Movies like The Notorious Bettie Page 2005

Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York. Bettie's legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, and transformed her into an erotic icon who continues to enthrall fans to this day.

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1 Secretary 2002

A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Steven Shainberg

Writers:

Erin Cressida Wilson (screenplay), Mary Gaitskill (short story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7

2 Pink Floyd: The Wall 1982

A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

Genre:

Music

Director:

Alan Parker

Writers:

Roger Waters (album "The Wall"), Roger Waters (screenplay)

Country:

United Kingdom
8

3 Pieces Of April 2003

Quirky and rebellious April Burns lives with her boyfriend in a low-rent New York City apartment miles away from her emotionally distant family. But when she discovers that her mother has a fatal form of breast cancer, she invites the clan to her place for Thanksgiving. While her father struggles to drive her family into the city, April -- an inexperienced cook -- runs into kitchen trouble and must ask a neighbor for help.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Peter Hedges

Writer:

Peter Hedges

Country:

United States of America
7

4 Romance & Cigarettes 2005

Down-and-dirty musical love story set in the world of the working class. Nick is an ironworker who builds and repairs bridges. He's married to Kitty, a dressmaker, a strong and gentle woman with whom he has three daughters. He is carrying on a torrid affair with a redheaded woman named Tula. Nick is basically a good, hardworking man driven forward by will and blinded by his urges.

Genres:

Comedy, Music, Romance

Director:

John Turturro

Writer:

John Turturro

Country:

United States of America
6.3

5 Barbarella 1968

In the far future, a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way she encounters various unusual people.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Adventure, Comedy

Director:

Roger Vadim

Writers:

Jean-Claude Forest (from the best seller "Barbarella" by) (as Jean Claude Forest), Terry Southern (screenplay) | 7 more credits »

Countries:

France, Italy
5.9

6 Shadow Of The Vampire 2000

Director F.W. Murnau makes a Faustian pact with a vampire to get him to star in his 1922 film "Nosferatu."

Genres:

Drama, Horror

Director:

E. Elias Merhige

Writer:

Steven Katz

Countries:

Luxembourg, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.9

7 I'm Not There 2007

Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.

Genres:

Drama, Music

Director:

Todd Haynes

Writers:

Todd Haynes (screenplay), Oren Moverman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

8 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid 1982

Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret recipe. To prove it was murder, she enlists the services of private eye, Rigby Reardon. He finds a slip of paper containing a list of people who are 'The Friends and Enemies of Carlotta'.

Genres:

Comedy, Mystery

Director:

Carl Reiner

Country:

United States of America
6.9

9 I Sell The Dead 2008

18th century justice catches up with a pair of grave robbers. With only a few hours to go before his date with the guillotine, Arthur Blake (Monaghan) tells his life story to Father Francis Duffy (Ron Perlman). Before long, Arthur spills the beans on how he got started in the grim corpse peddling business with seasoned ghoul Willie Grimes.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Horror

Director:

Glenn McQuaid

Country:

United States of America
6.1

10 Ed Wood 1994

The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, History

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Rudolph Grey (book), Scott Alexander | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.8

11 Shallow Grave 1994

Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.

Genres:

Crime, Thriller

Director:

Danny Boyle

Writer:

John Hodge

Country:

United Kingdom
7.3

12 The Hunger 1983

Miriam promises her lovers the gift of eternal life, but John, her companion for centuries, suddenly discovers that he is getting old minute by minute, so he looks for Dr. Sarah Roberts, a researcher on the mechanisms of aging, and asks her for help.

Genres:

Horror, Drama

Director:

Tony Scott

Writers:

Ivan Davis (screenplay), Michael Thomas (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United Kingdom
6.7

13 Bubba Ho-Tep 2002

Bubba Ho-tep tells the "true" story of what really did become of Elvis Presley. We find Elvis as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home, who switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his "death," then missed his chance to switch back. He must team up with JFK and fight an ancient Egyptian mummy for the souls of their fellow residents.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Fantasy

Director:

Don Coscarelli

Writers:

Joe R. Lansdale (short story), Don Coscarelli (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7

14 Fido 2006

Timmy Robinson's best friend in the whole wide world is a six-foot tall rotting zombie named Fido. But when Fido eats the next-door neighbor, Mom and Dad hit the roof, and Timmy has to go to the ends of the earth to keep Fido a part of the family. A boy-and-his-dog movie for grown ups, "Fido" will rip your heart out.

