Top 10 awesome movies like Bright Lights, Big City that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Bright Lights, Big City and you can't get over how good this movie was. Now you want to watch more of such masterpieces. We have curated a list of similar movies which are created by the likes of James Bridges, Michael J. Fox and Kiefer Sutherland . Here goes the list -

  1. Falling Angels
  2. Gilles' Wife
  3. Heading South
  4. Tom White
  5. Forty Deuce
  6. Admissions
  7. Household Saints
  8. 75 Degrees in July
  9. Adrift in Manhattan
  10. Garage
  1. Falling Angels

    Falling Angels

    1969 in suburban small town Canada. Ex-military man Jim Field, married with three high school aged daughters, wants to portray having the perfect, loving family to the outside world, which is anything but reality largely based on his behavior and thus relationships with the other family members. While trying to be what he considers the model father, he cheats on his wife and is a bit of a blowhard. A prime example of his behavior was several years earlier canceling a family vacation to Disneyland impromptu in favor of a two week nuclear attack simulation, taking the family to live during that time in the locked bomb shelter in their backyard. His wife Mary, a former dancer, suffers from chronic clinical depression, exacerbated by family events including her relationship with Jim. Regardless, Jim truly has a protective attitude toward her. She spends most of her time in a semi-comatose state in front of the television while the girls help her self-medicate with alcohol. Each of the girls tries to deal with their family dysfunction in different ways. Norma, the Plain Jane self-conscious one who truly wants a loving relationship with her parents the most of the three, tries to hold the family together in maintaining the house while secretly harboring family memories which no one else in the family will talk about. Lou has always been the rebellious one, she most openly showing her anger toward her father, who she considers a tyrant. In her own world, Sandy models herself after the typical 1950s housewife. The girls' perspectives are affected by their encounters with one person apiece who enters their respective lives. Norma is befriended by perky Stella, a new girl in her class and neighborhood who seemingly could have any friend she wanted. Despite telling others she thinks he's weird, Lou, in her rebellion, pursues Tom, a new classmate, an anti-America ex-American hippie. And Sandy's first customer at the seamstress shop where she has just started working is thirty-eight year old married shoe store owner Reg Shelman, who makes no bones about his sexual interest in her. In addition to these encounters, the family members are forced to face their family dysfunction head-on following a tragic event in the early hours of New Years Day 1970.

    This movie, created by Scott Smith, Miranda Richardson and Callum Keith Rennie, scores 6.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  2. Gilles' Wife

    Gilles' Wife

    Gilles' wife, Elise, who smiles when she thinks of him, cooks and scrubs and cheerfully makes love to him, suspects during her third pregnancy that he is having an affair with her coquettish younger sister, Victorine. Elise suffers, usually in silence. She listens to her husband rave; she asks her priest; she breaks picture frames; she weeps. She decides on a strategy to keep him. Will she succeed?

    This movie, created by Frédéric Fonteyne, Emmanuelle Devos and Clovis Cornillac, scores 6.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  3. Heading South

    Heading South

    Three female tourists have their eyes opened while visiting the poverty-stricken and dangerous world of 1980s Haiti.

    This movie, created by Laurent Cantet, Charlotte Rampling and Karen Young, scores 6.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  4. Tom White

    Tom White

    An architect experiences a mental breakdown with life-changing results.

    This movie, created by Alkinos Tsilimidos, Colin Friels and Rachael Blake, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  5. Forty Deuce

    Forty Deuce

    A young hustler tries to get drug money by selling a boy to a middle-aged man; his plans are disrupted when the kid dies.

    This movie, created by Paul Morrissey, Orson Bean and Kevin Bacon, scores 5.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  6. Admissions

    Admissions

    The Brighton has a traumatic drama in the breast of their family: the twenty-year-old Emily Brighton is intellectually disabled due to a fall when she was one, and her overprotective mother Martha Brighton blames her negligence for the accident. The seventeen-year-old Evie Brighton loves her sister and reads poems and stories for Emily. Their father Harry Brighton, a bank investor, lives in the basement with his models of trains and railroads. Evie mysteriously sabotages her interviews for different universities being rejected, and teaches the poetries of her own to Emily. When Martha hears Emily repeating the poems, she takes notes and shows them to the English teacher Stewart Worthy, who believes that Emily has had a moment of genius. When Evie's only friend James reads the notes, he immediately discloses the truth about the author of the poetries. But when Martha becomes aware, she finds the reality of Evie, triggering a series of revelations.

    This movie, created by Melissa Painter, Lauren Ambrose and Amy Madigan, scores 5.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  7. Household Saints

    Household Saints

    Unsettling drama about three generations of Italian-American women struggling to get by in post-World War II New York's Little Italy.

    This movie, created by Nancy Savoca, Tracey Ullman and Vincent DOnofrio, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  8. 75 Degrees in July

    75 Degrees in July

    The film is set against the sweltering beauty of the Texas countryside, at a family ranch estate of a well-to-do family.

    This movie, created by Hyatt Bass, Shirley Knight and William R. Moses, scores 5.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  9. Adrift in Manhattan

    Adrift in Manhattan

    The lives of three lonely strangers intersect while commuting on New York's 1 and 9 subway lines.

    This movie, created by Alfredo Rodriguez de Villa, Victor Rasuk and Richard Petrocelli, scores 5.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  10. Garage

    Garage

    A tragicomedy set in the world of gas stations in rural Ireland, where over-diligent employee of the garage searches for intimacy during the course of a life-changing summer.

    This movie, created by Lenny Abrahamson, Pat Shortt and John Keogh, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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