Movies like I Heart Huckabees 2004

A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.

If you already watched and love I Heart Huckabees, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to I Heart Huckabees.

1 Art School Confidential 2006

Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Terry Zwigoff

Writers:

Daniel Clowes (screenplay), Daniel Clowes (comic story) (as Dan Clowes)

Country:

United States of America
6.3

2 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

3 Igby Goes Down 2002

A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Burr Steers

Writer:

Burr Steers

Country:

United States of America
6.9

4 Thumbsucker 2005

Justin, a teenager boy, throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Mike Mills

Writers:

Walter Kirn (novel), Mike Mills

Country:

United States of America
6.6

5 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

6 Running With Scissors 2006

Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Director:

Ryan Murphy

Writers:

Ryan Murphy (screenplay), Augusten Burroughs (book)

Country:

United States of America
6.2

7 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.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Zach Braff

Writer:

Zach Braff

Country:

United States of America
7.4

8 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

9 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

10 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

11 Broken Flowers 2005

As the devoutly single Don Johnston is dumped by his latest girlfriend, he receives an anonymous pink letter informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance

Director:

Jim Jarmusch

Writers:

Jim Jarmusch, Bill Raden (inspired by an idea from) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

France, United States of America
7.2

12 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

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 Barton Fink 1991

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Directors:

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (uncredited)

Writers:

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.7

15 Burn After Reading 2008

When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst falls into the hands of gym employees, Linda and Chad, they see a chance to make enough money for Linda to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of control for the duo, and those in their orbit.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Directors:

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Writers:

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Countries:

United States of America, United Kingdom, France
7

16 Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind 2002

Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. Television producer by day, CIA assassin by night, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA at the height of his TV career and trained to become a covert operative. Or so Barris said.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Director:

George Clooney

Writers:

Chuck Barris (book), Charlie Kaufman (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7

17 A Scanner Darkly 2006

An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.

Genres:

Animation, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Richard Linklater

Writers:

Philip K. Dick (novel), Richard Linklater (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.1

18 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

19 Punch-Drunk Love 2002

A socially awkward and volatile small business owner meets the love of his life after being threatened by a gang of scammers.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Country:

United States of America
7.3

20 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

21 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

22 Bottle Rocket 1996

Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that somehow involves his former boss, the (supposedly) legendary Mr. Henry.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime, Drama

Director:

Wes Anderson

Writers:

Owen Wilson (as Owen C. Wilson), Wes Anderson

Country:

United States of America
7

23 Eagle Vs Shark 2007

The New Zealand made "Eagle vs Shark" is the tale of two socially awkward misfits and the strange ways they try to find love; through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers, and video games. Love blossoms for Lily over double Meaty Boy burgers at mid-day when uber-computer nerd Jarrod comes in and leaves with free extra large fries. After gatecrashing Jarrod's party and proving her skills on the game console, Lily goes down to Jarrod's home town with him so he can settle an old score with a past school bully.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Taika Waititi

Writers:

Loren Taylor (story) (as Loren Horsley), Taika Waititi (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

New Zealand
6.8

24 Synecdoche, New York 2008

A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Charlie Kaufman

Writer:

Charlie Kaufman

Country:

United States of America
7.6