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Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
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Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

All that Neal Page wants to do is to get home for Thanksgiving. His flight has been cancelled due to bad weather, so he decides on other means of transport. As well as bad luck, Neal is blessed with the presence of Del Griffith, shower curtain ring salesman and all-around blabbermouth who is never s…hort of advice, conversation, bad jokes, or company. And when he decides that he is going the same direction as Neal.... (Read More)

Themes:
unlikely friendship homelessness loneliness money 
Locations:
chicago illinois road movie motel truck road trip airport taxi bus airplane snow train restaurant new york city 
Characters:
thief husband wife relationship 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
swiss watch motel room o'hare airport chicago el train shower curtain male in shower reference to slurpee driving in the wrong direction shave and a haircut double take punch into the camera chatter box chewing tobacco wichita kansas credit card fraud β€¦reference to houdini speeding ticket slob trailer narrated by percy rodriguez empire state building manhattan new york city kicked in the balls in law traveling salesman state trooper rental car board meeting generosity change of heart st. louis missouri highway travel odd couple bad luck luggage bromance metro trunk screwball family man illinois comedy duo rhyme in title credit card receptionist railway earring stewardess watch wallet car trouble surprise after end credits spitting reckless driving thanksgiving advertising plane burglary buddy reverse footage redneck towel assault electronic music score farce ampersand in title class differences pig automobile manipulation on the road pay phone fantasy sequence widower no opening credits false accusation manhattan new york city lie secret car accident punctuation in title fire shower singing cigarette smoking flashback dog  (See All)

Due Date (2010)
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Due Date (2010)

In Atlanta on business, straight-laced and overly analytical architect Peter Highman is flying home to Los Angeles and his wife Sarah for the imminent birth of their first child. However, traveling by plane no longer becomes an option when he and a fellow passenger, aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay, ar…e kicked off the plane, which was caused by Ethan's social inappropriateness, due to being generally unaware, exacerbated by Peter's temper at a situation against his sensibilities. Peter, who ends up without money or his suitcase, is forced to accept Ethan's offer of a shared car ride to Los Angeles, Ethan who is looking for his big acting break. For Peter, this partnership is one made in hell, but he feels he has no other choice. Peter obviously wants to take as direct and as quick a route as possible, while he is at Ethan's mercy as the person with the driver's license, car rental and money. They get into one misadventure after another on this trip, with the same issue at each misadventure being Ethan's ineptness as an adult combined with Peter's resulting temper. The questions become whether they will survive the trip together, and if so if Peter will make it home in time to witness the birth of his and Sarah's first child. (Read More)

Themes:
unlikely friendship loneliness money 
Locations:
motel road trip airport taxi airplane restaurant 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
motel room kicked in the balls rental car generosity change of heart highway travel odd couple bromance family man comedy duo rhyme in title credit card stewardess wallet car trouble β€¦surprise after end credits spitting reckless driving plane buddy redneck farce class differences automobile on the road false accusation car accident cigarette smoking dog  (See All)

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Forces Of Nature (1999)
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Forces Of Nature (1999)

Ben Holmes, a professional book-jacket blurbologist, is trying to get to Savannah for his wedding. He just barely catches the last plane, but a seagull flies into the engine as the plane is taking off. All later flights are cancelled because of an approaching hurricane, so he is forced to hitch a ri…de in a Geo Metro with an attractive but eccentric woman named Sarah. (Read More)

Locations:
road movie motel road trip airport taxi bus airplane train new york city 
Story:
state trooper highway travel metro screwball plane on the road pay phone shower 

Nothing To Lose (1997)
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Nothing To Lose (1997)

When a man (Robbins) believes he has discovered that his wife is having an affair with his boss, it sets off a chain reaction of events. First he wanders into a ghetto where a robber (Lawrence) tries to take his money at gunpoint, but instead sets a wild ride from California to Arizona. The two even…tually become reluctant friends. Discussing robbery techniques, they decide to get back at the boss by robbing an office safe containing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Life is further complicated by another pair of robbers who chase the first two for infringing on their territory. (Read More)

Themes:
unlikely friendship money 
Locations:
taxi restaurant 
Characters:
thief husband wife relationship 
Story:
screwball surprise after end credits reckless driving burglary redneck farce class differences on the road pay phone car accident cigarette smoking flashback 

Midnight Run (1988) is one of the best movies like Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
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Midnight Run (1988)

