Movies like The Prize Fighter

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The Prize Fighter (1979)
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The Prize Fighter (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: "Bags" the boxer (funnyman Tim Conway) and his manager, Shake (Don Knotts), are quite a pair: One is a dim bulb, and the other has a mean streak. Times are tough and they must save their gym, so they line up some moneymaking fights. But when Bags and Shake discover that the bouts have been rigged, they end up with their backs to the wall and must fight back -- literally.
Plot: boxing, bully, farce, hoodlum, gangsters, boxer, mafia, champion, great depression, ring, gangster, fistfight, illegal fistfight, underground tournament, boxing ring, boxing match, boxing gloves, fixed fight, transporter, sport
Time: 1930s

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Most similar movies to The Prize Fighter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, parody and semi serious films with plots about farce, disorder, gangsters, runaway, mentor, dialogue and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Mystery and Family genres. Some movies like The Prize Fighter: The Longshot (1986), The Private Eyes (1980), Dorf's Christmas Specials (2015), Doin' Time (1985), Who Do I Gotta Kill? (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Longshot (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Four losers borrow money from gangsters to bet on a "sure thing", but lose. The gangsters go after them to get their money.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting
Plot: horse race, cons and scams, down on your luck, gambling, disorder, ambition, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, gangsters, dishonesty, farce ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
They Went That-A-Way & That-A-Way (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dewey (Tim Conway) and Wallace (Chuck McCann) are small-town lawmen who are ordered by the governor to go undercover as prison inmates to find out where a gang of thieves have hidden their loot. While they're undercover, however, the governor ...
Style: exciting, realistic, parody, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: prison, working undercover, small town life, small town, prison life, undercover, confined, partners, crimes, criminal heroes, disorder, farce ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Private Eyes (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Don Knotts and Tim Conway star in The Private Eyes, a 1980 comedy about two bumbling detectives solving a murder. It's an impressively incompetent affair. Every ancient joke falls with a muffled thud as Knotts and Conway ham their way through ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, heiress, investigation, mystery, ghost, police investigation, supernatural, chase, misfit partners, heroes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: scotland, england, europe, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Dorf's Christmas Specials (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: This Christmas extravaganza is filled with sidesplitting short films and joyous comedy sketches starring Santa's favorite elf, Dorf (Tim Conway.
Plot: christmas, snow, santa claus, elf, holiday, reindeer, sketch
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 4.8
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Doin' Time (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Duke Jarrett is sent to jail at the John Dillinger prison. However, the prison looks more like a zoo, more or less ruled by the prisoners themselves.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, parody
Plot: prison, reformatory, penitentiary, ethnic stereotype, boxing, wrongful imprisonment, prison life, frame up, false accusation, society, dishonesty, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Who Do I Gotta Kill? (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Who says crime doesn't pay? The mob will pay Jimmy Corona anything to stay away. But, then again, so would most people. His agent brushes off Jimmy's latest book proposal: detailing the conspiracy between Lee Harvey Oswald and Marylin ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: deadly, gangsters, farce, conspiracy, murder, down on your luck, graphic violence, dishonesty, crime, assassination, breakup, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 50
Knock Outs (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When call girl Cindy (Joslyn James, notorious from the golfing scandal) gets busted under the new 36 Strikes Law, she receives the maximum sentence of "Life in Prison without Parole". Desperate to beat the rap, Cindy agrees to become a ...
Plot: women in prison, women's prison, female nudity, female protagonist, nudity (full frontal - brief), prostitute, female boxer, boxing, sex scene, bikini, breast fondling, lesbianism ...
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34%
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Baby on Board (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Maria (Carol Kane) is the wife of a murdered Mafia bookkeeper. With her baby in tow, she tracks the hitman to the airport, intending to shoot the man. A pickpocket causes the gun to discharge prematurely, and now it's Maria who is being ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: chase, taxi, airport, showbiz, farce, deadly, babies and infants, chases and races, danger, gangsters, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Amos and Theodore, the two bumbling outlaw wannabes from The Apple Dumpling Gang, are back and trying to make it on their own. This time, the crazy duo gets involved in an army supply theft case -- and, of course, gets in lots of comic trouble along ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, farce, gang, goofy hero, partners, orphan, rivalry, going straight, heroes, crimes, disorder, bank ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 4K
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, buddies, nothing goes right, dishonesty, partners, goofy hero, rivalry, misfit, siblings relations, fish out of water, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mike Tyson's one-man show is a fascinating journey into his storied life and career. MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH is a rare, personal look inside the life and mind of one of the most feared men ever to wear the heavyweight crown. Directed by ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: rise and fall, ambition, athlete's life, self destructing, ex athlete, boxing
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Under the Rainbow (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In World War II era Los Angeles, the manager of the Culver Hotel leaves his nephew in charge for a weekend. The nephew changes the name to the Hotel Rainbow and overbooks with royalty, assassins, secret agents, Japanese tourists, and munchkins (from ...
Style: feel good, realistic, not serious, light, funny ...
Plot: hotel, farce, espionage, disorder, secret agents, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, showbiz, spy, secret service, mistaken identity, assassin ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: los angeles, california, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Impostors (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt team-up as two out-of-work actors who accidentally stow away on a ship to hide from a drunken, belligerent lead actor who has ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: farce, hidden identity, goofy hero, cruise, ocean liner, nothing goes right, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, ship, eccentricity, sarcasm, deadpan ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Hardly Working (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Jerry Lewis's first film in a decade, he plays Bo Hooper, an unemployed circus clown who can't seem to hold down a job. The film opens with a brief montage of clips from past Lewis movies. He then moves into a succession of jobs that he ...
