Movies like Vacation

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Vacation (2015)
 6.1
 105K
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: funny, humorous, realistic, not serious, idiotic, road movie, absurd, parody, nostalgic, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, family vacation, road trip, on the road, vacation, amusement park, family relations, parents and children, nothing goes right, highway travel, family problems, couples, disorder, pilot, father son relationship, marital problem, husband wife relationship, family, truck driver, grand canyon, roller coaster, theme park, family bonds, betrayal, childhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, chicago illinois, memphis, arizona

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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, runaway, brutality, catastrophe, adaptation, dialogue and mentor mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Vacation: We're the Millers (2013), RV (2006), Grown Ups (2010), Unfinished Business (2015), Tammy (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
We're the Millers (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
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, ridiculous, not serious, sexy ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: road trip, on the road, nothing goes right, journey, smuggling, adolescence, dishonesty, drug dealing, pretense, disorder, neighbor, partners in crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, new mexico, tucson arizona, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 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 ⇓
71%
 5.9
 235K
Grown Ups (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Style: humorous, funny, ridiculous, buddy comedy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: vacation, friends, friendship, reunion, family life, buddies, family relations, eccentric family, silly humor, disorder, grownups, group of friends ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1978, 70s
Place: usa, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, not serious ...
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 ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, colorado, st. louis missouri, arizona, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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 ⇓
100%
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, light, funny, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Plot: business trip, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, disorder, on the road, bullying, company, american abroad, midlife crisis, businessman, twists & turns, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, hamburg germany, st. louis missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.0
 46K
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, teenage life, parents and children, nothing goes right, dysfunctional family, desert, on the road, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 50K
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, funny, absurd, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, escapades, road trip, nothing goes right, unemployment, grandmother granddaughter relationship, female protagonist, alcoholic, adventure, mentor, silly humor, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 6K
The Detour (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A what-in-the-living-hell-is-wrong-with-this-family comedy created by comic super-couple Jason Jones & Samantha Bee and inspired by their own experiences with family trips. Unfiltered dad Nate hits the road with wife Robin and kids Delilah ...
Style: sitcom, road movie, twists and turns, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: family vacation, family, marriage, road trip, family relations, runaway, escapades, adventure, investigation, dishonesty, danger, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 111K
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 ⇓
57%
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, father son relationship, family vacation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, germany, italy, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: humorous, semi serious, road movie, light, captivating ...
Plot: on the road, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family relations, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, road trip, love, bittersweet, highway travel
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Are We There Yet? (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, 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, girls' night
Plot: children, road trip, mischievous children, on the road, family relations, family, couple relations, parents and children, nothing goes right, romance, family life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, love and romance, nothing goes right, disorder, couples, couple relations, romance, summer vacation ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 5K
Carpool (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man with an important business meeting finds himself having to take care of the carpool for the neighborhood school children when his wife gets sick. Stopping to get donuts for the kids, things go even more awry when he finds himself a victim of a ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, satirical, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: chase, mischievous children, robbery, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, on the road, parents and children, family, disorder, hostage, crimes, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 128K
Identity Thief (2013)
Genre: 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: idiotic, humorous, funny, absurd, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, nothing goes right, identity, thief, crimes, crime, escapades, dishonesty, cons and scams, pretense, stupidity, dumb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa, florida, colorado, san francisco
⇓ 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, 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 ⇓
31%
What About Bob? (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley. An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of phobias, Bob follows Marvin to his family's country house. Dr. Marvin ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, witty ...
Plot: mental illness, obsession, psychiatrist, nothing goes right, goofy hero, disorder, doctors and patients, stalking, treatment, vacation, family vacation, therapy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 5K
The Millers (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A divorced reporter, looking forward to the single life, finds his parents' marital problems derail his plans.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: living with parents, eccentric family, nothing goes right, family relations, family problems, parents and children, disorder, dysfunctional family, divorce, divorced parents, overbearing, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Death at a Funeral (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Aaron's father's funeral is today at the family home, and everything goes wrong: the funeral home delivers the wrong body, his cousin accidentally drugs her fiancé, and Aaron's successful younger brother, Ryan, flies in from New ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, idiotic ...
Plot: family relations, farce, death, family gatherings, eccentric family, dwarf, death in the family, dishonesty, silly humor, presumed dead, family problems, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, family problems, siblings relations, eccentric family, parents and children, disorder, reunion, family relations, family gatherings, silly humor, house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 54K
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, obsessive quest, on the road, parent child relationship, haunted by the past, goofy hero, buddies, nothing goes right, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, idaho, california, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 19K
Just Visiting (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage they make use of the services of a wizard. However, something goes wrong and they are transported from the 12th century to the year 2000. There the knight meets some of his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, idiotic, absurd ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, alternate timeline, goofy hero, disorder, fish out of water, life turned upside down, dragon, master and servant, altering history, sent to the future, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 12th century, future
Place: france, usa, chicago illinois, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: not serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: parents and children, family relations, parenthood, comedy of errors, best friends, nothing goes right, couples, disorder, friends, couple relations, escapades, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, eccentric family, nothing goes right, down on your luck, family relations, yuppie ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, feel good, not serious, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, tv show, obsessive quest, escapades, race against time, rivalry, prank, nothing goes right, disorder, adventure, workplace, wilderness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ecuador, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 37K
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: insurance, friendship, hotel, goofy hero, friends, social awkwardness, disorder, fish out of water, buddies, misfit, drinking alcohol, drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa, wisconsin, las vegas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, light, melancholic, absurd, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, disorder, love and romance, faked death, nothing goes right, eccentricity, loneliness, runaway, secrets, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ 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, realistic, not serious, funny, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: best friends, friends, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, homecoming, physical appearance, nothing goes right, escapades, follow your dream, disorder, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%