20 Movies Like Happiness

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American Beauty

American Beauty
American Beauty
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 122 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 5 Oscars. 112 wins & 102 nominations total
Writer: Alan Ball
Actors: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch
Language: English
Country: United States
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“American Beauty” is a darkly comedic drama that explores the disillusionment and hidden desires of suburban life through the eyes of a middle-aged man, Lester Burnham, who becomes infatuated with his daughter’s best friend, leading him to reevaluate his own existence and pursue a path of self-discovery that ultimately leads to tragedy.

Magnolia

Magnolia
Magnolia
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Metacritic: 78/100
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Runtime: 188 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 28 wins & 59 nominations total
Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson
Actors: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore
Language: English, German, French
Country: United States
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The Magnolia movie is a sprawling ensemble drama that weaves together the lives of multiple characters in Los Angeles, exploring themes of chance, coincidence, and the interconnectedness of humanity. It delves into their personal struggles, regrets, and the search for redemption, ultimately culminating in a cathartic and transformative climax.

Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet
Blue Velvet
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 18 wins & 18 nominations total
Writer: David Lynch
Actors: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Blue Velvet” is a psychological thriller film that follows a young man who becomes entangled in a dark underworld after discovering a severed ear. As he investigates further, he uncovers a web of mystery, violence, and sexual obsession in his seemingly peaceful suburban town.

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream
Requiem for a Dream
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 37 wins & 69 nominations total
Writer: Hubert Selby Jr., Darren Aronofsky
Actors: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Requiem for a Dream” is a harrowing drama that follows the lives of four individuals as their dreams and addictions consume them, leading to devastating consequences. The film explores themes of addiction, obsession, and the destructive nature of pursuing unattainable dreams.

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 88/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: 12 wins & 16 nominations
Writer: Richard Kelly
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Donnie Darko is a psychological thriller about a troubled teenager who is plagued by visions of a giant bunny rabbit, leading him on a path of self-discovery and a journey through time and parallel universes.”

The Lobster

The Lobster
The Lobster
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 33 wins & 84 nominations total
Writer: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou
Actors: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden
Language: English, French, Greek
Country: Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, France, Netherlands, United States, Belgium
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“The Lobster” is a dystopian black comedy film set in a world where single people are given 45 days to find a romantic partner or else they are transformed into an animal of their choice. The film follows a man who escapes to a rebellious group in the woods, where he must navigate the complexities of love, conformity, and societal pressures.

Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York
Synecdoche, New York
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 69%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 8 wins & 29 nominations
Writer: Charlie Kaufman
Actors: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams
Language: English, German
Country: United States
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“Synecdoche, New York” is a surreal drama film that follows a theatre director named Caden Cotard as he creates a life-sized replica of New York City inside a warehouse, blurring the lines between reality and fiction as he explores the complexities of love, art, and mortality.”

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 136 min
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 12 wins & 26 nominations total
Writer: Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Burgess
Actors: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“A Clockwork Orange” is a dystopian film that follows a violent and charismatic delinquent named Alex as he undergoes an experimental aversion therapy to curb his criminal behavior, raising questions about free will, morality, and the nature of evil.

Happiness

Happiness
Happiness
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 134 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 12 wins & 26 nominations
Writer: Todd Solondz
Actors: Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Language: English, Russian
Country: United States
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The Happiness movie is a dark comedy-drama that follows the lives of three sisters and their pursuit of happiness amidst their personal struggles and dysfunctional relationships. It explores themes of love, identity, and the complexities of human emotions.

Welcome to the Dollhouse

Welcome to the Dollhouse
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 83/100
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Runtime: 88 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 4 wins & 17 nominations
Writer: Todd Solondz
Actors: Heather Matarazzo, Christina Brucato, Victoria Davis
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Welcome to the Dollhouse” is a dark comedy film that follows the life of an awkward and unpopular middle school girl named Dawn Wiener, as she navigates through the challenges of adolescence, bullying, and family dysfunction. The movie provides a brutally honest and often uncomfortable portrayal of the struggles and isolation experienced by a young girl trying to find her place in the world.

The Squid and the Whale

The Squid and the Whale
The Squid and the Whale
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 81 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 23 wins & 49 nominations total
Writer: Noah Baumbach
Actors: Owen Kline, Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Squid and the Whale” is a coming-of-age drama that follows the disintegration of a family in 1980s Brooklyn, as seen through the eyes of two teenage sons, as their parents go through a bitter divorce. It explores the complexities of family dynamics, the impact of divorce on children, and the struggle for identity and acceptance.

