Movies like Rat Race

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Rat Race (2001)
 6.4
 102K
Rat Race (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an ensemble film about easy money, greed, manipulation and bad driving, a Las Vegas casino tycoon entertains his wealthiest high rollers -- a group that will bet on anything -- by pitting six ordinary people against each other in a wild dash for $2 million jammed into a locker hundreds of miles away. The tycoon and his wealthy friends monitor each racer's every move to keep track of their favorites. The only rule in this race is that there are no rules.
Style: road movie, humorous, exciting, funny, light, not serious, offbeat, realistic, absurd, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: contests and competitions, chase, treasure hunt, escapades, partners, obsessive quest, bet, road trip, nothing goes right, millionaire, money, race, narcolepsy, creativity, casino, family, on the road, brothers, adventure, chases and races, rivalry, helicopter, taxi driver, taxi, running ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, las vegas, mexico

Most similar movies to Rat Race

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and not serious films with plots about mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, disorder, storytelling, brutality and chase mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Rat Race: Road Trip (2000), Tommy Boy (1995), Vacation (2015), Dumb and Dumber To (2014), Captain Ron (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of those strangers as each attempts to claim the prize for himself.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, road movie, epic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, chase, race, money, car chase, on the road, desert, adventure, competition, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: california, usa
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100%
 6.5
 147K
Road Trip (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Four friends take off on an 1800 mile road trip to retrieve an illicit tape mistakenly mailed to a girl friend.
Style: humorous, sexual, not serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: on the road, road trip, nothing goes right, sex tape, blonde, stoner, dorm room, sexism, school bus, sperm donor, male virgin, sperm bank ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, cross country, austin texas, new york state, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 70K
Tommy Boy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Party animal Tommy Callahan is a few cans short of a six-pack. But when the family business starts tanking, it's up to Tommy and number-cruncher Richard Hayden to save the day.
Style: humorous, road movie, funny, absurd, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nothing goes right, buddies, goofy hero, road trip, family relations, factory, inheritance, self discovery, odd couple, father son relationship, dumb, death of father ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 85K
Vacation (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hoping to bring his family closer together and to recreate his childhood vacation for his own kids, a grown up Rusty Griswold takes his wife and their two sons on a cross-country road trip to the coolest theme park in America, Walley World. Needless ...
Style: humorous, road movie, funny, idiotic, not serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, road trip, on the road, nothing goes right, vacation, family relations, parents and children, family problems, family, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, amusement park ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
Genre: Adventure, 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, not serious, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, on the road, prank, buddies, drugs/alcohol, goofy hero, misfit partners, odd couple, fish out of water, disorder, friends, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 19K
Captain Ron (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When mild-mannered Martin Harvey finds out that he has inherited a vintage yacht, he decides to take his family on a Caribbean vacation to retrieve the vessel. Upon arriving on a small island and realizing that the ship is in rough shape, Martin and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, parents and children, ocean or sea, eccentric family, monopoly, nothing goes right, family life, fish out of water, family relations, disorder, danger, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 181K
EuroTrip (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Scott learns that his longtime cyber-buddy from Berlin is a gorgeous young woman, he and his friends embark on a trip across Europe.
Style: humorous, road movie, funny, entertaining, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night, teen comedy
Plot: youth, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, culture clash, travel, comedy of errors, hitchhiker, adventure, buddies, marijuana, nude beach, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: europe, germany, belgium, slovakia, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 301K
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, not serious ...
Plot: hitchhiker, getting home, nothing goes right, goofy hero, comedy of errors, odd couple, stupidity, road trip, slacker, stoners, bonding, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, arizona, alabama, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, not serious, exciting, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: chase, on the road, rivalry, adventure, car race, adventurer, buddies, contests and competitions, underdog, race against time, escapades, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: cross country, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
College Road Trip (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When an overachieving high school student decides to travel around the country to choose the perfect college, her overprotective cop father also decides to accompany her in order to keep her on the straight and narrow.
Style: humorous, not serious, sentimental, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: road trip, on the road, family, parents and children, nothing goes right, father daughter relationship, family relations, youth, disorder, teenage life, coming of age, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, washington d.c., indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sometimes, it takes a strange night to put everything else into focus. And that's exactly what happens to Harold and his roommate, Kumar, when they set out to get the best stoner fix money can buy: White Castle hamburgers. Both guys are at a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stoners, marijuana, nothing goes right, road trip, on the road, stoner, pot smoking, one night, police chase, fast food, racial slur, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, amsterdam, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, not serious, realistic, road movie, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, theme park, farce, on the road, family vacation, adventure, down on your luck, eccentric family, relatives, nothing goes right, youth, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, cross country, colorado, kansas, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Ass Backwards (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two best friends (Kate and Chloe) embark on a cross country trip back to their hometown to attempt to win a pageant that eluded them as children.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: best friends, on the road, nothing goes right, escapades, disorder, friends, contests and competitions, follow your dream, adolescence vs adulthood, homecoming, physical appearance, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 109K
