Movies like My Cousin Vinny

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My Cousin Vinny (1992)
 7.6
 107K
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, realistic, not serious, cult film, funny, clever, entertaining, witty, feel good, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lawyer, court, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal action, false accusation, dedicated lawyer, small town, trial, legal, fish out of water, profanity, legal investigation, crimes, student, young woman, girlfriend, misfit, couple relations, love and romance, talented, judge, punishment, couples, relatives ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, southern usa, usa, new york, new jersey

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Most similar movies to My Cousin Vinny

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, clever and unusual plot structure films with plots about culture clash, dialogue, catastrophe, adaptation, runaway, mentor and chase mostly in Crime, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like My Cousin Vinny: Ruthless People (1986), The Whole Nine Yards (2000), Trial and Error (1997), My Blue Heaven (1990), Legal Eagles (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, clever, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, farce, yuppie, hostage, vengeance, manipulation, nothing goes right, crime, rivalry, crimes, hostages ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mobster named Jimmy the Tulip agrees to cooperate with an FBI investigation in order to stay out of prison; he's relocated by the authorities to a life of suburban anonymity as part of a witness protection program. It's not long before a ...
Style: dark humor, funny, humorous, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hitman, mafia, murder, farce, crimes, crime, love affair, misfit, opposites attract, unlikely partners, fish out of water, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, montreal, canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: not serious, feel good, humorous, talky, light ...
Plot: courtroom, legal, small town, lawyer, fish out of water, cons and scams, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, legal action, nothing goes right, goofy hero, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 19K
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, realistic, light, entertaining, talky ...
Plot: gangsters, witness protection, fbi, hitman, witnessing a crime, fish out of water, hidden identity, small town life, district attorney, small town, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new york, europe, usa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: humorous, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, romance, crime, crimes, dedicated lawyer, legal action, legal, dishonesty, love and romance, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, legal investigation, mind game, hotshot lawyer, murder, legal, arrest, judge, manipulations, jury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, beverly hills, los angeles, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 25K
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, exciting, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, prison, escape, false accusation, on the road, wrongful imprisonment, crime, crimes, silly humor, odd couple, buddies ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 33K
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: realistic, captivating, witty, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: mafia, courtroom, lawyer, courtroom drama, gangsters, crime, crimes, legal action, outsmarting, criminal heroes, court case, lone hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
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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, witty, funny, light ...
Plot: courtroom, unemployment, jury, dishonesty, legal action, cons and scams, disorder, legal, misfit, hotshot lawyer, fish out of water, hotel ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
...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, realistic, disturbing, captivating, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, fighting the system, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, legal, moral dilemma, price of justice, lawyers and clients, injustice, false accusation, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 ⇓
36%
 6.0
 122K
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dumb, teaching the ways of the world, prison, false accusation, training, life turned upside down, misfit, prison life, fish out of water, power relations, gang, wealth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 2K
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, psychological, satirical ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, murder, courtroom drama, power relations, righting the wronged, law firm, bittersweet, workplace, hopes, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 5K
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, funny, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, self discovery, misfit, parents and children, landlord, african american, racial slur, culture clash, justice, stupidity, switching roles, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Illegally Yours (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Called up for jury duty, Richard Dice finds his first crush and only real, but unrequited love, on trial for murder. Richard desperately tries to prove Mollys innocence while untangling a complicated web of murder, blackmail and perjury, and still ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: murder, crush, jury, deadly, youth, romance, legal, dishonesty, heroes, crimes, legal investigation, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 132K
A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, legal action, murder, injustice, justice, small town, rape, court, legal, trial, punishment ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.0
 10K
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: humorous, dark humor, feel good, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: lottery, weatherman, small town, tv station, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, couple relations, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, female director ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: humorous, feel good, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, monk, small town, clergy, buddies, on the run, disorder, crimes, crime, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, talky, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, murder, false accusation, mystery, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, political conspiracy, murder mystery, state affairs, protagonist as suspect, mute or deaf ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.9
 9K
Gone Fishin' (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two fishing fanatics get in trouble when their fishing boat gets stolen while on a trip.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: on the road, boat, swamp, buddies, friendship, fishing, adventure, partners, crimes, silly humor, cons and scams, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa, everglades, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Let's Go to Prison (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a career criminal's plan for revenge is thwarted by unlikely circumstances, he puts his intended victim's son in his place by putting him in prison...and then joining him.
Style: humorous, realistic, light, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prison, prison gang, partners, friendship, crimes, jury, faked death, condom, pen pal, solitary, mentor, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, talky ...
Plot: restaurant, murder, disorder, parody, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, goofy hero, law enforcement, nothing goes right, couple relations, comedy of errors ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, pennsylvania, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, not serious, funny, light, absurd ...
Plot: farce, murder, mute or deaf, friendship, chase, odd couple, disability, false accusation, mistaken identity, self discovery, witness, deaf ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 6.6
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Clay Pigeons (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Clay is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend, Earl kill himself because of the ongoing affair that Clay was having with the man's wife, Amanda. Feeling guilty, Clay now resists the widow when she presses him to continue with ...
Style: dark humor, clever, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, desert, small town, mechanic, psychopath, false accusation, diner, fbi, widow, bar, neo noir ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 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, friendship, fish out of water, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, vengeance, unlikely criminals, partners, disorder, cons and scams, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 30K
Oscar (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. Despite having no experience in making money in a legal fashion, Snaps sets about to keep his ...
Style: witty, humorous, talky, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, gangsters, switching roles, mistaken identity, accountant, disorder, parents and children, fish out of water, crime, dishonesty, couples, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first.
Style: clever, twists and turns, humorous, witty, talky ...
Plot: con artists, farce, cons and scams, bet, manipulations, rivalry, high society, roulette, casino, competition, paralysis, wheelchair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: french riviera, france, europe, southern france, south of france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, realistic, semi serious, funny, light ...
Plot: island, racism, mistaken identity, crimes, crime, interracial relations, bad cop, criminal heroes, buddies, nothing goes right, resort, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ⇓
31%
 6.6
 3K
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: exciting, humorous, captivating, light, tense ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, murder, legal, legal action, false accusation, rivalry, supernatural, ghost, danger, jury, multiple suspects ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%