Movies like We're No Angels

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We're No Angels (1989)
 6.1
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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, feel good, exciting, light, captivating, entertaining, clever, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, monk, small town, on the run, clergy, disorder, buddies, crimes, society, dishonesty, prisoner, escape, monastery, priest, fake priest, friends, love and romance, warden, religions or cults, disguise, religion, police, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and melancholic films with plots about crimes, farce, disorder, culture clash, adaptation, mentor and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like We're No Angels: Nuns on the Run (1990), Oscar (1991), Stir Crazy (1980), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), Screwed (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, funny, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: cross dressing, on the run, fish out of water, misfit, chase, farce, convent, bully, priest, gender bending, nun, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
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100%
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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: witty, humorous, talky, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, gangsters, mistaken identity, accountant, fish out of water, parents and children, disorder, dishonesty, goofy hero, going straight, crimes, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, prison, friendship, on the road, false accusation, escape, wrongful imprisonment, buddy, crimes, partners, odd couple ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first.
Style: twists and turns, clever, humorous, witty, talky ...
Plot: farce, cons and scams, con artists, casino, bet, high society, rivalry, roulette, competition, paralysis, crimes, con men ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s
Place: french riviera, france, europe, south of france, riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, crime gone awry, fish out of water, comedy of errors, friendship, nothing goes right, vengeance, hostage, cons and scams, disorder, misfit, partners ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
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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, interracial relations, crimes, bad cop, social differences, resort, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, buddies, satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: feel good, humorous, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, pretending to be gay, beauty pageant, small town, farce, disorder, comedy of errors, cons and scams, fall in love, unfulfilled love, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 2K
Hallelujah! (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Following his release from a seven-year stretch in prison, Mario Diccara discovers that his affairs with the underworld aren't completely settled. His brother Patrick, a priest, suggests that he stays with elderly Father Etienne in a small ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Plot: fake priest, mistaken identity, small town, priest, disorder, social relations, hidden identity, farce, village, prison, criminal, church ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Scorched (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three bank tellers. One goal: knock the place over. The ultimate inside jobs, plotted by three people with nothing to lose.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bank robber, heist, bank, desert, friends, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, crimes, small town, boss and employee, criminal heroes, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada
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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, funny, captivating, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: french, unlikely partners, on the run, prison, henchman, odd couple, mob boss, escape, crimes, disorder, criminal heroes, fugitives ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, poland, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Johnny Dangerously (1984)
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, funny, light, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, crimes, rivalry, disorder, cons and scams, dishonesty, rise to the top, goofy hero, crime boss, bandit, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1935, 1910s, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
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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, unlikely criminals, heist, hidden identity, dishonesty, criminal heroes, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 1K
Bullseye! (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael Caine, Roger Moore and Sally Kirkland star as three of the most unlikely rogues to ever score a heist. Hidden away in a vault is a fortune in diamonds, payment for a secret formula two government scientists have unscrupulously sold to the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: scientist, espionage, undercover, disorder, cons and scams, nothing goes right, goofy hero, dishonesty, intrigue, disguise, experiment, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Taking Care of Business (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An uptight advertising exec has his entire life in a filofax organizer which mistakenly ends up in the hands of a friendly convict who poses as him.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prison, mistaken identity, cons and scams, rich and poor, fish out of water, dishonesty, disorder, crimes, nothing goes right, misfit, prison life, prison escape ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Small Time Crooks (2000)
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: witty, humorous, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: bank robbery, unlikely criminals, disorder, overnight success, love and romance, crimes, couple relations, cons and scams, bully, criminal, restaurant, bank robber ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Witless Protection (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story centers on a small-town sheriff who witnesses what he believes is a kidnapping and rushes to rescue a woman. The kidnappers turn out to be FBI agents assigned to protect her and deliver her to a big Enron-type corruption trial in Chicago ...
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: comedy of errors, on the run, hidden identity, goofy hero, woman in danger, crimes, disorder, wrong place wrong time, nothing goes right, witnessing a crime, law enforcement, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghetto, street gang, disorder, family relations, gang, partners, crimes, fish out of water, gangsters, hip hop, goofy hero, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mafia, marriage proposal, family relations, fbi, gangsters, crimes, romance, mistaken identity, dishonesty, love and romance, fall in love, comedy of errors ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, kansas city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: humorous, realistic, not serious, feel good, stylized ...
Plot: lottery, small town, weatherman, dark humor, criminal heroes, crimes, cons and scams, couple relations, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, justice, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Welcome to Collinwood (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Five hapless inner-city low-lifes attempt to burgle a pawnbroker's safe, but end up being plagued by bad luck.
Style: humorous, entertaining, absurd, satirical, clever ...
Plot: heist, safecracker, crimes, cons and scams, criminal heroes, dishonesty, prison, planning, disguise, released from prison, greed, runaway ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Lucky Break (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Half-way through his 12-year prison sentence for an incompetent armed robbery, Jimmy Hands gets a lucky break: he's transferred to a prison from which he can probably escape. He convinces the governor to stage a musical in an old chapel next to ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, intense, touching ...
Plot: prison, romance, prison life, fall in love, confined, buddies, cons and scams, crimes, social worker, friendship, escape, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: christmas, small town, heist, criminal heroes, crimes, nothing goes right, partners, disorder, redemption, crime gone awry, dishonesty, bank robbery ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 21K
My Blue Heaven (1990)
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, realistic, light, entertaining, talky ...
Plot: gangsters, witness protection, fbi, fbi agent, hitman, witnessing a crime, fish out of water, hidden identity, small town life, district attorney, small town, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new york, usa, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Lady Killers (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, absurd, funny, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, dishonesty, partners, buddies, friends, intrigue, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, disorder, cons and scams, loss of fortune, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, nothing goes right, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, cons and scams, disorder, criminal's revenge, robbery, businessman, psychic ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Halal State Security (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Someone is killing Parisians of Arab ethnicity. When an Algerian diplomat is murdered by the same assailant, two Algerian detectives are sent to help the French with the investigation and they have their own ways of doing things.
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating, feel good, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, track down, serial killer, crimes, buddies, odd couple, disorder, racism, fish out of water, chase, society, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, algeria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Holy Matrimony (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Hutterite boy must marry his late brother's wife who comes from outside the community.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good
Plot: on the run, disorder, nothing goes right, fish out of water, forbidden love, religions or cults, family relations, crime gone awry, crimes, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, latin america, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 85K
Analyze That (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The mafia's Paul Vitti is back in prison and will need some serious counseling when he gets out. Naturally, he returns to his analyst Dr. Ben Sobel for help and finds that Sobel needs some serious help himself as he has inherited the family ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison, gold, going straight, introspection, mob hit, family problems, job seeking, doctors and patients, buddies, hopes, therapist, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Born in East L.A. (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rudy, an American of Hispanic descent, whose south-of-the-border looks show him no mercy during an immigration raid in a migrant worker factory. As his luck goes, he is caught with neither money nor his ID and is deported to Mexico - without ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, parody, funny ...
Plot: mistaken identity, deportation, immigrants, fish out of water, culture clash, misfit, dishonesty, false accusation, comedy of errors, interracial relations, disorder, scam ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
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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, partners against crime, law enforcement, friendship, police detective, female protagonist, strong female character, academy, unlikely friendships, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%