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The Notorious Landlady (1962)
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The Notorious Landlady (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An American junior diplomat in London rents a house from, and falls in love with, a woman suspected of murder.
Style: humorous, mind bending, realistic, witty, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: diplomat, attempted murder, landlady, crimes, heist, ocean, riddles and clues, ocean or sea, disability, missing person, legal action, legal investigation, mystery, private detective, manipulations, chase, fall in love, legal, murder, danger, farce, manipulation, amateur detective, who done it, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, suspenseful and semi serious films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, mystery, investigation, dishonesty and law enforcement mostly in Mystery, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like The Notorious Landlady: It's Only Money (1962), Gunn (1967), This Girl for Hire (1983), Scandalous (1984), The Private Eyes (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
It's Only Money (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Lester is a clumsy and awkward TV repair man who is nevertheless gifted technically. In helping out a friend, he is drawn into a mystery involving a missing heir in a rich family. He begins to notice little things, like how much those family ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: adult virgin, amateur detective, prodigy, crimes, dishonesty, crime, golden years, legal action, investigation, estate, manipulations, disorder ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Famous detective Charlie Chan is called out of retirement to help a San Francisco detective solve a mysterious series of murders. With his bumbling grandson as his sidekick, Chan also encounters an old nemesis known as the Dragon Queen who is the ...
Style: humorous, witty, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: law enforcement, investigation, dishonesty, crimes, murder, goofy hero, deadly, mystery, rivalry, golden years, private detective, satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
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83%
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Gunn (1967)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The madam of a floating bordello hires private eye Peter Gunn (Craig Stevens) to prove a gangster killed a crime boss.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, gangsters, fighting crime, deadly, graphic violence, who done it, uncover truth, law enforcement, dishonesty, undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
This Girl for Hire (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this pilot for a proposed TV series, B.T. Brady is a flippant, but somewhat klutzy female private detective in Hollywood who sets out to solve the murder of a obnoxious mystery writer. Along the way, Brady gets help from her flamboyant mother ...
Style: humorous, witty, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, artists and showbiz, crimes, store, showbiz, hollywood, private detective, law enforcement, deadly, farce, filmmaking, mystery ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: reporter, concert, murder, scam, media satire, cons and scams, scoop, journalism, dishonesty, media, conspiracy, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ 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: parody, humorous, not serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, heiress, investigation, mystery, ghost, police investigation, supernatural, chase, misfit partners, heroes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: scotland, england, europe, scotland yard, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, neo noir, offbeat, psychological, clever ...
Plot: murder, private detective, plastic surgery, hollywood, deadly, danger, femme fatale, journalism, couples, power relations, disorder, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Betty Lou is a librarian in a very small town. Her husband is a police detective who takes her for granted. Betty Lou is the ultimate mouse. After a gangland figure is mysteriously murdered in town, Betty Lou finds the murder weapon, but can't ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, sexy ...
Plot: murder, librarian, small town, police investigation, crimes, crime, mystery, deadly, witnessing a crime, investigation, manipulations, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, false accusation, celebrity culture, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, disorder, fashion, mystery, media, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: UK
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, not serious, parody, realistic ...
