Movies like Parting Shots

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Parting Shots (1998)
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Parting Shots
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Harry Sterndale, a failed photographer, is told that he has only three months to live due to him getting cancer. After thinking things over he decides that since he is dying anyway that he will kill or destroy all the people that has ever crossed or hurt him during his entire life. So Parting Shots becomes literally the shots fired by Harry when he knows he is parting this earth. After all, he will be dead anyway long before he can come to trial and get his just desserts from society. Harry even falls in love with Jill and hires an assassin to kill him in style. However there is just one small problem with Harry's master plan - the cancer diagnosis is totally inaccurate and now he's got a hitman on his trail and several policemen want to talk to him over some murders...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: hitman, crumbling marriage, crime, vengeance, terminal illness, nothing goes right, fall in love, crimes, love and romance, rivalry, murder by shooting, prison visitation, life insurance, food poisoning, newspaper ad, pain killer, prescription, murder by drowning, police dog, false confession, heart disease, x ray, dictator, newscaster, breaking down a door ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and dark humor films with plots about crimes, love and romance, crime, dishonesty, couples, murder and romance mostly in Comedy, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Parting Shots: A Fish Called Wanda (1988), Bank Robber (1993), Muggers (2000), Buffalo '66 (1998), Intermission (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Fish Called Wanda
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: humorous, witty, clever, not serious, absurd ...
Plot: heist, crime, farce, screwball, lawyer, robbery, betrayal, hitman, cons and scams, british, twists & turns, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, california, europe, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 4.5
 274
Bank Robber
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After robbing a bank, the robber hides out from the police in a seedy hotel where he is forced to bribe various tennants for protection as well as their silence which becomes more difficult as greed takes over and the people demand more exuberant ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, offbeat
Plot: bank, hotel, nothing goes right, crime, romance, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, prostitute, bank robbery, motel, journalism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   87%
    User:   93%
 
 5.6
 256
Muggers
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When two medical students find themselves dangerously indebted to a sadistic loan shark, they become embroiled in an illicit black-market organ transplant scam in order to save their lives. 'Muggers' is a twisted, hilarious, pitch-black ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic
Plot: unlikely criminals, gory, crime, crimes, dangerous animal, gangsters, vengeance, doctors and patients, doctor, nurse, medical student, gambling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   92%
 
 7.5
 41K
Buffalo '66
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry.
Style: dark humor, talky, clever, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: bowling, kidnapping, prison, redemption, dysfunctional family, on the road, obsessive quest, storytelling, revenge, loneliness, dialogue driven, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   78%
 
 6.9
 14K
Intermission
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A raucous story of the interweaving lives and loves of small-town delinquents, shady cops, pretty good girls and very bad boys. With Irish guts and grit, lives collide, preconceptions shatter and romance is tested to the extreme. An ill-timed and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: irish, crime, infidelity, violence, loneliness, drinking, working class, multiple storylines, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, male nudity, death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   67%
 
Johnny Stecchino
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: comedy of errors, gangsters, farce, goofy hero, mistaken identity, bus, crime, hidden identity, cons and scams, criminal heroes, bus driver, doppelganger ...
Time: 90s
Place: sicily, europe, italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   71%
 
Mouth to Mouth
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: For financial reasons an unemployed aspiring actor works for a phone-sex enterprise. One day he receives a call from the mysterious wife of one of his best clients.
Style: sexy, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, romance, gay, buddies, wine, hitman, adultery, screwball, sex, gays and lesbians, drinking, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   86%
 
 6.2
 31K
Nurse Betty
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: What happens when a person decides that life is merely a state of mind? If you're Betty, a small-town waitress and soap opera fan from Fair Oaks, Kansas, you refuse to believe that you can't be with the love of your life just because he ...
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, dark humor, road movie ...
Plot: violence, murder, hitman, obsession, insanity, death, losing-it hero, hospital, small town, obsessive quest, crime, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, cross country, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   60%
 
Kicked in the Head
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, offbeat, light ...
Plot: gangsters, farce, crime gone awry, marijuana, drugs, violence, going straight, pornography, splatter, brutality, crime, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   75%
 
Rancid Aluminum
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete Thompson thinks he has it all. However, following the death of his father his close friend and accountant reveals the company he has been left is bust and the only way out is to do business with the Russian mafia. His life and heart are on the ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: gangsters, going straight, crime, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, sexual relations, cons and scams, dysfunctional family, hitman, nothing goes right, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   82%
 
 6.2
 2K
Lucky Break
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Half-way through his 12-year prison sentence for an incompetent armed robbery, Jimmy Hands gets a lucky break: he's transferred to a prison from which he can probably escape. He convinces the governor to stage a musical in an old chapel next to ...
Style: talky, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: prison, romance, irish, confined, prison escape, crimes, crime, british, violent, corruption, violence, vampire human love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   69%
 
Blood and Concrete
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A dimwitted thug encounters a strung-out, suicidal young woman and an unlikely relationship develops as they work together to make a break for new horizons.
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, rock, strong sexual content, crime, gang, crime gone awry, mystery, heist, mistaken identity, murder, hard rock, mafia ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   69%
 
 5.1
 596
Arlette
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An actor owes big bucks to the Vegas mob. He's all set to pay them off; he's conned a rich widow into marrying him. But the mobsters blow his cover because they need him for a different scam. The lost heiress to a Vegas casino fortune has ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, stylized
Plot: cons and scams, fall in love, crime, crimes, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, gangsters, couple relations, gambling, couples, theme park ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   76%
 