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, realistic, gag humor
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, starting over, adventure, goofy hero, silly humor, unemployment, chaos and mayhem, down on your luck, circus, disorder, clown, stupidity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Paul Lynde Halloween Special (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Witchipoo and the Wicked Witch of the West give Paul Lynde three wishes for Halloween. KISS performs three songs. Florence Henderson sings a disco version of "That Old Black Magic."
Style: parody
Plot: halloween, witch, sheik, valentine's day, housekeeper, wolf whistle, monopoly the board game, truck stop, arm wrestling, sister sister relationship, truck driver, cult music band ...
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30%
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The Love God? (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Abner Peacock's (Knotts) beloved bird-watcher's magazine, "The Peacock," is in financial crisis. Desperate to stay afloat, Abner takes on new partners who have an agenda of the own: to publish a sexy gentleman's magazine. ...
Style: sex comedy
Plot: playboy, magazine, satire, love, sex, male female relationship
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30%
They Still Call Me Bruce (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bruce Won arrives in America in search of an American G.I. who saved his life in the Korean War. He meets an orphan boy and together they land themselves in a string of outrageous situations. This high-strung farce culminates when a case of mistaken ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, farce, martial arts, motorcycle gang, escapades, goofy hero, silly humor, fish out of water, friendship, disorder, friends, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, los angeles, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
True Identity (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In order to escape from the mob, an African-American man must disguise himself as a white man.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hitman, hidden identity, dishonesty, crimes, crime, opposites attract, on the run, gangsters, society, deadly, silly humor, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli. ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, humorous, touching ...
Plot: gangsters, showbiz, comedian, infidelity, couple relations, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, love triangle, urban, couples, comeback, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Driving Me Crazy (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Plot: crimes, immigrants, misfit, gangsters, society, artists and showbiz, chases and races, on the run, disorder, inventions and discoveries, fish out of water, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, europe, germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Man from the Diners' Club (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mobster Foots Pulardos, who operates a health gym as a front, plans to flee to Mexico to evade government tax officials. His girl friend, Sugar Pye, suggests that he first arrange for the cremation of a man having his own peculiar identifying ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: chase, gangsters, farce, disorder, cons and scams, comedy of errors, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty, goofy hero, leg, bandit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Dirty Work (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Unemployed and recently dumped, Mitch and his buddy Sam start a revenge-for-hire business to raise the $50,000 that Sam's father needs to get a heart transplant. The dirty duo brings down a movie theater manager and hires hookers to pose as ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, bookies, prank, revenge, farce, vengeance, dishonesty, infidelity, down on your luck, partners, buddies, underdog ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Zelig (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, ...
Style: talky, humorous, surreal, not serious, parody ...
Plot: switching roles, artists and showbiz, satire, celebrity culture, great depression, celebrity, psychiatrist, fictional biography, therapy, electroshock therapy, chameleon, character study ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: paris france, vatican, bronx new york city, germany, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Eugene, a young teenage Jewish boy, recalls his memoirs of his time as an adolescent youth. He lives with his parents, his aunt, two cousins, and his brother, Stanley, whom he looks up to and admires. He goes through the hardships of puberty, sexual ...
Style: semi autobiographical, realistic, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, jewish family, great depression, youth, parents and children, gambling, siblings relations, eccentric family, love and romance, breaking the fourth wall, jewish ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
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26%
Don't Drink the Water (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Somewhere behind the early 1960s cold-war iron curtain, the Hollander family cause an international spying incident when Walter photographs a sunset in a sensitive region. In order to stay out of jail, the Hollanders take refuge in the American ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: iron curtain, farce, nothing goes right, clergy, dishonesty, political unrest, goofy hero, screwball, disorder, conspiracy, silly humor, espionage ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
California Casanova (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stagehand at a nightclub falls for one of the performers. He wins her heart after taking lessons on suavity from a gigolo "count".
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, nightclub, profanity, couples, power relations, disorder, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, starting over, farce, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Meatballs Part II (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The second in-name-only sequel to the first Meatballs summer camp movie sets us at Camp Sasquash where the owner Giddy tries to keep his camp open after it's threatened with foreclosure after Hershey, the militant owner of Camp Patton located ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, cult film, teen sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen comedy
Plot: summer camp, alien, rivalry, disorder, friends, silly humor, youth, contests and competitions, save the day, young heroes, lifestyle, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Murder Can Hurt You (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Spoof of TV crime dramas. Someone is murdering all the great detectives and cops, and it's up to the remaining few to find the killer and stop him.
Style: parody
Plot: farce, satire, serial killer, television, police detective, murder, private detective, police, investigation
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Beverly Hills Bodysnatchers (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A doctor and a mortician have teamed up to do re-animation experiments on corpses using gangster money loaned for "remodeling." When they can't pay it back, the Mafia guy sends his nephews to work at the funeral home to keep a watch ...
Style: cult film, surprise ending
Plot: mafia, mortician, zombie, golf course, mob boss, reanimation
Place: los angeles, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young neurosurgeon inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback, a pretty lab assistant and the elderly housekeeper. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, absurd, gothic ...
Plot: mad scientist, monster, farce, experiment, scientist, castle, frankenstein, haunted by the past, disorder, inheritance, experiment gone awry, surgery ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 70s
Place: europe, transylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%