Movies like The Auteur Theory

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The Auteur Theory (1999)
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The Auteur Theory (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: At an absurdly self-indulgent student film festival, the directors of the (mostly terrible) short films start getting killed off one by one and a budding British documentary filmmaker decides to investigate.
Audience: student film
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, satire, critic, film within a film, film festival, film school

Most similar movies to The Auteur Theory

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, humorous and sexy films with plots about murder, serial killer, crimes, investigation, deadly, danger and murder investigation mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Auteur Theory: Where's Marlowe? (1998), The Curse of Blanchard Hill (2006), The Fiend (1977), Cover Me (1995), Extracurricular Activities (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Where's Marlowe? (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After making a 3-hour fiasco about New York City's water supply, a two-man film crew decides to take it up a notch by documenting life in the private investigator offices of "Boone and Murphy". Cheating husbands and missing dogs fail ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: student film, teens
Plot: private detective, murder, noir, investigation, mystery, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, satire, film within a film, filmmaker, existentialism, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, mexico
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95%
The Curse of Blanchard Hill (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Victor McShane disappeared on Blanchard Hill in the spring of 1985. No one knows what happened to him... Twenty years later, a group of campers take a hike on Blanchard, unaware that a killer is on the loose, killing people without mercy. Two ...
Style: horror spoof
Plot: satire, blood, severed tongue, slasher, throat slitting, nature, supernatural power, stabbed in the stomach, gore, machete, environment, gonzo ...
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61%
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The Fiend (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Il Mostro is a 1977 Italian thriller film directed by Luigi Zampa and starring Johnny Dorelli.
Plot: murder, journalist, blood, cinema, serial killer
Time: 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Cover Me (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Police are stymied when a serial killer begins hacking up nude models all over L.A. In desperation, they hire sexy ex-policewoman Holly Jacobsen to do a little undercover work. At first her boyfriend Bobby Colter, also a cop, agrees to the plan, but ...
Style: cult film, psychological thriller
Plot: serial killer, chief of police, nude photo shoot, mind game, erotic thriller, police partner, strangulation, strip club, topless, murder investigation, striptease, undercover ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Extracurricular Activities (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The outrageous life of Reagan Collins, a model high school student with a "killer" after-school job that involves arranging “accidents” for his classmates' parents. When seasoned police detective Cliff Dawkins starts putting the ...
Style: captivating, humorous, twist ending
Plot: nudist, stalking, murder investigation, death, murder, police detective, criminal as protagonist, police, dysfunctional family, teenager, marijuana, secret ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Lonely Street (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bubba Mabry, a gullible private detective, becomes the prime suspect in a tabloid reporter's murder after being hired to snoop on him by a mysterious celebrity.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: murder, private detective, investigation, goofy hero, who done it, uncover truth, dishonesty, media, amateur detective, journalism, crimes, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Blondes Have More Guns (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A scarf, a chainsaw, and a mysterious blonde are the only clues to a growing number of stiffs (and not all of them are dead bodies!) Who can the police turn to? Harry Bates, of course, the smartest officer on the force. TOO BAD HARRY CAN’T OUTWIT ...
Style: offbeat, realistic, not serious, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, farce, parody, amateur detective, deadly, danger, serial killer, disorder, graphic violence, murder, uncover truth, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The 'Burbs (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When secretive new neighbors move in next door, suburbanite Ray Peterson and his friends let their paranoia get the best of them as they start to suspect the newcomers of evildoings and commence an investigation. But it's hardly how Ray, who ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, witty, gothic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, neighbor, obsession, paranoia, old dark house, vacation, neighborhood, eccentric family, new neighbor, disorder, obsessive quest, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Ice Cream Truck (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mary moves back to her suburban hometown to find that the suburbs are scarier in more ways than she ever remembered.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: serial killer, ice cream truck, infidelity, extramarital affair, neighborhood, slasher, drugs, crimes, shot to death, psychopath, gory, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Canvas the Night (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: LAPD homicide detectives Ernie Godunov and Jordan Daniels experience a violent departure from their routine duties when a series of homicides coincides with the theft of a legendary, allegedly cursed painting. According to the legend, the painting ...
Style: unusual plot structure, disturbing, suspense, psychotronic, suspenseful
Plot: pursuit, curse, interrogation, foot chase, death, crime scene, devil worship, art theft, painting, murder, buddy cop, legend ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Grave Misconduct (2008)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A fledgling mystery writer sees an opportunity to advance her career after the death of a novelist/friend but faces dire consequences when a series of vicious murders occur, implicating her.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: death of friend, serial killer, librarian, library, murder, book
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Sexy Cat (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A movie crew shooting a film featuring a comic-strip hero named The Sexy Cat finds itself stalked by a serial killer who begins murdering the cast and crew.
Style: twist ending, comic
Plot: murder, serial killer, whodunit, fashion, plastic bag, psycho killer, junkyard, model, comics, dagger, pop art, throat cut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 71
Addiction (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An average, happy, hard-working man's life takes a turn for the horrific after he kills a mugger and discovers he's now addicted to killing.
Plot: serial killer, knife attack, drug use, drug dealer
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Up! (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Up! is a 1976 soft core sex comedy film directed by American filmmaker Russ Meyer. The plot centers around a bizarre murder mystery involving the death of former Nazi Adolf Schwartz, a caricature of Adolf Hitler, who was living in hiding in a ...
Style: erotic, sexy, realistic, not serious, surreal ...
