Movies like The Big Scare

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The Big Scare (1964)
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The Big Scare (1964)
Original name: La Grande Frousse
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two police inspectors Triquet and Vergus launch their investigations to arrest a dangerous escaped forger named Mickey Le Bénedictin.
Style: parody
Plot: beast, hunter, brothel, gendarme, chemist, peeping, death sentence, fear, counterfeit money, wind, pharmacist, murder of wife, surrealism, mayor, small town, police inspector, countryside, butcher, forgery, police investigation, gendarmerie, police arrest, undercover cop, forger, hysteria ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france

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Most similar movies to The Big Scare

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, suspenseful and witty films with plots about crimes, murder, investigation, police, disorder, gangsters and police investigation mostly in Comedy, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Big Scare: Thank Heaven for Small Favors (1963), The Stud (1970), The Counterfeiters of Paris (1961), How to Steal a Million (1966), The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Thank Heaven for Small Favors (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bad financial conditions compel an aristocratic family named Lachesnaye to do strange work.
Plot: poor, job, church, robbery, lack of money, stealing money, poverty, cold, catholic church, hunger, burglary, bourgeoisie ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, paris france
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95%
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The Big Wash (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sickened to see his students always sleeping in class, a teacher with a colleague and an anarchist start a war against the television. They climbed on Paris roofs to coat the T.V. antennas with a special product cutting the signal reception.
Plot: heat wave, criminal on the run, coworker relationship, vigilantism, friendship, satire, organ, elderly man, failed expectations, magazine, obesity, newspaper ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Stud (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Veterinary surgeon William Chaminade is having a peaceful holiday in the South of France when he is witness to an event that will change not only his life but the destiny of France! A young woman tries to kill herself by jumping from the upstairs ...
Plot: married woman, cuckold, congressman, outdoor sex, summer vacation, veterinarian, public health, cross dressing, adultery, tax collector, police officer, sexually aggressive woman ...
Time: 60s
Place: south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Counterfeiters of Paris (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rich, old counterfeiter is lured out of retirement.
Style: surprise ending, slang
Plot: forgery, counterfeiter, counterfeit money, one last job, brothel madam, accomplice, gangsters, horse, horse race, brothel, printing press, paper ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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How to Steal a Million (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A woman must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries.
Style: feel good, witty, clever, talky, exciting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forgery, heist, museum, fall in love, art collector, love and romance, insurance, perfect crime, art theft, adventure, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Film noir parody with a private eye trying to solve the murder of his milkman.
Style: parody, not serious, realistic, witty, neo noir ...
Plot: investigation, murder, small town, disorder, social relations, mystery, law enforcement, goofy hero, private detective, crimes, small town life, milkman ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1986)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Horror
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: tense, scary, mind bending, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, rivalry, retirement, riddles and clues, serial killer, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, golden years, mad scientist, mass murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1940s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Monsieur Gangster (1963)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aging gangster, Fernand Naudin is hoping for a quiet retirement when he suddenly inherits a fortune from an old friend, a former gangster supremo known as the Mexican. If he is ambivalent about his new found wealth, Fernand is positively ...
Style: biting, cynical, suspense, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, gambling, debt, wedding ceremony, gambling house, gangsters, couples, disorder, friends, murder, love triangle, parents and children ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, mexico, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Made in U.S.A (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Paula Nelson (Anna Karina), a female version of Humphrey Bogart's hard boiled detectives, goes to Atlantic City to meet her lover, Richard Politzer, at an unknown point in the future (maybe 1969). Once there, she learns that Richard is dead and ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, stylized, avant garde
Plot: murder, investigation, politics, psychopath, celebrity culture, destructive relationship, kidnapping, uncover truth, false accusation, manipulation, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 7K
The Sucker (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In this Frenco-Italian gangster parody, a shop keeper on his way to an Italian holiday suffers a crash which totals his car. The culprit can only compensate his ruined trip by driving an American friends car from Napels to Bordeaux, but as it ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, road movie
Plot: hitchhiker, gangsters, car chase, odd couple, dishonesty, disorder, chase, adventure, unlikely criminals, partners, drug dealing, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, paris france, italy, naples italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Director Paul Morrissey applies a hefty dose of humor to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic detective story in this interpretation of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Comedian Peter Cook takes on the role of brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes, ...
Style: parody, humorous, suspenseful, witty, not serious ...
Plot: private detective, disorder, dark humor, crimes, investigation, mystery, deadly creature, rivalry, misfit partners, partners against crime, murder, who done it ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Some Too Quiet Gentlemen (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The sleepy little village of Loubressac is well on its way to becoming a ghost town. To save the town, the local citizenry hatch a plan to attract tourists. To their horror, the plan misfires when a group of hippies are the first to move in. The ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, rough
Plot: nudism, village, murder, tractor, hippie, estate, social relations, mystery, gangsters, ghost, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 950
Playing Dead (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jean, a forty-year-old struggling, out-of-work actor has hit rock bottom. Although open to any kind of work, he can't get a break. At the unemployment office, his counselor has a rather odd proposal: he can get a job helping the police ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, tense, light ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, law enforcement, artists and showbiz, village, actor's life, down on your luck, social relations, who done it, village life, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 4K
The Brain (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Arthur and Anatole are two little robbers. They want to rob money, money that will travel in a special train from Paris to Bruxelles. They don't know that other people have planned to do the same thing.
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: train, cat burglar, heist, mastermind, disorder, mate swapping, cons and scams, partners, adventure, dishonesty, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, belgium, london, new york, normandy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
