Movies like The Intouchables 2011

A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

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1 City Of God 2002

Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by the point of view of the narrator, Buscapé. Buscapé was raised in a very violent environment. Despite the feeling that all odds were against him, he finds out that life can be seen with other eyes...

Genres:

Drama, Crime

Directors:

Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund (co-director)

Writers:

Paulo Lins (novel), Bráulio Mantovani (screenplay)

Country:

Brazil
8.6

2 Gran Torino 2008

Widower Walt Kowalski is a grumpy, prejudiced, tough-minded, unhappy, old, Korean War veteran who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbours. His prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbour, Thao—a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin—tries to steal his Gran Torino, Walt sets out to reform the youth and takes steps to protect Thao and his family from the gangs that infest their neighborhood.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Writers:

Nick Schenk (screenplay), Dave Johannson (story) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United States of America, Germany
8.1

3 Léon: The Professional 1994

Léon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda's thoughts turn to revenge, and she considers following in Léon's footsteps.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Action

Director:

Luc Besson

Writer:

Luc Besson

Countries:

France, United States of America
8.5

4 Taxi Driver 1976

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feed his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

Martin Scorsese

Writer:

Paul Schrader

Country:

United States of America
8.3

5 Shutter Island 2010

World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Martin Scorsese

Writers:

Laeta Kalogridis (screenplay), Dennis Lehane (novel)

Country:

United States of America
8.1

6 Django Unchained 2012

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Genres:

Drama, Western

Director:

Quentin Tarantino

Country:

United States of America
8.4

7 Life Is Beautiful 1997

A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up he tries to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Roberto Benigni

Writers:

Vincenzo Cerami (story and screenplay by), Roberto Benigni (story and screenplay by)

Country:

Italy
8.6

8 Inception 2010

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Adventure

Director:

Christopher Nolan

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
8.8

9 The Lives Of Others 2006

A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the system.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Country:

Germany
8.4

10 The Hunt 2012

An undercover reporter is commissioned to write a story about a series of gruesome murders. His investigation leads him to a secret society of wealthy businessman who hunt humans for money. Caught in a spiral of violence, he is forced to participate in the game until he discovers that he has become the hunted.

Genres:

Action, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Thomas Szczepanski
4.4

11 Amélie 2001

At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a handsome stranger, will she find the courage to become the star of her very own love story?

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Writers:

Guillaume Laurant (scenario), Jean-Pierre Jeunet (scenario) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

France, Germany
8.3

12 Slumdog Millionaire 2008

Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Directors:

Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan (co-director)

Writers:

Simon Beaufoy (screenplay), Vikas Swarup (novel)

Country:

United Kingdom
8

13 The Help 2011

Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her desperate need for jobs; and Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan is a young white woman who has recently moved back home after graduating college to find out her childhood maid has mysteriously disappeared. These three stories intertwine to explain how life in Jackson, Mississippi revolves around "the help"; yet they are always kept at a certain distance because of racial lines.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Tate Taylor

Writers:

Tate Taylor (screenplay), Kathryn Stockett (novel)

Countries:

India, United Arab Emirates, United States of America
8.1

14 Whiplash 2014

Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.

Genres:

Drama, Music

Director:

Damien Chazelle

Writer:

Damien Chazelle

Country:

United States of America
8.5

15 Limitless 2011

A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.

Genres:

Thriller, Mystery, Science Fiction

Director:

Neil Burger

Writers:

Leslie Dixon (screenplay), Alan Glynn (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.4

16 Rush 2013

A biographical drama centered on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season.

Genres:

Drama, Action

Director:

Ron Howard

Writer:

Peter Morgan

Countries:

Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
8.1

17 12 Years A Slave 2013

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

Genres:

Drama, History

Director:

Steve McQueen

Writers:

John Ridley (screenplay by), Solomon Northup (based on "Twelve Years a Slave" by)

Countries:

United States of America, United Kingdom
8.1

18 The Imitation Game 2014

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.

Genres:

History, Drama, Thriller, War

Director:

Morten Tyldum

Writers:

Graham Moore, Andrew Hodges (book)

Country:

United States of America
8

19 Hachi: A Dog's Tale 2009

A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.

Genres:

Drama, Family

Director:

Lasse Hallström

Writers:

Stephen P. Lindsey (screenplay), Kaneto Shindô (motion picture "Hachiko monogatari")

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
8.1

20 The Green Mile 1999

A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cell block's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.

Genres:

Fantasy, Drama, Crime

Director:

Frank Darabont

Writers:

Stephen King (novel), Frank Darabont (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
8.6

21 Se7en 1995

Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset researches each sin in an effort to get inside the killer's mind, while his novice partner, Mills, scoffs at his efforts to unravel the case.

Genres:

Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

David Fincher

Country:

United States of America
8.6

22 The Pianist 2002

The true story of pianist Władysław Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.

Genres:

Drama, War

Director:

Roman Polanski

Writers:

Ronald Harwood (screenplay), Wladyslaw Szpilman (book)

Countries:

France, Germany, Poland, United Kingdom
8.5

23 A Beautiful Mind 2001

John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Ron Howard

Writers:

Akiva Goldsman, Sylvia Nasar (book)

Country:

United States of America
8.2

24 The King's Speech 2010

The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

Genres:

Drama, History

Director:

Tom Hooper

Writer:

David Seidler (screenplay)

Country:

United Kingdom
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