Movies like Scarfies

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Scarfies (1999)
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Scarfies (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This dark comedy is set in Dunedin, New Zealand. A university student finds an old "abandoned" house and proceeds to invite other students to share. It even has running electricity. But what is the catch?
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, cynical, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: crimes, college, youth, drug dealing, crime, criminal heroes, disorder, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, gang, marijuana, abandoned, student, drugs, university, cannabis
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, disorder, crime, crime gone awry, dishonesty, criminal heroes and cons and scams mostly in Comedy, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Scarfies: I Can Quit Whenever I Want (2014), A Good Night to Die (2003), The Highwayman (2000), Trouble Bound (1993), The Pig's Law (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
I Can Quit Whenever I Want (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A university researcher is fired because of the cuts to university. To earn a living he decides to produce drugs recruiting his former colleagues, who despite their skills are living at the margins of society.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, crimes, disorder, drugs/alcohol, crime, explorer, gang, chemistry
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
87%
 4.5
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The Highwayman (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A dark, comedic thriller about fraud, bank robbers and a search for love.
Style: clever, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: disorder, psychopath, dark humor, estrangement, vengeance, heist, store, cons and scams, on the road, parents and children, crime, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.7
 822
Trouble Bound (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Upon getting out of prison, a man who took the rap for some thief buddies gets together with them again, and tells them he's not interested in doing things with them any more. They stick a dead body in his trunk, unbeknownst to him, and he ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, criminal heroes, unlikely partners, hitman, crime, crimes, obsessive quest, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, disorder, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Pig's Law (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After inheriting a pig farm from their father, sisters Stephane and Betty do their best to keep the family business running. But while the very pregnant Betty is diligent about doing the work that needs to be done, Stephane can focus only on her ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: farm, kidnapping, unlikely criminals, murderous pair, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, confined, drug dealing, woman in danger, graphic violence, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.8
 5K
Homegrown (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three laborers on a Northern California marijuana plantation become increasingly paranoid when they learn that their boss has been murdered. They know enough to run, taking with them enough of the crop to pay them for services rendered. Hooking up ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drug abuse, crimes, dishonesty, nothing goes right, partners, criminal heroes, buddies, disorder, murder, greed, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.0
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Made Men (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man and a woman are on the run from gangsters whom he has stolen $12.5 million. When the gangsters show up, he takes them supposedly to where the money is hidden but instead leads them into a trap at a backwoods crystal-meth factory. The gangsters ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, deadly, crime, danger, crimes, police investigation, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, crime gone awry, witnessing a crime, race against time, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Puff, Puff, Pass (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Danny Masterson (TV's 'That '70s Show') leads a hilarious ensemble cast in a tale about two hapless stoners who get involved in a scheme to rip off a shady character named Mr. Big after the duo sours on rehab.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, realistic
Plot: stoners, cons and scams, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, misfit, crimes, crime gone awry, drug abuse, redemption, drug rehab, silly humor, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Hot Tamale (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A road trip to Los Angeles inadvertently leads a young man from Wyoming into a wild maze of psychotic hit-men, racy women, jewel thieves and a salsa band.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, road trip, heist, on the road, gang, nothing goes right, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, chase, stolen money, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wyoming, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.2
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Diamond Zero (2005)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A daft doctor concocts an offbeat scheme to make millions after he happens upon a method of turning cremated human remains into diamonds. But when the sawbones hires a pair of hapless thieves to collect the raw material, a string of calamities ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: amateur detective, hidden identity, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, dishonesty, buddies, intrigue, partners, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, track down, heist ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.0
 979
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 ⇓
55%
Paper Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paper Soldiers follows an overeager burglar named Shawn (Kevin Hart) through the ups and downs of his short, stressful career.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: gangsters, crime, crimes, drug dealing, dishonesty, partners, nothing goes right, disorder, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, ambition, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
54%
 6.8
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Airbag (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain, Portugal, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Mommy's boy Juantxo is engaged. Dragged to the party by his friends Konradin and Paco, he loses his expensive wedding ring inside the body of a prostitute. Mafioso whorehouse owner Villambrosa finds the ring. Meanwhile Villambrosa's rival ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, road movie, absurd, realistic ...
