Movies like Crowned and Dangerous

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Crowned and Dangerous (1997)
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Crowned and Dangerous (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After the murder of a beauty queen, an investigation reveals the suspects to be a former lover, a rival contestant, and a stage mother.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: lifetime, investigation, murder, rivalry, crimes, mystery, ambition, contests and competitions, physical appearance, dishonesty, blind ambition, rich, court, mother, beach, hospital, jealousy, wealth, dating, competition, beauty pageant, contest, young girl, vengeance, beauty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san diego california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, murder, investigation, mystery, deadly, dishonesty and law enforcement mostly in Comedy, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Crowned and Dangerous: A Slight Case of Murder (1999), Drowning Mona (2000), The Scenesters (2009), The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992), She Knows Too Much (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Slight Case of Murder (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the midst of a spat, film critic Terry Thorpe (William H. Macy) accidentally kills his lover. Though Thorpe covers his tracks, he raises the suspicions of a private investigator (James Cromwell), who then tries to blackmail him. Thorpe also falls ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, realistic, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: murder, film critic, private detective, investigation, blackmail, courtroom, hollywood, dangerous attraction, who done it, law enforcement, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Famous detective Charlie Chan is called out of retirement to help a San Francisco detective solve a mysterious series of murders. With his bumbling grandson as his sidekick, Chan also encounters an old nemesis known as the Dragon Queen who is the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police officer, charlie chan, murder, who done it, uninhibited rivalry, law enforcement, private detective, crimes, investigation, rivalry, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Drowning Mona (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The recently deceased Mona Dearly (Bette Midler) was many things: an abusive wife, a domineering mother, a loud-mouthed neighbor and a violent malcontent. So when her car and corpse are discovered in the Hudson River, police Chief Wyatt Rash (Danny ...
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, stylized, clever ...
Plot: dark humor, murder, small town, investigation, murder mystery, suspect, sarcasm, waitress, mystery, family problems, social relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, minnesota, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.4
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The Scenesters (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Someone is killing beautiful young Hipsters in East L.A. Charlie is a crime scene cleaner working for Aftershocks Inc. with a penchant for Sherlock Holmes type deduction. Wallace is an out-of-luck filmmaker working as a crime scene videographer. The ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, fish out of water, crimes, disorder, who done it, amateur detective, filmmaker, hipster, found footage, whodunit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Betty Lou is a librarian in a very small town. Her husband is a police detective who takes her for granted. Betty Lou is the ultimate mouse. After a gangland figure is mysteriously murdered in town, Betty Lou finds the murder weapon, but can't ...
Style: sexy, humorous, parody, twists and turns, sweet ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, small town, gangsters, loneliness, adaptation, runaway, lawyer, stereotypes, vengeance, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
She Knows Too Much (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this comedy-drama set in Washington, D.C., an ex-burglar and a dumbbell detective must team up to solve several puzzling murders.
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, rough, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, dishonesty, partners against crime, crimes, rivalry, partners, law enforcement, misfit partners, investigation, mystery, private detective, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
V.I. Warshawski, Detective in High Heels (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Victoria "V.I" Warshawski is a Chicago based private detective who agrees to babysit for her new boyfriend; then he is murdered. Being the detective type, she makes the murder her next case. In doing so she befriends the victim's ...
Style: twist ending, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, justice, crimes, mystery, strong female character, father daughter relationship, murder mystery, happy ending, investigation, uncover truth, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
This Girl for Hire (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this pilot for a proposed TV series, B.T. Brady is a flippant, but somewhat klutzy female private detective in Hollywood who sets out to solve the murder of a obnoxious mystery writer. Along the way, Brady gets help from her flamboyant mother ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, witty, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: private investigator, murder, hollywood, showbiz, store, filmmaking, private detective, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, investigation, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: West Germany, USA, Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed. The intriguing part of the murders is that each chef is killed in the same manner that their own special dish is prepared in. Food critics and the ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, feel good, offbeat
Plot: food, serial killer, cooking and food, murder, mystery, mysticism, dark humor, disorder, crimes, investigation, race against time, goofy hero ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, venice, london, paris france, buckingham palace
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 2.8
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Legacy (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a geeky, overweight rushee is found dead at the hottest sorority on the campus, the three most popular girls of the house are prime suspects.
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sex comedy
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: sorority, murder, investigation, riddles and clues, mystery, serial killer, dark humor, college life, protagonist as suspect, college, reluctant partners, legal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Once Upon a Crime... (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: On their way to Monte Carlo, Monaco, Marilyn and her husband, Neil, meet several other married couples, including Julian and Phoebe, who are traveling with a lost dog they plan to return to its wealthy owner for a large reward. But, when the ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: murder, gambling, investigation, mystery, lost dog, dog, casino, maid, gambling addiction, butler, dachshund, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, monte carlo, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Census Taker (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When George (Greg Mullavey) and Martha (Meredith MacRae) let Harvey (Garrett Morris), an annoying census taker, into their home, they find themselves under a barrage of increasingly abusive questions. Furious at his intrusiveness, and at their ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: murder, flirting, family business, family life, dark humor, family relations, police detective, aging, amateur detective, mystery, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
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Fletch (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A veritable chameleon, investigative reporter Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher might drive his editor up the wall, but he always produces great pieces for the newspaper. When his next story is about the drug trade taking place on the beach, Fletch ...
