Movies like Desperate Acts of Magic

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Desperate Acts of Magic (2013)
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Desperate Acts of Magic (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A magician competes in an international magic competition where he goes head to head with a female street magician he has fallen in love with. This film shows great magic performed by a cast of professional magicians. Like a great musical where the songs and the story are seamlessly intertwined, Desperate Acts of Magic does the same, mixing story and magic as one.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light
Plot: unlikely couple, love and romance, ambition, fall in love, follow your dream, hopes, couples, contests and competitions, foe turned friend, stage magician, street performer, magic trick, illusion, cheating, pickpocket, contest, card trick, wizards and magicians, female director, magic, magician, camp, jealousy, cards, card playing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and light films with plots about couples, love and romance, ambition, fall in love, romance, hopes and family relations mostly in Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Desperate Acts of Magic: Love On The Cloud (2014), She Wants Me (2012), Authors Anonymous (2014), Leading Ladies (2010), Falling for Mala (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Love On The Cloud (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: China
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Romance gets complicated in modern-day Beijing.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Plot: fall in love, love triangle, love and romance, ambition, showbiz, couples, romance, best friends, follow your dream, actor's life, filmmaking, artists and showbiz
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
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95%
 5.7
 3K
She Wants Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A neurotic writer working on his new film gets into a tricky situation when an A-list actress shows interest in the role intended for his girlfriend.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, light, sincere
Plot: showbiz, hollywood, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, unlikely couple, ambition, couples, once in a lifetime opportunity, fame, college, love, american dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Authors Anonymous (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a dysfunctional group of unpublished writers accept Hannah into their fold, the last thing they expect is her overnight success. Can these lovable misfits achieve their artistic dreams and avoid killing one another in the process?
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, overnight success, writer's life, follow your dream, ambition, misfit, couples, friendship, hopes, social misfits, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.9
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Leading Ladies (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A zany comedy about two sisters, their gay best friend, and their overzealous stage mom.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: coming out, family relations, eccentric family, parents and children, gender, couples, ambition, contests and competitions, dancer's life, fall in love, sister sister relationship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Falling for Mala (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Maria Laura "Mala" is an actress with little luck, but she is successful working for other women, seducing their boyfriends to know if they are faithful or not. But everything changes when her dream to perform in her acting career depends ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, captivating, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, unlikely couple, cons and scams, dishonesty, society, manipulations, romance, manipulation, couples, infidelity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Unexpected Love (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Juanito moved to New York to succeed as an actor. Years have gone by but success has not come his way and now he takes an odd jobs to survive. One day he is visited by his apparently successful cousin. However, their life together will discover the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Plot: desire for fame, actor's life, odd couple, nothing goes right, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, cousin cousin relationship, culture clash, bittersweet, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Two Tickets to Paradise (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three guys on the verge of forty begin to realize all the best things in their lives happened before they were twenty. A spontaneous road trip adventure gives them a chance to balance the ledger
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, self discovery, ambition, follow your dream, road trip, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, adventure, new life, escapades, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
I Married Who? (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Straight-laced Jordan (Martin) is about to marry Peter (Snedeker), a clean-cut ambitious attorney. Before she walks down the aisle, Jordan and her best friends, Claire (Adrienne Frantz) and Jessica (Daphnee Duplaix), head to Vegas for a bachelorette ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: eligible bachelor, unlikely couple, showbiz, romance, life turned upside down, couples, celebrity culture, love and romance, disorder, actor's life, friends, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 3K
Weather Girl (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After learning her boyfriend (Harmon) cheated on her with his co-host (Olson), a Seattle morning show weather girl (O’Kelley) freaks out on-air and is fired. Forced to move in with her little brother (Devlin) and deal with his best friend (Adams), ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, weatherman, romance, couples, ambition, identity crisis, family relations, grownups, infidelity, down on your luck, self fulfillment, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
3 Days of Normal (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 3 Days of Normal follows the story of straight-laced deputy Bill Morgan who is quite content literally living within the quaint boundaries of Washington, New Hampshire. Bill’s stable and rather uneventful life is thrown for a loop when he finds ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, romance, fall in love, self discovery, small town sheriff, social relations, hopes, small town life, love and romance, actress, drunkenness, journalist
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new hampshire, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 3.0
 158
Unemployed (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jamal and Dex are two hapless out of work actors who come to terms with reality when they realize they've been pursuing their dreams for over ten years and still haven't booked a single speaking role. When the two run out of cash and face ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: nothing goes right, follow your dream, ambition, against the odds, fish out of water, looking for love, unemployment, buddies, unlikely couple, love and romance, actor's life, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Kissing Cousins (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A "relatively" romantic comedy about a professional heartbreaker (and cynical bachelor) who teams up with his attractive cousin from the UK in order to fool his friends into believing he is capable of a relationship. Hijinks and laughs ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cousin cousin relationship, romance, fall in love, disorder, unlikely couple, family relations, cons and scams, looking for love, friendship, society, love and romance, hidden identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.4
 213
A Beer Tale (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A coming of age romantic comedy centered around the lives of twin brothers Luke and Corey Frankenstein in the pivotal months following college graduation. Orphaned at the age of five, the brothers inherited their family brewery and were left in the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, family business, youth, twins, family relations, love and romance, beer, rivalry, friendship, couples, fall in love, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.8
 224
Kwik Stop (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two strangers discover you really can find anything at a convenience store -- even love. An aspiring actor stuck in a small town who has big plans of moving to Hollywood so he can strike it rich. One night, while on his way into a corner store, he ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, unlikely criminals, odd couple, romance, love and romance, couples, on the road, crimes, aspiring actor, small town, shoplifting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Already Famous (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Singapore
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A light hearted comedy about a girl from a small town in Malaysia who dreams of becoming a star in neighboring Singapore...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: tv show, desire for fame, follow your dream, ambition, fall in love, celebrity culture, showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, hopes, media, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: malaysia, singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.7
 3K
The Makeover (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: This is an update of George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" that changes the genders of the main characters. Hannah Higgins attempts to turn blue-collar Boston beer vendor Elliot Doolittle into a viable candidate and inadvertently learns ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, politics, hopes, disorder, social differences, fish out of water, couples, campaign, congress, unlikely couple, working class, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Christmas Wedding Tail (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jennie Garth of "90210" stars as Susan, an unemployed Los Angeles museum curator and widowed single mom temporarily living in a small California town with her three sensitive sons. Jake (Brad Rowe of "General Hospital") is a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, looking for love, romance, fall in love, pets, couples, holiday, family life, disorder, christmas, pet dog, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.7
 128
The Yank (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tom Murphy, a middle-aged Irish-American man from Cleveland, travels to Ireland for his best friend’s wedding and to find the perfect woman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good
Plot: culture clash, friends, family relations, love and romance, buddies, romance, parents and children, fall in love, disorder, bar fight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, ohio, usa, dublin ireland, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 3.4
 2K
Without Men (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The women of a remote Latin American town are forced to pick up the pieces and remake their world when all the town's men are forcibly recruited by communist guerrillas.
