Movies like The Telephone Always Rings Twice

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The Telephone Always Rings Twice (1985)
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The Telephone Always Rings Twice (1985)
Original name: Le téléphone sonne toujours deux fois
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marc Elbichon, a novice private sleuth, is investigating a wave of assassinations bearing a particular characteristic: the perpetrator, dubbed the "telephone killer" always strangles his female victims with a telephone cord.
Style: humorous, mind bending, realistic, witty, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: serial killer, crimes, contests and competitions, private detective, amateur detective, law enforcement, police investigation, deadly, female nudity, cemetery, veterinarian, private investigator, phone booth, movie theatre, gay bar
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france

Most similar movies to The Telephone Always Rings Twice

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, deadly, disorder, dishonesty, crime, murder and law enforcement mostly in Comedy, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Telephone Always Rings Twice: The Three Brothers (1995), Sister Mary (2011), Serial Lover (1998), Dirt Merchant (1999), Happy Easter (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Three Brothers (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three half-brothers are reunited at their mother's funeral. After being told of their inheritance they quickly spend the money, only to find out that they will not receive it after all. The men grow closer while deciding how to proceed.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, entertaining, light ...
Plot: on the run, family problems, family relations, disorder, charity, partners, cons and scams, inheritance, trial, money, brother brother relationship, brotherhood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe
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95%
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Sister Mary (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Homophobic detective Mark Rima (James Vallo) must "partner" up with the very gay and flamboyant Detective Chris Riant (Shawn Quinlan) to stop a serial killing Nun (Judy Tenuta) from offing 5 band members otherwise known as "The Ex ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, rough
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, amateur detective, deadly, reluctant partners, partners, secret agents, witnessing a crime, crimes, law enforcement, friendship, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Move Along, There is Nothing to See (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Inspector Leroux is investigating the owner of a contemporary art gallery Helen Duvernet who is suspected of being involved in trafficking of stolen paintings. He is both intrigued and attracted by the young woman, follows her everywhere and finally ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: couples, criminal heroes, crimes, fighting the system, tragic hero, love and romance, heist, woman in danger, destructive relationship, fall in love, farce, kidnapping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
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66%
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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 ⇓
62%
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Dirt Merchant (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A slacker turns P.I. to solve a rock star's murder.
Style: semi serious, realistic, dark humor, humorous
Plot: private detective, showbiz, murder, frame up, drug abuse, rock, amateur detective, deadly, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, crimes, mini skirt ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Happy Easter (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Chronic serial womanizer Stephane Margelle (Jean-Paul Belmondo) drops his wife Sophie (Marie Laforet) off at the airport so she can go away for Easter weekend. He immediately picks up beautiful young Julie (Sophie Marceau), who has just had a fight ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, light ...
Plot: farce, womanizer, nothing goes right, infidelity, disorder, couples, dishonesty, adultery, adulterer, easter, breasts, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Who Do I Gotta Kill? (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Who says crime doesn't pay? The mob will pay Jimmy Corona anything to stay away. But, then again, so would most people. His agent brushes off Jimmy's latest book proposal: detailing the conspiracy between Lee Harvey Oswald and Marylin ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: deadly, assassination, dishonesty, crime, murder, down on your luck, graphic violence, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, gangsters, breakup, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Shadows and Fog (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.
Style: humorous, surreal, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, vigilante, murder, false accusation, vigilantism, crimes, mystery, investigation, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, disorder, danger ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: eastern europe, central europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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How to Make Good When One Is a Jerk and a Crybaby (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story about a guy who still lives with his mother and sells some really awful alcohol to bartenders. The only way for him to do this is to cry and invent himself an awful life. Then he meets the beautiful woman whose goal in life is to sleep with ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, love and romance, suicide attempt, poet, tape recorder, hotel manager, poetry reading, gas explosion, clock, poem, female nudity
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Madame Irma (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Francis, who is in his forties, manages the French subsidiary of an American high-tech company. But the shareholders suddenly decide to close it. Depressed by the idea of being unemployed and the prospect of losing his second wife, Francis decides ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: hidden identity, social relations, couples, unemployment, lifestyle, love and romance, gender bending, fortune teller, loss of job, con men, unlikely couple, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Don't Die Too Hard! (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Eric and Ramzy are working as window washers at the Montparnasse skyscraper in Paris. Thinking that he has a date set up with beautiful executive Marie-Joelle (who in reality hates his guts), Ramzy stays at work late while Eric hangs around with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: terrorism, hostage, crimes, crime, danger, skyscraper, hitman, confined, hostages, deadly, stupidity, faked death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Grace Quigley (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Grace Quigley is nearing the end of her life, living alone in her New York apartment. One day she witnesses a murder being committed by top hit-man, Seymour Flint. She decides to blackmail him into killing her, however, she has one or two friends he ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hitman, crimes, elderly, forgery, deadly, parents and children, murder, cons and scams, dishonesty, golden years, graphic violence, old age ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
45%
Cry of the Cormoran (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Alfred Mullanet, an unlucky player who lives on his wife's income, becomes in a few moments the object of interest of two thugs, Kruger and Mister K.
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: disorder, kidnapping, unemployment, farce, gambling, dishonesty, on the run, forgery, crimes, gangsters, gang, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: turkey, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
