Movies like Coup de torchon

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Coup de torchon (1981)
 7.6
 5K
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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, clever and melancholic films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, runaway, deadly, catastrophe and storytelling mostly in Crime, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Coup de torchon: Amateur (1994), Clay Pigeons (1998), The Judge and the Assassin (1976), The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974), Young Adam (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 6K
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: redemption, crimes, love and romance, dishonesty, on the run, romance, couples, nosy, memory loss, haunted by the past, murder, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, small town, desert, mechanic, psychopath, false accusation, fbi, diner, widow, bar, neo noir ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, montana
⇓ 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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, politics, psychopath, mental illness, murder, anti semitism, courtroom drama, crimes, master and servant, dishonesty, legal action, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: anti capitalism, murder, deadly, crimes, legal action, kids in trouble, social relations, family relations, legal, life is a bitch, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 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: infidelity, adultery, destructive relationship, murder, couple relations, sexual relations, mysterious character, drifter, crimes, neo noir, court case, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1954, 50s ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, family relations, couple relations, golf, dysfunctional family, village, serial killer, family values, family problems, clergy, adultery, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: england, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: psychological, clever, sexual, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: murder, life turned upside down, crimes of passion, couples, disorder, dull life, crime, deadly, unfulfillment, unlikely criminals, politics, love affair ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, cons and scams, mind game, dishonesty, nothing goes right, crimes, legal, bodyguard, adultery, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: monaco, europe, french riviera, riviera, south of france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, sexual, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, paranoia, love triangle, family problems, couples, psychopath, crimes, love and romance, crime, deadly, mentally challenged, housewife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
 12K
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, social decay, society, lifestyle, sexual relations, midlife crisis, strong sexual content, friends, gluttony ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.4
 5K
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, dark humor, surreal ...
Plot: murder, unemployment, missing person, crime, investigation, crimes, resentment, estrangement, rebelliousness, police corruption, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, biting, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychiatrist, mental institution, poison, family relations, friends, family problems, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, death in the family ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, 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 ⇓
51%
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, hitman, power relations, deadly, law enforcement, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 2K
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, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: poisoning, murder, patricide, birth control, deadly, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, crime, legal, crimes, life is a bitch, attempted murder ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, therapy, family problems, fall in love, going straight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, twentysomething life, urban, friendship, nothing goes right, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hopes, life is a bitch, society, murder, small town, journey, innocence lost, racism, hollywood, self defense, family relations, injustice ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1965
Place: alabama, usa, california, las vegas, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 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, social relations, woman in danger, starting over, sex slavery, storytelling, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, paris france, france, geneva switzerland, marseille ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 22K
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, fall in love, love affair, deadly, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, mexico, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.8
 47K
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 escape, prison, pimp, escape, 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%
The Bride Wore Black (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by her mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her. What is her goal ? What is her purpose?
Style: french noir, stylized, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, death in the family, crimes, deadly, dealing with death, crime, investigation, mystery, dishonesty, rivalry, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 181
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, couples, spouse killer, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, couple relations, infidelity, spouse in danger ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.8
 43K
To Die For (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: cynical, disturbing, captivating, dark humor, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: obsession, manipulation, femme fatale, ambition, dangerous attraction, manipulations, dishonesty, power relations, couples, danger, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa, california, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, kidnapping, murder, disorder, nothing goes right, crimes, comedy of errors, down on your luck, insurance fraud, life insurance, insurance agent, frozen body ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, investigation, coroner, unlikely criminals, family problems, friendship, murder mystery, wife murders husband, life & death, cheating, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 1K
Serial Lover (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Claire Doste is about to reach the age of 35 and has everything one dreams of, such as having four boyfriends and a creative job in a publishing house specialising in crime novels. One day, she invites all of her boyfriends to her birthday dinner so ...
Style: semi serious, dark humor, humorous, captivating, realistic
Plot: murder, deadly, serial killer, disorder, looking for love, thirty something, writers, gory, crimes, crime, police, death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 8K
The Butcher (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, small town, psychopath, opposites attract, butcher, obsession, mystery, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, infidelity, neo noir, blackmail, crimes, crime, crime gone awry, neo-noir, hostages, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: couple relations, heist, cons and scams, performer's life, family problems, power relations, couples, dishonesty, mute or deaf, crumbling marriage, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%