Movies like The Longshot

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The Longshot (1986)
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The Longshot (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Four losers borrow money from gangsters to bet on a "sure thing", but lose. The gangsters go after them to get their money.
Style: exciting, humorous, realistic
Plot: horse race, gangsters, gambling, crimes, ambition, down on your luck, disorder, dishonesty, criminal heroes, cons and scams, farce, mafia, horse, con artists, bet, truck driver, happy ending, senior citizen, gambler, loser, mob boss, trespassing, trailer home, old friends, cigarette ...
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, disorder, cons and scams, gangsters, nothing goes right and farce mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Longshot: Who's Got the Action? (1962), Man About Dog (2004), Wise Guys (1986), Paramedics (1988), Who Do I Gotta Kill? (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: exciting, realistic, not serious, parody, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, farce, escape, disorder, small town life, working undercover, prison life, small town, crimes, partners, criminal heroes, undercover ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Who's Got the Action? (1962)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A lawyer begins to win after his wife secretly becomes his bookie to save their money.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: bookies, gambling, silly humor, cons and scams, forces of nature, disorder, nothing goes right, gangsters, rivalry, dishonesty, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 60s
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80%
Man About Dog (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three pedigree chumps learn that every underdog has its day in this freewheeling Irish comedy. In hock to the tune of £50,000 to a Belfast bookie and saddled with a dopey greyhound that wouldn't run if its backside was on fire, the likely lads ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, buddies, crimes, dishonesty, bookies, disorder, gambling, friendship between men, partners, friends, down on your luck, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Wise Guys (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose $250,000, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City and comedy follows.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, nothing goes right, hitman, gangsters, mafia, frame up, buddies, siblings relations, heist, cons and scams, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 4.2
 325
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, conspiracy, disorder, dishonesty, gangsters, crimes, cons and scams, doctors and patients, city life, female nudity, sex ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: conspiracy, farce, graphic violence, breakup, dishonesty, gangsters, assassination, crimes, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, down on your luck, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Cry of the Cormoran (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Alfred Mullanet, an unlucky player who lives on his wife's income, becomes in a few moments the object of interest of two thugs, Kruger and Mister K.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: interracial sex, disorder, on the run, gang, dishonesty, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, forgery, unemployment, gambling, farce ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: turkey, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, humorous, rough, exciting
Plot: gangsters, prison life, righting the wronged, crimes, criminal heroes, partners, dishonesty, tough heroes, disorder, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, working undercover ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Opportunity Knocks (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eddie and Lou are a couple of two-bit con men on the lam from a loan shark. They hide out in someone's house and they hear on the answering machine that (A) the owner of the house is out of the country for a month or two and (B) the housesitter ...
Style: feel good, funny, entertaining, light, humorous ...
Plot: cons and scams, impostor, disorder, comedy of errors, crimes, mafia, love, con artists, house, friendship, adventure, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Hustle (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Disenchanted pest worker and single dad Freddie Manning unintentionally steals and then loses mob money and now he really is in trouble. So when a run-down Baptist church mistakes him and his best friend Junior for replacement ministers, he grabs at ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, light, entertaining ...
Plot: gangsters, crime gone awry, partners, crimes, disorder, society, nothing goes right, silly humor, chase, friends, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6K
Let It Ride (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gambler used to losing is having a very good day.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sexy, funny ...
Plot: gambling, bet, security guard, luck, friendship, cons and scams, fall in love, farce, fish out of water, friends, disorder, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.8
 471
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: farce, stash, strong female presence, city life, on the run, unlikely criminals, best friends, gangsters, nothing goes right, lifestyle, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Lookin' to Get Out (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two gamblers must leave New York City after one loses a lot of money. Doing what all gamblers in trouble would do, they hurry to the gambling capital Las Vegas to turn their luck around.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Plot: prostitute, nudity (full frontal - brief), casino, gambling, mind game, love and romance, partners, crimes, rivalry, criminal's revenge, buddies, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Man from the Diners' Club (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mobster Foots Pulardos, who operates a health gym as a front, plans to flee to Mexico to evade government tax officials. His girl friend, Sugar Pye, suggests that he first arrange for the cremation of a man having his own peculiar identifying ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous
Plot: chase, gangsters, farce, crimes, dishonesty, goofy hero, disorder, comedy of errors, cons and scams, fleeing, bandit, police officer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Who's Minding the Mint? (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A bumbling government employee accidentally destroys a small fortune and decides to break into the US Mint to replace it, but before long everyone wants a slice of the action - and the money.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: safecracker, heist, workplace, crimes, criminal heroes, forgery, dishonesty, partners, unlikely criminals, misfit, mute or deaf, crime gone awry ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: semi serious, realistic, cynical, humorous, witty ...
