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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: witty, talky, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, offbeat, biting, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: journalism, writing, drug use, lawyer, hitchhiker, drugs/alcohol, on the road, rock, writer's life, drug abuse, gonzo, historical figure, media, friends, buddies, rising to stardom, campaign, fighting the system, fish out of water, escapades, disorder, drugs, marijuana, power of media, election ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1968, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, witty and semi serious films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, disorder, adaptation and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Biography and Drama genres. Some movies like Where the Buffalo Roam: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), My Dinner with Andre (1981), Dick (1999), 20 Dates (1998), The Candidate (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
Style: psychedelic, captivating, atmospheric, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, journalism, american dream, on the road, escapades, hallucinations, drugs, road trip, culture clash, eccentricity, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1965
Place: las vegas, usa
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73%
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Charles Swan III, a successful graphic designer, has it all: fame, money and devilish charm that have provided him with a seemingly perfect life. But when a perplexing beauty named Ivana suddenly ends their relationship, Charles is left heartbroken. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: breakup, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, music, disorder, unfulfilled love, down on your luck, life is a bitch, love and romance, couples, vintage car, christmas party ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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30%
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant.
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: restaurant, buddies, introspection, friends, writer's life, starting over, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, hopes, existentialism, philosophy, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, poland
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28%
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Dick (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Comedy about two high school girls who wander off during a class trip to the White House and meet President Richard Nixon. They become the official dog walkers for Nixon's dog Checkers, and become his secret advisors during the Watergate ...
Style: clever, humorous, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, politics, political conspiracy, vietnam war, friendship, farce, political corruption, white house, whistleblower, drugs/alcohol, head of state, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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20 Dates (1998)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Myles is divorced in L.A. He wants a love life and a film career. So he decides to go on 20 dates and find true love in front of a camera, making his first feature. His patient agent, Richard, finds a $60,000 investor, the shadowy Elie. Myles starts ...
Style: clever, talky, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hidden camera, romance, nothing goes right, fall in love, unlikely couple, journalism, looking for love, singleness, wooing, workplace romance, media satire, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california
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28%
The Candidate (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
Style: talky, cynical, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, campaign, idealism, election, realism, ambition, media, state affairs, rise to the top, americana, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california, latin america
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27%
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Haiku Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Josh is the consummate temp employee, avoiding all long-term connections and responsibilities, both at work and in his personal life. However, by the time his agency places him at the Schuyler & Mitchell law firm, Josh is tired of his ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: workplace, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, workplace situations, nothing goes right, fish out of water, disorder, introspection, down on your luck, thirtysomething life, stoners, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 113K
Man on the Moon (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.
Style: offbeat, touching, tragicomedy, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: comedian, wrestling, prank, tv show, singer, confrontation, performer's life, celebrity culture, rock, show business, showbiz, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, lithuania, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Happy Hooker (1975)
Genre: Biography, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Having emigrated to New York and immediately got the kiss-off from her mother-besotted fiance, a Dutch lass takes a well-paid office job and starts liberally sampling the local male talent. After a while she decides to make her pleasure her business ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexual, realistic, sexy
Plot: strong sexual content, prostitute, rise to the top, follow your dream, ambition, alarm, jail, domination, briefcase full of money, foot massage, prostitution, striptease ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Jay and Silent Bob learn that their comic-book alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic, have been sold to Hollywood as part of a big-screen movie that leaves them out of any royalties, the pair travels to Tinseltown to sabotage the production.
Style: humorous, clever, talky, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: stoners, hitchhiker, hollywood, theft, on the road, monkey actor, chase, drug dealing, lesbian, child abuse, gay slur, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa, utah, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Elvis Meets Nixon (1997)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A "mockumentary" about Elvis's real-life trip to the White House to become a federal marshal under the DEA
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Plot: head of state, drugs/alcohol, hotshot hero, performer's life, special agents, state affairs, artists and showbiz, government agency, drug dealing, fighting crime, celebrity culture, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While Ron Burgundy's rivalry with Veronica Corningstone escalates quickly, a group of unprofessional thieves better known as 'The Alarm Clock' try to make the truth known, whatever that may mean...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, buddies, farce, journalism, ego clash, media, disorder, workplace, friends, battle of the sexes, workplace romance, media satire ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
American Splendor (2003)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.
Style: neurotic, clever, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: loneliness, writer's life, greeting card, depression, artist, eating disorder, collector, loser, letter, anger, teacher, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Barbarians at the Gate (1993)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A television movie based upon the book by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, about the leveraged buyout (LBO) of RJR Nabisco.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dinner party, contests and competitions, rise to the top, uninhibited rivalry, boss and employee, workplace situations, fighting the system, ambition, workplace, dishonesty, media, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 12K
The Paper (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces financial straits, and has hatchetman Alicia Clark, ...
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: journalism, media, murder, columnist, workaholic, workplace, media satire, research, success, relationship vs career, workplace situations, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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25%
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Clerks II (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A calamity at Dante and Randall's shops sends them looking for new horizons - but they ultimately settle at Mooby's, a fictional Disney-McDonald's-style fast-food empire.
