20 Movies Like Little Children

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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 satirical drama that explores the disillusionment and hidden desires of a suburban family. The film delves into themes of beauty, sexuality, and the pursuit of happiness as it follows the life of Lester Burnham, a middle-aged man who undergoes a midlife crisis and becomes infatuated with his daughter’s best friend.

Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road
Revolutionary Road
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 20 wins & 73 nominations total
Writer: Justin Haythe, Richard Yates
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Christopher Fitzgerald
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“Revolutionary Road” is a drama film that follows a young couple, Frank and April Wheeler, as they navigate the challenges of marriage and suburban life in the 1950s. As their dreams and aspirations clash with societal expectations, they find themselves trapped in a cycle of disillusionment and dissatisfaction, ultimately leading to a tragic unraveling of their relationship.

Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine
Blue Valentine
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 9 wins & 56 nominations total
Writer: Derek Cianfrance, Joey Curtis, Cami Delavigne
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, John Doman
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Blue Valentine” is a film that explores the disintegration of a marriage, depicting both the passionate beginnings and the heartbreaking end of a relationship through a nonlinear narrative structure.”

The Reader

The Reader
The Reader
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 63%
Metacritic: 58/100
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Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 26 wins & 48 nominations total
Writer: David Hare, Bernhard Schlink
Actors: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz
Language: English, German, Greek, Latin
Country: Germany, United States
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“The Reader” is a drama film that tells the story of a young man who embarks on a passionate affair with an older woman, only to later discover that she was a former Nazi concentration camp guard. As their paths cross again years later during a war crimes trial, he grapples with his own guilt and the complexities of their relationship.

A Single Man

A Single Man
A Single Man
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 99 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 39 wins & 59 nominations total
Writer: Christopher Isherwood, Tom Ford, David Scearce
Actors: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“A Single Man” is a film adaptation of the novel by Christopher Isherwood, following a day in the life of George Falconer, a British professor living in Los Angeles in the early 1960s, as he navigates grief and contemplates suicide after the death of his long-term partner.”

Far from Heaven

Far from Heaven
Far from Heaven
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 102 wins & 96 nominations total
Writer: Todd Haynes
Actors: Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert
Language: English
Country: United States, France
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“Far from Heaven” is a 2002 drama film directed by Todd Haynes. Set in the 1950s, it follows a suburban housewife who discovers her husband’s homosexuality and forms a forbidden relationship with her African-American gardener, challenging the social norms and expectations of the time.

The Ice Storm

The Ice Storm
The Ice Storm
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 1 BAFTA Award8 wins & 33 nominations total
Writer: Rick Moody, James Schamus
Actors: Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver
Language: English
Country: France, United States
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“The Ice Storm” is a drama film set in 1973 that explores the dysfunctional relationships and infidelity within two suburban families during a Thanksgiving weekend, as they navigate through personal and societal turmoil amidst a devastating ice storm.”

In the Bedroom

In the Bedroom
In the Bedroom
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 131 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 5 Oscars. 39 wins & 75 nominations total
Writer: Andre Dubus, Robert Festinger, Todd Field
Actors: Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, Nick Stahl
Language: English, Serbo-Croatian
Country: United States
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“In the Bedroom” is a drama film that depicts the devastating consequences of grief and loss on a couple, played by Tom Wilkinson and Sissy Spacek, after their son is murdered. The movie explores themes of love, revenge, and the complexities of human emotions as the couple navigates their grief and seeks justice.

The Kids Are All Right

The Kids Are All Right
The Kids Are All Right
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 106 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 29 wins & 133 nominations total
Writer: Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg
Actors: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo
Language: English
Country: United States, France
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“The Kids Are All Right” is a comedy-drama film about a lesbian couple whose family dynamics are disrupted when their two teenage children seek out their sperm donor father. The film explores the complexities of family relationships, love, and identity.

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 drama-comedy film that explores the disintegration of a family in 1980s Brooklyn. It delves into the complex dynamics between a self-absorbed writer father, a struggling mother, and their two teenage sons as they navigate the challenges of divorce and adolescence.

