Movies like The Catcher in the Rye

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The Catcher in the Rye (2008)
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The Catcher in the Rye (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This film consists of 75 minutes and 6 seconds of blue screen.
Style: avant garde, psychological, captivating, disturbing, suspense, silent film
Plot: avant-garde, abstract art, surrealism, absurdism

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Most similar movies to The Catcher in the Rye

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out disturbing, psychological, captivating and suspense films with plots about life is a bitch, social problems, family relations, relationships, family problems, relationship problems and male female relationship mostly in Drama, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Catcher in the Rye: Mariette in Ecstasy (2009), Cry Macho (2021), Jadviga's Pillow (2000), Daydream Obsession 3: Legacy (2008), Changeover (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mariette in Ecstasy (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In this forceful study of religious passion an extraordinary spiritual experience is placed in the center of a deftly evoked natural world, namely, rural upstate New York just after the turn of the century. At summer's end, when she is 17, ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, suspense
Plot: trance, abbess, mother superior, nun, convent, religious conversion, religious, religious faith, belief in god, religion, religion and supernatural, faith ...
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95%
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 28K
Cry Macho (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mike Milo, a one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder, takes a job from an ex-boss to bring the man's young son home from Mexico.
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological, sincere, suspense ...
Plot: cowboy, bad mother, redemption, parents and children, father son relationship, father and son, travel, family relations, kidnapping, competition, horse, abusive mother ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: mexico, mexico city
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76%
Jadviga's Pillow (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film is the filmed version of Pál Závada's novel of the same title, which was first published in 1997 and soon became a bestseller. The story takes place during World War I and afterwards in a small town in south-eastern Hungary. It tells ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Plot: adultery, world war one, love triangle, unhappy marriage, marital problem, dysfunctional marriage, relationships, family problems, husband wife relationship, forbidden love, tragic love, relationship problems ...
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67%
Daydream Obsession 3: Legacy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: While visiting his recently-divorced father, Wylie discovers the camera and video diaries of Clayton. With his college friends over, Wylie begins to explore his desires through daydreams and reality. His roommate Greg is the object of his obsession. ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspense, captivating
Plot: gay, father son relationship, gay interest, gay crush, erotica, coming out, lgbt, gay erotica, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexuality, skinny dipping, sex tape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Changeover (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl grieving the horrific loss of her parents moves in with relatives, who try their best to welcome her into the family.
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, suspense
Plot: mental health, post traumatic stress disorder, loss of father, family life, family problems, loss of mother, uncle niece relationship, post traumatic stress, life is a bitch, relationship problems, loss of family, family ...
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
My Father's Violin (2022)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Through their shared grief and connection to music, an orphaned girl bonds with her emotionally aloof, successful violinist uncle.
Style: disturbing, captivating, sincere, psychological, suspense
Plot: music, orphan, musician, violinist, musician's life, uncle, violin, family relations, relationships, life is a bitch
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Entertainment (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set in the Mojave Desert, the film follows a broken-down comedian playing clubs across the Southwest, working his way to Los Angeles to meet his estranged daughter.
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: comedian, father daughter estrangement, relationship problems, career, actor, estrangement, midlife crisis, estranged daughter, identity crisis, creative block, family problems, self discovery ...
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60%
High Resolution (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An adaptation of Tao Lin’s beloved cult novel "Taipei". As one relationship collapses, another blooms for Erin, swept into the world of Paul Chen, a mysterious, charismatic author. When he proposes documenting every aspect of their ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: romance, life is a bitch, relationship problems, love affair, romantic relationship, male female relationship, relationships, seduction, in love, romantic obsession, drugs, love and romance ...
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60%
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Somebody's Xylophone (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A married woman obsesses over a hairstylist she becomes involved with.
Style: disturbing, captivating, suspense, psychological
Plot: obsession, stalker, slutty attitude, husband wife relationship, beauty salon, stylist, hairdresser, family problems, relationship problems, relationships, love triangle, couples ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Animal's Wife (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Colombian director Víctor Gaviria melds stark realism with nail-biting thrills in this story about a teenage girl who is kidnapped and forced into marriage with a ferocious shantytown thug.
