Movies like Joe Dirt

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Joe Dirt (2001)
 5.9
 46K
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, not serious, offbeat, realistic, feel good, funny, idiotic, absurd, bad ending, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: janitor, meteorite, adventure, on the road, buddies, goofy hero, parent child relationship, friendship, nothing goes right, misfit, partners, disorder, friends, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, optimism, youth, family relations, beer, biohazard, man wearing glasses, train tracks, shooting a dog, pickup truck, native american ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, louisiana, california, los angeles

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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 disorder, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, friends, on the road and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Joe Dirt: Tommy Boy (1995), Senior Trip (1995), The Dukes of Hazzard (2005), Dumb and Dumber To (2014), Strange Wilderness (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 69K
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: nothing goes right, buddies, goofy hero, road trip, family relations, factory, inheritance, self discovery, odd couple, father son relationship, dumb, death of father ...
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, not serious, realistic, offbeat, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: stoners, on the road, parody, goofy hero, adventure, hardcase students, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, when the parents are away, nothing goes right, youth, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, ohio, washington d.c.
⇓ 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, realistic, based on cult tv series, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: buddies, chases and races, adventure, friends, misfit, chase, countryside, partners, disorder, cons and scams, crimes, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 20 years after the dimwits set out on their first adventure, they head out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney.
Style: road movie, humorous, not serious, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, on the road, prank, buddies, drugs/alcohol, goofy hero, misfit partners, odd couple, fish out of water, disorder, friends, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, realistic, feel good, gross out humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bigfoot, friendship, tv show, nothing goes right, buddies, adventure, obsessive quest, wilderness, stoners, friends, partners, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, ecuador, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: motorcycle, on the road, fireworks, friendship, desert, hotel, americana, adventure, obsession, partners, beer, gambling ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, los angeles, las vegas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, goofy hero, social misfits, buddies, best friends, partners, disorder, obsessive quest, dumb, misfit, family, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family life, actor's life, loser, child prodigy, parents and children, artists and showbiz, love and romance, youth, family relations, disorder, nothing goes right, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.6
 53K
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, not serious, realistic, witty, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: fan, road trip, on the road, rivalry, buddy, urination, pimp, space opera, buddies, adventure, friendship, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1998, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 296K
Due Date (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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, stoners, nothing goes right, goofy hero, comedy of errors, odd couple, stupidity, road trip, slacker, bonding, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, louisiana, arizona, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, friendship, on the road, animal life, drugs/alcohol, youth, friends, best friends, obsessive quest, escapades, parent getting married ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 33K
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: nitrous oxide, political satire, campaign, buddies, parents and children, corrupt politician, dishonesty, love and romance, partners, state affairs, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the road, journey, on the run, nothing goes right, adventure, family life, sibling relationship, family relations, family, disorder, coming of age, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, cross country, texas, africa, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, road movie, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: salesman, road trip, friendship, desert, buddies, on the road, odd couple, misfit, partners, disorder, friends, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, not serious, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, marriage, on the road, odd couple, reunion, screwball, buddies, small town, friends, nothing goes right, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, florida, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 124K
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: couple relations, friendship, buddies, eccentric family, small town, family relations, friends, small town life, family life, couples, social relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Never on Tuesday (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Matt and Eddie are two young men from the mid-west travelling to California to see the sights - primarily semi-clad women on beaches. They hop into their car and head off through the desert...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, sexy
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, buddies, on the road, friends, best friend, summer, campfire story, lesbian, gays and lesbians, adventure, looking for sex, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Friday After Next (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Craig and Day Day have finally moved out of their parents houses and into their own crib. The cousins work nights at a local mall as security guards. When their house is robbed on Christmas Eve they team up to track him down.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, funny ...
Plot: shopping mall, pimp, urban, buddies, nothing goes right, thief, partners, disorder, friends, goofy hero, friendship, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Breaking the Rules (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two friends take their dying buddy on one last road trip.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: friendship, youth, buddies, on the road, terminal illness, friends, adventure, best friends, tragic hero, self discovery, homecoming, reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.9
 83K
Year One (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world.
Style: humorous, epic, not serious, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: circumcision, parody, farce, slavery, adventure, nothing goes right, escapades, temple, cavemen, misfit, partners, disorder ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, stone age
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, realistic, sentimental, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: road trip, on the road, family, parents and children, nothing goes right, youth, family relations, disorder, teenage life, coming of age, escapades, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, washington d.c., indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Midnight Madness (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A genius grad student organizes an all-night treasure hunt in which five rival teams composed of colorful oddballs furiously match wits with one another while trying to locate and decipher various cryptic clues planted ingeniously around Los Angeles.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: college, scavenger hunt, rivalry, adventure, on the road, buddies, school, contests and competitions, race against time, college life, teenage life, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 308
Full Grown Men (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A man stuck in the reveries of his youth tracks down the boyhood friend he once tormented, only to find that simpler times were more complicated than he thought.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, sentimental ...
Plot: mermaid, amusement park, on the road, best friends, buddies, school, childhood friends, road trip, theme park, self discovery, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Wedding Ringer (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Doug Harris is a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams, Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan, owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, nothing goes right, friends, buddies, wedding, dishonesty, love and romance, disorder, best man, misfit, drugs/alcohol, male friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Grand Theft Parsons (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: There are times when it's right and proper to simply bury the dead. This is not one of those times... Gram Parsons was one of the most influential musicians of his time; a bitter, brilliant, genius who knew Elvis, tripped with the Stones and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: chase, musician, on the road, buddies, musician's life, rock star, desert, friendship, artists and showbiz, friends, nanny, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, not serious, realistic, road movie, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, theme park, farce, on the road, family vacation, adventure, down on your luck, eccentric family, relatives, nothing goes right, youth, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, cross country, st. louis missouri, arizona, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 13K
Paulie (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Paulie, an intelligent parrot who actually talks, relates the story of his struggle to a Russian immigrant who works as a janitor at the research institute where he is housed and neglected. Paulie's story begins many years earlier when he is ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: mexican american, girl, parrot, thief, research, adventure, family, friendship, anti heroes, on the road, pets, animal life ...
Time: 90s
Place: cross country, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 145K
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, sexual, not serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: on the road, nothing goes right, road trip, college, dorm room, sperm donor, sperm bank, sex tape, stoner, male virgin, sexism, school bus ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, cross country, austin texas, new york state, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 107K
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, realistic, feel good, road movie ...
Plot: midlife crisis, road trip, on the road, self discovery, awkwardness, friendship, adventure, dentist, bankruptcy, makeover, gas station, sheriff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, pacific ocean, cincinnati ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 100K
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: contests and competitions, chase, escapades, partners, treasure hunt, obsessive quest, bet, road trip, nothing goes right, millionaire, money, adventure ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, las vegas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%