Genres:

Romance, Comedy, Drama, Horror

Director:

Andrew Currie

Country:

Canada
6.7

15 Monkeybone 2001

After a car crash sends repressed cartoonist Stu Miley (Fraser) into a coma, he and the mischievous Monkeybone, his hilariously horny alter-ego, wake up in a wacked-out waystation for lost souls. When Monkeybone takes over Stu's body and escapes to wreak havoc on the real world, Stu has to find a way to stop him before his sister pulls the plug on reality forever!

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Animation, Action, Comedy, Science Fiction

Director:

Henry Selick

Writers:

Kaja Blackley (graphic novel "Dark Town"), Sam Hamm

Country:

United States of America
4.7

16 Harold And Maude 1971

The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is having the time of her life. When the two opposites meet they realize that their differences don’t matter and they become best friends and love each other.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Hal Ashby

Writer:

Colin Higgins

Country:

United States of America
7.9

17 The Stepford Wives 1975

The urban aspirant photographer Joanna Eberhart moves from Manhattan to Stepford, Connecticut with her family. Her husband Walter Eberhart decided to live in a calm suburb, but Joanna did not like the neighborhood with beautiful and perfect housewives. She becomes friend of Bobbie Markowe and Charmaine Wimperis, and when they change Joanna tries to escape.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Bryan Forbes

Writers:

Ira Levin (novel), William Goldman (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.9

18 Freaks 1932

A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.

Genres:

Drama, Horror

Director:

Tod Browning

Writers:

Clarence Aaron 'Tod' Robbins (suggested by story: "Spurs") (as Tod Robbins), Willis Goldbeck (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.9

19 Barfly 1987

Downtrodden writer Henry and distressed goddess Wanda aren't exactly husband and wife: they're wedded to their bar stools. But they like each other's company- and Barfly captures their giddy, gin-soaked attempts to make a go of life on the skids.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Barbet Schroeder

Country:

United States of America
7.2

20 Phantom Of The Paradise 1974

In this rock opera hybrid of Phantom of the Opera and Faust, fledgling singer-songwriter Winslow Leach finds himself double-crossed by the nefarious music producer Swan, who steals both his music and the girl Leach wants to sing it, Phoenix, for the grand opening of his rock palace, The Paradise. After Swan sends Leach to prison for trespassing, Leach endures a freak accident which leaves him disfigured and plans his revenge on both Swan and The Paradise, becoming the Phantom of the Paradise.

Genres:

Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Music, Thriller

Director:

Brian De Palma

Writer:

Brian De Palma

Country:

United States of America
7.4

21 The Boys From Brazil 1978

Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller

Writers:

Ira Levin (novel), Heywood Gould (screenplay)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7

22 Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! 1965

Three strippers seeking thrills encounter a young couple in the desert. After dispatching the boyfriend, they take the girl hostage and begin scheming on a crippled old man living with his two sons in the desert, reputedly hiding a tidy sum of cash. They become house guests of the old man and try and seduce the sons in an attempt to locate the money, not realizing that the old man has a few sinister intentions of his own.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Comedy

Director:

Russ Meyer

Writers:

Jackie Moran (screenplay) (as Jack Moran), Russ Meyer (original story)

Country:

United States of America
6.7

23 Eating Raoul 1982

A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discover a bizarre, if not murderous way to get funding for opening a restaurant.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime, Horror

Director:

Paul Bartel

Country:

United States of America
6.8

24 Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical 2005

This film tells the tale of the Harper Affair, in which young Jimmy Harper finds his life of promise turn into a life of debauchery and murder thanks to the new drug menace marijuana. Along the way he receives help from his girlfriend Mary and Jesus himself, but always finds himself in the arms of the Reefer Man and the rest of the denizens of the Reefer Den.

Genres:

Comedy, Music

Director:

Andy Fickman

Writers:

Kevin Murphy (teleplay), Dan Studney (teleplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Canada, Germany, United States of America
7.1