Movies like The Young Offenders

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The Young Offenders (2016)
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The Young Offenders (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two teenage boys cycle 160 km on stolen bikes pursued by police to find a missing bale of cocaine worth 7 million euro. Set around the real event of Ireland's biggest cocaine seizure in 2007 of 440 million euro.
Style: light, humorous, tense, absurd
Plot: friendship, road trip, teenager, juvenile delinquent, police, irish, drugs, drunkenness, friendship between men, male friendship, adventure, crimes, crime, danger, escapades, dog, prison, fight, drug, thief, heist, treasure, cat, money, on the road ...
Time: 2000s, year 2007
Place: ireland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and entertaining films with plots about friendship, police officer, crimes, friend, police, teenager and chase mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Young Offenders: Winter Flies (2018), Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988), BMX Bandits (1983), Poor White Trash (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Winter Flies (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Slovakia, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mischievously self-assured Mára and somewhat eccentric Heduš set out into the frozen wastes in search of adventure – by car, naturally. After all, Mára’s turning fifteen soon. A road movie about the flies that occasionally buzz around even in ...
Style: captivating, touching, serious, humorous, road movie
Plot: road trip, teenage boy, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship between boys, false accusation, manipulation, lie, on the run, delusion, arrest, chase ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organise a daring new heist.
Style: humorous, exciting, light, captivating, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, chase, on the road, crime, crimes, treasure hunt, safecracker, rivalry, adventure, escapades, buddies, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: There's nothing wrong with the Marshetta family that a little felony can't cure. Rupert doesn't want to follow in his father's blue-collar footsteps, so he and his quirky friend kidnap his father for ransom, only nobody wants him ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, humorous, touching
Plot: kidnapping, dysfunctional family, missing person, family relations, mine, friends, teenage life, family life, cons and scams, family in crisis, friendship, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.5
 5K
BMX Bandits (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Teens P.J. and Goose get their thrills on BMX bikes, performing hair-raising tricks all across Sydney, Australia. Along with their new friend Judy, they discover a box of walkie-talkies -- and find out that a gang of criminals intends to use them to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: cycling, riding a bicycle, chase, bank, robbery, teenager, heist, adventure, buddies, anti heroes, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Poor White Trash (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mike and Lenny are two buddies who dream of getting out of the trailer park. Out of desperation they resort to burglary as a means of financing Mike's college education. Their dream is jeopardized one summer day when their ploy to shoplift Near ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, entertaining
Plot: family relations, heist, nothing goes right, crimes, parents and children, ambition, teenage life, disorder, youth, college, small town, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.3
 99
Doubles (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Czech Republic
Story: Comedy tells the story of two men who are much alike but their temperament and life story are as different as day and night. They have never seen each other, they have no idea about each other's mutual existence and it would remain like that if ...
Style: humorous, exciting, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: mafia, missing person, criminal, teenager, teenage girl, teenage boy, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, small town, friend, painting, teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: prague, europe, czech republic, prague czech republic
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67%
 5.1
 1K
Crime Wave (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Leyre lives a quiet and comfortable life which ends abruptly when an act of rage of her teenage son leads her to protect him by any means necessary.
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, captivating
Plot: murder, business, family relations, lawyer, bar, teenager, police, corruption, cover up, money, mother, post coital scene ...
Time: contemporary
Place: basque country, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 56K
Fanboys (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1999, Star Wars fanatics take a cross-country trip to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch so their dying friend can see a screening of The Phantom Menace before its release.
Style: humorous, exciting, absurd, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: fan, road trip, last wish, on the road, buddy, rivalry, obsessive quest, friendship, escapades, theft, youth, obstacle ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1999, year 1998, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, texas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 5.7
 122K
Identity Thief (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When a mild-mannered businessman learns his identity has been stolen, he hits the road in an attempt to foil the thief -- a trip that puts him in the path of a deceptively harmless-looking woman.
Style: humorous, funny, idiotic, absurd, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nothing goes right, road trip, thief, crime, crimes, escapades, dishonesty, cons and scams, pretense, dumb, identity, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, miami, colorado, florida, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.8
 15K
Intermission (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A raucous story of the interweaving lives and loves of small-town delinquents, shady cops, pretty good girls and very bad boys. With Irish guts and grit, lives collide, preconceptions shatter and romance is tested to the extreme. An ill-timed and ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, crimes, crime, couple relations, irish, love and romance, male female relationship, multiple storylines, justice, eccentricity, unlikely friendships, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: humorous, realistic, light, intense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, crime, friends, disorder, heist, dishonesty, nothing goes right, money, friendship, unemployment, police, chase ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 23K
The Ref (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Caroline and Lloyd are a married couple constantly at each other's throats, masters at crafting acid-tongued barbs at the other's expense. Indeed, they are so obsessed with belittling each other that they never stop -- not even at ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: hostage, dysfunctional family, christmas, farce, holiday, robbery, dinner, thief, alcoholic, blackmail, christmas party, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Road Within (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man with Tourette's Syndrome embarks on a road trip with his recently-deceased mother's ashes.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tourette's syndrome, on the road, friendship, mental illness, road trip, anorexia, obsessive quest, social misfits, escapades, society, misfit, first love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Story: Three smalltown friends looking to leave their troubles behind come up with a robbery scheme to fund their trip to the big city. But as their plan goes awry and the authorities become involved, they are left with no other alternative but to take ...
