Movies like The Catcher in the Rye

If you like "The Catcher in the Rye" you are looking for avant garde movies about / with avant-garde, abstract art and absurdism themes of Drama genre shot in USA.
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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
Plot: avant-garde, abstract art, 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 avant garde, experimental, underground film and surreal films with plots about avant-garde, surrealism, gay, male nudity, african american, love and homosexual mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Catcher in the Rye: Twice a Man (1963), The Illiac Passion (1967), New old (1979), Dog's Night Song (1983), Eden and After (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Georges Bataille's Story of the Eye (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The film takes place in a seemingly abandoned house where a group of people engage in wordless acts of passion. It covers a period from evening to morning, and the sexual couplings among the members of the house becomes increasingly harrowing as ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: abandoned house, threesome, mental disorder, masturbation, coitus, blind woman, gay sex, fingering, lesbian cunnilingus, surrealism, sex scene, gay ...
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Twice a Man (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: A reworking of the myth of Hippolytus, in which a chaste youth rejects the incestuous advances of his mother and is saved from death by a caring physician.
Style: avant garde, experimental
Plot: gay, male homosexuality, incest, greek mythology, lgbt, suicide, avant-garde, homosexuality, gay relationship, gay lead character, homosexual, family relations ...
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95%
The Illiac Passion (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Prometheus, on an Odyssean journey, crosses the Brooklyn Bridge in search of the characters of his imagination. After meeting the Muse, he proceeds to the "forest." There, under an apple tree, he communes with his selves, represented by ...
Style: underground film, avant garde, experimental
Plot: homoeroticism, greek mythology, avant-garde, lgbt, repeated scene, bisexual, gay, mythology, surrealism, love, homosexual, greek
Place: ancient greece
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93%
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New old (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Experimental film.
Plot: avant-garde, female nudity, male nudity
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56%
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Dog's Night Song (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A priest arrives in a village and give advice and comfort to different people. He meets a wheelchair-bound former representative of the Communist party, a woman who is dying of tuberculosis and an astronomer who sings in a punk band.
Style: avant garde, experimental
Plot: priest, cripple, underground, suicide, murder, astrology, hungarian, amateur detective, avant-garde, punk, explosive, band
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55%
Eden and After (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Czechoslovakia, Tunisia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of French students are drawn into the psychological and sexual games of a mysterious Dutchman. Once they sample his "fear powder" the students experience a series of hallucinations.
Style: allegory, avant garde
Plot: painting, death, surrealism, desert, torture, nihilism, eroticism, avant-garde, female full frontal nudity, violence
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52%
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What Is It? (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: What Is It? is the name of a 2005 experimental film written, starring, funded and directed by Crispin Glover. As of 2008, the film has only been shown at independent theaters, typically accompanied by a question and answer session, slideshow and ...
Style: serious, surreal, atmospheric, avant garde, offbeat ...
Plot: down syndrome, society, social misfits, obsession, mental illness, surrealism, controversy, snail, strong sexual content, racism, misfit, getting home ...
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48%
Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The film is divided into two segments, both set in Europe during WWII.
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Venus in the Garden (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Germany
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Mid-summer heatwave. Nikos and Alain, two male prostitutes and a female pimp, Monica, get tangled in a peculiar relationship after meeting in a dark street called POUTANA. They fall in love, play with guns and talk about card games, money and ...
Style: homoerotic, avant garde, sentimental, gay cinema, romantic ...
Plot: gay, avant-garde, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, play, male objectification, homoeroticism, gay interest, gay couple, love and romance, youth, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe
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46%
Chelsea Girls (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Lacking a formal narrative, Warhol's art house classic follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City, presented in a split screen with a single audio track in conjunction with one side of screen.
Style: avant garde, experimental
Plot: dominatrix, reality
Place: new york
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45%
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Dalmas (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bert Deling's surreal, button-pushing and hallucinogenic paean to the emerging possibilities of avant-garde and homemade filmmaking. Telling the tale of a violent ex-cop searching for the man who killed his partner, the film takes an unexpected ...
Style: surreal, experimental
Plot: avant-garde, lsd, search, drugs, police officer
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42%
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of an aging black slave, Tom, and the people he interacts with.
Plot: slavery
Place: louisiana, new orleans
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39%
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Christy (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young teacher comes to the impoverished mountain region of Cutter Gap, Tennesse in 1912 and tries to make a difference. Based on the best-selling novel by Catherine Marshall.
Plot: dedicated teacher
Time: 1910s
Place: tennessee
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39%
Part 2, Sounder (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Poor black sharecroppers band together to build a school for their children.
Plot: family relations, depression, african american
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39%
Cat Swallows Parakeet and Speaks! (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Cat Swallows Parakeet and Speaks!, Ileana Pietrobruno's triumph of mid-vaginal modernism masterfully confronts the surreal nature of societal attitudes towards the female body. Beautifully shot at Riverview Hospital (formerly an insane asylum), ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: swimming, mental institution, patient, health, tied up, tabloid, expressionism, mental patient, desperation, mental health, ulcer, murder ...
