Movies like The Big Gamble

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The Big Gamble (1961)
 5.9
 123
The Big Gamble (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Irish seaman Vic Brennan persuades his Dublin family to finance a truck-hauling business in the remote African town of Jebanda. The only stipulation is that his cousin Samuel, a timid bank clerk, accompany Vic and his Corsican bride, Marie, to Africa and protect the family fortune.
Plot: truck, irish, adventurer, german, hijacking, happy ending, native, trip, misadventure, husband wife relationship, beer, fever, hijacker, cousin cousin relationship, cargo
Place: africa

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Most similar movies to The Big Gamble

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and exciting films with plots about adventurer, adventure, escapades, danger, heroes, rivalry and treasure hunt mostly in Adventure, Action and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Big Gamble: Moonfire (1970), Jane and the Lost City (1987), Pancho Barnes (1988), Swashbuckler (1976), Swords of Blood (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.9
 63
Moonfire (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Truckers battle a Nazi who has hidden out in Mexico. Subplot involves the disappearance of a reclusive billionaire.
Plot: truck, nazi, blackmail, billionaire, recluse
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Jane and the Lost City (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jane and the Colonel must journey to Africa to the lost city to retrieve the diamonds before the Nazis do. Comedy based on the popular wartime comic strip.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: jungle, adventurer, daring rescue, treasure hunt, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes, soldier, voyeur, female removes her clothes, nazi ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.6
 110
Pancho Barnes (1988)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A made for TV movie in which Valerie Bertinelli portrays Florence Pancho Barnes, a bored socialite who decides to learn to fly
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: adventurer, ambition, social relations, adventure, feminism, social differences, heroes, society, pilot, female pilot
Time: 20s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 1K
Swashbuckler (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A pirate and a hot-tempered noblewoman join forces to protect Jamaica from a tyrant.
Style: exciting, semi serious
Plot: pirate, tyrant, adventurer, folk hero, ocean or sea, adventure, daring rescue, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry, buddies ...
Time: 70s, 18th century
Place: jamaica, caribbean, dungeon, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After his brother Robeson disappears without a trace while exploring Africa in search of a legendary 'white tribe', Allan Quatermain decides to follow in his footsteps to learn what became of him. Soon after arriving, he discovers the Lost ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, awful, idiotic, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: treasure hunt, missing person, adventurer, slave, rescue, adventure, jungle, treasure, daring rescue, gold, sibling relationship, archaeologist ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s
Place: africa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Swords of Blood (1962)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the 18th century, Louis de Bourguignon is working with the Malichot's gang, but their ways are too 'unethical' for him. He creates his own band, acting under the name of Cartouche, making audacious robberies of the rich people, and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: adventurer, outlaw, stolen gold, adventure, buddies, soldier, folk hero, romance, gang, vengeance, righting the wronged, criminal heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mountains of the Moon (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: India
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Chander Pahar follows Shankar Choudhury, a 20 year-old that takes a job working for the Uganda Railway, and winds up quitting his job in search of diamonds and the Kenya's Mountain of the Moon. Based on the popular Bengali adventure novel of ...
Style: serious, exciting
Plot: adventurer, expedition, volcano, adventure, treasure hunt, danger, escapades, heroes, dangerous animal, follow your dream, friendship, against the odds ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wes Anderson’s incisive quirky comedy build up stars complex characters like in ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ with Bill Murray on in the leading role. An ocean adventure documentary film maker Zissou is put in all imaginable life situations and a ...
Style: clever, stylized, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: pirate, rivalry, adventurer, dysfunctional family, expedition, submarine, acoustic guitar, ocean or sea, redemption, marijuana, adventure, accountant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mine, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.0
 401
Kidnapped (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When Scottish young gentleman David Balfour's father dies, he leaves school to collect his inheritance from uncle Ebenezer, who in turn sells the boy as a future slave to a pirate ship. When staunch Stuart dynasty supporter Alan Breck Stewart ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, adventurer, adventure, pirate, school, ship, ocean or sea, missing person, escapades, orphan, soldier, confined ...
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 189
Net Worth (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Net Worth details the serio-comic story of four friends who learn the value of friendship as they embark on a thirty day contest to achieve the highest net worth in a new city with no cash and no connections.
Plot: friendship, infidelity, hospital, sailboat, poem, gas station, nightclub, slacker, ferris wheel, sailing, prostitution, alcoholics anonymous ...
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Never Too Young to Die (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Secret agent Drew Stargrove is brutally murdered by the ruthless hermaphrodite gang leader Velvet Von Ragnar. The murdered secret agent's son, Lance Stargrove is thrust into the dangerous and intriguing world of secret agents and espionage when ...
Style: psychotronic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: terrorist, drag, spy, secret agents, heavy metal, espionage, sex, working undercover, crime, crimes, undercover, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Lunch with Charles (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A free-spirited woman helps a potential immigrant to Canada choose his path in life.
Style: multicultural
Plot: buddhist, rock band, irish, beer, singer, marriage, husband wife relationship, canadian, jealousy, male female relationship, musician, bed and breakfast
Place: hong kong, vancouver, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Shout at the Devil (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: During World War One an English adventurer, an American elephant poacher and the latter's attractive young daughter, set out to destroy a German battle-cruiser which is awaiting repairs in an inlet just off Zanzibar. The story is based on a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, ship, military, adventure, one man army, poacher, soldier, daring rescue, race against time, rescue, survival, treasure hunt ...
Time: 1910s
Place: africa, battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Wilder is thrust back into a world of murder, chases, foreign intrigue... and love. This time out she's duped by a duplicitous Arab dignitary who brings her to the Middle East, ostensibly to write a book about his life. Of course he's ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, exciting, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, boys' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: treasure hunt, adventurer, treasure, desert, romance, swashbuckler, dictator, novelist, adventure, archaeologist, palace, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, middle east, egypt, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 734
