Movies like BMX Bandits

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BMX Bandits (1983)
 5.5
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BMX Bandits (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Teens P.J. and Goose get their thrills on BMX bikes, performing hair-raising tricks all across Sydney, Australia. Along with their new friend Judy, they discover a box of walkie-talkies -- and find out that a gang of criminals intends to use them to monitor police signals during a bank robbery. When the young trio snatches the devices, it propels them on a hair-raising adventure in which their pedaling skills might just save their necks.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: riding a bicycle, cycling, chase, bank, teenager, robbery, adventure, heist, buddies, teenage life, crimes, crime, anti hero, anti heroes, teenage girl, trapped, breaking the law, hostage, kidnapping, beach, bicycle, friendship between teens, youth, gang, family ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia

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Most similar movies to BMX Bandits

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and exciting films with plots about crimes, chase, heist, crime, criminal heroes, chases and races and adventure mostly in Crime, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like BMX Bandits: The Postcard Bandit (2003), Graduation (2007), Dead Easy (1982), Cache Cash (1994), Goodbye Pork Pie (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Postcard Bandit (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of notorious Australian bank robber Brendan Abbott, who according to the myth, sent postcards to authorities hot on his trail while on the run across the country.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robber, crimes, on the run, heist, chase, adventure, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry, massage, postcard, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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95%
 6.5
 2K
Graduation (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Four best friends, about to graduate from high school, must find a way to raise money to help a family member in need. When one of them discovers her banker father having an affair, the foursome plots to rob his bank during graduation ceremonies. ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime gone awry, friendship, heist, graduation, unlikely criminals, high school, cons and scams, high school life, teenage life, buddies, partners ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 5.0
 55
Dead Easy (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three young friends trying to break into the entertainment business inadvertently anger a mob boss, setting in motion a chain of events that results in their being hunted by every thug and killer in town.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, on the run, mafia, urban setting, disco, crime, crimes, chases and races, gangsters, criminal heroes, chase, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.1
 91
Cache Cash (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Antoine, 11, is on holiday with his grandfather. One night he catches thieves hiding their booty in a pond. Antoine seizes the 40 million. But Liza, his new friend, is the daughter of one of the criminals. Both children soon face threats.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: heist, in the woods, family relations, stash, dishonesty, mischievous children, animal life, friends, disorder, best friends, crimes, resort ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Goodbye Pork Pie (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gerry hires a car in Kaitaia with a stolen licence and travels to Invercargill with John, who's wife has just left him. The ultimate NZ roadtrip adventure.
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: on the road, chases and races, adventure, obsessive quest, partners, chase, adventurer, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, heist, teenage life, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.8
 3K
Wisdom (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, bank, lovers on the run, on the run, college graduate, unemployment, murder, fbi, police, gun, destiny, crime ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.8
 733
Big Shots (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Following the death of his father, a suburbanite runs away from home and winds up on Chicago's South Side. After being mugged, the boy befriends a young hustler and, after stealing a gangster's car, the two embark on an adventure down ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: hitman, gang, friendship, interracial friendship, gangsters, culture clash, youth, on the run, partners, chases and races, criminal heroes, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, southern usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.7
 786
Gravity (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of a seemingly settled bank employee who breaks the shackles of his everyday life and becomes a wanderer between worlds. Frederik is an up-and-coming young bank employee who lives an ordinary life. When a bank customer, whom Frederik has ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, dark humor, humorous, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, unlikely criminals, buddies, life turned upside down, disorder, heist, criminal heroes, partners, dishonesty, suicide by gunshot, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 7.0
 1K
Fast, Fast (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Angela begins to hang around with Pablo and his gang of young robbers.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, bank robbery, robbery, criminal heroes, youth, young heroes, crime gone awry, danger, love and romance, society, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.5
 911
Down Twisted (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Maxine (Cary Lowell) is a waitress with big dreams who inadvertently gets mixed up with a gang of smugglers who are trying to get their hands on a stolen artefact called 'The Crucible Of San Lucas'.
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, danger, crimes, criminal heroes, betrayal, dishonesty, adventure, on the run, mistaken identity, heist, woman in danger, kidnapping ...
Time: 80s
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.7
 4K
Quicksilver (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Casey ('Kevin Bacon' )used to be a hot-shot stock market whiz kid. After a disastrous professional decision, his life in the fast lane is over. He loses his nerve and joins a speed delivery firm which relies on bicycles to avoid ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: cycling, riding a bicycle, murder, wall street, friendship, down on your luck, city life, crime, investigation, workplace, downfall, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, san francisco, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Adventurers (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong, Czech Republic
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The world's top thieves join forces to pull off the heist of a lifetime. But when they find themselves pursued across Europe by a legendary French detective, they'll have to take their game to the next level.
Style: exciting, tense, disturbing, sincere, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police officer, partners, friends, buddies, chase, police investigation, adventure, dishonesty, scheme, career criminal, criminal heroes, group of criminals ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.2
 81K
Dope (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, coming of age, social relations, teenage life, high school student, school, high school life, marijuana, hip hop, geek, youth, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2015
Place: california, los angeles, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.5
 600
Money Movers (1978)
Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of crooks plan a heist to steal twenty million dollars from a Security Firm counting house.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: armored car, storage unit, heist, bank, law enforcement, chases and races, crime, chase, dishonesty, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Heaven's Burning (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Sydney, the newly married Midori is honeymooning with her husband, Yukio. She does not love him and fakes her own kidnapping to escape the marriage. Her lover is supposed to meet her, but fails to appear. She goes to a bank to get some cash, only ...
