Movies like Marlowe

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Marlowe (1969)
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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 deduces that there's much more to this than a simple missing-person case. Marlowe's path crosses that of a blackmailed movie star, Mavis Wald, and her friend, exotic dancer Delores. A mobster sends karate expert Winslow Wong to bust up Marlowe's office and warn him off the case, while Lieutenant French also cautions the detective to stay out of the police's way.
Style: psychological, tense, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: murder, private detective, gangsters, investigation, missing person, betrayal, femme fatale, blackmail, martial arts, crimes, sleeping, crime, mystery, intrigue, amateur detective, who done it, dishonesty, deadly, siblings relations, uncover truth, planned murder, gay, karate, police, hotel ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Marlowe

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and neo noir films with plots about crimes, murder, dishonesty, deadly, investigation, private detective and mystery mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Marlowe: Harper (1966), Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), A Private Affair (2002), Poodle Springs (1998), Twilight (1998). 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: neo noir, cynical, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychological ...
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, investigation, mystery, crime, crimes, uncover truth, dishonesty, ransom, twists & turns, cons and scams ...
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: 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%
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 ⇓
100%
 6.1
 862
Poodle Springs (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Private eye Philip Marlowe and his bride move to a desert town, where he uncovers a land scheme.
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, private detective, crimes, mystery, who done it, uncover truth, frame up, investigation, deadly, dishonesty, crime, neo-noir ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: california, usa, nevada, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 172 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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: serial killer, amateur detective, investigation, private detective, danger, psychopath, rivalry, deadly, mind game, murder, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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%
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 ⇓
40%
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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 ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
38%
 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 ⇓
37%
 6.1
 622
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: hit and run, murder, mystery, life turned upside down, private detective, crimes, investigation, deadly, law enforcement, uncover truth, blackmail, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, neo noir
Plot: private detective, murder, whistleblower, uncover truth, mysterious character, investigation, survival, amateur detective, danger, dishonesty, deadly, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, 1940s
Place: france, new york, europe, usa
⇓ 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: neo noir, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: femme fatale, murder, prostitute, investigation, private detective, chinatown, dishonesty, crimes, crime, law enforcement, mystery, deadly ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 ⇓
35%
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: neo noir, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, crime, investigation, crimes, mystery, who done it, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, couples, female full frontal nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 636
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, queer cinema
Plot: private investigator, law firm, uncover truth, law enforcement, private detective, investigation, partners, danger, missing person, cons and scams, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 714
Tick Tock (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Stunning trophy wife Rachel Avery is stuck in a cold, loveless marriage with her millionaire husband, Holden. So when Holden goes away on a trip, Rachel hooks up with her close friend Carla, and the two hatch a plan to murder Holden and collect on ...
Style: rough, erotic, sexy, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, private detective, betrayal, power relations, couples, deadly, infidelity, femme fatale, sex, blackmail, cons and scams, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Posers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Four Hardcore party posers are suddenly facing an unknown killer when one of them disappears.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, friendship, femme fatale, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, betrayal, female killer, suspicion, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, crimes, deadly, investigation, dishonesty, drinking alcohol, drinking, university, murder investigation, private investigator, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Third Man Out (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chad Allen stars as gay detective Donald Strachey in this gritty series of crime stories based on the popular novels by author Richard Stevenson. "The Donald Strachey Mysteries" follow Strachey through upstate New York as he works on ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: gay couple, murder, private detective, investigation, uncover truth, mysterious character, mystery, life is a bitch, manipulations, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york state, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Fragment of Fear (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A reformed drug addict travels to Italy to find out who murdered his aunt.
Style: stylized, disturbing, gloomy, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, murder, blackmail, criminal heroes, journalism, crimes, amateur detective, life is a bitch, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, drug dealing, danger ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, pompeii
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 3K
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: witty, clever, suspenseful, neo noir, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, prostitute, beach, graphic violence, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, mystery, power relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: miami, usa, florida, miami beach
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, investigation, island, murder mystery, crime, agatha christie, mystery, crimes, intrigue, multiple suspects, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: greece, albania, south of france, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Murder in My House (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Before Lauren and her dad, Stran, even settle into their beautiful new house, she learns that it was once the site of a grisly homicide! When her pops, a former prosecutor, becomes obsessed with cracking the case, he's murdered. And it's ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, femme fatale, private detective, riddles and clues, police investigation, legal investigation, intrigue, crimes, manipulation, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Dead Man's Folly (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During a murder hunt game at a country house, to which Hercule Poirot is invited as an "expert", a real murder occurs.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: private detective, murder mystery, riddles and clues, murder, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, dishonesty, deadly, multiple suspects, estate ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
I'll Be Seeing You (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman finds out she has a half sister when he father disappears and her half sister turns up dead.
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, mistaken identity, deadly, life is a bitch, danger, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, riddles and clues, missing person, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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 ⇓
25%
Quo Vadis, Baby? (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A private detective investigates her sister's suicide 16 years earlier.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, neo noir
Plot: private detective, investigation, haunted by the past, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, murder, sister, suicide, law enforcement, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Johnny Skidmarks (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Johnny Scardino is working for blackmailers, photographing wealthy guys in seedy motels. One such assignment turns the wrong way and blackmailers die one by one. Is Johnny the next on the list?
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, investigation, dead woman, car accident, private detective, legal, amateur detective, life is a bitch, legal investigation, dishonesty, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%