Movies like Oscar

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Oscar (1991)
 6.6
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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 promise.
Style: witty, humorous, talky, feel good, not serious, clever, realistic, remake of french film, neo screwball comedy, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, gangsters, accountant, mistaken identity, switching roles, parents and children, disorder, fish out of water, crimes, crime, couples, dishonesty, going straight, goofy hero, cons and scams, pregnancy, family relations, happy ending, romance, out of the way, businessman, honesty, gangster, henchman, bandit ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: italy

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Most similar movies to Oscar

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and clever films with plots about farce, disorder, dialogue, vengeance, culture clash, mentor and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Oscar: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), We're No Angels (1989), Ruthless People (1986), Screwed (2000), Brain Donors (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: twists and turns, clever, humorous, witty, talky ...
Plot: farce, con artists, cons and scams, bet, manipulations, rivalry, high society, roulette, competition, casino, paralysis, wheelchair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: french riviera, france, europe, south of france, riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, disorder, clergy, buddies, on the run, crimes, crime, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, social differences, disorder, couples, couple relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, cons and scams, misfit, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.1
 4K
Brain Donors (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming big-shot lawyer, who also wants to run ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, absurd, talky ...
Plot: farce, ballet, buddies, nothing goes right, dishonesty, partners, goofy hero, rivalry, misfit, fish out of water, siblings relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: bank robbery, unlikely criminals, cheating, overnight success, disorder, crimes, couple relations, cons and scams, crime, love and romance, bank robber, criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, crime, crimes, goofy hero, couples, petty criminal, hapless, cons and scams, couple relations, unlikely criminals, misfit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: quebec, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 1K
Cookie (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Cookie Voltecki (Emily Lloyd) is the illegitimate daughter of mobster Dino Capisco (Peter Falk), who has just finished thirteen years in prison. Since being released from jail, all that Dino wants is to settle some old scores, and make up for lost ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mafia, gangsters, family relations, crimes, crime, rebel, cons and scams, reunion, parents and children, frame up, teaching the ways of the world, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, boston, australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Stealing Harvard (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: John and his girlfriend have vowed to marry once they save $30,000 for their dream house. But the minute they achieve their financial goal, John finds out his niece has been accepted at Harvard, and he's reminded of his promise to pay for her ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: robbery, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, crime, crimes, disorder, cons and scams, nothing goes right, partners, buddies, money, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, harvard university, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Cops and Robbersons (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Hard-as-nails cop Jake Stone moves in with the Robbersons so he can watch a hitman who has moved in next door. The Hitman is one thing, but can you survive the Robberson family.
Style: sitcom, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, frame up, disorder, nothing goes right, odd couple, crimes, goofy hero, fish out of water, suburbs, police investigation, forgery, police surveillance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghetto, street gang, fish out of water, disorder, family relations, crimes, partners, gang, crime, gangsters, hip hop, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Splitting Heirs (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A member of the English upper class dies, leaving his estate and his business to an American, whom he thinks is his son who was lost as a baby and then found again. An Englishman who thinks he is an Indian comes to believe that he is actually the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, absurd, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: farce, inheritance, nothing goes right, dishonesty, switching roles, comedy of errors, disorder, lawyer, incest, british, indians, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s, 1990s, 80s
Place: england, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
40%
Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After squandering his grant money, despondent and recently widowed anthropologist James Krippendorf must produce hard evidence of the existence of a heretofore undiscovered New Guinea tribe. Grass skirts, makeup, and staged rituals transform his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, idiotic, absurd, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: college, single parent, family relations, hoax, farce, expedition, dishonesty, switching roles, comedy of errors, cons and scams, professor, embezzlement ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
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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 ⇓
40%
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, comedy of errors, cons and scams, mistaken identity, legal action, nothing goes right, goofy hero, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
 2K
Disorderlies (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As not-quite-orderlies who're downright Disorderlies, rap-music favorites The Fat Boys rule. Playing the freewheeling caretakers of the frail Dennison (Hollywood legend Ralph Bellamy), they stir up a comedic culture clash in Palm Beach society ...
Style: humorous, not serious, melancholic, idiotic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, unlikely criminals, crimes, fish out of water, switching roles, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, crime gone awry, goofy hero, misfit, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
38%
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Getting Even with Dad (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ray, an ex-con and widower, is planning a coin heist with two accomplices to help him to buy his own bakery. However, he doesn't expect his son Timmy, who was living with Ray's sister, to show up at the house right in the middle of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, satirical, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: heist, family, parents and children, going straight, single parent, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, crime, family life, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 80K
The Birdcage (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancé's right-wing moralistic parents.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: crossdressing, senator, gay slur, cross dressing, farce, politician, comedy of errors, disorder, gender, family values, conservative, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, miami, los angeles, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Chain of Fools (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An avid detective is assigned to investigate the heist of a batch of precious coins that end up in the hands of a suicidal barber.
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, light, twists and turns ...
Plot: romance, transvestite, love and romance, theft, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, kidnapping, hitman, eccentricity, greed, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Johnny Stecchino (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Good hearted but not very wordly-wise, Dante is happy driving the school bus for a group of mentally handicapped children, while feeling he is somehow missing out on life and love. So he is very excited when after nearly being knocked down by her ...
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: fall in love, mistaken identity, gangsters, mafia, bus driver, love and romance, crimes, nothing goes right, disorder, lookalikes, cons and scams, switching roles ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Blame It on the Bellboy (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Mike Lawton, Maurice Horton, and Melvin Orton are three men who come to Venice. One of them is a hit man sent to take out a mobster. Another is a lech looking for a little action with a woman he never met, whom he was set up with. And one of them ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, mistaken identity, hotel, hitman, comedy of errors, switching roles, frame up, fish out of water, save the day, nothing goes right, gender, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Blonde and Blonder (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Comic mayhem ensues when two lovely blondes, Dee and Dawn, are mistaken as international mob killers.
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: blonde, mistaken identity, hitman, odd couple, dishonesty, comedy of errors, disorder, gangsters, crime, danger, best friends, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, romance, couples, couple relations, survival, bank robbery, kids and family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 10K
Happy, Texas (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two escaped convicts roll into the village of Happy, Texas, where they're mistaken for a gay couple who work as beauty pageant consultants. They go along with it to duck the police, but the local sheriff has a secret of his own.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, beauty pageant, small town, pretending to be gay, farce, dishonesty, crimes, gender, disorder, fall in love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: murder, friendship, farce, mute or deaf, chase, blindness, odd couple, false accusation, disability, deaf, witness, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 3K
Le Mac (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mild-mannered banker is forced to masquerade as a notorious gangster and pimp.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, witty, realistic ...
Plot: pimp, goofy hero, dishonesty, crime, crimes, gang, twins, heroes, lifestyle, gangsters, stereotypes, impostor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Plump Fiction (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Follows the plot of Pulp Fiction, also parodying scenes from other movies
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, clever, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, cons and scams, crime, partners, dishonesty, crimes, clergy, deadly, hitman, disorder, silly humor, psychopath ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Ernest Goes to Jail (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Bumbling Ernest P. Worrell is assigned to jury duty, where a crooked lawyer notices a resemblance with crime boss Mr. Nash, and arranges a switch. Nash assumes Ernest's job as a bank employee, while Ernest undergoes Nash's sentence to the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, melancholic, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: prison, electric chair, escapades, confined, crime gone awry, cons and scams, dishonesty, danger, misfit, criminal heroes, goofy hero, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%