Best of Older Women - Younger Men/Boy Romance in Movies

This is a list of mainstream films featuring significant 'May–December' romances, where the age differential between the two adults is wide enough to risk social disapproval. In some of the films listed below, the age difference is a major part of the film plot.
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1.
40 Carats (1973)
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Forty year old Norwegian-American divorcée Ann Stanley owns her own Manhattan based real estate agency specializing in upscale Manhattan apartments... (110 mins.)
Director: Milton Katselas
“ Forty Carats is a 1973 American film directed by Milton Katselas, based on the play by Jay Presson Allen. The screenplay was written by Leonard Gershe (who significantly changed the ending) and directed by Milton Katselas. The cast include Liv Ullman, Edward Albert, Gene Kelly, Binnie Barnes, Deborah Raffin, Nancy Walker, and Natalie Schafer. Ullman was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Motion Picture Actress, Musical or Comedy, and the Writers Guild of America nominated Gershe's screenplay for Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium. ” - lankalion
 
2.
A Tiger's Tale (1987)
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A young man falls for his girlfriend's mother. (97 mins.)
Director: Peter Douglas
“ A Tiger's Tale is a 1987 film written and directed by Peter Douglas, based on the novel Love and Other Natural Disasters by Allen Hannay III. ” - lankalion
 
3.
Being Julia (2004)
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Set in '30s London, the film involves stage actors and their experiences with love and revenge. (104 mins.)
Director: István Szabó
“ Being Julia is a 2004 drama film with comic undertones directed by István Szabó and starring Annette Bening and Jeremy Irons. The screenplay by Ronald Harwood is based on the 1937 novel Theatre by W. Somerset Maugham. The original music score is composed by Mychael Danna. ” - lankalion
 
4.
Belle maman (1999)
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On his wedding day, Antoine falls madly in love with Léa, his mother-in-law. (102 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Aghion
 
5.
Big (1988)
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After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult. (104 mins.)
Director: Penny Marshall
“ Big is a 1988 romantic comedy film directed by Penny Marshall and stars Tom Hanks as Josh Baskin, a young boy who makes a wish "to be big" to a magical fortune-telling machine and is then aged to adulthood overnight. The film also stars Elizabeth Perkins, and Robert Loggia and was written by Gary Ross, with Justin Schindler and Anne Spielberg. The story was heavily inspired by, though not an actual remake of, the 1987 Italian film Da grande. ” - lankalion
 
6.
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
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A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building. (115 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
“ Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 romantic comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, and featuring Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, and Mickey Rooney. The film was directed by Blake Edwards and released by Paramount Pictures. It was loosely based on the novella of the same name by Truman Capote.
Hepburn's portrayal of Holly Golightly as the naïve, eccentric woman is generally considered to be the actress' most memorable and identifiable role. She herself regarded it as one of her most challenging roles, since she was an introvert required to play an extrovert. Hepburn's performance of "Moon River" helped composer Henry Mancini and lyricist Johnny Mercer win an Oscar for Best Song. ” - lankalion
 
7.
Bull Durham (1988)
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A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him. (108 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
“ Bull Durham is a 1988 American romantic comedy film about baseball. It is based upon the minor league experiences of writer/director Ron Shelton and depicts the players and fans of the Durham Bulls, a minor league baseball team in Durham, North Carolina.
Kevin Costner stars as "Crash" Davis, a veteran catcher brought in to teach rookie pitcher Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh (Tim Robbins) about the game in preparation for reaching the Major Leagues. Baseball groupie Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon) romances Nuke but finds herself increasingly attracted to Crash. Also featured are Robert Wuhl and Trey Wilson, as well as popular baseball "clown" Max Patkin. ” - lankalion
 
8.
Chéri (2009)
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The son of a courtesan retreats into a fantasy world after being forced to end his relationship with the older woman who educated him in the ways of love. (100 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ Chéri is a 2009 drama film directed by Stephen Frears. Starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Rupert Friend, it is an adaptation of the novel by French author Colette. The film premiered at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival. ” - lankalion
 
9.
Class (1983)
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A young boy in private school spends one crazy night out, but soon realizes the woman he hooked up with is not who he expected. (98 mins.)
“ Class is a 1983 American movie that was directed by Lewis John Carlino, the writer/director of the 1979 film The Great Santini. It features the film debuts of actors Andrew McCarthy, John Cusack, Virginia Madsen, Lolita Davidovich, and Alan Ruck. ” - lankalion
 
10.
Cougar Club (2007)
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When Spence and Hogan graduate from college, life is bleak. They have to work for heinous divorce lawyers that torture them... (97 mins.)
“ Cougar Club is a 2007 American film directed by Christopher Duddy. The film details the attempts of two college graduates, Marshall Hogan III and Spence Holmes, to find direction in life. While working as interns for abusive divorce lawyers, they come up with a plan to make money from the passion that is Hogan's pride and Spence's secret desire: having sex with Cougars — older women looking to have sex with younger men. Some of the "cougars" are played by actresses such as Faye Dunaway and Carrie Fisher. ” - lankalion
 
