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Drowning Mona (2000)
 5.7
 14K
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 DeVito) immediately suspects murder rather than an accident. But, since the whole community of Verplanck, N.Y., shares a deep hatred for this unceasingly spiteful woman, Rash finds his murder investigation overwhelmed with potential suspects.
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, stylized, clever, realistic, witty, semi serious, satirical, twists and turns ...
Plot: investigation, murder, dark humor, mystery, family problems, social relations, disorder, goofy hero, small town, small town life, suspect, waitress, murder mystery, suspicion, sarcasm, dysfunctional family, death, crimes, family relations, parents and children, who done it, suburbs, eccentric family, couple relations, accident ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, minnesota

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Most similar movies to Drowning Mona

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and clever films with plots about crimes, murder, investigation, mystery, police investigation, storytelling and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Drowning Mona: Clue (1985), Throw Momma from the Train (1987), The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992), Ruthless People (1986), Clay Pigeons (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: humorous, twists and turns, parody, surprise ending, witty ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, multiple suspects, mansion, butler, murder, dark and stormy night, board game, mind game, maid, whodunit, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1954, contemporary, 80s
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, parody, clever ...
Plot: murder, disorder, family relations, strangulation, nothing goes right, crimes, dark humor, train, attempted murder, resentment, matricide, professor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy, light ...
Plot: murder, librarian, small town, police investigation, crimes, witnessing a crime, mystery, investigation, amateur detective, law enforcement, dishonesty, switching roles ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Ruthless People (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.
Style: clever, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, farce, businessman, mistress, yuppie, vengeance, manipulation, silly humor, down on your luck, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 6.6
 12K
Clay Pigeons (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Clay is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend, Earl kill himself because of the ongoing affair that Clay was having with the man's wife, Amanda. Feeling guilty, Clay now resists the widow when she presses him to continue with ...
Style: clever, neo noir, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, desert, small town, dark humor, false accusation, mechanic, psychopath, widow, diner, fbi, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 2.8
 1K
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: teens
Plot: sorority, investigation, murder, mystery, serial killer, riddles and clues, dark humor, protagonist as suspect, college life, reluctant partners, legal, college ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: investigation, murder, small town, disorder, social relations, mystery, law enforcement, goofy hero, private detective, crimes, small town life, milkman ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, private detective, investigation, film critic, blackmail, hollywood, dangerous attraction, who done it, crimes, manipulation, law enforcement, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 5.1
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Heads (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A proofreader at a small-town newspaper decides to try to solve a series of decapitation murders, and reluctantly gets involved with the nutty daughter of his editor. Before long he discovers that he is the prime suspect in the murders.
Style: realistic, semi serious, parody, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, serial killer, murder, newspaper, decapitation, journalism, media, law enforcement, mystery, crimes, social relations, dark humor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Assassination of a High School President (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the theft of copies of SAT exams from a principal's office, teenage reporter Bobby Funke sets out to unmask the thief. Bobby prints an article fingering Class President Paul Moore as the thief, shredding the youth's reputation. But ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, realistic, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, high school, journalism, uncover truth, crimes, mystery, high school life, teenage life, teenager, mentor, police investigation, teacher student relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 60K
Bernie (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In small-town Texas, affable and popular mortician Bernie Tiede strikes up a friendship with Marjorie Nugent, a wealthy widow well known for her sour attitude. When she becomes controlling and abusive, Bernie goes to great lengths to remove himself ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, intense, sweet ...
Plot: dark humor, murder, small town, mortician, embezzlement, district attorney, prison visit, confession of crime, hidden corpse, crimes, investigation, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Before and After (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, melancholic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, parents and children, teenage life, investigation, family problems, mystery, accidental death, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder investigation, family relations, car trouble ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 513
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: murder, investigation, fish out of water, disorder, who done it, serial killer, crimes, amateur detective, filmmaker, hipster, filmmaking, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, semi serious, suspense, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, fighting crime, cons and scams, dishonesty, politics, love and romance, murder, undercover, hospital, casino, mentor ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: murder, friendship, amateur detective, investigation, mystery, friends, crimes, farce, absurdism, bicycle, strip club, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, entertaining, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, crimes, uncover truth, law enforcement, who done it, mystery, dishonesty, femme fatale, justice, strong female character ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 5K
Scotland, PA (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Joe McBeth is a hard-working but unambitious doofus who toils at a hamburger stand alongside his wife Pat, who has much smarter. Pat believes she could do better with the place than their boss Norm is doing, so she plans to usurp Norm, convincing ...