I Don't Know Much, But I'll Say Everything (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Pierre Gastié-Leroy is the son of a wealthy director of a factory of weapon manufacturing. Despite his parents, two generous uncles and a bishop godfather who try to inculcate him the rigid values of his social level, Pierre is a dreamer, ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious
Plot: farce, goofy hero, juvenile delinquency, nothing goes right, chaos and mayhem, disorder, working class, operating room, factory worker, family honor, breaking the fourth wall, bureaucracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Zig Zag Story (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lives of three Parisians - a color-blind painter, a radio show host and a perverted photographer - intertwine and go hilariously out of control.
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, kidnapping, crimes, love and romance, photograph, artist
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Bullit & Ripper (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: French filmmaker Eric Lartigau directs the anarchic buddy comedy Bullit and Riper, originally released as Mais qui a tue Pamela Rose? French comedic television stars Kad Merad and Olivier Barroux are both the protagonists and the screenwriters. As a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: investigation, parody, save the day, deadly, partners, law enforcement, reunion, reluctant partners, buddies, partners against crime, odd couple, crimes ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Crime in Paradise (2001)
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: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: unhappy marriage, crimes, couple relations, notoriety, husband wife relationship, village, divorce, farmer, lawyer, french countryside, social relations, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, europe, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Census Taker (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When George (Greg Mullavey) and Martha (Meredith MacRae) let Harvey (Garrett Morris), an annoying census taker, into their home, they find themselves under a barrage of increasingly abusive questions. Furious at his intrusiveness, and at their ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: murder, crime, mystery, deadly, law enforcement, private detective, investigation, police detective, family relations, family business, family life, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Redrum (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A bored couple rejuvenate their marriage by turning to murder.
Style: dark humor, cynical, humorous, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, couples, satire, couple relations, moral dilemma, crimes, murderous pair, deadly, society, lovers on the run, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Three Men and a Cradle (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three young men (Jacques, Pierre and Michel) share an apartment in Paris, and have many girlfriends and parties. Once, during a party, a friend of Jacques' tells him he has a quite compromising package to deliver, and asks him if he can leave ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: fish out of water, grownups, disorder, buddies, parents and children, self discovery, couples, life turned upside down, adolescence vs adulthood, babies and infants, friends, singleness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Protect and Serve (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pair of bumbling French cops team up to take on the underworld.
Style: feel good, realistic, not serious, exciting, humorous
Plot: odd couple, fish out of water, police investigation, misfit, partners, law enforcement, crimes, disorder, heroic mission, fighting crime, partners against crime, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Famous detective Charlie Chan is called out of retirement to help a San Francisco detective solve a mysterious series of murders. With his bumbling grandson as his sidekick, Chan also encounters an old nemesis known as the Dragon Queen who is the ...
Style: humorous, witty, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, goofy hero, dishonesty, law enforcement, murder, rivalry, deadly, mystery, crimes, private detective, golden years, satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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This Girl for Hire (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this pilot for a proposed TV series, B.T. Brady is a flippant, but somewhat klutzy female private detective in Hollywood who sets out to solve the murder of a obnoxious mystery writer. Along the way, Brady gets help from her flamboyant mother ...
Style: witty, suspenseful, humorous, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, private detective, filmmaking, showbiz, hollywood, store, mystery, deadly, farce, crimes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
I Want to Go Home (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Joey Wellman, an American cartoonist from Cleveland now largely forgotten at home, visits France with his partner Lena to attend an exhibition in Paris about the comic strip (bande dessinée) which features his work. He also hopes to be reconciled ...
Style: humorous, witty, offbeat, clever, suspense ...
Plot: satire, culture clash, estrangement, disorder, fish out of water, parents and children, communication problem, family relations, performer's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Incognito (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: This offbeat musical drama stars Lucas (Bénabar), an up-and-coming singer ready to do anything to be on top of the French pop scene.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty
Plot: desire for fame, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, musician's life, lifestyle, dishonesty, disorder, rock, cons and scams, hopes, hidden identity, friends
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Inspector Blunder (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A detective, fresh out of the academy (lowest mark in class), gets the assignment to bodyguard a spoiled rich girl reporter. She's been interviewed on TV and has questioned the virility of a mobster who kidnaps her later.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, journalism, confined, law enforcement, gangsters, dishonesty, crimes, silly humor, disorder, journalist, police ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Idiot in Paris (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Goubi, the simpleton of his village in the French Department Allier, has but one wish: to see Paris. One day, the truckers Grafouillère deposit a drunk Goubi in the biggest market of Paris (the "Halles"). The poor man is completely lost, ...
Style: humorous, sexual, sexy, semi serious, realistic
Plot: village, village life, social relations, prostitute, drunken man, merchant, frenchman, village idiot
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
She No Longer Talks She Shoots (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Rosemonde, hailed as "the Princess" reign over a slum in the Paris suburbs. Herbert, a reporter who came to investigate on the pollution, ends up in a grinding machine of her invention. Rosemonde resells the bones to the church authorities ...
Style: realistic, humorous
Plot: urban ghetto, church, urban ghetto life, love affair, crimes, supernatural ability, deadly, journalism, media, society, satire, machine ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
I Hate My Best Friends' Kids (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A month of vacation with friends: difficult to bear the kids of his friends, especially when the methods of education differ and that some prove to be unbearable.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, friendship, female nudity, motherhood, summer vacation, provence, sex on floor, sex scene
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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