Jake Speed (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jake Speed (Wayne Crawford) is the lead character in some of the biggest page-turners of the 1940s. A chiseled, heroic action figure, Speed saves lives on paper, but when a young girl is kidnapped and her sister (Karen Kopins) begs the real-life ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, novelist, rescue, kidnapping, revolution, lone wolves, adventure, superhero, daring rescue, treasure hunt, heroic mission, missing person ...
Time: 40s
Place: africa, paris france, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
King Solomon's Mines (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ever in search of adventure, explorer Allan Quatermain agrees to join the beautiful Jesse Huston on a mission to locate her archaeologist father, who has been abducted for his knowledge of the legendary mines of King Solomon. As the kidnappers, led ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, atmospheric, surprise ending, stylized ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, treasure hunt, treasure, adventurer, escapades, secret place, chase, rescue, adventure hero, deathtrap, disappearance, archaeologist ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s, 1930s, 80s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Treasure Raiders (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael, an American professor teaching history at Moscow University, finances his passion for treasure hunting with competitive street racing. His racing nemesis Wolf becomes his ally as they both embark on a quest to search for a famous ancient ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: treasure hunt, chase, adventurer, obsessive quest, adventure, urban, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, chases and races, danger, rivalry, pistol ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 11K
Hatari! (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos. Will the arrival of a female wildlife photographer change their ways?
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: chase, safari, elephant, giraffe, adventure, dangerous animal, romance, fall in love, adventurer, dangerous, animal life, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.5
 467
The Lion (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Young Tina lives with her mother and stepfather on a wildlife reserve in Kenya. While her stepfather believes this is a wonderful environment for her to grow up in, her mother becomes increasingly concerned by her behaviour. These concerns are ...
Plot: lion, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, husband wife reunion, husband wife relationship, warrior, girl, jungle, stepfather, ex husband ex wife relationship
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: musketeer, kidnapping, adventurer, adventure, partners against crime, daring rescue, intrigue, crime, heroic mission, royal family, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.0
 5K
Firewalker (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A pair of adventurers try to track down an ancient Aztec/Mayan/Egyptian/Apache horde of gold.
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, semi serious, surprise ending, one man show
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, martial arts, treasure hunt, adventurer, drinking, soldier, bar fight, voodoo, treasure, temple, gold, disguise ...
Time: 80s
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Africa United (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa, Rwanda
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "Africa United" tells the extraordinary story of three Rwandan children who attempt to realize the dream of their life: to attend the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2010 at Johannesburg. But the problems begin when Fabrice, Dudu ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, soccer, adventurer, follow your dream, adventure, optimism, coming of age, escapades, hopes, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, zimbabwe, rwanda, south africa, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Professor Fergusson plans to make aviation history by making his way across Africa by balloon. He plans to claim uncharted territories in West Africa as proof of his inventions worth.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventurer, hotshot hero, adventure, daring rescue, treasure hunt, danger, escapades, heroes, master and servant, journalism, showbiz, battles ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: africa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Hollywood Follies (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Indy takes a job as assistant to a Hollywood studio executive in an attempt to earn his college fees. His job is to get flamboyant and difficult director Erich Von Stroheim to complete his latest epic on time and with the budget, or else.
Plot: adventurer, composer, fedora
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Texas Lightning (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A tough, macho, truck driver decides to make his soft son more manly by taking him hunting. They vacation and go to a honky tonk bar where the younger man falls in love with a burned out waitress.
Plot: guitar, musician, wet t shirt, motorcycle, hunting, bar, dancing, cigarette smoking, dog, father son relationship, telephone call, machismo ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Keep Your Hands Off the Island (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Action
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alan gets a map to some war treasure which the Japanese army left behind on a small Pacific island at the end of World War II. But some gangsters try to steal the map from him and so he hides on Charlie's boat which just leaves the harbor. He ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, treasure hunt, treasure, buddies, ship, fistfight, partners, ocean or sea, adventure, disorder, friends, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Forest Warrior (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: John McKenna is a spiritual being who is able to transform into bear, wolf or eagle. He lives in the forests of Tanglewood and has dedicated his life to protect them. One day a gang of evil lumberjacks led by Travis Thorne arrive Tanglewood to chop ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, captivating, surprise ending
Audience: family outing
Plot: eagle, bear, wolf, young heroes, adventurer, heroic mission, wilderness, good versus evil, rescue, animal life, forces of nature, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.0
 58
The Big Game (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two soldiers of fortune are hired by an inventor to protect him and his invention, a radar-like machine that is capable of controlling armies and forcing them to fight.
Plot: bodyguard, rescue mission, mad scientist, ship, mistaken identity, blackmail, espionage, female spy, seduction, battle, seductress, radar ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.4
 7K
Frozen Stiff (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The basic plot revolves around drug dealer Limeni (Tin Man) who is said to have no heart, and two men, Lemi and Kiza, who are trying to transport their dead grandfather for burial, until their car breaks down and they end up struggling to get him ...
Plot: refrigerator, truck, brother, smuggling, train, sex
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.6
 245
Big City Blues (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A collection of characters threaten to cross paths, unknowingly, during a night in the big city. The film focuses on two hit men (Reynolds and Forsythe) who are bound to collide with Cates, a beautiful prostitute.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: hitman, swat team, urban, crimes, gays and lesbians, prostitute, city life, misfit, partners, gender, friends, blues ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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