Bounty hunter Jack Walsh ('Robert De Niro' (qv)) is sent to find and return bail jumper and former Mafia accountant, Jonathan "The Duke" Mardukas ('Charles Grodin' (qv)). The FBI has had no success in locating The Duke, so when Jack finds him in next to no time, they are a little embarrassed. In ord…er to collect his $100,000 fee, Jack must take The Duke from New York to Los Angeles. However, the Mafia and the FBI have other ideas, as does Marvin Dorfler ('John Ashton (I)' (qv)), a rival bounty hunter. On their long cross-country trip to LA, the two get to know each other and they build up a strange friendship. (Read More)

Themes:
money 
Locations:
road movie motel road trip airport bus airplane train new york city 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
highway travel credit card buddy on the road pay phone manhattan new york city car accident 

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The Blues Brothers (1980)
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The Blues Brothers (1980)

After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit "The Penguin", the last of the nuns who raised them in a boarding school. They learn the Archdiocese will stop supporting the school and will sell the place to the Education Authority. The only way to keep the place open …is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within 11 days. The Blues Brothers want to help, and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their "mission from God" they seem to make more enemies along the way. Will they manage to come up with the money in time? (Read More)

Themes:
money 
Locations:
chicago illinois motel road trip restaurant 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
el train state trooper highway travel illinois reckless driving buddy assault farce on the road pay phone car accident singing cigarette smoking 

Identity Thief (2013)
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Identity Thief (2013)

Sandy Patterson ('Jason Bateman' (qv)) gets a nice call confirming his name and other identifying information. The next thing he knows, a spa in Florida is reminding him of his appointment and his credit cards are maxed out. With his identity stolen, Sandy leaves his wife, kids and job to literally …bring the thief to justice in Colorado. Keeping tabs on the other Sandy ('Melissa McCarthy' (qv)) and run-ins with bounty hunters is harder than he was expecting, and ultimately the cross-country trip is going to find both Sandys learning life tips from one another. (Read More)

Locations:
road movie motel road trip restaurant 
Characters:
thief husband wife relationship 
Story:
motel room rental car highway travel odd couple credit card on the road car accident 

National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
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National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

The Griswold family are on a quest. A quest to a Walley World theme park for a family vacation, but things aren't going to go exactly as planned, especially when Clark Griswold is losing all thought towards a mysterious blonde in a red Ferrari.

Locations:
road movie motel road trip 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
motel room st. louis missouri highway travel credit card redneck farce on the road shower dog 

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Dumb And Dumber (1994) is one of the best movies like Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
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Dumb And Dumber (1994)

Harry and Lloyd are two good friends who happen to be really stupid. The duo set out on a cross country trip from Providence to Aspen, Colorado to return a briefcase full of money to its rightful owner, a beautiful woman named Mary Swanson. After a trip of one mishap after another, the duo eventuall…y make it to Aspen. But the two soon realize that Mary and her briefcase are the least of their problems. (Read More)

Themes:
money 
Locations:
road movie motel road trip airport snow restaurant 
Story:
state trooper highway travel buddy ampersand in title on the road fantasy sequence cigarette smoking dog 

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...

Themes:
money 
Locations:
motel airport bus airplane new york city 
Characters:
thief 
Story:
luggage credit card reckless driving burglary buddy manhattan new york city lie car accident cigarette smoking flashback dog 

Blue Streak (1999)
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Blue Streak (1999)

Miles Logan is a jewel thief who just hit the big time by stealing a huge diamond. However, after two years in jail, he comes to find out that he hid the diamond in a police building that was being built at the time of the robbery. In an attempt to regain his diamond, he poses as an L.A.P.D. detecti…ve... (Read More)

Locations:
truck bus restaurant 
Characters:
thief 
Story:
reckless driving burglary towel farce automobile lie secret car accident fire cigarette smoking dog 

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It Happened One Night (1934)
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It Happened One Night (1934)

Ellie Andrews has just tied the knot with society aviator King Westley when she is whisked away to her father's yacht and out of King's clutches. Ellie jumps ship and eventually winds up on a bus headed back to her husband. Reluctantly she must accept the help of out-of- work reporter Peter Warne. A…ctually, Warne doesn't give her any choice: either she sticks with him until he gets her back to her husband, or he'll blow the whistle on Ellie to her father. Either way, Peter gets what (he thinks!) he wants .... a really juicy newspaper story. (Read More)

Themes:
money 
Locations:
road movie motel road trip bus airplane train new york city 
Characters:
thief husband wife relationship 
Story:
class differences on the road pay phone shower singing cigarette smoking 

Risky Business (1983) is one of the best movies like Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
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Risky Business (1983)

A suburban Chicago teenager's parents leave on vacation, and he cuts loose. An unauthorised trip in his father's Porsche means a sudden need for lots of money, which he raises in a creative way.

