Movies like 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'!

If you already watched and love Wristcutters: A Love Story, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to Wristcutters: A Love Story.

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 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.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Ellen Perry

Writers:

Ellen Perry (screenplay), Kim Roberts (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.4

3 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

4 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

5 Control 2007

Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Anton Corbijn

Writers:

Deborah Curtis (book), Matt Greenhalgh (screenplay)

Countries:

Japan, United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia
7.7

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 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

8 Lars And The Real Girl 2007

Extremely shy Lars finds it impossible to make friends or socialize. His brother and sister-in-law worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed. But Lars' new lady is a life-size plastic woman. On the advice of a doctor, his family and the rest of the community go along with his delusion.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Craig Gillespie

Writer:

Nancy Oliver

Country:

United States of America
7.3

9 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

10 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

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 Good Bye Lenin! 2003

An affectionate and refreshing East/West-Germany comedy about a boy whose mother was in a coma while the Berlin wall fell and when she wakes up he must try to keep her from learning what happened (as she was an avid communist supporter) to avoid shocking her which could lead to another heart attack.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Wolfgang Becker

Writers:

Bernd Lichtenberg, Achim von Borries (collaborator on screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

Germany
7.7

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 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

15 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

16 Adam 2009

Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Max Mayer

Writer:

Max Mayer

Country:

United States of America
7.2

17 Stranger Than Fiction 2006

Harold Crick is a lonely IRS agent whose mundane existence is transformed when he hears a mysterious voice narrating his life.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Director:

Marc Forster

Writer:

Zach Helm

Country:

United States of America
7.6

18 Why Stop Now? 2012

When a college piano prodigy tries to check his mother into rehab, he is taken hostage by her drug dealer and swept along on a wild adventure.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Writers:

Phil Dorling (written for the screen by), Ron Nyswaner (written for the screen by) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.6

19 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

20 He Was A Quiet Man 2007

A troubled loner, Bob Maconel, imagines blowing up the tower in Los Angeles where he works. He takes a revolver to his office intent on killing colleagues, and then himself. At home, he holds conversations with his fish, who encourage him to do it. His supervisor picks on him. As he's screwing his courage to the sticking place, he drops a bullet; while on the floor looking for it, another colleague does exactly what Bob has been planning. Bob emerges a hero and the one colleague he likes, a woman with a bright smile, is severely wounded. Can Bob help her through despair and find himself and joy in life? Or, as everyone says, is this impossible for a man like him?

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Frank A. Cappello

Writer:

Frank A. Cappello (as Frank Cappello)

Country:

United States of America
6.8

21 Be Kind Rewind 2008

A man whose brain becomes magnetized unintentionally destroys every tape in his friend's video store. In order to satisfy the store's most loyal renter, an aging woman with signs of dementia, the two men set out to remake the lost films.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Director:

Michel Gondry

Writer:

Michel Gondry

Countries:

United States of America, United Kingdom
6.4

22 The Story Of Luke 2012

Sheltered by his grandparents, Luke, a young man with autism, is thrust into a world that doesn't expect anything from him. But Luke is on a quest for a job and true love. And he isn't taking no for an answer.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Alonso Mayo

Writer:

Alonso Mayo

Country:

Canada
7.2

23 Paper Man 2009

A coming-of-middle-age comedy that chronicles the unlikely friendship between failed author Richard Dunne and a Long Island teen who teaches him a thing or two about growing up, all under the disapproving eye of his long-suffering wife and his imaginary Superhero friend.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Country:

United States of America
6.6

24 Funny Games U.S. 2007

When Ann, husband George, and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the tight-knit clan, giving them until the next day to survive.

Genres:

Crime, Horror, Thriller, Drama

Director:

Michael Haneke

Writer:

Michael Haneke

Countries:

Austria, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.6