Movies like Ellie Parker 2005

Ellie Parker, an aspiring actress from Australia, lives a hectic Hollywood lifestyle, perpetually trying to land the role that will elevate her career. Living with her lothario musician boyfriend, Justin, Ellie is far from happy, finding support primarily from her friend Sam. But when Ellie meets Chris after a minor traffic accident, she sees new potential for both romance and her life in general.

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1 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

2 Dirty Pretty Things 2002

An urban hotel in London is a gathering and flash point for legal and illegal immigrants attempting to cobble together their lives in a new country. The immigrants include Senay, a Turkish woman, and a Nigerian doctor named Okwe who is working as a night porter at the hotel. The pair discover the hotel is a front for all sorts of clandestine activities. Their only wish is to avoid possible deportation. Okwe becomes more entangled in the goings on when he is called to fix a toilet in one of the rooms. He discovers the plumbing has been clogged by a human heart.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Stephen Frears

Writer:

Steven Knight

Country:

United Kingdom
7.3

3 The Good Girl 2002

A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Romance

Director:

Miguel Arteta

Writer:

Mike White

Countries:

Netherlands, Germany, United States of America
6.4

4 The Magdalene Sisters 2002

Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly caught flirting with the boys. All have to work in a laundry under the strict supervision of the nuns, who break their wills through sadistic punishment.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Peter Mullan

Writer:

Peter Mullan

Countries:

Ireland, United Kingdom
7.7

5 The Ice Storm 1997

In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hood family is skidding out of control. Then an ice storm hits, the worst in a century.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Ang Lee

Writers:

Rick Moody (based upon the novel by), James Schamus (screenplay by)

Countries:

France, United States of America
7.4

6 In The Cut 2003

Following the gruesome murder of a young woman in her neighborhood, a self-determined woman living in New York City – as if to test the limits of her own safety – propels herself into an impossibly risky sexual liaison. Soon she grows increasingly wary about the motives of every man with whom she has contact – and about her own.

Genres:

Mystery, Thriller, Drama

Director:

Jane Campion

Writers:

Jane Campion (screenplay), Susanna Moore (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Australia, United Kingdom, United States of America
5.3

7 In My Father's Den 2004

Paul (Macfadyen), a prize-winning war journalist, returns to his remote New Zealand hometown due to the death of his father, battle-scarred and world-weary. For the discontented sixteen-year-old Celia (Barclay) he opens up a world she has only dreamed of. She actively pursues a friendship with him, fascinated by his cynicism and experience of the world beyond her small-town existence. But many, including the members of both their families (Otto, Moy), frown upon the friendship and when Celia goes missing, Paul becomes the increasingly loathed and persecuted prime suspect in her disappearance. As the violent and urgent truth gradually emerges, Paul is forced to confront the family tragedy and betrayal that he ran from as a youth, and to face the grievous consequences of silence and secrecy that has surrounded his entire adult life.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

Brad McGann

Writers:

Maurice Gee (novel), Brad McGann (screenplay)

Country:

New Zealand
7.5

8 Thelma 2017

A college student starts to experience extreme seizures. She soon learns that the violent episodes are a symptom of inexplicable abilities.

Genres:

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Joachim Trier

Writers:

Eskil Vogt (screenplay), Joachim Trier (screenplay)

Countries:

Denmark, France, Norway, Sweden
7

9 Lonesome Jim 2005

After failing to find success as a writer in New York City, Jim slinks back to his family's home in the Midwest to lick his wounds. But his visit is quickly complicated when his angst spreads to his brother, Tim, who promptly decides to drive his car straight into a tree. Under the shadow of his sibling's injurious actions, Jim strikes up an unlikely friendship with Anika, whose centered small-town wisdom gradually rubs off on him.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Steve Buscemi

Writer:

Jim Strouse (as James C. Strouse)

Country:

United States of America
6.6

10 Domino 2005

The story of the life of Domino Harvey, who abandoned her career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter.

