Movies like Pure Luck

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Pure Luck (1991)
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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, remake of french film, funny, visually appealing, light, nostalgic, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: farce, missing person, private detective, comedy of errors, crimes, investigation, memory loss, kidnapping, partners, crime, manipulations, love affair, manipulation, dishonesty, buddies, disorder, nothing goes right, rescue, mistaken identity, odd couple, reluctant partners, cons and scams, silly humor, female director, prison ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america

Most similar movies to Pure Luck

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and feel good films with plots about disorder, crimes, farce, catastrophe, mentor, chase and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Pure Luck: Gone Fishin' (1997), Once Upon a Crime... (1992), The Goat (1981), Screwed (2000), Son of the Pink Panther (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, not serious, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: on the road, boat, swamp, buddies, friendship, fishing, adventure, partners, crimes, silly humor, cons and scams, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa, everglades, new jersey
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100%
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: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: mystery, investigation, murder, gambling, silly humor, disorder, animal life, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, deadly, odd couple, track down ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, europe, monte carlo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 8K
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, realistic, semi serious, feel good, cult film ...
Plot: private detective, memory loss, disappearance, missing person, disorder, dishonesty, nothing goes right, partners, adventure, crimes, goofy hero, odd couple ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: mexico, france, latin america, paris france, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.8
 8K
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, friendship, fish out of water, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, vengeance, partners, odd couple, misfit, cons and scams, hostages ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, offbeat, cult film ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: farce, rescue, kidnapping, police investigation, terrorism, working undercover, disorder, investigation, undercover, law enforcement, deadly, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: feel good, sentimental, humorous, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the run, comedy of errors, odd couple, chase, bank robbery, runaway, daughter, release from prison, ex convict, running from police, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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57%
 6.6
 29K
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, switching roles, mistaken identity, accountant, disorder, fish out of water, parents and children, crimes, goofy hero, couples, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
 5K
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: humorous, witty, clever, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: odd couple, dishonesty, partners, nothing goes right, buddies, teenage life, cons and scams, disorder, disappearance, family conflict, on the road, crime investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, nice france
⇓ 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, crime, crimes, interracial relations, bad cop, buddies, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, resort, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, crime, unlikely criminals, heist, goofy hero, hidden identity, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, goofy hero, partners, law enforcement, nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty, amnesia, betrayal, justice ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, santa monica california, california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, dark humor, cynical, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, airport, murder, head, vacation, farce, stoners, disorder, meet the parents, track down, college ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: mexico, latin america, baltimore, san diego california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, switching roles, comedy of errors, disorder, dishonesty, nothing goes right, lawyer, incest, british, indians, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 1990s, 60s, 80s
Place: england, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 19K
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: crime gone awry, heist, friendship, nothing goes right, cons and scams, friends, disorder, buddies, partners, crimes, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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, realistic, humorous
Plot: disorder, adult virgin, estate, crimes, private detective, golden years, legal action, mystery, cons and scams, crime, missing person, prodigy ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (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, dark humor, feel good, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, dishonesty, buddies, crimes, partners, nothing goes right, intrigue, cons and scams, disorder, criminal heroes, loss of fortune, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A comedy about a hitman who sees everything in terms of the movies and how mistaken identity is getting in the way of recovering a stash of diamonds that was stolen and subsequently hidden more than 20 years earlier.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, clever, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: heist, mistaken identity, partners, criminal heroes, cons and scams, crime, crimes, disorder, hidden identity, dishonesty, goofy hero, diamond ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, silly humor, dishonesty, love and romance, chases and races, switching roles, frame up, fish out of water, gender bending ...
Time: 90s
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ 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: not serious, humorous, twists and turns, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, friendship, nothing goes right, workplace, disorder, partners, buddies, unlikely criminals, stupidity, vengeance, sex addict ...
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, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, monk, small town, on the run, buddies, clergy, disorder, crime, crimes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
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50%
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, investigation, rescue, missing person, mistaken identity, track down, working undercover, odd couple, danger, animal life, chase, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: humorous, entertaining, light, satirical, witty ...
Plot: private detective, farce, parody, actor, mystery, investigation, sherlock holmes, who done it, comedy of errors, disorder, hidden identity, doctor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: humorous, not serious, absurd, sexy, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, police, robbery, disguise, police investigation, airplane, parody, misfit, goofy hero, misfit partners, partners, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: london, scotland yard, paris france, middle east
⇓ 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, partners, dishonesty, nothing goes right, buddies, rivalry, goofy hero, misfit, fish out of water, disorder, taxi driver ...
Time: 90s, 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, mute or deaf, friendship, chase, odd couple, self discovery, mistaken identity, false accusation, disability, deaf, witness ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Fugitives (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coming out from jail, Lucas has decided to change his life and behave like a good citizen. But when he is taken hostage in a bank by a hare-brained robber, no cops can believe he is not part of the action.
Style: feel good, witty, sentimental, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: comedy of errors, chase, farce, fugitives, reluctant partners, goofy hero, odd couple, disorder, chases and races, nothing goes right, nobody believes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, feel good, semi serious, idiotic, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, yo yo, family, disorder, friends, silly humor, heist, escapades, nothing goes right, partners, adventurer ...
Place: africa
⇓ 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, clever, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, farce, yuppie, hostage, vengeance, manipulation, crimes, dishonesty, hostages, confined, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
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, investigation, cons and scams, family business, missing person, mistaken identity, crime, law enforcement, crimes, undercover, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, santa monica california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: street gang, ghetto, family relations, disorder, crimes, crime, gang, partners, fish out of water, gangsters, hip hop, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%