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Dead Man's Folly (1986)
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Dead Man's Folly (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a murder hunt game at a country house, to which Hercule Poirot is invited as an "expert", a real murder occurs.
Style: clever, serious, talky, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending, detective series
Plot: private detective, murder, riddles and clues, mystery, investigation, crime, murder mystery, who done it, estate, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, multiple suspects, game, depression, book, swimming, wine, old man, singing, song, teenage girl, boat, river, jewelry ...
Time: 80s
Place: belgium, england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and mind bending films with plots about mystery, murder, crimes, crime, deadly, who done it and investigation mostly in Mystery, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Dead Man's Folly: Death on the Nile (1978), Evil Under the Sun (1982), Murder in Three Acts (1986), Appointment with Death (1988), Murder on the Orient Express (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Death on the Nile (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?
Style: clever, atmospheric, mind bending, serious, talky ...
Plot: murder, cruise, private detective, mystery, murder mystery, crime, investigation, ship, lake or river, who done it, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 1930s
Place: egypt, england, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Evil Under the Sun (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi.
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, talky, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, murder, island, investigation, crime, resort, murder mystery, mystery, who done it, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: greece, albania, england, south of france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Murder in Three Acts (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Acapulco, Hercule Poirot attends a dinner party in which one of the guests clutches his throat and suddenly dies. The causes seem to be natural until another party with most of the same guests produces another corpse.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, detective series
Plot: murder, private detective, crime, mystery, serial killer, estate, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, deadly, manipulations, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Appointment with Death (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Emily Boynton, stepmother to the three Boynton children -- Lennox, Raymond and Carol -- and mother to Ginevra, blackmails the family lawyer, Jefferson Cope, into destroying a second will of her late husband that would have freed the children from ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, ship, mystery, murder mystery, crime, cruise, who done it, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1937
Place: israel, middle east, holy land, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, thought provoking, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, train, private detective, murder, train ride, whodunit, murder mystery, crime, stabbing, who done it, multiple suspects, mysterious character ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: istanbul turkey, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Style: clever, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, crime, uncover truth, murder, multiple suspects, murder mystery, crimes, private investigator, danger, who done it ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Miss Marple's visiting friend sees a woman being strangled on a passing train, they immediately report it to the police. Inspector Slack sees Miss Marple as a bit of a busy body and drops the investigation after only a few days. Miss ...
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, train, private detective, murder, riddles and clues, mystery, crime, partners against crime, murder investigation, who done it, deadly, investigation ...
Place: england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Murder on the Orient Express (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Agatha Christie's classic whodunit speeds into the twenty-first century. World-famous sleuth Hercule Poirot has just finished a case in Istanbul and is returning home to London onboard the luxurious Orient Express. But, the train comes to a ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: train, murder, private detective, revenge, crime, mystery, investigation, on the road, repayment, who done it, crimes, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: belgrade, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The show follows the adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which ...
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, uncover truth, murder, law enforcement, crimes, murder mystery, mystery, who done it, whodunit, murder investigation, village ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Miss Jane Marple is staying at an elegant hotel from her childhood compliments of her nephew Raymond. Also there is international adventurer Bess Sedgwick and Lady Selena Hazy (Joan Greenwood in her next to last performance). A doorman working at ...
Style: serious, clever, captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, amateur detective, crime, hotel, crimes, murder, friendship, mystery, who done it, deadly, golden years ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Thirteen at Dinner (1985)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Actress Jane Wilkinson wants a divorce, but her husband, Lord Edgware, refuses. She convinces Hercule Poirot to use his famed tact and logic to make her case. Lord Edgware turns up murdered, a well-placed knife wound at the base of his neck. It will ...
Style: talky, semi serious, clever, realistic
Plot: private detective, murder, mystery, femme fatale, hidden identity, crime, murder mystery, protagonist as suspect, investigation, manipulations, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: 1940s
Place: scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
A Caribbean Mystery (1983)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Aging Major Palgrave, an idiosyncratic but charming mystery writer, reveals to Miss Marple that one of the guests at a luxurious Caribbean resort they're staying at is a Bluebeard-type wife murderer. Unfortunately, the Major succumbs to an ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, amateur detective, murder, mystery, crime, private detective, resort, murder mystery, haunted by the past, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: caribbean, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On Vacation, Miss Marple discovers that death of a British Officer is actully a murder and must solve the the case before the murderer strikes again
Style: suspenseful, serious, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: investigation, murder, private detective, hotel, resort, miss marple, amateur detective, mystery, crime, who done it, murder mystery, vacation ...
