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The Swindle (1997)
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The Swindle (1997)
Original name: Rien ne va plus
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Betty and Victor are a pair of scam artists. One day Betty brings in Maurice, a treasurer of a multinational company. Maurice is due to transfer 5 millions francs out of Switzerland, and Betty is convinced he plans to steal that money.
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, witty, cynical
Plot: gambling, heist, casino, cons and scams, crimes, crime, intrigue, dishonesty, forgery, disorder, hidden identity, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, gangsters, betrayal, criminal heroes, perfect crime, scam, criminal gang, money, mafia, love and romance, rivalry, embezzlement, airplane ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: swiss alps

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and clever films with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, cons and scams, criminal heroes, heist and disorder mostly in Crime, Comedy and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Swindle: Like a Fish Out of Water (1999), The Art of the Steal (2013), Bookies (2003), The Hollywood Sign (2001), Frauds (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Like a Fish Out of Water (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A seductive femme fatale (Monica Bellucci) and two con men -- one cool as ice, and one who just likes to "ice" his victims -- enlist a mild-mannered, unsuspecting man in their mission to steal a rare and valuable fish. They plan to sell it ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: gangsters, disorder, couples, dangerous attraction, farce, heist, cons and scams, femme fatale, dishonesty, crime, partners, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Art of the Steal (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Crunch Calhoun, a third-rate motorcycle daredevil and part-time art thief, teams up with his snaky brother to steal one of the most valuable books in the world. But it's not just about the book for Crunch — he's keen to rewrite some ...
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, twists and turns, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, thief, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, cons and scams, criminal heroes, gang, con men, forgery, art, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, warsaw poland, detroit, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.0
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Bookies (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four college friends become small-time bookies, only to find their world spinning dangerously out of control when their greed attracts the attention of organized crime.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: gambling, college, bookies, friendship, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, buddies, betrayal, cons and scams, fish out of water, dishonesty, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Frauds (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film is a story of the ways in which insurance investigator Roland Copping interferes in and manipulates the lives of others with outrageous games and gimmicks. Eventually he becomes involved in an escalating vendetta with a couple who make an ...
Style: offbeat, clever, suspenseful, humorous, witty ...
Plot: cons and scams, heist, dishonesty, crimes, crime, prank, danger, terrorism, woman in danger, rivalry, mind game, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001)
Genre: 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, semi serious, entertaining, clever, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mistaken identity, heist, hitman, criminal heroes, cons and scams, partners, crime, crimes, disorder, hidden identity, goofy hero, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Criminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis, recruits Rodrigo, a crook with a perfect poker face. The two plan a big-time scam: selling a fake Silver Certificate to currency collector William Hannigan. Rodrigo distrusts his new ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, crime, con artists, crimes, manipulation, partners, manipulations, crime gone awry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, small time, petty criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Don't Take God's Children for Wild Geese (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rita is a girl that lives on taking gangsters as lovers. But when the money stops coming, she swears revenge.
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: gangsters, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, cons and scams, rivalry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, criminal's revenge, gang, betrayal, crime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, semi serious, realistic, brutal, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crime, crimes, gangsters, rivalry, criminal's revenge, friendship, organized crime, gang war, dishonesty, criminal heroes, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 974
11 Harrowhouse (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A small time diamond merchant jumps at the chance to supervise the purchase and cutting of a large first class diamond. But when the diamond is stolen from him, he is blackmailed into pulling off a major heist at the Diamond Exchange, located at 11 ...
Style: parody, not serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, jewel theft, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, crime, buddies, criminal's revenge, disorder, betrayal, nothing goes right, partners, crime gone awry ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 543
Now or Never (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: retirement home life, heist, bank, disorder, unlikely criminals, elderly, down on your luck, friendship, mistaken identity, vengeance, cons and scams, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: bank, forgery, crime, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, femme fatale, prodigy, crimes, criminal heroes, hidden identity, hitman, disorder ...
Time: 70s
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 5K
Gambit (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Harry Dean has a perfect plan to steal a priceless bust. The core of which is Nicole a look alike for his marks late wife. Will the gambit go as planned?
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, exciting, light ...
