# #
A Painted House 2003
Description: A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle vs hard odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the man dreams of living in better conditions. However, with this particularly tough farming season, the man learns that his challenges tutorial him in discovering who he really is.
Released: 27 Apr 2003 Director: Alfonso Arau Writers: Patrick Sheane Duncan (teleplay), John Grisham (novel), John Grisham Actors: Scott Glenn, Arija Bareikis, Robert Sean Leonard, Melinda Dillon Genres: Drama, Family
Trailers and related videos:

See Lifetime Movies A Painted Hou on youtube.

 related image

See A Painted House Clip 3 on youtube.

 related image

See English Drama Movies Full Leng on youtube.

 related image

See EXCLUSIVE - A Painted House - on youtube.

 related image

See A Painted House on youtube.

 related image

See The Making of A Painted House on youtube.

 related image

See A Painted House part1 on youtube.

 related image

See The Glass Castle (2017) - Thro on youtube.

 related image

See The Painted Lady Bedroom Scene on youtube.

 related image

See Let's Read: A Painted Hous on youtube.

 related image

A Painted House similar movies given below. Rate each movie or TV Series, add your own reviews and suggest new title as related. See big list of best top movies that are like A Painted House film.

A Painted House Similar Movies

Soundtrack

Top movies like A Painted House complete list given below.

Get the movie:

Movies Like A Painted House:


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Turn the River #

Released 5/9/2008

Description: A pool shark takes the ultimate gamble when she kidnaps her own son and flees her ex-husband.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

The Wackness #

Released 7/3/2008

Description: Set in Fresh York Town in the sweltering summer, The Wackness says the storyline of a troubled teenage drug dealer, who trades pot for therapy sessions with a drug-addled psychiatrist. Things receive more complicated when he falls for one of his classmates, who just happens to be the doctors daughter. This is a coming-of-age storyline about sex, drugs, melody and what it takes to be a man.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Flicka #

Released 10/20/2006

Description: A headstrong 16 year old Katy McLaughlin desires to work on her family's mountainside horse ranch, although her father insists she finish boarding school. Katy finds a mustang in the hills near her ranch. Katy then sets her mind to tame a mustang and prove to her father she can run the ranch. But when tragedy happens, it will take all the love and strength the family can muster to restore hope.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Citizen Ruth #

Released 12/13/1996

Description: "Citizen Ruth" is the storyline of Ruth Stoops, a girl who nobody even noticed -- until she got pregnant. Now, everyone wants a piece of her. The movie is a comedy about one girl caught in the ultimate tug-of-war: a clash of wild, noisy, ridiculous folks that rapidly dissolves into a media circus.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

American Flyers #

Released 8/16/1985

Description: When Dr. Marcus Sommers realizes that he and his troubled, estranged brother David may be prone a fatal brain illness that runs in their family, he decides to create peace with his sibling, and invites him on a trip to the Rockies. There, the brothers bond over their shared enthusiasm for cycling and decide to enter a grueling bicycle race through the mountains. However, Marcus' health later starts to fail, and David gotta compete without his brother at his side.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Recount #

Released 5/28/2008

Description: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Snow Angels #

Released 3/7/2008

Description: Waitress Annie has separated from her suicidal alcoholic husband, Glenn. Glenn has become an evangelical Christian, but his erratic attempts at getting back into Annie's life have alarmed her. High school student Arthur works at Annie's restaurant, growing closer to a fresh child in town, Lila, after class. When Glenn and Annie's daughter go missing, the entire city searches for her, as he increasingly spirals out of control.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Adrift in Manhattan #

Released 1/10/2007

Description: The lives of three lonely strangers intersect while commuting on Fresh York's 1 and 9 subway lines.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

The Edge of Love #

Released 5/15/2008

Description: The Edge of love is a love storyline of two feisty girls and a brilliant, charismatic poet who love both women. One girl Vera Phillips who is his first love and whom he lost for ten year, while another one is his show wife Caitlin who is adventurous and felt same adventurous nature in this charismatic poet, Dylan Thomas, also.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Starter for 10 #

Released 9/13/2006

Description: In 1985, vs the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship man from seaside Essex with a love of knowledge for its own sake and a childhood spent watching University Challenge, a college quiz show. At Bristol he tries out for the Challenge squad and falls under the spell of Alice, a lovely blond with an extensive sexual past.
Watch trailers:       



Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Romulus, My Father #

Released 5/19/2007

Description: It says the storyline of Romulus, his pretty wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of nice adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is a storyline of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Varg #

