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20 best movies like College Road Trip (2008)

List of the best movies like College Road Trip (2008): A Birder's Guide to Everything, Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed, The Wizard, The Adventures of Huck Finn, A Walk in the Woods, Tom and Huck, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, Hugo, Lady and the Tramp, Son of Rambow.

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Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Friends, Birds
PlotTravel, Friendship
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Touching

David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountrySpain
CharactersTeens
PlotTravel, Cars, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Hotels, Spain
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Spain, 1966. An English teacher who travels to Almería when he hears that John Lennon is making a film there befriends with a 16-year-old boy who has run away from home and a young girl who also seems to be running away from something.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersTeachers, Family, Brothers, Trainers, Hunters
PlotLove, Adventure, Hockey, Computer games, Mental disorders
PlaceUSSR, California
StyleExciting, To cry, Touching

Corey refuses to let his emotionally disturbed younger brother Jimmy be institutionalized, and the two run away together. They soon join forces with a resourceful girl, who notices that Jimmy has a special talent: he is a "wizard" at video games and can achieve the high score on absolutely everything he plays. Evading their parents and a sinister bounty hunter, the trio head for a climactic showdown at the national video game championships in California.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersHeroes, Family, Friends, Losers, Partners
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Growing up
Time19th century
StyleTo cry, Touching

Climb aboard for an extraordinary version of Mark Twain's sweeping adventure when Walt Disney presents The Adventures of Huck Finn, starring Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings). Directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns), it's the unforgettable saga of a mischievous youngster and a runaway slave

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersFamily, Writers, Friends, Tourists
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Hiking trip
PlaceNature, Mountains, Forest
StyleLight, To cry, Touching, Beautiful landscapes

After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Indians, Teachers, Spiders, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Death
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleUnexpected ending, By books, Tense

A mischievous young boy, Tom Sawyer, witnesses a murder by the deadly Injun Joe. Tom becomes friends with Huckleberry Finn, a boy with no future and no family. Tom has to choose between honoring a friendship or honoring an oath because the town alcoholic is accused of the murder. Tom and Huck go through several adventures trying to retrieve evidence.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:54
CharactersFamily, Parents
PlotAdventure, Travel, Life, Family life, Dreams
PlaceSchool
StyleLight

A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg's newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration02:06
CharactersRobots, Childrens, Thieves, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Friendship, Fate
PlaceParis, France
StyleExciting, Light, To cry, Steampunk, Fascinating

Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his late father. Accompanied by the goddaughter of an embittered toy merchant, Hugo embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the automaton and find a place he can call home.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Horses, Family, Puppies, Cats
PlotLove, Friendship, Freedom
PlaceTrains
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

The love story between a pampered Cocker Spaniel named Lady and a streetwise mongrel named Tramp. Lady finds herself out on the street after her owners have a baby and is saved from a pack by Tramp, who tries to show her to live her life footloose and collar-free.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends, Losers, Single mothers
PlotFriendship
PlaceEngland, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Fancy, Touching

Will Proudfoot (Bill Milner) is looking for an escape from his family's stifling home life when he encounters Lee Carter (Will Poulter), the school bully. Armed with a video camera and a copy of "Rambo: First Blood", Lee plans to make cinematic history by filming his own action-packed video epic. Together, these two newfound friends-turned-budding-filmmakers quickly discover that their imaginative ― and sometimes mishap-filled ― cinematic adventure has begun to take on a life of its own!

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, adventure, family, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:42
CharactersChildrens, Family, Nuns, Orphans
PlotSoccer, Travel
PlaceEngland, Turkey
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

Brennan is Liverpool's number one fan, able to recite facts ad infinitum about the club and at a public school in the south of England since his father Gareth is emotionally unable to care for him following the death of Will's mother. Gareth appears one day out of the blue with tickets for Liverpool's trip to the 2005 Champions League Final in Istanbul.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:26
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Holidays
PlaceSchool, College, Deserts, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleLight

Estranged from his father, college student Jake is lured home to New York for Christmas with the promise of receiving a classic Porsche as a gift. When the bullying football team dumps him in the desert in a Santa suit, Jake is left without identification or money to help him make the journey. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, Allie, does not know where he is, and accepts a cross-country ride from Jake's rival, Eddie.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:41
CharactersTeens, Family, Losers
PlotRevenge, Rivalry
PlaceSchool
StyleLight, Touching

Hyperactive teenager Kelly is enrolled into a military school when her new stepfather becomes the Commandant. At first she has problems fitting in and taking orders until she tries out for the drill team.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:34
CharactersDogs, Animals, Teachers, Bears, Tigers
PlotFriendship, Happiness
PlaceTrains, Forest, Party
StyleCute, Soulful, By books, Deep Meaning, Makes me think

Christopher Robin, the boy who had countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, has grown up and lost his way. Now it’s up to his spirited and loveable stuffed animals, Winnie The Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and the rest of the gang, to rekindle their friendship and remind him of endless days of childlike wonder and make-believe, when doing nothing was the very best something.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama, adventure, family, military
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Teens, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Chase
PlaceThe White House
StyleTwisted plot, Light, Fascinating, Touching

Max is assigned to the White House while Butch, the secret service dog, is on maternity leave. He meets TJ, a 12 year old boy, who is the President's son. Due to his father's high profile, he is trying hard to fit in and lead a normal life. During a state visit by the Russian President and his daughter, Alexandra (Alex), TJ is asked to accompany her, during their stay. TJ befriends Alex, but when they get into trouble, Max comes to the rescue!

