Movies like Pros & Cons

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Pros & Cons (1999)
 5.8
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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 criminal!
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: prison, gang, crimes, vengeance, hostages, hostage, confined, partners, injustice, prison life, crime, frame up, dishonesty, master criminal, criminal heroes, gays and lesbians, disorder, drugs/alcohol, rivalry, escape, mistaken identity, embezzlement, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to Pros & Cons

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and not serious films with plots about crimes, disorder, crime, dishonesty, cons and scams, criminal heroes and partners mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Pros & Cons: Framed (1990), Stir Crazy (1980), Back by Midnight (2004), Screwed (2000), Free Money (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.2
 379
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 ⇓
95%
 6.8
 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 ⇓
82%
Back by Midnight (2004)
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, not serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: prison, odd couple, criminal heroes, prison life, cons and scams, fish out of water, heist, nothing goes right, confined, misfit, crimes, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.8
 8K
Screwed (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A chauffeur kidnaps his rich boss's dog to hold it for ransom, but when she accidentally gets the dog back, she thinks that it's the chauffeur who's been kidnapped.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, crime gone awry, fish out of water, friendship, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, vengeance, partners, odd couple, misfit, cons and scams, hostages ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 5.1
 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous
Plot: crimes, crime, heist, beach, bank, couples, curses spells and rituals, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, babies and infants, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: heist, mistaken identity, cons and scams, partners, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, hidden identity, dishonesty, goofy hero, disorder, diamond ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 ⇓
66%
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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 ⇓
65%
Love, Honor and Obey (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jonny dreams of leaving his dead-end job as a courier. Through his childhood best friend, nephew of the notorious crime lord Ray Kreed, he wins his way into the toughest gang in North London. Hungry for action, Jonny sparks a feud between Ray's ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, brutal, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crimes, crime, gangsters, rivalry, criminal's revenge, friendship, organized crime, gang war, criminal heroes, dishonesty, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.9
 3K
Safe Men (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves in conflict with their professional colleagues. Romantic ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, buddy comedy, absurd ...
Plot: safecracker, mistaken identity, cons and scams, organized crime, comedy of errors, crimes, crime, unlikely criminals, heist, goofy hero, hidden identity, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, heist, train robbery, hostages, crimes, betrayal, crime, master criminal, chases and races, goofy hero, confined ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Plump Fiction (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Follows the plot of Pulp Fiction, also parodying scenes from other movies
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, clever, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, partners, crime, dishonesty, clergy, crimes, deadly, psychopath, hitman, disorder, cons and scams, silly humor ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Teresa's Tattoo (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mathematician Teresa just wanted to study during the College spring break. But her friends, who want her to live a little, drag her out to parties. The next thing she knows, she has been drugged, kidnapped, made a redhead, tattooed, and wearing ...
Style: rough, humorous, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, tattoo, ransom, fbi, space travel, dishonesty, chases and races, gangsters, unlikely criminals, law enforcement, chase, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, disorder, heist, cons and scams, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don't go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.
Style: not serious, humorous, twists and turns, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, friendship, nothing goes right, workplace, disorder, unlikely criminals, partners, buddies, stupidity, vengeance, sex addict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, realistic, not serious, exciting
Plot: prison, farce, prison life, small town, small town life, working undercover, escape, disorder, crimes, partners, criminal heroes, parody ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
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The Cracksman (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Ernest Wright's peerless prowess as a locksmith comes to the attention of a tough big-time crook, who feels that the little man would be a valuable asset to his crime kingdom. In order to inveigle him into a series of jobs, he sets up a ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, rough, humorous
Plot: gangsters, working undercover, prison life, heist, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, crime gone awry, cons and scams, crime, criminal heroes, disorder, partners ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Ernest Goes to Jail (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Bumbling Ernest P. Worrell is assigned to jury duty, where a crooked lawyer notices a resemblance with crime boss Mr. Nash, and arranges a switch. Nash assumes Ernest's job as a bank employee, while Ernest undergoes Nash's sentence to the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, melancholic, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: prison, electric chair, escapades, confined, crime gone awry, false accusation, dishonesty, danger, misfit, criminal heroes, goofy hero, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, rivalry, partners, buddies, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.0
 10K
Lucky Numbers (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Russ Richards is a TV weatherman and local celebrity on the verge of losing his shirt. Desperate to escape financial ruin, he schemes with Crystal the TV station's lotto ball girl to rig the state lottery drawing. The numbers come up right, but ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, feel good, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: lottery, weatherman, small town, tv station, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, cons and scams, couple relations, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, female director ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 4K
The Crew (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.
Style: humorous, dark humor, witty, funny, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotel, gangsters, farce, hitman, unlikely criminals, vengeance, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder, human nature, crimes, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
I Can Quit Whenever I Want (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A university researcher is fired because of the cuts to university. To earn a living he decides to produce drugs recruiting his former colleagues, who despite their skills are living at the margins of society.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, disorder, crimes, crime, drugs/alcohol, explorer, gang, chemistry
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.2
 216
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 ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
46%
Point of No Return (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A sequel to "Vabank" (1981), introduces the same characters entangled in a duel between a former safecracker and a crooked bank manager.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, hitman, confined, law enforcement, hostages, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, cons and scams, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, pre world war two
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland, switzerland, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
45%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Linguini Incident (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A waitress (Rosanna Arquette), a barman (David Bowie) and an underwear designer (Eszter Balint) try to rob a New York restaurant where two of them work.
Style: semi serious, realistic, clever, humorous
Plot: restaurant, robbery, spaghetti, magic, cons and scams, crimes, opposites attract, dishonesty, love and romance, unlikely criminals, fish out of water, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%