Movies like Ruthless People

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Ruthless People
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, not serious, funny, realistic, offbeat, light, absurd, comic ...
Plot: kidnapping, farce, vengeance, ransom, murder, revenge, cons and scams, greed, crime, betrayal, twists & turns, confined, crimes, dishonesty, culture clash, mentor, couples, dialogue, chase, hostages, creativity, manipulations, catastrophe, secrets, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Ruthless People

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, clever and funny films with plots about runaway, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, crime and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Ruthless People: My Cousin Vinny (1992), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), Drowning Mona (2000), Lucky Numbers (2000), Amos & Andrew (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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What's the Worst That Could Happen?
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, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Plot: vengeance, destiny, cons and scams, crime, crimes, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, writers, goofy hero, stupidity, ring, thief ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, boston, washington d.c.
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System:   95%
    User:   80%
 
My Cousin Vinny
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two carefree pals traveling through Alabama are mistakenly arrested, and charged with murder. Fortunately, one of them has a cousin who's a lawyer - Vincent Gambini, a former auto mechanic from Brooklyn who just passed his bar exam after his ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, small town, court, courtroom drama, culture clash, murder, justice, mistaken identity, dedicated lawyer, false accusation, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alabama, usa, new york, southern usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first.
Style: clever, talky, witty, humorous, surprise ending ...
Plot: farce, con artists, contests and competitions, con men, twists & turns, crime, manipulations, switching roles, greed, rivalry, storytelling, competition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, french riviera, europe, south of france, riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   88%
    User:   100%
 
 5.6
 12K
Drowning Mona
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The recently deceased Mona Dearly (Bette Midler) was many things: an abusive wife, a domineering mother, a loud-mouthed neighbor and a violent malcontent. So when her car and corpse are discovered in the Hudson River, police Chief Wyatt Rash (Danny ...
Style: dark humor, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, murder, death, investigation, crime, eccentric family, suburbs, mystery, sexualized violence, suspicion, suspect ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   85%
 
Lucky Numbers
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Russ Richards is a TV weatherman and local celebrity on the verge of losing his shirt. Desperate to escape financial ruin, he schemes with Crystal the TV station's lotto ball girl to rig the state lottery drawing. The numbers come up right, but ...
Style: clever, dark humor, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: crime, weatherman, buddies, drugs/alcohol, lottery, unlikely criminals, murder, small town, crime gone awry, cons and scams, nothing goes right, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   63%
 
Amos & Andrew
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: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: farce, mistaken identity, island, culture clash, buddies, hostage, crime, odd couple, police, resort, interracial relations, segregation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   85%
 
Throw Momma from the Train
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Larry Donner is a author and writing professor who tutors people who want to write books. Larry's life has become a misery when his Ex-wife has published a book he wrote under her name and has gotten rich over it. Owen Lift, one of Larry's ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: murder, train, writing, obsession, unlikely criminals, crime, writer's life, parenthood, teacher, writers, cons and scams, murder mystery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   76%
 
The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Plot: farce, chase, kidnapping, police, vengeance, comedy of errors, palaces castles and temples, goofy hero, hotel, insanity, assassin, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, munich germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   79%
 
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 6.0
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Twins
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Julius and Vincent Benedict are the results of an experiment that would allow for the perfect child. Julius was planned and grows to athletic proportions. Vincent is an accident and is somewhat smaller in stature. Vincent is placed in an orphanage ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, kids
Plot: culture clash, twins, strong sexual content, odd couple, on the road, redemption, brothers, family, chase, track down, siblings relations, island ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century
Place: los angeles, usa, new mexico, california, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   71%
 
Small Time Crooks
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: clever, talky, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: crime gone awry, bank robbery, rags to riches, heist, screwball, unlikely criminals, urban, greed, crime, cons and scams, sarcasm, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   67%
 
 6.8
 17K
Quick Change
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: clever, humorous, witty, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: bank robbery, heist, crime, crime gone awry, airport, mafia, comedy of errors, buddies, sarcasm, chase, cons and scams, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   57%
 
I Love You to Death
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Joey Boca is the owner of a pizza parlor located in Tacoma, Washington, and has been married to Rosalie for years. Rosalie is horrified to discover that Joey is a womanizer and has been cheating on her for a long time. Based on the true story of ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, vengeance, crime, murder, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, love and romance, mentor, pizza, womanizer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   58%
 
 5.7
 7K
Screwed
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A chauffeur kidnaps his rich boss's dog to hold it for ransom, but when she accidentally gets the dog back, she thinks that it's the chauffeur who's been kidnapped.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: vengeance, moon, comedy of errors, buddies, goofy hero, crime, odd couple, crime gone awry, friendship, kidnapping, mistaken identity, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   59%
 
Scotland, Pa.
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Joe McBeth is a hard-working but unambitious doofus who toils at a hamburger stand alongside his wife Pat, who has much smarter. Pat believes she could do better with the place than their boss Norm is doing, so she plans to usurp Norm, convincing ...
Style: clever, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, shakespeare, crime gone awry, crime, small town, comedy of errors, rock, farce, couple relations, adaptation, restaurant, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: bosnia, scotland, europe, former yugoslavia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   66%
 