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39%
Our Lady of the Turks (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A man (Carmelo Bene) can not bear to be part of society. He considers himself a "jerk" and so invents its own philosophy, which involves the destruction of his land of Puglia where all citizens are devoted to the Catholic religion. ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: gay, injection, palace, stream of consciousness, flashback, monk, death, turk, black and white segues into color, artistic creation, suicide attempt, making love ...
Place: southern italy, italy
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34%
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Native Son (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young African-American man named Bigger Thomas takes a job working for a highly influential Chicago family, a decision that will change the course of his life forever.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, disturbing, surprise ending
Plot: poverty, forbidden love, crime and punishment, interracial relations, driver, danger, love, racial issues, based on a novel, racism, tragedy, money ...
Time: 1930s
Place: chicago illinois
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33%
My Husband's Secret Life (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: A policeman's widow (Archer) uncovers corruption within the force after meeting a woman (Alonso) who was tied to her husband's mysterious death.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, corruption, stockings, widow, police officer, loss of husband
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32%
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All the Winters That Have Been (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dane Corvin (Chamberlain) returns to Raven Island where 20 years before he and Helen Raven (Allen) had fallen in love. She vowed never to see him again because he had arrested her brother, who he had been investigating. Dane is now determined to win ...
Plot: male friendship, fatherhood, campfire, in laws, fire, male bonding, father son relationship, friendship between men
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32%
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Nowhere to Run (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harry's married to Marian and things are not going all that well, so he wants out but somehow feels that a divorce is not the answer. After developing a winning blackjack system, he hatches a plan that takes years of preparation: to fake his ...
Plot: private detective, husband wife relationship, secret, suicide, blackjack
Place: san francisco, las vegas
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31%
Butterfly Rising (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When her brother dies, singer Lilah Belle sets out to escape her grief and embarks on a road trip, but not before coaxing the new-to-town, most scandalous woman in Artesia, Rose Johnson, to go with her. These two broken souls steal a vintage truck ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: magic realism, road trip, coming of age, spirituality, gay, buddhist, erotica, african american, christian, native american, religion
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30%
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Solitude (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Each character involved in this psychological exploration of family and sexuality discovers what it means to suffer inexplicable torment rather than be alone.
Style: avant garde
Plot: sex, painter, incest, mind game, betrayal, lesbian, drawing, brother sister relationship, dysfunctional
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
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30%
Zebras in Wyoming (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: A prisoner soon has his guard questioning his own world-view.
Plot: captivity, defiant, philosophy, security guard, locked in, police, prisoner, justice
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29%
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She Lives! (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A young couple searches for the cure for the girl's terminal illness.
Plot: terminal illness, melancholy, star crossed lovers, death, college student, love, dying young, disease
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29%
The Beans of Egypt, Maine (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Beans are poor, proud, hated by all, but alive in the sense that they struggle against their lot and support each other in time of trouble. Earlene lives across the street from the Bean's trailer, and the view from her window is better than ...
Plot: female director, countryside, rape, sexuality, sexual attraction, poverty, community, backwoods
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28%
Swiss Family Robinson: Lost in the Jungle (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: After having been recently shipwrecked, a group of survivors begin dealing with both the reality of being stranded on a remote island as well as with feelings of alienation and isolation. Adapted from the novel by Johann Wyss, this was the pilot ...
Style: tv series pilot
Plot: island, mountain lion, child with gun, turtle, shipwreck, monkey, orphan, coconut
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28%
Roses Are for the Rich (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: In a small town in Appalachia, Autumn's young husband is killed in a suspicious mine explosion. She vows vengeance on mine owner Douglas Osborne and dedicates her life to destroying him, even at the cost of her own happiness. When her attempts ...
Plot: cyanide, doll, revenge, coal mine, murder trial, rose
Place: appalachia, san francisco, birmingham alabama
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28%
The 23rd Psalm (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Drama - An evolving, empathetic, African-American, police detective, unconsciously channels his intuition to transcend his shortcomings and unravel the enigmatic murder of a transformed prostitute - Fredrick Burns, Auggie Cavanagh, Arnita Champion
Style: avant garde
Plot: gospel, supernatural power, african american, art, spirituality, urban setting, religious faith, new age, faith, religion, christian, transcendence ...
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27%
The Fifth Monkey (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Cunda, a man living deep in the Brazilian rainforest, is bitten by a snake, he has a hallucination of four chimpanzees. Once he recovers, he is shocked to find the four chimpanzees waiting for him at home, and, believing them to be special, ...
Plot: snake, jungle, monkey, chimpanzee
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Mariette in Ecstasy (2019)
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, ...
Plot: stigmata, trance, mother superior, abbess, nun, convent
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27%