Movies like Jo

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Jo (1971)
 7.2
 3K
Jo (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Selling author, Antoine Brisebard is a victim of a blackmailer, Jo, which threatens to jeopardize his reputation by revealing the past of his wife Sylvia. While the latter must pass the same night to take possession of the money required, Brisebard accidentally kills ...
Style: remake of american film
Plot: blackmail, firearm, hidden corpse, police, gangsters, party, writers, truck, excavation, missing person, telephone, earth, gun, crime investigation, investigator, thunderstorm, fire, hide and seek, teamwork, break in, panic attack, shooting, farce, breasts, dating ...

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Most similar movies to Jo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and not serious films with plots about murder, corpse, police, police officer, death, farce and crimes mostly in Comedy, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Jo: The Troops & Aliens (1979), The Troops & Troop-ettes (1982), The Troops in New York (1965), The Troops of St. Tropez (1964), Feeding Mr. Baldwin (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Troops & Aliens (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The bungling inspector Cruchot (Funès) finds himself trying to save the residents of St. Tropez from some oil-drinking humanoid aliens. The only way to tell the aliens from the real people, besides their constant thirst for oil-products, is that ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting
Plot: evil alien, alien, alien encounter, cyborgs, alien invasion, anti heroes, space and aliens, law enforcement, anti hero, farce, silly humor, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: saint tropez, french riviera, france, cote d'azur, provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Troops & Troop-ettes (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cruchot's police office moves into a new building. They do not only get high tech equipment, but also four young female police officers to educate. All of them scramble to work with them -- and cause pure chaos while being distracted by the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, farce, policewoman, gendarme, law enforcement, comedy of errors, workplace situations, nothing goes right, goofy hero, battle of the sexes, nun, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: provence, france, saint tropez, french riviera, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Troops in New York (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The second installment of Gendarmes series, tells the story of Sergeant Cruchot (Louis De Funes), who, together with his faithful comrades, has been sent to the International Congress of Gendarmerie in N.Y.
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fish out of water, comedy of errors, law enforcement, goofy hero, nothing goes right, track down, misfit, family relations, stowaway, disorder, chase, gendarme ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, usa, new york, saint tropez, french riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Troops of St. Tropez (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The ambitious police officer Cruchot (Louis de Funès) is transferred to St. Tropez. He's struggling with crimes such as persistent nude swimming, but even more with his teenage daughter, who's trying to impress her rich friends by telling ...
Style: humorous, realistic, funny, light, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: comedy of errors, nun, father daughter relationship, gendarme, goofy hero, incompetent police, nudist, crime, crimes, fighting crime, overbearing, officers and cadets ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: france, french riviera, saint tropez, cote d'azur, riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Feeding Mr. Baldwin (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A house sitter bites off more than he can chew when a dead body mysteriously shows up at the estate he's watching.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: crimes, gangsters, violent behavior, reunion, friendship between men, psychological manipulation, bulldog, estate, gory, crime, jealous woman, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 516
Kamikaze (1986)
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A scientist is fired from his job and bored with doing nothing at home he goes crazy and invents a system which allows him to reach through the airwaves and transform live TV cameras into weapons to kill the people he hates the most - TV presenters.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: sleeping on the floor, villa, shooting, caged animal, walking on a ledge, invitation, dance scene, boy, watching a movie, secret room, violent outburst, manipulative person ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Let's Rob the Bank (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shopkeeper Victor Garnier has naively invested his family's life savings in an African mine, on his banker's recommendation. When the mine is nationalized, rendering the stock worthless, he considers himself shamelessly robbed by the bank; ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, parody
Plot: tunnel, bank, heist, cons and scams, crimes, crime gone awry, crime, unlikely criminals, love and romance, dancer's life, dishonesty, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 215
Mushrooms (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the tradition of Arsenic and Old Lace, comes this morbidly funny Australian tale of murder and mayhem at the hands of two charming old ladies.
