Movies like Crime Wave

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Crime Wave (2018)
 5.2
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Crime Wave (2018)
Original name: Ola de crímenes
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Leyre lives a quiet and comfortable life which ends abruptly when an act of rage of her teenage son leads her to protect him by any means necessary.
Style: humorous, light, captivating, entertaining
Plot: murder, business, family relations, teenager, lawyer, money, police, mother, corruption, cover up, teenage murderer, love, gambling, school, drugs, fight, police officer, teacher, investigation, student, assassin, sex scene, marijuana, death, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, basque country

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Most similar movies to Crime Wave

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, captivating and suspense films with plots about telephone call, murder, male objectification, photograph, death, listening to music and police officer mostly in Comedy, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Crime Wave: Extracurricular Activities (2019), Mushrooms (1995), The Weekend Murders (1970), The Ferpect Crime (2004), I Can Quit Whenever I Want (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Extracurricular Activities (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The outrageous life of Reagan Collins, a model high school student with a "killer" after-school job that involves arranging “accidents” for his classmates' parents. When seasoned police detective Cliff Dawkins starts putting the ...
Style: captivating, humorous, twist ending
Plot: nudist, criminal as protagonist, stalking, police detective, murder, murder investigation, death, dysfunctional family, teenager, police, party, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
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Mushrooms (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the tradition of Arsenic and Old Lace, comes this morbidly funny Australian tale of murder and mayhem at the hands of two charming old ladies.
Plot: death, food, jealous friend, antique shop, murder, landlady, cannibal, retirement, shoplifting, cooking, police officer, dismemberment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Weekend Murders (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A large family meet at the family estate for the reading of their father's will. Each expects to be the recipient of a tidy sum, but apart from the local constable and a few other small awards to the help, the entire estate goes to the favorite ...
Style: slasher, parody, psychotronic
Plot: auto mechanic, woman in underwear, killing spree, family dinner, dysfunctional family, locked in, overheard conversation, sexual attraction, seductive woman, observatory, milkman, hypocrisy ...
Place: scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ultra-low-budget Florida cult film featuring a transvestite fugitive criminal and his homosexual (and mentally unstable) lover on the lam in a Miami suburb.
Style: slasher, lgbt cinema, psychotronic, gay cinema
Plot: criminal, killing spree, cross dressing, jealous friend, death of protagonist, unrequited love, waitress, neighbor neighbor relationship, psychopath as protagonist, gay relationship, false identity, paranoia ...
Place: florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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The Ferpect Crime (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A playboy has the tables turned on him when he finds himself being used as a plaything by an undesirable woman in this black comedy from Spain.
Style: suspense, humorous, surreal, cynical, funny ...
Plot: murder, ambition, rivalry, store, salesman, crimes, dangerous attraction, perfect crime, dark humor, satire, womanizer, sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
I Can Quit Whenever I Want (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pedro, Arturo and Eligio are three college professors who lost their job because of economic crisis. Accidentally they find a solution for all of their problems; a multi-vitamin that allows them to party all night long without any side effects. The ...
Style: humorous, captivating, sincere, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, medicine, professor, teenager, lawyer, divorce, teacher, rivalry, destiny, youth, happy ending ...
Time: year 2007, 2000s, year 2017
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.5
 6K
The Motive (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Álvaro is a poor man obsessed with the idea of writing 'high literature'. He starts provoking conflicts to write about them.
Style: serious, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: aspiring writer, neighbor, lie, ambition, husband wife relationship, adultery, extramarital affair, rivalry, employer employee relationship, fired from the job, coworker relationship, assassination ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Who Killed Bambi? (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It tells the story of two young friends who must find a way for the president of the company in which they work (and father of one of them) safe return home, and that is enclosed strange circumstances naked in the trunk of his car.
