Movies like The Pest

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The Pest (1997)
 5.0
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The Pest (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Fast-talking Latino con artist Pestario "Pest" Vargas is the target of Scottish mobsters to whom he owes a considerable debt. Willing to do anything to raise money and avoid severe injury or death, Vargas agrees to a very unusual job -- he will be transported to a remote island and hunted by Gustav Shank, a racist German executive. If he can survive a full day and night, Vargas gets $50,000 and will be set free. Is he wily enough to elude Shank?
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, idiotic, funny, absurd, ridiculous, surreal, bad ending, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, chase, scam, manhunt, nothing goes right, crime, contests and competitions, race against time, survival, cons and scams, hitman, chases and races, crimes, rivalry, disorder, criminal heroes, buddies, criminal's revenge, fugitives, unlikely partners, on the run, down on your luck, mistaken identity, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa, scotland

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Most similar movies to The Pest

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, melancholic and funny films with plots about disorder, catastrophe, adaptation, mentor, storytelling, first contact and fight scenes mostly in Comedy, Crime and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Pest: Last Resort (1994), I Got the Hook Up (1998), The Crew (2000), Blame It on the Bellboy (1992), Critical Condition (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 2.8
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Last Resort (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sam and Dave are living the boring life until they are beckoned to Sam's uncle's Island. When they get there (still not quite sure how that worked) they are compelled by beautiful women and a dastardly enemy of the Island. After ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, gag humor, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: resort, island, buddies, nothing goes right, disorder, friends, down on your luck, righting the wronged, danger, partners, rivalry, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
I Got the Hook Up (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two broke buddies feel lucky when they come upon a truckload of cellular phones and begin selling them out of the back of their van. Trouble arises though, when the phones develop faults. The two friends then not only have to deal with unsatisfied ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, stoners, anti heroes, odd couple, crime, gangsters, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, heist, nothing goes right, crimes, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: south central los angeles, new orleans, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Thief Kevin Caffery attempts to rob from the home of rich businessman Max Fairbanks. But Fairbanks catches him and steals his cherished ring that his girlfriend gave him. Caffery is then bent on revenge and getting his ring back with the help of his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Plot: ring, thief, cons and scams, crime, crimes, master thief, vengeance, dishonesty, destiny, criminal's revenge, goofy hero, social differences ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 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 ⇓
76%
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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, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, hotel, mistaken identity, hitman, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, fish out of water, fugitives, hidden identity, odd couple, on the run, save the day ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Critical Condition (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eddie is a con artist. But this time he's framed and comes before a judge. By claiming insanity, he hopes to get off the hook. He manages end up in a hospital for a mental examination. That night, a storm breaks out over New York, and the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, melancholic ...
Plot: hospital, mistaken identity, criminal's revenge, odd couple, prison, hurricane, switching roles, doctors and patients, mental institution, cons and scams, mental illness, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 3.6
 728
RPM (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A professional car thief pulls off the heist of a lifetime when he steals a prototype supercar.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, betrayal, adventure, crime, chase, crime gone awry, cons and scams, car chase, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Nothing But Trouble (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While attempting to seduce gorgeous lawyer Diane Lightson, wealthy gadabout Chris Thorne agrees to drive her to Atlantic City, N.J. But, when some reckless driving draws the attention of a deeply critical cop, they and the flamboyant ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, offbeat, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, chase, on the run, nothing goes right, fish out of water, broker, sheriff, anti heroes, eccentric family, false accusation, kidnapping, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Opportunity Knocks (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eddie and Lou are a couple of two-bit con men on the lam from a loan shark. They hide out in someone's house and they hear on the answering machine that (A) the owner of the house is out of the country for a month or two and (B) the housesitter ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Plot: mafia, impostor, comedy of errors, going straight, suburbs, cons and scams, nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, opposites attract, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When police funding is cut, the Governor announces he must close one of the academies. To make it fair, the two police academies must compete against each other to stay in operation. Mauser persuades two officers in Lassard's academy to better ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: competition, prank, academy, buddies, chase, goofy hero, governor, partners against crime, contests and competitions, officers and cadets, basic training, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Adrenaline Drive (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A gas leak explosion at a yakuza hideout provides a shy nurse and a rental car clerk with the opportunity to take a briefcase full of money. A cross-country chase ensues.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hospital, yakuza, on the run, on the road, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, stolen money, criminal's revenge, crime, fugitives, romance, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.2
 6K
Tough Guys (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Harry Doyle (Lancaster) and Archie Lang (Douglas) are two old-time train robbers, who held up a train in 1956 and have been incarcerated for thirty years. After serving their time, they are released from jail and have to adjust to a new life of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, surprise ending ...
Plot: prison, train robbery, heist, parole officer, crime, buddies, criminal's revenge, aging, golden years, odd couple, going straight, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.1
 3K
Held Up (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While they're on vacation in the Southwest, Rae finds out her man Michael spent their house money on a classic car, so she dumps him, hitching a ride to Vegas for a flight home. A kid promptly steals Michael's car, leaving him at the Zip ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, idiotic, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, airport, mistaken identity, swat, on the road, comedy of errors, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, fish out of water, crime, buddies, fugitives ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, semi serious, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: island, racism, farce, buddies, mistaken identity, odd couple, crime, bad cop, resort, interracial relations, social differences, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: While working on a documentary on his old neighborhood, a young film school graduate shifts the focus of his production onto the disappearance of a local resident and the strange characters who are conducting the search to find him.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, surprise ending ...
