Movies like Lost in America

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Lost in America (1985)
 7.1
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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, talky, semi serious, witty, offbeat, realistic, feel good, melancholic, cerebral ...
Audience: date night
Plot: yuppie, on the road, gambling, fired from the job, advertising, down on your luck, nothing goes right, roulette, hopes, love and romance, society, couples, disorder, starting over, human nature, self discovery, couple relations, americana, fish out of water, promotion, road trip, marriage, journey, casino, tourist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, arizona, new york, los angeles, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, melancholic, realistic and clever films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, pornography, brutality and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Lost in America: Modern Romance (1981), The Muse (1999), Real Life (1979), Mother (1996), The Lonely Guy (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: neurotic, talky, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, romance, drugs/alcohol, breakup, urban, couples, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, self discovery, neurosis, comedy of manners ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.6
 10K
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: muse, hollywood, screenwriter, writer's life, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations, writers, creativity, writing, family ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.1
 2K
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, not serious, clever, witty, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, media satire, suburban life, documentary filmmaking, tv show, suburbs, artists and showbiz, media, society, family relations, disorder, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.9
 5K
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, talky, clever, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, starting over, single parent, crumbling marriage, mother son relationship, introspection, couple relations, looking for love, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Lonely Guy (1984)
Genre: Comedy
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, talky, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: singleness, breakup, traffic jam, cruise, honeymoon, urban, hopes, romance, couples, disorder, starting over, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: humorous, clever, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: culture clash, actor's life, politics, religions or cults, nothing goes right, society, islam, religion, comedian, stand up comedian, indians, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, middle east, asia, new delhi, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: on the road, screwball, underdog, family vacation, rivalry, nothing goes right, couples, romance, love and romance, disorder, couple relations, summer vacation ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: airport, train, travel, couple relations, comedy of errors, on the road, chase, nothing goes right, culture clash, fish out of water, airplane, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: boston, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: semi serious, talky, humorous, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gays and lesbians, couple relations, doctors and patients, romance, sexual relations, couples, battle of the sexes, gender, love and romance, power relations, bisexual, lesbian ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, feel good, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, on the road, farce, obsession, casino, desert, chase, parents and children, nothing goes right, roulette, chaos, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ⇓
51%
 4.8
 743
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, semi serious, realistic, sexy, cerebral ...
Plot: adventure, on the road, forgery, culture clash, track down, romance, down on your luck, nothing goes right, fish out of water, love and romance, society, family relations ...
Time: 18th century, 80s
Place: england, georgia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 5K
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: on the road, unemployment, parents and children, comedy of errors, cons and scams, nothing goes right, fish out of water, family relations, disorder, family life, misfit, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: idaho, new jersey, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 1K
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, talky, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: workplace, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, workplace situations, nothing goes right, fish out of water, disorder, introspection, down on your luck, thirtysomething life, stoners, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: parody, farce, hollywood, actor's life, media satire, black people, ethnic stereotype, showbiz, artists and showbiz, misfit, society, anti heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, courtroom drama, destiny, redemption, hopes, heaven, imaginary, supernatural, starting over, romance, supernatural romance, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: thanksgiving, on the road, odd couple, screwball, receptionist, chewing tobacco, state trooper, generosity, snow, advertising, thief, hitchhiker ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: st. louis missouri, usa, cross country, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, clever, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: comedian, gangsters, comedy of errors, couple relations, urban, love triangle, girlfriend, artist, mistaken identity, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.3
 45K
The Money Pit (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After being evicted from their Manhattan apartment, a couple buys what looks like the home of their dreams – only to find themselves saddled with a bank-account-draining nightmare. Struggling to keep their relationship together as their rambling ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, couple relations, chaos, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, nothing goes right, domestic disturbance, danger, unfulfillment, home renovation, old house, farce ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 2K
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: humorous, realistic, biting, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: beauty pageant, choreographer, social differences, suburban life, used car salesman, small town, americana, suburbs, couples, social relations, mischievous children, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: feel good, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: historian, professor, actor, fish out of water, actor's life, romance, history teacher, young lovers, couple relations, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 7K
Neighbors (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One man's quiet suburban life takes a sickening lurch for the worse when a young couple move into the deserted house next door. From the word go it is obvious these are not the quiet professional types who *should* be living in such a nice ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, farce, couple relations, school, suburbs, new neighbor, parents and children, eccentric family, nothing goes right, couples, family relations, suburban life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: farce, ocean liner, ship, screwball, actor's life, hidden identity, theatre play, stowaway, couple relations, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Blue in the Face (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Auggie runs a small tobacco shop in Brooklyn, New York. The whole neighborhood comes to visit him to buy cigarettes and have some small talk. During the movie Lou Reed tries to explain why he has to have a cut on his health insurance bill if he ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: human nature, friendship, couple relations, urban, tobacco, cigarette, smoking, store, culture clash, social relations, friends, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, semi serious, realistic, funny, factual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prison, mistaken identity, career, rich and poor, cons and scams, nothing goes right, vengeance, fish out of water, crimes, dishonesty, heroes, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: malibu california, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 4K
Party Girl (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Although Mary has little income, she still finds ways to spend her nights at clubs. After being arrested for throwing an illegal rave, she asks her aunt Judy for bail money. Judy then finds Mary a job at her library so that Mary can repay her. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: party, library, librarian, friendship, lebanese, opposites attract, urban, twentysomething life, romance, free spirit, fall in love, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Denise Calls Up (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of friends in New York, working away at their PCs and laptops, keep in touch exclusively by phone and fax. They are all too busy to meet face to face. Gale plays matchmaker, by phone, to Jerry and Barbara who, in turn, hit it off beautifully ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: telephone, masturbation, answering machine, friendship, buddies, romance, self discovery, couple relations, looking for love, fall in love, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, talky, clever, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, stalking, psychiatrist, farce, yuppie, therapy, goofy hero, dysfunctional family, obsession, neurosis, idiot, desperation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 3K
Sour Grapes (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Richie, a sneaker sole designer, and his cousin Evan, a brain surgeon, are spending this weekend with their girlfriends in Atlantic City. When one of them ends up with a $436,000 jackpot, sour grapes is what results. Even though Richie uses two ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, clever, realistic ...
Plot: casino, money, greed, buddies, screwball, betrayal, blind ambition, vengeance, gambling, nothing goes right, disorder, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlantic city new jersey, bulgaria, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Meek, owlish Felix (George Segal) and strident, catty Doris (Barbra Streisand) live in the same apartment building. His incessant typing bothers her; her gentlemen callers bother him. Felix informs the landlord of her activities, so Doris moves in ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: prostitute, apartment, romance, eviction, unlikely couple, opposites attract, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, couples, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%