Movies like Dear Mr. Wonderful

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Dear Mr. Wonderful (1982)
 4.5
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Dear Mr. Wonderful (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Comedy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Joe Pesci is a small man looking for a big break. Owner of a bowling alley and nightclub in Jersey, Ruby Dennis (Pesci) sets his sites on making it big in Vegas. But Ruby finds more than he gambled for and in the end is a much bigger man for it.
Plot: thief, jewish, kitchen, criminal, family relations, photographer, racial slur, beach, female singer, old man, singing, theft, song, pianist, taxi, bowling, city, bicycle, mirror, loser, black woman, flowers, night, letter, brunette ...

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Most similar movies to Dear Mr. Wonderful

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and melancholic films with plots about telephone call, apology, bespectacled male, man with glasses, cigarette smoking, visit and opening a door mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Dear Mr. Wonderful: Ratboy (1986), Your Three Minutes Are Up (1973), Harry in Your Pocket (1973), Unfinished Business (1984), Jimmy Hollywood (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 3.8
 606
Ratboy (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A failed window dresser exploits a being with rat-like features in an effort to make money.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: mutant, female director, celebrity culture, cons and scams, down on your luck, showbiz, media satire, store, artists and showbiz, society, misfit, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society. This film chronicles his short and dubious rise to power, as well as his changing relationships with family and friends. Along ...
Style: suspense, cynical, biting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: misfit, society, human nature, rich and poor, working class, ghetto, anti semitism, social differences, workplace situations, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, youth ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Your Three Minutes Are Up (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Charlie is a sad sack of a man, working at a depressingly dull office job and stuck in a passionless engagement to a neurotic woman. One of the few bright spots in his life is his friend Mike, who seems to be living a life of carefree bohemianism.
Style: road movie
Plot: towel, cigarette smoking, honking a car horn, public phone, friendship between girls, vacation, redheaded woman, gas station attendant, bank teller, parking a car, knocking on a door, city ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Harry in Your Pocket (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A master thief (James Coburn) and his drug-addicted partner teach two aspiring crooks (Michael Sarrazin, Trish Van Devere) how to steal wallets.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: pickpocket, teaching the ways of the world, cons and scams, friends, crime, partners, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, calling someone an idiot, sexual euphemism, opening a door ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Unfinished Business (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seventeen year old Izzy Marks lives in Toronto with her divorced mother and finds her life boring and directionless. Meant to be a sequel to Don Owen's acclaimed 1964 film "Nobody Waved Good-bye", "Unfinished Business" ...
Plot: riding a bicycle, policewoman, beard, sexual euphemism, talking while driving, dancing, bus driver, black cat, bridge, homeless shelter, bicycle, kissing ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Jimmy Hollywood (1994)
Genre: Crime, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jimmy Alto is an actor wannabe who stumbles into the role of a lifetime. He becomes a vigilante crime-fighter, aided by his sidekick William, who has suffered a head wound and has problems with short-term memory. Jimmy's vigilante alter ego ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, satirical, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, vigilantism, satire, crimes, down on your luck, unemployment, filmmaking, disorder, actor's life, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Breaking All the Rules (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of two guys and two girls who meet and fall in love in an amusement park on the last day of summer. All the while outwitting 3 moronic would-be jewel thieves.
Style: buddy movie
Plot: breakdance, amusement park, criminal, summer, fireworks, roller coaster, girl in panties, telephone, winner, punk, on the run, game ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Wish You Were Here (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, young Lynda grows up with her widowed father and younger sister. Rebellious Lynda has been swearing constantly from an early age. At sixteen, she becomes more exhibitionist and seeks out ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, post war, teenage girl, working class, social relations, youth, love and romance, rebellion, society, family relations, small town, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: england, europe, brighton, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.5
 3K
Krush Groove (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Russell Walker is a young, successful manager of rap performers, handling acts for the Krush Groove label, including Run-DMC and The Fat Boys. When Run-D.M.C. has a hit record and Russell needs more money to press more copies, he borrows it from a ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: hip hop, showbiz, loan, friends, artists and showbiz, music band, lifestyle, rising to stardom, ambition, desire for fame, musician's life, music ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.8
 168
The Bit Part (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Career counsellor Michael Thornton decides to change his career and become an actor. He dreams of performing Shakespeare but ends up in a television ad where only his hands appear on camera. He finds a friend in actress Mary McAllister (Nicole ...
Plot: tv commercial, struggling actor, midlife crisis, stomach, showbiz, husband wife relationship, party, remote control, freezer, man with glasses, telephone call, audition ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 11K
Kajillionaire (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two con artists have spent 26 years training their only daughter to swindle, scam and steal at every turn. During a desperate and hastily conceived heist, they charm a stranger into joining them, only to have their entire world turned upside down.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: con artists, dysfunctional family, lgbt, heist, mother daughter relationship, stranger, scam, crimes, massage, female director, laughter, blonde ...
Place: los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Closer to the Moon (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Romania, USA, Italy, Poland, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Romanian police officer teams up with a small crew of bank robbers to pull off a heist by convincing everyone at the scene of the crime that they are only filming a movie.
Style: sincere, realistic, stylized, captivating, serious ...
Plot: bank robbery, heist, crime gone awry, deadly, money, deception, secret, military, confined, love triangle, love and romance, society ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1959, year 1964 ...
Place: romania, ussr, soviet union, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When bestselling celebrity biographer Lee Israel is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.
Style: tragicomedy, based on true events, sad, melancholic, social
