Movies like Ruthless People

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Ruthless People (1986)
 6.9
 23K
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, humorous, clever, witty, not serious, realistic, funny, light, absurd, comic ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, farce, yuppie, cons and scams, crime, confined, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, couples, hostages, manipulations, couple relations, social differences, down on your luck, nothing goes right, rivalry, disorder, murder, revenge, greed, betrayal, extramarital affair, fitness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Ruthless People

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, clever and melancholic films with plots about crimes, disorder, crime, storytelling, dialogue, dishonesty and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Ruthless People: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), Raising Arizona (1987), Life of Crime (2013), The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968). 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: ring, thief, cons and scams, crimes, crime, master thief, vengeance, dishonesty, destiny, criminal's revenge, goofy hero, social differences ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., new jersey, boston
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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, talky, humorous, witty, twists and turns ...
Plot: manipulations, bet, farce, cons and scams, wheelchair, roulette, casino, rivalry, paralysis, contests and competitions, crime, luxury ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: french riviera, france, europe, south of france, riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 112K
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, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: screwball, kidnapping, supermarket, baby, crime, redemption, cult, babies and infants, missing child, reward, blackmail, ex convict ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 15K
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: humorous, semi serious, twists and turns, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime, cons and scams, confined, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty, hostages, danger, vengeance, partners, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1978
Place: usa, detroit, bahamas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, not serious, realistic, exciting, witty ...
Plot: farce, police, laughing gas, kidnapping, chase, palaces castles and temples, comedy of errors, goofy hero, vengeance, crime, fighting crime, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, munich germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, train robbery, heist, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime, farce, mafia, gang, gangsters, hostages, master criminal ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 7K
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: kidnapping, mistaken identity, mortician, moon, buddies, comedy of errors, crime, goofy hero, odd couple, crime gone awry, friendship, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, police officer, on the run, suburbs, human nature, sibling relationship, murder, crime, crimes, deadly, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: kidnapping, nothing goes right, buddies, unlikely criminals, obnoxious boss, workplace, partners, disorder, friendship, twists & turns, stupidity, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: ransom, tattoo, fbi, kidnapping, nothing goes right, college, beach, gangsters, hostages, unlikely criminals, crime, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 12K
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, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, small town, suspicion, suspect, dysfunctional, dysfunctional family, death, crime, accident, suburbs, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, crime, couple relations, workplace romance, cons and scams, nothing goes right, crimes, couples, disorder, hostages, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: murder, train, resentment, attempted murder, unlikely criminals, crime, writer's life, mother, cons and scams, nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: clever, dark humor, not serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: weatherman, lottery, tv station, small town, crime, buddies, drugs/alcohol, unlikely criminals, weather, debt, crime gone awry, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: humorous, clever, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: romance, theft, kidnapping, hitman, crime, crime gone awry, crimes, heist, dishonesty, love, treasure, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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All Tied Up (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brian Hartley has finally found the girl of his dreams in Linda. Unfortunately, he can't convince her or himself that it's really true. When she catches him with another woman, she finally decides she's had enough and vows to never ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, kidnapping, unlikely couple, farce, battle of the sexes, romance, writing, relationship problems, dating, beach, blues music, fear of commitment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, not serious, realistic, offbeat, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, rescue, kidnapping, goofy hero, assassination attempt, race against time, police investigation, missing person, working undercover, nothing goes right, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, witty, clever, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, wedding, farce, crime, attempted murder, baseball, theft, unlikely criminals, crimes, bad luck, pickpocket, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: turkey, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, kidnapping, crime, mistaken identity, bowling, stoners, disorder, dialogue, hippie, buddies, marijuana, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, malibu california, pasadena california
⇓ 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, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: restaurant, shakespeare, crime gone awry, murder, crime, comedy of errors, rock, small town, couple relations, farce, parody, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, pennsylvania, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mafia hitman Tommy Spinelli (Joe Pesci) is flying to San Diego with a bag that holds eight severed heads, which he's bringing to his superiors to prove that some troublesome rival mobsters are permanently out of the picture. When his bag gets ...
Style: humorous, not serious, clever, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vacation, airport, hitman, gangsters, farce, comedy of errors, crime, unlikely partners, crime gone awry, college, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: mexico, latin america, san diego california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, mute or deaf, friendship, farce, blindness, store, odd couple, witness, deafness, chase, self discovery, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.3
 12K
Excess Baggage (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A rich brat (Alicia Silverstone) fakes her own kidnapping, but in the process ends up locked in the trunk of a car that gets stolen.
Style: feel good, semi serious, clever, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, romance, comedy of errors, crime gone awry, opposites attract, attempted kidnapping, cons and scams, nothing goes right, couples, disorder, unlikely couple, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 24K
Suicide Kings (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Christopher Walken shines in this cult-favorite dark comedy as Charlie, a former mobster who is abducted by five privileged young men (Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnny Galecki, Jay Mohr, Jeremy Sisto, Henry Thomas) desperate to raise a $2 million ransom ...
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, betrayal, neo noir, hospital, poker game, alcoholic, mansion, pistol, hostage, rain, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: island, racism, farce, buddies, mistaken identity, odd couple, crime, bad cop, resort, interracial relations, social differences, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
Style: dark humor, witty, talky, clever, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, crime, kidnapping, crime gone awry, drugs/alcohol, crimes, disorder, hung over, odd, killings, screenwriter, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1963, year 1947, year 1975 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 99K
Twins (1988)
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, not serious, sentimental, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: date night, kids
Plot: twins, delivery, on the road, odd couple, strong sexual content, culture clash, experiment, orphanage, track down, siblings relations, chases and races, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century
Place: los angeles, usa, new mexico, california, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corpse, stripper, kidnapping, crime gone awry, cons and scams, crime, love, grave, necklace, bootlegging, criminal heroes, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 13K
The Big White (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: To remedy his financial problems, a travel agent has his eye on a frozen corpse, which just happens to be sought after by two hitmen.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, insurance, murder, life insurance, insurance fraud, insurance agent, small town, unlikely criminals, comedy of errors, crime, cons and scams, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 26K
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: talky, clever, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, mistaken identity, pregnancy, accountant, parents and children, gangsters, cons and scams, crime, honesty, romance, fish out of water, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%