Movies like The Octopus 1998

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The Octopus (1998)
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The Octopus (1998)
Original name: Le Poulpe
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Gabriel, dit Le Poulpe (The Octopus) is a laid-back private investigator who works on cases for his own pleasure. He is drawn to the fictional Loire Valley port of Angerneau, with his lover Clotilde who has been summoned by the police concerning the defacement of a deceased relative's grave. Since Angernau is her home town, she wants to leave it as soon as possible to avoid old acquaintances, but Gabriel stumbles on intriguing events concerning the cargo of a ship in port.
Style: dark humor
Plot: hamster, cargo ship, grave robbing, sex, submarine, prostitute, police, writers, female nudity, train, drug addict, cemetery, investigator, private detective, alcohol abuse, bartender, boat, dwarf, scot, father daughter relationship, cafe, murder, monologue, drunkenness, corpse ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dark humor, humorous and semi serious films with plots about murder, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, death, police and deadly mostly in Crime, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Octopus: Grijpstra & De Gier (1979), Mortal Transfer (2001), Hollywood Harry (1986), Serial Lover (1998), The Whistlers (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Grijpstra & De Gier (1979)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Comedy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Detectives Grijpstra and De Gier are sent to investigate the case of a man who apparently hanged himself in a center for oriental meditation. It is ruled as suicide and the case seems to be closed, but the same night there is an attempted break in. ...
Plot: gay, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, murder of a nude woman, police, drugs, female nudity, nude woman murdered, sex, cocaine, motorcycle
Place: amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Mortal Transfer (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller, Crime
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Michel, a psycho-analyst, falls asleep while listening to his patient Olga, a kleptomaniac and a sexual pervert, tell him how she likes her husband beating her. When he wakes up, he finds Olga having been choked to death. He now has to deal with a ...
Style: erotic
Plot: s&m, psychoanalyst, corpse, erotica
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Hollywood Harry (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Tongue-in-cheek account of a private eye hired to find a young porn actress.
Plot: private detective, male nudity, chase, erotica, dancing, nightclub, sex, hollywood, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.7
 1K
Serial Lover (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Claire Doste is about to reach the age of 35 and has everything one dreams of, such as having four boyfriends and a creative job in a publishing house specialising in crime novels. One day, she invites all of her boyfriends to her birthday dinner so ...
Style: semi serious, dark humor, humorous, captivating, realistic
Plot: murder, deadly, serial killer, disorder, looking for love, thirty something, writers, gory, crimes, crime, police, death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Whistlers (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Romania, France, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A policeman intent on freeing a crooked businessman from a prison on Gomera, an island in the Canaries. However, he must first learn the difficult local dialect, a language which includes hissing and spitting.
Style: twists and turns, dark humor, captivating, disturbing
Plot: police, murder, escapades, danger, double agent, surveillance, deadly, friendship, crimes, neo noir, neo-noir, ferry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: romania, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.2
 2K
Susan's Plan (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Susan's Plan (also released as Dying to Get Rich on video) is a 1998 black comedy film directed by John Landis and starring Nastassja Kinski, Dan Aykroyd, Billy Zane, Rob Schneider, Lara Flynn Boyle and Michael Biehn. The plot revolves around ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: hospital, crime, prodigy, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, police station, mistaken identity, murder, conspiracy, hitman, disorder, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, missing person, neo noir, dishonesty, obsession, mystery, deadly, crimes, murder, search, private detective, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.2
 1K
R.S.V.P. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man invites a group of his closest friends to a party, where he proceeds to discreetly kill them all.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, crimes, psychopath, deadly, mind game, death, party, student, violence, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Downtown - Die nackten Puppen der Unterwelt (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A private eye who's over his head in debt takes on a job snapping photos of his client's rich husband in bed with another woman. But when the husband winds up with three bullet holes that seem to have come from the private eye's own ...
Style: erotic, sexploitation film
Plot: deception, murder, private detective, noir, hard boiled, female homosexuality, blackmail, stripper, female nudity, nightclub, female masturbation, vagina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Larry Donner is a author and writing professor who tutors people who want to write books. Larry's life has become a misery when his Ex-wife has published a book he wrote under her name and has gotten rich over it. Owen Lift, one of Larry's ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: murder, disorder, nothing goes right, crime, crimes, strangulation, family relations, train, resentment, attempted murder, professor, matricide ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Schneider vs. Bax (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On his birthday, a hitman reluctantly takes on the easy task of killing a writer, only to find the job a lot more difficult than expected.
Style: captivating, suspense, dark humor, humorous, exciting
Plot: hitman, birthday, father daughter conflict, novelist, murder, writers, assignment, frame up, crimes, danger, master criminal, swamp ...
Time: 21st century
Place: netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.5
 4K
The Bone Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Set in a sleepy Austrian mountain village, ex-detective Simon Brenner has grown weary of his job repossessing cars and embarks on an extended getaway to the countryside. But before long he becomes embroiled in the convoluted world of the locals of a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, restaurant, murder, private detective, cons and scams, law enforcement, cannibalism, murder investigation, dialect, snow, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, europe, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Fatal Instinct (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A spoof of the late 80s and early 90s suspense thrillers and murder mysteries, including Basic Instinct, Sleeping With The Enemy, Cape Fear and others. A cop/attorney (yes he's both) is seduced by a woman while his wife is having an affair with ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Plot: parody, murder, femme fatale, on the run, love triangle, crimes, deadly, manipulation, dangerous attraction, manipulations, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 655
Crime Scenes (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Une jeune femme disparaît mystérieusement de l'auberge de ses parents. Deux policiers de la Crim' de Paris sont chargés de l'affaire. Mais des tâches de sang trouvés dans un prospectus laisse présager le pire...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: missing daughter, investigation, disappearance, husband wife relationship, suspect, evidence, female nudity, unsolved crime, decapitation, severed arm, blood splatter, violence ...
