Movies like Coup de torchon

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Coup de torchon (1981)
 7.5
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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 terrible.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, french noir, cynical, enigmatic, talky, satirical, harsh ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, infidelity, pimp, racism, voyeur, culture clash, crimes, crime, police corruption, village, vengeance, couple relations, love and romance, village life, love affair, society, couples, small town life, dishonesty, law enforcement, small town, deadly, imperialism, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938, pre world war two
Place: africa, senegal, california

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Most similar movies to Coup de torchon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, clever and semi serious films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, storytelling, deadly, runaway and dialogue mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Coup de torchon: Amateur (1994), Going Places (1974), The Judge and the Assassin (1976), Clay Pigeons (1998), The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Amateur (1994)
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, offbeat, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, crimes, romance, dishonesty, on the run, love and romance, nosy, couples, memory loss, haunted by the past, murder, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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95%
 7.3
 8K
Going Places (1974)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 150 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, humorous, witty, offbeat, clever ...
Plot: strong sexual content, on the road, menage a trois, bisexuality, release from prison, explicit sex, crime, criminal heroes, friendship, couples, friends, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Judge and the Assassin (1976)
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: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, politics, psychopath, anti semitism, murder, mental illness, courtroom drama, crimes, master and servant, dishonesty, legal action, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.6
 11K
Clay Pigeons (1998)
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, clever, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, desert, small town, psychopath, mechanic, false accusation, widow, diner, fbi, neo noir, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lyons, France. Michel Descombes is a watchmaker who lives alone with his teenage son Bernard. When the police visits and informs him that Bernard killed a man and is on the run with a girl, Michel realizes that he knew far less about his son than he ...
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, anti capitalism, crime, deadly, small town life, introspection, small town, parents and children, crimes, life is a bitch, family relations, kids in trouble ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france, lyon
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71%
 6.4
 13K
Young Adam (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.
Style: serious, realistic, enigmatic, disturbing, dark ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, destructive relationship, murder, couple relations, mysterious character, drifter, crimes, neo noir, court case, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 50s, year 1954 ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.8
 33K
Keeping Mum (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA, Isle Of Man
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair and his children are up to no good.
Style: witty, light, melancholic, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, golf, family relations, dysfunctional family, village, couple relations, serial killer, family values, family problems, clergy, adultery, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: england, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Killer Housewives (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Madrid, Azu's husband Filipe is smug and boorish, but it's his money she slips to family members constantly in need of cash and that she uses to buy gifts for her lover, Pablo. Things start to fall apart when Pablo wants to leave her ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, sexual, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, paranoia, love triangle, love and romance, deadly, crimes, crime, psychopath, family problems, couples, mentally challenged, housewife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 7.2
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The Big Feast (1973)
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, humorous, satirical, art house, sexy ...
Plot: sex, sexual promiscuity, suicide, weekend, society, social decay, lifestyle, midlife crisis, sexual relations, strong sexual content, friends, gluttony ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Girl from Monaco (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A brilliant and neurotic attorney goes to Monaco to defend a famous criminal. But, instead of focusing on the case, he falls for a beautiful she-devil, who turns him into a complete wreck... Hopefully, his zealous bodyguard will step in and put ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, contemplative
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, femme fatale, lawyer, mind game, dishonesty, nothing goes right, crimes, legal, cons and scams, bodyguard, adultery, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: monaco, europe, french riviera, riviera, south of france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.4
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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: dark humor, cynical, humorous, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: unemployment, job seeking, serial killer, workplace, unlikely criminals, crimes, vengeful fired employee, deadly, murder, layoff, greed, insanity ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Double Whammy (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ray Pluto has many problems. He is satirized in the tabloids as the "loser cop." His partner is starting to seem suspiciously attracted to him. A pair of screenwriters across the hall keep bugging him for help. The superintendent of his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: violence, crimes, murder, crime, couple relations, police detective, investigation, power relations, hitman, deadly, law enforcement, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Wedding in Blood (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lucienne Delamare and Pierre Maury are having an affair. Lucienne's husband Paul is the mayor, and a French deputy. Pierre's wife Clotilde has been weak and sickly for years. Lucienne's husband holds no excitement for her, and he is ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, psychological, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: murder, disorder, dull life, couples, life turned upside down, crimes of passion, wedding, love and romance, manipulations, dishonesty, unfulfillment, village ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
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Violette (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Paris, 1933. The daughter of a respectable lower middle class couple, Violette Nozière, leads a disreputable double life. Far from being the innocent 18-year-old her parents mistake her for, she spends her nights with dissolute young men in the ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, poisoning, patricide, birth control, crimes, deadly, unlikely criminals, crime, protagonist as suspect, legal, dishonesty, vengeance ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.4
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Buffet Froid (1979)
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 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, surreal, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, unemployment, missing person, crime, investigation, crimes, resentment, estrangement, rebelliousness, police corruption, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995)
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, cynical, biting, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychiatrist, mental institution, poison, deadly, love and romance, crimes, crime, youth, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Crazy in Alabama (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.
