Movies like Weekend at Bernie's

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Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
 6.4
 43K
Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two friends are invited for a weekend to a luxury island with their boss. The boss gets shot and nobody seems to notice, except for the two friends. In order not to become suspects of murder they treat the body as a puppet and make people believe he's still alive. The killer wants to do his job so when he is informed that the stiff is still alive he's got to shoot him again, and again, and again.
Style: dark humor, humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, idiotic, absurd, ridiculous, clever, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, beach, boss, island, insurance, farce, comedy of errors, buddies, cons and scams, mission of murder, female corpse, house, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, partners, disorder, friends, goofy hero, boss and employee, nothing goes right, fish out of water, power relations, embezzlement, yuppie ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Weekend at Bernie's

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and funny films with plots about disorder, crimes, mentor, chase, dialogue, catastrophe and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Crime and Adventure genres. Some movies like Weekend at Bernie's: Horrible Bosses (2011), The Troops & Troop-ettes (1982), The Crew (2000), The Dukes of Hazzard (2005), Men at Work (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Weekend at Bernie's II (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Everybody's favorite stiff is back! Working fools Larry Wilson and Richard Parker have uncovered a dirty, little secret: Their former boss, Bernie Lomax, embezzled $2 million and placed it in a safe deposit box in the Caribbean. Now, the boys ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: island, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, farce, buddies, odd couple, cons and scams, heist, dishonesty, partners, disorder, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
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100%
 6.9
 388K
Horrible Bosses (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: For Nick, Kurt and Dale, the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, absurd, entertaining, not serious ...
Plot: boss and employee, obnoxious boss, comedy of errors, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, plan gone awry, dentist, power relations, drugs/alcohol, revenge, group of friends, employer employee relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Troops & Troop-ettes (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cruchot's police office moves into a new building. They do not only get high tech equipment, but also four young female police officers to educate. All of them scramble to work with them -- and cause pure chaos while being distracted by the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: family outing
Plot: law enforcement, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, farce, goofy hero, workplace situations, battle of the sexes, disorder, gendarme, crimes, policewoman, police detective ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, saint tropez, french riviera, europe, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 4K
The Crew (2000)
Genre: Crime, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotel, gangsters, farce, cons and scams, crime, hitman, crimes, vengeance, dishonesty, partners, golden years, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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 ⇓
35%
The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Cousins, Bo and Luke Duke, with the help of their eye-catching cousin, Daisy and moonshine-running Uncle Jesse, try and save the family farm from being destroyed by Hazzard County's corrupt commissioner, Boss Hogg. Their efforts constantly find ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, based on cult tv series, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: buddies, chases and races, adventure, friends, misfit, chase, countryside, partners, disorder, cons and scams, crimes, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 20K
Men at Work (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two garbage men find the body of a city councilman in a trash can on their route. With help from a supervisor, the duo must solve the case and find the man's killer while hiding the body from the cops.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, crime, buddies, vietnam veteran, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, partners, disorder, goofy hero, political corruption ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.6
 5K
Wise Guys (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose $250,000, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City and comedy follows.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing goes right, mafia, hitman, gambling, criminal heroes, crime, buddies, gangsters, cons and scams, heist, friends, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mobster named Jimmy the Tulip agrees to cooperate with an FBI investigation in order to stay out of prison; he's relocated by the authorities to a life of suburban anonymity as part of a witness protection program. It's not long before a ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, funny, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mafia, hitman, fish out of water, gangsters, murder, comedy of errors, crime, farce, unlikely partners, opposites attract, love affair, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, usa, montreal, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Club Paradise (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Chicago firefighter Jack Moniker retires and moves to a small Caribbean island, he is befriended by the owner of a run-down resort. Together they renovate the resort and lure tourists to Club Paradise in an effort to fight off corrupt officials ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: island, reggae, looking for sex, farce, resort, nothing goes right, tropical island, partners, disorder, friends, buddies, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: caribbean, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. A "Lethal Weapon" style cop team tries to find and stop the fiends before they can dope the nation by distributing their wares via the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: buddies, partners against crime, parody, police, police investigation, cocaine, crimes, law enforcement, partners, disorder, goofy hero, master criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 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 ⇓
32%
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: clever, dark humor, not serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: weatherman, lottery, tv station, small town, crime, buddies, drugs/alcohol, unlikely criminals, weather, debt, crime gone awry, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Stealing Harvard (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: John and his girlfriend have vowed to marry once they save $30,000 for their dream house. But the minute they achieve their financial goal, John finds out his niece has been accepted at Harvard, and he's reminded of his promise to pay for her ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: robbery, money, crime, buddies, unlikely criminals, fool, uncle, house, crime gone awry, couple relations, nothing goes right, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the incompetent Officer Frank Drebin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles upon an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, based on cult tv series ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: baseball, parody, police investigation, aquarium, assassination attempt, mind control, queen, goofy hero, buddy cop, terrorism, illegal drugs, race against time ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, seaport, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 5K
Crimewave (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Fed up of his business partner, Ernest Trend hires the services of two exterminators. When things go drastically wrong and they murder the wrong man, the race is on to frame an innocent video surveillance man.
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, offbeat, cult movie cast ...
Plot: screwball, false accusation, crime, murder, buddies, femme fatale, goofy hero, odd couple, mistaken identity, hitman, nothing goes right, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)
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, not serious, clever, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vacation, airport, hitman, gangsters, farce, comedy of errors, crime, unlikely partners, crime gone awry, college, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: mexico, latin america, san diego california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Ruthless People (1986)
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: offbeat, humorous, clever, witty, not serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, farce, yuppie, cons and scams, crime, confined, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, couples, hostages ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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 ⇓
31%
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 ⇓
31%
The Troops in New York (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The second installment of Gendarmes series, tells the story of Sergeant Cruchot (Louis De Funes), who, together with his faithful comrades, has been sent to the International Congress of Gendarmerie in N.Y.
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fish out of water, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, goofy hero, law enforcement, track down, officers and cadets, misfit, gendarme, stowaway, disorder, chase ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, usa, new york, french riviera, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: burglar, thief, murder, police investigation, nothing goes right, crime, suspicion of murder, chase, odd couple, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, manipulations ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ⇓
31%
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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 ⇓
31%
Crime Busters (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure, Crime
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An attempted robbery turns to be an unexpected recruitment when two unemployed men mistakenly break into a police office instead of a store.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, police academy, police, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, harley davidson, crime fighter, police investigation, fish out of water, adventure, buddies, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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 ⇓
31%
 6.5
 119K
Let's Be Cops (2014)
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, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, investigation, impersonating a police officer, nightclub, party, robbery, kidnapping, murder, police, corruption, drugs/alcohol, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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 ⇓
31%
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Our favourite police men are called together to deal with a gang who rob banks and jewelers. Using their various talents as well as their extraordinary luck, the crooks stand no chance against our men and women wearing blue..
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gang, mayor, prank, crime, goofy hero, urban, master criminal, investigation, jewel thief, police investigation, partners against crime, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Police Academy misfits travel to Miami, Florida for their academy's commanding officer, Lassard, to receive a prestigious lifetime award pending his retirement, which takes a turn involving a group of jewel thieves after their stolen loot ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prank, golf, crime, police investigation, nothing goes right, investigation, handcuffs, police operation, goofy hero, urban, master criminal, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%