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20 best movies like Pierrot le Fou (1965)

List of the best movies like Pierrot le Fou (1965): Inherent Vice, Max and the Junkmen, Le Cercle Rouge, Salvo, Touchez Pas au Grisbi, Divines, Police, Heli, Sun Don't Shine, Le Samouraï.

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Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CharactersBikers, Lawyers
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Conspiracies, Missing people
PlaceUSA, California, Los Angeles
StyleTwisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart, Makes me think, Serious

In Los Angeles at the turn of the 1970s, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryFrance, Italy
PlotBank robbery, Obsession
PlaceParis, France
StyleGloomy, Serious, Disturbing

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 reluctant captain provides Max intelligence and Max starts spending evenings with Lilly, a prostitute who's the girlfriend of the group's leader. He poses as a rich banker with money to burn and encourages Lilly to think about her future. He hints at a payroll that comes through his bank. The plot works, the petty thieves think they're ready for a big score, and the cops are in place. What could go wrong with Max's cold plan? Who's entrapped?

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance, Italy
CharactersSnipers, Gangsters, Thieves, Partners
PlotRobbery, Chase
PlacePrison, Paris, France, Night Clubs
StyleExciting, Action, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy

When French criminal Corey gets released from prison, he resolves to never return. He is quickly pulled back into the underworld, however, after a chance encounter with escaped murderer Vogel. Along with former policeman and current alcoholic Jansen, they plot an intricate jewel heist. All the while, quirky Police Commissioner Mattei, who was the one to lose custody of Vogel, is determined to find him.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryItaly, France
CharactersMafia, Hired assassins
StyleRomantic, Action, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

Salvo, a ruthless Sicilian Mafia hit man, changes his priorities after being involved in a bloody ambush.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryItaly, France
CharactersGangsters, Partners
PlotMoney, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceParis, France
StyleAction, By books, Atmospheric, Smart, Gloomy

Gentleman gangster Max and his partner, Riton, pull off their last, most successful heist and find themselves comfortable enough to retire in the style they enjoy. However, Max confides the details of the theft to his younger mistress, Josey -- who has secretly taken up with ambitious young rival gangster Angelo. Angelo then has Riton kidnapped and demands the stash of gold as ransom, which threatens Max's dreams of the perfect retirement.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance, Qatar
CharactersFirefighters, Criminals, Poor
PlotDancing, Money, Friendship, Weapon, Success
PlaceGhetto, Paris, France, Night Clubs
StyleAction, Fascinating, Makes me think, Disturbing

In a ghetto where religion and drug trafficking rub shoulders, Dounia has a lust for power and success. Supported by Maimouna, her best friend, she decides to follow in the footsteps of Rebecca, a respected dealer. But her encounter with Djigui, a young, disturbingly sensual dancer, throws her off course.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
PlaceParis, France
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Mangin, a police inspector in Paris, leans hard on informants to get evidence on three Tunisian brothers who traffic in drugs. He arrests one, Simon, and his girl-friend Noria. Simon's brothers go to their lawyer. He springs Noria, who promptly steals 2 million francs that belong to the Tunisians. They suspect her of the theft; her life as well as the lawyer's is in danger. Meanwhile, Noria is playing with both the lawyer and Mangin's affections. Mangin is mercurial anyway: intimidating and bloodying suspects, falling for a police commission trainee before flipping for Noria, wearing his emotions on his sleeve. Can he save the lawyer and Noria, and can he convince her to love?

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryMexico, Netherlands, Germany, France
PlotLove, Adventure, Travel, Revenge, Missing people
PlaceMexico, Small cities
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
PlotTravel, Cars, Weapon, Mystery
StyleRomantic, Action, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

Crystal and her boyfriend Leo embark on a tense and mysterious road trip through the desolate yet hauntingly beautiful landscape of central Florida.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, Italy
CharactersSamurai, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Killers, Heroes
PlaceParis, France
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Depressive, For men

Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
CharactersDogs, Gangsters, Partners
PlotMoney, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Depressive, For men, Disturbing

A gangster named Perrier looks to exact his revenge on a trio of fugitives responsible for the accidental death of one of his cronies.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryFrance, United Kingdom
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotRobbery, Travel, Hostage, Justice, Lost memory
PlaceParis, France
StyleRomantic, Light, Touching, Serious

A jazz singer and a British jewel thief are brought together by their mutual desire to forget the past.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship, Death, Jealousy
PlaceParis, France
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

Ex-convict Georges Manda returns to the free world determined to go straight and takes a steady job as a carpenter. Unable to completely shake his connections with the underground, he meets with a former prison mate, older gangster Félix Leca, who introduces him to his mistress, the sweet but guarded Marie "Casque d'Or". Marie and Georges fall into a passionate relationship, driving Félix to do everything in his power to ruin the couple.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
PlotLoneliness, Love with age difference
PlaceItaly, Hotels
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart, Depressive

Titta di Girolamo has been living in a small hotel in Lugano for ten years, he leads a dull and rigid live and has apparently lost his capability to feel human emotion. This all changes when he decides to talk to Sofia, the Barmaid.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
CharactersHired assassins, Actors
PlotLove, Gambling, Money, Investigation, Success
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Soulful, Smart, Tense

The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go bad and the two become enemies.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, crime
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Soulful, Atmospheric, Smart

