Movies like The Pest

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The Pest (1997)
 4.8
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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, absurd, semi serious, intense, scary, ridiculous, parody, funny, bad ending, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, chase, scam, survival, crimes, hitman, partners, disguise, escapades, adventure, mafia, island, catastrophe, gangsters, serial killer, nazi, natural disaster, hunting, family, jewish, writers, crazy, weapons, lone hero, fantasy world ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, usa, florida, scotland

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Most similar movies to The Pest

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, melancholic, realistic and funny films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, storytelling, fantasy world, fight scenes and vengeance mostly in Comedy, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like The Pest: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Bio-Dome (1996), Last Resort (1994), Krippendorf's Tribe (1998), Opportunity Knocks (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: He's Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Jim Carrey is on the case to find the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot and quarterback Dan Marino. He goes eyeball to eyeball with a man-eating shark, stakes out the Miami Dolphins and woos and wows the ...
Style: light, absurd, humorous, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: stupidity, private detective, dog, kidnapping, animals, farce, investigation, goofy hero, crimes, save the day, amateur detective, owner dog relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
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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: funny, humorous, bad ending, scary, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stupidity, teenager, slacker, mad scientist, biosphere, environmentalism, fish out of water, friendship between men, farce, death, god, childhood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa
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Last Resort (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
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, absurd, intense, parody, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: island, resort, scuba diving, stupidity, nothing goes right, buddies, disorder, partners, lifestyle, down on your luck, teenager, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, funny, intense, entertaining, semi serious ...
Plot: vengeance, thief, robbery, nothing goes right, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, disorder, cons and scams, destiny, stereotypes, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., boston, new jersey
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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, absurd, feel good, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: farce, hoax, expedition, college, dishonesty, cons and scams, comedy of errors, switching roles, nothing goes right, embezzlement, jungle, single parent ...
Time: 18th century, 90s
Place: papua new guinea
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51%
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: funny, entertaining, light, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: cons and scams, love, friendship, adventure, chase, disorder, comedy of errors, crimes, con artists, house, mistaken identity, heist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two brothers who can feel each others' pain and pleasure mess up the French revolution.
Style: parody, humorous, talky, funny, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, weed, twins, adventure, mistaken identity, farce, nudity (full frontal - brief), adaptation, brutality, catastrophe, redemption, violence ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 80s
Place: france, europe
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48%
The 41–Year–Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Follows Andy, who needs to hook up with a hottie, pronto, because he hasn't had sex in... well, forever - and his luck isn't the only thing that's hard. His equally horny teenage roommates also need it superbad, and with the help of ...
Style: parody, humorous, funny, sexy, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virginity, stupidity, absurdism, family, teenage life, youth, misfit, buddies, looking for sex, disorder, justice, camp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
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Car 54, Where Are You? (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Brash NYC policeman Officer Gunther Toody is partnered with stiff, by-the-book Officer Francis Muldoon to protect an important mafia witness prior to testifying against orgainzed crime in Brooklyn, all the while dealing with their personal lives, ...
Style: humorous, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, clever, feel good ...
Plot: farce, hitman, reality, disaster, dreams, memory, happy ending, romance, camp, life philosophy, violent, alternate reality ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
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Mr. Wrong (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A single and lonely woman finds the seemingly perfect man to date, but soon regrets it when his deranged and possessive other personality emerges and worst still, she cannot convince anyone else of his Jekyll/Hyde true nature.
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, sexy, scary ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: romance, battle of the sexes, fall in love, lifestyle, mentally unstable, wooing, couple relations, dangerous attraction, dark humor, wedding, redemption, natural disaster ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: latin america, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, mistaken identity, farce, torture, chase, vengeance, runaway, justice, stereotypes, mentor, gangsters, first contact ...
Time: 90s
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Sour Grapes (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Richie, a sneaker sole designer, and his cousin Evan, a brain surgeon, are spending this weekend with their girlfriends in Atlantic City. When one of them ends up with a $436,000 jackpot, sour grapes is what results. Even though Richie uses two ...
Style: humorous, intense, semi serious, witty, suspense ...
Plot: gambling, greed, friendship, unlikely friendships, stupidity, casino, dishonesty, partners, nothing goes right, dark humor, change of luck, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, atlantic city, bulgaria, atlantic city new jersey, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Jerky Boys (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When two unemployed telephone pranksters decide to use their vocal "talents" to impersonate a Chicago mob boss and curry favor with organized crime in New York, the trouble begins. It isn't long before Johnny and Kamal (the ...
Style: humorous, absurd, parody, unusual plot structure, melancholic ...
Plot: prank telephone call, gangsters, vengeance, dishonesty, mafia, sarcasm, adaptation, multiple storylines, nudity (full frontal - brief), brutality, natural disaster, fantasy world ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, chicago illinois, usa
