Movies like Be Cool

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Be Cool (2005)
 5.7
 67K
Be Cool (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Disenchanted with the movie industry, Chili Palmer tries the music industry, meeting and romancing a widow of a music exec on the way.
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, exciting, feel good, melancholic, stylized, realistic, satirical, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: widow, music business, musician's life, cons and scams, crimes, crime, gangsters, russian mafia, recording studio, nightclub, pawnshop, organized crime, music, gang, graphic violence, love and romance, negotiation, artists and showbiz, mogul, sleazy, showbiz, sexual content, profanity, baseball bat, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, clever and semi serious films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, brutality, catastrophe, mentor, runaway and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Crime and Music genres. Some movies like Be Cool: Get Shorty (1995), Pulp Fiction (1994), Johnny Dangerously (1984), Meet the Mobsters (2005), Malibu's Most Wanted (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 76K
Get Shorty (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Chili Palmer is a Miami mobster who gets sent by his boss, the psychopathic "Bones" Barboni, to collect a bad debt from Harry Zimm, a Hollywood producer who specializes in cheesy horror films. When Chili meets Harry's leading lady, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, intense, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: mafia, hollywood, debt, producer, drug lord, money, gambling, gangsters, crimes, crime, cons and scams, satire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, los angeles, usa, las vegas, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Thief Kevin Caffery attempts to rob from the home of rich businessman Max Fairbanks. But Fairbanks catches him and steals his cherished ring that his girlfriend gave him. Caffery is then bent on revenge and getting his ring back with the help of his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: thief, vengeance, nothing goes right, crimes, cons and scams, disorder, rivalry, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, robbery, ring, businessman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.9
 1.8M
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.
Style: dark humor, exciting, interesting, witty, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gunfight, hitman, drugs, drugs/alcohol, cocaine, twists & turns, crime, stylish, boxing, criminal heroes, neo noir ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Johnny Dangerously (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.
Style: humorous, funny, light, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, crimes, crime, rivalry, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, rise to the top, goofy hero, crime boss, bandit ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1910s, year 1935 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Meet the Mobsters (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Down-and-out lounge singer Johnny Slade is hired by a mystery man to open a hot new club, the catch being he's given a new--and terrible--song to sing each night. Noticing that whenever he sings one a new crime is committed, Johnny gradually ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, ambition, mistaken identity, introspection, moral dilemma, disorder, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, crimes, musician's life, lifestyle, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghetto, street gang, fish out of water, disorder, family relations, crimes, partners, gang, crime, gangsters, hip hop, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Connie and Carla (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After accidentally witnessing a mafia hit in the Windy City, gal pals Connie and Carla skip town for L.A., where they go way undercover as singers working the city's dinner theater circuit ... as drag queens. Now, it's not enough that they ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, funny, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: cross dressing, performer's life, lifestyle, hidden identity, overnight success, romance, gender bending, best friends, dishonesty, comedy of errors, disorder, wrong place wrong time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 37K
The Rocker (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Rob "Fish" Fishman is the drummer in '80s hair metal band Vesuvius. He's unceremoniously booted as the group signs a big record deal, is out of the music world for 20 years - and then receives a second chance with his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, heavy metal, youth, music band, teenage life, drums, musician's life, rock, ambition, desire for fame, drummer, groupie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s, 2000s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 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, realistic, not serious, feel good ...
Plot: lottery, weatherman, small town, tv station, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, couple relations, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, female director ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 4K
The Crew (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.
Style: humorous, dark humor, witty, funny, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, farce, unlikely criminals, hitman, vengeance, crimes, partners, dishonesty, disorder, human nature, rivalry, hotel ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa, miami beach, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 143K
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Bellas are back, and they are better than ever. After being humiliated in front of none other than the President of the United States of America, the Bellas are taken out of the Aca-Circuit. In order to clear their name, and regain their status, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: music band, singing competition, music, friendship, best friends, college, dialogue, romance, twists & turns, college life, artists and showbiz, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 30K
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, realistic, semi serious, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, escapades, chases and races, danger, disorder, going straight, foot chase, gambling debt, gangsters, revenge, urban, lone hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 26K
A Mighty Wind (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In "A Mighty Wind", director Christopher Guest reunites the team from "Best In Show" and "Waiting for Guffman" to tell tell the story of 60's-era folk musicians, who inspired by the death of their former manager, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, lyrical ...
Plot: musician, reunion, singer, folk singer, music, showbiz, music band, love and romance, satire, lovers reunited, musical tour, talented ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, 20th century, contemporary, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Maiden Heist (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A comedy centered on three museum security guards who devise a plan to steal back the artworks to which they have become attached after they are transferred to another museum.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, realistic, light ...
