Movies like The Stick Up

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The Stick Up (1977)
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The Stick Up (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Duke Turnbeau (David Soul) has come to England, in the 1930s, as a way to improve his fortunes. For some reason, he believes that his larcenous ways will bring him prosperity in the country which at one time or another has had rulership over a large portion of the globe. While there, he meets Rosie McCratchit (Pamela McMyler), a lovely Irish gal who could do with some improvement in her fortunes as well. Together, they have a series of legal, quasi-legal and definitely illegal adventures, including Duke's cow-roping and Rosie's response to the mud-wrestling challenge of the Amazon Lady, as well as an attempted armored-car robbery.
Plot: con artists, juggler, carnival, fortune, mud wrestling
Time: 1930s, year 1935
Place: england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about con artists, dishonesty, love and romance, cons and scams, disorder, romance and mentor mostly in Comedy, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like The Stick Up: The Condo (2015), The Stoolie (1972), Dogpound Shuffle (1975), Crooks and Coronets (1969), Extract (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Condo (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Four married friends buy a condo to share as a bachelor pad, a place to bring their mistresses, until the wives and girlfriends bust the cheating spouses.
Style: sex comedy
Plot: con artists, interracial couple, liar, comedian, girlfriend, extramarital affair, voyeur, voyeurism, panties, husband wife relationship, wife husband relationship
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95%
 5.3
 87
The Stoolie (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Roger Pitman is a petty thief who makes a deal with the police to use bait money to trap other criminals. But when he gets the cash, Roger can't resist the temptation and steals part of it. He runs off to Miami Beach, but now lives in fear of ...
Style: slang
Plot: con artists, jeweler, police chief, yiddish, gun store, beach resort, jealous boyfriend, chief of police, runaway, hustler, sheriff, banker ...
Time: 70s
Place: new jersey, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Dogpound Shuffle (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man who has lost his beloved pet dog enlists the help of a young drifter in finding the animal. This leads to a series of misadventures, including a confrontation with a hulking dog-pound worker and a stint providing the entertainment at a ...
Plot: song and dance, male friendship, friendship between men, animal shelter, friendship, bum, drifter, dog, performer, dog movie
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Crooks and Coronets (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two crooks are hired to rob an eccentric old lady's estate, but once they get to know her, they can't bring themselves to do it.
Plot: heist, convict, estate, rolls royce, parole, robbery, jewel, servant, mansion, old lady, prison, jewelry ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: england, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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 44K
Extract (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The owner of a factory that produces flavor extracts, Joel Reynold seems to have it all, but really doesn't. What's missing is sexual attention from his wife, Suzie. Joel hatches a convoluted plan to get Suzie to cheat on him, thereby ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, satirical, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, sexless marriage, business, workplace, workplace situations, disorder, family problems, unsupportive coworkers, friends, nothing goes right, boss and employee, con artists ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.0
 993
Piccadilly Jim (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Isle Of Man, UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s, an American with a scandalous reputation on both sides of the Atlantic must do an about-face in order to win back the woman of his dreams.
Style: ironic, tragicomedy, captivating, social, romantic ...
Plot: society, family relations, fall in love, romance, disorder, hidden identity, power relations, dishonesty, couples, love and romance, parents and children, snobbism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, usa, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.2
 51K
Heartbreakers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Max and Page are a brilliant mother/daughter con team who have their grift down to a fine science. Max targets wealthy, willing men and marries them. Page then seduces them, and Max catches her husband in the act. Then it's off to palimony city ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: cons and scams, manipulation, dishonesty, manipulations, parents and children, love and romance, mother daughter relationship, farce, criminal heroes, hidden identity, frame up, con artists ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, new york, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.8
 5K
Greenfingers (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Clive Owen stars as a prison inmate who goes into an experimental "open" prison where the inmates walk around freely and get job training for their impending releases. While there, he discovers he has a talent for growing flowers. His ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: prison, redemption, going straight, starting over, hopes, prison life, fish out of water, warden, parole officer, disorder, misfit, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 6.3
 9K
Happy, Texas (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two escaped convicts roll into the village of Happy, Texas, where they're mistaken for a gay couple who work as beauty pageant consultants. They go along with it to duck the police, but the local sheriff has a secret of his own.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, beauty pageant, small town, farce, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, crimes, gender, cons and scams, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 2K
The Fortune (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two bumbling hustlers in the 1920s attempt to gain the fortune of an heiress. Nothing will stop them . Not even murder.
Style: neo screwball comedy, suspense, realistic, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: love triangle, scheme, celebrity culture, bank, rich and poor, couple relations, looking for love, love affair, manipulation, family problems, screwball, family relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Do Not Disturb (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: "Doris Day continues her reign as America's sweetheart" (Motion Picture Herald) in this "bright, colorful comedy of marital misunderstanding" (The Film Daily). Co-starring Rod Taylor (The Glass Bottom Boat) and featuring ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, one more chance, couples, disorder, battle of the sexes, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, love affair, mirror, american abroad ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.1
 2K
Lucky Break (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Half-way through his 12-year prison sentence for an incompetent armed robbery, Jimmy Hands gets a lucky break: he's transferred to a prison from which he can probably escape. He convinces the governor to stage a musical in an old chapel next to ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, intense, touching ...
Plot: prison, romance, fall in love, prison life, confined, buddies, cons and scams, crimes, crime, social worker, prison escape, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce.
