Movies like Planes, Trains & Automobiles

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Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
 7.6
 111K
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
Original name: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, road movie, funny, suspense, clever ...
Plot: thanksgiving, thief, on the road, snow, advertising, generosity, screwball, odd couple, receptionist, state trooper, chewing tobacco, hitchhiker, holiday, stewardess, success, friends, businessman, misfit, partners, accident, salesman, hopes, passenger, widow widower, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: st. louis missouri, usa, cross country, manhattan new york city, illinois, chicago illinois, empire state building manhattan new york city ...

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Most similar movies to Planes, Trains & Automobiles

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, funny, realistic and clever films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, runaway, culture clash and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Due Date (2010), Summer Rental (1985), The Great Outdoors (1988), Uncle Buck (1989), The Lonely Guy (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 307K
Due Date (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Peter Highman must scramble across the US in five days to be present for the birth of his first child. He gets off to a bad start when his wallet and luggage are stolen, and put on the 'no-fly' list. Peter embarks on a terrifying journey ...
Style: humorous, feel good, road movie, absurd, realistic ...
Plot: hitchhiker, getting home, slacker, odd couple, stupidity, marijuana, nothing goes right, goofy hero, road trip, bonding, comedy of errors, stoners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, dallas texas, alabama, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 13K
Summer Rental (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jack Chester, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters, and steadily get worse. Jack ends up in a feud with a local yachtsman, and has to race him to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: underdog, on the road, screwball, family vacation, rivalry, couples, disorder, nothing goes right, love and romance, romance, couple relations, summer vacation ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Great Outdoors (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's vacation time for outdoorsy Chicago man Chet Ripley, along with his wife, Connie, and their two kids, Buck and Ben. But a serene weekend of fishing at a Wisconsin lakeside cabin gets crashed by Connie's obnoxious brother-in-law, Roman ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, wilderness, nothing goes right, family relations, camp, friendship, parents and children, disorder, youth, holiday, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 77K
Uncle Buck (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his nephew and nieces. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: fish out of water, respect, mischievous children, siblings relations, when the parents are away, parents and children, child care, golf, uncle nephew relationship, tire, childhood, happy ending ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Lonely Guy (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A writer for a greeting card company learns the true meaning of loneliness when he comes home to find his girlfriend in bed with another man.
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, talky, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: breakup, singleness, starting over, couple relations, love and romance, looking for love, loneliness, traffic jam, cruise, honeymoon, adaptation, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, parents and children, family dinner, neighbor, eccentric family, nothing goes right, family gatherings, down on your luck, farce, vacation, yuppie ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 40K
The Big Year (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Three fanatical bird-watchers spend an entire year competing to spot the highest number of species as El Nino sends an extraordinary variety of rare breeds flying up into the U.S., but they quickly discover that there are more important things than ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, friendship, newlyweds, helicopter, airplane, honeymoon, birds, once in a lifetime opportunity, friends, failed attempt, on the road, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: alaska, cross country, usa, china, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Lost in America (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling ...
Style: road movie, humorous, talky, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: yuppie, advertising, on the road, gambling, fired from the job, self discovery, disorder, couples, promotion, society, americana, starting over ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, arizona, new york, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Out of Towners (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: George & Gwen Kellerman make a trip to New York, where George is going to start a new job, it turns out to be a trip to hell.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: airport, train, chase, culture clash, on the road, fish out of water, society, misfit, comedy of errors, promotion, couple relations, nothing goes right ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, boston, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: humorous, offbeat, realistic, not serious, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, road trip, theme park, farce, family vacation, adventure, eccentric family, family relations, plan gone awry, nothing goes right, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, cross country, st. louis missouri, colorado, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 8K
Volunteers (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lawrence is a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out, Lawrence escapes his angry debtors by jumping on a Peace Corp flight to Southeast Asia, where he is assigned to build a bridge for the local ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious, gag humor ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: gambling, village, brainwashing, cia, cold war, communist, bridge, debt, wealth, communism, chase, jungle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: thailand, asia, yale university, southeast asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 11K
Dutch (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: To get to know his girlfriend's son, a man volunteers to pick him up from a prep school....only to learn that her son's not the nicest kid.
Style: road movie, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: boarding school, working class, thanksgiving, prank, homeless shelter, culture clash, holiday, disorder, family relations, friends, foe turned friend, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Out-of-Towners (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of a couple, Henry and Nancy Clark, vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview.
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sex addict, crumbling marriage, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, couple relations, relationship vs career, city life, urban, fish out of water, couples, job seeking, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Bringing Down the House (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Straight-laced lawyer, Peter Sanderson (Steve Martin) meets and falls in love with online chat friend "Lawyer-Girl", Charlene Morton (Queen Latifah), only to discover she's a convicted bank robber. Charlene escapes from jail and comes ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lawyer, odd couple, friendship, farce, comedy of errors, looking for love, couple relations, romance, workaholic, couples, family relations, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 50K
The Jerk (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After discovering he's not really black like the rest of his family, likable dimwit Navin Johnson runs off on a hilarious misadventure in this comedy classic that takes him from rags to riches and back to rags again. The slaphappy jerk strikes ...