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Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 20 years after the dimwits set out on their first adventure, they head out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney.
Style: buddy comedy, funny, absurd, humorous, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, friendship, farce, on the road, adoption, stupidity, adventure, prank, friends, disorder, misfit partners, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: bad ending, harsh, entertaining, clever, visually appealing ...
Plot: lawyer, vengeance, twins, lone hero, hotel, loneliness, radio, justice, corruption, male nudity, crime gone awry, adaptation ...
Time: 90s
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Jury Duty (1995)
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When jobless Tommy Collins discovers that sequestered jurors earn free room and board as well as $5-a-day, he gets himself assigned to a jury in a murder trial. Once there, he does everything he can to prolong the trial and deliberations and make ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, not serious, witty ...
Plot: courtroom, jury, unemployment, lawyer, hotel, adaptation, justice, life philosophy, murder trial, legal action, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, disturbing, melancholic, not serious, road movie ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: chase, dark humor, dysfunctional family, justice, on the run, hip hop, eccentric family, fish out of water, false accusation, disorder, goofy hero, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, absurd, melancholic, unusual plot structure, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police, police academy, chase, crimes, farce, competition, academy, nudity (full frontal - brief), dumb, catastrophe, vengeance, fight scenes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Crew (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.
Style: humorous, funny, stylized, witty, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, farce, unlikely criminals, hitman, crimes, partners, dishonesty, rivalry, human nature, dark humor, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, miami, florida, usa, miami beach
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.
Style: parody, funny, satirical, witty, clever ...
Plot: culture clash, politics, satire, sarcasm, farce, nothing goes right, society, actor's life, stand up comedian, islam, family, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, middle east, egypt, new delhi, asia ...
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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: funny, absurd, not serious, ridiculous, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, family, goofy hero, best friends, social misfits, buddies, partners, disorder, misfit, dumb, high school, farce ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Duplex (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a young couple buys their dream home, they have no idea what the sweet little old lady upstairs is going to put them through!
Style: humorous, stylized, entertaining, funny, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: neighbor neighbor relationship, twists and turns, dark humor, couple relations, cons and scams, old woman, autumn, writers, hitman, life philosophy, weapons, lone hero ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Pyromaniac's Love Story (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A pastry boy and the son of a hair-piece mogul become involved in an arson scandal. Sergio is offered a bribe in exchange for taking the blame for the fire that destroys his workplace. Garet, the real arsonist, is apalled that someone else would try ...
Style: humorous, sexy, visually appealing, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: romance, farce, twists and turns, greed, adaptation, sexualized violence, alternate reality, relationships, fight scenes, loneliness, fantasy world, family ...
Time: 90s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Phat Beach (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A hefty homeboy borrows his dad's Mercedes and goes to the beach with his friends for wild sun & fun.
Style: light, semi serious, humorous, emotional, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gangsters, beach, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, love and romance, best friends, lifestyle, society, nothing goes right, destiny, high school, cheerleading ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Filmmaker Alan Smithee finds himself the unwilling puppet of a potentially bad, big budget action film which he proceeds to steal the reels and leave the cast and crew in a frenzy.
Style: parody, humorous, clever, stylized, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: hollywood, greed, violence, insanity, culture clash, happy ending, guilt, writers, gangsters, adaptation, life philosophy, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 23K
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The army is known for churning out lean mean fighting machines intent on protecting our great nation. Martin is the inexplicable the incorrigible the invicible sgt. Ernie bilko leader of a ragtag group of the sorriest soldiers ever to enlist in the ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: military, gambling, revenge, military base, camp, soldier, rivalry, disorder, cons and scams, childhood, con men, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, las vegas, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 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: funny, absurd, humorous, surreal, enigmatic ...
Plot: friendship, eccentricity, dark humor, filmmaking, mystery, nothing goes right, disorder, school, gangsters, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, chase ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Critical Condition (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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, intense, semi serious, sexy, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, hospital, doctor, african american, gangsters, fish out of water, hidden identity, nothing goes right, mental institution, doctors and patients, disorder, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.2
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The Alarmist (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Tommy Hudler decides to become a security systems salesman, and is an instant success. Everything seems to be going great until he discovers there's more to this business and his boss Heinrich than he previously suspected.
Style: humorous, sexy, witty, light, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, greed, catastrophe, brutality, crime gone awry, culture clash, alternate reality, adaptation, first contact, murder, lone hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Getting Away with Murder (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the very moralistic college ethics instructor Jack Lambert finds himself living next door to an accused German death camp commander, he takes it upon himself to rid the world of this man.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, vigilantism, dark humor, false accusation, investigation, college, crimes, uncover truth, racism, college professor, neighbor neighbor relationship, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: massachusetts, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%