Style: humorous, stylized, intense, captivating, weird ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hopes, life is a bitch, society, murder, small town, journey, coming of age, family relations, self defense, injustice, innocence lost, racism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1965
Place: alabama, usa, california, las vegas, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 8K
Panic (2000)
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: psychological, captivating, bleak, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: hitman, midlife crisis, murder, family business, infidelity, crimes, crime, love affair, going straight, therapy, family problems, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Band of Outsiders (1964)
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 cafés or ...
Style: stylized, talky, atmospheric, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, alienation, louvre, new wave, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, disorder, friends, postmodernism, nothing goes right, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
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Prizzi's Honor (1985)
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, suspense, clever, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, female killer, crimes, crime, romance, couples, graphic violence, deadly, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new york, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Unfaithful Wife (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Insurance executive Charles suspects his wife Hélène of playing the field, so he has a private detective locate his wife's lover, author Victor Pegala. Confronting Victor, Charles tries to adopt an air of indifference, but the conversation ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: unfaithful wife, infidelity, extramarital affair, investigation, cheating wife, dishonesty, family problems, mystery, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, suburban life ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, versailles, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 14K
The Big White (2005)
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: humorous, dark humor, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: insurance agent, insurance, kidnapping, murder, nothing goes right, disorder, down on your luck, comedy of errors, crimes, insurance fraud, frozen body, life insurance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.8
 48K
Down by Law (1986)
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, humorous, sincere, meditative, harsh ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, escape, pimp, fight, friendship, partners, crimes, on the road, unlikely criminals, prison life, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.0
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Chaos (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A bourgeois couple, modern yet conventional. One night by accident, a young prostitute barges into their lives. Hounded down, beaten up, threatened, she will continue to struggle, with the help of a well off lady, first for her survival-her ...
Style: semi serious, touching, light, witty, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, redemption, human nature, life is a bitch, vengeance, society, social relations, starting over, woman in danger, sex slavery, storytelling, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, paris france, france, geneva switzerland, marseille ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Drowning by Numbers (1988)
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, cynical, humorous, dark humor, talky ...
Plot: drowning, murder, wife murders husband, investigation, coroner, unlikely criminals, family problems, friendship, murder mystery, life & death, cheating, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 11K
Novocaine (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, captivating, humorous, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, false accusation, frame up, dentist, betrayal, crimes, crime, life turned upside down, drug use, nothing goes right, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Wang is a gloomy, cunning and avaricious noodle shop owner in a desert town in China. His neglected, sharp-tongued wife is involved in a secret affair with Li, one of Wang’s employees. A timid man, Li reluctantly keeps the gun his lover has bought ...
Style: semi serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: murder, dishonesty, crime gone awry, couple relations, crimes of passion, infidelity, boss and employee, cons and scams, love triangle, vengeance, disorder, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 5K
52 Pick-Up (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Harry Mitchell is a successful Los Angeles manufacturer whose wife is running for city council. His life is turned upside down when three blackmailers confront him with a video tape of him with his young mistress and demand $100,000. Fearing that ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, infidelity, neo noir, blackmail, crimes, crime, crime gone awry, neo-noir, hostages, rivalry, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but ...
Style: cult film, stylized, talky, surreal, controversial ...
Plot: restaurant, gangsters, cheating wife, cannibalism, satire, cook, cooking, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, sexism, chef ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 182
Dead Gorgeous (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The Second World War has just ended and two old friends Rose and Antonia unexpectedly meet in London's Regent Street. Rose is a frustrated housewife married to civil servant with as many secrets as he has mistresses, while Antonia is sick of ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: friendship, murder, unlikely criminals, spouse killer, couples, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, mystery, couple relations, infidelity, dull life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%