Wild Hogs (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Restless and ready for adventure, four suburban bikers leave the safety of their subdivision and head out on the open road. But complications ensue when they cross paths with an intimidating band of New Mexico bikers known as the Del Fuegos.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: midlife crisis, road trip, on the road, self discovery, awkwardness, friendship, adventure, dentist, makeover, bankruptcy, gas station, sheriff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, cincinnati ohio, pacific ocean, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Odd Couple II (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 30 years after the first film, Oscar and Felix embark on a road trip together, to attend the wedding of Oscar's son to Felix's daughter.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, witty ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, marriage, on the road, odd couple, reunion, screwball, buddies, small town, friends, nothing goes right, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, florida, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Josh and S.A.M. (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Josh and Sam are two brothers facing change, their mother is about to marry a French accountant and the kids are sent to go live with their father in Florida. Meanwhile Josh tells Sam that he is a "S.A.M." that is going to be sent to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the road, journey, family life, nothing goes right, sibling relationship, adventure, disorder, family relations, youth, coming of age, road trip, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, cross country, texas, africa, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Strange Wilderness (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With the ratings dropping for a wilderness-themed TV show, two animal fans go to the Andes in search of Bigfoot.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, gross out humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bigfoot, friendship, tv show, nothing goes right, buddies, adventure, obsessive quest, wilderness, stoners, friends, partners, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, ecuador, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.5
 52K
RV (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Climbing aboard their mammoth recreational vehicle for a cross-country road trip to the Colorado Rockies, the McNeive family – led by dysfunctional patriarch, Bob – prepares for the adventure of a lifetime. But spending two weeks together in one ...
Style: feel good, humorous, road movie, funny, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: workaholic, family vacation, nothing goes right, camping, family relations, road trip, parents and children, family values, motor home, business trip, father daughter relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, utah, nevada, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The eccentric and childish Pee-wee Herman embarks on a big adventure when his beloved bicycle is stolen. Armed with information from a fortune-teller and a relentless obsession with his prized possession, Pee-wee encounters a host of odd characters ...
Style: surreal, humorous, dark humor, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: chase, on the road, adventure, tour guide, hitchhiker, back from the dead, americana, family, fish out of water, adventurer, goofy hero, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, texas, usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Cousins, Bo and Luke Duke, with the help of their eye-catching cousin, Daisy and moonshine-running Uncle Jesse, try and save the family farm from being destroyed by Hazzard County's corrupt commissioner, Boss Hogg. Their efforts constantly find ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, based on cult tv series, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: buddies, chases and races, adventure, friends, misfit, chase, bikini, countryside, farm, sheriff, moonshine, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: campus, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.9
 47K
Joe Dirt (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Joe Dirt is a janitor with a mullet hairdo, acid-washed jeans and a dream to find the parents that he lost at the Grand Canyon when he was a belligerent, trailer park-raised eight-year-old. Now, blasting Van Halen in his jacked-up economy car, the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: meteorite, janitor, adventure, on the road, buddies, goofy hero, parent child relationship, friendship, nothing goes right, misfit, partners, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, california, idaho, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.7
 114K
Identity Thief (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When a mild-mannered businessman learns his identity has been stolen, he hits the road in an attempt to foil the thief -- a trip that puts him in the path of a deceptively harmless-looking woman.
Style: humorous, funny, idiotic, absurd, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nothing goes right, thief, crime, cons and scams, escapades, road trip, dishonesty, pretense, dumb, stupidity, unlikely friendships, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, florida, miami, usa, cross country ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 54K
Fanboys (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1999, Star Wars fanatics take a cross-country trip to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch so their dying friend can see a screening of The Phantom Menace before its release.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: fan, road trip, on the road, rivalry, buddy, pimp, space opera, adventure, buddies, urination, friendship, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, 20th century, 1990s
Place: las vegas, usa, texas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Jay and Silent Bob learn that their comic-book alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic, have been sold to Hollywood as part of a big-screen movie that leaves them out of any royalties, the pair travels to Tinseltown to sabotage the production.
Style: humorous, talky, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: stoners, hitchhiker, hollywood, on the road, monkey actor, chase, robbery, lesbian, theft, buddies, experiment, movie business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa, california, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Six years have elapsed since Guantanamo Bay, leaving Harold and Kumar estranged from one another with very different families, friends and lives. But when Kumar arrives on Harold's doorstep during the holiday season with a mysterious package in ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: stoners, christmas, holiday, buddies, christmas tree, vulgarity, postmodernism, obsessive quest, east asian lead, indian lead, cannabis, beer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.7
 68K
Fool's Gold (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Treasure hunter Ben "Finn" Finnegan has sunk his marriage to Tess and his trusty boat in his obsessive quest to find the legendary Queen's Dowry. When he finds a vital clue that may finally pinpoint the treasure's whereabouts, he ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, adventurer, ocean or sea, rivalry, yacht, scuba diving, obsessive quest, escapades, sunken treasure, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bahamas, florida, spain, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 3.9
 13K
Mr. Magoo (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Mr. Magoo, a man with terrible eyesight, gets caught up in a museum robbery.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: millionaire, disability, family, nothing goes right, adventure, chase, fish out of water, lie, luck, adventurer, goofy hero, treasure hunt ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.0
 48K
Walk of Shame (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A reporter's dream of becoming a news anchor is compromised after a one-night stand leaves her stranded in downtown L.A. without a phone, car, ID or money - and only 8 hours to make it to the most important job interview of her life.
Style: humorous, realistic, funny, light, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: blonde, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, disorder, journalist, one-night stand, once in a lifetime opportunity, race against time, stereotypes, stupidity, life philosophy, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Twelve Chairs (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A treasure hunt. An aging ex-nobleman of the Czarist regime has finally adjusted to life under the commisars in Russia. Both he and the local priest find that the family jewels were hidden in a chair, one of a set of twelve. They return separately ...
Style: witty, satirical, stylized, talky, philosophical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, treasure hunt, adventurer, odd couple, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, escapades, goofy hero, chase, dishonesty, partners, cons and scams ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This wacky prequel to the 1994 blockbuster goes back to the lame-brained Harry and Lloyd's days as classmates at a Rhode Island high school, where the unprincipled principal puts the pair in remedial courses as part of a scheme to fleece the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, goofy hero, social misfits, buddies, best friends, partners, disorder, obsessive quest, dumb, misfit, family, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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