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The Survivors (1983)
 5.8
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The Survivors (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Having both lost their jobs, two strangers become unlikely friends after a run in with a would be robber, who is actually a hitman with a grudge against the two.
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious, funny, satirical, idiotic, unusual plot structure, absurd, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: unemployment, survival, gangsters, mountain, hitman, robbery, survivalist, gas station, friendship, crimes, heist, friends, couple relations, partners, on the run, society, couples, dishonesty, buddies, witnessing a crime, down on your luck, uncontrollable, daughter, secret identity, camp ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, vermont, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and clever films with plots about dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, brutality, storytelling, gangsters and crimes mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Survivors: Money for Nothing (1993), I'm Not Rappaport (1996), The Jerky Boys (1995), Cadillac Man (1990), Double Whammy (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Money for Nothing (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an ...
Style: realistic, humorous, light, intense, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, crime, dishonesty, disorder, friends, heist, nothing goes right, money, unemployment, friendship, police, chase ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, talky ...
Plot: friendship, partners, odd couple, elderly, aging, retiring, crimes, couples, city life, lie, father daughter relationship, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Jerky Boys (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When two unemployed telephone pranksters decide to use their vocal "talents" to impersonate a Chicago mob boss and curry favor with organized crime in New York, the trouble begins. It isn't long before Johnny and Kamal (the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Plot: gangsters, hitman, unemployment, prank telephone call, dishonesty, vengeance, buddies, disorder, crime, crimes, on the run, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.7
 13K
Cadillac Man (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Joe's a car salesman with a problem. He has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (he's two timing), a missing teenage daughter and an ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jealousy, hostage, gangsters, car dealer, car salesman, race against time, vengeance, love and romance, love affair, crimes, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Double Whammy (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ray Pluto has many problems. He is satirized in the tabloids as the "loser cop." His partner is starting to seem suspiciously attracted to him. A pair of screenwriters across the hall keep bugging him for help. The superintendent of his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, suspense ...
Plot: violence, crimes, murder, crime, investigation, police detective, couple relations, doctors and patients, hitman, power relations, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 14K
The Big White (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: To remedy his financial problems, a travel agent has his eye on a frozen corpse, which just happens to be sought after by two hitmen.
Style: humorous, dark humor, realistic, clever, disturbing ...
Plot: insurance, kidnapping, murder, insurance fraud, life insurance, insurance agent, frozen body, disorder, nothing goes right, crime, unlikely criminals, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, satirical, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, unemployment, unlikely criminals, husband wife relationship, cons and scams, bankruptcy, couples, romance, couple relations, survival, bank robbery, kids and family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 19K
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, witty ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, friendship, nothing goes right, buddies, disorder, partners, friends, cons and scams, crimes, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Going in Style (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three senior citizens in their 70s who live together are slowly decaying in endless days with nothing to do but feed the birds. One of them comes up with an idea - rob a bank. They certainly could use the money if they get away with it and if they ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: heist, elderly, friendship, senior citizen, bittersweet, partners, dishonesty, disorder, buddies, golden years, unlikely criminals, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.9
 2K
Faithful (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A depressed housewife whose husband is having an affair contemplates suicide, but changes her mind when she faces death by a killer hired to do her in.
Style: witty, talky, semi serious, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitman, female protagonist, woman in danger, crumbling marriage, self discovery, dishonesty, family problems, marriage, depression, adultery, bathtub, runaway ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 17K
Made (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two aspiring boxers lifelong friends get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.
Style: humorous, witty, dark humor, funny, talky ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, crime, nothing goes right, partners, disorder, buddies, cons and scams, dishonesty, crime boss, bad temper, money laundering ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, california, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organise a daring new heist.
Style: humorous, light, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, chase, on the road, crime, crimes, treasure hunt, safecracker, rivalry, adventure, buddies, partners, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
 20K
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, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, friends, rivalry, gangsters, interracial relations, police, bully, crime, crimes, corruption, buddies, city life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 80s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.5
 3K
Mad Dog Time (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: With his boss in the madhouse, a mobster is temporary boss of the criminal empire just as vicious rivals threaten the control of the empire.
Style: humorous, realistic, offbeat, dark humor, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mental institution, hitman, betrayal, crime, crimes, mental illness, down on your luck, friends, nothing goes right, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Jerry and Tom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their profession differs a lot. It shows when Tom is required to kill his ...
