Movies like The Shape Of Things 2003

Quiet, unassuming Adam is changing in a major way, thanks to his new girlfriend, art student Evelyn. Adam's friends are a little freaked by the transformation.

If you already watched and love The Shape Of Things, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to The Shape Of Things.

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 Black Dahlia 2006

Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and, when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films and family madness as they pursue the killer.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Brian De Palma

Writers:

Josh Friedman (screenplay), James Ellroy (novel)

Countries:

France, Germany, United States of America
5.6

3 Destination Wedding 2018

Frank and Lindsay—two emotionally-broken strangers—meet on the way to a destination wedding. Over the course of the weekend and against all odds, they find themselves drawn together even though they are initially repulsed by one another.

Genres:

Romance, Comedy, Drama

Director:

Victor Levin

Writer:

Victor Levin

Country:

United States of America
6

4 Lawn Dogs 1997

In the affluent, gated community of Camelot Gardens, bored wives indiscriminately sleep around while their unwitting husbands try desperately to climb the social ladder. Trent, a 21-year-old outsider who mows the neighborhood lawns, quietly observes the infidelities and hypocrisies of this overly privileged society. When Devon, a 10-year-old daughter from one family, forges a friendship with Trent, things suddenly get very complicated.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

John Duigan

Writer:

Naomi Wallace

Country:

United Kingdom
7.5

5 Pleasantville 1998

Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's modern attitude disrupts Pleasantville's peaceful but boring routine, she literally brings color into its life.

Genres:

Fantasy, Comedy, Drama

Director:

Gary Ross

Writer:

Gary Ross

Country:

United States of America
7.5

6 The Good Girl 2002

A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Romance

Director:

Miguel Arteta

Writer:

Mike White

Countries:

Netherlands, Germany, United States of America
6.4

7 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.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Ang Lee

Writers:

Rick Moody (based upon the novel by), James Schamus (screenplay by)

Countries:

France, United States of America
7.4

8 An Unfinished Life 2005

Stoic and heartbroken, Einar Gilkyson quietly lives in the rugged Wyoming ranchlands alongside his only trusted friend, Mitch Bradley. One day, the woman he blames for the death of his only son arrives at his door broke, desperate and with a granddaughter he's never known. But even as buried anger and accusations resurface, the way is opened for unexpected connection, adventure and forgiveness.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Lasse Hallström

Countries:

United States of America, Germany
7

9 Conversations With Other Women 2005

Reunited at a wedding after many years, former lovers again feel the pull of a mutual attraction neither is willing to admit. Escaping the reception for the privacy of a hotel room, the unnamed pair explore the choices of the past that led them to the present.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Hans Canosa

Writer:

Gabrielle Zevin

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7

10 Dot The I 2003

Young lovers in London are wrapped up in a love triangle that may not be exactly what it seems. Carmen, a beautiful Spanish woman with a tendency to lose her temper at the drop of a hat, is about to be married to Barnaby, a caring, wealthy, but slightly boring Englishman. While out with friends on her 'hen night' she encounters a stranger who suddenly sparks a passion that has been sleeping within her. As her wedding date approaches, she finds herself struggling to put this newcomer out of her mind, but his effect on her keeps growing stronger. What is it that he sees in her, and why does she feel like she's being pushed inevitably into his arms?

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Director:

Matthew Parkhill

Countries:

Spain, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.8

11 Blue Jay 2016

Meeting by chance when they return to their tiny California hometown, two former high-school sweethearts reflect on their shared past.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Alex Lehmann

Writer:

Mark Duplass

Country:

United States of America
7.3

12 10 Items Or Less 2006

An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, a cashier who is about to interview for a new job. The actor rediscovers the essence of his craft while helping Scarlet gain the confidence she needs to change her life.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Brad Silberling

Writer:

Brad Silberling

Country:

United States of America
6.6

13 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

14 The Human Stain 2003

Coleman Silk is a worldly and admired professor who loses his job after unwittingly making a racial slur. To clear his name, Silk writes a book about the events with his friend and colleague Nathan Zuckerman, who in the process discovers a dark secret Silk has hidden his whole life. All the while, Silk engages in an affair with Faunia Farley, a younger woman whose tormented past threatens to unravel the layers of deception Silk has constructed.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Robert Benton

Writers:

Philip Roth (novel), Nicholas Meyer (screenplay)

Countries:

France, Germany, United States of America
6.2

15 Laurel Canyon 2002

Laurel Canyon focuses on Sam and Alex, a pair of upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who relocate to Los Angeles. Enter Jane, Sam's estranged mother, a successful record producer, who's more than willing to put the couple up in her lavish digs. As Sam and Alex settle in at Jane's, they gradually lose their straight-and-narrow approach to life and begin to experiment.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Lisa Cholodenko

Writer:

Lisa Cholodenko

Country:

United States of America
6.4

16 I Could Never Be Your Woman 2007

This movie follows a mother who falls for a younger man while her daughter falls in love for the first time. Mother Nature messes with their fates.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Amy Heckerling

Writer:

Amy Heckerling

Country:

United States of America
6

17 My First Mister 2001

Leelee Sobieski is brash, abrasive and vulnerable as a teenage child of divorce who hides her pain behind a mask of hard-edged gothic rebellion. Albert Brooks plays a man who is her total opposite, a precise and well-ordered menswear store owner of forty-nine who manages limited expectations and protects lonely secrets with pleasant ritual and quiet, ironic reserve. These two total opposites collide in conflict then come together in a surprising alliance, changing each other's lives forever.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Christine Lahti

Writer:

Jill Franklyn

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.2

18 Femme Fatale 2002

A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime, Romance

Director:

Brian De Palma

Writer:

Brian De Palma

Countries:

Switzerland, France
6.2

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 Numb 2015

Husband and wife, Will and Dawn, are in financial crisis after learning the job Will was counting on to salvage their financial future has disappeared in the midst of a market collapse. They set out to drive home on the winter highway back to their city, and in a moment of altruism, pick up siblings Lee and Cheryl, a pair of hitchhikers on their way to start a new life. In the midst of the night they nearly collide with an old man wandering on the snowy highway, hyperthermic and horrifically frostbitten. While searching for his ID they discover a wad of cash, a hand drawn map with GPS coordinates, and a single gold coin inside his coat. Will and Dawn reluctantly go along with Lee’s plan to report him to the police as a John Doe and pocket the money. In an attempt to save their financial struggles, all four venture off into the snowy wilderness in search of the buried gold.

Genres:

Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Jason R. Goode

Writer:

Andre Harden

Country:

Canada
5.5

22 At Middleton 2013

Two parents fall in love over the course of a single day while playing hooky from their children's college tour.

Genres:

Romance, Comedy

Director:

Adam Rodgers

Country:

United States of America
6.5

23 Thanks For Sharing 2012

A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon—sex addiction.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Stuart Blumberg

Country:

United States of America
6.4

24 The Little Death 2014

A comedy film that looks into the loosely connected lives of people with strange sexual fantasies. A woman with a dangerous fantasy and her partner's struggle to please her. A man who begins an affair with his own wife without her knowing anything about it. A couple struggling to keep things together after a sexual experiment spins out of control. A woman who can only find pleasure in her husband's pain. A call centre operator caught in the middle of a dirty and chaotic phone call. And the distractingly charming new neighbour who connects them all.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Romance

Director:

Josh Lawson

Writer:

Josh Lawson

Country:

Australia
7.1