Style: humorous, talky, witty, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, everyday life, loser, workplace, cult, drugs/alcohol, buddies, rock, workplace romance, store, workplace situations, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Rude Awakening (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the later 1960s, two hippies are forced to leave their friends as they are wanted by the FBI, who sees them as criminals. They hide in the jungle for 20 years, secluded from the outside world. In the later 1980s, the find out that a secret war is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, political comedy, satirical ...
Plot: politics, buddies, jungle, urban, on the run, friends, misfit, state affairs, disorder, city life, fish out of water, espionage ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 588
HealtH (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: HealtH is set at a health food convention at a Florida luxury hotel, where a powerful political organization is deciding on a new president.
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: hotel, media satire, campaign, fighting the system, politics, americana, media, state affairs, sexual relations, political corruption, cooking and food, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him ...
Style: talky, clever, witty, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: writer's block, psychiatrist, postmodernism, writer's life, midlife crisis, insanity, artists and showbiz, human nature, estrangement, heaven and hell, alienation, ex couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Far Out Man (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: An aging hippie sets out on a trip across America to find his family.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: on the road, rock, stoners, friends, misfit, adventure, disorder, fish out of water, aging, self discovery, artists and showbiz, media ...
Time: 60s, 90s
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24%
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Anarchy TV (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of anarchists use their public-access TV show to satirize the government until a right-wing preacher attempts to shut them down.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: tv show, media, teenager, station, activism, anarchy, preacher, minister, society, clergy, fighting the system, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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24%
The Night We Called It a Day (2003)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on the true events surrounding Frank Sinatra's tour of Australia. When Sinatra calls a local reporter a "two-bit hooker", every union in the country black-bans the star until he issues an apology.
Style: semi serious, witty, realistic, humorous
Plot: journalism, oldies, romance, musician's life, underdog, music, rise and fall, celebrity culture, ambition, artists and showbiz, head of state, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, usa, los angeles, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Sunshine Boys (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Lewis and Clark, aka The Sunshine Boys, were famous comedians during the vaudeville era, but off-stage they couldn't stand each other and haven't spoken in over 20 years of retirement. Willy Clark's nephew is the producer of a TV ...
Style: talky, clever, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: reunion, vaudeville, grudge, buddies, friendship, comedian, showbiz, friends, couples, actor's life, golden years, odd couple ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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In God We Tru$t (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A naive monk, named Brother Ambrose (Marty Feldman), is sent by the abbot on a mission to raise $5,000 in order to save their monastery from closing. He goes to Hollywood where he encounters a number of eccentric characters.
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, witty
Plot: church, monk, monastery, clergy, teaching the ways of the world, fish out of water, misfit, society, prostitute, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, innocence lost ...
Time: 70s
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24%
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Freak (1998)
Genre: Biography, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: John Leguizamo's semi-falsified, one-man stand-up performance as...himself. This is his autobiographical story, about his life growing up, and his journey to try to be accepted by his father. We see this story through a bizarre myriad of ...
Style: realistic, humorous, talky, witty, one man show ...
Plot: coming of age, masturbation, family life, interracial relations, social differences, artists and showbiz, love and romance, society, youth, family relations, entertainment, labia ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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23%
What About Bob? (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley. An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of phobias, Bob follows Marvin to his family's country house. Dr. Marvin ...
Style: humorous, talky, clever, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, stalking, dysfunctional family, doctors and patients, psychiatrist, farce, yuppie, therapy, goofy hero, obsession, idiot, neurosis ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
P.S. Your Cat Is Dead! (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: With his life already in shambles -- his girlfriend just dumped him, he's lost his acting gig, and his cat is seriously ill -- sad-sack Jimmy Zoole (Steve Guttenberg) comes home New Year's Eve to find a gay burglar (Lombardo Boyar) looting ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: puppets, writer's life, couples, nothing goes right, best friends, gays and lesbians, hostages, redemption, down on your luck, breakup, artists and showbiz, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Beer (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An advertising firm, desperate to keep an account from a financially-ailing brewery, concocts a macho ad campaign centering on three losers who inadvertently prevent a robbery at a bar.
Style: humorous, not serious, biting, realistic, cynical
Plot: bar, workplace situations, drugs/alcohol, media, workplace, buddies, media satire, heroes, disorder, friends, advertising, plane crash ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Lost in America (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling ...
Style: road movie, humorous, talky, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: yuppie, on the road, fired from the job, gambling, advertising, down on your luck, nothing goes right, roulette, hopes, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, new york, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Meek, owlish Felix (George Segal) and strident, catty Doris (Barbra Streisand) live in the same apartment building. His incessant typing bothers her; her gentlemen callers bother him. Felix informs the landlord of her activities, so Doris moves in ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, apartment, romance, eviction, unlikely couple, opposites attract, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, couples, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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23%
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