Movies like National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
 7.5
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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, funny, light, realistic, not serious, absurd, intense, scenic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, parents and children, family gatherings, family dinner, farce, neighbor, nothing goes right, eccentric family, down on your luck, family relations, vacation, yuppie, family, boss, culture clash, family problems, in-laws, creativity, salesman, uninvited guest, guest, disorder, dysfunctional family, dog ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, funny, realistic and feel good films with plots about runaway, dialogue, family relations, mentor, family, dysfunctional family and vengeance mostly in Comedy, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: Vegas Vacation (1997), Uncle Buck (1989), Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), Funny Farm (1988), Daddy's Home 2 (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Clark Griswold is on a quest to take his family on a quest to Walley World theme park for a vacation, but things don't go exactly as planned.
Style: road movie, humorous, realistic, funny, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, cross country, plan gone awry, amusement park, on the road, adventure, couple relations, couples, disorder, youth, relatives, family holiday ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, colorado, arizona, kansas, california ...
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Vegas Vacation (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Griswold family hits the road again for a typically ill-fated vacation, this time to the glitzy mecca of slots and showgirls—Las Vegas.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, family relations, farce, obsession, casino, nothing goes right, teenage life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, desert, on the road, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, chicago illinois
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100%
 7.0
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Uncle Buck (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his nephew and nieces. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: fish out of water, parents and children, when the parents are away, respect, uncle nephew relationship, mischievous children, siblings relations, child care, golf, family relations, backfire, nanny ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
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100%
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, light, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: thanksgiving, hitchhiker, road trip, holiday, state trooper, getting home, disorder, nothing goes right, partners, comedy of errors, unlikely friendships, generosity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york, kansas, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 23K
Funny Farm (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chevy Chase stars as Andy Farmer, a sportswriter who moves with his schoolteacher wife Elizabeth (Madolyn Smith) to the country in order to write a novel in relative seclusion. Of course, seclusion is the last thing the Farmers find in the small, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, fish out of water, farce, chase, nothing goes right, lifestyle, writer's life, starting over, city life, couple relations, americana, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: vermont, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 72K
Daddy's Home 2 (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Brad and Dusty must deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.
Style: light, funny, captivating, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, father son conflict, holiday, stepfather, ex husband ex wife relationship, stepfather stepson relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, awkward situation, adventure, children, relationships ...
Time: contemporary
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National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Griswalds win a vacation to Europe on a game show, and thus pack their bags for the continent. They do their best to catch the flavor of Europe, but they just don't know how to be be good tourists. Besides, they have trouble taking holidays ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, parody, light ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: travel, dysfunctional family, on the road, family relations, family problems, nothing goes right, parents and children, fish out of water, disorder, family vacation, father son relationship, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, paris france, france, germany ...
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100%
Nothing But Trouble (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While attempting to seduce gorgeous lawyer Diane Lightson, wealthy gadabout Chris Thorne agrees to drive her to Atlantic City, N.J. But, when some reckless driving draws the attention of a deeply critical cop, they and the flamboyant ...
Style: humorous, not serious, disturbing, melancholic, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, chase, on the run, dark humor, eccentric family, disorder, goofy hero, buddies, nothing goes right, false accusation, fish out of water, justice ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
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100%
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Four Christmases (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Brad and Kate have made something of an art form out of avoiding their families during the holidays, but this year their foolproof plan is about go bust -- big time. Stuck at the city airport after all departing flights are canceled, the couple is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, family relations, holiday, couple relations, dysfunctional family, in-laws, parents and children, comedy of errors, eccentric family, family gatherings, nothing goes right, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
What About Bob? (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley. An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of phobias, Bob follows Marvin to his family's country house. Dr. Marvin ...
Style: not serious, humorous, funny, light, witty ...
Plot: psychiatrist, mental illness, obsession, disorder, nothing goes right, goofy hero, doctors and patients, stalking, treatment, vacation, family vacation, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Instead of flying to Florida with his folks, Kevin ends up alone in New York, where he gets a hotel room with his dad's credit card—despite problems from a clerk and meddling bellboy. But when Kevin runs into his old nemeses, the Wet Bandits, ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, adventure, holiday, mischievous children, children, home alone, when the parents are away, family relations, young heroes, robbery, trap, homeless ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, florida, chicago illinois, miami, manhattan new york city ...
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80%
 5.0
 28K
Deck the Halls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, parents and children, neighbor, small town, suburbs, feud, rivalry, unlikely friendships, social relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, massachusetts, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Great Outdoors (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's vacation time for outdoorsy Chicago man Chet Ripley, along with his wife, Connie, and their two kids, Buck and Ben. But a serene weekend of fishing at a Wisconsin lakeside cabin gets crashed by Connie's obnoxious brother-in-law, Roman ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, wilderness, family relations, nothing goes right, camp, disorder, friendship, parents and children, youth, holiday, couples, in-laws ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, wisconsin, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school slacker pretends to be sick to skip school and have an exciting day off alongside his girlfriend and his best buddy through Chicago, while trying to outwit his obsessive school principal and his unconformited sister along the way.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: skipping school, coming of age, friendship, high school, generation gap, high school life, when the parents are away, family relations, teacher, teenage life, boss, student ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, california
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100%
 5.3
 152K
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The all-star comedy cast from Grown Ups returns (with some exciting new additions) for more summertime laughs. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, friends, adulthood, family relations, farce, grownups, social relations, silly humor, buddies, disorder, family life, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Office Christmas Party (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand.