11.
Crush (2001)
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Three female friends behave badly. (108 mins.)
Director: John McKay
“ Crush is a 2001 film written and directed by John McKay and starring Andie MacDowell, Imelda Staunton, Anna Chancellor, Kenny Doughty, and Bill Paterson. ” - lankalion
 
12.
Diva (1981)
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Two tapes, two Parisian mob killers, one corrupt policeman, an opera fan, a teenage thief, and the coolest philosopher ever filmed. All these characters twist their way through an intricate and stylish French language thriller. (117 mins.)
“ Diva is a 1981 film directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix, adapted from a novel of the same name by Daniel Odier (under the pseudonym Delacorta). It is one of the first French films to let go of the realist, harsh mood of 1970s French cinema and return to a colourful, melodic style, called cinema du look. The film made a muted debut in France in 1981, but had success in the United States the next year. The film became a cult classic and was internationally acclaimed. ” - lankalion
 
13.
The Door in the Floor (2004)
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A writer's young assistant becomes both pawn and catalyst in his boss's disintegrating household. (111 mins.)
Director: Tod Williams
“ The Door in the Floor is a 2004 American drama film written and directed by Tod Williams. The screenplay is based on the first third of the 1998 novel A Widow for One Year by John Irving. ” - lankalion
 
14.
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
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A depiction of the love/hate relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex. (106 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) is a historical romantic drama film. It is based on the relationship between Queen Elizabeth I, portrayed by Bette Davis, and Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, played by Errol Flynn. The film was directed by Michael Curtiz, and was based on the Maxwell Anderson play, Elizabeth the Queen, which had been successful on Broadway with Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt in the lead roles. The supporting cast included Olivia de Havilland, Donald Crisp, Henry Daniell, Henry Stephenson, and Vincent Price. The score was composed by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, who later used a theme from the film in his Symphony in F sharp major. The Technicolor cinematography was by Sol Polito, and the elaborate costumes were designed by Orry-Kelly. ” - lankalion
 
15.
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
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A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. (110 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ Sunset Boulevard (also known as Sunset Blvd.) is a 1950 American film noir directed and co-written by Billy Wilder, and produced and co-written by Charles Brackett. It was named after the boulevard that runs through Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California.
The film stars William Holden as an unsuccessful screenwriter, Gloria Swanson as a faded silent movie star who draws him into her fantasy world, in which she dreams of making a triumphant return to the screen and Erich von Stroheim as her butler. Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough and Jack Webb play supporting roles. Director Cecil B. DeMille and gossip columnist Hedda Hopper play themselves, and the film includes cameo appearances by leading silent film actors Buster Keaton, H. B. Warner and Anna Q. Nilsson. ” - lankalion
 
16.
Far from Heaven (2002)
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In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world. (107 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
“ Far from Heaven is a 2002 drama film written and directed by Todd Haynes and starring Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, and Patricia Clarkson.
The film tells the story of Cathy Whitaker, a 1950s housewife, living in suburban Hartford as she sees her seemingly perfect life begin to fall apart. It is done in the style of a Douglas Sirk film (especially 1955's All That Heaven Allows and 1959's Imitation of Life), dealing with complex contemporary issues such as race, gender roles, sexual orientation and class. ” - lankalion
 
17.
The Good Girl (2002)
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A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield. (93 mins.)
Director: Miguel Arteta
“ The Good Girl is a 2002 black comedy-drama film directed by Miguel Arteta from a script by Mike White, and stars Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal and John C. Reilly. ” - lankalion
 
18.
The Graduate (1967)
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A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter. (106 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ The Graduate is a 1967 American romantic-comedy motion picture directed by Mike Nichols. It is based on the 1963 novel The Graduate by Charles Webb, who wrote it shortly after graduating from Williams College. The screenplay was by Buck Henry, who makes a cameo appearance as a hotel clerk, and Calder Willingham. The film tells the story of Benjamin Braddock (played by Dustin Hoffman), a recent university graduate with no well-defined aim in life, who is seduced by an older woman, Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), and then proceeds to fall in love with her daughter Elaine (Katharine Ross). ” - lankalion
 
19.
Harold and Maude (1971)
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Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral. (91 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
“ Harold and Maude is a 1971 American comedy film directed by Hal Ashby and released by Paramount Pictures. It incorporates elements of dark humor and existentialist drama, with a plot that revolves around the exploits of a young man intrigued with death, Harold (played by Bud Cort). Harold drifts away from the life that his detached mother prescribes for him, and develops a relationship with an old woman named Maude (played by Ruth Gordon). ” - lankalion
 
