Movies like Delicatessen

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Delicatessen (1991)
 7.6
 85K
Delicatessen (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This bizarre surrealistic black comedy takes place in a small fictitious post-apocalyptic town where food is scarce and butcher Clapet has the macabre business of using human flesh to feed his customers. Yet when his daughter falls in love with his next slaughter victim things turn into chaos.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, futuristic, art house, disturbing, enigmatic, bleak, stylized, absurd, psychotronic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: distopia, dark humor, post apocalypse, surrealism, cannibalism, clown, food, cannibal, french, hunger, alternate reality, gay slur, handyman, apartment building, food shortage, love, catastrophe, magic, loneliness, steampunk, obsession, art, romance, hotel, underground ...
Time: future
Place: france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and weird films with plots about dark humor, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, brutality, murder and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Delicatessen: The City of Lost Children (1995), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Micmacs (2009), Three Lives and Only One Death (1996), Lucky Numbers (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The City of Lost Children (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.
Style: surreal, gothic, atmospheric, disturbing, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: steampunk, distopia, friendship, good versus evil, mad scientist, adventure, french, children, cloning, cyberpunk, island, clones ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, witty, surreal, dramatic ...
Plot: hotel, prison escape, escapades, painting, adventure, murder, mentor protege relationship, existentialism, luxury hotel, art theft, prison, inheritance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 60s, 80s, year 1985 ...
Place: eastern europe, alps, europe, hungary, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.1
 30K
Micmacs (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man and his friends come up with an intricate and original plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers. Avid movie-watcher and video store clerk Bazil has had his life all but ruined by weapons of war. His father was killed by a landmine in ...
Style: absurd, surreal, light, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: misfit, teamwork, eccentricity, loneliness, homeless, brutality, lifestyle change, friendship, financial problem, goofy hero, revenge, arms dealer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: art house, sexy, erotic, allegory, surreal ...
Plot: cannibalism, food, surrealism, restaurant, erotica, nudity (full frontal - brief), cheating wife, gangsters, strong sexual content, abusive husband, sex, extramarital affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Three Lives and Only One Death (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Raoul Ruiz’s enthralling thriller is made up of four intertwining stories of bizarre occurrences in Paris featuring a man who was stolen away by fairies, a professor who becomes a tramp, the lovers who inherit a chateau – and the last tale that ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, enigmatic, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: self discovery, eccentricity, mental illness, imagination, existentialism, human nature, introspection, crimes, destructive relationship, brutality, surrealism, death of mother ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 11K
Lucky Numbers (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Russ Richards is a TV weatherman and local celebrity on the verge of losing his shirt. Desperate to escape financial ruin, he schemes with Crystal the TV station's lotto ball girl to rig the state lottery drawing. The numbers come up right, but ...
Style: humorous, stylized, realistic, not serious, feel good ...
Plot: lottery, crimes, small town, weatherman, justice, criminal heroes, dark humor, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, couple relations, stripper ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 749K
Amelie (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a ...
Style: feel good, touching, inspirational, stylized, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: loneliness, love, existentialism, optimism, life philosophy, social relations, life, fall in love, young woman, weirdo, looking for love, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1974, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: paris france, france, montmartre paris, europe, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bourgeois convention is demolished in Luis Buñuel’s surrealist gem. Featuring an elegant soiree with guests seated at toilet bowls, poker-playing monks using religious medals as chips, and police officers looking for a missing girl who is right ...
Style: surreal, thought provoking, humorous, absurd, disturbing ...
Plot: surrealism, monk, satire, nudity (full frontal - brief), greed, mistaken identity, visceral, s&m, estrangement, social decay, courtroom, incest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, spain, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Little Murders (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Elliot Gould plays Alfred Chamberlain -- a one time successful photographer who is now down on his luck because he began to eliminate people from his photographs. He also suffers from an inability to feel or to be passionate about anything. But then ...
Style: surreal, erotic, sexy, suspense, biting ...
Plot: murder, satire, sniper, photographer, melancholy, apathy, first contact, ethnic conflict, adaptation, lone hero, memory, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Shakes the Clown (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Shakes plods about his duties as party clown, and uses all of his free time getting seriously drunk. Binky, another clown, wins the spot on a local kiddie show, which depresses Shakes even more, and his boss threatens him with unemployment if he ...
Style: humorous, disturbing, dark, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: clown, murder, false accusation, rescue, alcohol abuse, dark humor, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder mystery, frame up, nothing goes right, crimes, disorder ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Chain of Fools (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An avid detective is assigned to investigate the heist of a batch of precious coins that end up in the hands of a suicidal barber.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, funny, light ...
Plot: crime gone awry, crimes, transvestite, heist, love and romance, romance, suicide, eccentricity, theft, mentor, drugs, violence ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 5K
Scotland, PA (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Joe McBeth is a hard-working but unambitious doofus who toils at a hamburger stand alongside his wife Pat, who has much smarter. Pat believes she could do better with the place than their boss Norm is doing, so she plans to usurp Norm, convincing ...
Style: humorous, disturbing, witty, talky, realistic ...
Plot: murder, crimes, crime gone awry, eccentricity, disorder, business venture, police detective, goofy hero, nothing goes right, law enforcement, farce, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: pennsylvania, scotland, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
Style: talky, witty, surreal, humorous, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, psychopath, gangsters, dog, crimes, screenwriter, crime gone awry, serial killer, killings, weirdo, gunfight, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1975, year 1947, year 1954 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Female Trouble (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The life and times of Dawn Davenport, showing her progress from loving schoolgirl to crazed mass murderer - all of which stems from her parents' refusal to buy her cha-cha heels for Christmas. She runs away from home, is raped, becomes a single ...
