Movies like Oh Heavenly Dog

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Oh Heavenly Dog (1980)
 5.4
 2K
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 material," and they can only decide on his final destination through one last assignment: to go back and solve his own murder. As a dog. A cute fluffy little dog (Benji). Undaunted, Browning begins to investigate the case as best he can around his canine disabilities (dialing the phone presents a special challenge) to solve the murders, save the girl, and see justice done.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, light, entertaining, cult film, surprise ending, unusual plot structure, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, private detective, afterlife, dog, reincarnation, chase, crimes, crime, human becoming an animal, murder mystery, life & death, talking dog, animal life, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, talking cat, talking animals, cat, telephone, restaurant, taxi, taxi driver, knife, rain ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: london

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Most similar movies to Oh Heavenly Dog

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, clever and realistic films with plots about police investigation, murder, dialogue, mentor, crimes, storytelling and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like Oh Heavenly Dog: Turner & Hooch (1989), A Slight Case of Murder (1999), The Late Show (1977), Foul Play (1978), The Cheap Detective (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
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Turner & Hooch (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Scott Turner has 3 days left in the local police department before he moves to a bigger city to get some "real" cases, not just misdemeanors. Then Amos Reed is murdered, and Scott Turner sets himself on the case. The closest thing to a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: dog, pets, dog movie, police investigation, partners, crimes, crime, misfit partners, odd couple, murder, chase, loss of pet ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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100%
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 ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
 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, law enforcement, love and romance, amateur detective, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: parody, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: private detective, murder, femme fatale, couple relations, love affair, couples, disorder, power relations, dishonesty, heroes, deadly, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940, year 1939 ...
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: parody, feel good, surprise ending, disturbing, humorous ...
Plot: private detective, old mansion, murder, riddles and clues, butler, mystery, dark and stormy night, who done it, guest, reward, one night, suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 50K
Fletch (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A veritable chameleon, investigative reporter Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher might drive his editor up the wall, but he always produces great pieces for the newspaper. When his next story is about the drug trade taking place on the beach, Fletch ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Plot: undercover, investigation, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, journalism, insurance, mistaken identity, contract killing, murder for hire, police corruption, corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, rio de janeiro, usa, utah, santa monica california
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68%
 6.1
 20K
Fletch Lives (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fletch is a fish out of water in small-town Louisiana, where he's checking out a tumbledown mansion he's inherited. When a woman he flirts with turns up dead, Fletch becomes a suspect and must find the killer and clear his name. In the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, funny ...
Plot: journalist, murder, heroes, chase, mystery, toxic waste, deadly, switching roles, mistaken identity, false accusation, silly humor, arson ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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V.I. Warshawski, Detective in High Heels (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Victoria "V.I" Warshawski is a Chicago based private detective who agrees to babysit for her new boyfriend; then he is murdered. Being the detective type, she makes the murder her next case. In doing so she befriends the victim's ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, entertaining, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, crime, crimes, uncover truth, who done it, law enforcement, mystery, femme fatale, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.7
 7K
Fluke (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Workaholic Thomas Johnson dies in an auto accident and comes back to life as a dog. Remembering some of who he was, he returns to his wife and son to protect them from the man who caused his accident. But, as time goes by, he remembers more of his ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: reincarnation, dog, talking dog, human becomes animal, dog movie, human becoming an animal, family life, family relations, getting home, starting over, afterlife, family ...
Place: united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: noir, humorous, semi serious, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: student film, teens
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, mystery, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, satire, film within a film, filmmaker, existentialism, manipulation, chase ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new york, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
55%
 5.7
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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 ⇓
54%
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: parody, neo noir, cult film, weird, witty ...
Plot: private detective, murder, femme fatale, investigation, power relations, recruit, uncover truth, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, warden, faked death ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
53%
 5.5
 4K
Nadine (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hairdresser Nadine Hightower wants to retrieve the risqué photos she once posed for, but when she visits the photographer at his office, he's murdered by an intruder. Nadine talks her estranged husband, Vernon, into going along when she ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, romance, dishonesty, crimes, on the run, witnessing a crime, hidden identity, nothing goes right, odd couple, dangerous attraction, cons and scams, murder mystery ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954, 1950s, 1930s ...