Style: funny, witty, humorous, talky, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: undercover, investigation, police corruption, crimes, sarcasm, car chase, beach, journalism, disguise, corruption, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, utah, rio de janeiro, usa, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Honey Pot (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In Venice, the millionaire benefactor Cecil Fox watches a Seventeenth Century play 'Volpone' and plots a practical joke to play on his three former greedy mistresses. He hires the unemployed actor William McFly to act as his butler and ...
Style: twists and turns, realistic, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: greed, murder, inheritance, pretense, dark humor, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, farce, cons and scams, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: venice, italy, europe, france, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Peeper (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A detective is hired to locate a girl adopted 30 years earlier whose birth father wants to bequeath her his fortune.
Style: neo noir, parody, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, missing person, adoption, private investigator, cruise ship, hitman, femme fatale, englishman abroad, breaking the fourth wall, mysticism, mystery ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Miss Nobody (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mild-mannered secretary discovers that she has a talent for murder as she ascends the corporate ladder.
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: female serial killer, murder, ambition, secretary, rivalry, crimes, workplace, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, unfulfillment, rise to the top, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Harts find themselves in the middle of a dangerous murder plot, but it isn't clear if the plot it a famous author's fictional murder-mystery, or an actual murder plot, until Jonathan finds himself the unsuspecting target of a killer. ...
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: amateur detective, murder, island, romance, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, intrigue, resort, who done it, wealth, rich ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Man with Bogart's Face (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In The Man With Bogart's Face, an affectionate send-up of the Bogart detective films of the 1940s, Robert Sacchi plays a man who idolizes Humphrey Bogart so much he has his features altered to look exactly like his idol. He then opens up a ...
Style: neo noir, cynical, realistic, parody, semi serious ...
Plot: private detective, hollywood, private investigator, plastic surgery, murder, disorder, couples, power relations, boss and employee, who done it, dangerous attraction, uncover truth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Mystery of the Yellow Room (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Joseph Rouletabille (Bruno Podalydès), a reporter for a local newspaper, investigates the attempted killing of Mathilde Stangerson (Sabine Azéma), who uses the yellow room of the title as her bedroom. At the time of the revolver shots her room was ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Plot: mystery, murder, investigation, journalism, dishonesty, law enforcement, mysterious past, mysterious event, locked room, mysticism, mystery killer, media ...
Time: 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Her Alibi (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows more and more interesting abilities (such as knife ...
Style: sexy, humorous, feel good, clever, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: writers, beauty, mystery, romance, murder, love and romance, investigation, couples, comedy of errors, who done it, fall in love, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence (2000)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Postal inspectors investigate a con man who uses the identities of others to falsify credit card purchases. Stealing credit card offers from mail boxes, he obtains cards in others' names, makes many purchases until the card is maxed out, but is ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: buddy cop, nypd, identity theft, investigation, credit card, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, cons and scams, fighting crime, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
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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: surreal, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: murder, unemployment, resentment, missing person, investigation, crimes, estrangement, dark humor, rebelliousness, police corruption, dishonesty, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Illegally Yours (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Called up for jury duty, Richard Dice finds his first crush and only real, but unrequited love, on trial for murder. Richard desperately tries to prove Mollys innocence while untangling a complicated web of murder, blackmail and perjury, and still ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: murder, jury, lawyer, crush, screwball, power relations, couples, legal, protagonist as suspect, heroes, legal investigation, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Deathtrap (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's script.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, psychological, witty ...
Plot: murder, mystery, gay, writers, playwright, crimes, sociopath, battle of wits, scared to death, perfect crime, lgbt, whodunit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 18th century
Place: long island, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.9
 2K
Trixie (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Emily Watson stars as Trixie, an eccentric woman who aspires to quit her job as a security guard and become a private detective. However, comedy intervenes and the mess begins...
Style: humorous, enigmatic, stylized, semi serious, sexy ...
Plot: amateur detective, mentor, brutality, investigation, fighting crime, cons and scams, dishonesty, politics, love and romance, murder, undercover, casino ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Six Sex Scenes and a Murder (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nick's made poor choices professionally and personally. A man feared and envied by many, he's lived a life seduced by crime, money, beautiful women, and burlesque. Now he wants out and he's got 24 hours to find an exit. He's ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, crimes, investigation, who done it, gangsters, dishonesty, law enforcement, frame up, save the day, rivalry, criminal, bondage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 6K
The Crew (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.
Style: humorous, funny, stylized, witty, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, farce, vengeance, unlikely criminals, hitman, crimes, partners, dishonesty, rivalry, human nature, disorder, dark humor ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, miami, usa, florida, miami beach
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 9K
Mystery Team (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of former Encyclopedia Brown-style child-detectives struggle to solve an adult mystery.
Style: parody, not serious, humorous, light, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, amateur detective, investigation, mystery, crimes, murder, farce, absurdism, escapades, school, friends, bowling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Film noir parody with a private eye trying to solve the murder of his milkman.
Style: parody, not serious, realistic, witty, neo noir ...
Plot: private investigator, investigation, murder, small town, disorder, social relations, mystery, law enforcement, goofy hero, private detective, crimes, small town life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
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Serial Lover (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Claire Doste is about to reach the age of 35 and has everything one dreams of, such as having four boyfriends and a creative job in a publishing house specialising in crime novels. One day, she invites all of her boyfriends to her birthday dinner so ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic, neo noir
Plot: murder, serial killer, dark humor, disorder, looking for love, thirty something, writers, crimes, tragedy, accidental death, police, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%