Movies like Lost in America

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Lost in America (1985)
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Lost in America (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling around America...in a Winnebago.
Style: road movie, humorous, witty, talky, feel good, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, cult film, affectionate ...
Audience: date night
Plot: yuppie, satire, on the road, fired from the job, self discovery, couples, nothing goes right, fish out of water, americana, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, human nature, disorder, promotion, down on your luck, road trip, husband wife relationship, advertising, travel, gambling, motor home, tragedy, starting over, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, new york, arizona, los angeles, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and talky films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, pornography, mentor, runaway, brutality and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Lost in America: The Muse (1999), Modern Romance (1981), Real Life (1979), Flirting with Disaster (1996), Sweet Liberty (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Muse (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What happens when a screenwriter (Brooks) loses his edge, he turns to anyone he can for help... even if it's the mythical "Zeus's Daughter" (Stone). And he's willing to pay, albeit reluctantly, whatever price it takes to ...
Style: feel good, satirical, funny, light, inspirational ...
Plot: hollywood, muse, screenwriter, writer's life, midlife crisis, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, writers, family, manipulation, writing ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
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100%
Modern Romance (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A film editor breaks up with his girlfriend, unsure if he is in love.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, neurotic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, film within a film, romance, love and romance, couples, self discovery, fall in love, breakup, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, honest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa
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70%
 7.1
 3K
Real Life (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family".
Style: humorous, satirical, funny, witty, suspense ...
Plot: family relations, family life, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, tv show, society, nothing goes right, disorder, satire, husband wife relationship, suburbs, reality tv ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 ⇓
52%
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Sweet Liberty (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he becomes very ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: actor, fish out of water, couple relations, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love and romance, professor, young lovers, actor's life, couples, celebrity culture, historian ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
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50%
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.
Style: witty, humorous, funny, parody, satirical ...
Plot: culture clash, nothing goes right, politics, society, actor's life, satire, islam, stand up comedian, sarcasm, farce, frame up, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, new delhi, middle east, asia, pakistan ...
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49%
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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, disorder, couples, love and romance, nothing goes right, romance, couple relations, summer vacation ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, california
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47%
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Mother (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After two failed marriages a science fiction writer decides that coming to terms with his mother will improve his chances for a successful relationship, so he moves in with her.
Style: neurotic, humorous, witty, talky, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, starting over, mother son relationship, family problems, family relations, couples, crumbling marriage, love and romance, single parent, lifestyle, unfulfillment, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Out of Towners (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: George & Gwen Kellerman make a trip to New York, where George is going to start a new job, it turns out to be a trip to hell.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: heist, train, airport, chase, culture clash, promotion, silly humor, comedy of errors, couple relations, on the road, fish out of water, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, boston, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
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Funny Farm (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chevy Chase stars as Andy Farmer, a sportswriter who moves with his schoolteacher wife Elizabeth (Madolyn Smith) to the country in order to write a novel in relative seclusion. Of course, seclusion is the last thing the Farmers find in the small, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, fish out of water, farce, city country contrast, chase, disorder, yuppie, nothing goes right, starting over, writer's life, lifestyle, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: vermont, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Postmark Paradise (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Dirty Shame is the only bar in the small town of Paradise, Michigan. A burnt out, chain-smoking fortyish bar maid is the only waitress at The Dirty Shame. A group of local red necks conspiring to bring a mail order bride to their Midwest town ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, starting over, society, culture clash, couple relations, couples, love and romance, romance, immigrants, husband wife relationship, mail order bride ...
Time: 90s
Place: ukraine, michigan, usa, kiev ukraine
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39%
 4.8
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Stars and Bars (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Henderson Dores (Daniel Day Lewis), a New York based art dealer from England, travels to Georgia to persuade patriarch, Harry Dean Stanton, to sell a Monet previously thought lost.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy, thought provoking ...
Plot: adventure, nudity (full frontal - brief), culture clash, down on your luck, track down, on the road, fish out of water, profanity, satire, forgery, romance, society ...
Time: 18th century, 80s
Place: england, georgia, new york
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37%
Taking Care of Business (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An uptight advertising exec has his entire life in a filofax organizer which mistakenly ends up in the hands of a friendly convict who poses as him.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prison, mistaken identity, cons and scams, rich and poor, fish out of water, dishonesty, disorder, prison life, crimes, misfit, nothing goes right, jail ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor catches the ire of his grandmother for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the ...
