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Season one Films

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Explore films referenced throughout Season One of The Plot Thickens. Below you can view the complete list of films listed alphabetically or sort by episode.

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All About Eve (1950, 20th Century Fox) Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

An ambitious young actress tries to take over a star’s career and love life.

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The Apartment (1960, United Artists) Directed by Billy Wilder

An aspiring executive lets his bosses use his apartment for assignations, only to fall for the big chief’s mistress.

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At Long Last Love (1975, 20th Century Fox) Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

Peter Bogdanovich’s homage to the lush musical comedies of the 1930s.

The Big Lebowski (1998, Universal Pictures) Directed by Joel & Ethan Coen

A laid back slacker and his bowling buddies get roped into a strange, nefarious scheme.

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The Big Sleep (1946, Warner Bros.) Directed by Howard Hawks

Private eye Philip Marlowe investigates a society girl’s involvement in the murder of a pornographer.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961, Paramount Pictures) Directed by Blake Edwards

A young writer gets caught up in a party girl’s carefree existence.

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Bullitt (1968, Warner Bros.) Directed by Peter Yates

When mobsters kill the witness he was assigned to protect, a dedicated policeman investigates the case on his own.

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Casablanca (1942, Warner Bros.) Directed by Michael Curtiz

An American saloon owner in North Africa is drawn into World War II when his lost love turns up.

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The Cat’s Meow (2001, Lionsgate) Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

A behind-the-scenes look at the fateful “fun” excursion aboard William Randolph Hearst’s private yacht in 1924, that brought together high profile personalities and resulted in a killing.

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Citizen Kane (1941, RKO Radio Pictures) Directed by Orson Welles

The investigation of a publishing tycoon’s dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.

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Crazy Heart (2009, Fox Searchlight) Directed by Scott Cooper

A hard-living country music singer struggles down the road of redemption and learns the hard way just how tough life can be.

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Crazy Rich Asians (2018, Warner Bros.) Directed by Jon M. Chu

Rachel accompanies her boyfriend to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore and is surprised to learn that his family is extremely wealthy and he’s considered one of the country’s most eligible bachelors.

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Daisy Miller (1974, Paramount Pictures) Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

A bold young American woman scandalizes Victorian high society in 1878.

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Double Indemnity (1944, Paramount Pictures) Directed by Billy Wilder

An insurance salesman gets seduced into plotting a client’s death.

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Frankenstein (1931, Universal Pictures) Directed by James Whale

A crazed scientist creates a living being from body parts, not realizing it has a madman’s brain.

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The French Connection (1971, 20th Century Fox) Directed by William Friedkin

Two New York narcotics cops set out to bust a French drug smuggling ring.

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Funny Face (1957, Paramount Pictures) Directed by Stanley Donen

A fashion photographer turns a Greenwich Village unknown into an international supermodel.

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The Godfather (1972, Paramount Pictures) Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Epic tale of a 1940s New York Mafia family and their struggle to protect their empire from rival families as the leadership switches from the father to his youngest son.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014, Fox Searchlight) Directed by Wes Anderson

Chronicles the adventures of a concierge and a lobby boy at a European hotel in the 1930s.

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The Grapes of Wrath (1940, 20th Century Fox) Directed by John Ford

Oklahoma farmers dispossessed during the Depression fight for better lives in California.

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The Great Buster: A Celebration (2018, Cohen Media Group) Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

Documentary celebrating the life and filmmaking career of iconic comedian Buster Keaton.

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The Heartbreak Kid (1972, 20th Century Fox) Directed by Elaine May

A newlywed falls in love with the perfect woman during the honeymoon from Hell.

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His Girl Friday (1940, Columbia Pictures) Directed by Howard Hawks

An unscrupulous editor plots to keep his star reporter-and ex-wife-from re-marrying.

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Illegally Yours (1988, United Artists) Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

An innocent man gets embroiled in a murder in his attempt to help clear the name of a beautiful girl.

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It’s Only Money (1962, Paramount Pictures) Directed by Frank Tashlin

Lester, a clumsy and awkward TV repair man, is drawn into a mystery involving a missing heir in a rich family

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The Last Picture Show (1971, Columbia Pictures) Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

Changing times take their toll on high schoolers growing up in a small Western town.

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Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955, 20th Century Fox) Directed by Henry King

A Eurasian doctor in Hong Kong falls in love with a war correspondent.

