Movies like American Factory 2019

In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.

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1 A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood 2019

An award-winning cynical journalist, Lloyd Vogel, begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write an Esquire profile piece on the beloved television icon Fred Rogers. After his encounter with Rogers, Vogel's perspective on life is transformed.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Marielle Heller

Countries:

China, United States of America
7.3

2 Ford V Ferrari 2019

American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.

Genres:

Drama, Action

Director:

James Mangold

Countries:

France, United States of America
8.1

3 Apollo 11 2019

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin.

Genres:

Documentary, History

Country:

United States of America
8.2

4 The Two Popes 2019

Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict. Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, History

Director:

Fernando Meirelles

Country:

United States of America
7.6

5 The Farewell 2019

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Lulu Wang

Writer:

Lulu Wang

Countries:

China, United States of America
7.6

6 The Irishman 2019

Pennsylvania, 1956. Frank Sheeran, a war veteran of Irish origin who works as a truck driver, accidentally meets mobster Russell Bufalino. Once Frank becomes his trusted man, Bufalino sends him to Chicago with the task of helping Jimmy Hoffa, a powerful union leader related to organized crime, with whom Frank will maintain a close friendship for nearly twenty years.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, History

Director:

Martin Scorsese

Writers:

Steven Zaillian (screenplay), Charles Brandt (book)

Country:

United States of America
7.9

7 Knock Down The House 2019

In 2018, a young bartender in the Bronx, a coal miner’s daughter in West Virginia, a grieving mother in Nevada and a registered nurse in Missouri join a movement of insurgent candidates challenging powerful incumbents in Congress. Without political experience or corporate money, these four women are attempting to do what many consider impossible.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Rachel Lears

Country:

United States of America
6.9

8 Dolemite Is My Name 2019

The story of Rudy Ray Moore, who created the iconic big screen pimp character Dolemite in the 1970s.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, History

Director:

Craig Brewer

Country:

United States of America
7.3

9 High Flying Bird 2019

During an NBA lockout, a sports agent, Ray Burke, presents his rookie client, Erick Scott, with an intriguing and controversial business opportunity.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Country:

United States of America
6.2

10 Free Solo 2018

Follow Alex Honnold as he attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000 foot high El Capitan wall. With no ropes or safety gear, this would arguably be the greatest feat in rock climbing history.

Genre:

Documentary

Country:

United States of America
8.2

11 The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley 2019

With a magical new invention that promised to revolutionize blood testing, Elizabeth Holmes became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, heralded as the next Steve Jobs. Then, overnight, her 10-billion-dollar company dissolved. The rise and fall of Theranos is a window into the psychology of fraud.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Alex Gibney

Writer:

Alex Gibney

Country:

United States of America
7.1

12 Tell Me Who I Am 2019

In this documentary, Alex trusts his twin, Marcus, to tell him about his past after he loses his memory. But Marcus is hiding a dark family secret.

Genres:

Documentary, Drama, Mystery

Director:

Ed Perkins

Country:

United Kingdom
7.7

13 Honeyland 2019

When nomadic beekeepers break Honeyland’s basic rule (take half of the honey, but leave half to the bees), the last female beehunter in Europe must save the bees and restore natural balance.

Genre:

Documentary

Country:

Macedonia
8

14 Judy 2019

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Rupert Goold

Writers:

Tom Edge (screenplay by), Peter Quilter (based on the stageplay "End of the Rainbow" by)

Country:

United Kingdom
6.9

15 The Laundromat 2019

When her idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn, Ellen Martin begins investigating a fake insurance policy, only to find herself down a rabbit hole of questionable dealings that can be linked to a Panama City law firm and its vested interest in helping the world's wealthiest citizens amass larger fortunes.

Genres:

Drama, Crime, Comedy

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Writers:

Jake Bernstein (book), Scott Z. Burns (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.3

16 The Report 2019

The story of Daniel Jones, lead investigator for the US Senate’s sweeping study into the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program, which was found to be brutal, immoral and ineffective. With the truth at stake, Jones battled tirelessly to make public what many in power sought to keep hidden.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, History

Director:

Scott Z. Burns

Writer:

Scott Z. Burns

Country:

United States of America
7.2

17 Dark Waters 2019

A tenacious attorney uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world's largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything — his future, his family, and his own life — to expose the truth.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

Todd Haynes

Writers:

Nathaniel Rich (based on The New York Times magazine article "The Lawyer Who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare" by), Mario Correa (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

18 For Sama 2019

A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice– whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.

Genres:

Documentary, War

Countries:

Syrian Arab Republic, United Kingdom, United States of America
8.5

19 One Child Nation 2019

Through interviews with both victims and instigators, Nanfu Wang, a first-time mother, breaks open decades of silence on a vast, unprecedented social experiment that shaped — and destroyed — countless lives in China.

Genre:

Documentary

Directors:

Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang (as Zhang Lynn)

Country:

United States of America
7.5

20 Where's My Roy Cohn? 2019

Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues - from Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump. This thriller-like exposé connects the dots, revealing how a deeply troubled master manipulator shaped our current American nightmare.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Matt Tyrnauer

Country:

United States of America
6.4

21 Atlantics 2019

Along the Atlantic coast, a soon-to-be-inaugurated futuristic tower looms over a suburb of Dakar. Ada, 17, is in love with Souleiman, a young construction worker. But she has been promised to another man. One night, Souleiman and his co-workers leave the country by sea, in hope of a better future. Several days later, a fire ruins Ada’s wedding and a mysterious fever starts to spread. Little does Ada know that Souleiman has returned.

Genres:

Drama, Romance, Fantasy

Director:

Mati Diop

Writers:

Mati Diop (screenplay by), Olivier Demangel (screenplay by)

Countries:

Belgium, France, Senegal
6.8

22 The Cave 2019

After a group of biologists discovers a huge network of unexplored caves in Romania and, believing it to be an undisturbed eco-system that has produced a new species, they hire the best American team of underwater cave explorers in the world. While exploring deeper into the underwater caves, a rockslide blocks their exit, and they soon discover a larger carnivorous creature has added them to its food chain.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Bruce Hunt

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
5.1

23 Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator 2019

The spectacular rise and scandalous fall of hot-yoga evangelist Bikram Choudhury is chronicled through archival footage and extensive insider interviews.

Genres:

Documentary, Crime

Director:

Eva Orner

Country:

United States of America
6.7