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Curveball (2020)
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Curveball (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Although he already has searched Iraq unsuccessfully for weapons of mass destruction as a member of a UN mission, German bio-weapons expert Arndt Wolf is still obsessed with the idea that Saddam Hussein is hiding something. Nobody around him is interested in this topic any more. This changes abruptly when an Iraqi asylum seeker claims to have been involved in the manufacture of chemical weapons. The German Federal Intelligence Service summons Dr. Wolf to ascertain the legitimacy of the claims made by the informant, who has been given the code name “Curveball”.
Style: humorous, surreal, topical humor, dark humor, factual
Plot: iraq war, secret service, lie, government, intelligence, forgery, adult humor, storytelling, intelligence agency, abduction, secret, satire, car chase, liar, farce, interrogation, sled, american abroad, interrogation room, german abroad
Time: year 2001, year 2004, year 2000, year 1997, year 1999, year 2002
Place: germany, berlin germany, munich germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and dark humor films with plots about crimes, disorder, murder, crime, storytelling, dialogue and mentor mostly in Comedy, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Curveball: Burke and Hare (2010), Ferpect Crime (2004), Now or Never (2000), Schtonk (1992), Serial Mom (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Burke and Hare (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, History, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two 19th-century opportunists (Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis) become serial killers so that they can maintain their profitable business supplying cadavers to an anatomist (Tom Wilkinson).
Style: dark humor, humorous, witty, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, cruelty, anti villain, partners, friends, fall in love, odd couple, crimes, deadly, autopsy, greed, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 18th century
Place: europe, edinburgh scotland, scotland, england, britain ...
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 7.1
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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: dark humor, suspense, humorous, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: sex, murder, ambition, womanizer, rivalry, store, salesman, crime, crimes, dangerous attraction, perfect crime, satire ...
Time: contemporary
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57%
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Now or Never (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: heist, retirement home life, bank, disorder, unlikely criminals, elderly, down on your luck, friendship, cons and scams, vengeance, mistaken identity, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
 3K
Schtonk (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Schtonk! is a farce of the actual events of 1983, when Germany's Stern magazine published, with great fanfare, 60 volumes of the alleged diaries of Adolf Hitler – which two weeks later turned out to be entirely fake. Fritz Knobel (based on ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, witty
Plot: parody, forgery, satire, hitler, diary, media, journalism, dishonesty, crimes, media satire, cons and scams, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.8
 27K
Serial Mom (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A picture perfect middle class family is shocked when they find out that one of their neighbors is receiving obscene phone calls. The mom takes slights against her family very personally, and it turns out she is indeed the one harassing the ...
Style: dark humor, psycho film, witty, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: housewife, murder, serial killer, female killer, family relations, crimes, crime, parody, suburban life, parents and children, mental illness, family life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Ladykillers (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a band in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting landlord – a sharp old woman.
Style: dark humor, humorous, light, funny, absurd ...
Plot: cons and scams, painting, heist, murder, african american, crime gone awry, friends, sheriff, racism, religious fundamentalist, strangulation, attempted murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
 1K
R.S.V.P. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man invites a group of his closest friends to a party, where he proceeds to discreetly kill them all.
Style: dark humor, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, psychopath, deadly, mind game, death, party, student, violence, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Howie Mandel Presents Howie Mandel at the Howie Mandel Comedy Club (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: After being a mainstay on the comedy circuit for 40 years, Howie takes the stage at the comedy club that bears his name in Atlantic City for his first stand up comedy special in over 20 years.
Style: dark humor, witty, ironic, humorous, light
Plot: monologue, stand up comedian, comedian, adult humor, absurd humor, storytelling, sexual humor, concert hall, bald hero, comedy club, live audience
Place: atlantic city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Penn & Teller enjoy playing jokes on each other. When Penn says on an interview show that he wishes he has someone threatening his life so that he "wouldn't sweat the small stuff," each of them begins a series of pranks on the ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, absurd, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: prank, murder, prankster, danger, crimes, psychopath, deadly, stalking, faked death, creativity, brutality, gory ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Larry Donner is a author and writing professor who tutors people who want to write books. Larry's life has become a misery when his Ex-wife has published a book he wrote under her name and has gotten rich over it. Owen Lift, one of Larry's ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: murder, disorder, nothing goes right, crime, crimes, strangulation, family relations, train, resentment, attempted murder, professor, matricide ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Death in Brunswick (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A reserved man in need of a job, Carl Fitzgerald finds employment at a Greek restaurant. Upon meeting waitress Sophie, Carl begins dating the attractive woman. Though it seems things are improving for Carl, an unexpected situation leads to the death ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, realistic, not serious, semi serious ...
Plot: down on your luck, friends, family relations, unlikely criminals, love and romance, life is a bitch, nothing goes right, crimes, disorder, buddies, graphic violence, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.5
 4K
The Bone Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Set in a sleepy Austrian mountain village, ex-detective Simon Brenner has grown weary of his job repossessing cars and embarks on an extended getaway to the countryside. But before long he becomes embroiled in the convoluted world of the locals of a ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, restaurant, murder, private detective, cons and scams, law enforcement, cannibalism, murder investigation, dialect, snow, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, europe, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Gentlemen in White Vests (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crime comedy directed by Wolfgang Staudte.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, life turned upside down, rivalry, crimes, intrigue, chases and races, forgery, criminal heroes, crime, dishonesty, gang, lovers on the run ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, west berlin west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Like a Fish Out of Water (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A seductive femme fatale (Monica Bellucci) and two con men -- one cool as ice, and one who just likes to "ice" his victims -- enlist a mild-mannered, unsuspecting man in their mission to steal a rare and valuable fish. They plan to sell it ...
