Movies like Pieces Of April 2003

Quirky and rebellious April Burns lives with her boyfriend in a low-rent New York City apartment miles away from her emotionally distant family. But when she discovers that her mother has a fatal form of breast cancer, she invites the clan to her place for Thanksgiving. While her father struggles to drive her family into the city, April -- an inexperienced cook -- runs into kitchen trouble and must ask a neighbor for help.

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1 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

2 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

3 Pleasantville 1998

Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's modern attitude disrupts Pleasantville's peaceful but boring routine, she literally brings color into its life.

Genres:

Fantasy, Comedy, Drama

Director:

Gary Ross

Writer:

Gary Ross

Country:

United States of America
7.5

4 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

5 The Cider House Rules 1999

Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life outside the orphanage. What will Homer learn about life and love in the cider house? What of the destiny that Dr. Larch has planned for him?

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Lasse Hallström

Writers:

John Irving (novel), John Irving (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.4

6 Bandits 2001

Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime

Director:

Barry Levinson

Writer:

Harley Peyton

Country:

United States of America
6.5

7 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

8 Go 1999

Told from three perspectives, a story of a bunch of young Californians trying to get some cash, do and deal some drugs, score money and sex in Las Vegas, and generally experience the rush of life.

Genres:

Crime, Comedy, Thriller

Director:

Doug Liman

Writer:

John August

Country:

United States of America
7.2

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 Black Snake Moan 2006

A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, is looking everywhere for love, but never quite finding it.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Craig Brewer

Writer:

Craig Brewer

Country:

United States of America
6.9

11 Kinsey 2004

Kinsey is a portrait of researcher Alfred Kinsey, driven to uncover the most private secrets of a nation. What begins for Kinsey as a scientific endeavor soon takes on an intensely personal relevance, ultimately becoming an unexpected journey into the mystery of human behavior.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Bill Condon

Writer:

Bill Condon

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7

12 Walk The Line 2005

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

Genres:

Drama, Music, Romance

Director:

James Mangold

Writers:

Johnny Cash (book), Johnny Cash (book) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.8

13 The Door In The Floor 2004

Alternately tragic and comic, an exploration of the complexities of love in both its brightest and darkest corners. Adapted from John Irving's best-selling novel A Widow for One Year, the film is set in the privileged beach community of East Hampton, New York and chronicles one pivotal summer in the lives of famous children's book author Ted Cole (Jeff Bridges) and his beautiful wife Marion (Kim Basinger). Their once-great marriage has been strained by tragedy. Her resulting despondency and his subsequent infidelities have prevented the couple from confronting a much-needed change in their relationship. Eddie O'Hare, the young man Ted hires to work as his summer assistant, is the couple's unwitting yet willing pawn - and, ultimately, the catalyst in the transformation of their lives.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Tod Williams

Writers:

John Irving (novel), Tod Williams (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.6

14 Shattered Glass 2003

The true story of fraudulent Washington, D.C. journalist Stephen Glass, who rose to meteoric heights as a young writer in his 20s, becoming a staff writer at The New Republic for three years. Looking for a short cut to fame, Glass concocted sources, quotes and even entire stories, but his deception did not go unnoticed forever, and eventually, his world came crumbling down.

Genres:

Drama, History

Director:

Billy Ray

Writers:

Buzz Bissinger (article) (as H.G. Bissinger), Billy Ray

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
7.1

15 Whale Rider 2002

On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea's direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny.

Genres:

Drama, Family

Director:

Niki Caro

Writers:

Niki Caro, Witi Ihimaera (book)

Countries:

Germany, New Zealand
7.5

16 Like Water For Chocolate 1992

Tita is passionately in love with Pedro, but her controlling mother forbids her from marrying him. When Pedro marries her sister, Tita throws herself into her cooking and discovers she can transfer her emotions through the food she prepares, infecting all who eat it with her intense heartbreak.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Alfonso Arau

Writers:

Laura Esquivel (novel), Laura Esquivel (screenplay)

Country:

Mexico
7.1

17 The Dead Girl 2006

The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.

Genres:

Mystery, Drama, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Karen Moncrieff

Writer:

Karen Moncrieff

Country:

United States of America
6.6

18 Wonder Boys 2000

Grady is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years -- not since he wrote his award winning "Great American Novel" 7 years ago. This weekend proves even worse than he could imagine as he finds himself reeling from one misadventure to another in the company of a new wonder boy author.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Curtis Hanson

Writers:

Michael Chabon (novel), Steve Kloves (screenplay)

Countries:

Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.3

19 Thirteen Conversations About One Thing 2001

The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Jill Sprecher

Country:

United States of America
7

20 Wit 2001

A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.

Genres:

Drama, TV Movie

Director:

Mike Nichols

Writers:

Margaret Edson (play), Emma Thompson (teleplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
8

21 Moonlight Mile 2002

As he copes with the death of his fiancee along with her parents, a young man must figure out what he wants out of life.

Genres:

Romance, Drama

Director:

Brad Silberling

Writer:

Brad Silberling

Country:

United States of America
6.6

22 Danny Deckchair 2003

Based on a true story, the tale of a cement truck driver named Danny, whose long awaited vacation is cancelled thanks to his scheming girlfriend, Trudy. Danny escapes his grim life in suburban Australia and blasts into the skies in a chair tied with helium balloons. A mighty thunderstorm blows him clean off the map, and spits him out far away over the lush green town of Clarence. In this new town, he rockets into the world of Glenda, the town's only parking cop. While the media back home becomes obsessed with the story of his disappearance, Danny gets to reinvent himself in this new town, and in his great adventure, he discovers a true soul mate in Glenda. Fate catches up with him eventually, as Danny's true identity is revealed and Trudy--now a tabloid celebrity--comes to the idyllic town to claim Danny and drag him back to Sydney. Danny, however, is a changed man; he's discovered what it means to be happy and has found a new self-worth.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Jeff Balsmeyer

Writers:

Jeff Balsmeyer, Lizzie Bryant (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »

Country:

Australia
6.7

23 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

24 Bagdad Cafe 1987

A surreal comedy depicting a diverse cast of characters and the changes they undergo as the German tourist Jasmin interacts with each of them at a remote truck stop in the middle of the Mojave desert.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Percy Adlon

Writers:

Eleonore Adlon (screenplay), Percy Adlon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.4