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Emil and the Detectives (1964)
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Emil and the Detectives (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When Emil travels by bus to Berlin to visit his grandmother and his cousin, his money is stolen by a crook who specializes in digging tunnels. Emil must get the money back as it is for his grandmother. While following the thief, Emil runs into Gustav, an enterprising young boy who gathers up all his friends to help Emil find the money. Emil's cousin also gets involved and they get into more trouble than they bargained for when Emil's pickpocket turns out to be mixed up with a couple of notorious bank robbers.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: amateur detective, thief, children, adventure, crimes, youth, partners, crime, mystery, chase, track down, danger, chases and races, dishonesty, criminal heroes, child in peril, partners against crime, young heroes, righting the wronged, family relations, bank robber, theft, boy, pickpocket, robbery ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, berlin germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and exciting films with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, chases and races, partners, danger and criminal heroes mostly in Crime, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Emil and the Detectives: A Kid Called Danger (1999), The Defiant Ones (1986), Night and the City (1992), Cop and a Half (1993), Fast Getaway (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Kid Called Danger (1999)
Genre: Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young boy dreams of someday becoming a detective just like his father.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: law enforcement, criminal heroes, young heroes, adventurer, crimes, heroes, partners against crime, partners, child as adult, parents and children, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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95%
The Defiant Ones (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Monroe and 'Joker' Johnson are two prisoners who despise each other. But after their prison transport crashes, they manage to escapechained to each other.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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 ⇓
83%
Cop and a Half (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a pint-sized 8-year-old kid witnesses a murder he offers to help the police, if they make him a cop, too. Saddled with this streetwise sidekick, a hardboiled cop is forced to take his new partner seriously as they race the clock to bring the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, boys' night, pre-teens
Plot: murder, partners against crime, odd couple, crimes, witnessing a crime, children, police investigation, fighting crime, friendship, undercover, police, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Fast Getaway (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Nelson, played by Corey Haim is a teenager who robs banks with his father in group along with two other friends. Corey Haim Is the right guy, in the right place, at the right time. All he needed was a ...fast getaway
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, chase, robbery, disorder, escapades, criminal heroes, partners, rivalry, crimes, youth, family relations, young heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Instead of flying to Florida with his folks, Kevin ends up alone in New York, where he gets a hotel room with his dad's credit card—despite problems from a clerk and meddling bellboy. But when Kevin runs into his old nemeses, the Wet Bandits, ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, adventure, holiday, home alone, when the parents are away, children, danger, family, young heroes, trap, family relations, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Sudden Terror (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A boy who cries wolf witnesses a political assassination on the island of Malta. But will anyone other than his granddad believe him?
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: chase, danger, on the run, assassination, murder, malta, witnessing a crime, chases and races, protagonist as suspect, political conspiracy, uncover truth, police investigation ...
Time: 60s
Place: mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Never a Dull Moment (1968)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When practicing for a role, actor Jack is mistaken for the killer Ace. He doesn't realize this until it's too late and is carried off to gangster boss Leo Smooth, who wants Ace to do a job for him. Fearing for his life, Jack plays his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, heist, estate, tough heroes, actor's life, crimes, gang, dishonesty, crime, hitman, disorder, cons and scams ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 60s
Place: paris france, france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Passion for Danger (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: New York private eye Shamus McCoy likes girls, drink and gambling, but by the look of his flat business can't be too hot. So an offer of $10,000 to finds some diamonds stolen in a daring raid with a flame-thrower is too good to miss. His ...
Style: humorous, witty, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, arms dealing, criminal's revenge, investigation, crime, mystery, amateur detective, crimes, partners against crime, gang, deadly, partners ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 146
Hornet's Nest (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in Charlotte, N.C., the story opens with everyone desperate to solve the latest crisis: a serial killer is specializing in out-of-town businessmen. Hammer and West make the murder investigation their top priority. But West is less than pleased ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, partners, journalism, law enforcement, reporter, uncover truth, danger, deadly, crime, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.3
 2K
Dollars (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A bank security expert plots with a call girl to rob the safety deposit boxes of three very different criminals from a high-tech bank in Hamburg.
Style: clever, humorous, suspenseful, offbeat, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.1
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Baby's Day Out (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baby Bink couldn't ask for more; he has adoring (if somewhat sickly-sweet) parents, he lives in a huge mansion, and he's just about to appear in the social pages of the paper. Unfortunately, not everyone in the world is as nice as Baby ...
Style: light, humorous, not serious, funny, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: babies and infants, mischievous children, danger, kidnapping, missing child, lost child, crime gone awry, escapades, adventure, chase, nothing goes right, stupidity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr. (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
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Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 2.5
 104
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
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Duration: 91 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Emil and the Detectives (2001)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 93 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, melancholic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Using the Internet and global satellites, a group of gangsters pull off the biggest bank heist in the Mafia's history.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 82
Brass (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Chief of Detectives of the New York Police Department, is a tough cop who has worked his way up the ladder from being on a beat.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, partners against crime, dishonesty, deadly, golden years, police detective, police corruption, police station, heist, partners, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.2
 431
The Upper Hand (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Delta Factor (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.7
 792
Electric Slide (2014)
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Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A heightened homage to the City of Angels, Electric Slide riffs on the real-life story of Eddie Dodson, the notorious "Gentleman Bank Robber." With a debonair sophistication and a serious talent for flirt, Dodson managed to lure money from ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 798
Doc West (2009)
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46%
 4.4
 20K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
 575
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Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Carnival of Crime (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Comedy
Country: Brazil, Spain, Argentina, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic, cult film
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Time: 60s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 2K
Tell (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ethan Tell is a small time crook who makes a big-time score when he steals 1 million dollars. Ironically, his life radically changes for the worst when he discovers that stealing the money was the easy part and he now must keep his partner, his ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 788
Gone Missing (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, tense, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Madigan's Millions (1968)
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Country: Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, captivating, feel good ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 361
Inside Out (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Telly Savalas is an American ex-WW II POW who returns to Germany 30 years after the war. He teams up with James Mason, the former commander of his prison camp. Together they spring a Nazi war criminal (Wolfgang Lukschy) from jail. He's the only ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%