Style: captivating, humorous, semi serious, cult film
Plot: road trip, love, robbery, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, on the road, armed robbery, chase, friend, telephone call, lollipop, bookstore ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After their mother ends up in jail, two sisters turn to train robbery in order to support their family.
Style: sincere, humorous, captivating, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenager, theft, friendship, partners, adaptation, adventure, youth, life is a bitch, danger, love, crimes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Enid Is Sleeping (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Enid only looks like she's sleeping. In fact, she's dead. Shortly after Enid caught her husband Harry in bed with her sister June, a row ensued, whereupon June accidently killed Enid. June's problem now is to hide the truth from the ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, clever, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, exploding car, gunfight, police officer, dishonesty, deadly, best friends, crimes, couples, injustice, love and romance, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, year 1959
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 17K
Cheap Thrills (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Recently fired and facing eviction, a new dad has his life turned upside down when he meets a wealthy couple who offer a path to financial security... but at a price.
Style: dark humor, tense, disturbing, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: cocaine, bet, manipulation, life turned upside down, manipulations, human nature, working class, disorder, society, crimes, greed, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 57K
Half Baked (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Three lovable party buds try to bail their friend out of jail. But just when the guys have mastered a plan, everything comes dangerously close to going up in smoke.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, cult film ...
Plot: stoners, marijuana, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, drug dealing, misfit, nothing goes right, crime, crimes, partners, buddies, profanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.9
 2K
I Went Down (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fresh out of prison, Git rescues a former best friend (now living with Git's girlfriend) from a beating at the hands of loan sharks. He's now in trouble with the mob boss, Tom French, who sends Git to Cork with another debtor, Bunny Kelly, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, witty, humorous ...
Plot: hostage, gangsters, friendship, on the road, infidelity, crime, crimes, dishonesty, graphic violence, profanity, friends, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 732
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, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: hitman, gang, friendship, interracial friendship, gangsters, culture clash, chases and races, criminal heroes, coming of age, crimes, society, dealing with death ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, louisiana, southern usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 117
Preman Pensiun (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After three years, the business of Muslihat, who has retired as a thug, has a problem. Sales decline. Muslihat also faces new problems when Safira, her only daughter, grows up in adolescence and begins to be visited by boys. A bigger problem: ...
Style: suspense, tense, humorous, entertaining, exciting
Plot: friendship, disorder, vengeance, danger, adventure, family, misfit, betrayal, family relations, drunkenness, gangsters, crimes ...
Place: indonesia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 3K
King Jack (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Growing up in a rural town filled with violent delinquents, Jack has learned to do what it takes to survive, despite having an oblivious mother and no father. After his aunt falls ill and a younger cousin comes to stay with him, the hardened ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, small town, friendship, teenage boy, teenage life, youth, adventure, rivalry, crimes, friends, teenage crush, memory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Terminal Exposure (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two beach combing-shutterbugs accidentally capture a murder on film. Now detectives, the boys set out to capture a murderess shot only from behind, with a rose tattoo on her behind. Fun in the sun turns dangerous when they end up shooting bullets ...
Style: cult film
Plot: murder, beach, handcuffed woman, wet clothes, taking a photograph, gun, overweight woman, homeless, drug dealer, studio, fat man, dancer ...
Place: venice beach california, las vegas, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.8
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S.F.W. (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An alienated and misanthropic teenager gains sudden and unwanted celebrity status after he's taken hostage by terrorists where his indifference to their threats to kill him makes news headlines.
Style: clever, humorous, suspense, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, hostage, media, friendship, tv show, store, alcohol abuse, terrorism, family relations, nihilism, teenager, popularity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Africa United (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa, Rwanda
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "Africa United" tells the extraordinary story of three Rwandan children who attempt to realize the dream of their life: to attend the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2010 at Johannesburg. But the problems begin when Fabrice, Dudu ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, hopes, adventure, adventurer, follow your dream, young heroes, escapades, optimism, road trip, soccer, child's point of view ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: zimbabwe, africa, rwanda, south africa, congo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Diamond Arm (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Semyon Gorbunkov goes on a cruise with a smuggler on board. In Istanbul, he slips and breaks his arm. What he didn't know is that this was a signal for the gang of smugglers.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, funny, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: smuggling, cons and scams, undercover agent, nothing goes right, farce, mistaken identity, gem, police station, goofy hero, chases and races, disorder, police investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, russia, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Goodbye Pork Pie (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gerry hires a car in Kaitaia with a stolen licence and travels to Invercargill with John, who's wife has just left him. The ultimate NZ roadtrip adventure.
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: on the road, adventure, adventurer, obsessive quest, escapades, chases and races, chase, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, heist, teenage life, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
I Can Quit Whenever I Want (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pedro, Arturo and Eligio are three college professors who lost their job because of economic crisis. Accidentally they find a solution for all of their problems; a multi-vitamin that allows them to party all night long without any side effects. The ...
Style: entertaining, light, feel good, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, teenager, teacher, professor, lawyer, medicine, divorce, destiny, rivalry, youth, happy ending ...
Time: year 2017, year 2007, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, dark humor, clever, biting, realistic ...
Plot: murder, estate, manipulation, older woman younger man sex, manipulations, love and romance, crimes, deadly, loss of fortune, power relations, palaces castles and temples, crime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 70s
Place: austria, europe, japan, central europe, bavaria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 26K
Freeway (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona, young Vanessa Lutz decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton. During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the ...
Style: disturbing, cynical, suspenseful, bloody, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, murder, life is a bitch, disfigurement, prison, police investigation, crime, crimes, brutality, social decay, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, san diego california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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