20 Movies Like Leaving Las Vegas

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Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream
Requiem for a Dream
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 37 wins & 69 nominations total
Writer: Hubert Selby Jr., Darren Aronofsky
Actors: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Requiem for a Dream” is a psychological drama that follows the lives of four individuals as their dreams turn into destructive obsessions, leading them down a path of addiction, despair, and self-destruction. The film explores the devastating consequences of addiction and the human desire for fulfillment in a haunting and visceral manner.

Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine
Blue Valentine
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 9 wins & 56 nominations total
Writer: Derek Cianfrance, Joey Curtis, Cami Delavigne
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, John Doman
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Blue Valentine” is a raw and emotionally intense drama that explores the disintegration of a marriage, depicting both the passionate beginnings and the painful unraveling of a couple’s relationship. Through a nonlinear narrative, the film juxtaposes the joyful moments of falling in love with the heartbreaking reality of their deteriorating bond.

The Wrestler

The Wrestler
The Wrestler
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 109 min
Genre: Drama, Sport
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 58 wins & 93 nominations total
Writer: Robert Siegel
Actors: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood
Language: English
Country: United States, France
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“The Wrestler” is a film about an aging professional wrestler, Randy “The Ram” Robinson, who struggles with the decline of his career, health issues, and personal relationships. Desperate for a comeback, he grapples with the sacrifices and consequences of his chosen profession.

Shame

Shame
Shame
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 2 BAFTA 50 wins & 94 nominations total
Writer: Steve McQueen, Abi Morgan
Actors: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, Canada, United States
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“Shame” is a provocative drama that delves into the life of a sex addict named Brandon, exploring his struggles with intimacy, addiction, and the impact it has on his relationships and personal well-being. The film offers a raw and unflinching portrayal of the complexities of addiction and the destructive nature of shame.

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea
Manchester by the Sea
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 96/100
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Runtime: 137 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 128 wins & 268 nominations total
Writer: Kenneth Lonergan
Actors: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Manchester by the Sea” is a drama film about a man named Lee Chandler who, after the death of his brother, becomes the legal guardian of his teenage nephew and must confront his own painful past while navigating the challenges of parenthood. The movie explores themes of grief, family, and redemption.

A Single Man

A Single Man
A Single Man
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 99 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 39 wins & 59 nominations total
Writer: Christopher Isherwood, Tom Ford, David Scearce
Actors: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“A Single Man” is a drama film that follows a day in the life of George Falconer, a gay college professor mourning the death of his long-time partner, as he navigates through grief, loneliness, and the complexities of human connection in 1960s Los Angeles.”

21 Grams

21 Grams
21 Grams
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 30 wins & 79 nominations total
Writer: Guillermo Arriaga
Actors: Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, Naomi Watts
Language: English
Country: United States
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“21 Grams” is a drama film that explores the interconnected lives of three individuals whose paths cross after a tragic accident. The movie delves into themes of loss, guilt, and redemption as they navigate through the consequences of their actions.

Candy

Candy
Candy
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 47%
Metacritic: 57/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 6 wins & 17 nominations
Writer: Luke Davies, Neil Armfield
Actors: Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush
Language: English
Country: Australia
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The Candy movie follows the story of a young woman named Candy who becomes addicted to drugs and spirals into a destructive lifestyle. It explores the harrowing consequences of addiction and the struggle to find redemption.

Half Nelson

Half Nelson
Half Nelson
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 85/100
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Runtime: 106 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 29 wins & 48 nominations total
Writer: Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Anthony Mackie, Shareeka Epps
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Half Nelson” is a drama film that follows the story of a high school teacher with a drug addiction who forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students. As they navigate their troubled lives, they find solace and support in each other’s company.

The Basketball Diaries

The Basketball Diaries
The Basketball Diaries
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 47%
Metacritic: 46/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations
Writer: Jim Carroll, Bryan Goluboff
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Basketball Diaries” is a film adaptation of Jim Carroll’s memoir, following the story of a talented high school basketball player who descends into drug addiction and crime in 1970s New York City. The movie explores his struggles with addiction, poverty, and the loss of his dreams.

