Movies like Batman: The Dark Knight 2008

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

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1 17 Again 2009

On the brink of a midlife crisis, 30-something Mike O'Donnell wishes he could have a "do-over." And that's exactly what he gets when he wakes up one morning to find he's 17 years old again. With his adult mind stuck inside the body of a teenager, Mike actually has the chance to reverse some decisions he wishes he'd never made. But maybe they weren't so bad after all.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Burr Steers

Writer:

Jason Filardi

Country:

United States of America
6.3

2 Avatar 2009

In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Director:

James Cameron

Writer:

James Cameron

Countries:

United States of America, United Kingdom
7.8

3 Watchmen 2009

In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited heroes set out to prevent their own destruction, but in doing so uncover a sinister plot that puts all of humanity in grave danger.

Genres:

Action, Mystery, Science Fiction

Director:

Zack Snyder

Writers:

David Hayter (screenplay), Alex Tse (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

4 Tron 1982

As Kevin Flynn searches for proof that he invented a hit video game, he is 'digitalized' by a laser and finds himself inside 'The Grid', where programs suffer under the tyrannical rule of the Master Control Program (MCP). With the help of a security program called 'TRON", Flynn seeks to free The Grid from the MCP.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Action, Adventure

Director:

Steven Lisberger

Writers:

Steven Lisberger (screenplay), Steven Lisberger (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.8

5 Nacho Libre 2006

Nacho Libre is loosely based on the story of Fray Tormenta ("Friar Storm"), aka Rev. Sergio Gutierrez Benitez, a real-life Mexican Catholic priest who had a 23-year career as a masked luchador. He competed in order to support the orphanage he directed.

Genres:

Comedy, Family

Director:

Jared Hess

Country:

United States of America
5.7

6 I Am Legend 2007

Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Francis Lawrence

Writers:

Mark Protosevich (screenplay), Akiva Goldsman (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

7 Sucker Punch 2011

A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.

Genres:

Action, Fantasy, Thriller

Director:

Zack Snyder

Writers:

Zack Snyder (screenplay), Steve Shibuya (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6

8 The Breakfast Club 1985

Five disparate high school students meet in Saturday detention, and discover they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

John Hughes

Writer:

John Hughes

Country:

United States of America
7.9

9 Pineapple Express 2008

A stoner and his dealer are forced to go on the run from the police after the pothead witnesses a cop commit a murder.

Genres:

Action, Comedy

Director:

David Gordon Green

Writers:

Seth Rogen (screenplay), Evan Goldberg (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7

10 Step Brothers 2008

Brennan Huff and Dale Doback might be grown men. But that doesn't stop them from living at home and turning into jealous, competitive stepbrothers when their single parents marry. Brennan's constant competition with Dale strains his mom's marriage to Dale's dad, leaving everyone to wonder whether they'll ever see eye to eye.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Adam McKay

Writers:

Will Ferrell (screenplay), Adam McKay (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

11 Superbad 2007

Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Greg Mottola

Country:

United States of America
7.6

12 Grind 2003

Four skaters follow their idol on his summer tour in an attempt to get noticed, get sponsored, and become stars themselves.

Genres:

Action, Comedy

Director:

Casey La Scala

Writer:

Ralph Sall

Country:

United States of America
6

13 Tropic Thunder 2008

Vietnam veteran 'Four Leaf' Tayback's memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film, but Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive to get filming back on track, or risk its cancellation. On Tayback's advice, Cockburn drops the actors into the middle of the jungle to film the remaining scenes but, unbeknownst to the actors and production, the group have been dropped in the middle of the Golden Triangle, the home of heroin-producing gangs.

Genres:

Action, Comedy, Adventure, War

Director:

Ben Stiller

Writers:

Justin Theroux (screenplay), Ben Stiller (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany
7

14 Dude, Where's My Car? 2000

Jesse and Chester, two bumbling stoners, wake up one morning from a night of partying and cannot remember where they parked their car. They encounter a variety of people while looking for it, including their angry girlfriends, an angry street gang, a transexual stripper, a cult of alien seeking fanatics, and aliens in human form looking for a mystical device that could save or destroy the world.

Genres:

Comedy, Science Fiction

Director:

Danny Leiner

Writer:

Philip Stark

Country:

United States of America
5.5

15 School Of Rock 2003

Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' roll. The school's hard-nosed principal is rightly suspicious of Finn's activities. But Finn's roommate remains in the dark about what he's doing.

Genres:

Comedy, Music

Director:

Richard Linklater

Writer:

Mike White

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.1

16 Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny 2006

In Venice Beach, naive Midwesterner JB bonds with local slacker KG and they form the rock band Tenacious D. Setting out to become the world's greatest band is no easy feat, so they set out to steal what could be the answer to their prayers... a magical guitar pick housed in a rock-and-roll museum some 300 miles away.

Genres:

Comedy, Music

Director:

Liam Lynch

Country:

United States of America
6.8

17 Transformers 2007

Young teenager, Sam Witwicky becomes involved in the ancient struggle between two extraterrestrial factions of transforming robots – the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. Sam holds the clue to unimaginable power and the Decepticons will stop at nothing to retrieve it.

Genres:

Adventure, Science Fiction, Action

Director:

Michael Bay

Writers:

Roberto Orci (screenplay), Alex Kurtzman (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7

18 Spider-Man 2002

After being bitten by a genetically altered spider, nerdy high school student Peter Parker is endowed with amazing powers to become the Amazing superhero known as Spider-Man.

Genres:

Fantasy, Action

Director:

Sam Raimi

Writers:

Stan Lee (Marvel comic book), Steve Ditko (Marvel comic book) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

19 Thor 2011

Against his father Odin's will, The Mighty Thor - a powerful but arrogant warrior god - recklessly reignites an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Action

Director:

Kenneth Branagh

Writers:

Ashley Miller (screenplay) (as Ashley Edward Miller), Zack Stentz (screenplay) | 6 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7

20 V For Vendetta 2005

In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as “V” conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When V rescues a young woman from the secret police, he finds in her an ally with whom he can continue his fight to free the people of Britain.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Fantasy

Director:

James McTeigue

Writers:

Lilly Wachowski (screenplay) (as The Wachowski Brothers), Lana Wachowski (screenplay) (as The Wachowski Brothers) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
8.2

21 Juno 2007

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Jason Reitman

Writer:

Diablo Cody

Country:

United States of America
7.4

22 Napoleon Dynamite 2004

A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Jared Hess

Country:

United States of America
6.9

23 Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 action comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Edgar Wright, based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley. It stars Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim, a slacker musician who must win a competition to get a record deal and battle the seven evil exes of his newest girlfriend Ramona Flowers, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead. It also stars Chris Evans, Brandon Routh and Mae Whitman as some of the evil exes, Anna Kendrick, Kieran Culkin and Alison Pill as some of Scott's friends, and Brie Larson as Scott's own evil ex. Jason Schwartzman plays Gideon, Ramona's most recent ex and the competition's record producer.

A film adaptation of the comics was proposed following the release of the first volume. Wright became attached to the project early on, with filming beginning several years later in March 2009 in Toronto. The film premiered after a panel discussion at the San Diego Comic-Con International on July 22, 2010, and received a wide release in North America on August 13, 2010.

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