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Chicken with Vinegar (1985)
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Chicken with Vinegar (1985)
Original name: Poulet au vinaigre
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Unorthodox detective Jean Lavardin is called to a provincial French town after a prank turns deadly.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, cynical, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, murder, small town, teenage life, crimes, disability, crime, mystery, amateur detective, small town life, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, eviction, corruption, province, real estate agent, inspector, espionage, prostitute, doctors, party, body swapping, lawyer, firefighter ...
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to Chicken with Vinegar

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about murder, investigation, crimes, deadly, mystery, police investigation and crime mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Chicken with Vinegar: Inspector Lavardin (1986), Dead Man's Folly (1986), The Bedroom Window (1987), Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971), The Bride Wore Black (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Inspector Lavardin (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspector Lavardin is called to a provincial village to investigate a murder – only to find that one of his ex-lovers is the victim’s widow.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, friendship, who done it, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, village life, police corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dead Man's Folly (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a murder hunt game at a country house, to which Hercule Poirot is invited as an "expert", a real murder occurs.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: private detective, murder mystery, riddles and clues, murder, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, dishonesty, deadly, multiple suspects, estate ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bedroom Window (1987)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Terry Lambert is sleeping with Sylvia, the wife of his boss. One night, while in Terry's apartment, Sylvia witnesses a man assault a young woman, Denise, on the road below. Not wanting to reveal her affair with Terry, she keeps quiet. Terry ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: false accusation, rapist, legal, investigation, infidelity, serial killer, police investigation, murder, mind game, danger, femme fatale, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Roberto, a drummer in a rock band, keeps receiving weird phone calls and being followed by a mysterious man. One night he manages to catch up with his persecutor and tries to get him to talk but in the ensuing struggle he accidentally stabs him. He ...
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, laser, psychopath, murder, obsession, haunted by the past, mistaken identity, nudity (full frontal - brief), stalking, investigation, private detective, decapitation ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, vatican, rome italy, italy, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Bride Wore Black (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by her mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her. What is her goal ? What is her purpose?
Style: french noir, stylized, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, death in the family, small town, haunted by the past, deadly, dealing with death, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, mystery, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Grim Reaper (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Near the Tiber river, in a Roman park, a prostitute was killed. The police tracks down people that were inside the park during that night. They are questioned and have to explain why they were there. One of them is the killer.
Style: contemplative, serious, mind bending, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, investigation, soldier, police investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, serial killer, false accusation, who done it, rich and poor ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Evil Under the Sun (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, clever, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder mystery, murder, investigation, island, crime, mystery, crimes, intrigue, multiple suspects, amateur detective, agatha christie ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: greece, england, south of france, albania, london
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31%
Before and After (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, melancholic, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, investigation, teenage life, parents and children, family problems, mystery, accidental death, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder investigation, family relations, car trouble ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Confidentially Yours (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Claude Massoulier is murdered while hunting at the same place as Julien Vercel (Jean-Louis Trintignant), an estate agent who knew him and whose fingerprints are found on Massoulier's car. As the police discover that Marie-Christine Vercel ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, clever, realistic, serious
Plot: false accusation, murder, crime, deadly, life is a bitch, gangsters, mystery, love and romance, crimes, dishonesty, investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
He Died with His Eyes Open (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On Ne Meurt Que Deux Fois, a French murder mystery based upon a novel of the same name, is an unusual, involving film with excellent performances by its entire cast. Police Inspector Staniland (Michel Serrault) is investigating the death of a ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, crime, investigation, crimes, mystery, who done it, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, couples, crime investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, insanity, haunted by the past, family relations, maid, delusion, female killer, rivalry, woman in danger, cousin, death, housekeeper ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1964, 1930s
Place: southern usa, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Mirror Crack'd (1980)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jane Marple solves the mystery when a local woman is poisoned and a visiting movie star seems to have been the intended victim.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, murder mystery, investigation, murder, amateur detective, serial killer, movie star, crime, unlikely criminals, crimes, haunted by the past, actor's life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953, 1950s, 1930s
Place: england, scotland, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Private Affair (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Divorced private detective Francois Maneri is assigned by his agency to investigate the disappearance of Rachel, a young student who has been missing for six months. After interviewing Rachel's family, friends and classmates, Francois is ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, dishonesty, obsession, mystery, deadly, crimes, murder, search, private detective, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Monster (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A vicious serial sex killer is on the loose, and landscape gardener and shop-window outfitter Loris is the prime suspect, thanks to his unfortunate habit of getting caught in compromising situations (for which there is always a totally innocent ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, offbeat, parody ...