Style: witty, clever, romantic, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lawyer, battle of the sexes, manipulations, unlikely couple, love at first sight, manipulation, hotshot lawyer, cons and scams, fall in love, love and romance, opposites attract, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, las vegas, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.
Style: touching, romantic, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: actress, love affair, high society, love and romance, social differences, governess, friendship, love triangle, pianist, fall in love, actor's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939, 20th century, 30s, pre world war two
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.0
 573
Honest (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is an edgy black comedy set in swinging London in the late 60s. The All Saints girls play three street wise sisters who head 'up West' to rob and generally cause trouble.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, stylized, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: strong female presence, criminal heroes, dishonesty, profanity, gender, drugs/alcohol, physical appearance, graphic violence, three sisters, stolen goods, robbery, female thief ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england, east end london, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first.
Style: twists and turns, clever, witty, humorous, talky ...
Plot: farce, con artists, bet, cons and scams, rivalry, manipulations, casino, high society, paralysis, wheelchair, competition, roulette ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: french riviera, france, europe, south of france, riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
How to Steal a Million (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A woman must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries.
Style: feel good, witty, clever, stylized, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: heist, forgery, museum, fall in love, couple relations, couples, love and romance, romance, art collector, insurance, adventure, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
 352
Scam (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female con-artist who sweet-talks wealthy men targeted by her violent boyfriend, then drugs them and makes off with their money, is being herself being watched by another man. He wants to use her talents in a much-bigger scam: ripping off a crime ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: con artists, severed head, throat slitting
Place: jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 5.4
 45K
The Hustle (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, compete to swindle a naïve tech prodigy out of his fortune. A remake of the 1988 comedy "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels."
Style: entertaining, feel good, light, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: con woman, deception, con artists, perfect crime, partners, competition, cheating, girlfriend, bet, overweight woman, heist, escapades ...
Time: 21st century
Place: london, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.4
 110
Red Silk (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Jess Francos own remake of his 1969 picture "Sadisterotica" aka "Rote Lippen" aka "Der Wolf - Horror pervers".
Plot: photographer, murder, prostitution, male nudity, threesome, pistol, art theft, erotica, it was all a dream, private detective, con artists, sex show ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
 15K
King Ralph (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, satirical, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, culture clash, king, royal family, head of state, goofy hero, fall in love, rise to the top, rich and poor, family relations, betrayal, romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: england, las vegas, europe, usa, buckingham palace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
All That... for This?! (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The plot is about a trial against three men who tried to earn loads of money by illegal methods to get to Canada and about the lawyers and the judge who get on with the trial and who are being unfaithful to their couples.
Style: non-linear
Plot: nude dance, hospital, suicide, full moon, dysfunctional couple, sex talk, mountain climbing, adultery, extramarital affair, voice imitation, military parade, falling off a cliff ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: france, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.9
 2K
The Sting II (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hooker and Gondorf pull a con on Macalinski, an especially nasty mob boss with the help of Veronica, a new grifter. They convince this new victim that Hooker is a somewhat dull boxer who is tired of taking dives for Gondorf. There is a ringer. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, witty, humorous ...
Plot: gangsters, brooklyn new york city, roller coaster, con artists, ex convict, mob boss, boxer, vengeance, power relations, friends, gambling, cons and scams ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 40s
Place: new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Shooting Fish (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two con artists (Dan Futterman, Stuart Townsend) hire an unwitting medical-school student (Kate Beckinsale) as a secretary for their latest scam.
Style: feel good, clever, witty, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: dishonesty, con men, friendship, love triangle, chase, thief, wedding, money, wealth, liar, business, hospital ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, new york, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Hello, Fred the Beard (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1920s Warsaw, a legendary conman tries to exploit the financial problems of a vaudeville theatre in order to rob a bank.
Plot: con artists, theater, bank robber, fountain, escape, actress, bankruptcy, investor
Time: 1930s
Place: warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
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Another You (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: George has been in a mental hospital for 3 years and is finally ready to go out into the real world again. Eddie Dash, a dedicated con-man, is supposed to keep him out of trouble, but when people begin to recognize George as the missing millionaire ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous
Plot: duo, sanitarium, con artists, crime gone awry, misfit, manipulations, forgery, odd couple, femme fatale, nothing goes right, partners, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, beverly hills, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Shaaban Taht El-Sifr (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Shaaban Taht El-Sifr
Plot: romance, innocence, job, money, bribe, police, dual identity, farming, court, inheritance, document, poverty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
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The Trio (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Zobel and Karl are a long time gay couple who live together in a trailer home with Lizzie, Zobel's spunky daughter from a heterosexual misadventure. Together these three form a team of thieves who eke out an existence as pickpockets. After a ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, offbeat, sexual ...
Plot: couples, family relations, dealing with death, single parent, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, love triangle, parents and children, on the road, female director, older man younger man relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 23K
Gambit (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, tense, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: perfect crime, heist, cons and scams, collector, crime gone awry, verbal byplay, disorder, partners, dishonesty, caper, employer employee relationship, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
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The Con (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A lonely gas station attendent in Mississippi falls in love with a con woman who wants to get her hands on an inheritance he doesn't know about.
Style: offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: con woman, small town, female protagonist, family business, countryside, gas station, family relations, couples, disorder, power relations, breakup, sexual content ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%