Movies and TV shows like The Octopus 2

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The Octopus 2 (1988)
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The Octopus 2 (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK, West Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 384 min.
TV show
Story: Part 1 - PAOLA - Police Inspector Cattani fights a losing battle to save his loved daughter's sanity, after what she suffered (see "La Piovra", original mini-series). He loses her, and his only trusted magistrate in the fight against The Octopus. Part 2 - FRIENDS IN COMMON - Cattani is approached by the Number 2 of his best friend in Rome to conspire against him, and ends up fighting for his life in prison, against thugs who are friends of his worst enemy. Cattani must swallow his pride, and recurs to the lustful Contessa who has other friends in common. Part 3 - RETURN TO ROME -Cattani's love life is as confused as his behaviour; he sleeps with the enemy, and is recruited to ITALA, the cultural association for the study of the ancestral popular traditions of Italy, The Octopus by another name. Part 4 - VENGEANCE - It leaves an acrid taste in Cattani's mouth, has he loses yet an important ally, and severes his ties with the beautiful Contessa, when he wakes up fire in enemy ground. ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, police, law enforcement, murder, police investigation and police detective mostly in Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Octopus 2: Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980), Spotless (2015), Scott & Bailey (2011), Between the Lines (1992), Life of Crime (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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TV show
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