Movie Poster Cliches: Big heads in the sky over tiny people on the beach

by siddiqui-atifahmed | created - 09 Feb 2012 | updated - 09 Feb 2012 | Public
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1. Turning Green (2005)

R | 85 min | Drama, Comedy

49 Metascore

Set in late 1970s Ireland, it tells the story of 16-year-old James Powers, an American who finds himself lost after his mother dies and he is forced to live with his three Irish aunts. ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Aimette, John G. Hofmann | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Alessandro Nivola, Colm Meaney, Donal Gallery

Votes: 368

2. Fugitive Pieces (2007)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, War

60 Metascore

A child escapes from Poland during World War II and first heads to Greece before coming of age in Canada.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Robbie Kay, Monika Schurmann, Nina Dobrev, Jordan Pettle

Votes: 2,157 | Gross: $0.63M

3. The Last Song (2010)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

33 Metascore

A rebellious girl is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.

Director: Julie Anne Robinson | Stars: Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Greg Kinnear, Bobby Coleman

Votes: 72,792 | Gross: $62.95M

4. Elle s'appelait Sarah (2010)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, War

59 Metascore

In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in 1942.

Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup, Frédéric Pierrot

Votes: 14,878 | Gross: $7.69M

5. Two Weeks (2006)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

44 Metascore

In this bittersweet comedy, four adult siblings gather at their dying mother's house in North Carolina for what they expect to be a quick, last goodbye. Instead, they find themselves trapped-- together -- for two weeks.

Director: Steve Stockman | Stars: Sally Field, Ben Chaplin, Julianne Nicholson, Lauren Aboulafia

Votes: 1,749 | Gross: $0.05M

6. Closed for Winter (2009)

85 min | Drama

Tells the story of a woman's journey to overcome the events of the past and to find a way to move on. It is a story of dark secrets and the power of and celebration of letting go.

Director: James Bogle | Stars: Natalie Imbruglia, Daniel Frederiksen, Deborah Kennedy, Danielle Catanzariti

Votes: 331

7. Up Close & Personal (1996)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance

An ambitious young woman, determined to build a career in TV journalism, gets good advice from her first boss, and they fall in love.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Robert Redford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stockard Channing, Joe Mantegna

Votes: 12,575 | Gross: $51.09M

8. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, Music, Romance

36 Metascore

When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during World War II, his fiancée falls in love with the local Italian commander.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale

Votes: 30,866 | Gross: $25.54M

9. Tomorrow Is Today (2006)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Romance

A drama-romance about love, loss and survival at the New Jersey Shore. When young Julie Peterson saves the life of a hapless drifter, she begins the quest to save him emotionally as well, and give him the ultimate gift of hope. Battling an emotionally flawed local Sheriff who wants Jerdon out of town, and a young admirer who is jealous of her relationship with the drifter, secrets are revealed, ... See full summary »

Director: Frederic Lumiere | Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Mark Hefti, Warren Draper, David Brown

Votes: 237

10. Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

53 Metascore

The extremely talented Santiago Munez is given a chance at professional football, after being spotted by a scout who has ties with Newcastle United.

Director: Danny Cannon | Stars: Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola, Anna Friel, Leonardo Guerra

Votes: 56,525 | Gross: $4.28M

11. Charlie St. Cloud (2010)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

37 Metascore

Charlie's brother, Sam, dies in a car crash that Charlie survives. Charlie is given the gift of seeing his dead brother and others who he has lost such as his friend who died in the military, but when the girl he falls in love with's life is at risk, he must choose between his girlfriend and his brother.

Director: Burr Steers | Stars: Zac Efron, Kim Basinger, Charlie Tahan, Amanda Crew

Votes: 54,088 | Gross: $31.16M

12. Forever Young (1992)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

During a cryogenics test, a pilot frozen in 1939 awakes in 1992 but time is running out, as his body starts to age rapidly.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Elijah Wood, Isabel Glasser

Votes: 41,024 | Gross: $55.96M

13. Moondance Alexander (2007)

G | 94 min | Drama, Family

The curiously named, Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Damian | Stars: Kay Panabaker, Don Johnson, Lori Loughlin, James Best

Votes: 1,124 | Gross: $0.04M

14. Surviving Picasso (1996)

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

The passionate Merchant Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso, who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty, and move on with her life.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Natascha McElhone, Julianne Moore, Joss Ackland

Votes: 6,448 | Gross: $2.00M

15. All the Pretty Horses (2000)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Romance, Western

55 Metascore

Two Texas cowboys head to Mexico in search of work, but soon find themselves in trouble with the law after one of them falls in love with a wealthy rancher's daughter.

Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Matt Damon, Penélope Cruz, Henry Thomas, Angelina Torres

Votes: 12,305 | Gross: $15.53M

16. Yao a yao, yao dao wai po qiao (1995)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A provincial boy related to a Shanghai crime family is recruited by his uncle into cosmopolitan Shanghai in the 1930s to be a servant to a ganglord's mistress.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Baotian Li, Xiaoxiao Wang, Xuejian Li

Votes: 4,747 | Gross: $2.30M

17. Walk on Water (2004)

R | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

65 Metascore

Following the suicide of his wife, an Israeli intelligence agent is assigned to befriend the grandchildren of a Nazi war criminal.

Director: Eytan Fox | Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Knut Berger, Caroline Peters, Gideon Shemer

Votes: 6,266 | Gross: $2.71M

18. Duane Hopwood (2005)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

53 Metascore

A down-on-his-luck divorced father struggles to get his life and family back together before it's too late.

Director: Matt Mulhern | Stars: Daisy Ang, Bill Buell, Dick Cavett, Rachel Covey

Votes: 2,165 | Gross: $0.01M

19. City of Angels (1998)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

54 Metascore

Inspired by the modern classic, Wings of Desire, City involves an angel (Cage) who is spotted by a doctor in an operating room. Franz plays Cage's buddy who somehow knows a lot about angels.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher, Dennis Franz

Votes: 105,591 | Gross: $78.69M



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