Movies like Curveball

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Curveball (2020)
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Curveball (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany
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
Plot: iraq war, secret service, lie, government, intelligence, forgery, adult humor, storytelling, secret
Place: germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and dark humor films with plots about crimes, disorder, crime, murder, deadly, storytelling and hitman mostly in Comedy, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Curveball: Ferpect Crime (2004), Now or Never (2000), R.S.V.P. (2002), Death in Brunswick (1990), The Bone Man (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, humorous, cynical, suspense, funny ...
Plot: sex, murder, womanizer, salesman, crime, crimes, dangerous attraction, ambition, perfect crime, rivalry, store, satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain
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95%
 5.8
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Now or Never (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, exciting
Plot: heist, retirement home life, bank, unlikely criminals, elderly, friendship, down on your luck, disorder, criminal heroes, crimes, mistaken identity, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany
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84%
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, humorous, light, ironic
Plot: comedian, stand up comedian, monologue, adult humor, absurd humor, storytelling, sexual humor, concert hall, bald hero, comedy club, live audience
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83%
 5.2
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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, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, crimes, psychopath, deadly, mind game, death, student, party, violence, who done it, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, not serious, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: down on your luck, friends, life is a bitch, parents and children, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, fall in love, love and romance, family relations, workplace, workplace romance, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, semi serious, dark humor, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, restaurant, murder, private detective, law enforcement, cons and scams, cannibalism, murder investigation, dialect, snow, crime, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, europe, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, semi serious, exciting, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: murder, disorder, strangulation, family relations, nothing goes right, crime, crimes, train, resentment, attempted murder, matricide, professor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, stalking, deadly, faked death, creativity, brutality, gory ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: painting, murder, african american, crime gone awry, cons and scams, friends, heist, religious fundamentalist, sheriff, racism, island, cat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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, con artists, crime, crimes, call center, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, betrayal, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hitman, neo noir, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, disorder, dishonesty, graphic violence, cons and scams, female nudity, male nudity, tattoo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.1
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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, entertaining, captivating, exciting, feel good ...
Plot: forgery, heist, partners, crime, crimes, cons and scams, crime gone awry, disorder, art theft, cat burglar, dishonesty, dealer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, humorous, witty, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: opposites attract, hitman, dishonesty, couples, deadly, fish out of water, social relations, love affair, crime, crimes, fall in love, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.2
 243
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, dark humor
Plot: filmmaking, siblings relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, workplace situations, dysfunctional family, love triangle, hollywood, film within a film, drug dealing, romance ...
Time: 90s
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 6.5
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Stereo (2014)
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Duration: 98 min.
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Style: surreal, suspenseful, serious, psychological, mind bending ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.7
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Jawbreaker (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: dark humor, humorous, satirical, absurd, cynical ...
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Home Sweet Hell (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mona and Don’s seemingly perfect suburban bliss is disrupted by a sexy extortionist and Mona will stop at nothing, including killing the competition, to keep her little slice of heaven.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, suspenseful ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, warsaw poland, detroit, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 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: humorous, suspenseful, cynical, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, nothing goes right, hitman, danger, crimes, disorder, mission gone awry, drugs/alcohol, mountain, crime, graphic violence, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 2K
The Swindle (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Betty and Victor are a pair of scam artists. One day Betty brings in Maurice, a treasurer of a multinational company. Maurice is due to transfer 5 millions francs out of Switzerland, and Betty is convinced he plans to steal that money.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, clever, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, casino, heist, cons and scams, crime, crimes, hidden identity, forgery, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: semi serious, biting, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Plot: gangsters, couples, partners, dishonesty, heist, forgery, farce, disorder, crime gone awry, femme fatale, crime, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Gentlemen in White Vests (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crime comedy directed by Wolfgang Staudte.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, gang, disorder, dishonesty, rivalry, car chase, forgery, criminal heroes, chases and races, lovers on the run, crimes, crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, west berlin west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, frame up, disorder, nothing goes right, crimes, goofy hero, odd couple, fish out of water, suburbs, police investigation, forgery, police surveillance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 26K
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: housewife, serial killer, murder, family relations, female killer, crime, crimes, parody, suburban life, family life, deadly, mental illness ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
 5K
Buffet Froid (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An absurd black comedy that cunningly reverses the conventions of the crime thriller to comment on the alienating and dehumanizing effects of contemporary urban life. Alphonse Tram is unwittingly involved in several murders despite having no memory ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, surreal, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, missing person, resentment, crime, crimes, investigation, estrangement, rebelliousness, dishonesty, deadly, police corruption, unemployment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 52K
The Voices (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A mentally unhinged factory worker must decide whether to listen to his talking cat and become a killer, or follow his dog's advice to keep striving for normalcy.
Style: disturbing, psychological, humorous, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mental illness, danger, factory, pets, crimes, workplace situations, murder, blood, psychiatrist, killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
 2K
Susan's Plan (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Susan's Plan (also released as Dying to Get Rich on video) is a 1998 black comedy film directed by John Landis and starring Nastassja Kinski, Dan Aykroyd, Billy Zane, Rob Schneider, Lara Flynn Boyle and Michael Biehn. The plot revolves around ...
Style: realistic, humorous, cynical, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: hospital, hitman, crime gone awry, crime, unlikely criminals, police station, prodigy, conspiracy, mistaken identity, murder, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 43K
The Matador (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Mexico, Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The life of Danny Wright, a salesman forever on the road, veers into dangerous and surreal territory when he wanders into a Mexican bar and meets a mysterious stranger, Julian, who's very likely a hit man. Their meeting sets off a chain of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense, talky ...
Plot: hitman, friendship, assassination, businessman, salesman, stranger, midlife crisis, deal, disorder, crimes, crime, encounter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, mexico city, latin america, hungary, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, dark humor, absurd, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: track down, disorder, police investigation, murder, gang, deadly, partners, law enforcement, investigation, crime, crimes, odd couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, germany, washington d.c., europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Liability (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When 19-year-old Adam agrees to do a day's driving for his mum's gangster boyfriend Peter, it takes him on a 24-hour journey into a nightmarish world of murder, sex trafficking and revenge, in the company of aging hit man Roy.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, exciting, rough, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one last job, misfit partners, teaching the ways of the world, deadly, apprentice, danger, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, partners, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%