Movies like The Monster 1994

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The Monster (1994)
 7.5
 10K
The Monster (1994)
Original name: Il mostro
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A vicious serial sex killer is on the loose, and landscape gardener and shop-window outfitter Loris is the prime suspect, thanks to his unfortunate habit of getting caught in compromising situations (for which there is always a totally innocent explanation that the police fail to spot). Undercover policewoman Jessica is assigned by eccentric police psychologist Taccone to follow Loris and ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, not serious, dark humor, funny, weird, sexual, sexy, enigmatic ...
Plot: mistaken identity, farce, serial killer, murder, odd couple, police investigation, crimes, misfit, partners, working undercover, frame up, couples, dishonesty, false accusation, law enforcement, vicious, disorder, deadly, fish out of water, comedy of errors, goofy hero, pervert, chase, parody, dog ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and clever films with plots about crimes, murder, police investigation, crime, farce, disorder and investigation mostly in Comedy, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Monster: Johnny Stecchino (1991), The Hard Way (1991), Son of the Pink Panther (1993), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), Eating Raoul (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Johnny Stecchino (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Good hearted but not very wordly-wise, Dante is happy driving the school bus for a group of mentally handicapped children, while feeling he is somehow missing out on life and love. So he is very excited when after nearly being knocked down by her ...
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: fall in love, mistaken identity, gangsters, mafia, bus driver, love and romance, crimes, nothing goes right, disorder, lookalikes, cons and scams, switching roles ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, palermo italy
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 6.4
 19K
The Hard Way (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Seeking to raise his credibility as an actor and to land a role as a tough cop on a new show, Hollywood action star Nick Lang works a deal with New York City Police Capt. Brix, who by chance is one of his fans. Nick will be paired with detective Lt. ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: odd couple, police investigation, fish out of water, serial killer, crime, crimes, buddy cop, amateur detective, switching roles, friendship, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Son of the Pink Panther (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The eighth and last of the Pink Panther series. The illegitimate son of Inspector Clouseau is on the case of the kidnapped Princess Yasmin.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, offbeat, cult film ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: farce, rescue, kidnapping, police investigation, cons and scams, disorder, silly humor, nothing goes right, law enforcement, assassination attempt, goofy hero, undercover ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A murder takes place in the shop of David Lyons, a deaf man who fails to hear the gunshot being fired. Outside, blind man Wally Karue hears the shot but cannot see the perpetrator. Both are arrested, but escape to form an unlikely partnership. Being ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, absurd ...
Plot: murder, friendship, farce, mute or deaf, chase, blindness, odd couple, false accusation, disability, deaf, witness, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: cult film, dark humor, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, cannibal, serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), bondage, restaurant, wine, locksmith, clothed female naked male, sex toy, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Student Bodies (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Director Mickey Rose's zany send-up of teen slasher flicks features a maniacal psycho known as the Breather (played by Jerry Belson), who stalks –and murders– promiscuous students at a suburban high school. The fanatical killer's ...
Style: horror spoof, humorous, not serious, dark humor, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, serial killer, slasher, murder, investigation, psychopath, high school, gory, mystery, deadly, crimes, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Once Upon a Crime... (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: On their way to Monte Carlo, Monaco, Marilyn and her husband, Neil, meet several other married couples, including Julian and Phoebe, who are traveling with a lost dog they plan to return to its wealthy owner for a large reward. But, when the ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: mystery, investigation, gambling, murder, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, amateur detective, crime gone awry, deadly, partners, police investigation, track down ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, europe, monte carlo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Halal State Security (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Someone is killing Parisians of Arab ethnicity. When an Algerian diplomat is murdered by the same assailant, two Algerian detectives are sent to help the French with the investigation and they have their own ways of doing things.
