Movies like Outrageous Fortune

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Outrageous Fortune (1987)
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Outrageous Fortune (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Refined actress Lauren Ames finally has a chance to study with the great theatre professor Stanislav Korzenowski. Sandy Brozinsky, a brash, loud actress, decides through happenstance to also study with Korzenowski. The two women end up dating the same man (who turns out to be a double agent) and follow him across the country to force him to choose between them.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, exciting, buddy comedy, funny, light, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, cia, actress, farce, adventure, on the road, buddies, espionage, odd couple, secret agents, betrayal, vengeance, chases and races, dishonesty, partners, undercover, disorder, actor's life, goofy hero, love triangle, cons and scams, heroes, love and romance, spy, virus ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico

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Most similar movies to Outrageous Fortune

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, funny, realistic and melancholic films with plots about mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, destiny, vengeance and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like Outrageous Fortune: Night Shift (1982), Hot Pursuit (1987), Volunteers (1985), The Twelve Chairs (1970), The Money Pit (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Night Shift (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a bizarre turn when a prostitute neighbour ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, light, talky ...
Plot: pimp, prostitution, friendship, morgue, nightlife, buddies, misfit, cons and scams, nothing goes right, nightshift, goofy hero, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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95%
 5.8
 3K
Hot Pursuit (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Young Danny is following his rich girlfriend's family to the Caribbean. But suddenly he simply must make a chemistry test and cannot go with them. After they have left, he gets a leave from his professor and takes a plane to find them. But he ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: chase, boat, rescue, girlfriend, smuggling, adventure, high school, coming of age, romance, nothing goes right, young lovers, obsessive quest ...
Time: 80s
Place: caribbean, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.5
 8K
Volunteers (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lawrence is a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out, Lawrence escapes his angry debtors by jumping on a Peace Corp flight to Southeast Asia, where he is assigned to build a bridge for the local ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, gag humor ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: village, gambling, brainwashing, communist, wealth, cold war, debt, bridge, cia, communism, jungle, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: thailand, asia, yale university, southeast asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Twelve Chairs (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A treasure hunt. An aging ex-nobleman of the Czarist regime has finally adjusted to life under the commisars in Russia. Both he and the local priest find that the family jewels were hidden in a chair, one of a set of twelve. They return separately ...
Style: witty, satirical, stylized, talky, philosophical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, treasure hunt, adventurer, odd couple, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, escapades, goofy hero, chase, dishonesty, partners, cons and scams ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.3
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The Money Pit (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After being evicted from their Manhattan apartment, a couple buys what looks like the home of their dreams – only to find themselves saddled with a bank-account-draining nightmare. Struggling to keep their relationship together as their rambling ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, couple relations, chaos, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, nothing goes right, domestic disturbance, danger, unfulfillment, home renovation, old house, farce ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 11K
Big Business (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family just passing through. The dizzy nurse on duty accidentally ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, funny ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: twins, small town, mistaken identity, women, comedy of errors, odd couple, culture clash, farce, teacher, wealth, parents and children, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, west virginia, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 40K
Spies Like Us (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, spy, espionage, farce, chase, cia, missile, kgb, race against time, undercover, adventure, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia, soviet union, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 284K
The Interview (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to ...
Style: absurd, humorous, exciting, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, cia, undercover, farce, journalism, buddies, coup d'etat, head of state, assassination plot, top secret, comedy of errors, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north korea, asia, korea, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The First Wives Club (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After years of helping their hubbies climb the ladder of success, three mid-life Manhattanites have been dumped for a newer, curvier model. But the trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: divorce, battle of the sexes, farce, vengeance, yuppie, divorced woman, reunited friends, friends, couples, best friends, womanizer, gender ...
Time: 90s, year 1969, 1990s, 1960s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Ruthless People (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.
Style: offbeat, humorous, clever, witty, not serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, farce, yuppie, cons and scams, crime, confined, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, couples, hostages ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Xixo is back again. This time, his children accidentally stow away on a fast-moving poachers' truck, unable to get off, and Xixo sets out to rescue them. Along the way, he encounters a couple of soldiers trying to capture each other and a pilot ...
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, feel good, witty ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, desert, nothing goes right, farce, on the road, culture clash, fish out of water, stowaway, safari, civilization, scientist, tribe ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 102K
Police Academy (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: New rules enforced by the Lady Mayoress mean that sex, weight, height and intelligence need no longer be a factor for joining the Police Force. This opens the floodgates for all and sundry to enter the Police Academy, much to the chagrin of the ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, idiotic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police academy, parody, chase, goofy hero, rookie, anti heroes, instructor, urban, recruit, prank, officers and cadets, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, israel, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Beverly Hills couple Barbara and Dave Whiteman are very rich but not happy Dave is a hard working business man, his wife is only interested in yoga, aerobics and other meditation classes, and he sleeps with the house maid. Their teenage son is ...
Style: clever, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: dog, dysfunctional family, self discovery, wealth, extramarital affair, swimming pool, family, rescue, uninvited guest, eating disorder, yuppie, social differences ...
Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
That Old Feeling (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A bride's divorced parents find their old feelings for each other during the wedding reception and over the course of the next few days upsetting the newlywed's honeymoon.
