Movies like Mr. Destiny

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Mr. Destiny (1990)
 6.4
 12K
Mr. Destiny (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Larry Burrows is unhappy and feels powerless over his life. He believes his entire life could have turned out differently had he not missed that shot in a baseball game when was a kid. One night he meets this mysterious man, who could change his fate by offering him that alternative life he always dreamed of. But as Burrows embarks on this journey of self discovery he realises that even this new life has its problems and drawbacks..
Style: feel good, humorous, offbeat, not serious, reflective, sentimental, inspirational, nostalgic, twists and turns, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: fish out of water, misfit, destiny, rich and poor, hopes, suburbs, road not taken, society, disorder, unfulfillment, cold relationship, top executive, power relations, profanity, desire, baseball, rags to riches, dog, mistress, president, birthday, taxi, bartender, mansion, servant ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, san francisco

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Most similar movies to Mr. Destiny

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and light films with plots about destiny, life philosophy, fish out of water, disorder, mentor, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Romance genres. Some movies like Mr. Destiny: The Family Man (2000), The Heavenly Kid (1985), The Invention of Lying (2009), Two of a Kind (1983), My Future Boyfriend (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
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The Family Man (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle changes one Christmas night when he stumbles into a grocery store holdup and disarms the gunman. The next morning he wakes up in bed lying next to Kate, his college sweetheart he left in order to pursue his ...
Style: feel good, sincere, inspirational, touching, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, road not taken, destiny, life changing experience, alternate reality, rich and poor, family life, family relations, lifestyle change, workaholic, midlife crisis, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 2000
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Heavenly Kid (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Bobby dies in a car accident he is not allowed to enter heaven but has to stay in one of the lower levels until he has worked enough as an guardian angel in order to deserve paradise. One of his jobs is Lenny, a gifted boy, who loves his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, guardian angel, love and romance, impossible love, afterlife, angel, supernatural, unlikely couple, teenage life, friendship, high school, romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Invention of Lying (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in a world where the concept of lying doesn't exist, a loser changes his lot when he invents lying and uses it to get ahead.
Style: philosophical, humorous, cynical, clever, funny ...
Plot: alternate reality, misfit, love and romance, society, dishonesty, love triangle, pretense, disorder, farce, atheism, loser, fictional reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 13th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Two of a Kind (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: God throws his hands up at the foolishness of humanity and orders the race destroyed. A trio of bleeding-heart angels strike a deal with him: if they can find just two good souls, the Lord will allow Earth to survive. Unfortunately, the angels have ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, offbeat, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, redemption, romance, destiny, survival, god, odd couple, self discovery, office, cons and scams, heist, bank ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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My Future Boyfriend (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: P-A-X-497/341, aka “Pax” , a curious young man from the well-ordered but loveless future, travels to present day New Orleans in search of romance novelist Elizabeth Barrett – whose book he has come upon during an archeological dig in the year ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: time travel, fish out of water, fall in love, lifestyle, love and romance, obsessive quest, misfit, disorder, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, romance, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Date with an Angel (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Aspiring composer Jim Sanders is engaged to spoiled rich girl Patty. But the morning after his bachelor party, Jim wakes up to discover a beautiful, broken-winged angel in his pool. When everyone finds out about his heavenly houseguest, Jim must ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: odd couple, fish out of water, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, rescue, misfit, supernatural, couples, disorder, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 2K
Me Myself I (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Pamela Drury is unhappy, and alone. On her birthday she stumbles across a photo of Robert Dickson, and wonders what would've happened had she said yes to his proposal. A freak accident causes Pamela to live out the life she could've had, ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: family relations, destiny, suburbs, disorder, couples, old love, cold relationship, misfit, lifestyle, unfulfillment, hopes, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 4K
18 Again! (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 18 Again! is a 1988 comedy film starring George Burns and Charlie Schlatter. The plot involves a grandson switching souls with his grandfather by means of an accident. This was one of a series of unrelated films, including Like Father, Like Son and ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: body swapping, switching roles, wish come true, fish out of water, family relations, golden years, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, soul transference, misfit, mistaken identity, reincarnation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.4
 79K
Kate & Leopold (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When her scientist ex-boyfriend discovers a portal to travel through time -- and brings back a 19th-century nobleman named Leopold to prove it -- a skeptical Kate reluctantly takes responsibility for showing Leopold the 21st century. The more time ...
