Movies like Dirt Merchant

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Dirt Merchant (1999)
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Dirt Merchant (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A slacker turns P.I. to solve a rock star's murder.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, parody
Plot: private detective, crimes, drug abuse, dark humor, rock, frame up, artists and showbiz, murder, amateur detective, dishonesty, showbiz, sex, blonde, female nudity, artist, slacker, nudity (full frontal - brief), deadly, breasts, jacuzzi, mini skirt, red panties, thong panties, panties, scantily clad female ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and cynical films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, murder, deadly, disorder, dark humor and artists and showbiz mostly in Comedy, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Dirt Merchant: Who Do I Gotta Kill? (1994), Grace Quigley (1984), Puff, Puff, Pass (2006), Bikini Squad (1993), This Girl for Hire (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Who Do I Gotta Kill? (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Who says crime doesn't pay? The mob will pay Jimmy Corona anything to stay away. But, then again, so would most people. His agent brushes off Jimmy's latest book proposal: detailing the conspiracy between Lee Harvey Oswald and Marylin ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: dishonesty, gangsters, assassination, crimes, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, conspiracy, farce, graphic violence, down on your luck, murder, breakup ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Grace Quigley (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Grace Quigley is nearing the end of her life, living alone in her New York apartment. One day she witnesses a murder being committed by top hit-man, Seymour Flint. She decides to blackmail him into killing her, however, she has one or two friends he ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hitman, graphic violence, parents and children, cons and scams, murder, dark humor, golden years, dishonesty, elderly, crimes, forgery, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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92%
Puff, Puff, Pass (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Danny Masterson (TV's 'That '70s Show') leads a hilarious ensemble cast in a tale about two hapless stoners who get involved in a scheme to rip off a shady character named Mr. Big after the duo sours on rehab.
Style: semi serious, humorous, entertaining, realistic
Plot: stoners, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, crimes, misfit, crime gone awry, drug abuse, redemption, drug rehab, silly humor, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
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87%
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Bikini Squad (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A woman director is hired to finish the season of "Bikini Squad", a popular TV series about California beach lifeguards. A more than obvious lack of talent and basic intelligence among the crew make her contemplate leaving the set.
Style: parody, sexy, realistic, not serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beach, silly humor, disorder, tv show, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), hottie, filmmaking, sexual desire, lust ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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This Girl for Hire (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this pilot for a proposed TV series, B.T. Brady is a flippant, but somewhat klutzy female private detective in Hollywood who sets out to solve the murder of a obnoxious mystery writer. Along the way, Brady gets help from her flamboyant mother ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, private detective, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, investigation, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, hollywood, showbiz, store, farce ...
Time: 1940s
Place: california
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83%
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Jinxed! (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Harold, a professional gambler, and his girlfriend Bonita, a lounge singer, follow Willie, a young blackjack dealer, around the western U.S. Harold has a jinx on Willie and can't lose with him. Bonita and Willie meet and fall for each other and ...
Style: cynical, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: dark humor, casino, gambling, hitman, dishonesty, murder, couples, infidelity, nightclub, fall in love, crimes, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Two Hundred Thousand Dirty (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Welcome to the monotonous, oppressive modern American byproduct of suburban sprawl: the urban strip-mall. Native to this environment and products of outdated pop culture are Rob (Mark Greenfield) and Manny (Coolio), the unsuccessful, unrefined and ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, biting, realistic ...
Plot: satire, murder, workplace, dishonesty, crimes, workplace situations, cons and scams, working class, dark humor, down on your luck, loser, store ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Shut Up and Shoot! (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A movie producer hatches a scheme to have an actor (Silvio Pollio) kill his fellow filmmakers.
Style: realistic, suspense, cynical, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, satire, actor's life, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, crimes, politics, cons and scams, showbiz, dark humor, filmmaking, hollywood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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The Census Taker (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When George (Greg Mullavey) and Martha (Meredith MacRae) let Harvey (Garrett Morris), an annoying census taker, into their home, they find themselves under a barrage of increasingly abusive questions. Furious at his intrusiveness, and at their ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: murder, dark humor, family relations, police detective, aging, amateur detective, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, investigation, private detective, family business ...
Time: 80s
Place: austria
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Bad Actress (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alyssa Rampart Pillage is a washed up TV queen whose career has been reduced to starring in commercials for her husband Bernie’s appliance empire. When their tree hugging daughter Topanga dies in a tragic golf ball accident, Bernie goes off the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, dark ...
Plot: psychopath, artists and showbiz, disorder, family problems, dark humor, family relations, actor's life, couple relations, celebrity culture, inventions and discoveries, injustice, hollywood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Baby on Board (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Maria (Carol Kane) is the wife of a murdered Mafia bookkeeper. With her baby in tow, she tracks the hitman to the airport, intending to shoot the man. A pickpocket causes the gun to discharge prematurely, and now it's Maria who is being ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, humorous
Plot: chase, taxi, gangsters, dishonesty, babies and infants, rivalry, crimes, vengeance, fall in love, comedy of errors, murder, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
True Identity (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In order to escape from the mob, an African-American man must disguise himself as a white man.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: hitman, disorder, society, opposites attract, hidden identity, gangsters, dishonesty, switching roles, crimes, on the run, silly humor, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Telephone Always Rings Twice (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marc Elbichon, a novice private sleuth, is investigating a wave of assassinations bearing a particular characteristic: the perpetrator, dubbed the "telephone killer" always strangles his female victims with a telephone cord.
