Movies like The Roly Poly Man

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The Roly Poly Man (1994)
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The Roly Poly Man (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Private detective Dirk Trent, a collector of cigarette butts, a "smooth" ladies man, a wearer of bad suits, and he's convinced there's more to an incident he caught on tape, where a man seemed about to murder his mistress with an axe. Delving deeper, the film enters some seldom-trodden territory as it slips easily into horror and sci-fi, while still maintaining the hilarious dialogue
Style: neo noir
Plot: monster, rock band, morgue, nun, computer, gunfight, conspiracy, taxi, schoolgirl, security guard, beer, bus, private detective, motel, night, widow, husband wife relationship, drug trip, creature, remote control, nurse, cover up, bus driver, wife murders husband, receptionist ...
Place: sydney australia

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Most similar movies to The Roly Poly Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, parody and neo noir films with plots about telephone call, murder, investigation, gun, visit, crimes and cigarette smoking mostly in Comedy, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Roly Poly Man: Malcolm (1986), The Clinic (1982), Body Harm (1988), The Bit Part (1987), A Slight Case of Murder (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Malcolm (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Malcolm is a chronically shy mechanical genius, who has just been fired for building his own tram. He gets Frank, who has just been released from jail, to move in to help pay the bills. Malcolm, with Franks help, turns to a life of crime. Malcolm ...
Style: surreal, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: unemployment, crimes, gadget, autism, remote control, bank, heist, genius, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, lisbon portugal, melbourne australia
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95%
 6.2
 94
The Clinic (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A comedic, dramatic day in the lives of employees and patients at a venereal disease clinic.
Plot: lgbt, female doctor, dog, beer, nurse, doctor, fired from the job, chinaman, layoff, gay interest, visit, police officer ...
Place: melbourne australia
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74%
 5.1
 256
Body Harm (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A schoolteacher (John Waters) becomes obsessed with the idea that his wife (Joy Bell) did not die in a car accident, as everyone else thinks.
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: serial killer, crime spree, crimes, journalism, law enforcement, missing person, obsession, serial murder, sexual euphemism, murder victim, urban setting, hostage ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.5
 209
The Bit Part (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Career counsellor Michael Thornton decides to change his career and become an actor. He dreams of performing Shakespeare but ends up in a television ad where only his hands appear on camera. He finds a friend in actress Mary McAllister (Nicole ...
Plot: struggling actor, midlife crisis, showbiz, fat man, actress, taxi, name calling, taxi driver, mirror, night, city, theater ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Brigada explosiva: Misión pirata (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Argentina, Dominican Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being killed by a monster, one pirate resurrects and find some friends to get its revenge. He makes a new band called "La Chota".
Style: parody
Plot: frozen, pirate, nudity (full frontal - brief), women fight, blonde, beach, sex, boat, homosexual, woman fights a man, gay, monster ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Barry McKenzie sets off for England with his aunt, Edna Everage, to advance his cultural education. Bazza is an innocent abroad, fond of beer, Bondi and beautiful sheilas, but he soon settles into the Australian ghetto in Earls Court, where his old ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: exploitation, friends, power relations, disorder, adventure, partners, society, odd couple, nothing goes right, misfit, buddies, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, europe, england, london, sydney australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Slight Case of Murder (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the midst of a spat, film critic Terry Thorpe (William H. Macy) accidentally kills his lover. Though Thorpe covers his tracks, he raises the suspicions of a private investigator (James Cromwell), who then tries to blackmail him. Thorpe also falls ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, realistic, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: murder, film critic, private detective, investigation, blackmail, courtroom, hollywood, dangerous attraction, who done it, law enforcement, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Peeper (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A detective is hired to locate a girl adopted 30 years earlier whose birth father wants to bequeath her his fortune.
Style: neo noir, parody, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, missing person, adoption, private investigator, cruise ship, hitman, femme fatale, englishman abroad, breaking the fourth wall, mysticism, mystery ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Cry Uncle (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Private detective Jack Masters takes on a case and gets mixed up in murder, sex and blackmail.