Plot: cons and scams, down on your luck, partners, on the run, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, disorder, hitman, psychopath, horse ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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A Fine Mess (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two friends an actor and a chef discover a plot to fix a horse race and try to capitalize on it. But also have to deal with the two men who fixed it who are trying to silence them. And there's also the mob boss whom the two guys work for who ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty
Plot: horse race, chase, crimes, gangsters, partners, gambling, fighting crime, odd couple, dishonesty, disorder, cons and scams, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: semi serious, cynical, humorous, realistic, suspense ...
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 ⇓
38%
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The Experts (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Travis and Wendell are two down-on-their-luck New Yorkers who think they're relocating to a small town in Nebraska to open a nightclub. What they don't know is they have actually been abducted by a KGB operative and flown to the Soviet ...
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, satirical, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightclub, kgb, missing person, cons and scams, culture clash, espionage, adventure, dishonesty, crimes, reluctant partners, politics, cold war ...
Time: 80s
Place: ussr, usa, russia, new york, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, cynical, humorous, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: infidelity, media, crime gone awry, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, nothing goes right, life is a bitch, dark humor, cons and scams, vengeance, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Scalpers (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A newcomer to ticket scalping, Joey Grey fights for his place in this new world.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing goes right, rivalry, kids in trouble, best friends, buddies, crimes, crime gone awry, ambition, disorder, obsession, gambling, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
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Sgt. Bilko (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The army is known for churning out lean mean fighting machines intent on protecting our great nation. Martin is the inexplicable the incorrigible the invicible sgt. Ernie bilko leader of a ragtag group of the sorriest soldiers ever to enlist in the ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, exciting, not serious ...
Plot: military base, military, soldier, gambling, cons and scams, rivalry, disorder, revenge, camp, military life, dishonesty, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, greenland, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 1K
C(r)ook (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A killer for the Russian Mafia in Vienna wants to retire and write a book about his passion - cooking. The mafia godfather suspects treason.
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: ambition, one last job, dishonesty, hitman, cooking and food, follow your dream, couple relations, disorder, criminal heroes, crimes, couples, career change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Happy Hour (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A chemist experimenting with different formulas stumbles upon an ingredient that, when added to beer, makes it absolutely irresistible. Before he realizes it, an international spy is after him to try to get the formula for himself.
Style: exciting, not serious, realistic, humorous, cult movie cast ...
Plot: beer, silly humor, dishonesty, on the run, undercover, crimes, rivalry, disorder, righting the wronged, cons and scams, sexy woman, industrial espionage ...
Time: 80s
Place: san diego california, denver colorado, colorado, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 243
Mystics (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A black comedy about two old-time conmen who pretend to be able to communicate with the dead.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: elderly, cons and scams, dark humor, buddies, crimes, golden years, nothing goes right, partners, seance, scam, gangsters, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
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The Ritz (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On his deathbed Carmine Vespucci's father tells him to "get Proclo". With "the hit" on, Gaetano tells a cab driver to take him where Carmine can't find him. He arrives at the Ritz, a gay bathhouse where he is pursued ...
Style: not serious, realistic, witty, humorous, offbeat
Plot: mistaken identity, farce, disorder, couples, silly humor, showbiz, aids, couple relations, fall in love, hotel, gender, on the run ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.9
 2K
Disorderlies (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As not-quite-orderlies who're downright Disorderlies, rap-music favorites The Fat Boys rule. Playing the freewheeling caretakers of the frail Dennison (Hollywood legend Ralph Bellamy), they stir up a comedic culture clash in Palm Beach society ...
Style: humorous, not serious, melancholic, talky, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, switching roles, unlikely criminals, crimes, disorder, cons and scams, misfit, goofy hero, dishonesty, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Taking Care of Business (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An uptight advertising exec has his entire life in a filofax organizer which mistakenly ends up in the hands of a friendly convict who poses as him.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prison, mistaken identity, cons and scams, rich and poor, fish out of water, dishonesty, disorder, crimes, nothing goes right, misfit, prison life, prison escape ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: George Lester is a man who is chasing rainbows, looking for the pot of gold at the end. When his wife, Pamela grows tired of being dragged all over the world, she leaves him. While she is away, George converts her family home into a discotheque, ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: dishonesty, cons and scams, nothing goes right, escapades, down on your luck, crimes, road not taken, blind ambition, disorder, obsessive quest, farce, fish out of water ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Minbo: the Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A grand old Japanese hotel is trying to get a prestigious contract as the site of a summit meeting of important foreign officials. Unfortunately, this hotel is quite popular with the Yakuza (Japanese gangsters) and is a favorite target of theirs for ...
Style: suspense, biting, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: hotel, mistaken identity, hitman, disorder, nothing goes right, cons and scams, social decay, criminal's revenge, farce, gangsters, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: 90s
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31%