Best Realistic Movies

  • 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
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      fb680055201: Dramatic, realistic , heavy movie for a Sunday afternoon! Enjoyed it though, and Casey Affleck is always a joy
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb1182870001: . This is a very realistic story of people trying to feel life again but realizing the important things they have in
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • InfamousHugo
      InfamousHugo: . Also there is way too many fight scenes that end up feeling awkward cause they are either too realistic or just ridiculously funny. The film is pretty deep though, its quite clever as well.


      Reviewed 6 years days ago
  • The Hurt Locker

    The Hurt Locker (R, 2009)

    Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes
    Based on the personal wartime experiences of journalist Mark Boal (who adapted his experiences with ... read morea bomb squad into a fact-based, yet fictional story), director Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq War-set action thriller The Hurt Locker presents the conflict in the Middle East from the perspective of those who witnessed the fighting firsthand -- the soldiers. As an elite Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team tactfully navigates the streets of present-day Iraq, they face the constant threat of death from incoming bombs and sharp-shooting snipers. In Baghdad, roadside bombs are a common danger. The Army is working to make the city a safer place for Americans and Iraqis, so when it comes to dismantling IEDs (improvised explosive devices) the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) crew is always on their game. But protecting the public isn't easy when there's no room for error, and every second spent dismantling a bomb is another second spent flirting with death. Now, as three fearless bomb technicians take on the most dangerous job in Baghdad, it's only a matter of time before one of them gets sent to "the hurt locker." Jeremy Renner, Guy Pearce, and Ralph Fiennes star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb100001115436804: This movie was very well acted, it was very realistic, and it shows you a good perspective of the war in Iraq, but I don't think this movie live
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • spitfiremk51
      spitfiremk51: why this movie is called on of the most unrealisic modern war movies, but I thought it to be fairly realistic, although it does show the main engineer as a overly courageous, heroic, badass soldier w
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
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      fb1008742212: In a realistic manner that Hits the viewer and captures their minds faster than most war films could drea
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
  • The Break-Up

    The Break-Up (PG-13, 2006)

    Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston, Joey Lauren Adams, Ann-Margret, Jason Bateman
    A once-loving Chicago couple whose happily-ever-after quickly turned into a never-again finds their ... read morecrumbling romance complicated when both parties refuse to move out of the pair's recently purchased condo. The Break-Up is a romantic comedy that starts where all the others end. The future once looked promising for thirtysomething couple Brooke (Jennifer Aniston) and Gary (Vince Vaughn), but lately it seems like a series of increasingly petty and intolerable squabbles have snuffed any semblance of romance in their relationship. Their confrontation endlessly fueled by mean-spirited suggestions of revenge tactics from friends and family and their stubborn refusal to budge resulting in an excruciating stalemate, Brooke and Gary ultimately decide to spitefully stick it out as hostile roommates until the weaker party eventually admits defeat. As the competition to drive one another out grows increasingly intense and outrageous, however, Brooke eventually comes to the realization that she's not fighting for possession of the condominium as much as she is fighting to salvage her relationship with the man she once viewed as the love of her life. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb591598687: . I really like the end... A nice realistic mature encounter v. Some Disney falsified happy ending.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • k8egrrl
      k8egrrl: Good chick flick! Not many laughs, a bit depressing, but refreshingly realistic!
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • JenSays
      JenSays: . Unlike other romantic comedies, this has a more serious and realistic element to it. Worth a watch.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • The Namesake

    The Namesake (PG-13, 2006)

    Kal Penn, Tabu, Irfan Khan, Jacinda Barrett, Zuleikha Robinson
    "The Namesake" is the story of the Ganguli family whose move from Calcutta to New York evokes a life... read morelong balancing act to meld to a new world without forgetting the old. Although parents Ashoke and Ashima long for the family and culture that enveloped them in India, they take great pride in the opportunities their sacrifices have afforded their children. Paradoxically, their son Gogol is torn between finding his own unique identity without losing his heritage. Even Gogol's name represents the family's journey into the unknown.
    • sanabananahp
      sanabananahp: ... such a gud story... soooooo realistic. awesum actin by irfan khan...n kal penn NO WORDS FER U!!
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • The Savages

