Two-Character Movies

by marsblack333 | created - 01 Mar 2013 | updated - 04 Apr 2017 | Public

Movies in which there are only two characters. There may be additional characters in very minor roles, but all the significant action and dialogue takes place between two people.

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1. My Dinner with Andre (1981)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

Two old friends meet for dinner; as one tells anecdotes detailing his experiences, the other notices their differing worldviews.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer, Roy Butler

Votes: 15,929 | Gross: $5.25M

2. Macho (2009)

76 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Paul, from Mexico, and Sofi, from Canada, meet in California and become a couple. Their mostly sexual relationship is chronicled in a series of scenes separated by titles.

Director: Rafael Palacio Illingworth | Stars: Jolene Andersen, Rafael Palacio Illingworth, Michael Teh

Votes: 123

3. In a Day (2006)

81 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young woman spends a curiously unpredictable day with a stranger.

Director: Evan Richards | Stars: Lorraine Pilkington, Finlay Robertson, Rose Keegan, Jake Broder

Votes: 1,061

4. Medicine for Melancholy (2008)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

Twenty-four hours in the tentative relationship of two young San Franciscans also dealing with the conundrum of being a minority in a rapidly gentrifying city.

Director: Barry Jenkins | Stars: Wyatt Cenac, Tracey Heggins, Elizabeth Acker, Melissa Bisagni

Votes: 1,878 | Gross: $0.11M

5. Moon (2009)

R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.

Director: Duncan Jones | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott, Rosie Shaw

Votes: 316,549 | Gross: $5.01M

counting Kevin Spacey's robot/computer as the second character

6. Room in Rome (2010)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance

A hotel room in the center of Rome serves as the setting for two young and recently acquainted women to have a physical adventure that touches their very souls.

Director: Julio Medem | Stars: Elena Anaya, Natasha Yarovenko, Enrico Lo Verso, Najwa Nimri

Votes: 20,849

7. Trigger (II) (2010)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

Ten years after ending their partnership as rock musicians, two women become re-acquainted in the course of one night.

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Tracy Wright, Molly Parker, Daniel MacIvor, Bob Martin

Votes: 368

8. 'night, Mother (1986)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama

What would you do if someone you loved sat down with you one night and calmly told you that they were going to end their life before morning? This is Thelma Cates' dilemma. Her daughter, ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Moore | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Anne Bancroft, Ed Berke, Carol Robbins

Votes: 1,985 | Gross: $0.44M

9. What Happened Was... (1994)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

This darkly humorous film explores the personal psychic landscape of two lonely New Yorkers. Jackie and Michael are coworkers at a large law firm, who decide to meet at Jackie's for dinner ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Noonan | Stars: Tom Noonan, Karen Sillas

Votes: 1,107 | Gross: $0.33M

10. Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)

Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, War

During World War II, an American marine and an Irish nun form an unlikely friendship after being stranded on a South Pacific island. They find comfort in one another as the two hope for a rescue.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr

Votes: 7,315

11. Hell in the Pacific (1968)

G | 103 min | Adventure, War

During World War II, an American pilot and a marooned Japanese navy captain are deserted on a small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. There, they must cease their hostility and cooperate if they want to survive, but will they?

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Lee Marvin, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 7,204

12. Sleuth (1972)

PG | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Alec Cawthorne, John Matthews

Votes: 42,414

13. Hard Candy (2005)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

58 Metascore

A teenage girl raids a man's home in order to expose him under suspicion that he is a pedophile.

Director: David Slade | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Odessa Rae

Votes: 148,352 | Gross: $1.01M

14. Duel (1971 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by the malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Eddie Firestone, Lou Frizzell

Votes: 58,154

15. Gerry (2002)

R | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

54 Metascore

A friendship between two young men is tested when they go for a hike in a desert and forget to bring any water or food with them.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Casey Affleck, Matt Damon

Votes: 16,973 | Gross: $0.24M

16. Closet Land (1991)

R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

In a drab police state, a children's book writer is interrogated by a sadistic secret policeman under suspicion of embedding anti-government messages in her stories.

Director: Radha Bharadwaj | Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Alan Rickman

Votes: 2,486 | Gross: $0.26M

17. Before Sunrise (1995)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert, Hanno Pöschl

Votes: 244,152 | Gross: $5.54M

18. Before Sunset (2004)

R | 80 min | Drama, Romance

90 Metascore

Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès

Votes: 213,441 | Gross: $5.82M

19. The African Queen (1951)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

91 Metascore

In WWI Africa, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull

Votes: 67,487 | Gross: $0.54M

20. Jet Lag (2002)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

53 Metascore

A worn-out businessman and a beautician on the run collide in a Paris airport. Love arrives, all its hurdles be damned.