Style: funny, absurd, humorous, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: christmas party, wild party, ceo, christmas, stupidity, holiday, workplace, party, cocaine, plan, office, farce ...
Place: chicago illinois, new york
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100%
 5.5
 112K
Little Fockers (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get in with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, Jack's suspicions ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: in-laws, nothing goes right, family relations, family disapproval, parents and children, eccentric family, youth, disorder, suburbs, comedy of errors, family gatherings, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Man of the House (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ben Archer is not happy. His mother, Sandy, has just met a man, and it looks like things are pretty serious. Driven by a fear of abandonment, Ben tries anything and everything to ruin the "love bubble" which surrounds his mom. However, ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: parents and children, single parent, mischievous children, family relations, family problems, family, opposites attract, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, child as adult, family life, prank ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Meet the Fockers (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Hard-to-crack ex-CIA man, Jack Byrnes and his wife, Dina head for the warmer climes of Florida to meet son-in-law-to-be, Greg Focker's parents. Unlike their happily matched offspring, the future in-laws find themselves in a situation of ...
Style: funny, humorous, not serious, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: family relations, meet the parents, eccentric family, parents and children, nurse, father in law son in law relationship, farce, family disapproval, jewish, culture clash, young lovers, comedy of errors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, chicago illinois
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100%
Surviving Christmas (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Drew Latham is an executive leading an empty, shallow life with only wealth on his side. Facing another lonely Christmas ahead, he revisit his old childhood home in the hope of reliving some old holiday memories – but he finds that the house in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, absurd, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, suburbs, holiday, nothing goes right, dysfunctional family, couple relations, eccentric family, looking for love, family problems, family relations, family life, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
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35%
Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Luther Krank is fed up with the commerciality of Christmas; he decides to skip the holiday and go on a vacation with his wife instead. But when his daughter decides at the last minute to come home, he must put together a holiday celebration.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, satirical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, suburban life, christmas party, family gatherings, disorder, nothing goes right, family life, parents and children, contests and competitions, christmas eve ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, latin america, peru, usa
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50%
A Madea Christmas (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: When a family meets for Christmas at their posh Cape Cod estate, family arguments and secrets cause a stir. It takes a real down-to-earth family - like Aunt Bam and the almighty Madea - to save this holiday.
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: farce, family problems, family relations, estate, family life, eccentric family, disorder, master and servant, family gatherings, unfulfillment, parents and children, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ 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: realistic, feel good, 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 ⇓
32%
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Johnson Family Vacation (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: AAA can't help the roadside emergency that is the JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION. Even the on-board navigation system has a meltdown on Nate Johnson and his family's cross-country trek to their annual family reunion/grudge match. Reluctantly ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sexy, road movie, absurd ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: interracial romance, family relations, on the road, eccentric family, nothing goes right, family life, mischievous children, parents and children, siblings relations, road trip, family, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, missouri, los angeles
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31%
Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will? (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bickering siblings are reunited at their Texas home as their father lies on his deathbed in this black comedy.
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, betrayal, siblings relations, dark humor, life is a bitch, family problems, terminal illness, parents and children, family life, estate, eccentric family, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas
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31%
Girl Most Likely (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A failed New York playwright stages a suicide in an attempt to win back her ex, only to wind up in the custody of her gambling-addict mother.
Style: humorous, light, melancholic, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, disorder, parents and children, love and romance, faked death, nothing goes right, eccentricity, loneliness, runaway, secrets, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
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31%
 5.4
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Clifford (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When his brother asks him to look after his young son, Clifford, Martin Daniels agrees, taking the boy into his home and introducing him to his future wife, Sarah. Clifford is fixated on the idea of visiting a famed theme park, and Martin, an ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, not serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: family, family relations, prank, adult as child, parents and children, fish out of water, nothing goes right, disorder, eccentric family, mischievous children, youth, kids in trouble ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: los angeles, hawaii, usa, san francisco, antarctica
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Madhouse (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The luxurious villa of Mark and Jessie Bannister, a yuppie couple, is overrun by loads of uninvited guests who turn the house up side down.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: uninvited guest, family gatherings, pregnancy, nothing goes right, family life, down on your luck, lifestyle, disorder, couples, family problems, siblings relations, relatives ...
Time: 80s
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31%
Cleaver Family Reunion (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Members of a dysfunctional family settle their differences after a series of misadventures during their summer reunion
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, nothing goes right, family problems, disorder, family gatherings, family relations, silly humor, black cast, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, los angeles
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Coopers' Camera (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Using a professional grade video camera, a dysfunctional family records their Christmas Day in 1985, which descends into total chaos.
Style: humorous, entertaining, funny, light, cynical ...
Plot: family relations, suburbs, christmas, satire, family gatherings, uninvited guest, parents and children, family, couples, dysfunctional family, party, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1985
Place: canada
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31%