Movies like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
 7.6
 263K
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, clever, atmospheric, captivating, cult film, humorous, semi serious, enigmatic, cynical ...
Plot: drug abuse, lsd, hallucination, american dream, road trip, journalism, hitchhiker, cocaine, drugs, addiction, surrealism, lawyer, escapades, psychedelia, culture clash, marijuana, desert, on the road, journalist, reporter, casino, fake identity, eccentricity, paranoia, dwarf ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1971
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 melancholic, weird, realistic and visually appealing films with plots about mentor, storytelling, dialogue, loneliness, runaway, life philosophy and drinking alcohol mostly in Drama, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: Where the Buffalo Roam (1980), Easy Rider (1969), Trainspotting (1996), Filth (2013), 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, light, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: gonzo, journalism, writing, hitchhiker, drug use, presidential election, drug abuse, disorder, buddies, media, on the road, lawyer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1968 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, san francisco, las vegas
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100%
 7.3
 102K
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: psychedelic, road movie, realistic, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Plot: hippie, lsd, anti heroes, friendship, on the road, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, biker, marijuana, existentialism, motorcycle, americana ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new orleans, los angeles, louisiana, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.1
 643K
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, psychedelic, captivating, semi serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: existentialism, heroin, drug abuse, drug addiction, addiction, social misfits, dark humor, surrealism, life is a bitch, counterculture, friendship, hallucination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 103K
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: surreal, cynical, sexual, semi serious, bleak ...
Plot: dark humor, addiction, drug abuse, cocaine, antisocial behavior, self destructing, losing-it hero, insanity, murder, anti heroes, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, hamburg germany, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 48K
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: psychedelic, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hallucination, murder, exterminator, bug, addiction, drug abuse, seduction, crimes, life is a bitch, strong sexual content, delusion, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new york, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 100K
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, surreal, colourful ...
Plot: newspaper, journalism, profanity, lifestyle, drunkenness, cockfight, hallucination, adaptation, journalist, vomiting, fire breathing, rum ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, year 1960 ...
Place: caribbean, puerto rico, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, drug addiction, life is a bitch, insanity, depression, hallucination, drug use, downfall, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 37K
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: rough, stylized, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: methamphetamine, older woman younger woman relationship, drug abuse, self destructing, drugged, drug snorting, porn magazine, drug trip, s&m, addiction, stripper, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.9
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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: road movie, feel good, realistic, sentimental, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, on the road, musician's life, rock band, rock, fame, music, journalism, musician, singer, family relations, music band ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, boston, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, humorous, mind bending, clever, realistic ...
Plot: lsd, drug abuse, dark humor, family relations, vengeance, murder, infidelity, s&m, vandalism, youth, society, god ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: motorcycle, desert, friendship, on the road, hotel, adventure, loner, journey, ashes, fireworks, life philosophy, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, los angeles, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 5K
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, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: lsd, drug abuse, self discovery, hallucination, unfulfillment, midlife crisis, estrangement, psychedelia, guru, hippie, panic, divorce ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, filmmaking, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 91K
Dead Man (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Western
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, captivating, offbeat, tense ...
Plot: native americans, gunfight, cowboy, sheriff, hallucination, wilderness, transformation, murder, bounty hunter, journey, small town, death ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, england, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Plot: stripper, strip club, courtroom, divorce, wedding, bittersweet, redemption, working class, rich and poor, social differences, americana, profanity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, utah, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 62K
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, divorce, professor, writers, adultery, college, alienation, university, dog, marijuana, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, sincere, humorous, road movie ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, hidden identity, therapist, cocaine, psychiatrist, family relations, road trip, female impersonator, on the road, self discovery, transsexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, united states, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 13K
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, thought provoking, semi serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: american dream, german, immigrants, on the road, pimp, bittersweet, culture clash, human nature, alcohol abuse, fish out of water, cult, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: wisconsin, germany, usa, europe, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Due Date (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Peter Highman must scramble across the US in five days to be present for the birth of his first child. He gets off to a bad start when his wallet and luggage are stolen, and put on the 'no-fly' list. Peter embarks on a terrifying journey ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, feel good, not serious, road movie ...
Plot: road trip, unlikely friendships, hitchhiker, slacker, stupidity, getting home, marijuana, weed, race against time, stoners, childbirth, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, atlanta georgia, alabama, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
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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: gothic, humorous, sentimental, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: actor, transvestism, friendship, hollywood, misfit, showbiz, actress, filmmaking, desire for fame, ambition, depression, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 10K
Brain Damage (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A normal, average guy who lives in New York City becomes dependent on an evil, disembodied brain.
Style: surreal, semi serious, scary, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: body horror, addiction, hallucination, parasite, dark humor, drug abuse, monster, junkyard, surrealism, murder, brain damage, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India
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, touching, humorous, road movie, emotional ...
Plot: introspection, dysfunctional family, train, suicide attempt, reconciliation, grief, train ride, journey, on the road, sibling relationship, family relations, loss of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, himalaya, new york
⇓ 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: suspense, biting, tense, witty, clever ...
Plot: traffic jam, weekend, satire, murder, surrealism, on the road, cannibalism, terrorism, fighting the system, imperialism, collision, revolution ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, family problems, parents and children, filmmaking, self discovery, actor's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 114K
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, social relations, delusion, escapades, on the road, alcohol abuse, family relations, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: nebraska, usa, montana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: atmospheric, sexy, sexual, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: maid, manipulation, satire, humiliation, nudity (full frontal - brief), virginity, train ride, dwarf, obsession, love, train, romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, spain, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.9
 3K
Father Hood (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Deadbeat dad kidnaps his kids from the bus to an abusive foster home and they go on a run. The cops are after them, they bicker constantly and his idea of a way out is grim, yet this dangerous ride might just turn them into a family.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: kidnapping, on the run, highway, reporter, road trip, criminal, convict, child driving car, on the road, chase, heist, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, gloomy, witty, clever ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, transvestism, casino, poker, heist, bus, broken nose, craps, stripper, fight, racetrack ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Harry and Tonto (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Harry is a retired teacher in his 70s living in the Upper West Side of New York City where his late wife and he raised his children--where he's lived all his life. When the building he lives in is torn down to make way for a parking garage, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, thought provoking, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, aging, hitchhiker, family relations, on the road, americana, cat, eviction, redemption, bittersweet, road trip, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas, arizona, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 42K
Arizona Dream (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, USA
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, art house ...
Plot: self discovery, nervous breakdown, fall in love, coming of age, love and romance, family relations, eccentric family, on the road, car salesman, destructive relationship, american dream, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa, new york, alaska, papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%