Movies like Happy Accidents 2000

A comedy that pays tribute to the science fiction genre -- specifically, the sub-genre of time travel. But here the alternate reality is contemporary New York City where past and future experiences of trust, commitment and denial are cleverly put to the test. Just as Ruby is beginning to relish her first-ever healthy relationship, Sam begins muttering about being a time traveler from the year 2470.

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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 Lawn Dogs 1997

In the affluent, gated community of Camelot Gardens, bored wives indiscriminately sleep around while their unwitting husbands try desperately to climb the social ladder. Trent, a 21-year-old outsider who mows the neighborhood lawns, quietly observes the infidelities and hypocrisies of this overly privileged society. When Devon, a 10-year-old daughter from one family, forges a friendship with Trent, things suddenly get very complicated.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

John Duigan

Writer:

Naomi Wallace

Country:

United Kingdom
7.5

3 Pleasantville 1998

Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's modern attitude disrupts Pleasantville's peaceful but boring routine, she literally brings color into its life.

Genres:

Fantasy, Comedy, Drama

Director:

Gary Ross

Writer:

Gary Ross

Country:

United States of America
7.5

4 Joe Versus The Volcano 1990

Hypochondriac Joe Banks finds out he has six months to live, quits his dead end job, musters the courage to ask his co-worker out on a date, and is then hired to jump into a volcano by a mysterious visitor.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Country:

United States of America
5.8

5 Electric Dreams 1984

Miles buys himself a state-of-the-art computer that starts expressing thoughts and emotions after a having champagne spilled down on him. Things start getting out of hand when both Miles and Edgar, how the computer calls himself, fall in love with Madeline, an attractive neighbour.

Genres:

Music, Comedy, Drama

Director:

Steve Barron

Writer:

Rusty Lemorande

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.5

6 Big Trouble 2002

The story of how a mysterious suitcase brings together, and changes, the lives of a divorced dad, an unhappy housewife, two hitmen, a pair of street thugs, two love struck teens, two FBI men and a psychedelic toad. Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry's best-selling first novel, "Big Trouble."

Genres:

Action, Comedy, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Barry Sonnenfeld

Writers:

Dave Barry (novel), Robert Ramsey (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

7 Nobody's Fool 1994

Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- forgotten son and family have moved back to town, so Sully faces unfamiliar family responsibilities. Meanwhile, Sully's landlady's banker son plots to push through a new development and evict Sully from his mother's life.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Director:

Robert Benton

Writers:

Richard Russo (novel), Robert Benton (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.4

8 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

9 Sneakers 1992

When shadowy U.S. intelligence agents blackmail a reformed computer hacker and his eccentric team of security experts into stealing a code-breaking 'black box' from a Soviet-funded genius, they uncover a bigger conspiracy. Now, he and his 'sneakers' must save themselves and the world economy by retrieving the box from their blackmailers.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime, Drama

Country:

United States of America
7.1

10 Flirting With Disaster 1996

Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them. Accompanied by his wife, Nancy, and an inept yet gorgeous adoption agent, Tina, he departs on an epic road trip that quickly devolves into a farce of mistaken identities, wrong turns, and overzealous and love-struck ATF agents.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

David O. Russell

Country:

United States of America
6.7

11 Swimming With Sharks 1994

A young, naive Hollywood studio assistant finally turns the tables on his incredibly abusive producer boss.

Genres:

Crime, Comedy

Director:

George Huang

Writer:

George Huang

Country:

United States of America
7.1

12 Zero Effect 1998

Daryl Zero is a private investigator. Along with his assistant, Steve Arlo he solves impossible crimes and puzzles. Though a master investigator, when he is not working, Zero doesn't know what to do with himself. He has no social skills, writes bad music, and drives Arlo crazy. In his latest case, Zero must find out who is blackmailing a rich executive, and when his client won't tell him, why.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Jake Kasdan

Writer:

Jake Kasdan

Country:

United States of America
6.9

13 The Quiet Earth 1985

After a top-secret experiment misfires, a scientist may be the only man left alive in the world.

Genres:

Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Geoff Murphy (as Geoffrey Murphy)

Writers:

Craig Harrison (novel), Bill Baer | 2 more credits »

Country:

New Zealand
6.8

14 Solaris 2002

A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.

Genres:

Drama, Science Fiction, Mystery, Romance

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Writers:

Stanislaw Lem (novel), Steven Soderbergh (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.2

15 Grand Tour: Disaster In Time 1992

Before they can complete renovations on their new inn, a father and daughter are visited by a woman seeking immediate lodging for her strange group of travelers.

Genre:

Science Fiction

Director:

David Twohy (as David N. Twohy)

Writers:

Henry Kuttner (novel), C.L. Moore (novel) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

16 Code 46 2003

A futuristic 'Brief Encounter', a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility.

Genres:

Drama, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller

Country:

United Kingdom
6.2

17 Thirteen Conversations About One Thing 2001

The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Jill Sprecher

Country:

United States of America
7

18 Death To Smoochy 2002

Tells the story of Rainbow Randolph, the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show, who is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy, a puffy fuscia rhinoceros. As Smoochy catapults to fame - scoring hit ratings and the affections of a network executive - Randolph makes the unsuspecting rhino the target of his numerous outrageous attempts to exact revenge and reclaim his status as America's sweetheart.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Danny DeVito

Writer:

Adam Resnick

Countries:

Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.4

19 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

20 Fearless 1993

After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another survivor, Carla Rodrigo, who is racked with grief and guilt since her baby died in the crash which she and Max survived.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Peter Weir

Writers:

Rafael Yglesias (novel), Rafael Yglesias (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.1

21 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

22 Being There 1979

A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Hal Ashby

Writers:

Jerzy Kosinski (novel), Jerzy Kosinski (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
8

23 It's A Disaster 2012

Four couples meet for Sunday brunch only to discover they are stuck in a house together as the world may be about to end.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Todd Berger

Writer:

Todd Berger

Country:

United States of America
6.4

24 Adaptation 2002

A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime, Drama

Director:

Spike Jonze

Writers:

Susan Orlean (book), Charlie Kaufman (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.7