Movies like Roadkill 1989

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Roadkill (1989)
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Roadkill (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
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, realistic, witty, semi serious, road movie, offbeat, cult film
Plot: rock band, road trip, easter, adventure, dark humor, music, friendship, rock, punk, friends, misfit, missing person, on the road, music band, chase, adventurer, escapades, buddies, obsessive quest, artists and showbiz, travel, violence, french revolution, boss, female protagonist ...
Time: 18th century
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to Roadkill

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, friendship, road trip, buddies, artists and showbiz and misfit mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Roadkill: Highway 61 (1991), Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses (1994), Hard Core Logo (1996), You're Sleeping Nicole (2014), Zombie and the Ghost Train (1991). 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, semi serious, harsh ...
Plot: on the road, motorcycle gang, drug dealing, small town, road trip, dark humor, friendship, chase, disorder, friends, cross country, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: canada, new orleans, usa, america, california ...
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: on the road, rock band, homecoming, rich and poor, island, missing person, rock, friends, music band, adventure, desire for fame, musician's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico, russia, latin america, coney island brooklyn new york city, siberia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: on the road, music, rock music, music band, artists and showbiz, musician's life, friends, ambition, satire, existentialism, punk, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, los angeles, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, semi serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music band, friendship, battle of the sexes, friends, family relations, siblings relations, when the parents are away, strong female presence, best friends, dark humor, twentysomething life, melancholy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, gloomy, offbeat
Plot: death, alcohol abuse, on the road, outsider, rock band, musician's life, music band, social misfits, unfulfillment, misfit, losing-it hero, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: finland, turkey, europe, helsinki finland, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Electric Apricot (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Electric Apricot is a spoof of jam bands centered around the band, Electric Apricot, in the style of "This Is Spinal Tap"
Style: realistic, cynical, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: rock, on the road, performer's life, partners, lifestyle, music band, music, filmmaking, friends, disorder, heavy metal culture, heavy metal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Fubar (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Terry and Dean are lifelong friends who have grown-up together: shotgunning their first beers, forming their first garage band, and growing the great Canadian mullet known as "hockey hair". Now the lives of these Alberta everymen are ...
Style: humorous, witty, funny, ironic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, music band, nothing goes right, introspection, musician's life, cancer, ambition, lifestyle, buddies, camping trip, artists and showbiz, beer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: canada
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30%
This Movie Is Broken (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bruno wakes up in bed next to Caroline, his long time crush. But tomorrow she's off for school in France, and maybe she only granted this miracle as a parting gift for her long time friend. So tonight is Bruno's last chance. And tonight, ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, music band, rock, wooing, music, unfulfillment, couples, unfulfilled love, obsessive quest, love and romance, gay sex, gay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The Leningrad Cowboys, a group of Finnish musicians, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they are followed by the village idiot, who wishes to join the band.
Style: road movie, humorous, funny, satirical, light ...
Plot: music, music band, family relations, americana, career, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, dream, rock band, wedding, long lost relative, music business ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, finland, mexico, russia, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, cross country, family relations, family life, youth, nothing goes right, disorder, sibling relationship, coming of age, adventure, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, texas, usa, florida, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Corrine Burns retreats far into plans for her band, The Fabulous Stains, after her mother's death.
Style: semi serious, realistic, cynical, clever, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, punk, punk rock, musician's life, rebellion, youth, social misfits, desire for fame, lifestyle, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, music ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: motorcycle, desert, friendship, on the road, hotel, adventure, journey, loner, life philosophy, obsession, silly humor, americana ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, los angeles, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, adventure, adventurer, hopes, follow your dream, young heroes, escapades, optimism, road trip, soccer, hiv ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: zimbabwe, africa, rwanda, south africa, tanzania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: punk, road trip, obsessive quest, on the road, partners, misfit, mentally unstable, buddies, injustice, fish out of water, love triangle, punk rock ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, new york, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, obsessive quest, remarry, sexual content, escapades, friends, road trip, coming of age, teenage boy, friendship between boys, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, connecticut
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26%
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Roadie (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young Texas good ol' boy has a knack with electronic equipment, and that talent gets him a job as a roadie with a raucous traveling rock-and-roll show.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, rock music, obsessive quest, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, misfit, love and romance, ambition, rise to the top, music, disorder, showbiz ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: musician, musician's life, friendship, on the road, chase, overdose, rock star, bittersweet, friends, psychopath, couples, buddies ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: semi serious, feel good, witty, humorous, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, desert, salesman, road trip, on the road, odd couple, partners, misfit, goofy hero, obsessive quest, buddies, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Soul Men (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two former backup soul singers, Louis and Floyd, have not spoken to each other in 20 years, and reluctantly agree to travel across the country together to a reunion concert to honor their recently-deceased lead singer. Cleo, a beautiful young woman ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching
Plot: african american, artists and showbiz, showbiz, buddies, lifestyle, music band, musician's life, on the road, friends, music, r&b, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, year 2008
Place: usa
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25%
Down and Out with the Dolls (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The raunchy, spunky tale of the rise and fall of an all-girl rock band from Portland, Oregon.
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: punk, lifestyle, partners, music band, best friends, music, artists and showbiz, ambition, rivalry, buddies, rise and fall, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
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24%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: farce, friends, disorder, americana, adolescence vs adulthood, heist, on the road, obsessive quest, buddies, misfit partners, partners, misfit ...
Time: 1920s
Place: california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Goodbye Pork Pie (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
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: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, nudity (full frontal - brief), adventurer, escapades, partners, adventure, chase, crimes, obsessive quest, teenage life, friendship, heist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Filth and Wisdom (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Filth & Wisdom is a poignant view of the lives of three not quite ordinary friends settled into meaningless jobs that barely keep them afloat while helping to finance their dreams of bigger and brighter futures. Their unqiue yet universal ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: desire for fame, buddies, rock, introspection, hopes, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, follow your dream, punk, friends, gypsy, cultural revolution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: semi serious, touching, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, looking for love, sexual content, on the road, siblings relations, road trip, brother brother relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), love and romance, escapades, unfulfillment, rock ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.7
 4K
Tapeheads (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of Ivan and Josh, two dim witted ex-security guards who love music videos. Out of work, with no job prospects, they form a music video production company. They soon learn the in's and out's of the business in LA and with some ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, light, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: blackmail, disorder, ambition, music band, filmmaking, showbiz, buddies, artists and showbiz, media, partners, music, media satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
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Bandits (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Four female cons who have formed a band in prison get a chance to play at a police ball outside the walls. They take the chance to escape. Being on the run from the law they even make it to sell their music and become famous outlaws.
Style: humorous, surreal, semi serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, escape, music, music band, redemption, chase, confined, crimes, partners, disorder, friends, criminal heroes ...
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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, realistic, humorous, touching, melancholic
Plot: friendship, obsessive quest, disorder, fish out of water, on the road, culture clash, friends, social relations, road trip, friendship between men, best friends, best friend
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: german democratic republic, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sincere
Plot: on the run, friendship, introspection, on the road, orphan, terminal illness, life is a bitch, hospital, doctors and patients, inventions and discoveries
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.9
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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, white trash, family relations, janitor, obsessive quest, on the road, parent child relationship, goofy hero, misfit, nothing goes right, buddies, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, idaho, california, louisiana, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, odd couple, buddies, verbal byplay, restaurant, character study, farce, poet, cooking and food, friends, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, pompeii, tuscany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%