    The Savages (R, 2007)

    Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, Peter Friedman, David Zayas
    The last thing the two Savage siblings ever wanted to do was look back on their undeniably dysfuncti... read moreonal family legacy. Wendy is a self-medicating struggling East Village playwright, AKA a temp who spends her days applying for grants and stealing office supplies, dating her very married neighbor. Jon is an obsessive compulsive college professor writing obscure books on even more obscure subjects in Buffalo who still can't commit to his girlfriend after four years even though her cooking brings him tears of joy. Then, out of the blue, comes the call that changes everything. They're told that the father they have long feared and avoided, Lenny Savage, has lost his marbles. And, there is no one to help him but his kids. Now, as they put the middle of their already arrested lives on hold, Wendy and Jon must live together under one roof for the first time since childhood, soon rediscovering the eccentricities that drove each other crazy. Faced with complete upheaval and the ultimate sibling rivalry battle over how to handle their father's final days, they are forced to face the past and finally start to realize what adulthood, family and, most surprisingly, each other are really about.
    • BCT8LT
      BCT8LT: . This was a little too mundane and realistic for me.
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • fishyt
      fishyt: A realistic story, well acted, well directed. Offers a window into a pretty typical sibling relationsh
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • xanderearl
      xanderearl: A realistic story with solid performances, but a fun film to watch it was not.
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
  • Rendition

    Rendition (R, 2007)

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon, Alan Arkin, Peter Sarsgaard, Omar Metwally
    The director of the Academy Award-winning 2006 crime drama Tsotsi returns to the helm with this tale... read more of a Middle East CIA operative who begins to have doubts about his latest assignment after witnessing the interrogation of a suspected suicide bomber by secret police. When Egyptian-born chemical engineer Anwar El-Ibrahimi (Omar Metwally) mysteriously vanishes on a routine flight from South Africa to Washington, his wife, Isabella (Reese Witherspoon), embarks on a frantic international search for her missing husband. At the same time, a CIA analyst (Jake Gyllenhaal) arrives at a clandestine detention facility outside of United States. As the interrogation of El-Ibrahimi gets under way, the CIA analyst is profoundly shaken by the unorthodox methods used by the man's captors, and quickly begins to reevaluate his assignment. Peter Sarsgaard, Meryl Streep, and Alan Arkin co-star in this topical political thriller penned by Kelley Sane and produced by Steve Golin. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      osman: .

      The Bad:
      - The unrealistic act of Jake Gyllenhaal in a much realistic topic seemed odd. It was turn off for me even w
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
    • mayorofbluestown
      mayorofbluestown: a disturbing but realistic story...great acting and a chilling story makes this a winner...and now i know what " wate
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
    • kevke7
      kevke7: realistic movie and scary that this is possible.Just tell about somebody that he's a terrorist and t
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
  • Green Zone

    Green Zone (R, 2010)

    Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Brendan Gleeson, Amy Ryan, Khalid Abdalla
    United 93 director Paul Greengrass explores the aftermath of the Iraq invasion in this feature adapt... read moreation of author Rajiv Chandrasekaran's literary exposé Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone. A onetime Baghdad bureau chief of the Washington Post, Chandrasekaran was present as American forces attempted to set up a provisional government on the grounds surrounding former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's opulent palace. The resulting governing body, according to critics, existed in a bubble so far-removed from the grim realities of the Iraq War that it failed to properly assess the needs of the people. In this fictional thriller set during the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad, director Greengrass and screenwriter Brian Helgeland use Chandrasekaran's journalistic account as the foundation for the story of an officer who joins forces with a senior CIA officer to unearth evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller (Matt Damon) is certain that Hussein has been stockpiling WMDs in the Iraqi desert, but in their race from one empty site to the next, they soon stumble across evidence of an elaborate cover up. As a result, Miller realizes that operatives on both sides of the conflict are attempting to spin the story in their favor. Now, as Miller searches for answers made ever more elusive by covert and faulty intelligence, the truth becomes the most valuable weapon of all. Will those answers prove pivotal in clearing a rogue regime, or escalate the war in a region that grows increasingly unstable with each passing day? Amy Ryan co-stars as the New York Times foreign correspondent who travels to Iraq investigating the U.S. government's allegations about weapons of mass destruction, with Greg Kinnear appearing in the role of an additional CIA officer, and Antoni Corone essaying the role of a colonel. Brendan Gleeson rounds out the main cast for this Universal Pictures production. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb100000119075484: . Unfortunately this movie is no were near as good as either one of those films.

