Movies like Diva

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Diva (1981)
 7.2
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Diva (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Jules, a young Parisian postman, secretly records a concert performance given by the opera singer Cynthia Hawkins, whom he idolises. The following day, Jules runs into a woman who is being pursued by armed thugs. Before she is killed, the woman slips an audio cassette into his mail bag...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexy, twists and turns, enigmatic, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: police corruption, prostitute, chase, opera singer, subway, postman, diva, gangsters, romance, crimes, delivery, witnessing a crime, motorcycle chase, dishonesty, singer, brothel, opera, prostitution, murder, corruption, classical music, drugs, police officer, police, motorcycle ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe

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Most similar movies to Diva

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and stylized films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, chase, runaway, police investigation, murder and betrayal mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Diva: Subway (1985), My New Partner (1984), The Big Easy (1986), Doberman (1997), Incognito (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Subway (1985)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fred, a raffish safe blower, takes refuge in the Paris Metro after being chased by the henchmen of a shady businessman from whom he has just stolen some documents. While hiding out in the back rooms and conduits of the Metro, Fred encounters a ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, realistic, humorous, futuristic ...
Plot: train, safecracker, music band, blackmail, subway, chase, romance, fighting the system, twentysomething life, captivity, fall in love, refugee ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
My New Partner (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: My New Partner is a 1984 French comedy film directed by Claude Zidi, starring Philippe Noiret and Thierry Lhermitte. Noiret plays a streetwise Paris policeman who takes kickbacks from the minor criminals on his beat to allow them to continue. At the ...
Style: exciting, witty, suspenseful, cynical, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, buddy cop, police investigation, disorder, partners, odd couple, buddies, crimes, law enforcement, misfit partners ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 13K
The Big Easy (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remy McSwain is a New Orleans police lieutenant who investigates the murder of a local mobster. His investigation leads him to suspect that fellow members of the police force may be involved.
Style: neo noir, sexy, twists and turns, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police corruption, nudity (full frontal - brief), police, corruption, investigation, murder, police investigation, romance, crimes, love and romance, fighting crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, southern usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 18K
Doberman (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The charismatic criminal Dobermann, who got his first gun when he was christened, leads a gang of brutal robbers. After a complex and brutal bank robbery, they are being hunted by the Paris police. The hunt is led by the sadistic cop Christini, who ...
Style: stylized, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, crimes, chase, gang, police corruption, strong violent content, model, disorder, violence spree, rivalry, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.4
 4K
Incognito (1997)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for $500,000. The girl he meets and gets into bed with in Paris, Marieke, turns out to be an arts expert Harry's clients are using to check the counterfeit picture he painted.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: forgery, betrayal, art, frame up, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement, cons and scams, espionage, murder, forger ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, new york, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Death in a French Garden (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The wealthy Tombsthays hire a guitar tutor, David Aurphet, for their daughter Vivian. The wife, Julia, begins a passionate affair with David. Edwige, Julia's new neighbour, also takes an interest in David. David is attacked one night on ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sexual, suspenseful ...
Plot: jealousy, femme fatale, dishonesty, crimes, betrayal, legal investigation, mind game, mysterious character, love and romance, manipulation, voyeurism, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Professional (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: French secret agent Joss Baumont is sent to kill the president Njala of an African country. However, a counter-order is given before he can execute his mission and he is abandoned in the hands of foreign authorities. He escapes and seeks revenge by ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, prison, assassination, revenge, lone hero, tough heroes, on the run, fighting the system, government agency, treason, secret agents, assassination of president ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, africa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.6
 2K
Rent-a-Cop (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When call-girl Della gets caught in the middle of a drug bust at a hotel where she was meeting a trick, she is held hostage by a robber that busted in on the drug agents and the drug dealers. She gets rescued by vice cop Church who is accused of ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, serious, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, reluctant partners, fighting crime, track down, cons and scams, witnessing a crime, police officer, tough law enforcer, hotel, brutality, murder, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.6
 3K
Police (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Mangin, a police inspector in Paris, leans hard on informants to get evidence on three Tunisian brothers who traffic in drugs. He arrests one, Simon, and his girl-friend Noria. Simon's brothers go to their lawyer. He springs Noria, who promptly ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, prostitute, drug dealer, police detective, drug dealing, crimes, dishonesty, fighting crime, gangsters, betrayal, life is a bitch, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen... (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A jazz singer and a British jewel thief are brought together by their mutual desire to forget the past.
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, touching, tricky ...
Plot: memory loss, terminal illness, master criminal, romance, heist, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, couples, love and romance, crimes, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, morocco, africa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 721
Killer (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This lyrical, modern-day film noir finds cynical hit man Mick (Anthony LaPaglia) tiring of his job and asking his boss, mob kingpin George (Peter Boyle), for time off. George gives him the assignment of his life, however, prompting Mick's ...
Style: neo noir, sexy, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: hitman, obsession, gangsters, femme fatale, assassination, uninhibited rivalry, romance, criminal heroes, witnessing a crime, prostitute, on the run, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.6
 1K
Tempo (2003)
Genre: Romance, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, France, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jenny, a young American woman, moves to Paris and gets involved with Jack, who is seemingly the man of her dreams. However, he has a lot to hide and Jenny quickly gets entangled his dangerous lifestyle.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, femme fatale, love triangle, mistaken identity, love and romance, crimes, chase, betrayal, couples, heist, fall in love, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, munich germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
My New Partner II (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The partners are back and are in a tight spot! Francois is going through a moral crisis, and Rene is experiencing the same. But, honesty is not always the best policy. After being suspended for their actions, they return to face their far more ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, planting evidence, police officer, prostitute, odd couple, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners, buddies, misfit partners, crimes, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, normandy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 9K
