Movies like Tadpole 2002

Beautiful, sophisticated women are all over Oscar Grubman. He is sensitive and compassionate, speaks French fluently, is passionate about Voltaire, and thinks the feature that tells the most about a woman is her hands. On the train home from Chauncey Academy for the Thanksgiving weekend, Oscar confides in his best friend that he has plans for this vacation--he will win the heart of his true love. But there is one major problem--Oscar's true love is his stepmother Eve. Oscar is certain that he could be a better mate to Eve than his work-obsessed father. He fails to win Eve's heart and is consequently dejected. Oscar's path to his true love is further crossed by Diane, Eve's best friend who, one night while wearing Eve's borrowed perfumed scarf, offers him temporary comfort in an unconventional tryst. For Diane, Oscar fills a void in her life. For Oscar, Diane is somewhat of a distraction, as his continued pursuit of Eve leads to an unexpected resolution.

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A man switches plane tickets with another man who dies in that plane in a crash. The man falls in love with the deceased one's wife.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Don Roos

Writer:

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Country:

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2 Regarding Henry 1991

Respected lawyer, Henry Turner survives a convenience-store shooting only to find he has lost his memory, and has serious speech and mobility issues. After also losing his job—where he no longer 'fits in'—his loving wife and daughter give him all their love and support.

Genres:

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Country:

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3 15 Minutes 2001

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story."

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4 The Contender 2000

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5 Bandits 2001

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

Genres:

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6 Pushing Tin 1999

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7 Spartan 2004

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8 Monster's Ball 2001

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9 Wonder Boys 2000

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10 The Minus Man 1999

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11 Thirteen Conversations About One Thing 2001

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Genre:

Drama

Director:

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Genres:

Comedy, Crime, Romance

Director:

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Country:

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6.3

13 State And Main 2000

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Genres:

Comedy, Drama

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Writer:

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Countries:

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14 Dr. T & The Women 2000

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Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Country:

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15 Nine Lives 2005

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Drama, Romance

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Country:

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16 One Night Stand 1997

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Country:

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17 Home For The Holidays 1995

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Genres:

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Country:

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18 Nurse Betty 2000

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Countries:

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19 Cradle Will Rock 1999

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Genre:

Drama

Director:

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Country:

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20 The Shipping News 2001

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Drama, Romance

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Country:

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Genres:

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22 Levity 2003

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23 One Night At Mccool's 2001

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24 Cookie's Fortune 1999

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