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The Prisoner of Zenda (1979)
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The Prisoner of Zenda (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his life, and switch him with a look-a-like London cabby. Throw in two(!) lovely blondes, treachery, and a battle for life and honour, and enjoy life at its zaniest.
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, realistic, semi serious, parody
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, sword fight, adventure, romance, partners, love and romance, against the odds, political intrigue, fall in love, adventurer, dishonesty, escapades, disorder, head of state, rivalry, escape, hidden identity, rescue, mistaken identity, state affairs, misfit partners, switching roles, body swapping, kingdom, heir to the throne ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, london, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and exciting films with plots about adventure, disorder, escapades, dishonesty, rivalry, farce and heroes mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like The Prisoner of Zenda: Crossed Swords (1977), Travels with My Aunt (1972), Mrs. Pollifax-Spy (1971), Ring of the Musketeers (1992), The Return of the Musketeers (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Crossed Swords (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Tom Canty is a poor English boy who bears a remarkable resemblance to Edward, Prince of Wales and son of King Henry VIII. The two boys meet and decide to play a joke on the court by dressing in each other's clothes, but the plan goes awry when ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sword fight, twins, escapades, mischievous children, young heroes, adventure, dishonesty, life is a bitch, youth, disorder, street kid, rich and poor ...
Time: 16th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: europe, london
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95%
Travels with My Aunt (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A stodgy young man gets caught up in his free-living aunt"s shady schemes.
Style: feel good, humorous, offbeat, clever, realistic ...
Plot: ransom, disorder, accountant, world spanning, teaching the ways of the world, family life, family relations, culture clash, fish out of water, dishonesty, odd couple, opposites attract ...
Time: 70s
Place: istanbul turkey, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two brothers who can feel each others' pain and pleasure mess up the French revolution.
Style: parody, humorous, realistic, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, twins, farce, adventure, friends, disorder, family relations, revolution, anti heroes, good versus evil, buddies, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Mrs. Pollifax-Spy (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Mrs. Pollifax-Spy (1971) is a comedy film directed by Leslie H. Martinson, starring Rosalind Russell and Darren McGavin, and released by United Artists. This was Russell's last theatrical film role, with one TV movie in 1972. Russell adapted ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Plot: espionage, secret agents, escape, cia, spy, undercover, fish out of water, working undercover, prison, captivity, heroic mission, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: albania, europe, mexico city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Ring of the Musketeers (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Modern day "Musketeers" attempt to become protectors of the inocent. While the biking trio rescue kindnapped children, guard witnesses, and chase mafia types, they also seek the missing fourth musketeer, who wears the famous ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, rough ...
Plot: musketeer, kidnapping, adventurer, obsessive quest, partners against crime, adventure, heroic mission, heroes, criminal heroes, crimes, intrigue, daring rescue ...
Time: 20th century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Return of the Musketeers (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, France, Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It's 1649: Mazarin hires the impoverished D'Artagnan to find the other musketeers: Cromwell has overthrown the English king, so Mazarin fears revolt, particularly from the popular Beaufort. Porthos, bored with riches and wanting a title, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, cult film, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: musketeer, heroes, adventure, romance, betrayal, intrigue, danger, crimes, rescue, state affairs, adventurer, politics ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 70s
Place: france, england, europe, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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On the Double (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: American GI Ernie Williams, admittedly weak-kneed, has an uncanny resemblance to British Colonel MacKenzie. Williams, also a master of imitation and disguise, is asked to impersonate the Colonel, ostensibly to allow the Colonel to make a secret trip ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Plot: world war two, sergeant, food fight, military life, friendship, criminal heroes, undercover, unsupportive spouse, soldier, dishonesty, d day, kidnapping ...
Time: year 1944
Place: england, germany, europe, london, berlin germany
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85%
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Foreign Body (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Banerjee stars as Ram Das, a jobless Indian man who, tired of life in Calcutta, steals money from his father in order to afford a passage to Britain and while there, falls in love with a white woman.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: fake doctor, dishonesty, society, head of state, love and romance, heist, switching roles, bus, unemployment, disorder, couples, politics ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london, europe, india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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The Loves and Times of Scaramouche (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The adventures of a cad in Napoleonic times.
