Movies like Stir Crazy

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Stir Crazy (1980)
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Stir Crazy (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: New Yorkers, Skip Donahue and Harry Monroe, have no jobs and no prospects. They decide to flee the city and find work elsewhere, and land jobs as woodpeckers to promote the opening of a bank. When their feathery costumes are stolen and used in a bank robbery, they no longer have to worry about employment -- they're sent to prison!
Style: humorous, witty, exciting, feel good, realistic, not serious, neurotic, funny, light, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: fish out of water, mistaken identity, prison, on the road, false accusation, wrongful imprisonment, crime, crimes, friendship, friends, partners, prison life, on the run, frame up, chases and races, dishonesty, buddies, escapades, disorder, drugs/alcohol, comedy of errors, warden, odd couple, prison escape, bank robbery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: arizona, cross country

Most similar movies to Stir Crazy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and clever films with plots about disorder, partners, crimes, crime, gangsters, dialogue and chase mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Stir Crazy: See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), We're No Angels (1989), Another You (1991), Screwed (2000), Silver Streak (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, not serious, funny, tricky ...
Plot: murder, friendship, farce, chase, blindness, mute or deaf, disability, mistaken identity, store, odd couple, kidnapping, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
We're No Angels (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.
Style: humorous, clever, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, small town, crime, love and romance, crimes, chases and races, clergy, buddies, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.4
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Another You (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: George has been in a mental hospital for 3 years and is finally ready to go out into the real world again. Eddie Dash, a dedicated con-man, is supposed to keep him out of trouble, but when people begin to recognize George as the missing millionaire ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty
Plot: sanitarium, odd couple, mistaken identity, crime gone awry, femme fatale, forgery, fish out of water, friendship, misfit, gambling, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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: feel good, offbeat, realistic, witty, not serious ...
Plot: mistaken identity, mortician, kidnapping, vengeance, misfit, odd couple, moon, dishonesty, partners, crime, crimes, friends ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Silver Streak (1976)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A somewhat daffy book editor on a rail trip from Los Angeles to Chicago thinks that he sees a murdered man thrown from the train. When he can find no one who will believe him, he starts doing some investigating of his own. But all that accomplishes ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, witty, humorous, exciting ...
Plot: train, sniper, false accusation, two man army, sex, theft, semiautomatic pistol, mistaken identity, chases and races, witnessing a crime, crimes, train ride ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: kansas, california, chicago illinois, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, clever ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, bank robbery, friendship, nothing goes right, cons and scams, buddies, partners, disorder, friends, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 25K
Ruby & Quentin (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After hiding his loot and getting thrown in jail, Ruby, a brooding outlaw encounters Quentin, a dim-witted and garrulous giant who befriends him. After Quentin botches a solo escape attempt, they make a break together. Unable to shake the clumsy ...
Style: captivating, humorous, exciting, funny, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: odd couple, crime, criminal heroes, unlikely partners, chase, prison escape, french, prison, car chase, on the run, unlikely friendships, crazy ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, poland, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
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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, crimes, unlikely criminals, heist, dishonesty, hidden identity, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Flashback (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A hippie radical, Huey Walker has been a fugitive for decades, accused of a crime that he may not have committed. Finally apprehended, Walker is escorted to trial by uptight 20-something FBI agent John Buckner. While the two seem to be polar ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: train, chase, friendship, on the road, prison, fbi, partners, adventure, criminal heroes, mistaken identity, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: oregon, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, small town, courtroom drama, trial, false accusation, dedicated lawyer, court, fish out of water, legal action, legal investigation, romancing partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 41K
Life (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two men in 1930s Mississippi become friends after being sentenced to life in prison together for a crime they did not commit.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: life sentence, prison life, escape attempt, criminal, redemption, injustice, crimes, life is a bitch, frame up, dishonesty, partners, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 30s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: mississippi, new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Pros & Cons (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Framed for crimes they didn't commit, two small-timers are headed up the river without a paddle. Now, the only thing that can bail them out is a case of mistaken identity. It's the hysterical prison comedy that's so funny, it's ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: gang, prison, drugs/alcohol, confined, crimes, gays and lesbians, crime, cons and scams, hostages, prison life, frame up, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, realistic, semi serious, funny, light ...
Plot: island, racism, mistaken identity, crime, interracial relations, bad cop, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, social differences, resort, buddies, male bonding ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Let's Go to Prison (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a career criminal's plan for revenge is thwarted by unlikely circumstances, he puts his intended victim's son in his place by putting him in prison...and then joining him.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prison, faked death, bribery, jury, condom, solitary, false arrest, rivalry, friendship, wrong place wrong time, friends, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 43K
Down by Law (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, witty, humorous ...
