Movies like National Lampoon's Vacation

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National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
 7.4
 102K
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Clark Griswold is on a quest to take his family on a quest to Walley World theme park for a vacation, but things don't go exactly as planned.
Style: road movie, humorous, realistic, funny, offbeat, not serious, absurd, cult film, suspense, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, cross country, plan gone awry, amusement park, on the road, adventure, grand canyon, couple relations, theme park, youth, couples, disorder, relatives, family holiday, journey, farce, vacation, family vacation, dark humor, small town, gross out humor, kids and family, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, arizona, kansas, colorado, st. louis missouri, california, chicago illinois

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, funny, realistic and cult film films with plots about runaway, disorder, brutality, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe and mentor mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like National Lampoon's Vacation: The Great Outdoors (1988), Vacation (2015), RV (2006), Spies Like Us (1985), Vegas Vacation (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Griswalds win a vacation to Europe on a game show, and thus pack their bags for the continent. They do their best to catch the flavor of Europe, but they just don't know how to be be good tourists. Besides, they have trouble taking holidays ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, parody, light ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: travel, dysfunctional family, on the road, family relations, nothing goes right, family problems, fish out of water, parents and children, disorder, danger, family vacation, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, germany, italy, france ...
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100%
The Great Outdoors (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's vacation time for outdoorsy Chicago man Chet Ripley, along with his wife, Connie, and their two kids, Buck and Ben. But a serene weekend of fishing at a Wisconsin lakeside cabin gets crashed by Connie's obnoxious brother-in-law, Roman ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, wilderness, nothing goes right, family relations, camp, youth, parents and children, friendship, disorder, holiday, couples, in-laws ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, wisconsin, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 106K
Vacation (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hoping to bring his family closer together and to recreate his childhood vacation for his own kids, a grown up Rusty Griswold takes his wife and their two sons on a cross-country road trip to the coolest theme park in America, Walley World. Needless ...
Style: funny, humorous, not serious, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, dysfunctional family, family vacation, vacation, on the road, amusement park, nothing goes right, parents and children, family relations, highway travel, family problems, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, memphis, arizona, chicago illinois
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67%
 5.5
 58K
RV (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Climbing aboard their mammoth recreational vehicle for a cross-country road trip to the Colorado Rockies, the McNeive family – led by dysfunctional patriarch, Bob – prepares for the adventure of a lifetime. But spending two weeks together in one ...
Style: road movie, funny, feel good, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: road trip, family vacation, motor home, workaholic, family relations, hitchhiker, family values, farce, parents and children, nothing goes right, camping, business trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, utah, pasadena california, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, parents and children, family gatherings, family dinner, farce, neighbor, nothing goes right, eccentric family, down on your luck, family relations, vacation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 48K
Spies Like Us (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, buddy comedy, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, secret agents, race against time, undercover, chase, kgb, adventure, working undercover, danger, escapades, mistaken identity, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia, washington d.c., soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 47K
Vegas Vacation (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Griswold family hits the road again for a typically ill-fated vacation, this time to the glitzy mecca of slots and showgirls—Las Vegas.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, family relations, farce, obsession, casino, nothing goes right, teenage life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, desert, on the road, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 90K
Uncle Buck (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his nephew and nieces. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: fish out of water, when the parents are away, parents and children, respect, uncle nephew relationship, mischievous children, siblings relations, child care, family relations, golf, profanity, streetwise ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.3
 15K
Summer Rental (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jack Chester, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters, and steadily get worse. Jack ends up in a feud with a local yachtsman, and has to race him to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, light, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: underdog, rivalry, on the road, screwball, sailing, disorder, couples, love and romance, nothing goes right, romance, couple relations, summer vacation ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, odd couple, wedding, reunion, on the road, road trip, marriage, farce, love and romance, nothing goes right, buddies, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, florida, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, light, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: thanksgiving, road trip, holiday, getting home, partners, nothing goes right, disorder, comedy of errors, unlikely friendships, hitchhiker, thief, advertising ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, kansas, united states, jamaica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Nothing But Trouble (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While attempting to seduce gorgeous lawyer Diane Lightson, wealthy gadabout Chris Thorne agrees to drive her to Atlantic City, N.J. But, when some reckless driving draws the attention of a deeply critical cop, they and the flamboyant ...
Style: humorous, not serious, disturbing, melancholic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, chase, on the run, dark humor, eccentric family, buddies, deadly, danger, anti heroes, nothing goes right, goofy hero, anti hero ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 112K
Rat Race (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an ensemble film about easy money, greed, manipulation and bad driving, a Las Vegas casino tycoon entertains his wealthiest high rollers -- a group that will bet on anything -- by pitting six ordinary people against each other in a wild dash for ...
Style: funny, humorous, exciting, road movie, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: chase, road trip, contests and competitions, treasure hunt, escapades, partners, adventure, bet, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, chases and races, rivalry ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada, new mexico, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 12K
Dutch (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: To get to know his girlfriend's son, a man volunteers to pick him up from a prep school....only to learn that her son's not the nicest kid.
