Movies like Lawn Dogs 1997

In the affluent, gated community of Camelot Gardens, bored wives indiscriminately sleep around while their unwitting husbands try desperately to climb the social ladder. Trent, a 21-year-old outsider who mows the neighborhood lawns, quietly observes the infidelities and hypocrisies of this overly privileged society. When Devon, a 10-year-old daughter from one family, forges a friendship with Trent, things suddenly get very complicated.

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1 Secretary 2002

A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Steven Shainberg

Writers:

Erin Cressida Wilson (screenplay), Mary Gaitskill (short story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7

2 The Good Girl 2002

A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Romance

Director:

Miguel Arteta

Writer:

Mike White

Countries:

Netherlands, Germany, United States of America
6.4

3 An Unfinished Life 2005

Stoic and heartbroken, Einar Gilkyson quietly lives in the rugged Wyoming ranchlands alongside his only trusted friend, Mitch Bradley. One day, the woman he blames for the death of his only son arrives at his door broke, desperate and with a granddaughter he's never known. But even as buried anger and accusations resurface, the way is opened for unexpected connection, adventure and forgiveness.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Lasse Hallström

Countries:

United States of America, Germany
7

4 Nobody's Fool 1994

Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- forgotten son and family have moved back to town, so Sully faces unfamiliar family responsibilities. Meanwhile, Sully's landlady's banker son plots to push through a new development and evict Sully from his mother's life.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Director:

Robert Benton

Writers:

Richard Russo (novel), Robert Benton (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.4

5 The Cooler 2003

Bernie works at a Las Vegas casino, where he uses his innate ability to bring about misfortune in those around him to jinx gamblers into losing. His imposing boss, Shelly Kaplow, is happy with the arrangement. But Bernie finds unexpected happiness when he begins dating attractive waitress Natalie Belisario.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Wayne Kramer

Country:

United States of America
6.9

6 Sling Blade 1996

Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside world.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Billy Bob Thornton

Writers:

Billy Bob Thornton (play), Billy Bob Thornton (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
8

7 Swimming With Sharks 1994

A young, naive Hollywood studio assistant finally turns the tables on his incredibly abusive producer boss.

Genres:

Crime, Comedy

Director:

George Huang

Writer:

George Huang

Country:

United States of America
7.1

8 Clay Pigeons 1998

Clay is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend, Earl kill himself because of the ongoing affair that Clay was having with the man's wife, Amanda. Feeling guilty, Clay now resists the widow when she presses him to continue with their sexual affairs. Clay inadvertently befriends a serial killer named Lester Long, who murders the widow in an attempt to "help" his "fishing buddy."

Genre:

Crime

Director:

David Dobkin

Writer:

Matthew L. Healy (as Matt Healy)

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6.6

9 Apt Pupil 1998

One day in 1984, Todd Bowden, a brilliant high school boy fascinated by the history of Nazism, stumbles across an old man whose appearance resembles that of Kurt Dussander, a wanted Nazi war criminal. A month later, Todd decides to knock on his door.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

Bryan Singer

Writers:

Stephen King (novel), Brandon Boyce (screenplay)

Countries:

France, United States of America
6.7

10 Paperhouse 1988

A young girl lost in the loneliness and boredom of reality finds solace in an ill boy, whom she can visit in a surreal dream world that she drew in her school composition book.

Genres:

Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Director:

Bernard Rose

Writers:

Catherine Storr (novel), Matthew Jacobs (screenplay)

Country:

United Kingdom
6.7

11 Surveillance 2008

An FBI agent tracks a serial killer with the help of three of his would-be victims - all of whom have wildly different stories to tell.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Jennifer Lynch

Country:

United States of America
6.3

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 Leaving Las Vegas 1995

Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Mike Figgis

Writers:

John O'Brien (based upon the novel by), Mike Figgis (screenplay by)

Country:

United States of America
7.5

14 The Human Stain 2003

Coleman Silk is a worldly and admired professor who loses his job after unwittingly making a racial slur. To clear his name, Silk writes a book about the events with his friend and colleague Nathan Zuckerman, who in the process discovers a dark secret Silk has hidden his whole life. All the while, Silk engages in an affair with Faunia Farley, a younger woman whose tormented past threatens to unravel the layers of deception Silk has constructed.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Robert Benton

Writers:

Philip Roth (novel), Nicholas Meyer (screenplay)

Countries:

France, Germany, United States of America
6.2

15 In America 2002

An Irish immigrant family adjusts to life in the United States, a chance to get over the lost son. They have no money and the apartment is in bad condition.

Genres:

Drama, Family

Director:

Jim Sheridan

Countries:

Ireland, United States of America
7.7

16 Margaret 2011

A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Kenneth Lonergan

Country:

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 Freeway 1996

Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona, young Vanessa Lutz decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton. During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the notorious I-5 Killer and manages to escape by shooting him several times. Wounded but still very much alive, Bob pursues Lutz across the state in this modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Matthew Bright

Writer:

Matthew Bright

Country:

United States of America
6.8

19 My First Mister 2001

Leelee Sobieski is brash, abrasive and vulnerable as a teenage child of divorce who hides her pain behind a mask of hard-edged gothic rebellion. Albert Brooks plays a man who is her total opposite, a precise and well-ordered menswear store owner of forty-nine who manages limited expectations and protects lonely secrets with pleasant ritual and quiet, ironic reserve. These two total opposites collide in conflict then come together in a surprising alliance, changing each other's lives forever.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Christine Lahti

Writer:

Jill Franklyn

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.2

20 Six Degrees Of Separation 1993

The story of a young, gay, black, con artist who, posing as the son of Sidney Poitier, cunningly maneuvers his way into the lives of a white, upper-class New York family.

Genres:

Mystery, Drama, Comedy

Director:

Fred Schepisi

Writers:

John Guare (play), John Guare (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.8

21 The Grifters 1990

A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

Stephen Frears

Writers:

Jim Thompson (novel), Donald E. Westlake (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.9

22 Deceiver 1997

The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can break the man. But despite his troubles, Wayland is a master of manipulation, and during the interrogation, he begins to turn the tables on the investigators, forcing them to reveal their own sinister sides.

Genres:

Mystery, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Directors:

Jonas Pate, Josh Pate

Writers:

Jonas Pate, Josh Pate

Country:

United States of America
6.7

23 Jennifer 8 1992

A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. Meanwhile, a serial killer is on the loose and only John knows it.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Bruce Robinson

Writer:

Bruce Robinson

Country:

United States of America
6.3

24 The Hotspot 1990

When the wifi disappears, Anderson takes it upon himself to travel across a treacherous wasteland to find the last hotspot to post his last Woman Crush Wednesday on Instagram.