Movies like The Fall 2006

A character-driven, political-thriller documentary that explores the volatile events that defined Alberto Fujimoris decade-long reign of Peru: His meteoric rise from son of poor Japanese immigrants to the presidency; his fateful relationship with the shadowy and Machiavellian Vladimiro Montesinos; his self-coup that dissolved overnight both Congress and the Judiciary.

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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 The Science Of Sleep 2006

A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Director:

Michel Gondry

Writer:

Michel Gondry

Countries:

France, Italy
7.3

3 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

4 Wristcutters: A Love Story 2006

Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ex-girlfriend has also "offed" herself, he sets out on a road trip, with his Russian rocker friend, to find her. Their journey takes them through an absurd purgatory where they discover that being dead doesn't mean you have to stop livin'!

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Director:

Goran Dukic

Writers:

Goran Dukic, Etgar Keret (novel)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.3

5 The Road 2009

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama

Director:

John Hillcoat

Writers:

Joe Penhall (screenplay by), Cormac McCarthy (based on the book by)

Country:

United States of America
7.2

6 Run Lola Run 1998

Lola receives a phone call from her boyfriend Manni. He lost 100,000 DM in a subway train that belongs to a very bad guy. She has 20 minutes to raise this amount and meet Manni. Otherwise, he will rob a store to get the money. Three different alternatives may happen depending on some minor event along Lola's run.

Genres:

Action, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Tom Tykwer

Writer:

Tom Tykwer (screenplay)

Country:

Germany
7.6

7 The Fountain 2006

Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.

Genres:

Drama, Adventure, Science Fiction, Romance

Director:

Darren Aronofsky

Writers:

Darren Aronofsky (screenplay), Darren Aronofsky (story) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
7.2

8 Big Fish 2003

Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Drama

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Daniel Wallace (novel), John August (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
8

9 Mozart And The Whale 2005

A love story between two savants with Asperger's syndrome, a kind of autism, whose conditions sabotage their budding relationship.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Romance

Director:

Petter Næss

Writer:

Ronald Bass (as Ron Bass)

Country:

United States of America
6.9

10 Mary And Max 2009

A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. In the mid-1970's, a homely, friendless Australian girl of 8 picks a name out of a Manhattan phone book and writes to him; she includes a chocolate bar. He writes back, with chocolate. Thus begins a 20-year correspondence. Will the two ever meet face to face?

Genres:

Animation, Comedy, Drama

Director:

Adam Elliot

Writer:

Adam Elliot

Country:

Australia
8.1

11 Mr. Nobody 2009

Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Drama, Romance, Fantasy

Director:

Jaco Van Dormael

Countries:

Belgium, Canada, France, Germany
7.8

12 Youth Without Youth 2007

A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in Europe before WWII, professor of language and philosophy Dominic Matei is struck by lightning and ages backwards from 70 to 40 in a week, attracting the world and the Nazis. While on the run, the professor meets a young woman who has her own experience with a lightning storm. Not only does Dominic find love again, but her new abilities hold the key to his research.

Genres:

Fantasy, Drama, Mystery

Writers:

Mircea Eliade (novel), Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay)

Countries:

France, Germany, Italy, Romania, United States of America
6.2

13 Cashback 2006

After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Romance

Director:

Sean Ellis

Writer:

Sean Ellis

Country:

United Kingdom
7.2

14 A Very Long Engagement 2004

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Mark Rance
7.8

15 The Bothersome Man 2006

Forty-year-old Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job, an apartment - even a wife. But before long, Andreas notices that something is wrong. Andreas makes an attempt to escape the city, but he discovers there's no way out. Andreas meets Hugo, who has found a crack in a wall in his cellar. Beautiful music streams out from the crack. Maybe it leads to "the other side"? A new plan for escape is hatched.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Director:

Jens Lien

Writer:

Per Schreiner

Countries:

Iceland, Norway
7.3

16 The Diving Bell And The Butterfly 2007

The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Julian Schnabel

Writers:

Ronald Harwood (screenplay), Jean-Dominique Bauby (book)

Countries:

France, United States of America
8

17 1984 1984

Thomas Heise's documentary portrays the meeting of officials and citizens in the district office of Berlin-Mitte in 1984. The movie uniquely displays how socialist officals and citizens interact.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Thomas Heise

Writer:

Thomas Heise

Country:

Germany
7.7

18 The Sea Inside 2004

The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living.

Genre:

Drama

Writers:

Alejandro Amenábar (screenplay), Mateo Gil (screenplay)

Countries:

Spain, France, Italy
8

19 Sunshine 2007

Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last hope.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Danny Boyle

Writer:

Alex Garland

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.2

20 A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001

David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both vast and profoundly thin.

Genres:

Drama, Science Fiction, Adventure

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Brian Aldiss (short story "Supertoys Last All Summer Long"), Ian Watson (screen story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

21 The Man From Earth 2007

An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Drama

Director:

Richard Schenkman

Writer:

Jerome Bixby

Country:

United States of America
7.9

22 Shine 1996

Shine is a 1996 Australian biographical drama film based on the life of pianist David Helfgott, who suffered a mental breakdown and spent years in institutions. It stars Geoffrey Rush, Lynn Redgrave, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Noah Taylor, John Gielgud, Googie Withers, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd, Nicholas Bell, Chris Haywood and Alex Rafalowicz. The screenplay was written by Jan Sardi, and directed by Scott Hicks. The film made its US premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. In 1997, Geoffrey Rush was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 69th Academy Awards for his performance in the lead role.

A man (Geoffrey Rush) wanders through a heavy rainstorm finding his way into a restaurant. The restaurant's employees try to determine if he needs help. Despite his manic mode of speech being difficult to understand, Sylvia learns that his name is David Helfgott and that he is staying at a local hotel. She returns him to the hotel, and despite his attempts to engage her with his musical knowledge and ownership of various musical scores, she leaves.

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23 The City Of Lost Children 1995

A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.

Genres:

Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure

Countries:

Germany, Belgium, Spain, United States of America, France
7.5