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, crime gone awry, dark humor, disorder, buddies, crimes, nothing goes right, friends, caught cheating, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Feeding Mr. Baldwin (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A house sitter bites off more than he can chew when a dead body mysteriously shows up at the estate he's watching.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: crimes, violent behavior, gangsters, friendship between men, psychological manipulation, bulldog, estate, slaughterhouse, chambermaid, manipulative person, mail order bride, destroying evidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.2
 2K
6ixtynin9 (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A woman, fired from a financial coorporation during the Asia crisis, returns home with no money. However, she finds a box with a fortune in front of her door, and decides to keep it. However, the people that left it there soon want it back.
Style: tense, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: money, gangsters, serial killer, self defense, escape, crime gone awry, mistaken identity, disorder, woman in danger, chase, stolen money, airport ...
Time: 90s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
 3K
Cop or Hood (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When the local police inspector was found dead in a prostitute's house, police division commissioner Stan Borowitz is sent to investigate the situation. Posing as the prostitute's long-lost brother "Antonio Cerruti," he discovers ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: corruption, investigation, organized crime, assassination, police, undercover cop, attempted murder, chase, police brutality, police operation, employer employee relationship, murder investigation ...
Place: south of france, nice france, cote d'azur, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.6
 3K
Jackpot (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Terrified and bloody, Oscar Svendsen awakes clinched to a shotgun in a strippers joint. Around him 8 dead men, and police aiming at him. To Oscar it's clear that he is innocent. It all started when four chaps won 1,7 million on the pools.
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, buddies, life turned upside down, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, friends, disintegration, change of luck, disorder, dark humor, lottery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mental patient escapes from the looney bin in drag, robs a bank, and goes on the lam!
Style: neo noir, cult film, cult movie cast
Plot: thief, nurse, pyramid, serial killer, cult, cemetery, failed expectations, hotel receptionist, secretly observing, painting, drunkenness, female objectification ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
 8K
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: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Plot: murder, dark humor, cannibal, serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), bondage, wine, restaurant, locksmith, sex toy, crimes, swinger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Don't Talk to Strangers (1994)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Unhappy marriage causes divorce. Brosnan (new husband) and wife attempt to build a new life, and move to a new state. However, the ex-husband follows and the story unfolds from there.
Style: surprise ending, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: divorce, kidnapping, manipulation, strong female lead, female protagonist, police investigation, rivalry, fight, secret, boy, ex husband ex wife relationship, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.7
 2K
Abracadabra (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A housewife struggles with her husband after he is possessed by a ghost.
Style: exciting, light, tense, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: hypnosis, husband wife relationship, hallucination, soccer match, priest, hotel, hospital, exorcism, evil spirit, swinger couple, swinger, evidence ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.9
 588K
Knives Out (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his ...
Style: captivating, witty, exciting, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder mystery, whodunit, eccentric family, private detective, mansion, mystery killer, murder, murder investigation, suspect, inheritance, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.7
 2K
Empowered (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Paz seems to have the perfect life. She has a job, a partnerand friends but something ́s missing. In reality, there arethings she is unhappy about. She feels anxious andburdened but can ́t bring herself to express these feelings.Until one day she ...
Style: entertaining, light, captivating, talky, feel good ...
Plot: employer employee relationship, midlife crisis, female protagonist, gossip and rumors, coworker, workplace intrigue, office politics, office worker, job, employee employee relationship, office romance, supervisor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.3
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Mindhorn (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A washed up actor who played Mindhorn, a secret agent with a bionic eye, returns to the Isle of Man, the area where his most famous role was set, to help catch a killer.
Style: parody, captivating, entertaining, light, humorous ...
Plot: murderer, amateur detective, police investigation, husband wife relationship, betrayal, mental illness, conspiracy, paranoia, deception, revenge, satire, showdown ...
Time: year 1989, 2010s, 80s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 525
Loot (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the play by 'Joe Orton' this film follows the adventures of two pals who have pulled off a bank robbery and have to hide the loot. Fortunately (?) one of them works in a funeral parlour and they have a coffin to spare.
Style: cynical, realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: heist, farce, hotel, robbery, caper, disorder, dark humor, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 12K
Common Wealth (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Julia finds 300 million pesetas hidden in a dead man's house while selling an apartment. She's a 40-ish real estate agent now forced to face the wrath of a very peculiar community (of neighbors), headed by an unscrupulous administrator. ...