Plot: missing person, gangsters, nothing goes right, school, crime, crimes, mystery, church, friendship, down on your luck, filmmaking, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.8
 3K
Father Hood (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Deadbeat dad kidnaps his kids from the bus to an abusive foster home and they go on a run. The cops are after them, they bicker constantly and his idea of a way out is grim, yet this dangerous ride might just turn them into a family.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie, twist ending ...
Audience: kids
Plot: kidnapping, on the road, reporter, road trip, criminal, highway, convict, on the run, criminal heroes, chase, family life, police ...
Time: 90s
Place: cross country, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.5
 8K
Volunteers (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lawrence is a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out, Lawrence escapes his angry debtors by jumping on a Peace Corp flight to Southeast Asia, where he is assigned to build a bridge for the local ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, gag humor ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: village, gambling, brainwashing, cold war, wealth, debt, bridge, cia, communist, communism, jungle, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: thailand, asia, yale university, southeast asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
For Richer or Poorer (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Brad Sexton and his wife, Caroline, are wealthy New Yorkers with both marital and financial problems. The latter issue becomes a pressing matter when they discover that their accountant has embezzled millions and pinned the blame on them. Forced to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: amish, fish out of water, comedy of errors, hidden identity, cheating, dishonesty, disorder, fugitives, on the run, true love, frame up, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.2
 33K
Black Sheep (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When dignified Albert Donnelly runs for Governor, his team moves to keep his slow-witted and klutzy younger brother, Mike, out of the eye of the media. To baby-sit Mike, the campaign assigns sarcastic Steve, who gets the experience of a lifetime ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, political comedy ...
Plot: nitrous oxide, political satire, campaign, buddies, parents and children, corrupt politician, dishonesty, love and romance, partners, state affairs, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.0
 6K
Houseguest (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In hot water with the mob over an unpaid debt, a con man poses as a family friend in an affluent Pennsylvania suburb.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, funny ...
Plot: airport, mistaken identity, friendship, self discovery, parents and children, danger, suburbs, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, society, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Weekend at Bernie's II (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Everybody's favorite stiff is back! Working fools Larry Wilson and Richard Parker have uncovered a dirty, little secret: Their former boss, Bernie Lomax, embezzled $2 million and placed it in a safe deposit box in the Caribbean. Now, the boys ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: island, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, farce, buddies, odd couple, cons and scams, heist, dishonesty, partners, disorder, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.9
 4K
Carpool (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man with an important business meeting finds himself having to take care of the carpool for the neighborhood school children when his wife gets sick. Stopping to get donuts for the kids, things go even more awry when he finds himself a victim of a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, idiotic, satirical ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: chase, robbery, family, comedy of errors, on the road, nothing goes right, mischievous children, crime gone awry, bus, chases and races, youth, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The White River Kid (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two con men are traveling through the American South when they are held hostage by a serial killer, who is running from the authorities.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, road movie
Plot: criminal heroes, hostages, small town, crime, cons and scams, confined, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, nothing goes right, fugitives, serial killer ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Out on a Limb (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While heading to the town where his sister, Marci, lives, big-city banker Bill Campbell is robbed by a woman who takes everything he has, including his clothes and a business document worth millions of dollars. Bill eventually reunites with Marci, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: small town, murder, beer, switching roles, screwball, siblings relations, kidnapping, small town life, family relations, disorder, twins, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Steal Big Steal Little (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Ruben and Robby are twin brothers, adopted by Mona, one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - women in Santa Barbara. Ruben is devoted to Mona, but Robby is more devoted to her money. So when Mona leaves her fortune and estate to Ruben it starts ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, light ...
Plot: lawyer, twin brother, estate, comedy of errors, switching roles, rich and poor, sibling relationship, siblings relations, cons and scams, vengeance, family life, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This wacky prequel to the 1994 blockbuster goes back to the lame-brained Harry and Lloyd's days as classmates at a Rhode Island high school, where the unprincipled principal puts the pair in remedial courses as part of a scheme to fleece the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, goofy hero, social misfits, buddies, best friends, partners, disorder, obsessive quest, dumb, misfit, family, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.0
 5K
Chasers (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Military men Rock Reilly and Eddie Devane are tasked with taking a prisoner, blonde bombshell Toni Johnson, on what becomes an unforgettable road trip. Toni, an enlistee who's in trouble for deserting her unit, soon proves that she's ...
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: embezzlement, military, prison, handcuffs, volcano, scam, fireworks, waitress, money, on the run, on the road, military life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 32K
Next Friday (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ice Cube returns as Craig Jones, a streetwise man from South Central Los Angeles who has a knack for getting into trouble. This time out, Craig is still trying to outsmart neighborhood bully Debo (Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr.); after Craig gets ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Plot: revenge, prison, buddies, vengeance, suburbs, social misfits, gang war, gang member, escape, mexican american, repayment, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.7
 2K
The Experts (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Travis and Wendell are two down-on-their-luck New Yorkers who think they're relocating to a small town in Nebraska to open a nightclub. What they don't know is they have actually been abducted by a KGB operative and flown to the Soviet ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightclub, kgb, cons and scams, adventure, missing person, crimes, reluctant partners, espionage, culture clash, kidnapping, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, nebraska, soviet union, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.4
 24K
Bio-Dome (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Bud and Doyle are two losers who are doing nothing with their lives. Both of their girlfriends are actively involved in saving the environment, but the two friends couldn't care less about saving the Earth. One day, when a group of scientists ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, offbeat, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: environmentalism, fish out of water, anti heroes, buddies, vegetarian, mad scientist, goofy hero, odd couple, college, misfit, disorder, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%