Movies like On the Run

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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, suspense, realistic, cynical, semi serious, biting, offbeat
Plot: escape, vampire, prison, dark humor, friendship, friends, crimes, fugitives, best friends, on the run, nothing goes right, city life, partners, disorder, card playing, escaped prisoner, travel agent, chases and races, urban, blood transfusion, crime, escaped convict
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york

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Most similar movies to On the Run

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about crimes, disorder, partners, nothing goes right, friends, dishonesty and buddies 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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: politician, mafia, scam, sting operation, bandit, get rich quick scheme, friends, disorder, friendship, cons and scams, criminal heroes, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new york
⇓ 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: 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 ⇓
75%
 6.8
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.2
 3K
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, clever
Plot: prison, escape, disorder, troublemaker, friends, partners, buddies, confined, nothing goes right, intrigue, farce, prison life
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: 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%
 6.5
 3K
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, semi serious, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, misfit partners, crimes, chase, partners, criminal heroes, on the run, nothing goes right, disorder, bank robbery, ex convict ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada, montreal, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: semi serious, humorous, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, bank robbery, gang, fugitives, crimes, prison, parents and children, disorder, dark humor, partners, criminal heroes, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: europe, denmark, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 1K
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, odd couple, crimes, nothing goes right, society, rebellion, confined, legal, dishonesty, politics, fugitives ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
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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, funny, buddy movie, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: french, prison, unlikely partners, prison escape, unlikely friendships, on the run, crimes, odd couple, buddy, crazy, revenge plot, chase ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, poland, argentina, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
That's What She Said (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Longtime best friends Bebe and DeeDee are both wrestling with love. Bebe has met someone new and is in the exuberant phase of a budding romance. DeeDee is trying to move on from someone she can’t forget – mostly in destructive ways. As Bebe ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, feel good ...
Plot: best friend, city life, best friends, disorder, hung over, nothing goes right, lifestyle, twentysomething life, friends, singleness, strong female presence, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: gangsters, disco, ghetto, train, crimes, law enforcement, criminal heroes, partners, dishonesty, fugitives, society, odd couple ...
Time: year 1975, year 1976, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: feel good, humorous, clever, entertaining, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, mistaken identity, prison, small town, priest, monk, fish out of water, clergy, buddies, on the run, disorder, prisoner ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: on the run, murder, kidnapping, convict, escape, odd couple, nothing goes right, partners, crimes, confined, missing person, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ 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, cynical, biting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: hip hop culture, friendship, dark humor, unsuccessful, friends, disorder, unlikely criminals, juvenile delinquency, youth, buddies, crime gone awry, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.7
 422
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 ⇓
46%
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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: 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 ⇓
45%
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: suspense, realistic, semi serious, biting, cynical ...
Plot: friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, bittersweet, martial arts, down on your luck, partners, nothing goes right, buddies, dark humor, dull life, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.8
 478
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: best friend, on the run, unlikely criminals, best friends, gangsters, nothing goes right, lifestyle, crimes, dishonesty, city life, screwball, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
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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, humorous, captivating, realistic, neo noir
Plot: murder, serial killer, dark humor, disorder, looking for love, thirty something, writers, crimes, tragedy, accidental death, police, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 454
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: not serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: prison, gang, escape, hostage, disorder, embezzlement, injustice, vengeance, prison life, frame up, mistaken identity, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous
Plot: romance, unlikely couple, introspection, law enforcement, disorder, criminal heroes, crimes, couples, on the run, track down, life turned upside down, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 28K
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: funny, witty, feel good, humorous, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, jail, injustice, convict, wrongful conviction, cell mate, lawyer, bank robbery, buddy, on the road, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: semi serious, realistic, cynical, clever, witty ...
Plot: computer cracker, heist, femme fatale, crimes, nothing goes right, dishonesty, partners, buddies, disorder, hacker, computers and web, prison ...
Time: 60s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 6K
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 ⇓
40%
 4.1
 405
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 ⇓
36%
Even Angels Eat Beans (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 111 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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: gangsters, mafia, odd couple, fistfight, disorder, mistaken identity, crimes, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, goofy hero, nothing goes right, partners ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: new york, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.0
 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, fbi, government agency, crimes, partners, cons and scams, special agents, criminal heroes, dishonesty, heroes, confined, friends ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 3K
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, exciting ...
Plot: heist, friendship, partners, crimes, buddies, disorder, cons and scams, unfulfillment, nothing goes right, undercover, police officer, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.9
 3K
Fifty Pills (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A combination of unfortunate circumstances force Darren into the situation where he has to sell off the eponymous stash of drugs in a limited time frame.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, disturbing
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: college life, college, dark humor, nothing goes right, drug dealing, high school life, teenage life, disorder, youth, coming of age, partners, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.2
 4K
Another You (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: George has been in a mental hospital for 3 years and is finally ready to go out into the real world again. Eddie Dash, a dedicated con-man, is supposed to keep him out of trouble, but when people begin to recognize George as the missing millionaire ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: beer, con artists, gangsters, sanitarium, hustler, manipulation, gambling, fish out of water, friendship, cons and scams, mistaken identity, forgery ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, beverly hills, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%