Movies like Stir Crazy

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Stir Crazy (1980)
 6.8
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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, not serious, realistic, feel good, exciting, neurotic, funny, light, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: fish out of water, prison, mistaken identity, on the road, wrongful imprisonment, false accusation, crime, drugs/alcohol, comedy of errors, buddies, odd couple, on the run, friendship, frame up, friends, crimes, partners, prison escape, disorder, prison life, chases and races, dishonesty, escapades, bank robbery, warden ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: cross country

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 disorder, crimes, crime, dialogue, chase, partners and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Stir Crazy: Another You (1991), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), We're No Angels (1989), Silver Streak (1976), Screwed (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
Plot: sanitarium, buddies, crime, femme fatale, hustler, odd couple, crime gone awry, forgery, manipulations, cons and scams, gambling, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, not serious, realistic, funny, tricky ...
Plot: murder, mute or deaf, friendship, farce, blindness, store, odd couple, witness, deafness, chase, self discovery, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, semi serious, feel good, clever, realistic ...
Plot: prison, mistaken identity, fish out of water, small town, crime, buddies, prisoner, clergy, religions or cults, dishonesty, disorder, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.9
 16K
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: humorous, suspenseful, clever, exciting, witty ...
Plot: train, two man army, semiautomatic pistol, theft, sex, false accusation, sniper, farce, fish out of water, anti heroes, false accusations, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: kansas, chicago illinois, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 5.7
 7K
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: kidnapping, mistaken identity, mortician, moon, buddies, comedy of errors, crime, goofy hero, odd couple, crime gone awry, friendship, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.4
 390
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: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: prison, gang, master criminal, drugs/alcohol, unlikely criminals, crime, cons and scams, mistaken identity, prison life, criminal heroes, confined, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, legal investigation, courtroom, court, small town, false accusation, fish out of water, trial, culture clash, suspicion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 3K
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, witty, feel good, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: safecracker, cons and scams, heist, farce, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, organized crime, robbery, crime, buddies, gangsters, hidden identity ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 7.1
 24K
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: humorous, captivating, exciting, funny, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: odd couple, criminal heroes, chase, crime, unlikely partners, french, prison escape, prison, unlikely friendships, crazy, bank robbery, mentor ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, poland, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, condom, jury, faked death, bribery, drugs/alcohol, odd couple, prison life, alcohol abuse, confined, crimes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, buddies, misfit partners, odd couple, disorder, police, corruption, colleague ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 17K
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: clever, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: crime gone awry, bank robbery, heist, hostage negotiator, friendship, crime, firefighter, map, taxi driver, comedy of errors, buddies, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: kidnapping, nothing goes right, buddies, unlikely criminals, obnoxious boss, workplace, partners, disorder, friendship, twists & turns, stupidity, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.8
 42K
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, surreal, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: prison, pimp, social misfits, fight, escape, prostitute, jazz, on the road, on the run, convict, friendship, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, road movie, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, on the road, car chase, on the run, race against time, chases and races, escapades, partners, buddies, rivalry, disorder, road trip ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, offbeat
Plot: nightclub, on the run, chase, on the road, false accusation, chases and races, hotel, crimes, dishonesty, dancer's life, gangsters, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, friends, police, nightclub, gangsters, corruption, crime, buddies, gang, nightclub owner, hoodlum, nightlife ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s, 80s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Fugitives (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coming out from jail, Lucas has decided to change his life and behave like a good citizen. But when he is taken hostage in a bank by a hare-brained robber, no cops can believe he is not part of the action.
Style: feel good, sentimental, witty, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: chase, comedy of errors, fugitives, farce, goofy hero, nothing goes right, odd couple, reluctant partners, chases and races, disorder, crime, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 4K
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, semi serious, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: kids
Plot: train, chase, on the road, hippie, lsd, fbi, friendship, prison, odd couple, mind game, criminal heroes, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: oregon, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 108K
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, life turned upside down, training, teaching the ways of the world, prison life, misfit, fish out of water, power relations, wealth, dumb, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Critical Condition (1987)
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, realistic, dark humor, melancholic ...
Plot: hospital, mistaken identity, criminal's revenge, odd couple, prison, hurricane, switching roles, doctors and patients, mental institution, cons and scams, mental illness, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Hangover Part III (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, dark humor, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dentist, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, drugs/alcohol, farce, buddies, friends, disorder, chases and races, escapades, hung over, overbearing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, mexico, nevada, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink white Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events ...
Style: humorous, surreal, talky, twists and turns, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, kidnapping, crime, mistaken identity, bowling, stoners, disorder, dialogue, hippie, buddies, marijuana, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, malibu california, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 4.7
 9K
Gone Fishin' (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two fishing fanatics get in trouble when their fishing boat gets stolen while on a trip.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: boat, buddies, on the road, fishing, friendship, adventure, swamp, odd couple, sea, nothing goes right, crimes, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: farce, convent, fish out of water, cross dressing, nun, gender bending, drugs/alcohol, hidden identity, money, stolen money, on the run, chinese mafia ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, semi serious, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: island, racism, farce, buddies, mistaken identity, odd couple, crime, bad cop, resort, interracial relations, social differences, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 26K
Oscar (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. Despite having no experience in making money in a legal fashion, Snaps sets about to keep his ...
Style: talky, clever, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, mistaken identity, pregnancy, accountant, parents and children, gangsters, cons and scams, crime, honesty, romance, fish out of water, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: National Lampoon's Gold Diggers is a black comedy about two losers in their twenties, Calvin Menhoffer (Will Friedle) and Leonard Smallwood (Chris Owen), who are out to get the good life without working for it. The two young men try to rob two ...
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drugs/alcohol, buddies, cons and scams, crime, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty, partners, disorder, friends, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 9K
Happy, Texas (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two escaped convicts roll into the village of Happy, Texas, where they're mistaken for a gay couple who work as beauty pageant consultants. They go along with it to duck the police, but the local sheriff has a secret of his own.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, feel good, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, beauty pageant, small town, farce, cons and scams, comedy of errors, romance, small town sheriff, stolen identity, ruse, gay couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)
Genre: Crime, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two hoplessly out of their class con-men attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the l9th century. They gain the enmity of the most famous bank Robber in the world and the affection of a crusading newspaperwoman.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, buddies, crime, prison, master criminal, bank, misfit partners, odd couple, crime gone awry, cons and scams, criminal heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%