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, racecar driver, car race, entrepreneur, suicide attempt, dual role, car trouble, golden gate bridge, family, adventure, ghost town, 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, happy ending, runaway and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Family 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, exciting, semi serious, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: chase, family, adventure, heroes, skyscraper, chases and races, escapades, fall in love, cons and scams, golden years, partners, disorder ...
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: feel good, humorous, captivating, exciting, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: car, car race, rivalry, friendship, underdog, 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: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious, basketball movie ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: sport, family, adventure, culture clash, disorder, ambition, sport team, power relations, contests and competitions, athlete's life, hopes, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: sport, family, hopes, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, ambition, power relations, friends, sport team, rivalry, underdog, against the odds ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, light, funny ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: pirate, witch, island, ghost, college, gambling, coach, family, rivalry, goofy hero, young heroes, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ 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: semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, melancholic, funny ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: laboratory, duck, professor, family, chase, disney, investigation, ambition, animal life, buddies, fish out of water, radiation ...
Place: australia, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ 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: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, humorous, football movie ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, teens, family outing
Plot: sport, dog, kidnapping, american football, sport team, family, school, youth, best friends, ambition, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, not serious, feel good, offbeat, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: college, family, mad scientist, fall in love, family life, disorder, heroes, child as adult, misfit, inventions and discoveries, nothing goes right, sport team ...
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, not serious, feel good
Audience: date night, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: sport, sport team, athlete and trainer, hopes, nothing goes right, contests and competitions, athlete's life, goofy hero, down on your luck, follow your dream, family, rise to the top ...
⇓ 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: exciting, twists and turns, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: car chase, family, chase, adventure, undercover, espionage, heist, crimes, escapades, chases and races, daring rescue, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france, riviera, monte carlo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: feel good, humorous, entertaining, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, adventure, pets, friendship, against the odds, fish out of water, small town, adoption, dentist, family, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: sport, baseball, culture clash, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, cons and scams, youth, fish out of water, friendship, underdog, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 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: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: sport, baseball, dog, golden retriever, partners, best friends, danger, youth, rescue, hopes, family, contests and competitions ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: sport, youth, ice hockey, athlete and trainer, underdog, family, competition, friendship, lifestyle, sport team, power relations, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iceland, europe, los angeles, usa, 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, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: soccer, sport, underdog, family, small town, kids and family, immigrants, school, follow your dream, hardcase students, dedicated educator, teachers and students ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, youth, best friends, when the parents are away, anti heroes, save the day, getting home, young heroes, suburban life, mischievous children ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco
⇓ 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: touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: sport, vengeance, odd couple, buddies, partners, teenage life, ambition, underdog, rivalry, siblings relations, mischievous children, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, feel good, humorous, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: underdog, baseball, family, youth, parents and children, sport, wish come true, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, orphan, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 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, not serious, feel good, offbeat, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: sport, baseball, monkey, chimpanzee, animal actor, family, underdog, ambition, self discovery, lifestyle, against the odds, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, offbeat, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens, family outing
Plot: rescue, friendship, on the road, disorder, animal life, nothing goes right, goofy hero, fish out of water, family relations, friends, misfit, absent father ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: dog, lawyer, district attorney, family, family relations, misfit, youth, danger, family life, disorder, body swapping, legal action ...
Time: 70s
⇓ 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, map, sister, landlady, cat, family, investigation, heist, fish out of water ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, pre-teens, teens
Plot: baseball, sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, underdog, rivalry, sport team, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, ambition, hopes, major league ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, humorous, not serious, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: car chase, family, adventure, adventurer, ambition, friends, contests and competitions, chases and races, nothing goes right, escapades, disorder, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, brazil, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: dog, puppy, family, parents and children, nothing goes right, pets, family life, rescue, animal rescue, saint bernard dog, misfit, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: inventor, flying car, absent mindedness, basketball, professor, family, college, goofy hero, experiment gone awry, partners, disorder, fish out of water ...
Time: 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, friendship, clown, human spirit, pets, sport, young heroes, contests and competitions, small town, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington state, new jersey
⇓ 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, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: nanny, mischievous children, magic, new job, dance, bank, fox hunt, family, dancing, family relations, youth, singer ...
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, exciting, inspirational, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: sport, self discovery, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, sport team, against the odds, hockey, underdog, youth, ambition, ice hockey, competition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, feel good, touching, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: underdog, zebra, farm, horse, family, adventure, gangsters, animal life, teenage life, breeding, heroes, dealing with death ...
Place: kentucky, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%