Movies like Big Fish 2003

Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures.

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

1 The Truman Show 1998

Truman Burbank is the star of The Truman Show, a 24-hour-a-day reality TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows, including his wife and his best friend is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Peter Weir

Writer:

Andrew Niccol

Country:

United States of America
8.1

2 Vanilla Sky 2001

David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between illusion and reality, between life and death, are blurred.

Genres:

Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Cameron Crowe

Writers:

Alejandro Amenábar (film "Abre Los Ojos"), Mateo Gil (film "Abre Los Ojos") | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

3 The Fountain 2006

Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.

Genres:

Drama, Adventure, Science Fiction, Romance

Director:

Darren Aronofsky

Writers:

Darren Aronofsky (screenplay), Darren Aronofsky (story) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
7.2

4 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

5 Requiem For A Dream 2000

The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

Darren Aronofsky

Writers:

Hubert Selby Jr. (based on the book by), Hubert Selby Jr. (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
8.3

6 Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind 2004

Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Drama, Romance

Director:

Michel Gondry

Writers:

Charlie Kaufman (story), Michel Gondry (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
8.3

7 Donnie Darko 2001

After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.

Genres:

Fantasy, Drama, Mystery

Director:

Richard Kelly

Writer:

Richard Kelly

Country:

United States of America
8

8 Amélie 2001

At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a handsome stranger, will she find the courage to become the star of her very own love story?

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Writers:

Guillaume Laurant (scenario), Jean-Pierre Jeunet (scenario) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

France, Germany
8.3

9 Pan's Labyrinth 2006

Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real father, Ofelia must complete three terrifying tasks.

Genres:

Fantasy, Drama, War

Director:

Guillermo del Toro

Countries:

Mexico, Spain, United States of America
8.2

10 Mr. Nobody 2009

Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Drama, Romance, Fantasy

Director:

Jaco Van Dormael

Countries:

Belgium, Canada, France, Germany
7.8

11 Everything Is Illuminated 2005

A film based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by American writer Jonathan Safran Foer, in which a young Jewish American man endeavors—with the help of eccentric, distant relatives—to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II, in a Ukrainian village which was ultimately razed by the Nazis.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Liev Schreiber

Writers:

Jonathan Safran Foer (novel), Liev Schreiber (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.4

12 Persepolis 2007

In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own.

Genres:

Animation, Drama

Writers:

Marjane Satrapi (comic), Vincent Paronnaud (scenario)

Countries:

France, United States of America
8

13 Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events 2004

Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune. This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a thrilling misadventure involving three ingenious orphans and a villainous actor named Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) who wants their enormous fortune." It includes a suspicious fire, delicious pasta, Jim Carrey, poorly behaved looches, Billy Connolly, an incredibly deadly viper, Meryl Streep, and the voice of an imposter named Jude Law.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Family

Director:

Brad Silberling

Writers:

Robert Gordon (screenplay), Daniel Handler (books) (as Lemony Snicket)

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6.8

14 What's Eating Gilbert Grape 1993

Gilbert Grape is a small-town young man with a lot of responsibility. Chief among his concerns are his mother, who is so overweight that she can't leave the house, and his mentally impaired younger brother, Arnie, who has a knack for finding trouble. Settled into a job at a grocery store and an ongoing affair with local woman Betty Carver, Gilbert finally has his life shaken up by the free-spirited Becky.

Genres:

Romance, Drama

Director:

Lasse Hallström

Writers:

Peter Hedges (novel), Peter Hedges (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.8

15 Finding Neverland 2004

During a writing slump, playwright J.M. Barrie meets a widow and her three children—who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and the inspiration that lead him to create his masterpiece. Peter Pan'.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Marc Forster

Writers:

Allan Knee (play), David Magee (screenplay)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.7

16 Dead Poets Society 1989

At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Peter Weir

Writer:

Tom Schulman

Country:

United States of America
8.1

17 Little Miss Sunshine 2006

A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Writer:

Michael Arndt

Country:

United States of America
7.8

18 Stranger Than Fiction 2006

Harold Crick is a lonely IRS agent whose mundane existence is transformed when he hears a mysterious voice narrating his life.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Director:

Marc Forster

Writer:

Zach Helm

Country:

United States of America
7.6

19 Edward Scissorhands 1990

A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.

Genres:

Fantasy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Tim Burton (story), Caroline Thompson (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.9

20 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street 2007

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Music

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

John Logan (screenplay), Hugh Wheeler (musical) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.3

21 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

22 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

23 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

24 Chocolat 2000

A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group of Boat Gypsies float down the river the prejudices of the Mayor leads to a crisis.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Lasse Hallström

Writers:

Joanne Harris (novel), Robert Nelson Jacobs (screenplay)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.2