Movies like Where the Buffalo Roam

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Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)
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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: talky, witty, humorous, clever, offbeat, biting, realistic, semi serious, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: journalism, writing, hitchhiker, lawyer, courtroom, paranoia, presidential election, typewriter, drug use, hotel room, drug abuse, on the road, writer's life, rock, friends, fighting the system, election, campaign, media, buddies, escapades, disorder, drugs/alcohol, fish out of water, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1968, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, clever and witty films with plots about dialogue, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, life philosophy, adaptation and pornography mostly in Comedy, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Where the Buffalo Roam: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), The Rum Diary (2011), 20 Dates (1998), Rude Awakening (1989), American Splendor (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: surreal, atmospheric, captivating, psychedelic, humorous ...
Plot: drug abuse, journalism, american dream, addiction, lawyer, road trip, on the road, hallucinations, hitchhiker, culture clash, escapades, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1965
Place: las vegas, usa
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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, realistic, biting ...
Plot: newspaper, journalism, vomiting, protest, carnival, cockfight, drunkenness, journalist, fire breathing, alcohol, rum, lust ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, year 1960, 1950s
Place: puerto rico, caribbean, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, humorous, talky, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hidden camera, romance, filmmaking, workplace, couples, fall in love, disorder, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, singleness, love and romance, media satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
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24%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, political comedy, satirical ...
Plot: politics, jungle, society, misfit, urban, chases and races, city life, state affairs, buddies, disorder, partners, espionage ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: breakup, unfulfilled love, love and romance, disorder, couples, down on your luck, life turned upside down, break up, brother sister relationship, love, ex girlfriend, music ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, realistic, stylized, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: loneliness, depression, artist, writer's life, rising to stardom, antisocial behavior, self discovery, new job, lifestyle, ambition, social misfits, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: workplace, fish out of water, boss and employee, nothing goes right, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, down on your luck, disorder, obnoxious boss, fighting the system, introspection, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 17K
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, witty, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, high school, friendship, political corruption, white house, vietnam war, whistleblower, u.s. president, political conspiracy, farce, teenage life, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, thought provoking, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: restaurant, haunted by the past, hopes, friends, writer's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, introspection, starting over, buddies, existentialism, philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: cynical, talky, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, idealism, republican, society, hopes, rise to the top, state affairs, liberal, americana, democrat ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this film that closely parallels his own life story, Richard Pryor plays Jo Jo Dancer, a popular stand-up comedian who has severely burned himself in a drug incident. As he lies unconscious in a hospital, his spiritual alter ego gets up and ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, dramatic ...
Plot: redemption, hospital, rise and fall, addiction, artists and showbiz, hopes, performer's life, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, drug abuse, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, ohio, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, talky, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: stoners, hitchhiker, hollywood, chase, on the road, robbery, lesbian, monkey actor, theft, drug dealing, gay slur, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa, utah, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.8
 15K
Smiley Face (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jane (Anna Faris), a struggling but perpetually stoned actress, has a busy day ahead. She has several important tasks on her list, including buying more marijuana. Even though she already has a good start on the day's planned drug use, she eats ...
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, feel good, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, marijuana, nothing goes right, disorder, goofy hero, roommate, comedy of errors, stoned, drugs/alcohol, actor's life, drug use, audition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Larger Than Life (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Motivational Speaker Jack Corcoran is determined to get his career off the ground, but the biggest gigs he can get are the ones nobody wants. Then one day, he receives a telegram that his circus clown father has passed away, and has left a ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, rescue, on the road, nothing goes right, goofy hero, friends, fish out of water, animal life, disorder, family relations, misfit, animal abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: realistic, talky, witty, humorous, biting ...
Plot: dinner party, rise to the top, uninhibited rivalry, misfit, media, wall street, fighting the system, partners, dishonesty, rebellion, boss and employee, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, atlanta georgia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, journalism, disorder, buddies, love and romance, workplace situations, rivalry, ambition, danger, workplace, media, media satire ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Blue in the Face (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Auggie runs a small tobacco shop in Brooklyn, New York. The whole neighborhood comes to visit him to buy cigarettes and have some small talk. During the movie Lou Reed tries to explain why he has to have a cut on his health insurance bill if he ...
