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Reckless Kelly (1993)
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Reckless Kelly (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A satirical take on a modern day Ned Kelly who is forced to Hollywood in order to make enough money to save his family's land. As it goes against his belief, he cannot simply rob banks for his own benefit (all money goes to the poor). Ned is forced to find another way to come up with the $1 million required to save his family island.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, witty, semi serious, neo screwball comedy
Plot: hollywood, crimes, heist, island, heroes, farce, bank, dishonesty, rise to the top, criminal heroes, folk hero, righting the wronged, silly humor, motorcycle, bank robber, bank robbery, helicopter, relatives, suit of armor, screwball, drinking alcohol, drinking, lasersight, hollywood sign, battering ram ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about disorder, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, farce, heist and criminal heroes mostly in Comedy, Crime and History genres. Some movies like Reckless Kelly: Mr. Accident (2000), Heaven Before I Die (1997), Laughing to the Bank (2011), Young Einstein (1988), Hijacking Hollywood (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mr. Accident (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mr Accident is a satirical, romantic rocket ride through the lives of a bunch of losers hurtling into the chaos that is contemporary life. It's a circus of cool catastrophes underpinned by a moral tale about the downside of addiction and ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, touching, exciting ...
Plot: unlikely couple, love and romance, disorder, power relations, farce, workplace situations, save the day, underdog, goofy hero, rivalry, nothing goes right, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
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Heaven Before I Die (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jacob's feet are so turned out that he walks like Charlie Chaplin. He is different because of that and decides to emigrate from Palestine to Canada, where "everyone is equal". There everybody treats him kindly, and a thief ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: criminal heroes, farce, friendship, self discovery, heist, crimes, immigrants, misfit, society, love and romance, disability, oracle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
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Laughing to the Bank (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck actor is frustrated with Hollywood and makes a plan to write, direct, and distribute his own project. When the money goes missing, it proves to just be the beginning of an adventure to get it back.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, sitcom
Plot: rise to the top, bank, filmmaker, hollywood, african american man, comedian, african american
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
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56%
Young Einstein (1988)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Albert Einstein is the son of a Tasmanian apple farmer, who discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom to put the bubbles back into beer. When Albert travels to Sydney to patent his invention he meets beatuiful French scientist Marie Curie, as ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, factual, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: atomic bomb, farce, nothing goes right, heroes, obsessive quest, misfit, inventions and discoveries, disorder, folk hero, rise to the top, legends and myths, social differences ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, tasmania, sydney australia, paris france
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Hijacking Hollywood (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An aspiring director working as a lowly production assistant, conspires with his aspiring producer roommate to steal the reels of a mega budgeted film he's working on.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, satire, filmmaking, obnoxious boss, dangerous animal, cons and scams, boss and employee, showbiz, workplace situations, hijacking, vengeance, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Hot Under the Collar (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jerry tries to seduce his girlfriend Monica via hypnosis, but it accidentally makes her want to enter a convent and take a vow of chastity instead. Jerry tries to get her out by disguising himself to a priest and later as a nun. Alas, his rescue ...
Style: sexual, humorous, offbeat, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nun, clergy, criminal heroes, hidden identity, romance, gangsters, love and romance, dishonesty, crime, crimes, couples, religions or cults ...
Time: 90s
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The Almost Perfect Bank Robbery (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cop and his expensive fiancée, a bank teller, plan the perfect bank robbery. All goes well until the FBI suspects, almost immediately, an inside job. Their plans to move the money out of the country, then just to cover their tracks, make them ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, rough, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, special agents, chases and races, reluctant partners, crime, criminal heroes, law enforcement, best friends, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, bank, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: china
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Sweet Talker (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When scam artist Harry Reynolds gets out of jail, he makes his way to the depressed coastal village of Beachport, where according to local myth, an old Portuguese treasure ship lies buried in the sand. Harry is an old pro at manipulating this ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, dishonesty, cons and scams, small town, ship, fall in love, love affair, small town life, treasure hunt, theme park, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Hold-Up (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lola's a single mom, broke, working as a janitor and maid. Silvia is pregnant, and her lover (her boss) won't leave his wife. Maite, newly a widow, discovers she's penniless but wants to maintain appearances and give her daughter a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual, sexy
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, bank, comedy of errors, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, society, hostage, working class, cons and scams, hostages, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, elderly, crime, heist, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa
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The Lunatic (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Jamaica, USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Jamaican Comedy, The story of a village madman, Aloysious, who has the amazing ability to talk to anything, including trees, cows and cricket balls.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: island, village, womanizer, crimes, profanity, silly humor, looking for sex, love triangle, heist, village life, on the road, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: jamaica, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Who Do I Gotta Kill? (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Who says crime doesn't pay? The mob will pay Jimmy Corona anything to stay away. But, then again, so would most people. His agent brushes off Jimmy's latest book proposal: detailing the conspiracy between Lee Harvey Oswald and Marylin ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: gangsters, farce, conspiracy, murder, down on your luck, breakup, graphic violence, deadly, dishonesty, crime, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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39%
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Bunny O'Hare (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Bette Davis handles the title role in this highly offbeat crime comedy about two aging hippies who elect to rob a bank to restore Bunny O'Hare's financial affairs after she's been unjustly evicted and rendered homeless. When that ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: widow, bank robbery, heist, child as adult, mistaken identity, bank, eviction, estrangement, hostage, cons and scams, romance, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: new mexico, latin america, mexico
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38%
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Bank Shot (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A bank temporarily housed in a mobile home while a new building is built, looks like an easy target to break into. On the other hand, why not steal the whole bank, and rob it in a safer location.