Style: psychological, suspense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: relationship problems, violence, life is a bitch, male female relationship, relationships, family relations, dysfunctional family, violent, forbidden love, family problems, tragic love
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Camila Comes Out Tonight (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When her grandmother becomes seriously ill, Camila is forced to move to Buenos Aires, leaving behind a liberal public high school for a scholastic, traditional private institution. Suddenly a senior without any friends, and with her single mother ...
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, female protagonist, family problems, life is a bitch, changing lives, lifestyle change, relationships, family relations, family, grownups
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59%
 6.4
 23
Euphoria (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Euphoria brings together two intersecting road stories about the same person - a little girl called Lily who is taken away from home by her mother Celeste, and a young woman, Michelle, who journeys home to unravel the truth about her mysterious past.
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychological, tense, captivating
Plot: troubled past, secret past, uncover truth, mystery, multiple storylines, family secret, investigation, female protagonist, tragic past, confronting the past, female director
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58%
Skipping Stones (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Nearly a decade after a tragic accident costs a young man his life, his sister, Amanda (Gabrielle Kalomiris) and best friend, David (Nathaniel Ansbach) are still peeling back the layers of grief and guilt that come with being left behind.
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: changing lives, relationships, life is a bitch, family relations, tragic event, loss of brother, friendship
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.8
 326
Zeta (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Alex, a poor italian guy living on the streets of Rome finally realizes his dream of becoming a rap singer, known as Zeta. He will find himself in the world of hip-hop in a flash, having to struggle against the severity of the real world and his ...
Style: psychological, suspense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: rapper, price of fame, musician's life, music, musician, rap star, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, rap, desire for fame
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
El carnaval de Sodoma (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Residents of a bordello scurry to put together their outfits for an annual carnival.
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: nightclub, brothel, oppression, prostitution, carnival, social problems, escapades, gay interest, opium, rat, suicide, erotica
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.9
 221
Elisa K (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Elisa (Claudia Pons) lives with her father (Hans Richter) in Spain following the breakup of her parents. Elisa goes to a fair with her father, and meets one of his friends (Jordi Gracia), a successful jeweler. Days later, a change ...
Style: captivating, suspense, psychological, disturbing
Plot: mother daughter relationship, tragic past, troubled past, confronting the past, female protagonist, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex crime, restaurant, school, amusement park, child rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
River of Fundament (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 319 min.
Story: Visionary artist Matthew Barney returns to cinema with this 3-part epic, a radical reinvention of Norman Mailer’s novel Ancient Evenings. In collaboration with composer Jonathan Bepler, Barney combines traditional modes of narrative cinema with ...
Style: surreal, psychological, disturbing, art house, philosophical ...
Plot: surrealism, ancient egypt, pharaoh, power struggle, reincarnation, fight for supremacy, feces, art, dead animal, chrysler, avant-garde, opera ...
Place: egypt, idaho, manhattan new york city
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54%
 7.2
 2K
Jin (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A bitter conflict has raged between guerrillas and the army in Turkey's Kurdish regions for over 30 years. Large expanses have now become war zones. Countless young people have lost their lives to the conflict. This dangerous but incredibly ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological, suspense
Plot: kurd, partisan, society, social relations, social problems, life is a bitch, social issues, girl, female terrorist, little red riding hood, propaganda, terrorist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.8
 526
The Guardian (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After 16 years of imprisonment, 40-years-old Gogliko is released from jail. He doesn't exactly know what he did that deserved 16 years of jail time. A free man, a changed country awaits him. His personal life has drastically altered. His ...
Style: psychological, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, suspense
Plot: ex convict, society, criminal, life is a bitch, political intrigue, changing lives, lifestyle change, political unrest
Place: caucasus, georgia (former ussr), tbilisi
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54%
 6.5
 177
The Return (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A former alcoholic returns home after ten years in prison for the murder of her husband. As her recollection of the murder returns, things take a different turn.
