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A Rage in Harlem (1991)
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A Rage in Harlem (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A beautiful black gangster's moll flees to Harlem with a trunkload of gold after a shootout, unaware that the rest of the gang, and a few other unsavoury characters, are on her trail. A pudgy momma's boy becomes the object of her affections and the unlikely hero of the tale.
Style: neo noir, humorous, realistic, stylized, semi serious, surprise ending
Plot: femme fatale, gangsters, african american, moll, crimes, gold, gunfight, murder, transvestism, woman in danger, gang, hitman, love affair, on the run, hidden identity, city life, disorder, crime gone awry, estrangement, dishonesty, criminal heroes, cons and scams, love, ghetto, train ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and witty films with plots about crimes, gangsters, dishonesty, disorder, cons and scams, criminal heroes and partners mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like A Rage in Harlem: The Hollywood Sign (2001), True Identity (1991), The Shipment (2001), Silver Bears (1977), Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the funny story about two warring Mafia gangs in New York. The weaker gang use incredibly a lion to blackmail the opposite gang's "clients". The police succeeds to stop one of the gang, while the other remain without the Boss.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, cult film
Plot: gangsters, mafia, gang, silly humor, farce, disorder, hitman, crimes, goofy hero, assassination attempt, criminal heroes, gang war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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The Hollywood Sign (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three washed-up actors must deliver the most convincing performances of their lives as part of a dangerous plot designed to finance their triumphant comeback.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hollywood, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, disorder, criminal heroes, dishonesty, elderly, gangsters, crimes, heist, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
True Identity (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: hitman, satire, mafia, silly humor, society, opposites attract, hidden identity, gangsters, dishonesty, switching roles, crimes, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Shipment (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mob enforcer is hired to recover a shipment of Viagra gone awry.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, light
Plot: gangsters, hitman, crimes, disorder, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, drug dealing, partners, sexual humor, viagra
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Silver Bears (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Financial wizard "Doc" Fletcher (Michael Caine) is sent by crime boss Joe Fiore (Martin Balsam) to buy a bank in Switzerland in order to more easily launder their profits. When he arrives, Fletcher finds that the bank, acquired by his ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous
Plot: bank, prodigy, forgery, criminal heroes, femme fatale, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, hidden identity, crime gone awry, gangsters, crimes, nothing goes right ...
Time: 70s
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The Charismatic black nationalist leader Rev Deke O'Malley is trying to sell the people of Harlem a dream. Invest $100 in his company and live in Africa. But cops Gravedigger and Coffin know all about Deke and his fraudulent schemes that take ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: odd couple, investigation, crimes, police investigation, dishonesty, master criminal, tough law enforcer, partners, buddies, partners against crime, law enforcement, black cop ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, unusual plot structure, absurd, parody, melancholic ...
Plot: prank telephone call, gangsters, vengeance, dishonesty, sarcasm, mafia, gay slur, redemption, dumb, life philosophy, road trip, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Quick Change (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out ...
Style: humorous, feel good, absurd, light, witty ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, crime gone awry, crimes, nothing goes right, friendship, disorder, friends, cons and scams, partners, buddies, runaway ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Harlem Nights (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: "Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any ...
Style: funny, stylized, humorous, harsh, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, nightclub, organized crime, african american, mafia, bully, corruption, gang, crimes, friends, rivalry, boxing ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Love, Honor and Obey (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jonny dreams of leaving his dead-end job as a courier. Through his childhood best friend, nephew of the notorious crime lord Ray Kreed, he wins his way into the toughest gang in North London. Hungry for action, Jonny sparks a feud between Ray's ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, brutal, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, crimes, organized crime, heist, police investigation, crime gone awry, gang war, friendship, rivalry, ambition, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.4
 646
Plan B (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A bookkeeper who thinks she killed three mobsters is subsequently promoted by her boss to be a hitman. |
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: mafia, accidental killing, mob boss, female protagonist, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, gangsters, criminal heroes, mistaken identity, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in 1920's New York City, this movie tells the story of idealistic young playwright David Shayne. Producer Julian Marx finally finds funding for the project from gangster Nick Valenti. The catch is that Nick's girl friend Olive Neal ...
Style: humorous, witty, funny, light, talky ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, broadway, murder, crimes, satire, playwright, rehearsal, actress, backstage, showbiz, actor ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Little Cigars (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A gangster's former mistress hooks up with a troupe of circus midgets who, as a sideline, rob banks and casinos.
