Movies like King's Ransom

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King's Ransom (2005)
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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, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, breakup, nothing goes right, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, disorder, crumbling marriage, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, couple relations, cons and scams, empire, caper, gold digger, ransom, hostage, workplace romance, workplace, police, marriage, released from prison, businessman, fake kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about crimes, disorder, dishonesty, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry and nothing goes right mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like King's Ransom: The Hollywood Sign (2001), Ruthless People (1986), The Shipment (2001), The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968), 100 Mile Rule (2002). 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, disorder, criminal heroes, dishonesty, elderly, gangsters, crimes, heist, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Ruthless People (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: ransom, kidnapping, hostage, greed, extramarital affair, husband wife relationship, farce, misunderstanding, fashion, revenge, vengeance, manipulation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Secret Life of Archie's Wife (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bunny, an unhappily married Denver housewife, frustrated and stressed out over her uncommunicative businessman husband Archie as well as planing their daughter's coming wedding, has her life turned upside down one day when she's taken ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: kidnapping, heist, couple relations, bank, couples, disorder, on the run, romance, crimes, golden years, love and romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.1
 405
The Shipment (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mob enforcer is hired to recover a shipment of Viagra gone awry.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, light
Plot: gangsters, hitman, crimes, disorder, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, drug dealing, partners, sexual humor, viagra
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A kidnapped mobster (Vittorio De Sica) persuades his captors to help him rob platinum ingots from a train.
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, stylized, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, kidnapping, train robbery, exploitation, mafia, unlikely criminals, crimes, betrayal, goofy hero, confined, gang ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.6
 759
100 Mile Rule (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, cynical, semi serious, humorous, clever
Plot: infidelity, femme fatale, moral dilemma, introspection, manipulation, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, crimes, cons and scams, crime gone awry, couple relations, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Life Without Dick (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: By accident, Colleen Gibson shoots and kills her gold-digging cheating boyfriend, Dick, a private eye who happens to have a hitman on his tail. Danny the hitman works for his brother-in-law, a cheerful but nasty Irish mobster, hasn't actually ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, touching ...
Plot: couples, romance, disorder, cons and scams, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, criminal heroes, love and romance, private detective, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, mob boss, empire ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.1
 867
In Security (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The owners of a failing security company start robbing houses to boost business.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Plot: heist, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, cons and scams, dishonesty, couples, robbery, danger, profanity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Everything's Gone Green (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ryan, a good-natured slacker, is tempted into a money laundering scheme while working for a lottery magazine. A capitalistic comedy that asks the question - when is "enough" enough?
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, talky ...
Plot: couples, unemployment, cons and scams, drug abuse, couple relations, buddies, love and romance, rise to the top, youth, dishonesty, breakup, weed ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Teresa's Tattoo (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mathematician Teresa just wanted to study during the College spring break. But her friends, who want her to live a little, drag her out to parties. The next thing she knows, she has been drugged, kidnapped, made a redhead, tattooed, and wearing ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, rough, humorous ...
Plot: ransom, fbi, kidnapping, special agents, rescue, espionage, gays and lesbians, criminal heroes, chase, law enforcement, crimes, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Thin Ice (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dishonest insurance salesman's life quickly disintegrates during a Wisconsin winter when he teams up with a psychopath to steal a rare violin at the home of a reclusive farmer.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark, psychological ...
Plot: twists and turns, comedy of errors, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, manipulation, disorder, dishonesty, cons and scams, dark humor, winter, snow ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
 778
Family Plan (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Charlie MacKenzie is an ambitious young career woman who stretches the truth in a job interview by professing to be married with a family. But her little white lie leads to a great big problem when her new boss moves next door. Desperate to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom, witty ...
Plot: eccentric family, hidden identity, dishonesty, couple relations, workplace, romance, couples, actor's life, workplace situations, boss and employee, family problems, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
I Can Quit Whenever I Want (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A university researcher is fired because of the cuts to university. To earn a living he decides to produce drugs recruiting his former colleagues, who despite their skills are living at the margins of society.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, sexy
Plot: drug dealing, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, crimes, disorder, robbery, nightclub, gang, university, gypsy, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 822
Kaleidoscope (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Romantic comedy which has Barney Lincoln and Angel McGinnis as a pair of amorous adventurers in the gambling places of London and the Riviera. Barney Lincoln is a rambling gambling man who scores sensational wins at poker and chemin de fer because ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, stylized ...