Style: parody, humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, farce, racism, satire, artists and showbiz, actor's life, misfit, society, interracial relations, filmmaking, dark humor, movie business ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Beyond Therapy (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Manhattanites Bruce and Prudence are each looking for a meaningful romantic relationship and have been encouraged by their psychiatrists to find someone through the personal ads. Their first meeting is disastrous, but they begin to hit it off during ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, sexual, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, romance, battle of the sexes, couple relations, sexual relations, doctors and patients, power relations, couples, bisexual man, therapy ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Lonely Guy (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A writer for a greeting card company learns the true meaning of loneliness when he comes home to find his girlfriend in bed with another man.
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, talky, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: breakup, loneliness, singleness, starting over, looking for love, couple relations, love and romance, traffic jam, honeymoon, cruise, adaptation, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Defending Your Life (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, heaven, destiny, romance, fall in love, starting over, hopes, supernatural, couple relations, imaginary, life & death, death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
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Haiku Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Josh is the consummate temp employee, avoiding all long-term connections and responsibilities, both at work and in his personal life. However, by the time his agency places him at the Schuyler & Mitchell law firm, Josh is tired of his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, absurd ...
Plot: law firm, workplace, nothing goes right, fighting the system, introspection, workplace situations, fish out of water, boss and employee, disorder, thirtysomething life, obnoxious boss, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Moving (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Arlo accepts what seems to him to be a dream promotion to Idaho. He soon discovers, however, that moving has its own share of problems.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, witty, situational comedy ...
Plot: family relations, unemployment, on the road, cons and scams, comedy of errors, fish out of water, society, misfit, nothing goes right, friends, disorder, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: idaho, new jersey, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: film within a film, small town, filmmaking, love and romance, lifestyle, americana, small town life, movie business, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, showbiz, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, vermont, england
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33%
The Impostors (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt team-up as two out-of-work actors who accidentally stow away on a ship to hide from a drunken, belligerent lead actor who has ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: farce, hidden identity, goofy hero, cruise, ocean liner, nothing goes right, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, ship, eccentricity, sarcasm, deadpan ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa
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32%
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Dead Tired (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Stressed and overworked, famous French movie star Michel Blanc (Michel Blanc) is beginning to wear down, physically and mentally, from the pressure and demands of fame. Already in a fragile state of mind, strange events start to transpire all around ...
Style: humorous, absurd, light, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: disorder, twins, self discovery, nothing goes right, actor's life, artists and showbiz, cinema, french, dysfunctional family, satire, cons and scams, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Waking Up in Reno (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Candy and Lonnie Earl are just crazy about each other. The problem: she's married to Roy and he's married to Darlene. So far it's been a secret affair. But that's about to change, because this foursome is driving cross-country ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, partners, crumbling marriage, nothing goes right, dishonesty, buddies, on the road, couple relations, road trip ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Road Hard (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After his movie and television career has run dry, Bruce Madsen (Adam Carolla) is forced to go back on the road playing one dingy comedy club after another, spending endless nights in budget hotel rooms and always flying coach. Amidst trying to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: on the road, self discovery, road trip, travel, performer's life, artists and showbiz, downfall, showbiz, cross country, unfulfillment, hopes, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Miss Firecracker (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A girl from Yazoo City, Mississippi pins all her hopes on winning the local beauty pageant.
Style: witty, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, underdog, beauty pageant, love and romance, contests and competitions, human nature, parents and children, couples, family problems, youth, looking for love ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ⇓
30%
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli. ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, humorous, touching ...
Plot: gangsters, showbiz, comedian, profanity, infidelity, couple relations, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, love triangle, urban, couples, comeback ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Smile (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital ...
Style: suspense, biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, beauty pageant, choreographer, introspection, small town life, parents and children, small town, couple relations, couples, family relations, social relations, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
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My New Gun (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Debbie and Gerald's lives drastically change after they get a gun. Their mysterious neighbor, Skippy, becomes an important and transforming figure in their lives.
Style: realistic, offbeat, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: satire, suburbs, gun, neighbor, love and romance, lifestyle, betrayal, down on your luck, unfulfillment, social decay, suburban life, twentysomething life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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29%
 5.7
 1K
The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: cynical, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, self discovery, society, crumbling marriage, filmmaking, breakup, family problems, couple relations, infidelity, rise and fall, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%