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Josh and S.A.M. (1993)
 5.7
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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 Africa to fight in a war and that Canada is a safe haven for any S.A.M. unwilling to fight. The cross-country journey begins when the 2 boys think they killed a drunk and steal his car en route to Canada where they encounter The Liberty Maid. Will Josh & S.A.M. make it to Canada or will they wish they should have never left home.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, exciting, light, melancholic, suspenseful, tense, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the road, journey, cross country, family relations, family life, youth, disorder, nothing goes right, sibling relationship, adventure, coming of age, road trip, brother brother relationship, on the run, father son relationship, heist, mutant, family, misfit, chases and races, siblings relations, car, car theft, trip, pizza ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, texas, africa, usa, florida

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and road movie films with plots about family relations, on the road, youth, disorder, family, adventure and road trip mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Josh and S.A.M.: College Road Trip (2008), Alice Upside Down (2007), The Open Road (2009), Sweet Little Lies (2011), Gueros (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, coming of age, youth, teenage life, disorder, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, illinois, pittsburgh, washington d.c.
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95%
Alice Upside Down (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Still mourning the death of her mother a few years back, ALICE McKINLEY finds her life seriously disrupted when her father BEN buys a store and moves her and her older brother LESTER to a new town. In the painful throes of adolescence, Alice has a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: school, adventure, family relations, disorder, teenage life, family life, family, starting over, coming of age, hopes, teachers and students, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Open Road (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Minor leaguer Carlton Garret takes an unexpected road trip to track down his estranged father, legendary baseball player Kyle Garret when Carlton’s mother becomes sick. Once reunited, Carlton struggles to deal with the series of misadventures ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, road movie ...
Plot: father son relationship, family relations, baseball, road trip, on the road, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, nothing goes right, disorder, dysfunctional family, estranged son ...
Place: ohio, houston texas, united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Sweet Little Lies (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: no overview yet.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, humorous, road movie, feel good ...
Plot: adventure, on the road, friendship, coming of age, society, youth, rebelliousness, cons and scams, track down, self discovery, journey, cross country ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 7.5
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Gueros (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Set amidst the 1999 student strikes in Mexico City, this coming-of-age tale finds two brothers venturing through the city in a sentimental search for an aging legendary musician. Shot in black-and-white, Güeros brims with youthful exuberance.
Style: road movie, humorous, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, on the road, family relations, friendship, youth, escapades, disorder, brother brother relationship, bittersweet, siblings relations, buddies, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Million Dollar Kid (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Comedy, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Hunter family has hit the jackpot--scoring a winning 50 million dollar lottery ticket! But when the ticket is lost on the way to cashing it in, the Hunters face overwhelming obstacles in chasing down the ticket before it is stolen by some ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, disorder, adventure, nothing goes right, family, mischievous children, race against time, dog, lottery, lottery ticket, chases and races, chase ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, funny, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, cross country, plan gone awry, amusement park, on the road, adventure, grand canyon, couple relations, theme park, youth, couples, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, colorado, st. louis missouri, arizona, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, overprotective mother, parents and children, family relations, salesman, single parent, on the road, protective parent, parent child relationship, hitchhiker, cross country, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, las vegas, united states, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 4.9
 3K
Father Hood (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Deadbeat dad kidnaps his kids from the bus to an abusive foster home and they go on a run. The cops are after them, they bicker constantly and his idea of a way out is grim, yet this dangerous ride might just turn them into a family.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, road movie, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: kidnapping, chase, on the run, road trip, reporter, criminal, convict, highway, child driving car, on the road, heist, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.0
 54K
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, white trash, family relations, janitor, obsessive quest, on the road, parent child relationship, haunted by the past, goofy hero, buddies, nothing goes right, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, idaho, california, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.9
 3K
Buddy (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: gorilla, friendship, family relations, socialite, zoo, family, adventure, chimpanzee, rescue, pets, fish out of water, family life ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, philadelphia, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 80K
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: road trip, dumb, nothing goes right, goofy hero, family relations, buddies, factory, self discovery, odd couple, father son relationship, inheritance, funeral ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Natural Selection (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a dutiful, albeit barren Christian housewife discovers that her devout husband has suffered a stroke at a sperm bank where he's been secretly donating his seed for the past 25 years, she leaves her sheltered world and starts off on a ...
