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, witty, feel good, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, cerebral ...
Audience: date night
Plot: yuppie, on the road, advertising, gambling, fired from the job, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, starting over, hopes, society, human nature, couples, disorder, nothing goes right, fish out of water, americana, down on your luck, promotion, roulette, 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, realistic, melancholic and funny films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, mentor, runaway, catastrophe, brutality and pornography mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Lost in America: Modern Romance (1981), The Muse (1999), The Lonely Guy (1984), Real Life (1979), Summer Rental (1985). 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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, neurotic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, romance, love and romance, couple relations, self discovery, couples, fall in love, breakup, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, film within a film, love, honest ...
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, humorous ...
Plot: hollywood, muse, screenwriter, writer's life, midlife crisis, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, writers, creativity, writing, family ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, sentimental, realistic, talky, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: breakup, singleness, starting over, looking for love, love and romance, couple relations, loneliness, honeymoon, cruise, traffic jam, adaptation, urban ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, witty, realistic, biting, not serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, tv show, media, media satire, nothing goes right, family relations, artists and showbiz, suburban life, society, lifestyle, showbiz, family life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
 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, love and romance, nothing goes right, romance, couple relations, summer vacation ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, witty, talky, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, starting over, youth, midlife crisis, family life, couples, eccentric family, looking for love, family problems, introspection, lifestyle, single parent ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, realistic, biting, offbeat ...
Plot: culture clash, politics, religions or cults, actor's life, society, nothing goes right, islam, stand up comedian, comedian, religion, frame up, indians ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, middle east, asia, new delhi, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: airport, train, chase, culture clash, misfit, nothing goes right, couple relations, airplane, promotion, comedy of errors, society, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, boston, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
 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, feel good, witty, semi serious, situational comedy ...
Plot: unemployment, on the road, family relations, misfit, society, family life, disorder, fish out of water, comedy of errors, friends, parents and children, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
Place: idaho, new jersey, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: sexual, talky, semi serious, clever, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, romance, sexual relations, love and romance, doctors and patients, power relations, gays and lesbians, battle of the sexes, couples, gender, bisexual, lesbian ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, culture clash, forgery, on the road, fish out of water, track down, disorder, society, love and romance, romance, down on your luck, family relations ...
Time: 18th century, 80s
Place: england, georgia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, offbeat, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: erection, lsd, farce, track down, disorder, partners, eccentric family, obsessive quest, boxing, on the road, couples, misfit partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: michigan, new mexico, usa, new york, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, family in crisis, nothing goes right, couple relations, chaos, domestic disturbance, crumbling marriage, danger, unfulfillment, home renovation, old house, farce ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ 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, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, destiny, romance, redemption, starting over, supernatural romance, fall in love, supernatural, couple relations, hopes, imaginary, heaven ...
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: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: thanksgiving, thief, generosity, screwball, on the road, snow, advertising, odd couple, receptionist, chewing tobacco, state trooper, hitchhiker ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: st. louis missouri, cross country, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, farce, casino, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, nothing goes right, dysfunctional family, desert, on the road, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: workplace, fish out of water, boss and employee, nothing goes right, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, down on your luck, disorder, obnoxious boss, fighting the system, introspection, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, 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: biting, realistic, humorous, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: beauty pageant, choreographer, lifestyle, society, social differences, couple relations, family relations, love and romance, suburban life, contests and competitions, mischievous children, americana ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 956
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: dark humor, humorous, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: yuppie, crumbling marriage, society, self discovery, filmmaking, breakup, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, family problems, starting over, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ 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, realistic, semi serious, light, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, rich and poor, fish out of water, disorder, dishonesty, prison life, misfit, nothing goes right, cons and scams, crimes, happy ending ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: malibu california, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, witty, intense ...
Plot: casino, greed, dishonesty, partners, gambling, change of luck, nothing goes right, jealousy, feud, money, friendship, stupidity ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlantic city new jersey, bulgaria, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: comedian, gangsters, showbiz, urban, love triangle, infidelity, mistaken identity, comeback, dishonesty, couples, disorder, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: clever, feel good, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: historian, professor, actor, fish out of water, showbiz, actor's life, misfit, young lovers, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, offbeat, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: parody, hollywood, farce, racism, media satire, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, anti heroes, actor's life, misfit, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, talky, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, infidelity, buddies, partners, on the road, nothing goes right, crumbling marriage, couple relations, dishonesty, road trip ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arkansas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 19K
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, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, filmmaking, amateur theater, small town life, lifestyle, love and romance, americana, movie business, showbiz, disorder, artists and showbiz, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, england
⇓ 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, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: mental illness, stalking, yuppie, therapy, dysfunctional family, obsession, psychiatrist, farce, overbearing, family relations, nothing goes right, goofy hero ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, offbeat, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, suburban life, parents and children, nothing goes right, youth, disorder, family life, suburbs, couples, eccentric family, farce, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 18K
Funny Farm (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, small town, city country contrast, chase, city life, nothing goes right, disorder, couples, small town life, yuppie, couple relations, writer's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: vermont, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Sleepwalk with Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Plot: sleepwalking, love and romance, couples, adulthood, loser, adolescence vs adulthood, marriage, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, comedian, wedding, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%