Style: disturbing, erotic, sexy, surreal, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
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Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mobster named Jimmy the Tulip agrees to cooperate with an FBI investigation in order to stay out of prison; he's relocated by the authorities to a life of suburban anonymity as part of a witness protection program. It's not long before a ...
Style: funny, humorous, twists and turns, buddy movie, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hitman, dark humor, gangsters, mafia, murder, adultery, farce, organized crime, violence, crimes, dentist, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the concept of "New America" in the year 2097, two decades after a nuclear apocalypse, Tex Kennedy, two robotic ex-secret service agents, and a female cannibal journey to find a famously dangerous area known as the "Threshold ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, futuristic, political comedy
Plot: post apocalypse, politics, survival, save the world, satire, escapades, society, race against time, chaos, dark humor, apocalypse, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.2
 103K
Heathers (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.
Style: witty, sexy, cynical, dark, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: high school, suicide, dark humor, murderous pair, murder, teenage life, teenage love, insanity, coming of age, sociopath, teenage girl, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Green Butchers (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Green Butchers (Danish: De grønne slagtere) is a black comedy featuring two butchers, Svend "Sweat" and Bjarne, who start their own shop to get away from their arrogant boss. Cannibalism is soon introduced to the plot, and further ...
Style: humorous, absurd, semi serious, disturbing, funny ...
Plot: cannibalism, dark humor, butcher, crime gone awry, greed, friendship, workplace situations, buddies, crimes, losing-it hero, workplace, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 6.8
 8K
Eating Raoul (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
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: surreal, dark, funny, sexy, witty ...
Plot: swinger, cannibalism, serial killer, murder, sex party, female nudity, bdsm, sex toy, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), dark humor, dominatrix ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Santa Claus Is a Stinker (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Félix, disguised as Father Christmas, hands out leaflets advertising a sexy Christmas party. His place is taken by an African Santa Claus and he returns to his caravan only to find his girlfriend Josette about to leave him. When he comes after her, ...
Style: funny, sexy, witty, humorous, poignant ...
Plot: christmas, dark humor, transvestite, workplace, greed, trapped in an elevator, melancholy, fighting the system, irreverent, honest, lgbtq, suicide attempt ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, japan, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.9
 1K
The Red Inn (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of travelers, including a monk, stay in a lonely inn in the mountains. The host confesses the monk his habit of serving poisoned soup to the guests, to rob their possessions and to bury them in the backyard. The story unfolds as the monk ...
Style: humorous, captivating, tense, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, hotel, isolation, dark humor, family relations, priest, murderer, killings, heist, satire ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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: surreal, semi serious, humorous, 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 ⇓
20%
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Luis Buñuel’s deliciously satiric masterpiece, an upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined.
Style: surreal, disturbing, atmospheric, humorous, twists and turns ...
Plot: farce, surrealism, high society, satire, adultery, dark humor, absurdism, character study, smuggling, dream, visceral, guest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Death in Brunswick (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A reserved man in need of a job, Carl Fitzgerald finds employment at a Greek restaurant. Upon meeting waitress Sophie, Carl begins dating the attractive woman. Though it seems things are improving for Carl, an unexpected situation leads to the death ...
Style: sexy, humorous, stylized, talky, rough ...
Plot: death, dark humor, crimes, adaptation, atheism, first contact, infidelity, memory, immortality, hitman, catastrophe, solitude ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in a separate storyline not related to the "Trailer Park Boys" Television show, but with the same lovable characters. The boys get arrested for robbing an ATM machine and spend 18 months in jail. When the get out, they decide to pull ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, humorous, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, crimes, dark humor, heist, buddies, robbery, disorder, misfit, criminal heroes, social misfits, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, nova scotia, canada, nova scotia, tokyo, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.5
 7K
Ariel (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Taisto Kasurinen is a Finnish coal miner whose father has just committed suicide and who is framed for a crime he did not commit. In jail, he starts to dream about leaving the country and starting a new life. He escapes from prison but things ...
Style: art house, sexy, stylized, witty, humorous ...
Plot: fall in love, marriage, suicide, prisoner, prison, depression, life philosophy, parenthood, loneliness, relationships, dark humor, runaway ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in 1920's New York City, this movie tells the story of idealistic young playwright David Shayne. Producer Julian Marx finally finds funding for the project from gangster Nick Valenti. The catch is that Nick's girl friend Olive Neal ...
Style: humorous, witty, funny, light, talky ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, broadway, murder, crimes, satire, playwright, rehearsal, actress, backstage, showbiz, actor ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 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: sexy, suspenseful, clever, humorous, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, desert, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex scene, dark humor, small town, infidelity, female nudity, murder of a nude woman, strong female character ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.8
 30K
Serial Mom (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A picture perfect middle class family is shocked when they find out that one of their neighbors is receiving obscene phone calls. The mom takes slights against her family very personally, and it turns out she is indeed the one harassing the ...
Style: parody, witty, disturbing, talky, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: serial killer, housewife, dark humor, dysfunctional family, murder, suburban life, female killer, crimes, police investigation, satire, suburbs, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.0
 25K
Pink Flamingos (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against Connie & Raymond Marble, a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person ...
Style: disturbing, surreal, sexy, sexual, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: perversion, obsession, incestuous sex, transvestism, sex, mother son incest, arson, dysfunctional family, male nudity, animal abuse, sexual perversion, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: maryland, california, usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%