Style: talky, witty, offbeat, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, store, infidelity, friends, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, city life, getting along, manners, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: mental illness, stalking, yuppie, therapy, dysfunctional family, obsession, psychiatrist, farce, overbearing, family relations, nothing goes right, goofy hero ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Strangers with Candy (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.
Style: dark humor, humorous, offbeat, realistic, biting ...
Plot: prostitute, high school, addiction, teachers and students, high school life, starting over, gender, disorder, fish out of water, love triangle, sexual relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Quick Change (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, bank robbery, taxi driver, firefighter, map, friendship, hostage negotiator, crime, partners, dishonesty, comedy of errors ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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: witty, cynical, realistic, intense, tense ...
Plot: writer's life, americana, mad, rise and fall, ambition, research, media, false identity, paranoia, friendship between men, flying, giant ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, zurich switzerland, mexico, bahamas, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mother (Bill Cosby), Jugs (Raquel Welch) & Speed (Harvey Keitel) work for a ambulance company competing for a L.A. city contract.
Style: humorous, offbeat, biting, realistic, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, workplace situations, nothing goes right, rivalry, underdog, fighting the system, disorder, buddies, partners, contests and competitions, chase, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
I'm So Excited! (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film is an ensemble comedy written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, stylized, absurd ...
Plot: airplane, farce, strong sexual content, disorder, friends, stewardess, gays and lesbians, workplace, drugs/alcohol, isolation, gender, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: spain, mexico, new jersey, boston, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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, witty, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: yuppie, on the road, advertising, gambling, fired from the job, disorder, fish out of water, promotion, americana, couples, starting over, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, arizona, new york, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Out of Towners (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: George & Gwen Kellerman make a trip to New York, where George is going to start a new job, it turns out to be a trip to hell.
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: airport, train, chase, culture clash, misfit, nothing goes right, couple relations, airplane, promotion, comedy of errors, society, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, boston, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
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19%
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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: touching, realistic, sentimental, tragicomedy, humorous ...
Plot: comedian, prank, tv show, rising to stardom, human spirit, actor's life, dying, fighting illness, rise and fall, celebrity culture, performer's life, show business ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, lithuania, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.8
 24K
Nine to Five (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Frank Hart is a pig. He takes advantage in the grossest manner of the women who work with him. When his three assistants manage to trap him in his own house they assume control of his department and productivity leaps, but just how long can they ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, offbeat, biting ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: workplace, farce, sexism, feminism, battle of the sexes, promotion, poisoning, gender, fighting the system, couples, obnoxious boss, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Where's Poppa? (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When New York attorney Gordon Hocheiser meets Louise Callan, the girl of his dreams, he schemes to eliminate his aging, senile mother, even though he promised his late father that he'd always take care of her. He fears that his batty mom's ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, clever, cynical, biting ...
Plot: oedipus complex, caretaker, rape, incest, courtroom drama, nothing goes right, cons and scams, love and romance, golden years, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Jury Duty (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When jobless Tommy Collins discovers that sequestered jurors earn free room and board as well as $5-a-day, he gets himself assigned to a jury in a murder trial. Once there, he does everything he can to prolong the trial and deliberations and make ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, funny, light ...
Plot: courtroom, unemployment, jury, legal action, dishonesty, hotshot lawyer, legal, fish out of water, misfit, cons and scams, disorder, hotel ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Scenes from a Mall (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A comedy about a married couple -- he's a sports lawyer, she's a psychologist -- which takes place on their 16th wedding anniversary, when they make some startling confessions.
Style: realistic, talky, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, crumbling marriage, life turned upside down, couple relations, battle of the sexes, dishonesty, dysfunctional family, adultery, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional marriage, anniversary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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