20.
Heading South (2005)
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Three female tourists have their eyes opened while visiting the poverty-stricken and dangerous world of 1980s Haiti. (108 mins.)
Director: Laurent Cantet
“ Heading South (French: Vers Le Sud) is a 2005 French drama film by director Laurent Cantet and based on three short stories by Dany Laferrière, it depicts the experiences of three middle-aged white women in the late 1970s, traveling to Haiti for the purposes of sexual tourism with young black men. Their adventures (as seen in their eyes) are juxtaposed to class issues and the deteriorating political climate of Haiti at the time. The women demonstrate different attitudes to the complex situation. ” - lankalion
 
21.
How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
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Stella is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by her colorful... (124 mins.)
“ How Stella Got Her Groove Back is a 1998 romance film, directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan. The film stars Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Whoopi Goldberg and Regina King. This film is an adaptation of Terry McMillan's bestselling novel by the same title. The original music score was composed by Michel Colombier. ” - lankalion
 
22.
I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)
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A mother falls for a younger man while her daughter falls in love for the first time. Mother Nature messes with their fates. (97 mins.)
Director: Amy Heckerling
“ I Could Never Be Your Woman is a 2007 American romantic comedy film directed and written by Amy Heckerling and starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Paul Rudd. ” - lankalion
 
23.
Impromptu (1991)
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In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand. (107 mins.)
Director: James Lapine
 
24.
In Praise of Older Women (1978)
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Andras Varda grows up in a turbulent, war-torn Hungary, where he procures local girls for the occupying G.I.'s during World War II... (110 mins.)
“ In Praise of Older Women is George Kaczender’s twelfth feature film. It was written by Stephen Vizinczey (novel), Paul Gottlieb and Barrie Wexler. The story happens in Hungary during and after World War II but the movie was shot in Montréal, Canada. The film was premiered at the Toronto Film Festival on September 14, 1978. ” - lankalion
 
25.
In the Bedroom (2001)
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A New England couple's college-aged son dates an older woman who has two small children and an unwelcome ex-husband. (130 mins.)
Director: Todd Field
“ In the Bedroom is a 2001 American film directed by Todd Field, and dedicated to Andre Dubus, whose short story Killings is the source material on which the screenplay, by Field and Robert Festinger, is based. The film stars Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, Nick Stahl, Marisa Tomei and William Mapother. ” - lankalion
 
26.
Life as a House (2001)
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When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father. (125 mins.)
Director: Irwin Winkler
“ Life as a House is a 2001 American drama film produced and directed by Irwin Winkler. The screenplay by Mark Andrus focuses on a man who is anxious to repair his relationship with his ex-wife and teenaged son after he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. ” - lankalion
 
27.
Losin' It (1983)
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Set in 1965, four rowdy teenage guys travel to Tijuana, Mexico for a night of partying when they are joined by a heartbroken housewife who is in town seeking a quick divorce. (100 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
 
28.
Lover Boy (1989)
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Explores the conflicting worlds of a teenager and a mature woman as they discover the full force of their sexuality. (58 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Wright
“ Lover Boy is a 1989 film directed by Geoffrey Wright. It stars Noah Taylor and Gillian Jones. ” - lankalion
 
29.
The Love Letter (1999)
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The power of words and images to open hearts. Helen runs, miles a day, to burn off energy: she's an emotional celibate... (88 mins.)
“ The Love Letter is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Peter Chan and starring Kate Capshaw. It is based on the novel by Cathleen Schine. The original music score was composed by Luis Enriquez Bacalov. The film takes place in the New England town of Loblolly-by-the-Sea. ” - lankalion
 
30.
Lovely & Amazing (2001)
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Self-esteem and insecurity are at the heart of this comedy about the relationship between a mother and her three confused daughters. (91 mins.)
“ Lovely & Amazing is a 2001 American dramedy film written and directed by Nicole Holofcener. ” - lankalion
 
31.
Meeting Venus (1991)
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A deliciously biting satire about both the world of Grand Opera and United Europe. A Hungarian conductor... (119 mins.)
Director: István Szabó
“ Meeting Venus is a 1991 British–American-Japanese film directed by the Hungarian director István Szabó and starring Glenn Close, Niels Arestrup, Marián Labuda, Victor Poletti, Jay O. Sanders, Maria de Medeiros and Johanna ter Steege. The movie was filmed in Budapest, Hungary. ” - lankalion
 
32.
The Mother (2003)
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A woman has a passionate affair with a man half her age, who is also sleeping with her daughter. (112 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
“ The Mother is a 2003 British film directed by Roger Michell. ” - lankalion
 
33.
A Night in Heaven (1983)
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Faye Hanlon is a community-college professor with an emotionally depressed husband and an abundance of sexual frustration... (83 mins.)
“ A Night in Heaven is a 1983 romance film directed by John G. Avildsen, starring Christopher Atkins as a college student and Lesley Ann Warren as his professor. The screenplay is written by Joan Tewkesbury. Film critics widely panned the movie. ” - lankalion
 
