Movies like The Foundation of Criminal Excellence

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The Foundation of Criminal Excellence (2018)
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The Foundation of Criminal Excellence (2018)
Original name: Kriminālās ekselences fonds
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Latvia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Imants Veide is writing a script about con artists and their schemes. Together with his friend Harijs Kuharjonoks he's trying them out for real for greater authenticity, but gets too entangled in real criminal schemes. More and more colorful characters appear on the horizon, but Imant's main adversary on the road to criminal excellency is his Neighbour, a true iron lady with balls bigger than all those involved combined.
Plot: thief, police, criminal, actor, making of, friend, crimes, car, crime, city, human nature, filmmaking, film making
Place: latvia

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Kick (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Kalyan (Ravi Teja) is a kind of guy who prefers a life full of thrills than leading a regular life style. He seeks kick in whatever he does. He finds liking in Naina (Ileana). They separate due to differences. Krishna (Shyam) is a young cop who is ...
Style: captivating, humorous
Plot: daredevil, secret identity, police, criminal, gang, criminal gang, social problems, bandit, crimes, slacker, thief, flashback ...
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The Dissidents (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Estonia, Finland, Latvia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An upbeat comedy about three boys that escape from Soviet Estonia to Sweden via Finland in the 1980s to fulfill their dreams in the free world.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, contemplative, feel good
Plot: thief, escape, friendship, friend, bank robbery, criminal, refugee, bank robber, heist, crimes, iron curtain, girlfriend ...
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Shooting Stars (1983)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two television actors who play detectives are fired when the show's star gets upset that they are getting the better parts to play. So, they decide to try it for real.
Style: parody
Plot: actor, investigation, helicopter, chase, private detective, car
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Diamond in Chocolate (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Russia
Duration: 92 min.
Plot: diamond, police, criminal, new year, chocolate
Place: moscow russia
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Get the Goat (2021)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bruceuilis, a policeman from the countryside, is assigned to rescue Celestina, a goat considered heritage of his small city, and travels to São Paulo. There, he meets police clerk Trindade, who decides to venture out into the field, even though it ...
Style: humorous, funny, feel good, light, captivating ...
Plot: crime investigation, police investigation, buddy cop, criminal, goat, police detective, police officer, teamwork, investigation, fighting crime, escapades, silly humor ...
Place: northeast brazil
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The Big Sweat (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-con, just released from jail, returns home only to become immediately embroiled in a robbery. A tenacious FBI agent hounds him every step of the way.
Plot: fbi agent, ex convict, police, car, fbi, gangsters, thief, gangster, chase, pursuit, robbery, bank robbery ...
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The Law Enforcer (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A police officer is suspended for assaulting gang members who threatened a young woman and her boyfriend. Meanwhile, his fellow officers need help in catching a group of murderous thugs about to make a big time bust.
Plot: pistol, gunfight, handgun, police, criminal, hostage, violence, partner, shot in the head, gun
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The Cop in Blue Jeans (1976)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A top undercover cop finds and arrests a series of purse snatchers until he discovers an American at the top of an evil ring of thieves.
Style: cult film
Plot: pickpocket, undercover cop, master criminal, exploitation, soccer, stadium, motorcycle, police, mouse, murder, pantyhose, airport ...
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Eena Meena Deeka (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Deeka (Vinod Khanna) had been in jail for several crimes, including bank robberies. When his prison sentence is over, Deeka decides to go straight. Unfortunately, while in a bank, he becomes a victim of a bungling bank robber, Inder or Eena (Rishi ...
Style: parody
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Last Pickup (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: While in the employ of Mr. Worthington, James, Mickey and Whitey have made several successful and uneventful pickups, but one last pickup will prove to be an adventure and the difference between life as free men and life behind bars.
Style: contemplative, humorous, exciting, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Plot: chase, friend, criminal, mistaken identity, police, fight, college, drugs, female director, boss, concierge, henchman ...
Place: new york
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Kid Cop (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A kid starts hanging around a police station because his dad was a cop, but now his dad is dead. Everyone tells him he should stay out of the way, but he doesn't, because he's real sad about his dead dad. They're all pretty nice to ...
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City Cops (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong, USA, China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cindy is an American FBI agent who is currently in Hong Kong seeking arch-criminal Kent Tong. In order to bring down Tong and his criminal organization, she teams up with local HK cops David and Johnny.