Style: humorous, clever, cynical, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: fish out of water, butler, sniper, coming of age, phone book, tennis court, farce, self discovery, rise to the top, goofy hero, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school slacker pretends to be sick to skip school and have an exciting day off alongside his girlfriend and his best buddy through Chicago, while trying to outwit his obsessive school principal and his unconformited sister along the way.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: generation gap, coming of age, friendship, high school, family relations, when the parents are away, teenage life, independence, car theft, high school life, student, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 29K
The Odd Couple (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Felix Ungar has just broken up with his wife. Despondent, he goes to kill himself but is saved by his friend Oscar Madison. With nowhere else to go, Felix is urged by Oscar to move in with him, at least for a while. The only problem is that Felix is ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, odd couple, poker game, suicide attempt, friends, domestic disturbance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, nothing goes right, fish out of water, screwball, buddies ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 5K
Moving (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Arlo accepts what seems to him to be a dream promotion to Idaho. He soon discovers, however, that moving has its own share of problems.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, semi serious, situational comedy ...
Plot: on the road, unemployment, friends, family relations, misfit, society, family life, disorder, fish out of water, nothing goes right, parents and children, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: idaho, new jersey, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.3
 333K
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lloyd and Harry are two men whose stupidity is really indescribable. When Mary, a beautiful woman, loses an important suitcase with money before she leaves for Aspen, the two friends (who have found the suitcase) decide to return it to her. After ...
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, absurd, toilet humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: odd couple, dimwit, stupidity, social misfits, parakeet, illiteracy, friendship, buddies, misfit, gas station, adventure, prank ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: utah, nebraska, usa, mississippi, rhode island ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 45K
City Slickers (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: New York meets the west in this comedy starring Billy Crystal. Three New York business men decide to take a 'Wild West' vacation that turns out to not be the relaxing vacation they had envisioned.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Plot: fish out of water, friendship, adventure, midlife crisis, cowboy, buddies, vacation, radio, cattle drive, unfulfillment, hopes, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, new mexico, spain, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 63K
Bowfinger (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On the verge of bankruptcy and desperate for his big break, aspiring filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger concocts a crazy plan to make his ultimate dream movie. Rallying a ragtag team that includes a starry-eyed ingenue, a has-been diva and a film studio ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, audition, parody, desire for fame, movie business, ambition, comedy of errors, showbiz, lifestyle, nothing goes right, accountant ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 13K
Night Shift (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a bizarre turn when a prostitute neighbour ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, light, talky ...
Plot: pimp, friendship, prostitution, morgue, cons and scams, nightshift, nightlife, misfit, goofy hero, nothing goes right, fish out of water, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Brewster's Millions (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Brewster, an aging minor-league baseball player, stands to inherit 300 million dollars if he can successfully spend 30 million dollars in 30 days without anything to show for it, and without telling anyone what he's up to... A task that's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: baseball, millionaire, lawyer, hotel suite, photographer, rise to the top, athlete's life, power relations, fish out of water, disorder, rich and poor, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, new york yankees, usa, new york, manhattan, new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 20 years after the dimwits set out on their first adventure, they head out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney.
Style: road movie, humorous, realistic, not serious, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, on the road, prank, goofy hero, nothing goes right, escapades, odd couple, misfit, drugs/alcohol, friends, fish out of water, misfit partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 15K
Canadian Bacon (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Canadian Bacon is the only fictitious film from Director Michael Moore. This comedy is about an American president who decides to go to war to bring the public’s opinion of him up during election time. Canadian Bacon is actor John Candy’s last ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, political comedy, satirical ...
Plot: politics, white house, dishonesty, political conspiracy, cold war, farce, head of state, culture clash, nothing goes right, state affairs, conspiracy, president ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 35K
Cedar Rapids (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A naive Midwesterner insurance salesman travels to a big-city convention in an effort to save the jobs of his co-workers.
Style: humorous, sentimental, light, funny, melancholic ...
Plot: insurance, hotel, friendship, social awkwardness, friends, goofy hero, fish out of water, disorder, buddies, misfit, drinking, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iowa, wisconsin, las vegas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Rising executive Tim Wagner works for a boss who hosts a monthly dinner in which the guest who brings the biggest buffoon gets a career-boost. Tim plans on not attending until he meets Barry, a man who builds dioramas using stuffed mice. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, sentimental, idiotic ...
Plot: friendship, misfit, corporate world, idiot, farce, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, loser, goofy hero, mouse, employer employee relationship, taxidermy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Flirting with Disaster (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin (Ben Stiller) decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them. Accompanied by his wife, Nancy (Patricia Arquette), and an inept yet ...
Style: humorous, witty, offbeat, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: erection, lsd, farce, boxing, eccentric family, track down, disorder, couples, partners, on the road, self discovery, misfit partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new mexico, michigan, new york, usa, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Nothing But Trouble (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While attempting to seduce gorgeous lawyer Diane Lightson, wealthy gadabout Chris Thorne agrees to drive her to Atlantic City, N.J. But, when some reckless driving draws the attention of a deeply critical cop, they and the flamboyant ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, disturbing, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, chase, on the run, eccentric family, false accusation, goofy hero, nothing goes right, anti heroes, danger, disorder, deadly, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 3K
Dear God (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When letters written to God start getting results, and replies, people everywhere are amazed. The Post Office however is annoyed.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: misfit, money, letter, god, office, nothing goes right, anti heroes, bookies, miraculous event, workplace situations, comedy of errors, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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