Movies like The Moonshine War

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The Moonshine War (1970)
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The Moonshine War (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A federal agent attempts to make some real money before the alcohol ban is lifted so he sets his sights on the whiskey cache of an old army buddy.
Plot: rapist, moonshine, dentist, prohibition
Time: 1930s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and talky films with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, murder, violence, mentor and dialogue mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Moonshine War: Bootleggers (1974), Lucky Lady (1975), Outlaw (1999), Paper Moon (1973), The Four Seasons (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bootleggers (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A bunch of bootleggers run booze in the South.
Plot: moonshine, chase, drunkenness, murder, revenge, small community, sheriff, cliff, family relations, square dance
Time: year 1933
Place: arkansas
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95%
 5.3
 1K
Lucky Lady (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Lucky Lady is a 1975 American film directed by Stanley Donen and starring Gene Hackman, Liza Minnelli and Burt Reynolds, with Robby Benson. Its story takes place during Prohibition in the United States in the ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, stylized, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: gangsters, nightclub, love triangle, prostitute, workplace, criminal's revenge, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, crimes, love and romance, gang, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: mexico, latin america, san diego california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.5
 227
Outlaw (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The movie is based on the autobiography of Horst Fantazzini. Son of an anarchist, he was known in Northern Italy as "the gentleman bandit" because he robbed banks with no violence, using only a toy gun. After a number of trials and ...
Plot: hostage, prison
Time: 70s
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57%
 8.1
 41K
Paper Moon (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.
Style: sentimental, road movie, touching, humorous, talky ...
Plot: mischievous children, friendship, funeral, on the road, orphan, great depression, girl, girl dressed as boy, odd couple, family relations, partners in crime, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 70s
Place: missouri, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, bittersweet, couple relations, wilderness, friends, couples, family problems, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 520
Lijmen (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Story of two con men, Boorman and his younger assistant Laarmans, who are trying to sell companies their non-existing magazine.
Plot: con artists, legs, businesswoman, leg, extortion, amputee, scam
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.8
 2K
Big Bad Mama (1974)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mama and daughters get forced by circumstances into bootlegging and bank robbing, and travel across the country trailed by the law.
Style: sexy, witty, realistic, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gunfight, social satire, nudity (full frontal - brief), gangsters, crime, crimes, on the run, criminal heroes, dishonesty, chase, chases and races, cons and scams ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 20K
Harlem Nights (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: "Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any ...
Style: stylized, humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, rivalry, friends, gangsters, interracial relations, bully, police, crimes, crime, corruption, city life, nightlife ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s, 80s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 7.3
 224K
Lawless (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, smuggling, crimes, rebellion, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, sheriff, gang, great depression, crime, prohibition, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 45K
Life (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two men in 1930s Mississippi become friends after being sentenced to life in prison together for a crime they did not commit.
Style: humorous, semi serious, twists and turns, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: life sentence, prison life, escape attempt, criminal, redemption, african american, frame up, crimes, partners, dishonesty, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 30s, 20th century, year 1932 ...
Place: mississippi, new york, usa, mississippi river, southern usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.3
 236K
The Sting (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, witty, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: cons and scams, con artists, gambling, bet, mentor, crimes, crime, casino, deception, friends, mob boss, rivals ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1936
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
 118
Nailcruncher (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Adapation of the fanciful comic novel by Albert Cohen.
Plot: immigrants, weirdo, ambassador, diplomat, jewish, treasure
Time: 1930s
Place: palestine, marseille, greece, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Little Virtuous (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ferdinand, a young photographer, meets Claire, a supposed cover girl, in a cafe. Although he is instantly attracted towards her, Ferdinand soon learns that she is a professional thief, working for a thug named Brady.
Plot: photographer, love triangle, husband wife relationship, love interest, police, female thief, abusive husband, jailed, swashbuckler, arrested
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Night and the City (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Looking to get rich quick, an unsuccessful lawyer uses dishonest means to try to become a boxing promoter.
Style: gloomy, talky, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: ambition, betrayal, criminal heroes, unlikely couple, obsession, cons and scams, dishonesty, crime, rivalry, power relations, career change, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Happy Thieves (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: We confess! They did it! But it's how they did it that makes it so delightful!
Style: humorous, stylized, realistic, semi serious, cynical
Plot: heist, betrayal, criminal heroes, museum, disorder, hitman, cons and scams, fall in love, crimes, mind game, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, madrid, france, spain, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 811
The Can (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This movie is about strange relationships in one "noname" gymnasium in Czech republic.
