Movies like Babel 2006

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.

If you already watched and love Babel, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to Babel.

1 Changeling 2008

Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Mystery

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Country:

United States of America
7.7

2 21 Grams 2003

This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girl; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will learn harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably—forever.

Genres:

Drama, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Alejandro G. Iñárritu (as Alejandro González Iñárritu)

Country:

United States of America
7.7

3 House Of Sand And Fog 2003

Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an unfair legal dispute with the county, she is left with nowhere to go. Wanting her house back, she hires a lawyer and befriends a police officer. Neither Kathy nor Behrani have broken the law, so they find themselves involved in a difficult moral dilemma.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Vadim Perelman

Writers:

Andre Dubus III (novel), Vadim Perelman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.5

4 Mystic River 2003

The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime, Drama, Mystery

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Writers:

Brian Helgeland (screenplay), Dennis Lehane (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.9

5 Lost In Translation 2003

Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.

Genres:

Drama, Romance, Comedy

Director:

Sofia Coppola

Writer:

Sofia Coppola

Countries:

Japan, United States of America
7.7

6 The Lives Of Others 2006

A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the system.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Country:

Germany
8.4

7 Amores Perros 2000

A fatalistic car crash in Mexico City sets off a chain of events in the lives of three persons: a young man aching to run off with his sister-in-law, a supermodel, and a homeless man. Their lives are catapulted into unforeseen circumstances instigated by the seemingly inconsequential destiny of a dog.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

Alejandro G. Iñárritu (as Alejandro González Iñárritu)

Writer:

Guillermo Arriaga (as Guillermo Arriaga Jordán)

Country:

Mexico
8.1

8 Dogville 2003

A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth their effort, so Grace works hard under the employ of various townspeople to win their favor. Tensions flare, however, and Grace's status as a helpless outsider provokes vicious contempt and abuse from the citizens of Dogville.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Lars von Trier (as Lars Von Trier)

Writer:

Lars von Trier (as Lars Von Trier)

Countries:

Denmark, France, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany
8

9 Dancer In The Dark 2000

Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma learns to cope through her love of musicals, escaping life's troubles - even if just for a moment - by dreaming up little numbers to the rhythmic beats of her surroundings.

Genres:

Drama, Crime

Director:

Lars von Trier (as Lars Von Trier)

Writer:

Lars von Trier (as Lars Von Trier)

Countries:

Argentina, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States of America
8

10 Y Tu Mamá También 2001

In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Alfonso Cuarón

Country:

Mexico
7.6

11 The Diving Bell And The Butterfly 2007

The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Julian Schnabel

Writers:

Ronald Harwood (screenplay), Jean-Dominique Bauby (book)

Countries:

France, United States of America
8

12 The Reader 2008

The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that fact at the expense of her freedom.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Stephen Daldry

Writers:

David Hare (screenplay), Bernhard Schlink (book)

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.6

13 Revolutionary Road 2008

A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Sam Mendes

Writers:

Justin Haythe (screenplay), Richard Yates (novel)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.3

14 Closer 2004

Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Mike Nichols

Writers:

Patrick Marber (play), Patrick Marber (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.2

15 The Motorcycle Diaries 2004

Based on the journals of Che Guevara, leader of the Cuban Revolution. In his memoirs, Guevara recounts adventures he and best friend Alberto Granado had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early 1950s.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Walter Salles

Writers:

Ernesto 'Che' Guevara (book) (as Ernesto Guevara), Alberto Granado (book) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Brazil, Argentina, Chile, France, Germany, Peru, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.8

16 The Sea Inside 2004

The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living.

Genre:

Drama

Writers:

Alejandro Amenábar (screenplay), Mateo Gil (screenplay)

Countries:

Spain, France, Italy
8

17 Biutiful 2010

This is a story of a man in free fall. On the road to redemption, darkness lights his way. Connected with the afterlife, Uxbal is a tragic hero and father of two who's sensing the danger of death. He struggles with a tainted reality and a fate that works against him in order to forgive, for love, and forever.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Alejandro G. Iñárritu (as Alejandro González Iñárritu)

Writers:

Alejandro G. Iñárritu (screenplay) (as Alejandro González Iñárritu), Alejandro G. Iñárritu (based on a story by) (as Alejandro González Iñárritu) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Mexico, Spain
7.5

18 Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer 2006

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.

Genres:

Crime, Fantasy, Drama

Director:

Tom Tykwer

Writers:

Andrew Birkin (screenplay), Bernd Eichinger (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Spain, Germany, France
7.5

19 Crash 2004

In post-Sept. 11 Los Angeles, tensions erupt when the lives of a Brentwood housewife, her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple converge during a 36-hour period.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Paul Haggis

Writers:

Paul Haggis (story), Paul Haggis (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.8

20 The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button 2008

Born under unusual circumstances, Benjamin Button springs into being as an elderly man in a New Orleans nursing home and ages in reverse. Twelve years after his birth, he meets Daisy, a child who flits in and out of his life as she grows up to be a dancer. Though he has all sorts of unusual adventures over the course of his life, it is his relationship with Daisy, and the hope that they will come together at the right time, that drives Benjamin forward.

Genres:

Fantasy, Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Romance

Director:

David Fincher

Writers:

Eric Roth (screenplay), Eric Roth (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.8

21 Black Swan 2010

A journey through the psyche of a young ballerina whose starring role as the duplicitous swan queen turns out to be a part for which she becomes frighteningly perfect.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Horror

Director:

Darren Aronofsky

Writers:

Mark Heyman (screenplay), Andres Heinz (screenplay) (as Andrés Heinz) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
8

22 Doubt 2008

In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and authority.

Genres:

Drama, Mystery

Writers:

John Patrick Shanley (screenplay), John Patrick Shanley (play)

Country:

United States of America
7.5

23 Volver 2006

Raimunda lives and works in Madrid with her husband Paco and their daughter Paula. Raimunda's sister Sole lives nearby. The two sisters miss their mother Irene who died several years ago in a house fire along with their father. When a former neighbor from their hometown reports that she has seen the ghost of Irene, the daughters do not believe her. After a murder and a family tragedy, however, Irene's spirit materializes around her daughters to comfort them.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Pedro Almodóvar

Writer:

Pedro Almodóvar (screenplay)

Country:

Spain
7.6

24 The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999

Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley worms his way into the idyllic lives of Dickie and his girlfriend, plunging into a daring scheme of duplicity, lies and murder.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime, Drama

Director:

Anthony Minghella

Writers:

Patricia Highsmith (novel), Anthony Minghella (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.4