FEELING WHIMSICAL

by cristina_cenicienta | created - 17 Aug 2016 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Movies for when you feel whimsical

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1. Amélie (2001)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

69 Metascore

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Votes: 615,805 | Gross: $33.23M

2. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

PG | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

75 Metascore

In New Jersey in 1935, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman

Votes: 41,061 | Gross: $10.63M

3. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

74 Metascore

High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon | Stars: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman

Votes: 104,438 | Gross: $6.74M

4. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

80 Metascore

A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 392,541 | Gross: $59.89M

5. God Help the Girl (2014)

Unrated | 112 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

58 Metascore

As Eve begins writing songs as a way to sort through some emotional problems, she meets James and Cassie, two musicians each at crossroads of their own.

Director: Stuart Murdoch | Stars: Emily Browning, Olly Alexander, Hannah Murray, Pierre Boulanger

Votes: 7,679 | Gross: $0.10M

6. La famille Bélier (2014)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A girl, who lives with her deaf parents, discovers that she has the gift of singing.

Director: Eric Lartigau | Stars: Karin Viard, François Damiens, Eric Elmosnino, Louane Emera

Votes: 20,213

7. The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)

TV-MA | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

55 Metascore

A man suffering an incredible amount of loss enrolls in a class about care-giving that changes his perspective on life.

Director: Rob Burnett | Stars: Craig Roberts, Paul Rudd, Selena Gomez, Alex Huff

Votes: 40,791

8. Begin Again (II) (2013)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

62 Metascore

A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter, new to Manhattan, turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents.

Director: John Carney | Stars: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld

Votes: 122,182 | Gross: $16.17M

9. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray

Votes: 274,258 | Gross: $45.51M

10. The Way Way Back (2013)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.

Directors: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash | Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb

Votes: 127,731 | Gross: $21.50M

11. Laggies (2014)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Megan panics when her boyfriend proposes, then, taking an opportunity to escape for a week, hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika, who lives with her world-weary single dad.

Director: Lynn Shelton | Stars: Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sam Rockwell, Mark Webber

Votes: 36,292 | Gross: $0.44M

12. Paris-Manhattan (2012)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

36 Metascore

Alice, a Woody Allen-obsessed pharmacist and hopeless romantic, meets a charming man named Victor but has trouble committing to him.

Director: Sophie Lellouche | Stars: Alice Taglioni, Patrick Bruel, Marine Delterme, Michel Aumont

Votes: 3,279

13. The Giant Mechanical Man (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

43 Metascore

An offbeat romantic comedy about a silver-painted street performer and the soft spoken zoo worker who falls for him.

Director: Lee Kirk | Stars: Jenna Fischer, Chris Messina, Topher Grace, Malin Akerman

Votes: 8,618 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Populaire (2012)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

58 Metascore

1958. Rose is a terrible secretary but a demon typist. Her handsome boss resolves to turn her into the fastest girl in the world.

Director: Régis Roinsard | Stars: Romain Duris, Féodor Atkine, Déborah François, Bérénice Bejo

Votes: 10,107 | Gross: $0.18M

15. Frances Ha (2012)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

A New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment) apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer) and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as the possibility of realizing them dwindles.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver, Michael Zegen

Votes: 55,275 | Gross: $4.06M

16. Captain Fantastic (2016)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

72 Metascore

In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.

Director: Matt Ross | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso

Votes: 139,248 | Gross: $5.88M

17. Mistress America (2015)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

75 Metascore

A lonely college freshman's life is turned upside-down by her impetuous, adventurous stepsister-to-be.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke, Shana Dowdeswell, Shelby Rebecca Wong

Votes: 21,059 | Gross: $2.46M

18. Sing Street (2016)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

79 Metascore

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Director: John Carney | Stars: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor

Votes: 66,999 | Gross: $3.23M

19. Life, Animated (2016)

PG | 92 min | Documentary, Animation, Comedy

75 Metascore

A coming of age story about a boy and his family who overcame great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship and brotherhood.

Director: Roger Ross Williams | Stars: Jonathan Freeman, Gilbert Gottfried, Alan Rosenblatt, Owen Suskind

Votes: 4,519 | Gross: $0.24M

20. Her (2013)

R | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara

Votes: 428,558 | Gross: $25.57M

21. Equals (2015)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

43 Metascore

In an emotionless utopia, two people fall in love when they regain their feelings from a mysterious disease, causing tensions between them and their society.

Director: Drake Doremus | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Kristen Stewart, Vernetta Lopez, Scott Lawrence

Votes: 21,046 | Gross: $0.03M

22. Jane Wants a Boyfriend (2015)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

A young woman with Asperger's tries to find her first boyfriend with a little help from her older sister.

Director: William Sullivan | Stars: Louisa Krause, Gabriel Ebert, Eliza Dushku, Polly Draper

Votes: 1,658

23. Byuti insaideu (2015)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

Woo-jin wakes up in a different body everyday, regardless of age, gender and nationality. Sometimes he's a man, a woman, old, young, or even a foreigner. He's the same person on the inside,... See full summary »

Director: Jong-Yeol Baek | Stars: Hyo-Joo Han, Seo-Joon Park, Juri Ueno, Jin-wook Lee

Votes: 3,203 | Gross: $0.11M

24. Tracks (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 112 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

78 Metascore

A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.

Director: John Curran | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Lily Pearl, Philip Dodd

Votes: 23,933 | Gross: $0.51M

25. Lady Bird (2017)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

94 Metascore

In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.

Director: Greta Gerwig | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges

Votes: 122,289 | Gross: $48.96M