Themes:
money 
Locations:
chicago illinois airport taxi 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
male in shower burglary class differences fantasy sequence shower 

The Terminal (2004)
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The Terminal (2004)

Victor Novarski reaches JFK airport from a politically unstable country. Due to collapse of his government, his papers are no longer valid in the airport, and hence he is forced to stay in the airport till the war cools down. He makes the airport his home and develops a friendship with the people wh…o work there until he can leave. (Read More)

Themes:
money 
Locations:
airport taxi airplane snow restaurant new york city 
Characters:
thief 
Story:
manipulation pay phone no opening credits manhattan new york city cigarette smoking 

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Rat Race (2001)
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Rat Race (2001)

Donald P. Sinclair has placed six separate gold coins in different slot machines in his casino. The lucky six who find these coins discover an opportunity of a lifetime. The chance to own $2 million. Locked up in a locker in New Mexico, these six contestants must now race each other, to be the first… to the cash. There are no rules in place and everything that could possibly happen, does. Whilst, behind the scenes, Sinclair's associates are placing their bets. (Read More)

Themes:
money 
Locations:
road movie road trip airport taxi bus airplane train 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
rental car highway travel manipulation on the road 

In Her Shoes (2005)
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In Her Shoes (2005)

Two sisters, plus a dead mother, a remarried father, and a hostile step-mother. The sisters, each in her way, have perfected the art of losing. The elder, Rose, is an attorney, responsible, lonely, with a closet full of shoes. The younger is Maggie, beautiful, selfish, and irresponsible. Her drunken… behavior gets her tossed by her step-mother from her dad's house; worse behavior gets her tossed from Rose's apartment. Then, while searching in her father's desk for money to filch, Maggie finds an address; the past and the future open up to her and, with any luck, may open to her sister as well. (Read More)

Themes:
loneliness money 
Locations:
chicago illinois snow train restaurant 
Characters:
thief husband wife relationship 
Story:
slob credit card pay phone lie secret car accident cigarette smoking flashback dog 

Cop Out (2010) is one of the best movies like Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
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Cop Out (2010)

After a clumsy operation trying to capture a drug dealer, the N.Y.P.D Detectives Jimmy Monroe and Paul Hodges are suspended for one month by their Captain Romans. Jimmy decides to sell his rare baseball card to pay for his daughter's expensive wedding while his jealous partner believes that his wife… is cheating on him with their next-door neighbor. When Jimmy sells his card to a memorabilia store, the place is burgled by two small-time thieves and the detective loses his card. They track down the thieves. (Read More)

Themes:
money 
Locations:
motel train restaurant new york city 
Characters:
thief husband wife relationship 
Story:
el train screwball burglary fantasy sequence no opening credits false accusation car accident shower flashback 

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Leap Year (2010)
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Leap Year (2010)

A woman who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, an Irish tradition which occurs every time the date February 29 rolls around, faces a major setback when bad weather threatens to derail her planned trip to Dublin. With the help of an innkeeper, however, her cross-country …odyssey just might result in her getting engaged. (Read More)

Locations:
road trip airport taxi bus airplane snow restaurant 
Characters:
thief husband wife relationship 
Story:
on the road pay phone shower singing dog 

Home Alone (1990)
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Home Alone (1990)

It is Christmas time and the McCallister family is preparing for a vacation in Paris, France. But the youngest in the family named Kevin got into a scuffle with his older brother Buzz and was sent to his room which is on the third floor of his house. Then, the next morning, while the rest of the fam…ily was in a rush to make it to the airport on time, they completely forgot about Kevin who now has the house all to himself. Being home alone was fun for Kevin, having a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents' bed, and making a mess. Then, Kevin discovers about two burglars, Harry and Marv, about to rob his house on Christmas Eve. Kevin acts quickly by wiring his own house with makeshift booby traps to stop the burglars and to bring them to justice. (Read More)

