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Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all changes when Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his life. The narrator it is extraordinarily accurate, and Harold recognizes the voice as an esteemed author he saw on TV. But when the narration reveals that he is going to die, Harold must find the author of the story, and ultimately his life, to convince her to change the ending of the story before it is too late. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  insanity,  paranoia,  obsession,  suicide,  surrealism
Locations:bicycle,  hospital
Characters:professor,  baker,  psychiatrist,  writer,  nurse,  singer,  doctor
Story:irs agent,  tax audit,  standing on a ledge,  building demolition,  barefoot man,  driving off a bridge,  self sacrifice,  electric guitar,  playing guitar,  author,  hit by a bus,  writer meets subject,  bus driver,  bus stop,  swimming pool,  telephone call,  character interacts with narrator,  sucking on one's finger,  tax inspection,  harvard law school,  reference to magritte,  nicotine patch,  manic pixie dream girl,  tax inspector,  want ads,  driven mad,  math whiz,  do over,  actuary,  predestination,  er,  passivity,  time clock,  small talk,  internal revenue service,  jumping off a building,  metafiction,  auditor,  audit,  wrecking ball,  yogurt,  naked man,  tax evasion,  questionnaire,  what if,  flour,  reference to frankenstein,  fantasy becomes reality,  taxes,  meta,  cubicle,  ledge,  washing dishes,  car in water,  personal assistant,  car wreck,  researcher,  reference to shakespeare's hamlet,  toothbrush,  dressing,  recluse,  demolition,  lifeguard,  writer's block,  anarchist,  gurney,  cookie,  hearing voices,  bakery,  no title at beginning,  bicycling,  publisher,  novel,  saving a life,  revolutionary,  brushing teeth,  briefcase,  bookstore,  novelist,  animated sequence,  literature,  research,  remote control,  movie theatre,  janitor,  barefoot,  apple,  schizophrenia,  fate,  psychologist,  wristwatch,  watching a movie,  electronic music score,  sacrifice,  typewriter,  split screen,  government,  falling in love,  reading,  umbrella,  pay phone,  fantasy sequence,  locker room,  chicago illinois,  latex gloves,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  apology,  accident,  subway,  bridge,  montage,  wine,  swimming,  telephone,  guitar,  classroom,  running,  book,  falling from height,  bare butt,  undressing,  bus,  watching tv,  computer,  hero,  urination,  mirror,  food,  rain,  song,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  shower,  surprise ending,  cult film,  three word title,  tattoo,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  death,  father son relationship,  blood,  sex,  kiss

In The Mouth Of Madness (1994)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

In The Mouth Of Madness (1994)

With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to investigate Cane's mysterious vanishing act and ends up in the sleepy little East Coast town of Hobb's End. The fact that this town exists as a figment of Cane's twisted imagination is only the beginning of Trent's problems. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  suicide,  surrealism
Locations:bicycle
Characters:writer,  psychiatrist,  doctor
Story:self sacrifice,  writer meets subject,  metafiction,  fantasy becomes reality,  publisher,  novel,  bookstore,  movie theatre,  schizophrenia,  electronic music score,  typewriter,  pay phone,  author,  bridge,  book,  bus,  surprise ending,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  death,  blood

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Swimming Pool (2003)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Swimming Pool (2003)

Sarah Morton is a famous British mystery author. Tired of London and seeking inspiration for her new novel, she accepts an offer from her publisher John Bosload to stay at his home in Luberon, in the South of France. It is the off-season, and Sarah finds that the beautiful country locale and unhurried pace is just the tonic for her--until late one night, when John's indolent and insouciant French daughter Julie unexpectedly arrives. Sarah's prim and steely English reserve is jarred by Julie's reckless, sexually charged lifestyle. Their interactions set off an increasingly unsettling series of events, as Sarah's creative process and a possible real-life murder begin to blend dangerously together. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  obsession,  surrealism
Characters:writer
Story:swimming pool,  telephone call,  fantasy becomes reality,  writer's block,  publisher,  novelist,  falling in love,  author,  subway,  swimming,  book,  computer,  food,  rain,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  death,  kiss,  blood

Deception (2008)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Deception (2008)

Cat and mouse. Jonathan McQuarry is an auditor in Manhattan, moving from office to office checking their books. While working late, a smooth and well-dressed man named Wyatt Bose chats Jonathan up, offers him a joint, and soon they're pals. When their cell phones are accidentally swapped, Jonathan answers Wyatt's phone to a series of women asking if he's free tonight. Jonathan discovers it's a sex club: busy powerful people meet each other anonymously in hotels. Jonathan falls for one of the club members, whom he knows only as "S," whom he's also seen on a subway. When she goes missing, patterns emerge and Jonathan faces demands involving violence and lots of money. (Read More)

