Movies like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
 7.6
 250K
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their hotel room and fear legal repercussions. Duke begins to drive back to L.A., but after an odd run-in with a cop, he returns to Sin City and continues his wild drug binge.
Style: psychedelic, surreal, atmospheric, captivating, clever, humorous, semi serious, cult film, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: drug abuse, american dream, lsd, journalism, hitchhiker, addiction, surrealism, lawyer, cocaine, road trip, hallucination, culture clash, escapades, drugs, desert, on the road, journalist, reporter, casino, fake identity, eccentricity, paranoia, twists & turns, chaos and mayhem, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1965
Place: las vegas, usa

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Most similar movies to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out visually appealing, melancholic, realistic and interesting films with plots about weird, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, loneliness, runaway and depression mostly in Drama, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: Where the Buffalo Roam (1980), Filth (2013), Trainspotting (1996), The Rum Diary (2011), Naked Lunch (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)
Genre: Biography, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Semi-biographical film based on the experiences of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
Style: humorous, talky, road movie, light, captivating ...
Plot: journalism, writing, hitchhiker, drug use, presidential election, drug abuse, disorder, buddies, on the road, media, gonzo, typewriter ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 70s, year 1968 ...
Place: usa, las vegas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 98K
Filth (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A bigoted junkie cop suffering from bipolar disorder and drug addiction manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter.
Style: dark humor, surreal, sexual, cynical, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, self destructing, strong sexual content, losing-it hero, cocaine, insanity, antisocial behavior, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, bipolar disorder, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, hamburg germany, edinburgh scotland, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 613K
Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Style: disturbing, dark humor, captivating, psychedelic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, life is a bitch, addiction, drug abuse, social misfits, friendship, counterculture, existentialism, self destructing, society, drug addiction, drug rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
 97K
The Rum Diary (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, itinerant journalist Paul Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by the downtrodden ...
Style: stylized, humorous, light, scenic, colourful ...
Plot: newspaper, journalism, drunkenness, lifestyle, carnival, cockfight, profanity, adaptation, fire breathing, protest, vomiting, journalist ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1960 ...
Place: caribbean, puerto rico, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 45K
Naked Lunch (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.
Style: disturbing, psychedelic, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hallucination, murder, exterminator, bug, addiction, drug abuse, seduction, crimes, life is a bitch, delusion, strong sexual content, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new york, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 95K
Easy Rider (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.
Style: road movie, psychedelic, realistic, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, hippie, on the road, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, lsd, americana, drugs/alcohol, adventure, anti heroes, rebel, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana, arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 36K
Spun (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Over the course of three days Ross, a college dropout addicted to crystal-meth, encounters a variety of oddball folks - including a stripper named Nikki and her boyfriend, the local meth producer, The Cook - but all he really wants to do is hook up ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, rough, realistic, depressing ...
Plot: methamphetamine, drug abuse, older woman younger woman relationship, drugged, drug snorting, s&m, addiction, porn magazine, stripper, drug dealing, buddies, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Roadside Prophets (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sid and Nancy screenplay author Abbe Wool makes her directorial debut with this tale of a factory worker name Joe (X front man John Doe) who hits the road on his Harley to scatter the ashes of a co-worker. Joined by wannabe biker Sam (Adam Horovitz ...
Style: road movie, humorous, semi serious, light, talky ...
Plot: desert, motorcycle, friendship, on the road, hotel, adventure, loner, journey, harley davidson, fireworks, ashes, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, los angeles, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 10K
Hurlyburly (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on a play by David Rabe, Hurlyburly is about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes, whose dysfunctional personal lives are more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios.
Style: talky, cynical, captivating, humorous, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, showbiz, drugs/alcohol, buddies, friendship, love triangle, sarcasm, insanity, misfit, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 4K
The Trip (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Paul Groves, a television commercial director, is in the midst of a personality crisis. His wife Sally has left him and he seeks the help of his friend John, a self-styled guru who's an advocate of LSD. Paul asks John to be the guide on his ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, psychotronic, art house, surreal ...
Plot: lsd, drug abuse, self discovery, estrangement, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, hallucination, psychedelia, guru, divorce, hippie, panic ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 14K
Gridlock'd (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, humorous, harsh ...
Plot: drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, hip hop, heroin, friendship, rehabilitation, going straight, overdose, life is a bitch, crimes, treatment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, detroit, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, depressing ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, life is a bitch, depression, downfall, insanity, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship, degradation, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 7K
Citizen Ruth (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "Citizen Ruth" is the story of Ruth Stoops, a woman who nobody even noticed -- until she got pregnant. Now, everyone wants a piece of her. The film is a comedy about one woman caught in the ultimate tug-of-war: a clash of wild, noisy, ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: abortion, politics, addiction, drug abuse, moral dilemma, culture clash, pregnancy, satire, youth, unwanted pregnancy, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 40K
Transamerica (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bree is about to get a sex change operation that will finally allow her to actually be what she’s already been in her mind for a long time: a transitioned woman. Yet before this happens she suddenly runs into her son who ends up coming for the ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, sincere, road movie ...