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Mask (1985, Universal Pictures) Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

A lady biker and her deformed son try to lead normal lives.

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The Merry Widow (1934, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) Directed by Ernst Lubitsch

A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.

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Monkey Business (1952, 20th Century Fox) Directed by Howard Hawks

A scientist’s search for the fountain of youth makes him and his wife regress to childhood.

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Moonrise Kingdom (2012, Focus Features) Directed by Wes Anderson

On an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, two 12-year-olds fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness.

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Nickeloden (1976, Columbia Pictures) Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

A bashful lawyer gets mixed up in the movies’ turbulent early years.

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Noises Off (1992, Buena Vista Pictures) Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

British farce about the disintegration of a third-rate theater company on a tour of the provinces.

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On The Waterfront (1954, Columbia Pictures) Directed by Elia Kazan

A young stevedore takes on the mobster who rules the docks.

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Opening Night (1977, Faces Distribution) Directed by John Cassavetes

After viewing the accidental death of a devoted fan, a famous actress re-examines her professional and personal relationships.

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The Other Side of the Wind (2018, Netflix) Directed by Orson Welles

An aging director struggles to complete his comeback movie.

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Pal Joey (1957, Columbia Pictures) Directed by George Sidney

An opportunistic singer woos a wealthy widow to boost his career.

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Paper Moon (1973, Paramount Pictures) Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

A fraudulent bible salesman reluctantly adopts a tough little girl who could be his daughter.

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Psycho (1960, Paramount Pictures) Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his violent mother.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981, Paramount Pictures) Directed by Steven Spielberg

Indiana Jones must retrieve the mythic Lost Ark of the Covenant before it gets into the hands of Adolf Hitler who plans on using its power to guarantee his global conquest.

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Red River (1948, United Artists) Directed by Howard Hawks

A young cowhand rebels against his rancher stepfather during a perilous cattle drive.

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Rio Bravo (1959, Warner Bros.) Directed by Howard Hawks

A sheriff enlists a drunk, a kid and an old man to help him fight off a ruthless cattle baron.

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Saint Jack (1979, New World Pictures) Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

An expatriate in Singapore opens a brothel, but before long the local mob puts him out of business.

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The Searchers (1956, Warner Bros.) Directed by John Ford

A Civil War veteran tracks down the tribe that slaughtered his family and kidnapped his niece.

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She’s Funny That Way (2014, Lionsgate) Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

Following a one-night stand, a Broadway director casts the woman in his play and emotional chaos ensues.

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Skatetown, USA (1979, Columbia Pictures) Directed by William A. Levey

The story of a 1970s roller disco competition featuring an appearance by Dorothy Stratten.

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Stagecoach (1939, United Artists) Directed by John Ford

A group of disparate passengers battle personal demons and each other while racing through Indian country.

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Star 80 (1983, Warner Bros.) Directed by Bob Fosse

The fact-based story about the life and death of Playboy centerfold Dorothy Stratten.

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Sunset Blvd. (1950, Paramount Pictures) Directed by Billy Wilder

A failed screenwriter falls into a mercenary romance with a faded silent-film star.

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Targets (1968, Paramount Pictures) Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

An aging horror star and a psychotic veteran come face to face at the premiere of the star’s most recent film.

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The Terror (1963, American International Pictures) Directed by Roger Corman

A lost soldier discovers a mysterious beauty haunting a half-deserted castle.

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Texasville (1990, Columbia Pictures) Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

Sequel to Peter Bogdanovich’s 1971 film “The Last Picture Show,” taking place 30 years later.

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They All Laughed (1981, Moon Pictures) Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

Three private detectives who work at the same agency are given the assignment of following three women whose husbands suspect them of cheating on them.

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The Thing Called Love (1993, Paramount Pictures) Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

A young country singer tries to make it in Nashville.

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a Dream (2007, Reprise) Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

Peppered with rare concert footage, the film chronicles Tom Petty’s epic battles with the record industry and collaborations with Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, Roger McGuinn and the Traveling Wilburys.

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Touch Of Evil (1958, Universal Pictures) Directed by Orson Welles

A narcotics agent risks his wife’s life to investigate a crooked cop.

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What’s Up, Doc? (1972, Warner Bros.) Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

The accidental mix up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.

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The Wild Angels (1966, American International Pictures) Directed by Roger Corman

Attempts to retrieve a stolen motorcycle land a gang member in the hospital.

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