Movies like Lost in America

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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, highway travel, dam, punched in the nose ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, 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, catastrophe, runaway, disorder and brutality mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Lost in America: Modern Romance (1981), The Muse (1999), Beyond Therapy (1987), The Lonely Guy (1984), Mother (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, breakup, drugs/alcohol, couples, urban, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, fall in love, running, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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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 ⇓
81%
 4.7
 984
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, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gays and lesbians, couple relations, romance, doctors and patients, sexual relations, couples, battle of the sexes, gender, love and romance, power relations, lesbian, therapist ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, romance, hopes, couples, disorder, starting over, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 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 ⇓
64%
 5.9
 38K
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, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, on the road, farce, obsession, casino, chase, parents and children, nothing goes right, roulette, chaos, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, frame up, comedian, stand up comedian, religion, indians ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, middle east, asia, new delhi, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: screwball, on the road, underdog, family vacation, parents and children, romance, nothing goes right, rivalry, couples, couple relations, coming of age, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, comedy of errors, couple relations, on the road, chase, nothing goes right, culture clash, fish out of water, airplane, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: boston, new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.2
 4K
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, comedy of errors, parents and children, cons and scams, nothing goes right, fish out of water, family relations, disorder, family life, misfit, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, idaho, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
54%
Lookin' to Get Out (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two gamblers must leave New York City after one loses a lot of money. Doing what all gamblers in trouble would do, they hurry to the gambling capital Las Vegas to turn their luck around.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: casino, gambling, prostitute, buddies, on the road, crime, criminal's revenge, bank, gangsters, romance, unlikely criminals, hotel ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: thanksgiving, odd couple, on the road, hitchhiker, screwball, receptionist, chewing tobacco, state trooper, generosity, snow, stewardess, advertising ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: st. louis missouri, usa, cross country, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, love triangle, urban, girlfriend, artist, mistaken identity, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
How to Murder Your Wife (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Stanley Ford leads an idyllic bachelor life. He is a nationally syndicated cartoonist whose Bash Brannigan series provides him with a luxury townhouse and a full-time valet, Charles. When he wakes up the morning after the night before - he had ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, couple relations, romance, cons and scams, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, frame up, disorder, marriage, courtroom, men's club ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.8
 724
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, down on your luck, romance, nothing goes right, fish out of water, love and romance, society, family relations ...
Time: 18th century, 80s
Place: england, georgia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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 ⇓
38%
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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, rich and poor, mistaken identity, career, cons and scams, nothing goes right, vengeance, fish out of water, crimes, dishonesty, heroes, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: malibu california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 44K
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, old house, home renovation, farce ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: semi serious, feel good, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: professor, historian, actor, fish out of water, romance, actor's life, history teacher, young lovers, couple relations, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ 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: humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: parody, farce, hollywood, actor's life, media satire, ethnic stereotype, black people, showbiz, artists and showbiz, misfit, society, anti heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 7K
Easy Money (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard living, gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before it gets the best of him.
Style: humorous, talky, not serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: gambling, farce, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, friends, buddies, couple relations, social differences, family gatherings, family life, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 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, couple relations, school, farce, suburbs, new neighbor, parents and children, eccentric family, nothing goes right, couples, family relations, suburban life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, dysfunctional family, doctors and patients, psychiatrist, farce, yuppie, therapy, goofy hero, obsession, idiot, neurosis ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 786
Max mon amour (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A French wife takes a zoo chimp named Max to be her lover.
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, unlikely couple, farce, human nature, obsession, love triangle, animal life, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, 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 ⇓
32%
 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, dark humor, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: casino, money, greed, buddies, screwball, betrayal, blind ambition, vengeance, gambling, nothing goes right, disorder, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: bulgaria, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, americana, small town, suburbs, couples, social relations, mischievous children, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Santa Claus Is a Stinker (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Félix, disguised as Father Christmas, hands out leaflets advertising a sexy Christmas party. His place is taken by an African Santa Claus and he returns to his caravan only to find his girlfriend Josette about to leave him. When he comes after her, ...
Style: humorous, witty, dark humor, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: christmas, social misfits, human nature, nothing goes right, urban, misfit, society, disorder, mentally unstable, couple relations, breakup, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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