Characters:singer
Story:telephone call,  auditor,  gurney,  briefcase,  locker room,  subway,  montage,  guitar,  undressing,  watching tv,  computer,  mirror,  food,  rain,  song,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  shower,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  sex,  blood,  kiss,  death

Oldeuboi (2003) is one of the best movies like Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Oldeuboi (2003)

Abducted on a rainy night in 1988, the obnoxious drunk, Oh Dae-Su, much to his surprise, wakes up locked in a windowless and dilapidated hotel room, for an unknown reason. There, his invisible and pitiless captors will feed him, clothe him and sedate him to avoid committing suicide, and as his only companion and a window to the world is the TV in his stark cell, the only thing that helps Oh Dae-Su keep going is his daily journal. But then, unexpectedly, after fifteen long years in captivity, the perplexed prisoner is deliberately released, encouraged to track down his tormentor to finally get his retribution. Nevertheless, who would hate Oh Dae-Su so much he would deny him of a quick and clean death? (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  suicide
Locations:bicycle
Characters:singer,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  animated sequence,  remote control,  schizophrenia,  split screen,  umbrella,  pay phone,  fantasy sequence,  subway,  montage,  running,  book,  falling from height,  undressing,  watching tv,  computer,  urination,  food,  rain,  song,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  shower,  surprise ending,  cult film,  tattoo,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  death,  kiss,  blood

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Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

In the early 1940s, Allen Ginsberg is an English major at Columbia University, only to learn more than he bargained for. Dissatisfied by the orthodox attitudes of the school, Allen finds himself drawn to iconoclastic colleagues like Lucien Carr, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Together, this gang would explore bold new literary ideas that would challenge the sensibilities of their time as the future Beat Generation. However, for all their creativity, their very appetites and choices lead to more serious transgressions that would mark their lives forever. This is why Kill Your Darlings (2013) is one of the best movies like Stranger Than Fiction (2006). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  obsession
Characters:professor,  writer,  singer
Story:telephone call,  novel,  saving a life,  typewriter,  author,  chicago illinois,  man with glasses,  apology,  subway,  wine,  telephone,  book,  bare butt,  undressing,  mirror,  song,  voice over narration,  shower,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  sex,  blood,  kiss

Swiss Army Man (2016)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Swiss Army Man (2016)

Hank, stranded on a deserted island and about to kill himself, notices a corpse washed up on the beach. He befriends it, naming it Manny, only to discover that his new friend can talk and has a myriad of supernatural abilities...which may help him get home.

Themes:surrealism
Characters:singer
Story:gurney,  hearing voices,  falling in love,  fantasy sequence,  apology,  bridge,  montage,  book,  falling from height,  bare butt,  bus,  urination,  food,  rain,  song,  cell phone,  shower,  three word title,  singing,  father son relationship,  sex

The Ghost Writer (2010)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Ghost Writer (2010)

An unremarkable ghost-writer has landed a lucrative contract to redact the memoirs of Adam Lang, the former UK Prime Minister. After dominating British politics for years, Lang has retired with his wife to the USA. He lives on an island, in luxurious, isolated premises complete with a security detail and a secretarial staff. Soon, Adam Lang gets embroiled in a major scandal with international ramifications that reveals how far he was ready to go in order to nurture UK's "special relationship" with the USA. But before this controversy has started, before even he has closed the deal with the publisher, the ghost-writer gets unmistakable signs that the turgid draft he is tasked to put into shape inexplicably constitutes highly sensitive material. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Locations:bicycle
Characters:writer,  professor
Story:accident,  telephone call,  researcher,  dressing,  no title at beginning,  publisher,  research,  fate,  government,  reading,  umbrella,  author,  no opening credits,  wine,  telephone,  running,  book,  undressing,  watching tv,  computer,  food,  rain,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  shower,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  kiss,  death

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Lovelace (2013) is one of the best movies like Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Characters:writer,  singer
Story:swimming pool,  telephone call,  publisher,  watching a movie,  pay phone,  man with glasses,  apology,  swimming,  telephone,  running,  bare butt,  undressing,  watching tv,  food,  song,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  kiss,  death,  blood,  sex

Cache (2005)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Cache (2005)

Set in France, Georges is a TV Literary Reviewer and lives in a small yet modern town house with his wife Ann, a publisher and his young son Pierrot. They begin to receive video tapes through the post of their house and family, along side obscure child-like drawings. They visit the police with hope of aid to find the stalker, but as there is no direct threat, they refuse to help. As the tapes become more personal, Georges takes it upon himself to figure out who is putting through his family through such horror. A true Michael Haneke Classic. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  suicide
Locations:bicycle,  hospital
Characters:writer,  doctor
Story:swimming pool,  telephone call,  publisher,  bookstore,  remote control,  movie theatre,  wristwatch,  reading,  author,  apology,  wine,  swimming,  running,  book,  watching tv,  food,  rain,  cell phone,  father son relationship,  blood

