Movies like Roadside Prophets

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Roadside Prophets (1992)
 6.5
 1K
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 of the Beastie Boys), Joe journeys from Los Angeles to Nevada, meeting all sorts of characters (played by the likes of David Carradine, John Cusack, Timothy Leary and Arlo Guthrie) along the way.
Style: road movie, humorous, offbeat, realistic, witty, semi serious, philosophical, enigmatic, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: desert, motorcycle, on the road, friendship, harley davidson, fireworks, obsession, hotel, adventure, friends, misfit, partners, obsessive quest, factory, society, buddies, last wish, americana, death, gambling, beer, journey, casino, biker, stripper ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, los angeles, usa, las vegas, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and road movie films with plots about friendship, mentor, dialogue, friends, storytelling, life philosophy and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Roadside Prophets: Easy Rider (1969), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Sparkler (1997), Rubin and Ed (1991), A Walk in the Woods (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 87K
Easy Rider (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.
Style: road movie, realistic, psychedelic, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Plot: on the road, hippie, friendship, rebelliousness, drugs/alcohol, adventure, anti heroes, americana, rebel, society, road trip, marijuana ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: usa, louisiana, arizona, california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, captivating, psychedelic, humorous ...
Plot: drug abuse, journalism, american dream, addiction, lawyer, road trip, on the road, hitchhiker, culture clash, hallucinations, escapades, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1965
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.7
 394
Sparkler (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Melba is a Californian trailer-park girl who is told to look for three kings by a phone psychic, and when she meets three guys - Trent, Brad and Joel traveling to Las Vegas, she decides they are those kings and joins them on a trip. In Vegas she ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, stylized, offbeat
Plot: on the road, gambling, friendship, bar, disorder, partners, buddies, best friends, desert, couples, cons and scams, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.3
 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: offbeat, feel good, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, friendship, salesman, road trip, obsessive quest, buddies, partners, goofy hero, friends, disorder, on the road, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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A Walk in the Woods (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.
Style: humorous, light, scenic, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, in the woods, escapades, hiking, adventure, elderly, aging, wilderness, friends, camping, midlife crisis, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Melvin and Howard (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good, touching ...
Plot: stripper, strip club, courtroom, divorce, wedding, redemption, working class, americana, american dream, hopes, rich and poor, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, nevada, utah, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: meteorite, janitor, adventure, disorder, obsessive quest, buddies, haunted by the past, on the road, friendship, goofy hero, friends, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, idaho, louisiana, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, exciting, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: fan, road trip, pimp, on the road, rivalry, buddy, friendship, urination, obsessive quest, obstacle, youth, party ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1998
Place: las vegas, usa, texas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Mississippi Grind (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Gerry is a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler whose fortunes begin to change when he meets Curtis, a younger, highly charismatic poker player. The two strike up an immediate friendship and Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to accompany him ...
Style: road movie, humorous, semi serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, poker, casino, debt, down on your luck, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, partners, card game, gambler, money problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: mississippi, new orleans, usa, mississippi river, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
California Split (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Down-on-his-luck gambler Bill (George Segal) links up with free spirit Charlie (Elliott Gould) at first to have some fun, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of desperation, he pawns most of his ...
Style: cynical, talky, witty, clever, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, casino, transvestism, poker, bus, roulette, gambling debt, fight, stripper, broken nose, craps ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 7K
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, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: young lovers, trip, male bonding, coming of age, friendship, obsessive quest, student life, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, on the road, buddies, skydiving ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: austin texas, texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rootless Hungarian émigré Willie, his pal Eddie, and visiting sixteen-year-old cousin Eva always manage to make the least of any situation, whether aimlessly traversing the drab interiors and environs of New York City, Cleveland, or an anonymous ...
Style: bleak, offbeat, realistic, thought provoking, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, gambling, on the road, fish out of water, partners, immigrants, friendship, jazz, society, misfit, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, new york, usa, ohio, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Play It to the Bone (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two aging fighters in LA, friends, get a call from a Vegas promoter because his undercard fighters for a Mike Tyson bout that night are suddenly unavailable. He wants them to box each other. They agree as long as the winner gets a shot at the ...
