Movies like 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.

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1 Babel 2006

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Alejandro G. Iñárritu (as Alejandro González Iñárritu)

Countries:

France, Japan, Mexico, United States of America
7.4

2 Changeling 2008

Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Mystery

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Country:

United States of America
7.7

3 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

4 The Life Of David Gale 2003

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Alan Parker

Countries:

Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.6

5 Prime 2005

A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Ben Younger

Writer:

Ben Younger

Country:

United States of America
6.2

6 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

7 The Reader 2008

The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that fact at the expense of her freedom.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Stephen Daldry

Writers:

David Hare (screenplay), Bernhard Schlink (book)

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.6

8 Revolutionary Road 2008

A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Sam Mendes

Writers:

Justin Haythe (screenplay), Richard Yates (novel)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.3

9 Closer 2004

Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Mike Nichols

Writers:

Patrick Marber (play), Patrick Marber (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.2

10 North Country 2005

A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Niki Caro

Writers:

Michael Seitzman (screenplay), Clara Bingham (book) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

11 The Painted Veil 2006

A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.

Genres:

Romance, Drama

Director:

John Curran

Writers:

Ron Nyswaner (screenplay), W. Somerset Maugham (novel)

Countries:

Canada, China, United States of America
7.5

12 The Sea Inside 2004

The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living.

Genre:

Drama

Writers:

Alejandro Amenábar (screenplay), Mateo Gil (screenplay)

Countries:

Spain, France, Italy
8

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 Crash 2004

In post-Sept. 11 Los Angeles, tensions erupt when the lives of a Brentwood housewife, her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple converge during a 36-hour period.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Paul Haggis

Writers:

Paul Haggis (story), Paul Haggis (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.8

16 Proof 2005

Catherine is a woman in her late twenties who is strongly devoted to her father, Robert, a brilliant and well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away. As Robert descends into madness, Catherine begins to wonder if she may have inherited her father’s mental illness along with his mathematical genius. When Robert’s work reveals a mathematical proof of potentially historic proportions, it sets off shock waves in more ways than one.

Genres:

Drama, Mystery

Director:

John Madden

Writers:

David Auburn (play), David Auburn (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

17 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

18 Doubt 2008

In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and authority.

Genres:

Drama, Mystery

Writers:

John Patrick Shanley (screenplay), John Patrick Shanley (play)

Country:

United States of America
7.5

19 Little Children 2006

The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.

Genres:

Romance, Drama, Comedy

Director:

Todd Field

Writers:

Todd Field (screenplay), Tom Perrotta (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.5

20 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

21 Away From Her 2006

A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, a wheel chair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Sarah Polley

Writers:

Sarah Polley, Alice Munro (short story "The Bear Came Over the Mountain")

Country:

Canada
7.5

22 The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999

Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley worms his way into the idyllic lives of Dickie and his girlfriend, plunging into a daring scheme of duplicity, lies and murder.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime, Drama

Director:

Anthony Minghella

Writers:

Patricia Highsmith (novel), Anthony Minghella (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.4

23 Walk The Line 2005

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

Genres:

Drama, Music, Romance

Director:

James Mangold

Writers:

Johnny Cash (book), Johnny Cash (book) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.8

24 Shine 1996

Shine is a 1996 Australian biographical drama film based on the life of pianist David Helfgott, who suffered a mental breakdown and spent years in institutions. It stars Geoffrey Rush, Lynn Redgrave, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Noah Taylor, John Gielgud, Googie Withers, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd, Nicholas Bell, Chris Haywood and Alex Rafalowicz. The screenplay was written by Jan Sardi, and directed by Scott Hicks. The film made its US premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. In 1997, Geoffrey Rush was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 69th Academy Awards for his performance in the lead role.

A man (Geoffrey Rush) wanders through a heavy rainstorm finding his way into a restaurant. The restaurant's employees try to determine if he needs help. Despite his manic mode of speech being difficult to understand, Sylvia learns that his name is David Helfgott and that he is staying at a local hotel. She returns him to the hotel, and despite his attempts to engage her with his musical knowledge and ownership of various musical scores, she leaves.

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