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Cul-De-Sac (1966)
 7.1
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Cul-De-Sac (1966)
Original name: Cul-de-sac
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the unwilling hosts to the criminals. Quickly, however, the relationships between the criminal, the wife, and the Englishman begin to shift in humorous and bizarre fashion.
Style: offbeat, psychological, cynical, humorous, witty, dark humor, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, cult film ...
Plot: island, gangsters, hostage, castle, betrayal, isolation, crimes, hostages, confined, couple relations, crime, on the run, fugitives, babies and infants, human nature, dishonesty, introspection, crumbling marriage, nothing goes right, palaces castles and temples, age difference, married couple, refrigerator, isolated house, gangster ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: england, europe, poland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and dark humor films with plots about murder, crimes, dishonesty, obsession, runaway, storytelling and couples mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres. Some movies like Cul-De-Sac: Knife in the Water (1962), Wild Tales (2014), Rancid Aluminum (2000), Barton Fink (1991), Black Pond (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Knife in the Water (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization.
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Plot: hitchhiker, couples, polish, drowning, sailing, knife, unsupportive spouse, weekend, family problems, social differences, love triangle, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: poland, europe
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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: tense, psychological, dark humor, cynical, biting ...
Plot: twists & turns, human nature, wedding party, vengeance, revenge, unlikely criminals, fighting the system, violence, corruption, multiple storylines, destiny, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Rancid Aluminum (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete Thompson thinks he has it all. However, following the death of his father his close friend and accountant reveals the company he has been left is bust and the only way out is to do business with the Russian mafia. His life and heart are on the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, tense, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, hitman, family business, nothing goes right, gangsters, going straight, drug abuse, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, buddies, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, russia, germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Barton Fink (1991)
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Duration: 116 min.
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Place: los angeles, usa, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Black Pond (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 83 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, offbeat, surreal, disturbing ...
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Duration: 117 min.
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Repulsion (1965)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Roman Polanski's first English-language film, beautiful young manicurist Carole suffers from androphobia (the pathological fear of interaction with men). When her sister and roommate, Helen, leaves their London flat to go on an Italian ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ted Ryker is the top salesman in the New York office of a business machine company; the corporate stock lives by quarterly sales numbers, the competition is keen, and the economy may be in a downturn. Ted's company is marking time until a new ...
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
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Style: dark humor, cynical, humorous, suspense, psychological ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: suspenseful, humorous, scary, dark humor, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While on the run from the police, Steve Railsback hides in a group of moviemakers where he pretends to be a stunt man. Both aided and endangered by the director (Peter O'Toole) he avoids both the police and sudden death as a stuntman. The ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, semi serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: stuntman, on the run, mistaken identity, danger, film within a film, disorder, fish out of water, crimes, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, self discovery, showbiz ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Thriller, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In this dark comedy, defense lawyer Jake Jorgenson's carefully constructed life begins to unravel when he kills his wife's lover.
Style: semi serious, dark humor, cynical, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, goofy hero, crime gone awry, vengeance, couples, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, disorder, adultery, extramarital affair ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Duration: 105 min.
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Style: humorous, captivating, dark humor, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: divorce, manipulation, infidelity, couple relations, forbidden love, romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, family problems, crimes of passion, couples, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 18th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, wife murders husband, investigation, coroner, unlikely criminals, family problems, friendship, murder mystery, life & death, cheating, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: dark humor, cynical, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: estate, obsession, master and servant, murder, human nature, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, crimes, crime, manipulations, manipulation, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, england, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, self discovery, filmmaking, crumbling marriage, society, love and romance, starting over, lifestyle, couple relations, infidelity, rise and fall, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Comfort of Strangers (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: psychological, erotic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: obsession, seduction, couples, danger, love and romance, couple relations, culture clash, investigation, murder, stranger, swingers, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Late Show (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Over-the-hill gumshoe in Los Angeles seeks to avenge the killing of an old pal, another detective who had gotten himself involved in a case concerning a murdered broad, stolen stamps, a nickel-plated handgun, a cheating dolly, and a kidnapped ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Out Cold (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: humorous, suspenseful, clever, rough, witty ...
Plot: private detective, murder, frame up, infidelity, partners, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, nothing goes right, misfit partners, crime, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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