Movies like Please Stand By 2017

A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in order to boldly go and deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a writing competition in Hollywood. On an adventure full of laughter and tears, Wendy follows the guiding spirit of Mr. Spock on her journey into the unknown.

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1 Tag 2018

For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade. This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming...and he’s ready.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Jeff Tomsic

Writers:

Rob McKittrick (screenplay by), Mark Steilen (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

2 Peter Rabbit 2018

Peter Rabbit's feud with Mr. McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door.

Genres:

Animation, Adventure, Family

Director:

Will Gluck

Writers:

Rob Lieber (screen story by), Will Gluck (screen story by) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.6

3 The Spy Who Dumped Me 2018

Audrey and Morgan, two thirty-year-old best friends in Los Angeles, are thrust unexpectedly into an international conspiracy when Audrey’s ex-boyfriend shows up at their apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail.

Genres:

Action, Comedy

Director:

Susanna Fogel

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6

4 Every Day 2018

16-year old Rhiannon falls in love with a mysterious spirit named “A” that inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and “A” work each day to find each other, not knowing what the next day will bring.

Genres:

Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Director:

Michael Sucsy

Writers:

Jesse Andrews (screenplay by), David Levithan (based on the novel by)

Country:

United States of America
6.4

5 Set It Up 2018

Two overworked and underpaid assistants come up with a plan to get their bosses off their backs by setting them up with each other.

Genres:

Romance, Comedy

Director:

Claire Scanlon

Writer:

Katie Silberman

Country:

United States of America
6.5

6 Dog Days 2018

Elizabeth is a charming anchorwoman who seeks advice from her dog's therapist. Tara is a spunky barista who dreams of a life beyond the coffee shop. Daisy is a dog walker who's enamored with a client. Garrett pines for a woman while trying to keep his adopt-a-dog business afloat. The beloved canines in their lives soon start to influence their careers, friendships and romantic relationships in funny and unexpected ways.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance, Drama

Director:

Ken Marino

Writers:

Elissa Matsueda (screenplay by), Erica Oyama (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.2

7 A Simple Favor 2018

Stephanie, a dedicated mother and popular vlogger, befriends Emily, a mysterious upper-class woman whose son Nicky attends the same school as Miles, Stephanie's son. When Emily asks her to pick Nicky up from school and then disappears, Stephanie undertakes an investigation that will dive deep into Emily's cloudy past.

Genres:

Crime, Comedy

Director:

Paul Feig

Writers:

Darcey Bell (based upon the novel by), Jessica Sharzer (screenplay by)

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.8

8 Everything, Everything 2017

A teenager who's lived a sheltered life because she's allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Stella Meghie

Writers:

J. Mills Goodloe (screenplay by), Nicola Yoon (based on the book by)

Country:

United States of America
6.4

9 The Greatest Showman 2017

The story of American showman P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Michael Gracey

Writers:

Jenny Bicks (screenplay by), Bill Condon (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

10 The Darkest Minds 2018

After a disease kills 98% of America's children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government.

Genre:

Science Fiction

Writers:

Chad Hodge (screenplay by), Alexandra Bracken (based upon the novel by)

Country:

United States of America
5.7

11 The Book Of Henry 2017

Naomi Watts stars as Susan, a single mother of two, working as a waitress in a small town. Her son, Henry, is an 11-year-old genius who not only manages the family finances but acts as emotional support for his mother and younger brother. When Henry discovers that the girl next door has a terrible secret, he implores Susan to take matters into her own hands in this imaginative and emotional drama.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Colin Trevorrow

Writer:

Gregg Hurwitz

Country:

United States of America
6.6

12 Wonder 2017

The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Stephen Chbosky

Writers:

Stephen Chbosky (screenplay by), Steve Conrad (screenplay by) (as Steven Conrad) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
8

13 Downsizing 2017

A kindly occupational therapist undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction

Director:

Alexander Payne

Countries:

United States of America, Norway
5.7

14 Adrift 2018

A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

Genres:

Thriller, Romance, Adventure

Director:

Baltasar Kormákur

Writers:

Aaron Kandell (screenplay by), Jordan Kandell (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

Hong Kong, Iceland, United States of America
6.6

15 November Criminals 2017

When Addison investigates the murder of his friend Kevin with the help of Phoebe, they discover that the truth is darker than they had ever imagined.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Sacha Gervasi

Writers:

Steven Knight (screenplay by), Sacha Gervasi (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.3

16 Life Itself 2018

As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Dan Fogelman

Writer:

Dan Fogelman

Countries:

Spain, United States of America
6.8

17 What Happened To Monday 2017

In a world where families are limited to one child due to overpopulation, a set of identical septuplets must avoid being put to a long sleep by the government and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their own.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Thriller, Drama, Mystery

Director:

Tommy Wirkola

Countries:

Belgium, France, United Kingdom
6.9

18 Brain On Fire 2016

Susannah Cahalan, an up-and-coming journalist at the New York Post becomes plagued by voices in her head and seizures, causing a rapid descent into insanity.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Gerard Barrett

Writers:

Gerard Barrett (screenplay), Susannah Cahalan (memoir)

Countries:

Ireland, Canada
6.6

19 Carrie Pilby 2016

Awkward, isolated and disapproving of most of the people around her, a precocious 19-year-old genius is challenged to put her convictions to the test by venturing out on to the NYC dating scene, in this adaptation of Caren Lissner’s best-selling 2003 novel.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Susan Johnson

Writers:

Kara Holden (screenplay by), Caren Lissner (based on the novel by)

Country:

United States of America
6.6

20 Before I Fall 2017

Samantha Kingston has everything. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, she wakes up with no future at all. Trapped into reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was.

Genres:

Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy

Director:

Ry Russo-Young

Writers:

Maria Maggenti (screenplay by), Lauren Oliver (based on the novel by)

Country:

United States of America
6.4

21 The Glass Castle 2017

A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire state, and her selfish, nonconformist mother who has no intention of raising a family, along with her younger brother and sister, and her other older sister. Together, they fend for each other as they mature in an unorthodox journey that is their family life.

Genre:

Drama

Writers:

Destin Daniel Cretton (screenplay by), Andrew Lanham (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

22 Gifted 2017

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

Genres:

Drama, Family, Comedy

Director:

Marc Webb

Writer:

Tom Flynn

Country:

United States of America
7.6

23 Ocean's 8 2018

Debbie Ocean, a criminal mastermind, gathers a crew of female thieves to pull off the heist of the century at New York's annual Met Gala.

Genres:

Crime, Comedy, Action, Thriller

Director:

Gary Ross

Writers:

Gary Ross (screenplay by), Olivia Milch (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.2

24 A Simple Wedding 2018

Cultures clash and families collide when an Iranian woman finds love with an eccentric bisexual artist.

Genres:

Romance, Comedy

Director:

Sara Zandieh

Writers:

Sara Zandieh, Stephanie Wu (co-writer)
4.9