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Gumshoe (1971)
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Gumshoe (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A would be private eye gets mixed up in a smuggling case.
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, witty, semi serious, cult film
Plot: private detective, murder, amateur detective, bookstore, crimes, investigation, partners, crime, mystery, journalism, satire, femme fatale, who done it, dishonesty, police investigation, deadly, career change, partners against crime, cons and scams, power relations, parody, respect, kidnapping, smuggler, neo noir ...
Time: 70s
Place: liverpool, england, europe, northern england, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, humorous and clever films with plots about crimes, murder, investigation, deadly, crime, mystery and who done it mostly in Crime, Mystery and Comedy genres. Some movies like Gumshoe: Murder She Said (1961), The Man with Bogart's Face (1980), Passion for Danger (1973), The Last Detective (2003), Pulp (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Murder She Said (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Miss Marple believes she’s seen a murder in a passing by train yet when the police find no evidence she decides to investigate it on her own. Her inquisitions lead her to a mountain top. The first of four films starring Margaret Rutherford as Miss ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, clever, cult film
Plot: amateur detective, private detective, murder, police investigation, strangulation, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes, crime, train, woman in danger ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 56 min.
Story: The grandchild of Professor James Moriarty had promised the world that it has only five days left to live. Moriarty is a master of disguise, a crack shot, and is very patient. Several government figures are shot to death, and it seems that it truly ...
Style: realistic, not serious, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: parody, private detective, satire, murder, conspiracy, assassination, villainess, amateur detective, hidden identity, rivalry, secret agents, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: scotland, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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: suspenseful, psychological, offbeat, witty, humorous ...
Plot: murder, private detective, plastic surgery, hollywood, crimes, parody, hotshot hero, power relations, couples, disorder, dangerous attraction, switching roles ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Passion for Danger (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: New York private eye Shamus McCoy likes girls, drink and gambling, but by the look of his flat business can't be too hot. So an offer of $10,000 to finds some diamonds stolen in a daring raid with a flame-thrower is too good to miss. His ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, deadly, gang, partners, law enforcement, arms dealing, mystery, partners against crime, chase, amateur detective, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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The Last Detective (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Last Detective is an ITV drama starring Peter Davison as Dangerous Davies. The first series aired in 2003 with three more seasons succeeding this. The first consisted of a pilot and three episodes, the second and the third series both consisted ...
Style: realistic, clever, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, police investigation, fighting crime, uncover truth, riddles and clues, amateur detective, law enforcement, partners against crime, crimes, danger, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Pulp (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A seedy writer of sleazy pulp novels is recruited by a quirky, reclusive ex-actor to help him write his biography at his house in Malta.
Style: witty, humorous, captivating, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: murder, funeral, crime, crimes, amateur detective, dishonesty, writer's life, ghost, investigation, artists and showbiz, deadly, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Miss Marple's visiting friend sees a woman being strangled on a passing train, they immediately report it to the police. Inspector Slack sees Miss Marple as a bit of a busy body and drops the investigation after only a few days. Miss ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, clever, serious, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, train, murder, private detective, riddles and clues, who done it, crime, mystery, partners against crime, deadly, miss marple, murder investigation ...
Time: 1950s, year 1957, 50s
Place: europe, england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Jonathan Creek (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Jonathan Creek follows the story of Madeline Magellan, an investigative journalist. Like most journalists, she sticks her nose in where it isn't wanted, but this is what makes her such a great journalist! While writing a piece about the death ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: riddles and clues, amateur detective, murder, prodigy, crime, partners against crime, crimes, partners, investigation, unlikely partners, journalism, imaginary ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: not serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, parody, neo noir, murder, crime, mystery, espionage, danger, dishonesty, investigation, femme fatale, crimes ...
Time: 70s, year 1940, year 1975
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Nemesis (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Miss Marple receives a most interesting request from Mr. Jason Rafiel, with whom she'd struck an acquaintance some years before. He would like her to solve a crime but, does not tell her what it might be, who might have been involved or where ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, riddles and clues, private detective, police investigation, crime, murder, tour guide, uninhibited rivalry, uncover truth, crimes, rivalry ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: humorous, entertaining, light, satirical, witty ...
