Movies like The Actor 2018

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The Actor
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Joseph Kehr, a mentally disturbed aspiring actor returns to New York City to become the 'greatest actor of his generation'. In his pursuit of rising to the top, he enlists in an infamous acting class led by Professor Payton, a cunningly sharp-tongued teacher known for her relentless determination of breaking her students. His mind unravels as he discovers the power of the internet and is haunted by Bugsy Cloverdale, a social media Guru. Joseph's obsession of fame spirals out of control as he is forced to compete with a washed-up movie star.
Plot: theater, desperation, murder, social media, fame, sociopath, loner
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Bakerman
Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Denmark
83 min.
 8.5
Birdman or
Comedy, Drama
USA
119 min.
 7.7
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dark humor, semi serious and humorous films with plots about murder, sociopath, violence, crimes, death, desperation and revenge mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Actor: Waldo the Dog (2010), Misery (1990), To Die For (1995), Paid in Full (2002), Birdman or (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Misery
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
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To Die For
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Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Suzanne Stone (Maretto) wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with ...
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror
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Story: HOW TO BE A SERIAL KILLER is the story of Mike Wilson, a charismatic, educated, and articulate young man who has found his life's purpose in exterminating people. Mike is determined to spread his message about the joy of serial killing and ...
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Bakerman
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Story: Jens has a midlife crisis and chooses to settle some old debts.
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Story: Dramatization of the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the 1950s, in which a teenage girl and her twenty-something boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.
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Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, south dakota, montana
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Captive
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a miraculous true story that drew the attention of the entire nation, is the dramatic, thrilling, and spiritual journey of Ashley Smith and Brian Nichols. After being taken hostage by Brian in her own apartment, Ashley turns to Rick ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: drug addict, hostage, single mother, murder, car theft, jalopy, looking in a window, hispanic american, african american protagonist, applying makeup, male in shower, soda ...
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    User:   54%
 
 7.9
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Wallander
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: This drama follows Inspector Kurt Wallander – a middle-aged everyman – as he struggles against a rising tide of violence in the apparently sleepy backwaters in and around Ystad in Skane, southern Sweden. Based on the international best-selling ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: crime, police investigation, police detective, small town, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, murder, murder investigation, police, forensics ...
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    User:   49%
 
 6.7
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Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Claire is under the grip of a mysterious new cult called Faults. Desperate to be reunited with their daughter, Claire's parents recruit one of the world's foremost experts on mind control, Ansel Roth.
Style: tense, psychological, surprise ending, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: cult, hotel, redemption, kidnapping, depression, brainwashing, violence, manipulation, religions or cults, suicide, twists & turns, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.8
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: atmospheric, stylized, tense, realistic, suspense ...
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Murder Party
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Story: A random invitation to a Halloween party leads a man into the hands of a rogue collective intent on murdering him for the sake of their art, sparking a bloodbath of mishap, mayhem and hilarity
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Something for Everyone
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
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Duration: 112 min.
Story: An opportunistic young man working as a servant to a European countess uses his sexual talents to better his station in life.
Style: clever, dark humor, semi serious, twists and turns, biting ...
Plot: murder, master and servant, corruption, gay, manipulations, estate, greed, german, revenge, hotel, crime, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
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 5.6
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The Humbling
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following a breakdown and suicide attempt, an aging actor becomes involved with a much younger woman but soon finds that it's difficult to keep pace with her.
Style: clever, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: actor's life, aging, love affair, actor, elderly, love and romance, lesbian, extramarital affair, disorder, gays and lesbians, mentally unstable, artists and showbiz ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Lisa Picard Is Famous
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an actress, as well as the conflict that arises when ...
Style: clever, talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: actor's life, workplace romance, celebrity culture, media satire, showbiz, workplace situations, filmmaking, love and romance, media, artists and showbiz, gender, workplace ...
Time: 90s
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The Killer Inside Me
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sheriff struggles to hide his violent murderous acts.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: neo noir, crime, serial killer, psychopath, small town, crimes, danger, deadly, unlikely criminals, small town life, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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System:   41%
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 6.7
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Safe Haven
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.
Style: romantic, sentimental, sweet, suspense, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
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Chacun sa Vie
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Before being judges, attorneys, or jury members, they are first of all men and women at a crossroads in their lives, with their dreams and their secrets, their hopes and their limitations, all beneath the same sun, each with their own dark side. In ...
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The Girl Most Likely to...
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: An ugly girl undergoes plastic surgery and becomes beautiful. She then takes revenge on all the people who mistreated her when she was ugly.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: hidden identity, reluctant partners, unlikely couple, murder, vengeance, police investigation, college, plastic surgery, fish out of water, crimes, investigation, college life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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System:   37%
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 7.3
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Animal Kingdom
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon ...
Style: bleak, realistic, atmospheric, tense, stylized ...
Plot: crime, violence, gangsters, corruption, organized crime, robbery, tragedy, police corruption, brutality, police investigation, revenge, bank robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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System:   36%
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The Perfect Dictatorship
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 143 min.
Story: TV MX, the most powerful Mexican Television Corporation, discloses a scandalous story involving Governor Carmelo Vargas in serious crimes and illicit business. Governor Vargas worried about his political future, decides to clean his image and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, biting, realistic, cynical
Plot: media satire, political corruption, dishonesty, media, state affairs, journalism, television, manipulations, political intrigue, campaign, tv station, corrupt politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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The Monster of London City
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is a Jack the Ripper film. Jack is very much alive in 1960s London as a series of brutal slayings by the Monster of London City has Scotland Yard baffled. In a macabre coincidence, a new play about the famous murderer is about to become a major ...
Plot: actor, jack the ripper, human monster, broken glass, maniac, prostitution, theater, dead prostitute, nipple, street life, sociopath, misogyny ...
Time: 1960s
Place: scotland yard
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 5.0
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Indiscretion
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A married woman's affair comes back to haunt her when her obsessed lover infiltrates every part of her life.
Plot: boyfriend, survivor, embarrassment, best friend, isolation, immaturity, mansion, break in, loneliness, soul mate, texting, polaroid camera ...
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Vengeance is Mine
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Story: A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic ...
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Dying of Laughter
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Nino and Bruno are two comedians who reach the heights of success with their duo act, turning them into huge TV celebrities. However, the hate between them grows as fast, and as much, as their fame
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
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