Movies like Girl from Rio

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Girl from Rio (2001)
 5.8
 935
Girl from Rio (2001)
Original name: Chica de Río
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Discovering your wife is sleeping with your boss can make a man do strange things. For a Samba-obsessed London clerk, robbing a bank and boarding the first flight to Rio are just the beginning.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting, offbeat, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: comedy of errors, caught cheating, samba, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, bank robber, crimes, obsession, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, disorder, cons and scams, embezzlement, down on your luck, cheating wife, gangsters, dancer, stolen money, bank clerk, romance, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, london, brazil, england, europe, latin america, south america

Most similar movies to Girl from Rio

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about disorder, nothing goes right, dishonesty, couples, cons and scams, love and romance and crimes mostly in Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Girl from Rio: Run for Your Wife (2012), The Hold-Up (2001), Skills Like This (2007), 13 Moons (2002), The Martins (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Run for Your Wife (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: John Smith has been happily involved in a bigamous marriage for five years. He lives with Stephanie in Finsbury and Michelle in Stockwell. Fortunately, for John, he's a taxi driver which involves varying shift work! Simple? Well, when John ...
Style: not serious, realistic, feel good, humorous, sex comedy
Plot: couples, disorder, love triangle, love and romance, nothing goes right, dishonesty, infidelity, comedy of errors, life turned upside down, taxi driver, farce, bigamy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
 586
The Hold-Up (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lola's a single mom, broke, working as a janitor and maid. Silvia is pregnant, and her lover (her boss) won't leave his wife. Maite, newly a widow, discovers she's penniless but wants to maintain appearances and give her daughter a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, bank, comedy of errors, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, single parent, hostage, working class, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Skills Like This (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max Solomon faces the awful truth that he will never be a writer. So, in a desperate attempt to find his true calling, he turns to crime. In this inventive comedy, three friends have their lives turned upside down when one of them realizes that ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: heist, crimes, romance, friendship, friends, couples, disorder, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, criminal, bank, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.8
 1K
13 Moons (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Can you solve the mystery of the 13 moons?
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, absurd, offbeat ...
Plot: obsessive quest, nothing goes right, performer's life, comedy of errors, disorder, escapades, cons and scams, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, profanity, down on your luck, bail bondsman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 1K
The Martins (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Out of work, scrounger Robert Martin lives with his dysfunctional family - long suffering wife accident prone son and pregnant teenage daughter in a shabby house next door to a giant shopping center in the London suburbs. The Martins are the family ...
Style: semi serious, cynical, dark humor, humorous, clever ...
Plot: nothing goes right, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, losing-it hero, social relations, family problems, working class, disorder, contests and competitions, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
A Nanny for Christmas (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ally (Emmanuelle Vaugier) is a smart young career woman who needs a new job. Samantha (Cynthia Gibb) is a busy Beverly Hills advertising executive/mom whose too-well-mannered kids need some fun in their lives. And Danny Donner (Dean Cain) is the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: nanny, love and romance, christmas, comedy of errors, workplace, fall in love, lifestyle, family relations, dishonesty, couples, disorder, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Three Many Weddings (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman attends wedding of successive men in her life, though she gets to find a soul mate.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, looking for love, nothing goes right, love and romance, singleness, couples, disorder, romance, fall in love, falling in love, personal growth, supportive coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.8
 13K
The Love Punch (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Retirement at last! Middle-aged and divorced, company owner Richard Jones is looking forward to a worry-free existence as he arrives at his office on his last day of work. Much to his dismay, he discovers that the management buyout of his company ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: heist, reluctant partners, unlikely partners, vengeance, bankruptcy, romance, renewed love, couples, disorder, love and romance, dishonesty, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, french riviera, paris france, cote d'azur
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 719
Say I Do (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An unlikely couple fake a relationship to win a TV game show prize. Wannabe actress Estrella dreams of becoming a hostess on a romance reality-TV show presented by Amador Rosales. Meanwhile, movie usher and film buff Victor, who hates such reality ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Audience: date night
Plot: tv show, fall in love, dishonesty, media, unlikely couple, couples, disorder, love and romance, romance, aspiring actor, ladykiller, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: George Lester is a man who is chasing rainbows, looking for the pot of gold at the end. When his wife, Pamela grows tired of being dragged all over the world, she leaves him. While she is away, George converts her family home into a discotheque, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous
Plot: obsessive quest, crimes, blind ambition, espionage, dishonesty, fish out of water, estate, chase, chases and races, nothing goes right, farce, disorder ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 224
Mystics (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A black comedy about two old-time conmen who pretend to be able to communicate with the dead.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor
Plot: elderly, cons and scams, nothing goes right, partners, crimes, buddies, golden years, seance, scam, gangsters, disorder, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 12K
Housefull (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Believing himself to be a jinx and bringing bad luck upon himself and others, a man attempts to find true love, but ends up in very complicated relationships.
Style: realistic, not serious, feel good, humorous, sexy
Audience: date night
Plot: comedy of errors, true love, looking for love, change of luck, couples, farce, couple relations, love and romance, romance, nothing goes right, lifestyle, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, london, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
How to Make Love to a Woman (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Andy hears his girlfriend Lauren sigh after sex, he panics. But even with the help of his friends, porn stars and tantric experts, he continues to stumble in the bedroom, finally realizing that in order to give Lauren the 'O' word, he ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sexy, feel good, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, disorder, love and romance, sexual relations, comedy of errors, love affair, couples, sex scene, gender, nothing goes right, parody, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Malamaal Weekly (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Lilaram sells lottery tickets and one customer has hit the jackpot but dies of shock upon finding out that he has won. Now, Lilaram wants all the money, and so does everyone around him.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, captivating, realistic