Time: 80s
Place: caribbean, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Man in the Brown Suit (1989)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Agatha Christie. An American woman getting involved in a diamond theft in South Africa. Nor Poirot nor Marple.
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: murder, adventurer, mystery, mysterious character, crime, private detective, protagonist as suspect, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, danger, amateur detective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: egypt, england, south africa, london, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman suddenly disappears after an early morning walk, and her husband is accused of murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, investigation, crime, mystery, who done it, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, legal, amateur detective, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A town busybody is poisoned at a busy reception in the home of famous film star Marina Gregg. The poisoned drink seemed intended for Marina, but Miss Marple is not so sure. She sets out to discover the true identity of the killer before he or she ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic
Plot: murder, mystery, miss marple, actor's life, beach, who done it, crime, murder mystery, crimes, deadly, amateur detective, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Nemesis (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Miss Marple receives a most interesting request from Mr. Jason Rafiel, with whom she'd struck an acquaintance some years before. He would like her to solve a crime but, does not tell her what it might be, who might have been involved or where ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, tour guide, private detective, crime, murder, riddles and clues, police investigation, crimes, uncover truth, uninhibited rivalry, law enforcement ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson get involved with Balkan terrorists to save Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria from an assassination at the opera house and prevent World War I.
Style: serious, clever, talky, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, murder, crime, mystery, investigation, terrorism, love affair, riddles and clues, crimes, deadly, rivalry, who done it ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The corpse of a shabbily dressed young woman has been discovered in the mud flats of the Thames at low tide. Police assume she's a prostitute, but Dr. Watson suspects something more and goes to his old friend Holmes, now retired and at very ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: private detective, serial killer, sherlock holmes, murder, strangulation, mystery, crime, investigation, who done it, crimes, deadly, hotshot hero ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The chief suspects in the murder of an author are the numerous colleagues whom he continuously plagiarized.
Style: serious, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic
Plot: courtroom, murder, crime, dedicated lawyer, desire for fame, mystery, investigation, courtroom drama, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason defends the husband of a famous rock singer who was found being killed after having had a tremendous discussion with her husband and her manager.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, dedicated lawyer, crime, investigation, mystery, private investigator, courtroom drama, false accusation, crimes, deadly, legal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A priest is murdered and the main suspect is a nun.
Style: suspenseful, serious, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, church, hotshot lawyer, crime, mystery, investigation, who done it, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, legal, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Living to Die (1990)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A burned-out private detective in Las Vegas gets involved in blackmail and murder.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: private detective, murder, blackmail, gambling, crime, strong sexual content, false accusation, mystery, ex-cop, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Lady Against the Odds (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A private detective becomes involved in a new cast when her partner's guardian is murdered.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, mind bending
Plot: murder, crimes, crime, deadly, mystery, private detective, investigation, custody, law enforcement, private investigator, guardian, female detective ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When a handful of grain is found in the pocket of a murdered businessman, Miss Marple seeks a murderer with a penchant for nursery rhymes.
Style: suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, law enforcement, miss marple, poison
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a young bride moves into a country manor, long repressed childhood memories of witnessing a murder come to the surface.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, mystery, witnessing a crime, crime, estate, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, investigation, a vision ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jordan White, a publisher friend of Perry, is called to a hotel where a guest, famous horror writer David Hall, has cleared out the hotel for a weekend and has called his "friends" - an actress, a fortune-teller, David's private ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: courtroom, crime, dedicated lawyer, hotel, private detective, mystery, private investigator, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, who done it, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Faced with two false confessions and numerous suspects after a despised civil magistrate is found shot in the local vicarage, Detective Inspector Slack reluctantly accepts help from Miss Marple.
Style: sexual, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: village, church, amateur detective, murder, riddles and clues, mystery, crime, who done it, crimes, deadly, uncover truth, village life ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman from Las Vegas wants Perry Mason to defend her father.
Style: serious, suspenseful, clever, realistic
Plot: courtroom, murder, crime, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, mystery, false accusation, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason ventures to Paris to defend a U.S. Marine Corps Captain accused of murdering a man suspected of being a Nazi SS Officer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, crime, hotshot lawyer, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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