Place: versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 11K
Ferpect Crime (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A playboy has the tables turned on him when he finds himself being used as a plaything by an undesirable woman in this black comedy from Spain.
Style: dark humor, suspense, humorous, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: sex, murder, ambition, womanizer, rivalry, store, salesman, crimes, crime, dangerous attraction, perfect crime, satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Sweet Sexual Awakening (1979)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paul Dellis, a young self-made shipowner, has no time for anything other than high class call girls in a luxurious resort. The girl suppliers are a photographer and owner of a model agency, Werner, and his girlfriend Samantha. A rich woman, Tina, ...
Style: sexual, sexy
Plot: sniper, mogul, beach, servant, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, murder, erotica, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), con men, photo model ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Hunters of the Night (1984)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A small gang of criminals is planning to commit a gold heist not knowing that the new member of their gang is actually a police detective. But when his true identity is revealed to the gang they act like they wouldn't know about it and decide ...
Style: cult movie cast
Plot: police officer, disguise, gold bar, blood, violence, drunkenness, undercover cop, gangster, murder, mafia, gangsters, crazy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 196
Mushrooms (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the tradition of Arsenic and Old Lace, comes this morbidly funny Australian tale of murder and mayhem at the hands of two charming old ladies.
Plot: caged animal, friendship between women, investigator, shaving, accidental death, pawnshop, biblical reference, gas, outburst, elderly woman, egg, eavesdropping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Very Bad Things (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kyle Fisher has one last night to celebrate life as a single man before marrying Laura, so he sets out to Vegas with four of his best buddies. But a drug and alcohol filled night on the town with a stripper who goes all the way, turns into a cold ...
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, wedding, friends, uncover truth, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, love and romance, investigation, wedding preparations and rituals, wrongfully committed, violence, death ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, california, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 5K
Curdled (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Gabriella, a Columbian immigrant, is obsessed with understanding violent crime. The current string of murders by "The Blue Blood Killer" of affluent Miami socialites provides her with fodder for her scrapbook of death. She lands a job with ...
Style: dark humor, disturbing, suspenseful, bloody, offbeat ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cleaning lady, dangerous attraction, blood, obsession, crime, crimes, investigation, deadly, psychopath, decapitation ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, usa, colombia, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Home Sweet Hell (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mona and Don’s seemingly perfect suburban bliss is disrupted by a sexy extortionist and Mona will stop at nothing, including killing the competition, to keep her little slice of heaven.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Plot: woman kills woman, murder, couple relations, crimes, couples, suburbs, nothing goes right, disorder, husband wife relationship, infidelity, extramarital affair, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
2 Days in the Valley (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspense, twist ending, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, hostage, attempted murder, psychopath, crime, crimes, police investigation, gangsters, nudity (full frontal - brief), multiple storylines, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mental patient escapes from the looney bin in drag, robs a bank, and goes on the lam!
Style: cult movie cast, cult film, dark humor
Plot: nurse, thief, boy, fetish, car chase, woman in underwear, escaped mental patient, reception, rooftop, hallucination, finding a dead body, baby ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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A Shock to the System (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Madison Avenue executive Graham Marshall has paid his dues. A talented and devoted worker, he has suffered through mounting bills and a nagging wife with one thing to look forward to: a well-deserved promotion. But when the promotion is given to a ...
Style: suspense, witty, cynical, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, advertising, crimes, contests and competitions, vengeance, workplace intrigue, advertising agency, frame up, midlife crisis, unlikely criminals, rise to the top, boss ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.4
 254
Dead in France (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A socially-challenged hitman's French retirement is ruined by the dodgy Brits on the Cote d'Azur.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor
Plot: crime, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, cons and scams, neo noir, graphic violence, hitman, disorder, female nudity, drunkenness, bare breasts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 24K
Jawbreaker (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 3 of Reagan High School's most popular girls pretend to kidnap their friend by shoving a jawbreaker into the victim's mouth to keep her from screaming. Their plan goes awry when the girl swallows the jawbreaker, choking to death. Now the ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, satirical, absurd, suspense ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: high school, prom, popularity, murder, friendship, prank, accidental killing, fashion, teenager, bullying, social outcast, jealousy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 4K
Ca$h (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man meets up with two "good guys" to recover what is unlawfully his, taking them on his whirlwind ride, doing things they never would have imagined, just to survive.
Style: semi serious, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: heist, manipulation, police, traitor, cons and scams, master criminal, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, undercover, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: french riviera, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 3K
Red Lights (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cross-country trip turns out to be a nightmare for a troubled couple.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family problems, danger, crimes, couples, crumbling marriage, hitchhiker, traffic jam, murder, divorce, guilt, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Stars Will Tell, Inspector Palmu (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ms. Alli Pelkonen's terrier finds a body from Tähtitorninmäki, that's thought to be a wino at first. But Inspector Palmu knows a little better. And yes, it was a murder. Tähdet kertovat, Komisario Palmu (1962) is directed by Matti ...
Plot: youth, police officer, murder, police, choir, crime investigation, newspaper reporter, gang, blackmail, hitler, telescope, horoscope ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 29K
Big Nothing (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A frustrated, unemployed teacher joins forces with a scammer and his girlfriend in a blackmailing scheme.
Style: twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, absurd, talky ...
Plot: unemployment, priest, blackmail, crime, crimes, call center, cons and scams, dishonesty, disorder, betrayal, layoff, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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