Movies like Lay the Favorite

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Lay the Favorite (2012)
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 11K
Lay the Favorite (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A former stripper's talent with numbers lands her a job with a professional gambler who runs a sports book in Las Vegas.
Style: realistic, humorous, sexy, semi serious, sincere
Plot: gambling, money, bet, betting, bookies, unlikely partners, prodigy, partners, working the system, dishonesty, career change, cons and scams, romance, gambler, crimes, mathematics, ambition, drugs/alcohol, unlikely criminals, sexual content, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), casino, female nudity, genie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, new york, usa, nevada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and sexy films with plots about dishonesty, love and romance, couples, gambling, romance, crimes and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Lay the Favorite: Syrup (2013), Roundabout American (2012), Saint John of Las Vegas (2009), Making Mr. Right (2008), The Cooler (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Syrup (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A slacker hatches a million-dollar idea. But, in order to see it through, he has to learn to trust his attractive corporate counterpart. Based on Max Barry's novel.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, talky ...
Plot: boss and employee, ambition, workplace, workplace situations, power relations, dishonesty, betrayal, inventions and discoveries, female boss, advertising agency, satire, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Roundabout American (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young French chef with a fondness for America and a life in shambles pushes the limits of the American Dream by converting a Chicago pizza shop into an escort-service for the super-rich with the help of a suburban slacker who dwells in his ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sexy, light, captivating ...
Plot: sex party, sexual relations, rise to the top, disorder, overnight success, friends, escort service, female nudity, divorce, prostitute, crimes, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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Saint John of Las Vegas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An ex-gambler is lured back into the game by a veteran insurance-fraud investigator.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, offbeat
Plot: going straight, addiction, on the road, self discovery, love and romance, escapades, gambling, hopes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, starting over, insurance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
How to Go Out on a Date in Queens (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A self-proclaimed dating expert tries to get his best friend, who lost his wife two years earlier, back into the dating scene, with disastrous results.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gambling, restaurant, bookies, looking for love, romance, couples, crimes, womanizer, unlikely couple, fall in love, disorder, dating ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Making Mr. Right (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Eddie, a poor street conman, has his 'guess in which briefcase' trick ruined by Manhattan lifestyle magazine deputy editor Hallie Galloway. Due to a bet with her boss, she must transform Eddie into a dashingly eligible bachelor for a ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sexy, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: romance, love and romance, cons and scams, eligible bachelor, fall in love, power relations, couples, dishonesty, smuggling, cheating, transformation, theft ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Cooler (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: (William H. Macy) works at a Las Vegas casino, where he uses his innate ability to bring about misfortune in those around him to jinx gamblers into losing. His imposing boss, Shelly Kaplow (Alec Baldwin), is happy with the arrangement. But Bernie ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, intense, offbeat ...
Plot: gambling, casino, bad luck, debt, romance, dangerous attraction, fall in love, cheating, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
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Shark City (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Dagen and Kenny are two best friends in their early thirties living in New York who are looking for love in all the wrong places. One of them finds his dream girl, who just happens to be the daughter of the biggest mobster in town, and the other ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, tense
Plot: gangsters, ambition, on the run, fall in love, gambling, survival, partners, best friends, dishonesty, criminal heroes, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Man from Macau (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The world renowned “Invincible Hand” Ken could identify not only mahjong tiles, but also cards with his fingers which had made him a legend. Upon his retirement as the Chief Security Consultant in Las Vegas, Ken returned to his hometown Macau, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, casino, crimes, crime, rivalry, cons and scams, chases and races, dishonesty, illusion, undercover, gambler, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Only Game in Town (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Fran walks into a piano bar for pizza. She comes back home with Joe, the piano player. Joe plans on winning $5,000 and leave Las Vegas. Fran waits for something else. Meanwhile, he moves in with her.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: chorus girl, gambling, couples, bittersweet, love and romance, artists and showbiz, ambition, romance, unfulfillment, dishonesty, hotel, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: las vegas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Conversations with Other Women (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Reunited at a wedding after many years, former lovers again feel the pull of a mutual attraction neither is willing to admit. Escaping the reception for the privacy of a hotel room, the unnamed pair explore the choices of the past that led them to ...
Style: sexy, sincere, touching, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lovers reunited, wedding, bridesmaid, romance, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, couples, hopes, introspection, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Squeeze (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A humble young man with uncommon skills from a small southern town gets caught up in high stakes golf matches between big-time gamblers until the game becomes life and death.
