20 Best Shows Like My Brilliant Friend That You Should Watching Update 07/2024

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1. Wonder Wheel (2017)

Wonder Wheel (2017)

During the 1950s, Ginny, a former actress, works as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty, Ginny’s rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey, a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina, Humpty’s long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father’s apartment. They all share a love for the Coney Island amusement park.

2. Dolphin Tale (2011)

When a dolphin’s tail became caught in the crab trap, the boy and the dolphin formed a close bond.

3. Landline (2017)

Landline (2017)

In the 1990s, a New York City girl learns that her father is having an affair while living with her sister and parents.

4. Annie (2014)

Annie’s life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan, has been rough since her parents abandoned her as a newborn. When billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks takes her in on the urging of his advisers, however, everything changes. He believes that Annie is his guardian angel, but the confident youngster’s bright perspective may imply that Annie will save Will.

5. Freaks (2018)

When Chloe, a 7-year-old girl, is kept inside the house by her father because he is afraid of Abnormals, she lives in a perpetual state of fear and intrigue. Chloe soon discovers that the truth isn’t so simple, but the risk is real when a mystery stranger offers her a peek outdoors.

6. Collateral Beauty (2016)

Collateral Beauty (2016)

After a catastrophe, a man takes a break from life and writes to Love, Time, and Death in an attempt to understand the cosmos. Finding out things he didn’t expect, he comes to comprehend how everything is connected and how even tragedy can offer moments of beauty and meaning.

7. Steve Jobs (2015)

Steve Jobs brings us backstage at three major product debuts, culminating in the introduction of the iMac in 1998, to build an intimate image of the brilliant man at its epicenter of the digital revolution.

8. Fathers and Daughters (2015)

An award-winning Pulitzer Prize-winning writer is a widower and parent after suffering a mental collapse while his grown daughter is still struggling to make her own relationships 27 years later.

9. War Dogs (2016)

War Dogs (2016)

Informed by David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, two young men who were awarded a $300 million Pentagon contract to arm the United States’ Afghan allies.

10. Love at First Glance (2017)

While working on a story about “The Meaning of Love” for a Valentine’s Day special, Mary Landers’ long-term lover decides to call it quits. She gazes at an attractive stranger as he exits the train and, as he does so, he leaves his phone behind.

11. Two Is a Family (2016)

Suddenly, a man without any relationships or responsibilities discovers that he has an abandoned kid and sets out for London to find the mother. Gloria’s mother reappears eight years after he and his daughter became inseparable.

12. Tom of Finland (2017)

Tom of Finland (2017)

Returned from World War II as a distinguished officer, Touko Laaksonen finds that life back in Finland is just as difficult as it was during the conflict. The persecution of homosexuals is pervasive even in Helsinki during the daytime, and the guys he encounters even feel compelled to marry and have children. Touko escapes into his emancipating work, which specializes in homoerotic drawings of ripped guys who are unafraid to express themselves. When Tom of Finland became the mascot for a generation of men, it ignited the homosexual rights movement in the U.S.

13. Haters Back Off (2016)

Take a look at the bizarre family life of rising singer Miranda Sings, who is tremendously self-assured yet completely untalented. She believes she was born famous, but no one knows it yet.

14. Where Is Kyra? (2018)

After losing her employment, a woman is forced to the edge of extinction and fights for her life. Her problems intensify with time, and she finds herself on a risky and strange adventure that could end up taking over her life.

15. St. Vincent (2014)

St. Vincent (2014)

A young lad who just went through a divorce meets the misanthropic, raucous, hedonistic military veteran who lives next door and becomes his unusual companion and guide.

16. Finding Dory (2016)

Nemo and Marlin meet with Dory as they try to piece together the events of her past. What’s the last thing she recalls? What is the name of her biological family? Moreover, where did she receive her training in the art of speaking Whale?

17. Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)

Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)

When Winter’s surrogate mother passed away, her life-saving team reunited to find her a companion so she could stay at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.

18. Chesapeake Shores (2016)

When a divorced mother returns to her hometown with her twin girls, she encounters an old romance and thorny family difficulties.

19. One More Time (2016)

Adorable Jude, an aspiring rock musician, is mired in an endless round of one-night relationships and forced to record commercial jingles to make ends meet. Her father, Paul Lombard, a wealthy but egotistical crooner who aspires to make a comeback in the music business, has forced her to live into his Hamptons estate when she loses her Brooklyn apartment.

20. Queen of Katwe (2016)

Queen of Katwe (2016)

In the slums of Uganda, a young girl rises above her difficult childhood to become a Chess master.