Movies like The Ax

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The Ax (2005)
 7.4
 7K
The Ax (2005)
Original name: Le Couperet
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, humorous, cynical, suspense, psychological, atmospheric, offbeat, realistic, witty, not serious ...
Plot: unemployment, job seeking, serial killer, workplace, unlikely criminals, crimes, deadly, vengeful fired employee, murder, layoff, greed, insanity, crime, self esteem, disorder, unfulfillment, economics, unemployed, suicide, gun, theft, job, jealousy, alcohol, competition ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france

Most similar movies to The Ax

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dark humor, humorous and semi serious films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, dialogue, brutality, greed and weird mostly in Crime, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Ax: Wild Tales (2014), A Shock to the System (1990), The Last Supper (1995), Novocaine (2001), The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 171K
Wild Tales (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.
Style: psychological, tense, dark humor, biting, cynical ...
Plot: twists & turns, human nature, wedding party, revenge, unlikely criminals, fighting the system, vengeance, corruption, violence, destiny, farce, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Shock to the System (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Madison Avenue executive Graham Marshall has paid his dues. A talented and devoted worker, he has suffered through mounting bills and a nagging wife with one thing to look forward to: a well-deserved promotion. But when the promotion is given to a ...
Style: suspense, witty, cynical, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, advertising, crimes, contests and competitions, vengeance, workplace intrigue, advertising agency, frame up, midlife crisis, unlikely criminals, rise to the top, boss ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Last Supper (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs.
Style: dark humor, witty, tense, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: politics, murder, satire, sexism, death, hypocrisy, crime, crimes, culture clash, liberal, unlikely criminals, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, disorder, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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 ⇓
49%
 5.2
 1K
R.S.V.P. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man invites a group of his closest friends to a party, where he proceeds to discreetly kill them all.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, crimes, psychopath, deadly, mind game, death, party, student, violence, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
 36K
Man Bites Dog (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The activities of rampaging, indiscriminate serial killer Ben are recorded by a willingly complicit documentary team, who eventually become his accomplices and active participants. Ben provides casual commentary on the nature of his work and ...
Style: disturbing, dark humor, rough, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, sexual abuse, murder, brutality, crime, crimes, robbery, ambition, satire, media, deadly, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, quarry
Place: europe, brussels, belgium, brussels belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 297
Hotel Oasis (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The life of motel owner is turned upside down by a femme-fatale lounge singer and her abusive manager.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, dark humor ...
Plot: crimes, murder, cons and scams, disorder, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, dishonesty, deadly, twins, sister sister relationship, fatal accident, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
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 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, french noir ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, pimp, infidelity, voyeur, racism, culture clash, crime, crimes, police corruption, small town life, love affair ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938, pre world war two
Place: africa, senegal, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 53K
The Player (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?
Style: talky, suspense, clever, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, blackmail, filmmaking, police investigation, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, satire, plan gone awry, artists and showbiz, movie business, film within a film ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, pasadena california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
With a Friend Like Harry... (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Harry knew Michel in high school; they meet again by accident, Harry inserts himself in Michel's life... and things take a sinister turn.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, murder, family relations, friendship, couple relations, couples, poet, crimes, family life, parents and children, serial killer, eccentricity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ 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 ⇓
36%
 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 ⇓
36%
Whatever You Say (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bastien, an ambitious young production assistant, catches the attention of Jean-Louis, a producer of high regard, and is granted a shot at his own television show.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: satire, tv show, murder, adultery, disorder, social differences, couple relations, crimes, rise to the top, couples, vandalism, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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 ⇓
35%
 7.6
 86K
Blood Simple. (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, cynical, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, extramarital affair, murder, crime gone awry, private detective, hitman, crime, crimes, neo-noir, dishonesty, deadly, adultery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 698
That Day (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A father (Michel Piccoli) is scheming to have his slightly mental daughter from an earlier marriage (Elsa Zylberstein) killed by allowing a murderous psychopath (Bernard Giraudeau) to be released from the asylum and led to his house. However, the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, mind bending, witty ...
Plot: murder, family in crisis, serial killer, family problems, couples, hitman, family life, crimes, deadly, mental illness, double murder, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 29K
Big Nothing (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A frustrated, unemployed teacher joins forces with a scammer and his girlfriend in a blackmailing scheme.
Style: twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, absurd, talky ...
Plot: unemployment, priest, blackmail, crime, crimes, call center, cons and scams, dishonesty, disorder, betrayal, layoff, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Ruination of Men (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two men jump out from behind some cacti and beat a man over the head with a rock. They then take the body to the dead man's hut, and sit with his body for the night while they talk, complain and dance. Later at the police station, two women ...
Style: rough, cynical, dark humor, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: murder, police station, love triangle, deadly, betrayal, crimes, corpse, widow, unlikely partners, crime, dealing with death, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Burn After Reading (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst falls into the hands of Linda Litzke and Chad Feldheimer, the two gym employees see a chance to make enough money for her to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of ...
Style: humorous, cynical, twists and turns, funny, absurd ...
Plot: paranoia, blackmail, stupidity, espionage, divorce, disorder, escapades, cia, autobiography, satire, human nature, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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 ⇓
32%
Leaves of Grass (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Ivy League professor returns home, where his pot-growing twin brother has concocted a plan to take down a local drug lord.
Style: intellectual, humorous, realistic, exciting, cynical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, profanity, twins, road trip, twin brother, crimes, crime, siblings relations, drug dealing, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Under Suspicion (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is ...
Style: talky, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, mind game, rape, mystery, crime, crimes, lawyer, serial killer, murder mystery, interrogation, prime suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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 caf├ęs 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 ⇓
31%
 6.9
 25K
The Grifters (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.
Style: twists and turns, tense, cynical, serious, intense ...
Plot: neo noir, betrayal, con artists, manipulation, crimes, crime, couples, intrigue, rivalry, manipulations, nudity (full frontal - brief), cheating ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 111K
Barton Fink (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Style: twists and turns, dark humor, atmospheric, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: neo noir, neighbor, screenwriter, hotel, murder, hollywood, showbiz, new job, serial killer, writers, crimes, trapped ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The King of Comedy (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.
Style: tragicomedy, dark humor, cynical, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: ambition, delusion, character study, obsession, showbiz, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, nervous breakdown, misfit, mentally unstable, crimes, stalking ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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 ⇓
29%
No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Christopher Gill is a psychotic killer who uses various disguises to trick and strangle his victims. Moe Brummel is a single and harassed New York City police detective who starts to get phone calls from the strangler and builds a strange alliance ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, disguise, police investigation, crimes, track down, parents and children, woman in danger, urban, mind game, law enforcement, deadly, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, boston, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 5K
Curdled (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Gabriella, a Columbian immigrant, is obsessed with understanding violent crime. The current string of murders by "The Blue Blood Killer" of affluent Miami socialites provides her with fodder for her scrapbook of death. She lands a job with ...
Style: dark humor, disturbing, suspenseful, bloody, offbeat ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cleaning lady, dangerous attraction, blood, obsession, crime, crimes, investigation, deadly, psychopath, decapitation ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, usa, colombia, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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