Movies like Wise Guys

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Wise Guys (1986)
 5.6
 6K
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: buddy comedy, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, buddy movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, gambling, nothing goes right, hitman, frame up, buddies, heist, crimes, partners, siblings relations, dishonesty, criminal heroes, goofy hero, cons and scams, horse race, dark humor, friends, disorder, silly humor, horse, bandit, jewish, birthday, church ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey

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Most similar movies to Wise Guys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, disorder, gangsters, cons and scams, partners and criminal heroes mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Wise Guys: Quick Change (1990), Johnny Dangerously (1984), Snatch (2000), Safe Men (1998), Weekend at Bernie's (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, absurd, light, witty ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, crime gone awry, crimes, nothing goes right, friendship, disorder, friends, cons and scams, partners, buddies, runaway ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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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: funny, humorous, light, parody, exciting ...
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, crimes, mafia, chase, rivalry, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, rise to the top, goofy hero, doctors ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 80s, year 1935, 1910s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 8.3
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Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the ...
Style: humorous, witty, entertaining, funny, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, gambling, criminal heroes, cons and scams, sarcasm, master criminal, crime gone awry, disorder, gangsters, boxing, bookies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: england, london, belgium, antwerp, europe
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100%
 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, melancholic, absurd, buddy comedy, light ...
Plot: safecracker, heist, mistaken identity, organized crime, crimes, comedy of errors, cons and scams, farce, justice, crime boss, unlikely criminals, hidden identity ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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 ...
Style: funny, humorous, absurd, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dark humor, murder, hitman, farce, insurance, beach, organized crime, summer, mob boss, employer employee relationship, crimes, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
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100%
Madigan's Millions (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, heist, cons and scams, crime gone awry, dishonesty, chase, partners, track down, crimes, goofy hero, gangsters, money ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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73%
The Hollywood Sign (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three washed-up actors must deliver the most convincing performances of their lives as part of a dangerous plot designed to finance their triumphant comeback.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hollywood, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, disorder, criminal heroes, dishonesty, elderly, gangsters, crimes, heist, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.1
 220
Sitting Ducks (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two small-time thieves come together as a bizarre comic duo in a quest to make their childhood dreams come true. In a limousine stuffed with cash stolen from the mob, they take off for Miami, where they plan to fly to a safe haven in Costa Rica. On ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voyeurism, waitress, voyeur, nude girl, limousine, female nudity, nymphomaniac, confidence artist, self discovery, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: miami beach, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 5.9
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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, melancholic, funny, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: heist, bank robber, small town, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, bank, friends, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, crimes, employee, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A comedy about a hitman who sees everything in terms of the movies and how mistaken identity is getting in the way of recovering a stash of diamonds that was stolen and subsequently hidden more than 20 years earlier.
Style: humorous, entertaining, clever, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mistaken identity, heist, crimes, hitman, partners, criminal heroes, cons and scams, hidden identity, disorder, goofy hero, dishonesty, romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Grilled (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two meat salesmen (Romano, James) will stop at nothing to get a sale.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good, realistic
Plot: nothing goes right, fall in love, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, buddies, workplace situations, friendship, farce, hitman, disorder, cooking and food, salesman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Stark Raving Mad (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A crook quietly plots his revenge against the boss who murdered his brother while working for him.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bank robbery, heist, cons and scams, nightclub, clubbing, disorder, nothing goes right, rivalry, crimes, vengeance, buddies, partners ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Crime Spree (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An out-of-town heist becomes a nightmare for a crew of French burglars when they mistakenly rob the head of the Chicago mafia. Unaccustomed to the ways of the American underworld, it is not long before they have the mafia, the FBI and a couple of ...
Style: humorous, funny, witty, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, heist, crime gone awry, organized crime, french, mafia, corrupt cop, brutality, fbi, comedy of errors, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, france, europe, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.1
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The Shipment (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mob enforcer is hired to recover a shipment of Viagra gone awry.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, light
Plot: gangsters, hitman, crimes, disorder, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, drug dealing, partners, sexual humor, viagra
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.7
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Cold Feet (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The leader of a group of misfits, his girlfriend and an assassin have devised a bizarre plan to smuggle stolen jewelry over the US/Mexican border. They implant the jewelry in a racing horse.