Style: erotic, parody, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: private detective, sex, private investigator, satire, heist, murder, manipulation, mate swapping, disorder, dark humor, couples, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Running From The Guns (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Crime
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Dave (Jon Blake) and his buddy Peter (Mark Hembrow) are chased by a gang of thugs when they pick up the wrong box from a Melbourne warehouse in this comedy thriller. Instead of toys, the box contains a substantial amount of cash intended to be used ...
Plot: beer, party, friendship between men, father daughter relationship, bartender, motorcycle cop, truck driver, reporter, gay slur, dancer, police detective, name calling ...
Place: melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Dinner for Adele (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When the famous detective Nick Carter visits Prague, he becomes involved in strange case of a missing dog and even stranger carnivorous plant. He becomes convinced that he is standing against his greatest enemy - the Gardener, who supposedly died ...
Style: parody, ambiguous ending, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: swamp, private investigator, police investigator, eccentricity, dual identity, detective agency, secretly observing, nemesis, pop art, paralysis, identity, scientific experiment ...
Time: 20th century
Place: prague, czechoslovakia, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Dear Mr. Wonderful (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Comedy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Joe Pesci is a small man looking for a big break. Owner of a bowling alley and nightclub in Jersey, Ruby Dennis (Pesci) sets his sites on making it big in Vegas. But Ruby finds more than he gambled for and in the end is a much bigger man for it.
Plot: italian mafia, gambling, visit, pianist, jewish man, family relations, urban setting, jewess, female singer, bicycle, male protagonist, riding a bicycle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Press Hunting (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Hungary
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A daily newspaper is in a huge crisis. Keszeg, the editor in chief charges his best journalist, Rezso to find a recently kidnapped accountant, who worked for the local mob before. Keszeg expects that this guy can debunk many famous politician very ...
Plot: staircase, prison warden, katana, gangsters, fight, police officer, apartment building, media, boss, gunfight, television reporter, map ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 107
Fever (1988)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A policeman discovers a suitcase full of drug money while on duty, meanwhile his wife is having an affair with another man.
Style: neo noir, surprise ending
Plot: drug deal, adultery, abandoned by wife, ambulance driver, death of killer, older man younger woman marriage, getting home, love triangle, dead man, pakistani, married couple, disposing of a dead body ...
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 2K
Odd Job (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An unemployed factory worker takes a job as a hit man to make ends meet.
Plot: lie, beer, restaurant, suicide attempt, anonymous telephone call, loss of job, heart attack, factory, church, police station, hospital, hotel room ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret recipe. To prove it was murder, she enlists the services of private eye Rigby ...
Style: parody, neo noir, surreal, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, satire, murder, investigation, world war two, gangsters, deadpan, writers, transformation, screwball, fantasy world, private investigator ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Singing Detective (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: From his hospital bed, a writer suffering from a skin disease hallucinates musical numbers and paranoid plots.
Style: surreal, psychological, stylized, disturbing, intense ...
Plot: murder, paranoia, psychiatrist, murder mystery, delusion, private detective, writers, hospital, investigation, artists and showbiz, crimes, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Eating Raoul (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discover a bizarre, if not murderous way to get funding for opening a restaurant.
Style: surreal, dark, funny, sexy, witty ...
Plot: swinger, cannibalism, serial killer, murder, sex party, female nudity, bdsm, sex toy, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), dark humor, dominatrix ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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 ...
Style: humorous, captivating
Plot: murder, police inspector, motel, murder mystery, homicide detective, investigation, crimes, crime solving, criminal, uncover truth, murderer, crime investigation ...
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
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Strange Brew (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Something is rotten at the Elsinore Brewery. Bob and Doug Mackenzie (as seen on SCTV) help the orphan Pam regain the brewery founded by her recently-deceased father. But to do so, they must confront the suspicious Brewmeister Smith and two teams of ...
Style: parody, humorous, enigmatic, cerebral, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beer, farce, conspiracy, mind control, mental institution, ghost, brother brother relationship, breaking the fourth wall, stupidity, chase, satire, shakespeare ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.8
 262
Lunch Wagon (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three women start a lunch wagon business but run into stiff resistance from a competitor.
