Movies like Girlfight 2000

Diana Guzman begins to train as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers, all while keeping it a secret from her father.

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1 House Of Sand And Fog 2003

Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an unfair legal dispute with the county, she is left with nowhere to go. Wanting her house back, she hires a lawyer and befriends a police officer. Neither Kathy nor Behrani have broken the law, so they find themselves involved in a difficult moral dilemma.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Vadim Perelman

Writers:

Andre Dubus III (novel), Vadim Perelman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.5

2 Mad Money 2008

Three female employees of the Federal Reserve plot to steal money that is about to be destroyed.

Genres:

Action, Comedy, Crime

Director:

Callie Khouri

Writers:

Glenn Gers (screenplay), John Mister (earlier screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.8

3 Somersault 2004

Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a relationship with him and tries to find something resembling a normal home life. Heidi makes small strides by getting a job and finding a place to stay, but her relationship with Joe must overcome more than its share of hurdles.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Cate Shortland

Writer:

Cate Shortland

Country:

Australia
6.7

4 Pieces Of April 2003

Quirky and rebellious April Burns lives with her boyfriend in a low-rent New York City apartment miles away from her emotionally distant family. But when she discovers that her mother has a fatal form of breast cancer, she invites the clan to her place for Thanksgiving. While her father struggles to drive her family into the city, April -- an inexperienced cook -- runs into kitchen trouble and must ask a neighbor for help.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Peter Hedges

Writer:

Peter Hedges

Country:

United States of America
7

5 Kisses 2008

Two kids, Dylan and Kylie, run away from home at Christmas and spend a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Lance Daly

Writer:

Lance Daly
7.3

6 An Unfinished Life 2005

Stoic and heartbroken, Einar Gilkyson quietly lives in the rugged Wyoming ranchlands alongside his only trusted friend, Mitch Bradley. One day, the woman he blames for the death of his only son arrives at his door broke, desperate and with a granddaughter he's never known. But even as buried anger and accusations resurface, the way is opened for unexpected connection, adventure and forgiveness.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Lasse Hallström

Countries:

United States of America, Germany
7

7 Akeelah And The Bee 2006

Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by her school's principal, Akeelah participates in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. Much to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins. Her principal asks her to seek coaching from an English professor named Dr. Larabee for the more prestigious regional bee. As the possibility of making it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee looms, Akeelah could provide her community with someone to rally around and be proud of -- but only if she can overcome her insecurities and her distracting home life. She also must get past Dr. Larabee's demons, and a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Doug Atchison

Writer:

Doug Atchison

Country:

United States of America
7.3

8 The Incredible Jessica James 2017

Burned by a bad breakup, a struggling New York City playwright makes an unlikely connection with a divorced app designer she meets on a blind date.

Genres:

Romance, Comedy

Director:

Jim Strouse (as James C. Strouse)

Writer:

Jim Strouse (as James C. Strouse)
6.5

9 Running Scared 2006

After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things goes wrong for Joey after the neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find the kid and the gun before the police and the mob find them first.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Wayne Kramer

Writer:

Wayne Kramer

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.4

10 Sin Nombre 2009

Sayra, a Honduran teen, hungers for a better life. Her chance for one comes when she is reunited with her long-estranged father, who intends to emigrate to Mexico and then enter the United States. Sayra's life collides with a pair of Mexican gangmembers who have boarded the same American-bound train.

Genres:

Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Cary Joji Fukunaga (as Cary Jôji Fukunaga)

Countries:

Mexico, United States of America
7.6

11 Snakes On A Plane 2006

America is on the search for the murderer Eddie Kim. Sean Jones must fly to L.A. to testify in a hearing against Kim. Accompanied by FBI agent Neville Flynn, the flight receives some unexpected visitors.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery

Director:

David R. Ellis

Writers:

John Heffernan (screenplay), Sebastian Gutierrez (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.4

12 Restraint 2008

Two fugitives land in hot water when they take a hostage who poses a threat to their well-being.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

David Denneen

Writer:

Dave Warner

Country:

Australia
6.1

13 Frozen River 2008

Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom, is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new doublewide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin making runs across the frozen St. Lawrence River carrying illegal Chinese and Pakistani immigrants in the trunk of Ray's Dodge Spirit.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Courtney Hunt

Writer:

Courtney Hunt

Country:

United States of America
7.1

14 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

15 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

16 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

17 Maria Full Of Grace 2004

A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Joshua Marston

Writer:

Joshua Marston

Countries:

Ecuador, Colombia, United States of America
7.4

18 Towelhead 2007

A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Alan Ball

Writers:

Alan Ball (written for the screen by), Alicia Erian (novel)

Country:

United States of America
6.9

19 Kabluey 2007

Leslie is left with few options when her husband is sent back to war in the Middle East. A modest amount of help arrives in the form of his brother, Salman, who is less than prepared to care for the couple's two preadolescent boys. When Leslie still can't make ends meet on her own, Salman is forced to find employment, but, with minimal qualifications, his only option is to become a mascot for a digital company by donning a bulbous blue costume.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Scott Prendergast

Country:

United States of America
6.6

20 The Ramen Girl 2008

An American woman is stranded in Tokyo after breaking up with her boyfriend. Searching for direction in life, she trains to be a rĂ¢men chef under a tyrannical Japanese master.

Genres:

Romance, Comedy, Drama

Writer:

Becca Topol (screenplay)

Countries:

Japan, United States of America
6.3

21 Whale Rider 2002

On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea's direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny.

Genres:

Drama, Family

Director:

Niki Caro

Writers:

Niki Caro, Witi Ihimaera (book)

Countries:

Germany, New Zealand
7.5

22 Their Eyes Were Watching God 2005

A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the morals of her small town. Based on the novel by Zora Neale Hurston.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Darnell Martin

Writers:

Zora Neale Hurston (novel), Suzan-Lori Parks (teleplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

23 Kung Fu Hustle 2004

Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. Sing's actions eventually cause the Axe Gang and the slumlords to engage in an explosive kung-fu battle. Only one side will win and only one hero will emerge as the greatest kung-fu master of all.

Genres:

Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Director:

Stephen Chow

Writers:

Stephen Chow, Kan-Cheung Tsang (as Tsang Kan Cheong) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

China, Hong Kong
7.7

24 The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn 2008

Intrepid young reporter, Tintin, and his loyal dog, Snowy, are thrust into a world of high adventure when they discover a ship carrying an explosive secret. As Tintin is drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine suspects him of stealing a priceless treasure. Tintin and Snowy, with the help of salty, cantankerous Captain Haddock and bumbling detectives, Thompson and Thomson, travel half the world, one step ahead of their enemies, as Tintin endeavors to find the Unicorn, a sunken ship that may hold a vast fortune, but also an ancient curse.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Mystery

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Hergé (based on "The Adventures of Tintin" by), Steven Moffat (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

New Zealand, United States of America
7.3