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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret recipe. To prove it was murder, she enlists the services of private eye Rigby Reardon. He finds a slip of paper containing a list of people who are "The Friends and Enemies of Carlotta."
Style: parody, neo noir, cult film, weird, witty, humorous, stylized, sentimental, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, murder, femme fatale, investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, recruit, deadly, faked death, warden, uncover truth, power relations, nostalgia, neo-noir, deadpan, gangsters, prison, henchman, spy, nazi, island, scientist, weapons, train, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 80s, 1930s

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Most similar movies to Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, clever, twists and turns and neo noir films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, mystery, investigation, private detective and crime mostly in Mystery, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid: Murder by Death (1976), Fatal Instinct (1993), Without a Clue (1988), The Long Goodbye (1973), The Late Show (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Murder by Death (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lionel Twain invites the world's five greatest detectives to a 'dinner and murder'. Included are a blind butler, a deaf-mute maid, screams, spinning rooms, secret passages, false identities and more plot turns and twists than are ...
Style: parody, feel good, surprise ending, disturbing, humorous ...
Plot: private detective, old mansion, murder, riddles and clues, butler, mystery, dark and stormy night, who done it, guest, reward, one night, suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fatal Instinct (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A spoof of the late 80s and early 90s suspense thrillers and murder mysteries, including Basic Instinct, Sleeping With The Enemy, Cape Fear and others. A cop/attorney (yes he's both) is seduced by a woman while his wife is having an affair with ...
Style: parody, humorous, witty, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, on the run, love triangle, crimes, dangerous attraction, manipulation, deadly, manipulations, law enforcement, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Without a Clue (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes is as dashing as ever, but with a little secret: Dr. Watson is the brains behind the operation. When Reginald Kincaid, the actor he has hired to play Holmes becomes insufferable, Watson fires him and tries to go out on his own, but ...
Style: parody, humorous, entertaining, light, satirical ...
Plot: private detective, actor, farce, mystery, investigation, sherlock holmes, who done it, comedy of errors, hidden identity, disorder, doctor, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Long Goodbye (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.
Style: neo noir, cynical, stylized, atmospheric, witty ...
Plot: private detective, murder, betrayal, friendship, profanity, disfigurement, bribery, investigation, crime, crimes, mystery, gangsters ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, mexico, california, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Late Show (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Over-the-hill gumshoe in Los Angeles seeks to avenge the killing of an old pal, another detective who had gotten himself involved in a case concerning a murdered broad, stolen stamps, a nickel-plated handgun, a cheating dolly, and a kidnapped ...
Style: clever, twists and turns, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: private detective, crimes, investigation, partners against crime, mystery, dishonesty, aging, elderly, law enforcement, deadly, partners, odd couple ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Black Bird (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The son of famous detective Sam Spade carries on the family tradition of getting involved with the Maltese Falcon - and with the people who will stop at nothing, including murder, to get it.
Style: parody, neo noir, humorous, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, mystery, danger, dishonesty, crime, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, dangerous attraction, cons and scams, track down ...
Time: 70s, year 1975, year 1940
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: suspenseful, neo noir, offbeat, psychological, clever ...
Plot: murder, private detective, plastic surgery, hollywood, deadly, danger, femme fatale, journalism, couples, power relations, disorder, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Where's Marlowe? (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After making a 3-hour fiasco about New York City's water supply, a two-man film crew decides to take it up a notch by documenting life in the private investigator offices of "Boone and Murphy". Cheating husbands and missing dogs fail ...
Style: noir, humorous, semi serious, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: student film, teens
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, mystery, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, satire, film within a film, filmmaker, existentialism, manipulation, chase ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new york, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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High Anxiety (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dr. Richard Thorndyke arrives as new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous to discover some suspicious goings-on. When he's framed for murder, Dr. Thorndyke must confront his own psychiatric condition, ...
Style: parody, suspenseful, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: murder, phone sex, mental institution, false accusation, farce, heroes, danger, silly humor, disorder, mental illness, frame up, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, realistic, not serious, neo noir, witty ...
Plot: investigation, murder, small town, crimes, crime, deadly, mystery, law enforcement, danger, small town life, disorder, social relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return ...
