Movies like Roadkill 1989

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Roadkill (1989)
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Roadkill (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ramona works in a concert agency and is sent after the rock band 'Children of Paradise' who have disappeared. Since she can't drive, she has to take the train and bus and eventually hitchhike. On her way through the Canadian back country she meets the weirdest people - and learns to drive, what leads to... roadkill.
Style: humorous, dark humor, offbeat, realistic, witty, semi serious, cult film
Plot: road trip, rock band, easter, adventure, music, on the road, friendship, rock, friends, punk, misfit, missing person, music band, chase, adventurer, obsessive quest, artists and showbiz, chases and races, buddies, escapades, french revolution, boss, band, filmmaker
Time: 18th century
Place: canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and offbeat films with plots about on the road, friends, road trip, friendship, misfit, buddies and obsessive quest mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Roadkill: Highway 61 (1991), You're Sleeping Nicole (2014), Goodbye Pork Pie (1980), Josh and S.A.M. (1993), Dudes (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Highway 61 (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A naive Canadian barber who knows US popular culture inside and out meets a flamboyant roadie who needs someone to drive her and her "brother's" corpse from Thunder Bay, Ontario to New Orleans. Chaos ensues after the barber agrees to ...
Style: road movie, talky, humorous, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: on the road, motorcycle gang, trumpet, coffin, drug dealing, small town, road trip, friendship, chase, social misfits, obsessive quest, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: canada, new orleans, usa, america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
You're Sleeping Nicole (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Making the most of the family home while her parents are away, 22-year-old Nicole is enjoying a peaceful summer with her best friend Véronique. But when Nicole’s older brother shows up with his band to record an album, the girls’ friendship is ...
Style: humorous, stylized, atmospheric, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, music band, battle of the sexes, family relations, friends, when the parents are away, siblings relations, twentysomething life, strong female presence, best friends, melancholy, summer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Goodbye Pork Pie (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gerry hires a car in Kaitaia with a stolen licence and travels to Invercargill with John, who's wife has just left him. The ultimate NZ roadtrip adventure.
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: on the road, adventure, adventurer, obsessive quest, escapades, chases and races, chase, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, heist, teenage life, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the road, journey, cross country, family relations, family life, disorder, youth, nothing goes right, sibling relationship, adventure, coming of age, road trip ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, texas, florida, usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 5.8
 1K
Dudes (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two punks from the big city, traveling across the country in a Volkswagen bug, embrace the western ethos when they must take revenge against a group of rednecks for killing their friend in this lighthearted road movie. Along the way, they enlist the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: punk, road trip, on the road, obsessive quest, mentally unstable, buddies, partners, misfit, injustice, fish out of water, love triangle, punk rock ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, new york, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, animal life, sexual content, escapades, obsessive quest, friends, remarry, road trip, coming of age, teenage boy, friendship between boys ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
American Beer (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Four young Canadian men are out on a road trip when their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. They each go their own way in search of a needed alternator, but along the way, each one experiences an unexpectedly memorable adventure...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: bar, misfit partners, heist, adolescence vs adulthood, americana, on the road, disorder, friends, buddies, partners, farce, nothing goes right ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Grand Theft Parsons (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: There are times when it's right and proper to simply bury the dead. This is not one of those times... Gram Parsons was one of the most influential musicians of his time; a bitter, brilliant, genius who knew Elvis, tripped with the Stones and ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: musician, musician's life, on the road, friendship, chase, overdose, rock star, artists and showbiz, buddies, bittersweet, couples, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Africa United (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa, Rwanda
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "Africa United" tells the extraordinary story of three Rwandan children who attempt to realize the dream of their life: to attend the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2010 at Johannesburg. But the problems begin when Fabrice, Dudu ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, hopes, adventure, adventurer, follow your dream, young heroes, escapades, optimism, road trip, soccer, hiv ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: zimbabwe, africa, rwanda, south africa, tanzania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Roadside Prophets (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sid and Nancy screenplay author Abbe Wool makes her directorial debut with this tale of a factory worker name Joe (X front man John Doe) who hits the road on his Harley to scatter the ashes of a co-worker. Joined by wannabe biker Sam (Adam Horovitz ...
Style: road movie, humorous, semi serious, light, talky ...
Plot: desert, motorcycle, on the road, friendship, hotel, adventure, loner, journey, fireworks, ashes, life philosophy, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, los angeles, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 2K
Rubin and Ed (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Reclusive Rubin Farr teams up with vocal but unsuccessful multi-level salesman Ed Tuttle on a quest to bury Rubin's dead cat in the "perfect spot." Their trip takes them across Utah's desert where they have run-ins with Ed'd ...
Style: feel good, offbeat, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, desert, road trip, salesman, partners, odd couple, disorder, friends, silly humor, on the road, buddies, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music
Country: Finland, Germany, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After years of fame and misfortune in Mexico, the members of the Leningrad Cowboys decide to return to their native village. Their former manager Vladimir, who now calls himself Moses lead them on their way home.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: on the road, adventure, lifestyle, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, musician's life, music band, special agents, performer's life, rich and poor, rock, island ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, russia, frankfurt germany, czech republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 829
Passenger Side (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two brothers spend the day driving around Los Angeles county looking for the meaning of their lives, or cheap street drugs, depending on who you happen to believe.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: family relations, looking for love, on the road, siblings relations, sexual content, road trip, brother brother relationship, unfulfillment, escapades, nudity (full frontal - brief), rock, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Zombie and the Ghost Train (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Antti "Zombie" Autiomaa does two things well: play the bass guitar and drink. After several months' sleeping on the streets of Istanbul, he returns to Helsinki where he's called into the army but discharged on mental health ...