34.
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
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A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship. (92 mins.)
Director: Richard Eyre
“ Notes on a Scandal is a 2006 psychological thriller film, adapted from the 2003 novel of the same name by Zoë Heller. The screenplay was written by Patrick Marber and the film was directed by Richard Eyre. Many parts of the film were shot in Islington Arts and Media School. The soundtrack was composed by Philip Glass.
It was nominated for four Academy Awards – Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score. ” - lankalion
 
35.
P.S. (2004)
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An unfulfilled divorced woman gets the chance to relive her past when she meets a young man who appears to be her high school sweetheart who died many years before. (97 mins.)
Director: Dylan Kidd
“ p.s. is a 2004 drama film directed by Dylan Kidd. The screenplay by Kidd and Helen Schulman is based on Schulman's 2001 novel P.S. I Love You So Damn Much. The film stars Laura Linney and Topher Grace. ” - lankalion
 
36.
The Pallbearer (1996)
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A young man's life is thrown into a loop when he is asked to be a pallbearer for the funeral of a classmate he doesn't remember, and his old high school crush temporarily returns to town. (98 mins.)
Director: Matt Reeves
“ The Pallbearer is a 1996 American romantic comedy film starring David Schwimmer, Gwyneth Paltrow, Toni Collette, Michael Vartan, Michael Rapaport, and Barbara Hershey. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.[ ” - lankalion
 
37.
Prime (2005)
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A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst. (105 mins.)
Director: Ben Younger
“ Prime is a 2005 American romantic comedy film starring Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep and Bryan Greenberg. It was written and directed by Ben Younger. The film has grossed $67,937,503 worldwide. ” - lankalion
 
38.
Private Lessons (1981)
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An immigrant housemaid seduces a 15-year-old boy and later fakes her own death as part of his chauffeur's blackmail plot. Troubles arise when the two start to fall in love. (87 mins.)
Director: Alan Myerson
“ Private Lessons is the title of an American comedy film released in 1980. The film starred Sylvia Kristel, Howard Hesseman, Eric Brown, and Ed Begley, Jr.
The screenplay was written by Dan Greenburg, who wrote the original source novel, Philly. Greenburg appears as the manager of a fleabag motel in the film.
Released in 1981, Private Lessons was highly controversial from the time of its release, for its plot line of a sexual relationship between a boy in his early teens and his 30-something housekeeper. It was one of Kristel's few major American film appearances; she was best known for her Emmanuelle films in Europe. In early 2006, a 25th anniversary DVD release was issued in North America. ” - lankalion
 
39.
The Rebound (2009)
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In New York City, a single mom captivates her new neighbor, a much younger man. (95 mins.)
Director: Bart Freundlich
“ The Rebound is a 2009 romantic comedy film directed by Bart Freundlich, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Justin Bartha. The film was released in theaters in several countries in late 2009. The film's release in the United States was on 25 December 2010. ” - lankalion
 
40.
The Reader (2008)
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Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial. (124 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
“ The Reader is a 2008 drama film based on the 1995 German novel of the same name by Bernhard Schlink. The film was written by David Hare and directed by Stephen Daldry. Ralph Fiennes and Kate Winslet star along with the young actor David Kross. It was the last film for producers Anthony Minghella and Sydney Pollack, who both died before it was released. Production began in Germany in September 2007, and the film opened in limited release on December 10, 2008. ” - lankalion
 
41.
Rushmore (1998)
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The extracurricular king of Rushmore preparatory school is put on academic probation. (93 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ Rushmore is a 1998 comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson about an eccentric teenager named Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman), his friendship with rich industrialist Herman Blume (Bill Murray), and their mutual love for elementary school teacher Rosemary Cross (Olivia Williams). The film was co-written by Anderson and Owen Wilson. The soundtrack was scored by regular Anderson collaborator Mark Mothersbaugh and features several songs by bands associated with the British Invasion of the 1960s. ” - lankalion
 
42.
Sanky Panky (2007)
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Genaro gets a job at a resort in hopes of marrying an American woman and moving to New York in search of a better life. He meets a tourist called Martha and everything seems going according to plan, until her boyfriend shows up. (110 mins.)
“ Sanky Panky is a 2007 Dominican Republic comedy film directed by José Enrique "Pinky" Pintor.
The film was produced entirely in the Dominican Republic and highlighted issues about the Dominican diaspora, The film was shown at the 24th Chicago Latino Film Festival in 2008. ” - lankalion
 
43.
Something's Gotta Give (2003)
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A swinger on the cusp of being a senior citizen with a taste for young women falls in love with an accomplished woman closer to his age. (128 mins.)
Director: Nancy Meyers
“ Something's Gotta Give is a 2003 American romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Nancy Meyers for both Columbia Pictures and Warner Bros. It stars Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton as a successful 60-something and 50-something, who find love for each other at a different time of life, despite being complete opposites. Keanu Reeves and Amanda Peet co-star, with Frances McDormand, Paul Michael Glaser, Jon Favreau and KaDee Strickland playing key supporting roles. ” - lankalion
 
