Movies like Pure Luck

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Pure Luck (1991)
 5.8
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Pure Luck (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The daughter of a wealthy businessman has disappeared in Mexico, and all the efforts to find her have been unsuccessful. A psychologist, knowing that the girl has an ultra bad luck, persuades her father to send to Mexico one of his employees, an accountant with super bad luck, to find her. Perhaps he will be lucky, and his bad luck could help to find the unlucky girl.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, funny, visually appealing, light, unusual plot structure, suspense, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: missing person, farce, private detective, comedy of errors, investigation, kidnapping, crimes, memory loss, rescue, love affair, manipulation, nothing goes right, mistaken identity, partners, disorder, silly humor, odd couple, buddies, dishonesty, reluctant partners, cons and scams, prison, airplane, prostitute, hospital ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america

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Most similar movies to Pure Luck

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and cult film films with plots about disorder, farce, crimes, catastrophe, life philosophy, storytelling and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Pure Luck: Once Upon a Crime... (1992), Gone Fishin' (1997), The Goat (1981), Screwed (2000), Son of the Pink Panther (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Once Upon a Crime... (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: On their way to Monte Carlo, Monaco, Marilyn and her husband, Neil, meet several other married couples, including Julian and Phoebe, who are traveling with a lost dog they plan to return to its wealthy owner for a large reward. But, when the ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: mystery, investigation, murder, gambling, crime gone awry, police investigation, dishonesty, amateur detective, crimes, nothing goes right, track down, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, europe, monte carlo
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100%
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Gone Fishin' (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two fishing fanatics get in trouble when their fishing boat gets stolen while on a trip.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, not serious, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: on the road, swamp, boat, buddies, friendship, fishing, adventure, silly humor, partners, goofy hero, odd couple, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa, everglades, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 9K
The Goat (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Mexico, Malta
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the boss' unlucky daughter is missing in South America, Campana is sent to watch the boss' most unlucky employee who is sent as a private detective in hopes he can duplicate the daughter's mistakes.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Plot: private detective, memory loss, disappearance, missing person, crimes, adventure, buddies, partners, dishonesty, goofy hero, odd couple, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: mexico, france, latin america, paris france, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.6
 9K
Screwed (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A chauffeur kidnaps his rich boss's dog to hold it for ransom, but when she accidentally gets the dog back, she thinks that it's the chauffeur who's been kidnapped.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, crime gone awry, fish out of water, comedy of errors, friendship, nothing goes right, vengeance, hostage, cons and scams, disorder, misfit, partners ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Son of the Pink Panther (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The eighth and last of the Pink Panther series. The illegitimate son of Inspector Clouseau is on the case of the kidnapped Princess Yasmin.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, intense, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: farce, kidnapping, rescue, police investigation, disorder, working undercover, missing person, cons and scams, down on your luck, undercover, private detective, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 32K
Oscar (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. Despite having no experience in making money in a legal fashion, Snaps sets about to keep his ...
Style: witty, humorous, talky, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, gangsters, mistaken identity, accountant, fish out of water, parents and children, disorder, dishonesty, goofy hero, going straight, crimes, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.7
 4K
Clean Slate (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Pogue is a private eye with a problem: every morning when he wakes up, he has total amnesia, waking up with a 'blank slate'. Since he is in the middle of a hot investigation and has a developing romance, this is less than convenient.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, twists and turns, melancholic ...
Plot: private detective, memory loss, gangsters, partners, goofy hero, law enforcement, nothing goes right, dishonesty, crimes, amnesia, betrayal, justice ...
Time: 90s
Place: santa monica california, los angeles, california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mafia hitman Tommy Spinelli (Joe Pesci) is flying to San Diego with a bag that holds eight severed heads, which he's bringing to his superiors to prove that some troublesome rival mobsters are permanently out of the picture. When his bag gets ...
Style: humorous, clever, not serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, airport, murder, vacation, farce, on the run, track down, unlikely partners, crimes, misfit partners, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: mexico, latin america, san diego california, baltimore, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Amos & Andrew (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Andrew Sterling (Samuel L. Jackson), a successful black urbanite writer, buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his home with armed men, Chief Tolliver (Dabney Coleman) realizes ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, funny, light ...
Plot: island, racism, mistaken identity, interracial relations, crimes, bad cop, social differences, resort, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, buddies, satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.9
 6K
The ComDads (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Unable to find her runaway son, a woman deceives two of her ex-lovers from her youth, a mild-mannered teacher and a tough journalist, that each is the real father in order to obtain their help.
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, clever
Audience: family outing
Plot: odd couple, dishonesty, partners, buddies, nothing goes right, teenage life, cons and scams, disorder, family conflict, disappearance, on the road, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.8
 3K
Safe Men (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves in conflict with their professional colleagues. Romantic ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, buddy comedy, absurd ...
Plot: safecracker, mistaken identity, cons and scams, organized crime, comedy of errors, crimes, unlikely criminals, heist, hidden identity, dishonesty, criminal heroes, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 21K
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, disorder, friends, cons and scams, partners, buddies, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Three Fugitives (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On his first day after being released from jail for 14 armed bank robberies, Lucas finds himself caught up in someone else's robbery. Perry has decided to hold up the local bank to raise money so that he can keep his daughter, Meg, and get her ...
