Movies like The Happy Thieves

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The Happy Thieves (1961)
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The Happy Thieves (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: We confess! They did it! But it's how they did it that makes it so delightful!
Style: humorous, realistic, cynical, stylized, semi serious
Plot: heist, crimes, hitman, betrayal, crime, love and romance, fall in love, museum, dishonesty, forgery, criminal heroes, mind game, disorder, rivalry, cons and scams, art thief, caper, bullfighting, painting, champagne, art theft
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, france, spain, europe, madrid

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Most similar movies to The Happy Thieves

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, heist, criminal heroes, dishonesty, cons and scams and disorder mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Happy Thieves: Silver Bears (1977), Framed (1990), Bank Shot (1974), Kaleidoscope (1966), The Hollywood Sign (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 863
Silver Bears (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Financial wizard "Doc" Fletcher (Michael Caine) is sent by crime boss Joe Fiore (Martin Balsam) to buy a bank in Switzerland in order to more easily launder their profits. When he arrives, Fletcher finds that the bank, acquired by his ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: bank, dishonesty, gangsters, crimes, betrayal, prodigy, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, femme fatale, nothing goes right, disorder, hitman ...
Time: 70s
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.2
 382
Framed (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A painter is accused of art-forging. He thinks his girlfriend betrayed him, so it's time for revenge.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Plot: frame up, unlikely partners, forgery, crimes, graphic violence, performer's life, profanity, cons and scams, heist, unlikely criminals, crime, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 5.5
 942
Bank Shot (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A bank temporarily housed in a mobile home while a new building is built, looks like an easy target to break into. On the other hand, why not steal the whole bank, and rob it in a safer location.
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, disorder, chase, gang, crime, showbiz, bank, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.0
 689
Kaleidoscope (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Romantic comedy which has Barney Lincoln and Angel McGinnis as a pair of amorous adventurers in the gambling places of London and the Riviera. Barney Lincoln is a rambling gambling man who scores sensational wins at poker and chemin de fer because ...
Style: feel good, stylized, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: casino, crime, unlikely criminals, mind game, partners, criminal heroes, wedding, couples, mate swapping, disorder, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, elderly, crime, cons and scams, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Curse of Inferno (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A rather dull minded bank robber suddenly suffers from a change of heart and decides to give the money back. However, he then learns that getting the money back into the bank is much more difficult than taking it out.
Style: offbeat, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: fall in love, crimes, love and romance, criminal heroes, partners, heist, disorder, babies and infants, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, curses spells and rituals, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
How to Steal a Million (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A woman must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries.
Style: feel good, witty, clever, stylized, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: heist, forgery, museum, insurance, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, couples, art collector, romance, adventure, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: realistic, semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, heist, train robbery, confined, goofy hero, gang, criminal heroes, master criminal, rescue, betrayal, chases and races ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001)
Genre: 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, semi serious, entertaining, clever, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: heist, mistaken identity, criminal heroes, partners, cons and scams, crimes, crime, hidden identity, dishonesty, goofy hero, disorder, diamond ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Never a Dull Moment (1968)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When practicing for a role, actor Jack is mistaken for the killer Ace. He doesn't realize this until it's too late and is carried off to gangster boss Leo Smooth, who wants Ace to do a job for him. Fearing for his life, Jack plays his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, heist, tough heroes, estate, escape, silly humor, criminal heroes, crimes, gang, disorder, hitman, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s, 30s, 1930s
Place: paris france, new york, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.3
 2K
Dollars (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A bank security expert plots with a call girl to rob the safety deposit boxes of three very different criminals from a high-tech bank in Hamburg.
Style: offbeat, clever, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, prostitute, drug smuggling, partners, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run, dishonesty, drug dealing, fugitives, crime gone awry, rivalry, on the run ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, copenhagen denmark, hamburg germany, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Brink's Job (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After a long time of bad luck, the little criminal Tony and his gang successfully rob one of Brink's security transport, taking $30,000. Surprisingly their coup doesn't make the press. Curious Tony checks out their headquarters and finds ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, master criminal, gang, crimes, dishonesty, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, partners, buddies, law enforcement, forgery ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.3
 214
Little Cigars (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A gangster's former mistress hooks up with a troupe of circus midgets who, as a sideline, rob banks and casinos.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, rough, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: gangsters, on the run, hollywood, graphic violence, disorder, criminal heroes, love and romance, unlikely criminals, crime, crime gone awry, gang, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.4
 2K
Fool N Final (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A bunch of misfits and gangsters embarks on a journey to find a lost and stolen diamond.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Plot: heist, gang, disorder, cons and scams, crimes, rivalry, danger, criminal heroes, dishonesty, goofy hero, chases and races, bollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 3.6
 752
RPM (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A professional car thief pulls off the heist of a lifetime when he steals a prototype supercar.