Plot: heist, museum, forgery, security guard, unlikely criminals, crime, crimes, buddies, husband wife relationship, art theft, nudity (full frontal - brief), happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, denmark, miami, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Mad Dog and Glory (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wayne Dobie is a shy cop whose low-key demeanor has earned him the affectionate nickname "Mad Dog." After Mad Dog saves the life of Frank Milo, a crime boss and aspiring stand-up comedian, he's offered the company of an attractive ...
Style: clever, humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), police officer, fistfight, city, singing, police, crimes, crime, romance, criminal heroes, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hitman, chase, kidnapping, dentist, gangsters, danger, vengeance, criminal heroes, organized crime, attempted murder, faked death, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 3.9
 7K
Rhinestone (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a big-time country singer brags that she can turn anybody in to a country-singin' star, she's out to prove she can live up to her talk when she recruits a cab-driver as a country singer. He's scheduled to sing at a big-time NYC ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, inspirational ...
Plot: fish out of water, romance, against the odds, odd couple, musician's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, nightclub, teaching the ways of the world, italian american, music business, happy ending ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.9
 18K
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, realistic, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: blackmail, seduction, robbery, deception, judge, crimes, unlikely criminals, crime, betrayal, surfing, beach house, yacht ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 46K
Airheads (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Lone Rangers have heavy-metal dreams and a single demo tape they can't get anyone to play. The solution: Hijack an AM rock station and hold the deejays hostage until they agree to broadcast the band's tape.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, idiotic, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heavy metal culture, heavy metal, hostage, rock band, music, music band, artists and showbiz, farce, crimes, unlikely criminals, crime, hostages ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
American Dreamz (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, desire for fame, white house, terrorism, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, disorder, tv show, satire, head of state, musician's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, ohio, new york, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.5
 61K
Showtime (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based T.V. cop show.
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chase, reality tv, fish out of water, reality, misfit partners, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tv show, crime, crimes, police operation, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.0
 6K
Scorched (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three bank tellers. One goal: knock the place over. The ultimate inside jobs, plotted by three people with nothing to lose.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: heist, bank robber, bank, desert, crime, crimes, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, friends, small town, partners, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Live Free or Die (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It's not the crime, it's the cover-up. In small-town, hard-scrabble New Hampshire, foul-mouthed all-talk slacker John "Rugged" Rudgate fancies himself a criminal. When a local plumber stares him down at a pub, Rugged vows ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: unlikely criminals, cons and scams, small town, nothing goes right, crimes, crime, vengeance, dumb criminal, robbery, twists & turns, police, mentor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new hampshire, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 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 ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, profanity, crime gone awry, cons and scams, hostages, ransom demand, adultery, ransom, abduction, mistress, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1978
Place: usa, detroit, bahamas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.5
 20K
Big Trouble (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The story of how a mysterious suitcase brings together, and changes, the lives of a divorced dad, an unhappy housewife, two hitmen, a pair of street thugs, two love struck teens, two FBI men and a psychedelic toad. Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, funny, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitman, save the day, nothing goes right, crime, crimes, family relations, petty criminal, disorder, deadly, parents and children, stupidity, mob hit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.9
 2K
The Experts (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Travis and Wendell are two down-on-their-luck New Yorkers who think they're relocating to a small town in Nebraska to open a nightclub. What they don't know is they have actually been abducted by a KGB operative and flown to the Soviet ...
Style: humorous, exciting, light, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kgb, missing person, cons and scams, culture clash, espionage, adventure, nightclub, politics, reluctant partners, crimes, dishonesty, cold war ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, usa, soviet union, nebraska, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Fear of a Black Hat (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chronicling the controversial career of bad boys N.W.H. (Niggaz With Hats), this uproarious 'mockumentary' lampoons all of hardcore rap's hot-button issues. This underground laugh riot recounts the rise, fall and resurrection of a ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, satirical ...
Plot: hip hop, satire, parody, rivalry, mexican standoff, music, musician, social differences, performer's life, manipulation, figment, hip hop culture ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.3
 9K
CB4 (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A "rockumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't apear to know as much about rap music ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, satirical ...
Plot: hip hop, parody, satire, rap, wheelchair, jeep, music, nudity (full frontal - brief), hip hop culture, friends, disorder, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.9
 33K
Drumline (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A fish-out-of-water comedy about a talented street drummer from Harlem who enrolls in a Southern university, expecting to lead its marching band's drumline to victory. He initially flounders in his new world, before realizing that it takes more ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, music, underdog, college life, prodigy, rise to the top, music band, follow your dream, musician's life, youth, young heroes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: harlem, georgia, usa, atlanta georgia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Small Time Crooks (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.
Style: witty, humorous, talky, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: bank robbery, unlikely criminals, cheating, overnight success, disorder, crimes, couple relations, cons and scams, crime, love and romance, bank robber, criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%