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Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man (1981)
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Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man (1981)
Original name: La tragedia di un uomo ridicolo
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The son of the owner of a large Italian cheese factory is kidnapped, but as the factory is on the verge of bankruptcy the owner hatches a plan to use the ransom money as reinvestment in the factory.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, ambiguous ending, biting, suspense, contemplative
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, crimes, confined, missing person, factory, family business, moral dilemma, danger, dishonesty, cons and scams, opera, father son relationship, family relations, parents and children, society, disorder, sex, dancing, religion, forest, gun, singing, farm, communism ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe

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Most similar movies to Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about crimes, danger, crime, dishonesty, kidnapping, deadly and confined mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man: Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964), Hollywood Flies (2005), Good Morning, Night (2003), Amber's Story (2006), I, the Other (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Bill Savage is struggling to maintain his marriage to his increasingly unbalanced wife, Myra, who believes she is a medium. She plans a scheme that will make her famous, involving kidnapping then "psychically" locating a little girl.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, seance, family in danger, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, missing child, psychopath, missing person, celebrity culture, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Hollywood Flies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Life is the buzz.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, heist, murder, crime gone awry, chase, missing person, kidnapping, woman in danger, couples, criminal heroes, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Ames' seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, under the surface, parents and children, danger, family relations, uncover truth, life turned upside down, crimes, disorder, secret, life is a bitch, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Good Morning, Night (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The 1978 kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro, president of the most important political party in Italy at the time, Democrazia Cristiana, as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants -- a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red ...
Style: serious, disturbing, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, murder, hostage, political unrest, rebelliousness, captivity, crimes, radical, revolution, hostages, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 462
Amber's Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This is the tragic and true story of the abduction of Amber Hagerman. Her family and the community's efforts to find her and bring her kidnapper to justice prove to be a groundbreaking movement toward implementing a government-run tracking ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, family relations, injustice, crimes, society, danger, life is a bitch, parents and children, obsession, family problems, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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I, the Other (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Not available
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, terrorism, confined, mind game, rivalry, partners, deadly, disorder, isolation, human nature, danger, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.3
 535
Black November (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A volatile, oil-rich Nigerian community wages war against their corrupt government and a multi-national oil corporation to protect their land from being destroyed by excessive drilling and spills. To seek justice, a rebel organization kidnaps an ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Plot: state affairs, terrorism, kidnapping, political conspiracy, confined, racism, heroes, danger, crimes, dishonesty, hostage, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, soldier, mystery, amateur detective, serial killer, police investigation, investigation, law enforcement, false accusation, crimes, who done it ...
Time: 60s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 6.0
 661
Outlaw Country (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide. Created as a pilot for a TV Series which was not taken up, this has now been aired as a TV Movie.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, family relations, crimes, parents and children, danger, love and romance, society, crime, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Trinity: Good Guys and Bad Guys (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1978, $20 million was stolen from a Detroit bank. One of the robbers was caught, one was found dead, and the third disappeared. The money was never found. Seven years later, the robber who was caught was released from jail. He immediately went to ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, gang, law enforcement, friendship, heist, confined, crime, dishonesty, partners, crimes, crime gone awry, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 2K
A Quiet Life (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a man who murdered thirty-two people, gained power, and then got afraid because too many people wanted to kill him. One August morning, he disappeared. For fifteen years, everyone believed him dead.