Director: Danièle Thompson | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Jean Reno, Sergi López, Scali Delpeyrat

Votes: 5,540 | Gross: $0.54M

21. The Trip (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

Steve Coogan has been asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, but after his girlfriend backs out on him he must take his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rebecca Johnson, Elodie Harrod

Votes: 20,281 | Gross: $2.01M

22. The Caller (1987)

97 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

One night, an unusual stranger in need asks a woman living alone in a house in the woods if he can use her phone. It soon becomes clear that they're playing a strange mind game and that there's something very wrong about the woods.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Madolyn Smith Osborne

Votes: 406

29. Apt Pupil

Drama, Thriller | Abandoned

Todd Bowden realizes that Kurt Dussander, a nazi criminal, lives in his small town. Soon, Todd blackmails Dussander into telling him about the gory details in exchange for not turning him ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Bridges

31. The Most Fun I've Ever Had with My Pants On (2012)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

The Most Fun I've Ever Had With My Pants On follows two childhood girlfriends Andy and Liv who reunite to scatter Andy's dad's ashes from LA to Austin where Liv will audition for the role ... See full summary »

Director: Drew Denny | Stars: Drew Denny, Sarah Hagan

Votes: 87

33. Gabrielle Roy (1998)

77 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Léa Pool | Stars: Ellen David, Sylvie Malo

Votes: 13

35. Bez svideteley (1983)

95 min | Drama, Romance

Without Witness is an unflinchingly intimate and wickedly plotted two-actor tour de force pitting a divorced couple against each other and themselves.

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Irina Kupchenko, Mikhail Ulyanov, Eduard Artemev

Votes: 446

36. Gravity (2013)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

96 Metascore

Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident leaves them stranded in space.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris, Orto Ignatiussen

Votes: 723,586 | Gross: $274.09M

37. Alpha Beta (1974)

PG | 66 min | Drama

The burning end of an unhappy relationship.

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Albert Finney, Rachel Roberts

Votes: 21

38. Some Velvet Morning (2013)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

54 Metascore

A man surprises his former mistress by claiming to have left his wife. However, before long, a dark history between the two comes into focus.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Stanley Tucci, Alice Eve

Votes: 1,604

39. Too Loud a Solitude (2007)

Animation, Drama

Based on the beloved novella by Bohumil Hrabal, and containing all the magic still present in the twisted streets of Old Town Prague, TOO LOUD A SOLITUDE spins a tale of passion, beauty, ... See full summary »

Director: Genevieve Anderson | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Frank Dwyer

Votes: 18

40. Two Small Bodies (1993)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Eileen Maloney, a hostess at a strip joint, has woken up to find her two children are missing. Lieutenant Bramm suspects that she killed them herself. He questions her for days about her ... See full summary »

Director: Beth B | Stars: Fred Ward, Suzy Amis

Votes: 118

41. Hank and Asha (2013)

73 min | Comedy, Romance

45 Metascore

An Indian student in Prague and a lonely New Yorker correspond online through video letters. A voyeuristic love story about aching for human connection in a hyper-connected world.

Director: James E. Duff | Stars: Andrew Pastides, Mahira Kakkar, Brian Sloan, Anna Tydlitatova

Votes: 387 | Gross: $0.01M

42. Carrie Pilby (2016)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

52 Metascore

A person of high intelligence struggles to make sense of the world as it relates to morality, relationships, sex and leaving her apartment.

Director: Susan Johnson | Stars: Bel Powley, Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrne, Vanessa Bayer

Votes: 5,563 | Gross: $0.02M

43. 1-900 (1994)

Not Rated | 87 min | Romance, Drama

Sarah, 30, single, well educated, likes art, places a voice ad for phone sex, inviting replies from men under 35, sturdy and sensual. Wilbert, a chubby middle aged architect, leaves a ... See full summary »

Director: Theo van Gogh | Stars: Ariane Schluter, Ad van Kempen

Votes: 576

44. Layover (I) (2009)

TV-MA | 79 min | Drama

Richard (Daniel Rhyder) and Tiffany (Stacey Miller) share some painful secrets in a remote airport in this independent drama.

Director: April Wright | Stars: Stacey Miller, John Ansotegui, Daniel Rhyder

Votes: 20

46. Together Forever (II) (2014)

Not Rated | 9 min | Short, Drama, Family

A film about marriage equality, everlasting love, creating the perfect moment and finding the grandiose in the everyday.

Directors: Kris Boustedt, Lindy Boustedt | Stars: Angela DiMarco, Carollani Sandberg

Votes: 26

47. Whispers Among Wolves (2014)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Every Wednesday, alcoholic CEO, Shilo and her long suffering PA, Teddy meet to conduct matters of business. But on this particular evening, secrets will be uncovered, old wounds will be ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Lim | Stars: Sarah Aubrey, Matthew Backer

Votes: 78



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