Style: humorous, exciting, sexy, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: farce, silly humor, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, disorder, forbidden love, cons and scams, comedy of errors, fall in love, political intrigue, vengeance, assassination attempt ...
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Two-Bits & Pepper (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Comedy about idiotic (the two can't even add 1+1) kidnappers, both played for unknown reasons by Joe Piscopo, who capture two young girls and hold them for ransom. However, in "Home Alone" fashion, the two girls make fools of the two ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, rescue, friendship, horse, chases and races, pets, criminal heroes, heroes, hostage, friends, animal life, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Carry on Pimpernel (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The time of the French revolution, and Citizen Robespierre is beheading the French aristocracy. When word gets to England, two noblemen, Sir Rodney Ffing and Lord Darcy take it upon themselves to aid their French counterparts. Sir Rodney is a master ...
Style: parody, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: farce, guillotine, french revolution, chateau, wig, brother, sword fight, duel, legend, sister, aristocrat, royal family ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1780s, 1790s
Place: france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Royal Flash (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cowardly rogue Harry Flashman's (Malcolm McDowell) schemes to gain entry to the royal circles of 19th-century Europe go nowhere until he meets a pair of devious nobles with their own agenda. At their urging, Flashman agrees to re-create himself ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat, stylized
Plot: battles, soldier, betrayal, sword fight, battle, dishonesty, intrigue, rivalry, undercover, adventurer, adventure, military ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1800s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Couch Trip (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The escaped delinquent John W. Burns, Jr. replaces Dr. Maitlin on a radio show, saying he's the psychiatrist Lawrence Baird.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, feel good ...
Plot: dark humor, screwball, disorder, doctors and patients, mistaken identity, mental illness, mental institution, radio show, media, hidden identity, nothing goes right, silly humor ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, london, england, los angeles, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Pirates of the Great Salt Lake (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kirk Redgrave and Flint Weaver met only three weeks ago. But that hasn't stopped them from becoming the greatest pirates the Great Salt Lake has ever known. Still, pirate life isn't all that it's cracked up to be. For Kirk, it's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: pirate, treasure hunt, adventure, adventurer, friends, escapades, danger, curses spells and rituals, buddies, rivalry, rebelliousness, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: utah, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr. (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "I will try to be normal" 12-year-old Ace Ventura Jr. promises. Thats cool, except whats normal for him is finding missing mutts, kidnapped kitties or gone gators and creating hilarious chaos every step of the way.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: escapades, adventure, rescue, obsessive quest, danger, disorder, uncover truth, family, pets, private detective, heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Bunny Guards (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A couple of slackers find an antique dagger and manage to free the gorgeous female warrior was imprisoned in it by an evil spell. An evil sorcerer is not happy by this turn of events and determines to possess both the blade and the warrior through a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, captivating, offbeat, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: rescue, adventure, farce, silly humor, disorder, danger, odd couple, escapades, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, save the lady, evil sorcerer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Prince and the Pauper (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: UK, Hungary
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An adaptation of the classic, "The Prince and the Pauper" is the retelling of Edward Tudor and young Thomas Canty, two amazing look-alikes caught up in imperial intrigue and scandal. In fleeing from his violent father, Tom stumbles into ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rich and poor, hidden identity, mistaken identity, fish out of water, switching roles, social differences, adventure, young heroes, human nature, disorder, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Bored Silly (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: What starts out as a boring day for Bobby, Johnnie and Chuck quickly escalates into a riotous backyard adventure. A swarming beehive, a lawn mower with a mind of its own, a mysterious junkman and the neighborhood bully are just some of the hilarious ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, young heroes, mischievous children, adventure, youth, buddies, disorder, teenage life, small town, summer vacation, family, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Masquerade (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The British send an American and a war hero to kidnap and hide an oil-country prince.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: secret agents, kidnapping, captivity, political conspiracy, satire, disorder, espionage, dishonesty, save the day, adventure, danger, escapades ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england, middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Phileas Fogg III, great grandson of the original Phileas Fogg, accepts a bet to duplicate his great grandfather's famous trip around the world in response to a challenge made by Randolph Stuart III, the descendant of the original Fogg's ...