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, biting, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, cons and scams, farce, heist, dangerous attraction, disorder, couples, femme fatale, dishonesty, crime, partners, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 29K
Big Nothing (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A frustrated, unemployed teacher joins forces with a scammer and his girlfriend in a blackmailing scheme.
Style: twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, absurd, talky ...
Plot: unemployment, priest, blackmail, crime, crimes, call center, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, betrayal, layoff, partners ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Loose Cannons (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mac, the two fisted savy cop finds that he's being saddled with a new partner, a known burn out, to work with him on a new and difficult case. The new partner is, Ellis, an amazing detective, one who puts Sherlock Holmes to shame with his ...
Style: humorous, captivating, absurd, entertaining, light ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.7
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Jawbreaker (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 3 of Reagan High School's most popular girls pretend to kidnap their friend by shoving a jawbreaker into the victim's mouth to keep her from screaming. Their plan goes awry when the girl swallows the jawbreaker, choking to death. Now the ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, satirical, absurd, suspense ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 3K
Dead Fish (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Gary Oldman is Lynch, a strangely charming hit man in this explosively funny dark comedy in the tradition of Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. With an all-star cast including Terence Stamp, Elena Anaya, Robert Carlyle and Billy Zane, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, tense, realistic
Plot: hitman, rivalry, danger, gangsters, vengeance, heist, psychopath, murder, crime, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.5
 4K
Stereo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Erik has is own motorbike workshop in a sleepy little town. He may have the telling word ‘scoundrel’ tattooed onto his lower arm but he nonetheless creates an impression of a well-behaved average Joe. His relationship with his girlfriend Julia ...
Style: surreal, psychological, suspenseful, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: danger, haunted by the past, mysterious character, obsession, stalking, introspection, disorder, losing-it hero, imaginary character, life turned upside down, small town, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Wish You Were Dead (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two bad women fight over one man in a back-stabbing, money-grabbing, insurance-hustling, double-dealing, two-timing caper.
Style: suspenseful, witty, humorous, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: opposites attract, hitman, fish out of water, couples, social relations, fall in love, love affair, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, danger, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 5K
Gambit (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Harry Dean has a perfect plan to steal a priceless bust. The core of which is Nicole a look alike for his marks late wife. Will the gambit go as planned?
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, exciting ...
Plot: forgery, heist, crime, crimes, partners, cons and scams, disorder, crime gone awry, art theft, cat burglar, dishonesty, perfect crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Art of the Steal (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Crunch Calhoun, a third-rate motorcycle daredevil and part-time art thief, teams up with his snaky brother to steal one of the most valuable books in the world. But it's not just about the book for Crunch — he's keen to rewrite some ...
Style: exciting, humorous, tricky, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, cons and scams, criminal heroes, gang, art, forgery, border crossing, motorcycle, thief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, detroit, warsaw poland, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Cops and Robbersons (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Hard-as-nails cop Jake Stone moves in with the Robbersons so he can watch a hitman who has moved in next door. The Hitman is one thing, but can you survive the Robberson family.
Style: sitcom, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, frame up, disorder, nothing goes right, odd couple, crimes, goofy hero, fish out of water, suburbs, police investigation, forgery, police surveillance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 4.4
 254
Dead in France (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A socially-challenged hitman's French retirement is ruined by the dodgy Brits on the Cote d'Azur.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, dark humor, semi serious, realistic
Plot: man forced to strip, neo noir, cons and scams, graphic violence, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, dishonesty, hitman, disorder, con artists, female assassin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 661
Snowman's Land (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When the wife of a crime boss is accidentally killed, the hit man who was hired to protect the remote house in which she was living tries to keep her death under wraps. Fearing vengeance from the gangster, he's soon locked in a fight for ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, dark humor, cynical, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, nothing goes right, hitman, mission gone awry, disorder, crimes, danger, drugs/alcohol, deadly, crime, mountain, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.6
 80K
Delicatessen (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This bizarre surrealistic black comedy takes place in a small fictitious post-apocalyptic town where food is scarce and butcher Clapet has the macabre business of using human flesh to feed his customers. Yet when his daughter falls in love with his ...
Style: dark humor, cult film, futuristic, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: distopia, cannibalism, clown, escape, satire, post apocalyptic, underground, butcher, suicide attempt, post apocalypse, french, love affair ...
Time: future
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Cecil B. DeMented (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage film makers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.
Style: cynical, dark humor, satirical, absurd, humorous ...
Plot: perversion, filmmaking, hostage, heroin, lifestyle, actor's life, hostages, nothing goes right, showbiz, misfit, rebellion, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.2
 246
Soundman (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A sound mixer on a low-budget sci-fi western movie falls in love with an untalented violinist and promises to get her scoring gigs for films.
Style: humorous, dark humor, realistic, semi serious
Plot: filmmaking, dysfunctional family, workplace situations, love triangle, showbiz, contests and competitions, romance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, drug dealing, film within a film, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 58K
After Hours (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.
Style: surreal, dark humor, atmospheric, twists and turns, humorous ...
Plot: coincidence, artist, suicide, murder, one night, nightclub, farce, city life, nothing goes right, lifestyle, nightlife, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 13K
Elvis & Nixon (2016)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In 1970, a few days before Christmas, Elvis Presley showed up on the White House lawn seeking to be deputized into the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs by the President himself.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, factual, humorous ...
Plot: singer, photograph, musician's life, white house, secret service, elvis, elvis presley, u.s. president, dialogue, eccentricity, usa president, fbi agent ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles, memphis, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%