Movies like The Pest

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The Pest (1997)
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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, absurd, intense, realistic, idiotic, funny, parody, weird, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, manhunt, chase, scam, survival, crimes, crime, hitman, partners, disguise, latin, escapades, adventure, contests and competitions, on the run, fugitives, danger, unlikely partners, chases and races, dishonesty, buddies, criminal heroes, disorder, nothing goes right, rivalry ...
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, realistic, semi serious and cult film films with plots about disorder, crimes, chase, dishonesty, vengeance, gangsters and partners mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Pest: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Last Resort (1994), RPM (1997), Blame It on the Bellboy (1992), The Crew (2000). 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: humorous, light, absurd, not serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stupidity, private detective, farce, investigation, pets, dog, animals, goofy hero, search, amateur detective, crimes, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
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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, not serious, absurd, parody, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: resort, island, nothing goes right, buddies, lifestyle, partners, disorder, down on your luck, uncle nephew relationship, absurdism, absurd humor, scuba diving ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, cons and scams, disorder, criminal's revenge, robbery, ring, businessman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.6
 753
RPM (1997)
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: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, partners, chases and races, criminal's revenge, crimes, betrayal, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, chase, crime, dishonesty, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, mistaken identity, hotel, hitman, silly humor, switching roles, frame up, fish out of water, gender, nothing goes right, crimes, save the day ...
Time: 90s
Place: venice, europe, italy
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40%
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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, witty, funny, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, farce, unlikely criminals, hitman, vengeance, rivalry, partners, dark humor, disorder, human nature, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa, miami beach, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: feel good, funny, entertaining, light, humorous ...
Plot: impostor, cons and scams, disorder, comedy of errors, crimes, mafia, love, con artists, house, friendship, adventure, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ 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, semi serious, intense, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, hidden identity, nothing goes right, disorder, mental institution, doctors and patients, hospital, african american, doctor, crimes, odd couple ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, girls' night
Plot: adventure, friends, buddies, chases and races, disorder, heroes, partners, countryside, incompetent police, misfit, uncle nephew relationship, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, realistic, semi serious, funny, light ...
Plot: island, racism, mistaken identity, crimes, crime, interracial relations, bad cop, criminal heroes, buddies, nothing goes right, social differences, resort ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, not serious, disturbing, melancholic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, chase, on the run, dark humor, eccentric family, buddies, deadly, danger, anti heroes, nothing goes right, goofy hero, anti hero ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: farce, ballet, buddies, nothing goes right, dishonesty, partners, goofy hero, rivalry, misfit, siblings relations, fish out of water, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.4
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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, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: chase, taxi, vengeance, airport, showbiz, deadly, babies and infants, chases and races, danger, gangsters, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, save the day, nothing goes right, rescue, crime gone awry, on the run, unlikely criminals, partners, misfit, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, yuma arizona, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, serious, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, criminal heroes, unlikely partners, hitman, crime, crimes, obsessive quest, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, disorder, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada
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Mystics (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A black comedy about two old-time conmen who pretend to be able to communicate with the dead.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: elderly, cons and scams, crimes, buddies, nothing goes right, partners, golden years, dark humor, scam, seance, gangsters, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 1K
Fast Getaway (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Nelson, played by Corey Haim is a teenager who robs banks with his father in group along with two other friends. Corey Haim Is the right guy, in the right place, at the right time. All he needed was a ...fast getaway
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, chase, robbery, escapades, criminal heroes, disorder, rivalry, family relations, partners, crimes, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: humorous, stylized, semi serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: thief, hitman, mistaken identity, love and romance, criminal's revenge, betrayal, dishonesty, chase, dark humor, disorder, sexual content, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
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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, semi serious, witty, intense, clever ...
Plot: casino, greed, dark humor, change of luck, dishonesty, nothing goes right, partners, gambling, jealousy, feud, money, submachine gun ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlantic city, bulgaria, atlantic city new jersey, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: small town, murder, beer, forest, race against time, chases and races, rivalry, crimes, twins, vengeance, kidnapping, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hospital, on the run, yakuza, criminal's revenge, rivalry, partners, odd couple, chases and races, lovers on the run, romance, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: humorous, funny, absurd, witty, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, missing person, filmmaking, nothing goes right, mystery, disorder, school, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, eccentricity, dark humor, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hitman, hidden identity, dishonesty, crimes, crime, opposites attract, on the run, gangsters, society, deadly, silly humor, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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3 Strikes (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Brian Hooks plays a character who is just released from jail. And the state adopts a "3 strikes" rule for felons that involves serious penalties. Hooks has 2 strikes, and wants to change his life for the better. When a friend picks him up, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: going straight, comedy of errors, starting over, hip hop, nothing goes right, law enforcement, partners, on the run, disorder, righting the wronged, heist, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: south central los angeles, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
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Buddy Buddy (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Buddy Buddy is a 1981 American comedy film directed by Billy Wilder that stars Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Paula Prentiss and Klaus Kinski. The screenplay by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is based on the 1973 French language film L'Emmerdeur, ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: hitman, hotel, island, suicide attempt, odd couple, mentally unstable, deadly, nothing goes right, gangsters, assassination, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.5
 4K
Dear God (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When letters written to God start getting results, and replies, people everywhere are amazed. The Post Office however is annoyed.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: misfit, con artists, money, letter, god, office, mistaken identity, fish out of water, self discovery, comedy of errors, workplace situations, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 56K
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: not serious, humorous, twists and turns, cynical, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: neighbor neighbor relationship, dishonesty, crimes, couple relations, nothing goes right, dark humor, farce, obsessive quest, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, real estate agent, falling down stairs ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Gumball Rally (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of people from different backgrounds have one thing in common: when they hear the world "gumball" whispered by one of the others, they know that it's time for the Gumball Rally: a no-holds barred, secret, winner-take-all rally ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, cult film, road movie
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: chase, car race, buddies, partners, race against time, misfit, chases and races, rivalry, adventurer, contests and competitions, heroes, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: humorous, offbeat, not serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: fugitives, crimes, on the run, confined, criminal heroes, serial killer, chases and races, disorder, friends, hostage, hostages, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.9
 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: humorous, exciting, light, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kgb, missing person, cons and scams, culture clash, espionage, adventure, nightclub, politics, reluctant partners, crimes, dishonesty, cold war ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, usa, ussr, soviet union, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%