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Buffet Froid (1979)
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Buffet Froid (1979)
Original name: Buffet froid
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An absurd black comedy that cunningly reverses the conventions of the crime thriller to comment on the alienating and dehumanizing effects of contemporary urban life. Alphonse Tram is unwittingly involved in several murders despite having no memory of committing the crimes. His confusion lead him to confess to his neighbour, Inspector Morvandieu. Alphonse and Morvandieu become the axis around which murders occur.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, surreal, witty, absurd, offbeat
Plot: murder, unemployment, investigation, crimes, missing person, resentment, dark humor, police corruption, rebelliousness, estrangement, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, murder of wife, mystery, skyscraper, society, memory loss, serial killer, killer, nature, hitman, death, nymphomaniac, elevator, boat ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, disorder, dark humor, dishonesty and farce mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Buffet Froid: Serial Lover (1998), Inspector Blunder (1980), 9 Dead Gay Guys (2002), The ComDads (1983), The Red Inn (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Serial Lover (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Claire Doste is about to reach the age of 35 and has everything one dreams of, such as having four boyfriends and a creative job in a publishing house specialising in crime novels. One day, she invites all of her boyfriends to her birthday dinner so ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic, neo noir
Plot: murder, serial killer, dark humor, disorder, looking for love, thirty something, writers, crimes, tragedy, accidental death, police, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france
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95%
The Perfume Of The Lady In Black (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Newly married, Mathilde and Robert are honeymooning at a resort owned by their friends Edith and Arthur, the Chateau d'Hercule. But an unpleasant shock is in store for them.
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: island, investigation, missing person, mysterious character, uncover truth, murder, dishonesty, riddles and clues, amateur detective, who done it, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Inspector Blunder (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A detective, fresh out of the academy (lowest mark in class), gets the assignment to bodyguard a spoiled rich girl reporter. She's been interviewed on TV and has questioned the virility of a mobster who kidnaps her later.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, crimes, journalism, law enforcement, dishonesty, gangsters, confined, silly humor, disorder, journalist, police ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
9 Dead Gay Guys (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The story of two lads from Belfast as they stumble their way through the London gay underworld in search of 'gainful employment'. This being the offering of sexual favours to older gay men in order to subsidise their respective giros. 9 ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, offbeat
Plot: crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, dark humor, cons and scams, friendship, nothing goes right, amateur detective, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, buddies, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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The ComDads (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Unable to find her runaway son, a woman deceives two of her ex-lovers from her youth, a mild-mannered teacher and a tough journalist, that each is the real father in order to obtain their help.
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, clever
Audience: family outing
Plot: odd couple, dishonesty, partners, buddies, nothing goes right, teenage life, cons and scams, disorder, family conflict, disappearance, on the road, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, nice france
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77%
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The Red Inn (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of travelers, including a monk, stay in a lonely inn in the mountains. The host confesses the monk his habit of serving poisoned soup to the guests, to rob their possessions and to bury them in the backyard. The story unfolds as the monk ...
Style: humorous, captivating, tense, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, hotel, isolation, dark humor, family relations, priest, murderer, killings, heist, satire ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Fugitives (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coming out from jail, Lucas has decided to change his life and behave like a good citizen. But when he is taken hostage in a bank by a hare-brained robber, no cops can believe he is not part of the action.
Style: feel good, exciting, witty, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: comedy of errors, chase, reluctant partners, fugitives, odd couple, goofy hero, nothing goes right, disorder, farce, crimes, unlikely criminals, nobody believes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Evening Dress (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Menage begins as a comedy of sorts, but be warned: it develops into a very dark, very confusing probe into the seamier aspects of Parisian life. Gerard Depardieu plays a crude but charismatic thief, whose own gayness does not prevent his ...
Style: cynical, realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Plot: transvestism, menage a trois, couples, infidelity, fall in love, love triangle, sexual relations, couple relations, satire, opposites attract, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Crew (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.
Style: humorous, witty, funny, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, farce, unlikely criminals, hitman, vengeance, human nature, crimes, partners, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder, dark humor ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, usa, florida, miami beach, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: West Germany, USA, Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed. The intriguing part of the murders is that each chef is killed in the same manner that their own special dish is prepared in. Food critics and the ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, feel good, offbeat
Plot: murder, mystery, serial killer, dark humor, cooking and food, disorder, crimes, investigation, race against time, goofy hero, magazine, fast food ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, venice, london, paris france, buckingham palace
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Going Places (1974)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: whether it's cars, peace of mind, or daughters. ...
Style: talky, sexy, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: breast feeding, strong sexual content, on the road, menage a trois, bisexuality, released from prison, explicit sex, buddies, crimes, odd couple, fugitives, partners ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Census Taker (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When George (Greg Mullavey) and Martha (Meredith MacRae) let Harvey (Garrett Morris), an annoying census taker, into their home, they find themselves under a barrage of increasingly abusive questions. Furious at his intrusiveness, and at their ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: murder, dark humor, family relations, police detective, aging, amateur detective, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, investigation, private detective, family business ...
Time: 80s
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Don't Take God's Children for Wild Geese (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rita is a girl that lives on taking gangsters as lovers. But when the money stops coming, she swears revenge.
Style: cynical, realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Plot: gangsters, nudity (full frontal - brief), cons and scams, heist, satire, rivalry, criminal's revenge, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, betrayal, gang ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
She Does Not Drink, Smoke or Flirt But... She Talks (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Housemaid Georgette (Girardot) loves to gossip and this causes major trouble to people around her.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: cleaning lady, blackmail, murder, bank, mushroom, money, tv host, dishonesty, crimes, love and romance, bourgeoisie, corpse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: france, paris france, monte carlo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Picking Up the Pieces (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small New Mexican village discovers a severed hand that is considered a miracle of God, when it actually belongs to a murdered spouse with a husband in search of it.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty, suspense ...
Plot: murder, dishonesty, investigation, prostitute, unlikely criminals, infidelity, clergy, buddies, small town life, desert, village life, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, latin america, usa, mexico, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Heads (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A proofreader at a small-town newspaper decides to try to solve a series of decapitation murders, and reluctantly gets involved with the nutty daughter of his editor. Before long he discovers that he is the prime suspect in the murders.
Style: realistic, semi serious, parody, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, serial killer, murder, newspaper, decapitation, journalism, media, law enforcement, mystery, crimes, social relations, dark humor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Little Murders (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Elliot Gould plays Alfred Chamberlain -- a one time successful photographer who is now down on his luck because he began to eliminate people from his photographs. He also suffers from an inability to feel or to be passionate about anything. But then ...
Style: suspense, biting, witty, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: murder, satire, heist, apathy, photographer, meet the parents, disorder, dark humor, couples, family relations, graphic violence, violence spree ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Arab on the City (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 25-year-old Khalid Belkacem has failed at everything: college education, summer camp instructor's permit, driver's license, and even his BCG. He never expected to become the first "positive discrimination" member of the police ...
Style: humorous, not serious, parody, captivating, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, farce, goofy hero, fish out of water, serial killer, society, law enforcement, urban ghetto life, disorder, crimes, silly humor, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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True Identity (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In order to escape from the mob, an African-American man must disguise himself as a white man.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: hitman, society, opposites attract, hidden identity, gangsters, dishonesty, switching roles, crimes, on the run, disorder, silly humor, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Cry of the Cormoran (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Alfred Mullanet, an unlucky player who lives on his wife's income, becomes in a few moments the object of interest of two thugs, Kruger and Mister K.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: interracial sex, disorder, on the run, gang, dishonesty, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, forgery, unemployment, gambling, farce ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: turkey, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Parole Officer (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A hapless parole officer is framed for murder by a crooked police chief. To prove his innocence he must entice his former clients away from the law abiding lives they are now living to recover the evidence that will save him.
Style: talky, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: murder, warden, heist, police corruption, love and romance, crimes, law enforcement, partners, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, policewoman, unlikely criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Shipment (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mob enforcer is hired to recover a shipment of Viagra gone awry.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, light
Plot: gangsters, crimes, hitman, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, drug dealing, partners, disorder, sexual humor, viagra
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Wrong Cops (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Russia, USA, Belgium, Portugal
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A group of bad cops look to dispose of a body that one of them accidentally shot.
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, entertaining, disturbing
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dark humor, police corruption, police station, law enforcement, dishonesty, fighting crime, partners, partners against crime, goofy hero, corrupt law enforcer, clumsiness, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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R.S.V.P. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man invites a group of his closest friends to a party, where he proceeds to discreetly kill them all.
Style: slasher, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, dark humor, crimes, psychopath, mind game, death, student, party, violence, college, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Ax (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, France, Spain
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A chemist loses his job to outsourcing. Two years later and still jobless, he hits on a solution: to genuinely eliminate his competition.
Style: humorous, cynical, suspense, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: unemployment, job seeking, serial killer, workplace, dark humor, unlikely criminals, crimes, vengeful fired employee, murder, layoff, greed, insanity ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Scotland, PA (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Joe McBeth is a hard-working but unambitious doofus who toils at a hamburger stand alongside his wife Pat, who has much smarter. Pat believes she could do better with the place than their boss Norm is doing, so she plans to usurp Norm, convincing ...
Style: humorous, realistic, parody, not serious, witty ...
Plot: murder, restaurant, disorder, crime gone awry, crimes, farce, couple relations, comedy of errors, goofy hero, nothing goes right, law enforcement, business venture ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, pennsylvania, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Coup de torchon (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1938 in the french West Africa, Lucien Cordier is a weak and corrupted policeman despised by the local bad boys. His wife is openly cheating on him and he hasn't got any self-respect anymore. But when comes the occasion, his revenge will be ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, cynical ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, pimp, infidelity, voyeur, racism, culture clash, crimes, police corruption, unlikely criminals, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, pre world war two, year 1938
Place: africa, senegal, west africa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Getting Away with Murder (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the very moralistic college ethics instructor Jack Lambert finds himself living next door to an accused German death camp commander, he takes it upon himself to rid the world of this man.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, false accusation, investigation, college, vigilantism, crimes, uncover truth, racism, dark humor, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, massachusetts, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Halal State Security (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Someone is killing Parisians of Arab ethnicity. When an Algerian diplomat is murdered by the same assailant, two Algerian detectives are sent to help the French with the investigation and they have their own ways of doing things.
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating, feel good, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, track down, serial killer, crimes, buddies, odd couple, disorder, racism, fish out of water, chase, society, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, algeria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Susan's Plan (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Susan's Plan (also released as Dying to Get Rich on video) is a 1998 black comedy film directed by John Landis and starring Nastassja Kinski, Dan Aykroyd, Billy Zane, Rob Schneider, Lara Flynn Boyle and Michael Biehn. The plot revolves around ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous
Plot: hospital, hitman, dark humor, disorder, conspiracy, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, crimes, fighting crime, prodigy, dishonesty, police station ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%