All Good Things (2010)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

All Good Things (2010)

A love story and murder mystery based on the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history. The original screenplay uses newly discovered facts, court records and speculation as the foundation for a story of family, obsession, love and loss. This is why All Good Things (2010) is one of the best movies like Stranger Than Fiction (2006). (Read More)

Themes:dying,  obsession,  suicide
Locations:bicycle
Characters:psychiatrist,  writer,  nurse,  singer
Story:swimming pool,  telephone call,  washing dishes,  briefcase,  novelist,  umbrella,  pay phone,  subway,  bridge,  wine,  swimming,  running,  undressing,  urination,  mirror,  food,  rain,  song,  shower,  three word title,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  death,  blood,  kiss

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A Single Man (2009)
Drama, Romance

A Single Man (2009)

It's November 30, 1962. Native Brit George Falconer, an English professor at a Los Angeles area college, is finding it difficult to cope with life. Jim, his personal partner of sixteen years, died in a car accident eight months earlier when he was visiting with family. Jim's family were not going to tell George of the death or accident, let alone allow him to attend the funeral. This day, George has decided to get his affairs in order before he will commit suicide that evening. As he routinely and fastidiously prepares for the suicide and post suicide, George reminisces about his life with Jim. But George spends this day with various people, who see a man sadder than usual and who affect his own thoughts about what he is going to do. Those people include Carlos, a Spanish immigrant/aspiring actor/gigolo recently arrived in Los Angeles; Charley, his best friend who he knew from England, she who is a drama queen of a woman who romantically desires her best friend despite his sexual orientation; and Kenny Potter, one of his students, who seems to be curious about his professor beyond English class. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  suicide
Characters:professor
Story:accident,  telephone call,  dressing,  briefcase,  literature,  fate,  falling in love,  reading,  pay phone,  fantasy sequence,  man with glasses,  swimming,  classroom,  book,  bare butt,  undressing,  bus,  watching tv,  urination,  mirror,  food,  rain,  voice over narration,  shower,  cigarette smoking,  death,  father son relationship,  blood,  kiss

High-rise (2015) is one of the best movies like Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Drama

High-rise (2015)

Class struggle becomes all too real as a young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban 1975 London. Drugs, drink & debauchery dissolve into murder, mayhem and misogyny in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms.

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  suicide,  surrealism
Characters:psychiatrist,  doctor
Story:briefcase,  watching a movie,  no opening credits,  apology,  montage,  wine,  swimming,  falling from height,  bare butt,  undressing,  watching tv,  mirror,  food,  voice over narration,  shower,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  kiss,  blood,  sex

Candy (2006)
Drama, Romance

Candy (2006)

This story is a narration from an Australian man who falls in love with two kinds of Candy: a woman of the same name and heroin. The narrator changes from a smart-aleck to someone trying to find a vein to inject, while Candy changes from an actress, call girl, streetwalker, and then a madwoman. Starting in Sydney, the two eventually end up in Melbourne to go clean, but they fail. This leads them to turn to finding money and heroin, while other posessions and attachments become unimportant. (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Characters:professor,  doctor
Story:swimming pool,  telephone call,  reading,  umbrella,  apology,  wine,  swimming,  book,  bare butt,  undressing,  watching tv,  mirror,  food,  rain,  voice over narration,  shower,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  death,  blood,  kiss,  sex

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21 Grams (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married homemaker with two young daughters, with hiding a secret past; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to live a law-abiding life and raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will have learnt harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  suicide
Locations:bicycle,  hospital
Characters:professor,  nurse,  doctor
Story:swimming pool,  telephone call,  saving a life,  umbrella,  latex gloves,  accident,  swimming,  watching tv,  computer,  food,  rain,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  tattoo,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  blood,  kiss,  death

Across The Universe (2007)
Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Across The Universe (2007)

Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by 'The Beatles' (qv) that defined the time. This is why Across The Universe (2007) is one of the best movies like Stranger Than Fiction (2006). (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Locations:hospital
Characters:professor,  nurse,  singer
Story:electric guitar,  telephone call,  animated sequence,  janitor,  apple,  falling in love,  fantasy sequence,  no opening credits,  subway,  montage,  swimming,  guitar,  classroom,  running,  undressing,  bus,  watching tv,  urination,  rain,  song,  three word title,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  kiss,  blood,  death

Cloud Atlas (2012) is one of the best movies like Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his lover; a thriller about a conspiracy at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living on post-apocalyptic Hawaii far in the future. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  suicide
Locations:bicycle
Characters:writer,  nurse,  singer,  doctor
Story:swimming pool,  telephone call,  publisher,  revolutionary,  typewriter,  umbrella,  pay phone,  author,  no opening credits,  apology,  bridge,  telephone,  running,  book,  falling from height,  bare butt,  computer,  hero,  food,  song,  cell phone,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  blood,  kiss,  death

