Movies like National Lampoon's Vacation

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National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
 7.4
 86K
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, road movie, offbeat, dark humor, gross out humor, funny, suspense, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, theme park, farce, on the road, family vacation, adventure, down on your luck, eccentric family, relatives, nothing goes right, youth, family relations, disorder, couple relations, parents and children, couples, dysfunctional family, hysteria, plan gone awry, life is a bitch, desert, dog, female nudity, vacation, sexy woman ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, cross country, colorado, kansas, st. louis missouri, arizona, california

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Most similar movies to National Lampoon's Vacation

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and not serious films with plots about runaway, disorder, catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling, mentor and brutality mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like National Lampoon's Vacation: The Great Outdoors (1988), Vacation (2015), Vegas Vacation (1997), RV (2006), Tommy Boy (1995). 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, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: on the road, dysfunctional family, eiffel tower paris, travel, family vacation, nothing goes right, family problems, chaos, game show, family relations, disorder, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, france, germany, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, semi serious, feel good, realistic, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: holiday, wilderness, adventure, parents and children, camp, love and romance, best friend, grizzly bear, roommate, youth, resort, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 85K
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: humorous, road movie, funny, idiotic, not serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, road trip, on the road, nothing goes right, vacation, family relations, parents and children, family problems, family, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, amusement park ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 dinner, nothing goes right, eccentric family, neighbor, farce, family gatherings, down on your luck, family, culture clash ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.9
 40K
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, feel good, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, on the road, farce, obsession, casino, desert, chase, parents and children, nothing goes right, roulette, chaos, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.5
 52K
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: feel good, humorous, road movie, funny, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: workaholic, family vacation, nothing goes right, camping, family relations, road trip, parents and children, family values, motor home, business trip, father daughter relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, utah, nevada, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
30%
 6.5
 147K
Road Trip (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Four friends take off on an 1800 mile road trip to retrieve an illicit tape mistakenly mailed to a girl friend.
Style: humorous, sexual, not serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: on the road, road trip, nothing goes right, sex tape, blonde, stoner, dorm room, sexism, school bus, sperm donor, male virgin, sperm bank ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, cross country, austin texas, new york state, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
Genre: Comedy
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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: thanksgiving, on the road, odd couple, screwball, receptionist, chewing tobacco, state trooper, generosity, snow, advertising, thief, hitchhiker ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: st. louis missouri, usa, cross country, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 301K
Due Date (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Peter Highman must scramble across the US in five days to be present for the birth of his first child. He gets off to a bad start when his wallet and luggage are stolen, and put on the 'no-fly' list. Peter embarks on a terrifying journey ...
Style: humorous, feel good, road movie, absurd, not serious ...
Plot: hitchhiker, getting home, nothing goes right, goofy hero, comedy of errors, odd couple, stupidity, road trip, slacker, stoners, bonding, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, arizona, alabama, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 5K
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: stoners, on the road, parody, goofy hero, hardcase students, adventure, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, when the parents are away, nothing goes right, youth, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, realistic, road movie, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, mischievous children, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, nothing goes right, family life, family relations, disorder, siblings relations, eccentric family, youth, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri, cross country, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 181K
EuroTrip (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Scott learns that his longtime cyber-buddy from Berlin is a gorgeous young woman, he and his friends embark on a trip across Europe.
Style: humorous, road movie, funny, entertaining, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night, teen comedy
Plot: youth, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, culture clash, travel, comedy of errors, hitchhiker, adventure, buddies, marijuana, nude beach, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: europe, germany, belgium, slovakia, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
College Road Trip (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When an overachieving high school student decides to travel around the country to choose the perfect college, her overprotective cop father also decides to accompany her in order to keep her on the straight and narrow.
Style: humorous, not serious, sentimental, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: road trip, on the road, family, parents and children, nothing goes right, father daughter relationship, family relations, youth, disorder, teenage life, coming of age, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, washington d.c., indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 102K
Rat Race (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
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: road movie, humorous, exciting, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: contests and competitions, chase, treasure hunt, escapades, partners, obsessive quest, bet, road trip, nothing goes right, millionaire, money, race ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, las vegas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sometimes, it takes a strange night to put everything else into focus. And that's exactly what happens to Harold and his roommate, Kumar, when they set out to get the best stoner fix money can buy: White Castle hamburgers. Both guys are at a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stoners, marijuana, nothing goes right, road trip, on the road, stoner, pot smoking, one night, police chase, fast food, racial slur, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, amsterdam, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: on the road, journey, family life, nothing goes right, sibling relationship, adventure, disorder, family relations, youth, coming of age, road trip, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, cross country, texas, africa, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 ⇓
22%
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 6.4
 40K
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, not serious, realistic, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, spy, espionage, farce, chase, cia, missile, kgb, race against time, undercover, adventure, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia, soviet union, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: farce, hotel, espionage, nothing goes right, showbiz, assassination, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, disorder, secret agents, misfit, chase ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: california, usa, los angeles, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 75K
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, kids, teens
Plot: tire, fish out of water, golf, respect, mischievous children, siblings relations, child care, when the parents are away, eccentric family, youth, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.0
 11K
Snow Day (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a school in upstate New York is snowed in, a group of students hi-jack a plow to keep the school closed..
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: chase, family, high school, weatherman, school, adventure, mischievous children, parents and children, siblings relations, teachers and students, forces of nature, high school life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, witty, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: lsd, farce, erection, obsessive quest, on the road, track down, uncover truth, self discovery, parents and children, love and romance, partners, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: michigan, new mexico, usa, new york, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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, 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 ⇓
21%
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Having satisfied their urge for White Castle, Harold and Kumar jump on a plane to catch up with Harold's love interest, who's headed for the Netherlands. But the pair must change their plans when Kumar is accused of being a terrorist. Rob ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stoners, on the road, marijuana, airplane, college, friendship, odd couple, racism, danger, incest, roommate, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alabama, cuba, florida, texas, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Instead of flying to Florida with his folks, Kevin ends up alone in New York, where he gets a hotel room with his dad's credit card—despite problems from a clerk and meddling bellboy. But when Kevin runs into his old nemeses, the Wet Bandits, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, when the parents are away, adventure, holiday, family, mischievous children, home alone, home invasion, young heroes, danger, trap, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Are We There Yet? (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The fledgling romance between Nick, a playboy bachelor, and Suzanne, a divorced mother of two, is threatened by a particularly harrowing New Years Eve. When Suzanne's work keeps her in Vancouver for the holiday, Nick offers to bring her kids to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: children, road trip, on the road, family, parents and children, mischievous children, romance, nothing goes right, single parent, couple relations, family life, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, 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 ⇓
21%
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, dark humor, not serious, offbeat, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, chase, on the run, nothing goes right, fish out of water, broker, sheriff, anti heroes, eccentric family, false accusation, kidnapping, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.4
 127K
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The all-star comedy cast from Grown Ups returns (with some exciting new additions) for more summertime laughs. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, couple relations, buddies, eccentric family, small town, family relations, friends, small town life, family life, couples, social relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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