Movies like Deathtrap

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Deathtrap (1982)
 7.0
 12K
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, humorous, psychological, semi serious, entertaining, light, witty, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, playwright, mystery, crimes, perfect crime, ambition, husband wife relationship, rivalry, aspiring writer, deathtrap, twists & turns, secrets, gay husband, greed, graphic violence, creative block, sociopath, writers, gay, student, psychopath, gun, homosexual, prophecy, inheritance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, long island

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful and clever films with plots about crimes, dialogue, twists & turns, murder, mentor, corruption and greed mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like Deathtrap: Clue (1985), The Last of Sheila (1973), Murder by Death (1976), Sleuth (1972), The Perfect Host (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 79K
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, enigmatic, witty, captivating ...
Plot: mystery, multiple suspects, investigation, mansion, butler, murder, danger, maid, dark and stormy night, board game, amateur detective, parody ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954, 80s
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last of Sheila (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her multimillionaire husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt-style mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly.
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder mystery, murder, mind game, whodunit, yacht, vengeance, deadly, danger, disorder, manipulation, investigation, puzzle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mediterranean sea, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: disturbing, humorous, feel good, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: private detective, old mansion, parody, murder, butler, dark and stormy night, riddles and clues, guest, reward, mystery, one night, who done it ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 44K
Sleuth (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A mystery novelist devises an insurance scam with his wife’s lover - but things aren’t exactly as they seem.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: riddles and clues, extramarital affair, infidelity, robbery, insurance, search, mystery, mind game, twists & turns, one on one, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Perfect Host (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A criminal on the run cons his way into the wrong dinner party where the host is anything but ordinary.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, twist ending, intense, surprise ending ...
Plot: dinner party, hidden identity, twists & turns, mind game, crimes, human nature, rivalry, chases and races, on the run, heist, photo album, intercom ...
Place: usa, los angeles, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: mystery, neo noir, betrayal, invention, investigation, workplace intrigue, stranger, intrigue, crimes, theft, agent, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: venezuela, caribbean, usa, manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Shock to the System (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Madison Avenue executive Graham Marshall has paid his dues. A talented and devoted worker, he has suffered through mounting bills and a nagging wife with one thing to look forward to: a well-deserved promotion. But when the promotion is given to a ...
Style: suspense, witty, cynical, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, advertising, crimes, contests and competitions, vengeance, workplace intrigue, advertising agency, frame up, midlife crisis, unlikely criminals, rise to the top, boss ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 30K
Sleuth (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart.
Style: intellectual, talky, psychological, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: rivalry, manipulation, mind game, crimes, outsmarting, one on one, verbal byplay, dialogue driven, writers, riddles and clues, dishonesty, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Goodbye Lover (1998)
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: sexy, suspenseful, realistic, witty, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, murder, neo noir, femme fatale, mystery, investigation, love and romance, dishonesty, obsession, manipulations, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, salt lake city utah, los angeles, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Murder by Numbers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Tenacious homicide detective Cassie Mayweather and her still-green partner are working a murder case, attempting to profile two malevolently brilliant young men: cold, calculating killers whose dark secrets might explain their crimes.
Style: suspenseful, intellectual, psychological, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mind game, murder, police investigation, female detective, perfect crime, psychopath, fbi, haunted by the past, high school, crimes, crime, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, love and romance, odd couple, mystery, elderly, aging, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, secret, violence, crimes, prostitute, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 47K
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: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, light ...
Plot: investigation, undercover, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, journalism, insurance, mistaken identity, murder for hire, contract killing, corruption, country club ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, rio de janeiro, usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Morning After (1986)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Failed actress Alex Sternbergen wakes up hungover one morning in an apartment she does not recognize, unable to remember the previous evening -- and with a dead body in bed next to her. As she tries to piece together the events of the night, Alex ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, mystery, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, unlikely partners, deadly, partners, crimes, ex cop, amnesia, corpse, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Christopher Gill is a psychotic killer who uses various disguises to trick and strangle his victims. Moe Brummel is a single and harassed New York City police detective who starts to get phone calls from the strangler and builds a strange alliance ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, disguise, police investigation, crimes, track down, parents and children, woman in danger, urban, mind game, law enforcement, deadly, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, boston, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Honey Pot (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 132 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: realistic, twists and turns, humorous, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, greed, stage performance, inheritance, make believe, pretense, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, mystery, farce, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: venice, italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 37K
Cleaner (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police corruption, crimes, crime, murder, ex law enforcer, murder investigation, mystery, ex cop, graphic violence, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Larry Donner is a author and writing professor who tutors people who want to write books. Larry's life has become a misery when his Ex-wife has published a book he wrote under her name and has gotten rich over it. Owen Lift, one of Larry's ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: murder, disorder, nothing goes right, crime, crimes, strangulation, family relations, train, resentment, attempted murder, professor, matricide ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: humorous, semi serious, satirical, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: student film, teens
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, mystery, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, satire, film within a film, filmmaker, noir, existentialism, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: investigation, murder, marital problem, blackmail, amateur detective, neighbor, mystery, crimes, friendship, couple relations, urban, jazz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 20K
Family Plot (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lighthearted suspense film about a phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend who encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California.
Style: suspenseful, talky, psychological, stylized, dark humor ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, ransom, spiritualist, mystery, greed, cons and scams, amateur detective, fortune teller, murder, cheating, faked death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 10K
Criminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis, recruits Rodrigo, a crook with a perfect poker face. The two plan a big-time scam: selling a fake Silver Certificate to currency collector William Hannigan. Rodrigo distrusts his new ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, humorous, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, crime, con artists, crimes, manipulation, partners, manipulations, crime gone awry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, perfect crime, petty criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 12K
Switchback (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI agent Dennis Quaid tries to catch a serial killer who kidnapped his son.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, surprise ending, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, murder, vengeance, crimes, crime, missing person, law enforcement, hitchhiker, murder mystery, train, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Radioland Murders (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Musical, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with an unhappy sponsor, an overbearing boss and ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: radio, murder, showbiz, director, radio station, mystery, crimes, who done it, investigation, coping, disgruntled, chase ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1939
Place: usa, chicago illinois, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Mortal Thoughts (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A loathsome man ends up dead, but it's not clear who's to blame. If ever a person got what he deserved, it's James Urbanksi, an abusive drunk who steals from his wife, Joyce, and promises her close friend Cynthia Kellogg that ...
Style: psychological, clever, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
Plot: investigation, murder, crime gone awry, betrayal, mystery, crime, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, crumbling marriage, unlikely criminals, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her best friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, mind game, dishonesty, hidden identity, mystery, murder, manipulation, manipulations, uncover truth, seduction, undercover, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 13K
Jagged Edge (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, mystery, crime, crimes, danger, legal, court, courtroom drama, neo noir, beach house ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.2
 1K
R.S.V.P. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man invites a group of his closest friends to a party, where he proceeds to discreetly kill them all.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, crimes, psychopath, deadly, mind game, death, party, student, violence, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 22K
Malice (1993)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches infants, Andy's a college professor. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know all" doctor.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, serial killer, murder, college, insurance fraud, investigation, dishonesty, couple relations, married couple, infidelity, femme fatale, double life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 2K
Widows' Peak (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Scandal and mystery reign following the arrival of Edwina in a small Irish town populated entirely by widows. Edwina quickly falls out with the locals while also falling in with the son of the community's leader
Style: witty, humorous, suspense, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, false accusation, mystery, society, love and romance, dishonesty, crimes, family relations, social relations, couples, village life, couple relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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