hidden identity, forgery, criminal's revenge, intrigue, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
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Cache Cash (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Antoine, 11, is on holiday with his grandfather. One night he catches thieves hiding their booty in a pond. Antoine seizes the 40 million. But Liza, his new friend, is the daughter of one of the criminals. Both children soon face threats.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: heist, in the woods, family relations, stash, dishonesty, mischievous children, animal life, friends, disorder, best friends, crimes, resort ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Flic Story (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Campana, a commissar at the drugs bureau of Paris police gets an undercover job in Nice to catch an Italian-French mafia boss. As he slips into the identity of a gangster's brother, who was already killed, he has to play the role of a loving ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, not serious, cynical
Plot: gangsters, nudity (full frontal - brief), fish out of water, law enforcement, undercover, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, nothing goes right, working undercover, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: french riviera, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Welcome to Collinwood (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Five hapless inner-city low-lifes attempt to burgle a pawnbroker's safe, but end up being plagued by bad luck.
Style: humorous, entertaining, absurd, satirical, clever ...
Plot: heist, safecracker, crime, crimes, cons and scams, criminal heroes, dishonesty, prison, planning, disguise, release from prison, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995)
Genre: Crime, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Johnny Destiny burns into Las Vegas in his hot Plymouth RoadRunner, stopping only to pick up a stranger stranded in the desert. But then, things aren't always as they seem. Anything can happen in that town of many possibilities...especially ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, talky, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, desert, expectant father, destiny, crimes, romance, crime gone awry, crime, gang, partners, criminal heroes, on the run ...
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Gettin' Square (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Gettin' Square is about starting over, keeping clean and going straight. Barry Wirth is fresh out of prison and determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But like his mate Johnny 'Spit' Spiteri and reformed gangster turned ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: heist, going straight, starting over, criminal heroes, friendship, crimes, nothing goes right, buddies, crime gone awry, hopes, prisoner, parole officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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On the Run (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Portugal, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Albert is an introverted travel agent living a lonely life in New York. When Louie, his best friend from childhood, appears having just escaped from prison, Albert's quiet existence is permanently disrupted. what ensues is one long, crazy night ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, suspense, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: escape, nothing goes right, chases and races, fugitives, best friends, prison, urban, friendship, city life, vampire, on the run, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Like a Fish Out of Water (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A seductive femme fatale (Monica Bellucci) and two con men -- one cool as ice, and one who just likes to "ice" his victims -- enlist a mild-mannered, unsuspecting man in their mission to steal a rare and valuable fish. They plan to sell it ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: gangsters, couples, disorder, cons and scams, farce, heist, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, dishonesty, crime, partners, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Framed (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A painter is accused of art-forging. He thinks his girlfriend betrayed him, so it's time for revenge.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Plot: frame up, unlikely partners, forgery, crimes, graphic violence, performer's life, profanity, cons and scams, heist, unlikely criminals, crime, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ⇓
48%
My Secret Cache (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sakiko, a young bank teller, has an unhealthy obsession with money. Thieves hold up the bank, kidnapping Sakiko in the process, but eventually crash their car, resulting in a suitcase stuffed with cash falling into a nearby river. For the remainder ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: heist, kidnapping, obsessive quest, cave, graphic violence, gambling, cons and scams, destiny, farce, obsession, bank, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The all-girl school foil an attempt by train robbers to recover two and a half million pounds hidden in their school.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: train, partners, chase, leadership, dishonesty, crime gone awry, crimes, disorder, school, cons and scams, heist, mischievous children ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Down the Drain (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A dishonest lawyer devises a scheme to rob a bank by recruiting criminals he has represented to do the job for him. When the robbery is completed, he learns that the "loot" from the vault is in fact a microchip containing top-secret ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, humorous, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, storage unit, dishonesty, crime, law enforcement, crimes, crime gone awry, farce, heist, betrayal, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Don't Take God's Children for Wild Geese (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rita is a girl that lives on taking gangsters as lovers. But when the money stops coming, she swears revenge.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: gangsters, cons and scams, heist, satire, gang, betrayal, crime, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Return of the Jonsson League (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Criminal trio strike at furniture store, discover a secret network for shipping computers to the Soviet Union.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, not serious
Plot: cons and scams, heist, farce, criminal heroes, master criminal, partners, crimes, dishonesty, crime, disorder, silly humor, illegal gambling ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%