Miami Blues (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Fred gets out of prison, he decides to start over in Miami, where he starts a violent one-man crime wave. He soon meets up with amiable college student Susie. Opposing Fred is Sgt Hoke Moseley, a cop who is getting a bit old for the job, ...
Style: neo noir, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, police detective, psychopath, thief, crimes, law enforcement, strong sexual content, criminal heroes, dishonesty, violence spree, brutality, assault ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: miami, florida, usa, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Stormy Monday (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a corrupt American businessman tries to strong arm his way into businesses in Newcastle, England, he is thwarted by an club attendant and his waitress girlfriend.
Style: neo noir, tense, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: nightclub, gangsters, jazz, crimes, cons and scams, love triangle, fall in love, prostitute, love and romance, betrayal, rivalry, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.9
 25K
The Red Circle (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Master thief Corey is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line of law-abiding freedom, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime, crossing those of a notorious escapee and alcoholic ex-cop. As the unlikely trio plots a ...
Style: neo noir, tense, bleak, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, police investigation, sniper, nightclub, prison, police, thief, pimp, escape, crimes, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
35%
Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Queens, Mike Keegan is celebrating with his wife Ellie, his son Tommy and friends his recent promotion to detective in a precinct in Manhattan. Meanwhile, in a fancy club, the socialite Claire Gregory witnesses the murder of the owner of the ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, marriage, police detective, socialite, romance, promotion, bittersweet, fall in love, woman in danger, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Liu Jian, an elite Chinese police officer, comes to Paris to arrest a Chinese drug lord. When Jian is betrayed by a French officer and framed for murder, he must go into hiding and find new allies.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, heroin, conspiracy, framed for murder, prostitute, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, surveillance, murder, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 14K
Point Blank (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Samuel Pierret is a nurse who saves the wrong guy – a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife hostage to force him to spring their boss from the hospital. A race through the subways and streets of Paris ensues, and the body count ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, on the run, hospital, woman in danger, life turned upside down, survival, ransom, wanted, confined, unlikely partners, kidnapping, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 33K
Pierrot le Fou (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: on the road, lovers on the run, infidelity, couples, couple relations, road trip, tragic love, crimes, betrayal, romance, satire, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe, mediterranean sea, provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 14K
Stolen Kisses (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The third in a series of films featuring François Truffaut's alter-ego, Antoine Doinel, the story resumes with Antoine being discharged from military service. His sweetheart Christine's father lands Antoine a job as a security guard, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hotel, private detective, prostitute, adultery, hotel room, night watchman, couples, romance, coming of age, extramarital affair, store, twentysomething life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
 149
Legal Aid (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At the age of forty, Antoine Lahoud is still defending petty criminals who are entitled only to legal aid. He still has a quixotic notion of his mission but, lately, his little income and his arduous working conditions have been eroding his ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, cynical, thought provoking ...
Plot: ambition, courtroom drama, legal, crimes, dishonesty, moral dilemma, betrayal, lawyer, corruption, murder, prison escape, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Have Mercy on Us All (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In Paris, many citizens go to the precinct after the doors of their apartments have been sprayed with a 4 and the letters "clt". When a dweller is found mysteriously dead in his apartment, Detective Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg and his partner ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, plague, crimes, warning, riddles and clues, chase, law enforcement, investigation, murder, panic, beach, future dystopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 53K
Frantic (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ford plays an American doctor whose wife suddenly vanishes in Paris. To find her, he navigates a puzzling web of language, locale, laissez-faire cops, triplicate-form filling bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif who knows more than she tells.
Style: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, missing wife, kidnapping, rescue, jazz, missing person, woman in danger, doctor, hotel room, crimes, graphic violence, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 2K
L.627 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Lulu is a tough streetwise narcotics cop who, like a Frank Serpico or a Dirty Harry Callahan, doesn't play by the rules or kowtow to his weak and/or corrupt superiors. Lulu thrives in this violent world, where sheer guts can overcome his ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: aids, drug abuse, prostitute, bureaucracy, tough heroes, crimes, police investigation, legal, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal action, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 2K
Alias Betty (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Grieving after the death of her young son Joseph, novelist Betty Fisher enters a dark depression. Hoping to bring her out of it, her mother Margot arranges to kidnap another child, Jose, to replace the son Betty lost. Although she knows it's ...
Style: realistic, emotional, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, friendship, unlikely criminals, crimes, parents and children, human nature, missing child, family relations, family problems, hopes, dealing with death, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, paris france, singapore, andalusia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
How to Steal a Million (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A woman must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries.
Style: feel good, witty, clever, talky, exciting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forgery, heist, museum, fall in love, art collector, love and romance, insurance, perfect crime, art theft, adventure, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.9
 76K
Charade (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After Regina Lampert falls for the dashing Peter Joshua on a skiing holiday in the French Alps, she discovers upon her return to Paris that her husband has been murdered. Soon, she and Peter are giving chase to three of her late husband's World ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, humorous, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: age difference, murder, cia, funeral, woman in danger, romance, chase, mystery, divorce, perfect crime, cons and scams, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, alps, europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 1K
The Nark (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Paris police detective (Richard Berry) plays rough with a prostitute (Nathalie Baye) and her pimp/lover (Philippe Léotard), whom he wants as an informant.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, gangsters, uninhibited rivalry, police corruption, working undercover, tough heroes, fighting crime, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, society, undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, new york, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%