Movies like Johnny Dangerously

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Johnny Dangerously (1984)
 6.5
 15K
Johnny Dangerously (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.
Style: funny, humorous, light, parody, exciting, captivating, clever, unusual plot structure, suspense, melancholic ...
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, crimes, mafia, chase, rivalry, rise to the top, disorder, dishonesty, goofy hero, cons and scams, doctors, satire, crime boss, criminal's revenge, nightclub, catastrophe, bandit, time, death, torture, murder, weapons, hospital, lone hero ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 80s, 1910s, year 1935, 30s
Place: new york

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Most similar movies to Johnny Dangerously

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and funny films with plots about crimes, gangsters, disorder, dishonesty, mentor, storytelling and farce mostly in Comedy, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Johnny Dangerously: Wise Guys (1986), Safe Men (1998), Corky Romano (2001), Madigan's Millions (1968), The Crew (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wise Guys (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose $250,000, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City and comedy follows.
Style: buddy comedy, semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, nothing goes right, gambling, hitman, buddies, frame up, criminal heroes, dishonesty, partners, crimes, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, entertaining, intense, semi serious ...
Plot: thief, vengeance, robbery, nothing goes right, crimes, psychic, rivalry, dishonesty, disorder, cons and scams, businessman, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 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, melancholic, absurd, buddy comedy, light ...
Plot: safecracker, heist, mistaken identity, organized crime, crimes, comedy of errors, cons and scams, farce, justice, crime boss, unlikely criminals, hidden identity ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 4.7
 13K
Corky Romano (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Corky Romano is a bumbling, simpleton, veterinarian and the youngest, outcast son of an aging gangster, named Pops Romano, who calls upon Corky to infiltrate the local FBI and retrieve and destroy evidence being used to incriminate Pops for ...
Style: humorous, light, absurd, funny, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, undercover, espionage, crimes, fish out of water, organized crime, goofy hero, unlikely criminals, family relations, disorder, farce, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Madigan's Millions (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, heist, cons and scams, crime gone awry, dishonesty, chase, partners, track down, crimes, goofy hero, gangsters, money ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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, funny, stylized, witty, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, farce, vengeance, unlikely criminals, hitman, crimes, partners, dishonesty, rivalry, human nature, disorder, dark humor ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, miami, usa, florida, miami beach
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Love, Honor and Obey (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jonny dreams of leaving his dead-end job as a courier. Through his childhood best friend, nephew of the notorious crime lord Ray Kreed, he wins his way into the toughest gang in North London. Hungry for action, Jonny sparks a feud between Ray's ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, brutal, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, crimes, organized crime, heist, police investigation, crime gone awry, gang war, friendship, rivalry, ambition, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.2
 21K
My Blue Heaven (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Barney Coopersmith is assigned to protect former Mafia figure turned informant Vincent Antonelli. In the witness protection program one is supposed to keep a low profile, but that is something that Antonelli has trouble doing. Coopersmith ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, talky, intense ...
Plot: gangsters, witness protection, fbi, fbi agent, small town, organized crime, hitman, fish out of water, crimes, district attorney, small town life, hidden identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new york, usa, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 6.6
 2K
Hot Dog (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mistakenly believing that he will be let go from the company, Philippe decides to sabotage the production at Saucibec. Upon learning that he is not the one who will be laid off, he will go to great lengths to right his wrongs ... but it's ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, tense, light ...
Plot: revenge, rivalry, vengeance, dishonesty, mistaken identity, disorder, gangsters, crime boss, kidnapping, lawsuit, vengeful fired employee, factory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.0
 23K
Harlem Nights (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: "Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any ...
Style: funny, stylized, humorous, harsh, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, nightclub, organized crime, african american, mafia, bully, corruption, gang, crimes, friends, rivalry, boxing ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Last Godfather (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Young-goo the son of mafia boss Don Carini, is too foolish to be part of the mafia elite. One day, Young-goo comes to his father and is trained by Tony V to be his father's successor. A few days later, Young-goo accidentally rescues Nancy, the ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mob boss, rivalry, unlikely criminals, crimes, goofy hero, family relations, disorder, parents and children, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 7K
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, melancholic, funny, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: heist, bank robber, small town, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, bank, friends, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, crimes, employee, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
We're No Angels (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.
Style: feel good, humorous, clever, entertaining, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, mistaken identity, prison, small town, priest, monk, fish out of water, clergy, buddies, on the run, disorder, prisoner ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.9
 25K
Men at Work (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two garbage men find the body of a city councilman in a trash can on their route. With help from a supervisor, the duo must solve the case and find the man's killer while hiding the body from the cops.
