Movies like I Got the Hook Up

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I Got the Hook Up (1998)
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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 customers but also the FBI.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, funny, realistic, stylized, awful, surreal, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, hip hop, gangsters, dishonesty, disorder, crimes, heist, misfit, buddies, nothing goes right, odd couple, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, justice, friends, performer's life, partners, crime, anti hero, rivalry, anti heroes, farce, ghetto, money, con artists ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, south central los angeles, new orleans, hawaii

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Most similar movies to I Got the Hook Up

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and cult film films with plots about disorder, nothing goes right, fantasy world, catastrophe, cons and scams, dialogue and mentor mostly in Comedy, Crime and Adventure genres. Some movies like I Got the Hook Up: Next Friday (2000), Puff, Puff, Pass (2006), Weekend at Bernie's II (1993), Brain Donors (1992), Back by Midnight (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Next Friday (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ice Cube returns as Craig Jones, a streetwise man from South Central Los Angeles who has a knack for getting into trouble. This time out, Craig is still trying to outsmart neighborhood bully Debo (Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr.); after Craig gets ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, friendship, dishonesty, lifestyle, society, disorder, cons and scams, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, uncle nephew relationship, suburbs, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Puff, Puff, Pass (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Danny Masterson (TV's 'That '70s Show') leads a hilarious ensemble cast in a tale about two hapless stoners who get involved in a scheme to rip off a shady character named Mr. Big after the duo sours on rehab.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, realistic
Plot: stoners, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, cons and scams, redemption, drug abuse, misfit, crimes, crime gone awry, drug rehab, disorder, friends ...
Time: contemporary
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66%
Weekend at Bernie's II (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Everybody's favorite stiff is back! Working fools Larry Wilson and Richard Parker have uncovered a dirty, little secret: Their former boss, Bernie Lomax, embezzled $2 million and placed it in a safe deposit box in the Caribbean. Now, the boys ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: island, embezzlement, farce, disorder, stash, fish out of water, comedy of errors, cons and scams, heist, friends, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
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Brain Donors (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming big-shot lawyer, who also wants to run ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, absurd, talky ...
Plot: farce, ballet, buddies, nothing goes right, dishonesty, partners, goofy hero, rivalry, misfit, fish out of water, siblings relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Back by Midnight (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The warden of a small, rundown, minimum-security prison plots revenge against the the prison's dishonest owner by having four inmates break out and plan a department store robbery to spruce up the prison's faculties.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, captivating
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, odd couple, prison life, cons and scams, fish out of water, heist, nothing goes right, buddies, misfit, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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56%
 4.7
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Killer Bud (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After losing another job, two idiots embark on an adventure of mythic proportion: to acquire "Feed Bags," the discontinued entire-meal-in-a-bag, to impress their two equally dim-witted dates. When the only convenience store in town that ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Plot: best friends, nothing goes right, buddies, disorder, society, drug dealing, partners, misfit, crimes, social misfits, friends, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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55%
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3 Strikes (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Brian Hooks plays a character who is just released from jail. And the state adopts a "3 strikes" rule for felons that involves serious penalties. Hooks has 2 strikes, and wants to change his life for the better. When a friend picks him up, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: going straight, starting over, comedy of errors, cons and scams, heist, disorder, righting the wronged, on the run, partners, nothing goes right, law enforcement, convicted felon ...
Time: 90s
Place: south central los angeles, los angeles
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54%
 5.9
 225
Mystics (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A black comedy about two old-time conmen who pretend to be able to communicate with the dead.
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, realistic
Plot: elderly, cons and scams, nothing goes right, crimes, partners, golden years, buddies, seance, scam, gangsters, disorder, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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 ⇓
51%
 5.5
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Dear God (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When letters written to God start getting results, and replies, people everywhere are amazed. The Post Office however is annoyed.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: misfit, con artists, money, letter, god, office, mistaken identity, fish out of water, self discovery, comedy of errors, workplace situations, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Taking Care of Business (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An uptight advertising exec has his entire life in a filofax organizer which mistakenly ends up in the hands of a friendly convict who poses as him.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prison, mistaken identity, cons and scams, rich and poor, fish out of water, stolen identity, dishonesty, disorder, prison life, crimes, nothing goes right, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: malibu california, california, los angeles
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48%
 5.8
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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 ⇓
48%
