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Best Honest Movies


  • Closer

    Closer (R, 2004)

    Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Clive Owen, Nick Hobbs
    Set in contemporary London, a story of passion, drama, love, and abandonment involving four stranger... read mores--their chance meetings, instant attractions and casual betrayals.
    • fb1246235947
      fb1246235947: An honest look at relationships, which makes it so hard to watch. Yet you can't stop watching anyway.
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
    • fb1362990075
      fb1362990075: Good luck on finding a more honest depiction of the ugly side in relationships.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • nicholsonisgod
      nicholsonisgod: s brutal yet not-subtle way of describing human fornication, it describes how we view sex in a very honest way. This film is so originall and wonderfully written. The actors/actresses seem to have no
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • The Squid and the Whale

    The Squid and the Whale (R, 2005)

    Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline, William Baldwin
    Bernard Berkman, the patriarch of an eccentric Brooklyn family, claims to have been a famous novelis... read moret but is now reduced to teaching. His wife Joan discovers a literary talent of her own, and it breaks up the family, leaving the two teenage sons, Walt, 16, and Frank, 12, divided between their parents. The wife starts an affair with her younger son's tennis coach, while the husband starts sleeping with a student whom his elder son is courting.
    • fb523485533
      fb523485533: Painful to watch at times because it is brutally honest. Jeff Daniels should have been awarded something for his performance and this film should've
      Reviewed 20 months days ago
    • 5oclockcoffee
      5oclockcoffee: .

      Noah Baumbach gives us not only an honest portrayal of a marriage falling apart and the difficults of growing up, but also the process
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • MisterMarvelous
      MisterMarvelous: . But I was very suprised at how well done this movie was. What you have here is a brutally honest and unflinching depiction of the downfall of a middle class family. The level of realism that
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
  • The Last Kiss

    The Last Kiss (R, 2006)

    Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Casey Affleck, Rachel Bilson, Michael Weston
    A successful 30-year-old (Zach Braff) with a the perfect girlfriend (Jacinda Barrett) and a lucrativ... read moree outlook on life struggles with the increasing pressures of adulthood as he weighs the merits of settling down with the woman who loves him against risking it all to be with a comely co-ed (Rachel Bilson) in director Tony Goldwyn's remake of Gabriele Muccino's 2001 comedy drama. Crash and Million Dollar Baby screenwriter Paul Haggis adapts a script originally penned by Italian filmmaker Muccino, and Casey Affleck, Blythe Danner, Eric Christian Olsen, and Tom Wilkinson co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • xXxXHorrorFanxXxX
      xXxXHorrorFanxXxX: . The father urges Michael to be completely honest and never stop trying. Equipped with his wisdom, Michael goes into Jenna's room. On the verge
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • filmview
      filmview: ...it's a very honest piece of filmmaking ala Garden State (though without the occasional bits of pretentiousness t
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
    • tiffing
      tiffing: Depressing yet uplifting, and totally honest, this is one of the best depictions I've seen of facing the challenges of settling down...gre
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
  • Rachel Getting Married

    Rachel Getting Married (R, 2008)

    Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Bill Irwin, Tunde Adebimpe, Debra Winger
    When Kym returns to the Buchman family home for the wedding of her sister Rachel, she brings a long ... read morehistory of personal crisis, family conflict and tragedy along with her. The wedding couple's abundant party of friends and relations has gathered for a joyful weekend of feasting, music and love, but Kym--with her biting one-liners and flair for bombshell drama--is a catalyst for long-simmering tensions in the family dynamic.
    • itrobertson
      itrobertson: . The wedding scene takes too long, but the rest of the film stays honest and feels lived in.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • ajquioc
      ajquioc: on, she is really fit for that kind of role, and beyond that, this is one of the most realistic and honest films I've ever seen that sets in and out on a wedding celebration. This is how filmmakers sh
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb519073147
      fb519073147: . Wonderful. Those who like Hollywood glitz (typical movies) won't like it but if bare-bones, honest performances are exhilarating to you (as they are me) you'll love it.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • 50/50

    50/50 (R, 2011)

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston
    Inspired by a true story, 50/50 is an original story about friendship, love, survival and finding hu... read moremor in unlikely places. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star as best friends whose lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis in this new comedy directed by Jonathan Levine from a script by Will Reiser. 50/50 is the story of a guy's transformative and, yes, sometimes funny journey to health - drawing its emotional core from Will Reiser's own experience with cancer and reminding us that friendship and love, no matter what bizarre turns they take, are the greatest healers. -- (C) Summit Entertainment