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, hijacker, misadventure, husband wife relationship, beer, fever, 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 realistic, semi serious, exciting and humorous 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), Swashbuckler (1976), Swords of Blood (1962), Pancho Barnes (1988). 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, truck driver, recluse, nazi, blackmail, billionaire
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, heroic mission, daring rescue, escapades, treasure hunt, danger, heroes, soldier, adventurer, voyeur, female stockinged legs, scantily clad female ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, rescue, slave, adventure, jungle, treasure, heroic mission, danger, daring rescue, escapades ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s
Place: africa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, escapades, friends, gays and lesbians, missing person, buddies, folk hero, heroes, ocean or sea, good versus evil, kidnapping ...
Time: 70s, 18th century
Place: jamaica, caribbean, dungeon, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: adventurer, outlaw, adventure, folk hero, heist, righting the wronged, against the odds, leadership, gang, romance, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: adventurer, heroes, social relations, adventure, ambition, social differences, society, feminism, aviator, aviation, pilot, female pilot
Time: 20s, 1930s, 1940s, 1920s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: jealousy, canadian, singer, marriage, husband wife relationship, beer, buddhist, musician, male female relationship, irish, rock band, bed and breakfast
Place: hong kong, british columbia, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: humorous, witty, stylized, satirical, clever ...
Plot: adventurer, rivalry, expedition, pirate, submarine, loss of friend, ocean or sea, dysfunctional family, vengeance, escapades, dangerous animal, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mine, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: feel good, exciting, humorous, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, teens, boys' night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: treasure hunt, adventurer, love and romance, treasure, novelist, couple relations, escapades, lifestyle, writer's life, woman in danger, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, desert ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, middle east, egypt, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, girl, husband wife relationship, jungle, husband wife reunion, warrior, stepfather, ex husband ex wife relationship, stepfather stepdaughter relationship
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: exciting, serious
Plot: adventurer, expedition, volcano, friends, escapades, follow your dream, danger, treasure hunt, hopes, adventure, treasure, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, erection, basketball, poverty, window washer, female nudity, sex, lesbian, waiter, slacker, sailing ...
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, ship, adventurer, vengeance, survival, danger, treasure hunt, heroes, dishonesty, one man army, race against time, soldier ...
Time: 1910s
Place: battleship, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: exciting, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: chase, safari, giraffe, elephant, dangerous animal, adventure, romance, danger, fall in love, animal life, adventurer, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: drag, spy, terrorist, crime, secret agents, sexual relations, transvestism, heavy metal, danger, rivalry, criminal heroes, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, semi serious, atmospheric, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, treasure hunt, treasure, adventurer, secret place, escapades, deathtrap, rescue, chase, adventure hero, danger, lion ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s, 1930s, 80s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, danger, orphan, adventurer, ship, heroes, ocean or sea, pirate, crimes, confined, corrupted ruler, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, adventurer, kidnapping, revolution, novelist, heroes, rebelliousness, treasure hunt, woman in danger, danger, rivalry, missing person ...
Time: 40s
Place: africa, paris france, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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 ⇓
37%
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: exciting, semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adventurer, battles, hotshot hero, escapades, daring rescue, master and servant, adventure, journalism, heroes, treasure hunt, danger, showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: africa, britain
⇓ 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, one man show, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, martial arts, jungle, adventurer, disguise, human sacrifice, secret passage, treasure, drinking, gold, temple, stranded in the desert ...
Time: 80s
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: treasure hunt, chase, obsessive quest, chases and races, adventure, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, adventurer, danger, urban, rivalry, hand to hand combat ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Crocodile Dundee II (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, kidnapping, adventurer, job seeking, crocodile, adventure, gangsters, survival, disorder, rescue, society, on the run ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, realistic, exciting, not serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure, island, treasure hunt, disorder, partners, map, ship, adventurer, ocean or sea, bet, danger, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, motorcycle, machismo, hunting, driving, sex scene, pickup truck, female bartender, arm wrestling, dentures, wet t shirt ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: kidnapping, musketeer, dishonesty, animal life, escapades, crimes, partners against crime, criminal heroes, heroic mission, adventure, daring rescue, crime ...
Time: 20th century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 84K
Sahara (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Scouring the ocean depths for treasure-laden shipwrecks is business as usual for a thrill-seeking underwater adventurer and his wisecracking buddy. But when these two cross paths with a beautiful doctor, they find themselves on the ultimate treasure ...
Style: exciting, buddy comedy, entertaining, scenic, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: desert, treasure hunt, treasure, adventurer, adventure, obsessive quest, escapades, danger, car chase, contamination, damsel in distress, civil war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, nigeria, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, humorous, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, soccer, escapades, coming of age, youth, optimism, adventurer, young heroes, hopes, friends, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, zimbabwe, rwanda, south africa, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: espionage, blackmail, mistaken identity, rescue mission, ship, mad scientist, bodyguard, female spy, seduction, battle, seductress, mind control ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.0
 7K
Sidekicks (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Barry is an asthmatic kid having trouble in life. He lives with his father, a computer programmer, in Texas. Barry is struggling to get by in life, dealing with his rough school life, bullies, as well as his health. Barry's only source of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic, satirical ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, karate, bully, computer, school, contests and competitions, power relations, friends, adventure, friendship, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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