Movies like Leaving Las Vegas

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Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
 7.5
 106K
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
Style: sincere, captivating, depressing, melancholic, touching, sexual, talky, disturbing, compassionate, atmospheric ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, prostitute, addiction, depression, loneliness, suicide, social misfits, therapy, casino, romance, human nature, unlikely relationship, love at first sight, misfit, self destructing, downfall, rape, regret, screenwriter, relationships, love story, redemption, lovers, jazz, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, los angeles

Most similar movies to Leaving Las Vegas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and touching films with plots about loneliness, mentor, relationships, storytelling, dialogue, redemption and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Leaving Las Vegas: Barfly (1987), Candy (2006), Mr. Jones (1993), When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), Monster's Ball (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 17K
Barfly (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Downtrodden writer Henry and distressed goddess Wanda aren't exactly husband and wife: they're wedded to their bar stools. But they like each other's company- and Barfly captures their giddy, gin-soaked attempts to make a go of life ...
Style: talky, touching, humorous, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: addiction, alcohol abuse, poet, bartender, human nature, mentally unstable, misfit, social misfits, drinking, job seeking, bar fight, bar ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 40K
Candy (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A poet falls in love with an art student, who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and ...
Style: touching, surprise ending, romantic, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, destructive relationship, artist, marriage, lovers, life is a bitch, obsession, theft, professor, junkie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, mcdonald's restaurant, sydney australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 6K
Mr. Jones (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, mental illness, opposites attract, hospital, romance, rehabilitation, love affair, fall in love, doctors and patients, destructive relationship, forbidden love, depression ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: addiction, alcoholic, yuppie, rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, romance, family, life is a bitch, hopes, couple relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.1
 78K
Monster's Ball (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in the southern USA, a racist white man, Hank, falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically, Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband. Hank and Leticia's inter-racial affair leads to ...
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, sincere, tense ...
Plot: electric chair, racism, anger, eviction, waitress, redemption, blacks and whites, hopes, love and romance, interracial relations, suicide, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 9K
High Art (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, couples, photographer, magazine, drug abuse, addiction, romance, love, coming of age, redemption, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 895
Drunks (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Jim seems particularly troubled. His sponsor encourages him to talk that night, the first time in seven months, so he does - and leaves the meeting right after. As Jim wanders the night, ...
Style: realistic, talky, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcoholic, support group, addiction, redemption, drug abuse, introspection, alcohol abuse, misfit, human nature, tragic hero, friends, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 176K
Me Before You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, disability, fall in love, love story, romance, wheelchair, depression, caregiver, accident, self discovery, small town, quadriplegic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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One Night Stand (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat ...
Style: sexy, touching, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, love triangle, lovers reunited, family problems, couples, love affair, couple relations, unfulfillment, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
My Name Is Joe (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.
Style: realistic, touching, thought provoking, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: soccer, debt, working class, friendship, friends, power relations, social relations, tragic hero, rehabilitation, haunted by the past, family problems, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the sexual development of a filmmaker through three stages of his life.
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: innocence lost, forbidden love, vengeance, sex, elderly lovers, family relations, kids in trouble, haunted by the past, twins, youth, culture clash, human nature ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, stone age
Place: africa, kenya, tunisia, london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of ...
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, waitress, bar, romance, introspection, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, life is a bitch, hopes, drifter, poker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, nevada, memphis, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 512
Sweet Jane (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jane, an HIV-positive heroin addict, meets Tony, a young AIDS victim with no family, and the two form a bond.
Style: gloomy, sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: hospital, drug dealing, drug abuse, hotel, prostitute, going straight, teenage life, friendship, youth, redemption, coming of age, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 266K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, life philosophy, depression, hopes, tragic event, self sacrifice, true love, sacrifice, secret, fall in love, life changing experience, suicidal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
She's So Lovely (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer, who tries to rape her and then beats her. When Eddie returns and finds his wife bruised, he goes ballistic, shoots a paramedic and ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: obsession, mental institution, mental illness, love triangle, crumbling marriage, romance, destructive relationship, couple relations, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: talky, touching, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, youth, prostitute, hanging, friends, teenage life, buddies, couples, opposites attract, city life, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, usa, europe, new york, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, concentration camp, post war, mental illness, haunted by the past, love and romance, wartime life, nazi, tragedy, nazis, male female relationship ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: new york, poland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 31K
The Cooler (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: (William H. Macy) works at a Las Vegas casino, where he uses his innate ability to bring about misfortune in those around him to jinx gamblers into losing. His imposing boss, Shelly Kaplow (Alec Baldwin), is happy with the arrangement. But Bernie ...
Style: sexy, realistic, offbeat, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: casino, gambling, heroin, cheating, debt, bad luck, romance, love and romance, couple relations, overdose, strong sexual content, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Clean and Sober (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. Under the ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, crimes, life is a bitch, human nature, introspection, downfall, going straight, self discovery, rehabilitation, drug addiction, drinking ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 4K
Heavy (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor is a cook who works in a greasy bar/restaurant owned by his mother, Dolly. It's just the two of them, a waitress named Delores, and a heavy drinking regular, Leo. But things change when Callie, a beautiful college drop-out, shows up as a ...
Style: touching, realistic, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: seduction, waitress, pizza, obesity, small town, workplace, jealousy, love and romance, parents and children, society, introspection, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 11K
Poetic Justice (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 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.
Style: road movie, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, starting over, self discovery, romance, survival, homecoming, gang, going straight, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Grasshopper (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A British Columbia teenager dreams of show business but winds up as a call girl in Las Vegas.
Style: serious, realistic, sexual, sentimental, touching
Plot: prostitute, showgirl, hopes, youth, love triangle, infidelity, interracial relations, looking for sex, love and romance, chorus girl, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.1
 205K
Before Sunset (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Nine years ago two strangers met by chance and spent a night in Vienna that ended before sunrise. They are about to meet for the first time since. Now they have one afternoon to find out if they belong together.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, clever, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, romance, marriage, reunion, cafe, french, journalist, encounter, couples, regret, lifestyle, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, manhattan new york city, texas, paris france, warsaw poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.6
 116K
The Hours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, captivating, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: depression, suicide, drowning, writer's life, housewife, aids, mental illness, letter, human nature, introspection, literature, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 20s, 50s, contemporary ...
Place: england, europe, new york, london, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 189K
Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, divorce, love affair, marriage, photographer, obsession, depression, passionate interest, love at first sight, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Patch of Blue (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life.
Style: touching, talky, emotional, realistic, tense ...
Plot: friendship, racism, prostitute, blindness, disability, tenement, innocence lost, park, romance, misfit, alcohol abuse, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 6K
Timecode (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A production company begins casting for its next feature, and an up-and-coming actress named Rose tries to manipulate her filmmaker boyfriend, Alex, into giving her a screen test. Alex's wife, Emma, knows about the affair and is considering ...
Style: tense, avant garde, enigmatic, psychological, ironic ...
Plot: jealousy, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, showbiz, manipulation, infidelity, love triangle, betrayal, dishonesty, actor's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 21K
London (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: London is a drug laden adventure that centers on a party in a New York loft where a young man is trying to win back his ex-girlfriend.
Style: talky, serious, atmospheric, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: couple relations, introspection, hopes, love, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, dysfunctional relationship, cocaine, party, romance, lifestyle, couples, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 79K
Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: journalist, musician, singer, redemption, loneliness, financial problem, country music, alcoholic, hopes, musician's life, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, new mexico, phoenix arizona, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: sign language, romance, disability, couple relations, man-woman relation, communication problem, love and romance, opposites attract, couples, love, deaf, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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