44.
Summer of '42 (1971)
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During his summer vacation on Nantucket Island in 1942, a youth eagerly awaiting his first sexual encounter finds himself developing an innocent love for a young woman awaiting news on her soldier husband's fate in WWII. (103 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
“ Summer of '42 is a 1971 American coming of age drama film based on the memoirs of screenwriter Herman Raucher. It tells the story of Raucher as a boy, in his early teens on his 1942 summer vacation on Nantucket Island, off the coast of New England, who embarked on a one-sided romance with a woman, Dorothy, whose husband had gone off to fight in World War II. ” - lankalion
 
45.
Tazza: The High Rollers (2006)
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A guy with a talent for cards makes his way into the dangerous world of underground gambling in this crime thriller from South Korea... (139 mins.)
Director: Dong-hoon Choi
“ Tazza: The High Rollers (a.k.a. The War of Flower, Korean: 타짜) is a 2006 South Korean film based on Huh Young-man's manhwa (comics). The story involves a group of grifters involved in the Korean card game called Hwatu (Korean: 화투, Hanja: 花鬪). ” - lankalion
 
46.
Tadpole (2000)
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Coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy, Oscar, who falls in love with his stepmother, Eve. (78 mins.)
Director: Gary Winick
“ Tadpole is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Gary Winick and written by Heather McGowan and Niels Mueller. It stars Sigourney Weaver, Bebe Neuwirth, Aaron Stanford, John Ritter, Robert Iler, and Kate Mara.
The main character (played by Aaron Stanford) frequently breaks the fourth wall throughout the film. ” - lankalion
 
47.
Tim (1979)
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A somewhat mentally handicapped 20-year-old man works as a laborer, but everyone abuse his naiveté. A nice 40-year-old American woman hires him one day and they become close. However, the town and his family see her as predatory. (109 mins.)
Director: Michael Pate
“ Tim is an Australian romantic drama film. Released in 1979, it was written and directed by Michael Pate, based on the 1974 novel by Colleen McCullough.
It is the story of the developing relationship between an older woman named Mary (played by Piper Laurie) and a younger man named Tim (played by Mel Gibson) who has a developmental disability. ” - lankalion
 
48.
Water for Elephants (2011)
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Set in the 1930s, a former veterinary student takes a job in a traveling circus and falls in love with the ringmaster's wife. (120 mins.)
“ Water for Elephants is a 2011 American romantic drama film based on Sara Gruen's novel of the same name, directed by Francis Lawrence, from a screenplay by Richard LaGravenese. It stars Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson and Christoph Waltz. ” - lankalion
 
49.
White Palace (1990)
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Max Baron (James Spader) is a 27-year-old high-flying advertising executive still recovering from the death of his wife... (103 mins.)
Director: Luis Mandoki
“ White Palace is a 1990 film starring Susan Sarandon and James Spader. It is a romantic drama about the unlikely relationship between a young middle class widower (Spader) who falls in love with a middle-aged working class waitress (Sarandon) in St. Louis, Missouri. The film was based on a novel of the same title by Glenn Savan (who appears in the film as an extra with a small speaking part), and was directed by Luis Mandoki from a screenplay by Ted Tally and Alvin Sargent. The original music score is composed by George Fenton. The film is marketed with the tagline "The story of a younger man and a bolder woman." ” - lankalion
 
50.
Unfaithful (2002)
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A New York suburban couple's marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling. (124 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
“ Unfaithful is a 2002 American erotic drama film directed by Adrian Lyne and starring Richard Gere, Diane Lane and Olivier Martinez. It was adapted by Alvin Sargent and William Broyles Jr. from the French film The Unfaithful Wife (1968) (La Femme infidèle) by the noted director Claude Chabrol. It tells about a couple living in suburban New York City whose marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling with a stranger she encounters by chance in Manhattan. ” - lankalion
 
51.
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other. (106 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
“ Y tu mamá también (Spanish: "And your mother too") is a 2001 Mexican drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón, and co-written by Cuarón and his brother Carlos. The film is a coming-of-age story about two teenage boys taking a road trip with a woman in her late twenties; it stars Mexican actors Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal and Spanish actress Maribel Verdú in the leading roles. The film, a road movie, is set in 1999, against the backdrop of the political and economic realities of present-day Mexico, specifically at the end of the uninterrupted 71-year line of Mexican presidents from the Institutional Revolutionary Party, and the rise of the opposition headed by Vicente Fox. ” - lankalion
 
52.
Men Don't Leave (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A mother of two sons finds life considerably difficult on her own after the death of her beloved husband... (115 mins.)
Director: Paul Brickman
 
