Movies like 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.

If you already watched and love Pleasantville, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to Pleasantville.

1 Big Fish 2003

Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Drama

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Daniel Wallace (novel), John August (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
8

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 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

4 Lost In Translation 2003

Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.

Genres:

Drama, Romance, Comedy

Director:

Sofia Coppola

Writer:

Sofia Coppola

Countries:

Japan, United States of America
7.7

5 High Fidelity 2000

When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went wrong. As Rob seeks out his former lovers to find out why they left, he keeps up his efforts to win Laura back.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance, Music

Director:

Stephen Frears

Writers:

Nick Hornby (book), D.V. DeVincentis (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.5

6 Blast From The Past 1999

Following a bomb scare in the 1960s that locked the Webers into their bomb shelter for 35 years, Adam now ventures forth into Los Angeles to obtain food and supplies for his family, and a non-mutant wife for himself.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance, Drama

Director:

Hugh Wilson

Writers:

Bill Kelly (story), Bill Kelly (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.6

7 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

8 Dead Poets Society 1989

At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Peter Weir

Writer:

Tom Schulman

Country:

United States of America
8.1

9 Little Miss Sunshine 2006

A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Writer:

Michael Arndt

Country:

United States of America
7.8

10 Moulin Rouge! 2001

A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with the club's most notorious and beautiful star.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Baz Luhrmann

Countries:

Australia, United States of America
7.6

11 Stranger Than Fiction 2006

Harold Crick is a lonely IRS agent whose mundane existence is transformed when he hears a mysterious voice narrating his life.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Director:

Marc Forster

Writer:

Zach Helm

Country:

United States of America
7.6

12 O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical characters and incredible situations. Based upon Homer's 'Odyssey'.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Comedy

Directors:

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (uncredited)

Writers:

Homer (epic poem "The Odyssey"), Ethan Coen | 1 more credit »

Countries:

France, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.7

13 Holes 2003

Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging holes in order to search for a lost treasure hidden somewhere in the camp.

Genres:

Adventure, Family, Drama, Comedy

Director:

Andrew Davis

Writers:

Louis Sachar (novel), Louis Sachar (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7

14 Office Space 1999

Three office workers strike back at their evil employers by hatching a hapless attempt to embezzle money.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Mike Judge

Writers:

Mike Judge (Milton animated shorts), Mike Judge (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.7

15 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

16 The Wedding Singer 1998

Robbie, a local rock star turned wedding singer, is dumped on the day of his wedding. Meanwhile, waitress Julia finally sets a wedding date with her fiancée Glenn. When Julia and Robbie meet and hit it off, they find that things are more complicated than anybody thought.

Genres:

Romance, Comedy

Director:

Frank Coraci

Writer:

Tim Herlihy

Country:

United States of America
6.8

17 School Of Rock 2003

Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' roll. The school's hard-nosed principal is rightly suspicious of Finn's activities. But Finn's roommate remains in the dark about what he's doing.

Genres:

Comedy, Music

Director:

Richard Linklater

Writer:

Mike White

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.1

18 As Good As It Gets 1997

New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

James L. Brooks

Writers:

Mark Andrus (story), Mark Andrus (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.7

19 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

20 About Schmidt 2002

66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman and has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys him, and he disapproves of the man his daughter is about to marry. When his wife suddenly dies, he sets out to postpone the imminent marriage of his daughter to a man he doesn't like, while coping with discoveries about his late wife and himself in the process.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Director:

Alexander Payne

Writers:

Louis Begley (novel), Alexander Payne (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

21 Dan In Real Life 2007

Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love with is actually his brother's new girlfriend.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance, Drama

Director:

Peter Hedges

Country:

United States of America
6.7

22 Harold And Maude 1971

The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is having the time of her life. When the two opposites meet they realize that their differences don’t matter and they become best friends and love each other.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Hal Ashby

Writer:

Colin Higgins

Country:

United States of America
7.9

23 Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986

A high school slacker pretends to be sick to skip school and have an exciting day off alongside his girlfriend and his best buddy through Chicago, while trying to outwit his obsessive school principal and his unconformited sister along the way.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

John Hughes

Writer:

John Hughes

Country:

United States of America
7.8

24 Adaptation 2002

A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime, Drama

Director:

Spike Jonze

Writers:

Susan Orlean (book), Charlie Kaufman (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.7