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersGay
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceParty
StyleExciting, For men

In 1999, Star Wars fanatics take a cross-country trip to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch so their dying friend can see a screening of The Phantom Menace before its release.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, South Africa, Rwanda
Duration01:28
CharactersLions, Friends
PlotSoccer, Adventure, Travel, Friendship
PlaceAfrica
StyleSoulful, Touching

The extraordinary story of three Rwandan children who attempt to realize the dream of their life: to attend the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2010 at Johannesburg.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:20
CharactersDogs, Bears, Family, Friends, Cats
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship
StyleExciting, By books, Touching, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home?

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Family, Presidential
PlotAdventure
PlaceCalifornia, Boarding school
StyleTouching

A foster boy is befriended by a lost dog who turns out to belong to the President of the United States. The boy decides to run away from the foster home to return the canine to the White House -- "Because it's the right thing to do!"

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersGangsters, Family
PlotAdventure, Travel, Chase
StyleFor children, Light

Baby Bink couldn't ask for more; he has adoring (if somewhat sickly-sweet) parents, he lives in a huge mansion, and he's just about to appear in the social pages of the paper. Unfortunately, not everyone in the world is as nice as Baby Bink's parents; especially the three enterprising kidnapers who pretend to be photographers from the newspaper. Successfully kidnaping Baby Bink, they have a harder time keeping hold of the rascal, who not only keeps one step ahead of them, but seems to be more than a little bit smarter than the three bumbling criminals.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Canada, South Africa, USA
Duration01:54
CharactersPsychiatrists
PlotLove, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceEngland
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Vital signs, Touching

Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. And so begins a larger than life adventure with riotously funny results.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:29
CharactersDogs, Killers, Family, Lawyers, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Hostage, Family life, Dreams
PlaceKitchen
StyleFascinating, Tense, Fancy, Touching

The four-inch-tall Clock family secretly share a house with the normal-sized Lender family, "borrowing" such items as thread, safety pins, batteries and scraps of food. However, their peaceful co-existence is disturbed when evil lawyer Ocious P. Potter steals the will granting title to the house, which he plans to demolish in order to build apartments. The Lenders are forced to move, and the Clocks face the risk of being exposed to the normal-sized world.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends, Losers
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship, First love, Conspiracies
PlaceParty, Summer camp
StyleLight, To cry

Morris "Mud" Himmel has a problem. His parents desperately want to send him away to summer camp. He hates going to summer camp, and would do anything to get out of it. Talking to his friends, he realizes that they are all facing the same sentence: a boring summer camp. Together with his friends, he hatches a plan to trick all the parents into sending them to a camp of their own design.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersThieves, Family, Friends, Criminals, Losers
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Fulfillment of desires
StyleFancy, Touching

Paulie, an intelligent parrot who actually talks, relates the story of his struggle to a Russian immigrant who works as a janitor at the research institute where he is housed and neglected. Paulie's story begins many years earlier when he is given as a gift to a little girl who stutters. Eventually, he teaches the girl to speak correctly but is taken away by her father because he believes the girl cannot distinguish fantasy from reality because she believes the bird can talk. Paulie goes through a series of adventures with a pawn shop owner, an aging widow, a Mexican-American troubadour and a would be thief before being taken to the institute where he now lives

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceMongolia
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A family in emotional turmoil is taken by surprise in this quirky adventure where an eccentric 8-year-old American boy, Wes, has an existential epiphany - He believes that he is in fact a Mongolian goat herder.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryFrance, Canada
Duration01:45
CharactersChildrens, Cowboys, Geniuses, Family, Inventors
PlotAdventure, Loneliness
PlaceTrains
StyleExciting, To cry, By books, Atmospheric, Touching

A 12-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country on board a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens, Family
PlotLove, Figure Skating, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceSchool
StyleTo cry, Cute, Inspirational, Touching

With the help of her coach, her parents, and the boy who drives the Zamboni machine, nothing can stop Casey from realizing her dream to be a champion figure skater.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Hungary, France
Duration01:44
CharactersTeens, Friends, Tourists, Doubles
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship
PlaceHotels

Three young women vacationing in Paris find themselves whisked away to Monte Carlo after one of the girls is mistaken for a British heiress.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:34
CharactersWhale, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceOcean, Africa
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

After young Kirra leaves her Australian home to summer with her grandfather in South Africa, she soon discovers a baby orca stranded in the lagoon near her grandfather’s rundown seaside amusement park. She names the lonely whale Willy--and embarks on a great quest to lead the little guy back to his anxious pod.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersChildrens, Family, Lawyers, Friends, Orphans
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Fate, Missing people, Shopping
PlaceChernobyl, School
StyleAction, To cry, Cute, Touching

Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she backed her Mercedes into Bill, they're only hoping for a free meal. But Grey is touched, and over the objections of her snotty fiancé.





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