Movies and TV shows like Raffles

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Raffles (1975)
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Raffles (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Raffles was a 1977 television adaptation of the A. J. Raffles stories by Ernest William Hornung. The series was produced by Yorkshire Television and written by Philip Mackie. The episodes were largely faithful adaptations of the stories in the books, though occasionally two stories would be merged to create one episode such as "The Gold Cup" which featured elements from both "A Jubilee Present" and "The Criminologist's Club".
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: school, crimes, crime, dishonesty, criminal heroes, theft
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and sitcom films and TV series with plots about crimes, dishonesty, disorder, crime, partners, criminal heroes and cons and scams mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Raffles: Porridge (1974), That's Carry On! (1977), Sykes (1972), The Hollywood Sign (2001), People Like Us (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Porridge (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 30 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, realistic ...
Plot: prison, warden, convict, judge, manipulation, troublemaker, blackmail, friends, dentist, rules and policies, disorder, thief ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, dishonesty, intrigue, rivalry
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
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95%
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Sykes (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sykes is a British sitcom that aired on BBC 1 from 1972 to 1979. Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques, it was written by Sykes, who had previously starred with Jacques in Sykes and A... and Sykes and a Big, Big Show. Forty-three of the 1970s ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: twins, nosy, social relations, soccer, family relations, brother, sister, british humour, neighbor, twin
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the funny story about two warring Mafia gangs in New York. The weaker gang use incredibly a lion to blackmail the opposite gang's "clients". The police succeeds to stop one of the gang, while the other remain without the Boss.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: gang, gangsters, mafia, criminal heroes, farce, silly humor, hitman, disorder, goofy hero, deadly, assassination attempt, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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The Hollywood Sign (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three washed-up actors must deliver the most convincing performances of their lives as part of a dangerous plot designed to finance their triumphant comeback.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hollywood, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, elderly, crime, cons and scams, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
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82%
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People Like Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: People Like Us was a British radio and TV comedy programme, a spoof on-location documentary written by John Morton, and starring Chris Langham as Roy Mallard, an inept interviewer. Originally a radio show for BBC Radio 4 in three series from 1995 to ...
Style: offbeat, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: social relations, media, society, human nature, parody, british humour
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Bank Shot (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A bank temporarily housed in a mobile home while a new building is built, looks like an easy target to break into. On the other hand, why not steal the whole bank, and rob it in a safer location.
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, disorder, chase, gang, crime, showbiz, bank, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Disillusioned after a long career at Sunshine Desserts, Perrin goes through a mid-life crisis and fakes his own death. Returning in disguise after various attempts at finding a 'new life', he gets his old job back and finds nothing has ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: midlife crisis, faked death, workplace, suburbs, satire, disgruntled, disorder, dull life, power relations, unfulfillment, hopes, starting over ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Silver Bears (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Financial wizard "Doc" Fletcher (Michael Caine) is sent by crime boss Joe Fiore (Martin Balsam) to buy a bank in Switzerland in order to more easily launder their profits. When he arrives, Fletcher finds that the bank, acquired by his ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: bank, dishonesty, gangsters, crimes, betrayal, prodigy, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, femme fatale, nothing goes right, disorder, hitman ...
Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
George and Mildred (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Big screen spin-off of the Seventies sitcom. Mildred Roper (Yootha Joyce, who died shortly after filming was completed) is determined to make husband George (Brian Roper) celebrate their wedding anniversary in style, at a posh hotel in London. ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, semi serious
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Minder (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Minder is a British comedy-drama series about the London criminal underworld. Initially produced by Verity Lambert, it was made by Euston Films, a subsidiary of Thames Television and shown on ITV. The show ran for ten series between 29 October 1979 ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Love, Honor and Obey (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jonny dreams of leaving his dead-end job as a courier. Through his childhood best friend, nephew of the notorious crime lord Ray Kreed, he wins his way into the toughest gang in North London. Hungry for action, Jonny sparks a feud between Ray's ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, brutal, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crimes, crime, gangsters, rivalry, criminal's revenge, friendship, organized crime, gang war, criminal heroes, dishonesty, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Inspector Blunder (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A detective, fresh out of the academy (lowest mark in class), gets the assignment to bodyguard a spoiled rich girl reporter. She's been interviewed on TV and has questioned the virility of a mobster who kidnaps her later.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, rescue, confined, law enforcement, gangsters, dishonesty, disorder, journalism, crimes, silly humor, police inspector, cemetery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Operation Good Guys (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Operation Good Guys is a British mockumentary, a fly-on-the-wall documentary series about an elite police unit's bid to snare one of Britain's most powerful crime lords. It was first screened on BBC Two from 1997 - 2000. Blurring the line ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, not serious, realistic, surreal ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Persuaders! (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Persuaders! is a 1971 action/adventure series, produced by ITC Entertainment for initial broadcast on ITV and ABC. It has been called "the last major entry in the cycle of adventure series that had begun eleven years earlier with Danger Man ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending, buddy comedy
Audience: boys' night
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Rock & Chips (2010)
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Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
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Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960
Place: london, england, europe
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The Sweeney (1974)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Sweeney is a 1970s British television police drama focusing on two members of the Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police specialising in tackling armed robbery and violent crime in London. The programme's title derives from ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Hamish Macbeth (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hamish Macbeth is a comedy-drama series made by BBC Scotland and first aired in 1995. It is loosely based on a series of mystery novels by M. C. Beaton. The series concerns a local police officer, Constable Hamish Macbeth in the fictitious town of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, exciting ...
