10 interesting films about betting and disputes

One Canadian got size-3 breast implants on a bet, another American was shot by sailors as he prepared to dive under a ship with a blank torpedo. History knows many legendary bets since the time of Cleopatra, both witty and completely stupid. Because of what only do not bet! The heroes of films about the bet also put money, reputation and other people’s hearts at stake, and what comes out of this can be seen in the cinema, but perhaps it is not worth repeating.


100 things and nothing more (2018)

Toni and Paul are best friends since childhood and business partners . After the conclusion of a multi-million dollar deal, unexpectedly for their entourage, the characters of the film get involved in an unusual dispute. They give up absolutely everything material that they have – to panties and gadgets, for 100 days. Once a day, you can take and use only one thing. The bet is all the savings of the loser, which will go to the employees of the company. And then a girl appears on the horizon, and both hick friends fall in love.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:  
100 Dinge

Genre:  
Comedy

Actors:  
Florian David Fitz, Mattias Schweighofer, Miriam Stein …

Country:  
Germany

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.4

Age Limits
18+


Bet on the bride (2017)

The plot of a foreign romantic film about a dispute revolves around a hardened bachelor and ladies’ man Damon. A self-confident and handsome man has never had a problem picking up a girl. Moreover, the hero is so confident in his abilities that he agrees to bet. In 30 days from the moment of the first meeting, he must not only capture the attention of the chosen one, but also drag her down the aisle. But Damon is unaware that the chosen victim has already escaped from the wedding ceremony several times and does not intend to tie the knot.

Original title:
Betting on the Bride

Genre:
Melodrama

Actors:
Carissa Staples, Peter Mooney, Cindy Busby…

Country:
USA

Rating:
IMDb – 5.6


Once (2013)

Before you is a story of youthful love, still timid and naive. The events of the film take place in the 1970s. This is the time when the youth wore bell-bottoms, the city guys fought area to area, and the teenagers used the “American” – a dispute where the loser fulfills any desire of the winner. It is this bet that 16-year-old Leshka makes with the 17-year-old girlfriend of his dead brother. After all, the boy is hopelessly in love and does not know how to attract the attention of an older girl.

Genre:  
Melodrama, comedy, drama

Actors:  
Yuri Deinekin, Daria Melnikova, Nikita Kalinin …

Country:  
Russia

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 6.0

Age restrictions:  
16+


Beauty and the bastard (2005)

Talented DJ Sune is afraid to meet women. But in order not to fall into the dirt in front of his friends, he agrees to a bet – to seduce a pretty blonde who is preparing to enter the local medical college. The girl herself dreams of becoming a singer , despite the fact that her parents see her as a doctor . Will a meeting between two gifted people lead to more than just sex to win an argument?

Original title:
Tyttö sinä olet tähti

Genre:
Drama, melodrama, music

Actors:
Pamela Tola, Samuli Vauramo, Yunas Saartamo…

Country:
Finland

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 6.5


Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

The list of the best movie about the bet will continue with the new version of the famous novel by Jules Verne. The protagonist of the film, Phileas Fogg, intends to win the argument and prove his case to the entire scientific community. For 80 days, a gambling gentleman must circumnavigate the globe. On this incredible journey , the Englishman will be accompanied by Passepartout’s servant and a thrill-seeking French artist .

Original title:
Around the World in 80 Days

Genre:
Action, comedy, adventure

Actors:
Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Cecil De France …

Country:
USA, Germany, Ireland, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 5.8

Age Limits :
6 +


How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

Journalist Andy Anderson receives an interesting assignment from her superiors. She needs to write an article about what tricks women use to get rid of a stubborn admirer and test these tricks on their own experience. For everything about everything, the heroine of the film has 10 days. Advertiser Benjamin Barry becomes her victim, but he also has his own selfish goals. The handsome man bet with the boss that he could fool anyone in a short time. And we just have to watch how Andy will try to send off a guy who needs to win her at all costs.

Original title:  
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Genre:
Melodrama, comedy

Actors:  
Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Katherine Khan …

Country:  
USA, Germany

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:  
12+


40 days and 40 nights (2002)

A comedy film where young womanizer Mat, addicted to sex, makes a bet with a friend that he can endure a chastity fast. Our hero recently went through a difficult breakup with a girl and decided to start a serious relationship for a while in order to avoid heartache. But, as luck would have it, the guy meets a beauty and she immediately sinks into his soul. What will Mat choose – love or winning?

Original title:
40 Days and 40 Nights

Genre:
Melodrama, comedy

Actors:
Josh Hartnett, Shannyn Sossamon, Paolo Costanzo…

Country:
UK, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 5.6

Age restrictions:
16+


Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra (2002)

Queen Cleopatra enters into a dispute with the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar. The essence of the bet is to build a huge palace of pure gold in just 3 months. And if the architect Numerobis fails, the man will be executed. The unfortunate man asks for help from a familiar sorcerer . After all, grandfather knows the recipe for a secret potion that can give anyone incredible power. Together with the elder, the Gauls Asterix and Obelix go to Egypt to prevent Caesar from influencing the outcome of the bet.

Original title:  
Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre

Genre:  
Fantasy, comedy, adventure, family

Actors:  
Gerard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, Jamel Debbus, Monica Bellucci…

Country:  
France, Germany

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 6.7

Age limit:  
12 +


Cruel Intentions (1999)

In the center of the plot of the film, representatives of the golden youth – Sebastian and his half-sister Katherine. Sebastian is a cynical womanizer who amuses himself by breaking hearts while his sister plots and plots. A bored couple makes a bet – the brother must fall in love with a new student of an elite school. However, the new girl is different from other girls and it seems that our Don Juan is in danger of falling into the trap of real feelings.

Original title:  
Cruel Intentions

Genre:
Drama, Romance

Actors:  
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon…

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 6.8

Age Limits
16+


That’s All She (1998)

On the eve of the graduation party of the athlete and handsome Zach, the most popular guy in school , his girlfriend leaves. How to be? After all, without the queen, he will not be able to become the king of the ball again. Zack makes a bet with his friends that in a short time he will turn any ugly beauty into a beauty so that he will have someone to go to prom with. The choice falls on modest Lenny. And, of course, the hero of a romantic film falls in love…

Original title:  
She’s All That

Genre:  
Melodrama, comedy

Actors:  
Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachel Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard…

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 5.9

Age restrictions:  
16+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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