Movies like Raising Victor Vargas 2002

The film follows Victor, a Lower East Side teenager, as he deals with his eccentric family, including his strict grandmother, his bratty sister, and a younger brother who completely idolizes him. Along the way he tries to win the affections of Judy, who is very careful and calculating when it comes to how she deals with men.

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1 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

2 The Big Hit 1998

Affable hit man Melvin Smiley is constantly being scammed by his cutthroat colleagues in the life-ending business. So, when he and his fellow assassins kidnap the daughter of an electronics mogul, it's naturally Melvin who takes the fall when their prime score turns sour. That's because the girl is the goddaughter of the gang's ruthless crime boss. But, even while dodging bullets, Melvin has to keep his real job secret from his unsuspecting fiancée, Pam.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

Director:

Kirk Wong (as Che-Kirk Wong)

Writer:

Ben Ramsey

Country:

United States of America
6.1

3 All I Wanna Do 1998

If there's one thing this wild group of friends at an all-girls high school has learned, it's how to get what they want! So when word leaks out that their school is about to merge with an all-boys academy, some of the students strike back... and the girls wage an all-out assault in an outrageous battle of the sexes!

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Sarah Kernochan

Writer:

Sarah Kernochan

Countries:

Canada, Italy, United States of America
6.7

4 Clockwatchers 1997

The relationship between four female temps all working for the same credit company is threatened with the arrival of a new hire, who lands a permanent position one of the women was vying for.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Jill Sprecher
6.5

5 Lonesome Jim 2005

After failing to find success as a writer in New York City, Jim slinks back to his family's home in the Midwest to lick his wounds. But his visit is quickly complicated when his angst spreads to his brother, Tim, who promptly decides to drive his car straight into a tree. Under the shadow of his sibling's injurious actions, Jim strikes up an unlikely friendship with Anika, whose centered small-town wisdom gradually rubs off on him.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Steve Buscemi

Writer:

Jim Strouse (as James C. Strouse)

Country:

United States of America
6.6

6 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

7 Clockers 1995

Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug lord Rodney Little. When a night manager at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike’s older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein doesn’t buy the story, however, setting out to find the truth, and it seems that all the fingers point toward Strike & Rodney.

Genres:

Mystery, Crime, Drama

Director:

Spike Lee

Writers:

Richard Price (book), Richard Price (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

8 Loser 2000

On a university scholarship, a good natured student from the midwest gets a crash course in city life while dealing with three evil roommates. He befriends a virtually homeless college student whom he falls for, but she's dating a nasty professor.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Amy Heckerling

Writer:

Amy Heckerling

Country:

United States of America
5.3

9 Get Over It 2001

When Berke Landers, a popular high school basketball star, gets dumped by his life-long girlfriend, Allison, he soon begins to lose it. But with the help of his best friend Felix's sister Kelly, he follows his ex into the school's spring musical. Thus ensues a love triangle loosely based upon Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", where Berke is only to find himself getting over Allison and beginning to fall for Kelly.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Tommy O'Haver

Country:

United States of America
5.7

10 Down In The Valley 2005

On a trip to the beach, a teenage girl named Tobe meets a charismatic stranger named Harlan, who dresses like a cowboy and claims to be a former ranch hand. The pair feel an instant attraction and begin a relationship, but her father, a lawman, is suspicious of her lover.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

David Jacobson

Writer:

David Jacobson

Country:

United States of America
6.4

11 Margaret 2011

A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Kenneth Lonergan

Country:

United States of America
6.4

12 Another Day In Paradise 1998

A vending machine robbery by small time thief and drug addict Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) goes badly awry, and his friends contact street-wise thief and part-time druggie Mel (James Woods) to patch him up.Recognizing a kindred spirit, Mel befriends Bobbie and his girlfriend Rosie (Natasha Gregson Wagner), inviting them to join him and his long-suffering girlfriend Sid (Melanie Griffith) on a drug robbery which should set them up for life. The seemingly simple robbery is a great success, but the sale of the drugs afterward fails badly, and Mel and Bobbie are shot.The four take refuge with the Reverend, who charges them half of their haul from the robbery to care for them. In a desperate attempt to recover their losses, Mel involves the crew in a disastrous, ill-advised jewellery robbery, and they become caught up in a web of violence that rapidly spirals out of control.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime, Drama

Director:

Larry Clark

Country:

United States of America
6.5

13 Drumline 2002

A fish-out-of-water comedy about a talented street drummer from Harlem who enrolls in a Southern university, expecting to lead its marching band's drumline to victory. He initially flounders in his new world, before realizing that it takes more than talent to reach the top.

