Movies like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
 7.7
 240K
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: surreal, psychedelic, atmospheric, captivating, humorous, semi serious, clever, enigmatic, philosophical, cynical ...
Plot: drug abuse, journalism, american dream, addiction, lawyer, road trip, on the road, hallucinations, hitchhiker, culture clash, cocaine, escapades, drugs, surrealism, desert, journalist, reporter, casino, lsd, fake identity, hallucination, eccentricity, paranoia, twists & turns, chaos and mayhem ...
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 melancholic, realistic, interesting and semi serious films with plots about storytelling, mentor, runaway, dialogue, life philosophy, loneliness and drinking mostly in Drama, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: Trainspotting (1996), Where the Buffalo Roam (1980), The Rum Diary (2011), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Spun (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 583K
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, captivating, semi serious, rough, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, life is a bitch, drug abuse, social misfits, heroin, friendship, society, counterculture, crimes, drug rehabilitation, surrealism, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: talky, witty, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: journalism, writing, hitchhiker, courtroom, hotel room, paranoia, typewriter, lawyer, drug use, presidential election, drug abuse, disorder ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1968 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.2
 94K
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, talky, sexy, humorous, witty ...
Plot: newspaper, journalism, cockfight, protest, carnival, alcohol, drunkenness, journalist, fire breathing, vomiting, rum, writer's life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1960, 1950s
Place: puerto rico, caribbean, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, offbeat, melancholic, witty ...
Plot: hotel, inheritance, friendship, greed, mentor protege relationship, disorder, adventure, escapades, murder, mentor, painting, theft ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1960s, 30s, year 1968 ...
Place: europe, eastern europe, hungary, alps, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 35K
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, rough, semi serious, realistic, depressing ...
Plot: methamphetamine, drug abuse, older woman younger woman relationship, addiction, strong sexual content, drug snorting, s&m, stripper, drug dealing, drugs/alcohol, buddies, drugged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.1
 92K
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, sexual, surreal, cynical, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, losing-it hero, drug abuse, strong sexual content, self destructing, cocaine, insanity, anti heroes, alcohol abuse, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, hamburg germany, edinburgh scotland, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 87K
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, realistic, psychedelic, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Plot: hippie, on the road, friendship, rebelliousness, anti heroes, drugs/alcohol, adventure, americana, rebel, society, road trip, marijuana ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: usa, louisiana, arizona, california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: desert, motorcycle, on the road, friendship, fireworks, harley davidson, obsession, hotel, last wish, factory, americana, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, los angeles, usa, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 5.8
 9K
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, clever, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, friends, filmmaking, love and romance, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, friendship, misfit, showbiz, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 27K
Interstate 60 (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring painter meets various characters and learns valuable lessons while traveling across America.
Style: offbeat, enigmatic, surreal, witty, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, wish come true, road trip, on the road, choice, self fulfillment, dream girl, hitchhiker, changing the past or future, imaginary, surrealism, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, life is a bitch, downfall, drugs/alcohol, insanity, destructive relationship, drug addiction, hallucinations, depression, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 39K
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, hidden identity, gender bending, therapist, cocaine, road trip, psychiatrist, on the road, self discovery, transsexuality, family relations, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 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: witty, biting, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: drug addiction, heroin, addiction, police, hip hop, drug abuse, friends, friendship, life is a bitch, down on your luck, drugs/alcohol, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, detroit, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, kidnapping, mistaken identity, friendship, drug dealing, drug abuse, coming of age, crimes, disorder, social decay, youth, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 58K
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, marijuana, professor, adultery, divorce, college, alienation, university, dog, mentor, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 42K
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: surreal, disturbing, sexual, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: seduction, writing, murder, bug, exterminator, hallucination, hallucinations, drug abuse, addiction, sexual identity, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, new york, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.9
 156K
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, friendship, hollywood, showbiz, misfit, transvestism, filmmaking, actress, desire for fame, ambition, depression, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 54K
Fanboys (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 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.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, witty, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: fan, road trip, pimp, on the road, rivalry, buddy, friendship, urination, last wish, obsessive quest, buddies, obstacle ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, 20th century, 1990s
Place: las vegas, usa, texas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: dysfunctional family, train, suicide attempt, introspection, reconciliation, train ride, journey, on the road, grief, healing, sibling relationship, loss of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.9
 233K
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, on the road, music, rock, journalism, musician's life, fame, musician, aspiring writer, innocence lost, stewardess, coming-of-age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, san diego california, phoenix arizona, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, fight, roulette, broken nose, craps ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: wedding, divorce, courtroom, stripper, strip club, redemption, working class, american dream, americana, power relations, society, hitchhiker ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, utah, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, sentimental, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: hollywood, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, filmmaking, addiction, drug abuse, parents and children, family problems, drug addict, self discovery, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.4
 38K
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, self discovery, fall in love, coming of age, family relations, eccentric family, love and romance, on the road, american dream, love triangle, suicide ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa, new york, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.0
 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, thought provoking, realistic, emotional, witty ...
Plot: american dream, pimp, on the road, culture clash, german, immigrants, down on your luck, unlikely criminals, crimes, social misfits, life is a bitch, mechanic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: wisconsin, usa, europe, germany, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 102K
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: touching, realistic, humorous, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: small town, aging, road trip, on the road, elderly, pickup truck, dementia, obsessive quest, delusion, snow, relatives, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nebraska, usa, montana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.8
 4K
Homegrown (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three laborers on a Northern California marijuana plantation become increasingly paranoid when they learn that their boss has been murdered. They know enough to run, taking with them enough of the crop to pay them for services rendered. Hooking up ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drug abuse, countryside, crimes, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, crime, buddies, partners, dishonesty, disorder, marijuana ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 12K
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, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: traffic jam, weekend, murder, surrealism, cannibalism, on the road, terrorism, fighting the system, chaos, collision, revolution, politics ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, realistic, feel good, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, aging, on the road, americana, hitchhiker, eviction, cat, redemption, hopes, family relations, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, arizona, chicago illinois, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 114K
Identity Thief (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When a mild-mannered businessman learns his identity has been stolen, he hits the road in an attempt to foil the thief -- a trip that puts him in the path of a deceptively harmless-looking woman.
Style: humorous, funny, idiotic, absurd, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nothing goes right, thief, crime, escapades, road trip, cons and scams, dishonesty, pretense, identity, on the road, dumb, stupidity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado, usa, miami, florida, cross country ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%