Movies like Happy New Year 1973

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Happy New Year (1973)
 7.4
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Happy New Year (1973)
Original name: La Bonne année
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Gangster (Lino Ventura) with his accomplice (Charles Gérard), prepares to take part in the "first psychological hold-up in the history of crime". Next door to the jewellers of Van Cleef & Arpels, on the Croisette, in Cannes, the find the shop of a beautiful antiques dealer (Françoise Fabian) who befriends the group. The driver and the antiques dealer fall in love. He is friendly but unrefined, she is cultivated and independent, but discovers that talking with Simon shows up her vanity, and she desires a simple and clean love. The hold-up which had been planned for a long time by the driver is shown to be more sophisticated than his methods of seduction.
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, stylized, semi serious, non-linear
Plot: heist, new year, jewelry, jewelry store, crimes, romance, love and romance, on the run, dealer, couples, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, lovers reunited, criminal's revenge, unlikely couple, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, bittersweet, jewel, opposites attract, love, christmas, prison, thief ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1970, year 1968, year 1973, year 1972, year 1969 ...
Place: france, europe, paris france

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Most similar movies to Happy New Year

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and clever films with plots about dishonesty, crimes, heist, crime, criminal heroes, crime gone awry and cons and scams mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Happy New Year: Money Money Money (1972), My Night at Maud's (1969), Cops and Robbers (1973), The Good and the Bad (1976), The Opportunists (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Money Money Money (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When they realize the times are changing, five crooks decide to switch from bank robberies to personality abductions.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, bank, cons and scams, terrorism, satire, disorder, career change, heist, dark humor, confined, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, latin america
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95%
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Happy New Year (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Small time crooksters Nick and Charlie have an elaborate plan to rob an exclusive jewelers store. Using a variety of disguises and posing as rich old men and women they begin the set-up, but then Nick falls for the owner of a neighboring antique ...
Style: remake of french film
Plot: jewel theft, jewelry, jewelry store, jewel, new year's eve, new year, robbery, burglar, jewel thief, antique dealer, antique, christmas present ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
My Night at Maud's (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality.
Style: talky, sexual, sexy, witty, contemplative ...
Plot: introspection, catholic, obsession, love triangle, destructive relationship, fall in love, unfulfilled love, love affair, lovers reunited, looking for love, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Cops and Robbers (1973)
Genre: Crime, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two disillusioned New York policemen plan a $10 million robbery to fuel their low pensions, only to run into one debacle after another in the process.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime gone awry, chase, heist, police officer, mafia, law enforcement, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, partners, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Good and the Bad (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: From 1935 to 1945, the happiness of a couple turns to sadness when their Traction Avant auto is used by the gang des Tractions Avant.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, gestapo, police officer, resistance, crimes, dishonesty, crime, obsessive quest, wartime life, on the run, criminal heroes, politics ...
Time: 20th century, year 1940, year 1944, 1940s, year 1945 ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Opportunists (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vic is a struggling auto mechanic with a safe-cracking past and a lot of debt. His girlfriend runs a bar and offers to loan him the money she's saved for remodeling, but Vic is reluctant to take it. When a long-lost cousin from Ireland shows up ...
Style: realistic, talky, suspense, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: heist, cons and scams, safecracker, crime gone awry, gangsters, crimes, crime, redemption, unlikely couple, dishonesty, going straight, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, ireland, europe, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Second Breath (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: With his customary restraint and ruthless attention to detail, director Jean-Pierre Melville follows the parallel tracks of French underworld criminal Gu (the inimitable Lino Ventura), escaped from prison and roped into one last robbery, and the ...
Style: stylized, bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: master criminal, gangsters, heist, one last job, betrayal, robbery, prison, track down, petty criminal, tough heroes, crime gone awry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Bandits (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.
Style: feel good, humorous, twists and turns, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: heist, love triangle, friendship, on the run, jealousy, reward, romance, robbery, crime, crimes, buddies, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, united states, oregon, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Love on the Run (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Beginning with "The 400 Blows," director Francois Truffaut made a series of films about the impetuous Antoine Doinel, in which this is the last. Antoine is now 30, working as a proofreader and getting divorced from his his wife. It being ...
Style: psychological, sincere, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, cemetery, introspection, couple relations, self discovery, bittersweet, lovers reunited, couples, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), hopes, writer's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen... (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A jazz singer and a British jewel thief are brought together by their mutual desire to forget the past.
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, touching, tricky ...
Plot: heist, terminal illness, memory loss, master criminal, romance, couples, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, crimes, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, morocco, europe, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
How to Steal a Million (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A woman must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries.
Style: feel good, witty, clever, stylized, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: heist, forgery, museum, insurance, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, couples, art collector, romance, adventure, perfect crime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Get Charlie Tully (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Charlie Tully and womanising Reggie Peek con two rich Italians out of £500,000 but during their flight out Charlie is arrested for coning an American and a dog. Reggie stores the money in a Swiss Bank and after Charlie is released is about to tell ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: on the run, heist, chases and races, love affair, bank, cons and scams, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, love and romance, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: rome italy, london, europe, england, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Any Number Can Win (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Charles, a sixty-something career criminal, fresh out of jail, rejects his wife's plan for a quiet life of bourgeois respectability. He enlists a former cell mate, Francis, to assist him in pulling off one final score, a carefully planned ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, atmospheric, stylized, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, one last job, crime gone awry, heist, storage unit, thief, cons and scams, resort, confined, aging, partners, gangsters ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, south of france, southern france, cannes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 706