      Green Zone is a realistic fiction war film which is nothing but a theory by Matt Damon. His theory is that it was a
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb100001399568282
      fb100001399568282: Great film, action-packed to the end. Realistic and an awesome plot to get stuck in with.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • JakeMN
      JakeMN: . The storyline was captivating and as realistic as it can get. Damon was great as usual.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Thirteen

    Thirteen (R, 2003)

    Holly Hunter, Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed, Jeremy Sisto, Brady Corbet
    At the edge of adolescence, Tracy is a smart straight-A student--if not a little naive. When she bef... read moreriends Evie, the most popular and beautiful girl in school, Evie leads Tracy down a path of sex, drugs and self-mutilation. As Tracy transforms herself and her identity, her world becomes a boiling, emotional cauldron fueled by new tensions between her and her mother--as well as, teachers and old friends.
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      fb100000373943608: It's hard to imagine that the same director who did Twilight is behind this realistic, yet greatly made low budget film.
      Reviewed 3 days days ago
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      fb100000051697759: . Great performances from young actors. A realistic drama about teen culture, drugs, sex and rebellion.
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
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      fb100001078299208: wicke and strong performances from Holly Hunter and Evan Rachel Wood, Thirteen works as a harsh but realistic portrayal of that maturation from preteen to teenager.
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
  • Elephant

    Elephant (R, 2003)

    Alex Frost, Eric Deulen, John Robinson (IX), Elias McConnell, Jordan Taylor
    A tale about high school violence that unfolds on an ordinary school day, inside an American high sc... read morehool, filled with schoolwork, football, gossip and socializing. For each of the students we meet, high school is a different experience: stimulating, friendly, traumatic, lonely, hard.
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      fb100000532813645: . Gus Van Sant leads you through the hallways to get you acquainted with the students through the realistic dialogue when he brings tragedy to these characters. The pacing is a bit off but other the
      Reviewed 11 months days ago
    • bentaualii
      bentaualii: The film has an ultra realistic look, partly thanks to its many long tracking shots where the viewer is literally forced t
      Reviewed 14 months days ago
    • DaverRaver
      DaverRaver: A movie thats seems shockingly realistic. It remainds me of Oliver Stones' "Natural Born Killers", with its ultraviolence and satir
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Miami Vice

    Miami Vice (R, 2006)

    Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Li Gong, Naomie Harris, Ciarán Hinds
    Ricardo Tubbs is urbane and dead smart. He lives with Bronx-born intel analyst Trudy, as they work u... read morendercover transporting drug loads into South Florida to identify a group responsible for three murders. Sonny Crockett is charismatic and flirtatious until--while undercover working with the supplier of the South Florida group--he gets romantically entangled with Isabella, the Chinese-Cuban wife of an arms and drugs trafficker. The intensity of this case pushes Crockett and Tubbs out onto the edge where identity and fabrication become blurred, where cop and player become one-especially for Crockett in his romance with Isabella and for Tubbs in the provocation of an assault on those he loves.
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      fb1657830697: A smart, realistic, and dramatic take on the television show. It's the way it should have been done.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb505423161: This is a very cool slick realistic cop drama. Only really shares the title with the original series so don't be surprised whe
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • phubbs1
      phubbs1: . The final gun battle is brilliant though, it just about saves the film. Its loud, realistic and brutal and is the best Ive seen in awhile.

      Watch it for that.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago