Movies like Year Of The Dog 2007

A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after her dog dies.

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1 Dummy 2002

An ex-office worker becomes a ventriloquist, leading to a date with his unemployment counselor; but his quirky family and a gauche female friend may thwart his new career and love life.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Greg Pritikin

Writer:

Greg Pritikin

Country:

United States of America
6.7

2 Pieces Of April 2003

Quirky and rebellious April Burns lives with her boyfriend in a low-rent New York City apartment miles away from her emotionally distant family. But when she discovers that her mother has a fatal form of breast cancer, she invites the clan to her place for Thanksgiving. While her father struggles to drive her family into the city, April -- an inexperienced cook -- runs into kitchen trouble and must ask a neighbor for help.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Peter Hedges

Writer:

Peter Hedges

Country:

United States of America
7

3 Sweet Land 2005

Set in 1920, Inge travels from Germany to rural Minnesota in order to meet the man destined to be her husband.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Ali Selim

Writers:

Will Weaver (short story "A Gravestone Made of Wheat"), Ali Selim

Country:

United States of America
7.1

4 The Aristocrats 2005

One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.

Genres:

Comedy, Documentary

Country:

United States of America
6.4

5 Man Of The Year 2006

The irreverent host of a political satire talk show decides to run for president and expose corruption in Washington. His stunt goes further than he expects when he actually wins the election, but a software engineer suspects that a computer glitch is responsible for his surprising victory.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Director:

Barry Levinson

Writer:

Barry Levinson

Country:

United States of America
6.2

6 Fast Food Nation 2006

Inspired by author Eric Schlosser's New York Times best-seller of the same name, director Richard Linklater's ensemble drama examines the health issues and social consequences of America's love affair with fast food and features an all-star cast that includes Greg Kinnear, Ethan Hawke, Kris Kristofferson, Patricia Arquette, and Luis Guzman.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Richard Linklater

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.3

7 Please Give 2010

In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Nicole Holofcener

Country:

United States of America
6.6

8 Little Fish 2005

Set in the Little Saigon district outside of Sydney, a woman trying to escape her past becomes embroiled in a drug deal.

Genres:

Drama, Crime

Director:

Rowan Woods

Country:

Australia
6.2

9 Vera Drake 2004

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

Mike Leigh

Writer:

Mike Leigh

Countries:

United Kingdom, France
7.6

10 Whale Rider 2002

On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea's direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny.

Genres:

Drama, Family

Director:

Niki Caro

Writers:

Niki Caro, Witi Ihimaera (book)

Countries:

Germany, New Zealand
7.5

11 Millions 2004

Two boys, still grieving the death of their mother, find themselves the unwitting benefactors of a bag of bank robbery loot in the week before the United Kingdom switches its official currency to the Euro. What's a kid to do?

Genres:

Comedy, Crime, Drama

Director:

Danny Boyle

Country:

United Kingdom
6.9

12 Wit 2001

A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.

Genres:

Drama, TV Movie

Director:

Mike Nichols

Writers:

Margaret Edson (play), Emma Thompson (teleplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
8

13 Ponette 1996

A four-year-old girl must come to terms with the loss of her mother and the reality of death in this award-winning French drama. Little Ponette (Victoire Thivisol) is riding in a car with her mother when they're involved in a serious accident; Ponette survives, but her mother does not. Her father (Xavier Beauvois) initially reacts with anger over his late wife's careless driving, while her Aunt Claire (Claire Nebout) tries to comfort the child by telling her about Jesus and the resurrection. However, none of this does much to reassure Ponette or clarify her confusion about the practical realities and spiritual dilemma posed by death. In time, Ponette and her cousins Matiaz (Matiaz Caton) and Delphine (Delphine Schiltz) are sent off to boarding school, where they have to resolve their confusion and loss on their own. ~Mark Deming, Rovi

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Jacques Doillon

Writers:

Jacques Doillon, Brune Compagnon (scenario collaborator: for first draft)

Country:

France
7.6

14 Citizen Ruth 1996

"Citizen Ruth" is the story of Ruth Stoops, a woman who nobody even noticed -- until she got pregnant. Now, everyone wants a piece of her. The film is a comedy about one woman caught in the ultimate tug-of-war: a clash of wild, noisy, ridiculous people that rapidly dissolves into a media circus.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Director:

Alexander Payne

Country:

United States of America
7

15 Friends With Money 2006

After she quits her lucrative job, Olivia finds herself unsure about her future and her relationships with her successful and wealthy friends.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Nicole Holofcener

Country:

United States of America
5.7

16 Smoke Signals 1998

Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family, and Victor hasn't seen his father for 10 years. When Victor hears Arnold has died, Thomas offers him funding for the trip to get Arnold's remains

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Director:

Chris Eyre

Writers:

Sherman Alexie (book), Sherman Alexie (screenplay)

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
7.1

17 Danny Deckchair 2003

Based on a true story, the tale of a cement truck driver named Danny, whose long awaited vacation is cancelled thanks to his scheming girlfriend, Trudy. Danny escapes his grim life in suburban Australia and blasts into the skies in a chair tied with helium balloons. A mighty thunderstorm blows him clean off the map, and spits him out far away over the lush green town of Clarence. In this new town, he rockets into the world of Glenda, the town's only parking cop. While the media back home becomes obsessed with the story of his disappearance, Danny gets to reinvent himself in this new town, and in his great adventure, he discovers a true soul mate in Glenda. Fate catches up with him eventually, as Danny's true identity is revealed and Trudy--now a tabloid celebrity--comes to the idyllic town to claim Danny and drag him back to Sydney. Danny, however, is a changed man; he's discovered what it means to be happy and has found a new self-worth.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Jeff Balsmeyer

Writers:

Jeff Balsmeyer, Lizzie Bryant (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »

Country:

Australia
6.7

18 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

19 Jack Goes Boating 2010

A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship and grace—centered around two working-class New York City couples.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Writers:

Robert Glaudini (screenplay) (as Bob Glaudini), Robert Glaudini (play) (as Bob Glaudini)

Country:

United States of America
6.4

20 All That Heaven Allows 1955

Two different social classes collide when Cary Scott, a wealthy upper-class widow, falls in love with her much younger and down-to-earth gardener, prompting disapproval and criticism from her children and country club friends.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Douglas Sirk

Writers:

Peggy Thompson (screenplay) (as Peg Fenwick), Edna L. Lee (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

21 Arranged 2007

ARRANGED centers on the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year they learn they share much in common - not least of which is that they are both going through the process of arranged marriages.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Romance

Country:

United States of America
7.3

22 The Prize Winner Of Defiance, Ohio 2005

Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan, a midwestern housewife who managed to rescue her family from debt by entering contests for ad slogans sponsored by consumer product companies.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Jane Anderson

Writers:

Terry Ryan (book), Jane Anderson (screenplay)
7.3

23 The Kid Stays In The Picture 2002

Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans, based on his famous 1994 autobiography.

Genre:

Documentary

Writers:

Robert Evans (book), Brett Morgen (screen adaptation)

Country:

United States of America
7.3

24 Spellbound 2002

This documentary follows 8 teens and pre-teens as they work their way toward the finals of the Scripps Howard national spelling bee championship in Washington D.C.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Jeffrey Blitz

Country:

United States of America
7.5