Plot: private detective, farce, parody, actor, mystery, investigation, sherlock holmes, who done it, comedy of errors, disorder, hidden identity, doctor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Alphabet Murders (1965)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates a series of murders in London in which the victims are killed according to their initials.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, murder, serial killer, parody, investigation, deadly, crime, law enforcement, crimes, danger, silly humor, riddles and clues ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, scotland yard, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Commander (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Commander Clare Blake has risen to the top of her profession in the male-dominated Metropolitan Police Service and is now the head of the serious crimes unit. Some years previously she arrested James Lampton for murder. He was subsequently sentenced ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, who done it, manipulation, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, manipulations, crime, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Diamond's Edge (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Nick and his slightly dense older brother Herbert run the Diamond Private Detective Agency above Camden Town Tube Station in north-central London. When a master criminal called The Falcon dies, they come into possession of his box ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, boys' night
Plot: on the run, private detective, law enforcement, crime, chase, investigation, murder, who done it, siblings relations, frame up, deadly, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Murder Ahoy (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During an annual board of trustees meeting, one of the trustees dies. Miss Marple thinks he’s been poisoned after finding a chemical on him. She sets off to investigate at the ship where he had just come from. The fourth and final film from the ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: amateur detective, ship, murder, investigation, poison, snuff, private detective, miss marple, who done it, riddles and clues, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Lady in Cement (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While diving for sunken treasure, street-smart gumshoe Tony Rome finds the body of a gorgeous blonde, her feet stuck in a block of cement. Soon after, tough guy Waldo Gronski hires him to find a missing woman named Sandra Lomax, and Rome wonders if ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, witty, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, yacht, frame up, police detective, private detective, poker, ocean, neo noir, violence, crimes, investigation, femme fatale ...
Time: 60s
Place: miami, usa, florida, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Partners in Crime (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Set in a 1950s Britain rising from the ashes of the Blitz into the grip of a new Cold War, our beekeeping duo stumble into a world of murder, undercover agents and cold war conspiracy. Tuppence is a woman who sees adventure round every corner, ...
Style: atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: amateur detective, partners, crime, private detective, post war, mystery, investigation, crimes, odd couple, conspiracy, couple relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Miss Jane Marple is staying at an elegant hotel from her childhood compliments of her nephew Raymond. Also there is international adventurer Bess Sedgwick and Lady Selena Hazy (Joan Greenwood in her next to last performance). A doorman working at ...
Style: serious, clever, captivating, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, hotel, crimes, crime, friendship, mystery, golden years, deadly, adult virgin ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, murder, sorority, serial killer, mystery, riddles and clues, college life, deadly, protagonist as suspect, college, reluctant partners, legal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Partners in Crime (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime is a 1983 British television series based on the short stories of the same name by Agatha Christie. It was directed by John A. Davis and Tony Wharmby, and starred James Warwick and Francesca Annis in the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, clever, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, couples, crime, partners, crimes, mystery, odd couple, amateur detective, partners against crime, newlyweds, riddles and clues ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: humorous, semi serious, talky, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: murder, family relations, private detective, crimes, odd couple, investigation, uncover truth, master and servant, deadly, amateur detective, partners, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
9 Dead Gay Guys (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The story of two lads from Belfast as they stumble their way through the London gay underworld in search of 'gainful employment'. This being the offering of sexual favours to older gay men in order to subsidise their respective giros. 9 ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, friendship, life is a bitch, deadly, crime, crimes, amateur detective, nothing goes right, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Wandering Soul Murders (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Widowed Joanne Kilbourn is an ex-police officer turned criminology professor. Her husband Ian was the Ontario provincial Attorney General when he was murdered, the murder never solved. Her current home life is on the most part a happy one, except ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: prostitute, murder, police detective, riddles and clues, journalism, amateur detective, mystery, police investigation, crimes, deadly, serial killer, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Evil Under the Sun (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, clever, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder mystery, murder, investigation, island, crime, mystery, crimes, intrigue, multiple suspects, amateur detective, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: greece, albania, south of france, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The corpse of a shabbily dressed young woman has been discovered in the mud flats of the Thames at low tide. Police assume she's a prostitute, but Dr. Watson suspects something more and goes to his old friend Holmes, now retired and at very ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: private detective, murder, sherlock holmes, investigation, mastermind, mystery, who done it, crimes, hotshot hero, life is a bitch, prodigy, lookalikes ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, stylized, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder mystery, whodunit, train, private detective, multiple suspects, murder, train ride, stabbing, crimes, crime, who done it ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1935, 70s
Place: new york, europe, former yugoslavia, asia, constantinople ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ...
Style: cult film, weird, witty, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: parody, private detective, neo noir, murder, femme fatale, investigation, faked death, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, power relations, recruit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Scandalous (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An investigative reporter following an espionage story goes to London and gets involved with murder, scam artists and rock concerts.
Style: witty, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: scam, concert, murder, reporter, journalism, media, conspiracy, dishonesty, crimes, espionage, scoop, media satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, partners, celebrity culture, false accusation, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, fashion, disorder, mystery, media, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Veronica Mars (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Years after walking away from her past as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown - just in time for her high school reunion - in order to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who's embroiled in a murder mystery.
Style: suspenseful, witty, twists and turns, light, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: amateur detective, who done it, private detective, murder, investigation, crimes, danger, mystery, family relations, old love, lawyers and clients, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%