Released 4/4/2008

Description: A storyline from the wilderness, where conditions of survival challenge the guidelines of modern society, Wolf is a contemporary drama set in northern Scandinavia. Klemens (Peter Stormare) and Nejla (Robin Lundberg) own a tiny herd of reindeer. Klemens lives in tune with nature and according to the rhythm dictated by his work. His young nephew, Nejla admires him and wants to follow in his footsteps. But neither his mother nor society will let that to happen. The herd is attacked and they react without regard for the law. A well aimed stroke of the axe puts relationships to the test. What are the consequences and who will take the blame?
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Raising Cain #

Released 8/7/1992

Description: When neighborhood children start vanishing, Jenny suspects her kid psychologist husband, Carter, may be resuming the deranged experiments his father performed on Carter when he was young. Now, it falls to Jenny to unravel the mystery. And as more kids disappear, she fears for her own child's safety.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

9 рота #

Released 9/19/2005

Description: The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior to being sent off to the front lines. After few one-by-one dalliances with the local whore, Snow White, and a cautionary lecture on the history, geography and culture of Afghanistan (which most of the boys sleep through), the trainees head off to war - first to the Bagram air base, then to the Afghani province of Khost to safe supply lines. But nothing can start to prepare them for the brutal devastation into which they are plunged, or the relentless tide of slaughter that scatters thousands of Soviet victims in its wake.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

The Great Debaters #

Released 12/27/2007

Description: The real storyline of a brilliant but politically radical debate squad coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underdog African American college students into an historical powerhouse that took on the Harvard elite.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

You Got Served #

Released 1/30/2004

Description: At Mr. Rad's Warehouse, the greatest hip-hop teams in Los Angeles compete for cash and respect. But when a suburban team crashes the party, stealing their dancers - and their moves - two warring mates have to pull together to represent the street. Starring hip-hop sensations Marques Houston, Omari Grandberry, Lil' Kim and comedian Steve Harvey.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

One Perfect Day #

Released 2/19/2004

Description: Tommy Matisse, a gifted musician, undertakes an odyssey of self-discovery and tragedy in Melbourne's dance melody scene.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Blur #

Released 4/17/2007

Description: Artist Adrian Jonas toils in preparation for the largest gallery opening of his career. The constructive process takes Adrian deep into the depths of his mind, where he starts to experience premonitions of a poor fate that awaits his beloved Iliana. Adrian grows to suspect that a mysterious neighbor is the phantom who means to hurt his wife.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

The Four Horsemen #

Released 3/18/2008

Description: Four high school football stars enlist in the Marines and head off to war in the fight in Iraq. When one of them is killed and other wounded, they return home only to search is extremely hard to pick up the threads of their old lives. The memories of happenings in Iraq combined with the lack of public help pushes many of these boys to the breaking point.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Jhoom Barabar Jhoom #

Released 6/15/2007

Description: London, an overcrowded cafe, one table to share. Two strangers say every another “how I met my fiancé” stories to slay time. Rikki (Abhishek Bachchan) met his fiance Anaida (Lara Dutta) at the Ritz in Paris and Alvira (Preity Zinta) met her prince charming Steve (Bobby Deol) at Madame Tussauds
Watch trailers:       



Is this a good
suggestion?

 

3:10 to Yuma #

Released 8/7/1957

Description: Dave Evans, a tiny time farmer, is hired to escort Ben Wade, a risky outlaw, to Yuma. As Evans and Wade wait for the 3:10 train to Yuma, Wade's gang is racing to gratis him.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Chak De! India #

Released 8/10/2007

Description: Chak De! India follows a squad of rag-tag women with their own agenda who form Squad India competing for international fame in field hockey. Their coach, the ex-men's Indian National squad captain, returns from a life of shame after being unjustly accused of match fixing in his last match. Can he give the women the motivation needed to win, while dealing with the shadows of his own past?
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

.45 #

Released 11/30/2006

Description: Kate and her brutish boyfriend Large Al sell handguns on the roads of Fresh York. She's smart, stylish, and self-confident, but all that leaves her when Al, in a jealous and self-indulgent rage, beats her. Three mates encourage her recovery: Vic, a girl who would like to be Kate's lover; Reilly, who runs with Al but also is attracted to Kate and repulsed by Al's violence; and, Liz, the counselor assigned to Kate from a battered-women's program. Vic and Reilly talk about killing Al, Liz gives pep talks; Kate remains frightened. Will Al's menace and Kate's dependency keep sway?
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Dhoom 2 #

