Movies like Planes, Trains and Automobiles

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
 7.6
 140K
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: road movie, feel good, buddy movie, funny, touching, humorous, light, sentimental, buddy comedy, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: thanksgiving, road trip, holiday, train, airplane, snow, travel, on the road, railway, airport, farce, comedy duo, odd couple, receptionist, buddy, loneliness, truck, bus, widower, motel, driving, husband wife relationship, traveling salesman, burglary, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, illinois, new york, california ...

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Most similar movies to Planes, Trains and Automobiles

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and semi serious films with plots about runaway, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, culture clash, catastrophe and brutality mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Uncle Buck (1989), Due Date (2010), National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Dutch (1991), Summer Rental (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 95K
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, funny, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: childhood, parents and children, when the parents are away, happy ending, unlikely friendships, uncle nephew relationship, fish out of water, respect, teenager, mischievous children, child care, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, funny, feel good, sentimental, light ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, family dinner, farce, parents and children, family, family gatherings, culture clash, creativity, nothing goes right, eccentric family, neighbor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 342K
Due Date (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: buddy comedy, funny, road movie, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: road trip, weed, hitchhiker, marijuana, stupidity, slacker, stoners, unlikely friendships, getting home, screwball, bonding, hitchhiking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, dallas texas, california, usa, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: road movie, funny, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, adventure, cross country, plan gone awry, dysfunctional family, youth, small town, vacation, amusement park, on the road, family vacation, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, chicago illinois, california, usa, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 13K
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, light, entertaining, feel good, funny ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: road trip, prank, mischievous children, boarding school, thanksgiving, culture clash, working class, holiday, unlikely friendships, reluctant partners, partners, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: london, chicago illinois, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 16K
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, light, funny, intense ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids
Plot: sailing, underdog, summer vacation, rivalry, screwball, friendship, on the road, family vacation, love and romance, nothing goes right, disorder, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 8K
Fandango (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.
Style: road movie, sentimental, touching, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, culture clash, adventure, adolescence, adolescence vs adulthood, student life, young lovers, obsessive quest, on the road, buddies, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, future, 80s, 70s
Place: texas, austin texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 49K
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: For decades, next-door neighbors and former friends John and Max have feuded, trading insults and wicked pranks. When an attractive widow moves in nearby, their bad blood erupts into a high-stakes rivalry full of naughty jokes and adolescent ...
Style: funny, feel good, light, sexy, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, date night
Plot: senior citizen, christmas, beautiful scenery, thanksgiving, aging, friendship, ice fishing, winter, love triangle, romance, couples, buddy ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: minnesota, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.8
 37K
The Guilt Trip (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.
Style: humorous, touching, light, melancholic, twists and turns ...
Plot: road trip, overprotective mother, salesman, mother son relationship, on the road, family relations, single parent, parents and children, parent child relationship, protective parent, travel, jewish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, las vegas, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: road trip, on the road, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, gay, family relations, obsessive quest, escapades, parenthood, honest, loser, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: california, new mexico, arizona, albuquerque new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 25K
Mr. Mom (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living When Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, realistic, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, parenthood, fish out of water, advertising, self discovery, fired from the job, switching roles, parents and children, family life, relationship vs career, rise and fall, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Michael McCann is thrown over by the woman he loves, he becomes something of a misanthrope and a miser, spending all of his spare money on collectible gold coins. Living in the same town is an affluent family with two sons: John and Tanny. ...
Style: sexy, touching, sentimental, feel good, tear jerker ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: single father, adoption, redemption, custody, hopes, teacher, life philosophy, identity, hospital, fantasy world, fight scenes, first contact ...
Time: 80s, 19th century, 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 12K
Mixed Nuts (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The events focus around a crisis hotline business on one crazy night during the Christmas holidays.
Style: humorous, feel good, parody, cerebral, visually appealing ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: christmas, holiday, farce, transvestite, suicide, veterinarian, christmas eve, greed, death, loneliness, chase, writers ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, italy, seattle, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
All Is Bright (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two French Canadian ne’er-do-wells travel to New York City with a scheme to a get rich quick selling Christmas trees.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating, dark ...
Plot: christmas, fish out of water, going straight, nothing goes right, reluctant partners, partners, odd couple, disorder, misfit, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 22K
Curly Sue (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: homeless, family, orphan, single father, children, little girl, girl, destiny, daughter, lawyer, rich and poor, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 50K