Plot: mafia, martial arts, police, triad, kung fu, police shootout, fbi agent, showdown
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Midnight Runners (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two apathetic police academy recruits who become best buddies through the tough training together witness a woman being abducted right before their very eyes. As they were taught in the academy, they quickly report the incident to the police, but ...
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Compadres (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A disgruntled Mexican cop is forced to work with a teenage hacker to hunt down the criminals who killed his wife, and dismantle their operation.
Style: entertaining, humorous, satirical, captivating
Plot: revenge, satire, escapades, frame up, unlikely criminals, crimes, criminal, teamwork, vengeance, crime boss, computer hacker
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My Lucky Stars (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two Hong-Kong cops are sent to Tokyo to catch an ex-cop who stole a large amount of money in diamonds. After one is captured by the Ninja-gang protecting the rogue cop, the other one gets his old Orphanage gang, dubbed the "Five Lucky ...
Style: rough, humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, police, mafia, law enforcement, escapades, tough law enforcer, gang, police corruption, working undercover, friends, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan, hong kong
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Country: India
Story: The film starts in a street in Fort Kochi where Vasco da Gama, the son of a wrestler named Michael, lives. Vasco and his gang of five — Chandrappan, Susheelan, Sainu, Basheer and cousin Tomichchan are small-time goondas, involved in petty offences ...
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Duration: 101 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, semi serious
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Style: tense, exciting, captivating, serious
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Place: mumbai india
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Style: buddy comedy, funny, absurd, humorous
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Gabbar Singh (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
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Style: humorous, captivating, light, exciting, tense ...
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Place: india
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Plot: thief, criminal, outlaw, diamond theft, female detective, police station
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: police station, hidden identity, cons and scams, rivalry, law enforcement, dishonesty, buddies, nothing goes right, crimes, bollywood, chases and races, double life ...
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Cop Out (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Detectives Jimmy and Paul, despite nine years as partners, can still sometimes seem like polar opposites – especially when Paul's unpredictable antics get them suspended without pay. Already strapped for cash and trying to pay for his ...
Style: buddy comedy, exciting, humorous, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, robbery, police, police officer, money laundering, thief, undercover cop, wedding, chases and races, partners, partners against crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
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Mad Mission V: The Terracotta Hit (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two friends who own an investment firm turn to a policeman friend for help when they are framed for robbery by a gang of antiquities smugglers.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, not serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, goofy hero, buddies, partners against crime, crime, chases and races, unlikely partners, criminal heroes, law enforcement, odd couple, master criminal, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
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Taxi 5 (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A police officer who's transfered in the police of Marseille gets assigned to take down a group of Italian robbers who drive the powerfull Ferrari's with the older niece of Daniel, a terrible driver who gets the legendary white taxi.
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, funny, light ...
Plot: taxi, taxi driver, driver, police, car chase, chases and races, cars, mentor, racing, unlikely partners, chase, police officer ...
Place: marseille, france
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Badge Of Steel (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An honest cop teams with a corrupt one in order to stop a criminal band.
Style: absurd, humorous, funny, entertaining, exciting
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Brigade Miscellaneous on Alert (1971)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The adventures of three Romanian inept petty criminals during the 1970s.
Plot: gang, police, thief, painting, petty criminal, prostitute, prison, police dog, case, prisoner, incompetence, burglar ...
Time: 70s
Place: romania, bucharest
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Ryuzo and His Seven Henchmen (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Ryuzo and his 7 former henchmen are all retired yakuza, but they now live as regular old men. One day, Ryuzo becomes the victim of a phishing fraud. He calls his 7 men together to reform their society.
Style: dark, exciting, captivating, suspense
Plot: criminal, gang, violence, mafia, battles, fire, police, money, boss, samurai, roman, battle ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Crime, Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A hired killer pairs up with an amateur filmmaker to provide clients with satisfying footage of enemies getting whacked in this black comedy. Business is down, so hit man Bart is thrilled when Mrs. Ma hires him to kill her enemies -- and film the ...
Style: realistic, exciting, semi serious, suspense, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, hitman, deadly, crimes, partners, unlikely partners, criminal heroes, danger, blind ambition, revenge, film within a film, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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31%