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La Grande Bellezza (2013)
Drama

La Grande Bellezza (2013)

Journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafes to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  suicide,  surrealism
Characters:writer,  singer
Story:swimming pool,  telephone call,  literature,  umbrella,  no opening credits,  apology,  montage,  swimming,  guitar,  book,  bare butt,  undressing,  watching tv,  food,  rain,  song,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  sex,  kiss,  death

Siu Lam Juk Kau (2001)
Action, Comedy, Sport

Siu Lam Juk Kau (2001)

After a fateful mistake costing his career, an ex-soccer player bum meets a shaolin kung fu student trying to spread the word of kung fu. The ex-soccer player helps reconcile with his five brothers, and teaches them soccer, adding shaolin kung fu as a twist.

Themes:suicide
Locations:bicycle
Characters:singer
Story:self sacrifice,  swimming pool,  telephone call,  washing dishes,  animated sequence,  janitor,  umbrella,  apology,  swimming,  guitar,  falling from height,  bare butt,  bus,  watching tv,  urination,  food,  song,  cell phone,  cult film,  tattoo,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  blood

The Air I Breathe (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Air I Breathe (2007)

A frustrated and clumsy bank clerk overhears the conversation of three coworkers in the toilet about a fix in a horse race, and bets a large amount. He loses the bet and owes the money to the dangerous and powerful mobster Fingers. A gangster who works for Fingers has the ability of foreseeing pieces of the future; he is assigned to collect money for the boss, with his troublemaker nephew Tony, and is beaten up by a gang. The manager of pop-star Trista loses her contract to Fingers without her agreement and she is threatened by the gangster. A dedicated doctor seeks a blood donor that might have a rare blood type to save the life of his secret and unrequited passion, a beautiful epidemiologist who's married to a friend. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Locations:hospital
Characters:nurse,  singer,  doctor
Story:saving a life,  briefcase,  remote control,  umbrella,  man with glasses,  montage,  classroom,  running,  falling from height,  bus,  watching tv,  mirror,  rain,  song,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  sex,  kiss,  death

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Blue Valentine (2010) is one of the best movies like Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Drama, Romance

Blue Valentine (2010)

Dean Pereira and Cindy Heller Pereira are a young, working class married couple - Dean currently working as a painter, and Cindy working as a nurse in a medical clinic - with a young daughter named Frankie. Despite their relatively tender ages, they are both ravaged by the life they've eked out together and by the experiences they've had leading into their marriage. Dean, a high school drop out, comes from a broken home, where he never really had a mother figure. He never saw himself getting married or having a family despite falling in love at first sight with Cindy. He doesn't have any professional ambition beyond his current work - which he enjoys since he feels he can knock off a beer at 8 o'clock in the morning without it affecting his work - although Cindy believes he has so much more potential in life. Cindy also comes from a dysfunctional family, with her own mother and father not setting an example of a harmonious married or family life. One of her previous serious relationships was with Bobby Ontario, that relationship which has a profound affect on many aspects of her marriage to Dean. Dean and Cindy head off on an overnight getaway together without Frankie, the getaway which may provide a clearer picture if their marriage can survive its many issues. This is why Blue Valentine (2010) is one of the best movies like Stranger Than Fiction (2006). (Read More)

Characters:nurse,  singer,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  brushing teeth,  janitor,  falling in love,  reading,  man with glasses,  apology,  subway,  bridge,  montage,  classroom,  running,  book,  bare butt,  bus,  urination,  mirror,  food,  song,  voice over narration,  shower,  tattoo,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  death,  kiss

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (2015)
Comedy, Drama

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (2015)

Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia.

Themes:dying,  surrealism
Locations:hospital
Story:telephone call,  cookie,  hearing voices,  animated sequence,  apology,  montage,  telephone,  classroom,  bare butt,  bus,  watching tv,  computer,  mirror,  food,  song,  voice over narration,  tattoo,  singing,  father son relationship,  death

Nim's Island (2008)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Nim's Island (2008)

Nim Rusoe is a girl who joins her father, a scientist, when he does research on marine life on an island. It's just the two of them but she spends her time making friends with all the animals she encounters, chatting on the computer and reading the adventure books of Alex Rover. When her father goes to do some research but when a storm strikes the island he doesn't come back, she gets worried and frightened. She then e-mails Alex Rover hoping that he will come but what she doesn't know is that Alex Rover is a woman who is agoraphobic and germaphobic. But her creation comes to life and eggs her to go. Unfortunately she has never gone anywhere before and is denied her necessities like her sanitary gel by the customs officer at the airport. In the meantime, Nim tries to be strong while waiting for Alex to arrive. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  surrealism
Characters:writer
Story:author,  hero,  telephone call,  recluse,  novel,  novelist,  animated sequence,  research,  fate,  reading,  fantasy sequence,  montage,  swimming,  telephone,  book,  falling from height,  computer,  food,  rain,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  father son relationship

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Almost Famous (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Characters:singer
Story:swimming pool,  telephone call,  manic pixie dream girl,  barefoot,  reading,  pay phone,  swimming,  telephone,  guitar,  running,  book,  undressing,  bus,  watching tv,  urination,  food,  song,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  kiss,  sex

Gods And Monsters (1998) is one of the best movies like Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Biography, Drama

Gods And Monsters (1998)

The story of 'James Whale (I)' (qv), the Director of _Frankenstein (1931)_ (qv) and _Bride of Frankenstein (1935)_ (qv), in the time period following the Korean War. Whale was homosexual, and develops a friendship with his gardener, an ex-Marine.

