Movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: He's Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Jim Carrey is on the case to find the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot and quarterback Dan Marino. He goes eyeball to eyeball with a man-eating shark, stakes out the Miami Dolphins and woos and wows the ladies. Whether he's undercover, under fire or underwater, he always gets his man . . . or beast!
Style: light, humorous, absurd, not serious, talky, comic, entertaining, realistic, cult film, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, investigation, stupidity, pets, dog, goofy hero, crimes, search, amateur detective, save the day, rescue, farce, kidnapping, animals, fish, disguise, mascot, dolphins, investigator, football, henchman, sport, party, career, cult ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, funny and realistic films with plots about farce, disorder, parody, storytelling, dialogue, pornography and mentor mostly in Comedy, Crime and Adventure genres. Some movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective: Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), Me, Myself & Irene (2000), Liar Liar (1997), Dumb & Dumber (1994), Scary Movie (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Summoned from an ashram in Tibet, Ace finds himself on a perilous journey into the jungles of Africa to find Shikaka, the missing sacred animal of the friendly Wachati tribe. He must accomplish this before the wedding of the Wachati's Princess ...
Style: humorous, not serious, gross out humor, idiotic, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adventure, farce, investigation, private detective, save the day, animal life, disorder, human animal relationship, goofy hero, crimes, stupidity, jungle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: africa, nigeria, tibet, china, asia ...
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Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Rhode Island State Trooper Charlie Baileygates has a multiple personality disorder. One personality is crazy and aggressive, while the other is more friendly and laid back. Both of these personalities fall in love with the same woman named Irene ...
Style: humorous, not serious, gross out humor, funny, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: split personality, schizophrenia, disorder, fall in love, nothing goes right, chases and races, on the run, woman in danger, stupidity, african american, sex aid, verbal abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1982, 2000s, 80s
Place: rhode island, usa, new york
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Liar Liar (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fletcher Reede is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday he has just one wish - that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours. When Max's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, sentimental, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: father son relationship, farce, dishonesty, desire, workaholic, birthday, family relations, ex husband ex wife relationship, second chance, wish come true, introspection, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, boston
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100%
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Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lloyd and Harry are two men whose stupidity is really indescribable. When Mary, a beautiful woman, loses an important suitcase with money before she leaves for Aspen, the two friends (who have found the suitcase) decide to return it to her. After ...
Style: humorous, idiotic, toilet humor, not serious, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, stupidity, dumb, odd couple, social misfits, dimwit, illiteracy, misfit, parakeet, friendship, adventure, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: utah, nebraska, usa, colorado, rhode island ...
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Scary Movie (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Following on the heels of popular teen-scream horror movies, with uproarious comedy and biting satire. Marlon and Shawn Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth and Carmen Electra pitch in to skewer some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, including Scream, ...
Style: humorous, horror spoof, idiotic, not serious, absurd ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night
Plot: parody, serial killer, stupidity, stabbing, youth, graphic violence, teenage life, media satire, slasher, killing off one by one, who done it, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
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The Pest (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Fast-talking Latino con artist Pestario "Pest" Vargas is the target of Scottish mobsters to whom he owes a considerable debt. Willing to do anything to raise money and avoid severe injury or death, Vargas agrees to a very unusual job -- he ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, absurd, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa, scotland
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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the incompetent Officer Frank Drebin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles upon an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing
Plot: parody, deadpan, baseball, dimwit, crimes, farce, stupidity, investigation, gunfight, assassination attempt, mind control, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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100%
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Police Academy (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: New rules enforced by the Lady Mayoress mean that sex, weight, height and intelligence need no longer be a factor for joining the Police Force. This opens the floodgates for all and sundry to enter the Police Academy, much to the chagrin of the ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, idiotic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, police academy, goofy hero, officers and cadets, rookie, recruit, instructor, parody, chase, prank, police, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 20 years after the dimwits set out on their first adventure, they head out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney.
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, not serious, road movie, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, on the road, farce, road trip, prank, silly humor, friends, disorder, goofy hero, misfit partners, escapades, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, rhode island, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rock Slyde (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Between trying to get Judy Bee (Elaine Hendrix) back and tracking down a sexy client's stalker, droll Det. Rock Slyde (Patrick Warburton) has his hands full in this comedy that also stars Rena Sofer and includes cameos by Jason Alexander, Brian ...