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, gang, chase, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crime, golf, disorder, showbiz, bank, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s
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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: 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 ⇓
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W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Story of a happy-go-lucky small time crook who runs into a country music group looking for their big break. They end up helping each other out in unexpected ways.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, offbeat
Plot: on the run, music band, country music, rising to stardom, criminal heroes, artists and showbiz, chases and races, chase, partners, crimes, dishonesty, unlikely partners ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Cracksman (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Ernest Wright's peerless prowess as a locksmith comes to the attention of a tough big-time crook, who feels that the little man would be a valuable asset to his crime kingdom. In order to inveigle him into a series of jobs, he sets up a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting, rough
Plot: gangsters, crime gone awry, heist, disorder, rivalry, crime, crimes, righting the wronged, prison life, criminal heroes, tough heroes, partners ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The World's Greatest Lover (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When frustrated movie studio mogul Adolph Zitz announces a talent search for a romantic leading man to rival the great Rudolph Valentino, thousands of hopefuls decend upon Hollywood. Rudy Valentine, a neurotic baker from Milwaukee, knows little ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: filmmaking, mistaken identity, choking, suffocation, showbiz, switching roles, farce, disorder, hollywood, ambition, dishonesty, silly humor ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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A Million to Juan (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Romantic comedy about an honest Mexican immigrant who struggles without a green card by selling oranges on a street corner. One day a limousine pulls up and he is handed a check for $1,000,000 with instructions that he is to give the check back in ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, community, money, restaurant, rise to the top, society, prostitute, misfit, dishonesty, immigrants, disorder, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, california, latin america, los angeles, usa
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33%
Minbo: the Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A grand old Japanese hotel is trying to get a prestigious contract as the site of a summit meeting of important foreign officials. Unfortunately, this hotel is quite popular with the Yakuza (Japanese gangsters) and is a favorite target of theirs for ...
Style: biting, humorous, witty, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: hotel, danger, woman in danger, cons and scams, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, crime, journalism, hitman, dishonesty, crimes, satire ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, cynical, semi serious, realistic, satirical ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, screwball, innocence lost, workplace situations, cons and scams, workplace, dishonesty, investigation, crimes, forgery, oral sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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31%
Driving Me Crazy (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Plot: disorder, inventions and discoveries, celebrity culture, hollywood, showbiz, fish out of water, artists and showbiz, society, gangsters, misfit, immigrants, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, europe, germany, east germany
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31%
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%
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Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood is a 1976 film directed by Michael Winner.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, parody ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, dog, heroes, ambition, family, danger, lifestyle, pets, showbiz, legends and myths, bus ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man is mistaken by foreign agents for a defecting cosmonaut and must prove his identity while evading capture.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, sitcom, exciting, semi serious ...
Plot: mistaken identity, secret agents, farce, diner, goofy hero, crimes, undercover, espionage, dishonesty, chases and races, best friends, heroes ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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 ⇓
29%
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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 ⇓
29%
The Flying Scissors (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Comedy starring Mason Pettit, Matthew Arkin, Devin Ratray
Style: not serious, realistic, witty, humorous, offbeat
Plot: ambition, rivalry, lifestyle, silly humor, uninhibited rivalry, contests and competitions, museum, feminist, steroids, rock paper scissors
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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 ⇓
28%
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, biting, realistic ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, disorder, actor's life, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, media, lifestyle, nothing goes right, media satire, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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27%