Movies like The Secret Life of Archie's Wife

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The Secret Life of Archie's Wife (1990)
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The Secret Life of Archie's Wife (1990)
Original name: Runaway Heart
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bunny, an unhappily married Denver housewife, frustrated and stressed out over her uncommunicative businessman husband Archie as well as planing their daughter's coming wedding, has her life turned upside down one day when she's taken hostage by Walter, a bumbling loser on the run from the law after having robbed a bank in order to pay off money to his loan shark Sebastian and to support his elderly mother. Soon Bunny and Walter form a romantic bond and decide to help each other with their problems in their own ways.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: crimes, heist, romance, couple relations, kidnapping, crime, love and romance, on the run, bank, couples, opposites attract, disorder, golden years, police, hostage, betrayal, chase, runaway, car accident, loan shark, stolen money, neglected wife
Time: 80s
Place: colorado

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Most similar movies to The Secret Life of Archie's Wife

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about crimes, disorder, dishonesty, couples, love and romance, romance and crime mostly in Comedy, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like The Secret Life of Archie's Wife: King's Ransom (2005), Loosies (2011), Chain of Fools (2000), Down the Drain (1990), Surrender (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
King's Ransom (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hoping to foil his own gold-digging wife's plan, a loathsome businessman arranges his own kidnapping, only to realize that there are plenty of other people interested in his wealth as well.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, feel good, light ...
Plot: kidnapping, dishonesty, crimes, nothing goes right, breakup, unlikely criminals, couple relations, cons and scams, couples, disorder, crumbling marriage, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.2
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Loosies (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young pickpocket in the New York subways, living a fast, free, lifestyle is confronted by a woman whom he had a one night affair with, she informs him that she is now pregnant with his child, he must now choose between continuing the lifestyle he ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Plot: romance, introspection, law enforcement, disorder, unlikely couple, on the run, chases and races, couples, criminal heroes, crimes, track down, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Chain of Fools (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An avid detective is assigned to investigate the heist of a batch of precious coins that end up in the hands of a suicidal barber.
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, light, twists and turns ...
Plot: romance, transvestite, love and romance, theft, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, kidnapping, hitman, eccentricity, greed, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 3.9
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Down the Drain (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A dishonest lawyer devises a scheme to rob a bank by recruiting criminals he has represented to do the job for him. When the robbery is completed, he learns that the "loot" from the vault is in fact a microchip containing top-secret ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, humorous, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, storage unit, dishonesty, crime, law enforcement, crimes, crime gone awry, farce, heist, betrayal, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Surrender (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A wealthy writer who has had terrible experiences with money-hungry girlfriends & ex-wives pretends to be a broke, washed-up novelist to see if the woman he loves wants him for himself or just for his money.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Plot: love triangle, heist, artist, romance, crimes, dishonesty, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, couple relations, self discovery, looking for love, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Love Thy Neighbor (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Suburbanites Danny and Linda try to overcome their various differences and try to get along after his wife and her husband run off with each other.
Style: sentimental, humorous, offbeat, touching, feel good ...
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, adultery, suburban life, family life, couple relations, bittersweet, love affair, family problems, couples, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, satirical, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, unemployment, unlikely criminals, husband wife relationship, cons and scams, bankruptcy, romance, couples, couple relations, survival, bank robbery, kids and family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Special Delivery (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A gang of thieves plan a daring bank robbery, making their escape across the rooftops of Los Angeles. The police are quickly called in, however, and only one of the robbers, Murdock, makes a clean getaway. Unfortunately, in order to do so, he is ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: heist, on the run, mailbox, bank robbery, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, chases and races, crime gone awry, gangsters, chase, performer's life ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Bed & Breakfast: Love is a Happy Accident (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bed and Breakfast is a romantic comedy about a saleswoman from a large department store in Rio who discovers she has inherited property in the wine country of California. She could never expect what she would find in "Webster", a small ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: comedy of errors, love affair, love and romance, opposites attract, romance, couples, inheritance, fall in love, rivalry, small town, saleswoman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
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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: crime gone awry, heist, bank robbery, friendship, nothing goes right, buddies, partners, disorder, friends, cons and scams, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Small Time Crooks (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.
Style: witty, humorous, talky, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: bank robbery, unlikely criminals, cheating, overnight success, disorder, crimes, couple relations, cons and scams, crime, love and romance, bank robber, criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Holy Matrimony (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Hutterite boy must marry his late brother's wife who comes from outside the community.
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Plot: on the run, disorder, fish out of water, forbidden love, nothing goes right, crimes, crime gone awry, friendship, heist, down on your luck, redemption, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, latin america, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 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 ⇓
50%
 6.8
 213