Released 11/24/2006

Description: In the second installment of the Dhoom series, Jai and Ali are back as the buddy cops on their toughest job so far. "Mr.A" is an international thief who has planned to steal a priceless artifact in Mumbai and the police have got to nab him. But Mr.A manages to steal the artifact and elude the police. He finds his match in Sunehri and they form a partnership. They transport on to Rio for their next job, with Jai and Ali hot on their trail. Mr.A whose current name is Aryan, and Sunehri are drawn towards every another but tiny does Aryan know of Sunehri's tiny secret.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Garden Party #

Released 7/11/2008

Description: Are you young, sexually confused, just trying to receive by? Do you sing, dance or possess some another talent? Welcome to the Garden Party. At the center of the storyline is 15-year-old April. She is running from one terrible case into another, hoping to search an respond that doesn't involve taking off her clothes.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Holding Trevor #

Released 6/16/2007

Description: Everybody's looking for something... Moving forward doesn't everytime mean leaving something behind.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Pulse 2: Afterlife #

Released 9/30/2008

Description: The globe has been reshaped by the invasion of ghosts via the wireless internet. Towns are deserted, technology has been destroyed and the several remaining human beings eschew anything electrical in order to avoid a confrontation with the soulless ghosts that actually wander the planet. Most of the ghosts are doomed to a repetitive loop of something they did while they were still despairing humans (a boy repeatedly hangs himself, for example), but there are some ghosts so locked in denial, they do not know they are dead. They continue to haunt their homes, wrapped in fear that their souls will later be torn from them.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic #

Released 6/27/2008

Description: One day they pray to God for support and he does support them. He sends his most mischievous, childlike, lovable angel to the rescue, with a point to bring Ranbeer and the children together. Geeta (Rani Mukerji) comes bicycling down a rainbow… and bursts into Ranbeer's house as the selfproclaimed fresh nanny. And then begins the roller coaster ride of fun, emotions, magic and love.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Restraint #

Released 8/19/2008

Description: Two fugitives land in hot water when they take a hostage who poses a threat to their well-being.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Rigged #

Released 9/10/2008

Description: In the seedy underground of illegal prizefighting, a corrupt boxing promoter is embroiled in a risky fight-fixing scheme with his female prizefighter.
Watch trailers:       



Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Wind Chill #

Released 4/27/2007

Description: Two college students share a ride home for the holidays. When they break down on a deserted stretch of road, they're preyed upon by the ghosts of folks who have died there.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Description: How many times have you had a terrible day? How many times have you thought you would run away from everyone and everything? That is exactly what happens to Mark. In order to forget about a heated discussion with his girlfriend, he decides to receive in the vehicle and go far away. But a tiny mistake will change his reality forever...
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Wild Style #

Released 3/18/1983

Description: Legendary Fresh York graffiti artist Lee Quinones plays the part of Zoro, the city's hottest and most elusive graffiti writer. The current storyline of the film concerns the tension between Zoro's passion for his art and his private life, particularly his strained relationship with fellow artist Rose
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

7 Faces of Dr. Lao #

Released 3/18/1964

Description: An old Chinese boy rides into the city of Abalone, Arizona and changes it forever, as the citizens see themselves reflected in the mirror of Lao's mysterious circus of mythical beasts.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

The Uninvited #

Released 1/30/2009

Description: Anna returns home after spending time in a psychiatric facility following her mother's tragic death and discovers that her mother's former nurse, Rachel, has moved into their house and become engaged to her father. Later after she learns this shocking news, Anna is visited by her mother's ghost, who warns her that Rachel has evil intentions.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Ploy #

Released 5/21/2007

Description: A husband and wife are locked inside a single hotel room with a stranger called Ploy. Subtle suspicions build up to jealousy as the young girl triggers devastating consequences for the couple.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Weirdsville #

Released 10/12/2007

Description: A pair of slackers receive in method over their heads when they test to dump the body of a dead girlfriend in the basement of a drive-in film theater where a satanic cult performs ritual sacrifices.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

The Red Violin #

Released 9/10/1998

Description: Spans 300 years in the life of one famed musical instrument that winds up in present-day Montreal on the auction block. Crafted by the Italian master Bussotti (Cecchi) in 1681, the red violin derives its unusual color from the human blood mixed into the finish. With this legacy, the violin travels to Austria, England, China, and Canada, leaving both beauty and tragedy in its wake.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

You Can Count on Me #

Released 11/17/2000

Description: A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.
Watch trailers:       


Is this a good
suggestion?

