Movies and TV shows like The Octopus

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The Octopus (1984)
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The Octopus (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, UK, West Germany
Duration: 402 min.
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, murder, fighting crime, police investigation, law enforcement, society, family relations, family life, smuggling, father daughter relationship, infidelity, drug addiction, political conspiracy, political prisoner, political criminal, gangsters, crimes, village, dysfunctional family, family problems, deadly, organized crime, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, palermo italy, sicily italy

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, crime, law enforcement, murder, deadly, police investigation and police detective mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Octopus: Traffik (1989), Corleone (2007), Life of Crime (2013), The Bill (1984), Gomorrah (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Traffik (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 315 min.
Story: Traffik is a 1989 British television serial about the illegal drugs trade. Its three stories are interwoven, with arcs told from the perspectives of Afghan and Pakistani growers and manufacturers, German dealers, and British users. It was nominated ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: smuggling, politics, heroin, price of justice, crime, drug abuse, rules and policies, drug dealer, down on your luck, fighting the system, police corruption, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, germany, england, pakistan, london ...
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Corleone (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
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: captivating, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, criminal heroes, cat and mouse, bribery, notoriety, crimes, cosa nostra, crime, carabinieri, corrupt politician, drug traffic ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: italy, sicily, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
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Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A female cop becomes obsessed with tracking down the killer of a 15-year-old girl, and hunts him over the course of her 28 year career in the force.
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, obsession, urban, police detective, police investigation, chases and races, crimes, crime, track down, law enforcement, deadly, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The Bill is a police procedural television series that was broadcast on the ITV network from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, entitled Woodentop, which was broadcast in August 1983. In its final ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: police investigation, fighting crime, crime, police station, workplace situations, society, law enforcement, partners, police detective, inspector, police, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Gomorrah (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
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: captivating, tense, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: drug lord, mafia, mob boss, crime, crimes, rivalry, urban, realism, gang war, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, rough, atmospheric, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, uncover truth, psychopath, multiple suspects, law enforcement, crimes, talented, cruelty, partners, unlikely relationship, against the rules ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 8.4
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EZ Streets (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: EZ Streets is an American television drama series created by Paul Haggis. It premiered on CBS on October 27, 1996 with a two hour pilot telefilm. The series stars Ken Olin, Joe Pantoliano, and Jason Gedrick.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: politics, redemption, police, crime, working undercover, bribery, police corruption, deadly, dishonesty, social decay, law enforcement, society ...
Time: 90s
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51%
Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Detective Andrea Cornell is a tough, thorough Homicide Detective who leaves no stone unturned. Her unwavering dedication to her job makes her the most formidable opponent - or a highly valuable ally.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, murder, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, who done it, child killer, family relations, life turned upside down, mystery, disorder, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Taggart (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
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: suspenseful, captivating, tense, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, strangulation, murder, police, law enforcement, police investigation, child killer, police station, society, deadly, who done it, honest law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 80s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Old Fox (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A police department, lead by an older, experienced detective solve crimes together.
Style: serious, sincere, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, police investigation, police detective, deadly, law enforcement, riddles and clues, crimes, crime, who done it, police department, police, old age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 80s ...
Place: germany, europe, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, serious, clever, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, organized crime, society, gang war, family relations, rivalry, rise to the top, crime, fighting crime, mafia, determination ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
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Code 37 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Female detective Hannah Maes leads a police squad, specialized in sexual offenses. A smaller, but important part of the story is about the private quest of Hannah. She investigates a past robbery at her home and the subsequent brutal rape of her ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, deadly, law enforcement, police investigation, murder, crimes, crime, police chief, urban, police, investigation, woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ghent, europe, belgium
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43%
Scene of the Crime (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany, Austria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tatort is a long-running German/Austrian/Swiss, crime television series set in various parts of these countries. The show is broadcast on the channels of ARD in Germany, ORF 2 in Austria and SF1 in Switzerland. The first episode was broadcast on ...
Style: serious, witty, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime investigation, police, fighting crime, police station, danger, riddles and clues, police investigation, law enforcement, police detective, murder, deadly, police protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Law & Order: UK (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
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, bleak, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, courtroom, police detective, workplace, cop witness relations, crime, fighting crime, rivalry, punishment, power relations, courtroom drama, judge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Aspe (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In each episode of this Flemish whodunit based on the books of Pieter Aspe, a serious crime - usually one or more murders in the author's home town Bruges - gets investigated by the grumpy but brilliant chief inspector Pieter Van In and his ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, partners against crime, fighting crime, partners, law enforcement, deadly, police investigation, police detective, crimes, crime, who done it, whodunit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, bruges, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Take (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Freddie Jackson is just out of prison. He's done his time, made the right connections and now he's ready to use them. His wife Jackie dreams of having her husband home but she's forgotten the rows and the girls Freddie can't ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, mafia, gangsters, betrayal, respect, power struggle, criminal heroes, relatives, crimes, dishonesty, ex convict, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Silent Witness (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Silent Witness is a British crime thriller series focusing on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes.
