Movies like Little Miss Sunshine

If you like "Little Miss Sunshine" you are looking for road movie, feel good and funny movies about / with road trip, on the road, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, gay, obsessive quest and family relations themes of Comedy and Drama genre shot in USA.
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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
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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, funny, emotional, inspirational, humorous, realistic, sweet, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, date night
Plot: road trip, on the road, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, gay, obsessive quest, family relations, escapades, coming of age, parenthood, drugs, honest, loser, journey, father daughter relationship, human relationship, suicide attempt, mother son relationship, travel, lgbt, ambition, cross country trip, performance, life, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: california, arizona, albuquerque new mexico, new mexico, usa, united states of america

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Most similar movies to Little Miss Sunshine

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, feel good, humorous and realistic films with plots about runaway, bittersweet, mentor, storytelling, loneliness, dysfunctional family and depression mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Little Miss Sunshine: The Way Way Back (2013), Juno (2007), Captain Fantastic (2016), Sunshine Cleaning (2008), The Darjeeling Limited (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, kids, teen drama
Plot: summer, teenager, friendship, vacation, coming of age, shyness, loneliness, youth, dysfunctional family, teenage love, life philosophy, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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96%
 7.5
 524K
Juno (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.
Style: funny, touching, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, teenager, adoption, teenage pregnancy, love and romance, teenage life, social relations, youth, high school, female protagonist, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Captain Fantastic (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.
Style: intellectual, philosophical, sad, cerebral, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: road trip, capitalism, home schooling, survivalist, funeral, precocious child, suicide, teenage girl, large family, socialism, family relations, children ...
Place: washington state, oregon, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A single mother and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy. In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school the mom starts an unusual business – a biohazard ...
Style: feel good, humorous, melancholic, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: cleaning lady, dysfunctional family, suicide, dark humor, family business, crimes, police investigation, family relations, workplace, family problems, single parent, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, california, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", ...
Style: road movie, touching, emotional, talky, humorous ...
Plot: train, dysfunctional family, introspection, journey, suicide attempt, reconciliation, travel, complex characters, eccentricity, train travel, grief, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, himalaya, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.7
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Nebraska (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aging, booze-addled father takes a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim what he believes to be a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.
Style: depressing, humorous, realistic, touching, meditative ...
Plot: aging, road trip, small town, dysfunctional family, family, obsessive quest, honest, character study, tragedy, eccentricity, elderly, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: nebraska, usa, montana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of ...
Style: humorous, witty, funny, talky, cynical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, eccentricity, eccentric family, siblings relations, dark humor, forbidden love, writers, parents and children, incest, deadpan, uptight character, reconciliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Dan in Real Life (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love ...
Style: humorous, touching, funny, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: single father, fall in love, love triangle, parenthood, family, relationships, romance, love and romance, father daughter relationship, wedding, single parent, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, new jersey, new york, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 243K
The Descendants (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron, Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.
Style: touching, thought provoking, depressing, emotional, sad ...
Plot: infidelity, father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, teenage daughter, dying mother, marriage, family, family relations, cheating wife, bittersweet, greed, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
King of California (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Charlie gets released from an insane asylum and moves in with Miranda, the young daughter he left behind. Charlie believes that there is treasure hidden beneath the local Costco, so he puts together a plan to unearth the loot. By convincing Miranda ...
Style: touching, emotional, inspirational, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, treasure hunt, mental illness, mental institution, insanity, family relations, obsession, musician, child as adult, eccentricity, escapades, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
August: Osage County (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: touching, emotional, melancholic, stylized, depressing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: suicide, dysfunctional family, family secret, cancer, mother daughter relationship, incestuous relationship, drugs, brother sister incest, family in crisis, drug addiction, pills, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, california, midwest, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having suffered a tragedy, Ben becomes a caregiver to earn money. His first client, Trevor, is a hilarious 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. One paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically, Ben and Trevor hit the road on a trip into the ...
Style: sweet, depressing, heartbreaking, compassionate, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: road trip, disability, unlikely friendships, abandoned by father, coming of age, friendship, honest, tragedy, justice, loneliness, mentor, depression ...
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, sentimental, touching, witty ...
Audience: kids, teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, children, island, boy scout, first love, adolescence, youth, journey, search party, orphan, social misfits, camp ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: new england, usa, plymouth, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Muriel's Wedding (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Muriel’s Wedding is P.J. Hogan’s film debut. A humorous emancipation story of an unemployed woman who evolves from a dreamer into a self sustaining successful woman. An amusing comedy that’s funny, silly, angry and serious.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, melancholic, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, wedding, dysfunctional family, female protagonist, dignity, small town, leaving home, theft, parenthood, happy ending, honest, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, bali
