Movies like Fletch Lives

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Fletch Lives (1989)
 6.1
 21K
Fletch Lives (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fletch is a fish out of water in small-town Louisiana, where he's checking out a tumbledown mansion he's inherited. When a woman he flirts with turns up dead, Fletch becomes a suspect and must find the killer and clear his name. In the meantime, he's got some serious home-ownership issues, such as termites and weird neighbors.
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious, funny, ridiculous, parody, light, bad ending, absurd ...
Plot: journalist, murder, heroes, chase, mystery, toxic waste, crimes, journalism, false accusation, mistaken identity, bishop, disorder, switching roles, silly humor, arson, amateur detective, dishonesty, swamp, plantation, fish out of water, murder suspect, televangelist, vengeance, farce, sarcasm ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, los angeles, usa, san francisco

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Most similar movies to Fletch Lives

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, clever and semi serious films with plots about crimes, murder, disorder, chase, adaptation, mentor and farce mostly in Comedy, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Fletch Lives: Fletch (1985), Foul Play (1978), Clue (1985), Oh Heavenly Dog (1980), The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
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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 ⇓
100%
 6.8
 15K
Foul Play (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: conspiracy, murder, hitchhiker, woman in danger, investigation, crimes, fall in love, amateur detective, love and romance, law enforcement, undercover, assassination plot ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 94K
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%
Oh Heavenly Dog (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Browning is a PI with a bad cold, who's sent to investigate a case by a mysterious client. He stumbles across the body of a young woman and is stabbed to death, and when he wakes up in heaven, they tell him he's "marginal ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: afterlife, reincarnation, murder, private detective, dog, chase, crimes, talking cat, murder mystery, life & death, human becoming an animal, talking dog ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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 ⇓
27%
Cops and Robbersons (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Hard-as-nails cop Jake Stone moves in with the Robbersons so he can watch a hitman who has moved in next door. The Hitman is one thing, but can you survive the Robberson family.
Style: sitcom, realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, disorder, frame up, odd couple, goofy hero, nothing goes right, crimes, fish out of water, suburbs, police investigation, forgery, police surveillance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.4
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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 ⇓
26%
Deal of the Century (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Arms dealers from several companies vie to sell the most expensive and highest tech weapons to a South American dictator. There are complications; understanding the exact nature of how 'gifts' are used to grease the wheels of a sale, a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, clever ...
Plot: satire, cons and scams, arms dealer, cold war, disorder, dark humor, technology gone awry, nothing goes right, chase, greed, arms deal, aggression ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 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 ...
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, stylized, clever ...
Plot: investigation, murder, dark humor, mystery, goofy hero, family problems, social relations, disorder, small town, small town life, suspect, waitress ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A murder takes place in the shop of David Lyons, a deaf man who fails to hear the gunshot being fired. Outside, blind man Wally Karue hears the shot but cannot see the perpetrator. Both are arrested, but escape to form an unlikely partnership. Being ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, absurd ...
Plot: farce, murder, friendship, mute or deaf, chase, blindness, odd couple, disability, false accusation, witness, deaf, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: realistic, parody, semi serious, cynical, witty ...
Plot: private detective, murder, hollywood, plastic surgery, disorder, couples, power relations, law enforcement, switching roles, crimes, investigation, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 2K
From the Hip (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Apprentice lawyer Robin Weathers turns a civil suit into a headline grabbing charade. He must reexamine his scruples after his shenanigans win him a promotion in his firm, and he must now defend a college professor who is appearantly guilty of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, psychological, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, murder, courtroom drama, bittersweet, corporate crime, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, life is a bitch, rebellion, legal action, workplace ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 22K
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, disorder, heist, silly humor, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 3K
Hanky Panky (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The complete innocent, Michael Jordon, is drawn into a web of secrecy and government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she is later murdered, Michael is the chief suspect and on the run.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: frame up, murder, false accusation, espionage, on the run, taxi, hotel, silly humor, down on your luck, wild ride, disorder, intrigue ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the incompetent Officer Frank Drebin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles upon an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth.
Style: parody, humorous, light, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing
Plot: farce, baseball, deadpan, dimwit, crimes, police, stupidity, investigation, gunfight, assassination attempt, mind control, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, beirut lebanon, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.0
 4K