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspense, psychological
Plot: murder, problem, ex convict, troubled past, tragic event, recovering alcoholic, dark past, social problems, confronting the past, life is a bitch, tragic past, mental health
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
 221
Foreign Body (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the turbulent aftermath of the Tunisian revolution, young Samia flees her homeland. She braves hostile seas in the crossing to France, but once there she finds that her struggles have only just begun. With no friends, no family, and — most ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: immigrants, accusation, illegal immigrant, social problems, life is a bitch, female protagonist, job seeking, restaurant, death of brother, widow, belly dancing, photograph ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
 3K
Gook (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers who own a struggling women's shoe store, have an unlikely friendship with 11-year-old Kamilla. On the first day of the 1992 L.A. riots, the trio must defend their store—and contemplate the meaning ...
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, psychological
Plot: brother brother relationship, korean american, brother, family, family business, black girl, coping, life is a bitch, social problems, friendship, businessman, black history ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Borrowed Bride (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ali is 18. His feet are firmly off the ground. The very idea of marriage seems like a game. But the bride's parents are ready and willing. Business ventures will be set up between the families; the arrangement will pay off all round. Ali, ...
Style: psychological, captivating, suspense, disturbing
Plot: teacher, customs, sexual attraction, teenage boy, marriage, family, family problems, male female relationship, wedding preparations and rituals, unhappy marriage, troubled marriage, relationship problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 3.8
 167
Glamour Girls (2022)
Genre: Drama
Country: Nigeria
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Their life as luxury escorts offered these women glamour, money and a chance to reinvent themselves…until a murder and a robbery ruined everything.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspense, captivating
Plot: prostitute, women, problem, threat, murder, seductress, prostitution, risk, escort, social problems, female protagonist, brothel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Society's Child (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Nikki is a precocious child suffering from Rett Syndrome. Unwilling to help her the doctors, instead, want to write her off as a mentally handicapped person.
Style: psychological, suspense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: precocious child, doctor, fighting illness, social problems, lifestyle, life philosophy, illness, child, terminal illness, life is a bitch, social misfits, youth
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Dark Was the Night (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In the aftermath of tragedy, a woman and her teenage son must forge into uncharted territory in order to move on with their lives.
Style: captivating, psychological, suspense, disturbing
Plot: teenager, loss of father, loss of husband, life is a bitch, mother son relationship, family problems, single mother, mother and son, family life, family tragedy, teenage life, dysfunctional family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 687
The Match (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One football match on a dirt pitch near Rome becomes a day of reckoning as a young player, his coach and their team's owner wrestle internal demons.
Style: disturbing, suspense, psychological, captivating
Plot: ambition, soccer match, changing lives, conspiracy, soccer coach, football team, cheating, football, athlete's life, sport team, intrigue, change
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Ah, Wilderness: Part 1 (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Set in the near future around Shinjuku, Tokyo. Shinji got out from a youth detention center. Barikan suffers from stuttering and extreme shyness. These two men meet in a boxing gym. Shinji and Barikan become friends and pursue boxing under a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: boxing, friendship, criminal, japanese man, social issues, social problems, poor, life is a bitch, boxer, poverty, society, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: near future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 206
Little Q (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Little Q is an aspiring guide dog, training to be a guide for the blind. Soon Little Q is partnered with Bo-ting, a renowned pastry chef who’s losing his sight. But Bo-ting is irritable and reluctant, constantly losing his temper at those around ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: dog, blindness, human dog relationship, blind man, owner dog relationship, seeing eye dog, social problems, slice of life, lifestyle, blind character, family
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Collective: Unconscious (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A man and his grandmother hide out from an ominous broadcast. The Grim Reaper hosts a TV show. The formerly incarcerated recount and reinterpret their first days of freedom. A suburban mom's life is upturned by the beast growing inside of her. ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, psychological, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: surrealism, trance, sleeping, escape from reality, ex convict, death, hypnosis, dream, female director
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%