Movies like Coup de torchon

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Coup de torchon
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 terrible.
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, offbeat, realistic, enigmatic, talky, satirical, harsh, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, crime, culture clash, police corruption, infidelity, adultery, village, pornography, voyeur, small town, crimes, serial killer, greed, deadly, crime gone awry, male nudity, dishonesty, racism, pimp, corruption, law enforcement, life philosophy, love and romance, gunfight, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, pre world war two
Place: africa, california

Most similar movies to Coup de torchon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, stylized and humorous films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, mentor, brutality, pornography and crimes mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Coup de torchon: Amateur (1994), Band of Outsiders (1964), To Die For (1995), Bernie (2011), The Object of Beauty (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Amateur
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man wakes up in an alley, bleeding and with no memory of who he is. He stumbles into a coffee shop and is befriended by a charitable ex-nun who is failing in her attempts to write marketable pornography.
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, cerebral, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, amnesia, love triangle, deadpan, pornography, gangsters, murder, dialogue, crimes, loneliness, relationships, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Band of Outsiders
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cinephile slackers Franz and Arthur spend their days mimicking the antiheroes of Hollywood noirs and Westerns while pursuing the lovely Odile. The misfit trio upends convention at every turn, be it through choreographed dances in caf├ęs or ...
Style: talky, stylized, atmospheric, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: crime, crime gone awry, postmodernism, buddies, unlikely criminals, new wave, love triangle, runaway, irreverent, greed, obsession, eccentricity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, tokyo, paris france
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System:   67%
    User:   59%
 
 6.8
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To Die For
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Suzanne Stone (Maretto) wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with ...
Style: dark humor, clever, disturbing, biting, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, murder, journalism, crime, manipulation, television, blind ambition, hitman, desire for fame, crime gone awry, pornography, media satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa, california, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   60%
 
 6.8
 52K
Bernie
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In small-town Texas, affable and popular mortician Bernie Tiede strikes up a friendship with Marjorie Nugent, a wealthy widow well known for her sour attitude. When she becomes controlling and abusive, Bernie goes to great lengths to remove himself ...
Style: dark humor, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: small town, murder, crime, death, unlikely criminals, small town life, segregation, social relations, character study, greed, funeral home, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   53%
 
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The Object of Beauty
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A valuable piece of art is stolen from a couple.
Style: talky, clever, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: cons and scams, crime, crimes, dishonesty, infidelity, greed, love and romance, loneliness, art, relationships, multiple storylines, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
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System:   52%
    User:   54%
 
Jerry and Tom
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their profession differs a lot. It shows when Tom is required to kill his ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, clever, talky, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, odd couple, crime, mentor, brutality, assassin, pornography, crimes, life & death, dialogue, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   46%
 
 7.1
 90K
Filth
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A bigoted junkie cop suffering from bipolar disorder and drug addiction manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter.
Style: surreal, dark humor, sexual, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, police investigation, corruption, insanity, murder, anti heroes, drugs/alcohol, crime, manipulation, police corruption, pornography ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   43%
 
 6.6
 10K
Clay Pigeons
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Clay is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend, Earl kill himself because of the ongoing affair that Clay was having with the man's wife, Amanda. Feeling guilty, Clay now resists the widow when she presses him to continue with ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, clever, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: serial killer, small town, murder, crime, infidelity, desert, neo noir, murder mystery, couple relations, twists & turns, police investigation, dialogue ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   56%
 
 5.9
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Faithful
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A depressed housewife whose husband is having an affair contemplates suicide, but changes her mind when she faces death by a killer hired to do her in.
Style: talky, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, self discovery, crime, couple relations, pornography, cons and scams, hitman, woman in danger, mentor, dialogue, kitchen, flashback ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   46%
 
Six Ways to Sunday
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Norman Reedus stars as Harry Odum, a henpecked, 18-year-old momma's boy in Youngstown, Ohio, who -- with his violent temper -- impresses a local boss of the Jewish Mafia. Soon he's found his calling as a hit man alongside his crack addict ...
Style: dark humor, biting, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, crime, hitman, violence, gangster, mafia, mob, incest, brutality, pornography, going straight, violent ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   56%
 
 7.8
 42K
Down by Law
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, humorous, witty ...
Plot: prison, friendship, prison escape, jazz, pimp, social misfits, on the road, culture clash, loneliness, on the run, solitude, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   43%
 
Drowning by Numbers
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An ironic black comedy of love and death that takes place an a lyrically beautiful landscape. Three related women, all named Cissie Colpitts share a solidarity for one another which brings about three copy-cat drownings. The local coroner is in love ...
Style: surreal, talky, witty, cynical, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, investigation, vengeance, obsession, male nudity, sex, surrealism, drowning, classic car, women, revenge, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   51%
 
 6.8
 20K
Prizzi's Honor
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love, only to discover that they have each been hired to kill the other.
Style: dark humor, clever, cynical, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, crime, romance, betrayal, mafia, organized crime, assassination, murder, gangster, assassin, love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   50%
 
 7.2
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The Big Feast
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A group of men hire some prostitutes and go to a villa in the countryside. There, they engage in group sex and resolve to eat themselves to death.
Style: dark humor, satirical, art house, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: suicide, sexual promiscuity, gluttony, obsession, social decay, greed, society, capitalism, cooking, meal, decadence, suicide pact ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   37%
 