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, sexy, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, fall in love, society, love and romance, couples, social relations, feminism, village, village life, strong female presence, clergy, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 1K
C(r)ook (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A killer for the Russian Mafia in Vienna wants to retire and write a book about his passion - cooking. The mafia godfather suspects treason.
Style: clever, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: dishonesty, ambition, hitman, cooking and food, one last job, follow your dream, hopes, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, career change, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Out on Parole (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With one more day of parole left, J.T. vows to play by the book. But when he finds out his mom will lose their home unless they come up with a serious amount of money, J.T. takes a chance by entering a lowrider contest that violates his parole.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, semi serious ...
Plot: rivalry, contests and competitions, cons and scams, friends, warden, ambition, race against time, ex convict, save the day, parole, escapades, contest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.3
 254
SBK The-Movie (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A film 35 years in the making. One man's journey to become a legend of the Boardwalk by claiming the title of World Champion in the fast paced sport of professional Skeeball.
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: contests and competitions, ambition, track and field, arcade, boardwalk
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Two Million Stupid Women (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A handful of insults and fighting best friends, not quite the Birthday presents every girl hopes for. Melissa s not every girl. She is determined to collect insults from all of her past boyfriends before her birthday night is over. But her journey ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, best friends, couples, friends, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, lovers reunited, birthday, breakup, romance, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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American Cowslip (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Blythe, California, a small town in the remote California desert, Ethan Inglebrink is an eccentric, agoraphobic heroin addict who is obsessed with his garden. This dark comedy follows the last days of Ethan's life as he struggles to find ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, cynical, realistic, clever ...
Plot: drug abuse, life is a bitch, friends, ambition, contests and competitions, drugs/alcohol, couples, siblings relations, dark humor, buddies, addiction, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Nanny for Christmas (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ally (Emmanuelle Vaugier) is a smart young career woman who needs a new job. Samantha (Cynthia Gibb) is a busy Beverly Hills advertising executive/mom whose too-well-mannered kids need some fun in their lives. And Danny Donner (Dean Cain) is the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, nanny, christmas, comedy of errors, workplace, fall in love, lifestyle, dishonesty, couples, disorder, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
 2K
Rumba (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Teachers in a rural school, happy couple Fiona and Dom have a common passion: Latin Dancing. One night, after a glorious dance competition, they have a car accident and see their lives turn upside down. Rumba or how optimism and humour can overcome ...
Style: humorous, uplifting, entertaining, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: dark humor, dancer's life, against the odds, couples, optimism, life turned upside down, disability, follow your dream, contests and competitions, ambition, dance contest, retirement home ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 515
Closing Escrow (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three quirky families seeking to buy their next home collide when trying to purchase the same property. The bidding war tests the limits of their marriages and the resolve of their agents.
Style: humorous, cynical, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, eccentric family, family relations, social relations, ambition, satire, real estate, couples, marriage, contests and competitions, dead animal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After breaking up with his longtime stage partner, a famous but jaded Vegas magician fights for relevance when a new, "hip" street magician appears on the scene.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: magic, friendship, artists and showbiz, performance, comeback, showbiz, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, performer's life, ambition, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1982
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Goodbye Girl (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Musical dancer on the way out (at 36) Paula McFadden had it swell with actor Tony DeSanti, but instead of taking her to Hollywood he gets a European movie part. He even sublets their (his) New York apartment to Elliot Garfield, who generously lets ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, unlikely couple, opposites attract, dancer's life, romance, love and romance, starting over, family relations, couples, showbiz, male female relationship, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.9
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Short Track (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Carolinian Blake Beckett (Pepper Sweeney), the son of a stock car racing legend, is a 4-time short track racing champion. Blake never made it to the speedways of the National Cup Racing circuit, but surely he could still have a shot? The daily life ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, sport, hopes, contests and competitions, follow your dream, youth, rise to the top, teenage life, family life, ambition, chases and races, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%