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: neo noir, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, private detective, private investigator, love, gambling, prostitute, drug addict, police officer, desert, businessman, stripper, mental illness, rain, pimp, blackmail, gigolo, motel, gambler, older man younger woman relationship, casino, corpse, husband wife relationship, parrot, small town, father in law son in law relationship ...
Time: year 1963, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: california, nevada, usa, los angeles

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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 neo noir films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement and mystery mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Poodle Springs: The Drowning Pool (1975), Lady in Cement (1968), Twilight (1998), Marlowe (1969), Tony Rome (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: neo noir, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, private investigator, russian roulette, investigation, police corruption, murder, dishonesty, mystery, rivalry, criminal's revenge, crimes, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: neo noir, noir, cynical, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, yacht, diving, murder, scuba diving, go go dancer, gay, private investigator, poker, ocean, police detective, frame up ...
Time: 60s
Place: miami, rome italy, usa, florida, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 13K
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, neo noir, suspense, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, crimes, murder, mystery, terminal illness, female nudity, nude swimming, missing person, betrayal, corruption, police investigation, murder mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: neo noir, serious, realistic, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: private detective, blackmail, investigation, femme fatale, missing person, murder, karate, striptease, stripper, actress, police detective, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 3K
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: neo noir, noir, realistic, serious, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, private investigator, prostitute, beach, mysticism, sea, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, mystery, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s
Place: florida, miami, usa, miami beach
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 3K
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: neo noir, noir, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: femme fatale, blackmail, writers, murder, private detective, prostitute, private investigator, missing person, investigation, historical figure, vengeance, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: captivating, tense, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, who done it, murder, law enforcement, mystery, gangsters, police station, police officer, drugs, domestic disturbance, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, crimes, law enforcement, murder, quitting job, funeral, police officer, small town, tattoo, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense
Plot: crimes, investigation, police investigation, uncover truth, murder, law enforcement, life is a bitch, heist, coma, cold case, police officer, mystery ...
Time: year 1994, year 1992, 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: realistic, tense, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: child molester, murder, split personality, mystery, investigation, life is a bitch, law enforcement, crimes, uncover truth, domestic violence, psychopath, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, private detective, investigation, special agents, femme fatale, uncover truth, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, who done it, small town, fbi agent ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.1
 5K
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: suspense, intense, tense, clever, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, casino, gambling, crimes, gangsters, college, gambling debt, character study, debt, bookies, gambling addiction, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, california, usa, las vegas, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: neo noir, psychological, suspenseful, talky, clever ...
Plot: catholic priest, priest, murder, serial killer, crimes, redemption, police corruption, political corruption, desert, brother brother relationship, betrayal, adaptation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: serial killer, murder, crimes, investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, prostitute, winter, deception, snow, christmas, true crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 80s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: neo noir, serious, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: gangsters, father daughter incest, private detective, mystery, investigation, crimes, fighting crime, rivalry, life is a bitch, tough heroes, mafia, pervert ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: neo noir, twists and turns, sexy, cynical, witty ...
Plot: private detective, murder, cat, gangsters, betrayal, whodunit, beach, alcoholic, disfigurement, bribery, private investigator, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: malibu california, los angeles, california, usa, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: disturbing, dark, sexy, neo noir, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, hospital, pedophilia, small town, prostitution, nurse, marriage proposal, abortion, pedophile, murder, pimp, sexual abuse ...
Time: year 1963, 60s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1964
Place: venice, usa, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, serial killer, police officer, small town, mystery, hit and run, chief of police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: private investigator, private detective, hollywood, murder, manipulation, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, chase, on the run, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: crimes, private detective, investigation, missing person, mystery, uncover truth, intrigue, dishonesty, nypd, horse race, graphic violence, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 9K
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: neo noir, cynical, psychological, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, murder, mystery, crimes, missing person, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, kidnapping, private investigator, ransom, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: california, las vegas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Let the Devil Wear Black (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, erotic ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, dishonesty, investigation, crimes, couples, family relations, dealing with death, parents and children, college, student, sex scene ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Dead Man's Folly (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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, mind bending ...
Plot: murder mystery, private detective, multiple suspects, murder, investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, whodunit, conspiracy, secretly observing ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.6
 279
Black Eye (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An ex-police officer operating a private detective business comes face to face with a syndicate-backed dope ring.
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private investigator, drug dealing, private detective, murder, injustice, urban ghetto, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners against crime, investigation, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sheriff struggles to hide his violent murderous acts.
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, small town, psychopath, crimes, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, law enforcement, small town life, social relations, graphic violence, politician, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: neo noir, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, courtroom drama, death sentence, police officer killed, moral ambiguity, morality, manipulation, brutality, courtroom, haunted by the past, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, neo noir ...
Plot: hitman, murder, crimes, investigation, rescue, dishonesty, betrayal, seduction, african american, extramarital affair, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.9
 114
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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, righting the wronged, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, intrigue, law enforcement, parents and children, police, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.7
 215
Roots of Evil (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A serial killer is after hookers and strippers. A male detective and his female partner are assigned to stop him.
Style: sexy, erotic, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, woman with a gun, prostitute, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), law enforcement, partners, crimes, investigation, partners against crime, strong sexual content, hollywood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Three Blondes in His Life (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An insurance investigator goes to Los Angeles to investigate the disappearance of a colleague.
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, futuristic, suspenseful
Plot: mystery, private detective, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, womanizer, betrayal, terrorism, intrigue, tough heroes, love affair, heist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, denmark, india, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%