Movies like The Actor

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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, dark humor and semi serious films with plots about murder, crimes, husband wife relationship, crime, death, deadly and sex mostly in Crime, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Actor: Friendships, Secrets and Lies (1979), Spermicide (2014), Surviving Gilligan's Island (2001), Murder: By Reason of Insanity (1985), A Crime of Passion (1999). 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, sorority, female bonding, friendship between women, women
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95%
 4.5
 30
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: sperm donor, sociopath, killing spree, murder, road trip, father daughter relationship, serial killer
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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, reminiscence, filmmaking, making of, interview, television, retrospective, tv show
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Murder: By Reason of Insanity (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A crime drama dircted by Anthony Page.
Plot: murder, judge, polish american, nurse, husband wife relationship, fear, ex husband ex wife relationship, terror, insanity
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, mystery, false accusations, doctor, tied to a chair, bound and gagged, false accusation of murder, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, death, physician, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, investigation, camel, truck, missing person
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, humorous, dark humor, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, track down, police detective, police investigation, serial killer, drugs/alcohol, law enforcement, mentally unstable, crimes, tough law enforcer, guilt, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ 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: murder, confession, strangulation, strangled to death
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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She Made Them Do It (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "She Made Them Do It" follows the twisted life of Sarah Pender (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) a charismatic, intelligent young woman who would become one of the country’s most sought after fugitives.
Plot: murder, prison, escaped prisoner, prison escape
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54%
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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: hitman, police detective, cable car, murder, drug dealer, black cop
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: murder, nothing goes right, disorder, misfit, crime, social misfits, goofy hero, brother brother relationship, fake suicide, accidental death, crime scene, guru ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ...
Style: student film
Plot: death of partner, partner, brooklyn new york city, death, murder, african american, husband wife relationship, photographer, social worker, black american, barbershop
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 103
Bootleggers (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A bunch of bootleggers run booze in the South.
Plot: moonshine, small community, chase, square dance, cliff, sheriff, murder, drunkenness, revenge
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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.
Plot: murder
Time: 19th century
Place: st. petersburg russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 291
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: death, murder, falsely accused, police captain, on the run, false accusation, murder of wife
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, civil rights, racial discrimination, hate crime, southerner, racial, interracial friendship, racism, husband wife relationship, deep south, racial prejudice, racial violence ...
Time: 1960s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, murder, teenager, teenage girl, burial, homosexual, high school, repressed homosexual, true crime, police, drugs, sex ...
Place: california, arizona, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, stylized ...
Plot: hitman, midlife crisis, murder, family business, infidelity, crime, love affair, crumbling marriage, going straight, fall in love, family problems, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 7.0
 13K
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, gang, gun, rape, sociopath, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, teenage life, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.7
 64
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, murder, baby, sex scene, sexploitation, pubic hair, prostitute, bare breasts, female nudity, female full frontal nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Woman to be Hanged (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Directed by Basar Sabuncu.
Plot: murder, voyeurism, young woman, old man, dysfunctional marriage, planned murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: dark humor, clever, biting, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, estate, manipulations, crime, palaces castles and temples, power relations, deadly, dishonesty, society, cons and scams, loss of fortune, love affair ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: austria, europe, japan, central europe, bavaria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: humorous, witty, cynical, twists and turns, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, graduation, dysfunctional family, older man younger woman sex, older man younger woman relationship, neo noir, teenage life, crime, parents and children, manipulations, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, family business, amateur detective, crimes, crime, mystery, private detective, investigation, police detective, family relations, aging, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hän varasti elämän (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A government official decides to steal a $25-million payroll and then fake his own death. However, in the process he is forced to kill an innocent bystander. He moves to a small rural village to start a new life with a new name and his new money, ...
Plot: murder, hidden identity, alias, stolen identity, fake death, stolen money, identity theft, power, money, village, fake identity, false identity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: psychotronic
Plot: serial killer, murder, hostage, romance, serial murder, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Too Good to Be True (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A self-entitled woman is determined to keep her new man to herself at all costs.
Plot: murder, sociopath, sister, husband wife relationship, pregnant woman, pregnant, expectant father, death, miscarriage, female psychopath, sister sister relationship, female killer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Shakes the Clown (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Shakes plods about his duties as party clown, and uses all of his free time getting seriously drunk. Binky, another clown, wins the spot on a local kiddie show, which depresses Shakes even more, and his boss threatens him with unemployment if he ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: clown, false accusation, rescue, nothing goes right, frame up, crimes, disorder, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, kidnapping, psychopath, on the run ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Arrest the Restless (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two juveniles get mixed up in a street gang, resulting in the murder of a rival gang leader. A crooked cop pins the murder on the boy, but a detective who knows the truth risks his career to help the kid out.
Plot: gang, rival, sergeant, murder, police, street gang, police officer
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Trouble on the Corner (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Jeff Steward, a psychologist, takes good care of his patients mostly living in the same apartment. One day a piece of the bathroom ceiling collapses so he can watch the woman living in the upper apartment taking a bath. This causes total disorder of ...
Plot: neo-noir, death, fortune teller, nurse, rooftop, dying, religious fanatic, therapy, english, model, sex, neighbor ...
Place: manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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