Movies like Lucky Break

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Lucky Break (2001)
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Lucky Break (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Half-way through his 12-year prison sentence for an incompetent armed robbery, Jimmy Hands gets a lucky break: he's transferred to a prison from which he can probably escape. He convinces the governor to stage a musical in an old chapel next to the prison's outer wall. He rounds up volunteer actors and puts his escape plan into production. Two other barriers, besides the wall, confront him: the arrival of a nasty inmate, John Toombes, who insists on joining the escape, and Jimmy's feelings of attraction for Anabel, a social worker who agrees to appear in the play. Opening night approaches: is this Jimmy's breakout performance?
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, intense, touching, talky, realistic, visually appealing, melancholic, twist ending ...
Plot: prison, romance, confined, prison life, fall in love, buddies, crimes, crime, cons and scams, social worker, prison escape, friendship, escape, stage play, moral ambiguity, friends, love and romance, dishonesty, show tunes, irish, love, airplane, bank robbery, police, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: england

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Most similar movies to Lucky Break

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about romance, love and romance, fall in love, couples, friendship, dishonesty and disorder mostly in Comedy, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Lucky Break: Breakin' All the Rules (2004), Greenfingers (2000), The Best Man (2005), Out to Sea (1997), Saving Silverman (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Breakin' All the Rules (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Inspired by his fiancée (who dumped him), a man publishes a break-up handbook for men, becoming a bestselling author in the process.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love triangle, comedy of errors, looking for love, friendship, love and romance, breakup, couple relations, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, male female relationship, best selling author ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
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95%
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Greenfingers (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Clive Owen stars as a prison inmate who goes into an experimental "open" prison where the inmates walk around freely and get job training for their impending releases. While there, he discovers he has a talent for growing flowers. His ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: prison, redemption, going straight, starting over, hopes, fish out of water, disorder, warden, parole officer, misfit, criminal heroes, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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The Best Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Hungary, Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When writer's block derails the literary dreams of Olly Pickering, he has to move in with his friend Murray after losing all his money. Things start to look up when Olly's college pal James asks him to be the best man at his wedding. Prior ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, best friend, love, party, love triangle, fall in love, romance, couples, cons and scams, writers, friendship, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.1
 8K
Out to Sea (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Care-free Charlie (Walter Matthau) cons his widower brother-in-law Herb (Jack Lemmon) into an expenses-paid luxury cruise in search of rich, lonely ladies. The catch is that they are required to be dance hosts! With a tyrannical cruise director, and ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, cruise ship, romance, cons and scams, gambling, crimes, love and romance, dishonesty, partners, fall in love, solar eclipse, cruise ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Saving Silverman (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of buddies conspire to save their best friend from marrying the wrong woman, a cold-hearted beauty who snatches him from them and breaks up their Neil Diamond cover band.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, absurd, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dark humor, faked death, friendship, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, destructive relationship, lovers reunited, disorder, romance, buddies, friendship between men, male friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.2
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So Woman! (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Clemence is a brilliant young lawyer who has just settled herself in a comfortable chair. She does not want to be involved in love.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Plot: love and romance, family relations, romance, friends, friendship, fall in love, lifestyle, cons and scams, singleness, dishonesty, parents and children, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
We're No Angels (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, exciting ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, monk, small town, clergy, buddies, on the run, disorder, crime, crimes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, oregon, united states, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Quick Change (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, bank robbery, friendship, nothing goes right, partners, buddies, cons and scams, friends, disorder, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Married to the Mob (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Angela de Marco is fed up with her gangster husband's line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo, Angela and her son depart ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: starting over, murder, gangsters, fbi, hitman, romance, against the odds, against the rules, crime, crimes, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.0
 20K
Henry's Crime (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An aimless man is sent to prison for a crime he did not commit.
Style: humorous, entertaining, cynical, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cons and scams, partners in crime, tunnel, criminal heroes, false accusation, fall in love, friends, bank robbery, prison life, storage unit, heist, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, romance, dishonesty, disorder, false identity, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mafia, marriage proposal, family relations, fbi, gangsters, crimes, romance, mistaken identity, dishonesty, fall in love, comedy of errors, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, kansas city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Killing Is My Business, Honey (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A hit man whose mission is to prevent the printing of a tell-all book written by a former Mafioso, falls in love with the employee who may lose her job if the book doesn't get published.
Style: humorous, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, workplace, mistaken identity, disorder, fall in love, impossible love, love affair, politics, romance, dishonesty, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Lisbela and the Prisoner (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lisbela is a young woman who loves going to the movies. Leléu is a con man, going from town to town selling all sort of things and performing as master of ceremonies for some cheesy numbers, such as the woman who gets transformed into a gorilla. He ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, hitman, couples, love and romance, danger, fall in love, cons and scams, small town, infidelity, crimes, cuckold, brazilian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Free Money (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Swede (Marlon Brando), a prison warden, rules his family and his prison with an iron hand in one of the coldest parts of North Dakota. When an inmate dies under mysterious circumstances, however, the FBI sends in agent Karen Polarski (Mira ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: prison, train, fbi, cons and scams, crimes, crime, partners, government agency, criminal heroes, friends, heist, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Life Without Dick (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: By accident, Colleen Gibson shoots and kills her gold-digging cheating boyfriend, Dick, a private eye who happens to have a hitman on his tail. Danny the hitman works for his brother-in-law, a cheerful but nasty Irish mobster, hasn't actually ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, light ...
Plot: couples, romance, disorder, cons and scams, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, love and romance, criminal heroes, private detective, hitman, mob boss, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Bigger Than the Sky (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After being dumped by his girlfriend, a man stuck in a deadend life decides to audition for a small role in a local community theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite having no experience as an actor, he lands the lead role, which ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, starting over, fish out of water, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, couples, romance, play within film, hopes, love and romance, mine ...
Time: contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Grilled (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two meat salesmen (Romano, James) will stop at nothing to get a sale.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, captivating, realistic
Plot: nothing goes right, workplace situations, farce, friendship, disorder, hitman, buddies, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, falling in love, fall in love, cooking and food ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Happy, Texas (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two escaped convicts roll into the village of Happy, Texas, where they're mistaken for a gay couple who work as beauty pageant consultants. They go along with it to duck the police, but the local sheriff has a secret of his own.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, beauty pageant, small town, pretending to be gay, farce, dishonesty, crimes, gender, disorder, fall in love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Lovemakers (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Hungary, USA, UK, Russia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Small time Hungarian matchmakers get the job to make a Hollywood star fall in love with a Russian businessman's spoiled brat sister. They get one million dollars if they succeed, but if they fail, they will have to pay with their lives.
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, not serious ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, disorder, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, cons and scams, dishonesty, silly humor, couples, rivalry, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Black Coffee (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Robert picked the wrong time to meet his soul mate! After being fired from his own father's company, he feels like his luck has run out - until Morgan enters into his life.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, captivating, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, love triangle, romance, couple relations, couples, unemployment, friendship, family relations, love and romance, love, stabbing, morality
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Love Is in the Air (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Instructeur dans une compagnie aérienne, Yann Kerbec évalue la capacité des pilotes sur les simulateurs de vols dans des conditions extrêmes. Mais il a un problème : il a peur de l'avion, une peur panique liée à sa naissance et qui, dans ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, love affair, romance, buddies, fear of flying, couples, fall in love, stewardess, friendship, friends, instructor, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Excess Baggage (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A rich brat (Alicia Silverstone) fakes her own kidnapping, but in the process ends up locked in the trunk of a car that gets stolen.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, romancing a criminal, romance, crime gone awry, missing person, comedy of errors, fall in love, nothing goes right, dishonesty, cons and scams, opposites attract, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Amar Akbar & Tony (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Amar, Akbar & Tony follows the lives and loves of three childhood friends through twists and turns as the characters face sudden and unforeseen changes to their idealistic and trouble-free young lives. With hilarious and sometimes tragic ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: friendship, looking for love, life turned upside down, fall in love, romance, interracial relations, love and romance, society, disorder, buddies, twentysomething life, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Grumpier Old Men (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family wedding reignites the ancient feud between next-door neighbors and fishing buddies John and Max. Meanwhile, a sultry Italian divorcée opens a restaurant at the local bait shop, alarming the locals who worry she'll scare the fish away. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fish, prank, fishing, romance, vengeance, odd couple, friendship, partners, disorder, bait, parents and children, single parent ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Pursuit of Happiness (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An advertising executive fails to realize that the woman of his dreams is his best friend since first grade, now married to his cheating co-worker.
Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: advertising executive, friendship, romance, looking for love, midlife crisis, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, obsessive quest, best friends, infidelity, relationships, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., seattle, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Ariel (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Taisto Kasurinen is a Finnish coal miner whose father has just committed suicide and who is framed for a crime he did not commit. In jail, he starts to dream about leaving the country and starting a new life. He escapes from prison but things ...
Style: stylized, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: fall in love, escape, falling in love, prisoner, prison, seaport, life turned upside down, strong sexual content, couples, disorder, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Bed & Breakfast: Love is a Happy Accident (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bed and Breakfast is a romantic comedy about a saleswoman from a large department store in Rio who discovers she has inherited property in the wine country of California. She could never expect what she would find in "Webster", a small ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love affair, comedy of errors, love and romance, opposites attract, romance, couples, inheritance, fall in love, rivalry, small town, saleswoman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
London mon amour (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two divorced fathers Mathias and Antoine, decide to raise their children together in London. Their lives consist of Sophie the pretty florist secretly in love with Antoine, Yvonne who runs the 'bistrot français' and has a very maternal ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, romance, odd couple, family relations, parents and children, partners, hopes, friendship between men, fall in love, male female relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%