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, track down, murder, buddies, serial killer, crimes, odd couple, society, disorder, racism, fish out of water, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, algeria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau is dead. At least that is what the world (and Charles Dreyfus) believe when a dead body is discovered in Clouseau's car after being shot off the road. Naturally, Clouseau knows differently, and taking advantage ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Plot: farce, police detective, presumed dead, crime, crimes, investigation, working undercover, silly humor, bug, danger, goofy hero, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, hong kong, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 8K
The Trixxer (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Auf dem Weg von Bitterfeld nach London verirrt sich ein sächsisches Pärchen im Wald. Ein hinterhältiges Subjekt hat den Wegweiser verdreht! So werden die beiden Zeuge, wie "der Mönch mit der Peitsche" vorsätzlich über den Haufen ...
Style: witty, exciting, not serious, humorous
Plot: police detective, murder, mystery, police investigation, crimes, serial killer, riddles and clues, danger, law enforcement, partners, mysterious character, parody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 9K
Screwed (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A chauffeur kidnaps his rich boss's dog to hold it for ransom, but when she accidentally gets the dog back, she thinks that it's the chauffeur who's been kidnapped.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, crime gone awry, friendship, fish out of water, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, vengeance, unlikely criminals, partners, cons and scams, misfit, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, realistic, not serious, witty, talky ...
Plot: restaurant, murder, disorder, parody, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, goofy hero, law enforcement, nothing goes right, couple relations, comedy of errors ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, pennsylvania, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The famous Pink Panther jewel has once again been stolen and Inspector Clouseau is called in to catch the thief. The Inspector is convinced that 'The Phantom' has returned and utilises all of his resources – himself and his Asian ...
Style: humorous, witty, exciting, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: farce, resort, false accusation, panther, chase, crime, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, nothing goes right, fighting crime, gem ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, cote d'azur, switzerland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 13K
Drowning Mona (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The recently deceased Mona Dearly (Bette Midler) was many things: an abusive wife, a domineering mother, a loud-mouthed neighbor and a violent malcontent. So when her car and corpse are discovered in the Hudson River, police Chief Wyatt Rash (Danny ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, funny, absurd, stylized ...
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, family problems, disorder, social relations, goofy hero, small town, small town life, suspect, waitress, murder mystery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 5K
The Vexxer (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Scotland Yard investigators have to prevent the murder of Victoria Dickman when her name is found on a death list.
Style: humorous, gothic, exciting, captivating, touching ...
Plot: police detective, parody, nun, murder, master criminal, crimes, police investigation, investigation, disorder, estate, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mafia hitman Tommy Spinelli (Joe Pesci) is flying to San Diego with a bag that holds eight severed heads, which he's bringing to his superiors to prove that some troublesome rival mobsters are permanently out of the picture. When his bag gets ...
Style: humorous, clever, dark humor, cynical, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, airport, murder, head, vacation, farce, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, track down, college ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: mexico, latin america, san diego california, baltimore, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Terminal Exposure (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two beach combing-shutterbugs accidentally capture a murder on film. Now detectives, the boys set out to capture a murderess shot only from behind, with a rose tattoo on her behind. Fun in the sun turns dangerous when they end up shooting bullets ...
Style: cult film
Plot: murder, beach, wet clothes, handcuffed woman, male in bathtub, switchblade, looking at picture, looking at self in mirror, flashback, sex in a bathtub, suitcase full of money, nazi ...
Place: venice beach california, las vegas, california, venice california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 58K
Half Baked (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Three lovable party buds try to bail their friend out of jail. But just when the guys have mastered a plan, everything comes dangerously close to going up in smoke.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, offbeat, cult film ...
Plot: stoners, marijuana, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, drug dealing, slacker, friendship between men, pot smoking, jail, drug dealer, stoner, male friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Hexed (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lowly hotel clerk Matthew Welch stumbles unto a chance to go on a date with supermodel Hexina by pretending he is someone else. But something goes wrong on the date, she tries to kill him! Soon she kills a couple more people, and unfortunately all ...