My New Partner (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: My New Partner is a 1984 French comedy film directed by Claude Zidi, starring Philippe Noiret and Thierry Lhermitte. Noiret plays a streetwise Paris policeman who takes kickbacks from the minor criminals on his beat to allow them to continue. At the ...
Style: exciting, witty, suspenseful, cynical, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, buddy cop, police investigation, disorder, partners, odd couple, buddies, crimes, law enforcement, misfit partners ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, clever, psychological
Plot: false accusation, murder, dealer, social relations, couples, investigation, love and romance, law enforcement, amateur detective, gangsters, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 1K
Happy End (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A dark comedy about a murder and its consequences presented in a backwards manner, where death is actually a rebirth. The film starts with an "execution" of the main protagonist and goes back to explore his previous actions and motivations.
Style: absurd, avant garde, psychotronic
Plot: wedding, funeral, butcher, prison, murder of wife, striptease, murder, mother in law, horse race, female nudity, decapitation, hippopotamus ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Alphabet Murders (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates a series of murders in London in which the victims are killed according to their initials.
Style: parody, not serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: private detective, serial killer, investigation, murder, law enforcement, crimes, silly humor, who done it, riddles and clues, murder mystery, diving, police inspector ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, scotland yard, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.2
 5K
The Vexxer (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Scotland Yard investigators have to prevent the murder of Victoria Dickman when her name is found on a death list.
Style: parody, humorous, gothic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, nun, police, police investigation, master criminal, crimes, murder, investigation, law enforcement, goofy hero, estate, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: london, england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Mona Lisa Has Been Stolen (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A thief (George Chakiris) falls in love with a maid (Marina Vlady) and goes on the run after stealing Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa."
Plot: heist, art, thief, museum, criminal on the run, police, mona lisa, employer employee relationship, investigation, puzzle, magic trick, playing piano ...
Place: paris france, dunkirk, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Troops of St. Tropez (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The ambitious police officer Cruchot (Louis de Funès) is transferred to St. Tropez. He's struggling with crimes such as persistent nude swimming, but even more with his teenage daughter, who's trying to impress her rich friends by telling ...
Style: humorous, realistic, funny, light, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: comedy of errors, father daughter relationship, gendarme, nun, goofy hero, incompetent police, nudist, crimes, fighting crime, officers and cadets, disorder, beach ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, french riviera, saint tropez, cote d'azur, riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
All That... for This?! (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The plot is about a trial against three men who tried to earn loads of money by illegal methods to get to Canada and about the lawyers and the judge who get on with the trial and who are being unfaithful to their couples.
Style: non-linear
Plot: nude dance, hospital, suicide, infidelity, masturbation, female nudity, lawyer, female masturbation, police, hotel, court, luxury hotel ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Towards Zero (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inviting the ex-wife to a family reunion when the none-too-secure new wife will be there hardly seems to be a recipe for success, and true to form, bodies have begun to stack up by the end of this cinematic update of a classic Agatha Christie tale. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, witty, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, estate, whodunit, who done it, riddles and clues, mystery, family relations, family gatherings, law enforcement, womanizer, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, atlantic ocean, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 13K
Diva (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Jules, a young Parisian postman, secretly records a concert performance given by the opera singer Cynthia Hawkins, whom he idolises. The following day, Jules runs into a woman who is being pursued by armed thugs. Before she is killed, the woman ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, prostitute, chase, opera singer, diva, postman, subway, gangsters, romance, crimes, dishonesty, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
9 Month Stretch (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Ariane Felder is pregnant! This is surprising with her being a young hardened judge with strict morals. But what is more surprising is that, according to paternity testing, the child's father is none other than Bob, a criminal from the ...
Style: not serious, witty, humorous, entertaining, funny ...
Plot: unwanted pregnancy, pregnancy, opposites attract, life turned upside down, unlikely couple, escapades, singleness, female judge, single woman, criminal heroes, couples, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Eye of the Devil (1966)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A French nobleman deserts his wife because of an ancient family secret.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: estate, family secret, black magic, family relations, curses spells and rituals, nightmare, archery, husband wife relationship, vineyard, occult, religions or cults, harvest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Nobody Else But You (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The ambiguous suicide of a local beauty, weathergirl, cheese model, and Marilyn Monroe look-a-like finds an eager sleuth in David Rousseau, best-selling crime novelist. When Rousseau visits a remote Alps village for the reading of his friend's ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, melancholic, enigmatic, sentimental ...
Plot: investigation, mysterious death, amateur detective, artists and showbiz, writer's life, obsessive quest, crimes, suicide, small town, psychiatrist, blonde, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1999, year 1990, year 2000 ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Dracula and Son (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: With angry villagers driving them away from their castle in Transylvania, Dracula and his son Ferdinand head abroad. Dracula ends up in London, England where he becomes a horror movie star exploiting his vampire status. His son, meanwhile, is ...
Style: psychotronic, parody, vampire comedy, urban fantasy
Plot: vampire, dracula, son, supernatural, child vampire, love, abusive boss, supernatural power, fear, hospital, prostitute, vampire human love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1780s
Place: paris france, transylvania, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 6K
Herod's Law (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Mexico, 1949. The fable of a janitor turned Mayor on a little town lost in the Mexican desert, who gradually realizes how far his new acquainted power and corruption can get him.
Style: biting, suspense, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, mayor, corruption, political corruption, satire, small town, crimes, disorder, social relations, dictatorship, village, desert ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 241
Banana Peel (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The French comedy-drama of Marcel Ophuls, which came to the Paris yesterday.
Place: paris france, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%