Plot: lottery, village, cons and scams, comedy of errors, disorder, social relations, dishonesty, nothing goes right, bollywood, lottery winner, poverty, alcoholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Kissing Cousins (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A "relatively" romantic comedy about a professional heartbreaker (and cynical bachelor) who teams up with his attractive cousin from the UK in order to fool his friends into believing he is capable of a relationship. Hijinks and laughs ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cousin cousin relationship, romance, disorder, fall in love, unlikely couple, cons and scams, family relations, looking for love, society, friendship, hidden identity, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Remarkable Power (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A late night talk show host masterminds an elaborate scheme to save his canceled show and avenge his wife's affair, entangling an eclectic collection of tinsel towners in the process.
Style: humorous, cynical, dark humor, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: infidelity, media, rivalry, crime gone awry, showbiz, cons and scams, life is a bitch, nothing goes right, dishonesty, crimes, vengeance, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Opportunity Knocks (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eddie and Lou are a couple of two-bit con men on the lam from a loan shark. They hide out in someone's house and they hear on the answering machine that (A) the owner of the house is out of the country for a month or two and (B) the housesitter ...
Style: feel good, funny, entertaining, light, humorous ...
Plot: impostor, cons and scams, comedy of errors, disorder, crimes, mafia, love, con artists, house, friendship, adventure, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 946
Party Crashers (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "Party Crashers" chronicles the amusing encounter between Marco Polo (Marcelo Adnet), a Copacabana's trickster, and Beto (Eduardo Sterblitch), a boy passionate and somewhat pixilated, on the New Year's Eve in Rio. Together they ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: femme fatale, cons and scams, escapades, buddies, nothing goes right, disorder, silly humor, sexual content, journey, dishonesty, friends, party
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 820
Janis and John (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Insurance salesman tries to get money from his hippie cousin by fulfilling his dream: Arraigning for John Lennon and Janis Joplin's "second coming".
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, captivating, realistic
Plot: unemployment, politics, life is a bitch, love and romance, dishonesty, opposites attract, couples, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, obsession, heist, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Head for Business (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dutillard is an amateur film maker working as a computer programmer for a small French investment bank. When the bank finds that it has been forced to fork over $104 million to fund Dutillard's film, Chekov's "Three Sisters", and ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: embezzlement, bank, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, programmer, embezzler, business, greed, filmmaking, satire, gang, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
King's Ransom (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hoping to foil his own gold-digging wife's plan, a loathsome businessman arranges his own kidnapping, only to realize that there are plenty of other people interested in his wealth as well.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, feel good, light ...
Plot: kidnapping, nothing goes right, dishonesty, crimes, breakup, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, cons and scams, disorder, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 605
Freebird (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Rock and Roll Road Movie Comedy set in Wales
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, light ...
Plot: gang, motorcycle chase, nothing goes right, on the road, buddies, drug dealing, crimes, countryside, drugs/alcohol, disorder, friends, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 3K
Funny Money (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, Romania, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Henry Perkins, a mild-mannered accountant, accidentally trades briefcases with another man, to find out that there's a million dollars inside. Henry tells his unsuspecting wife of their new-found fortune, but she doesn't embrace it as well ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, offbeat
Plot: mistaken identity, farce, stolen money, gangsters, nothing goes right, dishonesty, hidden identity, unlikely criminals, crimes, fish out of water, family life, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, new york, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 947
Man About Dog (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three pedigree chumps learn that every underdog has its day in this freewheeling Irish comedy. In hock to the tune of £50,000 to a Belfast bookie and saddled with a dopey greyhound that wouldn't run if its backside was on fire, the likely lads ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, buddies, dishonesty, crimes, disorder, bookies, gambling, male friendship, male bonding, friendship between men, friends, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Knack... and How to Get It (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In England, the times are a changing: it's mods and rockers. On the day Nancy gets off the London train, cases in hand, looking for the YWCA, Colin has had enough of missing out on the sexual revolution. He begs his smooth (and misogynistic) ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, teenage life, cons and scams, looking for love, friendship, looking for sex, disorder, thirtysomething life, friends, revolution, couples, partners ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 2K
The Nugget (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 'The Nugget' looks at how instant wealth suddenly changes the lives of three working class men - not necessarily for the better, but always with hilarious consequences.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: gold, ambition, disorder, couple relations, treasure hunt, crime gone awry, social misfits, partners, buddies, nothing goes right, cons and scams, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
For Pete's Sake (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Henry (Streisand) is a woman who would do anything for her husband Pete-- including borrow money so he has a chance of making his dreams come true. But now there's the loan sharks to deal with...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, witty, humorous ...
Plot: loan shark, money, race against time, dishonesty, love and romance, crimes, family relations, couples, disorder, loan, screwball, eccentric family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Change of Address (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In Paris, the emotional and professional tribulations of a musician and his roommate. Fraîchement installé à Paris, David, un musicien, timide et maladroit, tombe fou amoureux de sa jeune élève, Julia. Il tente tout pour la séduire. Sa ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, job seeking, romance, fall in love, nothing goes right, disorder, lodger, teacher, friends, friendship, rivalry, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Dog Problem (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the film, Solo is a down-on-his-luck writer who is encouraged by his psychiatrist to get a dog. Solo meets his love interest, who he assumes to be a dog owner when meeting her at a dog play park, but dog problems stand in their way.
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, realistic, offbeat
Plot: disorder, therapy, writer's life, romance, self discovery, down on your luck, pets, nothing goes right, friendship, couples, stripper, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 2K
Killer Babes (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When three wealthy women hire a hit man to get rid of one of their cheating husbands, everything goes wrong.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, dark humor, melancholic ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, best friends, comedy of errors, disorder, friends, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, cheating, crime, strong female presence, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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