Movies like Playing Dead

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Playing Dead (2013)
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Playing Dead (2013)
Original name: Je fais le mort
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 reconstruct crime scenes, by standing in for the dead victim. Jean's obsession for detail impresses the detectives, allowing him to take a leading role in a sensitive investigation in Megève ski resort, during low season, after a series of murders
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, tense, light, realistic, semi serious
Plot: crimes, murder, police investigation, artists and showbiz, law enforcement, village, actor's life, down on your luck, social relations, crime, village life, who done it, deadly, mountain, ice skater, ice rink, female judge, paraplegic, hotel room, electrocution, hotel manager, crime scene, ski resort, wheelchair, wheelchair bound ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france

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Most similar movies to Playing Dead

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and captivating films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, deadly, law enforcement, disorder and police investigation mostly in Comedy, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Playing Dead: Tip Top (2013), Steam-bread Blues (2013), Inspector Blubber & Co (2010), Vexed (2010), The Scenesters (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tip Top (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two policewomen from Internal Affairs arrive in a provincial precinct to investigate the death of an Algerian woman who was an informer. One punches, the other eyes, tip top.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, partners against crime, crimes, uncover truth, partners, danger, corrupt officer, police detective, workplace intrigue, police station, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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95%
Steam-bread Blues (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Franz, the local police officer in a tiny bavarian village has to investigate in a case involving a disliked school principal who commited suicide? Or was it murder after all?
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, captivating
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, murder, social relations, law enforcement, crimes, amateur detective, multiple suspects, deadly, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, southern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Inspector Blubber & Co (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Sweden
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A dead body is found and police detective Mårten Späck draws the conclusion that a serial suicide killer is at large. Späck with his colleagues Grünvald Karlsson and Irene Snusk suspect a gang who distributes pirated DVD's of ...
Style: parody, not serious, humorous, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, silly humor, law enforcement, danger, police, criminal, video store, car chase, serial killer, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.3
 3K
Vexed (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Comedy drama following a mismatched pair of police officers who disagree on everything with their partner, from policing to their personal life.
Style: captivating, humorous, atmospheric, tense, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, murder, partners against crime, police investigation, crimes, who done it, dark humor, law enforcement, coworker relationship, ransom, partners, buddy cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Scenesters (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Someone is killing beautiful young Hipsters in East L.A. Charlie is a crime scene cleaner working for Aftershocks Inc. with a penchant for Sherlock Holmes type deduction. Wallace is an out-of-luck filmmaker working as a crime scene videographer. The ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, fish out of water, serial killer, deadly, crimes, disorder, who done it, film within a film, amateur detective, filmmaker, hipster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Pauline detective (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After she has been dumped by her boyfriend, Pauline allows her sister to take her to a palace on the Italian Riviera. Instead of savouring the delights of a carefree existence, Pauline prefers to take on the role of an amateur sleuth, convinced ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hotel, crimes, amateur detective, investigation, disorder, romancing a suspect, resort, family relations, crime, siblings relations, missing person, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Halal State Security (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Someone is killing Parisians of Arab ethnicity. When an Algerian diplomat is murdered by the same assailant, two Algerian detectives are sent to help the French with the investigation and they have their own ways of doing things.
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, track down, murder, buddies, serial killer, crimes, odd couple, society, disorder, racism, fish out of water, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, algeria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Real Life of Teachers (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A comedy about a band of voyeuristic students who take their jobs at the school paper to extremes, deciding to uncover the real lives of their teachers.
Style: humorous, exciting, light, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: teachers and students, high school life, stalking, youth, high school, hardcase students, disorder, social relations, riding a bicycle, power relations, cycling, investigation
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Crime Is Our Business (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Prudence Beresford is investigating another murder. Her aunt had witnessed it, but no body was found, and nobody trusted her word. Nobody, except Prudence, of course!
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, family relations, private detective, crimes, odd couple, investigation, uncover truth, master and servant, deadly, amateur detective, partners, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 328
Hot Dog (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mistakenly believing that he will be let go from the company, Philippe decides to sabotage the production at Saucibec. Upon learning that he is not the one who will be laid off, he will go to great lengths to right his wrongs ... but it's ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, tense, feel good ...
Plot: rivalry, vengeance, revenge, disorder, dishonesty, mistaken identity, gangsters, crime boss, factory, factory worker, crimes, vengeful fired employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 421
The Commander (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Commander Clare Blake has risen to the top of her profession in the male-dominated Metropolitan Police Service and is now the head of the serious crimes unit. Some years previously she arrested James Lampton for murder. He was subsequently sentenced ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, who done it, manipulation, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, crime, manipulations, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 8K
The Trixxer (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Auf dem Weg von Bitterfeld nach London verirrt sich ein sächsisches Pärchen im Wald. Ein hinterhältiges Subjekt hat den Wegweiser verdreht! So werden die beiden Zeuge, wie "der Mönch mit der Peitsche" vorsätzlich über den Haufen ...
Style: witty, exciting, not serious, humorous, parody
Plot: police detective, murder, mystery, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, riddles and clues, danger, serial killer, mysterious character, partners, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: suspenseful, rough, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: nudism, murder, village, hippie, tractor, mystery, ghost, crimes, gangsters, estate, social relations, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, south of france, southern france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 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: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic, neo noir