Style: realistic, semi serious, mind bending, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, contests and competitions, law enforcement, crimes, amateur detective, private detective, movie theatre, phone terror, gay bar, female nudity, cemetery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Kevin Pollak: The Littlest Suspect (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: THE LITTLEST SUSPECT is the third one hour stand-up special by Kevin Pollak. Although best known for his award-winning work as an actor in over sixty films (A Few Good Men, Casino and The Usual Suspects), Kevin started out as a stand-up comedian, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: dishonesty, artists and showbiz, prank, gambling, couples, filmmaking, lifestyle, showbiz, impostor, practical joke, hollywood, stand up comedian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Remarkable Power (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A late night talk show host masterminds an elaborate scheme to save his canceled show and avenge his wife's affair, entangling an eclectic collection of tinsel towners in the process.
Style: cynical, realistic, humorous, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: infidelity, media, crime gone awry, rivalry, dark humor, crimes, dishonesty, nothing goes right, life is a bitch, cons and scams, vengeance, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Death to the Supermodels (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This sexy comedy finds the world's greatest, most eccentric supermodels gathered on a deserted island for the swimsuit photo shoot from hell
Style: parody, suspenseful, humorous, sexy, slasher
Plot: murder, serial killer, rivalry, crimes, teenage life, isolation, dark humor, island, disorder, supermodel, gays and lesbians, mute or deaf ...
Time: contemporary
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Getting Away with Murder (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the very moralistic college ethics instructor Jack Lambert finds himself living next door to an accused German death camp commander, he takes it upon himself to rid the world of this man.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, false accusation, investigation, college, vigilantism, crimes, uncover truth, racism, dark humor, disorder, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: massachusetts, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Hijacking Hollywood (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An aspiring director working as a lowly production assistant, conspires with his aspiring producer roommate to steal the reels of a mega budgeted film he's working on.
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, satire, hijacking, boss and employee, showbiz, workplace situations, cons and scams, vengeance, disorder, dishonesty, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Assault of the Party Nerds 2: The Heavy Petting Detective (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: sexy, not serious, realistic, sexual, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: sport team, breakup, private detective, college, infidelity, wedding, fashion, disorder, couples, friends, dishonesty, best friends ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Stone & Ed (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: It's just another hazy day for STONE and his brother ED until they unwittingly discover they may not be brothers after all! With the help of their techno-savvy neighbors JEFF and PHILLIP GUY, "The Guys," Stone and Ed set out on a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, feel good
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, stoners, silly humor, crimes, drug dealing, secret agents, dishonesty, drug abuse, siblings relations, working undercover, disorder, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
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57%
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The Alarmist (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Tommy Hudler decides to become a security systems salesman, and is an instant success. Everything seems to be going great until he discovers there's more to this business and his boss Heinrich than he previously suspected.
Style: humorous, cynical, realistic, semi serious, satirical ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, workplace situations, cons and scams, innocence lost, screwball, workplace, forgery, crimes, dishonesty, investigation, oral sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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57%
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Camouflage (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Marty Mackenzie is an unsuccessful stage actor who takes an interest in private investigating. He takes a job working with Jack Potter, a crusty private eye. They both take a case in Beaver Ridge, a seedy small town where a murder is being planned ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, touching ...
Plot: who done it, infidelity, murder, private detective, disorder, dishonesty, partners, crimes, law enforcement, silly humor, handicapped, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Redrum (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A bored couple rejuvenate their marriage by turning to murder.
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, couples, dark humor, crimes, murderous pair, satire, couple relations, moral dilemma, lovers on the run, society, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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54%
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Paramedics (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two paramedics are transferred to the nasty part of the city where a gang is killing people to sell their organs.
Style: exciting, realistic, not serious, parody, humorous ...
Plot: gang, looking for sex, disorder, conspiracy, dishonesty, gangsters, crimes, cons and scams, doctors and patients, city life, female nudity, sex ...
Time: 80s
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48%
Raging Hormones (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It's said that women will take a boy's mind of his schoolwork, and one young man finds out just how true that is in this frantic comedy. Peter Broadhurst (Topher Hopkins) is a high school senior whose mother Bev (Della Hobby) is bound and ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, sexual, humorous ...
Plot: dominatrix, couples, friends, chaos and mayhem, teenage life, college, looking for sex, youth, oral sex, seductive, erotica, sex scene ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Rachel arrives in New York from her Amish community intent on becoming a dancer. Unfortunately Billy Minsky's Burlesque is hardly the place for her Dances From The Bible. But the show's comedian Raymond sees a way of wrong-footing the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: gangsters, love and romance, womanizer, artists and showbiz, on the road, family life, fall in love, nudity (full frontal - brief), stripper, female nudity, voyeur, burlesque ...
Time: 1920s
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Invitation to a Suicide (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A black comedy set in the Polish immigrant neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn about a man selling tickets to his own suicide to save his father's life.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, realistic, semi serious
Plot: crimes, gangsters, family business, immigrants, society, family relations, dark humor, suicide, funeral home, butcher, bakery, save the day ...
Time: future
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Time to hassle the Hoff at the rudest, raunchiest television event of the year--The Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff. From running in slo-mo on the beach to inspiring Germany with the power of cheesy pop--it's almost too easy.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: actor's life, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, celebrity culture, showbiz, couples, performer's life, ambition, media satire, artists and showbiz, friends
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Lonely Street (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bubba Mabry, a gullible private detective, becomes the prime suspect in a tabloid reporter's murder after being hired to snoop on him by a mysterious celebrity.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, private detective, who done it, uncover truth, investigation, goofy hero, celebrity culture, media, dishonesty, amateur detective, crimes, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Xaviera Hollander has to navigate some sleazy studio politics to see the production of the film version of her memoirs.
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, sexual, humorous ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), prostitute, filmmaking, showbiz, hollywood, strong sexual content, strong female presence, sexual content, hopes, follow your dream, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%