Movies like Pu-239 2006

A worker at a Russian nuclear facility gets exposed to a lethal dose of radiation. In order to provide for his family, he steals some plutonium and sets out to sell it on Moscow's black market with the help of an incompetent criminal.

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1 Beyond The Gates 2005

Two estranged brothers reunite at their missing father's video store to liquidate the property and sell off his assets. As they dig through the store, they find a VCR board game dubbed 'Beyond The Gates' that holds a connection to their father's disappearance and deadly consequences for anyone who plays it.

Genres:

Adventure, Horror

Director:

Jackson Stewart

Country:

United States of America
5.2

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 Missing 2003

When rancher and single mother of two Maggie Gilkeson sees her teenage daughter, Lily, kidnapped by Apache rebels, she reluctantly accepts the help of her estranged father, Samuel, in tracking down the kidnappers. Along the way, the two must learn to reconcile the past and work together if they are going to have any hope of getting Lily back before she is taken over the border and forced to become a prostitute.

Genres:

Thriller, Western, Adventure

Director:

Ron Howard

Writers:

Thomas Eidson (novel), Ken Kaufman (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.5

4 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

5 I'm Not Scared 2003

While playing outside one day, nine-year-old Michele discovers Filippo, who is chained to the ground at the bottom of a hole. Michele witnesses town baddie Felice nearby and suspects something bad is happening. Michele is unsure whom he should tell about his discovery, eventually spilling the beans to his closest friend. Michele's parents learn of his discovery and warn him to forget what he saw

Genres:

Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Crime

Writers:

Niccolò Ammaniti (novel), Niccolò Ammaniti (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Italy, Spain, United Kingdom
7.4

6 Man Of The Year 2006

The irreverent host of a political satire talk show decides to run for president and expose corruption in Washington. His stunt goes further than he expects when he actually wins the election, but a software engineer suspects that a computer glitch is responsible for his surprising victory.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Director:

Barry Levinson

Writer:

Barry Levinson

Country:

United States of America
6.2

7 Sunshine 1999

The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his government sanctions anti-Jewish persecutions. His son converts to Christianity to advance his career as a champion fencer and Olympic hero, but is caught up in the Holocaust. Finally, the grandson, after surviving war, revolution, loss and betrayal, realizes that his ultimate allegiance must be to himself and his heritage.

Genres:

Drama, History

Director:

István Szabó

Writers:

István Szabó (story), István Szabó (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Austria, Canada, Germany, Hungary
7.5

8 Good 2008

A group of young boys on the cusp of becoming teenagers embark on an epic quest to fix their broken drone before their parents get home.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Gene Stupnitsky

Country:

United States of America
6.7

9 The Beautiful Country 2004

After reuniting with his mother in Ho Chi Minh City, a family tragedy causes Binh to flee from Viet Nam to America. Landing in New York, Binh begins a road trip to Texas, where his American father is said to live.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Hans Petter Moland

Writers:

Sabina Murray (story), Lingard Jervey (story) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Norway, United States of America
7.4

10 The Visitor 2007

A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Music

Director:

Tom McCarthy

Writer:

Tom McCarthy

Country:

United States of America
7.6

11 The Red Violin 1998

Spans 300 years in the life of one famed musical instrument that winds up in present-day Montreal on the auction block. Crafted by the Italian master Bussotti (Cecchi) in 1681, the red violin derives its unusual color from the human blood mixed into the finish. With this legacy, the violin travels to Austria, England, China, and Canada, leaving both beauty and tragedy in its wake.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Music, Romance

Director:

François Girard

Countries:

Canada, Italy, United Kingdom
7.6

12 Three Burials 2005

When brash Texas border officer Mike Norton wrongfully kills and buries the friend and ranch hand of Pete Perkins, the latter is reminded of a promise he made to bury his friend, Melquiades Estrada, in his Mexican home town. He kidnaps Norton and exhumes Estrada's corpse, and the odd caravan sets out on horseback for Mexico.

Genres:

Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western

Director:

Tommy Lee Jones

Countries:

France, United States of America
7.4

13 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

14 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

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 Hearts In Atlantis 2001

A widowed mother and her son change when a mysterious stranger enters their lives.

Genres:

Drama, Mystery

Director:

Scott Hicks

Writers:

Stephen King (book), William Goldman (screenplay)

Countries:

Australia, United States of America
6.9

17 The Weather Man 2005

A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Gore Verbinski

Writer:

Steve Conrad (as Steven Conrad)

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6.5

18 All The Pretty Horses 2000

The year is 1949. A young Texan named John Grady finds himself without a home after his mother sells the ranch where he has spent his entire life. Lured south of the border by the romance of cowboy life and the promise of a fresh start, Cole and his pal embark on an adventure that will test their resilience, define their maturity, and change their lives forever.

Genres:

Drama, Romance, Western

Director:

Billy Bob Thornton

Writers:

Cormac McCarthy (novel), Ted Tally (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
5.8

19 The Apostle 1997

After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Robert Duvall

Writer:

Robert Duvall

Country:

United States of America
7.2

20 Respiro 2002

Grazia is a free-spirited mother-of-three married to shy fisherman Pietro and living on the idyllic but isolated island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean Sea. She shows signs of manic depressive behavior — one moment she's laughing wildly and swimming half-naked in the sea, while the next she's curled in a ball on her bed. Out of her earshot, the adult members of her extended family vaguely discuss sending her to a facility of some sort in Northern Italy.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Emanuele Crialese

Countries:

France, Italy
7

21 Kolya 1996

After a fictitious marriage with a Russian emigrant, Cellisten Louka, a Czech man, must suddenly take responsibility for her son. However, it’s not long before the communication barrier is broken between the two new family members.

Genres:

Music, Drama, Comedy

Director:

Jan Sverák

Writers:

Pavel Taussig (story), Zdenek Sverák (screenplay)

Countries:

France, Czech Republic, United Kingdom
7.8

22 Mr. Pip 2012

As a war rages on in the province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, a young girl becomes transfixed by the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is being read at school by the only white man in the village. In 1991, a war over a copper mine in the South Pacific tore the island of Bougainville apart. The reclusive “Popeye” (Hugh Laurie) offers the children in fourteen-year-old Matilda’s tiny village an escape with Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. But on an island at war, fiction can have dangerous consequences.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Andrew Adamson

Writers:

Andrew Adamson (screenplay), Lloyd Jones (novel)

Countries:

United States of America, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Australia
7.1

23 The Two Faces Of January 2014

A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who try to flee a foreign country after one of them is caught up in the murder of a private detective.

Genre:

Thriller

Director:

Hossein Amini

Writers:

Hossein Amini, Patricia Highsmith (based on the novel by)

Countries:

France, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.2

24 After... 2006

Urban Exploration. The practice of investigating areas not designed for public use. But strange things can happen in the dark, closed-off areas of history beneath the streets of Moscow, and what started as a way for Nate to escape his grief quickly turns into a journey that forces him to confront it head-on, with nothing less than his eternal destiny hanging in the balance.

Genres:

Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller

Country:

United States of America
3.2