Movies like Joe Dirt

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Joe Dirt (2001)
 5.9
 47K
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 irrepressibly optimistic Joe hits the road alone in search of his folks.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, light, absurd, road movie, offbeat, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: janitor, adventure, on the road, obsessive quest, parent child relationship, family relations, misfit, haunted by the past, buddies, nothing goes right, goofy hero, meteorite, adaptation, lone hero, youth, friendship, friends, partners, optimism, disorder, beer, love, dog, school, horse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, louisiana, idaho, los angeles

Most similar movies to Joe Dirt

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and not serious films with plots about dialogue, mentor, brutality, disorder, catastrophe, storytelling and road trip mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Joe Dirt: Tommy Boy (1995), Senior Trip (1995), The Dukes of Hazzard (2005), College Road Trip (2008), Josh and S.A.M. (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
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Tommy Boy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
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: humorous, road movie, funny, absurd, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: goofy hero, nothing goes right, road trip, buddies, family relations, inheritance, self discovery, factory, odd couple, father son relationship, funeral, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.6
 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, offbeat, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: stoners, on the road, parody, hardcase students, adventure, adolescence vs adulthood, looking for sex, nothing goes right, teachers and students, youth, goofy hero, when the parents are away ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Cousins, Bo and Luke Duke, with the help of their eye-catching cousin, Daisy and moonshine-running Uncle Jesse, try and save the family farm from being destroyed by Hazzard County's corrupt commissioner, Boss Hogg. Their efforts constantly find ...
Style: not serious, humorous, entertaining, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: buddies, friends, adventure, chases and races, disorder, incompetent police, countryside, partners, heroes, misfit, uncle nephew relationship, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, sentimental, not serious, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: road trip, on the road, family, family relations, nothing goes right, parents and children, father daughter relationship, youth, teenage life, disorder, coming of age, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, indiana, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, disorder, family life, youth, love and romance, artists and showbiz, parents and children, nothing goes right, underdog, actor's life, child prodigy, loser ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Josh and S.A.M. (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Josh and Sam are two brothers facing change, their mother is about to marry a French accountant and the kids are sent to go live with their father in Florida. Meanwhile Josh tells Sam that he is a "S.A.M." that is going to be sent to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the road, journey, family life, youth, nothing goes right, disorder, sibling relationship, adventure, coming of age, family relations, road trip, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, cross country, texas, africa, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Roadside Prophets (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sid and Nancy screenplay author Abbe Wool makes her directorial debut with this tale of a factory worker name Joe (X front man John Doe) who hits the road on his Harley to scatter the ashes of a co-worker. Joined by wannabe biker Sam (Adam Horovitz ...
Style: road movie, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: desert, motorcycle, on the road, friendship, fireworks, harley davidson, obsession, hotel, last wish, factory, americana, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, los angeles, usa, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This wacky prequel to the 1994 blockbuster goes back to the lame-brained Harry and Lloyd's days as classmates at a Rhode Island high school, where the unprincipled principal puts the pair in remedial courses as part of a scheme to fleece the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, best friends, social misfits, goofy hero, buddies, disorder, partners, obsessive quest, misfit, dumb, high school, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.6
 54K
Fanboys (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1999, Star Wars fanatics take a cross-country trip to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch so their dying friend can see a screening of The Phantom Menace before its release.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, witty, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: fan, road trip, pimp, on the road, rivalry, buddy, friendship, urination, last wish, obsessive quest, buddies, obstacle ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, 20th century, 1990s
Place: las vegas, usa, texas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, not serious, feel good, realistic, gross out humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bigfoot, friendship, tv show, obsessive quest, race against time, workplace, chases and races, workplace intrigue, adventure, nothing goes right, escapades, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ecuador, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 vacation, family problems, nothing goes right, parents and children, fish out of water, danger, family relations, disorder, parody ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, england, germany, italy, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 34K
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good, political comedy ...
Plot: campaign, political satire, nitrous oxide, siblings relations, parents and children, disorder, dishonesty, political conspiracy, buddies, partners, love and romance, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, road movie, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stoners, nothing goes right, marijuana, road trip, on the road, racial slur, police chase, odd couple, encounter, journey, misfit partners, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, amsterdam, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 28K
Bubble Boy (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jimmy is young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom... who pines for the sweet caresses of girl-next-door Chloe. But when Chloe decides to marry her high school boyfriend, Jimmy -- ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, absurd, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: youth, niagara falls, goofy hero, teenage life, obsessive quest, illness, romance, love and romance, chosen one, mutant, nightclub, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 102K
Rat Race (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an ensemble film about easy money, greed, manipulation and bad driving, a Las Vegas casino tycoon entertains his wealthiest high rollers -- a group that will bet on anything -- by pitting six ordinary people against each other in a wild dash for ...
