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Life of Crime (2013)
 5.8
 17K
Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.
Style: cynical, tricky, suspense, tense, ironic, twists and turns, romantic, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, profanity, crime gone awry, hostages, cons and scams, ransom demand, adultery, abduction, ransom, mistress, husband wife relationship, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, character study, dysfunctional family, crimes, crime, vengeance, confined, partners, graphic violence, danger, dishonesty, criminal heroes, disorder ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 1978
Place: usa, detroit, bahamas, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and twists and turns films with plots about crimes, crime, crime gone awry, disorder, cons and scams, dishonesty and gangsters mostly in Comedy, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Life of Crime: Ruthless People (1986), Suicide Kings (1997), Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), Freaky Deaky (2012), Criminal (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ruthless People (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.
Style: offbeat, clever, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, farce, yuppie, hostage, vengeance, manipulation, crimes, couple relations, cons and scams, nothing goes right, hostages ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.9
 26K
Suicide Kings (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Christopher Walken shines in this cult-favorite dark comedy as Charlie, a former mobster who is abducted by five privileged young men (Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnny Galecki, Jay Mohr, Jeremy Sisto, Henry Thomas) desperate to raise a $2 million ransom ...
Style: dark humor, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, crime, crimes, mansion, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, confined, disorder, buddies, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don't go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.
Style: not serious, humorous, twists and turns, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, friendship, nothing goes right, workplace, unlikely criminals, disorder, buddies, partners, stupidity, vengeance, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.0
 6K
Freaky Deaky (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in 1974, a pair of '60s radicals rely on their bomb-making skills on their way to becoming capitalists.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: bomb squad, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, rivalry, vengeance, dynamite, villainess, explosion, brother brother relationship, explosives expert, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 10K
Criminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis, recruits Rodrigo, a crook with a perfect poker face. The two plan a big-time scam: selling a fake Silver Certificate to currency collector William Hannigan. Rodrigo distrusts his new ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, con artists, crime, crimes, manipulation, manipulations, partners, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, cons and scams, small time, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A kidnapped mobster (Vittorio De Sica) persuades his captors to help him rob platinum ingots from a train.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, heist, train robbery, criminal heroes, hostages, confined, criminal's revenge, unlikely criminals, crimes, nothing goes right, danger ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Drop Dead Sexy (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When their money scam runs aground, a group of would-be thieves turn to kidnapping in an attempt to blackmail their target.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corpse, kidnapping, stripper, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, disorder, down on your luck, criminal heroes, crimes, cons and scams, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.8
 19K
Quick Change (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, friendship, nothing goes right, buddies, disorder, partners, friends, cons and scams, crimes, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 10K
Next Day Air (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two inept criminals are mistakenly delivered a package of cocaine and think they've hit the jackpot, triggering a series of events that changes ten people's lives forever.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: comedy of errors, disorder, crime gone awry, danger, drug dealing, criminal heroes, goofy hero, crimes, escapades, gangsters, foot chase, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.1
 28K
The Big Hit (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Affable hit man Melvin Smiley is constantly being scammed by his cutthroat colleagues in the life-ending business. So, when he and his fellow assassins kidnap the daughter of an electronics mogul, it's naturally Melvin who takes the fall when ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, crimes, crime, danger, cons and scams, woman in danger, husband wife relationship, hostage, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
Style: dark humor, talky, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, gangsters, dog, screenwriter, kidnapping, partners in crime, mob boss, neo noir, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1975, year 1947, year 1954 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: National Lampoon's Gold Diggers is a black comedy about two losers in their twenties, Calvin Menhoffer (Will Friedle) and Leonard Smallwood (Chris Owen), who are out to get the good life without working for it. The two young men try to rob two ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, feel good, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, buddies, partners, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, cons and scams, intrigue, disorder, loss of fortune, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.4
 14K
The Big White (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: To remedy his financial problems, a travel agent has his eye on a frozen corpse, which just happens to be sought after by two hitmen.
Style: humorous, dark humor, realistic, clever, disturbing ...