Style: offbeat, feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: three stooges, nothing goes right, buddies, goofy hero, obsessive quest, misfit partners, adventure, adventurer, race against time, chases and races, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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76%
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Hopscotch (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When CIA operative Miles Kendig deliberately lets KGB agent Yaskov get away, his boss threatens to retire him. Kendig beats him to it, however, destroying his own records and traveling to Austria where he begins work on a memoir that will expose all ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: kgb, espionage, spy, cia, special agents, love and romance, lovers on the run, chases and races, crimes, rivalry, cons and scams, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, austria, germany, bahamas, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Pirates (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captain Red runs a hardy pirate ship with the able assistance of Frog, a dashing young French sailor. One day Capt. Red is captured and taken aboard a Spanish galleon, but thanks to his inventiveness, he raises the crew to mutiny, takes over the ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: pirate, ship, sea, pirate ship, treasure hunt, rebelliousness, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, kidnapping, legends and myths, dishonesty, escapades ...
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
A Perfect Plan (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Successful woman in love tries to break her family curse of every first marriage ending in divorce, by dashing to the alter with a random stranger before marrying her boyfriend.
Style: light, feel good, romantic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: fake marriage, couple relations, love affair, escapades, love and romance, opposites attract, adventure, love, fall in love, unlikely couple, disorder, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, kenya, france, copenhagen, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A modern day telling of the Mark Twain classic, The Prince and the Pauper.
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rich and poor, mistaken identity, disorder, youth, fish out of water, power relations, hidden identity, adventure, family, dishonesty, urban, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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74%
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Rough Cut (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A romantic comedy with action and suspense. Two sophisticated jewel thieves join forces to steal $30 million in uncut jewels. Despite a continuous exchange of quips they eventually become romantically involved.
Style: humorous, stylized, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, jewelry, jewel, jewel thief, love and romance, crimes, crime, law enforcement, romance, mind game, chases and races, manipulations ...
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74%
Corvette Summer (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ken loves to design and build exotic cars. When the High School shop class project car, a fully tricked out dream Corvette, is stolen, he begins searching for it. His search leads him to Las Vegas, where Vanessa, a teenaged prostitute wannabe, helps ...
Style: humorous, feel good, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, obsession, opposites attract, chase, prostitute, heist, teaching the ways of the world, wooing, fall in love, when the parents are away, teenage life, looking for sex ...
Time: 70s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Ashens and the Quest for the Gamechild (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ashens is going on a quest to find the legendary, and elusive electronic tat known as the Game Child.
Style: exciting, not serious, humorous, feel good, light ...
Plot: adventure, misfit, farce, escapades, obsessive quest, imaginary, betrayal, silly humor, social misfits, collector, geek, british
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Hidden Fortress (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Just like every other summer, the children of two camp-sites play "war". But, this summer it takes an interesting turn.
Style: captivating, humorous, semi serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: rich and poor, human nature, love and romance, adventure, youth, forbidden love, uninhibited rivalry, power relations, summer camp, fall in love, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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73%
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Brenda Starr (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mike is a struggling artist who draws the 'Brenda Starr' strip for the papers. When Brenda comes to life in the strip and sees how unappreciated she is by Mike, she leaves the strip. To get her back, and keep his job, Mike draws himself ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, entertaining, comic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, romance, adventurer, journalism, rivalry, fall in love, spy, mysterious stranger, rescue, falling in love, reporter, mad scientist ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Why Me? (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A jewel thief steals a sacred ruby which sets off a chase by the police, the Turkish government, nutty American terrorists, and the CIA.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, absurd, captivating ...
Plot: on the run, partners, rivalry, danger, cons and scams, disorder, crime, crimes, heist, ruby, adventure, pursuit ...
Time: 80s
Place: turkey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%