Plot: forgery, heist, crime, crimes, partners, cons and scams, disorder, crime gone awry, art theft, cat burglar, dealer, perfect crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
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Shade (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Tiffany, Charlie and Vernon are con artists looking to up the ante from their typical scams. They figure a good way of doing this is taking down Dean "The Dean" Stevens, a well-known cardsharp, in a rigged game. However, they first need ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, tense ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Madigan's Millions (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maya and Tony are a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde. Maya seduces businessmen while Tony copies their credit cards. It's a smooth con until one of their victims, Pierce, pulls a gun. Instead of killing them, Pierce offers the desperate couple a ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: John Woo directs this action-packed comedy that stars Chow Yun-Fat, Leslie Cheung and Cherie Chung as a trio of art thieves who grew up together as orphans under the tutelage of a cruel crime boss named Chow (Kenneth Tsang). Although Red Bean ...
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: chase, martial arts, betrayal, friendship, cons and scams, vengeance, gangsters, heist, one last job, disorder, love triangle, friends ...
Time: 90s, year 1988
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 7K
Mo' Money (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Trying to get his act together, a con artist gets a job in a credit card company. He falls in love with a fellow employee, he steals a couple of cards, everything is going great. But soon, the chief of security drags him into the big leagues of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: credit card, cons and scams, love and romance, dishonesty, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, reluctant partners, investigation, chase, african american, con men ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Thieves (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A gang of South Korean thieves team up with a Hong Kong crew to steal a diamond necklace from a heavily-guarded casino safe in Macau. As the cops close in, old betrayals — and misunderstandings — resurface.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, twists and turns, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, heist, criminal gang, diamond theft, criminal heroes, dishonesty, cons and scams, gold, gem, secret agenda, perfect crime, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, macau, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A kidnapped mobster (Vittorio De Sica) persuades his captors to help him rob platinum ingots from a train.
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, heist, train robbery, chases and races, confined, goofy hero, gang, criminal heroes, master criminal, rescue, crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Hold-Up (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Dressed as a clown, the clever rascal Grimm holds up the most secure bank of Montreal and takes 30 hostages. While confusing and ridiculing the police with his strange behavior, he calmly manages to rid the bank of a fortune. But then an unsatisfied ...
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, misfit partners, disorder, partners, criminal heroes, chase, nothing goes right, on the run, ex convict ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada, montreal, rome italy, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Blind Man's Bluff (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sergei and Simon have to deliver a suitcase full of heroin to Mikhalych or else they will be killed. There is one minor detail: the only problem-solving technique they are familiar with is a shot in the head. There are more than 20 Russian-movie ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, frame up, criminal heroes, deadly, police corruption, crimes, rivalry, crime gone awry, psychopath, gangsters, drug dealing, brat ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing goes right, gambling, hitman, gangsters, mafia, frame up, buddies, siblings relations, heist, cons and scams, goofy hero, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 5.8
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Mad Money (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three female employees of the Federal Reserve plot to steal money that is about to be destroyed.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: cons and scams, heist, bank robbery, workplace, robbery, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, society, money, crimes, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.3
 794K
Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the ...
Style: humorous, witty, entertaining, funny, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, cons and scams, gambling, crimes, heist, disorder, master criminal, nothing goes right, twists & turns, graphic violence, underground fighting, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Good Night to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One day in the life of a hit man, Ronnie, who spends it trying to save the life of fellow hit man, August, who he had brought into the business three years ago. August has become a real problem for some of the bosses around town, and Ronnie will ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, criminal's revenge, nothing goes right, betrayal, crime gone awry, working undercover, danger, criminal heroes, deadly, gangsters, dark humor, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.4
 257
Dead in France (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A socially-challenged hitman's French retirement is ruined by the dodgy Brits on the Cote d'Azur.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, disorder, dark humor, hitman, graphic violence, cons and scams, drunkenness, female nudity, male nudity, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Brink's Job (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After a long time of bad luck, the little criminal Tony and his gang successfully rob one of Brink's security transport, taking $30,000. Surprisingly their coup doesn't make the press. Curious Tony checks out their headquarters and finds ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, master criminal, gang, crimes, dishonesty, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, rivalry, partners, buddies, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.7
 525K
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to ...
Style: witty, clever, exciting, twists and turns, humorous ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, thief, cons and scams, perfect crime, outsmarting, scheme, casino, group of criminals, crimes, crime, con artists, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, atlantic city, los angeles, atlantic city new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 5K
Ca$h (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man meets up with two "good guys" to recover what is unlawfully his, taking them on his whirlwind ride, doing things they never would have imagined, just to survive.
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: heist, manipulation, police, traitor, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes, master criminal, undercover, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: french riviera, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%