Movies like Garden State 2004

Andrew returns to his hometown for the funeral of his mother, a journey that reconnects him with past friends. The trip coincides with his decision to stop taking his powerful antidepressants. A chance meeting with Sam - a girl also suffering from various maladies - opens up the possibility of rekindling emotional attachments, confronting his psychologist father, and perhaps beginning a new life.

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1 Lars And The Real Girl 2007

Extremely shy Lars finds it impossible to make friends or socialize. His brother and sister-in-law worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed. But Lars' new lady is a life-size plastic woman. On the advice of a doctor, his family and the rest of the community go along with his delusion.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Craig Gillespie

Writer:

Nancy Oliver

Country:

United States of America
7.3

2 Ghost World 2001

Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' friendship.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Terry Zwigoff

Writers:

Daniel Clowes (comic book), Daniel Clowes | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.3

3 Across The Universe 2007

When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing anti-war movement in New York's Greenwich Village. As the body count in Vietnam rises, political tensions at home spiral out of control and the star-crossed lovers find themselves in a psychedelic world gone mad.

Genres:

Drama, Romance, Fantasy

Director:

Julie Taymor

Writers:

Dick Clement (screenplay), Ian La Frenais (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

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 High Fidelity 2000

When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went wrong. As Rob seeks out his former lovers to find out why they left, he keeps up his efforts to win Laura back.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance, Music

Director:

Stephen Frears

Writers:

Nick Hornby (book), D.V. DeVincentis (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.5

6 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

7 Being John Malkovich 1999

One day at work, unsuccessful puppeteer Craig finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters its mad and controlling world of overtaking another human body.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Director:

Spike Jonze

Writer:

Charlie Kaufman

Country:

United States of America
7.7

8 Elizabethtown 2005

Drew Baylor is fired after causing his shoe company to lose hundreds of millions of dollars. To make matters worse, he's also dumped by his girlfriend. On the verge of ending it all, Drew gets a new lease on life when he returns to his family's small Kentucky hometown after his father dies. Along the way, he meets a flight attendant with whom he falls in love.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Cameron Crowe

Writer:

Cameron Crowe

Country:

United States of America
6.4

9 Me And You And Everyone We Know 2005

A lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist struggle to connect in this unique take on contemporary life.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Miranda July

Writer:

Miranda July

Country:

United States of America
7.3

10 The Darjeeling Limited 2007

Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", however, veers rapidly off-course (due to events involving over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray).

Genres:

Adventure, Drama, Comedy

Director:

Wes Anderson

Country:

United States of America
7.2

11 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

12 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

13 The Royal Tenenbaums 2001

Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. Most of this was generally considered to be their father's fault. "The Royal Tenenbaums" is the story of the family's sudden, unexpected reunion one recent winter.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Wes Anderson

Country:

United States of America
7.6

14 Thank You For Smoking 2005

Nick Naylor is a charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his 12-year old son. When he incurs the wrath of a senator bent on snuffing out cigarettes, Nick's powers of "filtering the truth" will be put to the test.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Jason Reitman

Writers:

Jason Reitman (screenplay), Christopher Buckley (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.6

15 Half Nelson 2006

Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a startling discovery of his secret life, causing a tenuous bond between the two that could either end disastrously or provide a catalyst of hope.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Ryan Fleck

Country:

United States of America
7.2

16 Juno 2007

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Jason Reitman

Writer:

Diablo Cody

Country:

United States of America
7.4

17 Sunshine Cleaning 2008

A single mother and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy. In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school the mom starts an unusual business – a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Christine Jeffs

Writer:

Megan Holley

Country:

United States of America
6.8

18 Brick 2005

A group of disabled actors prepares and performs a one night only performance of the Wizard of Oz.

Genre:

Documentary

Directors:

Keith Rondinelli, Matthew Makar (co-director)

Country:

United States of America
8

19 Dan In Real Life 2007

Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love with is actually his brother's new girlfriend.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance, Drama

Director:

Peter Hedges

Country:

United States of America
6.7

20 It's Kind Of A Funny Story 2010

A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Directors:

Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

Writers:

Anna Boden (screenplay), Ryan Fleck (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

21 The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou 2004

Renowned oceanographer Steve Zissou has sworn vengeance upon the rare shark that devoured a member of his crew. In addition to his regular team, he is joined on his boat by Ned, a man who believes Zissou to be his father, and Jane, a journalist pregnant by a married man. They travel the sea, all too often running into pirates and, perhaps more traumatically, various figures from Zissou's past, including his estranged wife, Eleanor.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Director:

Wes Anderson

Country:

United States of America
7.3

22 Rushmore 1998

When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max's new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Wes Anderson

Country:

United States of America
7.7

23 The Squid And The Whale 2005

Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Noah Baumbach

Writer:

Noah Baumbach

Country:

United States of America
7.3

24 Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 action comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Edgar Wright, based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley. It stars Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim, a slacker musician who must win a competition to get a record deal and battle the seven evil exes of his newest girlfriend Ramona Flowers, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead. It also stars Chris Evans, Brandon Routh and Mae Whitman as some of the evil exes, Anna Kendrick, Kieran Culkin and Alison Pill as some of Scott's friends, and Brie Larson as Scott's own evil ex. Jason Schwartzman plays Gideon, Ramona's most recent ex and the competition's record producer.

A film adaptation of the comics was proposed following the release of the first volume. Wright became attached to the project early on, with filming beginning several years later in March 2009 in Toronto. The film premiered after a panel discussion at the San Diego Comic-Con International on July 22, 2010, and received a wide release in North America on August 13, 2010.

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