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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, surreal, sexy, humorous, witty, stylized, twists and turns, funny, light ...
Plot: private detective, satire, murder, investigation, world war two, gangsters, deadpan, catastrophe, writers, obsession, death, mystery, fantasy world, runaway, chase, murder mystery, mentor, humour, secrets, private investigator, creativity, transformation, police investigation, adaptation, farce ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, clever, neo noir and twists and turns films with plots about crimes, murder, investigation, private detective, deadly, mystery and police investigation mostly in Crime, Mystery 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, surprise ending, funny, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: private detective, old mansion, murder, whodunit, butler, dark and stormy night, mystery, riddles and clues, who done it, mansion, guest, suspect ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century
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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, sexy, intense, suspense ...
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Time: 90s
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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, light, entertaining, witty ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, private detective, farce, investigation, mystery, comedy of errors, who done it, disorder, hidden identity, doctor, crimes, actor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, twists and turns, sexy, cynical, witty ...
Plot: private detective, murder, cat, gangsters, betrayal, whodunit, beach, alcoholic, disfigurement, bribery, private investigator, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: malibu california, los angeles, california, usa, mexico ...
⇓ 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: neo noir, twists and turns, clever, visually appealing, affectionate ...
Plot: private detective, murder, cat, crimes, investigation, unlikely friendships, alter ego, adultery, runaway, police investigation, secrets, relationships ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, realistic, not serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 70s, year 1975, year 1940
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
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Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Crime, Romance
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Duration: 80 min.
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Style: parody, not serious, realistic, witty, neo noir ...
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: humorous, satirical, entertaining, noir, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 94 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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After Dark, My Sweet (1990)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
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Style: parody, not serious, realistic, humorous, witty
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Duration: 94 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
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Duration: 94 min.
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31%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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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, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful
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Gumshoe (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 15K
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Singing Detective (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: surreal, psychological, stylized, disturbing, intense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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