Movies like Roadside Prophets

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Roadside Prophets (1992)
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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, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, witty, philosophical, enigmatic, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: motorcycle, desert, on the road, harley davidson, fireworks, friendship, hotel, adventure, americana, obsession, partners, death, gambling, beer, friends, buddies, factory, obsessive quest, misfit, society, last wish, journey, casino, biker, stripper ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, los angeles, las vegas, usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about mentor, dialogue, storytelling, runaway, friendship, culture clash and life philosophy mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Roadside Prophets: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Sparkler (1997), A Walk in the Woods (2015), Easy Rider (1969), Fanboys (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, psychedelic, captivating, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, journalism, american dream, addiction, road trip, on the road, lawyer, culture clash, drugs, escapades, hitchhiker, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1965
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, stylized
Plot: on the road, friendship, bar, gambling, nothing goes right, friends, desert, partners, best friends, buddies, gays and lesbians, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, road movie, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: hiking, in the woods, friendship, adventure, elderly, escapades, wilderness, friends, camping, aging, midlife crisis, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 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: serious, realistic, sincere, offbeat, rough ...
Plot: marijuana, on the road, lsd, brothel, rebelliousness, friendship, drug addiction, counterculture, music, hitchhiker, hippie, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: usa, louisiana, arizona, california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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 ⇓
79%
 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 ⇓
76%
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, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: wedding, divorce, courtroom, stripper, strip club, rich and poor, redemption, hopes, working class, game show, road trip, will ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, nevada, utah, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, poker, friendship, casino, debt, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, down on your luck, partners, gambler, card game, money problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: mississippi, new orleans, usa, mississippi river, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, humorous, offbeat, road movie, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: salesman, road trip, friendship, desert, buddies, on the road, odd couple, misfit, partners, disorder, friends, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: talky, clever, cynical, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: friendship, gambling, casino, transvestism, poker, stripper, fight, roulette, gambling debt, craps, broken nose, bus ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, thought provoking ...
Plot: culture clash, on the road, fish out of water, partners, immigrants, gambling, friendship, jazz, self discovery, bet, card game, horse race ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, new york, ohio, hungary, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: young lovers, male bonding, trip, coming of age, friendship, obsessive quest, buddies, on the road, adolescence vs adulthood, student life, love and romance, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: austin texas, texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: kids
Plot: train, chase, on the road, hippie, fbi, lsd, friendship, prison, odd couple, mind game, criminal heroes, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: oregon, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, humorous, exciting, talky, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, friendship, athlete's life, contests and competitions, underdog, boxing, hopes, ambition, on the road, unlikely friendships, desert, greed ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: taxi, road trip, sailor, military, navy, adventurer, on the road, realism, fighting the system, buddies, teaching the ways of the world, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, boston, usa, maine, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
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, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: desert, motel, friendship, introspection, cafe, car, wilderness, highway, friends, starting over, americana, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: nevada, utah, germany, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, car thief, friendship, coming of age, suburbs, social misfits, human nature, disappearance, sibling relationship, mobile phone, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: chase, musician, buddies, on the road, musician's life, rock star, desert, friendship, artists and showbiz, friends, nanny, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, semi serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, on the road, mental illness, friendship, social misfits, obsessive quest, parent child relationship, cremation, misfit, friends, dealing with death, physical appearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, semi serious, biting, realistic, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: buddies, underdog, contests and competitions, workplace situations, fighting the system, nothing goes right, partners, rivalry, disorder, friends, chase, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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 ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
46%
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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: clever, semi serious, sentimental, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, buddies, gays and lesbians, couple relations, looking for love, singleness, friends, couples, human nature, reunion, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, interracial friendship, gang, hitman, coming of age, gangsters, friends, culture clash, crimes, society, youth, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, chicago illinois, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.7
 102K
Nebraska (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aging, booze-addled father takes a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim what he believes to be a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, aging, road trip, on the road, pickup truck, dementia, obsessive quest, elderly, golden years, parents and children, family relations, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nebraska, usa, montana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, semi serious, uplifting ...
Plot: road trip, aging, on the road, friendship, eviction, cat, americana, hitchhiker, redemption, golden years, pets, family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, arizona, new jersey, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Lost in America (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling ...
Style: road movie, humorous, talky, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: yuppie, on the road, gambling, fired from the job, advertising, down on your luck, nothing goes right, roulette, hopes, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, arizona, new york, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bus, friendship, teacher, school, on the road, fish out of water, road trip, disorder, friends, mentally unstable, starting over, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Gray's Anatomy (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The film documents, in an often dramatic and humorous fashion, Gray's investigations into alternative medicine for an eye condition (Macular pucker) he had developed.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, psychological ...
Plot: introspection, doctors and patients, culture clash, society, obsessive quest, curses spells and rituals, americana, hopes, storytelling, healing power, eye, medical ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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