Movies like National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
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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, offbeat, realistic, not serious, 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, creativity, salesman, uninvited guest, disorder, guest, in-laws, dysfunctional family, dog ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois

Most similar movies to National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and feel good films with plots about disorder, family relations, mentor, dialogue, vengeance, runaway and family mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: Vegas Vacation (1997), Uncle Buck (1989), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), What About Bob? (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, farce, obsession, casino, family relations, parents and children, nothing goes right, teenage life, dysfunctional family, desert, on the road, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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100%
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, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, theme park, farce, on the road, cross country, family vacation, adventure, couples, eccentric family, youth, hysteria, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, arizona, colorado, st. louis missouri, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, respect, mischievous children, siblings relations, when the parents are away, parents and children, child care, golf, family relations, profanity, uncle nephew relationship, streetwise ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
⇓ 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, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, adventure, holiday, children, when the parents are away, danger, family, home alone, young heroes, robbery, family relations, trap ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, florida, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, light, road movie ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: travel, dysfunctional family, on the road, family relations, family vacation, nothing goes right, family problems, disorder, danger, fish out of water, parents and children, parody ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, england, germany, france, italy ...
⇓ 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, teen comedy, kids, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, high school, generation gap, when the parents are away, family relations, teacher, teenage life, car theft, independence, high school life, student ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa, california
⇓ 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: humorous, not serious, funny, light, witty ...
Plot: mental illness, therapy, obsession, psychiatrist, disorder, goofy hero, nothing goes right, doctors and patients, stalking, treatment, vacation, family vacation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Planes, Trains & 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, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: thanksgiving, unlikely friendships, hitchhiker, advertising, on the road, snow, thief, screwball, generosity, odd couple, receptionist, chewing tobacco ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: st. louis missouri, usa, chicago illinois, illinois, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, fish out of water, farce, city country contrast, chase, city life, nothing goes right, writer's life, couple relations, social relations, americana, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: vermont, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, wilderness, nothing goes right, family relations, camp, parents and children, disorder, friendship, youth, holiday, love and romance, in-laws ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, wisconsin, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, dark humor, not serious, disturbing, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, chase, on the run, eccentric family, anti hero, danger, fish out of water, nothing goes right, anti heroes, goofy hero, false accusation, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ 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: single parent, parents and children, family relations, family problems, mischievous children, family, opposites attract, dysfunctional family, male bonding, male friendship, child as adult, family life ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, funny, not serious, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, adulthood, social relations, eccentric family, small town life, family life, party, couple relations, midlife crisis, farce, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: feel good, humorous, light, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, family relations, holiday, couple relations, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, parents and children, family gatherings, eccentric family, in-laws, comedy of errors, christmas party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Plot: farce, family problems, family relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, master and servant, estate, family gatherings, eccentric family, family life, disorder, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: family, christmas, holiday, suburban life, christmas party, family gatherings, nothing goes right, disorder, family life, contests and competitions, parents and children, christmas eve ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, latin america, peru, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, idiotic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, couple relations, suburbs, holiday, nothing goes right, eccentric family, looking for love, parents and children, loneliness, happy ending, dysfunctional family, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: feel good, realistic, 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 ⇓
35%
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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: teens, boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, eccentric family, nothing goes right, siblings relations, parents and children, disorder, reunion, family gatherings, family relations, silly humor, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, dark humor, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, siblings relations, betrayal, family problems, reunion, family life, eccentric family, terminal illness, parents and children, estate, deathbed ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas
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33%
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, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, disorder, faked death, love and romance, nothing goes right, older woman younger man relationship, eccentricity, loneliness, runaway, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: uninvited guest, family gatherings, pregnancy, nothing goes right, family life, lifestyle, down on your luck, couples, family problems, disorder, siblings relations, relative ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, feel good, humorous, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, father son relationship, father son conflict, stepfather stepson relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, husband wife relationship, awkward situation, family relations, friendship, stepfather, children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: feel good, humorous, dark humor, light, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, holiday, parents and children, neighbor, suburbs, small town, rivalry, couple relations, social relations, family, ambition, feud ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, england, massachusetts, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: TV child star of the '70s, Dickie Roberts is now 35 and parking cars. Craving to regain the spotlight, he auditions for a role of a normal guy, but the director quickly sees he is anything but normal. Desperate to win the part, Dickie hires a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, satirical, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: family relations, actor's life, nothing goes right, parents and children, youth, family life, child prodigy, disorder, childhood, culture clash, silly humor, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
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The Toy (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat U.S. Bates takes him to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, farce, rich and poor, youth, social differences, family problems, family, rich kid, toys, job seeking, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, louisiana
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30%
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Home Alone 3 (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 9-year-old Alex Pruitt is home alone with the chicken pox. Turns out, due to a mix-up among nefarious spies, Alex was given a toy car concealing a top-secret microchip. Now Alex must fend off the spies as they try break into his house to get it back.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: home alone, home invasion, little boy, burglar, family, christmas, espionage, prank, crime gone awry, crimes, young heroes, holiday ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Jingle All the Way (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meet Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company is constantly busy at his job, and he also constantly disappoints his son, after he misses his son's karate exposition, his son tells Howard that he wants for Christmas is an action figure ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: christmas, toys, santa claus, toy, family, parents and children, family life, christmas party, fish out of water, nothing goes right, goofy hero, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Madea Christmas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Madea dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on rural town when she's coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas.
Style: feel good, captivating, sincere, light, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, christmas, family life, parents and children, family, friendship, society, adventure, nothing goes right, family gatherings, unfulfillment, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Mixed Nuts (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The events focus around a crisis hotline business on one crazy night during the Christmas holidays.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, holiday, farce, family relations, bankruptcy, transvestite, nothing goes right, goofy hero, family gatherings, social misfits, boss and employee, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, italy, california, europe, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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