Burglar (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bernice "Bernie" Rhodenbarr is a burglar by trade, and she runs a bookstore as well. Her friend Carl Hefler is a dog groomer. After a successful burglary, it's discovered that a dead body was in the house she burgled. As she's ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, thief, chase, crimes, disorder, nothing goes right, odd couple, protagonist as suspect, partners, who done it, false accusation, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Hostile Makeover (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lacey Smithsonian is a stylish journalist who works as a television reporter. When interviewing a prestigious fashion designer Amanda Manville, it confesses that receives death threats from someone. Everything is complicated when the artist is shot ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: lifestyle, partners, celebrity culture, false accusation, journalism, dishonesty, mystery, law enforcement, media, disorder, fashion, female reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Kings of Appletown (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Will and Clayton witness a murder, but out of fear decide not to tell anyone. They and their friend Betsy, whose father has been wrongfully accused of the crime, go on a journey to find the real killer, and at the same time redeem themselves.
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: false accusation, murder, small town, amateur detective, adventurer, investigation, adventure, crimes, riddles and clues, heroes, teenage life, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 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 ⇓
22%
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 ⇓
22%
Once Upon a Crime... (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: On their way to Monte Carlo, Monaco, Marilyn and her husband, Neil, meet several other married couples, including Julian and Phoebe, who are traveling with a lost dog they plan to return to its wealthy owner for a large reward. But, when the ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: mystery, investigation, murder, gambling, crime gone awry, police investigation, dishonesty, amateur detective, crimes, nothing goes right, track down, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, europe, monte carlo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Amos & Andrew (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Andrew Sterling (Samuel L. Jackson), a successful black urbanite writer, buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his home with armed men, Chief Tolliver (Dabney Coleman) realizes ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, funny, light ...
Plot: island, racism, mistaken identity, interracial relations, crimes, bad cop, social differences, resort, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, buddies, satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.7
 7K
Her Alibi (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows more and more interesting abilities (such as knife ...
Style: sexy, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mystery, murder, romance, comedy of errors, who done it, fall in love, dangerous attraction, love and romance, investigation, couples, beauty, writers ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau is dead. At least that is what the world (and Charles Dreyfus) believe when a dead body is discovered in Clouseau's car after being shot off the road. Naturally, Clouseau knows differently, and taking advantage ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, exciting, funny ...
Plot: farce, presumed dead, police detective, crimes, investigation, silly humor, comedy of errors, working undercover, law enforcement, goofy hero, assassination attempt, nothing goes right ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, hong kong, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.2
 21K
My Blue Heaven (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Barney Coopersmith is assigned to protect former Mafia figure turned informant Vincent Antonelli. In the witness protection program one is supposed to keep a low profile, but that is something that Antonelli has trouble doing. Coopersmith ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, entertaining, talky ...
Plot: gangsters, witness protection, fbi, fbi agent, hitman, witnessing a crime, fish out of water, hidden identity, small town life, district attorney, small town, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new york, usa, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
We're No Angels (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, exciting, light ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, monk, small town, clergy, buddies, on the run, disorder, crimes, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.0
 134K
Get Hard (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When obscenely rich hedge-fund manager James is convicted of fraud and sentenced to a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him one month to get his affairs in order. Knowing that he won't survive more than a few minutes in prison on his own, ...
Style: funny, humorous, parody, absurd, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dumb, teaching the ways of the world, prison, false accusation, training, life turned upside down, misfit, prison life, fish out of water, power relations, gang, wealth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.0
 34K
Dragnet (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: LAPD Sgt. Joe Friday -- the equally straight-laced nephew of the famous police sergeant of the same name -- is paired up with a young, freewheeling detective named Pep Streebeck. After investigating some strange robberies at the local zoo and the ...
Style: humorous, parody, satirical, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, crimes, goofy hero, investigation, working undercover, chase, disguise, rescue, undercover, police detective, buddy cop, speech impediment ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Star Chamber (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: hitman, vigilantism, judge, crimes, murder, idealism, vengeance, political corruption, conspiracy, secret society, society, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Splitting Heirs (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A member of the English upper class dies, leaving his estate and his business to an American, whom he thinks is his son who was lost as a baby and then found again. An Englishman who thinks he is an Indian comes to believe that he is actually the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, absurd, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: farce, inheritance, disorder, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, switching roles, dishonesty, lawyer, incest, british, indians, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 80s
Place: england, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%