Style: neo noir, tense, psychological, cynical, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, infidelity, murder, missing person, femme fatale, espionage, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, family problems, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
After Dark, My Sweet (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The intriguing relationship between three desperados, who try to kidnap a wealthy child in hope of turning their lives around.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, gloomy, tense, surreal ...
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, femme fatale, boxer, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, murder, mystery, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: parody, semi serious, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, adoption, missing person, deadly, mystery, crimes, adopted daughter, bar, brawl, blackmail, fight ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1947
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer.
Style: neo noir, tense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: femme fatale, private detective, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, deadly, crimes, danger, crime, dishonesty, life is a bitch, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1941
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In late 1940s Los Angeles, Easy Rawlins is an unemployed black World War II veteran with few job prospects. At a bar, Easy meets DeWitt Albright, a mysterious white man looking for someone to investigate the disappearance of a missing white woman ...
Style: neo noir, stylized, atmospheric, clever, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, murder, jazz, war veteran, jazz club, private detective, political corruption, crime, crimes, neo-noir, mystery, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Clue (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Clue finds six colorful dinner guests gathered at the mansion of their host, Mr. Boddy -- who turns up dead after his secret is exposed: He was blackmailing all of them. With the killer among them, the guests and Boddy's chatty butler must suss ...
Style: twists and turns, humorous, parody, enigmatic, witty ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, mansion, multiple suspects, butler, murder, danger, maid, dark and stormy night, board game, amateur detective, strangulation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Police investigate when a man having an affair with his brother's wife disappears suddenly.
Style: neo noir, sexy, suspenseful, realistic, witty ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, murder, femme fatale, mystery, investigation, love and romance, dishonesty, obsession, manipulations, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, salt lake city utah, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Cheap Detective (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Spoofing the entire 1940s detective genre, and his own performances as a bumbling private detective, Peter Falk plays Lou Pekinpaugh, a San Francisco private detective accused of murdering his partner at the instigation of his mistress, the ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: private detective, murder, femme fatale, couple relations, love affair, couples, disorder, power relations, dishonesty, heroes, deadly, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940, year 1939 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 103 min.
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Style: neo noir, twists and turns, humorous, absurd, funny ...
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Novocaine (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs
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31%
The Drowning Pool (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Harper is brought to Louisiana to investigate an attempted blackmail scheme. He soon finds out that it involves an old flame of his and her daughter. He eventually finds himself caught in a power struggle between the matriarch of the family and a ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Harper (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Harper is a cynical private eye in the best tradition of Bogart. He even has Bogie's Baby hiring him to find her missing husband, getting involved along the way with an assortment of unsavory characters and an illegal-alien smuggling ring.
Style: neo noir, cynical, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychological ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Alphabet Murders (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates a series of murders in London in which the victims are killed according to their initials.
Style: parody, realistic, not serious, humorous, witty
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: clever, serious, realistic, neo noir, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: talky, clever, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
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Cold in July (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: private detective, murder, intruder, crimes, vigilantism, investigation, flashlight, deadly, unlikely partners, home invasion, death, self defense ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Gumshoe (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A would be private eye gets mixed up in a smuggling case.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, amateur detective, murder, bookstore, investigation, partners, mystery, partners against crime, career change, power relations, cons and scams, who done it ...
Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, suspenseful, clever, humorous, suspense ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Private Eyes (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Don Knotts and Tim Conway star in The Private Eyes, a 1980 comedy about two bumbling detectives solving a murder. It's an impressively incompetent affair. Every ancient joke falls with a muffled thud as Knotts and Conway ham their way through ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, heiress, investigation, mystery, ghost, police investigation, supernatural, chase, misfit partners, heroes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Zero Effect (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Daryl Zero is a private investigator. Along with his assistant, Steve Arlo he solves impossible crimes and puzzles. Though a master investigator, when he is not working, Zero doesn't know what to do with himself. He has no social skills, writes ...
Style: witty, cynical, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, private detective, murder, fall in love, accountant, whodunit, blackmail, crimes, love and romance, romance, lone wolves ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, portland oregon, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%