Parenthood (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, brother brother relationship, father daughter relationship, family relations, family life, little boy, single mother, teenage girl, little girl ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: missouri, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 871
Reach the Rock (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A small town troublemaker (Alessandro Nivola), directionless and alienated, ends up spending a night in a jail cell, where he and the police chief (William Sadler) engage in a battle of wills and wit.
Style: suspense, realistic, humorous, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, haunted by the past, human nature, social decay, teenage life, society, nothing goes right, juvenile delinquency, grudge, prison ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 129K
About Schmidt (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman and has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys ...
Style: road movie, depressing, meditative, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, family life, depression, wedding, life philosophy, parenthood, workplace, philosophy, changing lives, letter, salesman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, colorado, california, kansas, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.3
 20K
Nobody's Fool (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, father son relationship, redemption, justice, self discovery, family relations, parents and children, aging, elderly, retirement, family reunited, generation gap ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, new york state, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 83K
Swingers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the ...
Style: realistic, feel good, funny, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: swinger, party, buddies, hollywood, starting over, clubbing, friends, relationships, friendship, sex, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, las vegas, usa, california, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Three for the Road (1987)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A crafty political aide and his soft-spoken pal are assigned the job of delivering a senator's out-of-control teenage daughter to an institution.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: mischievous children, adventure, nothing goes right, unlikely partners, youth, partners, teenage life, self discovery, on the road, road trip, teenage girl, teenager ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 453K
The Terminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. ...
Style: sincere, motivational, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: airport, loneliness, culture clash, immigrants, happy ending, passenger, stranded, fish out of water, nothing goes right, misfit, life philosophy, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, eastern europe, romania, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Open Road (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Minor leaguer Carlton Garret takes an unexpected road trip to track down his estranged father, legendary baseball player Kyle Garret when Carlton’s mother becomes sick. Once reunited, Carlton struggles to deal with the series of misadventures ...
Style: road movie, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: father son relationship, baseball, road trip, fiancee, father son reunion, family relations, parents and children, on the road, estranged son, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems ...
Place: usa, houston texas, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, ...
Style: feel good, road movie, humorous, touching, witty ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, introspection, road trip, research, on the road, mentor, job interview, movie star, shopping, friends, stranger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, tokyo, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Banger Sisters (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late '60s, the self-proclaimed belles of the rock 'n' roll ball, rocked the worlds of every music legend whose pants they could take off -- and they have the pictures to prove it. But it's been more than two decades since ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, rock star, family, odd couple, secret past, female bonding, self discovery, family relations, artists and showbiz, road trip, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, phoenix arizona, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 21K
The Sure Thing (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gib, a beer-guzzling slob, and Alison, an uptight Ivy-Leaguer, are an unlikely duo stuck together on a cross-country trip during Christmas break. At first they get on each other's nerves but, as time passes, they find their divergent natures ...
Style: road movie, feel good, humorous, touching, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: road trip, coming of age, college, on the road, student life, teenager, romance, youth, cross country, love, couples, one night stand ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Boys on the Side (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After breaking up with her girlfriend, a nightclub singer, Jane, answers a personal ad from Robin, a real estate agent with AIDS, seeking a cross-country travel partner. On their journey from New York City to Los Angeles, the two stop by Pittsburgh ...
Style: sexy, touching, emotional, sentimental, road movie ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, friendship, aids, road trip, pregnancy, violence, gay, women, domestic violence, abusive boyfriend, lgbtq, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, pittsburgh, new york, pakistan, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, witty, talky, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, self discovery, fired from the job, on the road, nothing goes right, couples, americana, fish out of water, love and romance, hopes, promotion, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, new york, california, los angeles, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 8K
Soul Food (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Traditional Sunday dinners at Mama Joe's (Irma P. Hall) turn sour when sisters Teri (Vanessa L. Williams), Bird (Nia Long) and Maxine (Vivica A. Fox) start bringing their problems to the dinner table in this ensemble comedy. When tragedy ...
Style: sexy, feel good, sentimental, touching, tear jerker ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: women, sisters, thanksgiving, food, family relations, divorce, black romance, relationships, writers, solitude, weapons, wedding ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.9
 5K
Losin' It (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1965, four Los Angeles school friends -- Woody, Dave, Spider and Wendell -- go on a series of misadventures when they head to Tijuana, Mexico, for a night of cruisin', causing trouble, and to lose their virginity.
Style: teen sex comedy, sex comedy, funny, humorous, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenager, high school, coming of age, older woman younger man relationship, prostitute, loss of virginity, jail, bar fight, brother brother relationship, friendship, teenage boy, corrupt cop ...
Time: 80s, year 1965, 60s, 20th century
Place: california, tijuana mexico, usa, latin america, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%