Plot: murder, small town, parody, sexism, bondage, rape, outdoor sex, small town life, nightclub, sexual relations, disorder, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, northern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Forget-Me-Not Murders (1994)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A detective tries to track down a serial killer who is thought to be targeting the policeman's god-daughter.
Plot: serial killer, fbi agent, female killer, answering machine, bald, female psychiatrist, police partner, chanting, therapist, loss of loved one, police detective, confession ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.9
 300
Listen (1996)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young woman thinks one of her neighbors in her apartment building is a serial killer and begins to suspect both her current boyfriend and former girlfriend of being the killer.
Style: sexual, suspenseful, erotic, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, phone sex, telephone, vengeance, gays and lesbians, crime, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, who done it, voyeurism, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.1
 260
Busty Cops (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three sexy rookies go under the covers on the set of a porn movie to catch a killer.
Style: erotic, sexy
Plot: policewoman, police, murder investigation, erotica, large breasts, big breasts, llama, breaking the fourth wall, sex scene, talking animals, egg, murder of a nude woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Paint Job (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "Taav's first feature occupies the same setting and psychological territory as David Lynch's visions of small-town America. About a love triangle, involving house painter Wesley (Patton), his boss Willie (Pastorelli) and Willie's ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, deadly, crime, performer's life, love triangle, crimes, love and romance, dishonesty, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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I Murder Seriously (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A cop sets out to find a man who has been delivering too much of a good thing in this offbeat comedy. Police detective Martinez (Jesus Ochoa) has been handed a most unusual case -- a number of local prostitutes have been murdered, and it's up ...
Style: erotic, sexy, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, murder, dangerous attraction, investigation, law enforcement, danger, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, couples, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.7
 334
Open Cam (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Gay serial killer in Washington, DC uses dating web site to stalk victims.
Style: serious, suspenseful, sexploitation film, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, mystery, serial killer, psychopath, dangerous attraction, stalking, crimes, danger, law enforcement, deadly, witnessing a crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 14K
Foul Play (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: conspiracy, murder, hitchhiker, woman in danger, investigation, crimes, danger, fall in love, amateur detective, love and romance, law enforcement, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 250
Babo 73 (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: The president of the United Status, who, when he isn’t at the White House— a dilapidated Victorian— conducts his top-secret affairs on a deserted beach.
Plot: satire, politics, u.s. president, usa president
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 1K
Fear (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Psychic Ally Sheedy helps police solve murders by mentally linking with the murderer. Then she discovers a murderer with the same talent - who wants to share the fear of his victims with her!
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, serious, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, police, stalking, supernatural ability, rivalry, amateur detective, deadly, witnessing a crime, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Serial Killing 4 Dummys (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Casey Noland, a high school kid with no direction in life, decides to pursue the serial killing profession. Only problem...he can't bring himself to kill anybody. Will the help of a gothic chick named Sasha, he attempts to learn the ways of a ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, scary
Plot: serial killer, murder, high school, mind game, mystery, psychopath, police investigation, obsession, teenage life, slasher, danger, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 20K
High Anxiety (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dr. Richard Thorndyke arrives as new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous to discover some suspicious goings-on. When he's framed for murder, Dr. Thorndyke must confront his own psychiatric condition, ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: parody, murder, phone sex, mental institution, false accusation, farce, protagonist as suspect, love and romance, dishonesty, danger, silly humor, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 28K
Club Dread (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a serial killer interrupts the fun at the swanky Coconut Pete's Coconut Beach Resort -- a hedonistic island paradise for swingers --- it's up to the club's staff to stop the violence ... or at least hide it!
Style: humorous, not serious, scary, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: resort, serial killer, island, parody, murder, slasher, nothing goes right, goofy hero, farce, danger, buddies, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: costa rica, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Come Sweet Death (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Former detective Brenner has become an ambulance driver and finds himself, much to his dismay, caught up in a war between two rival first aid organizations.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, rescue, ex law enforcer, deadly, rivalry, law enforcement, mystery, childhood sweetheart, conflict, murder investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: austria, vienna, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Trouble with Barry (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Barry Montenegro, a ruthless, cynical, politically incorrect, and quite possibly sociopathic Hollywood actor becomes the prime suspect when a series of brutal murders rocks his latest production.
Style: entertaining, scary, suspense, tense, psychotronic ...
Plot: characters killed one by one, serial killer, slasher, masked killer, voyeurism, hollywood, filmmaking, film within a film, lesbian, brutality, murder, violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Death Car on the Freeway (1979)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An unknown, psychotic driver uses his van to kill unsuspecting female drivers on the freeway.
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: psychopath, freeway, nurse, hospital, misogynist, journalist, sexy dress, police chase, violence, ambulance, burn victim, gas station ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Late Show (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Over-the-hill gumshoe in Los Angeles seeks to avenge the killing of an old pal, another detective who had gotten himself involved in a case concerning a murdered broad, stolen stamps, a nickel-plated handgun, a cheating dolly, and a kidnapped ...
Style: clever, twists and turns, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: private detective, crimes, investigation, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, elderly, partners against crime, aging, love and romance, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%