Style: clever, talky, witty, dark humor, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hitman, film within a film, murder, crimes, career change, odd couple, retiring, wild ride, friends, apprentice, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 68K
Bottle Rocket (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, theft, thief, crime, crimes, self discovery, disorder, nothing goes right, sibling relationship, on the run, cons and scams, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 44K
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, twists and turns, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: life sentence, prison life, escape attempt, criminal, redemption, african american, crimes, life is a bitch, frame up, partners, dishonesty, injustice ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 20th century, 30s, 1990s
Place: mississippi, new york, usa, mississippi river, southern usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After Dick Harper loses his job at Globodyne in an Enron-esque collapse, he and his wife, Jane, turn to crime in order to handle the massive debt they now face. Two intelligent people, Dick and Jane actually get pretty good at robbing people and ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, feel good, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: unemployment, bankruptcy, suburbs, loss of job, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, scapegoat, husband wife relationship, heist, humiliation, travel agent, retribution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.9
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Gridlock'd (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, humorous, rough, harsh ...
Plot: drug addiction, drug abuse, addiction, hip hop, heroin, going straight, rehabilitation, overdose, friendship, partners, treatment, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, detroit, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 3K
Wisdom (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, bank, unemployment, on the run, college graduate, lovers on the run, gun, police, murder, fbi, destiny, crimes ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 11K
Gung Ho (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When a western Pennsylvania auto plant is acquired by a Japanese company, brokering auto worker Hunt Stevenson faces the tricky challenge of mediating the assimilation of two clashing corporate cultures. At one end is the Japanese plant manager and ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, unemployment, factory, friendship, worker, labor union, business, workplace, buddies, society, fighting the system, deception ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, japan, pennsylvania, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, realistic ...
Plot: heist, retirement home, crime, crimes, elderly, cons and scams, aging, robbery, one last job, dishonesty, nursing, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, oregon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Things Change (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jerry, a misfit Mafia henchman, is assigned the low-level job of keeping an eye on Gino, a shoe repairman fingered by the Mob to confess to a murder he didn't commit. But Gino's mistaken for a Mafia boss, and the two are suddenly ...
Style: clever, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: hotel, friendship, gangsters, hitman, mistaken identity, scapegoat, murder, hidden identity, disorder, dishonesty, criminal heroes, switching roles ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Married to the Mob (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Angela de Marco is fed up with her gangster husband's line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo, Angela and her son depart ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: starting over, murder, fbi, hitman, romance, gangsters, against the odds, against the rules, crimes, crime, couple relations, special agents ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 725
Big Shots (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Following the death of his father, a suburbanite runs away from home and winds up on Chicago's South Side. After being mugged, the boy befriends a young hustler and, after stealing a gangster's car, the two embark on an adventure down ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: hitman, gang, friendship, interracial friendship, gangsters, culture clash, crimes, partners, buddies, bittersweet, on the run, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, louisiana, southern usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Russian circus visits the US. A clown wants to defect, but doesn't have the nerve. His saxophone playing friend however comes to the decision to defect in the middle of Bloomingdales. He is befriended by the black security guard and falls in ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: american dream, immigrants, culture clash, friendship, kgb, fish out of water, self discovery, fall in love, love and romance, musician's life, hopes, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, russia, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 3K
Feds (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Ellie DeWitt and Janis Zuckermann are admitted to the very strict FBI Training Academy. They get a hard course, in which they learn to deal with guns and to recognise crimes. They also get a physical training. It appears that Ellie is a real ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, intense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fbi, odd couple, partners against crime, law enforcement, partners, police detective, friendship, academy, strong female character, female protagonist, unlikely friendships, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 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, feel good, not serious, buddy comedy, absurd ...
Plot: safecracker, mistaken identity, cons and scams, organized crime, comedy of errors, crimes, crime, unlikely criminals, heist, dishonesty, hidden identity, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Opportunists (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vic is a struggling auto mechanic with a safe-cracking past and a lot of debt. His girlfriend runs a bar and offers to loan him the money she's saved for remodeling, but Vic is reluctant to take it. When a long-lost cousin from Ireland shows up ...
Style: realistic, talky, suspense, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, cons and scams, safecracker, crime gone awry, gangsters, crimes, crime, redemption, dishonesty, unlikely couple, starting over, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, ireland, europe, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 22K
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love, only to discover that they have each been hired to kill the other.
Style: dark humor, suspense, clever, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, female killer, crime, crimes, romance, couples, dishonesty, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, mexico, los angeles, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%