Style: serious, tense, rough, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: parents and children, deadly, gangsters, hidden identity, faked death, hitman, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, family relations, haunted by the past, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, naples italy, frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A chronicle of the 1969 bombing at a major national bank in Milan and its aftermath.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: terrorism, bomb, police investigation, police detective, political corruption, crimes, law enforcement, danger, politics, dishonesty, crime, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 93
Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, rivalry, deadly, danger, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, intrigue, righting the wronged, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.2
 1K
Mogadischu (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The incredible true story of Lufthansa Flight 181, which was hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in October of 1977, and the noble efforts of stewardess Gabriele Dillmann (Nadja Uhl) to ensure the safety of the terrified ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: terrorism, passenger, daring rescue, crimes, stewardess, airplane, group of strangers, confined, danger, deadly, hysteria, terrorist attack ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.3
 110
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, murder, gangsters, deadly, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), rescue, crimes, danger, crime, hitman, drugs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Towards Darkness (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Deals with 90 minutes in a kidnapped hostage's life, and the frustration his family, a special ops team, and a man in charge of delivering the ransom money all feel as they rush to save him.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, deadly, crime gone awry, rivalry, danger, chase, race against time, car chase, missing child, destiny, terrorism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Little New York (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sully (Ethan Hawke) is desperate to give his unborn son the chance he never had. Jasper (Seymour Cassel) wants to escape the mobsters that have infiltrated his life and business. Parmie Tarzo (Vincent D'Onofrio), a local mob boss, dreams of ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, dishonesty, deadly, gangsters, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, crimes, violence, mob boss, environmentalism, shooting, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.7
 700
Ginostra (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: An FBI Agent from America and his bride and young child travel to the Sicilian island of Ginostra to solve the murder of a key witness.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, island, law enforcement, mystery, life is a bitch, investigation, orphan, crimes, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, family in danger, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Jack Irish: Black Tide (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Life's gone pear-shaped for Jack Irish. He's back to takeaway Chinese for one after his girlfriend Linda abandoned him for a career in Sydney, a flashy Brisvegas type is muscling in on the racetrack action, and his cabinet-making still ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, missing person, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, intrigue, crimes, danger, dishonesty, crime, who done it, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Tiger's Tail (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After a chance encounter, a Dubliner (Gleeson) is stalked by a murderous facsimile of himself.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, cons and scams, murder, deadly, dishonesty, stalking, working class, social decay, family relations, psychopath, crimes, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 6K
Nobel Son (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Soon after his insufferably arrogant father wins the Nobel Prize for chemistry, Barkley Michaelson is kidnapped by Thaddeus James, a young genius who claims to be Barkley's illegitimate half-brother. Motivated not so much by money as revenge, ...
Style: twists and turns, dark humor, semi serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapping, college, nobel prize, ransom, cons and scams, confined, family problems, family relations, dishonesty, crimes, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 426
Face of Terror (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A police officer searching for his missing sister in Spain uncovers a terrorist cell.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, drug dealing, confined, secret agents, police investigation, undercover, terrorism, partners against crime, race against time, life is a bitch, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona, los angeles, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Professor (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Vaguely inspired to the real story of boss of the Camorra's bosses Raffaele Cutolo, this is the story of the criminal career of "Il professore" (the professor). He is in prison, and by there he is able to build, step by step, an ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, cosa nostra, law enforcement, heroes, deadly, criminal heroes, prison life, prison, isolation, rivalry, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A kidnapped mobster (Vittorio De Sica) persuades his captors to help him rob platinum ingots from a train.
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, heist, train robbery, hostages, crimes, betrayal, crime, master criminal, chases and races, goofy hero, confined ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.2
 6K
Reclaim (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Malaysia, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After their newly adopted daughter goes missing in a small town, Steven and Shannon will stop at nothing to uncover the truth behind her disappearance and the dangerous secret behind the adoption agency they trusted. Risking their own lives, they ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: adoption, couples, uncover truth, missing child, investigation, kidnapping, track down, family problems, chases and races, couple relations, crimes, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Flatfoot in Egypt (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Police Commissioner Rizzo, Bigfoot (Piedone by nickname) and Marshal Caputo go to Egypt and look for Professor Cerullo, who is missing. The professor has discovered an insect that can smell where oil is and lots of criminals are interested in it. ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, heroes, law enforcement, escapades, danger, partners, missing person, crimes, crime, silly humor, fistfight, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: egypt, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.3
 9K
Evil Engulfs (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Dass specialises in small time kidnapping and has his own set of rules. The primary and most important among them is not to get involved with influential people. Three jobless youngsters meet Dass and the four take up an assignment for a hefty sum ...
Style: humorous, captivating, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, crime gone awry, gang, parents and children, cons and scams, police investigation, confined, disorder, abduction, ransom, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 26K
Suicide Kings (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Christopher Walken shines in this cult-favorite dark comedy as Charlie, a former mobster who is abducted by five privileged young men (Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnny Galecki, Jay Mohr, Jeremy Sisto, Henry Thomas) desperate to raise a $2 million ransom ...
Style: dark humor, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, crimes, crime, mansion, crime gone awry, disorder, nothing goes right, confined, buddies, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 611
My Kingdom (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, family relations, vengeance, murder, parents and children, dishonesty, betrayal, drug dealing, deadly, prostitute, crime, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
One More Chance (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An ex-convict, after spending six years in prison, tries to re-establish a relationship with the son he hasn't seen in all that time.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: student film
Plot: friendship, kidnapping, cons and scams, missing person, confined, adventure, crimes, father son relationship, ex convict
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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