Movies like The Love Bug

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The Love Bug (1968)
 6.5
 13K
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, exciting, feel good, semi serious, sweet, enigmatic, light, romantic, entertaining, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: hippie, rivalry, car, car race, entrepreneur, suicide attempt, ghost town, dual role, car trouble, racecar driver, golden gate bridge, family, adventure, on the road, friendship, friends, misfit, partners, ambition, buddies, rise to the top, disorder, fish out of water, rescue, goofy hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 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 humorous, feel good, entertaining and semi serious films with plots about family, chase, dialogue, culture clash, catastrophe, runaway and mentor mostly in Family, Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like The Love Bug: Herbie Rides Again (1974), Herbie Fully Loaded (2005), The Air Up There (1994), Gus (1976), Blackbeard's Ghost (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, exciting, surreal ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: chase, family, adventure, rescue, danger, escapades, cons and scams, friends, golden years, chases and races, skyscraper, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ 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, captivating, exciting, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: car race, friendship, rivalry, underdog, car, chases and races, partners, family, ambition, contests and competitions, adventure, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous, basketball movie ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: sport, family, adventure, culture clash, fish out of water, scout, rivalry, power relations, athlete's life, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 1K
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: sport, family, power relations, friends, athlete and trainer, hopes, contests and competitions, lifestyle, against the odds, ambition, animal life, underdog ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, semi serious, feel good, light, funny ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: pirate, witch, island, college, ghost, gambling, coach, family, golden years, curses spells and rituals, escapades, goofy hero ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, fairy tale, melancholic, funny ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: laboratory, duck, professor, family, chase, disney, heist, ambition, partners, buddies, crimes, unlikely partners ...
Place: australia, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, feel good, football movie ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: sport, dog, kidnapping, american football, sport team, family, school, ambition, youth, pets, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: humorous, offbeat, feel good, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: college, family, mad scientist, child as adult, disorder, heroes, family life, fall in love, fish out of water, goofy hero, inventions and discoveries, misfit ...
Time: 60s
Place: pentagon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: humorous, feel good, not serious
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing, date night
Plot: sport, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, goofy hero, follow your dream, contests and competitions, down on your luck, rise to the top, hopes, nothing goes right, friends, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
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: twists and turns, semi serious, humorous, exciting, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: car chase, family, chase, adventure, partners, fall in love, dishonesty, contests and competitions, escapades, love and romance, secret agents, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, monte carlo, paris france, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 23K
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: humorous, feel good, entertaining, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, pets, against the odds, friendship, fish out of water, dog, small town, adoption, dentist, family, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: youth, sport, ice hockey, athlete and trainer, underdog, family, competition, friendship, athlete's life, hopes, power relations, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iceland, europe, usa, los angeles, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: soccer, sport, underdog, family, small town, kids and family, immigrants, school, lifestyle, misfit, against the odds, youth ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: sport, baseball, culture clash, fish out of water, lifestyle, misfit, youth, ambition, sport team, cons and scams, power relations, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: sport, baseball, dog, golden retriever, young heroes, hopes, contests and competitions, adventure, friends, athlete's life, family, getting home ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 2.6
 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: sport, baseball, monkey, animal actor, chimpanzee, family, underdog, sport team, kidnapping, ambition, major league, animal life ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: humorous, feel good, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, rescue, on the road, disorder, fish out of water, friends, nothing goes right, family relations, goofy hero, animal life, misfit, vegetarian ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: great dane, dachshund, family, family relations, young heroes, mischievous children, unlikely partners, anti heroes, save the day, suburban life, contests and competitions, when the parents are away ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, semi serious, feel good, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: underdog, baseball, family, youth, family relations, contests and competitions, parents and children, hopes, sport, power relations, wish come true, fish out of water ...
Time: 18th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: sport, athlete and trainer, mischievous children, youth, coming of age, odd couple, ambition, rivalry, friendship, family relations, mute or deaf, young heroes ...
Time: contemporary, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, semi serious, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dog, lawyer, district attorney, family, disorder, youth, danger, fall in love, child as adult, pets, mischievous children, family relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: feel good, humorous, exciting, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: baseball, sport, family, contests and competitions, follow your dream, underdog, rivalry, sport team, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
That Darn Cat! (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young woman suspects foul play when her cat comes home wearing a wrist watch. Convincing the FBI, though, and catching the bad guys is tougher than she imagined.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: kidnapping, bank robbery, hostage, wristwatch, landlady, map, sister, cat, family, investigation, race against time, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: feel good, not serious, humorous, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: car chase, family, adventure, underdog, adventurer, chases and races, friends, nothing goes right, contests and competitions, escapades, rivalry, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, brazil, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.6
 59K
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, preschoolers, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, puppy, dog, nothing goes right, parents and children, pets, family life, rescue, animal rescue, saint bernard dog, mischievous children, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: dog, golden retriever, dog actor, family, friendship, clown, small town, pets, human spirit, young heroes, contests and competitions, sport ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, fairy tale, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: absent mindedness, inventor, flying car, basketball, professor, family, college, escapades, nothing goes right, goofy hero, misfit, fish out of water ...
Time: 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.8
 139K
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, touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: nanny, mischievous children, magic, new job, fox hunt, bank, family, dancing, siblings relations, young heroes, youth, friendship ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Mighty Ducks (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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, realistic, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: sport, underdog, yuppie, self discovery, ice hockey, athlete and trainer, family, hockey, contests and competitions, foe turned friend, hopes, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.2
 15K
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, touching, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, zebra, farm, horse, family, adventure, gangsters, siblings relations, family relations, contests and competitions, friends, teenage life ...
Place: kentucky, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%