Plot: cleaver, soup, packing a suitcase, groom, wedding ceremony, photograph, moving, tattoo, friendship, elderly man, police detective, corpse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ultra-low-budget Florida cult film featuring a transvestite fugitive criminal and his homosexual (and mentally unstable) lover on the lam in a Miami suburb.
Style: psychotronic, gay cinema, lgbt cinema, slasher
Plot: cross dressing, criminal, killing spree, outlaw, foot chase, visitor, sociopath, cat, donut, drug, restaurant, death ...
Place: florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
She Does Not Drink, Smoke or Flirt But... She Talks (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Housemaid Georgette (Girardot) loves to gossip and this causes major trouble to people around her.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: mushroom, money, bank, blackmail, murder, cleaning lady, tv host, love and romance, crimes, dishonesty, bourgeoisie, cheating ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, monte carlo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 6K
Oscar (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This film originated as a play in Paris. The story focuses on the one-day adventures of Bertrand Barnier played with a genius of French cinema, Louis de Funes. In the same morning he learns that his daughter is pregnant, an employee stole a large ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, surprise ending
Plot: accountant, comedy of errors, farce, father daughter relationship, family relations, suitcase of money, dishonesty, love and romance, silly humor, cons and scams, mistaken identity, boss and employee ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Stars Will Tell, Inspector Palmu (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ms. Alli Pelkonen's terrier finds a body from Tähtitorninmäki, that's thought to be a wino at first. But Inspector Palmu knows a little better. And yes, it was a murder. Tähdet kertovat, Komisario Palmu (1962) is directed by Matti ...
Plot: juvenile delinquent, police detective, military officer, witness, car accident, urban setting, corpse, estate, murderer, police inspector, war veteran, homicide detective ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Troops on Vacation (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The whole clique of Cruchot's police station is retired. Now he lives with his rich wife in her castle - and is bored almost to death. He fights with the butler, because he isn't even allowed to do the simple works. But when one of the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, light, captivating
Plot: retirement, save the day, goofy hero, nothing goes right, chases and races, memory loss, colleague, disorder, dull life, amateur detective, gendarme, rocket ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: france, saint tropez, french riviera, europe, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 649
The Octopus (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Gabriel, dit Le Poulpe (The Octopus) is a laid-back private investigator who works on cases for his own pleasure. He is drawn to the fictional Loire Valley port of Angerneau, with his lover Clotilde who has been summoned by the police concerning the ...
Plot: dark humor, hamster, cargo ship, grave robbing, drug addict, cemetery, dwarf, boat, prostitute, father daughter relationship, cafe, bartender ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.8
 10K
The Finger Man (1962)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A stone-faced Jean-Paul Belmondo stars as enigmatic gangster Silien, who may or may not be responsible for squealing on Faugel (Serge Reggiani), just released from the slammer and already involved in what should have been a simple heist. By the end ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, stylized, rough, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, heist, frame up, cons and scams, vengeance, crime, crimes, tough heroes, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 12K
Mindhorn (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A washed up actor who played Mindhorn, a secret agent with a bionic eye, returns to the Isle of Man, the area where his most famous role was set, to help catch a killer.
Style: parody, light, captivating, entertaining, humorous ...
Plot: amateur detective, murderer, police investigation, betrayal, conspiracy, husband wife relationship, mental illness, foot chase, deception, revenge, paranoia, telephone ...
Time: 2010s, year 1989, 80s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.3
 1K
Crime Wave (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Leyre lives a quiet and comfortable life which ends abruptly when an act of rage of her teenage son leads her to protect him by any means necessary.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light
Plot: murder, business, family relations, teenager, bar, cover up, lawyer, money, mother, corruption, police, post coital scene ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, basque country
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Ferpect Crime (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A playboy has the tables turned on him when he finds himself being used as a plaything by an undesirable woman in this black comedy from Spain.
Style: suspense, humorous, surreal, cynical, funny ...
