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.
Chronological list of Films
An ambitious young actress tries to take over a star’s career and love life.
An aspiring executive lets his bosses use his apartment for assignations, only to fall for the big chief’s mistress.
Peter Bogdanovich’s homage to the lush musical comedies of the 1930s.
A laid back slacker and his bowling buddies get roped into a strange, nefarious scheme.
Private eye Philip Marlowe investigates a society girl’s involvement in the murder of a pornographer.
A young writer gets caught up in a party girl’s carefree existence.
When mobsters kill the witness he was assigned to protect, a dedicated policeman investigates the case on his own.
An American saloon owner in North Africa is drawn into World War II when his lost love turns up.
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.
The investigation of a publishing tycoon’s dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.
A hard-living country music singer struggles down the road of redemption and learns the hard way just how tough life can be.
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.
A bold young American woman scandalizes Victorian high society in 1878.
An insurance salesman gets seduced into plotting a client’s death.
A crazed scientist creates a living being from body parts, not realizing it has a madman’s brain.
Two New York narcotics cops set out to bust a French drug smuggling ring.
A fashion photographer turns a Greenwich Village unknown into an international supermodel.
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.
Chronicles the adventures of a concierge and a lobby boy at a European hotel in the 1930s.
Oklahoma farmers dispossessed during the Depression fight for better lives in California.
Documentary celebrating the life and filmmaking career of iconic comedian Buster Keaton.
A newlywed falls in love with the perfect woman during the honeymoon from Hell.
An unscrupulous editor plots to keep his star reporter-and ex-wife-from re-marrying.
An innocent man gets embroiled in a murder in his attempt to help clear the name of a beautiful girl.
Lester, a clumsy and awkward TV repair man, is drawn into a mystery involving a missing heir in a rich family
Changing times take their toll on high schoolers growing up in a small Western town.
A Eurasian doctor in Hong Kong falls in love with a war correspondent.
A lady biker and her deformed son try to lead normal lives.
A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.
A scientist’s search for the fountain of youth makes him and his wife regress to childhood.
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.
A bashful lawyer gets mixed up in the movies’ turbulent early years.
British farce about the disintegration of a third-rate theater company on a tour of the provinces.
A young stevedore takes on the mobster who rules the docks.
After viewing the accidental death of a devoted fan, a famous actress re-examines her professional and personal relationships.
An aging director struggles to complete his comeback movie.
An opportunistic singer woos a wealthy widow to boost his career.
A fraudulent bible salesman reluctantly adopts a tough little girl who could be his daughter.
A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his violent mother.
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.
A young cowhand rebels against his rancher stepfather during a perilous cattle drive.
A sheriff enlists a drunk, a kid and an old man to help him fight off a ruthless cattle baron.
An expatriate in Singapore opens a brothel, but before long the local mob puts him out of business.
A Civil War veteran tracks down the tribe that slaughtered his family and kidnapped his niece.
Following a one-night stand, a Broadway director casts the woman in his play and emotional chaos ensues.
The story of a 1970s roller disco competition featuring an appearance by Dorothy Stratten.
A group of disparate passengers battle personal demons and each other while racing through Indian country.
The fact-based story about the life and death of Playboy centerfold Dorothy Stratten.
A failed screenwriter falls into a mercenary romance with a faded silent-film star.
An aging horror star and a psychotic veteran come face to face at the premiere of the star’s most recent film.
A lost soldier discovers a mysterious beauty haunting a half-deserted castle.
Sequel to Peter Bogdanovich’s 1971 film “The Last Picture Show,” taking place 30 years later.
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.
A young country singer tries to make it in Nashville.
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.
A narcotics agent risks his wife’s life to investigate a crooked cop.
The accidental mix up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.
Attempts to retrieve a stolen motorcycle land a gang member in the hospital.