Movies like The Ice Storm 1997

In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hood family is skidding out of control. Then an ice storm hits, the worst in a century.

If you already watched and love The Ice Storm, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to The Ice Storm.

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 Lost In Translation 2003

Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.

Genres:

Drama, Romance, Comedy

Director:

Sofia Coppola

Writer:

Sofia Coppola

Countries:

Japan, United States of America
7.7

3 Y Tu Mamá También 2001

In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Alfonso Cuarón

Country:

Mexico
7.6

4 Happiness 1998

The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Todd Solondz

Writer:

Todd Solondz

Country:

United States of America
7.7

5 Lonesome Jim 2005

After failing to find success as a writer in New York City, Jim slinks back to his family's home in the Midwest to lick his wounds. But his visit is quickly complicated when his angst spreads to his brother, Tim, who promptly decides to drive his car straight into a tree. Under the shadow of his sibling's injurious actions, Jim strikes up an unlikely friendship with Anika, whose centered small-town wisdom gradually rubs off on him.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Steve Buscemi

Writer:

Jim Strouse (as James C. Strouse)

Country:

United States of America
6.6

6 Magnolia 1999

An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Genre:

Drama

Country:

United States of America
8

7 Boogie Nights 1997

Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a nightclub, and welcomes him into the extended family of movie-makers, misfits and hangers-on that are always around. Adams' rise from nobody to a celebrity adult entertainer is meteoric, and soon the whole world seems to know his porn alter ego, "Dirk Diggler". Now, when disco and drugs are in vogue, fashion is in flux and the party never seems to stop, Adams' dreams of turning sex into stardom are about to collide with cold, hard reality.

Genre:

Drama

Country:

United States of America
7.9

8 Summer Of Sam 1999

Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.

Genres:

Thriller, Drama, Crime, Romance

Director:

Spike Lee

Writers:

Spike Lee, Victor Colicchio (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

9 The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999

Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley worms his way into the idyllic lives of Dickie and his girlfriend, plunging into a daring scheme of duplicity, lies and murder.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime, Drama

Director:

Anthony Minghella

Writers:

Patricia Highsmith (novel), Anthony Minghella (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.4

10 Leaving Las Vegas 1995

Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Mike Figgis

Writers:

John O'Brien (based upon the novel by), Mike Figgis (screenplay by)

Country:

United States of America
7.5

11 Sexy Beast 2000

The idyllic life of retired safecracker Gal is put at risk when a psychotic gangster from his past arrives at his villa in southern Spain, intent on bringing him out of retirement for one last job.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Jonathan Glazer

Countries:

Spain, United Kingdom
7.3

12 Margaret 2011

A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Kenneth Lonergan

Country:

United States of America
6.4

13 Sex, Lies, And Videotape 1989

A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Country:

United States of America
7.2

14 The Sweet Hereafter 1997

A small mountain community in Canada is devastated when a school bus accident leaves more than a dozen of its children dead. A big-city lawyer arrives to help the survivors' and victims' families prepare a class-action suit, but his efforts only seem to push the townspeople further apart. At the same time, one teenage survivor of the accident has to reckon with the loss of innocence brought about by a different kind of damage.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Atom Egoyan

Writers:

Russell Banks (novel), Atom Egoyan (screenplay)

Country:

Canada
7.5

15 In The Bedroom 2001

Summertime on the coast of Maine, "In the Bedroom" centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Matt Fowler is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler, a music teacher. His son is involved in a love affair with a local single mother. As the beauty of Maine's brief and fleeting summer comes to an end, these characters find themselves in the midst of unimaginable tragedy.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

Todd Field

Writers:

Andre Dubus (story "Killings"), Robert Festinger (screenplay) (as Rob Festinger) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.4

16 Wonder Boys 2000

Grady is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years -- not since he wrote his award winning "Great American Novel" 7 years ago. This weekend proves even worse than he could imagine as he finds himself reeling from one misadventure to another in the company of a new wonder boy author.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Curtis Hanson

Writers:

Michael Chabon (novel), Steve Kloves (screenplay)

Countries:

Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.3

17 To Die For 1995

Suzanne Stone wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with relentless focus, she is forced to destroy anything and anyone that may stand in her way, regardless of the ultimate cost or means necessary.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Crime

Director:

Gus Van Sant

Writers:

Joyce Maynard (book), Buck Henry (screenplay)

Countries:

Canada, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.8

18 Swimming Pool 2003

In the middle of this amusing thriller is a relationship between two different types of females, one is a well know British author and the other is a sex-crazed French teen. The two get into some relationship trouble while living together in this film of psychological imagery and an erotic exploration of the female body.

Genres:

Crime, Thriller

Director:

François Ozon

Writers:

François Ozon (screenplay), Emmanuèle Bernheim | 1 more credit »

Countries:

France, United Kingdom
6.7

19 Big Night 1996

Primo & Secondo, two immigrant brothers, pin their hopes on a banquet honoring Louis Prima to save their struggling restaurant.

Genre:

Drama

Country:

United States of America
7.3

20 Six Degrees Of Separation 1993

The story of a young, gay, black, con artist who, posing as the son of Sidney Poitier, cunningly maneuvers his way into the lives of a white, upper-class New York family.

Genres:

Mystery, Drama, Comedy

Director:

Fred Schepisi

Writers:

John Guare (play), John Guare (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.8

21 The Limey 1999

The Limey follows Wilson, a tough English ex-con who travels to Los Angeles to avenge his daughter's death. Upon arrival, Wilson goes to task battling Valentine and an army of L.A.'s toughest criminals, hoping to find clues and piece together what happened. After surviving a near-death beating, getting thrown from a building and being chased down a dangerous mountain road, the Englishman decides to dole out some bodily harm of his own.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Writer:

Lem Dobbs

Country:

United States of America
7

22 The Player 1992

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Robert Altman

Writers:

Michael Tolkin (screenplay), Michael Tolkin (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.5

23 The Last Picture Show 1971

High school seniors and best friends, Sonny and Duane, live in a dying Texas town. The handsome Duane is dating local beauty, Jacy, while Sonny is having an affair with the coach's wife, Ruth. As graduation nears, both boys contemplate their futures. While Duane eyes the army and Sonny takes over a local business, each boy struggles to figure out if he can escape this dead-end town and build a better life somewhere else.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Peter Bogdanovich

Writers:

Larry McMurtry (screenplay), Peter Bogdanovich (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
8

24 Adaptation 2002

A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime, Drama

Director:

Spike Jonze

Writers:

Susan Orlean (book), Charlie Kaufman (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.7