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, irish, police, drunkenness, adventure, crime, danger, escapades, drugs, male friendship, thief, treasure hunt, masturbation, beach, robbery, dysfunctional family, chicken, buddies, male objectification, arrest, cocaine, bicycle ...
Place: ireland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and light films with plots about friendship, adventure, crimes, chase, redemption, friends and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Young Offenders: Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), Identity Thief (2013), A Walk in the Woods (2015), Goodbye Pork Pie (1980), BMX Bandits (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, road movie, captivating, exciting, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, chase, crime, treasure hunt, safecracker, adventure, rivalry, buddies, partners, on the road, escapades, car chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, montana
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95%
 5.7
 117K
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, dumb, thief, crime, escapades, road trip, cons and scams, dishonesty, pretense, identity, on the road, stupidity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado, miami, florida, cross country ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
A Walk in the Woods (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.
Style: light, humorous, scenic, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: hiking, friendship, in the woods, elderly, escapades, adventure, aging, wilderness, friends, camping, midlife crisis, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: offbeat, semi serious, humorous, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, teenage life, escapades, obsessive quest, partners, heist, chase, friendship, adventurer, crimes, chases and races, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 5.5
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: cycling, chase, bank, robbery, teenager, buddies, heist, adventure, teenage life, crime, anti heroes, teenage girl ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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83%
 6.6
 55K
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, funny, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: fan, road trip, on the road, rivalry, buddy, last wish, obsessive quest, friendship, escapades, youth, theft, obstacle ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, 20th century, 1990s
Place: las vegas, usa, texas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room. They drown their desperation in tequila and decide to take one last trip to the sea. Drunk and still in pajamas they steal the first ...
Style: exciting, humorous, road movie, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, last wish, escapades, friends, on the road, gangsters, on the run, odd couple, partners, chase, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Last Local of 1:40 (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous, twists and turns
Plot: kidnapping, prostitute, train, gambling, adventure, gangsters, passenger, life turned upside down, wild ride, bar, disorder, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Hezarpa (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The thief accidentally notices the secret of a girl and tries to exploit this position ....
Style: captivating, humorous, tense, suspense, entertaining
Plot: escapades, friendship, crimes, dishonesty, adventure, crime, danger, disorder, chase, family relations, society, rivalry ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.3
 101
Preman Pensiun (2019)
Genre: Comedy, 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, exciting, entertaining
Plot: disorder, vengeance, friendship, danger, misfit, family, adventure, gangsters, family relations, betrayal, drunkenness, marriage ...
Place: southeast asia, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Roadside Prophets (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sid and Nancy screenplay author Abbe Wool makes her directorial debut with this tale of a factory worker name Joe (X front man John Doe) who hits the road on his Harley to scatter the ashes of a co-worker. Joined by wannabe biker Sam (Adam Horovitz ...
Style: road movie, humorous, semi serious, light, talky ...
Plot: desert, motorcycle, friendship, on the road, hotel, adventure, loner, journey, fireworks, harley davidson, life philosophy, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, los angeles, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.9
 336
Sinful Davey (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Davey Haggart is quite certain of his paternity (even if nobody else is) and determined to emulate his father, a notorious rogue and highwayman. This includes breaking a man out of Stirling jail, holding up the stagecoach, and robbing the Duke of ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, captivating, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the run, chase, redemption, disorder, crime, starting over, father, partner, love, friendship, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: scotland
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73%
 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: realistic, humorous, witty, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: irish, friendship, gangsters, infidelity, on the road, hostage, crime, friends, mistaken identity, odd couple, buddies, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.9
 48K
Joe Dirt (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Joe Dirt is a janitor with a mullet hairdo, acid-washed jeans and a dream to find the parents that he lost at the Grand Canyon when he was a belligerent, trailer park-raised eight-year-old. Now, blasting Van Halen in his jacked-up economy car, the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, janitor, obsessive quest, on the road, parent child relationship, buddies, family relations, misfit, nothing goes right, goofy hero, haunted by the past, meteorite ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, louisiana, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.2
 5K
Flashback (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A hippie radical, Huey Walker has been a fugitive for decades, accused of a crime that he may not have committed. Finally apprehended, Walker is escorted to trial by uptight 20-something FBI agent John Buckner. While the two seem to be polar ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: train, lsd, chase, friendship, on the road, prison, fbi, partners, criminal heroes, adventure, dishonesty, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: oregon, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.7
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The Van (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in "Barrytown", a fictitious working-class quarter of Dublin. "Bimbo" Reeves gets laid off from his job. With his redundancy, he buys a van and sells fish and chips with his buddy Larry. Due to Ireland's surprising ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, van, working class, buddies, parents and children, nothing goes right, suburbs, single parent, partners, family life, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crime, friends, dishonesty, disorder, heist, nothing goes right, money, unemployment, friendship, police, chase, runaway ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Famous Five (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film recounts the adventures of Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog on their first holiday together at the seaside. In an old smugglers' cave, the children happen to overhear a radio message that refers to the abduction of ...
