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, police investigation, mafia, crime, murder, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, society, family relations, family life, smuggling, infidelity, drug addiction, political conspiracy, political prisoner, political criminal, father daughter relationship, gangsters, 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, police investigation, murder, police detective and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Octopus: Corleone (2007), Traffik (1989), Life of Crime (2013), Dragnet (2003), The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: rough, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, mafia, crimes, bribery, notoriety, cat and mouse, organized crime, speculation, corrupt politician, prison, corruption ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: italy, sicily, palermo italy
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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, disturbing, bleak, tense ...
Plot: smuggling, politics, heroin, drug abuse, crimes, price of justice, crime, rules and policies, drug dealer, police corruption, life is a bitch, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, germany, england, pakistan, london ...
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100%
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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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, track down, obsession, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, crime, lie, friendship, society, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 80s
Place: england
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83%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, partners against crime, crimes, society, urban, tough law enforcer, crime, police, caucasian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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72%
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The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspector Lynley TV Series
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, sincere
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, mystery, crimes, social differences, partners, law enforcement, deadly, crime, murder, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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71%
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Jo (2013)
Genre: Crime
Country: France, UK
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, riddles and clues, fighting crime, police detective, crime, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, murder, urban, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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65%
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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, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: police investigation, fighting crime, police detective, crime, police station, workplace situations, society, crimes, partners, law enforcement, inspector, police ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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64%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, partners, law enforcement, who done it, partners against crime, deadly, whodunit, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, bruges
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62%
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Zen (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Italy, Germany
Duration: 270 min.
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes, corruption, murder, suspicion, mystery, crime, workplace, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
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57%
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DCI Banks (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A thrilling drama based on the novels by Peter Robinson. Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe star as the tenacious and stubborn Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, crime, female partner, crimes, deadly, murder, coma, bodies, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Rebus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, law enforcement, who done it, murder, crime, crimes, deadly, multiple suspects, failed attempt, police inspector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
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55%
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Blue Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, family relations, whodunit, single mother, crime, single parent, police, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, manchester england, manchester
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53%
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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, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: drug lord, mafia, crimes, crime, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, rivalry, gang war, mob boss, social decay, life is a bitch, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe
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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, captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, murder, protagonist as suspect, who done it, law enforcement, child killer, life turned upside down, family relations, mystery, disorder, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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51%
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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: atmospheric, serious, tense, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, uncover truth, crimes, talented, law enforcement, partners, psychopath, multiple suspects, unlikely relationship, cruelty, forensics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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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, crimes, crime, riddles and clues, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, deadly, who done it, police department, crime investigation, old age ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, 90s ...
Place: germany, europe, munich germany
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45%
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100 Code (2015)
Genre: Crime
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
Story: New York, USA. Stockholm, Sweden. Over the past twelve months young, blonde, blue-eyed women have been found dead in a meadow where Asphodel flowers grow. New York Detective Tommy Conley gets a special dispensation from the NYPD to go observe and ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crime, partners against crime, murder, crimes, law enforcement, father daughter relationship, partners, psychopath, forensics, victim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Wallander (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, police detective, law enforcement, forensics, mystery, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, small town, police, police protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
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44%
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The Eagle (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 58 min.
Story: The Eagle: A Crime Odyssey is a Danish police procedural television series produced by Danmarks Radio, created and written by Peter Thorsboe and Mai Brostrøm. The series debuted on 10 October 2004 in Denmark. It won an International Emmy Award from ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: police detective, police investigation, forensics, haunted by the past, crimes, fighting crime, law enforcement, war crime, chase, international crisis, crime, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
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43%
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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: serious, rough, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, strangulation, police, police investigation, honest law enforcer, who done it, police station, society, child killer, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: scotland, europe
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43%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, porno movie
Plot: police investigation, murder, serial killer, police detective, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, detective inspector, dirty cop, police procedural, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, spain
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43%
Homicide: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Retired police lieutenant Al Giardello is running for mayor when he is suddenly shot at a press conference. All of the detectives, past and present, clamor for an opportunity to help find the shooter.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, fighting crime, crime, workplace, partners, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, police station, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, baltimore
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43%
Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, crimes, crime, deadly, law enforcement, partners, missing person
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: redemption, politics, police, law enforcement, deadly, bribery, working undercover, police detective, police corruption, crimes, protagonist as suspect, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Sicilian Girl (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Inspired to a true story, on November 5th 1991, Rita Atria a young 17-year-old Sicilian girl, goes to see an anti-Mafia judge Paolo Borsellino to denounce the Mafia system that was responsible for the murder of her father and her brother. It is the ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, crimes, murder, village, family life, danger, testimony, teenage life, dishonesty, deadly, whistleblower, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1985, 1990s, year 1991
Place: sicily, europe, rome italy, sicily italy, palermo italy ...
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41%
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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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, deadly, crime, crimes, robbery, urban, police chief, police investigation, murder, police, woman, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, ghent, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, rough, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: courtroom, police detective, police investigation, crimes, crime, cop witness relations, workplace, fighting crime, rivalry, punishment, forensics, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: atmospheric, tense, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, organized crime, gang war, rise to the top, mafia, rivalry, society, family relations, crime, determination, crimes ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england
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50%
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, exciting, witty, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime investigation, police, fighting crime, danger, riddles and clues, police station, police investigation, law enforcement, police detective, deadly, murder, police protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: bleak, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, murder, police investigation, courtroom drama, crime, deadly, legal, police detective, law enforcement, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%