Movies like National Lampoon's European Vacation

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National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)
 6.2
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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 in countries where they CAN speak the language.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, light, road movie, funny, idiotic, melancholic, clever, satirical ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: travel, dysfunctional family, on the road, family relations, family problems, nothing goes right, parents and children, danger, disorder, fish out of water, parody, father son relationship, family vacation, eiffel tower paris, misfit, nude photo shoot, chaos, tv show, marital problem, female director, game show, nudity (topless - notable), nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, road trip ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, italy, paris france, germany, france, london ...

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Most similar movies to National Lampoon's European Vacation

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and not serious films with plots about disorder, nothing goes right, runaway, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor and brutality mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like National Lampoon's European Vacation: RV (2006), Vacation (2015), Vegas Vacation (1997), Tommy Boy (1995), Spies Like Us (1985). 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, dark humor, gross out humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, on the road, cross country, adventure, plan gone awry, grand canyon, couple relations, theme park, youth, couples, disorder, family holiday ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, kansas, arizona, st. louis missouri, colorado ...
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90%
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 ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, funny, light ...
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, yuppie ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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100%
 5.5
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RV (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Climbing aboard their mammoth recreational vehicle for a cross-country road trip to the Colorado Rockies, the McNeive family – led by dysfunctional patriarch, Bob – prepares for the adventure of a lifetime. But spending two weeks together in one ...
Style: funny, feel good, road movie, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: road trip, family vacation, motor home, workaholic, family relations, hitchhiker, family values, farce, parents and children, nothing goes right, camping, business trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, utah, pasadena california, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 99K
Vacation (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hoping to bring his family closer together and to recreate his childhood vacation for his own kids, a grown up Rusty Griswold takes his wife and their two sons on a cross-country road trip to the coolest theme park in America, Walley World. Needless ...
Style: funny, humorous, not serious, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, family vacation, road trip, on the road, vacation, amusement park, nothing goes right, family relations, parents and children, highway travel, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, arizona, chicago illinois, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, teenage life, parents and children, nothing goes right, dysfunctional family, desert, on the road, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 76K
Tommy Boy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Party animal Tommy Callahan is a few cans short of a six-pack. But when the family business starts tanking, it's up to Tommy and number-cruncher Richard Hayden to save the day.
Style: road movie, humorous, funny, absurd, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: goofy hero, nothing goes right, road trip, buddies, family relations, factory, self discovery, odd couple, father son relationship, inheritance, funeral, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 44K
Spies Like Us (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, exciting, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, race against time, secret agents, undercover, chase, kgb, adventure, working undercover, danger, escapades, mistaken identity, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia, pakistan, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 20K
Captain Ron (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When mild-mannered Martin Harvey finds out that he has inherited a vintage yacht, he decides to take his family on a Caribbean vacation to retrieve the vessel. Upon arriving on a small island and realizing that the ship is in rough shape, Martin and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, cult film, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, adventure, fish out of water, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, profanity, silly humor, ocean, ocean or sea, disorder, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: puerto rico, cuba, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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College Road Trip (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When an overachieving high school student decides to travel around the country to choose the perfect college, her overprotective cop father also decides to accompany her in order to keep her on the straight and narrow.
Style: humorous, not serious, sentimental, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: road trip, family relations, on the road, family, parents and children, nothing goes right, father daughter relationship, teenage life, coming of age, youth, disorder, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, illinois, pittsburgh, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, youth, parents and children, friendship, disorder, holiday, in-laws, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, wisconsin, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, goofy hero, nothing goes right, buddies, danger, anti heroes, deadly, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 51K
Joe Dirt (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Joe Dirt is a janitor with a mullet hairdo, acid-washed jeans and a dream to find the parents that he lost at the Grand Canyon when he was a belligerent, trailer park-raised eight-year-old. Now, blasting Van Halen in his jacked-up economy car, the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, janitor, family relations, obsessive quest, on the road, parent child relationship, goofy hero, buddies, nothing goes right, misfit, haunted by the past, white trash ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, louisiana, california, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Haunted Honeymoon (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Larry Abbot, speaker in the radio horror shows of Manhattan Mystery Theater wants to marry. For the marriage he takes his fiancée home to the castle where he grew up among his eccentric relatives. His uncle decides that he needs to be cured from a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, idiotic, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parody, farce, dysfunctional family, ghost, love and romance, nothing goes right, couples, family relations, radio, mental illness, disorder, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sometimes, it takes a strange night to put everything else into focus. And that's exactly what happens to Harold and his roommate, Kumar, when they set out to get the best stoner fix money can buy: White Castle hamburgers. Both guys are at a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, buddy comedy, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: marijuana, road trip, stoners, nothing goes right, fast food, on the road, racial slur, police chase, odd couple, encounter, journey, loyalty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 5K
