Movies like Coup de torchon

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Coup de torchon (1981)
 7.4
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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, realistic, semi serious, sexy, cynical, enigmatic, talky, satirical, harsh, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, pimp, infidelity, racism, voyeur, culture clash, crimes, police corruption, village, love and romance, village life, couples, love affair, vengeance, society, law enforcement, small town, social relations, imperialism, small town life, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, couple relations, adultery ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, pre world war two, year 1938, 30s
Place: africa, senegal, west africa, 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, semi serious, humorous and clever films with plots about crimes, murder, storytelling, deadly, runaway, couples and dialogue mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Coup de torchon: Amateur (1994), Going Places (1974), Clay Pigeons (1998), Young Adam (2003), The Judge and the Assassin (1976). 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, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Plot: redemption, crimes, couples, nosy, murder, haunted by the past, couple relations, memory loss, love and romance, on the run, dishonesty, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.2
 9K
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 ⇓
100%
 6.6
 12K
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: clever, neo noir, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, desert, small town, dark humor, false accusation, mechanic, psychopath, widow, diner, fbi, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.4
 14K
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, neo noir, realistic, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, destructive relationship, murder, couple relations, mysterious character, drifter, crimes, court case, dishonesty, investigation, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1954, 50s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, tense
Plot: serial killer, politics, psychopath, anti semitism, murder, mental illness, courtroom drama, soldier, master and servant, dishonesty, society, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.8
 35K
Keeping Mum (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
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, realistic, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, golf, family relations, dysfunctional family, village, couple relations, serial killer, family values, family problems, clergy, small town, religion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: england, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.1
 13K
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: humorous, satirical, art house, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: sexual promiscuity, dark humor, suicide, sex, weekend, decadence, lust, society, social decay, lifestyle, friends, strong sexual content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, paris france, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: serious, realistic, sincere, psychological, touching
Plot: anti capitalism, murder, legal action, legal, crimes, life is a bitch, society, small town life, parents and children, introspection, small town, kids in trouble ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: murder, paranoia, love triangle, couples, family problems, psychopath, love and romance, crimes, dark humor, mentally challenged, housewife, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, contemplative
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, femme fatale, lawyer, cons and scams, dishonesty, legal, crimes, mind game, nothing goes right, bodyguard, love triangle, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: monaco, french riviera, europe, riviera, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, realistic, witty, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, murder, investigation, couple relations, police detective, law enforcement, heist, doctors and patients, hitman, power relations, violence, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.3
 8K
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 ⇓
51%
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: realistic, serious, cynical, sexy, neo noir ...
Plot: murder, political corruption, small town, lovers reunited, love affair, obsession, infidelity, small town life, destructive relationship, couple relations, village, village life ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.1
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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: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious
Plot: poisoning, murder, patricide, birth control, testimony, vengeance, attempted murder, death row, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, legal, crimes ...
Time: 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hopes, society, life is a bitch, murder, small town, journey, family relations, injustice, self defense, coming of age, racism, hollywood ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: usa, alabama, california, las vegas, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 6K
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: semi serious, humorous, surreal, realistic, witty ...
Plot: murder, unemployment, resentment, missing person, investigation, crimes, estrangement, dark humor, rebelliousness, police corruption, dishonesty, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, alienation, louvre, crime gone awry, crimes, postmodernism, friends, disorder, nothing goes right, love and romance, unlikely criminals, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: psychological, captivating, bleak, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: hitman, midlife crisis, murder, family business, infidelity, crimes, love affair, going straight, crumbling marriage, family problems, therapy, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.7
 24K
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: suspense, clever, humorous, cynical, biting ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, female killer, dark humor, crimes, romance, fall in love, moral dilemma, couple relations, love affair, dumped ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, new york, las vegas, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, biting ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, poison, psychiatrist, mental institution, teenage life, death in the family, friendship, parents and children, love and romance, crimes, youth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 2K
Fresh Bait (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With the ambition to start a boutique overseas but without the means to do so, Nathalie finds herself in a desperate situation, where she would do anything to acquire what she needs. Along with her boyfriend, Eric, and his friend Bruno, she concocts ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: bait, friendship, murder, graphic violence, youth, society, crimes, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crime gone awry, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 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, realistic, clever, tense, semi serious ...
Plot: dark humor, kidnapping, insurance, murder, insurance agent, nothing goes right, disorder, comedy of errors, down on your luck, crimes, insurance fraud, life insurance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 2K
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, starting over, woman in danger, social relations, mentor, prejudice, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, paris france, france, marseille, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: sexy, art house, stylized, talky, surreal ...
Plot: cannibalism, restaurant, gangsters, cheating wife, strong sexual content, chef, surrealism, satire, cooking, abusive husband, sociopath, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: infidelity, extramarital affair, investigation, cheating wife, family problems, dishonesty, mystery, couple relations, crumbling marriage, suburban life, love and romance, adultery ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, versailles, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, talky, witty ...
Plot: drowning, wife murders husband, murder, investigation, coroner, unlikely criminals, family problems, dark humor, friendship, murder mystery, life & death, 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: suspenseful, captivating, humorous, twists and turns, tricky ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, dark humor, false accusation, frame up, dentist, betrayal, crimes, life turned upside down, drug use, dishonesty, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, couples, power relations, performer's life, cons and scams, social differences, couple relations, heist, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, society, mute or deaf ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Doom Generation (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.
Style: surreal, disturbing, semi serious, realistic, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, surrealism, murder, love triangle, friendship, shoplifting, nihilism, methamphetamine, drifter, controversy, dark humor, threesome ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, realistic, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: murder, dishonesty, crime gone awry, couple relations, crimes, couples, crimes of passion, disorder, love triangle, boss and employee, infidelity, cons and scams ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%