Movies like Harper

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Harper (1966)
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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: neo noir, cynical, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychological, twists and turns, suspense, atmospheric, clever, tense ...
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, uncover truth, dishonesty, ransom, twists & turns, cons and scams, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, couples, law enforcement, deadly, partners against crime, kidnapping, police investigation, divorce, hotel, chase, sex, dancing ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california

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Most similar movies to Harper

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and neo noir films with plots about crimes, murder, investigation, mystery, dishonesty, crime and deadly mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Harper: Chinatown (1974), Twilight (1998), Night Moves (1975), The Long Goodbye (1973), Devil in a Blue Dress (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
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Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, twist ending, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, rape, femme fatale, investigation, surveillance, corruption, investigator, deception, secret, threat, suspicion, cover up ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1937
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
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 6.2
 12K
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, neo noir, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, terminal illness, femme fatale, mystery, who done it, uncover truth, crimes, crime, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
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100%
 7.1
 13K
Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: neo noir, tense, psychological, cynical, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, infidelity, murder, missing person, femme fatale, espionage, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, family problems, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: neo noir, cynical, stylized, atmospheric, witty ...
Plot: private detective, murder, betrayal, friendship, profanity, disfigurement, bribery, investigation, crime, crimes, mystery, gangsters ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, mexico, california, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: neo noir, stylized, atmospheric, clever, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, murder, jazz, war veteran, jazz club, private detective, political corruption, crime, crimes, neo-noir, mystery, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, investigation, police corruption, murder, criminal's revenge, mystery, deadly, danger, crime, dishonesty, uncover truth, who done it ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: tense, mind bending, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, private detective, missing person, betrayal, femme fatale, gangsters, investigation, blackmail, intrigue, dishonesty, deadly, crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 92K
Blood Simple (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, cynical ...
Plot: extramarital affair, private detective, neo-noir, hitman, murder, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: neo noir, tense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: femme fatale, private detective, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, deadly, crimes, danger, crime, dishonesty, life is a bitch, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1941
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, clever, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, ship, blackmail, mystery, murder mystery, multiple suspects, crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, 80s
Place: israel, middle east, holy land, jerusalem, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, neo noir, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, crimes, mystery, partners against crime, dishonesty, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
After Dark, My Sweet (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The intriguing relationship between three desperados, who try to kidnap a wealthy child in hope of turning their lives around.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, gloomy, tense, surreal ...
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, femme fatale, boxer, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, murder, mystery, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 9K
Shattered (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet ...
Style: disturbing, neo noir, erotic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, memory loss, investigation, infidelity, murder, neo-noir, suspicion, mind game, haunted by the past, car accident, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 27K
Dead Again (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1949 composer Roman Strauss is executed for the vicious murder of his wife Margaret with a pair of scissors. In 1990s Los Angeles a mute amnesiac woman shows up at an orphanage and private eye Mike Church is called in to investigate. Under ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: hypnosis, private detective, memory loss, murder, mysterious character, reincarnation, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, romance, supernatural ...
Time: 1940s, 90s, 40s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 8K
Palmetto (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.
Style: suspenseful, serious, neo noir, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unfaithful wife, kidnapping, femme fatale, police investigation, scam, crimes, crime, mystery, frame up, murder, who done it, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, kidnapping, serial killer, investigation, crimes, crime, mafia, haunted by the past, drug dealer, corpse, murder of wife ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 492K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, neo noir, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, mystery, paranoia, maniac, crime, uncover truth, code, journalist, murder mystery, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, sacramento california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 8K
The Killers (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A hit man and his partner try to find out why their latest victim, a former race-car driver, did not try to get away.
Style: neo noir, stylized, clever, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, betrayal, murder, corruption, femme fatale, robbery, crimes, crime, gangsters, heist, crime gone awry, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, miami, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Red Riding: 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, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, police brutality, murder, strangulation, missing child, police corruption, investigation, crimes, mystery, uncover truth, journalism, conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, 80s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After 6 years of brutal murders the West Yorkshire Police fear that they may have already interviewed The Ripper and let him back into the world to continue his reign of terror upon the citizens of Yorkshire, but things become more difficult for the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police corruption, murder, police investigation, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, dishonesty, police detective, riddles and clues, who done it, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, 70s
Place: yorkshire, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, secret, crimes, prostitute, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, rivalry, dishonesty, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 6K
China Moon (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle relucantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an unusual flair for finding clues.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crime, crimes, dishonesty, nudity (full frontal - brief), self defense, frame up, interrogation, twists & turns, hotel lobby, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, dishonesty, obsession, mystery, deadly, crimes, murder, search, private detective, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5.8
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The Walker (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: murder, investigation, politics, lobbyist, state affairs, hypocrisy, false accusation, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, husband wife relationship, bartender ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 24K
Klute (1971)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This acclaimed thriller stars Jane Fonda as Bree Daniel, a New York City call girl who becomes enmeshed in an investigation into the disappearance of a business executive. Detective John Klute is hired to follow Daniel, and eventually begins a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: prostitute, missing person, pimp, obsession, investigation, private detective, murder, conspiracy, stalking, psychopath, mystery, perversity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 52K
Breakdown (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his SUV breaks down on a remote Southwestern road, Jeff Taylor lets his wife, Amy, hitch a ride with a trucker to get help. When she doesn't return, Jeff fixes his SUV and tracks down the trucker -- who tells the police he's never ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, ransom, highway, uncover truth, chase, kidnapping, danger, woman in danger, gang, deception, truck driver, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, arizona, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 30K
Unknown (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: memory loss, kidnapping, hostage, amnesia, ransom, murder, confined, suicide, loss of friend, mystery, survival, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 6K
Cutter's Way (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, neo noir, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, alcohol abuse, veteran, dishonesty, crimes, murder mystery, investigation, revenge, prostitute, arson, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, california, asia, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Big Sleep (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The classic Raymond Chandler tale retold with Mitchum taking over the Bogart role.
Style: neo noir, talky, clever, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, forbidden love, gambling, femme fatale, gay, blackmail, crime, crimes, mystery, gangsters ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, england, europe, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: neo noir, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: mystery, betrayal, invention, investigation, workplace intrigue, stranger, crimes, intrigue, mastermind, theft, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: venezuela, caribbean, usa, manhattan new york city, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%