Themes:dying,  suicide
Locations:hospital
Characters:singer,  doctor
Story:swimming pool,  telephone call,  recluse,  watching a movie,  pay phone,  wine,  swimming,  undressing,  watching tv,  urination,  mirror,  rain,  song,  shower,  tattoo,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  death,  sex

Nowhere Boy (2009)
Biography, Drama, Music, Romance

Nowhere Boy (2009)

The story of John Lennon's childhood and teenage years from 1944 to 1960, his relationship with his aunt Mimi and his mother Julia -the two dominant women in the first part of his life-, his first meeting with Paul McCartney and George Harrison, their friendship, their love for music and the birth of The Beatles. This is why Nowhere Boy (2009) is one of the best movies like Stranger Than Fiction (2006). (Read More)

Locations:bicycle
Characters:singer
Story:bus stop,  telephone call,  movie theatre,  reading,  montage,  telephone,  guitar,  running,  book,  bus,  urination,  mirror,  food,  song,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  kiss,  sex,  blood,  death

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Tideland (2005)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Tideland (2005)

Pre-teen Jeliza-Rose's parents are hopeless drug addicts. When pa, rocker Noah, finds ma's OD'd, he fears to be charged with homicide and takes Jeliza along to his ma's place, in a desolate country region. With Noah passed out, the girl mentally transfers to a fantasy world she and her doll heads enter magically. Jeliza's adventures also star the crazy locals, notably Dell, and Dell's grown but intellectually disabled brother Dickens. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  surrealism
Characters:singer
Story:electric guitar,  car wreck,  reading,  fantasy sequence,  swimming,  guitar,  running,  book,  falling from height,  bus,  urination,  mirror,  food,  song,  cult film,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  death,  kiss,  sex,  blood

Upstream Color (2013)
Drama, Sci-fi

Upstream Color (2013)

Kris is attacked one night, and hypnotized, using a grub with hypnotic properties, administered by a thief. She follows the thief's instructions to give him everything, even taking out loans. After the worms are extracted, she wakes up to find her life ruined. She's lost her job, her finances are destroyed. Years later, she meets Jeff whom she may have a lot in common with. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Locations:bicycle,  hospital
Story:swimming pool,  telephone call,  bookstore,  reading,  apology,  swimming,  telephone,  running,  book,  watching tv,  food,  rain,  cell phone,  shower,  sex,  kiss,  blood,  death

Southland Tales (2006) is one of the best movies like Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  suicide,  surrealism
Characters:singer
Story:self sacrifice,  electric guitar,  telephone call,  jumping off a building,  bookstore,  schizophrenia,  fate,  electronic music score,  split screen,  government,  reading,  no opening credits,  montage,  guitar,  book,  falling from height,  watching tv,  computer,  mirror,  rain,  song,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  cult film,  tattoo,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  death,  sex,  kiss

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Zerkalo (1975)
Biography, Drama

Zerkalo (1975)

Tarkovsky mixes flash-backs, historical footage and original poetry to illustrate the reminiscences of a dying man about his childhood during World War II, adolescence, and a painful divorce in his family. The story interweaves reflections about Russian history and society.

Themes:dying,  surrealism
Characters:writer,  singer,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  reading,  swimming,  telephone,  running,  book,  bare butt,  mirror,  food,  rain,  shower,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  death,  blood

Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008)
Drama, Horror, Romance

Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008)

Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can't stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to hit back but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other people's blood to live he's faced with a choice. How much can love forgive? Set in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in 1982. This is why Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008) is one of the best movies like Stranger Than Fiction (2006). (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Locations:hospital
Story:swimming pool,  telephone call,  gurney,  barefoot,  falling in love,  reading,  locker room,  subway,  bridge,  swimming,  classroom,  book,  falling from height,  undressing,  urination,  mirror,  food,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  father son relationship,  death,  kiss

Adoration (2013)
Drama, Romance

Adoration (2013)

Lil ('Naomi Watts' (qv)) and Roz ('Robin Wright (V)' (qv)) are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention. (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Characters:singer
Story:telephone call,  watching a movie,  apology,  wine,  swimming,  telephone,  running,  book,  bare butt,  bus,  computer,  mirror,  food,  song,  cell phone,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  kiss,  sex,  death