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dishonesty, rivalry, partners, unlikely criminals, adventure, chase, crimes, crime gone awry, betrayal, chases and races, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.6
 220K
Focus (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nicky, a veteran con artist, takes a novice named Jess under his wing. While Nicky teaches Jess the tricks of the trade, the pair become romantically involved; but, when Jess gets uncomfortably close, Nicky ends their relationship. Three years ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mind game, cons and scams, fall in love, heist, partners, femme fatale, manipulations, rivalry, con artists, love and romance, seduction, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, argentina, new orleans, south america, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.9
 237
Sweet Revenge (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sweet Revenge was originally shipped out as Dandy, the All-American Girl. The multitalented Stockard Channing plays a car thief with a penchant for elaborate disguises. She hopes to trade in her stolen goods and purchase a snazzy sports model for ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: public defender, ferrari, car theft, teenage life, fall in love, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crime, on the run, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.9
 2K
Hot Millions (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A con-artist (Peter Ustinov) gains employment at an insurance company in order to embezzle money by re-programming their "new" wonder computer.
Style: clever, humorous, witty, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: heist, nothing goes right, crimes, partners, disorder, hacker, computers and web, prison, down on your luck, cons and scams, crime, buddies ...
Time: 60s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Fish in a Barrel (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 6 gun wielding people are trapped in a NY loft with $4 million in stolen diamonds.
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, rivalry, betrayal, law enforcement, crimes, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, disorder, alcohol abuse, brother brother relationship, diamond ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.3
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: chase, gambling, cons and scams, gangsters, dishonesty, crimes, buddies, crime boss, heist, caper, conspiracy, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, new delhi, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Happy New Year (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Gangster (Lino Ventura) with his accomplice (Charles Gérard), prepares to take part in the "first psychological hold-up in the history of crime". Next door to the jewellers of Van Cleef & Arpels, on the Croisette, in Cannes, the ...
Style: stylized, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic
Plot: jewelry store, crimes, new year, dealer, couples, unlikely couple, on the run, unlikely criminals, lovers reunited, cons and scams, heist, bittersweet ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 3K
Vinci (2004)
Genre: Crime, Comedy
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The sophisticated thief of art Robert "Cuma" Cuminski is released on probation from the local prison by the corrupt Doctor Wiaderny to organize the theft of the famous Leonardo Da Vinci painting "Lady with Ermine" for the dealer ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, art theft, cons and scams, heist, criminal heroes, law enforcement, once in a lifetime opportunity, nothing goes right, crimes, partners, chases and races, collector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 23K
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, crimes, crime, romance, couples, graphic violence, deadly, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new york, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Band of Outsiders (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cinephile slackers Franz and Arthur spend their days mimicking the antiheroes of Hollywood noirs and Westerns while pursuing the lovely Odile. The misfit trio upends convention at every turn, be it through choreographed dances in cafés or ...
Style: stylized, talky, atmospheric, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, alienation, louvre, new wave, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, disorder, friends, postmodernism, nothing goes right, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
 3K
High Rollers (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Belle Duke, in order to get revenge on her former lover Philip Bang, organize his jail break. But instead of Philip is the Italian Felice Brianza, AKAS Felix, to escape. Now Felix is obliged to help Philip to escape. He will succeeded and from that ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, twists and turns, humorous, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, betrayal, crime, crimes, friends, partners, dishonesty, criminal heroes, trick, strong female character, jail, fake priest ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Told in four vignettes, this existential comedy relates the exploits of four aspiring criminals who hope to improve their lot, but find that they might not have what it takes for a life of crime.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized, non-linear ...
Plot: waitress, kidnapping, gangsters, hostage, hostages, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, suicide attempt, attempted murder, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.9
 496
Spanish Judges (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A con-artist hires two low-lifes to cover him during a deal, ending with three criminals, two dueling pistols, and one night they'll never forget
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: mind game, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, mystery, psychopath, deadly, criminal's revenge, betrayal, dishonesty, crime gone awry, rivalry, mentally challenged ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Madigan's Millions (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, heist, cons and scams, goofy hero, crime gone awry, chase, crime, partners, dishonesty, crimes, track down, money ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A sophisticated con man mounts an intricate plan to rob an airport bank while the Soviet premier is due to arrive.
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: airport, heist, parole officer, warden, con artists, robbery, disorder, manipulation, cons and scams, manipulations, confined, chases and races ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, denver colorado, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Let's Rob the Bank (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shopkeeper Victor Garnier has naively invested his family's life savings in an African mine, on his banker's recommendation. When the mine is nationalized, rendering the stock worthless, he considers himself shamelessly robbed by the bank; ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous
Plot: bank, tunnel, heist, cons and scams, disorder, storage unit, dishonesty, dancer's life, love and romance, unlikely criminals, crime, crime gone awry ...
Time: 60s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%