Shooting Fish
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two con artists (Dan Futterman, Stuart Townsend) hire an unwitting medical-school student (Kate Beckinsale) as a secretary for their latest scam.
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: romance, chase, dishonesty, criminal heroes, urban, con artists, con men, british, follow your dream, happy ending, love triangle, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   55%
 
Mickey Blue Eyes
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crime, romance, mistaken identity, gangster, comedy of errors, mob, wedding, marriage, hidden identity, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, london, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   57%
 
 6.1
 95K
The Mexican
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jerry Welbach, a reluctant bagman, has been given two ultimatums: The first is from his mob boss to travel to Mexico and retrieve a priceless antique pistol, known as "the Mexican"... or suffer the consequences. The second is from his ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: crime, gangsters, kidnapping, hitman, on the road, mafia, storytelling, twists & turns, dialogue, organized crime, gay, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, mexico, nevada, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   67%
 
The Revengers' Comedies
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After saving each other from jumping off a bridge, Henry Bell (Sam Neill) and Karen Knightly (Helena Bonham Carter) plot to avenge the people who drove them to suicide. Henry will ruin the life of the woman (Kristin Scott Thomas) who married ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: vengeance, couple relations, friendship, romance, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, revenge, suicide attempt, couples, friends, rescue ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   60%
 
Avenging Angelo
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA, France, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman who has recently discovered that she is the daughter of Angelo, a major mafia boss, decides to wreak vengeance when he is killed by a hitman. She's aided by his faithful bodyguard, with whom she soon falls in love.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: hitman, criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, hidden identity, romance, unlikely partners, vengeance, dangerous attraction, bodyguard, mafia, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   68%
 
Life Without Dick
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: By accident, Colleen Gibson shoots and kills her gold-digging cheating boyfriend, Dick, a private eye who happens to have a hitman on his tail. Danny the hitman works for his brother-in-law, a cheerful but nasty Irish mobster, hasn't actually ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: criminal's revenge, romance, gangsters, hidden identity, crime, crime gone awry, going straight, dangerous attraction, hitman, cons and scams, murder, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   48%
 
 6.6
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Siberia
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Goof and Hugo are flatmates in Amsterdam who have made a tidy sum from having sex with tourists, then robbing them. Their goal is to spend the money together on a world trip and their scam is going well until they meet Lara, originally from Siberia, ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: cons and scams, dishonesty, crime, betrayal, friendship, fall in love, crimes, love and romance, friends, soda, junkie, dance club ...
Time: 90s
Place: amsterdam, europe, paris france, pakistan, siberia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   60%
 
 4.1
 553
Honest
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is an edgy black comedy set in swinging London in the late 60s. The All Saints girls play three street wise sisters who head 'up West' to rob and generally cause trouble.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: crime, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, heist, strong sexual content, criminal heroes, crimes, physical appearance, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   65%
 
Yesterday Once More
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mr. and Mrs. To are wealthy, creative jewel thieves who divorce for no apparent reason after a successful diamond heist. A year later, she's engaged to the son of a rich woman who begrudgingly lets her son give his fiancée a family heirloom ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: heist, crimes, dishonesty, crime, love and romance, couples, romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, breakup, criminal heroes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   49%
 
 6.3
 5K
Goin' South
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Henry Moon is captured for a capital offense by a posse when his horse quits while trying to escape to Mexico. He finds that there is a post-Civil War law in the small town that any single or widowed woman can save him from the gallows by marrying ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: vengeance, gangsters, violence, gang, greed, gunfight, lone wolves, small town, crimes, civil war, brutality, lovers on the run ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: mexico, latin america, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   54%
 
Oyster Farmer
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A love story about a young man who runs away up an isolated Australian river and gets a job with eighth generation oyster famers.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: unlikely criminals, lake or river, human nature, couple relations, romance, countryside, love affair, love triangle, small town life, fish out of water, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   40%
 
Mad Dog and Glory
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wayne Dobie is a shy cop whose low-key demeanor has earned him the affectionate nickname "Mad Dog." After Mad Dog saves the life of Frank Milo, a crime boss and aspiring stand-up comedian, he's offered the company of an attractive ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: crime, gangster, jazz, crimes, gangsters, mafia, mob, spelling bee, organized crime, drinking, dishonesty, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   44%
 
 5.7
 2K
The Fortune
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two bumbling hustlers in the 1920s attempt to gain the fortune of an heiress. Nothing will stop them . Not even murder.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: screwball, buddies, crumbling marriage, crime, bank, romance, manipulations, opposites attract, ocean or sea, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
Married to the Mob
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: clever, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: gangsters, murder, crime, fbi, romance, mafia, hitman, starting over, mob, organized crime, undercover cop, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   47%
 
 5.6
 4K
The Crew
Genre: Crime, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, cons and scams, farce, mafia, parody, hitman, crime, crimes, hotel, dishonesty, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
 4.6
 3K
Man Trouble
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sleazy but affable guard dog trainer is blackmailed to steal a manuscript for a tell-all book from one of his clients.
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: screwball, opposites attract, romance, couple relations, cons and scams, woman in danger, crime, nothing goes right, crimes, danger, dishonesty, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   37%
 
Black Cat, White Cat
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, France, Germany, Austria, Greece
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Matko is a small time hustler, living by the Danube with his 17 year old son Zare. After a failed business deal he owes money to the much more successful gangster Dadan. Dadan has a sister, Afrodita, that he desperately wants to see get married so ...
Style: humorous, surreal, dark humor, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: gangsters, music, gangster, folk, comedy of errors, debt, surrealism, wedding, magic realism, farce, village, crazy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, yugoslavia, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   41%
 
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