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Back by Midnight (2004)
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Back by Midnight (2004)
Original name: Back By Midnight
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The warden of a small, rundown, minimum-security prison plots revenge against the the prison's dishonest owner by having four inmates break out and plan a department store robbery to spruce up the prison's faculties.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, captivating
Plot: prison, prison life, criminal heroes, odd couple, crimes, heist, confined, misfit, buddies, nothing goes right, fish out of water, cons and scams, robbery, warden, friends, partners, crime, disorder, escape, unlikely criminals, homosexual, midget, sheriff, sarcasm, department store ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and feel good films with plots about disorder, friends, nothing goes right, crimes, buddies, partners and misfit mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Back by Midnight: Killer Bud (2001), Crims (2015), I Got the Hook Up (1998), All Is Bright (2013), Da Block Party (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Killer Bud (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After losing another job, two idiots embark on an adventure of mythic proportion: to acquire "Feed Bags," the discontinued entire-meal-in-a-bag, to impress their two equally dim-witted dates. When the only convenience store in town that ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Plot: best friends, nothing goes right, buddies, disorder, society, drug dealing, partners, misfit, crimes, social misfits, friends, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Crims (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Straight-laced Luke inadvertently finds himself sentenced to two years in Young Offender Institution Sunnybank View after becoming a bank robber’s getaway driver, along with the bank robber in question, his girlfriend’s brother and so-called ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: prison, prison life, youth, crimes, fish out of water, unlikely criminals, juvenile delinquency, confined, disorder, british humour, profanity, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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I Got the Hook Up (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two broke buddies feel lucky when they come upon a truckload of cellular phones and begin selling them out of the back of their van. Trouble arises though, when the phones develop faults. The two friends then not only have to deal with unsatisfied ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, hip hop, gangsters, disorder, dishonesty, buddies, odd couple, crimes, cons and scams, heist, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: south central los angeles, los angeles, new orleans, hawaii
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71%
All Is Bright (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two French Canadian ne’er-do-wells travel to New York City with a scheme to a get rich quick selling Christmas trees.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating, realistic
Plot: criminal heroes, fish out of water, reluctant partners, going straight, nothing goes right, odd couple, cons and scams, disorder, partners, misfit, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Da Block Party (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: One hot summer day in New Orleans, BJ (Troy Anders) tries to keep his deceased brother's legacy alive by throwing the hottest, rip-roaring block party of the summer. But he has a few obstacles to overcome first, one jealous baby-mamma and a ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: nothing goes right, goofy hero, police corruption, nightlife, disorder, family relations, partners, lifestyle, crimes, drug dealing, buddies, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new orleans
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68%
They Went That-A-Way & That-A-Way (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dewey (Tim Conway) and Wallace (Chuck McCann) are small-town lawmen who are ordered by the governor to go undercover as prison inmates to find out where a gang of thieves have hidden their loot. While they're undercover, however, the governor ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, exciting, not serious, realistic
Plot: prison, disorder, prison life, small town, small town life, working undercover, partners, crimes, confined, farce, escape, undercover ...
Time: 70s
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63%
Who's Minding the Mint? (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A bumbling government employee accidentally destroys a small fortune and decides to break into the US Mint to replace it, but before long everyone wants a slice of the action - and the money.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: safecracker, heist, mute or deaf, buddies, crimes, workplace, misfit, partners, disorder, friends, dishonesty, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 60s
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58%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pair of bumbling French cops team up to take on the underworld.
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, not serious, exciting
Plot: police investigation, fish out of water, partners, odd couple, misfit, fighting crime, crimes, culture clash, disorder, heroic mission, buddies, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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My Man Is a Loser (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When it comes to women, playboy Mike has all the right moves. So when Mike's buddies ask for advice on how to reconnect with their wives, Mike figures he'll share some secrets and help the guys regain their marriage mojo. But when ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light
Plot: couples, couple relations, buddies, silly humor, disorder, nothing goes right, friends, playboy, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, profanity, womanizer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The White River Kid (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two con men are traveling through the American South when they are held hostage by a serial killer, who is running from the authorities.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, not serious, road movie
Plot: nothing goes right, criminal heroes, crimes, chases and races, on the run, cons and scams, small town, friends, disorder, hostage, hostages, confined ...
Time: 90s
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55%
Trailer Park Boys: Live at the North Pole (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: buddies, friends, disorder, misfit, crimes, society, christmas, show, life is a bitch, social misfits
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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High Strung (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, dark humor, captivating
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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50%
Puff, Puff, Pass (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Danny Masterson (TV's 'That '70s Show') leads a hilarious ensemble cast in a tale about two hapless stoners who get involved in a scheme to rip off a shady character named Mr. Big after the duo sours on rehab.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, realistic
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lucas Santos, named El Santo is petty thief going continuously in and out of jail. Tired of small thefts, he aims to strike a blow that makes him famous and become the star of all media. His wife Lucia, a comprehensive and sweet woman, while ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, not serious, realistic, exciting
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, intense, light, captivating ...
Audience: teens
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Audience: date night
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, absurd, talky ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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46%
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Country: USA
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Country: USA
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Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, light, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
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Style: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, witty ...
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
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45%
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41%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
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