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, bad ending, rough, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, bloody
Plot: cosa nostra, crime, police investigation, mafia, 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 rough 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), The Sopranos (1999), Dragnet (2003). 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: captivating, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, mafia, crimes, bribery, notoriety, cat and mouse, organized crime, prison, murder, corruption, bravery ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s ...
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, disturbing, bleak, rough, tense ...
Plot: heroin, smuggling, politics, crimes, crime, price of justice, drug abuse, rules and policies, drug dealer, down on your luck, police corruption, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, london, england, pakistan ...
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100%
 6.4
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Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 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, 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 ⇓
72%
 9.2
 287K
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, cynical, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, crime, criminal heroes, family relations, family life, killings, psychiatrist, crimes, ambition, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, society, partners against crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, crime, urban, crime investigation, lapd ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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61%
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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, realistic, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crimes, murder, law enforcement, robbery, police, fighting crime, sex crime, rivalry, danger, strong female presence, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, ghent
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, child killer, law enforcement, who done it, family relations, mystery, disorder, danger, dishonesty, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, police detective, fighting crime, partners, who done it, law enforcement, partners against crime, deadly, whodunit, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, bruges, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, police detective, riddles and clues, fighting crime, murder, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, danger, crime, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
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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: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police station, police detective, fighting crime, crime, workplace situations, society, partners, crimes, law enforcement, inspector, police ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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, law enforcement, deadly, murder, police detective, crimes, partners, mutilated body, urban, crime, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, tense, serious
Plot: partners against crime, undercover, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, partners, master criminal, law enforcement, surveillance, criminal, crime, wiretap
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
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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, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, whodunit, single mother, strong female presence, crime, single parent, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, manchester, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, 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 ⇓
48%
 7.1
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Harry (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Harry is a single story, six-part crime drama series set in Auckland which follows the intense psychological journey of Detective Harry Anglesea.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, drug dealing, murder, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, father daughter relationship, teenage daughter, criminal gang, police procedural, widower ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
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WPC 56 (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Drama following WPC Gina Dawson, the first Woman Police Constable to join Brinford Constabulary, a fictional police force in the West Midlands, in 1956. The show focuses on WPC Gina Dawson's struggle to gain acceptance in the male-dominated ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: police investigation, policewoman, female police officer, police station, police detective, workplace situations, gender, law enforcement, workplace, crimes, police sergeant, female friendship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956, 1950s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.5
 117K
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, tense, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, murder, psychopath, crimes, talented, unlikely relationship, multiple suspects, law enforcement, graphic violence, police detective, cruelty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, law enforcement, deadly, multiple suspects, who done it, murder, crimes, crime, failed attempt, self destruction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.6
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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, serious, rough, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, crimes, deadly, crime, female partner, murder, coma, policewoman, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, coworker, crimes, riddles and clues, police investigation, danger, determination, suspicion, murder, superior officer, evidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Spotless (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in London, SPOTLESS is the story of a troubled crime scene cleaner, Jean, whose tidy life is turned upside down when his outlaw brother Martin crash lands into his world, entangling them in the deadly dynamics of organized crime.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, haunted by the past, family problems, disorder, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol, gangsters, brother brother relationship, murder, crime boss, crime scene, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, crimes, village, murder, testimony, danger, family life, vengeance, woman in danger, teenage life, family relations, whistleblower ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1985, year 1991 ...
Place: sicily, europe, sicily italy, italy, palermo italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: 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, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
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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, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, forensics, haunted by the past, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, world spanning, international crisis, kgb, chases and races, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
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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, rough, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police detective, murder, strangulation, police, crimes, deadly, crime, law enforcement, police investigation, society, police station, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 365
East West 101 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Zane Malik and the Major Crime Squad investigate crime and murder in all quarters of multicultural Sydney.
Style: tense, rough, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: racism, police detective, police investigation, haunted by the past, society, law enforcement, rivalry, ego clash, fighting crime, loss of son, crimes, overdose ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Paris Criminal Investigations (2007)
Genre: Crime
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Paris enquêtes criminelles is a French television series broadcast since May 3, 2007 on TF1.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: fighting crime, police investigation, police detective, crimes, workplace, deadly, partners against crime, mind game, partners, law enforcement, riddles and clues, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
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Mafiosa (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 416 min.
Story: By the will of her dead uncle who was murdered Sandra Paoli is propelled to the head of a powerful mafia clan. She becomes a respected, but also hated, woman in a world of men, murder and criminality.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, rivalry, criminal's revenge, family business, mafia, family problems, crimes, police corruption, betrayal, gangsters, drug dealing, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense ...
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 ⇓
35%