Notes on a Scandal

Notes on a Scandal
Notes on a Scandal
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 92 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 16 wins & 74 nominations total
Writer: Patrick Marber, Zoë Heller
Actors: Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Andrew Simpson
Language: English, French
Country: United Kingdom
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“Notes on a Scandal” is a psychological drama about the complex relationship between a lonely, older teacher, Barbara, and a younger colleague, Sheba, who becomes involved in an illicit affair with a student. As Barbara discovers Sheba’s secret, she manipulates and blackmails her, leading to a destructive and twisted obsession.

Closer

Closer
Closer
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
Metacritic: 65/100
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Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 22 wins & 50 nominations total
Writer: Patrick Marber
Actors: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Clive Owen
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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The Closer is a crime thriller film about a skilled negotiator who is brought in to resolve a hostage situation, but soon realizes that there is a hidden agenda at play. As the situation intensifies, he must uncover the truth and outsmart the mastermind behind it all.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 89/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 73 wins & 111 nominations total
Writer: Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, Pierre Bismuth
Actors: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is a science fiction romantic drama that follows the story of Joel and Clementine, a couple who undergo a medical procedure to erase all memories of their tumultuous relationship. As their memories are gradually erased, they both realize the true value of their experiences and fight to hold onto their love.

Shame

Shame
Shame
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 2 BAFTA 50 wins & 94 nominations total
Writer: Steve McQueen, Abi Morgan
Actors: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, Canada, United States
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“Shame” is a provocative drama that delves into the life of a man named Brandon Sullivan, exploring his struggles with sex addiction and the impact it has on his relationships and personal well-being. The film explores themes of addiction, isolation, and the search for intimacy in a modern, disconnected world.

The Descendants

The Descendants
The Descendants
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 65 wins & 148 nominations total
Writer: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Actors: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Descendants” is a drama film that follows a man named Matt King, played by George Clooney, as he navigates the challenges of being a single father and dealing with the impending sale of his family’s ancestral land in Hawaii after his wife goes into a coma. As he grapples with these personal and emotional struggles, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery and reconnection with his daughters.

The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now
The Spectacular Now
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 9 wins & 32 nominations
Writer: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, Tim Tharp
Actors: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Spectacular Now” is a coming-of-age film that follows the story of a charismatic and popular high school senior, Sutter Keely, as he forms an unlikely connection with a shy and introverted girl named Aimee Finecky, leading them both to confront their personal struggles and discover the complexities of love and self-discovery.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 19 wins & 51 nominations
Writer: Stephen Chbosky
Actors: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is a coming-of-age drama film about a socially awkward teenager named Charlie who navigates high school while dealing with personal struggles and forming deep connections with his new friends. Through a series of letters, he explores themes of friendship, love, mental health, and self-discovery.

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea
Manchester by the Sea
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 96/100
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Runtime: 137 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 128 wins & 268 nominations total
Writer: Kenneth Lonergan
Actors: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Manchester by the Sea” is a drama film that follows the story of a man named Lee Chandler who becomes the legal guardian of his teenage nephew after the sudden death of his brother. As they navigate through their grief and past traumas, they must learn to cope with loss, redemption, and the complexities of family.

Carol

Carol
Carol
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 94/100
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Runtime: 118 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 6 Oscars. 75 wins & 254 nominations total
Writer: Phyllis Nagy, Patricia Highsmith
Actors: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States, Australia
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The Carol movie is a romantic drama set in the 1950s, following the forbidden love affair between a young photographer and an older woman going through a difficult divorce, as they navigate societal expectations and their own desires.

Atonement

Atonement
Atonement
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 85/100
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Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 52 wins & 150 nominations total
Writer: Ian McEwan, Christopher Hampton
Actors: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn
Language: English, French
Country: United Kingdom, France, United States
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The Atonement movie is a period drama that follows the lives of three characters, whose lives are forever changed after a young girl accuses her sister’s lover of a crime he did not commit, leading to a series of tragic consequences and an exploration of guilt, remorse, and redemption.

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