Movies like Igby Goes Down 2002

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

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1 The United States Of Leland 2003

A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the prison, decides to write about Leland's case. Meanwhile, others affected by the murder, including Becky and her sister, Julie, must contend with their own problems.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

Matthew Ryan Hoge

Country:

United States of America
7.1

2 The Chumscrubber 2005

The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. Everyone in town is too self consumed to worry about anything else than themselves. And everybody is on some form of drug just to get through their days.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Arie Posin

Writers:

Arie Posin (story), Zac Stanford (screenplay)

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6.9

3 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

4 The Dangerous Lives Of Altar Boys 2002

A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Peter Care

Writers:

Chris Fuhrman (book), Jeff Stockwell (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7

5 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

6 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

7 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

8 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

9 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

10 Winter Passing 2005

Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away. Returning to Michigan, Reese finds that an ex-grad student and a would-be musician have moved in with her father, who cares more about his new friends than he does about his own health and well-being.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Adam Rapp

Writer:

Adam Rapp

Country:

United States of America
6.3

11 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.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

David O. Russell

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6.6

12 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

13 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

14 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

15 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

16 Welcome To The Dollhouse 1995

An unattractive 7th grader struggles to cope with suburban life as the middle child with un-attentive parents and bullies at school.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Todd Solondz

Writer:

Todd Solondz

Country:

United States of America
7.4

17 Saved! 2004

Teenage Mary Cummings, who has "been Born Again her whole life," is about to enter her senior year at American Eagle Christian High School near Baltimore with her Fundamentalist Christian friends Hilary Faye and Veronica, the three of whom have formed a girl group called the Christian Jewels. Everything seems perfect—until Mary’s "perfect Christian boyfriend" Dean tells her, as they’re swimming underwater, that he thinks he's gay.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Brian Dannelly

Country:

United States of America
6.7

18 King Of California 2007

Charlie gets released from an insane asylum and moves in with Miranda, the young daughter he left behind. Charlie believes that there is treasure hidden beneath the local Costco, so he puts together a plan to unearth the loot. By convincing Miranda to quit her job at McDonald's and instead work at the wholesale store, he is able to obtain a key. Although Miranda is skeptical, she helps her father with his irrational quest.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Mike Cahill

Writer:

Mike Cahill

Country:

United States of America
6.6

19 Sunshine Cleaning 2008

A single mother and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy. In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school the mom starts an unusual business – a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Christine Jeffs

Writer:

Megan Holley

Country:

United States of America
6.8

20 Brick 2005

A group of disabled actors prepares and performs a one night only performance of the Wizard of Oz.

Genre:

Documentary

Directors:

Keith Rondinelli, Matthew Makar (co-director)

Country:

United States of America
8

21 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

22 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

23 Rocket Science 2007

Hal, a 15-year-old high-school student with a minor yet socially alienating (and painful) disability: he stutters uncontrollably. Determined to work through the problem, Hal opts for an extreme route he joins the school debating team, which sends him on a headfirst plunge into breakneck speech competitions and offers a much-needed boost toward correcting the problem.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Jeffrey Blitz

Writer:

Jeffrey Blitz

Country:

United States of America
6.6

24 Almost Famous 2017

15-year-old Shir longs to be one of the popular kids. When her brother Tomer is unexpectedly accepted into a television music program, she too can enjoy the glamour surrounding him. At first, her brother's fame is too good to be true, but as the time passes, Shir realizes things may not be as great as they seem. Will a song win everything she dreams about now when it's almost famous?

Genres:

Drama, Family

Director:

Marco Carmel

Writers:

Michal Bachar (based on the book by), Chen Kleiman

Country:

Israel
4.6