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: humorous, talky, light, road movie, captivating, witty, clever, offbeat, biting, suspense ...
Plot: gonzo, journalism, writing, hitchhiker, drug use, presidential election, drug abuse, on the road, media, buddies, disorder, lawyer, courtroom, paranoia, bison, hotel room, marijuana, typewriter, writers, writer's life, rock, friends, fighting the system, election, campaign ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1968, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, san francisco, las vegas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, clever and talky films with plots about dialogue, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, brutality, runaway and disorder 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), The Hoax (2006), Rude Awakening (1989), Dick (1999). 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: psychedelic, surreal, clever, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, lsd, hallucination, american dream, road trip, journalism, hitchhiker, cocaine, drugs, addiction, surrealism, lawyer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1965
Place: las vegas, usa
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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
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50%
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The Hoax (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
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: mad, cynical, realistic, witty, intense ...
Plot: americana, writer's life, giant, media, rise and fall, ambition, research, false identity, paranoia, imaginary, friendship between men, flying ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, las vegas, bahamas, washington d.c., zurich switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, political comedy, nostalgic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, jungle, partners, state affairs, friends, stoners, disorder, urban, city life, drug abuse, idealism, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: breakup, couples, disorder, love and romance, unfulfilled love, down on your luck, life turned upside down, love, ex girlfriend, brother sister relationship, break up, creative block ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.1
 19K
Dick (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada, France
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: humorous, not serious, light, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: politics, teenage life, goofy hero, journalism, workplace intrigue, farce, dishonesty, high school, investigation, friendship, white house, whistleblower ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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, semi serious, witty, funny, absurd ...
Plot: law firm, workplace, nothing goes right, fighting the system, introspection, workplace situations, fish out of water, boss and employee, disorder, thirtysomething life, obnoxious boss, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, witty, talky, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: yuppie, satire, on the road, fired from the job, self discovery, americana, fish out of water, couples, nothing goes right, down on your luck, couple relations, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, new york, arizona, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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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, suspense, talky, witty, humorous ...
Plot: wall street, satire, dinner party, dishonesty, workplace, fighting the system, rivalry, ambition, workplace situations, uninhibited rivalry, boss and employee, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, atlanta georgia, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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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: humorous, entertaining, satirical, light, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, hidden camera, filmmaking, looking for love, fall in love, showbiz, lifestyle, nothing goes right, dating, women, relationships, media satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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: witty, talky, humorous, cynical, clever ...
Plot: psychiatrist, writer's life, alienation, human nature, writing, writer's block, art, creative block, profanity, sexual content, ex couple relations, heaven and hell ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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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: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, bank robbery, friendship, nothing goes right, partners, buddies, friends, disorder, cons and scams, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.8
 17K
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, goofy hero, nothing goes right, escapades, roommate, comedy of errors, stoned, actor's life, drugs/alcohol, disorder, stoner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Comedian Dave Chappelle does what he does best in this outrageous and hilarious standup performance, which allows him to push the envelope far beyond what he does on his TV show. Taped in San Francisco at the famed Fillmore, Chappelle lets loose on ...
Style: talky, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: racism, injustice, disorder, rising to stardom, society, performer's life, media, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, interracial relations, celebrity, fast talker ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
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18%
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, not serious, funny, light, witty ...
Plot: mental illness, obsession, psychiatrist, nothing goes right, goofy hero, disorder, doctors and patients, stalking, treatment, vacation, family vacation, therapy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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: humorous, sexual, sexy, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: prostitute, strong female presence, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, rise to the top, ambition, follow your dream, dominatrix, sexual humor, domination, briefcase full of money, alarm ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.9
 34K
Private Parts (1997)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The auto-biographical story of Howard Stern, the radio-rebel who is now also a TV-personality, an author and a movie star.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, touching, controversial ...
Audience: student film, teens
Plot: anti conformity, radio, radio show, lifestyle, ambition, workplace, rebelliousness, society, rise to the top, satire, radio dj, media ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1979 ...
Place: new york, washington d.c., usa, detroit
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18%
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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: witty, thought provoking, realistic, cynical, talky ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, idealism, rise to the top, americana, republican, liberal, democrat, state affairs, satire, u.s. senator ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, san diego california, latin america
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Adventures of Serial Buddies (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gregory is a devout Catholic who wants to kill evil people in order to grant them safe passage to heaven, Gary is an assembly worker at a trophy shop who wants to kill potential trophy winners, Graham is Gary's intern who will do anything to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, silly humor, escapades, misfit partners, disorder, buddies, friends, journey, graphic violence, misfit, partners, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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: contemplative, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), redemption, hospital, rise and fall, addiction, performer's life, life is a bitch, profanity, drugs/alcohol, burned alive, graphic violence, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, los angeles, ohio, new jersey
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18%
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, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: writer's life, antisocial behavior, loneliness, depression, artist, rising to stardom, self discovery, human nature, new job, social misfits, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 50s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: usa, ohio, new york, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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: feel good, light, funny, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, rescue, on the road, nothing goes right, animal life, goofy hero, fish out of water, inheritance, hitchhiker, elephant, adventure, animals ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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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
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18%
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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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: journalism, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, workplace, prostitute, love and romance, media, rise and fall, ambition, apology, blackmail, racial slur ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, usa, los angeles, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.3
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Cedar Rapids (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A naive Midwesterner insurance salesman travels to a big-city convention in an effort to save the jobs of his co-workers.
Style: humorous, sentimental, light, funny, melancholic ...
Plot: insurance, friendship, hotel, friends, social awkwardness, goofy hero, buddies, misfit, fish out of water, disorder, drinking, drinking alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa, wisconsin, las vegas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
The Catechism Cataclysm (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Father William Smoortser drops his bible into a toilet at a rest stop just before embarking on a day-long canoe trip, breaking loose all glorious hell.
Style: humorous, surreal, not serious, captivating, light ...
Plot: clergy, self discovery, on the road, society, escapades, nothing goes right, buddies, disorder, friendship, religion, priest, profanity ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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, suspense, biting, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, contests and competitions, buddies, rivalry, underdog, fighting the system, dark humor, disorder, friends, partners, nothing goes right, workplace situations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 7.0
 37K
Up in Smoke (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An unemployed pot-smoking slacker and amateur drummer, Anthony Stoner ditches his strict parents and hits the road, eventually meeting kindred spirit Pedro de Pacas. While the drug-ingesting duo is soon arrested for possession of marijuana, Anthony ...
Style: cult film, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: marijuana, stoners, hitchhiker, on the road, smuggling, deportation, smoking, weed, chase, farce, crimes, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: mexico, california, usa, vietnam, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Rolling Kansas (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of friends go on a journey to a secret marijuana forest in Kansas.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: marijuana, friendship, on the road, stoners, goofy hero, nothing goes right, buddies, farce, disorder, road trip, drug abuse, screwball ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kansas, texas, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stoners, hollywood, hitchhiker, film within a film, monkey actor, friendship, escapades, drug dealing, heist, encounter, obsessive quest, movie business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey, california, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%