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Other films liked/similar


I was just wondering, for those of you who really liked this film, what other movies are your favorites and can you think of any movies that have a similar feel/'vibe' as Slacker??

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i found Waking Life to be very similar. and to an extent Tape. Also Lost in Translation and Broken Flowers have a similar vibe.

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coffee and cigarettes

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Good dialogue driven films or films with their own philosophies that come to mind are...

Before Sunrise
Before Sunset
Smoke
Blue In The Face
Broken Flowers
Chili's Blues (C'était Le 12 Du 12 Et Chili Avait Les Blues)
Coffee And Cigarettes
Dazed and Confused
Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Lost In Translation
Mystery Train
Natural Born Killers
Permanent Vacation
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs
Singles
The Big Kahuna
True Romance
Waking Life

Pretty much anything by Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino, Richard Linklater is worth checking out if you liked slacker. There is also some very good dialogue and philosophies in Cameron Crowe films too.

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Funny Ha Ha reminded me a lot of Slacker, and for many reasons. Definitely worth checking out. Also, Box Elder was like a combination of Slacker and Dazed and Confused. Same with Kicking and Screaming.

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25 Watts, is uruguayan and follows a very similar situation but with uruguayan characaters (not exactly a remake).

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The most similar ones are probably Paul Auster's Smoke and Blue in the Face


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Stranger Than Paradise, Night on Earth (both made by Jim Jarmusch who also made coffee and cigarettes and broken flowers)

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Everyone mentioned Jarmusch films, but i think the most similar Jarmusch movie is Permanent Vacation.

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"The day of the full moon" 1998, it is a Russian movie.
It's exactly like Slacker only without the talking; it jumps from one character to another, dwelling on each for a short period of time and so on... I showed it to my American friend and surprisingly - he loved it)))

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I don't think it's too much of a reach to say that this "Slacker" and "My Dinner With Andre" are distant cousins. "Mindwalk" also has a philosophical vibe, but it's more intellectual than conspiratorial.

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