Movies like Ruthless People

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Ruthless People (1986)
 6.9
 24K
Ruthless People (1986)
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: offbeat, clever, humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, funny, light, absurd, comic ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, farce, yuppie, vengeance, crimes, hostages, confined, couple relations, crime, manipulations, social differences, couples, dishonesty, disorder, nothing goes right, rivalry, cons and scams, down on your luck, murder, revenge, greed, betrayal, prostitute, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, santa monica california

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Most similar movies to Ruthless People

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, clever and witty films with plots about crime, crimes, disorder, dialogue, runaway, storytelling and brutality mostly in Comedy, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Ruthless People: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), Raising Arizona (1987), Screwed (2000), The Big Lebowski (1998), Life of Crime (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Plot: thief, ring, destiny, vengeance, crime, goofy hero, crimes, nothing goes right, cons and scams, social differences, rivalry, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
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, witty, humorous, talky, twists and turns ...
Plot: bet, manipulations, farce, rivalry, paralysis, roulette, casino, competition, wheelchair, cons and scams, loser, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1950s
Place: french riviera, france, europe, southern france, riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 115K
Raising Arizona (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Coen Brothers tell the story of a absurd yet likable family with an unproductive couple as the focal point. The couple has gotten themselves into some trouble while kidnapping a baby and give Hollywood one of the most memorable chase scenes to ...
Style: humorous, surreal, witty, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: screwball, kidnapping, policewoman, redemption, ex convict, blackmail, baby, crime, couple relations, missing child, human nature, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 8K
Screwed (2000)
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: not serious, offbeat, feel good, witty, humorous ...
Plot: mortician, mistaken identity, kidnapping, vengeance, stoners, disorder, buddies, dishonesty, partners, misfit, odd couple, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Big Lebowski (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink white Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events ...
Style: humorous, surreal, talky, twists and turns, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, kidnapping, bowling, mistaken identity, hippie, marijuana, disorder, stoners, dialogue, crime, vietnam veteran, millionaire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, malibu california, california, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 16K
Life of Crime (2013)
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: cynical, suspense, tense, ironic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, hostages, cons and scams, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, adultery, abduction, ransom, mistress, husband wife relationship, ransom demand, character study ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1978
Place: usa, detroit, bahamas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 13K
Drowning Mona (2000)
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, humorous, clever, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, small town, suspect, dysfunctional, suspicion, dysfunctional family, death, crimes, couple relations, who done it, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
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, realistic, entertaining, funny ...
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, nothing goes right, friendship, workplace, buddies, disorder, partners, unlikely criminals, twists & turns, stupidity, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Lucky Numbers (2000)
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: dark humor, humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: lottery, weatherman, small town, tv station, criminal heroes, crime, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, couple relations, cons and scams, sexualized violence, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
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, offbeat, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: murder, train, resentment, attempted murder, crime, writer's life, parents and children, nothing goes right, family relations, crimes, unlikely criminals, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
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, witty, not serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: farce, kidnapping, police, laughing gas, vengeance, chase, uninhibited rivalry, chases and races, nothing goes right, crime, incompetent police, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, munich germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, heist, train robbery, confined, chases and races, criminal heroes, crimes, nothing goes right, cons and scams, betrayal, goofy hero, hostages ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Enid Is Sleeping (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Enid only looks like she's sleeping. In fact, she's dead. Shortly after Enid caught her husband Harry in bed with her sister June, a row ensued, whereupon June accidently killed Enid. June's problem now is to hide the truth from the ...
Style: offbeat, dark humor, realistic, cynical, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, police officer, love affair, deadly, couples, dishonesty, injustice, on the run, best friends, human nature, investigation, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Chain of Fools (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An avid detective is assigned to investigate the heist of a batch of precious coins that end up in the hands of a suicidal barber.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: romance, kidnapping, hitman, theft, crime, crime gone awry, heist, couple relations, love and romance, police detective, crimes, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
King's Ransom (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hoping to foil his own gold-digging wife's plan, a loathsome businessman arranges his own kidnapping, only to realize that there are plenty of other people interested in his wealth as well.
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, crumbling marriage, nothing goes right, hostages, disgruntled, unlikely criminals, love and romance, crime, crimes, cons and scams, couple relations, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Scotland, Pa. (2001)
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, dark humor, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: restaurant, murder, shakespeare, crime gone awry, small town, crime, parody, police detective, farce, comedy of errors, rock, hippie ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, pennsylvania, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, funny, light ...
Plot: island, racism, mistaken identity, crime, interracial relations, bad cop, resort, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, social differences, buddies, male bonding ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
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, realistic, funny, clever ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, small town, court, trial, false accusation, fish out of water, legal investigation, culture clash, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Teresa's Tattoo (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mathematician Teresa just wanted to study during the College spring break. But her friends, who want her to live a little, drag her out to parties. The next thing she knows, she has been drugged, kidnapped, made a redhead, tattooed, and wearing ...
Style: rough, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, tattoo, fbi, dishonesty, gangsters, disorder, chase, college, crime gone awry, nasa, espionage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 27K
Oscar (1991)
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: witty, talky, clever, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, pregnancy, mistaken identity, accountant, gangsters, disorder, going straight, dishonesty, couples, fish out of water, family relations, romance ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
 12K
Cadillac Man (1990)
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, realistic, offbeat, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jealousy, gangsters, vengeance, couples, dishonesty, race against time, crime, social misfits, hostages, love and romance, crimes, dealer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Take the Money and Run (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The life and times of Virgil Starkwell, inept bank robber.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: prison, heist, crime, goofy hero, couples, petty criminal, misfit, hapless, couple relations, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, bank robbery ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: quebec, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.2
 2K
The Sting II (1983)
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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: roller coaster, gangsters, vengeance, prostitute, gambling, ambition, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, rivalry, athlete's life, cons and scams, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 40s, 1940s
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
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: murder, friendship, farce, chase, blindness, mute or deaf, mistaken identity, self discovery, store, odd couple, disability, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 3K
Safe Men (1998)
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, feel good, not serious, buddy comedy, absurd ...
Plot: safecracker, mistaken identity, cons and scams, organized crime, comedy of errors, crime, unlikely criminals, crimes, heist, dishonesty, goofy hero, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.1
 4K
Burglar (1987)
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, thief, burglar, chase, police investigation, crime, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, partners, disorder, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)
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, feel good, semi serious, intense, satirical ...
Plot: heist, unemployment, bankruptcy, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, romance, couple relations, couples, husband wife relationship, bank robbery, kids and family, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 18K
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: clever, humorous, witty, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, bank robbery, taxi driver, firefighter, friendship, map, hostage negotiator, crime, on the run, urban, comedy of errors ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Son of the Pink Panther (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The eighth and last of the Pink Panther series. The illegitimate son of Inspector Clouseau is on the case of the kidnapped Princess Yasmin.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, offbeat, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, kidnapping, rescue, police investigation, crimes, working undercover, cons and scams, missing person, royal family, deadly, disorder, assassination attempt ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, humorous, talky, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: bank robbery, cheating, unlikely criminals, crime, cons and scams, overnight success, couple relations, love and romance, disorder, bank robber, criminal, restaurant ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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