Movies like Bookies

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Bookies (2003)
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Bookies (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four college friends become small-time bookies, only to find their world spinning dangerously out of control when their greed attracts the attention of organized crime.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: gambling, college, bookies, friendship, unlikely criminals, betrayal, buddies, fish out of water, crime gone awry, cons and scams, gangsters, crimes, heist, youth, friends, contests and competitions, crime, couples, dishonesty, college life, criminal heroes, terminator, criminal's revenge, foosball, student ...
Time: contemporary

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Most similar movies to Bookies

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, crime, cons and scams, criminal heroes, heist and disorder mostly in Crime, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Bookies: Plan B (2001), Graduation (2007), Beyond the City Limits (2001), 99 (2009), Even Money (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Plan B (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A bookkeeper who thinks she killed three mobsters is subsequently promoted by her boss to be a hitman. |
Style: humorous, realistic, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely criminals, mistaken identity, gangsters, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, cons and scams, mafia, mob boss, accidental killing, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, united states
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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 ⇓
93%
Beyond the City Limits (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three women outsmart unsavory men who try to cheat them out of their take in an almost-botched casino heist.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, heist, unlikely criminals, femme fatale, cons and scams, partners, crime gone awry, female bonding, casino, buddies, escape, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 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 ⇓
90%
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 5.9
 4K
Even Money (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Gambling addiction bring the stories of three otherwise unconnected people together as it destroys each of their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, obsession, bookies, moral dilemma, couple relations, cons and scams, destructive relationship, buddies, betrayal, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.5
 2K
The Swindle (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Betty and Victor are a pair of scam artists. One day Betty brings in Maurice, a treasurer of a multinational company. Maurice is due to transfer 5 millions francs out of Switzerland, and Betty is convinced he plans to steal that money.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: gambling, heist, casino, cons and scams, crimes, crime, disorder, hidden identity, forgery, criminal's revenge, intrigue, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hollywood, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, elderly, crime, cons and scams, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.9
 4K
Harvard Man (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: College has always been a time for experimentation, sexual, cultural and otherwise. "Harvard Man" plays out against a background of love, sex, basketball, crime and experimentation. Action and philosophy in young people's quest to ...
Style: sexy, tense, humorous, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, college, drug abuse, college life, love triangle, basketball, gangsters, comedy of errors, cheerleader, couples, sport team, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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How to Rob a Bank (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Caught in the middle of a bank robbery, a slacker and a bank employee become the ones who arbitrate the intense situation.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, humorous, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the run, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, betrayal, chase, partners, criminal heroes, master criminal, nothing goes right, law enforcement, bank ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Believe Me (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Desperate, broke, and out of ideas, four college seniors start a fake charity to embezzle money for tuition.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: college, cons and scams, campaign, buddies, charity, dishonesty, student life, youth, money, friends, auditorium, strait jacket ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Moyher's good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University for the sun and sexy girls- and the proximity of gambling paradise Las Vegas. Benny aces his studies, being a mathematical genius, but the one ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: bookies, friendship, lifestyle, ambition, fall in love, culture clash, college life, buddies, follow your dream, youth, couples, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, new york, las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.6
 1K
Hot Tamale (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A road trip to Los Angeles inadvertently leads a young man from Wyoming into a wild maze of psychotic hit-men, racy women, jewel thieves and a salsa band.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, heist, on the road, gang, nothing goes right, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, chase, stolen money, fish out of water, road trip ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, wyoming, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Good Night to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One day in the life of a hit man, Ronnie, who spends it trying to save the life of fellow hit man, August, who he had brought into the business three years ago. August has become a real problem for some of the bosses around town, and Ronnie will ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, dark humor, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, criminal's revenge, nothing goes right, betrayal, crime gone awry, working undercover, gangsters, deadly, criminal heroes, danger, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Going in Style (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three senior citizens in their 70s who live together are slowly decaying in endless days with nothing to do but feed the birds. One of them comes up with an idea - rob a bank. They certainly could use the money if they get away with it and if they ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: heist, elderly, friendship, senior citizen, bittersweet, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, disorder, friends, golden years, partners, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Hunting Elephants (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country:
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In this hilarious crime comedy, a gifted 12-year-old boy and three elderly men plan a bank robbery in order to seek revenge on the institution for cheating the youngster after the death of his father.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, suspense ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, partners, friendship, cons and scams, friends, disorder, elderly, youth, crimes, one last job, retirement home, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 5K
Wise Guys (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose $250,000, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City and comedy follows.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing goes right, gambling, gangsters, hitman, mafia, frame up, buddies, siblings relations, cons and scams, heist, partners, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, crime gone awry, manipulation, dishonesty, cons and scams, manipulations, disorder, salesman, crime, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 542
Now or Never (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: retirement home life, heist, bank, unlikely criminals, elderly, disorder, down on your luck, friendship, dishonesty, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, aging ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Love, Honor and Obey (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jonny dreams of leaving his dead-end job as a courier. Through his childhood best friend, nephew of the notorious crime lord Ray Kreed, he wins his way into the toughest gang in North London. Hungry for action, Jonny sparks a feud between Ray's ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, brutal, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crimes, crime, gangsters, rivalry, criminal's revenge, friendship, organized crime, gang war, criminal heroes, dishonesty, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 3K
WiseGirls (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A new waitress working at an Italian restaurant in New York City finds herself entangled in a mob-run underworld of drug dealing and murder.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: drug dealing, friendship, working undercover, criminal heroes, buddies, crimes, girl power, murder, mob boss, undercover, restaurant, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 754
The Hard Easy (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two separate teams of jewel thieves, one low-rent and one upscale, both desperate, converge on the same score at the exact same time, and a simple job turns out very complicated and very bloody.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, gang, crimes, master criminal, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, gangsters, gambling, stock broker, compulsive gambler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Tazza: The Hidden Card (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Dae-gil has been skilled with his hands and has shown a strong desire for winning ever since he was a child. He will succeed his uncle and jump into the world of Tazza, risking his life in competition.
Style: twists and turns, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gambling, criminal heroes, betrayal, rivalry, gambler, vengeance, criminal's revenge, ambition, crimes, dishonesty, on the run, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, seoul, busan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 962
Swindled (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In a flashback, Ernesto, a young con man, tells us how he got to the edge of a big score: childhood in an orphanage, youthful smash-and-grab burglaries until his partner is caught, then tutelage from Lefty, an aging swindler. After some years of ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: cons and scams, femme fatale, unlikely criminals, ambition, crime gone awry, betrayal, love and romance, manipulations, mystery, power relations, manipulation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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9 Dead Gay Guys (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The story of two lads from Belfast as they stumble their way through the London gay underworld in search of 'gainful employment'. This being the offering of sexual favours to older gay men in order to subsidise their respective giros. 9 ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, friendship, life is a bitch, deadly, crime, crimes, amateur detective, nothing goes right, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 414
The Dukes (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Dukes,a Doo Wop group, were on top of the world at 17, now are struggling for survival in 2008. Their manager is desperately trying to get them work but is met with failure at every turn. Finally pushed to the extreme , they pull a heist only a ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: unlikely criminals, self discovery, heist, crimes, life is a bitch, gambling, down on your luck, fight, singer, music band
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Brink's Job (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After a long time of bad luck, the little criminal Tony and his gang successfully rob one of Brink's security transport, taking $30,000. Surprisingly their coup doesn't make the press. Curious Tony checks out their headquarters and finds ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, master criminal, gang, crimes, dishonesty, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, partners, buddies, law enforcement, forgery ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 898
Swindle (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, captivating, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, crimes, master criminal, gang, dishonesty, disorder, fall in love, rivalry, partners, police corruption, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
How to Beat the High Co$t of Living (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Oregon, 1980: Jane, Elaine and Louise are all feeling the effects of inflation and cannot afford, as the title states, the high cost of living. Jane cannot afford a babysitter or get married and if she wants privacy with her boyfriend, she has to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: shopping mall, heist, money, criminal heroes, dishonesty, contests and competitions, unemployment, cons and scams, friendship, store, partners, buddies ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.1
 783
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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Plot: heist, crimes, crime gone awry, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, robbery, couples, danger, profanity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 185
Hustle (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maya and Tony are a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde. Maya seduces businessmen while Tony copies their credit cards. It's a smooth con until one of their victims, Pierce, pulls a gun. Instead of killing them, Pierce offers the desperate couple a ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: femme fatale, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, crimes, heist, chases and races, intrigue, cons and scams, gambling, disorder, couples, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%