10 best movies like Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

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Little Miss Sunshine 2006
A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.
List of the best movies like Little Miss Sunshine (2006): Unfinished Business, All Roads Lead to Rome, Nebraska, College Road Trip, The Wizard, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, Are You Here, The Road Within, Captain Fantastic, The Guilt Trip.

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Unfinished Business (2015)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:40

A hard-working small business owner and his two associates travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.

All Roads Lead to Rome (2016)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryItaly, Spain, USA, United Kingdom, Sweden
Duration01:50

Maggie is an uptight, single mother and college writing teacher from New York City. In an effort to reconnect with her troubled teen daughter Summer, she decides to embark on a journey to a Tuscan village where she frequented in her younger days. Upon arrival, Maggie runs into Luca a handsome former lover who is still a bachelor and lives with his eighty-year-old mother Carmen. Summer (missing her “bad boy” boyfriend in NYC) and Carmen (secretly planning a wedding against Luca’s wishes to MARCELINO, her one true love in Rome) impulsively steal Luca’s car and race off to Rome. Maggie and Luca quickly pursue allowing the two mismatched couples to spend some time together and develop a new understanding of each other.

Nebraska (2013)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

An aging, booze-addled father takes a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim what he believes to be a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.

College Road Trip (2008)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA

When an overachieving high school student decides to travel around the country to choose the perfect college, her overprotective cop father also decides to accompany her in order to keep her on the straight and narrow.

The Wizard (1989)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

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.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:54

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.

Are You Here (2013)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA

When Steve Dallas, a womanizing local weatherman, hears that his off-the-grid best friend Ben Baker has lost his estranged father, the two return to Ben's childhood home. Once there, they discover Ben has inherited the family fortune, and the ill-equipped duo must battle Ben's formidable sister and deal with his father's gorgeous 25-year old widow.

The Road Within (2014)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

A young man with Tourette's Syndrome embarks on a road trip with his recently-deceased mother's ashes.

Captain Fantastic (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:29

A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.

The Guilt Trip (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.

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Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

Teddy Duncan's middle-class family embarks on a road trip from their home in Denver to visit Mrs. Duncans Parents, the Blankenhoopers, in Palm Springs. When they find themselves stranded between Denver and Utah, they try to hitch a ride to Las Vegas with a seemingly normal older couple in a station wagon from Roswell, New Mexico. It turns out that the couple believes they are the victims of alien abduction. The Duncan's must resort to purchasing a clunker Yugo to get to Utah, have their luggage stolen in Las Vegas, and survive a zany Christmas with Grandpa and Grandma Blankenhooper.

Bad Genius (2017)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, comedy, drama
CountryThailand
Duration01:02

Welcome to an exam-cheating business run by Lynn, a straight-A student who gets the idea for her business after helping Grace and Pat. Grace is a prominent school activist who can’t get the grades she needs. Pat is a filthy-rich boy who believes money can buy anything. Lynn’s business skyrockets and the money starts to flood in as scores of students offer her cold hard cash in exchange for exam answers.

Microbe and Gasoline (2015)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryFrance

Two young friends embark on a road trip across France in a vehicle they built themselves.

A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA

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.

Everything is Illuminated (2005)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

A film based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by American writer Jonathan Safran Foer, in which a young Jewish American man endeavors—with the help of eccentric, distant relatives—to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II, in a Ukrainian village which was ultimately razed by the Nazis.

$5 a Day (2008)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA

After being released from jail, the son of a con man joins his father on the road.

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1994)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

Sissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the US from a young age. She becomes a model in advertising and her NY agent 'the Countess' sends her to his ranch in CA to shoot a commercial, set against the background of mating whooping cranes. There, she befriends Bonanza Jellybean, one of the cowgirls at the beauty- ranch.

Pieces of April (2003)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA

Quirky and rebellious April Burns lives with her boyfriend in a low-rent New York City apartment miles away from her emotionally distant family. But when she discovers that her mother has a fatal form of breast cancer, she invites the clan to her place for Thanksgiving. While her father struggles to drive her family into the city, April -- an inexperienced cook -- runs into kitchen trouble and must ask a neighbor for help.

Satin (2011)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:27

A washed up Vegas lounge singer, Jack Satin (Hamilton von Watts), has no money, no job, and delusional aspirations of fame. When Jack is forced to leave Vegas, he packs up his old Cadillac and hits the road for Atlantic City. But his car dies in the desert and Jack is left stranded in the small town of Lost Springs. There, Jack meets jazz legend turned mechanic, Doc Bishop (Robert Guillaume), who helps him with his car trouble. Although Jack is far from the stage, he begins to find himself feeling at home in the small town. When he meets local bar owner, Lauren Wells (Melissa Joan Hart), Jack starts to see there is more to life than chasing fame and fortune. Doc encourages Jack to explore his true love of music, while Lauren provides the audience he has always wanted. But as Jack realizes this town has more to offer him than the bright lights of the big city, his Vegas past catches up with him -- what unfolds is comedy at the crossroads of life.

Michael (1996)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

Tabloid reporters are sent by their editor to investigate after the paper recieves a letter from a woman claiming an angel is living with her.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:28

The continuing adventures of the Portokalos family. A follow-up to the 2002 comedy, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."

Fanboys (2009)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

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.

Toni Erdmann (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryGermany, Austria
Duration02:15

Without warning a father comes to visit his daughter abroad. He believes that she lost her humor and therefore surprises her with a rampage of jokes.

Thelma & Louise (1991)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:10

Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives. Along the way, both women rediscover the strength of their friendship and surprising aspects of their personalities and self-strengths in the trying times.

Come As You Are (2020)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA

Three young men with disabilities embark on a road trip to a brothel in Montreal catering to people with special needs to lose their virginity and embrace their independence. Inspired by a true story and remake of the Belgian film Hasta La Vista

A Walk in the Woods (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:33

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.

The Puffy Chair (2005)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

Josh's life is pretty much in the toilet. He's a failed NYC indie rocker, and a failing booking agent. But he finds the potential of a small victory in a really bad idea. He decides to purchase a 1985 Lazy Boy on eBay, just like the one his dad had when Josh was a kid. He'll drive cross-country for the chair, staying with Emily at his brother's house on the way, and deliver it to his father as a surprise birthday gift. But when Rhett ends up coming along for the ride, it's three people and a giant purple puffy chair in a too-small van... and one of them has to go before the trip's end.

Burn Your Maps (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA

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.

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

Three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. While waiting for parts for their Cadillac convertible, the flamboyant trio shows the local homophobic rednecks that appearing different doesn't mean they don't have humanity in common.

A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:22

Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.




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