Movies like Imaginary Heroes 2004

Matt Travis is good-looking, popular, and his school's best competitive swimmer, so everyone is shocked when he inexplicably commits suicide. As the following year unfolds, each member of his family struggles to recover from the tragedy with mixed results.

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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A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky.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 Somersault 2004

Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a relationship with him and tries to find something resembling a normal home life. Heidi makes small strides by getting a job and finding a place to stay, but her relationship with Joe must overcome more than its share of hurdles.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Cate Shortland

Writer:

Cate Shortland

Country:

Australia
6.7

3 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

4 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

5 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

6 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

7 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

8 White Oleander 2002

A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Peter Kosminsky

Writers:

Janet Fitch (novel), Mary Agnes Donoghue (screenplay)

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.1

9 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

10 Hallam Foe 2007

Hallam's talent for spying on people reveals his darkest fears-and his most peculiar desires. Driven to expose the true cause of his mother's death, he instead finds himself searching the rooftops of the city for love.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Thriller

Director:

David Mackenzie

Writers:

Peter Jinks (novel), David Mackenzie (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United Kingdom
7

11 Cherrybomb 2009

Cherry Bomb follows teenagers Luke, Malachy, and Michelle as they embark on a wild weekend of drink, drugs, shop-lifting and stealing cars. But what starts out as a game turns deadly serious when the three discover that they can't get off the wild ride they've set in motion.

Genres:

Drama, Romance, Thriller

Writer:

Daragh Carville

Country:

United Kingdom
5.9

12 Mean Creek 2004

Teenagers living in small-town Oregon take a boat trip for a birthday celebration. When they get an idea to play a mean trick on the town bully, it suddenly goes too far. Soon they're forced to deal with the unexpected consequences of their actions.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

Jacob Estes (as Jacob Aaron Estes)

Writer:

Jacob Estes (as Jacob Aaron Estes)

Country:

United States of America
7.2

13 In The Land Of Women 2007

After a bad breakup with his girlfriend leaves him heartbroken, Carter Webb moves to Michigan to take care of his ailing grandmother. Once there, he gets mixed up in the lives of the mother and daughters who live across the street.

Genres:

Romance, Comedy, Drama

Director:

Jonathan Kasdan

Writer:

Jonathan Kasdan

Country:

United States of America
6.4

14 The Life Before Her Eyes 2007

As the 15th anniversary of a fatal high school shooting approaches, former pupil Diana McFee is haunted by memories of the tragedy. After losing her best friend Maureen in the attack, Diana has been profoundly affected by the incident - her seemingly perfect life shaped by the events of that day.

Genres:

Thriller, Drama, Mystery

Director:

Vadim Perelman

Writers:

Laura Kasischke (novel), Emil Stern (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.3

15 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

16 2:37 2006

A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today's youth are faced with. The story takes place during a normal school day. At precisely 2:37 a tragedy will occur, affecting the lives of a group of students and their teachers. As the story unfolds, the individual stories of the six teenagers are revealed, each with its own explosive significance. An unwanted pregnancy unravels a terrible, dark secret; all is not as it appears for the seemingly confident school football hero; an outcast must deal with everyday taunts from his peers; a beautiful young girl battles an eating disorder; a stellar student constantly struggles to win his parents' approval; while another uses drugs to escape from his own demons.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Murali K. Thalluri

Country:

Australia
6.8

17 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

18 Mysterious Skin 2004

A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Gregg Araki

Writers:

Gregg Araki (screenplay), Scott Heim (novel)

Countries:

United States of America, Netherlands
7.6

19 Teenage Dirtbag 2009

A popular high school girl is harassed by a delinquent boy until they are placed in creative writing class together. Through written words, they create a bond, but tragically a bond that cannot withstand her social pressures or his brutal home life.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Regina Crosby

Writer:

Regina Crosby

Country:

United States of America
7

20 Crazy/beautiful 2001

At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from the affluent neighborhood.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

John Stockwell

Country:

United States of America
6.5

21 Speak 2004

Freshman high-school student Melinda has refused to speak ever since she called the cops on a popular summer party. With her old friends snubbing her for being a rat, and her parents too busy to notice her troubles, she folds into herself, trying to hide her secret: that star senior Andy raped her at the party. But Melinda does manage to find solace in her art class headed by Mr. Freeman.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Jessica Sharzer

Writers:

Laurie Halse Anderson (novel), Jessica Sharzer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

22 Dandelion 2004

In a small town of rolling fields and endless skies, isolated 16 year old Mason lives in a world where families exist in fragmented silence and love seems to have gone missing. Then Mason meets Danny, a sensitive and troubled girl, and their tender bond is soon tested after a fatal accident and a series of complications takes Mason away for something he didn't do.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Mark Milgard

Writers:

Mark Milgard, Robbie C. Williamson (as Robb Williamson) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

23 Dakota Skye 2008

For as long as she could remember, Dakota Skye has been cursed with a super power. She has the ability to see the truth in any lie she hears. From small, harmless white lies, to the more devious kind, they have come from the people that she should trust the most; her family, friends and teachers. These lies have snowballed, leading to her becoming bitter and apathetic towards the world around her.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

John Humber

Writer:

Chad J. Shonk

Country:

United States of America
6.6

24 Taare Zameen Par 2007

Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colours, fish, dogs, and kites don't seem important to the adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks, and neatness. Ishaan cannot seem to get anything right in class; he is then sent to boarding school, where his life changes forever.

Genre:

Drama

Directors:

Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte (uncredited)

Writers:

Amole Gupte (dialogue & screenplay), Amole Gupte (story)

Country:

India
8.4