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, light, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, lovers reunited, family relations, couple relations, love affair, artists and showbiz, ex husband ex wife relationship, love and romance, marital reconciliation, family, wedding party, love story ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Very Brady Sequel (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man claiming to be Carol Brady's long-lost first husband, Roy Martin, shows up at the suburban Brady residence one evening. An impostor, the man is actually determined to steal the Bradys' familiar horse statue, a $20-million ancient ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, feel good, satirical ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: parody, wedding, kidnapping, family, surfing, goofy hero, parents and children, family vacation, cons and scams, nothing goes right, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1990s
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When police funding is cut, the Governor announces he must close one of the academies. To make it fair, the two police academies must compete against each other to stay in operation. Mauser persuades two officers in Lassard's academy to better ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: competition, prank, academy, buddies, chase, goofy hero, governor, partners against crime, contests and competitions, officers and cadets, basic training, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, semi serious, realistic, funny, factual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prison, mistaken identity, career, rich and poor, cons and scams, nothing goes right, vengeance, fish out of water, crimes, dishonesty, heroes, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: malibu california, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
I Got the Hook Up (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two broke buddies feel lucky when they come upon a truckload of cellular phones and begin selling them out of the back of their van. Trouble arises though, when the phones develop faults. The two friends then not only have to deal with unsatisfied ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, stoners, anti heroes, crime, odd couple, gangsters, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, heist, nothing goes right, crimes, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: south central los angeles, new orleans, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 5.2
 12K
The Ladies Man (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Because of his salacious language, late-night radio advice-show host Leon Phelps, along with his sweet and loyal producer Julie, is fired from his Chicago gig. Leon gets a letter from a former lover promising a life of wealth, but he doesn't ...
Style: humorous, sexual, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: radio, farce, wrestling, buddies, goofy hero, womanizer, couple relations, looking for sex, sexual relations, workplace romance, nothing goes right, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Scenes from a Mall (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A comedy about a married couple -- he's a sports lawyer, she's a psychologist -- which takes place on their 16th wedding anniversary, when they make some startling confessions.
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, battle of the sexes, verbal byplay, crumbling marriage, screwball, couple relations, couples, family problems, life turned upside down, dishonesty, disintegration, anniversary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Walk Like a Man (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As a baby, Bobo gets separated from his family during a camping trip. After being raised by wild dogs for twenty years, Bobo is discovered by animal researcher Penny, who brings him back to his family and attempts to teach Bobo how to readjust to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, idiotic, sentimental ...
Plot: farce, getting home, cons and scams, feral child, family life, disorder, babies and infants, self discovery, animal life, fish out of water, dishonesty, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.7
 2K
The Experts (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Travis and Wendell are two down-on-their-luck New Yorkers who think they're relocating to a small town in Nebraska to open a nightclub. What they don't know is they have actually been abducted by a KGB operative and flown to the Soviet ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightclub, kgb, cons and scams, adventure, missing person, crimes, reluctant partners, espionage, culture clash, kidnapping, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, nebraska, soviet union, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Jay and Silent Bob learn that their comic-book alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic, have been sold to Hollywood as part of a big-screen movie that leaves them out of any royalties, the pair travels to Tinseltown to sabotage the production.
Style: humorous, talky, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: stoners, hitchhiker, hollywood, on the road, monkey actor, chase, robbery, lesbian, theft, buddies, experiment, movie business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa, california, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Kiss Me, Guido (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When he discovers his girlfriend having sex with his brother, Frankie (Scotti) decides to head to Manhattan, leaving his Bronx pizza shop forever for the fame and fortune of show business. But before stardom, he needs a place to stay. Looking in the ...
Style: clever, talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, odd couple, mistaken identity, gay, farce, city life, friendship, urban, showbiz, gender, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Rude Awakening (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the later 1960s, two hippies are forced to leave their friends as they are wanted by the FBI, who sees them as criminals. They hide in the jungle for 20 years, secluded from the outside world. In the later 1980s, the find out that a secret war is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, political comedy, satirical ...
Plot: politics, buddies, jungle, urban, on the run, friends, misfit, state affairs, disorder, city life, fish out of water, espionage ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.2
 25K
Casino Royale (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Sir James Bond is called back out of retirement to stop SMERSH. In order to trick SMERSH, James thinks up the ultimate plan - that every agent will be named 'James Bond'. One of the Bonds, whose real name is Evelyn Tremble is sent to take ...
Style: humorous, stylized, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: 007, parody, farce, espionage, chase, casino, betrayal, undercover, femme fatale, race against time, kgb, hidden identity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: scotland, england, germany, berlin germany, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Out of Towners (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: George & Gwen Kellerman make a trip to New York, where George is going to start a new job, it turns out to be a trip to hell.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: airport, train, travel, couple relations, comedy of errors, on the road, chase, nothing goes right, culture clash, fish out of water, airplane, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: boston, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This wacky prequel to the 1994 blockbuster goes back to the lame-brained Harry and Lloyd's days as classmates at a Rhode Island high school, where the unprincipled principal puts the pair in remedial courses as part of a scheme to fleece the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, goofy hero, social misfits, buddies, best friends, partners, disorder, obsessive quest, dumb, misfit, family, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 3K
Sour Grapes (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Richie, a sneaker sole designer, and his cousin Evan, a brain surgeon, are spending this weekend with their girlfriends in Atlantic City. When one of them ends up with a $436,000 jackpot, sour grapes is what results. Even though Richie uses two ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, clever, realistic ...
Plot: casino, money, greed, buddies, screwball, betrayal, blind ambition, vengeance, gambling, nothing goes right, disorder, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlantic city new jersey, bulgaria, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 6K
Tough Guys (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Harry Doyle (Lancaster) and Archie Lang (Douglas) are two old-time train robbers, who held up a train in 1956 and have been incarcerated for thirty years. After serving their time, they are released from jail and have to adjust to a new life of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, surprise ending ...
Plot: prison, train robbery, heist, parole officer, crime, buddies, criminal's revenge, aging, golden years, odd couple, going straight, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%