Plot: casino, gambling, poker, con artists, wedding, disorder, mate swapping, couples, mind game, partners, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.5
 1K
Bullseye! (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael Caine, Roger Moore and Sally Kirkland star as three of the most unlikely rogues to ever score a heist. Hidden away in a vault is a fortune in diamonds, payment for a secret formula two government scientists have unscrupulously sold to the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: scientist, espionage, undercover, cons and scams, disorder, nothing goes right, goofy hero, dishonesty, intrigue, con artists, experiment, disguise ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.4
 650
Plan B (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A bookkeeper who thinks she killed three mobsters is subsequently promoted by her boss to be a hitman. |
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: mafia, unlikely criminals, accidental killing, mob boss, crime gone awry, gangsters, criminal heroes, mistaken identity, female protagonist, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 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, captivating ...
Plot: revenge, rivalry, vengeance, mistaken identity, gangsters, dishonesty, disorder, crime boss, lawsuit, kidnapping, factory, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 673
The Hold-Up (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lola's a single mom, broke, working as a janitor and maid. Silvia is pregnant, and her lover (her boss) won't leave his wife. Maite, newly a widow, discovers she's penniless but wants to maintain appearances and give her daughter a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, bank, comedy of errors, unlikely criminals, working class, cons and scams, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, single parent, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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How to Beat the High Co$t of Living (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Oregon, 1980: Jane, Elaine and Louise are all feeling the effects of inflation and cannot afford, as the title states, the high cost of living. Jane cannot afford a babysitter or get married and if she wants privacy with her boyfriend, she has to ...
Style: scenic, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: heist, shopping mall, money, couples, friends, disorder, buddies, criminal heroes, dishonesty, partners, contests and competitions, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 1K
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: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous
Plot: bank, prodigy, forgery, criminal heroes, femme fatale, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, hidden identity, crime gone awry, gangsters, crimes, nothing goes right ...
Time: 70s
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic, queer cinema ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, amateur detective, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, buddies, dark humor, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 21K
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, absurd, light, witty ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, crimes, nothing goes right, friendship, friends, disorder, cons and scams, partners, buddies, runaway, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.3
 11K
Soodhu Kavvum (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Dass specialises in small time kidnapping and has his own set of rules. The primary and most important among them is not to get involved with influential people. Three jobless youngsters meet Dass and the four take up an assignment for a hefty sum ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crime gone awry, gang, crimes, parents and children, cons and scams, police investigation, disorder, confined, abduction, ransom, kidnapping, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Linguini Incident (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A waitress (Rosanna Arquette), a barman (David Bowie) and an underwear designer (Eszter Balint) try to rob a New York restaurant where two of them work.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever
Plot: food, deaf, robbery, escape artist, love and romance, opposites attract, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, crimes, couples, cooking and food, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
40%
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Grilled (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two meat salesmen (Romano, James) will stop at nothing to get a sale.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, captivating, realistic
Plot: nothing goes right, fall in love, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, buddies, farce, workplace situations, friendship, hitman, disorder, cooking and food, salesman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
You Really Got Me (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jan's fastfood-business is going bankrupt, his girlfriend has left him, and he is being exploited by his live-in father. Therefore, he has nothing to loose when he gets mixed up in the kidnapping of famous rock star Iver Mo. But Jan has never ...
Style: semi serious, cynical, witty, humorous, dark ...
Plot: ransom, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, disorder, dark humor, crimes, down on your luck, parents and children, greed, dysfunctional relationship, kidnapping, abduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Stark Raving Mad (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A crook quietly plots his revenge against the boss who murdered his brother while working for him.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bank robbery, cons and scams, clubbing, nightclub, nothing goes right, rivalry, crimes, disorder, buddies, partners, vengeance, heist ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Au Revoir Taipei (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kai (Jack Yao), who works at his parent's noodle shop by day and spends his nights in a bookstore to learn French, decides to go to Paris after his girlfriend, who recently left for Paris, dumps him by phone. Then the local neighborhood mafia ...
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, couples, disorder, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, misfit, nothing goes right, love and romance, fish out of water, crimes, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, taiwan, paris france, asia, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: kidnapping, heist, stash, graphic violence, cave, disorder, unlikely criminals, rivalry, obsessive quest, crimes, crime gone awry, misfit partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%