Movies like On the Run 1999

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On the Run (1999)
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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 in New York that will change both their lives forever.
Style: humorous, dark humor, offbeat, biting, suspense, realistic, cynical, semi serious
Plot: escape, vampire, prison, crimes, best friends, friendship, friends, partners, crime, on the run, fugitives, urban, chases and races, city life, disorder, nothing goes right, card playing, travel agent, blood transfusion, escaped convict
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about crimes, disorder, crime, partners, nothing goes right, friends and dishonesty mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like On the Run: We're Talkin' Serious Money (1992), Quick Change (1990), Doing Time (1979), Boys Don't Cry (2000), Hold-Up (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
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: semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, bank robbery, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, buddies, misfit partners, journalism, crimes, odd couple, dishonesty, master criminal ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, friendship, nothing goes right, cons and scams, friends, disorder, partners, buddies, crime, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Doing Time (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Times are hard for habitual guest of Her Majesty Norman Stanley Fletcher. The new prison officer, Beale, makes MacKay look soft and what's more, an escape plan is hatching from the cell of prison godfather Grouty and Fletcher wants no part of ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: prison, friends, anti hero, escape, prison life, farce, disorder, troublemaker, intrigue, anti heroes, confined, partners ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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
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62%
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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 ⇓
62%
Old Men in New Cars: In China They Eat Dogs II (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The last wish of the dying "Monk" is for his foster child, Harald, to find his real son, Ludvig. But the latter is currently in a Swedish prison cell...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, bank robbery, gang, prison, parents and children, crime, crimes, fugitives, criminal heroes, partners, disorder, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: sweden, denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Escape (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lawyer is visiting a prison to meet with a violent criminal who has been condemned to death. During the visit, things turn bad, there is a riot where prisoners escape and the criminal escapes taking a lawyer hostage.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: escape, on the run, society, chases and races, dishonesty, politics, disorder, disagreement, hostage, prison, nothing goes right, confined ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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A Piece of the Action (1977)
Genre: Crime, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: How does retired cop Joshua Burke (James Earl Jones) get two career criminals, Manny Durrell (Sidney Poitier) and Dave Anderson (Bill Cosby), to follow the straight and narrow? Con them into helping juvenile delinquents turn over a new leaf. But ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Plot: disco, ghetto, law enforcement, society, crime, friends, urban ghetto, escape, gangsters, partners, odd couple, fugitives ...
Time: 70s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, nothing goes right, cons and scams, heist, criminal heroes, crime, partners, dishonesty, chases and races, unlikely criminals, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Fork in the Road (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An escaped convict and a woman ponder what to do with a not-quite-dead body.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: murder, kidnapping, on the run, convict, deadly, odd couple, nothing goes right, danger, confined, missing person, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Loosies (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young pickpocket in the New York subways, living a fast, free, lifestyle is confronted by a woman whom he had a one night affair with, she informs him that she is now pregnant with his child, he must now choose between continuing the lifestyle he ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: romance, law enforcement, unlikely couple, disorder, introspection, criminal heroes, crimes, chases and races, on the run, couples, life turned upside down, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Gravesend (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 4 KIDS. 3 BODIES. 2 FIGHTS. 1 NIGHT. NO $#!*.
Style: suspense, biting, cynical, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, crime, juvenile delinquency, youth, society, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, buddies, crimes, city life, island ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: 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 ⇓
47%
The Apprentices (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Black comedy about two best friends, one a budding playwright and the other a motorbike freak, who spend their time annoying their girlfriends and getting into various scrapes. Things turn nasty, however, when the pair are caught burgling the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspense, witty, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, partners, buddies, nothing goes right, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, bittersweet, friends, dull life, martial arts, down on your luck, male nudity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 84 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: strong female presence, nothing goes right, city life, twentysomething life, disorder, hung over, lifestyle, singleness, urban, friends, best friends, best friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 25K
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, not serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, prison, escape, false accusation, on the road, wrongful imprisonment, crimes, crime, buddies, escapades, partners ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Serial Lover (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Claire Doste is about to reach the age of 35 and has everything one dreams of, such as having four boyfriends and a creative job in a publishing house specialising in crime novels. One day, she invites all of her boyfriends to her birthday dinner so ...
Style: semi serious, dark humor, humorous, captivating, realistic
Plot: murder, deadly, serial killer, disorder, looking for love, thirty something, writers, gory, crimes, crime, police, death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, not serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: fugitives, dishonesty, crimes, chases and races, partners, on the run, nothing goes right, cons and scams, small town, hostage, confined, serial killer ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Sticky Fingers (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two dippy roommates, struggling musicians Lolly and Hattie are asked by a drug-dealing friend-of-a-friend Diane to baby-sit a bag containing nearly a million dollars while she scoots out of town in order to avoid trouble. Once the money is in their ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: on the run, best friends, crime, dishonesty, screwball, disorder, friends, city life, profanity, stash, farce, strong female presence ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Pros & Cons (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Framed for crimes they didn't commit, two small-timers are headed up the river without a paddle. Now, the only thing that can bail them out is a case of mistaken identity. It's the hysterical prison comedy that's so funny, it's ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: prison, gang, unlikely criminals, master criminal, rivalry, dishonesty, escape, profanity, hostage, prison life, frame up, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty, hacker, disorder, computers and web, prison, down on your luck, cons and scams, buddies, partners ...
Time: 60s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, feel good, semi serious
Plot: on the run, disorder, fish out of water, forbidden love, nothing goes right, crimes, crime gone awry, heist, friendship, redemption, comedy of errors, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, latin america, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, feel good, captivating, realistic
Plot: nothing goes right, friendship, farce, workplace situations, hitman, disorder, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, buddies, falling in love, fall in love, cooking and food ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, captivating, exciting, funny, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unlikely partners, odd couple, crime, crimes, french, criminal heroes, unlikely friendships, chase, prison escape, prison, on the run, car chase ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, poland, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Even Angels Eat Beans (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two nice guys, a wrestler (Bud Spencer) and an Ice-cream vendor (Giuliano Gemma) are mistaken for dangerous killers by an important local gangster, whose nickname is "Sorriso". With the help of many funny coincidences they play along with ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: odd couple, criminal heroes, partners, disorder, mistaken identity, gangsters, unlikely criminals, crime, chases and races, nothing goes right, crimes, goofy hero ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Bottle Rocket (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, theft, thief, crime, crimes, disorder, self discovery, nothing goes right, sibling relationship, partners in crime, buddies, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 3K
Free Money (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Swede (Marlon Brando), a prison warden, rules his family and his prison with an iron hand in one of the coldest parts of North Dakota. When an inmate dies under mysterious circumstances, however, the FBI sends in agent Karen Polarski (Mira ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: prison, train, fbi, crimes, crime, partners, government agency, cons and scams, special agents, heroes, criminal heroes, friends ...
Time: 90s
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35%
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All for One (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Four rogues, who were best friends as kids, have one big problem: they're sitting on both sides of the law. Martin is a policeman, while Nikolai, Ralf, and Timo can't distinguish between personal possessions and the possessions of others! ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, friendship, partners, crimes, buddies, cons and scams, disorder, undercover, unfulfillment, nothing goes right, police officer, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%