Most Popular "Kafka Esque" Titles
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1. Brazil (1985)
R | 132 min | Sci-Fi
A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.
2. Barton Fink (1991)
R | 116 min | Drama, Mystery
A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
3. Naked Lunch (1991)
R | 115 min | Drama
After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa.
4. The Prisoner (1967–1968)
50 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.
5. The Tenant (1976)
R | 126 min | Mystery, Thriller
A bureaucrat rents a Paris apartment where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia.
6. The Trial (1962)
119 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.
7. Kingdom Come (2014)
97 min | Horror
A group of strangers who wake up in what appears to be an abandoned building, unable to remember how they got there, find themselves haunted by strange visions and are forced to face all the wrongs they have done in their lives.
8. Shadows and Fog (1991)
PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.
9. The Trial (1993)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Thriller
Joseph K. awakes one morning, to find two strange men in his room, telling him he has been arrested. Joseph is not told what he is charged with, and despite being "arrested," is allowed to ... See full summary »
10. The Skull (1965)
83 min | Horror, Thriller
A collector comes into possession of the skull of the Marquis de Sade and learns it is possessed by an evil spirit.
11. The Castle (1997 TV Movie)
123 min | Drama, Mystery
When a land surveyor arrives at a small snowy village, local authorities refuse to allow him to advance to the nearby castle. Increasingly complicated bureaucratic obstacles arise.
12. No Smoking (2007)
128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A man fights against a tyrannical institution for his right to smoke, hence, for individual freedom.
13. The Circle (2000)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran.
14. Blue Mountains, or Unbelievable Story (1983)
97 min | Comedy
An author - a passive young man - enters the Soviet-controlled bureaucracy of Georgia attempting to get his novel published only to be neglected and compartmentalized at every turn.
15. Within (2005)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
While traveling in Czech Republic, the American friends Brad, Christina, T.K. and Kelly find a map with the route to an ancient castle and they decide to visit the place. They force the ... See full summary »
17. The Big Empty (2005)
20 min | Drama, Fantasy, Short
A bittersweet tale of Alice, her vagina and the infinite nature of the tundra.
19. Kill by Inches (1999)
Unrated | 80 min | Horror, Thriller, Fantasy
An anxious young tailor dominated by his father, a master of the craft, is eager to do well with his clients; but his inadequacy in measuring leaves him frustrated and humiliated. His ... See full summary »
20. Behind Me (2008)
87 min | Drama
The twenty-something Betty comes to a remote small town and strikes a friendship with the fourteen-year old local girl Lea, who is fascinated by her new friend's tales of partying and ... See full summary »
23. Happy Day (1976)
100 min | Drama
A concentration camp on a barren island is hell for the exiled prisoners. The everyday life of the people who live there consists of interrogations, psychological and physical violence, ... See full summary »
26. A részleg (1995)
82 min | Drama
Gizella Weisz is an middle-aged office worker, who gets a promotion one day. Her boss told her that a new outpost is waiting for her. There she would be heading a new section. She travels ... See full summary »
30. Wereld van stilstand (2005)
30 min | Short
Photofilm about a journalist of a local newspaper who feels his life has come to a standstill, until he discovers a conspiracy of mediocrity...
31. Le concierge (2014)
90 min | Drama, Mystery
A concierge shows a tiny apartment to many urban types: a divorcee, an immigrant artist, a widower, a youth striking out on her own. Each one feels an immediate attachment to the place, and... See full summary »
33. The Trap Door (1980)
Not Rated | 70 min | Drama
A Nietzschian parable on the fate of innocence, THE TRAP DOOR follows the mishaps of Jeremy (John Ahearn) as he is fired by his boss (Jenny Holzer), gets laughed out of court by Judge Gary ... See full summary »
42. Symptoms (2011)
9 min | Short, Horror, Thriller
The bounds of fiction and reality are obscured when you find yourself trapped in a nightmarish hospital room where paranoia lurks around every corner.
Being Human (2011–2014)
TV-14 | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | Completed
As moving day finally arrives, the roommates discover they aren't the only ones struggling with leaving the house, and a once-looming threat takes center stage, bringing with it a trail of death and destruction that no one is safe from.
Doctor Who (2005– )
The Girl Who Waited
TV-PG | 47 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Amy is trapped in a quarantine facility for victims of an alien plague which could kill the doctor in minutes if he were to catch it. So Rory is the only one who can go into the facility to... See full summary »
Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
The Murdoch Trap
44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
With his colleague sentenced to hang for murder, Detective Murdoch races to exonerate them and steps into a trap set by the real killer.