Movies like The Great Outdoors

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The Great Outdoors (1988)
 6.6
 48K
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 Craig, his wife, Kate, and the couple's two daughters. As the excursion wears on, the Ripleys find themselves at odds with the stuffy Craig family.
Style: funny, feel good, humorous, absurd, unusual plot structure, bad ending, entertaining, scenic, talky, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: adventure, raccoon, family vacation, bear, camp, wilderness, holiday, family relations, nothing goes right, friendship, youth, parents and children, disorder, teenage girl, father daughter relationship, summer vacation, rivalry, father son relationship, teenage boy, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, brother in law brother in law relationship, love and romance, couples, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, california, usa, chicago illinois, wisconsin

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Most similar movies to The Great Outdoors

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, funny, realistic and melancholic films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, chase, mentor, catastrophe, destiny and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Romance genres. Some movies like The Great Outdoors: Summer Rental (1985), Uncle Buck (1989), National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), The Big Year (2011), Vacation (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
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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: humorous, feel good, light, funny, intense ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids
Plot: sailing, underdog, summer vacation, screwball, rivalry, on the road, friendship, love and romance, nothing goes right, couples, disorder, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, florida
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 7.0
 97K
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, funny, touching, light ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: childhood, teenager, parents and children, when the parents are away, happy ending, unlikely friendships, fish out of water, respect, uncle nephew relationship, mischievous children, child care, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: wisconsin, california, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: funny, road movie, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, adventure, youth, cross country, plan gone awry, small town, on the road, couple relations, relatives, family holiday, disorder, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, chicago illinois, california, usa, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 46K
The Big Year (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Three fanatical bird-watchers spend an entire year competing to spot the highest number of species as El Nino sends an extraordinary variety of rare breeds flying up into the U.S., but they quickly discover that there are more important things than ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, scenic, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, obsession, bird, competition, father son relationship, eccentricity, adventure, marital problem, ambition, rivalry, midlife crisis, storm ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: alaska, usa, new jersey, china, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ...
Style: humorous, funny, feel good, sentimental, light ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, farce, parents and children, family, family gatherings, culture clash, creativity, nothing goes right, eccentric family, neighbor, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 113K
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, absurd ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: road trip, family vacation, dysfunctional family, vacation, amusement park, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, grand canyon, brother brother relationship, family, family relations, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco, arizona, memphis
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100%
 6.2
 22K
Meatballs (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tripper is the head counselor at a budget summer camp called Camp Northstar. In truth, he's young at heart and only marginally more mature than the campers themselves. Tripper befriends Rudy, a loner camper who has trouble fitting in. As ...
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, youth, teenager, rivalry, nerd, camp, mentor, friends, mischievous children, rich and poor, childhood ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sue Ellen Crandell is a teenager eagerly awaiting her mother's summer-long absence. While the babysitter looks after her rambunctious younger siblings, Sue Ellen can party and have fun. But then the babysitter abruptly dies, leaving the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, melancholic, light ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: teenager, fashion, mischievous children, babysitting, coming of age, nanny, children, dysfunctional family, crime gone awry, twists and turns, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, 80s
Place: australia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: funny, light, witty, not serious, psychological ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mental illness, psychiatrist, vacation, farce, family vacation, obsession, yuppie, sarcasm, therapy, psychiatry, disorder, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, disturbing, melancholic, not serious, road movie ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: chase, dark humor, dysfunctional family, justice, on the run, hip hop, eccentric family, fish out of water, false accusation, disorder, goofy hero, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
One Crazy Summer (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, teenager, friendship, romance, eviction, nothing goes right, youth, buddies, disorder, island, love, boat ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 8K
Loverboy (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Randy Bodek works as a pizza delivery boy at Senor Pizza to make a few extra bucks. Some customers are special, though: When the order is for a pizza with extra anchovies, it means the female customers are looking for some loving. ...
Style: sex comedy, funny, humorous, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: pizza delivery boy, farce, summer job, teenager, older woman younger man relationship, pizzeria, gigolo, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, guilty pleasure, women ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 109K
Couples Retreat (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Four couples, all friends, descend on a tropical island resort. Though one husband and wife are there to work on their marriage, the others just want to enjoy some fun in the sun. They soon find, however, that paradise comes at a price: ...
Style: funny, sexy, humorous, romantic, ridiculous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: resort, divorce, couples therapy, couple relations, friendship, friends, marriage, couples, disorder, island, romance, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, tahiti, chicago illinois
⇓ 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, light, funny, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, family outing, chick flick ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, friendship, teacher, school, teenage boy, skipping school, one day, teenage girl, teenage angst, love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 41K