Themes:
loneliness 
Locations:
chicago illinois truck airport airplane snow train 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
luggage illinois burglary automobile fire singing 

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)
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Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)

Kevin McCallister is back. But this time he's in New York City with enough cash and credit cards to turn the Big Apple into his very own playground. But Kevin won't be alone for long. The notorious Wet Bandits, Harry and Marv, still smarting from their last encounter with Kevin, are bound for New Yo…rk too, plotting a huge holiday heist! Kevin's ready to welcome them with more battery of booby traps the bumbling bandits will never forget! (Read More)

Themes:
homelessness 
Locations:
airport taxi airplane new york city 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
credit card fraud credit card burglary pig pay phone manhattan new york city fire shower 

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The Darjeeling Limited (2007) is one of the best movies like Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
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The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

A year after the accidental death of their father, three brothers -- each suffering from depression - meet for a train trip across India. Francis, the eldest, has organized it. The brothers argue, sulk, resent each other, and fight. The youngest, Jack, estranged from his girlfriend, is attracted to …one of the train's attendants. Peter has left his pregnant wife at home, and he buys a venomous snake. After a few days, Francis discloses their surprising and disconcerting destination. Amid foreign surroundings, can the brothers sort out their differences? A funeral, a meditation, a hilltop ritual, and the Bengal Lancer figure in the reconciliation. (Read More)

Locations:
road movie airport taxi bus airplane train new york city 
Story:
luggage stewardess on the road cigarette smoking flashback 

Taxi (1998)
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Taxi (1998)

In Marseilles (France), skilled pizza delivery boy Daniel who drives a scooter finally has his dreams come true. He gets a taxi license. Caught by the police for a huge speed infraction, he will help Emilien, a loser inspector who can't drive, on the track of German bank robbers, so he doesn't lose …his license and his dream job. (Read More)

Themes:
unlikely friendship 
Locations:
truck airport taxi 
Story:
reckless driving automobile on the road car accident fire 

Three Colors: White (1994)
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Three Colors: White (1994)

Karol (Polish) marries Domininque (French) and moves to Paris. The marriage breaks down and Dominique divorces Karol, forcing him into the life of a metro beggar and eventually back to Poland. However, he never forgets Dominique and while building a new life for himself in Warsaw he begins to plot..…. (Read More)

Themes:
money 
Locations:
airport airplane snow 
Characters:
thief husband wife relationship 
Story:
luggage metro trunk credit card pay phone fire cigarette smoking flashback 

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Weird Science (1985)
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Weird Science (1985)

Two unpopular teenagers, Gary Wallace and Wyatt Donnelly, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, whose purpose is to boost their confidence lev…el by putting them into situations which require Gary and Wyatt to act like men. On their road to becoming accepted, they encounter many hilarious obstacles, which gives the movie an overall sense of silliness. (Read More)

Locations:
chicago illinois taxi snow train restaurant 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
male in shower double take screwball reckless driving buddy reverse footage lie shower dog 

Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) is one of the best movies like Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
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Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

Years have passed since Ted Striker heroically saved many lives by avoiding a plane crash. Working as a test pilot for a new Lunar Shuttle, he gets innocently sent into a mental ward after a crash of the badly constructed, computer-navigated spaceship. When he hears that the exactly same type of shu…ttle is scheduled for a moon flight soon, he breaks out to hinder the launch. Aboard, Ted finds his ex-ex Elaine Dickinson working as stewardess again and her fiance Simon, a member of the committee that wants the Mayflower I to be launched. In flight, the ship's computer ROK 9000 takes control, killing the crew. Ted and Elaine manage to switch it off, and now it is up to Ted again to save the passengers' lives - if there only wouldn't be these flashbacks to the war and these people who know Ted and have no faith in his abilities at all. (Read More)

Locations:
airport airplane 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
stewardess surprise after end credits plane farce flashback 

Broken Flowers (2005)
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Broken Flowers (2005)

The resolutely single Don Johnston has just been dumped by his latest lover, Sherry. Don resigns himself to being alone yet again and left to his own devices. Instead, he is compelled to reflect on his past when he receives by mail a mysterious pink letter. It is from an anonymous former lover and i…nforms him that he has a 19-year-old son who may now be looking for his father. Don is urged to investigate this "mystery" by his closest friend and neighbor, Winston, an amateur sleuth and family man. Hesitant to travel at all, Don nonetheless embarks on a cross-country trek in search of clues from four former flames. Unannounced visits to each of these unique women hold new surprises for Don as he haphazardly confronts both his past and, consequently, his present. (Read More)

Themes:
loneliness 
Locations:
road movie motel road trip airport airplane 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
rental car highway travel family man receptionist on the road car accident cigarette smoking 

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Buffalo '66 (1998)
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Buffalo '66 (1998)

Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry (and forcing her to say the same).

