Realization: Goodfellas and Boogie Nights

I just saw GoodFellas for the first time last night. It turns out, after having seen Boogie Nights just a few months ago, that I really think that Goodfellas and Boogie Nights are the same movie. They start w/ the main character as a teenager, getting involved in seedy business, moving on into the big leagues, seeing what happens to their friends and compatriots around them, there’s guns, drugs (and some moralistic overtones) and we follow it straight through to the 1980’s.

This begs for a double feature.