Plot: murder, farce, investigation, maid, butler, who done it, mystery, crimes, crime, superior, disorder, police detective ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Getting Away with Murder (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the very moralistic college ethics instructor Jack Lambert finds himself living next door to an accused German death camp commander, he takes it upon himself to rid the world of this man.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, false accusation, investigation, college, vigilantism, crimes, racism, uncover truth, dark humor, family in danger, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, massachusetts, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Alphabet Murders (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
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: parody, realistic, not serious, humorous, witty
Plot: private detective, murder, serial killer, investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, danger, crime, silly humor, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, scotland yard, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Mystery Woman: Mystery Weekend (2005)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
TV show
Story: She's an avid mystery lover and bookseller, for whom crime has been comfortably confined to the pages of her favorite novels-until a real-life murder turns a weekend of fun and games into a chilling whodunit...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, uncover truth, mystery, writer's life, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, false accusation, frame up, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Man in the Brown Suit (1989)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Agatha Christie. An American woman getting involved in a diamond theft in South Africa. Nor Poirot nor Marple.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: agatha christie, murder, stash, cruise, deadly, danger, who done it, riddles and clues, criminal heroes, mysterious character, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: south africa, egypt, england, london, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
How to Murder Your Wife (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Stanley Ford leads an idyllic bachelor life. He is a nationally syndicated cartoonist whose Bash Brannigan series provides him with a luxury townhouse and a full-time valet, Charles. When he wakes up the morning after the night before - he had ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: murder, romance, cons and scams, frame up, couple relations, disorder, couples, satire, wedding, love and romance, dishonesty, marriage ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Ordeal by Innocence (1984)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Arthur Calgary visits the Argyle family to return an address book lost some time ago by Jack Argyle, only to find out that Jack has been executed for the murder of his mother. Calgary can prove that Jack was innocent. In spite of opposition from ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: amateur detective, murder, uncover truth, frame up, death row, false accusation, mystery, law enforcement, legal, injustice, nudity (full frontal - brief), alibi ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, canada, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Murder Most Foul (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A murderer is brought to court and only Miss Marple is unconvinced of his innocence. Once again she begins her own investigation. The third Miss Marple film starring Margaret Rutherford as the quirky amateur detective.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, miss marple, courtroom drama, murder, strangulation, agatha christie, false accusation, mystery, murder mystery, legal investigation, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 1950s, 1960s, year 1951, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sex comedy
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, murder, sorority, riddles and clues, serial killer, mystery, dark humor, deadly, protagonist as suspect, college life, reluctant partners, legal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Towards Zero (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inviting the ex-wife to a family reunion when the none-too-secure new wife will be there hardly seems to be a recipe for success, and true to form, bodies have begun to stack up by the end of this cinematic update of a classic Agatha Christie tale. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, witty, twists and turns ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, estate, mystery, who done it, riddles and clues, family relations, womanizer, deadly, danger, law enforcement, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, atlantic ocean, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Careless (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Wiley Roth finds a severed human finger in his kitchen one night. Understandably freaked out, in a search across Los Angeles that brings them in contact with psychics, ineffectual police, crooked taxidermists, mysterious neighbors who might be on ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, friendship, obsession, reluctant partners, danger, best friends, partners, romance, nothing goes right, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: neo noir, suspenseful, clever, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, private detective, blackmail, film critic, manipulation, crimes, couples, filmmaking, disorder, dark humor, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Million Dollar Mystery (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dying man in a roadside diner tells the other patrons about money he has hidden in four places. But instead of directions, he leaves them only with clues they must solve in order to claim the loot.
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: treasure hunt, rivalry, government agency, crimes, dishonesty, special agents, adventure, contests and competitions, chases and races, diner, chaos and mayhem, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Scenesters (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Someone is killing beautiful young Hipsters in East L.A. Charlie is a crime scene cleaner working for Aftershocks Inc. with a penchant for Sherlock Holmes type deduction. Wallace is an out-of-luck filmmaker working as a crime scene videographer. The ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, fish out of water, serial killer, deadly, crimes, disorder, who done it, film within a film, amateur detective, hipster, filmmaker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Clean Slate (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Pogue is a private eye with a problem: every morning when he wakes up, he has total amnesia, waking up with a 'blank slate'. Since he is in the middle of a hot investigation and has a developing romance, this is less than convenient.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, twists and turns, melancholic ...
Plot: private detective, memory loss, gangsters, goofy hero, partners, law enforcement, nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty, amnesia, betrayal, justice ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, venice beach california, california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Shadows and Fog (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.
Style: humorous, surreal, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, vigilante, murder, false accusation, vigilantism, crimes, mystery, investigation, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, disorder, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: eastern europe, central europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Rogue's Gallery (1968)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A private eye gets in trouble when he tries to help a woman in distress.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, neo noir
Plot: private detective, dishonesty, mystery, deadly, crimes, heroes, intrigue, protagonist as suspect, murder, missing person, psychiatrist, murder disguised as suicide ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
And Never Let Her Go (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The true story of a woman's suspicious disappearance after ending an affair with a powerful, married attorney.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic
Plot: obsession, missing person, murder, mystery, dangerous attraction, love affair, couples, deadly, crimes, rivalry, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: parody, suspenseful, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: murder, phone sex, mental institution, false accusation, farce, heroes, danger, silly humor, disorder, mental illness, frame up, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: private detective, crimes, investigation, partners against crime, mystery, dishonesty, aging, elderly, law enforcement, deadly, partners, odd couple ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Advocate (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A grieving defense attorney gets caught in a twisted game of who-done-it when he takes on the case of a beautiful socialite who is accused of murder.
Style: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, hotshot lawyer, rivalry, deadly, legal action, legal investigation, crimes, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%