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: clever, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, cynical, semi serious
Plot: youth, college, crimes, drug dealing, nothing goes right, disorder, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, gang, marijuana, abandoned, drugs, student, university, cannabis, crime
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, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, dishonesty, unlikely criminals and cons and scams mostly in Comedy, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Scarfies: A Good Night to Die (2003), I Can Quit Whenever I Want (2014), The Highwayman (2000), The Pig's Law (2001), Homegrown (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, working undercover, nothing goes right, betrayal, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, friendship, murder, dark humor, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, crimes, disorder, criminal heroes, gang, explorer, university, prison, nightclub ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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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: semi serious, realistic, cynical, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, on the run, nothing goes right, dark humor, estrangement, disorder, psychopath, parents and children, heist, store ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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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: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: farm, unlikely criminals, murderous pair, kidnapping, drug dealing, confined, life is a bitch, crimes, woman in danger, graphic violence, murder, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drug abuse, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, buddies, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, partners, murder, greed, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Trouble Bound (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: realistic, suspenseful, cynical, serious, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, unlikely partners, criminal heroes, hitman, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, crimes, disorder, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, disorder, chase, criminal's revenge, gangsters, witnessing a crime, race against time, drug dealing, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: semi serious, humorous, entertaining, realistic
Plot: stoners, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, crimes, misfit, crime gone awry, drug abuse, redemption, drug rehab, silly humor, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, road trip, criminal's revenge, chase, nothing goes right, gang, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, on the road, heist, stolen money, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, wyoming, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Diamond Zero (2005)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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: semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: crime gone awry, nothing goes right, amateur detective, hidden identity, cons and scams, heist, track down, criminal heroes, intrigue, buddies, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: semi serious, humorous, exciting, realistic
Plot: gangsters, dishonesty, crimes, nothing goes right, drug dealing, partners, ambition, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, disorder, hip hop, african american ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, disorder, criminal heroes, dishonesty, elderly, gangsters, crimes, heist, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: gangsters, buddies, unlikely criminals, prostitute, partners, nothing goes right, crimes, disorder, obsessive quest, absurdism, car chase, wedding ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: suspense, biting, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: gangsters, couples, disorder, heist, farce, cons and scams, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, criminal heroes, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, partners ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Stealing Rembrandt (2002)
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: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: museum, criminal heroes, painting, on the run, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, heist, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, collector, disorder, small time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Soodhu Kavvum (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: semi serious, humorous, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, gang, crimes, parents and children, cons and scams, police investigation, disorder, confined, abduction, ransom, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: semi serious, realistic, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: medical school, murder, frame up, college, satire, contests and competitions, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, youth, amateur detective, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.6
 758
100 Mile Rule (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, cynical, realistic, humorous, clever
Plot: introspection, moral dilemma, femme fatale, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, dishonesty, nothing goes right, crimes, crime gone awry, couple relations, infidelity, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: exciting, semi serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gang, restaurant, on the run, crimes, criminal heroes, obsessive quest, gangsters, waitress, female nudity, ex convict, out of the way, chases and races
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: exciting, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, obsessive quest, crimes, chase, buddies, partners, criminal heroes, gang, fight, engagement, tough heroes, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: gambling, casino, cons and scams, heist, crimes, intrigue, crime gone awry, dishonesty, forgery, hidden identity, disorder, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Once a Gangster (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Roast Pork joins the triad as a young man and ends up becoming a trusted lieutenant of boss Kerosene. However, his true passion is in his successful chain of restaurants, his loving wife, and his two children. So when Kerosene wants to promote his ...
Style: rough, humorous, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: blind ambition, prison, gang, university, dishonesty, life turned upside down, working undercover, college, criminal heroes, crimes, disorder, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: cynical, realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
Plot: heist, cons and scams, woman in danger, disorder, rivalry, prank, mind game, crimes, dishonesty, terrorism, drowning, blackmail ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Mule (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
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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: semi serious, cynical, humorous, realistic, stylized
Plot: unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, dark humor, disorder, crimes, escapades, drug dealing, drugs, drug dealer, house arrest, narcissistic woman, hotel room
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, on the run, witnessing a crime, couples, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, crimes, disorder, hitman, graphic violence, hunting, newlyweds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic
Plot: gambling, college, bookies, unlikely criminals, friendship, buddies, betrayal, crime gone awry, cons and scams, fish out of water, terminator, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, criminal heroes, crimes, investigation, reluctant partners, chase, african american, con artists, con men ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.5
 849
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: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, rivalry, betrayal, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, partners, criminal's revenge, crimes, criminal heroes, adventure, dishonesty, chase ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 6K
Zero 2 (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: Lithuania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What would you get if you mix a gangster film and a soap opera? "Zero 2" is a crazy twister of criminal romance and sexy violence that just might laugh you to death.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, not serious, humorous, twists and turns ...
Plot: criminal heroes, disorder, gangsters, crimes, hitman, partners, crime gone awry, graphic violence, rivalry, sexual content, violence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, lithuania
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Now or Never (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, exciting
Plot: retirement home life, heist, bank, disorder, friendship, down on your luck, unlikely criminals, elderly, retirement home, vengeance, mistaken identity, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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