Movies like Malcolm

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Malcolm (1986)
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Malcolm (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Malcolm is a chronically shy mechanical genius, who has just been fired for building his own tram. He gets Frank, who has just been released from jail, to move in to help pay the bills. Malcolm, with Franks help, turns to a life of crime. Malcolm is a 1986 Australian cult film, written by David Parker and directed by Nadia Tass. The film stars Colin Friels as the titular tram enthusiast who becomes involved with petty crime. The film won the 1986 Australian Film Institute Award for Best Film.
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious
Plot: unemployment, heist, bank, remote control, crimes, misfit, betrayal, crime, dishonesty, criminal heroes, disorder, cons and scams, genius, female director, bank robbery, thief, police, kitchen, criminal, doll, burglar, train, inventor, gun, restaurant ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, lisbon portugal, melbourne australia, melbourne

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Most similar movies to Malcolm

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and offbeat films with plots about disorder, crimes, heist, crime, dishonesty, criminal heroes and cons and scams mostly in Comedy, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Malcolm: Mad Money (2008), Let's Rob the Bank (1964), Palookaville (1995), Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001), Down the Drain (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mad Money (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three female employees of the Federal Reserve plot to steal money that is about to be destroyed.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: cons and scams, heist, money, workplace, robbery, unlikely criminals, bank robbery, society, dishonesty, crimes, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Let's Rob the Bank (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shopkeeper Victor Garnier has naively invested his family's life savings in an African mine, on his banker's recommendation. When the mine is nationalized, rendering the stock worthless, he considers himself shamelessly robbed by the bank; ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous
Plot: bank, tunnel, heist, cons and scams, nagging and grouching, storage unit, dishonesty, dancer's life, love and romance, unlikely criminals, crime, crime gone awry ...
Time: 60s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.5
 2K
Palookaville (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jerry and his two pals, Russ and Syd, are just looking for some easy money to help them break out of their nowhere lives in their nowhere town. Despite a bungled jewelry store heist which exposes their incompetence as criminals, a fateful event (and ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: robbery, dysfunctional family, ashtray, armored truck, heist, crimes, crime, crime gone awry, family relations, leadership, nothing goes right, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A comedy about a hitman who sees everything in terms of the movies and how mistaken identity is getting in the way of recovering a stash of diamonds that was stolen and subsequently hidden more than 20 years earlier.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, clever, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: heist, mistaken identity, criminal heroes, partners, cons and scams, crimes, crime, hidden identity, dishonesty, goofy hero, disorder, diamond ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, betrayal, crime, law enforcement, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, farce, heist, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, satirical, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, unemployment, unlikely criminals, husband wife relationship, cons and scams, bankruptcy, couples, romance, couple relations, survival, bank robbery, kids and family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.5
 447
Loot (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the play by 'Joe Orton' this film follows the adventures of two pals who have pulled off a bank robbery and have to hide the loot. Fortunately (?) one of them works in a funeral parlour and they have a coffin to spare.
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: heist, hotel, farce, caper, coffin, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, disorder, cons and scams, bank, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two hoplessly out of their class con-men attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the l9th century. They gain the enmity of the most famous bank Robber in the world and the affection of a crusading newspaperwoman.
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, bank robbery, nothing goes right, journalism, master criminal, crime, crimes, misfit partners, odd couple, dishonesty, crime gone awry ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 500
My Entire Life (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: All Wally Mellish, an ex-convict in 1960s Australia, wants to do is live a quiet life with his girlfriend Beryl. Unfortunately when two police officers come around to disturb this, a misunderstanding quickly becomes out of control, resulting Wally, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: hostage, siege, chaos and mayhem, parents and children, down on your luck, media satire, fish out of water, isolation, anti war, family relations, disorder, misfit ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: australia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.5
 939
Bank Shot (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A bank temporarily housed in a mobile home while a new building is built, looks like an easy target to break into. On the other hand, why not steal the whole bank, and rob it in a safer location.
