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Play Off (1997)
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Play Off (1997)
Original name: Slutspel
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Johan is a 35 year old soccer fan, unemployed but living by his wits and charm. During the Soccer World Championships in 1990 all Swedes want to follow the games, including Johan who doesn't own a TV set. He gets himself invited to friends or goes to bars to see matches. He is pursued by two hit men, as he owes money for a grand piano he was supposed to sell. Johan seeks the help of down-and-out Kenneth to avoid bodily harm. Kenneth arranges for Johan to smuggle 15 Iraqi from Frankfurt to Sweden. On the same night Sweden plays the fateful game against Costa Rica...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, not serious
Plot: crimes, gambling, friends, crime, graphic violence, on the run, urban, chases and races, buddies, hung over, disorder, nothing goes right, drugs/alcohol, goofy hero, down on your luck, football, soccer, gangsters, hitman, debt, bet, junk food, unemployment, fan, archive footage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1990
Place: sweden, eastern europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, not serious and semi serious films with plots about disorder, crimes, crime, nothing goes right, friends, partners and buddies mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Play Off: Wise Guys (1986), Boys Don't Cry (2000), Going Down in Morocco (1989), Studentfesten (2013), On the Run (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing goes right, gambling, gangsters, hitman, mafia, frame up, buddies, siblings relations, cons and scams, heist, crimes, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
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95%
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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: friends, nothing goes right, crimes, crime, gangsters, prostitute, goofy hero, buddies, best friends, bug, friendship, polish ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Going Down in Morocco (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A girl, who lives together with her cousin who earns some money by dealing and her boyfriend who is a policeman, is regularly transporting some drugs from Marocco for her cousin. As all of them smoke grass from time to time there is need for more. ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), loss of virginity, nothing goes right, crime, crimes, chases and races, on the run, crime gone awry, drug dealing, stoners, disorder, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Studentfesten (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 1994. Rasmus two best friends Frans and Ian talk him into crashing graduation parties in search of fun, booze and girls to get over Klara who just broke up with him. During the day his feelings for her is tested when he learns the truth about ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: looking for sex, disorder, friends, wild ride, teenage girl, teenage boy, teenager, buddies, drugs/alcohol, silly humor, underage drinking, scandinavian girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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On the Run (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Portugal, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Albert is an introverted travel agent living a lonely life in New York. When Louie, his best friend from childhood, appears having just escaped from prison, Albert's quiet existence is permanently disrupted. what ensues is one long, crazy night ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: escape, best friends, partners, prison, urban, friendship, city life, friends, disorder, on the run, chases and races, fugitives ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york
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62%
One-Week Bachelors (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Gary's wife going away and he drives her to the airport. Gary has planned a week of hard work but at the airport he met Lasse, and then becomes nothing that Gary had in mind. An unlikely friendship develops between the two, and Gary succeed in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rave, friends, disorder, nothing goes right, buddies, odd couple, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, comedy of errors, party, auto mechanic, infidelity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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61%
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High Life (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It's 1983, and hopeless junkie Dick gets an unwelcome visit from the past - his seriously sleazy former cellmate, Bug, to be precise. Bug requires a crash course in the 80s: different music, different drugs, and machines in walls that dispense ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, cynical ...
Plot: heist, drug addict, morphine, crimes, disorder, buddies, nothing goes right, greed, armed robbery, junkie, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada
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61%
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The Naked Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 78 min.
Story: O escritor Sílvio Proença precisa embarcar para São Paulo, a fim de divulgar seu novo livro. No aeroporto, encontra um grupo de velhos companheiros. Com o embarque cancelado devido à uma forte tempestade, o grupo segue para o apartamento de ...
Style: not serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), on the run, chase, nothing goes right, goofy hero, chases and races, farce, urban, alcohol abuse, drugs/alcohol, disorder, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 351
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: suspenseful, witty, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: deadly, criminal heroes, dishonesty, nothing goes right, on the run, hitman, psychopath, disorder, crimes, crime, down on your luck, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
We're Talkin' Serious Money (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A couple of bumbling con men go on the lam when they can't repay a loan from the mob.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: politician, mafia, scam, sting operation, bandit, gangsters, crime, best friends, partners, buddies, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Witless Protection (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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: humorous, exciting, idiotic, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: comedy of errors, woman in danger, on the run, goofy hero, hidden identity, crimes, crime, danger, nothing goes right, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Mad Mission V: The Terracotta Hit (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two friends who own an investment firm turn to a policeman friend for help when they are framed for robbery by a gang of antiquities smugglers.
Style: not serious, realistic, exciting, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, chase, crimes, criminal heroes, goofy hero, partners, reluctant partners, buddies, unlikely partners, crime, partners against crime, martial arts ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: scientist, espionage, cons and scams, mistaken identity, disorder, undercover, intrigue, dishonesty, chases and races, goofy hero, nothing goes right, experiment ...