53.
Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
This is the story of the crippled young Alan Marshall and his hero worship of the local he-man horse trainer East Driscoll... (97 mins.)
Director: Ann Turner
“ Hammers Over the Anvil is a 1991 Australian drama film starring Russell Crowe and Charlotte Rampling, directed by Ann Turner. The screenplay by Peter Hepworth and Ann Turner is based on the novel by Alan Marshall. The original music score is composed by Not Drowning, Waving. ” - lankalion
 
54.
Chances Are (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
This is a fiercely tender, sparkly sleeper gem, with stellar cast, about spirituality, the unconditional nature of the soul mate, loyalty and love and an alternate view to death. (108 mins.)
Director: Emile Ardolino
“ Chances Are is a 1989 romantic comedy film written by Perry & Randy Howze and directed by Emile Ardolino. Starring Cybill Shepherd, Robert Downey, Jr., Ryan O'Neal, and Mary Stuart Masterson. The original music score was composed by Maurice Jarre. ” - lankalion
 
55.
Alice and Martin (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
At the age of 20, Martin leaves his home town and comes to Paris, where he fortunately becomes a model by chance... (124 mins.)
“ Alice et Martin (US title: Alice and Martin) is a 1998 French film, a psycological drama, directed by André Téchiné. It stars Juliette Binoche and Alexis Loret. It is Téchiné's second collaboration with Binoche after the 1985 film Rendez-vous. The plot follows the two title characters, Martin, a male model, and Alice, a struggling violinist. Their romance is shattered when Martin's troubled past begins to haunt him. ” - lankalion
 
56.
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A charming womanizer has to find a way to get $80 to elope to Hawaii with his one true love, or else go to his father's chosen business school. (90 mins.)
Director: William Richert
“ A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon is a 1988 film about a high school graduate who must find out if he wants to go to business school at the request of his father or go his own way and get a full time job. He shows he's rebellious throughout the film but eventually comes to understand what his parents want from him. The film stars River Phoenix, Matthew Perry, Ann Magnuson and Meredith Salenger. It is based upon the novel Aren't You Even Gonna Kiss Me Goodbye? by William Richert, who also directed the film. ” - lankalion
 
57.
Tempo (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Jenny, a young American woman, moves to Paris and gets involved with Jack, who is seemingly the man of her dreams. However, he has a lot to hide and Jenny quickly gets entangled his dangerous lifestyle. (83 mins.)
Director: Eric Styles
“ Tempo (film) is a 2003 film set primarily in Paris about a love triangle that gets increasingly complicated as criminal enterprises go wrong. ” - lankalion
 
58.
Book of Love (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Living among fusty academics, an unusual young man gets between a high school history teacher and his wife. (83 mins.)
Director: Alan Brown
“ Book of Love is a 2004 film written and directed by Alan Brown. It stars Frances O'Connor, Simon Baker, and Gregory Smith. ” - lankalion
 
59.
Afterglow (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A handyman with marital problems meets a housewife with the same. (119 mins.)
Director: Alan Rudolph
“ Afterglow is a 1997 feature film starring Nick Nolte and Julie Christie. Alan Rudolph directed and wrote the script for the film. It was produced by Robert Altman and filmed in Montreal.
Christie's portrayal earned her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, but the award went to Helen Hunt for As Good as It Gets. ” - lankalion
 
60.
Malèna (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A woman provokes sensual awakenings in a group of adolescent boys. (109 mins.)
“ Malèna is a 2000 Italian romantic drama film starring Monica Bellucci and Giuseppe Sulfaro. It was directed and written by Giuseppe Tornatore from a story by Luciano Vincenzoni. ” - lankalion
 
61.
The Devil's Backbone (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
After Carlos - a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War - arrives at an ominous boys' orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover. (106 mins.)
“ The Devil's Backbone (Spanish: El espinazo del diablo, literally The Backbone of the Devil) is a 2001 Spanish-Mexican gothic thriller film written by Guillermo del Toro, Antonio Trashorras and David Muñoz, and directed by Guillermo del Toro. It was independently produced by Pedro Almodóvar. ” - lankalion
 
62.
La Vie en Rose (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19. Despite her success, Piaf's life was filled with tragedy. (140 mins.)
Director: Olivier Dahan
“ La Vie En Rose (French pronunciation: [la vi ɑ̃ ʁoz], literally Life in Pink; released in France as La Môme, referring to Piaf's nickname "La Môme Piaf," (meaning "baby bird, birdie, little bird") is a 2007 Franco-Canadian biographical film about the life of French chanteuse Édith Piaf co-written, and directed by Olivier Dahan. Marion Cotillard stars as Piaf. The title La Vie en Rose comes from Piaf's signature song. The film won five Césars, including one for Best Actress, and Cotillard won an Academy Award for her performance, marking the first time an Oscar had been given for a French-language role. She is also the first French actress to win a Comedy or Musical Golden Globe for a foreign language role. It also became the first French film to win more than one Oscar; the other being for Makeup. ” - lankalion
 
