Movies like Manic 2001

Lyle is filled with rage. After badly beating a classmate during a schoolyard fight, Lyle is committed to a juvenile mental institution in lieu of criminal prosecution. Inside the hospital, Lyle encounters a group of adolescents struggling with a variety of illnesses.

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1 Wristcutters: A Love Story 2006

Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ex-girlfriend has also "offed" herself, he sets out on a road trip, with his Russian rocker friend, to find her. Their journey takes them through an absurd purgatory where they discover that being dead doesn't mean you have to stop livin'!

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Director:

Goran Dukic

Writers:

Goran Dukic, Etgar Keret (novel)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.3

2 The Woodsman 2004

A paedophile returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Nicole Kassell

Writers:

Steven Fechter (play), Nicole Kassell (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

3 The Believer 2001

A hardcore US racist skinhead who, because of his intelligence, leads a gang dedicated to fighting the enemy: the supposed American-Jewish conspiracy for domination. However, he's hiding a secret: he's Jewish-born, a brilliant scholar whose questioning of the tenets of his faith has left him angry and confused, turning against those who he thinks have a tragic history of their own making.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Henry Bean

Writers:

Henry Bean (screenplay), Henry Bean (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

4 The Education Of Charlie Banks 2007

College student Charlie Banks has to face old problems when the bully he had an unpleasant encounter with back in high school shows up on his campus.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

Fred Durst

Writer:

Peter Elkoff

Country:

United States of America
6.6

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A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky.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

6 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

7 Almost Famous 2000

In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater—fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond, and lead singer Jeff Bebe.

Genres:

Drama, Music

Director:

Cameron Crowe

Writer:

Cameron Crowe

Country:

United States of America
7.9

8 Bang Bang You're Dead 2002

Trevor is a troubled high school student, thanks to the effects of bullying. This is the story of his fight to break free.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

Guy Ferland

Countries:

United States of America, Canada
7.8

9 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

10 Last Days 2005

The life and struggles of a notorious rock musician seeping into a pit of loneliness whose everyday life involves friends and family seeking financial aid and favors, inspired by rock music legend Kurt Cobain and his final hours.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Gus Van Sant

Writer:

Gus Van Sant

Country:

United States of America
5.8

11 City Island 2009

The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con brought home by Vince, the patriarch of the family, who is a corrections officer in real life, and a hopeful actor in private.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Director:

Raymond De Felitta

Country:

United States of America
7.4

12 Hesher 2010

A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Spencer Susser

Country:

United States of America
7

13 Archie's Final Project 2009

After declaring that he's going to film himself committing suicide for a school project, Archie videotapes his surprising interactions with worried family members, interested classmates, unreliable medical experts and the hottest girl in school.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

David Lee Miller

Writers:

Eric J. Adams (screenplay), David Lee Miller (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
7.2

14 Why Stop Now? 2012

When a college piano prodigy tries to check his mother into rehab, he is taken hostage by her drug dealer and swept along on a wild adventure.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Writers:

Phil Dorling (written for the screen by), Ron Nyswaner (written for the screen by) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.6

15 The Invisible 2007

After an attack leaves him in limbo -- invisible to the living and also near death -- a teenager discovers the only person who might be able help him is his attacker.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

David S. Goyer

Writers:

Mick Davis (screenplay), Christine Roum (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.2

16 The Lookout 2007

Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Scott Frank

Writer:

Scott Frank

Country:

United States of America
7

17 10 Items Or Less 2006

An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, a cashier who is about to interview for a new job. The actor rediscovers the essence of his craft while helping Scarlet gain the confidence she needs to change her life.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Brad Silberling

Writer:

Brad Silberling

Country:

United States of America
6.6

18 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

19 He Was A Quiet Man 2007

A troubled loner, Bob Maconel, imagines blowing up the tower in Los Angeles where he works. He takes a revolver to his office intent on killing colleagues, and then himself. At home, he holds conversations with his fish, who encourage him to do it. His supervisor picks on him. As he's screwing his courage to the sticking place, he drops a bullet; while on the floor looking for it, another colleague does exactly what Bob has been planning. Bob emerges a hero and the one colleague he likes, a woman with a bright smile, is severely wounded. Can Bob help her through despair and find himself and joy in life? Or, as everyone says, is this impossible for a man like him?

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Frank A. Cappello

Writer:

Frank A. Cappello (as Frank Cappello)

Country:

United States of America
6.8

20 The Wackness 2008

Set in New York City in the sweltering summer, The Wackness tells the story of a troubled teenage drug dealer, who trades pot for therapy sessions with a drug-addled psychiatrist. Things get more complicated when he falls for one of his classmates, who just happens to be the doctors daughter. This is a coming-of-age story about sex, drugs, music and what it takes to be a man.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Jonathan Levine

Writer:

Jonathan Levine

Country:

United States of America
7

21 All The Real Girls 2003

In a small North Carolina town, Paul, a womanizer, meets Noel, a confused intellectual returning home for the first time in years since she left for boarding school. The film depicts the typical romance of a good girl and a bad boy, in an interesting way.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

David Gordon Green

Writers:

David Gordon Green (story), Paul Schneider (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.8

22 Another Happy Day 2011

A wedding at her parents' Annapolis estate hurls high-strung Lynn into the center of touchy family dynamics.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Sam Levinson

Writer:

Sam Levinson

Country:

United States of America
6.1

23 The High Cost Of Living 2010

The story of a young, pregnant woman whose world falls apart when she loses her child in a hit and run accident. As her life unravels, Nathalie finds an unlikely protector in Henry, a down and out guardian angel who has followed her thread. But Henry is not quite the angel he seems...

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Deborah Chow

Writers:

Deborah Chow, Joseane Brunelle (special dialogue) | 1 more credit »
6.8

24 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