Movies like Control 2007

Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.

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1 The Science Of Sleep 2006

A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Director:

Michel Gondry

Writer:

Michel Gondry

Countries:

France, Italy
7.3

2 Once 2007

A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to collaborate, and the songs that they compose reflect the story of their blossoming love.

Genres:

Drama, Music, Romance

Director:

John Carney

Writer:

John Carney

Country:

Ireland
7.8

3 Wristcutters: A Love Story 2006

Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ex-girlfriend has also "offed" herself, he sets out on a road trip, with his Russian rocker friend, to find her. Their journey takes them through an absurd purgatory where they discover that being dead doesn't mean you have to stop livin'!

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Director:

Goran Dukic

Writers:

Goran Dukic, Etgar Keret (novel)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.3

4 Pink Floyd: The Wall 1982

A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

Genre:

Music

Director:

Alan Parker

Writers:

Roger Waters (album "The Wall"), Roger Waters (screenplay)

Country:

United Kingdom
8

5 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

6 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

7 Almost Famous 2000

In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater—fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond, and lead singer Jeff Bebe.

Genres:

Drama, Music

Director:

Cameron Crowe

Writer:

Cameron Crowe

Country:

United States of America
7.9

8 The Edukators 2004

Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Director:

Hans Weingartner

Countries:

Austria, Germany
7.5

9 Good Bye Lenin! 2003

An affectionate and refreshing East/West-Germany comedy about a boy whose mother was in a coma while the Berlin wall fell and when she wakes up he must try to keep her from learning what happened (as she was an avid communist supporter) to avoid shocking her which could lead to another heart attack.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Wolfgang Becker

Writers:

Bernd Lichtenberg, Achim von Borries (collaborator on screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

Germany
7.7

10 A Very Long Engagement 2004

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Mark Rance
7.8

11 I'm Not There 2007

Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.

Genres:

Drama, Music

Director:

Todd Haynes

Writers:

Todd Haynes (screenplay), Oren Moverman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

12 Last Days 2005

The life and struggles of a notorious rock musician seeping into a pit of loneliness whose everyday life involves friends and family seeking financial aid and favors, inspired by rock music legend Kurt Cobain and his final hours.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Gus Van Sant

Writer:

Gus Van Sant

Country:

United States of America
5.8

13 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

14 The Chorus 2004

Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.

Genre:

Drama

Countries:

Switzerland, Germany, France
7.9

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 Dreamers 2003

A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Writers:

Gilbert Adair (screenplay), Gilbert Adair (based on the novel)

Countries:

France, Italy, United Kingdom
7.2

17 Lilya 4-Ever 2002

Lilya lives in poverty and dreams of a better life. Her mother moves to the United States and abandons her to her aunt, who neglects her. Lilya hangs out with her friends, Natasha and Volodya, who is suicidal. Desperate for money, she starts working as a prostitute, and later meets Andrei. He offers her a good job in Sweden, but when Lilya arrives her life quickly enters a downward spiral.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

Lukas Moodysson

Writer:

Lukas Moodysson

Countries:

Denmark, Sweden
7.8

18 24 Hour Party People 2002

In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Music

Writer:

Frank Cottrell Boyce (screenplay)

Country:

United Kingdom
7.3

19 The Baader Meinhof Complex 2008

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The story centers on the leadership of the self named anti-fascist resistance to state violence: Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Director:

Uli Edel

Writers:

Bernd Eichinger (screenplay), Uli Edel (screenplay collaborator) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Czech Republic, France, Germany
7.4

20 Walk The Line 2005

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

Genres:

Drama, Music, Romance

Director:

James Mangold

Writers:

Johnny Cash (book), Johnny Cash (book) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.8

21 A Coffee In Berlin 2012

A fateful day pushes an aimless college dropout (Tom Schilling) to stop wasting his time and finally engage with life.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Director:

Jan-Ole Gerster (as Jan Ole Gerster)

Writer:

Jan-Ole Gerster (screenplay) (as Jan Ole Gerster)

Country:

Germany
7.4

22 Wings Of Desire 1987

Two angels, Damiel and Cassiel, glide through the streets of Berlin, observing the bustling population, providing invisible rays of hope to the distressed but never interacting with them. When Damiel falls in love with lonely trapeze artist Marion, the angel longs to experience life in the physical world, and finds -- with some words of wisdom from actor Peter Falk -- that it might be possible for him to take human form.

Genres:

Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Director:

Wim Wenders

Writers:

Wim Wenders (screenplay by), Peter Handke (screenplay by)

Countries:

Germany, France
8

23 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

24 Christiane F. – We Children From Bahnhof Zoo 1981

Christiane F. (German: Christiane F. – Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo) is a 1981 German biographical drama film directed by Uli Edel that portrays the drug scene in West Berlin in the 1970s, based on the 1978 non-fiction book Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo (We Children from Zoo Station), transcribed and edited from tape recordings by Kai Hermann and Horst Rieck. The film immediately acquired cult status and features David Bowie as both himself and the soundtrack composer.

13-year-old Christiane Felscherinow lives with her mother, younger sister, and her pet cat in their small apartment in an unkempt multi-storey, concrete social-housing building in a dull neighbourhood on the outskirts of West Berlin. She is tired of living there and is a huge fan of David Bowie. She hears of SOUND, a new trending nightclub in the city's centre. Although she is not old enough to get in, she dresses up in high heels and make up, and asks a popular school friend, Kessi, who goes there regularly, to take her. Kessi also provides her with pills. At the club, she meets a boy named Detlev, who is a little older than she is and is part of a clique where everybody experiments with various types of drugs. The next morning, Christiane and Kessi are waiting for the subway when Kessi's mother sees them and angrily berates Kessi, grabbing her by the arm and telling Christiane to stay away from her daughter.

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