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, semi serious, light, talky, scenic, offbeat, realistic, witty, cult film ...
Plot: desert, motorcycle, on the road, friendship, hotel, adventure, journey, loner, fireworks, ashes, life philosophy, obsession, harley davidson, friends, misfit, partners, obsessive quest, factory, society, buddies, last wish, americana, silly humor, biker, death ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, los angeles, las vegas, california

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Most similar movies to Roadside Prophets

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, road movie and semi serious films with plots about on the road, friendship, friends, dialogue, runaway, mentor 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.
 7.3
 98K
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, realistic, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Plot: hippie, anti heroes, on the road, friendship, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, lsd, existentialism, motorcycle, drugs/alcohol, adventure, americana ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new orleans, los angeles, arizona, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 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 ⇓
100%
 6.9
 1K
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, coffin, motorcycle gang, trumpet, drug dealing, small town, road trip, friendship, chase, social misfits, obsessive quest, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: canada, new orleans, usa, america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, on the road, obsessive quest, parent child relationship, haunted by the past, goofy hero, buddies, nothing goes right, misfit, white trash ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, idaho, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.8
 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, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: male bonding, male friendship, coming of age, friendship, obsessive quest, young lovers, student life, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies, love and romance, on the road, trip ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: texas, austin texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.5
 416
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, humorous, offbeat, stylized
Plot: bar, friendship, on the road, gambling, love and romance, gays and lesbians, best friends, couples, disorder, friends, misfit, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sweet Little Lies (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: no overview yet.
Style: captivating, humorous, thought provoking, road movie, feel good ...
Plot: adventure, friendship, on the road, society, coming of age, youth, cons and scams, rebelliousness, track down, journey, self discovery, americana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: 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: psychedelic, surreal, clever, cult film, atmospheric ...
Plot: drug abuse, lsd, american dream, hallucination, journalism, hitchhiker, surrealism, cocaine, addiction, road trip, lawyer, drugs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, semi serious, talky, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog, athlete's life, boxing, ambition, love triangle, on the road, desert, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: courtroom, wedding, divorce, strip club, stripper, bittersweet, redemption, working class, rich and poor, americana, social differences, hitchhiker ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, utah, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 56K
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, exciting, absurd, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: fan, road trip, last wish, on the road, buddy, rivalry, obsessive quest, friendship, escapades, theft, youth, obstacle ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1999, year 1998, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, texas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, friendship, casino, transvestism, poker, bus, heist, roulette, broken nose, craps, racetrack, stripper ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 5K
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, witty, realistic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: train, lsd, chase, friendship, on the road, prison, fbi, partners, criminal heroes, adventure, crimes, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: oregon, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, semi serious, humorous, buddy movie, depressing ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, poker, casino, debt, partners, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, down on your luck, gambler, money problems, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 70s
Place: new orleans, mississippi, usa, southern usa, mississippi river ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, bittersweet, couples, friends, psychopath, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, on the road, high school, coming of age, teenager, family problems, teenage life, gay slur, female protagonist, reputation, teacher ...
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, realistic, witty, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, hitchhiking, friendship, self discovery, obsessive quest, disorder, buddies, hidden identity, leadership, nothing goes right, partners, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, oregon, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 75K
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: road movie, humorous, funny, absurd, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nothing goes right, goofy hero, road trip, buddies, inheritance, family relations, factory, self discovery, odd couple, father son relationship, funeral, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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 ⇓
43%
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: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, not serious ...
Plot: friendship, wedding, odd couple, reunion, on the road, road trip, marriage, farce, disorder, screwball, friends, social relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, florida, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 12K
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: desert, motel, friendship, starting over, fish out of water, social relations, tourist, wilderness, female protagonist, character study, transformation, life philosophy ...
Time: 80s
Place: utah, nevada, germany, california, las vegas
⇓ 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, touching, humorous, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, introspection, research, movie star, job interview, on the road, friends, actor's life, celebrity culture, stranger, interview ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 3K
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: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, family relations, elderly, parents and children, death in the family, mother daughter relationship, hitchhiker, promise, road trip, strong female presence, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, idaho, nevada, usa, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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 ⇓
42%
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, thought provoking, semi serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, on the road, fish out of water, gambling, partners, friendship, drifter, disorder, bohemian life, self discovery, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, new york, usa, ohio, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, actor's life, artists and showbiz, countryside, cooking and food ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, tuscany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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 ⇓
41%
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, humorous, dark humor ...
Plot: desert, supportive spouse, looking for love, on the road, crimes, writer's life, criminal heroes, hollywood, writers, gangsters, kidnapping, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", ...
Style: talky, touching, humorous, road movie, emotional ...
Plot: introspection, train, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, reconciliation, journey, grief, train ride, on the road, sibling relationship, encounter, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, himalaya, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: talky, humorous, road movie, philosophical, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, truck, highway, camping, workplace, workplace situations, buddies, in the woods, wilderness, driver, male friendship, male bonding ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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