Plot: forgery, female protagonist, fired from the job, money problems, drinking alcohol, female writer, pets, pet, deception, typewriter, accomplice, letter ...
Time: year 1994, year 1939, year 2014, year 1991
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, neo noir
Plot: murder, beach, wet clothes, handcuffed woman, envelope, pushed into a swimming pool, photographer, voyeur, suspicion, neo nazi, murder mystery, gun ...
Place: venice california, los angeles, california, venice beach california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 18K
Flawless (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door.
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: transvestism, gender bending, gay slur, friendship, loneliness, physical therapy, stroke, female impersonator, tango, disability, culture clash, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.0
 230
Lunch Wagon (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three women start a lunch wagon business but run into stiff resistance from a competitor.
Style: parody, sexy, sex comedy
Audience: teens
Plot: sabotage, jewel thief, summer vacation, hot dog, knocked unconscious, rock band, belly dancer, wristwatch, hospital bed, contest, motorcycle cop, knocking on a door ...
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Wedding in White (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young girl's brother comes home from the army, and brings an army buddy with him. The three of them go out that night to celebrate, and after much drinking has been done, the brother's friend rapes the sister. After the two men have gone ...
Plot: rape, dysfunctional family, world war two, teenager, parent child relationship, teenage pregnancy, wedding dress, teenage daughter, lying on bed, father daughter relationship, age difference, cigarette lighter ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 92
Fast Talking (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A bright young teenager from a broken home uses his quick wits and glib tongue to get out of trouble - but they also get him into it.
Plot: motorcycle, aquarium, school expulsion, chicken farm, running from police, stealing a car, teacher student relationship, ex convict, troubled teen, stolen car, teenage boy, corporal punishment ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Why Shoot the Teacher? (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's the winter of 1935 and Max Brown is newly arrived in Willowgreen, Saskatchewan - a rural Canadian prairie town - on his first teaching job in a one room schoolhouse. He quickly realizes that this is not his dream situation: the winter is ...
Plot: great depression, teacher, prairie, isolation, canadian, schoolhouse, framed photograph, drawing, marriage, meeting, male in bathtub, train ...
Time: year 1935
Place: canada
⇓ 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, clever, biting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, dark humor, manipulation, estate, older woman younger man sex, master and servant, manipulations, dishonesty, crimes, society, crime, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, post world war two, 70s
Place: austria, europe, central europe, bavaria, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 28K
Blindspotting (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles, work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, thought provoking, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: probation, police brutality, parole, friendship between men, male friendship, fight, gun violence, witnessing a crime, family relations, danger, heavy breathing, nightmare ...
Place: oakland california, boston, milwaukee wisconsin, las vegas, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.8
 341K
The Irishman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 209 min.
Story: A mob hit man recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, thought provoking, neo noir ...
Plot: mafia, italian mafia, labor union, hitman, organized crime, life, murder, high society, father daughter relationship, killer as protagonist, mob hit, prison ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 60s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: chicago illinois, pennsylvania, philadelphia, washington d.c., detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 277
The Informers (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the detective in charge of investigating a series of bank robberies starts to get too close to the culprits, they set up a blackmail scheme to warn him off. But when the crooks begin to fall out with each other, the police learn the truth.
Plot: bank robbery, blackmail, photograph, man with glasses, telephone, apology, telephone call, looking at picture, opening a window, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, ladder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.1
 85
The Clinic (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A comedic, dramatic day in the lives of employees and patients at a venereal disease clinic.
Plot: fiancee, wristwatch, pay phone, doctor, water cooler, rose, pregnancy, beer drinking, telephone, cigarette smoking, teenage boy, nurse ...
Place: melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 24K
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: humorous, talky, witty, semi serious, light ...
Plot: hostage, christmas, dysfunctional family, farce, holiday, robbery, dark humor, blackmail, christmas party, thief, alcoholic, dinner ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 342
Heatwave (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A woman attempts to stop a redevelopment plot which she thought was the cover-up for fraud and other criminal activity.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: injustice, against the odds, rebellion, society, fighting the system, crimes, rivalry, state affairs, visit, urban setting, american, corpse ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 127K
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: idiotic, humorous, funny, absurd, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, nothing goes right, identity, thief, crimes, crime, escapades, dishonesty, cons and scams, pretense, stupidity, dumb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa, florida, colorado, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 137K
Bad Santa (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.
Style: humorous, cynical, entertaining, clever, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dark humor, anti heroes, holiday, anti hero, christmas, alcohol abuse, cons and scams, heist, thief, robbery, pretense, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, phoenix arizona, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
I'm Your Woman (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this 1970s set crime drama, a woman is forced to go on the run after her husband betrays his partners, sending her and her baby on a dangerous journey.
Style: tricky, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: femme fatale, betrayal, blood, disco, on the run, hiding place, murder, car accident, crying baby, cooking, organized crime, manipulation ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Ticket to Heaven (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: David is a young man seduced by a religious cult that uses starvation, exhaustion, and brainwashing to mold recruits into money hustling disciples of a messiah-like leader. Chronicles David's chilling transformation into a gaunt, mindless ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, tense, serious ...
Plot: sleep deprivation, cult, brainwashing, mind control, religious cult, kidnapping, innocence lost, clergy, society, dishonesty, religions or cults, breakup ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, toronto ontario canada, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%