Movies like Boy A 2007

Freed after a lengthy term in a juvenile detention center, convicted child killer Jack Burridge (Andrew Garfield) finds work as a deliveryman and begins dating co-worker Michelle (Katie Lyons). While out on the road one day, the young Englishman notices a distressed child, and, after reuniting the girl with her family, becomes a local celebrity. But, when a local newspaper unearths his past, Jack must cope with the anger of citizens who fear for the safety of their children.

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1 This Is England 2006

A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends, even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.

Genres:

Drama, Crime

Director:

Shane Meadows

Writer:

Shane Meadows

Country:

United Kingdom
7.7

2 Babel 2006

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

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Alejandro G. Iñárritu (as Alejandro González Iñárritu)

Countries:

France, Japan, Mexico, United States of America
7.4

3 The Way Back 2010

At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag—to take a perilous and uncertain journey to freedom as they cross deserts, mountains and several nations.

Genres:

Drama, Adventure, History

Director:

Peter Weir

Writers:

Slavomir Rawicz (novel), Peter Weir (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States of America
7.3

4 The Believer 2001

A hardcore US racist skinhead who, because of his intelligence, leads a gang dedicated to fighting the enemy: the supposed American-Jewish conspiracy for domination. However, he's hiding a secret: he's Jewish-born, a brilliant scholar whose questioning of the tenets of his faith has left him angry and confused, turning against those who he thinks have a tragic history of their own making.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Henry Bean

Writers:

Henry Bean (screenplay), Henry Bean (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

5 The Ballad Of Jack And Rose 2005

Jack Slavin is an environmentalist with a heart condition who lives with his daughter, Rose, on an isolated island. While Jack fights against developers who wish to build in the area, he also craves more contact with other people. When he invites his girlfriend, Kathleen, and her sons, Rodney and Thaddius, to move in, Rose is upset. The complicated family dynamics makes things difficult for everyone in the house.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Rebecca Miller

Writer:

Rebecca Miller

Country:

United States of America
6.6

6 Hallam Foe 2007

Hallam's talent for spying on people reveals his darkest fears-and his most peculiar desires. Driven to expose the true cause of his mother's death, he instead finds himself searching the rooftops of the city for love.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Thriller

Director:

David Mackenzie

Writers:

Peter Jinks (novel), David Mackenzie (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United Kingdom
7

7 Peacock 2010

A man with a split personality fools his small town into believing his two alter egos are man and wife, although a struggling young mother holds the key to his past and sparks a battle between the personalities.

Genres:

Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Michael Lander

Writers:

Michael Lander, Ryan O Roy (as Ryan Roy)

Country:

United States of America
6.2

8 The Black Balloon 2008

Thomas is turning 16. His dad's in the army and they've just moved to a town in New South Wales; his mom is pregnant; his older brother, Charlie, who's autistic, has his own adolescent sexual issues. Thomas finds Charlie an embarrassment in public, so when Thomas is attracted to Jackie, a girl in his swim class, Charlie presents any number of obstacles when she drops by their house, when the three of them go for a walk, and during a family birthday dinner. Can Thomas find a way to enter the world of teen romance and still be his brother's keeper, or is Charlie's disability going to prove more than Thomas can handle?

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Elissa Down

Writers:

Elissa Down, Jimmy Jack (as Jimmy The Exploder)

Country:

Australia
7.3

9 An Education 2009

Despite her sheltered upbringing, Jenny is a teen with a bright future; she's smart, pretty, and has aspirations of attending Oxford University. When David, a charming but much older suitor, motors into her life in a shiny automobile, Jenny gets a taste of adult life that she won't soon forget.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Lone Scherfig

Writers:

Lynn Barber (memoir), Nick Hornby (screenplay)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.3

10 Adam 2009

Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Max Mayer

Writer:

Max Mayer

Country:

United States of America
7.2

11 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

12 City Island 2009

The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con brought home by Vince, the patriarch of the family, who is a corrections officer in real life, and a hopeful actor in private.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Director:

Raymond De Felitta

Country:

United States of America
7.4

13 Hesher 2010

A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Spencer Susser

Country:

United States of America
7

14 The Invisible 2007

After an attack leaves him in limbo -- invisible to the living and also near death -- a teenager discovers the only person who might be able help him is his attacker.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

David S. Goyer

Writers:

Mick Davis (screenplay), Christine Roum (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.2

15 The Lookout 2007

Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Scott Frank

Writer:

Scott Frank

Country:

United States of America
7

16 Things We Lost In The Fire 2007

A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Susanne Bier

Writer:

Allan Loeb

Country:

United States of America
7.2

17 10 Items Or Less 2006

An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, a cashier who is about to interview for a new job. The actor rediscovers the essence of his craft while helping Scarlet gain the confidence she needs to change her life.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Brad Silberling

Writer:

Brad Silberling

Country:

United States of America
6.6

18 A Love Song For Bobby Long 2004

A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Shainee Gabel

Writers:

Ronald Everett Capps (novel), Shainee Gabel (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.1

19 In A Better World 2010

The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Susanne Bier

Writers:

Anders Thomas Jensen (screenplay), Susanne Bier (story) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Denmark, Sweden
7.6

20 A Single Man 2009

The life of George Falconer, a British college professor, is reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his longtime partner. This traumatic event makes George challenge his own will to live as he seeks the console of his close girl friend Charley, who is struggling with her own questions about life.

Genres:

Romance, Drama

Director:

Tom Ford

Writers:

Christopher Isherwood (novel), Tom Ford (written for the screen by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

21 Animal Kingdom 2010

Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon discovers, this world is far larger and more menacing than he could ever imagine. J finds himself at the center of a cold-blooded revenge plot that turns the family upside down.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery

Director:

David Michôd

Writer:

David Michôd

Country:

Australia
7.3

22 Tyrannosaur 2011

The story of Joseph a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph's life spirals into turmoil a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship develops to reveal that Hannah is hiding a secret of her own with devastating results on both of their lives.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Paddy Considine

Writer:

Paddy Considine

Country:

United Kingdom
7.6

23 50/50 2011

Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Jonathan Levine

Writer:

Will Reiser

Country:

United States of America
7.6

24 Pirate Radio 2009

Tape Crackers' is a vital documentary focussed on one guy, Michael Finch, and his amazing tape collection of pirate radio recordings made in the mid-late '90s.

Genres:

Documentary, Music

Country:

United Kingdom