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, small town, crimes, greed, racism, voyeur, deadly, crime gone awry, serial killer, male nudity, dishonesty, corruption, law enforcement, life philosophy, love and romance, gunfight, mentor, distopia ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, pre world war two
Place: africa, california
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Crimes and Misdemeanors
Comedy, Crime, Drama
USA
104 min.
 8.0
 8.1
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, stylized and humorous films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, brutality, catastrophe, crime gone awry, pornography and mentor mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Coup de torchon: Band of Outsiders (1964), Amateur (1994), To Die For (1995), Filth (2013), Clay Pigeons (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Band of Outsiders
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: talky, stylized, atmospheric, witty, clever ...
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Amateur
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To Die For
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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 ...
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Audience: teens
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    User:   90%
 
 7.1
 89K
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.
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Audience: boys' night
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    User:   69%
 
Drowning by Numbers
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Audience: boys' night
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    User:   57%
 
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Style: clever, twists and turns, semi serious, dark humor, realistic ...
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Place: austria, new york, europe, boston, tokyo ...
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System:   53%
    User:   43%
 
Lucky Numbers
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    User:   57%
 
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   53%
 
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Going Places
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, road movie, semi serious ...
Plot: sex, male nudity, on the road, hotel, criminal heroes, pornography, rape, nothing goes right, women, release from prison, crime, buddies ...
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Place: france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   100%
 
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Miami Blues
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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
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
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Six Ways to Sunday
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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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 ...
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Time: 90s
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    User:   45%
 
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The Big White
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   45%
 
 6.8
 6K
Eating Raoul
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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, sexy ...
Plot: murder, cannibalism, crime, serial killer, sex, unlikely criminals, hotel, cons and scams, pornography, greed, criminal heroes, swinger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   48%
 
 6.3
 2K
Normal Life
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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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, 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:   42%
    User:   47%
 
 6.5
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Young Adam
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: sexual, erotic, serious, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: adultery, murder, infidelity, guilt, police investigation, male nudity, loneliness, death, destructive relationship, neo noir, pornography, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, edinburgh scotland
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System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
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Down by Law
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
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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:   41%
    User:   47%
 
 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
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System:   40%
    User:   38%
 
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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
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System:   40%
    User:   32%
 
Crazy in Alabama
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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1965, 1960s
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System:   40%
    User:   36%
 
 6.4
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
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Time: 90s, 1920s
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System:   39%
    User:   38%
 

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Desperate Living
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror
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Duration: 90 min.
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System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
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Story: Fifteen year old Pauline and her older cousin, model-shaped Marion, go to the emtying Atlantic coast for an autumn holiday . Marion ignores the approaches of a surfer and falls for Henri, a hedonist who is only interested in a sexual adventure and ...
Style: witty, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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System:   38%
    User:   35%
 
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