Movies like My Cousin Vinny

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My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two carefree pals traveling through Alabama are mistakenly arrested, and charged with murder. Fortunately, one of them has a cousin who's a lawyer - Vincent Gambini, a former auto mechanic from Brooklyn who just passed his bar exam after his sixth try. When he arrives with his leather-clad girlfriend , to try his first case, it's a real shock - for him and the Deep South!
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, clever, entertaining, witty, dramatic, earnest, suspense ...
Plot: lawyer, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, legal investigation, courtroom, court, small town, false accusation, fish out of water, trial, culture clash, wrongful arrest, suspicion, cousin, prison, dishonesty, legal, misfit, couples, power relations, disorder, murder, odd couple, legal action, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new york, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, clever and suspense films with plots about culture clash, mentor, catastrophe, runaway, storytelling, dialogue and adaptation mostly in Crime, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like My Cousin Vinny: Trial and Error (1997), Stir Crazy (1980), Legal Eagles (1986), From the Hip (1987), ...and justice for all. (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Trial and Error (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An actor poses as a lawyer to help his sick friend, and problems develop.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, witty ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, small town, legal action, comedy of errors, courtroom drama, actor, mistaken identity, nothing goes right, fish out of water, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, new jersey
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 6.8
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Stir Crazy (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: New Yorkers, Skip Donahue and Harry Monroe, have no jobs and no prospects. They decide to flee the city and find work elsewhere, and land jobs as woodpeckers to promote the opening of a bank. When their feathery costumes are stolen and used in a ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fish out of water, prison, mistaken identity, on the road, wrongful imprisonment, false accusation, crime, comedy of errors, drugs/alcohol, buddies, odd couple, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: cross country
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Legal Eagles (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: District Attorney Tom Logan is set for higher office, at least until he becomes involved with defence lawyer Laura Kelly and her unpredictable client Chelsea Deardon. It seems the least of Chelsea's crimes is the theft of a very valuable ...
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, romance, crime, dedicated lawyer, legal action, court case, opposites attract, cons and scams, crimes, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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From the Hip (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Apprentice lawyer Robin Weathers turns a civil suit into a headline grabbing charade. He must reexamine his scruples after his shenanigans win him a promotion in his firm, and he must now defend a college professor who is appearantly guilty of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, psychological, satirical ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, murder, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, against the rules, army investigation, legal action, legal investigation, corporate crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa, california
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...and justice for all. (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred.
Style: suspense, clever, cynical, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, fighting the system, crime, prison, dedicated lawyer, legal action, extramarital affair, idealism, moral dilemma, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: offbeat, humorous, clever, witty, not serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, farce, yuppie, cons and scams, crime, confined, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, couples, hostages ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 7K
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, realistic, witty, funny ...
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Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
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 6.0
 108K
Get Hard (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When obscenely rich hedge-fund manager James is convicted of fraud and sentenced to a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him one month to get his affairs in order. Knowing that he won't survive more than a few minutes in prison on his own, ...
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, harsh, clever ...
Plot: prison, false accusation, life turned upside down, training, teaching the ways of the world, prison life, misfit, fish out of water, power relations, wealth, dumb, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Suspect (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a Supreme Court judge commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, all fingers point to Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson), a homeless veteran who's deaf and mute. But when public defender Kathleen Riley (Cher) is assigned to his case, ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, courtroom, murder, mystery, lawyer, false accusation, jury, lobbyist, crime, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
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83%
 7.1
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Find Me Guilty (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jack DiNorscio, a mobster who defended himself in court for what would be the longest mafia trial in U.S. history.
Style: semi serious, witty, realistic, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, mafia, gangsters, lawyer, crime, jury, judge, court case, legal, legal action, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.
Style: clever, serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, legal, murder, mind game, judge, arrest, crimes, lawyer, scheme, courtroom drama, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mafia hitman Tommy Spinelli (Joe Pesci) is flying to San Diego with a bag that holds eight severed heads, which he's bringing to his superiors to prove that some troublesome rival mobsters are permanently out of the picture. When his bag gets ...
Style: humorous, not serious, clever, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: mexico, latin america, san diego california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: humorous, witty, clever, not serious, realistic ...
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 6.6
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 4.7
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Gone Fishin' (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Genre: Comedy, Crime
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Duration: 60 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom, law firm, lawyer, courtroom drama, workplace situations, legal, power relations, workplace, friends, buddies, dedicated lawyer, friendship ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.2
 17K
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, semi serious, realistic, funny, light ...
Plot: fbi, small town, gangsters, culture clash, fish out of water, hitman, crime, district attorney, hidden identity, odd couple, witnessing a crime, crimes ...
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73%
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Ace Attorney (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Based primarily on the first game in the series, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, the film focuses on rookie defense attorney Ryūichi Naruhodō, as he strives to protect his clients in various murder trials, including the death of his mentor, Chihiro ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, stylized
Plot: courtroom, murder, lawyer, courtroom drama, crime, legal, dedicated lawyer, ghost, legal action, false accusation, riddles and clues, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Manson, My Name Is Evil (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Perry, a sheltered chemical engineer, falls in love with Leslie, a former homecoming princess, when he becomes a jury member at her hippie death cult murder trial.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: courtroom drama, vietnam war, casual sex, murder, dedicated lawyer, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, crime, social misfits, idealism, adolescence vs adulthood, death row ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, not serious, realistic, funny, comic ...
Plot: fish out of water, dishonesty, urban, slum, disorder, switching roles, self discovery, parents and children, city life, misfit, society, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected ...
Style: disturbing, touching, thought provoking, enigmatic, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, legal, lawyer, small town, courtroom, rape, poverty, trial, idealism, single parent, prejudice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Boston Legal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Boston Legal is an American legal dramedy created by David E. Kelley and produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ABC. The series aired from October 3, 2004, to December 8, 2008. Boston Legal is a spin-off of long-running Kelley ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: courtroom drama, law firm, lawyer, legal action, legal, ethics, hotshot lawyer, friendship, partners, society, workplace, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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70%
Scotland, Pa. (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Joe McBeth is a hard-working but unambitious doofus who toils at a hamburger stand alongside his wife Pat, who has much smarter. Pat believes she could do better with the place than their boss Norm is doing, so she plans to usurp Norm, convincing ...
Style: clever, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: restaurant, shakespeare, crime gone awry, murder, crime, comedy of errors, rock, small town, couple relations, farce, parody, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, pennsylvania, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Lucky Numbers (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Russ Richards is a TV weatherman and local celebrity on the verge of losing his shirt. Desperate to escape financial ruin, he schemes with Crystal the TV station's lotto ball girl to rig the state lottery drawing. The numbers come up right, but ...
Style: clever, dark humor, not serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: weatherman, lottery, tv station, small town, crime, buddies, drugs/alcohol, unlikely criminals, weather, debt, crime gone awry, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, witty, clever, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, wedding, farce, crime, attempted murder, baseball, theft, unlikely criminals, crimes, bad luck, pickpocket, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: turkey, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Crazy in Alabama (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, surreal ...
Plot: small town, murder, innocence lost, racism, injustice, coming of age, self defense, crimes, hopes, love and romance, hollywood, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1965
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kindergarten Cop (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Hard-edged cop John Kimble gets more than he bargained for when he goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher to get the goods on a brutal drug lord while at the same time protecting the man's young son. Pitted against a class of boisterous ...
Style: humorous, sincere, funny, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fish out of water, teacher, hidden identity, undercover, police investigation, working undercover, disorder, mischievous children, small town, chase, bullying, police ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, twentieth century, year 1990, 80s
Place: kindergarten, oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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