Movies like The Drowning Pool

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The Drowning Pool (1975)
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 5K
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 greedy oil baron, who wants their property. Poor Harper! Things are not as straight-forward as they initially appeared.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: private detective, neo noir, investigation, police corruption, murder, crimes, crime, graphic violence, mystery, danger, who done it, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, criminal's revenge, uncover truth, cons and scams, sexual content, neo-noir, prostitute, violence, death, tough guy, gun, aristocrat ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa

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Most similar movies to The Drowning Pool

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, investigation, mystery, murder, deadly, dishonesty and crime mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Drowning Pool: Harper (1966), Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), Twilight (1998), The Caller (2008), Farewell, My Lovely (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: cynical, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, neo noir, investigation, mystery, crime, crimes, uncover truth, dishonesty, ransom, twists & turns ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california
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100%
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: stylized, atmospheric, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, missing person, murder, jazz, private detective, jazz club, political corruption, crime, crimes, neo-noir, mystery, obsessive quest ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 10K
Twilight (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A retired ex-cop and private detective gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to deliver blackmail money and walks into a 20 year old case involving the mysterious disappearance of an actress' former husband.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspense, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, terminal illness, femme fatale, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, crime, dishonesty, amateur detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 1K
The Caller (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jimmy Stevens, a senior VP at an international energy firm, blows the whistle on his company's deadly and corrupt practices in Latin America. Knowing he will be assassinated for his betrayal, he places an anonymous call securing the services of ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, murder, whistleblower, uncover truth, mysterious character, investigation, survival, amateur detective, danger, dishonesty, deadly, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, year 2008
Place: france, new york, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: serious, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: neo noir, private detective, femme fatale, investigation, uncover truth, deadly, mystery, crime, danger, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1941
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, rivalry, deadly, murder, mind game, police detective, police investigation, mysterious character, who done it, danger, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 3K
Hammett (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "This is an entirely imaginary story about the writer Dashiell Hammett, who... in the words of one of his most gifted contemporaries... helped get murder out of the vicar's rose garden and back to the people who are really good at it. The ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, dark humor
Plot: neo noir, femme fatale, murder, prostitute, investigation, private detective, chinatown, crime, law enforcement, mystery, couples, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 600
Carambole (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This film is based upon the book with the same name, by Håkan Nesser, one of Swedens most appreciated "crime-authors".
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, hit and run, life turned upside down, mystery, crimes, investigation, law enforcement, uncover truth, deadly, private detective, blackmail, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Hickey & Boggs (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two veteran private eyes trigger a criminal reign of terror with their search for a missing girl.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, kidnapping, murder, investigation, rescue, neo noir, cons and scams, bank, vengeance, heist, crime, deadly ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Brown's Requiem (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fritz Brown is an ex-LAPD, recovering alcoholic who now splits his time repossessing cars for a used car lot and staffing his one-man private detective agency. When a filthy caddie named Freddy "Fat Dog" Baker wanders into Fritz's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: private detective, mystery, gangsters, investigation, neo noir, crimes, fighting crime, rivalry, life is a bitch, tough heroes, mafia, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: cynical, stylized, atmospheric, witty, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, murder, betrayal, friendship, profanity, bribery, disfigurement, investigation, crime, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, mexico, california, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 3K
Marlowe (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Los Angeles private-eye Philip Marlowe is trying to locate the brother of his new client, a woman named Orfamay Quest. The trail leads to two men who deny any knowledge of the brother's existence. Both are soon killed by an ice pick, so Marlowe ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: murder, private detective, missing person, gangsters, investigation, femme fatale, betrayal, blackmail, dishonesty, deadly, mystery, crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Appointment with Death (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, ship, blackmail, mystery, murder mystery, multiple suspects, crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1937, 80s
Place: israel, middle east, holy land, new jersey, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Private Affair (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Divorced private detective Francois Maneri is assigned by his agency to investigate the disappearance of Rachel, a young student who has been missing for six months. After interviewing Rachel's family, friends and classmates, Francois is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: missing person, neo noir, investigation, dishonesty, obsession, deadly, crimes, mystery, murder, search, private detective, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 586
Ice Blues (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This new installment in the popular and critically-acclaimed Donald Strachey Mystery series finds America’s favorite gay private investigator, Donald Strachey (Chad Allen), taking on the most complicated case of his career. After his long-time ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, queer cinema
