Movies like Doing Time

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Doing Time (1979)
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Doing Time (1979)
Original name: Porridge
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Times are hard for habitual guest of Her Majesty Norman Stanley Fletcher. The new prison officer, Beale, makes MacKay look soft and what's more, an escape plan is hatching from the cell of prison godfather Grouty and Fletcher wants no part of it. The breakout is set for the day of a morale-raising football match between a 'celebrity' football team and the inmates of Slade. Everything is going to plan until Godber is injured on the goal post. In the ensuing confusion, Fletcher finds himself on the wrong side of the prison walls and must now try and break back into prison.
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, witty, semi serious
Plot: prison, confined, friends, partners, prison life, anti hero, intrigue, farce, buddies, disorder, nothing goes right, escape, troublemaker, anti heroes
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe

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Most similar movies to Doing Time

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films with plots about disorder, crimes, crime, buddies, friends, nothing goes right and prison mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Doing Time: Porridge (1974), Hot Millions (1968), Those Were the Days (2014), Man About the House (1974), Madea Goes to Jail (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Porridge (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Porridge is a British situation comedy broadcast on BBC1 from 1974 to 1977, running for three series, two Christmas specials and a feature film also titled Porridge. Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, it stars Ronnie Barker and Richard ...
Style: sitcom, clever, witty, humorous, talky ...
Plot: prison, warden, convict, judge, friends, rules and policies, blackmail, naivete, thief, dentist, troublemaker, security guard ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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 6.9
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Hot Millions (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A con-artist (Peter Ustinov) gains employment at an insurance company in order to embezzle money by re-programming their "new" wonder computer.
Style: clever, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, partners, dishonesty, buddies, hacker, disorder, computers and web, prison, down on your luck, cons and scams, nothing goes right, crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: brazil
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50%
Those Were the Days (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Dutch football team has just released the heroic World Cup final lost to archrival West Germany. The whole country is in mourning and Jaap Kooijman throws out of sheer frustration the brand new TV out the window. This event is the prelude to an ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: friends, buddies, confined, nothing goes right, wrongfully committed, hippie, disorder, female director, volkswagen bus, yoga
Time: 70s, year 1974, 20th century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Man About the House (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unscrupulous property developer wants to flatten the street to make way for new buildings.Householder George Roper is happy to take the offered money and run but his wife Mildred and their lodgers join with other residents to take a stand and ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: landlord, couples, disorder, social relations, couple relations, laxative, restaurant, landlord tenant relationship, long haired male, mini skirt, henpecked husband, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At long last, Madea returns to the big screen in TYLER PERRY'S MADEA GOES TO JAIL. This time America's favorite irreverent, pistol-packin' grandmomma is raising hell behind bars and lobbying for her freedom...Hallelujer!
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: prison, confined, prison life, farce, fish out of water, friendship, disorder, drugs/alcohol, goofy hero, elderly, nothing goes right, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Boys Don't Cry (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One of the best Polish comedies of the late 1990's, "Boys Don't Cry" is a satirical look at the gangsters of Poland and some teens who accidentally get involved with them.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: nothing goes right, friends, crime, crimes, gangsters, prostitute, goofy hero, buddies, best friends, bug, friendship, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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On the Run (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Portugal, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Albert is an introverted travel agent living a lonely life in New York. When Louie, his best friend from childhood, appears having just escaped from prison, Albert's quiet existence is permanently disrupted. what ensues is one long, crazy night ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, suspense, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: escape, nothing goes right, urban, city life, prison, friendship, disorder, dark humor, friends, best friends, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york
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42%
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Free Money (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Swede (Marlon Brando), a prison warden, rules his family and his prison with an iron hand in one of the coldest parts of North Dakota. When an inmate dies under mysterious circumstances, however, the FBI sends in agent Karen Polarski (Mira ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: prison, train, fbi, crimes, crime, partners, government agency, cons and scams, special agents, heroes, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
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38%
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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: realistic, parody, not serious, exciting, humorous ...
Plot: prison, working undercover, small town life, small town, prison life, disorder, undercover, confined, partners, crimes, criminal heroes, farce ...
Time: 70s
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37%
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The ComDads (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Unable to find her runaway son, a woman deceives two of her ex-lovers from her youth, a mild-mannered teacher and a tough journalist, that each is the real father in order to obtain their help.
Style: witty, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: odd couple, dishonesty, partners, nothing goes right, buddies, disorder, teenage life, cons and scams, family conflict, disappearance, on the road, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, nice france
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36%
9 Dead Gay Guys (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The story of two lads from Belfast as they stumble their way through the London gay underworld in search of 'gainful employment'. This being the offering of sexual favours to older gay men in order to subsidise their respective giros. 9 ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, dark humor, friendship, life is a bitch, deadly, crime, crimes, amateur detective, nothing goes right, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, ireland, europe
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35%
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Grilled (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two meat salesmen (Romano, James) will stop at nothing to get a sale.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, captivating, realistic
Plot: nothing goes right, disorder, hitman, workplace situations, farce, friendship, buddies, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, falling in love, fall in love, cooking and food ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Pros & Cons (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Framed for crimes they didn't commit, two small-timers are headed up the river without a paddle. Now, the only thing that can bail them out is a case of mistaken identity. It's the hysterical prison comedy that's so funny, it's ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: prison, gang, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, gays and lesbians, partners, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, mistaken identity, frame up ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