Style: humorous, realistic, dark humor, not serious, tense ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, mistaken identity, manipulations, investigation, crimes, manipulation, disorder, psychopath, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Bedroom Window (1987)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Terry Lambert is sleeping with Sylvia, the wife of his boss. One night, while in Terry's apartment, Sylvia witnesses a man assault a young woman, Denise, on the road below. Not wanting to reveal her affair with Terry, she keeps quiet. Terry ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rapist, false accusation, legal, investigation, serial killer, infidelity, police investigation, murder, mind game, danger, femme fatale, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Mad Butcher (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror
Country: Italy, West Germany, Monaco
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After being released from a mental hospital, Otto returns to his old job as a butcher. He tries to adjust to his new life, but after a bitter argument with his wife, he accidentally kills her. Fearing he will be sent back to the hospital, he grinds ...
Style: dark humor, scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mental institution, voyeurism, psychopath, mentally unstable, investigation, serial killer, mental patient, butcher, bound and gagged, teenage life, gory ...
Time: 70s, 1930s
Place: austria, europe, central europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Enid Is Sleeping (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Enid only looks like she's sleeping. In fact, she's dead. Shortly after Enid caught her husband Harry in bed with her sister June, a row ensued, whereupon June accidently killed Enid. June's problem now is to hide the truth from the ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, exploding car, police officer, gunfight, couple relations, suburban life, love affair, human nature, injustice, couples, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1959, 50s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.2
 4K
Burglar (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bernice "Bernie" Rhodenbarr is a burglar by trade, and she runs a bookstore as well. Her friend Carl Hefler is a dog groomer. After a successful burglary, it's discovered that a dead body was in the house she burgled. As she's ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, thief, chase, crime, crimes, who done it, disorder, nothing goes right, protagonist as suspect, partners, odd couple, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Pink Panther diamond is stolen once again from Lugash and the authorities call in Chief Inspector Clouseau from France. His plane disappears en-route. This time, famous French TV reporter Marie Jouvet sets out to solve the mystery and starts to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, sexy, weird ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, police, robbery, disguise, police investigation, airplane, parody, crime, goofy hero, law enforcement, misfit partners, private detective ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: london, paris france, middle east, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 96K
Super Troopers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Five bored, occasionally high and always ineffective Vermont state troopers must prove their worth to the governor or lose their jobs. After stumbling on a drug ring, they plan to make a bust, but a rival police force is out to steal the glory.
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, funny, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police corruption, drug humor, marijuana, prank, crimes, small town, buddies, drug dealing, dishonesty, partners, police, screwball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 465
The Scenesters (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Someone is killing beautiful young Hipsters in East L.A. Charlie is a crime scene cleaner working for Aftershocks Inc. with a penchant for Sherlock Holmes type deduction. Wallace is an out-of-luck filmmaker working as a crime scene videographer. The ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, fish out of water, film within a film, serial killer, deadly, crimes, disorder, who done it, amateur detective, hipster, filmmaker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 139K
Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Join uptight David Starsky and laid-back Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson as they're paired for the first time as undercover cops. The new partners must overcome their differences to solve an important case with help from street informant Huggy ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, realistic, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, undercover, cocaine, parody, police investigation, drug lord, police detective, buddy cop, police officer, crimes, informant, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Shot in the Dark is the second and more successful film from the Pink Panther film series where both animated and real life sequences are mixed. A cult classic from Blake Edwards based on the play L’Idiot by Marcel Achard and Harry Kurnitz.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, exciting ...
Plot: murder, farce, investigation, butler, maid, who done it, mystery, crimes, crime, frame up, bug, goofy hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
 32K
Dragnet (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: LAPD Sgt. Joe Friday -- the equally straight-laced nephew of the famous police sergeant of the same name -- is paired up with a young, freewheeling detective named Pep Streebeck. After investigating some strange robberies at the local zoo and the ...
Style: humorous, funny, satirical, absurd, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, crimes, danger, goofy hero, investigation, parody, working undercover, chase, disguise, undercover, police detective, rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Chicken with Vinegar (1985)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Unorthodox detective Jean Lavardin is called to a provincial French town after a prank turns deadly.
Style: serious, realistic, cynical, clever, suspenseful
Plot: small town, murder, investigation, teenage life, law enforcement, mystery, crimes, deadly, crime, dishonesty, amateur detective, disability ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%