Most Similar Movies to Bright Lights, Big City (1988)


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The Intouchables (2011), Husbands (1970), Kings of the Road (1976), Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994), Last Orders (2001), Global Player: Wo wir sind isch vorne (2013), Poetic Justice (1993) ... Let's take a look at the following list...

The Intouchables (2011)

The Intouchables (2011)

8.5/10 Comedy, Drama, Biography

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

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Husbands (1970)

Husbands (1970)

7.3/10 Comedy, Drama

After the death of a common friend, three married men leave their lives together, seeking pleasure and freedom and ultimately leaving for London.

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Kings of the Road (1976)

Kings of the Road (1976)

7.8/10 Drama

A traveling projection-equipment mechanic works in Western Germany along the East-German border, visiting worn-out theatres. He meets with a depressed young man whose marriage has just broken up, and the two decide to travel together.

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Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)

7.5/10 Drama, Biography

Critic and writer Dorothy Parker (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and her cohorts create the Algonquin Round Table in 1920s New York.

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Last Orders (2001)

Last Orders (2001)

6.9/10 Drama

A group of old friends reminisce about their lives over the years after the death of one of their crew.

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Global Player: Wo wir sind isch vorne (2013)

Global Player: Wo wir sind isch vorne (2013)

6.6/10 Comedy, Drama

A family, middle-class and entrepreneurial, in times of globalization.

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Poetic Justice (1993)

Poetic Justice (1993)

6.0/10 Drama, Romance

In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.

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The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)

8.4/10 Drama

The sons (Skylan Brooks, Ethan Dizon) of two drug-addled hookers must fend for themselves after one's mother goes missing and the other (Jennifer Hudson) is arrested.

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Mondays in the Sun (2002)

Mondays in the Sun (2002)

8.0/10 Drama

Fired from a Spanish shipyard, three men (Javier Bardem, Luis Tosar, José Ángel Egido) spend their days wandering aimlessly and carousing in a bar.

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Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)

Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)

7.8/10 Comedy, Drama

When the kinetic Rory moves into his room in the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, his effect on the home is immediate. Most telling is his friendship with Michael, a young man with cerebral palsy and nearly unintelligible speech. Somehow, Rory understands Michael, and encourages him to experience life outside the confines of home.

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The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)

The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)

7.4/10 Drama

The lives of two dissimilar girls turned out in different ways.

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The Long Walk Home (1990)

The Long Walk Home (1990)

7.3/10 Drama

Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott led by Martin Luther King.

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Conversations With My Gardener (2007)

Conversations With My Gardener (2007)

10.0/10 Comedy, Drama

A man returns to his country home and finds a childhood friend.

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The Big Chill (1983)

The Big Chill (1983)

7.2/10 Comedy, Drama

A group of seven former college friends gather for a week-end reunion at a South Carolina vacation home after the funeral of another of their college friends.

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Round Midnight (1986)

Round Midnight (1986)

10.0/10 Drama

A jazz saxophonist (Dexter Gordon) from New York has a friend (François Cluzet) on the Left Bank of 1959 Paris.

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Smoke Signals (1998)

Smoke Signals (1998)

7.1/10 Comedy, Drama

Arnold rescued Thomas from a fire when he was a child. Thomas thinks of Arnold as a hero, while Arnold's son Victor resents his father's alcoholism, violence and abandonment of his family.

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Girlhood (2014)

Girlhood (2014)

6.9/10 Drama

A girl with few real prospects joins a gang, reinventing herself and gaining a sense of self confidence in the process. However, she soon finds that this new life does not necessarily make her any happier.

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Reality Bites (1994)

Reality Bites (1994)

6.6/10 Comedy, Drama, Romance

A documentary filmmaker and her fellow Gen X graduates face life after college, looking for work and love in Houston.

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Crossing the Bridge (1992)

Crossing the Bridge (1992)

6.4/10 Drama

The adventures of three teenage friends in 1970s Detroit.

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Tiny Furniture (2010)

Tiny Furniture (2010)

6.2/10 Comedy, Drama, Romance

About a recent college grad who returns home while she tries to figure out what to do with her life.

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The Exiles (1961)

The Exiles (1961)

8.9/10 Drama

In a Native American neighborhood in Los Angeles, Homer (Homer Nish) lives with his pregnant wife, Yvonne (Yvonne Williams), in a crowded apartment. While Homer goes drinking with his friend Tommy (Tom Reynolds), Yvonne is left at a movie by herself. As the men get progressively drunker, Yvonne realizes her husband is not coming home. Meanwhile, Homer and Tommy wander through the nighttime city, looking for fights, playing poker and discussing their problems as Native Americans.

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