Style: bleak, rough, realistic, serious, bloody ...
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, mystery, danger, murder, partners, law enforcement, crime investigation, medical profession, workplace situations, female partner, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Above Suspicion (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Above Suspicion is a British TV series based on Lynda La Plante's novels Above Suspicion, The Red Dahlia, Deadly Intent and Silent Scream. It stars Kelly Reilly and Ciarán Hinds, and features the career of La Plante's latest heroine DC ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, porno movie
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, murder, danger, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, police detective, dirty cop, police procedural, detective inspector, rookie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, spain
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39%
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Bosch (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Based on Michael Connelly's best-selling novels, these are the stories of relentless LAPD homicide Detective Harry Bosch who pursues justice at all costs. But behind his tireless momentum is a man who is haunted by his past and struggles to ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, coworker, police investigation, crimes, riddles and clues, determination, danger, suspicion, evidence, superior officer, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Trial & Retribution (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Story: Trial & Retribution is a feature-length ITV police procedural television drama series that began in 1997. It was devised and written by Lynda La Plante as a follow-on from her successful television series Prime Suspect. Each episode of the Trial ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, murder, courtroom, police investigation, danger, rapist, missing person, law enforcement, deadly, multiple suspects, kidnapping, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Blood Ties (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: An innocent American engineer is blackmailed by gangsters into a plot to assassinate his cousin, who is a judge in Sicily fighting the Mafia.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, kidnapping, crime, gangsters, crimes, danger, rescue, deadly, drugs, gangster, mafia, hitman
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sharp detective with a messy life, DCI Vera Stanhope patrols her “patch” of northeast England, pursuing the truth in cases of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. Vera is obsessive about her work and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, female detective, criminal, police detective, murder mystery, british police, mystery, crime investigation, right hand man, law enforcement, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
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Dragnet (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, crime, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, police investigation, crimes, urban, society, law enforcement, fighting crime, caucasian, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Blue Murder (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 198 min.
Story: Detective Sergeant Roger "The Dodger" Rogerson got fame because he knew how to take care of most dangerous and violent criminals. His success was, however, also due to the sinister alliance with violent underworld figures like Neddy Smith ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police detective, prostitute, criminal heroes, working undercover, partners against crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, crime, society, rise and fall, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Da Vinci's Inquest (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Da Vinci's Inquest is a Canadian dramatic television series that aired on CBC Television from 1998 to 2005. While never a ratings blockbuster, seven seasons of thirteen episodes each were filmed for a total of ninety-one episodes. The show, ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: coroner, investigation, law enforcement, righting the wronged, fighting crime, crimes, mystery, police investigation, forensics, murder, mysterious death, ex law enforcer ...
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Salvo (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A hitman for the Sicilian Mafia, Salvo is solitary, cold and ruthless. When he sneaks into a house to eliminate a man, he discovers Rita, a young blind girl who powerlessly stands by while her brother is assassinated. Salvo tries to close those ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: deadly, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, danger, solitary, murder, hitman, gang war, mafia, love, girl
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspector Lynley TV Series
Style: sincere, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, partners against crime, who done it, mystery, crimes, crime, workplace, police investigation, multiple suspects, fighting crime, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Derrick (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Derrick was a German TV series produced by Telenova Film und Fernsehproduktion in association with ZDF, ORF and SRG between 1974 and 1998 about Detective Chief Inspector Stephan Derrick and his loyal assistant Inspector Harry Klein, who solve murder ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crimes, partners against crime, crime, superior officer, murder, partners, urban, deadly, manners, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 80s
Place: europe, germany, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 9.2
 260K
The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home ...
Style: dark humor, serious, rough, captivating, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, family life, killings, crimes, psychiatrist, ambition, family relations, racial slur ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Interceptor (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A gripping eight-part series about a state-of-the-art law enforcement team whose unswerving mission is to hunt down some of Britain’s most dangerous criminals. The Interceptor delves into the adventures of a dedicated surveillance team known as ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: partners against crime, crime, crimes, police investigation, undercover, fighting crime, partners, wiretap, master criminal, law enforcement, surveillance, criminal
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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