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: humorous, light, absurd, not serious, talky, entertaining, realistic, funny, buddy movie, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stupidity, private detective, investigation, dog, farce, animals, pets, goofy hero, crimes, amateur detective, save the day, rescue, kidnapping, disguise, immature, human animal relationship, mascot, human dog relationship, dolphins, american football, investigator, fish, sport, football, party ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, funny, not serious and absurd films with plots about farce, mentor, dialogue, pornography, catastrophe, storytelling and brutality mostly in Comedy, Crime and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective: Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), Dumb and Dumber (1994), Me, Myself & Irene (2000), Liar Liar (1997), Police Academy (1984). 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, absurd, funny, talky ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adventure, farce, stupidity, private detective, investigation, jungle, save the day, disorder, human animal relationship, crimes, goofy hero, gross out humor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, himalaya, nigeria, asia, china ...
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Dumb and 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, ridiculous, absurd, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, stupidity, dumb, dimwit, friendship, odd couple, buddies, adventure, parakeet, social misfits, toilet humor, illiteracy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: utah, nebraska, usa, connecticut, mississippi ...
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100%
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, funny, realistic, absurd ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: split personality, schizophrenia, disorder, nothing goes right, on the run, fall in love, woman in danger, stupidity, gross out humor, sex aid, african american, alter ego ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1982, 80s, 2000s
Place: rhode island, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
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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: teens, date night
Plot: father son relationship, desire, dishonesty, workaholic, birthday, family relations, farce, ex husband ex wife relationship, second chance, wish come true, introspection, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, humorous, light, parody, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, police academy, officers and cadets, chase, police, rookie, recruit, instructor, prank, goofy hero, disorder, campaign ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, israel, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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
Plot: manhunt, chase, scam, island, survival, crimes, hitman, partners, disguise, latin, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
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The Mask (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When timid bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss discovers a magical mask containing the spirit of the Norse god Loki, his entire life changes. While wearing the mask, Ipkiss becomes a supernatural playboy exuding charm and confidence which allows him to catch ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing
Plot: superhuman powers, double life, dual identity, supernatural power, superhero, alter ego, gangsters, fall in love, social misfits, transformation, good versus evil, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, disorder, friends, misfit partners, nothing goes right, escapades, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, el paso texas, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: parody, humorous, not serious, slasher, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: youth, stupidity, serial killer, absurd humor, teenage life, sarcasm, media satire, graphic violence, satire, teenage angst, adolescence, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: parody, humorous, light, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing
Plot: farce, baseball, deadpan, dimwit, crimes, police, stupidity, investigation, gunfight, assassination attempt, mind control, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, beirut lebanon, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 106K
Hot Shots! (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Recruited to join a top-secret mission for the Air Force, a renegade pilot finds himself coping with an incompetent admiral and a carefully selected squadron of flyers who are either inept or half-blind.
Style: humorous, parody, not serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: pilot, goofy hero, secret mission, heroic mission, military, save the day, disorder, love and romance, military base, warplane, love triangle, air force ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1975, year 1971, 70s ...
Place: mediterranean sea, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: private detective, investigation, disorder, riddles and clues, crimes, dishonesty, femme fatale, religious cult, mind control, power relations, goofy hero, sexual content ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Naked Gun 33⅓: 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: parody, humorous, realistic, not serious, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: farce, terrorism, undercover, race against time, master criminal, save the day, law enforcement, crimes, goofy hero, disorder, stupidity, police ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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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Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, sexy, light, funny, sexual ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, stupidity, dream girl, private detective, obstacle, hitchhiker, romance, dishonesty, obsession, nothing goes right, hidden identity, wooing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, rhode island, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
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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, not serious, buddy comedy, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: party, comedy of errors, friends, buddies, nothing goes right, hung over, bachelor party, weirdo, friendship between men, escapades, memory loss, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, september 11 2001
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Dragnet (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: LAPD Sgt. Joe Friday -- the equally straight-laced nephew of the famous police sergeant of the same name -- is paired up with a young, freewheeling detective named Pep Streebeck. After investigating some strange robberies at the local zoo and the ...
Style: humorous, parody, satirical, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, crimes, goofy hero, investigation, working undercover, chase, disguise, rescue, undercover, police detective, buddy cop, speech impediment ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: sex, fight, superhero, fish out of water, disorder, righting the wronged, showbiz, innocence lost, hopes, father son relationship, violence, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, utah, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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 ...
Style: parody, humorous, satirical, absurd, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, hollywood, filmmaking, actor's life, comeback, disorder, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, goofy hero, buddies, alcohol abuse, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 50s
Place: usa, california, manhattan new york city, new york, los angeles
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The Hangover Part II (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Hangover crew heads to Thailand for Stu's wedding. After the disaster of a bachelor party in Las Vegas last year, Stu is playing it safe with a mellow pre-wedding brunch. However, nothing goes as planned and Bangkok is the perfect setting ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, realistic, funny, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Rising executive Tim Wagner works for a boss who hosts a monthly dinner in which the guest who brings the biggest buffoon gets a career-boost. Tim plans on not attending until he meets Barry, a man who builds dioramas using stuffed mice. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, sentimental, funny ...
Plot: farce, friendship, misfit, corporate world, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, goofy hero, loser, taxidermy, mouse, idiot, employer employee relationship ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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 ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: graduation, rivalry, elementary school, school, inheritance, adolescence vs adulthood, irresponsible, fish out of water, fall in love, teachers and students, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
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Dick (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Comedy about two high school girls who wander off during a class trip to the White House and meet President Richard Nixon. They become the official dog walkers for Nixon's dog Checkers, and become his secret advisors during the Watergate ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: politics, goofy hero, teenage life, journalism, workplace intrigue, farce, dishonesty, high school, investigation, friendship, white house, whistleblower ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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 ...
Style: humorous, absurd, satirical, light, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zoo, animals, farce, greed, business, obnoxious boss, workplace intrigue, businessman, marketing, sarcasm, moral ambiguity, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Zoolander (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, USA, Australia
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 ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, funny, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, male model, fame, president, comedy of errors, popularity, ambition, lifestyle, cult, brainwashing, fashion show, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, malaysia, new jersey
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27%
Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, kidnapping, disappearance, investigation, family business, cons and scams, missing person, mistaken identity, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, santa monica california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)
Genre: Comedy
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, sexy, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: pimp, false accusation, prostitute, gigolo, prostitution, serial killer, working undercover, fall in love, looking for love, goofy hero, investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, ...
Style: not serious, sexy, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: resort, youth, femme fatale, friendship, goofy hero, farce, love and romance, nothing goes right, prank, looking for sex, mistaken identity, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 61K
Best in Show (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part in what is undoubtedly one of the greatest events of their lives -- the ...
Style: cynical, absurd, humorous, parody, funny ...
Plot: dog, poodle, obsession, ambition, rivals, psychiatrist, training, lovers, terrier, pets, eccentricity, lesbian ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, florida, illinois, usa, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Officer Carey Mahoney and his cohorts have finally graduated from the Police Academy and are about to hit the streets on their first assignment. Question is, are they ready to do battle with a band of graffiti-tagging terrorists? Time will tell, but ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, police station, police academy, commander, crimes, farce, police investigation, disorder, power relations, chaos, misfit, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%