Style: exciting, dark humor, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: on the run, bank, hostage, chase, kidnapping, vengeance, love, motorcycle, gangsters, hostages, confined, rescue ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, japan, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Plunkett & Macleane (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Will Plunkett and Captain James Macleane, two men from different ends of the social spectrum in 18th-century England, enter a gentlemen's agreement: They decide to rid the aristocrats of their belongings. With Plunkett's criminal know-how ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: vengeance, heist, adventure, partners, love triangle, crimes, criminal heroes, buddies, dishonesty, rivalry, unlikely criminals, period piece ...
Time: 18th century, victorian england, georgian era, 1700s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.8
 439
Sinful Davey (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Davey Haggart is quite certain of his paternity (even if nobody else is) and determined to emulate his father, a notorious rogue and highwayman. This includes breaking a man out of Stirling jail, holding up the stagecoach, and robbing the Duke of ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, captivating, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the run, chase, redemption, starting over, disorder, crimes, crime, friendship, love, partner, father ...
Time: 19th century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.8
 12K
Shoot to Kill (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, adventure, chase, mountain, serial killer, investigation, wilderness, on the run, fbi, police, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, vancouver, san francisco, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 6.3
 512
Cedar Boys (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A journey into the lives of Middle-Eastern Australians in Sydney's outer-west.
Style: realistic, captivating, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, heist, crimes, buddies, immigrants, social differences, fall in love, partners, drugs, family relations, drug dealing, lebanese ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.3
 468
Cool! (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This movie follows a gang of Morrocan/Dutch youngsters into their criminal career.
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, suspense, biting
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, heist, vengeance, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gangsters, buddies, youth, bank, reform school, partners, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Real McCoy (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Karen McCoy is released from prison with nothing but the clothes on her back. Before being incarcerated Karen was the bank robber of her time, but now she wishes for nothing more than to settle down and start a new life. Unfortunately between a ...
Style: suspenseful, entertaining, twists and turns, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: bank robbery, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, chase, hostage, rivalry, disorder, heist, vengeance, bank, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Return to Macon County (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1958, two teenagers take their pride and joy, a hopped-up Chevy, and start a cross-country journey to enter it in the National Championship drag races in California. Along the way they hook up with a pretty but dingy waitress who quits her job ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, car chase, car, waitress, contests and competitions, partners, rivalry, obsessive quest, adventure, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: california, georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.1
 5K
7 Boxes (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Paraguay, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: VĂ­ctor receives an unusual proposal, to carry 7 boxes of unknown content through the Market Number 4 but things get complicated along the way.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: chase, delivery, crimes, danger, chases and races, gang, petty criminal, petty job, teenage life, youth, teenage boy, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, paraguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Beijing Bicycle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Taiwan, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A seventeen-year-old country boy working in Beijing as a courier has his bicycle stolen, and finds it with a schoolboy his age.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, compassionate, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: delivery, bicycle, gang, fish out of water, teenage life, life is a bitch, buddies, youth, society, disorder, down on your luck, job ...
Time: contemporary
Place: beijing china, china, asia, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A delinquent teenager's only link to society is the attachment he feels towards an older brother-figure. When the older boy starts spending time with a new girlfriend, the teenager begins to feel even more alienated, and gets involved with ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, youth, friendship, family relations, juvenile delinquent, teenage life, parents and children, juvenile delinquency, love and romance, partners, friends, buddies ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.3
 3K
99 (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: 99 is an original story inspired by real events. It is as much "What could have been" as it is "What really happened." In other words, it is historical fiction - fiction being the keyword. It spans a few genres; it is slick, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: chase, gambling, cons and scams, gangsters, dishonesty, crimes, buddies, crime boss, heist, caper, conspiracy, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, new delhi, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.4
 1K
Fast Getaway (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Nelson, played by Corey Haim is a teenager who robs banks with his father in group along with two other friends. Corey Haim Is the right guy, in the right place, at the right time. All he needed was a ...fast getaway
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, chase, robbery, disorder, escapades, criminal heroes, partners, rivalry, crimes, youth, family relations, young heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.2
 10K
Catch That Kid (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Athletic 12-year-old Maddy (Kristen Stewart) shares an enthusiasm for mountain climbing with her father, Tom (Sam Robards). Unfortunately, Tom suffers a spinal injury while scaling Mount Everest, and his family is unable to afford the surgery that ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, idiotic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: heist, adventure, computer genius, family relations, family, disorder, heroes, teenage life, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
 6K
The Sucker (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In this Frenco-Italian gangster parody, a shop keeper on his way to an Italian holiday suffers a crash which totals his car. The culprit can only compensate his ruined trip by driving an American friends car from Napels to Bordeaux, but as it ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, road movie
Plot: hitchhiker, gangsters, car chase, anti hero, dishonesty, odd couple, unlikely criminals, anti heroes, criminal heroes, drug dealing, adventure, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, italy, paris france, naples italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.1
 218
Body Harm (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A schoolteacher (John Waters) becomes obsessed with the idea that his wife (Joy Bell) did not die in a car accident, as everyone else thinks.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns, psychotronic
Plot: serial killer, obsession, missing person, law enforcement, journalism, crimes, crime, deadly, brunette, police station, blood on face, woman with glasses ...
Time: 80s
Place: sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%