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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and clever films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, runaway, storytelling, dialogue and catastrophe mostly in Crime, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Coup de torchon: Amateur (1994), Going Places (1974), Clay Pigeons (1998), The Judge and the Assassin (1976), To Die For (1995). 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, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: redemption, murder, crimes, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, couples, on the run, amnesia, couple relations, haunted by the past, memory loss ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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95%
 7.4
 7K
Going Places (1974)
Genre: Comedy, 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, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: on the road, release from prison, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, hoodlum, bisexuality, menage a trois, crime, buddies, odd couple, crimes, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, spain
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100%
 6.6
 10K
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, humorous, suspenseful, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: serial killer, small town, murder, desert, bar, fbi, widow, false accusation, psychopath, crime, mechanic, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: courtroom drama, anti semitism, psychopath, dedicated lawyer, crime, serial killer, legal action, courtroom, legal investigation, manipulations, mental illness, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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To Die For (1995)
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, semi serious, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, murder, journalism, adultery, winter, ambition, media, femme fatale, crime, spouse killer, blind ambition, desire for fame ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa, california, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, semi serious, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, poison, psychiatrist, mental institution, friendship, parents and children, teenager, crime, teenage life, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
I Love You to Death (1990)
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, pizza, dysfunctional family, womanizer, hitman, crimes of passion, attempted murder, murder, crime, wife husband relationship, gigolo, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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59%
 6.7
 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: bleak, serious, stylized, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: midlife crisis, hitman, murder, infidelity, family business, crime, crumbling marriage, criminal, love affair, parents and children, fall in love, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: talky, witty, atmospheric, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: new wave, love triangle, crime, alienation, crime gone awry, postmodernism, buddies, unlikely criminals, robbery, louvre, crimes, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: serious, cynical, realistic, clever, suspense ...
Plot: murder, legal investigation, neo noir, manipulations, obsession, village, crime, couple relations, small town, romance, destructive relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, psychological
Plot: murder, anti capitalism, introspection, parents and children, parent child relationship, kids in trouble, crime, small town, crimes, legal, society, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france
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51%
 6.8
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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: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: golf, small town, infidelity, murder, dysfunctional family, village, extramarital affair, housekeeper, serial killer, promiscuity, clergy, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: england, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 10K
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, sexual ...
Plot: sex, suicide, weekend, social decay, society, sexual relations, strong sexual content, sexual promiscuity, gluttony, friends, midlife crisis, cooking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: murder, paranoia, love triangle, crimes, infidelity, housewife, psycho, deadly, crime, gays and lesbians, mentally challenged, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
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Bernie (2011)
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, funeral home, embezzlement, funeral director, hick, estranged family member, hidden corpse, prison visit, confession of crime, mortician, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Jerry and Tom (1998)
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, semi serious, clever, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, odd couple, crime, murder, crimes, deadly, partners, disorder, hidden identity, couple relations, friendship, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
My New Partner (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: My New Partner is a 1984 French comedy film directed by Claude Zidi, starring Philippe Noiret and Thierry Lhermitte. Noiret plays a streetwise Paris policeman who takes kickbacks from the minor criminals on his beat to allow them to continue. At the ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, witty, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police investigation, police, corruption, crimes, law enforcement, partners, buddies, misfit partners, odd couple, disorder, colleague ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 10K
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: clever, suspenseful, dark humor, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: murder, dentist, femme fatale, false accusation, frame up, crime, arson, unlikely criminals, neo noir, betrayal, cons and scams, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Object of Beauty (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A valuable piece of art is stolen from a couple.
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, crime, dishonesty, love and romance, society, couples, family problems, power relations, master and servant, mute or deaf, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Feeling Minnesota (1996)
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, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: corruption, wedding, romance, love, murder, on the road, lovers on the run, gangsters, couple relations, stripper, police, sibling relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Eating Raoul (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discover a bizarre, if not murderous way to get funding for opening a restaurant.
Style: dark humor, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, cannibalism, swinger, restaurant, bondage, crime, unlikely criminals, serial killer, cons and scams, criminal heroes, deadly, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.8
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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, surreal, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: prison, pimp, social misfits, fight, escape, prostitute, jazz, on the road, on the run, convict, friendship, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
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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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, insurance, murder, life insurance, insurance fraud, insurance agent, small town, unlikely criminals, comedy of errors, crime, cons and scams, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.3
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, disturbing
Plot: murder, poisoning, protagonist as suspect, crime, unlikely criminals, illegal prostitution, death row, crimes, dishonesty, legal, vengeance, deadly ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
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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, clever, semi serious, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: hitman, betrayal, gangsters, crime, romance, female killer, moral dilemma, lovers, killer, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.3
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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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, murder, newspaper, serial killer, crime, crimes, decapitated head, deadly, mystery, parody, media, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
 7K
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, not serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: unemployment, serial killer, unlikely criminals, workplace, crime, crimes, unfulfillment, disorder, deadly, murder, vengeful fired employee, job seeking ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, semi serious, realistic, touching, surreal ...
Plot: small town, murder, innocence lost, racism, injustice, coming of age, self defense, crimes, hopes, love and romance, hollywood, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: alabama, usa, california, st. louis missouri, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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
Plot: femme fatale, bodyguard, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, legal, power relations, mind game, nothing goes right, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, french riviera, riviera, southern france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Enid Is Sleeping (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Enid only looks like she's sleeping. In fact, she's dead. Shortly after Enid caught her husband Harry in bed with her sister June, a row ensued, whereupon June accidently killed Enid. June's problem now is to hide the truth from the ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, police officer, on the run, suburbs, human nature, sibling relationship, murder, crime, crimes, deadly, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%