Style: road movie, humorous, exciting, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: chase, contests and competitions, road trip, treasure hunt, escapades, partners, bet, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, money, millionaire, race ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, las vegas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Six years have elapsed since Guantanamo Bay, leaving Harold and Kumar estranged from one another with very different families, friends and lives. But when Kumar arrives on Harold's doorstep during the holiday season with a mysterious package in ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, offbeat, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stoners, christmas, holiday, buddies, christmas tree, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, disorder, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, family values, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.9
 2K
Noobz (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four friends hit the road to LA to compete in the Cyberbowl Video Game Championship, but will they be able to compete with the worst hangovers of their lives?
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, light
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: obsessive quest, buddies, on the road, computers and web, contests and competitions, video game, rivalry, friends, adventure, misfit partners, lifestyle, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 147K
Road Trip (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Four friends take off on an 1800 mile road trip to retrieve an illicit tape mistakenly mailed to a girl friend.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, sexual, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: on the road, road trip, race against time, nothing goes right, cheating, stoner, sex tape, college, escapades, obsessive quest, encounter, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: cross country, usa, austin texas, new york state, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 8K
Cabin Boy (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A foul-mouthed finishing school graduate mistakenly winds up on an ill-fated fishing boat, and faces the wrath of a crew that considers him bad luck.
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: adventure, adventurer, mistaken identity, prank, danger, goofy hero, nothing goes right, prostitute, ship, dumb, justice, pirate ...
Place: usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 301K
Due Date (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Peter Highman must scramble across the US in five days to be present for the birth of his first child. He gets off to a bad start when his wallet and luggage are stolen, and put on the 'no-fly' list. Peter embarks on a terrifying journey ...
Style: humorous, feel good, road movie, absurd, not serious ...
Plot: hitchhiker, getting home, slacker, odd couple, stoners, stupidity, nothing goes right, goofy hero, road trip, bonding, comedy of errors, child birth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, texas, louisiana, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 11K
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, semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: boarding school, working class, thanksgiving, homeless shelter, prank, culture clash, holiday, buddies, partners, disorder, obsessive quest, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 109K
Wild Hogs (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Restless and ready for adventure, four suburban bikers leave the safety of their subdivision and head out on the open road. But complications ensue when they cross paths with an intimidating band of New Mexico bikers known as the Del Fuegos.
Style: humorous, not serious, road movie, idiotic, entertaining ...
Plot: midlife crisis, road trip, on the road, self discovery, friendship, motorcycle gang, buddies, motorcycle chase, adventurer, escapades, middle aged man, bankruptcy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, pacific ocean, cincinnati ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 34K
The Guilt Trip (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, single parent, salesman, parents and children, family relations, protective parent, parent child relationship, overprotective mother, talking while driving, mother son relationship, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, new jersey, san francisco, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 5.4
 127K
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, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, couple relations, grownups, friends, social relations, family relations, disorder, family life, buddies, eccentric family, couples, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 88K
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: humorous, road movie, funny, idiotic, not serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, road trip, on the road, nothing goes right, vacation, parents and children, family relations, family problems, family, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, grand canyon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 2K
Rubin and Ed (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Reclusive Rubin Farr teams up with vocal but unsuccessful multi-level salesman Ed Tuttle on a quest to bury Rubin's dead cat in the "perfect spot." Their trip takes them across Utah's desert where they have run-ins with Ed'd ...
Style: feel good, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, friendship, salesman, road trip, odd couple, misfit, on the road, goofy hero, friends, buddies, disorder, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Odd Couple II (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 30 years after the first film, Oscar and Felix embark on a road trip together, to attend the wedding of Oscar's son to Felix's daughter.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, on the road, odd couple, road trip, marriage, partners, disorder, small town life, buddies, small town, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, florida, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: humorous, realistic, offbeat, not serious, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, on the road, theme park, farce, family vacation, adventure, youth, hysteria, couple relations, plan gone awry, parents and children, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, cross country, colorado, st. louis missouri, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 32K
The New Guy (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nerdy high school senior Dizzy Harrison has finally gotten lucky -- after purposely getting expelled, he takes lessons in 'badass cool' from a convict and enrolls at a new school. But can he keep up the ruse?
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, teenage love, goofy hero, starting over, high school life, high school, cheerleading, misfit, buddies, teenagers, romance, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, drugs/alcohol, escapades, parent getting married, animal life, obsessive quest, best friends, youth, friends, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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