Senior Trip (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While on detention, a group of misfits and slackers have to write a letter to the President explaining what is wrong with the education system. There is only one problem, the President loves it! Hence, the group must travel to Washington to meet the ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, offbeat, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: stoners, on the road, parody, silly humor, hardcase students, society, youth, nothing goes right, misfit, goofy hero, adventure, high school life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Very Brady Sequel (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man claiming to be Carol Brady's long-lost first husband, Roy Martin, shows up at the suburban Brady residence one evening. An impostor, the man is actually determined to steal the Bradys' familiar horse statue, a $20-million ancient ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, feel good, satirical ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: surfing, parody, satire, kidnapping, family relations, wedding, family, danger, disorder, couples, dishonesty, goofy hero ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.1
 12K
Snow Day (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a school in upstate New York is snowed in, a group of students hi-jack a plow to keep the school closed..
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, mischievous children, chase, school, youth, teachers and students, teenage life, eccentric family, siblings relations, high school life, fish out of water, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two friends are invited for a weekend to a luxury island with their boss. The boss gets shot and nobody seems to notice, except for the two friends. In order not to become suspects of murder they treat the body as a puppet and make people believe ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, insurance, farce, crimes, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, cons and scams, fish out of water, boss and employee, disorder, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The original 70's TV family is now placed in the 1990's, where they're even more square and out of place than ever.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, satirical, clever ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: house, family relations, fighting the system, race against time, fish out of water, parents and children, save the day, rivalry, disorder, siblings relations, suburbs, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, showbiz, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, spy, secret service, mistaken identity, assassin ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: los angeles, california, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Safari (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Richard Dacier owns a tour agency specialized on organizing safaris for European tourists eager to confront the African wild life. Actually, he took the job after his father and never went into the savanna by himself. As he owes big money to some ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, light, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: safari, wilderness, adventure, escapades, animal life, tour guide, disorder, on the road, culture clash, fish out of water, danger, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.7
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Vegas, Baby (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A planned evening of debauchery in Las Vegas to celebrate their best friend's wedding goes horribly -- but hilariously -- wrong for five average guys.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, feel good, sex comedy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bachelor party, drugs/alcohol, buddies, nothing goes right, escapades, disorder, male friendship, group of friends, travel, friendship between men, nudity (full frontal - brief), gambling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Flirting with Disaster (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin (Ben Stiller) decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them. Accompanied by his wife, Nancy (Patricia Arquette), and an inept yet ...
Style: humorous, road movie, witty, not serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: farce, family relations, disorder, love and romance, nothing goes right, couple relations, self discovery, misfit partners, track down, uncover truth, on the road, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, new mexico, michigan, usa, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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EuroTrip (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Scott learns that his longtime cyber-buddy from Berlin is a gorgeous young woman, he and his friends embark on a trip across Europe.
Style: humorous, road movie, funny, entertaining, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: marijuana, teen sex comedy, youth, nothing goes right, stereotypes, nude beach, obsessive quest, travel, culture clash, male nudity, comedy of errors, hitchhiking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: amsterdam, germany, france, europe, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, realistic, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, betrayal, life is a bitch, family problems, reunion, siblings relations, family life, eccentric family, estate, terminal illness, parents and children, deathbed ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
License to Drive (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Teenager Les Anderson thinks his life can't get any worse after he flunks his driver's exam, but he's wrong. Even though he didn't receive his license, Les refuses to break his date with the cool Mercedes Lane, and he decides to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, road movie, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: high school, drunk driving, underage drinking, love and romance, nothing goes right, friendship, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 14K
Summer Rental (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jack Chester, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters, and steadily get worse. Jack ends up in a feud with a local yachtsman, and has to race him to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, light, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: underdog, rivalry, on the road, screwball, nothing goes right, love and romance, couples, disorder, couple relations, romance, summer vacation, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Strange Wilderness (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With the ratings dropping for a wilderness-themed TV show, two animal fans go to the Andes in search of Bigfoot.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, gross out humor, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, tv show, obsessive quest, animal life, race against time, disorder, rivalry, escapades, nothing goes right, prank, wilderness, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ecuador, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, eccentricity, loneliness, runaway, secrets, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, nothing goes right, family problems, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations, disorder, reunion, family relations, family gatherings, silly humor, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%