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We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011) is one of the best movies like Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

Eva Khatchadourian is trying to piece together her life following the "incident". Once a successful travel writer, she is forced to take whatever job comes her way, which of late is as a clerk in a travel agency. She lives a solitary life as people who know about her situation openly shun her, even to the point of violent actions toward her. She, in turn, fosters that solitary life because of the incident, the aftermath of which has turned her into a meek and scared woman. That incident involved her son Kevin Khatchadourian, who is now approaching his eighteenth birthday. Eva and Kevin have always had a troubled relationship, even when he was an infant. Whatever troubles he saw, Franklin, Eva's complacent husband, just attributed it to Kevin being a typical boy. The incident may be seen by both Kevin and Eva as his ultimate act in defiance against his mother. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia
Locations:hospital
Characters:writer,  singer,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  janitor,  reading,  umbrella,  author,  apology,  wine,  telephone,  running,  book,  watching tv,  computer,  urination,  mirror,  food,  rain,  song,  singing,  father son relationship,  death,  kiss,  blood

Dragonfly (2002)
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Dragonfly (2002)

Dr. Joe Darrow is a recently widowed doctor. He is grieving due to the death of his pregnant wife in a Red Cross mission in Venezuela. Although being atheist, he began to believe that his dead wife wants to communicate with him, through her young patients in the Pediatrics of a Chicago hospital.

Themes:dying,  paranoia
Locations:hospital
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  hearing voices,  pay phone,  chicago illinois,  latex gloves,  accident,  bus,  mirror,  rain,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  death,  father son relationship,  sex

La Science Des Reves (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

La Science Des Reves (2006)

Following the death of his father in Mexico, Stephane Miroux, a shy insecure young man, agrees to come to Paris to draw closer to his widowed mother Christine. He lands a boring job at a calendar-making firm and falls in love with his charming neighbor Stephanie. But conquering her is no bed of roses for the young man and the only solution he finds to put up with the difficulties he is going through is escape into a dream world... (Read More)

Themes:suicide,  surrealism
Characters:writer,  singer
Story:telephone call,  briefcase,  remote control,  schizophrenia,  typewriter,  apology,  bridge,  swimming,  telephone,  guitar,  running,  book,  watching tv,  mirror,  song,  voice over narration,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  kiss,  sex,  blood,  death

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Le Scaphandre Et Le Papillon (2007)
Biography, Drama

Le Scaphandre Et Le Papillon (2007)

Forty-three year old Elle magazine editor 'Jean-Dominique Bauby' (qv) - Jean-Do to his friends - awakens not knowing where he is. He is in a Berck-sur-Mer hospital, where he has been for the past several weeks in a coma after suffering a massive stroke. Although his cognitive facilities are in tact, he quickly learns that he has what is called locked-in syndrome which has resulted in him being almost completely paralyzed, including not being able to speak. One of his few functioning muscles is his left eye. His physical situation and hospitalization uncomfortably bring together the many people in his life, including: Celine Desmoulins, his ex-lover and mother of his children; Ines, his current lover; and his aged father who he calls Papinou. Among his compassionate recuperative team are his physical therapist Marie, and his speech therapist Henriette. Henriette eventually teaches him to communicate using a system where he spells out words: she reads out the letters of the alphabet in descending order of their use in the French language, and he blinks his functioning left eye when she reaches the appropriate letter. Although frustrating at start, he learns to communicate effectively but slowly using this method, so much so that with the help of Claude, a full time translator, he decides on the monumental and seemingly impossible task to keep to his pre-injury commitment of writing a book, changing its focus to life in his current state. This is why Le Scaphandre Et Le Papillon (2007) is one of the best movies like Stranger Than Fiction (2006). (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Characters:writer,  nurse,  singer,  doctor
Story:book,  swimming pool,  telephone call,  gurney,  publisher,  animated sequence,  reading,  fantasy sequence,  man with glasses,  apology,  montage,  wine,  watching tv,  mirror,  food,  rain,  song,  voice over narration,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  death,  kiss,  sex

A Hologram For The King (2016) is one of the best movies like Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Hologram For The King (2016)

Locations:bicycle
Characters:doctor
Story:swimming pool,  telephone call,  gurney,  brushing teeth,  animated sequence,  apology,  bridge,  montage,  swimming,  telephone,  undressing,  watching tv,  computer,  mirror,  shower,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  kiss,  blood,  sex

The Squid And The Whale (2005)
Comedy, Drama

The Squid And The Whale (2005)