Style: semi serious, talky, exciting, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, friendship, contests and competitions, underdog, hopes, athlete's life, boxing, ambition, on the road, desert, love triangle, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.2
 4K
Flashback (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A hippie radical, Huey Walker has been a fugitive for decades, accused of a crime that he may not have committed. Finally apprehended, Walker is escorted to trial by uptight 20-something FBI agent John Buckner. While the two seem to be polar ...
Style: offbeat, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: train, chase, friendship, prison, odd couple, on the road, mind game, lsd, hippie, fbi, aging, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century, 1990s, 1960s ...
Place: oregon, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Road Within (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man with Tourette's Syndrome embarks on a road trip with his recently-deceased mother's ashes.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, on the road, mental illness, friendship, physical appearance, love and romance, friends, social misfits, escapades, dealing with death, society, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, semi serious, touching, offbeat, sentimental ...
Plot: chase, musician, friends, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, psychopath, on the road, nanny, friendship, couples, musician's life, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 10K
Dirty Girl (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, high school, coming of age, on the road, teenager, teenage life, family problems, female protagonist, teacher, reputation, virgin ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.5
 11K
Bagdad Cafe (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A surreal comedy depicting a diverse cast of characters and the changes they undergo as the German tourist Jasmin interacts with each of them at a remote truck stop in the middle of the Mojave desert.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: desert, motel, friendship, tourist, fish out of water, friends, love and romance, hopes, social relations, misfit, introspection, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: utah, nevada, germany, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, semi serious, witty, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, on the road, odd couple, road trip, marriage, nothing goes right, small town, partners, couples, disorder, screwball ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, florida, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Last Detail (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way.
Style: realistic, witty, road movie, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: navy, military, road trip, taxi, sailor, fighting the system, military life, buddies, realism, petty criminal, partners, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, boston, usa, new york, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, drugs/alcohol, misfit partners, escapades, partners, buddies, disorder, best friends, fish out of water, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Go-Getter (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, car thief, coming of age, friendship, society, misfit, youth, self discovery, fish out of water, obsessive quest, track down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, goofy hero, road trip, inheritance, family relations, buddies, factory, self discovery, odd couple, father son relationship, on the road, funeral ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Harry and Tonto (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Harry is a retired teacher in his 70s living in the Upper West Side of New York City where his late wife and he raised his children--where he's lived all his life. When the building he lives in is torn down to make way for a parking garage, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, gloomy, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, aging, on the road, hitchhiker, americana, eviction, cat, redemption, elderly, estrangement, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, arizona, new jersey, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mother (Bill Cosby), Jugs (Raquel Welch) & Speed (Harvey Keitel) work for a ambulance company competing for a L.A. city contract.
Style: humorous, realistic, biting, offbeat, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disorder, buddies, partners, contests and competitions, friends, nothing goes right, workplace situations, rivalry, underdog, fighting the system, chase, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, semi serious, witty, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bus, friendship, teacher, school, on the road, fish out of water, cons and scams, friends, mentally unstable, starting over, misfit, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 1K
Queens Logic (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy weekend, they face adulthood and each other with new ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, looking for love, buddies, couples, lifestyle, human nature, gender, reunion, friends, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 687
Big Shots (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Following the death of his father, a suburbanite runs away from home and winds up on Chicago's South Side. After being mugged, the boy befriends a young hustler and, after stealing a gangster's car, the two embark on an adventure down ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gang, friendship, hitman, interracial friendship, gangsters, culture clash, crimes, criminal heroes, cons and scams, chases and races, buddies, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, chicago illinois, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 7K
Tin Men (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, car accident, vengeance, friends, uninhibited rivalry, cons and scams, competition, hostility, adultery, revenge, seduction, volkswagen beetle ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.7
 27K
Interstate 60 (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring painter meets various characters and learns valuable lessons while traveling across America.
Style: offbeat, surreal, enigmatic, witty, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, wish come true, on the road, road trip, imaginary, choice, changing the past or future, hitchhiker, self fulfillment, dream girl, surrealism, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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