Style: humorous, not serious, captivating, entertaining, realistic
Plot: investigation, private detective, disorder, dishonesty, crimes, femme fatale, riddles and clues, religious cult, mind control, sexual content, farce, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Frank Drebin is persuaded out of retirement to go undercover in a state prison. There he is to find out what top terrorist, Rocco, has planned for when he escapes. Frank's wife, Jane, is desperate for a baby.. this adds to Frank's ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, suspense, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: parody, terrorism, undercover, race against time, save the day, master criminal, danger, farce, crimes, law enforcement, crime, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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 ...
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Young Doctors in Love (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Dragnet (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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There's Something About Mary (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Having never fully recovered from a prom date that became a total disaster, a man finally gets a chance to reunite with his old prom date, only to run up against other suitors including the sleazy detective he hired to find her.
Style: humorous, light, sexy, funny, sexual ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: stupidity, true love, dream girl, private detective, obstacle, hitchhiker, romance, dishonesty, obsession, hidden identity, nothing goes right, wooing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: miami, usa, florida, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Orgazmo (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Joe Young is a devout Mormon living in L.A. trying to raise enough money to go back to Utah and marry his girlfriend, Lisa. Joe is spreading the word about the church of Latter Day Saints one day when he's confronted by two burly bodyguards. A ...
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, light, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pornography, fight, superhero, danger, fish out of water, innocence lost, showbiz, disorder, righting the wronged, hopes, father son relationship, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, xian, utah
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31%
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The Hangover (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When three friends finally come to after a raucous night of bachelor-party revelry, they find a baby in the closet and a tiger in the bathroom. But they can't seem to locate their best friend, Doug – who's supposed to be tying the knot. ...
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, not serious, buddy comedy ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, september 11 2001
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, california
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31%
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Superfast! (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Undercover cop Lucas White joins Vin Serento's LA gang of illegal street racers. They are fast and they are furious and they plan to double cross LA crime kingpin Juan Carlos de la Sol who hides his cash in a downtown Taco Bell. The gang's ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)
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Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Deuce Bigalow goes to Amsterdam after a little accident including two irritating kids and a bunch of aggressive dolphins. There he meets up with his old friend T.J. Hicks. But a mysterious killer starts killing some of Amsterdam's finest ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, absurd ...
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Plot: pimp, prostitution, prostitute, false accusation, gigolo, serial killer, working undercover, looking for love, fall in love, disorder, silly humor, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Billy Madison (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Billy Madison is the 27 year-old son of Bryan Madison, a very rich man who has made his living in the hotel industry. Billy stands to inherit his father's empire but only if he can make it through all 12 grades, 2 weeks per grade, to prove that ...
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Zoolander (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Clear the runway for Derek Zoolander, VH1's three-time male model of the year. His face falls when hippie-chic "he's so hot right now" Hansel scooters in to steal this year's award. The evil fashion guru Mugatu seizes the ...
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Private Resort (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Jack and his buddy Ben check in at a posh Florida resort, planning to spend every hour in hot pursuit of gorgeous babes. But their plans hit a major detour when they try to bed the wife of a conniving jewel thief. They'll have to outsmart him, ...
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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 87 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, cult film, funny ...
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Silent Movie (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the ...
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Meatballs 4 (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ricky is the hottest water-ski instructor around and he has just be rehired by his former employer/camp to whip up attendance. But the camp is in serious financial trouble and the owner of a rival, more popular, camp wants to buy them out. Therefore ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, idiotic, twist ending ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dick (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 94 min.
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Fierce Creatures (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ex-policeman Rollo Lee is sent to run Marwood Zoo, the newly acquired business of a New Zealand tycoon. In order to meet high profit targets and keep the zoo open, Rollo enforces a new 'fierce creatures' policy, whereby only the most ...
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Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This wacky prequel to the 1994 blockbuster goes back to the lame-brained Harry and Lloyd's days as classmates at a Rhode Island high school, where the unprincipled principal puts the pair in remedial courses as part of a scheme to fleece the ...
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Nothing But Trouble (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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