 6.4
 26K
Oscar
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. Despite having no experience in making money in a legal fashion, Snaps sets about to keep his ...
Style: talky, clever, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, gangsters, parents and children, gangster, crime, cons and scams, mistaken identity, romance, fish out of water, crimes, dishonesty, mentor ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   54%
 
We're No Angels
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: small town, mistaken identity, crime, prison, fish out of water, religion, buddies, clergy, religions or cults, redemption, dishonesty, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   48%
 
See No Evil, Hear No Evil
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A murder takes place in the shop of David Lyons, a deaf man who fails to hear the gunshot being fired. Outside, blind man Wally Karue hears the shot but cannot see the perpetrator. Both are arrested, but escape to form an unlikely partnership. Being ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, tricky ...
Plot: farce, murder, blindness, chase, crime, store, friendship, buddies, odd couple, self discovery, screwball, car chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   53%
 
Johnny Dangerously
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, crime, gangster, parody, mafia, rise to the top, mob, siblings relations, prohibition, farce, screwball ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 80s, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   62%
 
 5.1
 4K
Burglar
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bernice "Bernie" Rhodenbarr is a burglar by trade, and she runs a bookstore as well. Her friend Carl Hefler is a dog groomer. After a successful burglary, it's discovered that a dead body was in the house she burgled. As she's ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, melancholic, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, chase, nothing goes right, odd couple, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, twists & turns, thief, burglar, manipulations, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   56%
 
Fun with Dick and Jane
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation.
Style: humorous, clever, feel good, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: heist, unlikely criminals, robbery, mentor, romance, couple relations, chase, bank robbery, crimes, happy ending, money, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   54%
 
Fun with Dick and Jane
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After Dick Harper loses his job at Globodyne in an Enron-esque collapse, he and his wife, Jane, turn to crime in order to handle the massive debt they now face. Two intelligent people, Dick and Jane actually get pretty good at robbing people and ...
Style: humorous, funny, satirical, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: loss of job, unemployment, bankruptcy, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, husband wife relationship, greed, scapegoat, crime, vengeance, robbery, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   44%
 
 6.0
 3K
Safe Men
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves in conflict with their professional colleagues. Romantic ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: heist, farce, mistaken identity, crime, gangsters, comedy of errors, safecracker, gangster, jewish, buddies, hidden identity, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   40%
 
 5.2
 2K
The Sting II
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hooker and Gondorf pull a con on Macalinski, an especially nasty mob boss with the help of Veronica, a new grifter. They convince this new victim that Hooker is a somewhat dull boxer who is tired of taking dives for Gondorf. There is a ringer. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Plot: vengeance, gangsters, criminal's revenge, crime, cons and scams, gambling, mentor, con men, crimes, revenge, dishonesty, surfing ...
Time: 40s, 80s, 1940s
Place: california, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   56%
 
 5.6
 4K
The Crew
Genre: Crime, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, cons and scams, farce, mafia, parody, hitman, crime, crimes, hotel, dishonesty, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   40%
 
 5.6
 12K
Cadillac Man
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Joe's a car salesman with a problem. He has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (he's two timing), a missing teenage daughter and an ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, funny ...
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, hostage, love affair, mafia, cars, crime, crimes, workplace, couples, mentor, hostages ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   40%
 
A Fish Called Wanda
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet troubles arise when he realizes that he is not the only one after the diamonds.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, not serious, absurd ...
Plot: heist, crime, farce, screwball, lawyer, robbery, betrayal, hitman, cons and scams, british, twists & turns, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, california, europe, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   45%
 
Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Beverly Hills couple Barbara and Dave Whiteman are very rich but not happy Dave is a hard working business man, his wife is only interested in yoga, aerobics and other meditation classes, and he sleeps with the house maid. Their teenage son is ...
Style: clever, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, dog, family, adoption, self discovery, homeless, social differences, suicide attempt, suburban life, hollywood, family problems, farce ...
Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
Horrible Bosses 2
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don't go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.
Style: not serious, humorous, funny, realistic, entertaining ...
Plot: twists & turns, obnoxious boss, nothing goes right, friendship, workplace, buddies, unlikely criminals, partners, disorder, stupidity, vengeance, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   51%
 
 5.8
 15K
Life of Crime
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime, crime gone awry, vengeance, adultery, cons and scams, twists & turns, pornography, cheating, confined, adaptation, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1978
Place: usa, california, detroit, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   51%
 
One Night at McCool's
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Every man has a different recollection of the beautiful young woman who wreaked havoc on their lives during one heated night.
Style: sexy, humorous, not serious, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: obsession, crime, femme fatale, lawyer, revenge, murder, bdsm, violence, manipulation, sex, manipulations, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, st. louis missouri, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   43%
 
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