Search a film or person :
Desperately Seeking Susan is a american film of genre Drama directed by Susan Seidelman released in USA on 29 march 1985 with Rosanna Arquette

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

Desperately Seeking Susan
If you like this film, let us know!
Released in USA 29 march 1985
Length 1h44
Directed by
Genres Drama,    Comedy,    Comedy-drama,    Comedy thriller,    Romantic comedy,    Action,    Crime,    Romance
Rating59% 2.9504952.9504952.9504952.9504952.950495

Desperately Seeking Susan is a 1985 American comedy-drama film directed by Susan Seidelman and starring Rosanna Arquette and Madonna.

Set in New York, the plot involves the interaction between two women: a bored housewife and a bohemian drifter, linked by various announcements in the personal column of a newspaper. It reflected Manhattan’s New Wave scene of the early 80’s, in which Madonna had come to prominence as a singer. This was Madonna’s first major screen role, and although billed second to Rosanna Arquette, she was regarded as the star. The New York Times named the film as one of the 10 best films of 1985.


Roberta (Rosanna Arquette) is an unfulfilled suburban housewife living in Fort Lee, New Jersey who is fascinated with a woman she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of a New York City tabloid. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline "Desperately Seeking Susan" seeks a rendezvous in Battery Park with the man who regularly seeks her. Roberta goes to Battery Park too, sees the woman (Madonna), and in a series of events involving mistaken identity, amnesia, and other farcical elements, Roberta goes from voyeur to participant in an Alice in Wonderland–style plot, ostensibly motivated by the search for a pair of stolen Egyptian earrings. With both of them trying to locate Roberta, her husband becomes involved with the wild Susan.


Trailer of Desperately Seeking Susan

Bluray, DVD

Streaming / VOD

Source : Wikidata


Leave comment :

Suggestions of similar film to Desperately Seeking Susan

There are 163 films with the same actors, 10 films with the same director, 71767 with the same cinematographic genres (including 0 with exactly the same 8 genres than Desperately Seeking Susan), 9332 films with the same themes (including 31 films with the same 4 themes than Desperately Seeking Susan), to have finally 70 suggestions of similar films.