Plot: insurance, kidnapping, murder, insurance fraud, life insurance, insurance agent, frozen body, disorder, nothing goes right, crime, unlikely criminals, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.9
 17K
The Big Bounce (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A small-time con artist and a Hawaiian real estate developer's mischievous, enterprising mistress team up for a potential $200,000 score.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: blackmail, seduction, robbery, judge, deception, unlikely criminals, crime, crimes, betrayal, surfing, safe, skinny dipping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
2 Days in the Valley (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspense, twist ending, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hostage, hitman, attempted murder, psychopath, crimes, crime, police investigation, gangsters, nudity (full frontal - brief), multiple storylines, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.0
 10K
Lucky Numbers (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Russ Richards is a TV weatherman and local celebrity on the verge of losing his shirt. Desperate to escape financial ruin, he schemes with Crystal the TV station's lotto ball girl to rig the state lottery drawing. The numbers come up right, but ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, feel good, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: lottery, weatherman, small town, tv station, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, couple relations, nothing goes right, female director ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.1
 101K
The Mexican (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jerry Welbach, a reluctant bagman, has been given two ultimatums: The first is from his mob boss to travel to Mexico and retrieve a priceless antique pistol, known as "the Mexican"... or suffer the consequences. The second is from his ...
Style: twists and turns, humorous, realistic, tense, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, criminal heroes, on the road, one last job, disorder, nothing goes right, fish out of water, crimes, crime, escapades, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, las vegas, nevada, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, disorder, verbal byplay, dishonesty, partners, caper, employer employee relationship, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.5
 28K
Stretch (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A hard-luck limo driver struggling to go straight and pay off a debt to his bookie takes on a job with a crazed passenger whose sought-after ledger implicates some seriously dangerous criminals.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chases and races, escapades, danger, disorder, going straight, gambling debt, foot chase, gangsters, revenge, lone hero, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Hollywood Sign (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three washed-up actors must deliver the most convincing performances of their lives as part of a dangerous plot designed to finance their triumphant comeback.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: hollywood, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, disorder, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, elderly, heist, cons and scams, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.1
 771
In Security (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The owners of a failing security company start robbing houses to boost business.
Style: exciting, humorous, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: heist, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, cons and scams, dishonesty, robbery, danger, couples, profanity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Teresa's Tattoo (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mathematician Teresa just wanted to study during the College spring break. But her friends, who want her to live a little, drag her out to parties. The next thing she knows, she has been drugged, kidnapped, made a redhead, tattooed, and wearing ...
Style: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, tattoo, ransom, fbi, farce, missing person, crime gone awry, space travel, nasa, law enforcement, dishonesty, beach ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.8
 8K
Screwed (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A chauffeur kidnaps his rich boss's dog to hold it for ransom, but when she accidentally gets the dog back, she thinks that it's the chauffeur who's been kidnapped.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, friendship, fish out of water, comedy of errors, vengeance, disorder, misfit, odd couple, hostage, partners ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
 8.3
 763K
Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the ...
Style: humorous, witty, entertaining, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gambling, cons and scams, criminal heroes, heist, master criminal, disorder, nothing goes right, graphic violence, partners in crime, boxing, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 8.3
 8K
Evil Engulfs (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Dass specialises in small time kidnapping and has his own set of rules. The primary and most important among them is not to get involved with influential people. Three jobless youngsters meet Dass and the four take up an assignment for a hefty sum ...
Style: humorous, tense, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, crimes, gang, parents and children, police investigation, cons and scams, disorder, confined, abduction, ransom, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Chain of Fools (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An avid detective is assigned to investigate the heist of a batch of precious coins that end up in the hands of a suicidal barber.
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, light, twists and turns ...
Plot: romance, transvestite, love and romance, theft, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, kidnapping, hitman, eccentricity, greed, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.1
 24K
Birthday Girl (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A shy bank clerk orders a Russian mail order bride, and finds his life turned upside down.
Style: sexy, suspense, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: robbery, crime, crimes, romance, couple relations, romancing a criminal, femme fatale, russian, bank clerk, mail order bride, manipulation, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.2
 5K
Thin Ice (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dishonest insurance salesman's life quickly disintegrates during a Wisconsin winter when he teams up with a psychopath to steal a rare violin at the home of a reclusive farmer.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: crime gone awry, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, comedy of errors, manipulations, cons and scams, dishonesty, disorder, manipulation, salesman, neo noir, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The stories of a missing wife, a couple of meth heads and an Elvis impersonator are connected by the items found in a small town's pawn shop.
Style: dark humor, talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: crime, crimes, disorder, vigilantism, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, abduction, missing person, track down, rivalry, kidnapping, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: It was an ingenious enough plan: rob the Riviera Casino's count room during an Elvis impersonator convention. But Thomas Murphy decided to keep all the money for himself and shot all his partners, including recently-freed ex-con Michael Zane. ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, heist, crime, crimes, cons and scams, robbery, trial, disguise, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, gang, brat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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