Movies like The Actor 2018

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The Actor (2018)
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The Actor (2018)
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: sociopath, murder, fame, loner, theater, desperation, social media

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and dark humor films with plots about murder, deadly, crimes, crime, serial killer, husband wife relationship and family relations mostly in Crime, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Actor: Friendships, Secrets and Lies (1979), Surviving Gilligan's Island (2001), Murder: By Reason of Insanity (1985), Spermicide (2014), Little Fish, Strange Pond (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Friendships, Secrets and Lies (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Six former sorority sisters are suspected of murder when a baby's skeleton is found in the ruins of the sorority house.
Plot: murder, female bonding, friendship between women, sorority, all female cast, female friendship, women
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Surviving Gilligan's Island (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It was as funny and as cartoonish as the series with three survivors (Gilligan, Mary-Anne, and the Professor) telling their favorite anecdotes and having some of them acted out. The host segments were wonderful, and the flashbacks were done very ...
Plot: fame, filmmaking, television, interview, making of, reminiscence, retrospective, backstage, memories, tv show
Time: 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Murder: By Reason of Insanity (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A crime drama dircted by Anthony Page.
Plot: murder, domestic violence, immigrants, nurse, insanity, fear, ex husband ex wife relationship, judge, terror, husband wife relationship, polish american
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.0
 38
Spermicide (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Glen, a former sperm donor and recently diagnosed sociopath, takes his daughter on a murder spree of his sperm-donated offspring in the dark comedy, 'Spermicide.'
Plot: descendant, family relations, foster child, female director, murder, father daughter relationship, road trip, serial killer, sociopath, killing spree, sperm donor
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Little Fish, Strange Pond (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mr. Jack and Sweet Stephen cruise aimlessly through the streets of LA speculating about life, death, divine will and the force of power that predetermines their existence. Mr. Jack attempts to illustrate to his sidekick the delicate and natural ...
Style: talky, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, police detective, track down, mentally unstable, law enforcement, police investigation, serial killer, crimes, tough law enforcer, drugs/alcohol, guilt, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Crime of Passion (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When a physician is murdered, his eldest daughter is accused of the crime, but the man's seductive new wife may not be all that she appears.
Style: suspense
Plot: murder, false accusations, mystery, doctor, stepmother, husband wife relationship, false accusation of murder, tied to a chair, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, physician, death, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Crime and Punishment (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
Story: John Simm stars in this adaptation of Dostoyevsky's tragic masterpiece - a profound drama of redemption and a thrilling detective story of the soul.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: murder
Time: 19th century
Place: st. petersburg russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Stranger Within a Woman (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tashiro (Keiju Kobayashi) coincidentally meets his best friend Sugimoto (Tatsuya Mihashi) in a bar very close to the apartment in which Sugimoto’s wayward wife is found dead. Although Tashiro is not a suspect in the police investigation, he is ...
Plot: confession, murder, strangulation, strangled to death
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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3 Acts of Murder (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1928 Arthur Upfield, Australia’s premier crime writer, plotted the perfect murder for his novel The Sands of Windee. Meanwhile, one of his friends, stockman Snowy Rowles, put the scheme into deadly effect, even before the book was published. ...
Plot: murder, camel, investigation, missing person, truck, writers
Time: year 1929
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Small Apartments (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a clumsy deadbeat accidentally kills his landlord, he must do everything in his power to hide the body, only to find that the distractions of lust, the death of his beloved brother, and a crew of misfit characters force him on a journey where a ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: murder, nothing goes right, misfit, disorder, goofy hero, crimes, crime, social misfits, brother brother relationship, crime scene, fake suicide, accidental death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Revenge for Jolly! (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Harry (Brian Petsos) is having a very, very bad day. He returns home from an all-night drinking binge with his cousin Cecil (Oscar Issac), to discover that his little dog Jolly...Harry's one true love and the source of light in his dark, ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: revenge, dead dog, track down, partners, farce, murderous pair, deadly, murder, sociopath, violence, strong violent content, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Zack Homer takes over managing the barbershop after Joe is killed for trying to rip off his "investor", Mr. Lovejoy. All Zack wants to do is run a traditional barbershop giving traditional haircuts, but modern styles have passed him by and ...
Audience: student film
Plot: partner, murder, social worker, death of partner, photographer, barbershop, death, jehovah's witness, black american, husband wife relationship, african american, brooklyn new york city
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Judge and Jake Wyler (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retired lady judge runs a private detective agency, helped by an ex-con and various parolees.
Plot: murder, detective agency, probation, private detective, ex convict
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
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Bootleggers (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A bunch of bootleggers run booze in the South.
Plot: moonshine, chase, drunkenness, murder, revenge, small community, sheriff, cliff, family relations, square dance
Time: year 1933
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Todd Killings (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the true story of '60s thrill-killer Charles Schmidt ("The Pied Piper of Tucson"), Skipper Todd (Robert F. Lyons) is a charismatic 23-year old who charms his way into the lives of high school kids in a small California town. ...
