Movies like Murder by Death

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Murder by Death (1976)
 7.4
 34K
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 decently allowed.
Style: feel good, surprise ending, disturbing, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, not serious, neo screwball comedy, twists and turns, funny ...
Plot: private detective, old mansion, parody, murder, riddles and clues, butler, mystery, dark and stormy night, who done it, guest, reward, one night, suspect, haunted by the past, deadly, mansion, deaf mute, sidekick, crimes, profanity, indoor, whodunit, corpse, charlie chan, investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, clever and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, murder, mystery, investigation, deadly, crime and private detective mostly in Mystery, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Murder by Death: Clue (1985), The Cheap Detective (1978), Knives Out (2019), The Private Eyes (1980), Deathtrap (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: twists and turns, humorous, enigmatic, witty, captivating ...
Plot: mystery, multiple suspects, investigation, mansion, butler, murder, danger, maid, dark and stormy night, amateur detective, board game, parody ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954, 80s
Place: new england
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94%
The Cheap Detective (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Spoofing the entire 1940s detective genre, and his own performances as a bumbling private detective, Peter Falk plays Lou Pekinpaugh, a San Francisco private detective accused of murdering his partner at the instigation of his mistress, the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, satirical ...
Plot: parody, private detective, murder, femme fatale, deadly, crime, law enforcement, nothing goes right, dishonesty, love and romance, investigation, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1940, year 1939 ...
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 464K
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, mansion, eccentric family, investigation, murder investigation, whodunit, murder, mystery killer, private detective, inheritance, suspect, crime ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, ghost, police investigation, supernatural, chase, law enforcement, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: scotland, england, europe, scotland yard, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, deathtrap, husband wife relationship, ambition, rivalry, aspiring writer, twists & turns, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
67%
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, ship, blackmail, mystery, murder mystery, crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, 80s
Place: israel, middle east, holy land, new jersey, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ⇓
67%
Ten Little Indians (1965)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ten strangers are invited as weekend guests to a remote mountain mansion.When the host doesn't show up, the guests start dying, one by one, in uniquely macabre Agatha Christie-style.It is based on Christie's best-selling novel with 100 ...
Style: suspenseful, talky, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, murder mystery, murder, serial killer, mountain, investigation, private detective, psychopath, false accusation, crime, crimes, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1930s, 70s
Place: austria, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 20K
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, realistic ...
Plot: parody, murder, phone sex, mental institution, false accusation, farce, protagonist as suspect, love and romance, dishonesty, danger, silly humor, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
 6.7
 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: humorous, not serious, light, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, murder, friendship, amateur detective, investigation, mystery, friends, crimes, absurdism, farce, bicycle, strip club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: West Germany, USA, Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed. The intriguing part of the murders is that each chef is killed in the same manner that their own special dish is prepared in. Food critics and the ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, suspenseful, feel good, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, mystery, serial killer, disorder, cooking and food, crime, deadly, race against time, crimes, investigation, goofy hero, bomb ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, paris france, london, buckingham palace, venice
⇓ 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: murder, private detective, afterlife, dog, reincarnation, chase, crimes, crime, human becoming an animal, murder mystery, life & death, talking dog ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 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, couples, danger, love and romance, investigation, beauty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Shot in the Dark is the second and more successful film from the Pink Panther film series where both animated and real life sequences are mixed. A cult classic from Blake Edwards based on the play L’Idiot by Marcel Achard and Harry Kurnitz.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, exciting ...
Plot: murder, farce, investigation, butler, maid, who done it, mystery, crimes, crime, frame up, bug, goofy hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 ⇓
50%
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Dark and Stormy Night (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the 1930s the family of old Sinas Cavinder, gathered for the reading of his will, find themselves being murdered by a mysterious phantom while two rival reporters compete for the story.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, not serious, captivating, offbeat
Plot: ghost, parody, murder, dark and stormy night, mystery, mysterious character, crimes, who done it, deadly, characters killed one by one, old dark house, seance ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 10K
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 ⇓
50%
 5.2
 521
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: murder, private detective, investigation, goofy hero, who done it, uncover truth, dishonesty, media, amateur detective, journalism, crimes, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 ⇓
22%
 5.6
 442
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 ⇓
22%
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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 ⇓
22%
Dead Man's Folly (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 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, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, rivalry, deadly, murder, mind game, police detective, police investigation, mysterious character, who done it, danger, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.7
 655
Peeper (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A detective is hired to locate a girl adopted 30 years earlier whose birth father wants to bequeath her his fortune.
Style: realistic, semi serious, mind bending, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, adoption, missing person, crimes, deadly, mystery, parody, based on a novel, plot twist, suitcase full of money, neo noir ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1947
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.2
 8K
The Trixxer (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Auf dem Weg von Bitterfeld nach London verirrt sich ein sächsisches Pärchen im Wald. Ein hinterhältiges Subjekt hat den Wegweiser verdreht! So werden die beiden Zeuge, wie "der Mönch mit der Peitsche" vorsätzlich über den Haufen ...
Style: witty, exciting, not serious, humorous
Plot: police detective, murder, mystery, police investigation, crimes, serial killer, riddles and clues, danger, law enforcement, partners, mysterious character, parody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
A Slight Case of Murder (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the midst of a spat, film critic Terry Thorpe (William H. Macy) accidentally kills his lover. Though Thorpe covers his tracks, he raises the suspicions of a private investigator (James Cromwell), who then tries to blackmail him. Thorpe also falls ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, private detective, neo noir, film critic, blackmail, filmmaking, couples, disorder, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.6
 114
Living to Die (1990)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A burned-out private detective in Las Vegas gets involved in blackmail and murder.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: private detective, murder, gambling, blackmail, riddles and clues, wrongfully committed, heist, who done it, strong sexual content, embezzlement, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%