Movies like Vacation

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Vacation (2015)
 6.1
 88K
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, road movie, funny, idiotic, realistic, not serious, absurd, ridiculous, clever, awful ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, road trip, on the road, nothing goes right, vacation, family relations, parents and children, family problems, family, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, truck driver, bipolar disorder, grand canyon, roller coaster, amusement park, theme park, cow, couples, disorder, family vacation, car, truck, female nudity, book ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco

Most similar movies to Vacation

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and not serious films with plots about disorder, road trip, dialogue, runaway, catastrophe, brutality and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Vacation: RV (2006), Tommy Boy (1995), We're the Millers (2013), Tammy (2014), College Road Trip (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, family values, nothing goes right, parents and children, family relations, road trip, camping, motor home, business trip, dysfunctional family, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, utah, pasadena california, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, realistic, offbeat, not serious, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, on the road, theme park, farce, family vacation, adventure, youth, hysteria, couple relations, plan gone awry, parents and children, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, cross country, colorado, st. louis missouri, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, realistic, not serious, road movie, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, family relations, youth, couples, eccentric family, family life, disorder, parents and children, mischievous children, nothing goes right, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, missouri, cross country, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, not serious, feel good, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, obsession, casino, farce, family relations, parents and children, nothing goes right, teenage life, dysfunctional family, desert, on the road, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, light, road movie ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: travel, dysfunctional family, on the road, family vacation, family problems, nothing goes right, parents and children, fish out of water, danger, family relations, disorder, parody ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, england, germany, italy, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: goofy hero, nothing goes right, road trip, buddies, family relations, inheritance, self discovery, factory, odd couple, father son relationship, funeral, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
We're the Millers (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.
Style: humorous, road movie, not serious, sexy, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: on the road, drug dealing, nothing goes right, journey, adolescence, partners in crime, parenthood, smuggling, neighbor, dishonesty, adventure, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, new mexico, denver colorado, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 44K
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, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, disorder, wild ride, family relations, unemployment, unfulfillment, down on your luck, nothing goes right, escapades, road trip, car, alcoholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sentimental, not serious, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: road trip, on the road, family, family relations, nothing goes right, parents and children, father daughter relationship, youth, teenage life, disorder, coming of age, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, indiana, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, mischievous children, nothing goes right, couple relations, parents and children, romance, love and romance, disorder, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: chase, contests and competitions, road trip, treasure hunt, escapades, partners, bet, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, money, millionaire, race ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, las vegas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Unfinished Business (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hard-working small business owner and his two associates travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, melancholic ...
Plot: business trip, nothing goes right, escapades, on the road, disorder, comedy of errors, bullying, singing in a car, man undressing, company, american abroad, reindeer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, st. louis missouri, hamburg germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, road movie
Plot: on the road, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family problems, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, road trip, highway travel
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Hangover Part III (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.
Style: humorous, dark humor, realistic, not serious, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dentist, disorder, buddies, comedy of errors, overbearing, chases and races, drugs/alcohol, plan gone awry, escapades, hung over, irresponsible, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: las vegas, nevada, los angeles, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 109K
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, road movie, idiotic, entertaining ...
Plot: midlife crisis, road trip, on the road, self discovery, friendship, motorcycle gang, buddies, motorcycle chase, adventurer, escapades, middle aged man, bankruptcy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, pacific ocean, cincinnati ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, slacker, odd couple, stoners, stupidity, nothing goes right, goofy hero, road trip, bonding, comedy of errors, child birth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, texas, louisiana, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, not serious, funny, sexual, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: on the road, road trip, race against time, nothing goes right, cheating, stoner, sex tape, college, escapades, obsessive quest, encounter, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: cross country, usa, austin texas, new york state, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, buddy comedy, road movie, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stoners, nothing goes right, marijuana, road trip, on the road, racial slur, police chase, odd couple, encounter, journey, misfit partners, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, amsterdam, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, realistic, not serious, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, on the road, prank, misfit partners, escapades, buddies, partners, disorder, odd couple, misfit, fish out of water, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, nude beach, nothing goes right, culture clash, travel, comedy of errors, marijuana, adventure, escapades, teenage life, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: germany, slovakia, italy, belgium, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Moms' Night Out (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yearning for an evening without their kids, some friends plan a night out. But to do this, their husbands need to watch the kids. What can go wrong?
Style: humorous, not serious, sentimental, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: parenthood, comedy of errors, couples, best friends, nothing goes right, parents and children, couple relations, escapades, family relations, youth, disorder, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, realistic, feel good, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wilderness, camp, adventure, holiday, nothing goes right, parents and children, in-laws, coming of age, friends, family relations, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 12K
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: humorous, feel good, funny, light, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: underdog, on the road, screwball, family vacation, rivalry, disorder, couples, nothing goes right, love and romance, romance, couple relations, summer vacation ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, realistic, offbeat, not serious ...
Plot: erection, lsd, farce, eccentric family, disorder, track down, couples, self discovery, boxing, on the road, obsessive quest, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new mexico, michigan, new york, usa, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, witty, not serious, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, on the road, odd couple, road trip, marriage, partners, disorder, small town life, buddies, small town, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, florida, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Six years have elapsed since Guantanamo Bay, leaving Harold and Kumar estranged from one another with very different families, friends and lives. But when Kumar arrives on Harold's doorstep during the holiday season with a mysterious package in ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, offbeat, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stoners, christmas, holiday, buddies, christmas tree, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, disorder, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, family values, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, escapades, race against time, on the road, eccentric family, disorder, family relations, parents and children, family gatherings, nothing goes right, christmas present, santa claus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 47K
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, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: janitor, adventure, obsessive quest, on the road, parent child relationship, family relations, nothing goes right, goofy hero, haunted by the past, buddies, misfit, meteorite ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, california, louisiana, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 114K
Identity Thief (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When a mild-mannered businessman learns his identity has been stolen, he hits the road in an attempt to foil the thief -- a trip that puts him in the path of a deceptively harmless-looking woman.
Style: humorous, funny, idiotic, absurd, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nothing goes right, thief, crime, escapades, road trip, cons and scams, dishonesty, pretense, identity, on the road, dumb, stupidity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado, usa, miami, florida, cross country ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 35K
Cedar Rapids (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A naive Midwesterner insurance salesman travels to a big-city convention in an effort to save the jobs of his co-workers.
Style: humorous, sentimental, light, funny, melancholic ...
Plot: hotel, insurance, friendship, social awkwardness, goofy hero, friends, buddies, disorder, fish out of water, misfit, drinking, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin, iowa, las vegas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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