Style: offbeat, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: musician's life, down on your luck, friends, losing-it hero, misfit, lifestyle, social misfits, music band, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, father son relationship, hairdresser ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, turkey, finland, helsinki finland, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Cas & Dylan (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dying Doctor, who plans to check out on his own terms, takes a reluctant detour when he inadvertently winds up on the lam with an 'anything-but-normal' 22-year-old girl.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere
Plot: on the run, introspection, friendship, life is a bitch, on the road, terminal illness, orphan, inventions and discoveries, doctors and patients, hospital
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 5K
Friendship! (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man from East Germany travels to San Francisco to search for his father, who fled 12 years ago. Together with his best friend, he starts the journey from New York with no money and the only word they ever learned in english-lessons: ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, melancholic
Plot: friendship, obsessive quest, culture clash, fish out of water, disorder, social relations, friends, on the road, road trip, friendship between men, best friends, best friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 20th century
Place: german democratic republic, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 530
Jackpot (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sunny Holiday, an aspiring singing star, abandons his wife and young baby to set off on a nine-month tour of bleak western towns. He takes off with his road manager in a pink Chrysler in search of their own version of the American Dream: a country ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, contemplative, offbeat ...
Plot: lifestyle, obsessive quest, performer's life, ambition, musician's life, relationship vs career, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, family problems, human nature, showbiz, on the road ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
For Love and Gold (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, History
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A group of rogues steal a scroll granting its bearer the property of the land of Aurocastro in Apulia (south of Italy). They elect a shaggy knight, Brancaleone from Norcia, as their leader, and decide to get possession of this supposedly wealthy ...
Style: exciting, realistic, not serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: knight, heroes, obsessive quest, on the road, disorder, escapades, goofy hero, adventure, parody, adventurer, misfit, silly humor ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Tail Lights Fade (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young woman (Tanya Allen) relay races across Canada with her boyfriend (Breckin Meyer) and another couple (Jake Busey and Denise Richards) to bail her brother out of a marijuana charge.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious
Plot: on the road, stash, misfit, nothing goes right, drug dealing, partners, race against time, betrayal, embezzlement, stoners, friends, car chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, british columbia, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Hard Core Logo (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bruce Macdonald follows punk bank Hard Core Logo on a harrowing last-gasp reunion tour throughout Western Canada. As magnetic lead-singer Joe Dick holds the whole magilla together through sheer force of will, all the tensions and pitfalls of life on ...
Style: talky, humorous, captivating, intense, clever ...
Plot: reunion, on the road, music, music band, artists and showbiz, musician's life, friends, ambition, satire, rock music, existentialism, punk ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, los angeles, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Punk's Not Dead (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A group of crotchety codgers attempt to revive the punk-rock band they all played in 17 years earlier in "Punk Is Not Dead".
Style: dark humor, realistic, humorous, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: reunion, music band, punk, counterculture, friends, disorder, society, rivalry, sexual content, once promising, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: macedonia, serbia, europe, bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Trip to Italy (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Years after their successful restaurant review tour of Northern Britain, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are commissioned for a new tour in Italy.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, buddies, odd couple, verbal byplay, restaurant, character study, farce, artists and showbiz, actor's life, countryside, cooking and food ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, tuscany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Come as You Are (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Three young guys like wine and women. They tested wine with pleasure, but the second they have never been able to taste. Under the guise of a wine tour, the three plans a trip to Spain to finally have sex. Nothing will stop them. Certainly not the ...
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: looking for sex, disability, independence, brothel, obsessive quest, buddies, self discovery, social misfits, misfit, youth, on the road, blind character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.0
 51K
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, feel good, not serious, funny, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, janitor, family relations, obsessive quest, on the road, parent child relationship, haunted by the past, goofy hero, buddies, nothing goes right, misfit, white trash ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, louisiana, california, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
 145
Real Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marco Valois wants to direct a serious movie inspired by the life of a soldier living with post-traumatic stress disorder. He soon realizes that the young soldier home from Afghanistan won't open up that easily. Marco, willing to do just about ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friends, introspection, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, showbiz, mental illness, hopes, misfit, unfulfillment, buddies, bittersweet, afghanistan veteran ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Trailer Park Boys Xmas Special (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 57 min.
Story: In this holiday prequel, it’s 1997 and Sunnyvale Trailer Park is getting ready for the holiday season. Julian’s got a great idea to make money this Christmas, Ricky gets confused between God and Santa, and Bubbles tries to get the Boys together ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: nothing goes right, petty criminal, friends, life is a bitch, buddies, misfit, holiday, disorder, social misfits, society, white trash, christmas
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Come As You Are (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three young men with disabilities embark on a road trip to a brothel in Montreal catering to people with special needs to lose their virginity and embrace their independence. Inspired by a true story and remake of the Belgian film Hasta La Vista
Style: humorous, sincere, road movie, semi serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: brothel, looking for sex, paralysis, self discovery, disability, friends, buddies, friendship, obsessive quest, independence, young people, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 983
Childstar (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Childstar is about an egotistical 12-year-old named Taylor Brandon Burns who has skyrocketed to fame at that young age. His relationship with his driver, Rick, takes a turn when Taylor confides in him about the problems of celebrity and the fears of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, suspense ...
Plot: actor's life, fame, filmmaking, lifestyle, coming of age, showbiz, parents and children, artists and showbiz, youth, celebrity culture, satire, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 21K
The Trip (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: on the road, restaurant, friendship, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, countryside, loneliness, midlife crisis, eccentricity, existentialism, sarcasm, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Bustin' Loose (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After ex-con Joe Braxton violates his probation he is given a second chance, all he has to do is drive a group of special kids across the country. What could possibly go wrong?
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: bus, friendship, teacher, school, on the road, fish out of water, cons and scams, youth, starting over, mentally unstable, misfit, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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