Plot: prison, pimp, fight, escape, prostitute, social misfits, friendship, fairy, tourist, dishonesty, partners, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Armed and Dangerous (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dooley, a cop wrongly sacked for corruption, teams up with a useless defence lawyer in their new careers... as security guards. When the two are made fall guys for a robbery at a location they are guarding, the pair begin to investigate corruption ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: corruption, heist, gangsters, crime, master criminal, comedy of errors, goofy hero, chases and races, crimes, nothing goes right, partners against crime, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, norway, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, burglar, thief, chase, police investigation, crime, false accusation, on the run, partners, law enforcement, deadly, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, disorder, partners, buddies, unlikely criminals, twists & turns, stupidity, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Enos duo convince Cletus, aka The Bandit, to come out of hiding and help them promote their new restaurant. With a little coaxing, he agrees, producing an almost-creaky Trigger as his mode of transport. But his nemesis, Sheriff Buford T. ...
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, road movie, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, on the road, car chase, rivalry, disorder, buddies, partners, chases and races, escapades, on the run, race against time, road trip ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Critical Condition (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Eddie is a con artist. But this time he's framed and comes before a judge. By claiming insanity, he hopes to get off the hook. He manages end up in a hospital for a mental examination. That night, a storm breaks out over New York, and the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, melancholic ...
Plot: hospital, mistaken identity, partners, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, disorder, crimes, criminal heroes, doctors and patients, cons and scams, nothing goes right, switching roles ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Get Hard (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When obscenely rich hedge-fund manager James is convicted of fraud and sentenced to a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him one month to get his affairs in order. Knowing that he won't survive more than a few minutes in prison on his own, ...
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, harsh, clever ...
Plot: prison, false accusation, training, life turned upside down, teaching the ways of the world, misfit, prison life, fish out of water, dumb, power relations, wealth, countdown ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
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Scorched (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three bank tellers. One goal: knock the place over. The ultimate inside jobs, plotted by three people with nothing to lose.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: heist, bank robber, bank, desert, friends, crime gone awry, crime, nothing goes right, small town, partners, criminal heroes, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Blonde and Blonder (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Comic mayhem ensues when two lovely blondes, Dee and Dawn, are mistaken as international mob killers.
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining, sexy ...
Plot: hitman, mistaken identity, blonde, dishonesty, odd couple, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, crime, danger, best friends, disorder, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 18K
Harlem Nights (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: "Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any ...
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, friends, rivalry, police, gangsters, crime, corruption, interracial relations, city life, cons and scams, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
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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, funny, entertaining, road movie, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, kids
Plot: twins, fish out of water, reunion, partners, family relations, on the road, brother brother relationship, adventure, road trip, orphanage, long lost brother, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, texas, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Nuns on the Run (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Brian and Charlie work for a gangster. When the boss learns they want to "leave" he sets them up to be killed, after they help rob the local Triads of their drug dealing profits. B&C decide to steal the money for themselves, but ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, fish out of water, nun, convent, on the run, hidden identity, partners, disorder, odd couple, misfit, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Disorganized Crime (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lou Diamond Phillips and Fred Gwynne team up with a gang of professional criminals who have everything it takes to rob a bank. The only things they do have going for them are a cop and his partner, who are dumber than they are! By the time the gang ...
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, light, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, parody, heist, chase, crime, crime gone awry, goofy hero, chases and races, unlikely criminals, fugitives, criminal heroes, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
Place: montana, usa, new jersey, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Assault of the Killer Bimbos (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two go-go dancers, Lulu and Peaches, are framed for the murder of their employer by the real killer, sleazy gangster Vinnie. Picking up waitress Darlene along the way, the three are involved in wild car chases with cops as they head south to cross ...
Style: realistic, offbeat, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: chase, nightclub, on the run, chases and races, crimes, dancer's life, gangsters, hotel, murder, vigilantism, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
My New Partner (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: My New Partner is a 1984 French comedy film directed by Claude Zidi, starring Philippe Noiret and Thierry Lhermitte. Noiret plays a streetwise Paris policeman who takes kickbacks from the minor criminals on his beat to allow them to continue. At the ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, witty, exciting, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, odd couple, crimes, misfit partners, disorder, buddies, partners, law enforcement, crime, corrupt law enforcer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, realistic, not serious, feel good ...
Plot: lottery, weatherman, small town, tv station, criminal heroes, crime, nothing goes right, couple relations, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, sexualized violence, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%