Movies like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
 7.6
 254K
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, humorous, semi serious, cult film, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: drug abuse, lsd, american dream, hallucination, journalism, hitchhiker, surrealism, addiction, cocaine, road trip, lawyer, culture clash, escapades, drugs, desert, on the road, journalist, reporter, casino, fake identity, eccentricity, paranoia, twists & turns, chaos and mayhem, storytelling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 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, visually appealing and talky films with plots about storytelling, mentor, dialogue, runaway, weird, loneliness and life philosophy 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), Easy Rider (1969). 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, gonzo, writing, hitchhiker, presidential election, drug use, drug abuse, buddies, disorder, media, on the road, hotel room ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1968 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, san francisco, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 99K
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, cynical, sexual, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, self destructing, insanity, losing-it hero, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, cocaine, antisocial behavior, anti heroes, drugs/alcohol, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, hamburg germany, edinburgh scotland, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 621K
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, existentialism, addiction, drug abuse, social misfits, friendship, life is a bitch, counterculture, drug addiction, society, self destructing, surrealism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, europe, london, edinburgh scotland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.2
 98K
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, profanity, lifestyle, drunkenness, carnival, cockfight, hallucination, adaptation, alcohol, rum, protest ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1960 ...
Place: caribbean, puerto rico, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 97K
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: hippie, on the road, anti hero, anti heroes, friendship, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, lsd, existentialism, motorcycle, americana, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new orleans, arizona, louisiana, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 46K
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, dishonesty, strong sexual content, delusion ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new york, north africa
⇓ 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: rough, stylized, semi serious, realistic, depressing ...
Plot: methamphetamine, drug abuse, older woman younger woman relationship, drugged, drug snorting, s&m, porn magazine, addiction, stripper, profanity, drug dealing, self destructing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, bleak, atmospheric, depressing ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug addiction, depression, downfall, destructive relationship, drug use, degradation, drugs/alcohol, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 110K
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: twists and turns, dark humor, atmospheric, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: neo noir, neighbor, screenwriter, hotel, murder, hollywood, showbiz, new job, serial killer, writers, backstage, trapped ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new york
⇓ 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: desert, motorcycle, on the road, friendship, hotel, adventure, loner, journey, fireworks, ashes, life philosophy, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, los angeles, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, buddies, love triangle, drugs/alcohol, friendship, sarcasm, insanity, misfit, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, hallucination, estrangement, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, psychedelia, guru, hippie, panic, divorce ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, writers, professor, adultery, divorce, college, alienation, university, dog, mentor, marijuana, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ 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, semi serious, touching, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: wedding, divorce, courtroom, strip club, stripper, bittersweet, redemption, working class, american dream, americana, hitchhiker, rich and poor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, utah, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, touching, humorous, road movie, emotional ...
Plot: introspection, train, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, reconciliation, on the road, grief, journey, train ride, sibling relationship, encounter, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, himalaya, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.9
 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, clever, witty, emotional ...
Plot: american dream, german, immigrants, on the road, pimp, bittersweet, culture clash, crimes, life is a bitch, social problems, down on your luck, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: wisconsin, usa, germany, europe, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 9K
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: dark humor, surreal, semi serious, scary, humorous ...
Plot: addiction, hallucination, parasite, body horror, brain, drug abuse, monster, junkyard, murder, surrealism, love triangle, brain damage ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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, sincere, humorous, road movie ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, hidden identity, therapist, cocaine, psychiatrist, family relations, road trip, on the road, self discovery, transsexuality, female impersonator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, united states, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 163K
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: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 16K
The Hoax (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s.
Style: realistic, cynical, witty, intense, tense ...
Plot: americana, writer's life, giant, rise and fall, ambition, media, mad, research, false identity, paranoia, friendship between men, imaginary ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, las vegas, new york, pentagon, zurich switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, adult as child, family relations, murder, infidelity, vengeance, vandalism, s&m, drug abuse, youth, society, god ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, addiction, parody, musician, marijuana, singer, divorce, farce, drug abuse, stupidity, rock, star ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 90s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, casino, transvestism, poker, heist, bus, roulette, fight, stripper, racetrack, craps ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 246K
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, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, musician's life, on the road, music, journalism, musician, rock, fame, music band, aspiring writer, innocence lost, stewardess ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, new york, los angeles, boston ...
⇓ 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, sentimental, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, hollywood, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, family problems, parents and children, filmmaking, family relations, actor's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, society, human nature, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, convict, reporter, criminal, highway, road trip, on the road, chase, heist, cons and scams, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: self discovery, destructive relationship, nervous breakdown, fall in love, coming of age, eccentric family, love and romance, family relations, on the road, american dream, love triangle, suicide ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa, new york, alaska, papua new guinea
⇓ 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, disturbing, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, obsession, drug abuse, misfit, addiction, drugs/alcohol, social misfits, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), drugs, love, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, americana, hitchhiker, family relations, on the road, cat, eviction, redemption, bittersweet, road trip, elderly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, chicago illinois, arizona, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%