Movies like Rory O'shea Was Here 2004

Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.

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1 Once 2007

A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to collaborate, and the songs that they compose reflect the story of their blossoming love.

Genres:

Drama, Music, Romance

Director:

John Carney

Writer:

John Carney

Country:

Ireland
7.8

2 Control 2007

Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Anton Corbijn

Writers:

Deborah Curtis (book), Matt Greenhalgh (screenplay)

Countries:

Japan, United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia
7.7

3 The Oxford Murders 2008

At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try and stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols

Genres:

Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Álex de la Iglesia (as Alex de la Iglesia)

Writers:

Álex de la Iglesia (screenplay) (as Alex de la Iglesia), Jorge Guerricaechevarría (screenplay) (as Jorge Guerricachevarria) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Spain, France, United Kingdom
6.1

4 Evil 2003

Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play.

Genres:

Fantasy, Family, Adventure

Director:

Joachim Rønning

Country:

United States of America
6.7

5 The Air I Breathe 2007

A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star (Gellar) falls prey to a crime boss; a doctor must save the love of his life.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime

Director:

Jieho Lee

Writers:

Jieho Lee, Bob DeRosa

Countries:

Mexico, United States of America
6.8

6 House Of D 2004

In the present, artist Tom Warshaw recalls his traumatic coming of age. As a 13-year-old growing up in New York City in 1973, Tom hangs out with Pappass, a mentally disabled man. With Tom's mother battling depression after the death of her husband, the young boy is left to his own devices. When Tom develops a crush on schoolmate Melissa, Pappass feels abandoned and begins behaving erratically.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

David Duchovny

Writer:

David Duchovny

Country:

United States of America
7

7 Life As A House 2001

When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Irwin Winkler

Writer:

Mark Andrus

Country:

United States of America
7.5

8 Ned Kelly 2003

After getting threatened by Kelly's friends and family, Constable Fitzpatrick places the blame on Ned Kelly and exaggerates what happened. With the biggest ever award available, Kelly and his gang set into the wild, to remain hidden from everyone who seeks them. Even if it means having his family arrested, the members of the Kelly Gang stay hidden and plan a way to get their names cleared.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Director:

Gregor Jordan

Writers:

Robert Drewe (novel), John Michael McDonagh (screenplay)

Countries:

Australia, France, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.5

9 Dear Frankie 2004

Nine-year-old Frankie and his single mum Lizzie have been on the move ever since Frankie can remember, most recently arriving in a seaside Scottish town. Wanting to protect her deaf son from the truth that they've run away from his father, Lizzie has invented a story that he is away at sea on the HMS Accra. Every few weeks, Lizzie writes Frankie a make-believe letter from his father, telling of his adventures in exotic lands. As Frankie tracks the ship's progress around the globe, he discovers that it is due to dock in his hometown. With the real HMS Accra arriving in only a fortnight, Lizzie must choose between telling Frankie the truth or finding the perfect stranger to play Frankie's father for just one day...

Genres:

Drama, Family

Director:

Shona Auerbach

Writer:

Andrea Gibb (screenplay)

Country:

United Kingdom
7.7

10 Everybody's Fine 2009

Eight months after the death of his wife, Frank Goode looks forward to a reunion with his four adult children. When all of them cancel their visits at the last minute, Frank, against the advice of his doctor, sets out on a road trip to reconnect with his offspring. As he visits each one in turn, Frank finds that his children's lives are not quite as picture-perfect as they've made them out to be.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Kirk Jones

Writers:

Kirk Jones, Giuseppe Tornatore (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

11 The World's Fastest Indian 2005

The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle—a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Roger Donaldson

Writer:

Roger Donaldson

Countries:

New Zealand, Switzerland, Japan, United States of America
7.8

12 Adam 2009

Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Max Mayer

Writer:

Max Mayer

Country:

United States of America
7.2

13 United 2011

United is based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the their number. The film draws on first-hand interviews with the survivors and their families to tell the inspirational story of a team and community overcoming terrible tragedy.

Genres:

Drama, History

Director:

James Strong

Writer:

Chris Chibnall

Country:

United Kingdom
7.4

14 Flawless 2007

A female executive and a night janitor conspire to commit a daring diamond heist from their mutual employer, The London Diamond Corporation.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Michael Radford

Writer:

Edward Anderson

Countries:

United Kingdom, Luxembourg
6.8

15 Reservation Road 2007

Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men react in unexpected ways as a reckoning looms in the near future.

Genres:

Drama, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Terry George

Writers:

John Burnham Schwartz (screenplay), Terry George (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

16 10 Items Or Less 2006

An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, a cashier who is about to interview for a new job. The actor rediscovers the essence of his craft while helping Scarlet gain the confidence she needs to change her life.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Brad Silberling

Writer:

Brad Silberling

Country:

United States of America
6.6

17 The Children Of Huang Shi 2008

About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937.

Genres:

Drama, War

Director:

Roger Spottiswoode

Country:

China
7

18 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

19 Creation 2009

A psychological, heart-wrenching love story that provides a unique and inside look at Charles Darwin. Torn between faith and science, he struggles to finish his legendary book "On the Origin of the Species," which goes on to become the foundation for evolutionary biology.

Genres:

Drama, History

Director:

Jon Amiel

Writers:

John Collee (screenplay), Jon Amiel (screen story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United Kingdom
6.7

20 Reign Over Me 2007

A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Mike Binder

Writer:

Mike Binder

Country:

United States of America
7.4

21 The Salton Sea 2002

After the murder of his beloved wife, a man in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn", becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons, and gets entangled in a web of deceit full of unexpected twists and turns.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

D.J. Caruso

Writer:

Tony Gayton

Country:

United States of America
7.1

22 The Lucky Ones 2008

The story revolves around three soldiers — Colee, T.K. and Cheaver — who return from the Iraq War after suffering injuries and learn that life has moved on without them. They end up on an unexpected road trip across the U.S.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, History

Director:

Neil Burger

Country:

United States of America
6.9

23 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

24 Pirate Radio 2009

Tape Crackers' is a vital documentary focussed on one guy, Michael Finch, and his amazing tape collection of pirate radio recordings made in the mid-late '90s.

Genres:

Documentary, Music

Country:

United Kingdom