Movies like Real Women Have Curves 2002

Freshly graduated from high school, Ana receives a full scholarship to Columbia University. Her very traditional, old-world parents feel that now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college.

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1 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.

Genres:

Fantasy, Comedy, Drama

Director:

Gary Ross

Writer:

Gary Ross

Country:

United States of America
7.5

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 Pieces Of April 2003

Quirky and rebellious April Burns lives with her boyfriend in a low-rent New York City apartment miles away from her emotionally distant family. But when she discovers that her mother has a fatal form of breast cancer, she invites the clan to her place for Thanksgiving. While her father struggles to drive her family into the city, April -- an inexperienced cook -- runs into kitchen trouble and must ask a neighbor for help.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Peter Hedges

Writer:

Peter Hedges

Country:

United States of America
7

4 Girlfight 2000

Diana Guzman begins to train as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers, all while keeping it a secret from her father.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Karyn Kusama

Writer:

Karyn Kusama

Country:

United States of America
6.7

5 Eulogy 2004

A black comedy that follows three generations of a family, who come together for the funeral of the patriarch - unveiling a litany of family secrets and covert relationships.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Michael Clancy

Writer:

Michael Clancy

Countries:

Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.6

6 The Other Sister 1999

A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her "perfect" sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Garry Marshall

Writers:

Alexandra Rose (story), Blair Richwood (story) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

7 School Ties 1992

When David Greene receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man on campus thanks to his football skills, but when his Jewish background is discovered, his worst fears are realized and his friends turn on him with violent threats and public ridicule.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Robert Mandel

Writers:

Dick Wolf (story), Dick Wolf (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

8 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

9 Fried Green Tomatoes 1991

Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the 1920s.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Director:

Jon Avnet

Writers:

Fannie Flagg (novel), Fannie Flagg (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.7

10 Pumpkin 2002

Carolyn's sorority sisters set their sights on the Sorority of the Year award and coaching challenged athletes is their ticket to the trophy. But when the queen of formals finds herself mentoring Pumpkin, a disabled athlete, their two worlds collide.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Country:

United States of America
6.1

11 Muriel's Wedding 1994

A young social outcast in Australia steals money from her parents to finance a vacation where she hopes to find happiness, and perhaps love.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Romance

Director:

P.J. Hogan

Writer:

P.J. Hogan

Countries:

Australia, France
7.2

12 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

13 Frozen River 2008

Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom, is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new doublewide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin making runs across the frozen St. Lawrence River carrying illegal Chinese and Pakistani immigrants in the trunk of Ray's Dodge Spirit.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Courtney Hunt

Writer:

Courtney Hunt

Country:

United States of America
7.1

14 Boys Don't Cry 1999

Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

Kimberly Peirce

Country:

United States of America
7.5

15 Whale Rider 2002

On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea's direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny.

Genres:

Drama, Family

Director:

Niki Caro

Writers:

Niki Caro, Witi Ihimaera (book)

Countries:

Germany, New Zealand
7.5

16 Broken English 2007

Nora Wilder (Parker Posey), a single, career woman works at a Manhattan boutique hotel where her excellent skills in guest relations lack in the romantic department. If it is not her loving and dominant mother (Gena Rowlands) attempting to set her up that consistently fail, she has her friend’s (Drea de Matteo) disastrous blind dates to rely on as a backup for further dismay. She's surrounded by friends who are all happily engaged or romantically involved and somehow, love escapes Nora -- until she meets an unusual Frenchman (Melvil Poupaud) who helps her discover life beyond her self-imposed boundaries.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Zoe R. Cassavetes (as Zoe Cassavetes)

Writer:

Zoe R. Cassavetes (as Zoe Cassavetes)

Countries:

Japan, France, United States of America
6.4

17 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

18 Thelma & Louise 1991

Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives. Along the way, both women rediscover the strength of their friendship and surprising aspects of their personalities and self-strengths in the trying times.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Crime, Adventure

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writer:

Callie Khouri

Country:

United States of America
7.5

19 Smoke Signals 1998

Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family, and Victor hasn't seen his father for 10 years. When Victor hears Arnold has died, Thomas offers him funding for the trip to get Arnold's remains

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Director:

Chris Eyre

Writers:

Sherman Alexie (book), Sherman Alexie (screenplay)

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
7.1

20 Waitress 2007

Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Adrienne Shelly

Writer:

Adrienne Shelly

Country:

United States of America
7

21 Looking For Alibrandi 2000

The film "Looking for Alibrandi" begins light-heartedly, and the viewer gets a very quick understanding of Josie's character through her interactions with her friends and family.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Romance

Director:

Kate Woods

Writers:

Melina Marchetta (novel), Melina Marchetta (screenplay)

Country:

Australia
7

22 A Little Romance 1979

A young American girl and a young French boy meet in Paris and fall in love, with the assistance of an old man and his stories.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

Director:

George Roy Hill

Writers:

Allan Burns (screenplay), Claude Klotz (novel) (as Patrick Cauvin)

Countries:

France, Italy
7.5

23 Stand And Deliver 1988

Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country's top algebra and calculus students.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Ramón Menéndez (as Ramon Menendez)

Country:

United States of America
7.3

24 The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn 2008

Intrepid young reporter, Tintin, and his loyal dog, Snowy, are thrust into a world of high adventure when they discover a ship carrying an explosive secret. As Tintin is drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine suspects him of stealing a priceless treasure. Tintin and Snowy, with the help of salty, cantankerous Captain Haddock and bumbling detectives, Thompson and Thomson, travel half the world, one step ahead of their enemies, as Tintin endeavors to find the Unicorn, a sunken ship that may hold a vast fortune, but also an ancient curse.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Mystery

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Hergé (based on "The Adventures of Tintin" by), Steven Moffat (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

New Zealand, United States of America
7.3