Movies like Missing Pieces

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Missing Pieces (1991)
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Missing Pieces (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: As sole heir to a relative's estate, Wendel is surprised to learn that the only thing he's been left is a riddle. However, he and his musician friend, Lou, are soon thrust into a comic chase, as an assortment of unsavoury characters, underworld figures, and even private investigators, are after them for the inheritance - and they don't know what it is!
Style: buddy comedy
Plot: henchman, thief, mental institution, best friends, musician, puzzle, morgue, inheritance, whodunit, chinese, happy ending, chase, loser, murder, classical music, cellist, police chase, attorney, stabbed in the back, dagger, love interest, mysterious death, escaped mental patient, held at gunpoint, falling to death ...

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Most similar movies to Missing Pieces

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, humorous, realistic and clever films with plots about murder, crimes, investigation, mystery, deadly, police investigation and chase mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like Missing Pieces: High Anxiety (1977), Fear (1990), Foul Play (1978), Killjoy (1981), Where's Marlowe? (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspenseful, clever, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Plot: parody, murder, phone sex, mental institution, false accusation, farce, dishonesty, danger, heist, mental illness, frame up, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
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95%
 6.1
 1K
Fear (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Psychic Ally Sheedy helps police solve murders by mentally linking with the murderer. Then she discovers a murderer with the same talent - who wants to share the fear of his victims with her!
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, serious, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, police, stalking, supernatural ability, rivalry, amateur detective, deadly, witnessing a crime, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.8
 14K
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, danger, fall in love, amateur detective, love and romance, law enforcement, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.4
 364
Killjoy (1981)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Story of a young woman's murder and the people who become involved with it.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, psychopath, crimes, mystery, investigation, hospital, law enforcement, deadly, morgue, multiple suspects, police detective, lovers ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Where's Marlowe? (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After making a 3-hour fiasco about New York City's water supply, a two-man film crew decides to take it up a notch by documenting life in the private investigator offices of "Boone and Murphy". Cheating husbands and missing dogs fail ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: student film, teens
Plot: private detective, murder, noir, investigation, mystery, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, satire, film within a film, filmmaker, existentialism, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The House in Nightmare Park (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Comedy legend Frankie Howerd stars as the victim of sinister shenanigans in this hilarious spoof of British horror films of the early ‘70s. Starring Hugh Burden and Oscar winner Ray Milland, and written by Terry Nation. Foster Twelvetrees, a ...
Style: macabre, cult film, psychotronic
Plot: snake, parody, family, dead brother, greed, birth certificate, map, dancing, heir, stabbed in the back, genealogy, cobra ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 1K
The Big Fix (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Moses Wine, Richard Dreyfuss, at home one night watching a football game that he bet on is contacted by an old flame back from his radical days in collage Lila, Susan Anspach. Lila wants Moses to work for a candidate for governor of California, ...
Style: witty, suspenseful, clever, realistic, serious
Plot: private detective, politics, investigation, murder, mystery, state affairs, law enforcement, crimes, friendship, missing person, father son relationship, private investigator ...
Time: 70s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.8
 12K
In Darkness (2018)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A blind musician hears a murder committed in the apartment upstairs from hers that sends her down a dark path into London's gritty criminal underworld.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: blindness, criminal underworld, murder, police, childhood trauma, musician, secret identity, revenge, murder investigation, war criminal, blind woman, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, bosnia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Late Show (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Over-the-hill gumshoe in Los Angeles seeks to avenge the killing of an old pal, another detective who had gotten himself involved in a case concerning a murdered broad, stolen stamps, a nickel-plated handgun, a cheating dolly, and a kidnapped ...
Style: clever, twists and turns, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: private detective, crimes, investigation, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, elderly, partners against crime, aging, love and romance, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.2
 522
Lonely Street (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bubba Mabry, a gullible private detective, becomes the prime suspect in a tabloid reporter's murder after being hired to snoop on him by a mysterious celebrity.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, murder, who done it, uncover truth, investigation, goofy hero, amateur detective, journalism, disorder, celebrity culture, media, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Acting on Impulse (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An erotic thriller actress becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a B-movie producer, leading her to hide out and engage in sexual thrills with a pair of innocents.
Plot: slasher, spectacle, erotic thriller, murder, actress, filmmaker
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.4
 445
Trenchcoat (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An aspiring mystery writer becomes accidently embroiled in an international plot during a two-week stay in Malta.
Style: humorous, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: conspiracy, crimes, family, island, undercover, intrigue, amateur detective, danger, mystery, who done it, writer's life, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 3K
Up! (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Up! is a 1976 soft core sex comedy film directed by American filmmaker Russ Meyer. The plot centers around a bizarre murder mystery involving the death of former Nazi Adolf Schwartz, a caricature of Adolf Hitler, who was living in hiding in a ...
Style: erotic, sexy, surreal, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: murder, small town, parody, bondage, rape, outdoor sex, sexism, working undercover, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, couples, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.9
 288
Bedroom Eyes (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young businessman, out joging one night, sees a beautiful woman undressing in her bedroom window and he is compelled to return every night to watch her, until one night he witnesses a murder in the same apartment and soon becomes the prime suspect ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending
Plot: murder, voyeurism, psychiatrist, menage a trois, plot twist, legs, stockings, lesbianism, lesbian, leg, cigarette smoking, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 68K