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: cons and scams, down on your luck, disorder, hitman, psychopath, partners, on the run, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, horse ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Drop Dead Sexy (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When their money scam runs aground, a group of would-be thieves turn to kidnapping in an attempt to blackmail their target.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corpse, kidnapping, stripper, disorder, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, down on your luck, love, crimes, buddies, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, latin america, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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A Fine Mess (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two friends an actor and a chef discover a plot to fix a horse race and try to capitalize on it. But also have to deal with the two men who fixed it who are trying to silence them. And there's also the mob boss whom the two guys work for who ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty
Plot: horse race, chase, crimes, gangsters, partners, gambling, fighting crime, odd couple, dishonesty, disorder, cons and scams, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, female journalist, safecracker, friends, disorder, misfit partners, journalism, odd couple, crime gone awry, partners, buddies ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 6.2
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Tough Guys (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Harry Doyle (Lancaster) and Archie Lang (Douglas) are two old-time train robbers, who held up a train in 1956 and have been incarcerated for thirty years. After serving their time, they are released from jail and have to adjust to a new life of ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, road movie, funny, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gangsters, prison, aging, crimes, heist, adventure, police investigation, unlikely friendships, nothing goes right, partners, odd couple, elderly ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, year 1956
Place: california, new jersey, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Whole Ten Yards (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jimmy 'The Tulip' Tudeski now spends his days compulsively cleaning his house and perfecting his culinary skills with his wife, Jill, a purported assassin who has yet to pull off a clean hit. Suddenly, an uninvited and unwelcome connection ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, witty, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gangsters, hitman, organized crime, chase, kidnapping, vengeance, betrayal, happy ending, dentist, criminal heroes, lone hero, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Let's Do It Again (1975)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Clyde Williams and Billy Foster are a couple of blue-collar workers in Atlanta who have promised to raise funds for their fraternal order, the Brothers and Sisters of Shaka. However, their method for raising the money involves travelling to New ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, feel good
Plot: boxing, gangsters, hypnosis, gambling, church, gang, money, friendship, siblings relations, working class, couple relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, light, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christmas, small town, heist, snow, redemption, bank robbery, holiday, crimes, nothing goes right, partners, disorder, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 3K
99 (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: 99 is an original story inspired by real events. It is as much "What could have been" as it is "What really happened." In other words, it is historical fiction - fiction being the keyword. It spans a few genres; it is slick, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, surprise ending, cult film
Plot: chase, gambling, gangsters, crimes, buddies, dishonesty, cons and scams, heist, crime boss, caper, cricket the game, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, new delhi, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A kidnapped mobster (Vittorio De Sica) persuades his captors to help him rob platinum ingots from a train.
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, kidnapping, exploitation, train robbery, mafia, hostage, disorder, car chase, unlikely criminals, crimes, betrayal ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.9
 25K
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: funny, humorous, intense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, justice, brothers, guilty pleasure, disorder, partners, dishonesty, buddies, amateur detective, goofy hero, cons and scams, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.4
 372
The Hustle (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Disenchanted pest worker and single dad Freddie Manning unintentionally steals and then loses mob money and now he really is in trouble. So when a run-down Baptist church mistakes him and his best friend Junior for replacement ministers, he grabs at ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: gangsters, partners, crimes, crime gone awry, race against time, dishonesty, nothing goes right, buddies, friends, chase, cons and scams, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.6
 6K
The Crew (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.
Style: humorous, funny, stylized, witty, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, farce, vengeance, unlikely criminals, hitman, crimes, partners, dishonesty, rivalry, human nature, disorder, dark humor ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, miami, usa, florida, miami beach
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.4
 1K
Cookie (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Cookie Voltecki (Emily Lloyd) is the illegitimate daughter of mobster Dino Capisco (Peter Falk), who has just finished thirteen years in prison. Since being released from jail, all that Dino wants is to settle some old scores, and make up for lost ...
Style: sexy, humorous, melancholic, thought provoking, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mafia, father daughter relationship, parole, car bomb, teen angst, illegitimate daughter, mother daughter relationship, faked death, gangsters, bdsm, crimes, mistress ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, new jersey, new york, california, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Boys Don't Cry (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One of the best Polish comedies of the late 1990's, "Boys Don't Cry" is a satirical look at the gangsters of Poland and some teens who accidentally get involved with them.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, stylized
Plot: nothing goes right, friends, crimes, gangsters, prostitute, goofy hero, buddies, best friends, polish, disorder, friendship, violinist ...
Time: 90s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, funny, entertaining, intense, semi serious ...
Plot: thief, vengeance, robbery, nothing goes right, crimes, psychic, rivalry, dishonesty, disorder, cons and scams, businessman, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%