Kwik Stop (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two strangers discover you really can find anything at a convenience store -- even love. An aspiring actor stuck in a small town who has big plans of moving to Hollywood so he can strike it rich. One night, while on his way into a corner store, he ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, road movie
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, unlikely criminals, odd couple, love and romance, romance, couples, on the road, crimes, aspiring actor, small town, shoplifting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Taxing Woman (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Ryoko Itakura is a government tax agent who has just landed a big promotion. Her first assignment is to catch wheeler-dealer Hideki Gondo. She has a tough job, since in Japan tax evasion is an art and Gondo is, in effect, Rembrandt. Her job is ...
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious
Plot: crimes, dishonesty, opposites attract, rivalry, ambition, satire, romance, love and romance, collector, couples, disorder, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Excess Baggage (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A rich brat (Alicia Silverstone) fakes her own kidnapping, but in the process ends up locked in the trunk of a car that gets stolen.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, romancing a criminal, romance, crime gone awry, missing person, comedy of errors, fall in love, nothing goes right, dishonesty, cons and scams, opposites attract, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Life Without Dick (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: By accident, Colleen Gibson shoots and kills her gold-digging cheating boyfriend, Dick, a private eye who happens to have a hitman on his tail. Danny the hitman works for his brother-in-law, a cheerful but nasty Irish mobster, hasn't actually ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, touching ...
Plot: romance, couples, disorder, cons and scams, dangerous attraction, criminal heroes, private detective, love and romance, dishonesty, hitman, mob boss, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 382
Framed (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A painter is accused of art-forging. He thinks his girlfriend betrayed him, so it's time for revenge.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Plot: frame up, unlikely partners, forgery, crimes, graphic violence, performer's life, profanity, cons and scams, heist, unlikely criminals, crime, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 13K
Cadillac Man (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Joe's a car salesman with a problem. He has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (he's two timing), a missing teenage daughter and an ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: car salesman, jealousy, hostage, gangsters, car dealer, race against time, vengeance, love and romance, crimes, dishonesty, couples, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, monk, small town, disorder, clergy, buddies, on the run, crimes, crime, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Skills Like This (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max Solomon faces the awful truth that he will never be a writer. So, in a desperate attempt to find his true calling, he turns to crime. In this inventive comedy, three friends have their lives turned upside down when one of them realizes that ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, crimes, romance, friendship, friends, disorder, couples, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, criminal, bank, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Ruthless People (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.
Style: offbeat, clever, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, farce, yuppie, hostage, vengeance, manipulation, social differences, disorder, couples, couple relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Nanny for Christmas (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ally (Emmanuelle Vaugier) is a smart young career woman who needs a new job. Samantha (Cynthia Gibb) is a busy Beverly Hills advertising executive/mom whose too-well-mannered kids need some fun in their lives. And Danny Donner (Dean Cain) is the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, nanny, christmas, comedy of errors, workplace, fall in love, lifestyle, parents and children, disorder, dishonesty, couples, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Linguini Incident (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A waitress (Rosanna Arquette), a barman (David Bowie) and an underwear designer (Eszter Balint) try to rob a New York restaurant where two of them work.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever
Plot: restaurant, spaghetti, robbery, magic, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, opposites attract, crimes, disorder, cooking and food ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A comedy about a hitman who sees everything in terms of the movies and how mistaken identity is getting in the way of recovering a stash of diamonds that was stolen and subsequently hidden more than 20 years earlier.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, clever, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: heist, mistaken identity, criminal heroes, partners, cons and scams, crimes, crime, hidden identity, dishonesty, goofy hero, disorder, diamond ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Love Punch (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Retirement at last! Middle-aged and divorced, company owner Richard Jones is looking forward to a worry-free existence as he arrives at his office on his last day of work. Much to his dismay, he discovers that the management buyout of his company ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: heist, reluctant partners, unlikely partners, vengeance, bankruptcy, romance, disorder, renewed love, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, french riviera, paris france, cote d'azur
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.3
 402
All Tied Up (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brian Hartley has finally found the girl of his dreams in Linda. Unfortunately, he can't convince her or himself that it's really true. When she catches him with another woman, she finally decides she's had enough and vows to never ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, kidnapping, gender, love and romance, womanizer, battle of the sexes, crimes, rivalry, journalism, unlikely couple, couples, hostage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
How to Beat the High Co$t of Living (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Oregon, 1980: Jane, Elaine and Louise are all feeling the effects of inflation and cannot afford, as the title states, the high cost of living. Jane cannot afford a babysitter or get married and if she wants privacy with her boyfriend, she has to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: shopping mall, heist, money, criminal heroes, dishonesty, contests and competitions, unemployment, cons and scams, friendship, store, partners, buddies ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 942
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 ⇓
39%
Illegally Yours (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Called up for jury duty, Richard Dice finds his first crush and only real, but unrequited love, on trial for murder. Richard desperately tries to prove Mollys innocence while untangling a complicated web of murder, blackmail and perjury, and still ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: murder, crush, jury, deadly, youth, romance, legal, dishonesty, heroes, crimes, legal investigation, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%