 

Miracle #

Released 2/6/2004

Description: In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, place a ragtag team of college children up vs the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Squad USA carried the pride of a nation yearning for a distraction from globe events. With the globe watching, the squad rose to the occasion, prompting broadcaster Al Michaels' actually popular question to the millions viewing at home: "Do you trust in miracles?" Yes!
Watch trailers:       



A Painted House Reviews:

In Arkansas during the Korean War, 10-year-old Luke Chandler lives with his parents and grandparents on a farm where cotton is the basic crop. To pick the cotton, the family gotta hire 'hill people' and Mexicans. The hill folks do not receive along particularly well with those who look down on them, and sometimes they receive into fights. Hank Spruill is especially prone to getting in trouble. One day in the house, he makes demands of Luke and, figuring Luke looks down on him, points out that at least his house is painted, while to Luke's family, paint is a luxury. Soon in the movie, part of the house has been mysteriously painted. The prime suspect is Hank's disabled brother Trot, who can't work in the fields.Luke witnesses a war Hank gets into that effects in a death. He is scared to say the truth since Hank doesn't like him anyway, but the police officer who investigates appears pleased with the explanation of self-defense. Hank's teenage sister appears to be falling for Luke at first, but soon she is seen with Cowboy, one of the Mexicans, and Hank already despises Cowboy.The difficult life on the farm is made even worse by few weather happenings during the second half of the movie. The promise of better times ahead is recommended when Luke's cousin shows up in a brand fresh Buick (Luke has never even been in a car, only trucks). His spoiled rich wife can't trust folks have to live like this and is horrified by having to test an outhouse (This was one of my favourite scenes; Kiersten Warren is so nice in roles like this). Also, the entire city is excited by a fresh thing named tv and the concept of now being able to watch the Globe Series. Luke is a Cardinals fan, but he gives up his dream of a Cardinals jacket for something more important.This is almost a family movie. There are two violent scenes that effect in deaths (both witnessed by Luke; the second time, the person responsible threatens Luke's mother if he tells). Folks receive into wars a lot in this environment, but the others are no large deal. Another possible red flags for parents: the birth of a kid to an unwed mother, and the identification of a possible father. Another than these incidents, this film should be acceptable viewing for the whole family.This film was well done, and I thought the performances by many of the actors were good. I especially liked Luke's grandfather, who should be stern but tender. Not everyone has an simple life, and those of us who had it too soft can learn a lot from a film such as this.


Maybe sometimes, we forget, with our plush life and actual definition of "poverty", what things were like for rural "working poor" even as recently as the 50's. Survival, even for a boy who owned the land, took a various strength of character. Is it good, or is it regretful those times have passed? More cash yes, but were better times up North in the auto plants? I suppose, but this is nostalgia, and not terrible either.It was a nice family movie, narrated like the Waltons, I kept waiting for "goodnight Luke-boy". Yah, Tiny House on the Prairie too, a bit more reality, but did another commenters really expect this to be as finished as the book, any book? Personally, I'm tired of hearing book-readers whine about "what they left out". Don't watch films if you read the book. This is certainly wandering reminiscences, but that's other kind of literature too, isn't it? Why does each storyline have to be going somewhere special? To me it's a cute nice coming of age film and worth the hour and a half at least, and everytime a pleasure watching Scott Glenn, when he gets nice parts.


I read John Grisham's novel over the summer and have to tell that this film is just too watered down. The ebook was grittier and could have been made into a theatrical movie, instead of becoming "Hallmarkized." With the music, the stiff acting and the script, I felt like I was watching The Waltons or a certain Michael Landon/Melissa Gilbert '70s show. Nothing wrong with a family movie, but the ebook had more of an edge and I think was closer to Grisham's true life experiences than this watered down version. Examples (SPOILERS ALERT): 1. Hank's sudden source of income. In the ebook he earned it gambling and spent a lot of time at the carnival. In fact, the whole carnival/wrestler segment, which stood out in the book, is missing from the movie. 2. The conflict between Hank and Cowboy seemed staged and silly. Cowboy didn't have a "West Side Story"-like switchblade in the book, either. It was a huge buck knife, as I remember. 3. Tally was barefoot, indicating the poverty lvl of the Spurills. She was not wearing Keds. 4. The segments in the ebook between Tally and Cowboy were a tiny more intimate than just embracing in the fields. 5. The Latcher subplot was just an aside. In the book, it is a lot more significant.You receive the point--this could have been a hard, PG-13 film instead of a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation (which will probably receive a PG on video as there is a tiny violence, albeit very muted). In fact the only reason I watched this was because of Scott Glenn, who was excellent as Pappy. Maybe they'll test it again, for the theater!



similarmovies.net
New York, NY 10013
Movies Like:
Similar Film Search Engine

+44 20 7336 8898

https://similarmovies.net

Mon - Sun 09:30 am - 05:30 pm
OPEN NOW

SEND A MESSAGE