Style: feel good, romantic, touching, light, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: time travel, fish out of water, love and romance, manners, disorder, destiny, dating, portal, couples, romance, supernatural romance, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century, future, contemporary, victorian era ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Taking Care of Business (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An uptight advertising exec has his entire life in a filofax organizer which mistakenly ends up in the hands of a friendly convict who poses as him.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prison, mistaken identity, cons and scams, rich and poor, fish out of water, stolen identity, dishonesty, disorder, prison life, crimes, nothing goes right, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: malibu california, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Peggy Sue faints at a Highschool reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, light, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: destiny, high school, time travel, americana, high school reunion, coming-of-age, hopes, youth, romance, one more chance, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Maid to Order (1987)
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Spoiled Jessie Montgomery, whose wild behavior and spending excesses cause her well-meaning but exasperated millionaire father Charles to wish he never had her, is visited by fairy godmother Stella. In an effort to save Jessie, Stella casts a spell ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: maid, friendship, parents and children, switching roles, fish out of water, self discovery, cinderella story, fairy godmother, wish come true, romance, love and romance, downfall ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Deal of a Lifetime (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The agent for the Devil takes the soul of a high school sophomore in exchange for a date with the most popular girl on campus.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: deal with the devil, lifestyle, disorder, fish out of water, youth, hopes, love and romance, wish come true, high school, social misfits, misfit, follow your dream ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 69K
Splash (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A successful businessman falls in love with the girl of his dreams. There's one big complication though; he's fallen hook, line and sinker for a mermaid.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: mermaid, fish out of water, fall in love, rescue, romance, scientist, impossible love, disorder, couples, longing, transformation, drowning ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.0
 576K
Groundhog Day (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.
Style: feel good, philosophical, humorous, witty, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time loop, life philosophy, existentialism, time warp, time travel, small town, idealism, alternate reality, hopes, nothing goes right, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 96K
Bedazzled (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Elliot Richardson, suicidal techno geek, is given seven wishes to turn his life around when he meets up with a very seductive Satan. The catch: his soul. Some of his wishes include a 7 foot basketball star, a rock star, and a hamburger. But, as ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, sexy, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: wish come true, devil, femme fatale, deal with the devil, pact with the devil, destiny, basketball, nothing goes right, fish out of water, curses spells and rituals, satire, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Big Man on Campus (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this version of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", a hunchback is found living in the bell tower of UCLA. He is put on trial and made to go through tests. One of the research doctors falls for him, and he falls for her in the end
Style: humorous, not serious, captivating, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, college, hunchback, fish out of water, youth, farce, love, college life, power relations, disorder, mutant, mad scientist ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Dream of Christmas (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a restless young married woman is granted a wish by a Christmas Angel to be single again, she soon discovers her new life isn't what she bargained for, and embarks on a quest to win her husband back.