Style: humorous, realistic, parody, not serious, witty ...
Plot: murder, restaurant, disorder, crime gone awry, crimes, farce, couple relations, comedy of errors, goofy hero, nothing goes right, law enforcement, business venture ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, pennsylvania, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 52K
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: undercover, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, cons and scams, insurance, journalism, mistaken identity, contract killing, police corruption, corruption, country club ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, rio de janeiro, usa, utah, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: murder, mystery, serial killer, dark humor, cooking and food, disorder, crimes, investigation, race against time, goofy hero, magazine, fast food ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, venice, london, paris france, buckingham palace
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Little Murders (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Elliot Gould plays Alfred Chamberlain -- a one time successful photographer who is now down on his luck because he began to eliminate people from his photographs. He also suffers from an inability to feel or to be passionate about anything. But then ...
Style: suspense, biting, witty, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: murder, satire, heist, apathy, photographer, meet the parents, disorder, dark humor, couples, family relations, graphic violence, violence spree ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, neo noir, suspenseful, realistic, witty ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, murder, femme fatale, mystery, investigation, dishonesty, love and romance, obsession, police detective, dangerous attraction, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, austria, los angeles, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Thief Kevin Caffery attempts to rob from the home of rich businessman Max Fairbanks. But Fairbanks catches him and steals his cherished ring that his girlfriend gave him. Caffery is then bent on revenge and getting his ring back with the help of his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: thief, vengeance, nothing goes right, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, cons and scams, disorder, criminal's revenge, robbery, businessman, psychic ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, witty, funny, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, farce, unlikely criminals, hitman, vengeance, human nature, crimes, partners, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder, dark humor ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, usa, florida, miami beach, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: murder, investigation, rivalry, physical appearance, ambition, mystery, contests and competitions, crimes, blind ambition, dishonesty, vengeance, jealousy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: investigation, murder, amateur detective, blackmail, marital problem, neighbor, mystery, crimes, love and romance, free spirited, couples, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, new york state, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
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Brigham City (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wes Clayton is a lawman and a bishop in a Mormon community called Brigham. The town is shaken when a woman from California is found murdered. Clayton and his young deputy work with an FBI agent sent to investigate. As a civil and spiritual leader in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, murder investigation, small town, sheriff, mystery, mormon, crimes, law enforcement, human nature, social relations, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: utah, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Small Time Crooks (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.
Style: witty, humorous, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: bank robbery, unlikely criminals, disorder, overnight success, love and romance, crimes, couple relations, cons and scams, bully, criminal, restaurant, bank robber ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Crime Is Our Business (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Prudence Beresford is investigating another murder. Her aunt had witnessed it, but no body was found, and nobody trusted her word. Nobody, except Prudence, of course!
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: murder, family relations, uncover truth, private detective, investigation, odd couple, crimes, couple relations, siblings relations, disorder, amateur detective, master and servant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 10K
Slim Susie (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Erik, a Stockholm urbanite, learns that his beauty-queen sister, Susie, is missing, he goes to their country roots to look for her. But after talking to the eccentric locals -- including a shy video store clerk and a corrupt police officer -- ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, clever, realistic ...
Plot: small town, confession, dishonesty, crimes, gang, mystery, love and romance, dark humor, family relations, missing person, disappearance, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Death at a Funeral (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Aaron's father's funeral is today at the family home, and everything goes wrong: the funeral home delivers the wrong body, his cousin accidentally drugs her fiancé, and Aaron's successful younger brother, Ryan, flies in from New ...
Style: not serious, humorous, funny, absurd, melancholic ...
Plot: family relations, farce, death, eccentric family, family gatherings, death in the family, silly humor, dishonesty, dwarf, presumed dead, family problems, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%