In the rural area around the Anatolian town of Keskin, the local prosecutor, police commissar, and doctor lead a search for a victim of a murder to whom a suspect named Kenan and his mentally challenged brother confessed. However, the search is proving more difficult than expected as Kenan is fuzzy as to the body's exact location. As the group continues looking, its members can't help but chat among themselves about both trivia and their deepest concerns in an investigation that is proving more trying than any of them expected.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, France
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotLove, Skirmishes, Obsession, Chase, Birthday
StyleRomantic, Heavy, Smart, Depressive, Serious

Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, military
CountryFrance, Italy
PlaceParis, France
TimeWorld War II
StyleAtmospheric, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

Paris, France, 1942, during the Nazi occupation. Robert Klein, a successful art dealer who benefits from the misfortunes of those who are ruthlessly persecuted, discovers by chance that there is another Robert Klein, apparently a Jewish man; someone with whom he could be mistakenly identified, something dangerous in such harsh times.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryFrance, Italy
PlotFriendship, Love triangle, Rivalry
PlaceParty, France
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

Set in a magnificent villa near a sun-drenched St. Tropez, lovers Jean-Paul and Marianne are spending a happy, lazy summer holiday. Their only concern is to gratify their mutual passion - until the day when Marianne invites her former lover and his beautiful teenage daughter to spend a few days with them. From the first moment, a certain uneasiness and tension begin to develop between the four, which soon escalates in a dangerous love-game.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CharactersGangsters, Friends
PlotAdventure, Bank robbery
PlaceGermany, Berlin
StyleInteresting, Action, Twisted plot, To cry, Atmospheric

A young Spanish woman who has newly moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CharactersThieves, Losers, Partners
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Smart, Touching

She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryItaly, United Kingdom, USA
CharactersLesbians, Thieves, Students
PlotLove, Dancing, Soccer, Money, Friendship
PlacePrison, Small cities, New York

Bitter about being double-crossed by the women he loved, (and with the police after him to boot), Bill vows to seduce the next woman he sees, then throw her away. His brother Dennis, meanwhile, is equally determined to track down their long lost father, a revolutionary who has been in hiding for 20 years. For different reasons, both leave New York and head for Long Island, out of money, and short on ideas.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CharactersHorses, Thieves
PlotMoney, Obsession, Chase, Blackmail
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart

Marnie is a beautiful kleptomaniac who is in love with businessman Mark Rutland. Marnie who is a compulsive thief is being watched by her new boss Mark who suspects her of stealing from him and thus decides to blackmail her in the most unusual way. A psychological thriller from Alfred Hitchcock based on a novel of the same name by Winston Graham.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
PlotPrison Break, Justice, Freedom
PlaceParis, France
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Smart, Epic, Touching

Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Criminals
PlotTravel, Revenge, Death, Fate
PlaceVillage, France, Deserts, Spain
StylePsychological problems, Action, Philosophical, Smart, Black humor

Ex-gangster Willie Parker has betrayed his former "colleagues" and now lives in Spain where he thinks he can hide from their vengeance...

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryArgentina, Chile, France, South Korea
CharactersMafia, Police, Lawyers, Nurses
PlotLove, Money, Weapon
StyleRomantic, Action, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is a flourishing industry founded on insurance payouts and legal loopholes. Sosa is a lawyer who tours the A&E Departments of the public hospitals and the police stations in search of potential clients. Luján is a young doctor recently arrived from the provinces. Their love story kicks off one night when Luján and Sosa meet in the street. She's trying to save a man's life; he wants him on his client portfolio

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CharactersHeroes, Losers
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Heavy, Smart, Serious

In Paris, the international police force and the Russian mafia are chasing Anthony Zimmer, an intelligent man responsible for laundry of dirty money in France. Zimmer had extensive plastic surgery, and his new face and voice are completely unknown. The only means to reach Zimmer is through his beloved mistress Chiara, who is under surveillance of the police and the mobsters. While traveling by train to the country nearby Nice, the common man François Taillandier, who has the same body shape of Zimmer, is select by Chiara as if he were Zimmer and used as a bait to lure those that are pursuing her. When Taillandier is chased by the professional Russian killers, he runs the French police when the real situation begins to be disclosed to him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance, Italy
PlaceAircraft, Italy, Paris, France, Night Clubs
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Serious, Disturbing

Immediately after Lisa (Loren) declares that she is leaving her immature, abusive, but easy-going husband Robert (Perkins), he is reported dead in a plane crash. Secretly still alive, he convinces her to collect his life insurance, although she knows that it's a bad idea. Lisa must contend with the complications of the scheme, which involve an aggressive suitor (Young), Robert's jealousy, and her own guilt.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CharactersSerial killers, Spy
PlotPassion, Investigation, Obsession, False accusations
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

A French man spies on a lovely younger woman across the way. When he's spotted by the woman shortly after being questioned by the police about a local murder, the man's simple life becomes more complicated.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, film noir
CharactersHired assassins, Cooks
PlotPassion, Seduction, Mystery
PlaceFrance, Hotels, USA, Los Angeles
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Los Angeles, 1958: a detective holes up in a downtown hotel awaiting killers to come get him. During the course of one night he will meet various occupants of the hotel and the truth of how he came to be in his present situation will be revealed.