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, absurd, intense, realistic, idiotic, funny, ridiculous, surreal, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, manhunt, chase, scam, survival, crimes, crime, hitman, partners, disguise, escapades, adventure, contests and competitions, on the run, fugitives, danger, unlikely partners, chases and races, dishonesty, buddies, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, disorder, rivalry, criminal's revenge ...
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, dishonesty, vengeance, chase, gangsters and partners mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Pest: Last Resort (1994), I Got the Hook Up (1998), RPM (1998), Trouble Bound (1993), Amos & Andrew (1993). 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
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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 ⇓
93%
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, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, crimes, odd couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: south central los angeles, new orleans, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 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: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, adventure, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, dishonesty, partners, disorder, rivalry, chase, car chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, cynical, humorous, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, unlikely partners, gangsters, criminal heroes, hitman, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, on the road, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, interracial relations, crimes, crime, bad cop, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, resort, buddies, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.1
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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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, embezzlement, prison, waitress, escapades, military life, dishonesty, road trip, soldier, power relations, betrayal, sexual desire ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hospital, on the run, yakuza, chases and races, nothing goes right, gangsters, romance, fall in love, love and romance, criminal heroes, down on your luck, lovers on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, witty, dark humor, funny, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotel, gangsters, hitman, unlikely criminals, vengeance, partners, disorder, dishonesty, farce, human nature, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida, miami, new jersey
⇓ 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, nothing goes right, save the day, misfit, crime gone awry, disorder, unlikely criminals, rescue, heist, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: adventure, buddies, friends, disorder, chases and races, incompetent police, partners, countryside, heroes, misfit, uncle nephew relationship, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.5
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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: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: gambling, village, brainwashing, cold war, communist, wealth, debt, bridge, cia, communism, chase, jungle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: thailand, asia, yale university, southeast asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, disorder, gender bending, partners, dishonesty, womanizer, fugitives, crimes, switching roles ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, captivating ...
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, mental institution, disorder, doctors and patients, nothing goes right, hidden identity, hospital, african american, doctor, crimes, frame up ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, comedy of errors, disorder, crimes, opposites attract, mafia, love, house, friendship, adventure, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: chases and races, confined, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, fugitives, hostages, cons and scams, serial killer, on the run, nothing goes right, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: realistic, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, rough
Plot: taxi, chase, chases and races, airport, murder, deadly, dishonesty, disorder, rivalry, hitman, showbiz, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.4
 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: feel good, exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, chase, robbery, escapades, criminal heroes, disorder, youth, rivalry, partners, family relations, crimes, young heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 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, dishonesty, buddies, partners, nothing goes right, siblings relations, goofy hero, cons and scams, rivalry, taxi driver, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious
Plot: hitman, murder, switching roles, crimes, gangsters, cons and scams, crime, interracial relations, hidden identity, on the run, mistaken identity, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, disorder, buddies, false accusation, fish out of water, danger, anti heroes, goofy hero, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, funny, dark humor, absurd, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, missing person, filmmaking, mystery, nothing goes right, school, disorder, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, eccentricity, gangsters, crime ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: National Lampoon's Gold Diggers is a black comedy about two losers in their twenties, Calvin Menhoffer (Will Friedle) and Leonard Smallwood (Chris Owen), who are out to get the good life without working for it. The two young men try to rob two ...
Style: humorous, feel good, dark humor, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, buddies, dishonesty, partners, crimes, cons and scams, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, intrigue, disorder, loss of fortune, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: small town, beer, murder, social relations, family relations, race against time, twins, missing person, chases and races, siblings relations, crimes, switching roles ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 219
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, dark humor
Plot: elderly, cons and scams, crimes, nothing goes right, partners, buddies, golden years, seance, scam, disorder, dishonesty, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 3K
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, dark humor, witty, intense ...
Plot: casino, greed, partners, dishonesty, change of luck, nothing goes right, gambling, feud, jealousy, money, friendship, stupidity ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlantic city new jersey, bulgaria, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 5K
Wise Guys (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose $250,000, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City and comedy follows.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, nothing goes right, hitman, mafia, frame up, buddies, crimes, crime, goofy hero, heist, criminal heroes, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, stylized, atmospheric, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: hotel, thief, gang, betrayal, obsession, voyeurism, crimes, disorder, deadly, mentally unstable, dishonesty, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, disorder, dishonesty, frame up, embezzlement, rivalry, on the run, hidden identity, misfit, true love, accountant ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, semi serious, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Plot: hitman, unemployment, prank telephone call, dishonesty, gangsters, vengeance, crimes, prank, friends, on the run, crime, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%