Themes:
money 
Locations:
motel bus snow restaurant 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
pay phone fantasy sequence lie shower singing cigarette smoking flashback dog 

The Cannonball Run (1981)
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The Cannonball Run (1981)

This comedy film brings Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and an all-star cast to the starting line of the ultimate auto race, a madcap cross-country scramble that roars full-speed ahead. This action-comedy was inspired by an actual event: the Cann…onball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, an anything goes, all-stops-out - and very much illegal - competition that has grown to legendary proportions within the last ten years. (Read More)

Locations:
road movie motel truck road trip airplane train 
Story:
redneck automobile on the road dog 

The Rules Of The Game (1939) is one of the best movies like Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
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The Rules Of The Game (1939)

Aviator Andre Jurieux has just completed a record-setting flight, but when he is greeted by an admiring crowd, all he can say to them is how miserable he is that the woman he loves did not come to meet him. He is in love with Christine, the wife of aristocrat Robert de la Cheyniest. Robert himself i…s involved in an affair with Genevieve de Marras, but he is trying to break it off. Meanwhile, Andre seeks help from his old friend Octave, who gets Andre an invitation to the country home where Robert and Christine are hosting a large hunting party. As the guests arrive for the party, their cordial greetings hide their real feelings, along with their secrets - and even some of the servants are involved in tangled relationships. (Read More)

Themes:
money 
Locations:
airport airplane train 
Characters:
thief husband wife relationship 
Story:
spitting reckless driving farce class differences widower lie secret car accident singing cigarette smoking dog 

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Vacation (2015)
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Vacation (2015)

Hoping to bring his family closer together and to recreate his childhood vacation for his own kids, an adult Rusty Griswold takes his wife and two sons on a cross-country road trip to Walley World. Needless to say, things don't go quite as planned.

Locations:
chicago illinois road movie truck road trip 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
highway travel automobile on the road 

It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
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It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)

After a long prison sentence Smiler Grogan is heading at high speed to a California park where he hid $350,000 from a job 15 years previously. He accidentally careens over a cliff in view of four cars whose occupants go down to help. The dying Grogan gives details of where the money is buried and wh…en the witnesses fail to agree on sharing the cash, a crazy chase develops across the state. (Read More)

Themes:
money 
Locations:
road movie road trip airplane 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
male in shower reckless driving assault on the road pay phone car accident 

Taxi (2004)
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Taxi (2004)

Belle Williams is a speed demon. Flying through the streets of New York in her tricked-out taxi, she's earned a rep as New York's fastest cabbie. But driving a hack is only a pit stop for her real dream: Belle wants to be a race car champion. And she's well on her way--until she's derailed by overea…ger cop Andy Washburn, whose undercover skills are matched only by his total ineptitude behind the wheel. Washburn, whose lack of vehicular skills has landed him in the precinct doghouse, is hot on the heels of a gang of beautiful Brazilian bank robbers, led by Vanessa, their cold, calculating--and leggy--leader. To nab the evasive crooks, drivers license-less Washburn convinces Belle to team up with him to pursue Vanessa and crew. Belle has carte blanche to drive at any speed and break any law. The car-less cop and speed-demon cabbie--New York's unlikeliest partners-- begin a high-speed game of cat and mouse with the robbers. That is, if Belle and Washburn don't end up killing each other first. (Read More)

Locations:
taxi restaurant new york city 
Story:
reckless driving buddy farce manhattan new york city car accident singing flashback 

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Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) is one of the best movies like Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
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Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)

Elwood, the now lone "Blues Brother" finally released from prison, is once again enlisted by Sister Mary Stigmata in her latest crusade to raise funds for a children's hospital. Once again hitting the road to re-unite the band and win the big prize at the New Orleans Battle of the Bands, Elwood is p…ursued cross-country by the cops, led by Cabel the Curtis' son (and Elwood's step-brother), the Russian Mafia, and a militia group. On his new "mission from God" Elwood enlists the help of a young orphan, and a strip club bartender. (Read More)