Plot: buddies, unlikely criminals, gangsters, disorder, crime, partners, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, prostitute, crimes, car chase, absurdism ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
52%
Stealing Rembrandt (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two bumbling scrap metal thieves - father and son - steal the wrong painting during a museum heist. The painting turns out to be the only original Rembrandt painting in Denmark, and all hell breaks loose. What do you do when you've got ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: museum, painting, nothing goes right, on the run, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, heist, dishonesty, disorder, collector, unlikely criminals, small time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.3
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Evil Engulfs (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Dass specialises in small time kidnapping and has his own set of rules. The primary and most important among them is not to get involved with influential people. Three jobless youngsters meet Dass and the four take up an assignment for a hefty sum ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, gang, crime gone awry, parents and children, cons and scams, police investigation, confined, disorder, abduction, ransom, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 422
Getting In (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Gabriel Higgs has failed to get into Johns Hopkins to study medicine. He's sixth on a list of backup candidates, and must persuade the five people ahead of him to drop out. Gabriel has a family tradition to live up to. Things don't go to ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, medical school, satire, college, frame up, youth, crimes, amateur detective, dishonesty, deadly, contests and competitions, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 5.6
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100 Mile Rule (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: cynical, realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever
Plot: femme fatale, moral dilemma, introspection, crimes, unlikely criminals, manipulations, couple relations, crime gone awry, dishonesty, nothing goes right, infidelity, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.4
 226
Pure Danger (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A paroled short order cook and a waitress go on the run with a bag of diamonds that accidentally falls into their possession, prompting two warring gangs to come after them.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Plot: gang, on the run, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, gangsters, chases and races, obsessive quest, restaurant, out of the way, ex convict, waitress ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
You Move You Die (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mike has the girl, the time and the place.The problem is he doesn't have the ring, Before Mike has an opportunity to propose his engagement ring is stolen.Mike is desperate to recover it. He and his friends have one hour to get the ring back ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, obsessive quest, crimes, chase, gang, criminal heroes, chases and races, buddies, partners, fight, engagement, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
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The Swindle (1997)
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: semi serious, humorous, witty, clever, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, heist, casino, cons and scams, crimes, crime, disorder, dishonesty, forgery, intrigue, criminal's revenge, hidden identity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.6
 753
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 ⇓
40%
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The Mule (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1983, a naive man is detained by Australian Federal Police with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach. After being apprehended, ‘The Mule’ makes a desperate choice... to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence – literally.
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, realistic, stylized
Plot: unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, escapades, crimes, drug dealing, crime, dark humor, disorder, drug, drugs, drug dealer, narcissistic woman ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.5
 782
Shoot the Hero (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A 30-something couple unintentionally become involved in a botched jewel heist while shopping for wedding rings.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, couples, on the run, witnessing a crime, crimes, danger, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, disorder, hitman, deadly, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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 ⇓
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%
Washington Wolves (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alberto and Miguel have a bar, but things are not going very well. They need to get out of this black hole and they need money to do it. Alberto is divorced and alcoholic, Miguel has a big secret... Their old friend Claudio is very rich. Why not ...
Style: rough, neo noir, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: betrayal, life is a bitch, intrigue, rivalry, dishonesty, partners, crimes, crime, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, chance, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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 ⇓
38%
 6.1
 29K
The Big Hit (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Affable hit man Melvin Smiley is constantly being scammed by his cutthroat colleagues in the life-ending business. So, when he and his fellow assassins kidnap the daughter of an electronics mogul, it's naturally Melvin who takes the fall when ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, crimes, crime, danger, cons and scams, woman in danger, husband wife relationship, hostage, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%