In 1986, In Brooklyn, New York, the dysfunctional family of pseudo intellectuals composed by the university professor Bernard and the prominent writer Joan split. Bernard is a selfish, cheap and jealous decadent writer that rationalizes every attitude in his family and life and does not accept "philistines" - people that do not read books or watch movies, while the unfaithful Joan is growing as a writer and has no problems with "philistines". Their sons, the teenager Walt and the boy Frank, feel the separation and take side: Walt stays with Bernard, and Frank with Joan, and both are affected with abnormal behaviors. Frank drinks booze and smears with sperm the books in the library and a locker in the dress room of his school. The messed-up and insecure Walt uses Roger Water's song "Hey You" in a festival as if it was of his own, and breaks up with his girlfriend Sophie. Meanwhile Joan has an affair with Frank's tennis teacher Ivan and Bernard with his student Lili. (Read More)

Themes:obsession
Locations:hospital
Characters:professor,  writer,  psychiatrist,  nurse,  singer,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  novelist,  psychologist,  watching a movie,  typewriter,  reading,  no opening credits,  subway,  guitar,  classroom,  book,  watching tv,  mirror,  food,  song,  shower,  singing,  father son relationship,  sex,  kiss

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Passengers (2016)
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Passengers (2016)

The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" and transporting 5,258 people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result one hibernation pod opens prematurely and the one person that awakes, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) is stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from his destination. (Read More)

Themes:dying
Characters:writer
Story:self sacrifice,  swimming pool,  saving a life,  barefoot,  fate,  watching a movie,  electronic music score,  falling in love,  no opening credits,  apology,  montage,  wine,  swimming,  running,  bare butt,  undressing,  computer,  mirror,  surprise ending,  kiss,  blood

Hotaru No Haka (1988)
Animation, Drama, War

Hotaru No Haka (1988)

The story of Seita and Satsuko, two young Japanese siblings, living in the declining days of World War II. When an American firebombing separates the two children from their parents, the two siblings must rely completely on one another while they struggle to fight for their survival.

Themes:dying,  surrealism
Locations:bicycle,  hospital
Characters:singer,  doctor
Story:food,  washing dishes,  toothbrush,  janitor,  reading,  umbrella,  apology,  subway,  swimming,  running,  undressing,  urination,  rain,  song,  voice over narration,  three word title,  singing,  father son relationship,  blood,  death

Wonder Boys (2000) is one of the best movies like Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Comedy, Drama

Wonder Boys (2000)

Grady Tripp is a professor/writer living in Pittsburgh who is struggling with writer's block. Whilst doing this, he also manages to get the chancellor pregnant. In the meantime, he and a college student, James Leer are trying to find a rare jacket once owned by Marilyn Monroe, and a college girl, Hannah Green boarding with Grady has a bit of a crush on him. This is why Wonder Boys (2000) is one of the best movies like Stranger Than Fiction (2006). (Read More)

Characters:professor,  writer
Story:writer's block,  publisher,  novelist,  literature,  janitor,  typewriter,  man with glasses,  bridge,  rain,  voice over narration,  cigarette smoking,  blood

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American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

Themes:insanity,  paranoia
Story:briefcase,  remote control,  janitor,  barefoot,  schizophrenia,  watching a movie,  pay phone,  montage,  wine,  telephone,  running,  bare butt,  undressing,  watching tv,  urination,  mirror,  food,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  shower,  surprise ending,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  death,  kiss

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Horror, Romance

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Adam ('Tom Hiddleston' (qv)), an underground musician, reunites with his lover for centuries ('Tilda Swinton' (qv)) after he becomes depressed and tired with the direction human society has taken. Their love is interrupted and tested by his wild and uncontrollable little sister ('Mia Wasikowska' (qv)). (Read More)

Themes:dying,  suicide
Locations:bicycle,  hospital
Characters:writer,  singer,  doctor
Story:electric guitar,  telephone call,  reference to shakespeare's hamlet,  barefoot,  fate,  reading,  montage,  telephone,  guitar,  book,  watching tv,  urination,  song,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  kiss,  blood,  death

Youth (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Youth (2015)

Fred and Mick, two old friends, are on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Fred, a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a film director, is still working. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children's confused lives, Mick's enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. But someone wants at all costs to hear him conduct again. (Read More)

Themes:suicide,  surrealism
Locations:bicycle,  hospital
Characters:singer,  doctor
Story:swimming pool,  telephone call,  wristwatch,  falling in love,  locker room,  apology,  montage,  swimming,  telephone,  urination,  food,  song,  tattoo,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  death,  kiss

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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (2010) is one of the best movies like Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Comedy, Family

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (2010)

To Greg Heffley, middle school is the dumbest idea ever invented. It's a place rigged with hundreds of social landmines, not the least of which are morons, wedgies, swirlies, bullies, lunchtime banishment to the cafeteria floor - and a festering piece of cheese with nuclear cooties. To survive the never-ending ordeal and attain the recognition and status he feels he so richly deserves, Greg devises an endless series of can't-miss schemes, all of which, of course, go awry. And he's getting it all down on paper, via a diary - "it's NOT a diary, it's a journal!" Greg insists, preferring the less-sissyfied designation - filled with his opinions, thoughts, tales of family trials and tribulations, and (would-be) schoolyard triumphs. "One day when I'm famous," writes Greg, "I'll have better things to do than answer people's stupid questions all day." So was born the Wimpy Kid's diary. (Read More)