Time: 80s
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52%
 6.5
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Man About Dog (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three pedigree chumps learn that every underdog has its day in this freewheeling Irish comedy. In hock to the tune of £50,000 to a Belfast bookie and saddled with a dopey greyhound that wouldn't run if its backside was on fire, the likely lads ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
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Plot: ambition, buddies, dishonesty, crimes, disorder, bookies, gambling, male friendship, male bonding, friendship between men, friends, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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50%
The Return of the Jonsson League (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Criminal trio strike at furniture store, discover a secret network for shipping computers to the Soviet Union.
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, not serious, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, heist, farce, crimes, master criminal, criminal heroes, dishonesty, partners, crime, disorder, silly humor, secret door ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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49%
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Hold-Up (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Dressed as a clown, the clever rascal Grimm holds up the most secure bank of Montreal and takes 30 hostages. While confusing and ridiculing the police with his strange behavior, he calmly manages to rid the bank of a fortune. But then an unsatisfied ...
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, misfit partners, disorder, partners, criminal heroes, chase, nothing goes right, on the run, ex convict ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec canada, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: frame up, crime, forgery, crimes, criminal's revenge, unlikely partners, profanity, cons and scams, heist, unlikely criminals, partners, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Torrente 3: The Protector (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A popular and beautiful politician plans to expose the evil-doings of a multinational corporation. Hoping to silence her, the corporation's top executives decide to hire the most incompetent detective they can find to act as her bodyguard.
Style: realistic, exciting, humorous, not serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, crime, society, anti heroes, disorder, deadly, chases and races, goofy hero, fish out of water, escapades, partners, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Jönsson Gang Gets Gold Fever (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sickan has a new plan. This time, the gang are going to steal a small computer micro chip which contains...
Style: not serious, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: disorder, farce, cons and scams, heist, crimes, dishonesty, gang, crime, master criminal, criminal heroes, partners, silly humor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Two Tough Guys (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Action, Crime
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two botcher killers, Paco and Alex carry out a crime caper. Later on, they are joined by Tatiana - ​a young whore, who shows great love for Alex. In pursuing its objective the losers will face a group of murderers, a butcher with dark business, a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, goofy hero, on the run, crimes, deadly, danger, buddies, gangsters, partners, stupidity, tough heroes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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45%
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, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, small town, on the run, buddies, clergy, disorder, crime, crimes, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
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45%
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Small Time (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ben is a small-time gangster who gets the opportunity to earn a lot of money. His boss sends him to a remote ranch with bag full of drugs and orders him to wait for the buyer. But the routine drug deal turns to disaster because of Ben’s ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: gangsters, prostitute, desert, drug dealing, mate swapping, farm, bowling, drugs/alcohol, crimes, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Death in Brunswick (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A reserved man in need of a job, Carl Fitzgerald finds employment at a Greek restaurant. Upon meeting waitress Sophie, Carl begins dating the attractive woman. Though it seems things are improving for Carl, an unexpected situation leads to the death ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, realistic, not serious, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, nothing goes right, love and romance, crimes, unlikely criminals, life is a bitch, down on your luck, parents and children, disorder, buddies, graphic violence, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.5
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The Call-up (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's time for Jonsson to return to his old regiment to rehearse what he learned during conscription a few years ago. He meets his old friends, platoon leader Larsson and the music loving captain 'Beethoven'. Jonsson and his comrades ...
Style: humorous, suspense, not serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: basic training, chaos and mayhem, superior officer, power relations, disorder, friends, chaos, military, soldier, buddies, nothing goes right, military life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
One Night in Istanbul (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two down on their luck Liverpool cabbies, Tommy and Gerry, strike an unusual deal with a local gangster to take their sons on a trip of a lifetime, to watch their beloved football team play in the European Cup Final in Istanbul. Hoping to use the ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, melancholic, tense ...
Plot: nothing goes right, sport, soccer, culture clash, comedy of errors, friends, disorder
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, liverpool, turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: gendarme, law enforcement, comedy of errors, provence, workplace situations, nothing goes right, goofy hero, battle of the sexes, farce, crimes, police detective, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, saint tropez, french riviera, europe, riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 2K
Holy Water (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Ireland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The village of Kilcoulins Leap was once a thriving spa town, and was home to a famous Holy Well, but now offers little by way of employment for its people, and its decline seems inexorable. When local Postie, Podger Byrnes, comes up with a plan to ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: heist, comedy of errors, disorder, cons and scams, buddies, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, crimes, dishonesty, social relations, village life, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Fugitives (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coming out from jail, Lucas has decided to change his life and behave like a good citizen. But when he is taken hostage in a bank by a hare-brained robber, no cops can believe he is not part of the action.
Style: feel good, witty, sentimental, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: comedy of errors, chase, farce, fugitives, reluctant partners, goofy hero, odd couple, disorder, chases and races, nothing goes right, nobody believes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Beware of the Jönsson Gang (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The movie begins with the Jönsson gang making a minor burglary. It goes wrong and the gang leader, Sickan, gets caught. After he has spent 10 months in jail, Vanheden and Rocky come to welcome him when he's released. But he doesn't take ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: farce, heist, dishonesty, gang, criminal's revenge, partners, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, master criminal, safecracker ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.3
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Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 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, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, criminal heroes, gambling, cons and scams, heist, master criminal, disorder, nothing goes right, graphic violence, boxing, partners in crime, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%