Movies like Dummy 2002

An ex-office worker becomes a ventriloquist, leading to a date with his unemployment counselor; but his quirky family and a gauche female friend may thwart his new career and love life.

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1 Secretary 2002

A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Steven Shainberg

Writers:

Erin Cressida Wilson (screenplay), Mary Gaitskill (short story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7

2 The Black Dahlia 2006

Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and, when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films and family madness as they pursue the killer.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Brian De Palma

Writers:

Josh Friedman (screenplay), James Ellroy (novel)

Countries:

France, Germany, United States of America
5.6

3 Romance & Cigarettes 2005

Down-and-dirty musical love story set in the world of the working class. Nick is an ironworker who builds and repairs bridges. He's married to Kitty, a dressmaker, a strong and gentle woman with whom he has three daughters. He is carrying on a torrid affair with a redheaded woman named Tula. Nick is basically a good, hardworking man driven forward by will and blinded by his urges.

Genres:

Comedy, Music, Romance

Director:

John Turturro

Writer:

John Turturro

Country:

United States of America
6.3

4 We Don't Live Here Anymore 2004

Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. Learning of their partners' infidelity, Terry and Hank engage in their own extramarital affair together. Now, both marriages and friendships are on the brink of collapse.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

John Curran

Writers:

Andre Dubus (short stories "We Don't Live Here Anymore" and "Adultery"), Larry Gross (screenplay)

Countries:

United States of America, Canada
6.3

5 The Cooler 2003

Bernie works at a Las Vegas casino, where he uses his innate ability to bring about misfortune in those around him to jinx gamblers into losing. His imposing boss, Shelly Kaplow, is happy with the arrangement. But Bernie finds unexpected happiness when he begins dating attractive waitress Natalie Belisario.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Wayne Kramer

Country:

United States of America
6.9

6 Slipstream 2007

Aging screenwriter Felix Bonhoeffer has lived his life in two states of existence: in reality and his own interior world. While working on a murder mystery script, and unaware that his brain is on the verge of implosion, Felix is baffled when his characters start to appear in his life, and vice versa.

Genres:

Fantasy, Drama

Director:

Anthony Hopkins

Writer:

Anthony Hopkins

Country:

United States of America
4.9

7 Man Of The Year 2006

The irreverent host of a political satire talk show decides to run for president and expose corruption in Washington. His stunt goes further than he expects when he actually wins the election, but a software engineer suspects that a computer glitch is responsible for his surprising victory.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Director:

Barry Levinson

Writer:

Barry Levinson

Country:

United States of America
6.2

8 Where The Truth Lies 2005

An ambitious reporter probes the reasons behind the sudden split of a 1950s comedy team.

Genres:

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Atom Egoyan

Writers:

Atom Egoyan (screenplay), Rupert Holmes (novel)

Country:

United States of America
6.5

9 Black Snake Moan 2006

A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, is looking everywhere for love, but never quite finding it.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Craig Brewer

Writer:

Craig Brewer

Country:

United States of America
6.9

10 The Human Stain 2003

Coleman Silk is a worldly and admired professor who loses his job after unwittingly making a racial slur. To clear his name, Silk writes a book about the events with his friend and colleague Nathan Zuckerman, who in the process discovers a dark secret Silk has hidden his whole life. All the while, Silk engages in an affair with Faunia Farley, a younger woman whose tormented past threatens to unravel the layers of deception Silk has constructed.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Robert Benton

Writers:

Philip Roth (novel), Nicholas Meyer (screenplay)

Countries:

France, Germany, United States of America
6.2

11 Hollywoodland 2006

The complicated life and controversial suicide of George Reeves is investigated by a fictional private detective who finds that there are reasons to suspect that Reeves may not have killed himself after all. The detective also finds that there is a little of George Reeves in himself, and maybe, each of us.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Allen Coulter

Writer:

Paul Bernbaum

Country:

United States of America
6.5

12 The Good German 2006

An American journalist arrives in Berlin just after the end of World War Two. He becomes involved in a murder mystery surrounding a dead GI who washes up at a lakeside mansion during the Potsdam negotiations between the Allied powers. Soon his investigation connects with his search for his married pre-war German lover.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Writers:

Paul Attanasio (screenplay), Joseph Kanon (novel)

Country:

United States of America
6

13 American Dreamz 2006

The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Family

Director:

Paul Weitz

Writer:

Paul Weitz

Country:

United States of America
5.4

14 Trust The Man 2005

Overachieving actress, Rebecca (Moore), must come to grips with her failing marriage to stay-at-home dad, Tom (Duchovny). While Rebecca's slacker brother, Tobey (Billy Crudup), can't seem to commit to his aspiring-novelist girlfriend, Elaine (Maggie Gyllenhaal). As both relationships spin out of control, the two couples embark on a quest to rediscover the magic and romance of falling in love in New York.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Bart Freundlich

Writer:

Bart Freundlich

Country:

United States of America
5.7

15 Little Fish 2005

Set in the Little Saigon district outside of Sydney, a woman trying to escape her past becomes embroiled in a drug deal.