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 83K
Scoop (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.
Style: humorous, semi serious, twists and turns, buddy comedy, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: investigation, journalist, magic, serial killer, student, mystery, murder investigation, uncover truth, danger, deadly, dangerous attraction, tarot card ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, united kingdom, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Modern Problems (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fielder, recently dumped by his girlfriend, comes into contact with nuclear waste and is granted the power of telekinesis, which he uses to not only win her back, but to gain a little revenge.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: vengeance, supernatural, down on your luck, disorder, control room, romance, life is a bitch, supernatural ability, stupidity, happy ending, police investigation, radiation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 5.2
 4K
Burglar (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bernice "Bernie" Rhodenbarr is a burglar by trade, and she runs a bookstore as well. Her friend Carl Hefler is a dog groomer. After a successful burglary, it's discovered that a dead body was in the house she burgled. As she's ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, thief, chase, crime, crimes, false accusation, disorder, nothing goes right, protagonist as suspect, partners, odd couple, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.0
 2K
Trixie (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Emily Watson stars as Trixie, an eccentric woman who aspires to quit her job as a security guard and become a private detective. However, comedy intervenes and the mess begins...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspense, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, cons and scams, fighting crime, love and romance, politics, dishonesty, murder, undercover, hospital, casino, mentor ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.4
 23K
Down to Earth (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After dying before his time, an aspiring comic gets a second shot at life... by being reincarnated as a wealthy but un-likable businessman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: reincarnation, mistaken identity, disorder, supernatural, fish out of water, fall in love, couple relations, afterlife, back from the dead, millionaire, supernatural romance, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new zealand, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 13K
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, ambition, rivalry, husband wife relationship, aspiring writer, twists & turns, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Passion for Danger (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: New York private eye Shamus McCoy likes girls, drink and gambling, but by the look of his flat business can't be too hot. So an offer of $10,000 to finds some diamonds stolen in a daring raid with a flame-thrower is too good to miss. His ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, arms dealing, deadly, criminal heroes, partners against crime, amateur detective, crime, investigation, law enforcement, gangsters ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Heart Condition (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A bigoted policeman is given the heart of a slain black defense lawyer,who returns as a ghost to ask the cop to help take down the men who murdered him
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, satirical, romantic ...
Plot: ghost, murder, interracial relations, racism, investigation, supernatural, partners, society, reluctant partners, deadly, love and romance, rivalry ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 12K
Chances Are (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louie Jeffries is happily married to Corinne. On their first anniversary, Louie is killed crossing the road. Louie is reincarnated as Alex Finch, and twenty years later, fate brings Alex and Louie's daughter, Miranda, together. It's not ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: reincarnation, afterlife, ghost, dysfunctional family, heaven, romance, destiny, unlikely couple, resurrection, fall in love, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., cleveland ohio, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Census Taker (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When George (Greg Mullavey) and Martha (Meredith MacRae) let Harvey (Garrett Morris), an annoying census taker, into their home, they find themselves under a barrage of increasingly abusive questions. Furious at his intrusiveness, and at their ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: murder, crime, amateur detective, private detective, crimes, investigation, family relations, dark humor, police detective, family business, family life, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 14K
Drowning Mona (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The recently deceased Mona Dearly (Bette Midler) was many things: an abusive wife, a domineering mother, a loud-mouthed neighbor and a violent malcontent. So when her car and corpse are discovered in the Hudson River, police Chief Wyatt Rash (Danny ...
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, stylized, clever ...
Plot: investigation, murder, dark humor, mystery, disorder, family problems, social relations, goofy hero, small town, small town life, suspect, waitress ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Cops and Robbersons (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Hard-as-nails cop Jake Stone moves in with the Robbersons so he can watch a hitman who has moved in next door. The Hitman is one thing, but can you survive the Robberson family.
Style: sitcom, realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, frame up, disorder, nothing goes right, odd couple, crimes, goofy hero, fish out of water, suburbs, police investigation, forgery, police surveillance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
49%
 5.8
 7K
Pure Luck (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The daughter of a wealthy businessman has disappeared in Mexico, and all the efforts to find her have been unsuccessful. A psychologist, knowing that the girl has an ultra bad luck, persuades her father to send to Mexico one of his employees, an ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, remake of french film ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: missing person, farce, private detective, comedy of errors, love affair, mistaken identity, nothing goes right, manipulations, partners, crimes, reluctant partners, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%