Plot: small town, police, police investigation, law enforcement, crime, crimes, couple relations, against the rules, police detective, small town sheriff, love triangle, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Job is a single-camera television comedy drama about a New York City police officer named Mike McNeil -- who indulges in adultery, alcohol, cigarettes and prescription drug abuse—and his fellow 'bumbling detective' pals. The show, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom, witty ...
Plot: partners, fighting crime, partners against crime, police investigation, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, crime, crimes, law enforcement, police station, crime investigation, mistress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Bless Me Father (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Bless Me Father is a British sitcom starring Arthur Lowe, Daniel Abineri, Gabrielle Daye, Patrick McAlinney, David Ryall, Derek Francis and Sheila Keith. It was aired on ITV from 1978 until 1981 and described the adventures of an Irish Catholic ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Plot: clergy, society, suburbs, suburban life, social relations, church, religions or cults, catholic church, priest, catholic, older man younger man relationship, british ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1950
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Crooks in Cloisters (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having pulled off the smallest ever train robbery, Little Walter and his crew decide to get out of London. The six of them set up business in a disused monastery off the Cornish coast, despite the fact that none of them really qualifies as a monk - ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: monastery, partners, crime, clergy, dishonesty, siblings relations, island, gang, criminal heroes, on the run, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Wrong Mans (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Comedy thriller about two well-meaning idiots who become entangled in a hideous world of crime, conspiracy and corruption.
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: comedy of errors, mistaken identity, wrong place wrong time, buddies, partners, life turned upside down, blackmail, escapades, dishonesty, mafia, british humour, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Joint Brothers (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: le chichon
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, controversial
Plot: drug dealing, police station, friends, dishonesty, crime, crimes, partners, police officer, drug use, vacuum cleaner, controversy, burglary ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: holland, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Porterhouse Blue (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: In late-'80s Britain, Porterhouse College Cambridge is an anachronism, its students uniformly male and (in the vast number of cases) privately educated. When the incumbent Master dies (from a stroke brought on by overeating) the government ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, suspense, biting ...
Plot: college, satire, college life, school, teachers and students, student life, reform, power relations, state affairs, hopes, youth, older woman younger man relationship
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Brink's Job (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After a long time of bad luck, the little criminal Tony and his gang successfully rob one of Brink's security transport, taking $30,000. Surprisingly their coup doesn't make the press. Curious Tony checks out their headquarters and finds ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, master criminal, gang, crimes, dishonesty, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, partners, buddies, law enforcement, forgery ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
I Can Quit Whenever I Want (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A university researcher is fired because of the cuts to university. To earn a living he decides to produce drugs recruiting his former colleagues, who despite their skills are living at the margins of society.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, crimes, disorder, drugs/alcohol, crime, explorer, gang, chemistry
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Supergrass (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 107 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, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: drug dealing, vomiting, undercover agent, cross dressing, dishonesty, crime, crimes, couples, disorder, partners, law enforcement, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 2K
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, crime, crimes, misfit partners, disorder, partners, criminal heroes, chase, nothing goes right, on the run, ex convict ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada, montreal, rome italy, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Partners in Crime (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime is a 1983 British television series based on the short stories of the same name by Agatha Christie. It was directed by John A. Davis and Tony Wharmby, and starred James Warwick and Francesca Annis in the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, clever, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, couples, crime, partners, crimes, mystery, odd couple, amateur detective, partners against crime, newlyweds, riddles and clues ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Kaleidoscope (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Romantic comedy which has Barney Lincoln and Angel McGinnis as a pair of amorous adventurers in the gambling places of London and the Riviera. Barney Lincoln is a rambling gambling man who scores sensational wins at poker and chemin de fer because ...
Style: feel good, stylized, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: casino, crime, unlikely criminals, mind game, partners, criminal heroes, wedding, couples, mate swapping, disorder, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%