Style: light, mysterious, exciting, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: childhood, female criminal, friendship, explorer, gang of outlaws, prison, police, kidnapping, false accusation, trap, parents and children, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Partner (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police detective is going through different adventures while he is stuck in a little boy body.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, exciting, touching
Plot: mafia, father, partner, police, baby, adventure, disorder, family relations, crimes, mentor, betrayal, redemption ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous, touching ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, soccer, youth, adventurer, optimism, coming of age, follow your dream, escapades, adventure, hopes, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: zimbabwe, rwanda, africa, south africa, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Troops on Vacation (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The whole clique of Cruchot's police station is retired. Now he lives with his rich wife in her castle - and is bored almost to death. He fights with the butler, because he isn't even allowed to do the simple works. But when one of the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, light, captivating
Plot: retirement, goofy hero, save the day, nothing goes right, chases and races, memory loss, colleague, dull life, amateur detective, disorder, gendarme, beach ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: france, saint tropez, french riviera, europe, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, best friends, on the road, animal life, escapades, obsessive quest, youth, remarry, parent getting married, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.5
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Bandits (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.
Style: humorous, feel good, twists and turns, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, friendship, love triangle, jealousy, reward, romance, robbery, crime, buddies, criminal heroes, surveillance, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, entertaining, inspirational, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, life, introspection, adventure, travel, happiness, road not taken, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, life philosophy, psychiatrist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, africa, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.8
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Roadkill (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ramona works in a concert agency and is sent after the rock band 'Children of Paradise' who have disappeared. Since she can't drive, she has to take the train and bus and eventually hitchhike. On her way through the Canadian back ...
Style: realistic, dark humor, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: easter, rock band, road trip, rock, missing person, adventurer, on the road, music band, friends, misfit, punk, buddies ...
Time: 18th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Sunchaser (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A young half-Navajo convict (Jon Seda) dying of cancer forces a yuppie (Woody Harrelson) doctor to drive him to a magic healing lake.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: terminal illness, kidnapping, on the road, juvenile delinquent, doctors and patients, friendship, self discovery, healing power, hostages, crime, desert, navajo ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.2
 70
Cache Cash (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Antoine, 11, is on holiday with his grandfather. One night he catches thieves hiding their booty in a pond. Antoine seizes the 40 million. But Liza, his new friend, is the daughter of one of the criminals. Both children soon face threats.
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspense
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: heist, animal life, disorder, dishonesty, on the run, best friends, crime gone awry, nanny, resort, bank, mischievous children, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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, crime, crimes, couple relations, irish, love and romance, male female relationship, multiple storylines, justice, unlikely friendships, crumbling marriage, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Going in Style (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three senior citizens in their 70s who live together are slowly decaying in endless days with nothing to do but feed the birds. One of them comes up with an idea - rob a bank. They certainly could use the money if they get away with it and if they ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: heist, friendship, elderly, senior citizen, human nature, fish out of water, dishonesty, buddies, partners, disorder, crimes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.2
 912
Why Me? (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A jewel thief steals a sacred ruby which sets off a chase by the police, the Turkish government, nutty American terrorists, and the CIA.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, absurd, captivating ...
Plot: on the run, rivalry, partners, danger, disorder, crime, cons and scams, heist, ruby, pursuit, adventure, chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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