Movies like The Opportunists

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The Opportunists (1999)
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The Opportunists (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vic is a struggling auto mechanic with a safe-cracking past and a lot of debt. His girlfriend runs a bar and offers to loan him the money she's saved for remodeling, but Vic is reluctant to take it. When a long-lost cousin from Ireland shows up on his doorstep, the two team up for one last heist.
Style: realistic, talky, suspense, emotional, humorous, semi serious, neo noir, twists and turns, tricky, melancholic ...
Plot: heist, cons and scams, safecracker, crime gone awry, gangsters, crimes, redemption, dishonesty, unlikely couple, starting over, going straight, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, character study, couples, down on your luck, elderly, hopes, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, irish, baseball, priest, hospital, cemetery ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, ireland, europe, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to The Opportunists

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and clever films with plots about crimes, crime gone awry, gangsters, cons and scams, mentor, dishonesty and storytelling mostly in Crime, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Opportunists: Where the Money Is (2000), The Hollywood Sign (2001), Safe Men (1998), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), Excess Baggage (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Where the Money Is (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Manning (Paul Newman) has come up with a new way to break out of prison: fake a stroke and get transferred to a nursing home. It's a perfect plan, except for one thing: the woman assigned to take care of him at the nursing home, Carol Ann ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, light, realistic ...
Plot: retirement home, heist, crimes, cons and scams, aging, elderly, robbery, nursing, couples, one last job, couple relations, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, oregon, new jersey
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95%
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, criminal heroes, dishonesty, elderly, gangsters, crimes, disorder, heist, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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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, feel good, not serious, buddy comedy, absurd ...
Plot: safecracker, mistaken identity, cons and scams, organized crime, comedy of errors, crimes, unlikely criminals, heist, hidden identity, dishonesty, criminal heroes, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Charlie and his troublesome cousin Paulie decide to steal $150000 in order to back a "sure thing" race horse that Paulie has inside information on. The aftermath of the robbery gets them into serious trouble with the local Mafia boss and ...
Style: intense, exciting, humorous, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, gangsters, crimes, partners, law enforcement, disorder, crime boss, police corruption, mafia, friendship, crime gone awry ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, italy, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Excess Baggage (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A rich brat (Alicia Silverstone) fakes her own kidnapping, but in the process ends up locked in the trunk of a car that gets stolen.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, romancing a criminal, romance, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, dishonesty, missing person, comedy of errors, fall in love, opposites attract, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Two If by Sea (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Frank O'Brien, a petty thief, and his 7-year-long girlfriend Roz want to put an end to their unsteady lifestyle and just do that last job, which involves stealing a valuable painting. Frank takes Roz to an island on the coast of New England, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: thief, painting, island, heist, romance, crimes, partners, disorder, couples, dishonesty, nothing goes right, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new england, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Hell's Kitchen (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. Only trouble is the boyfriend knows that the fault was ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, friendship, haunted by the past, murder, crimes, infidelity, heist, urban ghetto life, gang, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: captivating, humorous, harsh, intense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang of thieves, gangsters, crimes, heist, criminal heroes, master criminal, dishonesty, ambition, family, justice, depression, happy ending ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, crimes, cons and scams, criminal heroes, dishonesty, prison, planning, disguise, released from prison, greed, runaway ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.1
 27K
Dom Hemingway (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed.
Style: stylized, talky, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, dark humor, crimes, redemption, temperamental, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, hopes, prison, nudity (full frontal - brief), father daughter estrangement, ex convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, france, europe, french riviera, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.8
 2K
I Went Down (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fresh out of prison, Git rescues a former best friend (now living with Git's girlfriend) from a beating at the hands of loan sharks. He's now in trouble with the mob boss, Tom French, who sends Git to Cork with another debtor, Bunny Kelly, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: hostage, gangsters, friendship, infidelity, on the road, bully, released from prison, extramarital affair, crimes, graphic violence, mistaken identity, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.9
 76K
Bottle Rocket (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, theft, heist, thief, crimes, disorder, self discovery, nothing goes right, sibling relationship, partners in crime, cons and scams, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.4
 642
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: unlikely criminals, mistaken identity, crime gone awry, gangsters, criminal heroes, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, mafia, mob boss, accidental killing, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Maiden Heist (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A comedy centered on three museum security guards who devise a plan to steal back the artworks to which they have become attached after they are transferred to another museum.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, realistic, light ...
