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The Good and the Bad (1976)
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The Good and the Bad (1976)
Original name: Le Bon et les méchants
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: From 1935 to 1945, the happiness of a couple turns to sadness when their Traction Avant auto is used by the gang des Tractions Avant.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, police officer, resistance, gestapo, heist, politics, crimes, on the run, wartime life, dishonesty, obsessive quest, criminal heroes, nazism, bully, prison, gangsters, boxing, thief, strong female lead, prostitute, nazi, cheating wife, train, wedding, police ...
Time: 20th century, year 1945, 1940s, 1930s, year 1944, year 1940, year 1935
Place: paris france

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Most similar movies to The Good and the Bad

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and neo noir films with plots about murder, crimes, dishonesty, death, gun, cigarette smoking and money mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like The Good and the Bad: Happy New Year (1973), Lacombe, Lucien (1974), Us Two (1979), Flic Story (1975), Head in the Clouds (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Happy New Year (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Gangster (Lino Ventura) with his accomplice (Charles Gérard), prepares to take part in the "first psychological hold-up in the history of crime". Next door to the jewellers of Van Cleef & Arpels, on the Croisette, in Cannes, the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, stylized, clever, humorous ...
Plot: heist, new year, jewelry, bittersweet, lovers reunited, cons and scams, couples, dealer, unlikely couple, dishonesty, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1968, year 1971, year 1967 ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Lacombe, Lucien (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1944 Lucien Lacombe, a young peasant in the Lot region is refused permission to join the French Resistance. Instead, the opposing "French Gestapo" obtain from him information about an underground leader and recruit him into their ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: occupation, small town, world war two, nazi occupation, interracial relations, children in wartime, social differences, wartime life, deportation, couples, treason, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: france, europe, germany, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen... (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A jazz singer and a British jewel thief are brought together by their mutual desire to forget the past.
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, touching, tricky ...
Plot: memory loss, terminal illness, master criminal, romance, heist, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, couples, love and romance, crimes, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, morocco, africa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 457
Us Two (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Françoise has gone into business seducing men whose wives want to divorce them, and who need incriminating evidence against them. In addition, she has a little blackmail operation going on on the side with politicians who can't afford a ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: prostitute, on the run, couples, crimes, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, gangsters, criminal heroes, cons and scams, heist, frame up ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: marseille, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 6.9
 2K
Flic Story (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film story depicts Emile Buisson, following the death of his wife and child, escaping from a psychiatric institution in 1947 and returning to Paris. Buisson, who three years later would become France's public enemy number one, begins a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, neo noir, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, prison, murder, heist, serial killer, gangsters, robbery, mind game, psychopath, police corruption, police investigation, investigation ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, year 1947
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Head in the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic ...
Style: sexy, captivating, sentimental, romantic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, orgy, sexual relations, world war two, false accusation, soldier, romance, lesbian, love and romance, war, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944 ...
Place: paris france, europe, spain, france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Farewell, Friend (1968)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After serving together in the French Foreign Legion, a mercenary and a doctor leave the service and go their separate ways. Later, they are reunited and become involved with a caper involving millions in a high-security safe. The two men become ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, storage unit, chase, rivalry, soldier, femme fatale, manipulation, friendship, safecracker, friendship between men, submissive woman, hostage ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, europe, marseille, congo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 1K
The Nark (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Paris police detective (Richard Berry) plays rough with a prostitute (Nathalie Baye) and her pimp/lover (Philippe Léotard), whom he wants as an informant.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, gangsters, uninhibited rivalry, police corruption, working undercover, tough heroes, fighting crime, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, society, undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, new york, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Chicago Joe and the Showgirl (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II, an American serviceman in London decides to impress his English girlfriend by acting as an American gangster, which soon turns deadly.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, tense
Plot: gangsters, investigation, soldier, crimes, heist, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, criminal heroes, wartime life, cons and scams, frame up, lovers on the run ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 7K
Good (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: politics, moral dilemma, state affairs, wartime life, political unrest, society, nazism, friendship, anti semitism, writers, nazi, euthanasia ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1933, year 1937, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 1K
Free Men (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man. Based on not very known facts about the Muslim community in Paris during WWII, when the Paris Mosque and its dynamic ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, resistance, german occupation, idealism, moral dilemma, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, wartime life, anti semitism, against humanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Not for, or Against (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean. The gang lives hand-to-mouth until the day Jean plans a daring bank robbery. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, robbery, money, crimes, dishonesty, murder, bank, criminal gang, bank robbery, jewelry, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Love the Hard Way (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Claire, a brilliant student, seeks answers to the meaning of life in the calm of her biology laboratory. One day, she meets a mysterious young man, Jack, at the cinema, and is intrigued by his style, assurance and audacity. Apart from his artistic ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: opposites attract, love affair, couples, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, cons and scams, student life, college, destructive relationship, romance, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Edges of the Lord (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A 12-year-old Jewish boy hides with a family of Catholic peasant farmers to escape the Nazis.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, village, survival, hidden identity, human spirit, against humanity, life is a bitch, society, fish out of water, anti semitism, wartime life, lifesaver ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Valachi Papers (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When Joe Valachi (Charles Bronson) has a price put on his head by Don Vito Genovese (Lino Ventura), he must take desperate steps to protect himself while in prison. An unsuccessful attempt to slit his throat puts him over the edge to break the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: italian mafia, prison, hitman, murder, gangsters, prison life, friendship, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, unfulfillment, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Max and the Junkmen (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Max is a Paris detective, aloof, independently wealthy, and frustrated by gangs of robbers whom he cannot catch. To re-establish his stature and save face, he decides to inveigle a group of petty thieves (led by an old acquaintance) to rob a bank. A ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: card playing, manipulation, fall in love, prostitute, corrupt law enforcer, disorder, power relations, obsession, rich and poor, law enforcement, fighting crime, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 7K
Mr. Klein (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France. He has a well-furnished flat, a mistress, and business is booming. Jews facing discrimination because of laws edicted by the French government are ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, art collector, anti semitism, infidelity, mistaken identity, art dealer, love and romance, dishonesty, crimes, obsessive quest, journalism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, algeria, europe, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Outside the Law (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Algeria, Belgium, Tunisia, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After losing their family home in Algeria in the 1920s, three brothers and their mother are scattered across the globe. Messaoud joins the French army fighting in Indochina; Abdelkader becomes a leader of the Algerian independence movement in France ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: police brutality, war crime, revenge, political unrest, family relations, society, military, injustice, eviction, battles, politics, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 60s, year 1945 ...