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, disorder, chase, gang, crime, showbiz, bank, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, warden ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 6K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, disorder, heist, cons and scams, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Barry McKenzie sets off for England with his aunt, Edna Everage, to advance his cultural education. Bazza is an innocent abroad, fond of beer, Bondi and beautiful sheilas, but he soon settles into the Australian ghetto in Earls Court, where his old ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: buddies, odd couple, friendship, fish out of water, rich and poor, fall in love, nightclub, culture clash, friends, power relations, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, europe, england, london, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.5
 5K
BMX Bandits (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Teens P.J. and Goose get their thrills on BMX bikes, performing hair-raising tricks all across Sydney, Australia. Along with their new friend Judy, they discover a box of walkie-talkies -- and find out that a gang of criminals intends to use them to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: riding a bicycle, cycling, chase, bank, robbery, teenager, adventure, buddies, heist, teenage life, anti hero, anti heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Doberman Gang (1972)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After a failed bank robbery, an ex-con, an ex-waitress and a few of their friends train a pack of doberman dogs to rob a bank for them.
Style: rough, suspenseful, humorous, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: doberman, bank, heist, bank robbery, dog, crime, investigation, disorder, animal life, graphic violence, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet troubles arise when he realizes that he is not the only one after the diamonds.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, heist, zoophilia, robbery, suprisingly clever, stuttering, betrayal, farce, screwball, trial, thief, killing a dog ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, tower bridge london, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: not serious, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous
Plot: criminal heroes, master criminal, partners, crimes, dishonesty, crime, heist, cons and scams, farce, disorder, silly humor, dumbwaiter ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Cars That Eat People (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After the death of his brother on the road, unemployed and unstable drifter Arthur Waldo stays for a while in the rural Australian town of Paris as the guest of the mayor, who hopes he will become a permanent member of the Paris population. Arthur ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, scary ...
Plot: small town, mad scientist, supernatural, murder, crash, tourist, hospital, car accident, experiment gone awry, cons and scams, chaos and mayhem, small town life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: humorous, realistic, light, intense, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crime, crimes, heist, disorder, friends, nothing goes right, dishonesty, money, friendship, unemployment, police, chase ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.2
 1K
Crackers (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Garvey is a San Francisco pawnshop operator. His unemployed and criminal friends Dillard, Turtle, and Weslake, team up with Boardwalk, a local pimp, to burgle Garvey's shop while the owner is out of town. During the elaborate planning process, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: cons and scams, unemployment, heist, gang, disorder, crime, comedy of errors, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, dishonesty, goofy hero, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: golden years, crime, crimes, on the run, disorder, couples, heist, kidnapping, couple relations, bank, opposites attract, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 7K
Tough Guys (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Harry Doyle (Lancaster) and Archie Lang (Douglas) are two old-time train robbers, who held up a train in 1956 and have been incarcerated for thirty years. After serving their time, they are released from jail and have to adjust to a new life of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, prison, aging, crimes, crime, odd couple, partners, nothing goes right, disorder, cons and scams, buddies, stalking ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, year 1956
Place: mexico, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.4
 50K
Littleman (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After leaving the prison, the dwarf criminal Calvin Sims joins to his moron brother Percy to steal an expensive huge diamond in a jewelry for the mobster Walken. They are chased by the police, and Calvin hides the stone in the purse of the executive ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adoption, mistaken identity, gangsters, fish out of water, babies and infants, criminal, dishonesty, crimes, disorder, heist, married couple, impostor ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After Dick Harper loses his job at Globodyne in an Enron-esque collapse, he and his wife, Jane, turn to crime in order to handle the massive debt they now face. Two intelligent people, Dick and Jane actually get pretty good at robbing people and ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, feel good, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: unemployment, bankruptcy, suburbs, loss of job, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, scapegoat, husband wife relationship, heist, travel agent, retribution, humiliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Carlos has failed in show-biz and currently works as a waiter in a Mexican restaurant. There he meets Alex and dumb footballer Bruce celebrating their engagement with her parents. Alex' father is less than thrilled of her fiancée and says ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, romantic, feel good ...
Plot: restaurant, betrayal, self discovery, unemployment, down on your luck, comedy of errors, fish out of water, infidelity, silly humor, couples, disorder, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Take the Money and Run (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The life and times of Virgil Starkwell, inept bank robber.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: heist, prison, crimes, crime, goofy hero, hapless, couples, petty criminal, cons and scams, couple relations, unlikely criminals, misfit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: quebec, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
42%