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, light, talky, humorous, semi serious, scenic, psychological, philosophical, psychedelic, macabre ...
Plot: motorcycle, desert, hotel, biker, life philosophy, friendship, on the road, adventure, road trip, obsession, loner, journey, catastrophe, serial killer, drugs, demon, loneliness, god, life, hitman, video game, weed, male nudity, rat, justice ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, california, los angeles, las vegas

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Most similar movies to Roadside Prophets

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and road movie films with plots about friendship, friends, on the road, mentor, runaway, dialogue and life philosophy mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Roadside Prophets: Easy Rider (1969), Rubin and Ed (1991), Highway 61 (1991), Joe Dirt (2001), Fandango (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, psychedelic, avant garde, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: hippie, road trip, motorcycle, biker, friendship, on the road, marijuana, existentialism, hitchhiker, lsd, hallucination, self discovery ...
Time: year 1969, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new orleans, usa, california, los angeles, southern usa ...
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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: road movie, buddy comedy, semi serious, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, desert, loner, surrealism, salesman, friendship, weirdo, on the road, odd couple, partners, misfit, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Plot: rock and roll, road trip, dark humor, chase, small town, friendship, drug dealing, car, devil, cult, mad scientist, mentor ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: canada, new orleans, california, tokyo, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 57K
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: funny, feel good, humorous, light, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, white trash, janitor, adaptation, family relations, parent child relationship, obsessive quest, on the road, blonde, goofy hero, misfit, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, idaho, california, louisiana, austin texas
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53%
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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, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, culture clash, adventure, adolescence, adolescence vs adulthood, student life, young lovers, obsessive quest, on the road, buddies, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, future, 80s, 70s
Place: texas, austin texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, semi serious, stylized, humorous, offbeat
Plot: truck driver, psychic, gambling, friendship, on the road, stripper, unfaithful husband, reunited friends, female impersonator, friends, couples, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, los angeles
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50%
Sweet Little Lies (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: no overview yet.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, humorous, road movie, feel good ...
Plot: adventure, society, friendship, on the road, coming of age, cons and scams, track down, youth, rebelliousness, journey, self discovery, cross country ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: humorous, inspirational, intense, melancholic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, sport, friendship, unlikely friendships, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete's life, underdog, ambition, road trip, love triangle, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: sexy, humorous, road movie, cynical, talky ...
Plot: working class, redemption, bittersweet, christmas, desert, female nudity, catastrophe, culture clash, adaptation, screwball, writers, character study ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, utah, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: humorous, entertaining, light, emotional, witty ...
Audience: kids
Plot: lsd, train, friendship, chase, on the road, fbi, unlikely friendships, prison, adventure, partners, criminal heroes, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 60s, 90s
Place: oregon, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, atmospheric, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: drug abuse, lsd, drugs, road trip, hallucination, addiction, american dream, journalism, surrealism, psychedelia, marijuana, cocaine ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1971
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, gloomy, witty, clever ...
Plot: gambling, poker, transvestism, friendship, casino, female nudity, brutality, honest, gunfight, hotel, greed, gangsters ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, las vegas, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, dark ...
Plot: musician, musician's life, friendship, on the road, rock star, overdose, chase, country music, empire, bittersweet, friends, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, depressing, tense, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: gambling, poker, friendship, casino, money problems, redemption, crime gone awry, debt, obsessive quest, unlikely partners, partners, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 70s
Place: new orleans, california, mississippi, usa, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: coming of age, youth, road trip, journey, cross country, on the road, family relations, family life, sibling relationship, nothing goes right, disorder, adventure ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, texas, usa, florida, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, meditative, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: desert, motel, friendship, character study, transformation, german, life philosophy, starting over, wilderness, gas station, tourist, social relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: utah, germany, las vegas, california, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: touching, road movie, melancholic, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, teenager, high school, friendship, gay, friends, on the road, happy ending, honest, sexpot, family problems, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the US from a young age. She becomes a model in advertising and her NY agent 'the Countess' sends her to his ranch in CA to shoot a commercial, set against the ...
Style: humorous, erotic, stylized, entertaining, surreal ...
Plot: hitchhiking, lesbian, on the road, lgbt, multiple storylines, self discovery, friendship, disorder, obsessive quest, down on your luck, teaching the ways of the world, americana ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, oregon, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: road movie, feel good, humorous, talky, visually appealing ...
Plot: road trip, marriage, friendship, on the road, odd couple, couples, farce, divorce, highway travel, elderly man, father son relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, florida, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: road movie, art house, thought provoking, bleak, melancholic ...
Plot: immigrants, road trip, culture clash, friendship, self discovery, partners, coming of age, immigration, loneliness, snow, small town, unlikely friendships ...
Time: year 1984, 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, new jersey, tokyo, new york, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, ...
Style: feel good, road movie, humorous, touching, witty ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, introspection, road trip, research, on the road, mentor, job interview, movie star, shopping, friends, stranger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, tokyo, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Bonneville (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three women take a road trip to Santa Barbara in order to deliver the ashes of one of their dead husbands to his resentful daughter. Faced with the decision of a lifetime, Arvilla Holden hijacks her two best friends and sets off in a vintage ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, family relations, elderly, parents and children, death in the family, mother daughter relationship, road trip, promise, empire, female leader, hitchhiker ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, nevada, idaho, usa, borneo ...
⇓ 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, unusual plot structure, twists and turns, feel good, clever ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: bus, teacher, school, gangsters, friendship, road trip, orphan, lone hero, brutality, fantasy world, life philosophy, loneliness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, road movie, melancholic, funny, visually appealing ...
Plot: on the road, restaurant, road trip, existentialism, eccentricity, friendship, sarcasm, midlife crisis, loneliness, lifestyle, food, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Without a Paddle: Nature's Calling (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Venturing into the woods causes nothing but trouble and hilarity for three misguided males in this straight to video spin-off of 2004's "Without A Paddle".
Style: humorous, entertaining, realistic, semi serious, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: adventure, friendship, wilderness, camping, nothing goes right, buddies, riddles and clues, last wish, friends, rafting, golden years, disorder ...
Time: future, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Road Within (2014)
Genre: Adventure, 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, slasher, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tourette's syndrome, road trip, anorexia, friendship, father son relationship, mental illness, on the road, coming of age, obsessive quest, escapades, social misfits, mentally unstable protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, usa, los angeles
⇓ 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, melancholic, semi serious, sexy, talky ...
Plot: road trip, character study, on the road, farce, friendship, odd couple, buddies, verbal byplay, satire, food, bittersweet, reality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy, england, europe, pompeii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Kill Your Darlings (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A desperate young writer is lured on a wild ride through the desert by a mysterious woman in this darkly comic take on the all-American road trip. Along the way they cross paths with a hapless mobster, a 6 foot transvestite and a lovesick housewife, ...
Style: road movie, semi serious, psychological, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: desert, on the road, looking for love, supportive spouse, dark humor, crimes, writer's life, criminal heroes, writers, hollywood, highway, celebrity culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Bucket List (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sentimental, feel good, philosophical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: journey, terminal illness, elderly, friendship, unlikely friendships, human spirit, adventure, road trip, follow your dream, golden years, death, bucket list ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cote d'azur, africa, egypt, french riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Prince Avalanche (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.
Style: road movie, talky, philosophical, humorous, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, wilderness, highway, camping, truck, isolation, character study, forest, workplace, workplace situations, buddies, driver ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: texas, austin texas, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%