If you liked Desperately Seeking Susan, you will probably like those similar films :
Musical Chairs
Directed by Susan Seidelman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Leah Pipes, E.J. Bonilla, Priscilla Lopez, Laverne Cox, Auti Angel, Joey Dedio
Rating49% 2.475192.475192.475192.475192.47519
The story takes place entirely in New York. Armando (E. J. Bonilla) works part-time at his parents' restaurant and is also a custodian at a dance studio, where he secretly practices dance moves. He befriends the beautiful Mia Franklin (Leah Pipes), a dancer who is having a relationship with the studio's owner Daniel (Philip Willingham). She catches Armando dancing alone, likes what she sees, gives him a few tips, and they dance together briefly, but are discovered by Daniel. Trying to avoid an awkward situation, Mia leaves. When Armando realizes that Mia has left her scarf behind, he calls out to her from the studio's second floor window.
Blink (1994)
, 1h46
Directed by Michael Apted
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Madeleine Stowe, Aidan Quinn, James Remar, Peter Friedman, Paul Dillon, Laurie Metcalf
Rating62% 3.100013.100013.100013.100013.10001
Emma is a young musician who has been blind for 20 years. New surgery techniques restore her vision but initially cause "vision flashes" that leave her uncertain about what she sees. One night, she is awakened by a noise in the apartment above. Peeking out her door, she "sees" a figure descending the stairs. She contacts the police, worried that her neighbor has been murdered, but is unsure if it was just her new vision deceiving her. The killer then begins to stalk Emma.
Benny & Joon, 1h38
Directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Action, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Aidan Quinn, Mary Stuart Masterson, Johnny Depp, Julianne Moore, Oliver Platt, CCH Pounder
Rating71% 3.599263.599263.599263.599263.59926
As adults, Benjamin "Benny" Pearl (Aidan Quinn) and his mentally ill sister Juniper "Joon" Pearl (Mary Stuart Masterson), live together following the accidental death of their parents. Benny's friend Mike (Joe Grifasi) has his cinemaphile cousin Sam (Johnny Depp) staying with him. Joon joins Benny and Mike's poker game, and loses a bet that commits Sam to live with the Pearls. Benny is at first outraged, but after an evening with Sam at the local diner and then coming home the next day to find Sam has cleaned the house, Benny decides Sam should be Joon's "housekeeper" since her other housekeepers had been scared away by Joon's outbursts.
Making Mr. Right, 1h39
Directed by Susan Seidelman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Robot films
Actors John Malkovich, Dean Cain, Ann Magnuson, Glenne Headly, Christina Cox, Ben Masters
Rating53% 2.652292.652292.652292.652292.65229
Jeff Peters (John Malkovich) is an emotionally repressed scientist who can't stand others because of their intellectual inferiority. He dreams of deep space exploration, which would be difficult because of the lack of human contact for long periods of time. He develops the Ulysses android (which looks exactly like him) for the purpose of space exploration, since an android would not be affected by the isolation.
Unknown (2011)
, 1h53
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Medical-themed films, Transport films, L'usurpation d'identité, Films about automobiles, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Road movies, Chase films, Escroquerie
Actors Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aidan Quinn, Frank Langella, Bruno Ganz
Rating68% 3.448643.448643.448643.448643.44864
Dr. Martin Harris and his wife Liz arrive in Berlin for a biotechnology summit. Martin realizes he left his briefcase at the airport and takes a taxi to retrieve it. When they are involved in an accident, the driver, Gina, rescues him and flees the scene, as she is an illegal immigrant. Martin regains consciousness at a hospital after having been in a coma for four days.
Exodus Fall
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Medical-themed films, Transport films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Road movies, Films about autism, Films about child abuse
Actors Rosanna Arquette, Jesse James, Devon Graye, Leo Rossi, Dee Wallace, Christopher Atkins
Rating77% 3.8500253.8500253.8500253.8500253.850025
Set in 1974, the film centers on three siblings from Texas — Kenneth (Jesse James), Charlotte (Adrien Finkel), and Dana Minor (Devon Graye) — who are left living with their abusive, alcoholic mother Marilyn (Rosanna Arquette) after their father's death. Marilyn commits Dana, who is autistic, to an institution, allowing doctors to perform medical experiments on him. Kenneth and Charlotte break their younger brother out of the asylum, and the three siblings set out on a road trip, intending to travel from Texas to their grandmother's home in Oregon. They are joined by a hippie named Travis (Alexander Carroll).
Henry & Verlin, 1h27
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Gary Farmer, Margot Kidder, Robert Joy, Joan Orenstein, Eric Peterson, David Cronenberg
Rating62% 3.1481953.1481953.1481953.1481953.148195
Set during the Great Depression, the film centers on an unlikely friendship that forms between Henry (Gary Farmer), an autistic adult with a childlike spirit, and his nine-year-old nephew Verlin (Keegan MacIntosh), who is also autistic. Henry helps Verlin to come out of his shell, but Verlin's mother mistrusts him, believing him to be dangerous. Henry's family eventually decides to institutionalize him and Verlin sinks back into himself at the sudden loss of his friend.
Miracle Run, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Mary-Louise Parker, Aidan Quinn, Zac Efron, Alicia Morton, Jeremy Shada, Jake Cherry
Rating75% 3.789773.789773.789773.789773.78977
In a flashback, a single mother, Corrine Morgan-Thomas (Mary-Louise Parker) drives her seven-year-old twin boys Steven (Jake Cherry) and Philip (Jeremy Shada) to the doctor's office and learns that they have autism. Philip simply repeats what he hears others say, a condition known as echolalia, while Steven is completely nonverbal. After leaving the clinic in a very upset mood, she takes the boys shopping for groceries. Her visit to the supermarket is not a pleasant one, as her two boys begin screaming throughout the store and Steven wets himself, causing others to stare at them. Upon learning about their condition, her live-in boyfriend leaves because he knows raising twins with a mental disability will be difficult.
The Whole Nine Yards, 1h39
Directed by Jonathan Lynn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Medical-themed films, Gangster films
Actors Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Rosanna Arquette, Michael Clarke Duncan, Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet
Rating66% 3.3486153.3486153.3486153.3486153.348615
Nicholas "Oz" Oseransky (Matthew Perry) is a Quebec dentist from Chicago, trapped in a miserable marriage to the daughter of his late ex-partner. His wife Sophie (Rosanna Arquette) and mother-in-law (Carmen Ferlan) hate him, and his deceased father-in-law has saddled him with a lot of debt. He can't divorce his wife because her father embezzled from the dental practice, and he has nothing but debt if they separate. As the movie opens, Sophie tells Oz she needs $5000, but won't say what for.