Hollywood Hates the Suburbs!by otter68 | created - 3 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public
Hollywood has it in for the suburbs, and often portrays life in the 'burbs as shallow and unfulfilling, full of mid-life crises, secret alcoholics, drug abusers, and adulterers. Which anti-suburbs movie is your favorite? Discuss the ennui here
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3. Ordinary People (1980)
R | 124 min | Drama
The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.
Votes: 45,567 | Gross: $54.80M
5. Consenting Adults (1992)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
During a joint dinner at the restaurant, the neighbors offer to exchange wives for one night. It was a joke, but only at first.
Votes: 6,590 | Gross: $21.59M
6. The Ice Storm (1997)
R | 112 min | Drama
In suburban New Canaan, Connecticut, 1973, middle class families experimenting with casual sex and substance abuse find their lives beyond their control.
Votes: 52,645 | Gross: $7.84M
7. Happiness (1998)
Unrated | 134 min | Comedy, Drama
The lives of several individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection.
Votes: 65,291 | Gross: $2.81M
8. Pleasantville (1998)
PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom, where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.
Votes: 119,373 | Gross: $40.57M
10. The Safety of Objects (2001)
R | 121 min | Drama
A series of overlapping stories about four suburban families dealing with different maladies. Esther Gold's life is consumed by caring for her comatose son; Jim Train is sent into a ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,054 | Gross: $0.32M
12. One Hour Photo (2002)
R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller
A mentally unstable photo developer targets a middle-class family after his obsession with them becomes more sick and disturbing than any of them could imagine.
Votes: 112,349 | Gross: $31.60M
14. Little Children (2006)
R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations in suburban Massachusetts.
Votes: 103,819 | Gross: $5.46M
16. Revolutionary Road (2008)
R | 119 min | Drama, Romance
A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.
Votes: 191,231 | Gross: $22.91M
18. Puzzle (II) (2018)
R | 103 min | Drama
Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world - where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.
Votes: 5,749 | Gross: $2.03M