 6.4
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The Big White
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: To remedy his financial problems, a travel agent has his eye on a frozen corpse, which just happens to be sought after by two hitmen.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: kidnapping, small town, comedy of errors, unlikely criminals, insurance, crime, cons and scams, sarcasm, greed, mental illness, death, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
The Judge and the Assassin
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: France, 1893. Joseph Bouvier attempts to shoot his love who refused to marry him and to commit suicide. Upon release from the filthy asylum where he was placed, with bullets still remaining in his head, he wanders the country roads and rapes and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: crime, dedicated lawyer, serial killer, legal action, courtroom, legal investigation, manipulations, courtroom drama, mental illness, murder, political corruption, price of justice ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   32%
 
 7.0
 13K
Gridlock'd
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being ...
Style: witty, semi serious, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: hip hop, drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, drugs, heroin, murder, drugs/alcohol, buddies, chase, hospital, going straight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: detroit, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
 5.8
 15K
Life of Crime
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime, crime gone awry, vengeance, adultery, cons and scams, twists & turns, pornography, cheating, confined, adaptation, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1978
Place: usa, california, detroit, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   43%
 
Handle with Care
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The interlaced stories of several characters in a small town united by their use of CB (citizen's band) radio.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, reflective ...
Plot: radio, small town, radio show, small town life, vigilante, couple relations, fight scenes, transformation, solitude, spiders, life & death, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: nebraska, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   31%
 
 6.4
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Miami Blues
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Fred gets out of prison, he decides to start over in Miami, where he starts a violent one-man crime wave. He soon meets up with amiable college student Susie. Opposing Fred is Sgt Hoke Moseley, a cop who is getting a bit old for the job, ...
Style: cynical, serious, dark humor, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, violence, neo noir, brutality, strong sexual content, criminal heroes, psychopath, robbery, murder, crime gone awry, violent, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   43%
 
 6.0
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Harlem Nights
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: "Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, corruption, organized crime, gangster, buddies, rivalry, friends, violence, mob, gang, foul language ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 80s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   41%
 
 6.3
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Normal Life
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chris Anderson and his wife Pam live a fairly normal life until Chris loses his job on the police force and secretly turns to robbing banks to make his wife's dreams come true. Upon discovering his secret, she joins his deadly crime wave and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, sexy ...
Plot: crime, love, heist, crimes, nudity (topless - notable), suburbs, obsession, relationships, bar, unlikely criminals, pornography, lovers on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   43%
 
 6.7
 40K
Life
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two men in 1930s Mississippi become friends after being sentenced to life in prison together for a crime they did not commit.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, prison, murder, buddies, life, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, unlikely friendships, mentor, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 90s, 1990s
Place: mississippi, usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
The Young Poisoner's Handbook
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sinister tale of genius gone wrong, The Young Poisoner's Handbook chronicles a young man's descent into madness against the absurd backdrop of suburban English life. Hugh O'Conor plays Graham Young, a schoolboy from the London ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, dark, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, friendship, parents and children, stylish, pornography, brutality, vengeance, dysfunctional family, crime, violence, sexualized violence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
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 2K
Dead Tired
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Stressed and overworked, famous French movie star Michel Blanc (Michel Blanc) is beginning to wear down, physically and mentally, from the pressure and demands of fame. Already in a fragile state of mind, strange events start to transpire all around ...
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: nothing goes right, french, self discovery, couple relations, cons and scams, farce, mistaken identity, screwball, art, showbiz, artists and showbiz, adaptation ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
Feeling Minnesota
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sam Clayton's (Vincent D'Onofrio) marriage to ex-stripper Freddie (Cameron Diaz) comes about when she's strong-armed into the match by Red (Delroy Lindo), a club proprietor who once did her a favor. But Freddie falls in love with ...
Style: clever, talky, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, corruption, gangsters, love, murder, lovers on the run, on the road, couple relations, twists & turns, fall in love, sexualized violence, violent ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   36%
 
Lucky Numbers
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Russ Richards is a TV weatherman and local celebrity on the verge of losing his shirt. Desperate to escape financial ruin, he schemes with Crystal the TV station's lotto ball girl to rig the state lottery drawing. The numbers come up right, but ...
Style: clever, dark humor, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: crime, weatherman, buddies, drugs/alcohol, lottery, unlikely criminals, murder, small town, crime gone awry, cons and scams, nothing goes right, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   36%
 
I Love You to Death
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Joey Boca is the owner of a pizza parlor located in Tacoma, Washington, and has been married to Rosalie for years. Rosalie is horrified to discover that Joey is a womanizer and has been cheating on her for a long time. Based on the true story of ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, vengeance, crime, murder, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, love and romance, mentor, pizza, womanizer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   38%
 
 6.7
 8K
Panic
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alex is going through a midlife crisis and it has become a very difficult time for him. His marriage is struggling, he's worried about his son, and his job of killing people for his family has become the most stressful part of his life. He ...
Style: bleak, stylized, psychological, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, crime, hitman, murder, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, psychiatrist, crumbling marriage, infidelity, family drama, loneliness, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   40%
 
 6.8
 19K
State and Main
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, clever, biting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, culture clash, writing, nothing goes right, filmmaking, dialogue, showbiz, dialogue driven, writers, greed, artists and showbiz, hollywood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   40%
 
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