Movies like Vacation

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Vacation (2015)
 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 to say, things don't go quite as planned.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, road movie, funny, absurd, idiotic, ridiculous, clever, awful ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, road trip, vacation, on the road, amusement park, grand canyon, bipolar disorder, theme park, cow, roller coaster, nothing goes right, family relations, family vacation, disorder, parents and children, couples, family problems, brother brother relationship, pubic hair, brother sister relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, outdoor sex, playing guitar, singing in a car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco

Most similar movies to Vacation

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, not serious and funny films with plots about road trip, disorder, on the road, dialogue, catastrophe, runaway and nothing goes right mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Vacation: RV (2006), Tammy (2014), The Discoverers (2012), Cleaver Family Reunion (2013), Tommy Boy (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.5
 51K
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
Plot: workaholic, family vacation, nothing goes right, camping, family relations, road trip, parents and children, family values, business trip, motor home, father son relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, pasadena california, nevada, utah ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
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 ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, cross country, st. louis missouri, arizona, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 38K
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, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, on the road, farce, obsession, casino, chase, parents and children, nothing goes right, roulette, chaos, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.9
 42K
Tammy (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, disorder, down on your luck, nothing goes right, escapades, unfulfillment, family relations, road trip, wild ride, unemployment, kiss, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Discoverers (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Washed-up history professor Lewis Birch takes his begrudging teenagers Zoe and Jack on a road trip to a conference in hopes of jumpstarting his career and reconnecting with his kids. But, when Lewis’s estranged father Stanley goes missing on a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, road movie
Plot: on the road, dysfunctional family, self discovery, parents and children, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, highway travel, road trip
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Cleaver Family Reunion (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Members of a dysfunctional family settle their differences after a series of misadventures during their summer reunion
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, eccentric family, family gatherings, family relations, nothing goes right, parents and children, siblings relations, family problems, disorder, basketball, house, interracial romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 69K
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 ⇓
31%
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, realistic, sentimental, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: road trip, on the road, family, parents and children, nothing goes right, youth, family relations, disorder, teenage life, coming of age, escapades, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, washington d.c., indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
50%
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, family vacation, eiffel tower paris, travel, 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 ⇓
25%
 6.5
 145K
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, nothing goes right, road trip, college, dorm room, sperm donor, sperm bank, sex tape, stoner, male virgin, sexism, school bus ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, cross country, austin texas, new york state, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
27%
 6.4
 100K
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, escapades, partners, treasure hunt, obsessive quest, bet, road trip, nothing goes right, millionaire, money, adventure ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, las vegas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 107K
Wild Hogs (2007)
Genre: 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: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, road movie ...
Plot: midlife crisis, road trip, on the road, self discovery, awkwardness, friendship, adventure, dentist, bankruptcy, makeover, gas station, sheriff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, pacific ocean, cincinnati ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Ass Backwards (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two best friends (Kate and Chloe) embark on a cross country trip back to their hometown to attempt to win a pageant that eluded them as children.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: best friends, on the road, nothing goes right, escapades, disorder, friends, contests and competitions, follow your dream, adolescence vs adulthood, homecoming, physical appearance, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, offbeat, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stoners, nothing goes right, marijuana, road trip, on the road, stoner, police chase, fast food, one night, pot smoking, racial slur, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, amsterdam, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, realistic, feel good, 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 ⇓
25%
This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When their father passes away, four grown, world-weary siblings return to their childhood home and are requested -- with an admonition -- to stay there together for a week, along with their free-speaking mother and a collection of spouses, exes and ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, man child, death of father, family, homecoming, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, death in the family, funeral, grieving, family gatherings, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, not serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: children, road trip, on the road, family, new year, romance, single parent, parents and children, nothing goes right, family life, family relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.9
 2K
Land Ho! (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Iceland, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A pair of former brothers-in-law embark on a road trip through Iceland.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, mumblecore ...
Plot: aging, on the road, road trip, buddies, golden years, self discovery, friendship, elderly, friends, human spirit, disorder, senior citizen ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Girl Most Likely (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A failed New York playwright stages a suicide in an attempt to win back her ex, only to wind up in the custody of her gambling-addict mother.
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, down on your luck, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, family relations, disorder, couple relations, parents and children, custody, fall in love, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
When Do We Eat? (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Do We Eat? is the story of the "world's fastest Passover seder" gone horribly awry. It's about an old school dad (Michael Lerner) who's as tough on his sons as his father (Jack Klugman) is on him. On this night, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, eccentric family, family gatherings, nothing goes right, family life, family problems, family relations, prank, couple relations, siblings relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 ⇓
23%
A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: christmas, parents and children, on the road, eccentric family, family gatherings, family relations, disorder, race against time, nothing goes right, escapades, santa claus, christmas present ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, adventure, hardcase students, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, when the parents are away, nothing goes right, youth, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, ohio, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, obsessive quest, road trip, on the road, dementia, pickup truck, elderly, golden years, parents and children, family relations, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nebraska, usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.9
 96K
Dirty Grandpa (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jason Kelly is one week away from marrying his boss's uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick, ...
Style: humorous, funny, road movie, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, road trip, elderly, grandparent grandchild relationship, wedding, disorder, golden years, army general, on the road, stereotypes, mentor, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Strange Wilderness (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With the ratings dropping for a wilderness-themed TV show, two animal fans go to the Andes in search of Bigfoot.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, gross out humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bigfoot, friendship, tv show, nothing goes right, buddies, adventure, obsessive quest, wilderness, stoners, friends, partners, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, ecuador, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: clever, talky, stylized, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, train, on the road, healing, steward, suicide attempt, journey, train ride, drowning, reconciliation, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 296K
Due Date (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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, stoners, nothing goes right, goofy hero, comedy of errors, odd couple, stupidity, road trip, slacker, bonding, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, louisiana, arizona, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%