Genres:

Drama, Crime

Director:

Rowan Woods

Country:

Australia
6.2

16 The Great Buck Howard 2008

When a law school dropout answers an advertisement to be a personal assistant he unknowingly signs on to work for a belligerent has-been magician struggling to resurrect his career. This leads to a journey across the country staging the comeback of a lifetime.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Sean McGinly

Writer:

Sean McGinly

Country:

United States of America
6.4

17 Enigma 2001

The story of the WWII project to crack the code behind the Enigma machine, used by the Germans to encrypt messages sent to their submarines.

Genres:

Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Romance, War

Director:

Michael Apted

Writers:

Robert Harris (novel), Tom Stoppard (screenplay)

Countries:

Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States of America, Germany
6.3

18 Wit 2001

A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.

Genres:

Drama, TV Movie

Director:

Mike Nichols

Writers:

Margaret Edson (play), Emma Thompson (teleplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
8

19 Enduring Love 2004

Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident. On a beautiful cloudless day a young couple celebrate their reunion with a picnic. Joe has planned a postcard-perfect afternoon in the English countryside with his partner, Claire. But as Joe and Claire prepare to open a bottle of champagne, their idyll comes to an abrupt end. A hot air balloon drifts into the field, obviously in trouble. The pilot catches his leg in the anchor rope, while the only passenger, a boy, is too scared to jump down. Joe and three other men rush to secure the basket. But fate has other ideas...

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Roger Michell

Writers:

Ian McEwan (novel), Joe Penhall (screenplay)

Country:

United Kingdom
6.4

20 Danny Deckchair 2003

Based on a true story, the tale of a cement truck driver named Danny, whose long awaited vacation is cancelled thanks to his scheming girlfriend, Trudy. Danny escapes his grim life in suburban Australia and blasts into the skies in a chair tied with helium balloons. A mighty thunderstorm blows him clean off the map, and spits him out far away over the lush green town of Clarence. In this new town, he rockets into the world of Glenda, the town's only parking cop. While the media back home becomes obsessed with the story of his disappearance, Danny gets to reinvent himself in this new town, and in his great adventure, he discovers a true soul mate in Glenda. Fate catches up with him eventually, as Danny's true identity is revealed and Trudy--now a tabloid celebrity--comes to the idyllic town to claim Danny and drag him back to Sydney. Danny, however, is a changed man; he's discovered what it means to be happy and has found a new self-worth.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Jeff Balsmeyer

Writers:

Jeff Balsmeyer, Lizzie Bryant (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »

Country:

Australia
6.7

21 P.S. 2004

Thirty-nine-year old divorcé Louise Harrington (Linney) works in the admissions office at Columbia University School of the Arts. She is unnerved when she receives an application from F. Scott Feinstadt, the same name of her high school sweetheart who was killed in a car crash, and calls the student to arrange an interview. His appearance, mannerisms, and painting style closely resemble those of her former love, and she begins to suspect the young artist may be the reincarnation of her old flame. Hours after meeting, the two embark upon an affair. Also complicating Louise's life are her relationship with her ex-husband Peter , who confesses he is learning to cope with a sex addiction that, unknown to her, plagued their marriage; her ne'er-do-well brother Sammy, who is favored by their mother Ellie despite his shortcomings; and her best friend Missy, who stole the original Scott from Louise before his death and seems intent on doing the same with the contemporary version.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Director:

Dylan Kidd

Writers:

Helen Schulman (novel), Helen Schulman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.1

22 The Amateurs 2005

Sex sells in America and these guys know it. The Amateurs follows a small town band of loveable losers who hit upon an idea that can make their dreams and fantasies come true. Thinking they've found the road to riches and fame they decide to make the world's most innocent adult film. Everyman's fantasy turns into a hilarious misadventure when they find they're in way over their heads.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Michael Traeger

Writer:

Michael Traeger

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6.3

23 Six Degrees Of Separation 1993

The story of a young, gay, black, con artist who, posing as the son of Sidney Poitier, cunningly maneuvers his way into the lives of a white, upper-class New York family.

Genres:

Mystery, Drama, Comedy

Director:

Fred Schepisi

Writers:

John Guare (play), John Guare (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.8

24 Beyond The Sea 2004

Based on the life and career of legendary entertainer, Bobby Darin, the biopic moves back and forth between his childhood and adulthood, to tell the tale of his life.

Genres:

Drama, Music

Director:

Kevin Spacey

Countries:

Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.7