Style: road movie, feel good, light, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: road trip, mischievous children, prank, boarding school, reluctant partners, partners, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, social differences, culture clash, parents and children, working class ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 116K
Wild Hogs (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Restless and ready for adventure, four suburban bikers leave the safety of their subdivision and head out on the open road. But complications ensue when they cross paths with an intimidating band of New Mexico bikers known as the Del Fuegos.
Style: idiotic, humorous, feel good, not serious, road movie ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: road trip, motorcycle gang, motorcycle, midlife crisis, on the road, self discovery, friendship, farce, adventure, buddies, motorcycle chase, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, california, cincinnati ohio, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 21K
Captain Ron (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When mild-mannered Martin Harvey finds out that he has inherited a vintage yacht, he decides to take his family on a Caribbean vacation to retrieve the vessel. Upon arriving on a small island and realizing that the ship is in rough shape, Martin and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, cult film, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, adventure, silly humor, profanity, ocean or sea, disorder, eccentric family, family life, parents and children, fish out of water, nothing goes right, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: puerto rico, cuba, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
Style: funny, exciting, intense, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, youth, parents and children, genetically altered, inventor, experiment gone awry, shrinking, family relations, laser, fish out of water, home alone, survival ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 111K
Caddyshack (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: At an exclusive country club, an ambitious young caddy, Danny Noonan, eagerly pursues a caddy scholarship in hopes of attending college and, in turn, avoiding a job at the lumber yard. In order to succeed, he must first win the favour of the elitist ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, intense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: golf, cheating, bet, rivalry, country club, sport, buddies, ambition, misfit, farce, competition, bishop ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 22K
Funny Farm (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chevy Chase stars as Andy Farmer, a sportswriter who moves with his schoolteacher wife Elizabeth (Madolyn Smith) to the country in order to write a novel in relative seclusion. Of course, seclusion is the last thing the Farmers find in the small, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, fish out of water, farce, city country contrast, chase, disorder, yuppie, nothing goes right, starting over, writer's life, lifestyle, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: vermont, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 81K
Tommy Boy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
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: road trip, dumb, nothing goes right, goofy hero, family relations, buddies, factory, self discovery, odd couple, father son relationship, inheritance, funeral ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Johnson Family Vacation (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: AAA can't help the roadside emergency that is the JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION. Even the on-board navigation system has a meltdown on Nate Johnson and his family's cross-country trek to their annual family reunion/grudge match. Reluctantly ...
Style: humorous, not serious, road movie, sexy, absurd ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: family relations, on the road, eccentric family, nothing goes right, family life, parents and children, mischievous children, siblings relations, road trip, family, interracial romance, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the road, cross country, journey, family relations, family life, youth, nothing goes right, disorder, sibling relationship, adventure, coming of age, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, texas, florida, usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, witty, talky, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: yuppie, satire, on the road, fired from the job, nothing goes right, self discovery, americana, fish out of water, couples, hopes, love and romance, promotion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, new york, arizona, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.0
 55K
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, on the road, obsessive quest, parent child relationship, nothing goes right, goofy hero, misfit, buddies, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, idaho, louisiana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 6K
Senior Trip (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While on detention, a group of misfits and slackers have to write a letter to the President explaining what is wrong with the education system. There is only one problem, the President loves it! Hence, the group must travel to Washington to meet the ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, teen comedy
Plot: stoners, on the road, goofy hero, hardcase students, silly humor, teachers and students, looking for sex, when the parents are away, high school life, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.3
 2K
Wieners (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A road trip comedy about three friends who travel across the country in a Wiener Wagon to beat up a popular daytime talk show therapist.
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, tense, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, vengeance, on the road, partners, misfit partners, cross country, odd couple, disorder, goofy hero, obsessive quest, prank, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Flirting with Disaster (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin (Ben Stiller) decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them. Accompanied by his wife, Nancy (Patricia Arquette), and an inept yet ...
Style: humorous, road movie, witty, not serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: farce, love and romance, nothing goes right, disorder, family relations, couple relations, self discovery, uncover truth, on the road, parents and children, partners, misfit partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, new mexico, michigan, usa, san diego california ...
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31%
Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
Genre: 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: buddy comedy, idiotic, humorous, not serious, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, on the road, farce, road trip, prank, silly humor, friends, disorder, misfit partners, nothing goes right, escapades, goofy hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, el paso texas, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Under the Rainbow (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In World War II era Los Angeles, the manager of the Culver Hotel leaves his nephew in charge for a weekend. The nephew changes the name to the Hotel Rainbow and overbooks with royalty, assassins, secret agents, Japanese tourists, and munchkins (from ...
Style: realistic, feel good, not serious, light, funny ...
Plot: hotel, farce, espionage, disorder, secret agents, showbiz, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, spy, secret service, mistaken identity, assassin ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: los angeles, california, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 58K
Fanboys (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
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, year 1999, 1990s, 20th century, year 1998
Place: las vegas, usa, texas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%