Conveniently located right in the middle of nowhere, this destination is ideal for getting rid of your enemies and bury them in the nearby desert. With casinos featuring carpets of dizzying design great for LSD trips and 24/7 alcohol licenses to booze your life away, you have all the elements you need…for writing the perfect script.

Welcome to Las Vegas, the ideal film location. Here is a selection of some fundamental movies set in the capital of kitsch. Films you should watch before coming to LasVegas:

Casino (1998) – Martin Scorsese’s typical account of sin, greed and redemption with the usual suspects: Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. A fully enjoyable film and one of Marty’s finest.

Leaving Las Vegas (1995) – The always over-the-top Nicholas Cage plays a suicidal alcoholic determined to end his days in Vegas. For once one can believe his performance. The beautiful photography of the city helps.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) – The ultimate road trip. Hunter S. Thomson wrote this masterpiece of American satire and countercultural drugs experimentation. Terry Gilliam made the film with an inspired Johnny Deep, although the book is way more powerful.

Viva Las Vegas (1964) – For those who want to indulge with Elvies Presley and the cheesiest performance ever on the big screen. Not recommended for people with lactose intolerance.

The Hangover (2009) – A silly but utterly enjoyable product. A baby, a tiger and men with no memory. Typical Vegas.

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