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Rubin and Ed (1991)
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Rubin and Ed (1991)
Original name: Rubin & Ed
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Reclusive Rubin Farr teams up with vocal but unsuccessful multi-level salesman Ed Tuttle on a quest to bury Rubin's dead cat in the "perfect spot." Their trip takes them across Utah's desert where they have run-ins with Ed'd ex-wife Rula and an elusive Andy Warhol critic.
Style: humorous, feel good, offbeat, witty, semi serious, road movie, buddy comedy, cult film
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, desert, road trip, salesman, on the road, friends, misfit, partners, obsessive quest, buddies, disorder, odd couple, goofy hero, silly humor, weirdo, car, telephone, dream, loner, hallucination, swimming pool, nerd, heat wave, sand, absurd humor ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah, usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about friends, friendship, on the road, buddies, road trip, disorder and partners mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Rubin and Ed: Roadside Prophets (1992), Breaking the Rules (1992), The Trip to Italy (2014), All Stars 2: Old Stars (2011), Never on Tuesday (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Roadside Prophets (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sid and Nancy screenplay author Abbe Wool makes her directorial debut with this tale of a factory worker name Joe (X front man John Doe) who hits the road on his Harley to scatter the ashes of a co-worker. Joined by wannabe biker Sam (Adam Horovitz ...
Style: road movie, humorous, semi serious, light, talky ...
Plot: motorcycle, desert, friendship, on the road, hotel, adventure, journey, loner, ashes, fireworks, life philosophy, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, los angeles, las vegas, california
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Breaking the Rules (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two friends take their dying buddy on one last road trip.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, youth, profanity, bittersweet, homecoming, on the road, reunion, self discovery, terminal illness, wish come true, friends, adventure ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
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The Trip to Italy (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Years after their successful restaurant review tour of Northern Britain, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are commissioned for a new tour in Italy.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, buddies, odd couple, verbal byplay, restaurant, character study, farce, artists and showbiz, actor's life, countryside, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, pompeii, tuscany ...
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All Stars 2: Old Stars (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In All Stars 2 Old Stars, the unexpected wedding of one of the boys means they treat themselves to an ‘old-fashioned training camp’ in the form of a long weekend in Barcelona. The match between Barcelona and Real Madrid is meant to be the high ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: road trip, silly humor, midlife crisis, friendship, introspection, buddies, friends, soccer match, soccer, on the road, disorder, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, holland, europe, spain, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Never on Tuesday (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Matt and Eddie are two young men from the mid-west travelling to California to see the sights - primarily semi-clad women on beaches. They hop into their car and head off through the desert...
Style: offbeat, humorous, sexy, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), desert, escapades, on the road, adolescence vs adulthood, looking for sex, sexual content, profanity, gender, partners, youth, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, ohio
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36%
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Dutch (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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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
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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
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Bunny and the Bull (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young shut-in takes an imaginary road trip inside his apartment, based on mementos and memories of a European trek from years before.
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Plot: odd couple, friendship, isolation, friends, partners, agoraphobia, buddies, escapades, haunted by the past, introspection, wilderness, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Gueros (2014)
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Country: Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Set amidst the 1999 student strikes in Mexico City, this coming-of-age tale finds two brothers venturing through the city in a sentimental search for an aging legendary musician. Shot in black-and-white, Güeros brims with youthful exuberance.
Style: road movie, humorous, light, captivating, realistic ...
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The Big Ask (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Big Ask is a dark comedy about three couples who head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.
Style: humorous, semi serious, psychological, captivating, realistic
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three young men with disabilities embark on a road trip to a brothel in Montreal catering to people with special needs to lose their virginity and embrace their independence. Inspired by a true story and remake of the Belgian film Hasta La Vista
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, road movie
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Doing Time for Patsy Cline (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Following a passion for country music, Ralph leaves his father’s sheep farm in a remote Australian town, armed with a guitar and a plane ticket to Nashville, Tennessee. He hopes to hitchhike to Sydney Airport where his take-off into a successful ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: crimes, follow your dream, ambition, partners, friends, couples, disorder, on the road, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, teenage life, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Garbage (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two best friends, garbage truck drivers in Hollywood become celebrities overnight after they find Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Best Supporting Actor Oscar for JERRY MAGUIRE in the trash and suddenly their lives go topsy-turvy.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, overnight success, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, partners, odd couple, lifestyle, showbiz, working class, celebrity culture, once in a lifetime opportunity, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Audience: teens
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Duration: 92 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, touching, captivating, realistic ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Due Date (2010)
Genre: 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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
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Funny Bunny (2015)
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Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Gene spends his days canvassing about childhood obesity. One day he canvasses Titty, an emotionally-arrested 19-year-old who has successfully sued his own father to win back a large inheritance and gotten himself disowned in the process. Gene ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
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Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Downhill (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Four old school friends reunite to attempt the epic coast to coast walk, across the United Kingdom. As their journey unfolds, this comically incompatible foursome walk full tilt into their mid-life crises.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 89 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, captivating, light ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, on the road, social relations, best friends, goofy hero, hitchhiking, inspiration, travel, screenwriter, silly humor, radio dj ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Rolling Kansas (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of friends go on a journey to a secret marijuana forest in Kansas.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: marijuana, friendship, on the road, stoners, goofy hero, nothing goes right, buddies, disorder, farce, road trip, drug abuse, screwball ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Eldorado (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Yvan finds a burglar in his house. After some consideration, Yvan decides not to call the police and to drop the lad near the nearby city but he ends up giving him a lift home to his parents. Together, they travel through Belgium and meet some ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Full Grown Men (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A man stuck in the reveries of his youth tracks down the boyhood friend he once tormented, only to find that simpler times were more complicated than he thought.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: amusement park, mermaid, friends, introspection, haunted by the past, on the road, moral dilemma, couple relations, fish out of water, friendship, youth, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Passenger Side (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two brothers spend the day driving around Los Angeles county looking for the meaning of their lives, or cheap street drugs, depending on who you happen to believe.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: family relations, looking for love, siblings relations, on the road, sexual content, road trip, brother brother relationship, unfulfillment, escapades, love and romance, rock, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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