63.
Ken Park (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Ken Park is about several Californian skateboarders' lives and relationships with and without their parents. (93 mins.)
“ Ken Park is a 2002 drama film. The screenplay was written by Harmony Korine, who based it on Larry Clark's journals and stories. The film was directed by Larry Clark and Ed Lachman.
The film revolves around the abusive home lives of several teenage skateboarders and their friends, set in the city of Visalia, California. ” - lankalion
 
64.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences. (166 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a 2008 American fantasy-drama film directed by David Fincher. The screenplay by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord is loosely based on the 1922 short story of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The film stars Brad Pitt as a man who ages in reverse and Cate Blanchett as the love interest throughout his life. The film was released in the United States on December 25, 2008. ” - lankalion
 
65.
Arizona Dream (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film... (142 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
“ Arizona Dream is a 1993 film directed by Emir Kusturica and starring Johnny Depp, Jerry Lewis and Faye Dunaway. ” - lankalion
 
66.
All Things Fair (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Malmö, Sweden during the Second World War. Stig is a 15 year old pupil on the verge of adulthood. Viola is 37 years old and his teacher... (130 mins.)
Director: Bo Widerberg
“ All Things Fair (Swedish: Lust och fägring stor, literally "Lust and Beauty Great") is a 1995 Swedish drama film directed by Bo Widerberg, about a sexual relationship between a teacher and her 15 year old student in southern Sweden during World War II. Bo Widerberg's son Johan Widerberg stars as the boy and Marika Lagercrantz plays the teacher. The original title is taken from the Swedish hymn Den blomstertid nu kommer, which is traditionally sung in schools before closing for the summer holiday. ” - lankalion
 
67.
Kinnara Thumbikal (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Kinnarathumbikal is a malayalam movie which is released in the year 1999. This movie depicts the relationship of a boy with 2 women. This movie become so successful in malayalam. (89 mins.)
“ Kinnara Thumbikal aka Kinnarathumbikal is a 2000 Malayalam softcore film directed by R. J. Prasad featuring Shakeela in the lead role. The film was a new revolution in Malayalam cinema as well as in South Indian Film industry. The film with a short string budget went on to become surprise blockbuster. The film on huge success in Malayalam was dubbed in more than six Indian Languages such as Tamil, Telegu, Kannada, Hindi and Oriya. It was one of the biggest hits in the South Indian soft-porn industry, which has earned a cult following. ” - lankalion
 
68.
Caught (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Joe and Betty run a fish market and have sunk into a comfortable, if somewhat boring life. Enter the drifter Nick... (110 mins.)
Director: Robert M. Young
“ Caught is a 1996 erotic thriller film about a drifter who disrupts the simple life of a fish market owner and his wife. The film was directed by Robert M. Young, and stars Edward James Olmos, Arie Verveen, María Conchita Alonso, and Bitty Schram. ” - lankalion
 
69.
To Die For (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Suzanne Stone is an aspiring TV personality who will do anything to be in the spotlight, including enlisting three teenagers to kill her husband. (106 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
70.
Adore (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A pair of childhood friends and neighbors fall for each other's sons. (112 mins.)
Director: Anne Fontaine
“ Adore (also known as Adoration; previously known as Two Mothers and Perfect Mothers) is a 2013 Australian-French drama film directed by Anne Fontaine. The film is based on a novella by British writer Doris Lessing called The Grandmothers.

The original title of the film was Two Mothers and it premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival under this title. ” - lankalion
 
71.
Phantom Halo (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Brothers Samuel and Beckett Emerson are barely scraping by. Their father, Warren, continues to gamble and drink away any money they bring home... (87 mins.)
 
72.
A Teacher (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A high school teacher in Austin, Texas has an affair with one of her students. Her life begins to unravel as the relationship comes to an end. (75 mins.)
Director: Hannah Fidell
“ A Teacher is a 2013 independent drama film about a female high school teacher's illicit sexual relationship with a male student that turns from infatuation into obsession. This is the first feature film directed by Hannah Fidell. Principal photography for the film took place in Austin, Texas. The film had its premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2013. The film was released on video on demand on August 20, 2013, prior to being released in a limited release on September 6, 2013, in the United States. ” - lankalion
 
73.
The Reader (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial. (124 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
“ The Reader is a 2008 German-American romantic drama film based on the 1995 German novel of the same name by Bernhard Schlink. The film was written by David Hare and directed by Stephen Daldry. Ralph Fiennes and Kate Winslet star along with the young actor David Kross. It was the last film for producers Anthony Minghella and Sydney Pollack, both of whom had died before it was released. Production began in Germany in September 2007, and the film opened in limited release on December 10, 2008.