Plot: friendship between boys, teacher, cigarette smoking, student, friendship, high school, alcoholic mother, police, graffiti, teenager, female nudity, teacher student relationship ...
Place: prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Fools' Parade (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Homer Grindstaff is a big named banker in Glory and Doc Council is a prison official and they team up to plot to kill Appleyard and his ex-convict friends who were attempting to open up a general store in Stone Coal, West Virginia and then to take ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: small town, store, starting over, partners, unlikely partners, hopes, chases and races, danger, going straight, small town life, against the odds, riverboat ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Choirboys (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A group of Los Angeles cops decide to take off some of the pressures of their jobs by engaging in various forms of after-hours debauchery.
Style: humorous, bleak, dark humor, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dominatrix, police station, police, prank, partners, crime, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, friends, retiring ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The White Spider (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After an automobile accident, in which a man is unrecognizably burnt to a crisp, his wife's only able to confirm the corpse's identity by his talisman: a small, white spider. However, soon, there are more corpses walking around than at a ...
Style: suspense
Plot: landlady, secret, fear, dead woman, assassin, murder, hanged woman, basement, police, private detective, stockings, assistant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Crime of the Century (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1932, the nation was shocked when the 14-month-old son of Charles Lindberg was kidnapped, held for ransom, and murdered. Two years later, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested, convicted, and executed. This film dramatizes the investigation ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, courtroom drama, false accusation, dishonesty, babies and infants, legal action, law enforcement, fighting the system, prison life, uncover truth, murder, prison ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 17K
Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.
Style: cynical, tricky, suspense, tense, ironic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, profanity, crime gone awry, cons and scams, hostages, ransom demand, adultery, ransom, abduction, husband wife relationship, mistress ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, year 1978
Place: usa, detroit, bahamas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.3
 350
Scam (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female con-artist who sweet-talks wealthy men targeted by her violent boyfriend, then drugs them and makes off with their money, is being herself being watched by another man. He wants to use her talents in a much-bigger scam: ripping off a crime ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: con artists, severed head, throat slitting
Place: jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.9
 18K
The Big Bounce (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A small-time con artist and a Hawaiian real estate developer's mischievous, enterprising mistress team up for a potential $200,000 score.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: blackmail, seduction, robbery, deception, judge, crimes, unlikely criminals, crime, betrayal, surfing, beach house, yacht ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Friendships, Secrets and Lies (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Six former sorority sisters are suspected of murder when a baby's skeleton is found in the ruins of the sorority house.
Plot: murder, female bonding, friendship between women, sorority, all female cast, female friendship, women
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Coup de torchon (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1938 in the french West Africa, Lucien Cordier is a weak and corrupted policeman despised by the local bad boys. His wife is openly cheating on him and he hasn't got any self-respect anymore. But when comes the occasion, his revenge will be ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, french noir ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, pimp, infidelity, voyeur, racism, culture clash, crime, crimes, police corruption, small town life, love affair ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938, pre world war two
Place: africa, senegal, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Promising Young Woman (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman haunted by a tragedy in her past takes revenge on the predatory men unlucky enough to cross her path.
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: sexual predator, rapist, crimes, violence, escape, brutality, danger, track down, police investigation, psychopath
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 10K
Hoodlum (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running "the numbers". When, Madam Queen, the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem, is arrested. Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson takes over the business and must ...
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, violence, murder, blood, bandit, dutch, crime, crimes, rich and poor, interracial relations, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, harlem, illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Small Apartments (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a clumsy deadbeat accidentally kills his landlord, he must do everything in his power to hide the body, only to find that the distractions of lust, the death of his beloved brother, and a crew of misfit characters force him on a journey where a ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: murder, nothing goes right, misfit, disorder, goofy hero, crimes, crime, social misfits, brother brother relationship, crime scene, fake suicide, accidental death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Six Ways to Sunday (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Norman Reedus stars as Harry Odum, a henpecked, 18-year-old momma's boy in Youngstown, Ohio, who -- with his violent temper -- impresses a local boss of the Jewish Mafia. Soon he's found his calling as a hit man alongside his crack addict ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, disturbing, intense, talky ...
Plot: coming of age, hitman, crimes, family relations, parents and children, self discovery, suburban life, criminal heroes, rise and fall, gangsters, depression, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.3
 4K
Touchy Feely (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Abby is a sought after massage therapist and a free spirit, while her brother Paul thrives on routine, running a failing dental practice with his assistant and daughter Jenny. Suddenly, Abby develops an aversion to bodily contact, which not only ...
Style: sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: dentist, healing power, massage, family relations, masseuse, workplace situations, workplace, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, kiss, siblings relations, cyclist, ecstasy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%