Little Children

Little Children
Little Children
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 75/100
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Runtime: 137 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 20 wins & 61 nominations total
Writer: Todd Field, Tom Perrotta
Actors: Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Wilson
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Little Children” is a drama film that explores the lives of several suburban parents who find solace and connection with each other while dealing with the challenges of marriage, parenthood, and societal expectations. The movie delves into their complex relationships and the consequences of their actions, ultimately questioning the nature of happiness and fulfillment.

The Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides
The Virgin Suicides
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 3 wins & 14 nominations
Writer: Jeffrey Eugenides, Sofia Coppola
Actors: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Virgin Suicides is a film about five teenage sisters living in suburban Michigan in the 1970s, whose lives are shrouded in mystery and tragedy as they navigate the complexities of adolescence and their strict, overprotective parents. The story follows a group of boys who become obsessed with the sisters and try to unravel the reasons behind their collective demise.

Ghost World

Ghost World
Ghost World
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 111 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 28 wins & 56 nominations total
Writer: Daniel Clowes, Terry Zwigoff
Actors: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom, Germany
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“Ghost World” is a coming-of-age film that follows two teenage girls, Enid and Rebecca, as they navigate the challenges of post-high school life and grapple with their own personal struggles and disillusionment with society. Through their adventures and encounters with various eccentric characters, they learn about friendship, identity, and the complexities of growing up.

The Royal Tenenbaums

The Royal Tenenbaums
The Royal Tenenbaums
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 11 wins & 46 nominations total
Writer: Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson
Actors: Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston
Language: English, Italian
Country: United States
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“The Royal Tenenbaums is a dark comedy film that follows the dysfunctional lives of the eccentric Tenenbaum family, as they reunite after years of estrangement when their patriarch, Royal Tenenbaum, fakes a terminal illness. Through a series of comedic and poignant events, the family members confront their past, reconcile with each other, and navigate their complex relationships.”

Buffalo ’66

Buffalo '66
Buffalo '66
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 68/100
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Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 6 wins & 11 nominations
Writer: Vincent Gallo, Alison Bagnall
Actors: Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara
Language: English
Country: United States, Canada
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“Buffalo ’66” is a dark comedy-drama about a recently released prisoner who kidnaps a young woman and forces her to pose as his wife in order to impress his estranged parents. As their unconventional relationship unfolds, they both discover unexpected truths about themselves and find a path towards healing and redemption.

Kids

Kids
Kids
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 46%
Metacritic: 63/100
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Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 1 win & 5 nominations
Writer: Harmony Korine, Larry Clark
Actors: Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloë Sevigny
Language: Spanish, English
Country: United States
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The Kids movie is about a group of adventurous children who embark on a magical journey to save their town from an evil villain, discovering the power of friendship and bravery along the way.

Dogtooth

Dogtooth
Dogtooth
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 20 wins & 21 nominations total
Writer: Efthimis Filippou, Yorgos Lanthimos
Actors: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Angeliki Papoulia
Language: Greek
Country: Greece
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“Dogtooth” is a Greek film that follows a family living in isolation, where the parents have kept their adult children confined to their property, sheltered from the outside world. As the children begin to question their reality, the film explores themes of control, rebellion, and the consequences of extreme isolation.

The Celebration

The Celebration
The Celebration
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 105 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award28 wins & 23 nominations total
Writer: Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov
Actors: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen
Language: Danish, German, English
Country: Denmark, Sweden
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“The Celebration” is a Danish film that follows a wealthy family gathering to celebrate the patriarch’s 60th birthday, but secrets and tensions unravel as a dark family secret is exposed, leading to a tumultuous and explosive evening of revelations and confrontations.

In the Company of Men

In the Company of Men
In the Company of Men
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 14 wins & 12 nominations
Writer: Neil LaBute
Actors: Aaron Eckhart, Matt Malloy, Stacy Edwards
Language: English, American Sign
Country: United States, Canada
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“In the Company of Men” is a 1997 drama film that follows two misogynistic executives who embark on a cruel game to emotionally manipulate a deaf woman for their own amusement. The movie explores themes of toxic masculinity, power dynamics, and the destructive consequences of male entitlement.

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