Movies and TV shows like The Octopus

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The Octopus (1984)
 8.5
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The Octopus (1984)
Original name: La Piovra
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, Austria, France, UK, Germany, Spain, Sweden
Duration: 402 min.
TV show
Story: Corrado Cattani is a police inspector whose life is devoted to fighting the Italian mafia (known here as "La Piovra" or "The Octopus").
Style: serious, tense, rough, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, bad ending, bloody
Plot: cosa nostra, mafia, crime, police investigation, murder, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, society, family relations, family life, smuggling, dysfunctional family, infidelity, drug addiction, organized crime, political conspiracy, political prisoner, political criminal, father daughter relationship, gangsters, village, graphic violence, family problems, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, palermo italy, southern italy, sicily italy

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Most similar movies to The Octopus

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, law enforcement, crime, police investigation, murder, deadly and police detective mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Octopus: Gomorrah (2014), Corleone (2007), Moses Jones (2009), Luther (2010), Wallander (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.6
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Gomorrah (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Robert Saviano's bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzo, the obedient and self- confident right-hand man of ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: mafia, drug lord, mob boss, rivalry, crime, gangsters, gang war, crimes, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe
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100%
 8.5
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Corleone (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Il Capo dei Capi (The Boss of the Bosses) is a six-part Italian miniseries which debuted on Canale 5 between October and November 2007. It tells the story of Salvatore Riina, alias Totò u Curtu, a mafioso boss from Corleone, Sicily. Riina is played ...
Style: rough, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, cosa nostra, crimes, mafia, bribery, notoriety, cat and mouse, organized crime, corruption, prison, murder ...
Time: 40s, 80s, 20th century, 50s, 70s ...
Place: italy, sicily, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 211
Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Police investigate a mutilated body found in the Thames which appears to be the product of a witchcraft killing.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, police detective, murder, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, partners, mutilated body, partners against crime, crime, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 8.4
 126K
Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, forensics, crimes, talented, murder, partners, law enforcement, cruelty, psychopath, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 7.6
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Wallander (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Wallander is a Swedish television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Krister Henriksson in the title role. The 1st series of 13 films was produced in 2005 and 2006, with one taken directly from a novel and ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crimes, forensics, murder, small town, mystery, law enforcement, crime, life is a bitch, police inspector, police protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
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Jo (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, UK
TV show
Story: Jo is an English-language French police procedural television series created by Canadian/USA screenwriter René Balcer of Law & Order fame with French writing team Franck Ollivier & Malina Detcheva, known for the mini-series Lost Signs. It ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: police detective, police investigation, riddles and clues, fighting crime, deadly, murder, danger, crimes, crime, law enforcement, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.5
 2K
Collision (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 201 min.
TV show
Story: Collision is a five-part television drama miniseries, which debuted on ITV & UTV in November 2009. In the same month, it was also on PBS as a series in two parts. It tells the story of a group of strangers whose lives intertwine following a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, serious
Plot: police detective, road accident, police investigation, smuggling, traffic accident, police, car accident, life is a bitch, crimes, uncover truth, stranger, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 775
The Silence (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama about a deaf girl who witnesses the audacious murder of a policewoman.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, danger, police detective, dishonesty, organized crime, police corruption, corruption, witnessing a crime, crimes, mute or deaf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 7.8
 3K
Zen (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Italy, Germany
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: Zen is a British television mini series produced by Left Bank Pictures for the BBC, co-produced with WGBH Boston for its Masterpiece anthology series, Mediaset and ZDF. It stars Rufus Sewell and Caterina Murino and is based on the Aurelio Zen ...
Style: sexy, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, deadly, suspicion, corruption, murder, workplace, crimes, mystery, crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Fifth Woman (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 229 min.
TV show
Story: The 5th woman unfolds autumn 1994. An elderly man found in a gillrad pitfall impaled to death on the sharp sharpened bamboo poles, ecstatic praise of crows. Shortly afterwards disappears a florist without a trace and he also found executed in the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, vigilantism, murder, deadly, life is a bitch, crime, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Law & Order  Los Angeles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Law & Order: LA, originally titled Law & Order: Los Angeles, is an American police procedural and legal drama television series set in Los Angeles, where it was produced. Created and produced by Dick Wolf and developed by Blake Masters, it ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: police investigation, legal, legal action, murder, courtroom, partners against crime, workplace, courtroom drama, law enforcement, district attorney, fighting crime, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.2
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Unit 1 (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: Rejseholdet is a Danish television crime series starring Charlotte Fich, Mads Mikkelsen and Lars Brygmann. Produced by Danmarks Radio, the program aired 32 episodes spanning four seasons from 2000 to 2004. Each episode revolved around an elite ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, murder, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, police, strong female presence, crime, child murder, murder of family, legal, child murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Thorne: Scaredycat (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: D.I. Tom Thorne's latest case puts him on the hunt for not one, but two serial killers, who seem to be working together, yet killing separately.
Style: tense, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, police detective, deadly, murderous pair, fighting crime, strangulation, crime, psychopath
