Movies like House Of D 2004

In the present, artist Tom Warshaw recalls his traumatic coming of age. As a 13-year-old growing up in New York City in 1973, Tom hangs out with Pappass, a mentally disabled man. With Tom's mother battling depression after the death of her husband, the young boy is left to his own devices. When Tom develops a crush on schoolmate Melissa, Pappass feels abandoned and begins behaving erratically.

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1 The Air I Breathe 2007

A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star (Gellar) falls prey to a crime boss; a doctor must save the love of his life.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime

Director:

Jieho Lee

Writers:

Jieho Lee, Bob DeRosa

Countries:

Mexico, United States of America
6.8

2 The Ballad Of Jack And Rose 2005

Jack Slavin is an environmentalist with a heart condition who lives with his daughter, Rose, on an isolated island. While Jack fights against developers who wish to build in the area, he also craves more contact with other people. When he invites his girlfriend, Kathleen, and her sons, Rodney and Thaddius, to move in, Rose is upset. The complicated family dynamics makes things difficult for everyone in the house.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Rebecca Miller

Writer:

Rebecca Miller

Country:

United States of America
6.6

3 Life As A House 2001

When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Irwin Winkler

Writer:

Mark Andrus

Country:

United States of America
7.5

4 The Cider House Rules 1999

Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life outside the orphanage. What will Homer learn about life and love in the cider house? What of the destiny that Dr. Larch has planned for him?

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Lasse Hallström

Writers:

John Irving (novel), John Irving (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.4

5 The World's Fastest Indian 2005

The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle—a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Roger Donaldson

Writer:

Roger Donaldson

Countries:

New Zealand, Switzerland, Japan, United States of America
7.8

6 City Island 2009

The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con brought home by Vince, the patriarch of the family, who is a corrections officer in real life, and a hopeful actor in private.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Director:

Raymond De Felitta

Country:

United States of America
7.4

7 The Invisible 2007

After an attack leaves him in limbo -- invisible to the living and also near death -- a teenager discovers the only person who might be able help him is his attacker.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

David S. Goyer

Writers:

Mick Davis (screenplay), Christine Roum (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.2

8 Reservation Road 2007

Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men react in unexpected ways as a reckoning looms in the near future.

Genres:

Drama, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Terry George

Writers:

John Burnham Schwartz (screenplay), Terry George (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

9 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

10 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

11 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

12 A Love Song For Bobby Long 2004

A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Shainee Gabel

Writers:

Ronald Everett Capps (novel), Shainee Gabel (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.1

13 Reign Over Me 2007

A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Mike Binder

Writer:

Mike Binder

Country:

United States of America
7.4

14 A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints 2006

Dito Montiel, a successful author, receives a call from his long-suffering mother, asking him to return home and visit his ailing father. Dito recalls his childhood growing up in a violent neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., with friends Antonio, Giuseppe, Nerf and Mike.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

Dito Montiel

Writers:

Dito Montiel (book), Dito Montiel

Country:

United States of America
7

15 The Door In The Floor 2004

Alternately tragic and comic, an exploration of the complexities of love in both its brightest and darkest corners. Adapted from John Irving's best-selling novel A Widow for One Year, the film is set in the privileged beach community of East Hampton, New York and chronicles one pivotal summer in the lives of famous children's book author Ted Cole (Jeff Bridges) and his beautiful wife Marion (Kim Basinger). Their once-great marriage has been strained by tragedy. Her resulting despondency and his subsequent infidelities have prevented the couple from confronting a much-needed change in their relationship. Eddie O'Hare, the young man Ted hires to work as his summer assistant, is the couple's unwitting yet willing pawn - and, ultimately, the catalyst in the transformation of their lives.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Tod Williams

Writers:

John Irving (novel), Tod Williams (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.6

16 A Life Less Ordinary 1997

A couple of angels, O'Reilly and Jackson, are sent to Earth to make sure that their next supervised love-connection succeeds. They follow Celine, a spoiled rich girl who has just accidentally shot a suitor and, due to a misunderstanding, is kidnapped by janitor Robert. Although Celine quickly frees herself, she stays with Robert for thrills. O'Reilly and Jackson pursue, hoping to unite the prospective lovers.

Genres:

Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

Director:

Danny Boyle

Writer:

John Hodge

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.4

17 The Salton Sea 2002

After the murder of his beloved wife, a man in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn", becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons, and gets entangled in a web of deceit full of unexpected twists and turns.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

D.J. Caruso

Writer:

Tony Gayton

Country:

United States of America
7.1

18 Henry Poole Is Here 2008

Henry Poole abandons his fiancée and family business to spend what he believes are his remaining days alone. The discovery of a 'miracle' by a nosy neighbor ruptures his solitude and restores his faith in life.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Mark Pellington

Writer:

Albert Torres

Country:

United States of America
6.4

19 Shrink 2009

Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Jonas Pate

Writers:

Thomas Moffett, Henry Reardon (story)

Country:

United States of America
6.7

20 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

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 The Lucky Ones 2008

The story revolves around three soldiers — Colee, T.K. and Cheaver — who return from the Iraq War after suffering injuries and learn that life has moved on without them. They end up on an unexpected road trip across the U.S.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, History

Director:

Neil Burger

Country:

United States of America
6.9

23 Bloodworth 2010

E.F. Bloodworth has returned to his home - a forgotten corner of Tennessee - after forty years of roaming. The wife he walked out on has withered and faded, his three sons are grown and angry. Warren is a womanizing alcoholic, Boyd is driven by jealousy to hunt down his wife and her lover, and Brady puts hexes on his enemies from his mamma's porch. Only Fleming, the old man's grandson, treats him with the respect his age commands, and sees past all the hatred to realize the way it can poison a man's soul. It is ultimately the love of Raven Lee, a sloe-eyed beauty from another town, that gives Fleming the courage to reject this family curse.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Shane Dax Taylor

Writers:

W. Earl Brown (screenplay), William Gay (novel)

Country:

United States of America
6.1

24 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