Genres:

Action, Crime

Director:

Tony Scott

Writers:

Richard Kelly (screenplay), Richard Kelly (story) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

France, United Kingdom, United States of America
5.9

11 Young Adam 2003

A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance

Director:

David Mackenzie

Countries:

France, United Kingdom
6.4

12 I've Loved You So Long 2008

A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Philippe Claudel

Countries:

Germany, France
7.6

13 Notes On A Scandal 2006

A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Richard Eyre

Writers:

Patrick Marber (screenplay), Zoë Heller (novel) (as Zoe Heller)

Country:

United Kingdom
7.4

14 Birth 2004

It took Anna 10 years to recover from the death of her husband, Sean, but now she's on the verge of marrying her boyfriend, Joseph, and finally moving on. However, on the night of her engagement party, a young boy named Sean turns up, saying he is her dead husband reincarnated. At first she ignores the child, but his knowledge of her former husband's life is uncanny, leading her to believe that he might be telling the truth.

Genres:

Drama, Mystery, Romance

Director:

Jonathan Glazer

Countries:

France, Germany, United States of America, United Kingdom
6.1

15 Lantana 2001

Plagued with grief over the murder of her daughter, Valerie Somers suspects that her husband John is cheating on her. When Valerie disappears, Detective Leon Zat attempts to solve the mystery of her absence. A complex web of love, sex and deceit emerges -- drawing in four related couples whose various partners are distrustful and suspicious about each other's involvement.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Ray Lawrence

Writers:

Andrew Bovell (screenplay), Andrew Bovell (play)

Countries:

Australia, Germany
7.2

16 Margaret 2011

A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Kenneth Lonergan

Country:

United States of America
6.4

17 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

18 The Cement Garden 1993

After the death of her husband, the mother of Julie, Jack, Sue and Tom begins to suffer from a mysterious illness. Aware that she is going to have to go into hospital she opens a bank account for the children, so that they can be financially self-sufficient and will be able to avoid being taken into care by the authorities. Unfortunately she also dies and Julie and Jack (the older, teenage children) decide to hide her body in the basement so that they can have free reign of their household. Soon Tom has taken to dressing as a girl whilst Sue has become increasingly reticent, confiding only to her diary, meanwhile Jack and Julie sense an attraction developing for each other. However Julie's new beau, Derek, threatens to unearth the many dark secrets within this family as he becomes increasingly suspicious of Jack.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Andrew Birkin

Writers:

Andrew Birkin, Ian McEwan (novel)

Countries:

France, Germany, United Kingdom
7.1

19 The Page Turner 2006

Mélanie Prouvost, a ten-year-old butcher's daughter, is a gifted pianist. That is why she and her parents decide that she sit for the Conservatory entrance exam. Although Mélanie is very likely to be admitted, she unfortunately gets distracted by the president of the jury's offhand attitude and she fails. Ten years later, Mélanie becomes her page turner, waiting patiently for her revenge.

Genres:

Drama, Music

Director:

Denis Dercourt

Writers:

Denis Dercourt (scenario and dialogue), Jacques Sotty (collaboration)

Country:

France
7

20 Femme Fatale 2002

A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime, Romance

Director:

Brian De Palma

Writer:

Brian De Palma

Countries:

Switzerland, France
6.2

21 The Handmaid's Tale 1990

In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.

Genres:

Drama, Science Fiction

Director:

Volker Schlöndorff (as Volker Schlondorff)

Writers:

Margaret Atwood (novel), Harold Pinter (screenplay)

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6

22 Pure 2010

Three angels bestow the gift of song to a young girl, who must follow a series of rules in order hold on to it during her rise to fame and fortune.

Genres:

Drama, Music, Romance

Director:

Christopher Cain

Country:

United States of America
5

23 A Bigger Splash 2015

An American couple, Paul and Marianne, spend their vacation in Italy and experiences trouble when the wife invites a former lover and his teenage daughter to visit, which leads to jealousy and dangerous sexual scenarios.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Luca Guadagnino

Writers:

David Kajganich (screenplay by), Jacques Deray (based on the film "La piscine" directed by) | 6 more credits »

Countries:

France, Italy
6.4

24 Who Am I? 2009

Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world's stage.

Genre:

Thriller

Director:

Baran bo Odar

Writers:

Jantje Friese (screenplay), Baran bo Odar (screenplay)

Country:

Germany
7.6