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
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The Wide Net (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: Swedish miniseries based upon the novel of the same name by Håkan Nesser.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, mystery, uncover truth, police investigation, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, prison, courtroom, crime, pet owner relationship, police procedural ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
In the Face of Crime (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 479 min.
TV show
Story: Im Angesicht des Verbrechens is a German television series about the Russian mafia in Berlin. It received high critical acclaim, but the viewer figures were disappointing. It was broadcast by ARTE and Das Erste.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: police, dishonesty, prostitute, law enforcement, crime, crimes, deadly, society, mafia, organized crime, money, prostitution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
False Accusation (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: A quiet spring morning a man leaves prison after spending most of his adult life there. The man is convicted of murder, not once but twice.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: murder, police investigation, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, release from prison, crime, flashback, police procedural, decapitated body ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector Lynley TV Series
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, sincere ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, mystery, murder, social differences, partners, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, crime, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
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Blue Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
TV show
Story: Blue Murder is a British crime drama television series based in Manchester. Shown on ITV from 2003 until 2009 when it was cancelled by the network, it starred Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, police investigation, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, police detective, whodunit, single mother, strong female presence, crime, single parent, female detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, manchester, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: neo noir, captivating, bleak, clever, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, serial killer, police detective, investigation, murderer, partners, partners against crime, crimes, murder, uncover truth, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: When a man is buried alive, Red Metcalf must delve into a serial killer's psyche.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, police detective, danger, criminal's revenge, false accusation, riddles and clues, deadly, police investigation, law enforcement, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Killer Instinct (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Killer Instinct is an American crime drama television series filmed in Vancouver that originally aired on the Fox Network. The pilot episode aired on September 23, 2005, and the final episode aired on December 2, 2005. Fox ordered 13 episodes, only ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes, partners, deadly, mystery, law enforcement, policewoman, crime, buddy cop, crime investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Thorne Sleepyhead: follows DI Tom Thornes investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, danger, society, law enforcement, deadly, crime, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Law & Order: UK (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Adapted from the hit US series, Law & Order: UK follows a team of police detectives and prosecutors representing the public interest in the criminal justice system.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense ...
Plot: courtroom, forensics, police detective, police investigation, cop witness relations, crimes, crime, workplace, fighting crime, rivalry, courtroom drama, jury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, serious, neo noir, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, crimes, mystery, partners against crime, dishonesty, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
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Thirteen (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: This Five-part BBC psychological drama follows Ivy Moxam, a 26-year-old woman who was abducted when she was 13 and held captive for the next 13 years. The story begins as she escapes the cellar she was being held in and goes to the police station to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, family relations, woman, law enforcement, police, child, crimes, police detective, mystery, female director
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
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Taggart (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Taggart is a Scottish detective television programme, created by Glenn Chandler, who has written many of the episodes, and made by STV Productions for the ITV network. The series revolves around a group of detectives initially in the Maryhill CID of ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, police detective, strangulation, police, society, crimes, deadly, crime, police investigation, law enforcement, honest law enforcer, child killer ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 80s, 21st century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 7K
Mob City (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of a decades-long conflict between the Los Angeles Police Department, under the determined leadership of Police Chief William Parker, and ruthless criminal elements led by Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of ...
Style: neo noir, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, power struggle, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, actress, chief of police, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, conflict, police chief ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 50s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 2K
Rebus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Rebus is the title of the detective drama TV series based on the Inspector Rebus novels by the Scottish author Ian Rankin set in and around Edinburgh. The series was produced by STV Productions for the ITV network. Four seasons have been aired; ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, uncover truth, murder, multiple suspects, crime, deadly, crimes, who done it, failed attempt, self destruction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Tunnel (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The plot follows detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wasserman working together to find a serial killer who left the upper-half body of a French politician and the lower-half of a British prostitute in the Channel Tunnel, at the midpoint between ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bilingual
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, police detective, partners, forensics, deadly, cat and mouse, crimes, social worker, hunt down, law enforcement, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 184
Birthmarked (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: After the death of her mother, a young woman embarks on a hunt for several men, who appear to be connected by a piece of music, which she plays to each of them over the phone, before killing them.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, vengeance, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, rivalry, female assassin, serial killer, crime, diary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%