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A Crime in Paradise
Original name: Un Crime au Paradis
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the 1980 French countryside, farmer Jojo and his ill-tempered wife Lulu hate each other, though their respective interests speak against divorce. The only thing that keeps the oppressed Jojo from murder is the threat of the guillotine...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: couple relations, murder, crimes, village, couples, investigation, countryside, small town life, small town, village life, deadly, social relations, villager, french countryside, notoriety, rat poison, murder of wife, tourist, school teacher, goat, twin, farmer, stabbing, trial, milk ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, usa, los angeles
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Santa Claus Is a Stinker
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100 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and offbeat films with plots about couples, couple relations, small town, crimes, murder, small town life and love and romance mostly in Comedy, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like A Crime in Paradise: Coup de torchon (1981), Hallelujah! (2009), Picking Up the Pieces (2000), Max mon amour (1986), Santa Claus Is a Stinker (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1938 in the french West Africa, Lucien Cordier is a weak and corrupted policeman despised by the local bad boys. His wife is openly cheating on him and he hasn't got any self-respect anymore. But when comes the occasion, his revenge will be ...
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Time: 20th century, 30s, pre world war two
Place: africa, california
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Hallelujah!
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Following his release from a seven-year stretch in prison, Mario Diccara discovers that his affairs with the underworld aren't completely settled. His brother Patrick, a priest, suggests that he stays with elderly Father Etienne in a small ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: small town, mistaken identity, clergy, farce, prison, hidden identity, love affair, village, fake priest, priest, small town life, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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Picking Up the Pieces
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small New Mexican village discovers a severed hand that is considered a miracle of God, when it actually belongs to a murdered spouse with a husband in search of it.
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Max mon amour
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Duration: 92 min.
Story: A French wife takes a zoo chimp named Max to be her lover.
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, offbeat, realistic ...
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Santa Claus Is a Stinker
Genre: Comedy
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Very Happy Alexander
Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 100 min.
Story: Alexandre, a young and honest farmer, is oppressed by an authoritarian wife, who makes him work like a dog. When she dies in a car crash, he decides to stay in bed, absolutely free and inactive. Just a dog is occupied to carry food and newspapers to ...
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Plot: pets, small town life, farm, social relations, small town, friends, crumbling marriage, couple relations, friendship, couples, materialism, retiring ...
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Confidentially Yours
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, serious, clever, realistic, psychological
Plot: amateur detective, frame up, murder, crime, small town, small town life, crimes, mystery, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france
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    User:   79%
 
A Private Function
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Life isn't easy in 1947 Yorkshire, where strict post-war rationing is putting the squeeze on the townspeople. But when a working-class couple discover that the town's wealthy elite has been secretly fattening up an illegal pig for their ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1947
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The socialist mayor of a small village in France dreams of building an arts center but he runs up against some opposition.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, clever ...
Plot: small town life, social relations, opposites attract, small town, politics, society, couples, environmental, cow, social issues, answering machine, farm ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
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Wish You Were Dead
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two bad women fight over one man in a back-stabbing, money-grabbing, insurance-hustling, double-dealing, two-timing caper.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, small town, crimes, crime, village, deadly, dishonesty, opposites attract, love affair, parents and children, cons and scams, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   70%
    User:   68%
 
By the Pricking of My Thumbs
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Beresfords investigate mysterious deaths at an old people's home.
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, talky, offbeat ...
Plot: amateur detective, crime, investigation, mystery, missing person, crimes, partners, couples, odd couple, partners against crime, couple relations, who done it ...
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The Michelle Apartments
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Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, realistic ...
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The Closer You Get
Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: Irish bachelors take out an ad in the Miami Herald, looking for love.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
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Happiness Is in the Field
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Francis, the boss of a small plumbing supply company, is harassed by tax collectors, striking employees, and an impossible wife and daughter. His only joy is sharing lunch with his friend Gerard. Then a TV show called "where are you?" ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, clever ...
Plot: buddies, hidden identity, couple relations, small town, mistaken identity, dishonesty, couples, disorder, friends, missing person, crumbling marriage, infidelity ...
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Kika
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson, Ramon. Ramon, who is not dead, is revived by Kika's attentions and she then moves in with him. They might live happily ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: postmodernism, gays and lesbians, dangerous attraction, infidelity, photographer, sexual relations, couples, murder, journalism, love triangle, media satire, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, spain
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One Deadly Summer
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In spring 1976, a 19-year-old beauty, her German-born mother, and her crippled father move to the town of a firefighter nicknamed Pin-Pon. Everyone notices the provocative Eliane. She singles out Pin-Pon and soon is crying on his shoulder ...
Style: serious, sexual, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: vengeance, small town, obsession, parents and children, village, murder, haunted by the past, small town life, couples, family relations, village life, crimes ...
Time: 80s
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The Girl from Paris
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
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Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good
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Enid Is Sleeping
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Enid only looks like she's sleeping. In fact, she's dead. Shortly after Enid caught her husband Harry in bed with her sister June, a row ensued, whereupon June accidently killed Enid. June's problem now is to hide the truth from the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, clever, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, on the run, human nature, crime, murder, crimes, deadly, love and romance, police officer, couples, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new mexico
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Masquerades
Genre: Comedy
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mounir Mekbek lives with his family in a small village in the heart of the Algerian countryside. Very proud and sure of himself, he has only one dream- to finally be appreciated by his fellow villagers. Screwing up his carefully maintained image is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, touching
Plot: couples, small town, family relations, village, siblings relations, cons and scams, small town life, village life, lie, love and romance, social relations, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: algeria
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    User:   51%
 
Whatever You Say
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bastien, an ambitious young production assistant, catches the attention of Jean-Louis, a producer of high regard, and is granted a shot at his own television show.
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: rise to the top, couple relations, social differences, murder, tv show, media, television, adultery, media satire, showbiz, crimes, couples ...
Time: contemporary
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Jinxed!
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Harold, a professional gambler, and his girlfriend Bonita, a lounge singer, follow Willie, a young blackjack dealer, around the western U.S. Harold has a jinx on Willie and can't lose with him. Bonita and Willie meet and fall for each other and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, cynical, realistic
Plot: betrayal, gambling, crime, casino, crimes, nightclub, dishonesty, infidelity, murder, hitman, fall in love, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, usa
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Comic Book Villains
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When word hits the street that a nearby elderly gentleman has a cache of old, rare, and very valuable mint condition comic books, rival comic book shop owners Raymond McGillicuddy (Donal Logue) and Norman Link (Michael Rapaport) both set out to be ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: small town, comics, greed, couple relations, cons and scams, crime, superhero, death, crimes, golden years, writers, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona spain
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Towards Zero
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: suspenseful, semi serious, twists and turns, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: mystery, police investigation, family gatherings, countryside, murder, estate, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, danger, deadly, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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Redrum
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: urban, amateur detective, murderous pair, crime, serial killer, murder, couple relations, crimes, deadly, lovers on the run, introspection, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Newhart
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Dick Loudon and his wife Joanna decide to leave life in New York City and buy a little inn in Vermont. Dick is a how-to book writer, who eventually becomes a local TV celebrity as host of "Vermont Today." George Utley is the handyman at ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: sitcom, small town, best friends, college, single parent, unlikely couple, student life, cafe, workplace situations, nothing goes right, village, americana ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, vermont, usa
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    User:   59%
 
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Tanguy
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, realistic ...
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