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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: 80 min.
Story: Two police inspectors Triquet and Vergus launch their investigations to arrest a dangerous escaped forger named Mickey Le Bénedictin.
Plot: guillotine, parody, beast, hunter, brothel, gendarme, chemist, fear, counterfeit money, peeping, mayor, wind, pharmacist, forgery, small town, surrealism, police investigation, butcher, murder of wife, bald man, countryside, 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, semi serious and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, investigation, police, police investigation and deadly mostly in Comedy, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Big Scare: Thank Heaven for Small Favors (1963), The Stud (1970), How to Steal a Million (1966), The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1986), The Counterfeiters of Paris (1961). 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: candle, hunger, police officer, cold, poverty, burglary, church, stealing money, robbery, nightmare, job, poor ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: 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: kidnapper, gang, taxidermy, organ, wallet, interview, laboratory, message, singer, barrel, following someone, male in bathtub ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.8
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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: cuckold, adultery, police officer, cross dressing, sexual desire, sexually aggressive woman, married woman, sexually liberated, summer vacation, medical experiment, congressman, public health ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, stylized, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: heist, forgery, museum, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, couples, romance, art collector, insurance, adventure, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1986)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Horror
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: atmospheric, clever, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, rivalry, retirement, mystery, crime, police investigation, golden years, danger, serial killer, law enforcement, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Counterfeiters of Paris (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rich, old counterfeiter is lured out of retirement.
Style: slang, surprise ending
Plot: counterfeiter, forgery, printing press, horse, gangster, seine river, one last job, brothel madam, bank note, paper, counterfeit money, gangsters ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: witty, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: parody, investigation, small town, murder, crimes, mystery, crime, law enforcement, private detective, deadly, small town life, neo noir ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: psychological, stylized, serious, realistic, avant garde
Plot: murder, investigation, politics, manipulations, legal investigation, amateur detective, crime, crimes, manipulation, new wave, kidnapping, uncover truth ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 85 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: not serious, humorous, suspenseful, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: parody, private detective, deadly, deadly creature, mystery, disorder, conspiracy, silly humor, murder, investigation, misfit partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: humorous, suspenseful, rough, realistic, semi serious
Plot: nudism, murder, village, tractor, hippie, crime, ghost, criminal heroes, mystery, social relations, estate, gangsters ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, south of france, southern france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, feel good, captivating, light, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, law enforcement, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, social relations, actor's life, village, deadly, village life, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 3K
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: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: train, cat burglar, heist, partners, cons and scams, mastermind, disorder, mate swapping, chases and races, adventure, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, belgium, normandy, paris france, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: witty, suspenseful, exciting, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, police investigation, disorder, odd couple, buddies, misfit partners, crimes, law enforcement, partners, satire ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: gangsters, car chase, odd couple, dishonesty, criminal heroes, anti heroes, unlikely criminals, drug dealing, adventure, chase, partners, anti hero ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, italy, paris france, europe, napoli italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, serious, realistic
Plot: false accusation, murder, love and romance, mystery, dishonesty, gangsters, investigation, law enforcement, deadly, couples, social relations, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Monsieur Gangster (1963)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Family
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: cynical, biting, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: gambling, hitman, gangsters, parents and children, frame up, couple relations, friendship, murder, mistaken identity, couples, disorder, take over ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: mexico, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Bonsoir (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: gay slur, male homosexuality, con artists, dressmaker, unemployment, inheritance, heiress, lesbian, homelessness, homosexuality
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Alphabet Murders (1965)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Comedy
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: witty, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: private detective, murder, serial killer, investigation, parody, crimes, danger, silly humor, law enforcement, deadly, crime, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: humorous, gothic, exciting, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: police detective, parody, nun, murder, crimes, master criminal, police investigation, investigation, farce, disorder, estate, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, gunshot, horse riding, letter, falling off a ladder, cigar smoking, pigeon, falling into water, breaking a bottle over someone's head, pocket watch, undressing ...
Place: rome italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, vampire comedy
Plot: crucifix, prostitute, horse drawn carriage, blood, supernatural, vampire, love, son, dracula, parody, film within a film, supernatural power ...
Time: 70s, 1780s, 1900s
Place: transylvania, romania, paris france
⇓ 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, con artists, defense attorney, trailer home, climbing, husband wife relationship, little girl, hitchhiker, suicide attempt, mouth to mouth resuscitation ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: alps, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, serious, rough, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, crime, mountain, police investigation, police detective, faked death, secret, ritual, corpse, demon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, alps, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Sunday Woman (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Police commissioner Santamaria is investigating the murdering of the ambiguous architect Mr. Garrone. The investigations soon drive him into the Torino's high society. Santamaria suspect Anna Carla and at the same time falls in love for her. ...
Plot: peeping tom, architect, adultery, hit on the head, prostitution, pervert, tailing a suspect, phallus, cheating wife, voyeur, french giallo, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Fear City: A Family-Style Comedy (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A second-class horror movie has to be shown at Cannes Film Festival, but, before each screening, the projectionist is killed by a mysterious fellow, with hammer and sickle, just as it happens in the film to be shown.
Style: scary, dark humor, humorous, bleak, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, parody, stalking, strangulation, murder, trap, crimes, danger, deadly, artists and showbiz, who done it, media satire ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, riviera, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: witty, not serious, humorous, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: unwanted pregnancy, pregnancy, life turned upside down, unlikely couple, opposites attract, escapades, singleness, female judge, single woman, criminal heroes, fugitives, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, melancholic, enigmatic, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, writer's life, artists and showbiz, crimes, obsessive quest, suicide, mysterious death, small town, psychiatrist, blonde, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1999, 2010s, year 1990 ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
She Does Not Drink, Smoke or Flirt But... She Talks (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Housemaid Georgette (Girardot) loves to gossip and this causes major trouble to people around her.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: dishonesty, crimes, love and romance, eavesdropping, first person narration, infamy, dream, working class, pedophilia, man slaps a woman, director cameo, children's choir ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Who Killed Lady Winsley? (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: France, Turkey, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Lady Winsley, the famous American novelist, is discovered dead on the remote Turkish island of Büyükada, the great detective Fergün is sent from Istanbul to solve the murder case. With the help of Azra, the beautiful local hotel tenant, he ...
Plot: dead woman, innkeeper, bar, island, flashlight, motel, police investigation, kiss, corpse, painting, racism, sea ...
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Cat and Mouse (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A jaded and charming police inspector is assigned along with his cheerful partner to a case involving the mysterious death and/or suicide of a wealthy entrepreneur. The chief suspect is his enchanting wife who was aware that her husband had a ...
Plot: dinner, maid, alibi, insurance, insurance company, police arrest, movie theatre, boat, stolen money, investigation, infidelity, construction site ...
Place: paris france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%