Movies like Poodle Springs

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Poodle Springs (1998)
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: neo noir, private detective, murder, crimes, investigation, crime, mystery, frame up, who done it, dishonesty, deadly, uncover truth, police, intrigue, planned murder, attempted murder, neo-noir, love, dog, dancing, fight, prostitute, casino, spy, party ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: california, usa, los angeles, nevada

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Most similar movies to Poodle Springs

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, deadly, investigation, dishonesty and mystery mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Poodle Springs: Tony Rome (1967), Marlowe (1969), Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011), Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006), Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspenseful, clever, witty, mind bending, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, prostitute, beach, tough heroes, power relations, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s
Place: miami, usa, florida, miami beach
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100%
 6.4
 3K
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 ...
Style: tense, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, private detective, missing person, gangsters, femme fatale, betrayal, investigation, blackmail, crimes, sleeping, intrigue, crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jesse investigates the suspicious death of a young friend while the police force deals with the arrogant new police chief who is the son-in-law of a town councilman.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: investigation, mystery, false accusation, murder, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, crime, quitting job, small town, police officer, standing in the rain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this prequel to 'Stone Cold,' Tom Selleck reprises his role as Jesse Stone, an L.A. cop who relocates to a small town only to find himself immersed in one mystery after the other.
Style: rough, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, crimes, murder, who done it, law enforcement, police station, gangsters, deadly, mystery, police officer, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Small-time police chief and struggling alcoholic Jesse Stone looks into the murder of a teen-age girl whose body is found floating in a local lake. The case brings the former LAPD cop up against the Boston mob and into the affluent world of a ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, child molester, investigation, split personality, mystery, law enforcement, deadly, life is a bitch, crimes, uncover truth, haunted by the past, domestic violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved murder of a bank teller shot during a robbery. Meanwhile, ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, uncover truth, police investigation, crimes, investigation, crime, deadly, life is a bitch, law enforcement, heist, coma, cold case ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s, year 1992 ...
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, dark humor
Plot: femme fatale, neo noir, murder, prostitute, investigation, private detective, chinatown, crime, law enforcement, mystery, couples, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Partners in Crime (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Reardon (Hauer) is a twice-divorced police detective who lives with his daughter. When a well-heeled local man is kidnapped, the FBI is called in, which introduces Longsworth (played by Paulina Porizkova). Longsworth happens to have been ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, special agents, femme fatale, investigation, private detective, uncover truth, who done it, dishonesty, crime, law enforcement, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 4K
The Gambler (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: New York City English professor Axel Freed outwardly seems like an upstanding citizen. But privately Freed is in the clutches of a severe gambling addiction that threatens to destroy him.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, addiction, debt, bookies, gambling debt, casino, crime, crimes, money, hopes, gangsters, loan ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, las vegas, harvard university, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: cynical, stylized, atmospheric, witty, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, murder, betrayal, profanity, friendship, bribery, disfigurement, investigation, crime, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, mexico, california, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, gory, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, prostitute, deception, university, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 70s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Brown's Requiem (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fritz Brown is an ex-LAPD, recovering alcoholic who now splits his time repossessing cars for a used car lot and staffing his one-man private detective agency. When a filthy caddie named Freddy "Fat Dog" Baker wanders into Fritz's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: private detective, mystery, gangsters, investigation, neo noir, crimes, fighting crime, rivalry, life is a bitch, tough heroes, mafia, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Naked Kiss (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former prostitute discovers that her philanthropic fiance is involved in perversion.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: small town, hospital, prostitute, murder, pedophilia, pimp, legislation, neo noir, police, sexual abuse, redemption, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1963, 1960s
Place: venice, switzerland, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Jack Irish: Black Tide (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Life's gone pear-shaped for Jack Irish. He's back to takeaway Chinese for one after his girlfriend Linda abandoned him for a career in Sydney, a flashy Brisvegas type is muscling in on the racetrack action, and his cabinet-making still ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, missing person, mystery, uncover truth, intrigue, crimes, danger, dishonesty, crime, who done it, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, deadly, murder investigation, small town, crime, mystery, police officer, scotch whiskey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
True Confessions (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute
Style: talky, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, neo noir, prostitute, catholic priest, priest, brother brother relationship, political corruption, crimes, crime, police corruption, redemption, neo-noir ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Murder 1, Dancer 0 (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private eye Joe Dancer finds himself framed for manslaughter while trying to uncover a Hollywood scandal that could ruin a studio and destroy a top star's career.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, murder, hollywood, dishonesty, crimes, on the run, crime, fighting crime, chase, law enforcement, manipulations, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: private detective, neo noir, police corruption, murder, investigation, sexual content, cons and scams, who done it, uncover truth, graphic violence, mystery, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Lady in Cement (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While diving for sunken treasure, street-smart gumshoe Tony Rome finds the body of a gorgeous blonde, her feet stuck in a block of cement. Soon after, tough guy Waldo Gronski hires him to find a missing woman named Sandra Lomax, and Rome wonders if ...
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, witty, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, yacht, police detective, frame up, private detective, ocean, neo noir, poker, violence, partners against crime, partners, crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: miami, rome italy, usa, europe, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
37%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: death sentence, courtroom drama, crimes, police investigation, murder, police officer killed, kidnapping, deadly, confined, law enforcement, legal, law enforcer killer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Let the Devil Wear Black (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man comes face-to-face with personal treachery after suspecting that his father may have been murdered.
Style: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, serious
Plot: murder, betrayal, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, parents and children, college, couples, deadly, dealing with death, family relations, neo noir ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, danger, intrigue, law enforcement, deadly, righting the wronged, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sheriff struggles to hide his violent murderous acts.
Style: rough, suspenseful, gloomy, psychological, tense ...
Plot: neo noir, small town, psychopath, crimes, law enforcement, social relations, graphic violence, profanity, deadly, serial killer, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 10K
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, suspense, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, terminal illness, femme fatale, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, crime, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: cynical, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, neo noir, investigation, mystery, crime, crimes, uncover truth, dishonesty, ransom, twists & turns ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Diary of a Hitman (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hitman Dekker is on his last job, out to kill the wife (Jain) of his client, but he starts to waiver. The longer he takes to do the job the more difficult it becomes.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: hitman, danger, murder, crime, deadly, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, betrayal, rescue, seduction, held at gunpoint ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Jesse Stone: Thin Ice (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jesse Stone and Captain Healy are shot during an unauthorized stake-out in Boston. Meanwhile, a cryptic letter sent from Paradise leads the mother of a kidnapped child to Stone. Though her son was declared dead, she hopes he will reopen the case.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: memory loss, investigation, crimes, crime, murder, kidnapping, small town, missing person, missing child, police detective, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Assignment to Kill (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A private eye is hired by an insurance company to investigate a shipping magnate suspected of deliberately sinking his own ships for the insurance money. He finds himself involved in a web of deception, double-crossing and murder.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, private investigator, ship, betrayal, private detective, dishonesty, investigation, deadly, law enforcement, crime, undercover, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: switzerland, europe, zurich switzerland, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: neo noir, investigation, femme fatale, private detective, uncover truth, deadly, mystery, danger, dishonesty, crime, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1941
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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