Plot: private investigator, law firm, law enforcement, private detective, investigation, partners, danger, uncover truth, partners against crime, dishonesty, gender, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Jack Irish: Bad Debts (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack Irish is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world imploded, he now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and sometime lover - the complete man ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, private detective, mystery, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, sexual content, graphic violence, who done it, down on your luck, crime
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, partners against crime, neo noir, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 12K
Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, 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: tense, psychological, cynical, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, investigation, infidelity, murder, missing person, femme fatale, espionage, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 7.3
 1K
The Crack (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 131 min.
Story: German Areta "The Louse", is an ex-cop detective with a tiny office in a part of Madrid going to seed. Areta is trying to track down a young woman who has disappeared into the world of high-class courtesans in the city, and he is told to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: private detective, neo noir, prostitution, crimes, mystery, crime, missing person, uncover truth, track down, investigation, neo-noir, hairdresser ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: madrid, spain, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
He Died with His Eyes Open (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On Ne Meurt Que Deux Fois, a French murder mystery based upon a novel of the same name, is an unusual, involving film with excellent performances by its entire cast. Police Inspector Staniland (Michel Serrault) is investigating the death of a ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, mystery, crime, crimes, investigation, neo noir, who done it, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 2K
Tony Rome (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tony Rome, a tough Miami PI living on a houseboat, is hired by a local millionaire to find jewelry stolen from his daughter, and in the process has several encounters with local hoods as well as the Miami Beach PD.
Style: suspenseful, clever, witty, mind bending, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, prostitute, beach, neo noir, who done it, missing person, mystery, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s
Place: miami, florida, usa, miami beach
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 3K
The Badge (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A sheriff begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: transsexual, murder, uncover truth, political corruption, dishonesty, fighting the system, politics, mystery, investigation, small town, gender bending, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, united states, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It's Yorkshire in 1974, and fear, mistrust and institutionalised police corruption are running riot. Rookie journalist Eddie Dunford is determined to search for the truth in an increasingly complex maze of lies and deceit surrounding the police ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, police brutality, murder, missing child, police corruption, investigation, strangulation, crimes, mystery, uncover truth, journalism, conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, 80s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Kiss of Evil (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young college student is found stabbed to death,and private detective Vares life takes an interesting turn when the girls family asks him to investigate the case.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, murder, deadly, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, drinking alcohol, university, private investigator, murder investigation, drinking, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
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Hotel Noir (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1958: a detective holes up in a downtown hotel awaiting killers to come get him. During the course of one night he will meet various occupants of the hotel and the truth of how he came to be in his present situation will be revealed.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, suspense ...
Plot: hotel, neo noir, private detective, haunted by the past, hitman, femme fatale, mystery, danger, deadly, crimes, seduction, sex scene ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Shadow in the North (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an elderly client loses a fortune on an investment, fearless Sally Lockhart will stop at nothing to rectify the situation — even if it means risking everything important to her in the process. As Sally sorts out the threads of the mystery — ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: murder, amateur sleuth, uncover truth, investigation, mind game, mystery, partners against crime, deadly, crimes, amateur detective, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1870s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Rosary Murders (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, moral dilemma, serial killer, psychopath, church, haunted by the past, society, investigation, mystery, who done it, uncover truth, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Jack Irish: Black Tide (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Life's gone pear-shaped for Jack Irish. He's back to takeaway Chinese for one after his girlfriend Linda abandoned him for a career in Sydney, a flashy Brisvegas type is muscling in on the racetrack action, and his cabinet-making still ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, missing person, uncover truth, intrigue, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, danger, crime, who done it, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Kiss Before Dying (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Infatuated with the idea of becoming rich, college student Jonathan Corliss secretly dates Dorothy Carlsson to gain the approval of her wealthy father. When Dorothy tells Jonathan that she is pregnant and that her father will deny her inheritance if ...
Style: serious, realistic, scary, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: neo noir, obsession, murder, twins, danger, deadly, cons and scams, dishonesty, blind ambition, crimes, investigation, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, philadelphia, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.3
 2K
Deepwater (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drifter comes to the town of Deepwater and is seduced into a twisted game of deceit and murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough ...
Plot: disorder, mystery, haunted by the past, criminal's revenge, crime gone awry, dishonesty, danger, investigation, murder, deadly, dangerous attraction, farm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%