Plot: mistaken identity, farce, murder, serial killer, odd couple, police investigation, working undercover, false accusation, fish out of water, misfit, crimes, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Odds (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A murder mystery set in the world of illegal teenage gambling. A 17-year old must find his best friends' killer before the game is exposed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, investigation, murder, uncover truth, youth, crimes, mystery, deadly, dishonesty, amateur detective, suburbs, poker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Brigham City (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wes Clayton is a lawman and a bishop in a Mormon community called Brigham. The town is shaken when a woman from California is found murdered. Clayton and his young deputy work with an FBI agent sent to investigate. As a civil and spiritual leader in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, murder investigation, small town, sheriff, mystery, mormon, crimes, crime, law enforcement, deadly, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: utah, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Third Man Out (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chad Allen stars as gay detective Donald Strachey in this gritty series of crime stories based on the popular novels by author Richard Stevenson. "The Donald Strachey Mysteries" follow Strachey through upstate New York as he works on ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: gay couple, murder, private detective, investigation, uncover truth, mysterious character, manipulation, mystery, life is a bitch, manipulations, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york state, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Murder She Said (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Miss Marple believes she’s seen a murder in a passing by train yet when the police find no evidence she decides to investigate it on her own. Her inquisitions lead her to a mountain top. The first of four films starring Margaret Rutherford as Miss ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever, cult film
Plot: amateur detective, private detective, murder, police investigation, strangulation, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, crime, dishonesty, train, woman in danger ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, talky
Plot: amateur detective, murder, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, who done it, false accusation, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, deadly, law enforcement, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Hukkle (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Using almost no dialogue, the film follows a number of residents (both human and animal) of a small rural community in Hungary - an old man with hiccups, a shepherdess and her sheep, an old woman who may or may not be up to no good, some ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: mystery, murder, investigation, social relations, crimes, deadly, small town, murder mystery, female assassin, small town life, crime, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Mighty Quinn (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Police chief Xavier Quinn investigates the gruesome murder of Donald Pater, one of the wealthiest residents on a Caribbean island. He was found decapitated in his Jacuzzi. Although the local political establishment, especially crooked Governor ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, whodunit, mystery, police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, false accusation, frame up, dishonesty, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: jamaica, west indies, caribbean, latin america, new jersey
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22%
A Quiet Place to Kill (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A race-car driver who's down on her luck is invited by her ex-husband's wife to stay at their plush villa. The two women form a bond, and it's not long before their mutual dislike for the husband culminates into a plan to kill him. As ...
Style: neo noir, twist ending, sexploitation film, cult film, psychotronic
Plot: racecar driver, whodunit, invitation, flashlight, high society, singer, dice, hand injury, hospital, deception, discovering a dead body, group of friends ...
Place: italy, mallorca
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22%
Six Sex Scenes and a Murder (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nick's made poor choices professionally and personally. A man feared and envied by many, he's lived a life seduced by crime, money, beautiful women, and burlesque. Now he wants out and he's got 24 hours to find an exit. He's ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, who done it, bar, dishonesty, law enforcement, gangsters, frame up, save the day, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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La Cérémonie (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Sophie, a quiet and shy maid working for the upper-class family Lelievre, hides her illiteracy under the cloak of a perfect household and obedience. She finds a friend in the energetic and uncompromising postmaster Jeanne, who encourages her to ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, clever, suspense ...
Plot: social relations, social differences, murder, village, society, master and servant, village life, friendship, secrets, illiteracy, bourgeoisie, maid ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, usa, los angeles, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
So Sweet, So Dead (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A serial killer is on the loose. His victims are unfaithful wives and he always leaves compromising photographs at the crime scene.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: photograph, adultery, police inspector, whodunit, mother in law son in law relationship, maid, police investigator, police station, maniac, talking to a dead body, smoking after sex, doctor ...
Place: vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Missing Gun (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this tense thriller, Ma Shan (Wen Jiang) is a Chinese police detective who awakes one morning after a night of heavy drinking at his sister's wedding reception to discover that his gun has been stolen. Since only police officers are allowed ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: uncover truth, mystery, police investigation, mind game, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, protagonist as suspect, murder, memory loss, haunted by the past, track down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Crimson Rivers (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, crime, mountain, police detective, police investigation, ritual, corpse, crimes, faked death, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, alps, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Shadowman (1974)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Clad in a featureless red mask, The Man Without A Face is involved in a single-minded pursuit of the fabled treasure of the Knights Templar in this tribute to the pulp adventure stories of Louis Feuillade.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: following someone, gang leader, investigator, journalist, reading a newspaper, fight, stretcher, pretending to be someone else, arrest, flashback, mannequin, butler ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, scotland yard, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On Vacation, Miss Marple discovers that death of a British Officer is actully a murder and must solve the the case before the murderer strikes again
Style: clever, suspenseful, talky, mind bending, contemplative ...
Plot: miss marple, murder, investigation, murder mystery, private detective, amateur detective, resort, hotel, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, riddles and clues ...
Time: 80s
Place: caribbean, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Rings of Fear (1978)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A detective investigating the murder of a teenage girl begins to focus his suspicions on the three girlfriends of the victim, who call themselves "The Inseparables."
Style: cult film
Plot: serial killer, kleptomania, murder, girls' boarding school, pregnancy, setting a fire, blood, basketball, murder suspect, male objectification, cow, gift ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%