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, sexy, parody, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gangsters, hip hop, disorder, dishonesty, heist, crimes, misfit, nothing goes right, odd couple, buddies, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, stoners, justice, friends, rivalry, partners, performer's life, farce, dog, drugs, ghetto, prostitute, 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 melancholic films with plots about disorder, nothing goes right, dishonesty, gangsters, cons and scams, chase and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like I Got the Hook Up: Next Friday (2000), Friday (1995), The Hustle (2008), Puff, Puff, Pass (2006), Brain Donors (1992). 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: friendship, dishonesty, family relations, cons and scams, siblings relations, society, lifestyle, disorder, uncle nephew relationship, brother brother relationship, suburbs, bully ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Friday (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, realistic ...
Plot: marijuana, african american, weed, ghetto, hip hop, bully, rapper, rap, friends, disorder, nothing goes right, machismo ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, new jersey
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The Hustle (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Disenchanted pest worker and single dad Freddie Manning unintentionally steals and then loses mob money and now he really is in trouble. So when a run-down Baptist church mistakes him and his best friend Junior for replacement ministers, he grabs at ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, light, entertaining ...
Plot: gangsters, crime gone awry, partners, crimes, disorder, society, nothing goes right, silly humor, chase, friends, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: semi serious, humorous, entertaining, realistic
Plot: stoners, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, crimes, misfit, crime gone awry, drug abuse, redemption, drug rehab, silly humor, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, nothing goes right, buddies, partners, dishonesty, siblings relations, fish out of water, cons and scams, misfit, goofy hero, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: island, embezzlement, farce, heist, fish out of water, comedy of errors, cons and scams, stash, buddies, dishonesty, crimes, odd couple ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, not serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: prison, odd couple, criminal heroes, prison life, nothing goes right, confined, buddies, misfit, crimes, heist, cons and scams, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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56%
 4.5
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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: not serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Plot: best friends, buddies, nothing goes right, heist, unemployment, social misfits, drug dealing, crimes, partners, misfit, society, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, mental institution, doctors and patients, disorder, hospital, african american, doctor, crimes, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 243
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: elderly, cons and scams, dark humor, buddies, crimes, golden years, nothing goes right, partners, seance, scam, gangsters, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, dishonesty, disorder, crimes, nothing goes right, misfit, prison life, prison escape ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.6
 9K
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, fish out of water, comedy of errors, friendship, nothing goes right, vengeance, hostage, cons and scams, disorder, misfit, partners ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 4K
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, realistic, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: misfit, con artists, money, letter, god, office, bookies, friends, disorder, nothing goes right, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 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, unlikely criminals, heist, hidden identity, dishonesty, criminal heroes, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 6K
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, human nature, crimes, partners, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder, dark humor ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, usa, florida, miami beach, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.9
 2K
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, talky, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, switching roles, unlikely criminals, crimes, disorder, cons and scams, misfit, goofy hero, dishonesty, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 16K
Night Shift (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a bizarre turn when a prostitute neighbour ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, light, talky ...
Plot: pimp, prostitution, friendship, morgue, nightshift, nightlife, cons and scams, misfit, fish out of water, lifestyle, goofy hero, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 6K
The Super (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 95 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, misfit, self discovery, parents and children, african american, racial slur, landlord, culture clash, justice, stupidity, society, switching roles ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: cons and scams, impostor, disorder, comedy of errors, crimes, mafia, love, con artists, house, friendship, adventure, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, workplace, crimes, criminal heroes, forgery, dishonesty, partners, unlikely criminals, misfit, mute or deaf, crime gone awry ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, false accusation, investigation, college, vigilantism, crimes, uncover truth, racism, dark humor, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, massachusetts, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.7
 7K
The Wash (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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, absurd, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nothing goes right, rescue, odd couple, down on your luck, workplace situations, gang, society, crimes, partners, workplace, kidnapping, employer employee relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Lookin' to Get Out (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two gamblers must leave New York City after one loses a lot of money. Doing what all gamblers in trouble would do, they hurry to the gambling capital Las Vegas to turn their luck around.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Plot: prostitute, nudity (full frontal - brief), casino, gambling, mind game, love and romance, partners, crimes, rivalry, criminal's revenge, buddies, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, criminal heroes, dishonesty, elderly, gangsters, crimes, disorder, heist, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 3K
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, gambling, dishonesty, partners, nothing goes right, change of luck, dark humor, feud, jealousy, money, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey, bulgaria, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.9
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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, love and romance, best friends, lifestyle, society, obesity, nothing goes right, gangsters, hip hop, high school, destiny ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.5
 847
RPM (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A professional car thief pulls off the heist of a lifetime when he steals a prototype supercar.
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, cons and scams, rivalry, betrayal, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, partners, criminal's revenge, crimes, criminal heroes, adventure, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.2
 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, legal action, dishonesty, disorder, legal, misfit, hotshot lawyer, cons and scams, fish out of water, hotel ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 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: disorder, twins, self discovery, actor's life, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, cinema, french, dysfunctional family, satire, couples, performer's life ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
How to Be a Player (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dray is a young playboy whose only objective in life seems to be to have sex with as many girls as he can without getting caught by his girlfriend Lisa. Dray's sister Jenny and her friend Katrina plan to show him that the way he lives is wrong ...
Style: sexy, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friends, hip hop, battle of the sexes, farce, infidelity, looking for sex, buddies, lifestyle, dishonesty, love and romance, womanizer, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%