Movies like Rachel Getting Married 2008

A young woman who has been in and out from rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.

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1 Winter's Bone 2010

17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions and threats offered up by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Debra Granik

Writers:

Debra Granik (screenplay), Anne Rosellini (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

2 Whip It 2009

In Bodeen, Texas, Land Of The Dragon, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Drew Barrymore

Writers:

Shauna Cross (screenplay), Shauna Cross (novel)

Country:

United States of America
6.9

3 Somewhere 2010

After withdrawing to the Chateau Marmont, a passionless Hollywood actor reexamines his life when his eleven-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Sofia Coppola

Writer:

Sofia Coppola

Country:

United States of America
6.3

4 An Education 2009

Despite her sheltered upbringing, Jenny is a teen with a bright future; she's smart, pretty, and has aspirations of attending Oxford University. When David, a charming but much older suitor, motors into her life in a shiny automobile, Jenny gets a taste of adult life that she won't soon forget.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Lone Scherfig

Writers:

Lynn Barber (memoir), Nick Hornby (screenplay)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.3

5 Before Midnight 2013

We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

Genres:

Romance, Drama

Director:

Richard Linklater

Countries:

Greece, United States of America
7.9

6 Blue Valentine 2010

Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in their marriage.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Derek Cianfrance

Country:

United States of America
7.4

7 Short Term 12 2013

Grace, a compassionate young supervisor at a foster care facility, helps at-risk teens. But when a new charge dredges up memories of her own troubled past, Grace's tough exterior begins eroding.

Genre:

Drama

Country:

United States of America
8

8 Fish Tank 2009

Everything changes for 15-year-old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Andrea Arnold

Writer:

Andrea Arnold

Countries:

United Kingdom, Netherlands
7.3

9 Wendy And Lucy 2008

Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is traveling to Alaska in search of work, and her only companion is her dog, Lucy. Already perilously close to losing everything, Wendy hits a bigger bump in the road when her old car breaks down and she is arrested for shoplifting dog food. When she posts bail and returns to retrieve Lucy, she finds that the dog is gone, prompting a frantic search for her pet.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Kelly Reichardt

Writers:

Jonathan Raymond (screenplay by) (as Jon Raymond), Kelly Reichardt (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

10 A Serious Man 2009

It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous acquaintances Sy Ableman.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Directors:

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Writers:

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Countries:

United States of America, United Kingdom, France
7

11 Julie & Julia 2009

Julia Child and Julie Powell – both of whom wrote memoirs – find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.

Genres:

Romance, Drama

Director:

Nora Ephron

Writers:

Nora Ephron (screenplay), Julie Powell (book) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7

12 Up In The Air 2009

Corporate downsizing expert Ryan Bingham spends his life in planes, airports, and hotels, but just as he’s about to reach a milestone of ten million frequent flyer miles, he meets a woman who causes him to rethink his transient life.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Jason Reitman

Writers:

Walter Kirn (novel), Jason Reitman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.4

13 A Single Man 2009

The life of George Falconer, a British college professor, is reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his longtime partner. This traumatic event makes George challenge his own will to live as he seeks the console of his close girl friend Charley, who is struggling with her own questions about life.

Genres:

Romance, Drama

Director:

Tom Ford

Writers:

Christopher Isherwood (novel), Tom Ford (written for the screen by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

14 Young Adult 2011

A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Jason Reitman

Writer:

Diablo Cody

Country:

United States of America
6.2

15 Martha Marcy May Marlene 2011

After several years of living with a cult, Martha finally escapes and calls her estranged sister, Lucy, for help. Martha finds herself at the quiet Connecticut home Lucy shares with her new husband, Ted, but the memories of what she experienced in the cult make peace hard to find. As flashbacks continue to torment her, Martha fails to shake a terrible sense of dread, especially in regard to the cult's manipulative leader.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

Sean Durkin

Writer:

Sean Durkin

Country:

United States of America
6.9

16 Beginners 2010

Magic for Beginners examines the mythologies found in fan culture, from longing to obsession to psychic connections. The need for such connections (whether real or imaginary) as well as the need for an emotional release that only fantasy can deliver are explored.

Director:

Jesse McLean

Country:

United States of America
6.8

17 Greenberg 2010

A New Yorker moves to Los Angeles in order to figure out his life while he housesits for his brother, and he soon sparks with his brother's assistant.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Noah Baumbach

Writers:

Jennifer Jason Leigh (story), Noah Baumbach (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.1

18 Margot At The Wedding 2007

Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed family secrets.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Noah Baumbach

Writer:

Noah Baumbach

Country:

United States of America
6

19 Away We Go 2009

Verona and Burt have moved to Colorado to be close to Burt's parents but, with Veronica expecting their first child, Burt's parents decide to move to Belgium, now leaving them in a place they hate and without a support structure in place. They set off on a whirlwind tour of of disparate locations where they have friends or relatives, sampling not only different cities and climates but also different families. Along the way they realize that the journey is less about discovering where they want to live and more about figuring out what type of parents they want to be.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Sam Mendes

Country:

United States of America
7

20 Tiny Furniture 2010

After graduating from film school, Aura returns to New York to live with her photographer mother, Siri, and her sister, Nadine, who has just finished high school. Aura is directionless and wonders where to go next in her career and her life. She takes a job in a restaurant and tries unsuccessfully to develop relationships with men, including Keith, a chef where she works, and cult Internet star Jed.

Genres:

Romance, Comedy, Drama

Director:

Lena Dunham

Writer:

Lena Dunham

Country:

United States of America
6.2

21 Happy-Go-Lucky 2008

A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Director:

Mike Leigh

Writer:

Mike Leigh

Country:

United Kingdom
7

22 Frances Ha 2012

An aspiring dancer moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fair-weather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Noah Baumbach

Countries:

Brazil, United States of America
7.5

23 Mistress America 2015

Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Noah Baumbach

Countries:

Brazil, United States of America
6.7

24 Obvious Child 2014

An immature, newly unemployed comic must navigate the murky waters of adulthood after her fling with a graduate student results in an unplanned pregnancy.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Writers:

Gillian Robespierre (screenplay by), Karen Maine (story) | 6 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.8