Movies like Small Time 1996

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Small Time (1996)
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Small Time (1996)
Original name: Smalltime
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Follows a gang of small time crooks in an English town. Malc is in danger of losing his girlfriend Kate if he doesn't spend more time at home and the gang leader Jumbo looks like he is about to lose control.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: working class, crimes, heist, gang, friends, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, buddies, criminal heroes, cons and scams, sex, thief, violence, theft, robbery, loser, tea, gossip, wife abuse, beating, husband wife relationship, neighbor, wife beater
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england

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Where the Money Is (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Manning (Paul Newman) has come up with a new way to break out of prison: fake a stroke and get transferred to a nursing home. It's a perfect plan, except for one thing: the woman assigned to take care of him at the nursing home, Carol Ann ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, light, offbeat ...
Plot: retirement home, heist, crimes, crime, cons and scams, aging, elderly, robbery, criminal heroes, one last job, nursing, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, oregon, new jersey
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Purely Belter (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Gerry and Sewell are broke. Gerry's still at school and Sewell is unemployed/ They botyh wish for better things in life. Owning two season tickets to their beloved football club is their biggest dream of all. The tickets cost £1000 - ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, society, youth, theft, money raising, working class, drug abuse, couples, sport team, family relations, hopes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
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Everything Must Go (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tony is a homosexual law student who quits his studies. With a van and a handful of cash, he hits the road hoping to become a salesman. This, however, turns out to be harder than he expected.
Style: offbeat, witty, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing goes right, youth, graphic violence, on the road, cons and scams, working the system, dark humor, foe turned friend, friends, disorder, crimes, gender ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, belgium
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Either Way (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Icelandic drama about two remote road-workers.
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Plot: friendship, workplace, workplace situations, friends, buddies, couples, adventure, bittersweet, painting
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002)
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Duration: 104 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, melancholic ...
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Plot: love triangle, love, parents and children, family life, romance, starting over, couples, couple relations, human nature, haunted by the past, siblings relations, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, glasgow scotland
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The Last Great Wilderness (2002)
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Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Charlie's (screenwriter Alastair Mackenzie) wife has left him for a successful pop star, and he wants revenge. He sets out for Scotland's Isle of Skye, where he will burn down the star's mansion. In a cafe, he meets Vincente (Jonny ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, gloomy
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Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A rather dull minded bank robber suddenly suffers from a change of heart and decides to give the money back. However, he then learns that getting the money back into the bank is much more difficult than taking it out.
Style: humorous, realistic, offbeat, semi serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 152 min.
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Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
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Plot: cons and scams, heist, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, plan gone wrong, ransom, lack of money, charlie chaplin, trial, ex convict, theft ...
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Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 93 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 90 min.
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