Movies like Dirty Laundry 1987

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Dirty Laundry (1987)
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Dirty Laundry (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A young man and his girlfriend unwittingly come into possession of a bag containing one million dollars belonging to a drug-smuggling ring. The mobsters try to catch the couple and retrieve their money.
Plot: gangsters, kidnapping, chase, boy genius, poodle, bag of money, female reporter, laundromat, gangster

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and suspenseful films with plots about kidnapping, chase, gangsters, murder, crimes, dishonesty and revenge mostly in Comedy, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Dirty Laundry: Taking the Heat (1993), The Whole Ten Yards (2004), Ramji Rao Speaking (1989), Mannar Mathai Speaking (1995), Dog Years (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Taking the Heat (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Michael Norell witnesses a murder, he doesn't want to testify but he is forced to by the police. A cop is ordered to bring him to the court, but before they get there they have to deal with several attacks from killers.
Plot: murder, female nudity, police, courtroom, chase, sarcasm, dark humor, gangsters, erotic thriller
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Whole Ten Yards (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jimmy 'The Tulip' Tudeski now spends his days compulsively cleaning his house and perfecting his culinary skills with his wife, Jill, a purported assassin who has yet to pull off a clean hit. Suddenly, an uninvited and unwelcome connection ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, witty, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gangsters, hitman, organized crime, chase, kidnapping, vengeance, betrayal, happy ending, dentist, criminal heroes, lone hero, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Arab, The Camel, and P. Madhavan Nair (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: India
Story: Madhavan Nair (Mohanlal) has over the years, finally managed to start leading a comfortable life in Abudhabi, when Meenakshi (Lekshmi Rai) drops into his life from heaven. Love strikes, and in no time breaks, and a disheartened Nair finds himself ...
Plot: kidnapping, middle aged man, desert, boyfriend, rich, accountant, malayalam
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Ramji Rao Speaking (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The story revolves around three unemployed people who get involved in a kidnapping saga due to a case of mistaken identity.
Plot: kidnapping, unemployed, businessman, rich, daughter, gangsters, empathy, landlord tenant relationship, child abduction, job seeking, tenant, kidnapper ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Mannar Mathai Speaking (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The hilarious trio from 'Ramji Rao Speaking' faces a new trouble when the heroine of their drama group quits.
Plot: kidnapping, fake death, actor, murder of wife, actress, rescue, heroine, impersonation, doppelganger, suicide attempt, assassination plot, suicidal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.6
 71
Dog Years (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Wally, a Trojan skinhead whose only friend is his beloved Dalmatian Neechee. One day while walking her, Wally accidentally becomes involved with a strange deal gone bad when he bumps into a fleeing stranger being chased by a group of mob thugs. His ...
Plot: skinhead, gangsters, crime boss, kidnapping, gunfight, chase, dog, profanity, baseball bat, blood
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leanne is salutatorian when she needs to be valedictorian to get her scholarship to Harvard. The only class she is worse than the leader in is history, taught by Mrs. Tingle, and the teacher hates her. When an attempt to get ahead in Mrs. ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, entertaining, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, manipulation, school, destiny, violence, teachers and students, dark humor, teacher, youth, teenage life, crimes, false accusation ...
Time: 80s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.0
 766
Royce (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Royce is a member of the ultra-secret service "Black Hole", working for the US Government on top-secret missions. When the senator responsible for forming Black Hole disbands the organization, Royce's fellow Black Hole members plot ...
Style: suspense
Plot: spy, agent, chase, car chase, revenge, kidnapping, murder, mission, nudity (full frontal - brief), girl, death, train ...
Place: bosnia, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Terror in the Shadows (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five years ago, Christine went after the baby she gave up for adoption, claiming he'd been stolen, and wound up killing Alex Williams' wife and the baby the Williams' had adopted. Now, Alex has remarried to a woman with a young son ...
Plot: adoption, kidnapping, revenge, insanity
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Helsinki-Naples All Night Long (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: Finland, Switzerland, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Alex is a Finnish taxi driver in Berlin. One evening pits two men feel comfortable in his taxi with a briefcase full of money, but unfortunately for Alex's money stolen and a group of gangsters are at the nape of the two. Soon it comes to ...
Style: neo noir
Plot: taxi driver, car chase, robbery, kidnapping, stolen money, criminal, corpse, taxi, night, gangster boss, the underworld, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: west berlin west germany, berlin germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Shooting Elizabeth (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Before a man (Jeff Goldblum) can kill his nagging wife (Mimi Rogers) as planned, she disappears and he's charged with murder.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: empire, kidnapping, murder, missing person, couple relations, false accusation, goofy hero, dishonesty, law enforcement, unfulfillment, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.5
 275
Stripteaser (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: As Zipper's Clown Palace (a strip bar) closes, Neil wanders in and decides to hold the dancers, bartender, and remaining customers hostage. He torments them with little tasks he wants performed, playing on their weaknesses and relying on his ...
Style: cult film
Plot: stripper, exploitation, hostage, nightclub, showgirl, loner, erotica, sex, female nudity, psychopath, murder, kidnapping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
 37
Soft Skin (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Minako, a Tokyo housewife, is depressed that everyone has an active life outside the home except her. Taking her inspiration from TV reports of a hitch-hiking chainsaw murderer, Minako decides to spice up her life by finding a young lover and ...
Plot: wannabe, female captive, fake kidnapping, sex scene, female protagonist, unhappy wife, cheating wife, kidnapping, kidnapped wife
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.7
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Underworld (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A crook sets out to get revenge on the thugs who hurt his father in this bloody noir-style crime drama. After being released from prison, Johnny Crown (Denis Leary) goes after Frank (Joe Mantegna), one of the mobsters involved in a series of ...