Plot: murder, deadly, dark humor, serial killer, disorder, looking for love, thirty something, writers, crime, gory, crimes, accidental death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.2
 901
Jerry Cotton (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jerry Cotton is the best agent of the FBI and suspected of murder. So he has to find the real killers from gangster boss Serrano.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, law enforcement, crimes, murder, fbi agent, stripper, danger, escapades, justice, comics, crime, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Li'l Quinquin (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 206 min.
TV show
Story: A murder mystery that opens with the discovery of human body parts stuffed inside a cow on the outskirts of a small channel town in northern France.
Style: tragicomedy, satirical, social, absurd, enigmatic ...
Plot: racial slur, police investigation, society, crimes, village, summer vacation, first love, farm, boy, police detective, killing spree, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 1K
The Red Inn (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of travelers, including a monk, stay in a lonely inn in the mountains. The host confesses the monk his habit of serving poisoned soup to the guests, to rob their possessions and to bury them in the backyard. The story unfolds as the monk ...
Style: humorous, captivating, tense, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, family relations, isolation, dark humor, hotel, priest, thief, danger, mountain, adoption ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 581
Maestro (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Henry, a young actor, finds himself involved in a film by cinema superstar, Cédric Rovere. Charmed by his benevolence, feelings hitherto unknown are aroused, while Rovere, intrigued by Henry's dream, lives this shoot as an unexpected gift.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, self discovery, actor, film within a film, love, jealousy, rivalry, friendship, actor's life, female director, movie actor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 5th century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Towards Zero (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inviting the ex-wife to a family reunion when the none-too-secure new wife will be there hardly seems to be a recipe for success, and true to form, bodies have begun to stack up by the end of this cinematic update of a classic Agatha Christie tale. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, witty, twists and turns ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, estate, who done it, riddles and clues, mystery, family relations, multiple suspects, family gatherings, couples, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, brittany, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 449
The Scent (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A detective Seon-woo, who moonlights as a private investigator, has a beautiful new client Soo-Jin. The woman asks the detective to take photos of her husband in the midst of having an affair with another woman. When the detective goes to take ...
Style: humorous, realistic, tense, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: private detective, femme fatale, murder, false accusation, disorder, chase, police detective, nothing goes right, crimes, protagonist as suspect, frame up, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
On the Other Side of the Tracks (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two mismatched cops team up to investigate the murder of a business mogul's wife.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: fish out of water, police investigation, odd couple, partners, social differences, murder, law enforcement, disorder, society, crimes, crime, misfit partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.2
 544
Fonzy (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set in Paris, a man working in fish delivery becomes involved in a legal battle with his sperm donations.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, life turned upside down, haunted by the past, family relations, artificial insemination, pregnancy, disorder, fatherhood, sperm donor, female director, pregnant woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Hostile Makeover (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lacey Smithsonian is a stylish journalist who works as a television reporter. When interviewing a prestigious fashion designer Amanda Manville, it confesses that receives death threats from someone. Everything is complicated when the artist is shot ...
Style: witty, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, partners, celebrity culture, false accusation, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, disorder, fashion, mystery, media, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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A Sense of Humor (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A serial killer abducts two stand-up comedians after they mock him as part of their on-stage act. If they teach him how to be funny, he might let them live.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, buddies, partners, kidnapping, performer's life, deadly, crimes, dark humor, psychopath, disorder, power relations, unlikely partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Golmaal Returns (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Golmaal Returns, the much-awaited follow-up to the uproariously comical smash-hit Golmaal, arrives with a renewed star power, chartbusting music and more laughter than ever before!
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: couple relations, couples, dishonesty, crimes, police investigation, friends, heroes, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, love and romance, wooing, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
 560
Daddy Cool (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story about the age gap between a scientist father, Philipe Le Tallec, and his newly discovered teen aged daughter, Eglantine.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage life, disorder, parents and children, family relations, youth, coming of age, estrangement, reunion, adolescence vs adulthood, social relations, bittersweet, daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 6K
Gabbar Singh (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Gabbar Singh is a 2012 Telugu action film directed by Harish Shankar. The film is produced by Bandla Ganesh under Parameshwara Art productions banner and stars Pawan Kalyan and Shruti Haasan in lead roles. Devi Sri Prasad, who previously worked with ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, fall in love, village, love and romance, police, gang, revenge, rivalry, friendship, danger, village life, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 33K
Hunting Season (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Veteran homicide cop Ferman (Şener Şen) and his hot-headed partner İdris (Cem Yılmaz) team up with rookie cop and anthropology major Hasan (Okan Yalabık) to investigate the murder of a young woman. The suspects include her conservative family, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, who done it, generation gap, crimes, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, crime, oldtimer, conservative ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.7
 863
Payoff (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two very different cops are forced to work together...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, buddy cop, buddies, police investigation, partners against crime, police corruption, gangsters, danger, reluctant partners, crimes, law enforcement, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Partners in Crime (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Prudence and Bélisaire Beresford have decided to take things easy. But when a rich Russian heiress disappears, Prudence can't resist and Bélisaire is forced onto the adventure. Their investigation will put them on the trail of a mysterious ...
Style: humorous, talky, witty, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: missing person, amateur detective, partners, mystery, crime, crimes, investigation, couples, private detective, eternal youth, marriage, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%