Style: road movie, feel good, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: chase, on the run, odd couple, bank robbery, runaway, hostage, daughter, ex convict, running from police, police, released from prison, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Splitting Heirs (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A member of the English upper class dies, leaving his estate and his business to an American, whom he thinks is his son who was lost as a baby and then found again. An Englishman who thinks he is an Indian comes to believe that he is actually the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, absurd, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: farce, inheritance, disorder, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, switching roles, dishonesty, lawyer, incest, british, indians, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 80s
Place: england, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
It's Only Money (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Lester is a clumsy and awkward TV repair man who is nevertheless gifted technically. In helping out a friend, he is drawn into a mystery involving a missing heir in a rich family. He begins to notice little things, like how much those family ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: butler, dishonesty, cons and scams, mystery, prodigy, disorder, golden years, crimes, legal action, adult virgin, amateur detective, silly humor ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
That Darn Cat (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While making his nightly rounds in the neighborhood, Patti's pet cat D.C. finds himself the carrier of a call for help from a kidnap victim. Patti enlists skeptical law enforcement help to find the victim before it's too late.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, clever, surprise ending ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: amateur detective, rescue, investigation, missing person, mistaken identity, odd couple, track down, working undercover, chase, kidnapping, hostage, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Pink Panther diamond is stolen once again from Lugash and the authorities call in Chief Inspector Clouseau from France. His plane disappears en-route. This time, famous French TV reporter Marie Jouvet sets out to solve the mystery and starts to ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, sexy, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, robbery, police, disguise, police investigation, airplane, disorder, crimes, goofy hero, partners, undercover, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: london, paris france, middle east, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, kidnapping, disappearance, investigation, family business, cons and scams, missing person, mistaken identity, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, santa monica california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don't go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.
Style: twists and turns, realistic, not serious, humorous, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, sex tape, nothing goes right, friendship, workplace, disorder, buddies, unlikely criminals, partners, stupidity, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, entertaining, exciting, light ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, monk, small town, clergy, buddies, on the run, disorder, crimes, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A murder takes place in the shop of David Lyons, a deaf man who fails to hear the gunshot being fired. Outside, blind man Wally Karue hears the shot but cannot see the perpetrator. Both are arrested, but escape to form an unlikely partnership. Being ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, absurd ...
Plot: farce, murder, friendship, mute or deaf, chase, blindness, odd couple, disability, false accusation, witness, deaf, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Brain Donors (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming big-shot lawyer, who also wants to run ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, absurd, talky ...
Plot: farce, ballet, nothing goes right, buddies, partners, dishonesty, siblings relations, fish out of water, cons and scams, misfit, goofy hero, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 10K
Without a Clue (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes is as dashing as ever, but with a little secret: Dr. Watson is the brains behind the operation. When Reginald Kincaid, the actor he has hired to play Holmes becomes insufferable, Watson fires him and tries to go out on his own, but ...
Style: parody, humorous, entertaining, light, satirical ...
Plot: private detective, farce, mystery, investigation, sherlock holmes, comedy of errors, who done it, disorder, hidden identity, doctor, actor, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.5
 74K
Three Amigos (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, heroes, village, rescue, fish out of water, friendship, buddies, dishonesty, gang, crimes, disorder, mistaken identity ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.0
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Lady Killers (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: National Lampoon's Gold Diggers is a black comedy about two losers in their twenties, Calvin Menhoffer (Will Friedle) and Leonard Smallwood (Chris Owen), who are out to get the good life without working for it. The two young men try to rob two ...
Style: humorous, feel good, absurd, funny, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, dishonesty, partners, buddies, friends, intrigue, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, disorder, cons and scams, loss of fortune, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Blame It on the Bellboy (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Mike Lawton, Maurice Horton, and Melvin Orton are three men who come to Venice. One of them is a hit man sent to take out a mobster. Another is a lech looking for a little action with a woman he never met, whom he was set up with. And one of them ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, mistaken identity, hotel, hitman, campaign, disorder, fish out of water, frame up, gender bending, comedy of errors, silly humor, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
 6K
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, captivating, feel good, realistic
Plot: nothing goes right, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, buddies, hitman, disorder, workplace situations, friendship, farce, fall in love, cooking and food, salesman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau is dead. At least that is what the world (and Charles Dreyfus) believe when a dead body is discovered in Clouseau's car after being shot off the road. Naturally, Clouseau knows differently, and taking advantage ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, exciting, funny ...
Plot: farce, presumed dead, police detective, crimes, investigation, silly humor, comedy of errors, working undercover, law enforcement, goofy hero, assassination attempt, nothing goes right ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, hong kong, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Ernest Goes to Africa (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The title says it all. There's a mix up involving stolen diamonds which Ernest has (naturally) made into a yo-yo and given to his would be girlfriend, Rene. But Rene wants a man of action, and doesn't think that Ernest fits the bill. After ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, road movie, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, family, buddies, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, goofy hero, adventurer, partners, crimes, treasure hunt, escapades ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 14K
Drowning Mona (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The recently deceased Mona Dearly (Bette Midler) was many things: an abusive wife, a domineering mother, a loud-mouthed neighbor and a violent malcontent. So when her car and corpse are discovered in the Hudson River, police Chief Wyatt Rash (Danny ...
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, stylized, clever ...
Plot: investigation, murder, dark humor, mystery, goofy hero, family problems, social relations, disorder, small town, small town life, suspect, waitress ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%