Black Sheep (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When dignified Albert Donnelly runs for Governor, his team moves to keep his slow-witted and klutzy younger brother, Mike, out of the eye of the media. To baby-sit Mike, the campaign assigns sarcastic Steve, who gets the experience of a lifetime ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, political, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: political satire, sarcasm, political campaign, corruption, friends, parents and children, political conspiracy, partners, road trip, politics, political candidate, brothers ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 8K
Neighbors (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One man's quiet suburban life takes a sickening lurch for the worse when a young couple move into the deserted house next door. From the word go it is obvious these are not the quiet professional types who *should* be living in such a nice ...
Style: funny, surreal, humorous, sexy, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, dark humor, farce, new neighbor, swamp, neighbor, house fire, disaster, sexualized violence, writers, redemption, satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: feel good, humorous, parody, light, social ...
Audience: kids, date night
Plot: small town, writers, chase, fish out of water, farce, snake, fish, first contact, fight scenes, fantasy world, revenge, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: vermont, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Brewster's Millions (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Brewster, an aging minor-league baseball player, stands to inherit 300 million dollars if he can successfully spend 30 million dollars in 30 days without anything to show for it, and without telling anyone what he's up to... A task that's ...
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, thought provoking, visually appealing ...
Audience: kids, date night
Plot: baseball, millionaire, lawyer, childhood, inheritance, chase, gunfight, brutality, family, greed, fantasy world, homeless ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, new york, california, manhattan new york city, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 5.9
 7K
Houseguest (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In hot water with the mob over an unpaid debt, a con man poses as a family friend in an affluent Pennsylvania suburb.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: gangsters, suburbs, friendship, dysfunctional family, farce, teenager, internet, parenthood, arms dealer, vengeance, brutality, runaway ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Couch Trip (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The escaped delinquent John W. Burns, Jr. replaces Dr. Maitlin on a radio show, saying he's the psychiatrist Lawrence Baird.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, unusual plot structure, visually appealing ...
Plot: radio, psychiatrist, mental illness, weapons, childhood, farce, family, dysfunctional family, disaster, satire, superhero, irreverent ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Walk Like a Man (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As a baby, Bobo gets separated from his family during a camping trip. After being raised by wild dogs for twenty years, Bobo is discovered by animal researcher Penny, who brings him back to his family and attempts to teach Bobo how to readjust to ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, sentimental, intellectual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, fish out of water, adventure, stupidity, misfit, getting home, self discovery, family life, family, death, sarcasm, destiny ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 13K
Dutch (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: To get to know his girlfriend's son, a man volunteers to pick him up from a prep school....only to learn that her son's not the nicest kid.
Style: road movie, light, entertaining, feel good, funny ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: road trip, prank, thanksgiving, mischievous children, holiday, culture clash, working class, unlikely friendships, reluctant partners, partners, nothing goes right, obsessive quest ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: london, usa, australia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, road movie, light, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: high school, teenager, underage drinking, car, nothing goes right, love and romance, high school life, teenage love, parents and children, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 23K
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The army is known for churning out lean mean fighting machines intent on protecting our great nation. Martin is the inexplicable the incorrigible the invicible sgt. Ernie bilko leader of a ragtag group of the sorriest soldiers ever to enlist in the ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: military, gambling, revenge, military base, camp, soldier, rivalry, disorder, cons and scams, childhood, con men, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, las vegas, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 6K
Moving (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Arlo accepts what seems to him to be a dream promotion to Idaho. He soon discovers, however, that moving has its own share of problems.
Style: funny, humorous, unusual plot structure, stylized, light ...
Plot: gangsters, farce, moving, dysfunctional family, kung fu, con men, truck, disaster, post apocalypse, runaway, single father, parallel universe ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, idaho, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: funny, humorous, touching, satirical, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: youth, childhood, culture clash, family relations, actor's life, nothing goes right, child prodigy, parents and children, family life, disorder, satire, family ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Meatballs Part II (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The second in-name-only sequel to the first Meatballs summer camp movie sets us at Camp Sasquash where the owner Giddy tries to keep his camp open after it's threatened with foreclosure after Hershey, the militant owner of Camp Patton located ...
Style: humorous, unusual plot structure, feel good, surreal, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: summer camp, teenager, alien, rivalry, male nudity, family, brutality, weed, adaptation, vengeance, camp, lone hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 50K
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: funny, humorous, entertaining, light, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, dysfunctional family, obsession, farce, family relations, casino, nothing goes right, parents and children, teenage life, christmas, desert, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 4K
Hot Pursuit (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Young Danny is following his rich girlfriend's family to the Caribbean. But suddenly he simply must make a chemistry test and cannot go with them. After they have left, he gets a leave from his professor and takes a plane to find them. But he ...
Style: feel good, humorous, road movie, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: chase, high school, adventure, romance, teenager, rescue, nothing goes right, friendship, youth, disorder, boat, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: caribbean, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, sexy, road movie, intense, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: interracial romance, road trip, family, family relations, teenager, on the road, eccentric family, nothing goes right, family life, mischievous children, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%