Movies like Ratboy

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Ratboy (1986)
 3.7
 702
Ratboy (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A failed window dresser exploits a being with rat-like features in an effort to make money.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: mutant, dark humor, misfit, journalism, fighting the system, showbiz, society, media, store, down on your luck, disability, culture clash, artists and showbiz, deadly creature, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, cons and scams, media satire, dancing, travel, loneliness, police officer, forest, escape, depression ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to Ratboy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and clever films with plots about runaway, crimes, redemption, catastrophe, dishonesty, mentor and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Ratboy: Modern Girls (1986), Harry in Your Pocket (1973), Hollywood Shuffle (1987), Dear Mr. Wonderful (1982), Strange Hearts (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.7
 2K
Modern Girls (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Margo, Kelly, and CeCe have three things in common: they're roomates, they're gorgeous, and they're hooked on the glamour and excitement of L.A.'s rock and roll night life. When they get mixed up with a rock star, an arrogant ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexy, light ...
Plot: nightlife, nightclub, friendship, teenage life, youth, romance, love and romance, buddies, obsessive quest, partners, mistaken identity, friendship between girls ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Harry in Your Pocket (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A master thief (James Coburn) and his drug-addicted partner teach two aspiring crooks (Michael Sarrazin, Trish Van Devere) how to steal wallets.
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: pickpocket, criminal heroes, partners, crimes, dishonesty, cons and scams, teaching the ways of the world, friends, police inspector, old man, magazine, cocaine ...
Time: 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor catches the ire of his grandmother for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the ...
Style: parody, humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, farce, racism, satire, actor's life, artists and showbiz, misfit, society, interracial relations, filmmaking, dark humor, movie business ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Dear Mr. Wonderful (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Comedy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Joe Pesci is a small man looking for a big break. Owner of a bowling alley and nightclub in Jersey, Ruby Dennis (Pesci) sets his sites on making it big in Vegas. But Ruby finds more than he gambled for and in the end is a much bigger man for it.
Plot: visit, pianist, bicycle, male protagonist, riding a bicycle, thief, flowers, jewish american, freezer, beach, piano, racial slur ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 5.1
 496
Strange Hearts (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An aging former child star tries to capture the wealth that has always eluded him by latching on to a lucky man while both have their eye on the same girl of their dreams.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: love triangle, rivalry, rise and fall, manipulation, youth, artists and showbiz, love and romance, dishonesty, celebrity culture, cons and scams, showbiz, aging ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.8
 2K
Hits (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A talentless teen will do anything to get on TV's "The Voice." Meanwhile, her father, a municipal worker, creates an uproar when a video of his rants at City Hall goes viral.
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, humorous, biting ...
Plot: fame, talent, dark humor, media satire, celebrity culture, society, delusion, computers and web, small town, youtube, teenager, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: murder, disorder, dark humor, misfit, nothing goes right, goofy hero, social misfits, crimes, accidental death, crime scene, brother brother relationship, guru ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Crazy in Alabama (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.
Style: humorous, stylized, intense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hopes, society, life is a bitch, murder, small town, journey, family relations, injustice, self defense, coming of age, racism, hollywood ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: usa, alabama, california, las vegas, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 6.3
 14K
The Big White (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: To remedy his financial problems, a travel agent has his eye on a frozen corpse, which just happens to be sought after by two hitmen.
Style: humorous, realistic, clever, tense, semi serious ...
Plot: dark humor, kidnapping, insurance, murder, insurance agent, nothing goes right, disorder, comedy of errors, down on your luck, crimes, insurance fraud, life insurance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.9
 3K
Father Hood (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Deadbeat dad kidnaps his kids from the bus to an abusive foster home and they go on a run. The cops are after them, they bicker constantly and his idea of a way out is grim, yet this dangerous ride might just turn them into a family.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, road movie, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: kidnapping, chase, on the run, convict, reporter, road trip, criminal, highway, on the road, heist, crimes, odd couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Weapons of Mass Distraction (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As two warring media moguls grapple for ownership of a coveted professional football team, they use the newspapers, magazines and television stations they own to destroy each other's reputations.
Style: realistic, semi serious, biting, suspense, clever ...
Plot: arson, satire, media, media satire, workplace situations, uninhibited rivalry, dark humor, sport team, ambition, blind ambition, rivalry, workplace ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 2K
Short Time (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Nearing retirement, Dabney Coleman finds that he has a disease that will kill him within days. He then finds that his life insurance only pays off if he is killed in the line of duty. In order to leave something to his wife and children, Coleman ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: terminal illness, car chase, chase, cons and scams, parents and children, disorder, law enforcement, crimes, retirement, police officer, gangsters, tough guy ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.1
 4K
Noise (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man who is being driven crazy by the noise in New York City decides to take vigilante action against it.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever, offbeat
Plot: vandalism, vigilante, vigilantism, society, satire, love and romance, rivalry, losing-it hero, fighting the system, heroic mission, city life, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.1
 43K
Edtv (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Video store clerk Ed agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a tv network.