Night Bus (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Poland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Valerio Mastandrea is Franz, a night bus driver on the airport route who owes a lot of money from poker debts. He's stumbled upon by the variously named Leila, a thief who has accidentally become wrapped up in a secretive blackmail deal ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, neo noir, sentimental ...
Plot: femme fatale, escapades, crimes, on the run, romance, dishonesty, cons and scams, chases and races, on the road, crime, bus, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
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Buster (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Buster is a small time crook who pulls a big time job. When he finds that the police will not let the case drop, he goes into hiding and can't contact his wife and child. He arranges to meet them in Mexico where he thinks they can begin again, ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: heist, pregnancy, train ride, on the run, manhunt, robbery, train, train robbery, police investigation, disorder, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: london, scotland yard, mexico, europe, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 216
Little Cigars (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A gangster's former mistress hooks up with a troupe of circus midgets who, as a sideline, rob banks and casinos.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, rough, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, on the run, showbiz, hollywood, disorder, love and romance, criminal heroes, chases and races, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Told in four vignettes, this existential comedy relates the exploits of four aspiring criminals who hope to improve their lot, but find that they might not have what it takes for a life of crime.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized, non-linear ...
Plot: waitress, kidnapping, gangsters, hostage, hostages, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, suicide attempt, attempted murder, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Stealing Christmas (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tony Danza stars as a thief named Jack Clayton. When Jack is about to be caught at the mall, he dresses up as Santa Claus and hops on the bus to Evergreen. He is mistaken for the new Santa at Sarah Gibson's tree store. He is very reluctant at ...
Style: witty, touching, feel good, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, redemption, heist, fall in love, cons and scams, family life, bank, dishonesty, romance, disorder, false identity, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, captivating, semi serious, realistic
Plot: pickpocket, teaching the ways of the world, cons and scams, crime, partners, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, friends, sexual euphemism, opening a door, female criminal ...
Time: 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Mona Lisa Has Been Stolen (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A thief (George Chakiris) falls in love with a maid (Marina Vlady) and goes on the run after stealing Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa."
Plot: heist, art, whistling, being followed, investigation, bound and gagged, magic trick, political persecution, suitcase, cigarette smoking, train station, chess ...
Place: rome italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Slap (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Parisian teacher (Lino Ventura) loses his cool when his teenage daughter tells him she plans to drop out of school and move in with her boyfriend.
Style: humorous, touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, romance, youth, love and romance, social relations, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, single father, railway station, teenage daughter, police officer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 2K
Who Knows? (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Quick-witted, well-read cultured types revolve around each other in a delightful potpourri of theatre, romanticism and theft.
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, disturbing, lyrical ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, romance, female nudity, lovers reunited, couple relations, love affair, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 223K
Focus (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nicky, a veteran con artist, takes a novice named Jess under his wing. While Nicky teaches Jess the tricks of the trade, the pair become romantically involved; but, when Jess gets uncomfortably close, Nicky ends their relationship. Three years ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, mind game, cons and scams, heist, partners, femme fatale, con artists, manipulations, female thief, rivalry, love and romance, seduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, argentina, new orleans, south america, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 455
Loot (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the play by 'Joe Orton' this film follows the adventures of two pals who have pulled off a bank robbery and have to hide the loot. Fortunately (?) one of them works in a funeral parlour and they have a coffin to spare.
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, farce, hotel, caper, robbery, coffin, dark humor, disorder, criminal heroes, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry ...
Time: 60s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Where the Money Is (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Manning (Paul Newman) has come up with a new way to break out of prison: fake a stroke and get transferred to a nursing home. It's a perfect plan, except for one thing: the woman assigned to take care of him at the nursing home, Carol Ann ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, light, offbeat ...
Plot: retirement home, heist, crimes, crime, cons and scams, aging, elderly, robbery, criminal heroes, one last job, nursing, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, oregon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 241
Sweet Revenge (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sweet Revenge was originally shipped out as Dandy, the All-American Girl. The multitalented Stockard Channing plays a car thief with a penchant for elaborate disguises. She hopes to trade in her stolen goods and purchase a snazzy sports model for ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: public defender, ferrari, car theft, dishonesty, crime, on the run, love and romance, vengeance, heist, teenage life, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 781
The Crook (1970)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A thief known as Simon the Swiss faces up and downs in his criminal profession.
Style: cynical, tense, suspenseful, stylized, clever ...
Plot: kidnapping, child abduction, disorder, failed attempt, cons and scams, dishonesty, crime, confined, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, crimes, graphic violence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france, brussels belgium, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 87K
Out of Sight (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Meet Jack Foley, a smooth criminal who bends the law and is determined to make one last heist. Karen Sisco is a federal marshal who chooses all the right moves … and all the wrong guys. Now they're willing to risk it all to find out if ...
Style: sexy, witty, romantic, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, opposites attract, romance, prison escape, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, love and romance, criminal heroes, partners in crime, hot and sexy, robbery, career criminal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa, detroit, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Girl with a Pistol (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Sicilian woman is dishonored by her lover, then goes to London with a pistol intending to murder him.
Style: humorous, sexy, realistic, semi serious, sexual ...
Plot: woman rapes man, sex addict, couples, fall in love, countryside, village, vengeance, romance, society, love and romance, crimes, sexual content ...
Time: 60s
Place: sicily, london, europe, italy, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 2K
Dollars (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A bank security expert plots with a call girl to rob the safety deposit boxes of three very different criminals from a high-tech bank in Hamburg.
Style: offbeat, clever, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, prostitute, drug smuggling, crimes, partners, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run, dishonesty, drug dealing, fugitives, crime gone awry, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%