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Max and the Junkmen (1971)
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Max and the Junkmen (1971)
Original name: Max et les ferrailleurs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Max is a Paris detective, aloof, independently wealthy, and frustrated by gangs of robbers whom he cannot catch. To re-establish his stature and save face, he decides to inveigle a group of petty thieves (led by an old acquaintance) to rob a bank. A reluctant captain provides Max intelligence and Max starts spending evenings with Lilly, a prostitute who's the girlfriend of the group's leader. He poses as a rich banker with money to burn and encourages Lilly to think about her future. He hints at a payroll that comes through his bank. The plot works, the petty thieves think they're ready for a big score, and the cops are in place. What could go wrong with Max's cold plan? Who's entrapped?
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: prostitute, neo noir, fall in love, manipulation, crimes, obsession, romance, rich and poor, crime, love and romance, manipulations, cards, working the system, society, fighting crime, dishonesty, lifestyle, law enforcement, disorder, hidden identity, corrupt law enforcer, power relations, bank robber, bank robbery, thief ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, murder and romance mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Max and the Junkmen: Bad Blood (1986), Wedding in Blood (1973), The Black Angel (1994), Mississippi Mermaid (1969), Paris by Night (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bad Blood (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A sexually transmitted disease called STBO is sweeping the country; it's spread by having sex without emotional involvement, and most of its victims are teenagers who make love out of curiosity rather than commitment. While a serum that can ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, offbeat
Plot: murder, unrequited love, older man younger woman relationship, debt, nickname, ex convict, illusionist, heist, couple relations, cons and scams, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Wedding in Blood (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lucienne Delamare and Pierre Maury are having an affair. Lucienne's husband Paul is the mayor, and a French deputy. Pierre's wife Clotilde has been weak and sickly for years. Lucienne's husband holds no excitement for her, and he is ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, psychological, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: murder, disorder, dull life, couples, life turned upside down, crimes of passion, wedding, love and romance, manipulations, dishonesty, unfulfillment, village ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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94%
The Black Angel (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stephane, the wife of an older, prominent magistrate, coldbloodedly shoots a male visitor in her upscale home, then claims she was defending herself against a rapist. Victim turns out to be Wadek Aslanian, a gangster who's viewed as a ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, gloomy, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: romantic rivalry, murder investigation, legal, life is a bitch, gangsters, society, crime, crimes, femme fatale, love and romance, deadly, folk hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Mississippi Mermaid (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Adapted from a story by William Irish, it's a noirish tale of a man who orders a mail-order bride but receives instead a con woman.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy, french noir
Plot: reunion, murder, private detective, femme fatale, on the run, island, plantation, mail order bride, marriage, couples, passenger, neo noir ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, lyon, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Paris by Night (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Police commander Simon Weiss, head of the division that supervises Paris’s demi-monde, starts out on his nightly tour of bars, discos and strip clubs, making sure once again that the owners don’t bend the rules too far. Weiss knows he’s ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, enigmatic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, neo noir, intrigue, rivalry, police corruption, nightlife, lifestyle, dishonesty, betrayal, nightclub, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
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61%
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Pasha (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Six months before his retirement from the criminal police, inspector Joss finds his colleague Gouvion dead, in a poorly faked suicide attempt. Joss loses his temper, and investigates on his own, which leads him through the bas-fond of Paris...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, microfilm
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The French Detective (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When political thugs murder an opponent's volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Verjeat's pursuit of the councilman, Lardatte, gets him a warning ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, dishonesty, police investigation, partners, fighting the system, crime, society, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, legal action, rebellion, price of justice ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france, normandy
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58%
The Things of Life (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Pierre, a successful expert in building highways has a traffic accident. Being seriously wounded, he is lying waiting for death and remembering his past in flashbacks.
Style: emotional, sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, older man younger woman relationship, bittersweet, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, betrayal, romance, love triangle, lovers reunited, couple relations, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france
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57%
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Not for, or Against (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean. The gang lives hand-to-mouth until the day Jean plans a daring bank robbery. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, robbery, money, dishonesty, crimes, murder, bank, bank robbery, criminal gang, jewelry, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Love the Hard Way (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Claire, a brilliant student, seeks answers to the meaning of life in the calm of her biology laboratory. One day, she meets a mysterious young man, Jack, at the cinema, and is intrigued by his style, assurance and audacity. Apart from his artistic ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: opposites attract, couples, love affair, student life, cons and scams, dishonesty, crimes, love and romance, crime, college, neo noir, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: strip search, police investigation, prostitute, drug dealer, opposites attract, legal, crime, betrayal, crimes, partners against crime, dishonesty, police corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, europe, france
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50%
Two Men in Town (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A former bank robber is released after 10 years in prison. He gets help from a social-worker, but gets harassed by an old cop from his past.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: social worker, death sentence, pursuit, guillotine, police, going straight, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, crime, friends, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Swann in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Swann (Jeremy Irons), an eligible bachelor in the best circles of fin-de-siècle Paris, has also some more vulgar but rich friends, the Verdurins. Through them he meets Odette (Ornella Muti), a courtesan, with whom he falls hopelessly in love. She ...
Style: contemplative, gloomy, sexual, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, obsession, jealousy, courtesan, unfulfilled love, tragic love, social differences, couple relations, anti semitism, infidelity, destructive relationship, sexual relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, france, europe, egypt, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: With his customary restraint and ruthless attention to detail, director Jean-Pierre Melville follows the parallel tracks of French underworld criminal Gu (the inimitable Lino Ventura), escaped from prison and roped into one last robbery, and the ...
