Movies like Stir Crazy

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Stir Crazy
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, not serious, funny, realistic, feel good, exciting, light, harsh, comic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, crime, fish out of water, prison escape, bank robbery, mistaken identity, on the road, drugs/alcohol, comedy of errors, lawyer, buddies, odd couple, irreverent, on the run, false accusation, friendship, chase, mentor, brutality, wrongful imprisonment, alter ego, frame up, farce, dialogue, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: cross country
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My Cousin Vinny
Comedy, Crime
USA
120 min.
 7.5
The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Comedy, Crime
UK, USA
103 min.
 7.3
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Most similar movies to Stir Crazy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and melancholic films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, culture clash, crime, dialogue, adaptation and runaway mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Stir Crazy: See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), We're No Angels (1989), Screwed (2000), Safe Men (1998), My Cousin Vinny (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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See No Evil, Hear No Evil
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: farce, murder, blindness, chase, crime, store, friendship, buddies, odd couple, self discovery, screwball, car chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city
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We're No Angels
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, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: small town, mistaken identity, crime, prison, fish out of water, religion, buddies, clergy, religions or cults, redemption, dishonesty, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
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Screwed
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: vengeance, moon, comedy of errors, buddies, goofy hero, crime, odd couple, crime gone awry, friendship, kidnapping, mistaken identity, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
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System:   51%
    User:   48%
 
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Safe Men
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, witty, not serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: heist, farce, mistaken identity, crime, gangsters, comedy of errors, safecracker, gangster, jewish, buddies, hidden identity, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   57%
 
My Cousin Vinny
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, funny, realistic, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, small town, court, courtroom drama, culture clash, murder, justice, mistaken identity, dedicated lawyer, false accusation, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alabama, usa, new york, southern usa, new jersey
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Quick Change
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: clever, humorous, witty, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: bank robbery, heist, crime, crime gone awry, airport, mafia, comedy of errors, buddies, sarcasm, chase, cons and scams, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Amos & Andrew
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: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: farce, mistaken identity, island, culture clash, buddies, hostage, crime, odd couple, police, resort, interracial relations, segregation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa
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Silver Streak
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, humorous, clever, exciting, witty ...
Plot: train, mistaken identity, murder, chase, violence, death, gunfight, farce, fish out of water, crime, anti heroes, espionage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, kansas, california, chicago illinois
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System:   45%
    User:   49%
 
Let's Go to Prison
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, funny, realistic, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prison, revenge, odd couple, drugs/alcohol, prison life, confined, crimes, vengeance, friends, criminal's revenge, male nudity, condom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   33%
 
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag
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, clever, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, farce, murder, hitman, mafia, gangster, comedy of errors, airport, unlikely partners, crime, crime gone awry, chase ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: mexico, latin america, new jersey, san diego california
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System:   40%
    User:   42%
 
 5.4
 3K
Another You
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: buddies, crime, femme fatale, odd couple, crime gone awry, forgery, manipulations, sanitarium, cons and scams, gambling, mistaken identity, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   41%
 
 6.0
 18K
Harlem Nights
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, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, corruption, organized crime, gangster, buddies, rivalry, friends, violence, mob, gang, foul language ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 80s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   31%
 
Lucky Numbers
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, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: crime, weatherman, buddies, drugs/alcohol, lottery, unlikely criminals, murder, small town, crime gone awry, cons and scams, nothing goes right, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   41%
 
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Ruthless People
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: humorous, clever, witty, not serious, funny ...
Plot: kidnapping, farce, vengeance, ransom, murder, revenge, cons and scams, greed, crime, betrayal, twists & turns, confined ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
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 119K
Let's Be Cops
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It's the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they're not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police, corruption, police investigation, gangsters, police corruption, investigation, comedy of errors, anti heroes, drugs/alcohol, undercover cop, surveillance, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   33%
 
 6.7
 40K
Life
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, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, prison, murder, buddies, life, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, unlikely friendships, mentor, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 90s, 1990s
Place: mississippi, usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   34%
 
The Pink Panther Strikes Again
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, funny ...
Plot: farce, chase, kidnapping, police, vengeance, comedy of errors, palaces castles and temples, goofy hero, hotel, insanity, assassin, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, munich germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   30%
 
 5.1
 4K
Burglar
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, melancholic, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, chase, nothing goes right, odd couple, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, twists & turns, thief, burglar, manipulations, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   29%
 
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Critical Condition
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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, dark humor, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: hospital, criminal's revenge, doctors, odd couple, prison, switching roles, family, mentor, doctors and patients, happy ending, mental institution, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   29%
 
 6.0
 99K
Twins
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, sentimental, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, kids
Plot: culture clash, twins, strong sexual content, odd couple, on the road, redemption, brothers, family, chase, track down, siblings relations, island ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century
Place: los angeles, usa, new mexico, california, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   27%
 
Disorganized Crime
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: parody, crime, small town, heist, chase, bank robbery, crime gone awry, comedy of errors, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, weapons, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, montana, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   29%
 
Take the Money and Run
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, absurd ...
Plot: farce, crime, prison, robbery, heist, prison escape, bank robbery, screwball, unlikely criminals, parody, crimes, deadpan ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: turkey, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   28%
 
Johnny Dangerously
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, crime, gangster, parody, mafia, rise to the top, mob, siblings relations, prohibition, farce, screwball ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 80s, 1910s
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System:   32%
    User:   26%
 
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Dragnet
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: LAPD Sgt. Joe Friday -- the equally straight-laced nephew of the famous police sergeant of the same name -- is paired up with a young, freewheeling detective named Pep Streebeck. After investigating some strange robberies at the local zoo and the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, police investigation, chase, crime, police, corruption, investigation, fish out of water, culture clash, cult, buddies, police corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
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System:   32%
    User:   27%
 
Small Time Crooks
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.
Style: clever, talky, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: crime gone awry, bank robbery, rags to riches, heist, screwball, unlikely criminals, urban, greed, crime, cons and scams, sarcasm, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   35%
 
 6.2
 17K
My Blue Heaven
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Barney Coopersmith is assigned to protect former Mafia figure turned informant Vincent Antonelli. In the witness protection program one is supposed to keep a low profile, but that is something that Antonelli has trouble doing. Coopersmith ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, light ...
Plot: gangsters, crime, small town, culture clash, mafia, gangster, mob, parody, organized crime, hidden identity, fish out of water, odd couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california, europe, usa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   26%
 
Trailer Park Boys: The Movie
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in a separate storyline not related to the "Trailer Park Boys" Television show, but with the same lovable characters. The boys get arrested for robbing an ATM machine and spend 18 months in jail. When the get out, they decide to pull ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Plot: crime, drugs, anti heroes, marijuana, male nudity, buddies, social misfits, drug dealing, drinking, heist, chaos and mayhem, weed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   29%
 
 6.7
 53K
Half Baked
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Three lovable party buds try to bail their friend out of jail. But just when the guys have mastered a plan, everything comes dangerously close to going up in smoke.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: marijuana, weed, drugs, stupidity, drug dealing, comedy of errors, drugs/alcohol, storytelling, stoners, male nudity, urban, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   30%
    User:   26%
 

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Nuns on the Run
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Plot: farce, cross dressing, chase, british, gangster, drugs/alcohol, hidden identity, gangsters, robbery, convent, gender bending, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
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System:   30%
    User:   36%
 
Armed and Dangerous
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, not serious, realistic, witty, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: corruption, crime, gangsters, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, goofy hero, murder, motorcycle, airport, odd couple, chase, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, norway, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   34%
 
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