Style: sex comedy, parody, sexy, hot
Audience: teens
Plot: sabotage, jewel thief, food, summer vacation, three friends, motorcycle cop, black man, jeweler, drunkard, contest, motorcycle, car theft ...
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Big Steal (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Danny wants two things in life more than anything else, one is a Jaguar and the other is Joanna Johnson. After Danny is conned into trading his Nissan Cedric for a 1973 Jaguar, he plots to win Joanna and get revenge against the sleazy car dealer ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, lie, dog, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, party, name calling, night, car breakdown, ethnic slur ...
Place: melbourne australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Murder by Phone (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A disgruntled phone company employee develops a device whereby those answering a phone can be murdered, and it's up to Nat Bridger to stop the killer.
Style: slasher
Plot: murder, revenge, exploitation, technology, male protagonist, murder of mother, receptionist, tour guide, dead woman, tractor, teenage daughter, bank ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.4
 10K
The Monster (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A vicious serial sex killer is on the loose, and landscape gardener and shop-window outfitter Loris is the prime suspect, thanks to his unfortunate habit of getting caught in compromising situations (for which there is always a totally innocent ...
Style: sexy, humorous, parody, breathtaking, affectionate ...
Plot: mistaken identity, farce, serial killer, odd couple, chase, police investigation, sexual deviant, pervert, sexuality, surveillance, sarcasm, runaway ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Man with Bogart's Face (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In The Man With Bogart's Face, an affectionate send-up of the Bogart detective films of the 1940s, Robert Sacchi plays a man who idolizes Humphrey Bogart so much he has his features altered to look exactly like his idol. He then opens up a ...
Style: neo noir, cynical, realistic, parody, semi serious ...
Plot: private detective, hollywood, private investigator, plastic surgery, murder, disorder, couples, power relations, boss and employee, who done it, dangerous attraction, uncover truth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Lady in Cement (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While diving for sunken treasure, street-smart gumshoe Tony Rome finds the body of a gorgeous blonde, her feet stuck in a block of cement. Soon after, tough guy Waldo Gronski hires him to find a missing woman named Sandra Lomax, and Rome wonders if ...
Style: neo noir, noir, cynical, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, yacht, diving, murder, scuba diving, go go dancer, gay, private investigator, poker, ocean, police detective, frame up ...
Time: 60s
Place: miami, rome italy, usa, florida, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 69
Snatched! (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After neutralizing the original curse, Guido, the jewel smuggler who was the only gangster to survive the shoot out in the warehouse, has learned that the spirits of those who were deceased in the gunfight have returned to once again torment the ...
Style: sexy
Plot: sex in office, bartender, nightmare, seance, ghost, curse, medium, gangsters, evil spirit, smuggler, survival, gunfight ...
Place: malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Goodnight, My Love (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Gruff gumshoe Francis Hogan is hired by a mysterious woman to find her boyfriend who has gone missing. With his perpetually hungry partner in tow, Hogan must untangle a web of intrigue involving the criminal underworld and a dead courier. One ...
Style: cult film
Plot: private investigator, bookies, blonde, gambling, assassination, murder, nightclub, investigation, private detective, missing person, surveillance, hotel ...
Time: year 1946, 1940s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.4
 177
Pizza Man (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When someone orders a pizza, Elmo the pizza man uncovers a government conspiracy and will stop at nothing to get his $15.23
Style: neo noir
Plot: environmentalism, yuppie, corrupt mayor, deduction, villain, femme fatale, amateur detective, conspiracy, investigation, satire, political satire, politics ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Girl Fit to Be Killed (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The waitress Gita from the hotel "Bobí vrch" approaches her lover who has not left his wife yet and gives him an ultimatum: if he does not do all according to her wish, she will announce to the police his machinations with foreign ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: food, estranged daughter, private investigation, secretly observing, hotel receptionist, police investigator, wedding, police, drunkenness, restaurant, nurse, doctor ...
Place: prague, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%