Locations:
chicago illinois road movie road trip 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
highway travel wallet buddy on the road fire 

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

John and Jane Smith are a normal married couple, living a normal life in a normal suburb, working normal jobs...well, if you can call secretly being assassins "normal". But neither Jane nor John knows about their spouse's secret, until they are surprised to find each other as targets! But on their q…uest to kill each other, they learn a lot more about each other than they ever did in five (or six) years of marriage. (Read More)

Themes:
money 
Locations:
taxi airplane restaurant new york city 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
driving in the wrong direction credit card reckless driving manhattan new york city lie secret car accident fire singing dog 

Airplane! (1980)
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Airplane! (1980)

Still craving for the love of his life, Ted Striker follows Elaine onto the flight that she is working on as a member of the cabin crew. Elaine doesn't want to be with Ted anymore, but when the crew and passengers fall ill from food poisoning, all eyes are on Ted.

Locations:
chicago illinois airport taxi airplane 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
stewardess surprise after end credits plane farce punctuation in title singing dog flashback 

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Wild Hogs (2007)
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Wild Hogs (2007)

Four middle-aged men decide to take a road trip from Cincinnati to the Pacific in order to get away from their lives which are leading them nowhere. Taking their motorcycles, these "Wild Hogs" tear up the road and eventually stop in New Mexico for a drink not knowing that the bar belongs to the "Del… Fuegos", a mean biker gang. When the Del Fuegos steal a bike that belongs to the Wild Hogs, the four men form a plan to steal their bike back. (Read More)

Locations:
road movie road trip 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
highway travel on the road no opening credits lie secret fire 

Me, Myself & Irene (2000) is one of the best movies like Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
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Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

Charlie is a Rhode Island state trooper with a multiple personalities. He is otherwise mild-mannered and non confrontational until somebody or something pushes him a little too far. That's when his maniacal alter-ego, Hank, takes over. Charlie is assigned on a routine mission to return alleged fugit…ive Irene back to upstate New York, but they wind up on the run from corrupt police officers. And their escape would be a lot simpler on everybody involved if Hank didn't keep stepping in at the most inopportune times.... (Read More)

Locations:
airplane train 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
shower curtain state trooper surprise after end credits automobile on the road shower cigarette smoking flashback dog 

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)
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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)

The manager of the negative assets sector of Life magazine, Walter Mitty, has been working for sixteen years for the magazine and has a tedious life, not going anywhere but from his home to his job and vice-versa. He is an escapist, daydreaming into a world of fantasy many times a day. Walter has a …crush on the recently hired Cheryl Melhoff but he is too shy to invite her on a date and he is trying to contact her via online dating. The magazine is preparing to release its last printed edition and the loathsome manager of transition Ted Hendricks is preparing an inevitable downsizing over the next few days. Walter has been the liaison between the magazine and the mysterious independent photographer Sean O'Connell who has sent to him a package of negatives and a wallet as a gift for his work. Sean also suggests to the senior management the use of negative 25 for the cover of the last edition. However, Walter cannot find the negative that is missing. Walter has no means to contact Sean and finds a clue that he might be in Greenland. He decides to travel to Greenland to track Sean down in the beginning of an unbelievable adventure. (Read More)

Locations:
motel airport taxi airplane snow train new york city 
Story:
el train wallet fantasy sequence no opening credits secret 

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Holes (2003)
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Holes (2003)

"But if you forget to come back for Madame Zeroni, you and your family will be cursed for always and eternity." Those were the exact words spoken to young Elya Yelnats the day he forgot to repay Madame Zeroni. From then on his family was cursed with bad luck. One hundred years later Stanley Yelnats …IV is accused of stealing a pair of cleats from a major league baseball player and sent to Camp Green Lake (a dry lake bed in the middle of the desert). It never rains at Camp Green Lake, it hasn't for one hundred years. The secretive and mysterious Warden has each inmate spend every day digging one hole to "build character." But when an artifact from the famous "Kissin' Kate" Barlow is found in a hole, the Warden forces the boys to work double time leading Stanley to deduce they're digging because the Warden is looking for something. But what? And how is the mystery of Camp Green Lake connected to Stanley's family curse? (Read More)

Themes:
homelessness 
Locations:
bus train 
Characters:
thief 
Story:
bad luck surprise after end credits pig no opening credits false accusation car accident fire shower flashback 

Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
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Six Days Seven Nights (1998)

Taking a romantic tropical island week off with her boyfriend, an ambitious, decisive New York girl agrees to help her magazine out by covering a story on a neighboring island. The only plane available is piloted by a laid-back heavy drinker with whom she shares a mutual dislike. But she has no choi…ce and he can't refuse the money. When the plane crash-lands on an uninhabited island with little chance of rescue they both wish they had made other arrangements - at least to start with. (Read More)

Themes:
money 
Locations:
airport airplane snow restaurant new york city 
Story:
screwball plane class differences pig 

Little Miss Sunshine (2006) is one of the best movies like Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

In Albuquerque, Sheryl Hoover brings her suicidal brother Frank to the breast of her dysfunctional and emotionally bankrupted family. Frank is homosexual, an expert in Proust. He tried to commit suicide when he was rejected by his boyfriend and his great competitor became renowned and recognized as …number one in the field of Proust. Sheryl's husband Richard is unsuccessfully trying to sell his self-help and self-improvement technique using nine steps to reach success, but he is actually a complete loser. Her son Dwayne has taken a vow of silence as a follower of Nietzsche and aims to be a jet pilot. Dwayne's grandfather Edwin was sent away from the institution for elders (Sunset Manor) and is addicted in heroin. When her seven-year-old daughter Olive has a chance to dispute the Little Miss Sunshine pageant in Redondo Beach, California, the whole family travels together in their old Volkswagen Type 2 (Kombi) in a funny journey of hope of winning the talent contest and to make a dream come true. (Read More)

Themes:
money 
Locations:
road movie motel road trip 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
highway travel car trouble reckless driving on the road pay phone no opening credits singing cigarette smoking 

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Home Alone 3 (1997)
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Home Alone 3 (1997)

Four high-tech industrial spies, Beaupre, Alice, Jernigan and Unger, steal a top-secret microchip, and, to fool customs, hide it in a remote-control toy car. Through a baggage mix-up at the airport, grumpy old Mrs.Hess gets the toy and gives it to her neighbor, 8-year-old Alex. Spies want to get the… toy back before their clients get angry and decide to burglarize every house at Alex's street to find the chip. But Alex is prepared for their visit... (Read More)

Locations:
chicago illinois airport airplane 
Story:
illinois burglary secret fire shower dog 

Dumb And Dumber To (2014)
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Dumb And Dumber To (2014)

It's been 20 years and Harry Dunn has found something out - he has a daughter! Lloyd Christmas, his equally dim-witted friend, takes one look at a picture of her, develops a crush, and insists the two track her down. What ensues when Harry finally agrees is a bizarre encounter with an old lady and m…ore hilarity because of their sheer stupidity. (Read More)

Locations:
road movie motel road trip bus 
Story:
highway travel on the road fantasy sequence no opening credits flashback 

Babe: Pig In The City (1998)
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Babe: Pig In The City (1998)

After Babe's great victory in the shepherding contest, Farmer Arthur Hoggett turns down all offers to make money with his pig's talents. But when he gets hurt severely in the well, his wife has to take up farming. She does her best but cannot meet the bank's requirements, which results in the necess…ity of getting back to Babe. Soon, Esme Hoggett is sitting in a plane headed for "the" city. There, Babe unwillingly causes deep trouble. He has to stay with Mrs. Hoggett in the only hotel in town that accepts pets. Friendly neighbours send officials who catch all animals from the hotel: Cats, dogs, chimpanzees and many others. Babe, who managed to stay free, decides to help his new friends and gets unexpected help - not only by Ferdinand, who flew all the way to the city. (Read More)

Themes:
money 
Locations:
airport 
Characters:
thief husband wife relationship 
Story:
plane pig on the road manhattan new york city fire singing dog 

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Nebraska (2013) is one of the best movies like Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
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Nebraska (2013)

"NEBRASKA" is a father and son road trip, from Billings, Montana to Lincoln, Nebraska that gets waylaid at a small town in central Nebraska, where the father grew up and has scores to settle. Told with deadpan humor and a unique visual style, it's ultimately the story of a son trying to get through …to a father he doesn't understand. (Read More)

Locations:
road movie motel road trip 
Story:
highway travel receptionist railway on the road 

Pain & Gain (2013)
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Pain & Gain (2013)

Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo ('Mark Wahlberg (I)' (qv)) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal ('Anthony Mackie' (qv)) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilde…r Paul Doyle ('Dwayne Johnson (I)' (qv)). Their kidnapping and extortion scheme goes terribly wrong since they have muscles for brains and they're left to haphazardly try to hold onto the elusive American dream. (Read More)

Themes:
money 
Locations:
motel restaurant 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
punch into the camera rhyme in title ampersand in title manipulation no opening credits car accident punctuation in title fire flashback dog 

Masterminds (2016)
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Masterminds (2016)

David Ghantt discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people's money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his fli…rtatious work crush Kelly Campbell who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime. Along with a group of half-brained criminals led by Steve Chambers and an absurdly faulted heist plan, David manages the impossible and makes off with $17 million in cash...only problem is he foolishly hands the money over to this wild group of double crossers and has been set up to take the fall. With the bandits blowing the millions on lavish and ridiculous luxuries, they leave behind a glaring trail of evidence. Now on the lam and in over his head, David must dodge the authorities, evade a hilarious hit man, Mike McKinney, and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most. (Read More)

Themes:
money 
Locations:
airport taxi airplane 
Characters:
thief husband wife relationship 
Story:
redneck farce manipulation pay phone no opening credits car accident 

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Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006)
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Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006)

Borat Sagdiyev is a TV reporter of a popular show in Kazakhstan as Kazakhstan's sixth most famous man and a leading journalist. He is sent from his home to America by his government to make a documentary about American society and culture. Borat takes a course in New York City to understand American… humor. While watching Baywatch on TV, Borat discovers how beautiful their women are in the form of C. J. Parker, who was played by actress Pamela Anderson who hails from Malibu, California. He decides to go on a cross-country road trip to California in a quest to make her his wife and take her back to his country. On his journey Borat and his producer encounter a country full of strange and wonderful Americans, real people in real chaotic situations with hysterical consequences. (Read More)

Themes:
money 
Locations:
truck road trip airport bus airplane new york city 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
redneck pig on the road pay phone manhattan new york city singing 

Michael (1996) is one of the best movies like Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
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Michael (1996)

Frank Quinlan and Huey Driscoll, two reporters from a Chicago-based tabloid, along with Dorothy Winters, an 'angel expert', are asked to travel to rural Iowa to investigate a claim from an old woman that she shares her house with a real, live archangel named Michael. Upon arrival, they see that her …claims are true - but Michael is not what they expected: he smokes, drinks beer, has a very active libido and has a rather colourful vocabulary. In fact, they would never believe it were it not for the two feathery wings protruding from his back. Michael agrees to travel to Chicago with the threesome, but what they don't realise is that the journey they are about to undertake will change their lives forever. (Read More)

Locations:
chicago illinois motel road trip airplane 
Story:
highway travel illinois on the road dog 

Eurotrip (2004)
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Eurotrip (2004)

Ohio high school student Scott Thomas is a good student and nice guy - albeit a little predictable - who is about to graduate and go into pre-med. He is unceremoniously dumped by his whorish girlfriend Fiona on graduation day. Among the people he turns to in his hour of despair is his German pen pal…, Mike. Scott and Mike seem to have a special connection. After Mike makes advances to Scott now that he and Fiona are not seeing each other, Scott abruptly sends Mike a message saying he never wants to hear from him again. However, Scott learns shorty thereafter that Mike is actually a beautiful girl named Mieke. By this time, Mieke has blocked his messages. Thinking that Mieke is actually who he was meant to be with, Scott, impulsively for a change, decides to go to Berlin to be with her. Along for the ride is Scott's best friend, the girl crazy Cooper Harris. They manage only to get a flight into London, and thus have to make their way from London to Berlin. Along the way in Paris, they run into their high school friends, twins Jenny and Jamie, who are backpacking through Europe. Scott and Cooper consider them the most mismatched twins ever, Jamie who is a walking encyclopedia, and Jenny a girl who they treat as just one of the guys. As the four try to make their way to Berlin, they run into a few obstacles and few adventures. Scott hopes that all these problems are worth it when he has his much hyped in his mind meeting with Mieke. (Read More)

Themes:
money 
Locations:
truck road trip airport bus airplane train restaurant 
Characters:
thief husband wife relationship 
Story:
highway travel metro on the road fantasy sequence singing cigarette smoking dog 

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