Plot: serial killer, teenager, murder, teenage girl, police, repressed homosexual, sex, splatter, true crime, drugs, burial, high school ...
Place: california, tucson arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 40
Crosscurrent (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two San Francisco detectives investigating a murder committed on one of the city's famous cable cars discover that the victim was the son of a shipping tycoon. The trail leads to a drug dealer, a shady physician and a nervous police captain
Plot: murder, hitman, cable car, police detective, drug dealer, black cop, business tycoon
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 8K
Panic (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alex is going through a midlife crisis and it has become a very difficult time for him. His marriage is struggling, he's worried about his son, and his job of killing people for his family has become the most stressful part of his life. He ...
Style: psychological, captivating, bleak, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: hitman, midlife crisis, murder, family business, infidelity, crimes, crime, love affair, therapy, family problems, fall in love, going straight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Murder in Mississippi (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1964, members of the Ku Klux Klan murdered three Civil Rights workers who had traveled to the South to encourage African-American voter registration. Examines the last three weeks in the lives of the slain activists.
Plot: murder, deep south, civil rights movement, racial prejudice, racism, civil rights, racial violence, racial tension, husband wife relationship, domestic terrorism, interracial relations, hate crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: southern usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Addicted to Fresno (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two co-dependent sisters, a recovering sex addict and a lonely lesbian who work as hotel maids in Fresno, go to ludicrous lengths to cover up an accidental crime.
Style: captivating, humorous, tense, light
Plot: cover-up, hotel, sibling relationship, murder, sex scene, accidental death, sister sister relationship, sex addict, stealing money, friendship, female director, cheating wife ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.7
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China Dolls (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Tong catches Chiu attempting to rape his wife May (Amy Yip). They scuffle and Tong shoots Chiu dead with Chiu's gun. They flee but Tong is killed in a shootout with police. May begs an officer to take her child, since if he is repatriated ...
Plot: prostitution, baby, murder, female full frontal nudity, sex scene, bare breasts, prostitute, pubic hair, female nudity, sexploitation, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Census Taker (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When George (Greg Mullavey) and Martha (Meredith MacRae) let Harvey (Garrett Morris), an annoying census taker, into their home, they find themselves under a barrage of increasingly abusive questions. Furious at his intrusiveness, and at their ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: murder, crime, mystery, deadly, law enforcement, private detective, investigation, police detective, family relations, family business, family life, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 322
Pendulum (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the evening of his decoration for bringing a murderer to justice, Washington DC Police Captain Frank Matthews' wife, and her lover are murdered in bed. Jailed as the prime suspect, with the aforementioned murderer released on a technicality ...
Plot: murder, death, on the run, police captain, falsely accused, murderer, murder of wife, false accusation, police officer
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Mini's First Time (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Desperate to be free from her drunken, unloving mother Diane, the beautiful, scheming young Mini seduces her stepfather Martin and soon convinces him to join her in a sadistic scheme to have Diane declared insane. But their conspiracy soon escalates ...
Style: twists and turns, dark humor, cynical, humorous, sexy ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, dysfunctional family, murder, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, teenage life, manipulations, manipulation, couples, rebelliousness, parents and children, lifestyle, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Woman to be Hanged (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Directed by Basar Sabuncu.
Plot: murder, voyeurism, planned murder, old man, young woman, dysfunctional marriage
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Something for Everyone (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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: twists and turns, dark humor, clever, biting, realistic ...
Plot: murder, estate, manipulation, older woman younger man sex, manipulations, love and romance, crimes, deadly, loss of fortune, power relations, palaces castles and temples, crime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 70s
Place: austria, europe, japan, central europe, bavaria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 14K
At Close Range (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: murder, gang, sociopath, rape, gun, crimes, crime, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life, working class, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Midnight Man (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An ex-convict, and ex-cop, finds himself in the midst of drama as a murder, of a female student, is commited at the university where he works as a night watchman. He is reluctantly drawn into the criminal investigation and eventually becomes a ...
Plot: murder, police officer, ex convict, investigation, lesbian, murder mystery, campus, three brothers, ex cop, barn, redneck, tractor
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Illegally Yours (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Called up for jury duty, Richard Dice finds his first crush and only real, but unrequited love, on trial for murder. Richard desperately tries to prove Mollys innocence while untangling a complicated web of murder, blackmail and perjury, and still ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: murder, jury, crush, legal, dishonesty, heroes, crimes, legal investigation, power relations, screwball, couples, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
America's Deadliest Home Video (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A man videotaping his road trip is taken hostage by three criminals and forced to tape their crime spree, including robberies and murder.
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: serial killer, murder, hostage, romance, serial murder, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Double Whammy (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ray Pluto has many problems. He is satirized in the tabloids as the "loser cop." His partner is starting to seem suspiciously attracted to him. A pair of screenwriters across the hall keep bugging him for help. The superintendent of his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: violence, crimes, murder, crime, couple relations, police detective, investigation, hitman, power relations, deadly, law enforcement, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%