Style: sexy, neo noir, twists and turns, funny, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: crimes, gangsters, vengeance, prison, lone hero, weapons, fantasy world, beautiful scenery, fight scenes, assassination, mafia, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Head Above Water (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Judge George (Harvey Keitel) brings his young wife, Nathalie (Cameron Diaz), to a remote island for a vacation. But while George accompanies their only neighbor -- Nathalie's childhood friend Lance (Craig Sheffer) -- on a fishing trip, Nathalie ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, twists and turns, light, funny ...
Plot: murder, farce, mystery, beach house, boat, family, murder mystery, investigation, vacation, dishonesty, couple relations, honeymoon ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Pattana Pravesham (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Pattanapravesham movie is the sequel of Nadodikkattu. Just six months after the events of the prequel, C.I.D. Ramdas (Mohanlal) and C.I.D. Vijayan (Sreenivasan) who are called to Kerala to find the murderer of a police officer. The two incompetent ...
Plot: misunderstanding, boat, disguise, argument, widow, murder, murder investigation, bicycle, warehouse, bus, crime boss, suspect ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Beverly Hills Brats (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rich young boy arranges to be kidnapped so he'll get more attention from his parents.
Style: cult film
Plot: kidnapping, youth, irony, mansion, footsie under the table, race track, female stockinged legs, racetrack
Place: beverly hills, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.7
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29 Palms (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a bag filled with money goes missing from a casino, the Hitman (Chris O'Donnell) must retrieve it. While he tracks the stash down, the bag changes hands numerous times, finding its way to the Drifter (Jeremy Davies) and the Waitress ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, romantic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gangsters, conspiracy, bag of money, casino, criminal's revenge, undercover, on the run, unlikely criminals, rivalry, crime gone awry, bounty hunter ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Wrong Guy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An executive (Dave Foley) after being passed over for a promotion to president storms into his office only to find the man who got the promotion dead. Assuming everyone will think he committed the crime he takes off as a fugitive...
Style: witty, humorous, parody, harsh, stylized ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: chase, murder, crime gone awry, farce, hospital, runaway, satire, lone hero, screwball, fantasy world, stupidity, culture clash ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, canada, latin america, harvard university, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 8K
Arizona (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in the midst of the 2009 housing crisis, the life of Cassie Fowler, a single mother and struggling realtor, goes off the rails when she witnesses a murder.
Style: suspense, ironic, satirical, disturbing
Plot: realtor, murder, single mother, hostage, dark humor, revenge, criminal, teenager, debt, captivity, desert, phoenix ...
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona
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45%
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Jimmy the Kid (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Gang of bumbling crooks kidnap a bratty little kid, find out they got more than they bargained for.
Plot: exploitation, chase, high society, spoiled brat, con men, wealth, african american, child's point of view, on the run, songwriter, kidnapping, criminal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Little Cobras: Operation Dalmatian (1997)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Children's comedy about a group of 4 friends who buy a club mascot, a dalmatian named Vulcan, and inadvertently stumble across a spate of dog kidnappings, orchestrated by an uptight mastermind and his 2 hopeless henchmen. When Vulcan becomes ...
Plot: girl, boy, dog, kidnapping, dalmatian, henchman, overalls
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Hollywood Harry (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Tongue-in-cheek account of a private eye hired to find a young porn actress.
Plot: private detective, nudity (full frontal - brief), erotica, sex, nightclub, male nudity, hollywood, chase, dancing
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Man with One Red Shoe (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man is mistaken as a spy by the CIA when he arrives at the airport with one red shoe.
Style: parody, realistic, not serious, humorous, remake of french film ...
Audience: kids
Plot: spy, mistaken identity, espionage, undercover, farce, spy spoof, intelligence agency, cia, violin, infidelity, secret service, spy mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Raise Your Kids on Seltzer (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A husband-and-wife pair of retired cult deprogrammers experience marital strife when their past catches up with them.
Plot: cult, kidnapping, husband wife relationship, retirement
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Treehouse (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A 30 year old, delusional, no talent musician kidnaps a girl that he thinks is in love with him and stalks a guy who he believes is a record company scout.
Plot: musician, kidnapping, singer, songwriter, slacker, heaven, arrested development, guitar, treehouse
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Man from the Diners' Club (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mobster Foots Pulardos, who operates a health gym as a front, plans to flee to Mexico to evade government tax officials. His girl friend, Sugar Pye, suggests that he first arrange for the cremation of a man having his own peculiar identifying ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, retro
Plot: gangsters, chase, crimes, dishonesty, goofy hero, disorder, comedy of errors, cons and scams, farce, promotion, attempted murder, traffic ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.7
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Ghost Team (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A paranormal-obsessed man mounts his own investigation into the beyond with his depressed best friend, misfit nephew, a cable access medium and an overeager security guard.
Style: entertaining, captivating, semi serious, humorous, psychotronic
Plot: paranormal investigator, paranormal investigation, ghost hunter, private investigation, spiritualist, depression, friendship, manipulative behavior, depressed man, ouija board, belief in ghosts, investigation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
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Made Men (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man and a woman are on the run from gangsters whom he has stolen $12.5 million. When the gangsters show up, he takes them supposedly to where the money is hidden but instead leads them into a trap at a backwoods crystal-meth factory. The gangsters ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, on the run, disorder, chase, criminal's revenge, witnessing a crime, race against time, drug dealing, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
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Mickey Virus (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When Delhi Police comes across an unusual case revolving around hacking they seek help of an expert who thinks like them only to come across a lazy hacker Mickey Arora.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: love and romance, computer virus, cyberspace, cons and scams, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, nothing to lose, chase, hacker, hacking, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new delhi, asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%