Locations:bicycle
Characters:singer
Story:telephone call,  animated sequence,  janitor,  watching a movie,  umbrella,  fantasy sequence,  no opening credits,  classroom,  running,  book,  bus,  watching tv,  computer,  urination,  mirror,  rain,  song,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  singing,  father son relationship

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

Despondent over his breakup with Desiree, Zia slashes his wrists and goes to an afterlife peopled by suicides, a high-desert landscape dotted by old tires, burned-out cars, and abandoned sofas. He gets a job in a pizza joint. By chance, Zia learns that Desiree offed herself a few months after he did, and she's looking for him. He sets off with Eugene (an electrocuted Russian rocker) to find her, and they pick up a hitchhiker, Mikal, who's looking for the People in Charge, believing she's there by mistake. They're soon at the camp of Kneller, where casual miracles proliferate. They hear rumors of a miraculous king. Can Zia find Desiree? Then what? Where there's death there's hope. This is why Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006) is one of the best movies like Stranger Than Fiction (2006). (Read More)

Themes:dying,  suicide,  surrealism
Locations:hospital
Characters:singer
Story:electric guitar,  telephone call,  reading,  pay phone,  apology,  swimming,  book,  falling from height,  watching tv,  computer,  urination,  food,  song,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  cult film,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  death,  father son relationship,  kiss,  sex,  blood

Persepolis (2007)
Animation, Biography, Drama, War

Persepolis (2007)

In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study for a better life. However, this change proves an equally difficult trial with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Locations:bicycle,  hospital
Characters:baker,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  anarchist,  revolutionary,  movie theatre,  psychologist,  watching a movie,  reading,  pay phone,  wine,  classroom,  running,  book,  falling from height,  watching tv,  food,  rain,  voice over narration,  shower,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  blood,  kiss,  death

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My Left Foot: The Story Of Christy Brown (1989)
Biography, Drama

My Left Foot: The Story Of Christy Brown (1989)

Christy Brown is a spastic quadriplegic born to a large, poor Irish family. His mother, Mrs Brown, recognizes the intelligence and humanity in the lad everyone else regards as a vegetable. Eventually, Christy matures into a cantankerous writer who uses his only functional limb, his left foot, to write with. (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Characters:writer,  nurse,  singer,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  reference to shakespeare's hamlet,  typewriter,  reading,  author,  apology,  wine,  book,  mirror,  food,  song,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  death,  sex

Reign Over Me (2007) is one of the best movies like Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Drama

Reign Over Me (2007)

Alan Johnson has everything he needs to get through life: a good job, a beautiful and loving wife, and their wonderful children. Yet he feels isolated because he finds having a hard-working job and managing a family too much to handle and has no one to talk to about it. Charlie Fineman, on the other hand, doesn't have a job or a family. He used to have both until a terrible loss, and the grief caused him to quit his job and isolate himself from everyone around him. As it turns out, Alan and Charlie were roommates in college, and a chance encounter one night rekindles the friendship they shared. But when Charlie's problems become too much to deal with, Alan is determined to help Charlie come out of his emotional abyss. (Read More)

Themes:insanity
Locations:hospital
Characters:singer
Story:telephone call,  movie theatre,  psychologist,  latex gloves,  man with glasses,  apology,  montage,  guitar,  watching tv,  computer,  food,  song,  cell phone,  three word title,  singing,  father son relationship,  sex,  death

Charlie Bartlett (2007)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Charlie Bartlett (2007)

Although cheerful, friendly, intelligent, well-dressed, authentic and wealthy, Charlie Bartlett has problems. With his father gone and his mother loopy and clueless, he's been expelled from every private school for his victimless crimes. Now he's in a public school getting punched out daily by the school thug. He ever longs to be popular - the go-to guy - and the true crux of his troubles is that he invariably finds the means to this end, whatever that might be. At Western Summit High, he makes peace with his tormentor by going into business with him - listening to kids' problems and selling them prescription drugs. Charlie's a hit, but attraction to Susan (daughter of the school's laissez-faire principal), new security cameras on campus, a student's overdose, and Charlie's open world view all converge to get him in serious trouble. Can this self-made physician possibly heal himself and just be a kid? (Read More)

Characters:psychiatrist,  writer,  singer
Story:swimming pool,  telephone call,  tax evasion,  brushing teeth,  briefcase,  research,  remote control,  split screen,  fantasy sequence,  man with glasses,  montage,  wine,  telephone,  guitar,  classroom,  book,  undressing,  computer,  mirror,  song,  cell phone,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  sex,  blood,  kiss

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