Style: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: gambling, golf, ambition, athlete's life, dishonesty, crimes, bet, money, twentysomething life, power relations, mob, betting ...
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Sam the Man (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 87 min.
Story: Before he broke out with the J.D. Salinger-esque Tadpole in 2002, producer-turned-director Gary Winick filmed this little-seen relationship drama. Fisher Stevens stars as the title character, a writer with one novel under his belt who can't ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspense, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, looking for love, couples, love and romance, womanizer, romance, dishonesty, lifestyle, estrangement, breakup, writer's life, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Loser Takes All! (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Serge Vaudier, a mathematics teacher, wins the lotto twice and claims he can do it again, thanks to an infallible system he has designed. Is a he genius or a con man? Angèle, the head of the the government's bureau, is determined to entrap ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, humorous
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Focus (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nicky, a veteran con artist, takes a novice named Jess under his wing. While Nicky teaches Jess the tricks of the trade, the pair become romantically involved; but, when Jess gets uncomfortably close, Nicky ends their relationship. Three years ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: sentimental, tense, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
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Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating, realistic
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56%
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Swingers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the ...
Style: realistic, feel good, entertaining, sexy, witty ...
Audience: teens
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56%
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Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: sexy, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: jamaica, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, caribbean
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A television producer with a penchant for drinking and gambling is sent to Las Vegas to convince his troubled niece to enter rehab.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: rehabilitation, gambling, prostitution, niece, obsessive quest, couples, redemption, couple relations, love and romance, rescue, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Sorrowful Jones is a cheap bookie in 1930's. When a gambler leaves his daughter as a marker for a bet, he gets stuck with her. His life will change a great deal with her arrival and his sudden love for a woman also involved in gambling ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: bookies, youth, romance, unlikely partners, mischievous children, parents and children, custody, couples, love and romance, opposites attract, dishonesty, gangster ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Phileine Says Sorry (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gorgeous Dutch youngster Max has two passions, acting and girls. The first becomes his brilliant career, which takes off so well he gets invited to a prestigious New York theatre course for a year. But since he met fickle bitch Phileine in an ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, couples, infidelity, romance, dishonesty, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, weatherman, city life, couple relations, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: relationships, romance, happy ending, couple relations, love, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, bittersweet, hopes, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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For Love or Money (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: New York concierge Doug Ireland wants to go into business for himself and refurbish a hotel on Roosevelt Island, N.Y., but he needs an investor. With a few weeks left before his option on the site runs out, Doug agrees to help wealthy Christian ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: hotel, concierge, deception, mistress, romance, betrayal, disorder, couples, love and romance, couple relations, infidelity, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 80s, future
Place: new york, europe, usa, ireland, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film follows Grace, a young woman whose irresponsible mother blows her college fund on her younger sister's beauty pageant campaign.
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, friendship, fall in love, teenage life, ambition, drug dealing, youth, rebellion, opposites attract, family problems, rebelliousness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Lucky (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Lucky is an American dark comedy television series which ran for one season on FX Networks in 2003. The show starred John Corbett as Michael "Lucky" Linkletter, a professional poker player and gambling addict. The series was created by ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: cons and scams, addiction, ambition, buddies, dishonesty, crimes, mind game, best friends, rivalry, gambling, cards, gambling addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
My Words, My Lies - My Love (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: David, a waiter, finds an unpublished manuscript in a dresser drawer. To impress a girl, he claims to be the author. When the novel becomes a best-seller the real author introduces himself in his life and begins to take-over David's life.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: novelist, wooing, fall in love, rising to stardom, love and romance, dishonesty, writer's life, romance, overnight success, cons and scams, novel, manuscript ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 11K
Please Give (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, melancholic, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, parents and children, human nature, homeless, teenage life, mother daughter relationship, cancer, suicide, meaning of life, neighbor, apartment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
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Lies & Alibis (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Con man Ray Elliot decides to leave crime behind to start a company that sells fake alibis to clients who have been unfaithful to their significant others. It seems that the streetwise Ray has found his calling, until he unexpectedly becomes a ...
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: plan gone awry, cons and scams, love affair, partners, murder, alibi, false accusation, riddles and clues, rivalry, infidelity, dishonesty, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.4
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All Relative (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Things couldn't be going better for Harry and Grace, a young New York City couple in love, until Grace's mother turns Harry's world upside down.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, disorder, couple relations, couples, romance, dishonesty, family relations, parents and children, wooing, love and romance, hidden identity, graduate student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%