Movies like The Love Bug

If you like "The Love Bug" you are looking for humorous, feel good and exciting movies about / with car, volkswagen beetle, rivalry, car race, car trouble, adventure and automobile racing themes of Comedy, Family and Sport genre shot in USA.
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The Love Bug (1968)
 6.5
 14K
The Love Bug (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Herbie is a car - but no ordinary car. The story follows the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own from the showroom to the race track, with various close escapes in between. Three further Herbie movies were to follow.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious, sweet, light, entertaining, melancholic, cult film, buddy movie ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: car, volkswagen beetle, rivalry, car race, car trouble, adventure, automobile racing, friendship, ambition, buddies, rise to the top, on the road, misfit, partners, fish out of water, down on your luck, racecar driver, hippie, auto mechanic, entrepreneur, suicide attempt, golden gate bridge, happy ending, sport, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco, california, new jersey

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Most similar movies to The Love Bug

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, entertaining and sweet films with plots about family, runaway, mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, childhood and adventure mostly in Comedy, Family and Sport genres. Some movies like The Love Bug: Mary Poppins (1964), Herbie Rides Again (1974), Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977), Herbie Fully Loaded (2005), Blackbeard's Ghost (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mary Poppins (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.
Style: uplifting, fairy tale, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: nanny, mischievous children, magic, family, imagination, family values, parents and children, new job, family relations, female protagonist, adventure, dance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Herbie Rides Again (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The living Volkswagen Beetle helps an old lady protect her home from a corrupt developer.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, feel good, surreal ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: chase, family, adventure, danger, rivalry, partners, rescue, golden years, dishonesty, escapades, heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, is racing in the Monte Carlo Rally. But thieves have hidden a cache of stolen diamonds in Herbie's gas tank, and are now trying to get them back.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: car chase, adventure, family, heist, buddies, contests and competitions, escapades, undercover, secret agents, frame up, partners, espionage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: monte carlo, europe, france, paris france, monaco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maggie Peyton, the new owner of Number 53 - the free-wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own - puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: car, car race, rivalry, friendship, underdog, family relations, chases and races, partners, family, ambition, contests and competitions, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Peter Ustinov stars as the eponymous wraith, who returns to Earth to aid his descendant, elderly Elsa Lanchester (Stowecroft). The villains want to kick Lanchester and her friends out of their group home so that they can build a crooked casino. Good ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, witch, college, gambling, island, ghost, fish out of water, supernatural, escapades, danger, good versus evil, goofy hero ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Million Dollar Duck (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Professor Dooley takes home a duck from his research laboratory as a toy for his son, but soon finds out that it lays golden eggs.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: duck, professor, family, fish out of water, experiment gone awry, odd couple, partners, laboratory, gold, research laboratory, stereotypes, treasure hunt ...
Place: australia, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Air Up There (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jimmy Dolan is a college basketball coach who wants a big promotion. To get it, he needs to make a dramatic find. He ends up deep in Africa, hoping to recruit Saleh, a huge basketball prodigy Jimmy glimpsed in a home movie. But Saleh is the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, basketball movie ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: sport team, sport, family, adventure, culture clash, hopes, fish out of water, athlete and trainer, disorder, power relations, scout, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Son of Flubber (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Medfield's lovable but hopelessly absent-minded professor -- Ned Brainard (Fred MacMurray) -- bounces back in this classic Disney film with hilarious new mishaps when he experiments with the amazing by-products of his startling anti-gravity ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: college, experiment gone awry, family, family life, disorder, inventions and discoveries, goofy hero, mad scientist, fish out of water, nothing goes right, fall in love, child as adult ...
Time: 60s
Place: pentagon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Air Bud: Golden Receiver (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Josh and Buddy move from basketball to American football in this first of several sequels to the original Air Bud.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, sweet, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: dog, family relations, sport team, american football, sport, family, school, friends, teenage life, friendship, animal life, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Sandlot 2 (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A decade has passed in the small town where the original Sandlot gang banded together during the summer of ’62 to play baseball and battle the Beast. Now comes the sequel, a campy romp back to the dugout where nine new kids descend on the diamond ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: sport team, friendship, vengeance, underdog, ambition, sport, friends, rivalry, buddies, teenage life, athlete and trainer, partners ...
Time: contemporary, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Big Green (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a depressed Texas town, British foreign exchange teacher Anna attempts to inject some life into her hopeless kids by introducing them to soccer. They're terrible at first, but Anna and her football-hero assistant whip them into shape. As ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: soccer, school, athlete and trainer, sport, underdog, family, teachers and students, against the odds, small town life, high school life, human spirit, friendship ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Ugly Dachshund (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Garrisons (Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette) are the "proud parents" of three adorable dachshund pups -- and one overgrown Great Dane named Brutus, who nevertheless thinks of himself as a dainty dachsie. His identity crisis results in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, great dane, pets, disorder, mistaken identity, family life, animal life, mischievous children, danger, best friends, unlikely partners, young heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Josh is off to his first year of college and buddy has stayed behind with joshs little sister andrea and the rest of the family. Adrea attempting to fit in with her jr. High classmates decides to join the baseball team and along the way discovers ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: golden retriever, dog, sport team, underdog, contests and competitions, rescue, family life, fish out of water, disorder, family relations, friendship, against the odds ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 2K
