Movies like You Don't Know Jack 2010

Angel of mercy… or murderous “Doctor Death”? Jack Kervorkian is one of the most polarizing figures in modern American history, a man whose passionate belief that people have the right to die has brought him both praise and vilification. Oscar®- and Emmy®-winning actor Al Pacino brings “Dr. Death” to life in an all-new HBO Films presentation: You Don’t Know Jack, directed by Oscar®-winner Barry Levinson.

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1 Public Enemies 2009

Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, Hoover makes Dillinger his first Public Enemy Number One and assigns his top agent, Melvin Purvis, the task of bringing him in dead or alive.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, History

Director:

Michael Mann

Writers:

Ronan Bennett (screenplay), Michael Mann (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7

2 The Way Back 2010

At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag—to take a perilous and uncertain journey to freedom as they cross deserts, mountains and several nations.

Genres:

Drama, Adventure, History

Director:

Peter Weir

Writers:

Slavomir Rawicz (novel), Peter Weir (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States of America
7.3

3 The Sunset Limited 2011

Based on the play of the same name by Pulitzer Prize Winner Cormac McCarthy, this searing two-character drama mixes humor and pathos while examining the relationship between strangers who are brought together by desperate circumstances. Set in a New York tenement apartment, the story focuses on two very different men - a deeply religious black ex-con who thwarts the suicide attempt of an asocial white college professor who tried to throw himself in front of an oncoming subway train, 'The Sunset Limited.' As the one attempts to connect on a rational, spiritual and emotional level, the other remains steadfast in his hard-earned despair. Locked in a philosophical debate, both passionately defend their personal credos and try to convert the other.

Genres:

Drama, TV Movie

Director:

Tommy Lee Jones

Writers:

Cormac McCarthy, Cormac McCarthy (play)

Country:

United States of America
7.4

4 Leaves Of Grass 2009

An Ivy League professor returns home, where his pot-growing twin brother has concocted a plan to take down a local drug lord.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Tim Blake Nelson

Country:

United States of America
6.4

5 The Beaver 2011

Suffering from a severe case of depression, toy company CEO Walter Black (Mel Gibson) begins using a beaver hand puppet to help him open up to his family. With his father seemingly going insane, adolescent son Porter (Anton Yelchin) pushes for his parents to get a divorce. Jodie Foster directs and co-stars as Walter's wife in this dark comedy that also features Riley Thomas Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Jodie Foster

Writer:

Kyle Killen

Countries:

United Arab Emirates, United States of America
6.7

6 Law Abiding Citizen 2009

A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.

Genres:

Drama, Crime, Thriller

Director:

F. Gary Gray

Writer:

Kurt Wimmer

Country:

United States of America
7.4

7 The Damned United 2009

Taking over Leeds United, Brian Clough's abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous manager Don Revie and how much he is missing right-hand man Peter Taylor.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Tom Hooper

Writers:

Peter Morgan (screenplay), David Peace (novel)

Country:

United Kingdom
7.5

8 Biutiful 2010

This is a story of a man in free fall. On the road to redemption, darkness lights his way. Connected with the afterlife, Uxbal is a tragic hero and father of two who's sensing the danger of death. He struggles with a tainted reality and a fate that works against him in order to forgive, for love, and forever.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Alejandro G. Iñárritu (as Alejandro González Iñárritu)

Writers:

Alejandro G. Iñárritu (screenplay) (as Alejandro González Iñárritu), Alejandro G. Iñárritu (based on a story by) (as Alejandro González Iñárritu) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Mexico, Spain
7.5

9 Carnage 2011

After 11-year-old Zachary Cowan strikes his classmate across the face with a stick after an argument, the victim's parents invite Zachary's parents to their Brooklyn apartment to deal with the incident in a civilized manner.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Roman Polanski

Writers:

Yasmina Reza (play), Yasmina Reza (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Spain, France, Germany, Poland
7.2

10 Felon 2008

A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery

Director:

Ric Roman Waugh

Writer:

Ric Roman Waugh

Country:

United States of America
7.4

11 Righteous Kill 2008

Two veteran New York City detectives work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago; is there a serial killer on the loose, and did they perhaps put the wrong person behind bars?

Genres:

Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Jon Avnet

Writer:

Russell Gewirtz

Country:

United States of America
6

12 Flight 2012

Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip pulls off a miraculous crash-landing that results in only six lives lost. Shaken to the core, Whip vows to get sober -- but when the crash investigation exposes his addiction, he finds himself in an even worse situation.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Robert Zemeckis

Writer:

John Gatins

Country:

United States of America
7.3

13 The Lincoln Lawyer 2011

A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Brad Furman

Writers:

John Romano (screenplay), Michael Connelly (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.3

14 Kill The Irishman 2011

Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, Kill the Irishman chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough Cleveland neighborhood to become an enforcer in the local mob.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama

Director:

Jonathan Hensleigh

Writers:

Jonathan Hensleigh (screenplay), Jeremy Walters (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

15 The Company Men 2010

Bobby Walker lives the proverbial American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and two co-workers jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands and fathers.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

John Wells

Writer:

John Wells

Country:

United States of America
6.7

16 Invictus 2009

Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.

Genres:

Drama, History

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Writers:

Anthony Peckham (screenplay), John Carlin (book)

Country:

United States of America
7.3

17 J. Edgar 2011

As the face of law enforcement in the United States for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career, and his life.

Genres:

Drama, Crime, History

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Country:

United States of America
6.5

18 Flashbacks Of A Fool 2008

An aging Hollywood star, Joe Scott, lives a life of narcissistic hedonism, observed by his laconic personal assistant, Ophelia. The death of his childhood best friend, Boots, takes our protagonist, and the movie, into an extended flashback to a sea-side town in 1970's Britain.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Baillie Walsh

Writer:

Baillie Walsh

Country:

United Kingdom
6.8

19 Thick As Thieves 2009

A master thief recruits a notorious thief to help him steal two famous Faberge eggs from an impenetrable vault in an effort to pull off one final job and repay his debt to the Russian mob.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Mimi Leder

Writer:

Ted Humphrey

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6

20 Edge Of Darkness 2010

As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to uncover the disturbing secrets surrounding her murder, including corporate corruption, government collusion and Emma's own mysterious life.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Martin Campbell

Writers:

William Monahan (screenplay), Andrew Bovell (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.6

21 Stone 2010

Parole officer Jack Mabry has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald 'Stone' Creeson, a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially reluctant to indulge Stone in the coarse banter he wishes to pursue and feels little sympathy for the prisoner's pleads for an early release. Seeing little hope in convincing Jack himself, Stone arranges for his wife to seduce the officer, but motives and intentions steadily blur amidst the passions and buried secrets of the corrupted players in this deadly game of deception.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

John Curran

Country:

United States of America
5.4

22 Cadillac Records 2008

The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.

Genres:

Drama, History, Music

Director:

Darnell Martin

Writer:

Darnell Martin

Country:

United States of America
7

23 Amelia 2009

A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama

Director:

Mira Nair

Writers:

Ronald Bass (as Ron Bass), Anna Hamilton Phelan | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.8

24 11 Minutes Ago 2007

Traveling in 11-minute increments, a time-tumbler from 48-years in the future spends two years of his life weaving through a two-hour wedding reception.

Genres:

Drama, Science Fiction, Romance

Director:

Bob Gebert

Writer:

Bob Gebert
6.4