Place: algeria, france, africa, europe, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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First Name: Carmen (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The protagonist is Carmen X, a female member of a terrorist gang. She asks her uncle Jean, a washed-up film director if she can borrow his beachside house to make a film with some friends, but they are in fact planning to rob a bank. During the ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, experimental, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, gang, bank, filmmaking, terrorism, robbery, hostage, money, terrorist, eroticism, couples, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 803
Angry Harvest (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the winter of 1942-43, a Jewish family leaps from a train going through Silesia. They are separated in the woods, and Leon, a local peasant who's now a farmer of some wealth, discovers the woman, Rosa, and hides her in his cellar. ...
Style: psychological, sincere, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, train, survival, captivity, voyeurism, forbidden love, obsession, wartime life, racism, human nature ...
Time: 1940s
Place: holland, poland, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 14K
The Last Metro (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, love triangle, anti semitism, infidelity, theater, occupation, confined, romance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.0
 50K
Le Samouraï (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught.
Style: neo noir, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loner, hitman, gangsters, lone wolves, police investigation, jazz, assassination, surveillance, betrayal, chase, crimes, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Life Love Death (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: François Toledo, married businessman and father, falls head-over-heels in love with Janine, a work colleague. However, he is soon found out: after three dates, he strangles some prostitutes, when, the victim of blackmail, he becomes dishonored. He ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, prison, murder, death sentence, mentally unstable, dishonesty, unfulfillment, crimes, legal, love and romance, investigation, tragic love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 19K
Flame & Citron (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Denmark, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jørgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron"), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who's in direct contact with Allied leaders. One shoots, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Plot: gestapo, resistance, world war two, betrayal, dishonesty, nazism, double agent, war, wartime life, political unrest, crimes, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944, year 1940
Place: denmark, copenhagen, europe, sweden, finland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Last Butterfly (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia, France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Stage mime Antoine Moreau is compelled by the Gestapo to put on a performance for the children of Terezin, a "model" concentration camp, to convince the Red Cross observers that the camp is truly what it seems. Reluctant at first, Moreau ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: concentration camp, gestapo, orchestra, mime, red cross, world war two, french resistance, nazi propaganda, nudity (full frontal - brief), backstage, motorcycle, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, czechoslovakia, berlin germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Second Breath (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: With his customary restraint and ruthless attention to detail, director Jean-Pierre Melville follows the parallel tracks of French underworld criminal Gu (the inimitable Lino Ventura), escaped from prison and roped into one last robbery, and the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: one last job, heist, master criminal, gangsters, betrayal, robbery, prison, tough heroes, petty criminal, lovers on the run, gang, crime gone awry ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, europe, france, south of france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Grissom Gang (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Grissom Gang is a remake of the notorious 1949 British melodrama No Orchids For Miss Blandish. Kim Darby plays a 1920s-era debutante who is kidnapped and held for ransom. Her captors are the Grissoms, a family comprised of sadists and morons, ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, cynical, biting, tense ...
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, family relations, gang, gangsters, survival, nightclub singer, criminal gang, fall in love, love affair, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, year 1931
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Thieves Like Us (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Bowie, a youthful convicted murderer, and bank robbers Chicamaw and T-Dub escape from a Mississippi chain gang in the 1930s. They hole up with a gas station attendant and continue robbing banks. Bowie, who is injured in an auto accident, takes ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, sincere, neo noir
Plot: on the run, murder, bank, bank robbery, criminal heroes, crimes, journalism, love and romance, fugitives, romance, prison, heist ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.1
 945
Monsignor (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The vows of an ambitious young American priest are tested during World War II. Not only does Father John Flaherty get involved with the black market to raise money for the Vatican, he also falls in love with a young French nun.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, gangsters, catholic, catholic church, black market, scandal, pope, nun, priest, money, sicilian, church ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, post world war two
Place: italy, rome italy, brooklyn new york city, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 3K
B. Monkey (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When wistful introvert Alan Furnace meets quick-witted bombshell Beatrice, he has no idea of her secret life as "B. Monkey" -- the top thief-for-hire in London's criminal underworld. Charmed by Furnace's innocent and chivalrous ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, surprise ending, neo noir ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, school, heist, thief, robbery, jazz club, crimes, romance, criminal heroes, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couples ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: london, paris france, england, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%