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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: humorous, exciting, realistic
Plot: horse race, gangsters, crimes, gambling, crime, ambition, dishonesty, criminal heroes, disorder, cons and scams, down on your luck, farce, horse, con artists, mafia, truck driver, happy ending, loser, bet, cigarette, gambler, senior citizen, trailer home, cigarette smoking, mob boss ...
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, disorder, cons and scams, gangsters, crime and farce mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Longshot: Who's Got the Action? (1962), Man About Dog (2004), Paramedics (1988), Who Do I Gotta Kill? (1994), Wise Guys (1986). 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: 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 ⇓
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: humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: bookies, gambling, bookie, dishonesty, contests and competitions, disorder, silly humor, ambition, gangsters, forces of nature, cons and scams, crime ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.5
 947
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, semi serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, buddies, dishonesty, crimes, disorder, bookies, gambling, male friendship, male bonding, friendship between men, friends, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.4
 276
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: offbeat, humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: gang, cons and scams, looking for sex, city life, doctors and patients, conspiracy, disorder, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, parody, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: deadly, assassination, dishonesty, crime, murder, down on your luck, graphic violence, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, gangsters, breakup, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.7
 5K
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing goes right, gambling, gangsters, hitman, mafia, frame up, buddies, siblings relations, cons and scams, heist, crimes, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: disorder, kidnapping, unemployment, farce, gambling, dishonesty, on the run, forgery, crimes, gangsters, gang, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: turkey, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.0
 158
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 ⇓
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: impostor, cons and scams, comedy of errors, disorder, crimes, mafia, love, con artists, house, friendship, adventure, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.9
 2K
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, exciting, light, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kgb, cons and scams, culture clash, missing person, espionage, adventure, nightclub, politics, reluctant partners, crimes, dishonesty, cold war ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, usa, soviet union, nebraska, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.9
 194
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: humorous, exciting, not serious, realistic, cult film ...
Plot: beer, cons and scams, disorder, righting the wronged, crimes, dishonesty, undercover, on the run, chases and races, rivalry, silly humor, airport ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado, san diego california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hitman, crimes, on the run, gangsters, hidden identity, society, deadly, dishonesty, opposites attract, crime, silly humor, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.0
 314
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: on the run, best friends, crime, dishonesty, screwball, disorder, friends, city life, profanity, stash, farce, strong female presence ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: gangsters, chase, disorder, farce, cons and scams, comedy of errors, goofy hero, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty, tax evasion, clerk ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), prostitute, casino, gambling, rivalry, ambition, dishonesty, criminal heroes, buddies, romance, crime, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: safecracker, heist, criminal heroes, forgery, unlikely criminals, misfit, romance, workplace, crime gone awry, friends, crimes, buddies ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
 351
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: suspenseful, witty, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: deadly, criminal heroes, dishonesty, nothing goes right, on the run, hitman, psychopath, disorder, crimes, crime, down on your luck, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 5K
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, funny, suspense ...
Plot: gambling, bet, luck, blood donation, security guard, romance, hopes, ambition, rivalry, disorder, friends, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: humorous, semi serious, cynical, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: satire, murder, workplace situations, working class, dishonesty, workplace, crimes, cons and scams, down on your luck, loser, store, sedative ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Prize Fighter (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: "Bags" the boxer (funnyman Tim Conway) and his manager, Shake (Don Knotts), are quite a pair: One is a dim bulb, and the other has a mean streak. Times are tough and they must save their gym, so they line up some moneymaking fights. But ...
Plot: boxing match, transporter, farce, bully, hoodlum, boxer, underground tournament, gangster, fistfight, boxing gloves, boxing, fixed fight ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: humorous, cynical, dark humor, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: infidelity, media, rivalry, crime gone awry, showbiz, cons and scams, life is a bitch, nothing goes right, dishonesty, crimes, vengeance, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 63
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, nothing goes right, kids in trouble, cons and scams, rebelliousness, obsession, gambling, disorder, best friends, crimes, buddies, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.7
 941
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: dark humor, cynical, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: gambling, casino, hitman, dishonesty, deadly, murder, ambition, crime, crimes, betrayal, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.5
 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, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: ambition, one last job, hitman, dishonesty, cooking and food, follow your dream, cooking, crimes, criminal heroes, couples, disorder, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 21K
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, witty ...
Plot: military base, military, soldier, gambling, disorder, rivalry, cons and scams, revenge, camp, silly humor, military life, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, greenland, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 2K
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: offbeat, humorous, witty, realistic, not serious
Plot: mistaken identity, farce, satire, silly humor, crime, nothing goes right, dishonesty, couples, disorder, aids, hidden identity, goofy hero ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
I Got the Hook Up (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two broke buddies feel lucky when they come upon a truckload of cellular phones and begin selling them out of the back of their van. Trouble arises though, when the phones develop faults. The two friends then not only have to deal with unsatisfied ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, hip hop, gangsters, disorder, dishonesty, buddies, odd couple, crimes, heist, cons and scams, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: south central los angeles, los angeles, new orleans, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 224
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor
Plot: elderly, cons and scams, nothing goes right, partners, crimes, buddies, golden years, seance, scam, gangsters, disorder, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.8
 1K
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, partners, gangsters, gambling, fighting crime, cons and scams, disorder, odd couple, dishonesty, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.0
 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, idiotic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, switching roles, fish out of water, crimes, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, crime gone awry, misfit, nothing goes right, goofy hero, disorder, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%