It tells the story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who as a mid-teenager in 1958 had an affair with an older woman, Hanna Schmitz, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a guard at a Nazi concentration camp. Michael realizes that Hanna is keeping a personal secret she believes is worse than her Nazi past – a secret which, if revealed, could help her at the trial. ” - lankalion
 
74.
Queen of the Desert (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century. (128 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ Queen of the Desert is a 2015 epic biographical drama film written and directed by Werner Herzog and is based on the life of British traveller, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer and political officer Gertrude Bell. The film follows Bell's life chronologically, from her early twenties till her death. It is Herzog's first feature film in six years after his 2009 film My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?.

The film stars Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Damian Lewis and Robert Pattinson. After going through many delays and casting problems, production finally took place from December 2013 to March 2014 in Morocco, Jordan and England. It was screened in the main competition section of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival and had its premiere on 6 February 2015. It had a theatrical release in Germany on 3 September 2015. ” - lankalion
 
75.
Don Jon (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love. (90 mins.)
“ Don Jon is a 2013 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Produced by Ram Bergman and Nicolas Chartier, the film stars Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, and Julianne Moore, with Rob Brown, Glenne Headly, Brie Larson, and Tony Danza in supporting roles. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2013, and had its wide release in the United States on September 27, 2013. ” - lankalion
 
76.
Bad Teacher (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job, her students, and her co-workers is forced to return to teaching to make enough money for breast implants after her wealthy fiancé dumps her. (92 mins.)
Director: Jake Kasdan
“ Bad Teacher is a 2011 American black comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan based on a screenplay by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, starring Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch and Jason Segel. The film was released in the United States and Canada on June 24, 2011. ” - lankalion
 
77.
The Boy Next Door (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A woman, separated from her unfaithful husband, falls for a younger man who has moved in next door, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn. (91 mins.)
Director: Rob Cohen
“ The Boy Next Door is a 2015 American erotic thriller film directed by Rob Cohen and written by Barbara Curry. The film stars Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, John Corbett, Ian Nelson, and Kristin Chenoweth. Lopez plays a high school teacher named Claire who, in the midst of being separated from her husband, has a one-night stand with a younger neighbor (Guzman), who develops a dangerous obsession with her. The film received generally negative reviews from film critics, but was a box office success, grossing over twelve times its budget since being released. ” - lankalion
 
78.
American Pie (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Four teenage boys enter a pact to lose their virginity by prom night. (95 mins.)
Director: Paul Weitz
“ American Pie is a 1999 teen comedy film written by Adam Herz and directed by brothers Paul and Chris Weitz, in their directorial film debut. It is the first film in the American Pie theatrical series. The film was a box-office hit and spawned three direct sequels: American Pie 2 (2001), American Wedding (2003), and American Reunion (2012). The film concentrates on five best friends (Jim, Kevin, Oz, Finch, and Stifler) who attend East Great Falls High. With the exception of Stifler (who has already lost his virginity), the guys make a pact to lose their virginity before their high school graduation. The title is borrowed from the pop song of the same name and refers to a scene in the film, in which the lead character is caught masturbating with a pie after being told that third base feels like "warm apple pie". It's also been stated by writer Adam Herz that the title also refers to the quest of losing your virginity in high school, which is as "American as apple pie." ” - lankalion
 
79.
Birth (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A young boy attempts to convince a woman that he is her dead husband reborn. (100 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Glazer
“ Birth is a 2004 American drama film directed by Jonathan Glazer, starring Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Danny Huston and Cameron Bright.

The film follows Anna (Kidman), the daughter of a prominent Manhattan-based family. Anna gradually becomes convinced that her deceased husband, Sean, has been reincarnated as a 10-year-old boy (also named Sean). Anna's initial skepticism is swayed by the child's intimate knowledge of the former married couple's life. Despite critical praise for various components of the film, including Kidman's acting and Glazer's direction, Birth received mixed reviews ” - lankalion
 
80.
Ned Kelly (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An innocent man becomes one of the most wanted criminals the world has ever known. (110 mins.)
Director: Gregor Jordan
“ Ned Kelly is a 2003 Australian historical drama film directed by Gregor Jordan from a screenplay by John Michael McDonagh. The film portrays the life of Ned Kelly—a legendary bushranger in northeast Victoria. Ned Kelly, his brother Dan, and two other men—Steve Hart and Joe Byrne—formed a gang of Irish Australians in response to Irish and English tensions that arose in 19th century Australia. The film is mainly based on Robert Drewe's book Our Sunshine. Heath Ledger plays the title role as Edward "Ned" Kelly. ” - lankalion
 
81.
While We're Young (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A middle-aged couple's career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives. (97 mins.)
Director: Noah Baumbach
“ While We're Young is a 2014 American comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by Noah Baumbach. The film stars Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, and Amanda Seyfried. It was screened in the Special Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. The film centers on a New York-based documentary filmmaker and his wife (Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts, respectively), who begin hanging out with a couple in their 20s (Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried). A24 Films released the film on March 27, 2015 and the film went on to gross more than all of Baumbach's previous films in the United States box office. ” - lankalion