Style: funny, humorous, intense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, justice, brothers, guilty pleasure, disorder, partners, dishonesty, buddies, amateur detective, goofy hero, cons and scams, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: funny, humorous, intense, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, mistaken identity, crime gone awry, fish out of water, comedy of errors, friendship, nothing goes right, hostage, disorder, cons and scams, misfit, partners ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Ireland, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Michael Lynch is a notorious criminal with two wives and a flair for showmanship. He's also a huge embarrassment to the local police, who are determined to bring him down once and for all.
Style: harsh, captivating, humorous, clever, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang of thieves, heist, gangsters, crimes, family, depression, justice, adaptation, organized crime, redemption, crime gone awry, happy ending ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, boston, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.7
 1K
The Squeeze (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Harry Berg is both a con artist and an actual artist -- he constructs large sculptures out of television sets -- but he is not particularly successful in either role. He owes some money, which gets him involved with Rachel Dobs, a police detective ...
Style: humorous, exciting, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: lottery, inventor, murder, partners, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, gambling, cons and scams, disorder, chase, police ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, funny, light, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: island, mistaken identity, police investigation, brutality, racism, bad cop, interracial relations, crimes, social differences, resort, nothing goes right, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 5.3
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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: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous
Plot: frame up, performer's life, graphic violence, dishonesty, partners, unlikely criminals, crimes, criminal's revenge, unlikely partners, rivalry, forgery, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Whole Ten Yards (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jimmy 'The Tulip' Tudeski now spends his days compulsively cleaning his house and perfecting his culinary skills with his wife, Jill, a purported assassin who has yet to pull off a clean hit. Suddenly, an uninvited and unwelcome connection ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, witty, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gangsters, hitman, organized crime, chase, kidnapping, vengeance, betrayal, happy ending, dentist, criminal heroes, lone hero, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the funny story about two warring Mafia gangs in New York. The weaker gang use incredibly a lion to blackmail the opposite gang's "clients". The police succeeds to stop one of the gang, while the other remain without the Boss.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, cult film
Plot: gangsters, mafia, gang, silly humor, farce, disorder, hitman, crimes, goofy hero, assassination attempt, criminal heroes, gang war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Money for Nothing (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an ...
Style: intense, light, realistic, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gangsters, crimes, money, chase, runaway, disorder, friends, heist, dishonesty, nothing goes right, police, couples ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: california, new jersey, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.9
 2K
The Sting II (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hooker and Gondorf pull a con on Macalinski, an especially nasty mob boss with the help of Veronica, a new grifter. They convince this new victim that Hooker is a somewhat dull boxer who is tired of taking dives for Gondorf. There is a ringer. ...
Style: humorous, witty, twists and turns, visually appealing, feel good ...
Plot: gangsters, boxer, vengeance, friends, crimes, gambling, cons and scams, revenge, disaster, creativity, computer game, buddy ...
Time: 1940s, 80s
Place: brooklyn new york city, california, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, corruption, unlikely criminals, crimes, disorder, overnight success, love and romance, couple relations, cons and scams, caper, art ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper.
Style: funny, humorous, melancholic, satirical, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghetto, gangsters, hip hop, street gang, father son relationship, betrayal, justice, disorder, family relations, gang, partners, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, malibu california, south central los angeles, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 15K
The Dream Team (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: This morning they were playing ping-pong in the hospital rec room. Now they're lost in New York and framed for murder. This was never covered in group therapy.
Style: humorous, unusual plot structure, harsh, feel good, road movie ...
Audience: kids
Plot: mental illness, murder, mental institution, crazy, farce, crimes, hospital, psychiatrist, mistaken identity, murder witness, mental patient, lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A murder takes place in the shop of David Lyons, a deaf man who fails to hear the gunshot being fired. Outside, blind man Wally Karue hears the shot but cannot see the perpetrator. Both are arrested, but escape to form an unlikely partnership. Being ...
Style: humorous, funny, not serious, light, absurd ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farce, murder, deaf, blindness, mute or deaf, friendship, disability, witness, chase, deafness, blind man, odd couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: entertaining, funny, light, feel good, sexy ...
Plot: cons and scams, love, mafia, friendship, adventure, chase, disorder, comedy of errors, crimes, con artists, impostor, house ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
We're Talkin' Serious Money (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A couple of bumbling con men go on the lam when they can't repay a loan from the mob.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: politician, mafia, scam, sting operation, bandit, get rich quick scheme, friends, disorder, friendship, cons and scams, criminal heroes, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Live Free or Die (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It's not the crime, it's the cover-up. In small-town, hard-scrabble New Hampshire, foul-mouthed all-talk slacker John "Rugged" Rudgate fancies himself a criminal. When a local plumber stares him down at a pub, Rugged vows ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, funny, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, police, mentor, police investigation, unlikely criminals, character study, cons and scams, crimes, nothing goes right, vengeance, robbery, dumb criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new hampshire, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%