Movies like Parting Shots

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Parting Shots (1998)
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Parting Shots (1998)
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: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: hitman, vengeance, terminal illness, crime, crumbling marriage, nothing goes right, fall in love, crimes, love and romance, rivalry, love, dog, horse, serial killer, chef, money, friendship, investigation, hotel, food, cancer, death, suicide, train, photographer ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and witty films with plots about love and romance, couples, crimes, dishonesty, sex, crime and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Parting Shots: Intermission (2003), Shooting Fish (1997), Bank Robber (1993), Nurse Betty (2000), Kicked in the Head (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
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Intermission (2003)
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, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Plot: irish, infidelity, crime, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, love affair, small town, crimes, love and romance, couples, crumbling marriage, social differences ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Shooting Fish (1997)
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: dishonesty, chase, scam, parole, business, nightclub, hospital, thief, liar, wealth, money, wedding ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: medical school, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 4.5
 274
Bank Robber (1993)
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: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: hotel, bank robbery, motel, bank, nothing goes right, crime, romance, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, prostitute, journalism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.2
 31K
Nurse Betty (2000)
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, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: violence, murder, native american, bartender, nurse uniform, hitman, friendship, delusion, salesman, losing-it hero, obsessive quest, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, cross country, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, offbeat, light ...
Plot: self discovery, farce, crime gone awry, gangsters, going straight, crime, nothing goes right, crimes, disorder, buddies, unlikely criminals, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: humorous, witty, clever, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: heist, lawyer, robbery, screwball, stuttering, american abroad, killing a dog, yelling, silencer, zoophilia, animal abuse, barrel ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, tower bridge london, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Revengers' Comedies (1998)
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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicide attempt, revenge, vengeance, couple relations, bridge, single, romance, friendship, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.6
 256
Muggers (2000)
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: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: doctor, nurse, medical student, unlikely criminals, gory, crimes, crime, organ donation, dangerous animal, gangsters, vengeance, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Oyster Farmer (2004)
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, lovers, countryside, romance, couple relations, love affair, love triangle, small town life, fish out of water, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Rancid Aluminum (2000)
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: infidelity, gangsters, crime, going straight, couple relations, love affair, sexual relations, cons and scams, dysfunctional family, hitman, nothing goes right, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, russia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Yesterday Once More (2004)
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: italy, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.6
 895
Siberia (1998)
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: friendship, cons and scams, dishonesty, crime, betrayal, fall in love, crimes, love and romance, friends, contest, scam, souvenir ...
Time: 90s
Place: amsterdam, europe, paris france, mexico, siberia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Mouth to Mouth (1995)
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, phone sex, love triangle, romance, buddies, gays and lesbians, couple relations, friendship, crime, looking for love, love affair, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Agata and the Storm (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Italy, Switzerland, UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of a middle-aged bookshop owner, who becomes embroiled in a surreal swirl of romance and family secrets of infidelity, her energy levels registering in bursts of electrical interference - causing lightbulbs, traffic lights, toasters and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, unlikely couple, romance, crumbling marriage, self discovery, couple relations, fall in love, looking for love, love affair, parents and children, siblings relations, true love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.5
 41K
Buffalo '66 (1998)
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: bowling, prison, kidnapping, strip club, bathtub, gambling, dancer, debt, football, alienation, blackmail, ex convict ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Bulgarian Lovers (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A straight-laced Spanish man falls in love with a young foreigner.
Style: semi serious, sexual, realistic, sexy, atmospheric ...
Plot: bar, infidelity, gays and lesbians, love affair, gender bending, love and romance, romance, couples, gender, immigrants, track down, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, bulgaria, europe, cuba, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 48K
Heartbreakers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Max and Page are a brilliant mother/daughter con team who have their grift down to a fine science. Max targets wealthy, willing men and marries them. Page then seduces them, and Max catches her husband in the act. Then it's off to palimony city ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: cons and scams, dishonesty, manipulation, parents and children, manipulations, mother daughter relationship, love and romance, farce, hidden identity, criminal heroes, frame up, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 31K
Keeping Mum (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA, Isle Of Man
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair and his children are up to no good.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: golf, small town, infidelity, murder, dysfunctional family, village, extramarital affair, housekeeper, serial killer, promiscuity, clergy, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: england, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Very Thought of You (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Laurence recounts to his neighbour how his life long friendship with Frank and Daniel has been overturned in just three days by their each independently meeting, and falling for, Martha, who has no idea of their connection. Slowly the tale unfolds, ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, talky, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, airport, romance, comedy of errors, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, love triangle, fall in love, love and romance, couples, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, minneapolis minnesota, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 2K
Lucky Break (2001)
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: prison, romance, confined, crime, crimes, friends, buddies, cons and scams, prison life, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 20K
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love, only to discover that they have each been hired to kill the other.
Style: dark humor, clever, semi serious, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: hitman, betrayal, gangsters, crime, romance, female killer, moral dilemma, lovers, killer, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Avenging Angelo (2002)
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: hitman, criminal's revenge, bodyguard, mafia, crime, gangsters, hidden identity, romance, unlikely partners, vengeance, dangerous attraction, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 4K
The Crew (2000)
Genre: Crime, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotel, gangsters, farce, cons and scams, crime, hitman, crimes, vengeance, dishonesty, partners, golden years, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.4
 340
The Trio (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Zobel and Karl are a long time gay couple who live together in a trailer home with Lizzie, Zobel's spunky daughter from a heterosexual misadventure. Together these three form a team of thieves who eke out an existence as pickpockets. After a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual, talky ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, on the road, gender, love and romance, single parent, dealing with death, love triangle, parents and children, couples, family relations, shopping mall, grandfather granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Playing by Heart (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show. Mark is dying of AIDS. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to ...
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: aids, adultery, infidelity, couple relations, sex, love and romance, couples, romance, love affair, hotel, architect, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)
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, touching, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mafia, fbi, marriage proposal, crime, comedy of errors, romance, gangsters, hidden identity, couple relations, mistaken identity, fall in love, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
101 Reykjavík (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Iceland, Denmark, France, Norway, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Thirty-year-old Hlynur still lives with his mother and spends his days drinking, watching porn and surfing the net while living off unemployment checks. A girl is interested in him, but he stands back from commitment. His mother's Spanish ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sexual, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, extramarital affair, love triangle, new year, lesbian, parents and children, romance, longing, lesbian relationship, life turned upside down, urban, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 1K
Regular Guys (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Christoph, cop and self-confident macho, has trouble with his fiance. After a long night he wakes up in the arms of Edgar, a good-looking, gay auto-mechanic. His live gets more and more troublesome after his girl friend throws him out of their ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, sexual
Plot: police, fall in love, romance, gays and lesbians, gay, colleague, roommate, friends, couple relations, gender, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
I Love You to Death (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Joey Boca is the owner of a pizza parlor located in Tacoma, Washington, and has been married to Rosalie for years. Rosalie is horrified to discover that Joey is a womanizer and has been cheating on her for a long time. Based on the true story of ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, pizza, dysfunctional family, womanizer, hitman, crimes of passion, attempted murder, murder, crime, wife husband relationship, gigolo, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
Style: dark humor, witty, talky, clever, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, crime, crime gone awry, drugs/alcohol, screenwriter, suicide, murder, sex, party, dog, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1975, year 1947, year 1963 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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