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, realistic, semi serious, idiotic, funny, absurd, ridiculous, surreal, bad ending, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, chase, manhunt, scam, survival, crimes, hitman, contests and competitions, partners, crime, on the run, fugitives, danger, unlikely partners, chases and races, dishonesty, buddies, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, disorder, rivalry, criminal's revenge, race against time, cons and scams, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, 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, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about disorder, vengeance, chase, crimes, dishonesty, storytelling and gangsters mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Pest: Last Resort (1994), I Got the Hook Up (1998), Adrenaline Drive (1999), Trouble Bound (1993), Blame It on the Bellboy (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, absurd, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: resort, island, nothing goes right, buddies, partners, disorder, down on your luck, lifestyle, absurdism, absurd humor, uncle nephew relationship, scuba diving ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, exciting, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: thief, vengeance, crimes, nothing goes right, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, rivalry, criminal's revenge, robbery, ring, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, light, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, hip hop, gangsters, disorder, dishonesty, buddies, heist, odd couple, misfit, cons and scams, crimes, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: south central los angeles, new orleans, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: offbeat, stylized, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, hospital, yakuza, crimes, crime, down on your luck, chases and races, criminal's revenge, lovers on the run, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 5.7
 717
Trouble Bound (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Upon getting out of prison, a man who took the rap for some thief buddies gets together with them again, and tells them he's not interested in doing things with them any more. They stick a dead body in his trunk, unbeknownst to him, and he ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, humorous, serious, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, unlikely partners, criminal heroes, gangsters, hitman, disorder, crime gone awry, obsessive quest, criminal's revenge, crime, nothing goes right, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, womanizer, frame up, fugitives, love and romance, nothing goes right, on the run, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 3.6
 743
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: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, crime, unlikely criminals, betrayal, crime gone awry, car chase, chase, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, funny, light ...
Plot: island, racism, mistaken identity, crime, interracial relations, bad cop, resort, social differences, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, buddies, male bonding ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: offbeat, realistic, humorous, not serious, road movie
Plot: nothing goes right, crimes, cons and scams, crime, fugitives, hostages, partners, disorder, dishonesty, on the run, confined, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.2
 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, light, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: comedy of errors, mistaken identity, small town, swat, save the day, nothing goes right, disorder, partners, heist, misfit, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, disturbing, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, chase, on the run, eccentric family, false accusation, goofy hero, nothing goes right, anti heroes, danger, disorder, deadly, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, semi serious, intense, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, disorder, nothing goes right, doctors and patients, mental institution, hidden identity, hospital, african american, doctor, odd couple, frame up ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: ballet, farce, buddies, dishonesty, partners, nothing goes right, siblings relations, goofy hero, cons and scams, rivalry, fish out of water, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.3
 232
Baby on Board (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Maria (Carol Kane) is the wife of a murdered Mafia bookkeeper. With her baby in tow, she tracks the hitman to the airport, intending to shoot the man. A pickpocket causes the gun to discharge prematurely, and now it's Maria who is being ...
Style: rough, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: chase, taxi, showbiz, hitman, comedy of errors, danger, deadly, disorder, dishonesty, murder, airport, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, clever, semi serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotel, gangsters, vengeance, human nature, partners, deadly, disorder, dishonesty, farce, aging, crime, golden years ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, opposites attract, couples, suburbs, dishonesty, going straight, disorder, nothing goes right, cons and scams, crimes, comedy of errors ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: small town, beer, murder, crimes, siblings relations, switching roles, chases and races, missing person, screwball, small town life, disorder, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, realistic, feel good, semi serious, gag humor ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: gambling, village, brainwashing, cia, cold war, communist, bridge, debt, wealth, communism, chase, jungle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: thailand, asia, yale university, southeast asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, 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: academy, prank, competition, chase, heist, partners against crime, officers and cadets, contests and competitions, goofy hero, crimes, gang, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Cousins, Bo and Luke Duke, with the help of their eye-catching cousin, Daisy and moonshine-running Uncle Jesse, try and save the family farm from being destroyed by Hazzard County's corrupt commissioner, Boss Hogg. Their efforts constantly find ...
Style: not serious, humorous, entertaining, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: buddies, friends, adventure, chases and races, disorder, incompetent police, heroes, countryside, partners, misfit, uncle nephew relationship, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 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, suburban life, love and romance, parents and children, hopes, introspection, loan, society, cons and scams, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, accountant, comedy of errors, embezzlement, dishonesty, disorder, hidden identity, on the run, frame up, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: witty, realistic, humorous, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: friendship, missing person, gangsters, disorder, school, church, mystery, nothing goes right, crimes, down on your luck, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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True Identity (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In order to escape from the mob, an African-American man must disguise himself as a white man.
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: hitman, dishonesty, disorder, opposites attract, crime, crimes, interracial relations, switching roles, cons and scams, gangsters, mistaken identity, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 573
Party 7 (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seven characters, introduced at the start of the film, get thrown together into the same hotel room: a thief who's stolen a suitcase of money from the mob, his ex-girlfriend, her obsessive boyfriend, the mob soldier sent to retrieve the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: hotel, thief, chase, rivalry, gang, crime gone awry, danger, dishonesty, deadly, disorder, mentally unstable, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.0
 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, realistic, not serious, sexy, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: chase, robbery, family, mischievous children, hostages, nothing goes right, confined, crimes, parents and children, chases and races, crime gone awry, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Plot: lawyer, estate, twin brother, vengeance, comedy of errors, siblings relations, fugitives, cons and scams, rise to the top, rich and poor, legal action, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, not serious, realistic, surreal, awful ...
Plot: police, law enforcement, disorder, partners, police detective, crimes, nothing goes right, goofy hero, witnessing a crime, down on your luck, nurse, law enforcer ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 34K
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: campaign, nitrous oxide, political satire, family relations, partners, disorder, buddies, political conspiracy, dishonesty, alcohol abuse, friends, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 53K
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: dark humor, humorous, cynical, not serious, suspense ...
Plot: dishonesty, crimes, couple relations, neighbor neighbor relationship, nothing goes right, cons and scams, obsessive quest, old woman, unlikely criminals, parrot, falling down stairs, real estate agent ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, mine, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%