Birdman

Birdman
Birdman
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
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Runtime: 30 min
Seasons: 1
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Awards: N/A
Writer: N/A
Actors: Keith Andes, Don Messick, John Stephenson
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Birdman movie is about a washed-up actor, known for playing a superhero, who tries to revive his career by staging a Broadway play, but faces numerous challenges and struggles with his own sanity. It is a dark comedy-drama that explores themes of identity, ego, and the pursuit of artistic validation.

The Lost Weekend

The Lost Weekend
The Lost Weekend
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Drama, Film-Noir
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 16 wins & 3 nominations total
Writer: Charles R. Jackson, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder
Actors: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Lost Weekend” is a 1945 film that follows the story of a struggling writer who descends into a severe alcohol addiction over the course of a weekend, highlighting the destructive effects of alcoholism on his life and relationships. Through a raw and unflinching portrayal, the movie explores the harrowing journey of addiction and the desperate struggle for redemption.

Barfly

Barfly
Barfly
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 6 nominations
Writer: Charles Bukowski
Actors: Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Barfly” is a 1987 drama film that follows the turbulent life of Henry Chinaski, a hard-drinking writer living in Los Angeles. It explores his destructive relationships, alcoholism, and his pursuit of artistic expression amidst the gritty and chaotic world of bars and nightclubs.

My Own Private Idaho

My Own Private Idaho
My Own Private Idaho
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 9 wins & 9 nominations
Writer: Gus Van Sant, William Shakespeare
Actors: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo
Language: English, Italian, German
Country: United States
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“My Own Private Idaho” is a 1991 drama film directed by Gus Van Sant. It tells the story of two young male hustlers, Mike and Scott, as they navigate their lives and search for meaning and connection in the streets of Portland, Oregon.

Sid and Nancy

Sid and Nancy
Sid and Nancy
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award4 wins & 2 nominations total
Writer: Alex Cox, Abbe Wool
Actors: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
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The Sid and Nancy movie is a biographical drama about the tumultuous relationship between punk rock musician Sid Vicious and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, exploring their destructive love affair and the tragic events that unfolded.

The Verdict

The Verdict
The Verdict
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 129 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 5 Oscars. 3 wins & 14 nominations total
Writer: Barry Reed, David Mamet, Jay Presson Allen
Actors: Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Verdict” is a legal drama film about a down-on-his-luck lawyer who takes on a medical malpractice case, hoping for a quick settlement, but ends up fighting for justice against a powerful hospital. The movie explores themes of redemption, personal integrity, and the pursuit of truth in the face of overwhelming odds.

The Hours

The Hours
The Hours
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 43 wins & 126 nominations total
Writer: Michael Cunningham, David Hare
Actors: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom, France, Canada, Germany
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“The Hours” is a drama film that explores the lives of three women from different time periods, all connected by Virginia Woolf’s novel “Mrs. Dalloway.” It delves into their struggles with identity, depression, and the pursuit of happiness.

The Pianist

The Pianist
The Pianist
Internet Movie Database: 8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 85/100
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Runtime: 150 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 57 wins & 74 nominations total
Writer: Ronald Harwood, Wladyslaw Szpilman
Actors: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay
Language: English, German, Russian
Country: France, Poland, Germany, United Kingdom, United States
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“The Pianist” is a biographical drama film that tells the story of Polish-Jewish pianist Władysław Szpilman as he struggles to survive in Nazi-occupied Warsaw during World War II. It depicts his harrowing experiences, including his isolation, hiding, and witnessing the atrocities committed by the Nazis, while also highlighting the power of music and resilience in the face of unimaginable adversity.

The Descendants

The Descendants
The Descendants
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 65 wins & 148 nominations total
Writer: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Actors: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Descendants” is about a Hawaiian lawyer named Matt King who must reconnect with his two daughters after his wife falls into a coma. As he navigates this difficult situation, he also learns that his wife was having an affair and must decide how to confront the man involved.

Nebraska

Nebraska
Nebraska
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 6 Oscars. 29 wins & 169 nominations total
Writer: Bob Nelson
Actors: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“Nebraska” is a black-and-white comedy-drama film that follows an aging father who believes he has won a million-dollar sweepstakes and embarks on a road trip to claim his prize, accompanied by his skeptical son. Along the way, they encounter various characters and confront their own strained relationship, exploring themes of family, aging, and the pursuit of dreams.

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