Movies like Rat Race

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Rat Race (2001)
 6.4
 100K
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, narcolepsy, creativity, casino, family, on the road, brothers, adventure, chases and races, rivalry, helicopter, taxi driver, taxi, running, disorder ...
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, not serious, funny and realistic films with plots about catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, brutality, disorder and chase mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like Rat Race: Road Trip (2000), Tommy Boy (1995), Dumb and Dumber To (2014), Vacation (2015), 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: epic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, chase, race, desert, treasure, money, car chase, airplane, on the road, farce, adventure, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 145K
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, sperm bank, sex tape, male virgin, stoner, dorm room, sperm donor, school bus, blonde, sexism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, cross country, austin texas, new york state, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 69K
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 ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
34%
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 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, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, amusement park ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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%
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, realistic, exciting, 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%
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, police chase, one night, fast food, pot smoking, racial slur, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, amsterdam, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, st. louis missouri, arizona, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
27%
 5.9
 107K
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, realistic, feel good, road movie ...
Plot: midlife crisis, road trip, on the road, self discovery, awkwardness, friendship, adventure, dentist, bankruptcy, makeover, gas station, sheriff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, pacific ocean, cincinnati ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, realistic, feel good, 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 ⇓
26%
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, realistic, feel good, 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 ⇓
26%
 5.5
 51K
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, business trip, motor home, father son relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, utah, nevada, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 296K
Due Date (2010)
Genre: Adventure, 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: 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, louisiana, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, realistic, sentimental, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: road trip, on the road, family, parents and children, nothing goes right, youth, family relations, disorder, teenage life, coming of age, escapades, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, washington d.c., indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Land of the Lost (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, funny, toilet humor ...
Plot: fantasy world, dinosaur, portal, time travel, adventure, paleontologist, chase, survival, escapades, danger, partners, misfit ...
Time: prehistory, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 ⇓
24%
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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, countryside, bikini, moonshine, farm, sheriff, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: campus, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 46K
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, realistic, offbeat, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: meteorite, janitor, adventure, buddies, on the road, goofy hero, parent child relationship, friendship, nothing goes right, misfit, partners, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, idaho, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 53K
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, urination, pimp, space opera, adventure, buddies, friendship, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1998, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, texas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, beer, cannabis, east asian lead, indian lead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: stoners, hitchhiker, hollywood, lesbian, on the road, monkey actor, chase, robbery, theft, buddies, experiment, movie business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa, utah, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 6.0
 47K
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 ⇓
22%
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 ⇓
22%
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 ⇓
22%
National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Griswalds win a vacation to Europe on a game show, and thus pack their bags for the continent. They do their best to catch the flavor of Europe, but they just don't know how to be be good tourists. Besides, they have trouble taking holidays ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: on the road, dysfunctional family, family vacation, eiffel tower paris, travel, nothing goes right, family problems, chaos, game show, family relations, disorder, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, france, germany, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When the magic powers of The Tablet of Ahkmenrah begin to die out, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.
Style: humorous, not serious, clever, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: museum, curses spells and rituals, family, night watchman, obsessive quest, fantasy world, adventure, save the day, escapades, parallel universe, magic, kids and family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1938
Place: england, london, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, not serious, feel good, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: millionaire, family, nothing goes right, adventure, chase, fish out of water, luck, lie, adventurer, disability, goofy hero, treasure hunt ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Johnson Family Vacation (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: AAA can't help the roadside emergency that is the JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION. Even the on-board navigation system has a meltdown on Nate Johnson and his family's cross-country trek to their annual family reunion/grudge match. Reluctantly ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, road movie, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, mischievous children, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, nothing goes right, family life, family relations, disorder, siblings relations, eccentric family, youth, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri, cross country, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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