Style: humorous, enigmatic, unusual plot structure, bleak, witty ...
Plot: real estate agent, stolen money, greed, murder, neighbor, dark humor, crimes, dishonesty, fish out of water, conflict, conspiracy, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, tokyo, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's four years later, and a new group of students has been placed in Saturday detention at the infamous and prestigious Crestview Academy. When Siouxsie, sophomore 'undercrust,' crashes the party to avenge her sister's death, a ...
Style: non-linear, ambiguous ending, humorous, suspense, slasher
Plot: school, female protagonist, student, serial killer, cynical man, psychopath, conspiracy, teenage boy, murder, father son relationship, bossy woman, drug addict ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 4K
Spy Time (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Adolfo, a thirty something security guard, is going through a bad patch. Not only his lifetime girlfriend has just to finished with him to be a guy with no ambition but, moreover, he becomes the target of a series of thugs led by Vázquez, a ...
Style: parody, not serious, humorous, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: secret agents, fish out of water, misfit, espionage, secret identity, save the day, parents and children, disorder, master villain, undercover, family relations, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Night My Mother Killed My Father (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Isabel is torn between the need to feel valued as an actress and her insecurities and contradictions. One night, she hosts a very special dinner: her husband Ángel, who is a scriptwriter, and Susana, Ángel's ex-wife and film director, want to ...
Style: captivating, humorous, satirical, entertaining, atmospheric
Plot: strong female character, actress, husband wife relationship, dark humor, midlife crisis, family relations, suspicion, unfulfillment, nothing goes right, desire for fame, actor's life, protagonist as suspect ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Strangler vs Strangler (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When it comes to crime, Belgrade is same as any other modern metropolis, except for having its own serial killers. That blank is filled when a flower salesman begins strangling women. A popular, but very disturbed rock star soon becomes ...
Style: parody, cult film
Plot: killing spree, telepathy, strangulation, police investigation, opera, rock concert, serial killer, anonymous letter, dominant woman, rock singer, metropolis, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: belgrade, balkan, eastern europe, former yugoslavia, serbia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Cutting Class (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: High school student Paula Carson's affections are being sought after by two of her classmates: Dwight, the "bad boy", and Brian, a disturbed young man who has just been released from a mental hospital where he was committed following ...
Style: slasher, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: opposites attract, serial killer, woman in danger, high school, murder, high school life, psychopath, drunken teenager, cheerleading, crimes, youth, who done it ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Kill Your Friends (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the late 1990s, a drug-addled nihilist resorts to murder to climb the ladder of the London music industry.
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, rough
Plot: music business, music industry, murder, killer, secret, psychopath, criminal, ambition, criminal as protagonist, rivalry, plan gone wrong, lie ...
Time: 90s, year 1997, year 1983, year 1981, year 1996 ...
Place: united kingdom, germany, london, texas, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hollywood Homicide (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Joe Gavilan (Harrison Ford) and his new partner K. C. Calden (Josh Hartnett), are detectives on the beat in Tinseltown. Neither one of them really wants to be a cop, Gavilan moonlights as a real estate broker, and Calden is an aspiring actor ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, hollywood, murder, chase, hip hop, crimes, reluctant partners, partners against crime, law enforcement, odd couple, gunfight, rap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Enid Is Sleeping (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Enid only looks like she's sleeping. In fact, she's dead. Shortly after Enid caught her husband Harry in bed with her sister June, a row ensued, whereupon June accidently killed Enid. June's problem now is to hide the truth from the ...
Style: cynical, realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, dark humor, murder, police officer, gunfight, love affair, sexual relations, human nature, suburbs, couple relations, suburban life, on the run ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1959, 50s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.6
 1K
Sneekweek (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Six friends go to party for a week during the "Sneekweek". But they are haunted by a secret from their past.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, psychotronic, twists and turns, humorous ...
Plot: psychopath, killer, murder, revenge, party, chase, death, police, betrayal, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, nightmare, masked killer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%