Movies like Romance & Cigarettes 2005

Down-and-dirty musical love story set in the world of the working class. Nick is an ironworker who builds and repairs bridges. He's married to Kitty, a dressmaker, a strong and gentle woman with whom he has three daughters. He is carrying on a torrid affair with a redheaded woman named Tula. Nick is basically a good, hardworking man driven forward by will and blinded by his urges.

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1 Secretary 2002

A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Steven Shainberg

Writers:

Erin Cressida Wilson (screenplay), Mary Gaitskill (short story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7

2 House Of Sand And Fog 2003

Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an unfair legal dispute with the county, she is left with nowhere to go. Wanting her house back, she hires a lawyer and befriends a police officer. Neither Kathy nor Behrani have broken the law, so they find themselves involved in a difficult moral dilemma.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Vadim Perelman

Writers:

Andre Dubus III (novel), Vadim Perelman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.5

3 The Black Dahlia 2006

Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and, when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films and family madness as they pursue the killer.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Brian De Palma

Writers:

Josh Friedman (screenplay), James Ellroy (novel)

Countries:

France, Germany, United States of America
5.6

4 Dirty Pretty Things 2002

An urban hotel in London is a gathering and flash point for legal and illegal immigrants attempting to cobble together their lives in a new country. The immigrants include Senay, a Turkish woman, and a Nigerian doctor named Okwe who is working as a night porter at the hotel. The pair discover the hotel is a front for all sorts of clandestine activities. Their only wish is to avoid possible deportation. Okwe becomes more entangled in the goings on when he is called to fix a toilet in one of the rooms. He discovers the plumbing has been clogged by a human heart.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Stephen Frears

Writer:

Steven Knight

Country:

United Kingdom
7.3

5 The Notorious Bettie Page 2005

Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York. Bettie's legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, and transformed her into an erotic icon who continues to enthrall fans to this day.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Mary Harron

Country:

United States of America
6.5

6 Hideous Kinky 1998

In 1972, disenchanted about the dreary conventions of English life, 25-year-old Julia heads for Morocco with her daughters, six-year-old Lucy and precocious eight-year-old Bea.

Genres:

Romance, Drama

Director:

Gillies MacKinnon

Writers:

Esther Freud (novel), Billy MacKinnon

Countries:

France, United Kingdom
6

7 A Very Long Engagement 2004

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Mark Rance
7.8

8 The Million Dollar Hotel 2000

The Million Dollar Hotel starts with a jump from a roof top that clears up a death in a hotel that was burning to the ground where a lot of strange people had been living.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

Wim Wenders

Writers:

Bono (story), Nicholas Klein (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United States of America, Germany
5.9

9 I'm Not There 2007

Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.

Genres:

Drama, Music

Director:

Todd Haynes

Writers:

Todd Haynes (screenplay), Oren Moverman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

10 Bandits 2001

Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime

Director:

Barry Levinson

Writer:

Harley Peyton

Country:

United States of America
6.5

11 I Sell The Dead 2008

18th century justice catches up with a pair of grave robbers. With only a few hours to go before his date with the guillotine, Arthur Blake (Monaghan) tells his life story to Father Francis Duffy (Ron Perlman). Before long, Arthur spills the beans on how he got started in the grim corpse peddling business with seasoned ghoul Willie Grimes.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Horror

Director:

Glenn McQuaid

Country:

United States of America
6.1

12 Conversations With Other Women 2005

Reunited at a wedding after many years, former lovers again feel the pull of a mutual attraction neither is willing to admit. Escaping the reception for the privacy of a hotel room, the unnamed pair explore the choices of the past that led them to the present.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Hans Canosa

Writer:

Gabrielle Zevin

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7

13 Ed Wood 1994

The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, History

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Rudolph Grey (book), Scott Alexander | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.8

14 Valmont 1989

Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as he will. However, in the process of seducing the married woman, Valmont falls in love. Based on the same novel as "Dangerous Liaisons."

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Milos Forman

Countries:

France, United States of America
7

15 Domino 2005

The story of the life of Domino Harvey, who abandoned her career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter.

Genres:

Action, Crime

Director:

Tony Scott

Writers:

Richard Kelly (screenplay), Richard Kelly (story) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

France, United Kingdom, United States of America
5.9

16 Where The Truth Lies 2005

An ambitious reporter probes the reasons behind the sudden split of a 1950s comedy team.

Genres:

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Atom Egoyan

Writers:

Atom Egoyan (screenplay), Rupert Holmes (novel)

Country:

United States of America
6.5

17 A Love Song For Bobby Long 2004

A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Shainee Gabel

Writers:

Ronald Everett Capps (novel), Shainee Gabel (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.1

18 Quills 2000

A nobleman with a literary flair, the Marquis de Sade lives in a madhouse where a beautiful laundry maid smuggles his erotic stories to a printer, defying orders from the asylum's resident priest. The titillating passages whip all of France into a sexual frenzy, until a fiercely conservative doctor tries to put an end to the fun.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Philip Kaufman

Writers:

Doug Wright (play), Doug Wright (screenplay)

Countries:

Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.3

19 Elegy 2008

Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Isabel Coixet

Writers:

Nicholas Meyer (screenplay), Philip Roth (novel)

Country:

United States of America
6.7

20 Jude 1996

In late 19th-century England, Jude aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella. But when his wife leaves him, Jude sees an opportunity to improve himself. He moves to the city and begins an affair with his married cousin, Sue, courting tragedy every step of the way.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Writers:

Hossein Amini (screenplay), Thomas Hardy (novel)

Country:

United Kingdom
6.9

21 A Life Less Ordinary 1997

A couple of angels, O'Reilly and Jackson, are sent to Earth to make sure that their next supervised love-connection succeeds. They follow Celine, a spoiled rich girl who has just accidentally shot a suitor and, due to a misunderstanding, is kidnapped by janitor Robert. Although Celine quickly frees herself, she stays with Robert for thrills. O'Reilly and Jackson pursue, hoping to unite the prospective lovers.

Genres:

Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

Director:

Danny Boyle

Writer:

John Hodge

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.4

22 The Butcher Boy 1997

Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. When Francie's world turns to madness, he tries to counter it with further insanity, with dire consequences.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Neil Jordan

Writers:

Pat McCabe (novel) (as Patrick McCabe), Neil Jordan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United Kingdom
7.1

23 Color Me Kubrick 2005

The true story of a man who posed as director Stanley Kubrick during the production of Kubrick's last film, Eyes Wide Shut, despite knowing very little about his work and looking nothing like him.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Brian W. Cook (as Brian Cook)

Writer:

Anthony Frewin

Countries:

France, United Kingdom
6.1

24 Fur 2006

In 1958 New York Diane Arbus is a housewife and mother who works as an assistant to her husband, a photographer employed by her wealthy parents. Respectable though her life is, she cannot help but feel uncomfortable in her privileged world. One night, a new neighbor catches Diane's eye, and the enigmatic man inspires her to set forth on the path to discovering her own artistry.

Genres:

Drama, Mystery, Romance

Director:

Steven Shainberg

Country:

United States of America
6.5