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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, dark humor, witty, funny, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, farce, unlikely criminals, hitman, vengeance, crimes, partners, dishonesty, disorder, human nature, rivalry, hotel ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa, miami beach, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Attack the Gas Station! (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A quartet of disaffected Korean youths have robbed a Seoul gas station. After taking the gas station over, their wacky antics ensue; forcing the manager to sing, kidnapping customers that complain about the service, and staging fist-fights between ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, light, absurd ...
Plot: gas station, robbery, hostage, heist, gang, gangsters, hostages, crimes, buddies, partners, rebelliousness, resentment ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: seoul, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, goofy hero, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Who's Minding the Mint? (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A bumbling government employee accidentally destroys a small fortune and decides to break into the US Mint to replace it, but before long everyone wants a slice of the action - and the money.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: safecracker, heist, mute or deaf, buddies, crimes, workplace, misfit, partners, disorder, friends, dishonesty, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Disorderlies (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As not-quite-orderlies who're downright Disorderlies, rap-music favorites The Fat Boys rule. Playing the freewheeling caretakers of the frail Dennison (Hollywood legend Ralph Bellamy), they stir up a comedic culture clash in Palm Beach society ...
Style: humorous, not serious, melancholic, idiotic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, unlikely criminals, crimes, fish out of water, switching roles, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, crime gone awry, goofy hero, misfit, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.8
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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, dark humor, intense ...
Plot: casino, greed, change of luck, partners, dishonesty, nothing goes right, gambling, jealousy, feud, money, submachine gun, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlantic city, bulgaria, atlantic city new jersey, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
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The Super (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Joe Pesci stars as Louie Kritski, a heartless landlord who has been so negligent in keeping up his ghetto apartment that he is threatened with jail time. The judge gives him another option, which he accepts -- he must live in his rat-infested hell ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, self discovery, misfit, parents and children, landlord, african american, racial slur, culture clash, justice, stupidity, switching roles, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Wash (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: With the rent due and his car booted, Sean (Dr. Dre) has to come up with some ends...and fast. When his best buddy and roommate Dee Loc (Snoop Dogg), suggests that Sean get a job busting suds down at the local car wash.
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, absurd, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nothing goes right, rescue, odd couple, down on your luck, workplace situations, crimes, workplace, partners, society, gang, kidnapping, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.0
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Phat Beach (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A hefty homeboy borrows his dad's Mercedes and goes to the beach with his friends for wild sun & fun.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beach, juvenile delinquency, best friends, love and romance, lifestyle, society, obesity, nothing goes right, gangsters, hip hop, high school, destiny ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
You and Your Stupid Mate (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Phillip (Phillips) and Geoffrey (Sampson) are two Aussie larrikins, whose lives centre around running the un-official "Sons and Surf" website...
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: save the day, friends, partners, lifestyle, cons and scams, unemployment, escapades, nothing goes right, odd couple, misfit, party, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Opportunity Knocks (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eddie and Lou are a couple of two-bit con men on the lam from a loan shark. They hide out in someone's house and they hear on the answering machine that (A) the owner of the house is out of the country for a month or two and (B) the housesitter ...
Style: feel good, funny, entertaining, light, humorous ...
Plot: impostor, cons and scams, comedy of errors, disorder, crimes, mafia, love, con artists, house, friendship, adventure, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 2K
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: twins, disorder, self discovery, actor's life, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, cinema, french, dysfunctional family, satire, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, dark humor, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, false accusation, investigation, college, vigilantism, crimes, racism, uncover truth, family in danger, disorder, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: massachusetts, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
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100 Mile Rule (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever
Plot: femme fatale, moral dilemma, introspection, unlikely criminals, manipulations, infidelity, couple relations, crimes, cons and scams, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.4
 8K
Jury Duty (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When jobless Tommy Collins discovers that sequestered jurors earn free room and board as well as $5-a-day, he gets himself assigned to a jury in a murder trial. Once there, he does everything he can to prolong the trial and deliberations and make ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, funny, light ...
Plot: courtroom, unemployment, jury, dishonesty, legal action, cons and scams, disorder, legal, misfit, hotshot lawyer, fish out of water, hotel ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 2.9
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Last Resort (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sam and Dave are living the boring life until they are beckoned to Sam's uncle's Island. When they get there (still not quite sure how that worked) they are compelled by beautiful women and a dastardly enemy of the Island. After ...
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: resort, island, nothing goes right, buddies, partners, lifestyle, disorder, down on your luck, absurdism, absurd humor, uncle nephew relationship, scuba diving ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
39%