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Plot: betrayal, gangsters, master criminal, heist, one last job, robbery, prison, chases and races, crime, criminal's revenge, deadly, lovers on the run ...
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Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: gloomy, sexual, psychological, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Beauty of the Day (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Beautiful young housewife Séverine Serizy cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre. When her lovestruck friend Henri mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais, Séverine ...
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: prostitute, unfaithful wife, brothel, sexual relations, sexual perversion, infidelity, psycho sexual, masochism, obsession, sexual exploration, double life, female nudity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Thieves (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother Alex, a cop with a cleanliness fetish; siblings ...
Style: erotic, serious, sexy, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, crime, obsession, bathtub, neo noir, crimes, love triangle, siblings relations, couple relations, parents and children, family life, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: lyon, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Consequences of Love (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Titta di Girolamo has been living in a small hotel in Lugano for ten years, he leads a dull and rigid live and has apparently lost his capability to feel human emotion. This all changes when he decides to talk to Sofia, the Barmaid.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: age difference, mafia, hotel, loneliness, unlikely couple, mysterious character, haunted by the past, fall in love, manipulation, crimes, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A handyman in a 1940s Paris brothel tries to help the prostitute he loves with her singing career and romantic life.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sexual, sentimental ...
Plot: prostitute, romance, palaces castles and temples, couples, fall in love, wartime life, world war two, love and romance, black market, singing contest, brothel, poker ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Cesar & Rosalie (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Claude Sautet's romantic drama stars Romy Schneider as Rosalie, a beautiful young woman involved with successful businessman Cesar (Yves Montand). One day, Rosalie's former flame David (Sami Frey) appears and attempts to win her back. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, friendship, fall in love, friends, couples, performer's life, romance, love and romance, jealousy, male female relationship, businessman ...
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Place: france, paris france
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Artworks (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A police chief's daughter, a sales agent for a home-security firm, meets an art gallery owner. Love and envy lead them to hatch a plot to steal overlooked but valuable paintings from her wealthy clients.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, melancholic ...
Plot: partners, love and romance, cons and scams, love affair, couples, dishonesty, romance, crimes, unlikely criminals, thief, theft, artwork ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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39%
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The Gang (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1945, as World War Two comes to a close, five small time crooks unite to form a gang. After several bold robberies they become notorious as "the front-wheel drive gang". The police attempt to stop their crime spree with little success, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, law enforcement, police investigation, crime, dishonesty, chase, gang, criminal heroes, chases and races, heist, crimes, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Over-Eater (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Séléna is chief of the Marseille police. Respected and feared by his men, his sole enemy seems to be himself, along with his 300 pounds. Strangled by the bursting straight-jacket of his body, tortured by his past, he leads a solitary life in a ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, police detective, fall in love, haunted by the past, physical appearance, obsession, crimes, love and romance, law enforcement, deadly, childhood trauma, obese ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Hot Spot (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A loner moves in to a small Texas town, finds himself a job, and sets about plotting to rob the local bank.
Style: atmospheric, sexy, suspenseful, suspense, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: neo noir, femme fatale, infidelity, accountant, dishonesty, crimes, manipulation, love triangle, love and romance, cons and scams, dangerous attraction, bank robbery ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, virginia, usa, california
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Any Number Can Win (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Charles, a sixty-something career criminal, fresh out of jail, rejects his wife's plan for a quiet life of bourgeois respectability. He enlists a former cell mate, Francis, to assist him in pulling off one final score, a carefully planned ...
Style: cynical, tense, suspenseful, clever, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, cannes, french riviera, cote d'azur ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, marriage, neo noir, police detective, socialite, romance, crime, gangsters, love and romance, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
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38%
The Scream of the Silk (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An illiterate seamstress has a powerful fetish for silk which gets her into trouble. The psychiatrist sent to help her becomes fascinated by her case and when he returns to France from World War One they fall in love, an affair that can only end in ...
Style: sexual, psychological, realistic, serious, sexy
Plot: prison, obsession, unlikely couple, romance, love and romance, hidden identity, losing-it hero, slasher, couples, psychopath, mentally unstable, femme fatale ...
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37%
Genealogies of a Crime (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At her son's funeral, Solange, a lawyer famous for losing hopeless cases, agrees to defend René, her son's age, accused of murdering his wealthy aunt, Jeanne, who's part of the Franco-Belgian Psychoanalytic Society, known for odd ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, dark humor, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, crime, mind game, rivalry, legal action, law enforcement, legal investigation, mystery, dedicated lawyer, deadly, crimes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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American Visa (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Bolivia, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After being denied an American visa, a Bolivian professor becomes involved in a web of criminal activities, holds-up the American consulate and falls for a beautiful prostitute from the Bolivian lowlands.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: fall in love, starting over, immigrants, romance, love and romance, society, politics, crimes, estrangement, couples, visa, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bolivia, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Eva (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Best-selling author Tyvian Jones has a life of leisure in Venice, Italy, until he has a chance encounter with sultry Frenchwoman Eva Olivier. He falls for her instantly, despite already having wedding plans with Francesca Ferrara. Winning Eva's ...
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), novelist, unfulfillment, love and romance, prostitute, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, midlife crisis, couple relations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, sexual relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: venice, italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%