Style: humorous, touching, captivating, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, self discovery, parents and children, odd couple, obsessive quest, disorder, family relations, assault, sister sister relationship, escapades, death wish, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
True Adolescents (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At 34, struggling Seattle musician Sam finds himself broke, jobless and losing touch with the person he wants to become. When his girlfriend kicks him out, he's forced to crash with his Aunt Sharon and is reluctantly enlisted to take her teen ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: lifestyle, family relations, friends, on the road, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, buddies, wilderness, coming of age, thirtysomething life, skinny dipping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 2K
Rent-a-Kid (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Harry Habert, owner of a rent office has an original idea: To rent babies from a nearby orphanage to the local families. He rents the Ward brothers to his first customers...
Style: humorous, touching, light, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adoption, dog, orphan, siblings relations, children, mischievous children, family, family relations, disorder, nothing goes right, farce, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 15K
The Wizard (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Corey (Fred Savage) refuses to let his emotionally disturbed younger brother Jimmy (Luke Edwards) be institutionalized, and the two run away together. They soon join forces with a resourceful girl (Jenny Lewis), who notices that Jimmy has a special ...
Style: road movie, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: adventure, on the road, video game, family, siblings relations, family relations, contests and competitions, competition, hopes, rivalry, computer game, teenager ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, nevada, usa, utah, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.6
 3K
Smother (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After he's fired from his job, an everyday guy faces pressure from his wife to have a baby and from his mom, who has decided to move in with the young couple.
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nothing goes right, parents and children, comedy of errors, couples, family relations, disorder, family life, couple relations, fired from the job, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, parent grown child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, not serious, road movie, sexy, absurd ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: family relations, on the road, eccentric family, nothing goes right, family life, parents and children, mischievous children, siblings relations, road trip, family, interracial romance, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, entertaining
Plot: nothing goes right, eccentric family, family gatherings, disorder, escapades, on the road, family relations, parents and children, race against time, road trip, christmas present, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: feel good, touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, sexual content, escapades, friends, obsessive quest, remarry, road trip, coming of age, teenage boy, friendship between boys, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.
Style: road movie, feel good, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, road trip, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, dysfunctional family, family relations, escapades, beauty pageant, parenthood, suicide attempt, journey, loser ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico, arizona, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, light, talky ...
Plot: motorcycle, desert, friendship, on the road, hotel, adventure, loner, journey, fireworks, ashes, life philosophy, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, los angeles, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Africa United (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa, Rwanda
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "Africa United" tells the extraordinary story of three Rwandan children who attempt to realize the dream of their life: to attend the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2010 at Johannesburg. But the problems begin when Fabrice, Dudu ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere, touching ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, adventurer, adventure, hopes, follow your dream, young heroes, escapades, optimism, road trip, soccer, child's point of view ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, zimbabwe, rwanda, south africa, tanzania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.1
 1K
Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, youth, parents and children, family life, coming of age, family problems, prodigy, hopes, society, eccentric family, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.5
 149
Jackhammer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A shy struggling actor is dragged into the world of professional male stripping by his egotistical brother.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, light
Plot: crimes, partners against crime, twins, righting the wronged, family relations, hip hop, siblings relations, heist, brother brother relationship, male stripper
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Born to Be Wild (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rick Heller is a juvenile delinquent who keeps getting himself into trouble. To keep him out of trouble his mother puts him to work cleaning the cage of a gorilla named Katie which she is teaching to communicate through the use of sign language. ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: gorilla, sign language, pets, family, adventure, friendship, disorder, family relations, siblings relations, on the road, down on your luck, laboratory ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Huck and the King of Hearts (1994)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Taking place in the 1990's, Huck and his card shark friend, Jim, travel from California to Nevada searching for Huck's long-lost grandpa. Along the way, a deceived card player chases the two across the states with his two, less ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, young heroes, politics, chase, society, family, adventure, dangerous animal, americana, on the road, cons and scams, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: nevada, las vegas, mississippi, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
$50K and a Call Girl: A Love Story (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Ross is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and given six weeks to live, his newly engaged older brother Seth offers to spend his $50,000 wedding fund on a final trip of a lifetime. Their plans are complicated when Ross invites a call girl to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, tragicomedy, road movie, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, on the road, cross country, fall in love, dark humor, unfulfillment, call girl, prostitute, journey, friendship, adventure, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.0
 335
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, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: amusement park, mermaid, friends, couple relations, fish out of water, friendship, best friends, partners, buddies, youth, moral dilemma, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teddy Duncan's middle-class family embarks on a road trip from their home in Denver to visit Mrs. Duncans Parents, the Blankenhoopers, in Palm Springs. When they find themselves stranded between Denver and Utah, they try to hitch a ride to Las ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, family, parents and children, family life, family relations, on the road, road trip, santa claus, youth, female director, dolphins, mime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%