The 'Burbs (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When secretive new neighbors move in next door, suburbanite Ray Peterson and his friends let their paranoia get the best of them as they start to suspect the newcomers of evildoings and commence an investigation. But it's hardly how Ray, who ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, witty, gothic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, neighbor, obsession, paranoia, neighborhood, old dark house, vacation, eccentric family, new neighbor, disorder, obsessive quest, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Entertaining Mr. Sloane (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sloane, a handsome, sexy and completely amoral young man, joins Kath's household as a lodger and proceeds to manipulate her and her brother, Ed. He is recognized by Kemp (Dadda) as the murderer of Kemp's former employer, whereupon Sloane ...
Style: dark humor, sexual, humorous, sexy, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, dishonesty, siblings relations, eccentric family, human nature, dangerous attraction, farce, manipulation, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, manipulations, womanizer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Extracurricular Activities (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The outrageous life of Reagan Collins, a model high school student with a "killer" after-school job that involves arranging “accidents” for his classmates' parents. When seasoned police detective Cliff Dawkins starts putting the ...
Style: captivating, humorous, twist ending
Plot: nudist, stalking, death, murder investigation, murder, police detective, criminal as protagonist, police, teenager, dysfunctional family, marijuana, party ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...
Style: dark humor, twists and turns, humorous, absurd, funny ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, private detective, christmas, actor, investigation, thief, lifestyle, disorder, mistaken identity, dishonesty, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california, denver colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 5.2
 118
Sexy Cat (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A movie crew shooting a film featuring a comic-strip hero named The Sexy Cat finds itself stalked by a serial killer who begins murdering the cast and crew.
Style: twist ending, comic
Plot: murder, serial killer, whodunit, fashion, plastic bag, psycho killer, junkyard, model, comics, dagger, pop art, throat cut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Attic Expeditions (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Trevor Blackburn is accused of murdering his girlfriend, Faith, in a brutal ritual. He's sentenced to live in an experimental rehabilitation community and falls into a coma. When he wakes up, he meets the mysterious Dr. Elk, who tortures Trevor ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, dark humor, scary ...
Plot: murder, mental institution, mental illness, surgery, mad scientist, losing-it hero, mind game, supernatural, psychopath, mystery, mentally unstable, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Two Undercover Angels (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: "Red Lips" are two female detectives trying to find missing models and dancers. A pop artist called Klaus Thriller and his werewolf-like assistant, Morpho, are the main suspects for the murderers.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: model, artist, female detective, painter, female nudity, nightclub, sculpture, camp, spy spoof, blowgun, drunkenness, rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.9
 439K
Knives Out (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his ...
Style: captivating, witty, exciting, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: murder mystery, eccentric family, mansion, investigation, murder investigation, whodunit, private detective, murder, mystery killer, inheritance, suspect, crime ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 12K
Deathtrap (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's script.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, psychological ...
Plot: murder, playwright, mystery, crimes, perfect crime, husband wife relationship, deathtrap, ambition, rivalry, aspiring writer, twists & turns, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Desire and Hell at Sunset Motel (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Right after Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California, in 1955, a toy salesman in town for a convention brings his wife with him so they can both go to Disneyland. They stay at a rundown place called the Sunset Motel nearby. Soon the wife is having an ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, dark humor, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: manipulation, neo noir, femme fatale, investigation, mystery, betrayal, power relations, couples, disorder, cons and scams, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Come Sweet Death (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Former detective Brenner has become an ambulance driver and finds himself, much to his dismay, caught up in a war between two rival first aid organizations.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, rescue, ex law enforcer, deadly, rivalry, law enforcement, mystery, childhood sweetheart, conflict, murder investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: austria, vienna, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Final Embrace (1992)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A detective assigned to protect a pop singer gets romantically involved with her twin sister after the singer is murdered.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: police, police partner, seductress, murder investigation, sex scene, musical performance, police detective, shot to death, black bra and panties, exploding car, passionate sex, split personality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Old Dark House (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: An American car salesman in London becomes mixed up in a series of fatal occurrences at a secluded mansion.
Style: psychotronic, surprise ending
Plot: old house, farce, trapdoor, parody, american, noah's ark, chase, gun, shotgun, insanity, attempted seduction, tape recorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Murder by Death (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lionel Twain invites the world's five greatest detectives to a 'dinner and murder'. Included are a blind butler, a deaf-mute maid, screams, spinning rooms, secret passages, false identities and more plot turns and twists than are ...
Style: disturbing, humorous, feel good, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: private detective, old mansion, parody, murder, butler, riddles and clues, mystery, dark and stormy night, who done it, guest, reward, one night ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Private Eyes (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Don Knotts and Tim Conway star in The Private Eyes, a 1980 comedy about two bumbling detectives solving a murder. It's an impressively incompetent affair. Every ancient joke falls with a muffled thud as Knotts and Conway ham their way through ...
Style: humorous, not serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, murder, heiress, investigation, mystery, police investigation, supernatural, chase, heroes, law enforcement, private detective, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: scotland, england, europe, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Weapon, The Hour, The Motive (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A sexually-promiscuous priest is stabbed to death inside a church
Plot: murder, stalker, whodunit, orphan, female nudity, marbles, nun, priest, self flagellation
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%