Style: feel good, humorous, inspirational, thought provoking, sweet
Audience: date night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: christmas, husband wife relationship, alternate reality, road not taken, introspection, destiny, transformation, life philosophy, lifestyle change, society, happy ending, life changing experience ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 5.3
 8K
Soul Man (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Soul Man is a comedy film made in 1986 about a man who undergoes racial transformation with pills to qualify for an African-American-only scholarship at Harvard Law School. It stars C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Arye Gross, James Earl Jones, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, controversial, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: racism, satire, interracial relations, switching roles, college life, scholarship, culture clash, comedy of errors, fish out of water, social differences, cons and scams, student life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, harvard university, usa, los angeles, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
My Boss's Daughter (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When a young man agrees to housesit for his boss, he thinks it'll be the perfect opportunity to get close to the woman he desperately has a crush on – his boss's daughter. But he doesn't plan on the long line of other houseguests ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, workplace, farce, nothing goes right, romance, disorder, goofy hero, misfit, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, looking for love, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 166K
13 Going on 30 (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After total humiliation at her thirteenth birthday party, Jenna Rink wants to just hide until she's thirty. With a little magic, her wish is granted, but it turns out that being thirty isn't as always as awesome as she thought it would be!
Style: feel good, romantic, humorous, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, kids
Plot: romance, true love, body swapping, child as adult, youth, best friends in love, wish come true, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, desire, fashion, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Like Father Like Son (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dr. Jack Hammond has best chances to become medical superintendent in the clinic. So he's completely absorbed in his work and has no understanding for his teenage son Chris' problems with school. By accident one of them drinks a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, inspirational, sentimental, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: body swapping, high school, switching roles, child as adult, disorder, misfit, youth, fish out of water, parents and children, family life, odd couple, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Wholly Moses! (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Harvey and Zoey, two tourists in Israel, discover an ancient scroll about Herschel, the man who was almost Moses. Herschel receives the command from God to free his people from slavery, but Moses keeps getting all the credit.
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, god, destiny, escapades, anti hero, silly humor, oracle, disorder, religions or cults, legends and myths, road not taken, folk hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, egypt, africa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Brantley Foster, a well-educated kid from Kansas, has always dreamed of making it big in New York, but once in New York, he learns that jobs - and girls - are hard to get. When Brantley visits his uncle, Howard Prescott, who runs a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: office, rich and poor, mistaken identity, love triangle, farce, ambition, rise to the top, workplace, fish out of water, workplace romance, workplace situations, comedy of errors ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, kansas, usa, florida, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Butcher's Wife (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A clairvoyant woman thinks that she's met her future husband because she's seen him in a dream. They marry and he takes her back to his butcher shop in New York city, where her powers tend to influence everyone she meets while working in ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: clairvoyant, supernatural, romance, love, family relations, true love, fall in love, couple relations, unfulfillment, magic, couples, supernatural ability ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 17K
All of Me (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just before stubborn millionaire Edwina Cutwater dies, she asks her uptight lawyer, Roger Cobb to amend her will so that her soul will pass to the young, vibrant Terry Hoskins – but the spiritual transference goes awry. Edwina enters Roger's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: body swapping, soul transference, reincarnation, battle of the sexes, fish out of water, switching roles, disorder, nothing goes right, gender, guru, love and romance, womanizer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Made in Heaven (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A romantic, occasionally funny, drama about two souls who consummate their marriage literally in "Heaven". Mike Shea, in his first life dies as a young man performing a heroic rescue. Shortly after arriving in "Heaven" he meets a ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, whimsical, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: reincarnation, heaven, fall in love, afterlife, romance, destiny, love and romance, hopes, couples, imaginary, fish out of water, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Trial and Error (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An actor poses as a lawyer to help his sick friend, and problems develop.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, talky, light ...
Plot: courtroom, legal, small town, lawyer, fish out of water, cons and scams, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, legal action, nothing goes right, goofy hero, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.4
 3K
Hello Again (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lucy Chadman (Shelley Long) chokes to death and is resurrected by her loopy sister Zelda (Judith Ivey) on the one year anniversary of her death. Lucy, of course, does not believe she has actually been dead and thinks it is an elaborate hoax until ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: supernatural, zombie, fish out of water, curses spells and rituals, impossible love, parents and children, supernatural ability, romance, misfit, unlikely couple, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mudane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: movie star, romance, daydreamer, film within a film, fall in love, life turned upside down, couples, real world, unlikely couple, fish out of water, dull life, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1935
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%