Movies like The Catcher in the Rye

If you like "The Catcher in the Rye" you are looking for avant garde movies about / with absurdism, avant-garde and abstract art 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: absurdism, avant-garde, abstract art

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 absurdism, avant-garde, female nudity, gay, surrealism, male nudity and pubic hair mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Catcher in the Rye: Twice a Man (1964), The Illiac Passion (1967), New old (1979), Professor Taranne (1987), Baby Bump (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Twice a Man (1964)
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: experimental, avant garde
Plot: gay, avant-garde, suicide, greek mythology, lgbt, incest, male homosexuality, family relations, gay lead character, homosexual, gay relationship, homosexuality ...
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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: experimental, avant garde, underground film
Plot: greek mythology, homoeroticism, avant-garde, lgbt, greek, surrealism, gay, homosexual, bisexual, mythology, repeated scene, love
Place: ancient greece
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91%
 7.7
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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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89%
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: tap dancing, homosexuality, childbirth, mental disorder, pubic hair, surrealism, female full frontal nudity, coitus, sex scene, gay, masturbation, blow job ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Professor Taranne (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Professor Taranne, a conceited university Professor, is subject to several absurd and disquieting incidents from the world surrounding him. He is being accused of things he couldn't have been doing. He starts doubting himself - a self that ...
Plot: absurdism, lecturer, accusation, university professor, professor, plagiarism
Place: belgium
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81%
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Baby Bump (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: 11-year-old Mickey House is no longer a child. But who is he? He doesn’t know. He’s friendless. He doesn’t understand his mother. He hates what’s happening to his body. Reality and imagination come together in a toxic mix. Events escalate to ...
Plot: killing an animal, puberty, absurdism, vagina, female nudity, ejaculation, pubic hair, erection, coming of age
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Penal Colony (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A foreign journalist arrives on a small Pacific island 200 miles off the coast of South America. Once a leper colony, the island was later transformed into a prison and then, under U.N. mandate, made into an independent republic. Yet despite ...
Plot: dictator, military dictatorship, journalist, prison visit, absurdism, president, torture, penal colony
Place: chile
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69%
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
Plot: gay, avant-garde, gay interest, male male kiss, dance scene, homoeroticism, gay kiss, naked in public, male objectification, barefoot male, pubic hair, play ...
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67%
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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.
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, drugs, search, police officer
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.6
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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: atmospheric, serious, surreal, avant garde, experimental ...
Plot: down syndrome, obsession, mental illness, social misfits, society, surrealism, controversy, snail, misfit, getting home, strong sexual content, figment ...
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56%
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: depression, african american, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: experimental, avant garde
Plot: reality, dominatrix
Place: new york
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50%
24 Hours in the Life of a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in 1913, 1936 and 2001. When he returns to the casino and seaside resort of his early teens, Louis, a 78 year old man encounters Olivia, a 19 year old young woman madly in love with a violent cad. Louis tells the story of his own mother having a ...
Plot: fall in love, female nudity, sex scene, widow, falling in love, memory, casino, young woman, resort, gambler
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: husband wife relationship, private detective, suicide, secret
Place: las vegas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: loss of husband, widow, police officer, corruption, stockings, mother daughter relationship
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47%
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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: surrealism, model, sleeping, anorexia, feminism, menstrual blood, absurdism, hospital, surgery, sex, ulcer, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: fatherhood, male friendship, father son relationship, in laws, fire, male bonding, campfire, friendship between men
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, sexuality, sexual attraction, poverty, community, backwoods
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Zebras in Wyoming (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: A prisoner soon has his guard questioning his own world-view.
Plot: philosophy, captivity, defiant, prisoner, police, justice, security guard, locked in
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Travis McGee (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Travis McGee is a world-weary private eye trying to help boat skipper friend Van Harder salvage his reputation that sank when his boat ran aground, resulting in a death that might have been faked.
Plot: mysterious death, corpse, investigator, faked death, private investigator, private detective, reputation, boat
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, disease, star crossed lovers, dying young, college student, death, love
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: monkey, snake, jungle, chimpanzee
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Pictures of Hollis Woods (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After running away from her last foster placement with the Regan family, twelve year old Hollis Woods is placed with a new foster mother, the loving, retired art teacher, Josie Cahill.
Plot: painter, painting, girl, artist, adoptive mother, forgetfulness, cat, drawing, sculptor
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: revenge, coal mine, murder trial, rose, doll, cyanide
Place: appalachia, san francisco, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Mariette in Ecstasy (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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, abbess, mother superior, convent, nun
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Bernice, a shy young woman, leaves her safe home to go visit her flapper cousin. When her cousin tries to teach Bernice how to be much more modern, Bernice gives her much more than she bargained for. - imdb
Plot: female director, female protagonist, hair, braids, flapper, revenge, coming of age, cousin cousin relationship
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Flamingo Rising (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Hubert Lee decides to open the world's largest drive-in movie theater across the street from a funeral parlor, a feud erupts between Lee and Turner Knight, the owner of the funeral home. As Lee's many promotional ideas become more and ...
Plot: rivalry, female director, drive in, funeral home, movie theatre
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%