Plot: murder, ambition, rivalry, store, salesman, crime, crimes, dangerous attraction, perfect crime, dark humor, satire, womanizer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Weekend Murders (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A large family meet at the family estate for the reading of their father's will. Each expects to be the recipient of a tidy sum, but apart from the local constable and a few other small awards to the help, the entire estate goes to the favorite ...
Style: slasher, parody, psychotronic
Plot: razor, seductive behavior, telephone call, death by gunshot, widow, climbing a ladder, comedy of manners, missing person, death of son, sexual repression, pretending to be dead, priest ...
Place: scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 2K
6ixtynin9 (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A woman, fired from a financial coorporation during the Asia crisis, returns home with no money. However, she finds a box with a fortune in front of her door, and decides to keep it. However, the people that left it there soon want it back.
Style: tense, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: money, gangsters, serial killer, self defense, escape, crime gone awry, mistaken identity, disorder, woman in danger, deadly, chase, stolen money ...
Time: 90s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 2K
Cop or Hood (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When the local police inspector was found dead in a prostitute's house, police division commissioner Stan Borowitz is sent to investigate the situation. Posing as the prostitute's long-lost brother "Antonio Cerruti," he discovers ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: corruption, organized crime, investigation, attempted murder, police brutality, police operation, murder investigation, violence, employer employee relationship, undercover cop, foot chase, chase ...
Place: southern france, south of france, nice france, cote d'azur, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mental patient escapes from the looney bin in drag, robs a bank, and goes on the lam!
Style: neo noir, cult film, cult movie cast
Plot: nurse, thief, stealing a car, bank, playing piano, man wearing a wig, pyramid, kicked in the face, kicked in the crotch, bar fight, barefoot male, screaming woman ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, tragicomedy ...
Plot: paranoia, blackmail, espionage, stupidity, divorce, dark humor, disorder, escapades, autobiography, satire, human nature, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, seattle washington, seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Entertaining Mr. Sloane (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sloane, a handsome, sexy and completely amoral young man, joins Kath's household as a lodger and proceeds to manipulate her and her brother, Ed. He is recognized by Kemp (Dadda) as the murderer of Kemp's former employer, whereupon Sloane ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, sexual, humorous ...
Plot: dark humor, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), manipulation, siblings relations, eccentric family, human nature, dangerous attraction, farce, dishonesty, gender, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Like a Fish Out of Water (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A seductive femme fatale (Monica Bellucci) and two con men -- one cool as ice, and one who just likes to "ice" his victims -- enlist a mild-mannered, unsuspecting man in their mission to steal a rare and valuable fish. They plan to sell it ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, couples, disorder, cons and scams, heist, farce, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, dishonesty, crime, partners, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Christmas Crossfire (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man foils an attempted murder, then flees the crew of would-be killers along with their intended target as a woman he's just met tries to find him.
Style: not serious, suspense, twists and turns, funny
Plot: accidental killing, abandoned factory, van, dating, gangsters, encounter, plan gone awry, female doctor, chase, mistaken identity, flirting, frustration ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 30K
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, call center, blackmail, crime, crimes, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, betrayal, layoff, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 113K
The Family (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.
Style: cynical, satirical, stylized, romantic, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mafia, gangsters, dark humor, parents and children, fish out of water, family relations, profanity, family in danger, starting over, hidden identity, notoriety, dishonor among criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, normandy, brooklyn new york city, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 12K
Two Hands (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A 19 year old finds himself in debt to a local gangster when some gang loot disappears and sets him on the run from thugs. Meanwhile two street kids start a shopping spree when they find the missing money.
Style: humorous, entertaining, disturbing, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, love and romance, crime boss, change of luck, on the run, rivalry, heist, gangs, gang, beach ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 742
Carom Shots (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paul Martin is the subservient brown-nosing youngster who needs quick advancement up the hierarchy to pay for the modern lifestyle he is buying on credit. Seeing that marrying his immediate superior's daughter will not get him the results he ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: ambition, dark humor, firm, rise to the top, golden years, crimes, crime, workplace, murder, workplace intrigue, comedy of errors, career ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%