We're No Angels (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, exciting ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, monk, small town, clergy, buddies, on the run, disorder, crime, crimes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
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32%
Back by Midnight (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The warden of a small, rundown, minimum-security prison plots revenge against the the prison's dishonest owner by having four inmates break out and plan a department store robbery to spruce up the prison's faculties.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, captivating
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, odd couple, prison life, fish out of water, heist, cons and scams, nothing goes right, buddies, misfit, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Lucky Break (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Half-way through his 12-year prison sentence for an incompetent armed robbery, Jimmy Hands gets a lucky break: he's transferred to a prison from which he can probably escape. He convinces the governor to stage a musical in an old chapel next to ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, intense, touching ...
Plot: prison, romance, prison life, fall in love, confined, buddies, cons and scams, crime, crimes, social worker, prison escape, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: england
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31%
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Hold-Up (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Dressed as a clown, the clever rascal Grimm holds up the most secure bank of Montreal and takes 30 hostages. While confusing and ridiculing the police with his strange behavior, he calmly manages to rid the bank of a fortune. But then an unsatisfied ...
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, misfit partners, crimes, crime, disorder, criminal heroes, on the run, partners, chase, nothing goes right, ex convict ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, montreal, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
That's Carry On! (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Celebrating twenty years of classic Carry On films, two of the films’ best-loved stars, Kenneth Williams and Barbara Windsor return to Pinewood film studios to unwrap some rib-tickling moments from the series. From the original, military mayhem of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting, anthology ...
Plot: royal family, disorder, rivalry, dishonesty, intrigue
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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My New Partner (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: My New Partner is a 1984 French comedy film directed by Claude Zidi, starring Philippe Noiret and Thierry Lhermitte. Noiret plays a streetwise Paris policeman who takes kickbacks from the minor criminals on his beat to allow them to continue. At the ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, exciting, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police, corruption, police investigation, disorder, law enforcement, buddies, misfit partners, odd couple, crimes, partners, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Ruby & Quentin (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After hiding his loot and getting thrown in jail, Ruby, a brooding outlaw encounters Quentin, a dim-witted and garrulous giant who befriends him. After Quentin botches a solo escape attempt, they make a break together. Unable to shake the clumsy ...
Style: humorous, funny, captivating, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unlikely partners, on the run, french, prison, henchman, odd couple, escape, mob boss, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, fugitives ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, poland, argentina
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29%
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The Supergrass (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While taking a holiday in the country with his mother, Dennis hits on a scheme to impress a girl so that she'll go away on a trip with him as his girlfriend. Although he fails to gain any interest from the girl, the police take a great interest ...
Style: alternative comedy, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: drug dealing, cross dressing, vomiting, undercover agent, crimes, sexual relations, frame up, mistaken identity, farce, dishonesty, crime, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don't go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.
Style: not serious, humorous, twists and turns, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, friendship, nothing goes right, workplace, disorder, partners, buddies, unlikely criminals, sex tape, stupidity, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Quick Change (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, bank robbery, friendship, nothing goes right, partners, buddies, friends, disorder, cons and scams, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Mutiny on the Buses (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bus driver Stan Butler agrees to marry Suzy, much to the anguish of Mum, her son-in-law, Arthur, and daughter Olive. How, they wonder, will they ever manage without Stan's money coming in? Then Arthur is sacked, and Stan agrees to delay the ...
Style: sitcom, sexual, humorous, witty, suspense ...
Plot: bus, working class, dishonesty, relationship vs career, cons and scams, workplace situations, chaos and mayhem, society, rivalry, disorder, couples, farce ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Stella Street (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Michael Caine, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Roger Moore all live on a quiet street in Surbiton and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards run their corner shop - who knew?
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: misfit, disorder, fish out of water, satire, showbiz, culture clash, social decay, tv show, lifestyle, suburbs, celebrity culture, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Trailer Park Boys Xmas Special (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 57 min.
Story: In this holiday prequel, it’s 1997 and Sunnyvale Trailer Park is getting ready for the holiday season. Julian’s got a great idea to make money this Christmas, Ricky gets confused between God and Santa, and Bubbles tries to get the Boys together ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: nothing goes right, petty criminal, buddies, misfit, friends, life is a bitch, holiday, social misfits, society, disorder, white trash, christmas
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two hoplessly out of their class con-men attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the l9th century. They gain the enmity of the most famous bank Robber in the world and the affection of a crusading newspaperwoman.
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, bank robbery, master criminal, crime, crimes, misfit partners, odd couple, dishonesty, disorder, friends, journalism ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ricky, Julian and Bubbles are about to get out of jail, and this time, Julian vows to go straight, even open a legit business. Soon the Boys will all be rich. At least that's what they've told the parole board. But when they arrive back at ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, light, realistic ...
Plot: marijuana, alcohol abuse, buddies, crimes, friends, disorder, heist, misfit, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, society, white trash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Release the Prisoners to Spring (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Small and short Frida lives with her long, tall friend in a house in the countryside. Frida rejects the idea that people who has commited crimes should be locked up. One day their own house is burgled by Harald. He is sentenced to prison. Acting in ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, suspense, biting, realistic ...
Plot: prison, farce, prison life, society, confined, escape, satire, prisoner, warden, spring
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Remote Control (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Iceland
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Since his mother wants to watch TV, Axel, a young auto-mechanic, must recover her remote control, accidentally taken by his punk sister Maja. During his quest, he becomes involved in the conflict between Moli, the liquor smuggler, and Aggi, a night ...
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: crimes, gangsters, crime, rock, farce, missing person, gang, nothing goes right, disorder, matador, brewery, dam ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%