Plot: heist, museum, forgery, security guard, unlikely criminals, crimes, buddies, husband wife relationship, art theft, nudity (full frontal - brief), happy ending, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, denmark, miami, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Object of Beauty (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A valuable piece of art is stolen from a couple.
Style: talky, clever, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, couples, power relations, performer's life, cons and scams, social differences, couple relations, heist, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, society, mute or deaf ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Married to the Mob (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Angela de Marco is fed up with her gangster husband's line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo, Angela and her son depart ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: starting over, murder, gangsters, fbi, hitman, romance, against the odds, against the rules, crimes, couple relations, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Going in Style (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three senior citizens in their 70s who live together are slowly decaying in endless days with nothing to do but feed the birds. One of them comes up with an idea - rob a bank. They certainly could use the money if they get away with it and if they ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, elderly, friendship, senior citizen, bittersweet, buddies, unlikely criminals, golden years, dishonesty, partners, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, humorous, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: bank robbery, unlikely criminals, disorder, overnight success, love and romance, crimes, couple relations, cons and scams, bully, criminal, restaurant, bank robber ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: realistic, humorous, light, intense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, disorder, friends, dishonesty, nothing goes right, heist, money, friendship, unemployment, police, chase, runaway ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, semi serious, realistic, brutal, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crimes, gangsters, rivalry, criminal's revenge, friendship, organized crime, gang war, criminal heroes, dishonesty, ambition, wedding ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Trapped in Paradise (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Firpo Brothers can get away with anything. They just can't get away!
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, light, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christmas, small town, heist, criminal heroes, crimes, nothing goes right, partners, disorder, redemption, crime gone awry, dishonesty, bank robbery ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Kicked in the Head (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Redmond is a young guy who can't find what to do with his life. When his uncle Sam gives him the bag to deliver to some uptown connection he fails to do so and it gets them in trouble with Jack, low-key criminal. After that tough guy Stretch ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, splatter, light ...
Plot: stewardess, self discovery, gangsters, disorder, friends, cons and scams, gambling, vengeance, twentysomething life, farce, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.1
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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, captivating ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crimes, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, robbery, couples, danger, profanity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Brink's Job (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After a long time of bad luck, the little criminal Tony and his gang successfully rob one of Brink's security transport, taking $30,000. Surprisingly their coup doesn't make the press. Curious Tony checks out their headquarters and finds ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, master criminal, gang, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, rivalry, criminal heroes, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mafia film in Tarantino style with a star-studded cast. Jimmy’s “The Saint” gangster career has finally ended. Yet now he finds him self doing favors for a wise godfather known as “The Man with the Plan.”
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, crimes, buddies, one last job, mafia, fall in love, hopes, disorder, redemption, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, bank robbery, friendship, nothing goes right, disorder, friends, cons and scams, partners, buddies, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.4
 55K
Stand Up Guys (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After serving 28 years in prison for accidentally killing the son of a crime boss, newly paroled gangster Val reunites with his former partners in crime, Doc and Hirsch, for a night on the town. As the three men revisit old haunts, reflect on their ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: friendship, released from prison, crimes, aging, criminal heroes, gang, moral dilemma, partners in crime, dishonesty, ex convict, confession, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 6K
The Hot Rock (1972)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dortmunder and his pals plan to steal a huge diamond from a museum. But this turns out to be only the first time they have to steal it...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, suspense ...
Plot: heist, crimes, museum, perfect crime, dishonesty, buddies, criminal heroes, cons and scams, jewel thief, bank robbery, prison, faked death ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.6
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Touch (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Juvenal, a presumed miracle worker, appears on the scene Bill Hill attempts to exploit him but his plans go astray with the untimely intervention of August Murray and the developing relationship between Juvenal and Lynn Faulkner.
Style: cynical, realistic, semi serious, witty, light ...
Plot: romance, love and romance, hopes, religions or cults, satire, miraculous event, investigation, love, moral ambiguity, solitude, cons and scams, anti war ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.7
 965
The Con Artist (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An ex-con finds his plan to go straight foiled by a loan shark who manipulates his target into taking on one last heist.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: starting over, crimes, love and romance, fall in love, cons and scams, going straight, dishonesty, ex convict, couples, rivalry, performer's life, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%