Movies like Somersault 2004

Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a relationship with him and tries to find something resembling a normal home life. Heidi makes small strides by getting a job and finding a place to stay, but her relationship with Joe must overcome more than its share of hurdles.

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1 The Believer 2001

A hardcore US racist skinhead who, because of his intelligence, leads a gang dedicated to fighting the enemy: the supposed American-Jewish conspiracy for domination. However, he's hiding a secret: he's Jewish-born, a brilliant scholar whose questioning of the tenets of his faith has left him angry and confused, turning against those who he thinks have a tragic history of their own making.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Henry Bean

Writers:

Henry Bean (screenplay), Henry Bean (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

2 The Rules Of Attraction 2002

The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Roger Avary

Writers:

Bret Easton Ellis (novel), Roger Avary (screenplay)

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6.7

3 The Virgin Suicides 1999

A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Sofia Coppola

Writers:

Jeffrey Eugenides (novel), Sofia Coppola

Country:

United States of America
7.2

4 The Ballad Of Jack And Rose 2005

Jack Slavin is an environmentalist with a heart condition who lives with his daughter, Rose, on an isolated island. While Jack fights against developers who wish to build in the area, he also craves more contact with other people. When he invites his girlfriend, Kathleen, and her sons, Rodney and Thaddius, to move in, Rose is upset. The complicated family dynamics makes things difficult for everyone in the house.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Rebecca Miller

Writer:

Rebecca Miller

Country:

United States of America
6.6

5 White Oleander 2002

A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Peter Kosminsky

Writers:

Janet Fitch (novel), Mary Agnes Donoghue (screenplay)

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.1

6 Heavenly Creatures 1994

Wealthy and precocious teenager Juliet transfers from England to New Zealand with her family, and soon befriends the quiet, brooding Pauline through their shared love of fantasy and literature. When their parents begin to suspect that their increasingly intense and obsessive bond is becoming unhealthy, the girls hatch a dark plan for those who threaten to keep them apart.

Genres:

Drama, Fantasy

Director:

Peter Jackson

Writers:

Fran Walsh (screenplay) (as Frances Walsh), Peter Jackson (screenplay)

Country:

New Zealand
7.3

7 Me Without You 2001

During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of divorcing parents, experimental drugs and fashionable self-destruction. But for Holly, a friendship that has never been equal gradually starts to feel like a trap.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Sandra Goldbacher

Writers:

Sandra Goldbacher (screenplay), Laurence Coriat (screenplay)

Country:

United Kingdom
6.9

8 Reality Bites 1994

A small circle of friends suffering from post-collegiate blues must confront the hard truth about life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment. As they struggle to map out survival guides for the future, the Gen-X quartet soon begins to realize that reality isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Romance

Director:

Ben Stiller

Writer:

Helen Childress

Country:

United States of America
6.6

9 Elephant 2003

Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. The film chronicles the events surrounding a school shooting.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

Gus Van Sant

Writer:

Gus Van Sant

Country:

United States of America
7.2

10 Buffalo '66 1998

Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry.

Genres:

Drama, Romance, Comedy

Director:

Vincent Gallo

Writers:

Vincent Gallo (original story), Vincent Gallo (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United States of America, Canada
7.5

11 Closer 2004

Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Mike Nichols

Writers:

Patrick Marber (play), Patrick Marber (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.2

12 The Black Balloon 2008

Thomas is turning 16. His dad's in the army and they've just moved to a town in New South Wales; his mom is pregnant; his older brother, Charlie, who's autistic, has his own adolescent sexual issues. Thomas finds Charlie an embarrassment in public, so when Thomas is attracted to Jackie, a girl in his swim class, Charlie presents any number of obstacles when she drops by their house, when the three of them go for a walk, and during a family birthday dinner. Can Thomas find a way to enter the world of teen romance and still be his brother's keeper, or is Charlie's disability going to prove more than Thomas can handle?

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Elissa Down

Writers:

Elissa Down, Jimmy Jack (as Jimmy The Exploder)

Country:

Australia
7.3

13 My Life Without Me 2003

A fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies without telling her family of her illness.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Isabel Coixet

Writers:

Isabel Coixet, Nanci Kincaid (book)

Countries:

Canada, Spain
7.5

14 Candy 2006

A poet falls in love with an art student, who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Neil Armfield

Writers:

Luke Davies (novel), Neil Armfield (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

Australia
7.3

15 Thirteen 2003

Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before Tracy's new world and attitude finally takes a toll on her, her family, and old friends.

Genre:

Drama

Country:

United States of America
6.8

16 Girl, Interrupted 1999

Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line between normal and crazy. Susanna soon realizes how hard it is to get out once she has been committed, and she ultimately has to choose between the world of people who belong inside or the difficult world of reality outside.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

James Mangold

Writers:

Susanna Kaysen (book), James Mangold (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.3

17 The Life Before Her Eyes 2007

As the 15th anniversary of a fatal high school shooting approaches, former pupil Diana McFee is haunted by memories of the tragedy. After losing her best friend Maureen in the attack, Diana has been profoundly affected by the incident - her seemingly perfect life shaped by the events of that day.

Genres:

Thriller, Drama, Mystery

Director:

Vadim Perelman

Writers:

Laura Kasischke (novel), Emil Stern (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.3

18 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

19 An American Crime 2007

The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

Tommy O'Haver

Country:

United States of America
7.3

20 Mysterious Skin 2004

A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Gregg Araki

Writers:

Gregg Araki (screenplay), Scott Heim (novel)

Countries:

United States of America, Netherlands
7.6

21 Teenage Dirtbag 2009

A popular high school girl is harassed by a delinquent boy until they are placed in creative writing class together. Through written words, they create a bond, but tragically a bond that cannot withstand her social pressures or his brutal home life.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Regina Crosby

Writer:

Regina Crosby

Country:

United States of America
7

22 Cruel Intentions 1999

Slaking a thirst for dangerous games, Kathryn challenges her stepbrother, Sebastian, to deflower their headmaster's daughter before the summer ends. If he succeeds, the prize is the chance to bed Kathryn. But if he loses, Kathryn will claim his most prized possession.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Roger Kumble

Writers:

Choderlos de Laclos (novel), Roger Kumble (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.8

23 Crazy/beautiful 2001

At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from the affluent neighborhood.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

John Stockwell

Country:

United States of America
6.5

24 Dirty Girl 2010

When Danielle is banished to special education because of her misbehavior, she joins Clarke on a road trip to discover themselves.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Director:

Abe Sylvia

Writer:

Abe Sylvia

Country:

United States of America
6.4