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fictional reality show, fish out of water, audition, tv show, human nature, misfit, showbiz, love and romance, satire, romantic rivalry, media, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Money for Nothing (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an ...
Style: realistic, humorous, light, intense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, disorder, friends, dishonesty, nothing goes right, heist, money, friendship, unemployment, police, chase, runaway ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.7
 51K
Down by Law (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, sincere, meditative, harsh ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, escape, pimp, fight, friendship, partners, crimes, unlikely criminals, prison life, on the road, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.9
 496
Livin' Large! (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young black reporter begins to lose his identity.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: ambition, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, journalism, society, media, rise to the top, workplace, politics, love affair, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an actress, as well as the conflict that arises when ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Plot: satire, rise to the top, ambition, desire for fame, actor's life, rising to stardom, workplace, best friends, love and romance, lifestyle, workplace romance, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 5.8
 421
Out of Sync (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Roger Deacon, a down-and-out record producer, is given the job of making a singing star out of an industry mogul's girlfriend, an attractive but talentless starlet. He discovers a housewife with a powerful singing voice and decides to secretly ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: ambition, desire for fame, hidden identity, rise to the top, dishonesty, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, performer's life, showbiz, cons and scams, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 17K
Guarding Tess (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Doug is a Secret Service Agent who has just completed his stint in charge protecting Tess Carlisle, widow of a former U.S. President, and close personal friend of the President. He finds that she has requested that he not be rotated but instead ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bodyguard, kidnapping, master and servant, celebrity, secret service, secret agents, chase, old woman, rescue, saving a life, hostage, chauffeur ...
Time: 90s, year 1992
Place: washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.9
 153
Refuge (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The shimmering New Mexico sun bleaches the earth and reflects off towering thunderheads. From inside an RV nestled among the desert brush just off a barely-paved road, the middle-of-nowhere silence is broken by one quick and alarming gunshot. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: on the road, desert, on the run, crimes, spouse killer, dark humor, disorder, road trip, revenge, female protagonist, unlikely couple, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Perfect Score (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Six high school seniors decide to break into the Princeton Testing Center so they can steal the answers to their upcoming SAT tests and all get perfect scores.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: cons and scams, high school, heist, school, crimes, cheating, partners, teenage life, friends, lifestyle, studying, coming of age ...
Time: 2000s, future, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 5K
Thin Ice (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dishonest insurance salesman's life quickly disintegrates during a Wisconsin winter when he teams up with a psychopath to steal a rare violin at the home of a reclusive farmer.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, twists and turns, clever ...
Plot: nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, comedy of errors, crime gone awry, disorder, dishonesty, cons and scams, manipulation, dark humor, salesman, insurance, cold ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society. This film chronicles his short and dubious rise to power, as well as his changing relationships with family and friends. Along ...
Style: suspense, cynical, biting, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: ghetto, anti semitism, workplace situations, innocence lost, social differences, rich and poor, human nature, working class, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.8
 632
Son of Morning (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young copywriter becomes the most famous man on the planet, overnight, when he is mistaken as the next messiah.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, futuristic
Plot: ambition, journalism, society, hopes, church, hotel, catastrophe, miraculous event, save the planet, lovers reunited, environmentalism, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Outrageous Fortune (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Refined actress Lauren Ames finally has a chance to study with the great theatre professor Stanislav Korzenowski. Sandy Brozinsky, a brash, loud actress, decides through happenstance to also study with Korzenowski. The two women end up dating the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chase, on the road, cia, kgb, adventure, farce, espionage, love triangle, vengeance, silly humor, disorder, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 2K
Faithful (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A depressed housewife whose husband is having an affair contemplates suicide, but changes her mind when she faces death by a killer hired to do her in.
Style: witty, talky, semi serious, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitman, female protagonist, woman in danger, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family problems, self discovery, marriage, depression, adultery, runaway, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Something for Everyone (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An opportunistic young man working as a servant to a European countess uses his sexual talents to better his station in life.
Style: twists and turns, clever, humorous, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: older woman younger man sex, murder, estate, manipulation, dark humor, cons and scams, love affair, master and servant, dishonesty, love and romance, crimes, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two, 70s
Place: austria, europe, central europe, bavaria, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 820
Big Shots (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Following the death of his father, a suburbanite runs away from home and winds up on Chicago's South Side. After being mugged, the boy befriends a young hustler and, after stealing a gangster's car, the two embark on an adventure down ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: hitman, gang, friendship, interracial friendship, gangsters, culture clash, cons and scams, society, criminal heroes, coming of age, buddies, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, southern usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 20K
Barfly (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Downtrodden writer Henry and distressed goddess Wanda aren't exactly husband and wife: they're wedded to their bar stools. But they like each other's company- and Barfly captures their giddy, gin-soaked attempts to make a go of life ...
Style: talky, touching, semi serious, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, addiction, bartender, poet, mentally unstable, human nature, misfit, social misfits, job seeking, bar fight, money, paramedic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%