Gus (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move up in the rankings, Hurrah! The competition isn't so ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, buddy movie ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: sport team, mule, sport, family, farce, soccer, friends, power relations, animal life, silly humor, against the odds, underdog ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Angels in the Outfield (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Roger is a foster child whose irresponsible father promises to get his act together when Roger's favourite baseball team, the California Angels, wins the pennant. The problem is that the Angels are in last place, so Roger prays for help to turn ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: baseball, sport, parents and children, hopes, ambition, wish come true, rivalry, underdog, angel, sport team, coach, magic ...
Time: 18th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Larger Than Life (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Motivational Speaker Jack Corcoran is determined to get his career off the ground, but the biggest gigs he can get are the ones nobody wants. Then one day, he receives a telegram that his circus clown father has passed away, and has left a ...
Style: feel good, light, funny, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, rescue, on the road, nothing goes right, animal life, goofy hero, fish out of water, inheritance, hitchhiker, elephant, adventure, animals ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.2
 25K
Snow Dogs (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: dog, adventure, dog sled, pets, fish out of water, small town, adoption, friendship, against the odds, talking animals, dentist, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After Gordon Bombay's hockey comeback is cut short he is named coach of Team USA Hockey for the Junior Goodwill Games. Bombay reunites the Mighty Ducks and introduces a few new players, however, he finds himself distracted by his newfound fame ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, sport team, athlete and trainer, sport, underdog, family, competition, friendship, friends, power relations, hockey, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, iceland, usa, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Mighty Ducks (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After reckless young lawyer Gordon Bombay gets arrested for drunk driving, he must coach a kids hockey team for his community service. Gordon has experience on the ice, but isn't eager to return to hockey, a point hit home by his tense dealings ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, inspirational, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: sport team, athlete and trainer, hockey, self discovery, ice hockey, happy ending, sport, contests and competitions, against the odds, underdog, ambition, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this third film version of the Bad News Bears series, Tony Curtis plays a small time promotor/hustler who takes the pint-sized baseball team to Japan for a match against the country's best little league baseball team which sparks off a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: baseball, sport team, sport, culture clash, lifestyle, contests and competitions, fish out of water, friendship, athlete and trainer, cons and scams, friends, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Slam Dunk Ernest (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ernest P. Worrell becomes a basketball star after an angel bearing an uncanny resemblance to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gives him a pair of magic sneakers.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, lifestyle, contests and competitions, athlete's life, sport, goofy hero, follow your dream, rivalry, buddies, family, misfit, nothing goes right ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 2.7
 8K
Ed (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack Cooper (Matt LeBlanc) could be a world-class baseball pitcher if he didn't keep buckling under the pressure. He tries to keep his spirits up after he's traded to a minor league team but loses all hope when he discovers that Ed, one of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, offbeat, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: baseball, chimpanzee, sport, against the odds, friendship, athlete's life, partners, hopes, lifestyle, kidnapping, rivalry, animal life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Rookie of the Year (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 12-year-old Henry Rowengartner, whose late father was a minor league baseball player, grew up dreaming of playing baseball, despite his physical shortcomings. After Henry's arm is broken while trying to catch a baseball at school, the tendon in ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: baseball, sport team, sport, contests and competitions, underdog, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, rivalry, ambition, hopes, follow your dream, major league ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Absent Minded Professor (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hailed as one of Walt Disney's most hilarious comedies, The Absent-Minded Professor contains two essential elements for laughter - Fred MacMurray and Flubber, his gravity-defying formula for flying rubber!
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, psychotronic, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: experiment gone awry, inventor, professor, flying car, basketball, family, college, misfit, goofy hero, mad scientist, silly humor, disorder ...
Time: 1950s, 80s, 50s
Place: washington d.c., usa, u.s. capitol building
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.2
 16K
Racing Stripes (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Shattered illusions are hard to repair -- especially for a good-hearted zebra named Stripes who's spent his life on a Kentucky farm amidst the sorely mistaken notion that he's a debonair thoroughbred. Once he faces the fact that his stark ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: zebra, underdog, horse, horse race, farm, adventure, friendship, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, rescue, animal life ...
Place: kentucky, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 66K
Beethoven (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, sincere, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: dog, puppy, pets, family, children, nothing goes right, parents and children, family life, family relations, rescue, suburbs, animal rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Herbie Goes Bananas (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The adorable little VW helps its owners break up a counterfeiting ring in Mexico.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, sweet, nostalgic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: car chase, family, adventure, buddies, escapades, underdog, partners, contests and competitions, chases and races, ambition, rivalry, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, brazil, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Cannonball Run (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country road race is based on an actual event, the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, organized by Brock Yates to protest the 55 mph speed limit then in effect in the U.S. The Cannonball was named for Erwin G. ...
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Plot: chase, car race, on the road, rivalry, chases and races, contests and competitions, race against time, partners, escapades, adventure, cross country, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Disney's Air Bud (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his family to the small town of Fernfield, Washington. The ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, inspirational, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: golden retriever, dog, kids and family, dog actor, friendship, clown, contests and competitions, young heroes, pets, small town, human spirit, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., washington state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Shaggy D.A. (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wilby Daniels, a successful lawyer running for District Attorney, suddenly finds himself being transformed into an English sheepdog. Somehow he has to keep his change a secret and find just what is causing it, all the while eluding the local dog ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, psychotronic, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dog, lawyer, conspiracy, district attorney, family, farce, pets, getting home, danger, youth, misfit, mischievous children ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%