Movies and TV shows like The Octopus

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The Octopus (1984)
 8.7
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The Octopus (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, UK, Austria, West Germany
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, crime, mafia, police investigation, 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, graphic violence, dysfunctional family, family problems, deadly, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, palermo italy, southern 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, law enforcement, crime, police investigation, murder, deadly and police detective mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Octopus: Moses Jones (2009), Corleone (2007), Luther (2010), Wallander (2005), Chasing Shadows (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, murder, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, police detective, partners, mutilated body, urban, crime, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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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: captivating, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, mafia, crimes, bribery, notoriety, cat and mouse, organized crime, prison, murder, corruption, corrupt politician ...
Time: 40s, 80s, 20th century, 70s, 60s ...
Place: italy, sicily, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 118K
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: atmospheric, tense, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, police detective, murder, psychopath, talented, crimes, unlikely relationship, graphic violence, law enforcement, multiple suspects, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.6
 5K
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: tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, police detective, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crime, mystery, crimes, forensics, small town, father daughter relationship, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, crime, deadly, partners, crimes, law enforcement, missing person, crime investigation
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, murder, law enforcement, deadly, police detective, serial killer, fighting crime, murderous pair, crime, strangulation, psychopath
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, crime, murder, corruption, suspicion, crimes, workplace, law enforcement, deadly, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector Lynley TV Series
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere, mind bending ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, mystery, fighting crime, partners, deadly, law enforcement, crime, murder, crimes, workplace, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: road accident, police investigation, police detective, smuggling, traffic accident, car accident, police, life is a bitch, crimes, uncover truth, stranger, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, police investigation, police detective, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, whodunit, single mother, strong female presence, single parent, crime, woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, manchester, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, mystery, law enforcement, vigilantism, murder, deadly, crime, life is a bitch, battered wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, partners, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, deadly, policewoman, crime, buddy cop, crime investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 180 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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, danger, society, law enforcement, crime, deadly, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.3
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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, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, danger, police detective, dishonesty, organized crime, police corruption, corruption, witnessing a crime, misfit, mute or deaf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, serious, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: drug lord, mafia, rivalry, crime, crimes, urban ghetto life, gang war, criminal heroes, mob boss, life is a bitch, social decay, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Unit 1 (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 58 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, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, murder, crime, strong female presence, marital crisis, dead husband, love, child murder investigation, child murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Law & Order: LA (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: law and order, legal action, murder, legal, police investigation, workplace, law enforcement, courtroom, partners against crime, fighting crime, police detective, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, mystery, police investigation, law enforcement, danger, deadly, race against time, criminal's revenge, riddles and clues, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, multiple suspects, crime, crimes, deadly, murder, who done it, failed attempt, self destruction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: realistic, bleak, clever, captivating, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, serial killer, crime, neo noir, investigation, crimes, partners, partners against crime, murder, uncover truth, murderer ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: murder, police investigation, law enforcement, mystery, deadly, crimes, partners, release from prison, crime, police procedural, flashback, decapitated body ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: police investigation, partners against crime, partners, police detective, forensics, social worker, law enforcement, murder, cat and mouse, deadly, hunt down, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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DCI Banks (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, crimes, deadly, crime, female partner, murder, coma, policewoman, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.8
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New Tricks (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: New Tricks is a British comedy-drama that follows the work of the fictional Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad of the Metropolitan Police Service. Originally led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, it is made up of retired police officers ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, crimes, unconventional method, fighting crime, strong female presence, superior, crime investigation, unsolved crime, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
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Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
TV show
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, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, obsession, track down, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, crime, lie, brutality, danger, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, mystery, uncover truth, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, prison, courtroom, crime, high school, stabbing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 368
East West 101 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Zane Malik and the Major Crime Squad investigate crime and murder in all quarters of multicultural Sydney.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: racism, police detective, police investigation, haunted by the past, ego clash, fighting crime, society, law enforcement, rivalry, loss of son, crimes, overdose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 1K
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, rough, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, murder, strangulation, police, crimes, deadly, crime, law enforcement, police investigation, society, honest law enforcer, child killer ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, tense, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom, police detective, police investigation, cop witness relations, crime, crimes, fighting crime, workplace, legal, courtroom drama, judge, jury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Above Suspicion (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
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, law enforcement, deadly, danger, dirty cop, detective inspector, police procedural, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, spain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%