Style: realistic, semi serious, rough, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: gangsters, on the run, disorder, love and romance, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, crimes, dishonesty, gang, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Madigan's Millions (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, heist, cons and scams, crime gone awry, dishonesty, chase, partners, track down, crimes, goofy hero, gangsters, money ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Cold Feet (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The leader of a group of misfits, his girlfriend and an assassin have devised a bizarre plan to smuggle stolen jewelry over the US/Mexican border. They implant the jewelry in a racing horse.
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: cons and scams, down on your luck, disorder, hitman, psychopath, partners, on the run, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, horse ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Never a Dull Moment (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When practicing for a role, actor Jack is mistaken for the killer Ace. He doesn't realize this until it's too late and is carried off to gangster boss Leo Smooth, who wants Ace to do a job for him. Fearing for his life, Jack plays his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, cult film
Audience: pre-teens, date night
Plot: disney, gangsters, mistaken identity, heist, artwork, escape, silly humor, hitman, disorder, estate, tough heroes, chase ...
Time: 60s, 1930s
Place: paris france, france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
We're Talkin' Serious Money (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A couple of bumbling con men go on the lam when they can't repay a loan from the mob.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: politician, mafia, scam, sting operation, bandit, get rich quick scheme, friends, disorder, friendship, cons and scams, criminal heroes, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6K
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 ...
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Plot: gangsters, farce, vengeance, unlikely criminals, hitman, crimes, partners, dishonesty, rivalry, human nature, disorder, dark humor ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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A Piece of the Action (1977)
Genre: Crime, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: How does retired cop Joshua Burke (James Earl Jones) get two career criminals, Manny Durrell (Sidney Poitier) and Dave Anderson (Bill Cosby), to follow the straight and narrow? Con them into helping juvenile delinquents turn over a new leaf. But ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Plot: gangsters, disco, ghetto, train, crimes, law enforcement, criminal heroes, partners, dishonesty, fugitives, society, odd couple ...
Time: year 1975, year 1976, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
9 Dead Gay Guys (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The story of two lads from Belfast as they stumble their way through the London gay underworld in search of 'gainful employment'. This being the offering of sexual favours to older gay men in order to subsidise their respective giros. 9 ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, queer cinema ...
Plot: gay, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, lgbt, nothing goes right, amateur detective, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, buddies, dark humor, cons and scams ...
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Another You (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: George has been in a mental hospital for 3 years and is finally ready to go out into the real world again. Eddie Dash, a dedicated con-man, is supposed to keep him out of trouble, but when people begin to recognize George as the missing millionaire ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: beer, con artists, gangsters, sanitarium, hustler, manipulation, gambling, fish out of water, friendship, cons and scams, mistaken identity, forgery ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Drop Dead Sexy (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When their money scam runs aground, a group of would-be thieves turn to kidnapping in an attempt to blackmail their target.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corpse, kidnapping, stripper, disorder, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, down on your luck, love, crimes, buddies, partners ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Life Without Dick (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: By accident, Colleen Gibson shoots and kills her gold-digging cheating boyfriend, Dick, a private eye who happens to have a hitman on his tail. Danny the hitman works for his brother-in-law, a cheerful but nasty Irish mobster, hasn't actually ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, light ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Comedy, Crime
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Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic, neo noir
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Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sitting Ducks (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two small-time thieves come together as a bizarre comic duo in a quest to make their childhood dreams come true. In a limousine stuffed with cash stolen from the mob, they take off for Miami, where they plan to fly to a safe haven in Costa Rica. On ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voyeurism, waitress, voyeur, nude girl, limousine, female nudity, nymphomaniac, confidence artist, self discovery, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 70s
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35%
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A comedy about a hitman who sees everything in terms of the movies and how mistaken identity is getting in the way of recovering a stash of diamonds that was stolen and subsequently hidden more than 20 years earlier.
Style: humorous, entertaining, clever, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Paper Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paper Soldiers follows an overeager burglar named Shawn (Kevin Hart) through the ups and downs of his short, stressful career.
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, realistic
Plot: hip hop, gangsters, burglar, dishonesty, crimes, nothing goes right, drug dealing, partners, ambition, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Married to the Mob (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Angela de Marco is fed up with her gangster husband's line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo, Angela and her son depart ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, feel good, witty ...
Plot: gangsters, hitman, starting over, organized crime, fbi, murder, romance, crimes, police investigation, crime gone awry, betrayal, mafia ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Small Time Crooks (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.
Style: witty, talky, humorous, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, corruption, unlikely criminals, crimes, disorder, overnight success, love and romance, couple relations, cons and scams, caper, art ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Johnny Dangerously (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.
Style: funny, humorous, light, parody, exciting ...
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, crimes, mafia, chase, rivalry, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, rise to the top, goofy hero, doctors ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 80s, year 1935, 1910s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%