Genres:

Drama, Romance, Comedy, Music

Director:

Charles Stone III

Writers:

Shawn Schepps (story), Tina Gordon (screenplay) (as Tina Gordon Chism) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.8

14 Blue Crush 2002

Nothing gets between Anne Marie and her board. Living in a beach shack with three roommates, she is up before dawn every morning to conquer the waves and count the days until the Pipe Masters competition. Having transplanted herself to Hawaii with no one's blessing but her own, Anne Marie finds all she needs in the adrenaline-charged surf scene - until pro quarterback Matt Tollman comes along...

Genres:

Adventure, Romance, Drama

Director:

John Stockwell

Writers:

Susan Orlean (magazine article "Surf Girls of Maui"), Lizzy Weiss (story) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
5.6

15 Down To You 2000

College coeds in New York City, Al, the son of a celebrity chef, and Imogen, a talented artist, become smitten the second they lay eyes on one another at a bar. However, the road to happiness is not a smooth one. Outside forces, including a predatory porn star who wants to lure Al into her bed, threaten to pull apart the young lovers before their romance has a chance to really flourish.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

Director:

Kris Isacsson

Writer:

Kris Isacsson

Country:

United States of America
5

16 All The Real Girls 2003

In a small North Carolina town, Paul, a womanizer, meets Noel, a confused intellectual returning home for the first time in years since she left for boarding school. The film depicts the typical romance of a good girl and a bad boy, in an interesting way.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

David Gordon Green

Writers:

David Gordon Green (story), Paul Schneider (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.8

17 Dancing At The Blue Iguana 2000

A non-glamorous portrayal of the lives of people who make their living at a strip club.

Genres:

Drama, Mystery

Director:

Michael Radford

Writers:

Michael Radford (screenplay), David Linter (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
5.7

18 American Teen 2008

A documentary on seniors at a high school in a small Indiana town and their various cliques.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Nanette Burstein

Country:

United States of America
6.4

19 Liberty Heights 1999

Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Barry Levinson

Writer:

Barry Levinson

Country:

United States of America
7

20 Hard Core Logo 1996

Bruce Macdonald follows punk bank Hard Core Logo on a harrowing last-gasp reunion tour throughout Western Canada. As magnetic lead-singer Joe Dick holds the whole magilla together through sheer force of will, all the tensions and pitfalls of life on the road come bubbling to the surface.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Music

Director:

Bruce McDonald

Writers:

Noel S. Baker (screenwriter), Michael Turner (book)

Country:

Canada
7.4

21 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

22 Excess Baggage 1997

A rich brat (Alicia Silverstone) fakes her own kidnapping, but in the process ends up locked in the trunk of a car that gets stolen.

Genres:

Action, Comedy, Romance

Director:

Marco Brambilla

Writers:

Max D. Adams (story), Max D. Adams (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.4

23 Remember The Daze 2007

During the summer of 1999, a group of teenagers, through interconnected narratives, live through their last day of high school and prepare for the future. Holly, once the new girl in school, does whatever it takes to remain popular. Dawn, who is secretly a lesbian, battles drugs. Tori is the valedictorian of her class, but, on the eve of graduation, she decides to experiment with drugs for the first time.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Jess Bond (as Jess Manafort)

Writer:

Jess Bond (as Jess Manafort)

Country:

United States of America
5.9

24 Better Luck Tomorrow 2002

A group of over-achieving Asian-American high school seniors enjoy a power trip when they dip into extra-curricular criminal activities.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

Justin Lin

Country:

United States of America
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