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, witty, surreal, dramatic ...
Plot: hotel, adventure, mentor protege relationship, prison escape, luxury hotel, murder, prison, painting, escapades, gunfight, fictional country, art theft ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 60s, 80s, year 1985 ...
Place: eastern europe, alps, europe, hungary, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. While waiting for parts for their Cadillac convertible, the flamboyant trio shows ...
Style: road movie, feel good, humorous, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: gay, transvestism, friendship, on the road, small town, gender bending, female impersonator, cross dressing, road trip, culture clash, lgbt, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nebraska, london, california, australia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. ...
Style: feel good, romantic, entertaining, funny, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: divorce, romance, womanizer, infidelity, dating, love and romance, flirting, love, midlife crisis, lovers, adultery, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.4
 32K
City Island (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con brought home by Vince, the patriarch of the family, who is a corrections ...
Style: feel good, sexy, witty, emotional, funny ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, audition, eccentric family, character study, warden, deception, teenage boy, family life, family problems, nothing goes right, family relations, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 12K
Smoke Signals (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family, and Victor hasn't ...
Style: road movie, touching, feel good, sincere, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: native american, native american reservation, native americans, self discovery, friendship, on the road, adolescence, life, escapades, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: idaho, india, phoenix arizona, arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.
Style: touching, romantic, road movie, sad, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: end of the world, road trip, bittersweet, apocalypse, loneliness, romance, love, love and romance, friendship, asteroid, catastrophe, dark humor ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 33K
The Way (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When his son dies while hiking the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in the Pyrenees, Tom flies to France to claim the remains. Looking for insights into his estranged child’s life, he decides to complete the 500-mile mountain trek to ...
Style: poignant, touching, emotional, thought provoking, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: travel, road trip, journey, self discovery, redemption, grief, death of son, survival, loneliness, life & death, destiny, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, france, california, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 42K
Transamerica (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bree is about to get a sex change operation that will finally allow her to actually be what she’s already been in her mind for a long time: a transitioned woman. Yet before this happens she suddenly runs into her son who ends up coming for the ...
Style: emotional, touching, road movie, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: transsexual, gay, transsexuality, gender bending, female impersonator, psychiatrist, on the road, road trip, therapist, self discovery, hidden identity, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 16K
Grandma (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Self-described misanthrope Elle Reid has her protective bubble burst when her 18-year-old granddaughter, Sage, shows up needing help. The two of them go on a day-long journey that causes Elle to come to terms with her past and Sage to confront her ...
Style: depressing, suspense, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: abortion, road trip, lesbian, teenager, aging, pregnancy, friendship, gay, vengeance, character study, depression, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.
Style: touching, humorous, melancholic, thought provoking, mumblecore ...
Plot: slacker, loneliness, midlife crisis, twists and turns, everyday life, naivete, loser, parents and children, immature, character change, brothers, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, california, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Go-Getter (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.
Style: ironic, melancholic, enigmatic, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: coming of age, road trip, self discovery, teenage life, teenager, introspection, parents and children, love and romance, human nature, lifestyle, obsessive quest, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, oregon, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 21K
Thumbsucker (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin, a teenager boy, throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
Style: emotional, humorous, witty, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, addiction, youth, teenager, depression, psychologist, teenage life, self discovery, lifestyle, grownups, teenage crush ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, thought provoking, depressing, absurd ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: divorce, coming of age, infidelity, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, teacher student relationship, adultery, teenager, childhood, crumbling marriage, marriage, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 13K
Rocket Science (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hal, a 15-year-old high-school student with a minor yet socially alienating (and painful) disability: he stutters uncontrollably. Determined to work through the problem, Hal opts for an extreme route he joins the school debating team, which sends ...
Style: clever, sincere, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, teenage love, friendship, teenage life, debate, contests and competitions, nothing goes right, misfit, teacher, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A film based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by American writer Jonathan Safran Foer, in which a young Jewish American man endeavors—with the help of eccentric, distant relatives—to find the woman who saved his grandfather ...
Style: touching, sincere, tragicomedy, clever, road movie ...
Plot: holocaust, ukrainian, jewish, culture clash, collector, prejudice, journey, dog, friendship, on the road, grandparent grandchild relationship, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: ukraine, eastern europe, europe, berlin germany, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: melancholic, thought provoking, clever, dark, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, single father, father son relationship, grief, writers, life & death, loneliness, life philosophy, character study, loss of child, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%