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, morgue, rock band, computer, telephone, gun, nun, conspiracy, taxi, private detective, security guard, schoolgirl, gunfight, beer, bus, night, creature, widow, motel, bar, woman with a gun, cigarette smoking, receptionist, car driving, nurse ...
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, neo noir and parody films with plots about telephone call, murder, visit, cigarette smoking, gun, apology and opening a door 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 (1988), 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: semi serious, offbeat, humorous
Plot: unemployment, bank, heist, remote control, crime, criminal heroes, misfit, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, cons and scams, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, lisbon portugal, melbourne
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95%
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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: fiancee, wristwatch, pay phone, doctor, water cooler, rose, pregnancy, beer drinking, telephone, cigarette smoking, teenage boy, nurse ...
Place: melbourne australia
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75%
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, twists and turns, psychotronic ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, missing person, crimes, journalism, crime, deadly, law enforcement, corpse with eyes open, opening a door, looking at picture, opening a window ...
Time: 80s
Place: sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 168
The Bit Part (1988)
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: tv commercial, struggling actor, midlife crisis, stomach, showbiz, husband wife relationship, party, remote control, freezer, man with glasses, telephone call, audition ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: buddies, odd couple, friendship, fish out of water, rich and poor, fall in love, nightclub, culture clash, power relations, disorder, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, europe, england, sydney australia, london ...
⇓ 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, suspenseful, clever, humorous, biting ...
Plot: murder, investigation, private detective, blackmail, film critic, crimes, manipulation, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, hollywood, who done it, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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: parody, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, adoption, missing person, deadly, mystery, crimes, plot twist, climbing a rope, breaking and entering, cockatoo, psycho ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1947
Place: los angeles, usa, california, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: city, truck driver, vacuum cleaner, drinking, driving at night, rescue, printer, abduction, photograph, refrigerator, looking at picture, woman driver ...
Place: melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 515
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: parody, realistic, not serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: private detective, murder, satire, heist, manipulation, dark humor, mate swapping, couples, disorder, crimes, crime, manipulations ...
Time: 70s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, new jersey
⇓ 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, cult film, psychotronic
Plot: newspaper, kidnapper, pulp fiction, fight, music hall, detective agency, identity, old man, reading a newspaper, swamp, criminal, gun ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: czechoslovakia, central europe, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 92
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, threat, ethnic slur, corrupt cop, locker, binoculars, violence, adulterer, telephone, woman with a gun, attempted strangulation ...
Place: south australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: piano playing, mirror, old man, photographer, dressing room, brunette, bedroom, nickname, taxi, torch, locker, wristwatch ...
⇓ 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: journalist, chain, jail, katana sword, cigarette smoking, tv commercial, sandwich, coughing, pond, map, refrigerator, bottle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: police investigation, flashlight, sea, innkeeper, horse, rifle, bar, police inspector, corpse, murder, red dress, balloon ...
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: barking dog, rifle, cigarette smoking, love, dog, beach, newspaper, assassination attempt, telephone call, police, gun, bar ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, delusion, private detective, artists and showbiz, investigation, amateur detective, crimes, writer's life, doctors and patients, paranoia, betrayal, psychiatrist ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
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: cult film, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, cannibal, dark humor, serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), bondage, locksmith, restaurant, wine, clothed female naked male, sex toy, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, cult film, weird, witty ...
Plot: private detective, murder, femme fatale, investigation, faked death, warden, power relations, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, recruit, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 5.0
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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: parody, sexy, sex comedy
Audience: teens
Plot: sabotage, jewel thief, summer vacation, hot dog, knocked unconscious, rock band, belly dancer, wristwatch, hospital bed, contest, motorcycle cop, knocking on a door ...
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 16K
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: humorous, parody, offbeat, witty, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, rescue, brewery, satire, chase, rivalry, assassination, partners, misfit, escapades, heroes, obsessive quest ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Murder by Phone (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 79 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: telephone, murder, revenge, screaming, public telephone, car driving, man and woman in bed, assassination attempt, clapping, man kills a woman, bespectacled male, phone book ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: humorous, realistic, not serious, offbeat, parody ...
Plot: mistaken identity, farce, murder, serial killer, odd couple, police investigation, disorder, couples, vicious, misfit, crimes, goofy hero ...
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: suspenseful, psychological, offbeat, neo noir, witty ...
Plot: murder, private detective, plastic surgery, hollywood, deadly, danger, femme fatale, journalism, couples, power relations, disorder, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 987
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 ...
Plot: female director, classroom, man with glasses, train, telephone call, opening a window, blindfold, night, party, knocking on a window, father son relationship, city ...
Place: melbourne, melbourne australia, australia
⇓ 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, realistic, serious, cynical, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, yacht, police detective, private detective, frame up, ocean, poker, partners, partners against crime, investigation, deadly, track down ...
Time: 60s
Place: miami, usa, florida, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.2
 154
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: politics, pizza delivery boy, japanese restaurant, conspiracy, pizza delivery, political satire, pizza, amateur detective, villain, satire, deduction, femme fatale ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 59
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 ...
Plot: seance, smuggler, curse, disembodied head, nightmare, pink panties, gangster, bar, film within a film, evil spirit, sex in office, gangsters ...
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 ...
Plot: bookies, bandit, gun, murder, assassination, investigation, hotel, pistol, nightclub, missing person, case, bookie ...
Time: 1940s, year 1946
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: on the run, teenage protagonist, hitchhiking, typing, hiding place, evidence, cigar, id card, suspect, medical examination, unrequited love, hospital ...
Place: central europe, prague czech republic, prague, prague czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.6
 62
Crosstalk (1982)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Only the computer saw the murder...and it liked what it saw...
Plot: city, surveillance camera, driving at night, telephone call, cemetery, airplane, saving a life, mistress, apology, pretending to be someone else, adulterous husband, adultery ...
Place: sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%