Movies like Watching The Detectives 2007

Neil, a self proclaimed film geek and owner of Gumshoe video, has always been content to live vicariously through his favorite films noir. But when he meets Violet, a real-life femme fatale, his mundane world gets turned upside down and the line between reality and the movies quickly begins to blur. Will Neil step up and embrace a life full of adventure or retreat back to his comfortable couch?

If you already watched and love Watching The Detectives, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to Watching The Detectives.

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 The Fall 2006

A character-driven, political-thriller documentary that explores the volatile events that defined Alberto Fujimoris decade-long reign of Peru: His meteoric rise from son of poor Japanese immigrants to the presidency; his fateful relationship with the shadowy and Machiavellian Vladimiro Montesinos; his self-coup that dissolved overnight both Congress and the Judiciary.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Ellen Perry

Writers:

Ellen Perry (screenplay), Kim Roberts (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.4

3 Lawn Dogs 1997

In the affluent, gated community of Camelot Gardens, bored wives indiscriminately sleep around while their unwitting husbands try desperately to climb the social ladder. Trent, a 21-year-old outsider who mows the neighborhood lawns, quietly observes the infidelities and hypocrisies of this overly privileged society. When Devon, a 10-year-old daughter from one family, forges a friendship with Trent, things suddenly get very complicated.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

John Duigan

Writer:

Naomi Wallace

Country:

United Kingdom
7.5

4 Peacock 2010

A man with a split personality fools his small town into believing his two alter egos are man and wife, although a struggling young mother holds the key to his past and sparks a battle between the personalities.

Genres:

Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Michael Lander

Writers:

Michael Lander, Ryan O Roy (as Ryan Roy)

Country:

United States of America
6.2

5 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

6 Griff The Invisible 2010

Griff, office worker by day, superhero by night, has his world turned upside down when he meets Melody, a beautiful young scientist who shares his passion for the impossible.

Genres:

Romance, Comedy, Drama

Director:

Leon Ford

Writer:

Leon Ford

Country:

Australia
6.1

7 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

8 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

9 Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night 2010

Supernatural private eye, Dylan Dog, seeks out the monsters of the Louisiana bayou in his signature red shirt, black jacket and blue jeans.

Genres:

Action, Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Kevin Munroe

Country:

United States of America
5.1

10 Night Watch 2004

Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the forces of light govern the day while the night belongs to their dark opponents. In modern day Moscow the dark Others actually roam the night as vampires while a "Night Watch" of light forces, among them Anton, the movie's protagonist, try to control them and limit their outrage

Genres:

Fantasy, Action, Thriller

Director:

Timur Bekmambetov

Writers:

Timur Bekmambetov (screenplay), Laeta Kalogridis (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

Russia
6.4

11 Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead 1990

Two minor characters from the play "Hamlet" stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Tom Stoppard

Writer:

Tom Stoppard

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.5

12 The Addiction 1995

A vampiric doctoral student tries to follow the philosophy of a nocturnal comrade and control her thirst for blood.

Genres:

Drama, Horror

Director:

Abel Ferrara

Country:

United States of America
6.5

13 The Reckoning 2002

When a detective is called in to investigate the roadside execution of his partner, he discovers at the crime scene a data card from a video camera. The card contains footage shot by two runaway teenagers who are making a documentary about the drug related death of a sibling. The detective retraces the teen's journey and soon begins to uncover a trail of the dead that leads all the way back to police headquarters.

Genres:

Mystery, Thriller, Crime

Director:

John V. Soto

Writer:

John V. Soto

Country:

Australia
5.2

14 The Woods 2006

Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her estranged parents.

Genres:

Mystery, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Lucky McKee

Writer:

David Ross

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
5.7

15 Foolproof 2003

Kevin, Sam and Rob have an unusual hobby: planning foolproof heists, without intending to actually perform them. The game goes wrong when their latest plan is stolen and carried out. Things get even worse when a mysterious man approaches them with an offer: plan a heist for him, or go to jail. As the clock ticks, they find that the risk might be higher than just their freedom.

Genre:

Action

Director:

William Phillips

Country:

Canada
6.5

16 Page Eight 2011

Johnny is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss dies suddenly, leaving behind an inexplicable file which threatens the stability of the organisation.

Genres:

Mystery, Thriller, Drama

Director:

David Hare

Writer:

David Hare

Country:

United Kingdom
6.9

17 Wild Target 2010

Victor Maynard is a middle-aged, solitary assassin who lives to please his formidable mother, despite his own peerless reputation for lethal efficiency. His professional routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended victims. After sparing her life, he unexpectedly acquires a young apprentice. Believing Victor to be a private detective, his two new companions tag along, while he attempts to thwart the murderous attentions of his unhappy client.

Genres:

Action, Comedy

Director:

Jonathan Lynn

Writers:

Lucinda Coxon (screenplay), Pierre Salvadori (film "Cible émouvante")

Countries:

France, United Kingdom
6.8

18 Henry's Crime 2010

An aimless man is sent to prison for a crime he did not commit.

Genres:

Crime, Comedy

Director:

Malcolm Venville

Writers:

Sacha Gervasi (screenplay), David N. White (screenplay) (as David White) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6

19 Defendor 2009

A crooked cop, a mob boss and the young girl they abuse are the denizens of a city's criminal underworld. It's a world that ordinary Arthur Poppington doesn't understand and doesn't belong in, but is committed to fighting when he changes into a vigilante super-hero of his own making, Defendor. With no power other than courage Defendor takes to the streets to protect the city's innocents.

Genres:

Drama, Action, Comedy, Crime

Director:

Peter Stebbings

Writer:

Peter Stebbings

Countries:

Canada, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.8

20 Midnight Son 2011

MIDNIGHT SON is the story of Jacob, a young man confined to a life of isolation, due to a rare skin disorder that prevents him from being exposed to sunlight. His world opens up when he meets Mary, a local bartender, and falls in love. Tragically, Jacob’s actions become increasingly bizarre as he struggles to cope with the effects of his worsening condition. Forced by the disease to drink human blood for sustenance, he must control his increasingly violent tendencies as local law enforcement narrow their focus on him as a suspect in a series of grisly murders.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Action

Director:

Scott Leberecht

Writer:

Scott Leberecht

Country:

United States of America
5.9

21 The Butcher Boy 1997

Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. When Francie's world turns to madness, he tries to counter it with further insanity, with dire consequences.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Neil Jordan

Writers:

Pat McCabe (novel) (as Patrick McCabe), Neil Jordan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United Kingdom
7.1

22 Southland Tales 2006

Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

Genres:

Comedy, Science Fiction

Director:

Richard Kelly

Writer:

Richard Kelly

Countries:

France, Germany, United States of America
5.4

23 Scenes Of A Sexual Nature 2006

Sex and love. Some seek it, some need it, some spurn it and some pay for it, but we're all involved in it. Set on one afternoon on Hampstead Heath in north-west London, the film investigates the minutiae of seven couples. What makes us tick?

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Ed Blum

Writer:

Aschlin Ditta

Country:

United Kingdom
6

24 Comes A Bright Day 2012

A romantic thriller set during the armed robbery of one of London’s most exclusive jewellers. Sometimes funny, often dark, always captivating and never what you expect.

Genres:

Romance, Thriller

Director:

Simon Aboud

Writer:

Simon Aboud

Country:

United Kingdom
6.1