Movies like Weekend at Bernie's

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Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
 6.4
 44K
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, funny, absurd, entertaining, realistic, idiotic, ridiculous, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, insurance, farce, crimes, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, partners, dishonesty, buddies, boss and employee, disorder, deadly, fish out of water, goofy hero, cons and scams, hitman, mob boss, employer employee relationship, beach, boss, organized crime, summer job, justice, friends, yuppie ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and absurd films with plots about disorder, dialogue, chase, mentor, brutality, storytelling and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Crime and Adventure genres. Some movies like Weekend at Bernie's: Horrible Bosses (2011), Men at Work (1990), Safe Men (1998), The Crew (2000), The Whole Nine Yards (2000). 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, witty, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: island, embezzlement, race against time, heist, odd couple, nothing goes right, chases and races, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, crimes, buddies, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 396K
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, talky ...
Plot: boss and employee, dentist, obnoxious boss, unlikely criminals, plan gone awry, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, power relations, revenge, workplace problem, humiliation, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 21K
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, exciting, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: murder, buddies, dishonesty, partners, disorder, amateur detective, goofy hero, cons and scams, justice, brothers, guilty pleasure, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, 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 ⇓
38%
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 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, clever, semi serious, witty, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotel, gangsters, vengeance, deadly, disorder, human nature, aging, friends, farce, partners, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa, miami, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: dark humor, humorous, funny, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mafia, hitman, murder, fish out of water, farce, crime, comedy of errors, opposites attract, love affair, unlikely partners, misfit, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada, usa, montreal, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Trapped in Paradise (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Firpo Brothers can get away with anything. They just can't get away!
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, light, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, christmas, heist, criminal heroes, disorder, partners, crimes, nothing goes right, redemption, dishonesty, crime gone awry, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, feel good, realistic, dark humor, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loss of fortune, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, drugs/alcohol, cons and scams, crimes, crime, golden years, buddies, dishonesty, intrigue, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, entertaining, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: buddies, friends, adventure, chases and races, disorder, incompetent police, countryside, partners, heroes, misfit, uncle nephew relationship, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
33%
 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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing goes right, gambling, hitman, mafia, frame up, buddies, criminal heroes, crime, heist, cons and scams, gangsters, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 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, offbeat, not serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: false accusation, murder, screwball, crime, misfit, odd couple, clergy, femme fatale, goofy hero, unfulfilled love, down on your luck, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, 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: 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 ⇓
31%
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
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, offbeat, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, airport, murder, vacation, gangsters, farce, college, misfit, odd couple, comedy of errors, crimes, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: mexico, latin america, san diego california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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 ⇓
31%
 6.8
 18K
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 ⇓
31%
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: comedy of errors, law enforcement, workplace situations, nothing goes right, goofy hero, farce, battle of the sexes, police detective, disorder, crimes, gendarme, policewoman ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, saint tropez, french riviera, europe, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 70K
Tommy Boy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Party animal Tommy Callahan is a few cans short of a six-pack. But when the family business starts tanking, it's up to Tommy and number-cruncher Richard Hayden to save the day.
Style: humorous, road movie, funny, absurd, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: goofy hero, nothing goes right, road trip, buddies, family relations, inheritance, self discovery, factory, odd couple, father son relationship, funeral, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 22K
Gambit (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.
Style: humorous, entertaining, tense, funny, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, collector, cons and scams, crime gone awry, disorder, verbal byplay, dishonesty, partners, employer employee relationship, farce, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 4K
Brain Donors (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming big-shot lawyer, who also wants to run ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, absurd, talky ...
Plot: ballet, farce, nothing goes right, partners, dishonesty, buddies, disorder, rivalry, fish out of water, taxi driver, misfit, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, clever, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, farce, yuppie, vengeance, disorder, dishonesty, couples, social differences, crime, cons and scams, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Hangover Part III (2013)
Genre: Adventure, 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, dark humor, realistic, not serious, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dentist, disorder, buddies, comedy of errors, overbearing, chases and races, drugs/alcohol, plan gone awry, escapades, hung over, irresponsible, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: las vegas, nevada, los angeles, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, feel good, exciting, realistic, witty ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, partners against crime, buddies, police, police investigation, cocaine, master criminal, murder, crimes, law enforcement, drug dealing, mad scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.4
 13K
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, insurance fraud, murder, life insurance, frozen body, insurance agent, nothing goes right, disorder, comedy of errors, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Thief Kevin Caffery attempts to rob from the home of rich businessman Max Fairbanks. But Fairbanks catches him and steals his cherished ring that his girlfriend gave him. Caffery is then bent on revenge and getting his ring back with the help of his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: thief, vengeance, crimes, nothing goes right, criminal's revenge, disorder, dishonesty, rivalry, cons and scams, robbery, ring, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Nothing But Trouble (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While attempting to seduce gorgeous lawyer Diane Lightson, wealthy gadabout Chris Thorne agrees to drive her to Atlantic City, N.J. But, when some reckless driving draws the attention of a deeply critical cop, they and the flamboyant ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, disturbing, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, chase, on the run, eccentric family, fish out of water, goofy hero, nothing goes right, anti heroes, danger, deadly, buddies, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
28%
 5.5
 116K
White Chicks (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two FBI agent brothers, Marcus and Kevin Copeland, accidentally foil a drug bust. As punishment, they are forced to escort a pair of socialites to the Hamptons, where they're going to be used as bait for a kidnapper. But when the girls realize ...
Style: humorous, funny, idiotic, satirical, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: fish out of water, gender bending, special agents, fbi, working undercover, gender, undercover, cross dressing, crossdressing, drugs/alcohol, crimes, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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 ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
27%
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