Plot: transsexual, hidden identity, gender bending, road trip, therapist, cocaine, psychiatrist, on the road, self discovery, transsexuality, family relations, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, united states, california, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, kidnapping, friendship, mistaken identity, drug dealing, drug abuse, coming of age, crimes, disorder, social decay, youth, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.8
 161K
Ed Wood (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.
Style: humorous, gothic, sentimental, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: actor, transvestism, friendship, hollywood, misfit, showbiz, actress, filmmaking, ambition, desire for fame, life is a bitch, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 60K
Wonder Boys (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Grady (Michael Douglas) is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years -- not since he wrote his award winning "Great American Novel" 7 years ago. This weekend proves even worse than he could imagine as he ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, professor, adultery, divorce, college, alienation, university, dog, mentor, marijuana, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Melvin and Howard (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: courtroom, stripper, strip club, wedding, divorce, bittersweet, redemption, working class, hitchhiker, hopes, change of luck, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, nevada, utah, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 12K
Stroszek (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bruno Stroszek is released from prison and warned to stop drinking. He has few skills and fewer expectations: with a glockenspiel and an accordion, he ekes out a living as a street musician. He befriends Eva, a prostitute down on her luck and they ...
Style: surreal, witty, realistic, contemplative, semi serious ...
Plot: american dream, german, pimp, on the road, bittersweet, culture clash, immigrants, society, fish out of water, life is a bitch, social misfits, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: wisconsin, usa, germany, europe, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", ...
Style: talky, humorous, touching, road movie, emotional ...
Plot: introspection, dysfunctional family, train, suicide attempt, reconciliation, on the road, grief, train ride, journey, sibling relationship, encounter, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, himalaya, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, hollywood, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, parents and children, family problems, filmmaking, life is a bitch, actor's life, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Snow White and Russian Red (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An aggressive thug has problems with his girlfriend. Over the course of several chaotic days he walks around the hood, takes drugs and confronts himself with other women.
Style: semi serious, surreal, realistic, disturbing, offbeat ...
Plot: life is a bitch, obsession, drug abuse, addiction, drugs/alcohol, misfit, social misfits, violence, love, drugs, sexual content, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 108K
Barton Fink (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, dark humor, captivating ...
Plot: neighbor, hotel, murder, neo noir, showbiz, screenwriter, new job, serial killer, hollywood, crimes, backstage, trapped ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 243K
Almost Famous (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater – fronted by lead guitar ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, feel good, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: coming of age, musician's life, on the road, rock, journalism, fame, musician, aspiring writer, innocence lost, stewardess, music, coming-of-age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, phoenix arizona, san diego california, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 107K
Nebraska (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 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.
Style: humorous, meditative, touching, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: aging, small town, road trip, obsessive quest, elderly, delusion, on the road, father son relationship, father-son relationship, family, character study, pickup truck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: nebraska, usa, montana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Acid House (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: THE ACID HOUSE is a surreal triptych adapted by "Trainspotting" author Irvine Welsh from his acclaimed collection of short stories. Combining a vicious sense of humor with hard-talking drama, the film reaches into the hearts and minds of ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, humorous, mind bending, clever ...
Plot: lsd, vengeance, infidelity, adult as child, murder, vandalism, s&m, drug abuse, youth, society, god, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 40K
Arizona Dream (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 142 min.
Story: An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's gofer. He's happy there, but a messenger arrives to ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: destructive relationship, nervous breakdown, fall in love, self discovery, coming of age, family relations, on the road, eccentric family, love and romance, american dream, love triangle, fan ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
California Split (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Down-on-his-luck gambler Bill (George Segal) links up with free spirit Charlie (Elliott Gould) at first to have some fun, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of desperation, he pawns most of his ...
Style: cynical, talky, witty, clever, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, casino, transvestism, poker, bus, stripper, gambling debt, roulette, fight, broken nose, craps ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After dumping a bucket of water on a beautiful young woman from the window of a train car, wealthy Frenchman Mathieu, regales his fellow passengers with the story of the dysfunctional relationship between himself and the young woman in question, a ...
Style: sexy, atmospheric, sexual, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: maid, satire, dwarf, train ride, obsession, humiliation, virginity, mistress, temptation, society, passenger, lust ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 13K
Weekend (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A supposedly idyllic weekend trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse under the weight of its own consumer preoccupations.
Style: biting, tense, witty, clever, experimental ...
Plot: traffic jam, weekend, satire, murder, surrealism, cannibalism, on the road, terrorism, fighting the system, social differences, human nature, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%