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, frame up, who done it, dishonesty, deadly, uncover truth, mystery, intrigue, attempted murder, planned murder, police, neo-noir, love, dog, dancing, prostitute, casino, spy, party, lawyer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: california, usa, nevada

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Most similar movies to Poodle Springs

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, deadly, investigation, dishonesty and law enforcement mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Poodle Springs: Tony Rome (1967), Marlowe (1969), Hammett (1982), Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007), The Gambler (1974). 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: witty, cynical, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, beach, sex, prostitute, crimes, mystery, power relations, tough heroes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ 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: psychological, serious, mind bending, realistic, tense ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, missing person, murder, betrayal, femme fatale, blackmail, who done it, martial arts, gangsters, crime, intrigue ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 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: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious, dark humor
Plot: femme fatale, investigation, neo noir, prostitute, murder, private detective, uncover truth, who done it, mystery, crime, crimes, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, tense
Plot: crime, uncover truth, murder, police investigation, investigation, heist, law enforcement, deadly, life is a bitch, coma, cold case, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, year 1992
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 7.2
 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, casino, debt, crime, money, hopes, bookies, gambling debt, loan, beating, gambler ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, harvard university, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: hollywood, murder, private detective, investigation, police detective, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, fighting crime, chase, on the run, frame up ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: law enforcement, deadly, false accusation, murder, small town, mystery, crimes, crime, investigation, watching a movie, tattoo, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, prostitute, hospital, murder, pimp, legislation, neo noir, police, pedophilia, sexual abuse, redemption, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1961, 1960s
Place: usa, switzerland, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough
Plot: kidnapping, murder, who done it, crimes, private detective, rivalry, righting the wronged, small town, deadly, dishonesty, small town life, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, suspenseful, talky, clever ...
Plot: private detective, riddles and clues, murder, investigation, crime, mystery, murder mystery, multiple suspects, deadly, dishonesty, estate, secretly observing ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: murder, private investigator, undercover, ship, betrayal, missing person, mystery, crime, crimes, cons and scams, private detective, investigation ...
Time: 60s
Place: switzerland, europe, zurich switzerland, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, serious
Plot: murder, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, investigation, couples, deadly, college, family relations, dealing with death, parents and children, neo noir ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, suspense ...
Plot: hitman, danger, murder, deadly, crime, investigation, betrayal, rescue, dishonesty, seduction, sister sister relationship, extramarital affair ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, police corruption, neo noir, investigation, murder, crime, who done it, dishonesty, deadly, criminal's revenge, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 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 ...
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, terminal illness, femme fatale, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, crime, dishonesty, haunted by the past, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason ventures to Paris to defend a U.S. Marine Corps Captain accused of murdering a man suspected of being a Nazi SS Officer.
Style: serious, mind bending, rough, clever, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, obsessive quest, amateur detective, legal, false accusation, courtroom drama, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, confined, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, who done it, crime, police station, gangsters, mystery, deadly, law enforcement, small town, small town life, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: suspenseful, witty, cynical, clever, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police detective, frame up, private detective, ocean, poker, violence, yacht, mystery, dangerous attraction, crimes, partners against crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: miami, europe, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.2
 36K
Hard Eight (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Style: clever, sentimental, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: casino, gambling, blackmail, neo noir, ransom, christmas, crime, betrayal, dishonesty, partners, low lives, small time ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, serious ...
Plot: private detective, murder, betrayal, disfigurement, neo noir, bribery, friendship, investigation, crime, mystery, gangsters, neo-noir ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, mexico, california, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: mind bending, serious, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: bondage, investigation, murder, prostitute, who done it, protagonist as suspect, crimes, legal investigation, crime, police investigation, serial killer, university ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 172K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: suspense, intellectual, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, mind game, legal investigation, courtroom drama, obsession, lawyer, manipulation, adultery, murder mystery, guilt, perfect crime, attempted murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.3
 160
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: realistic, serious, rough, erotic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hollywood, police detective, investigation, crime, partners against crime, crimes, prostitute, deadly, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.2
 72K
Broken City (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, mayor, betrayal, politics, election, political corruption, crime, uncover truth, crimes, life turned upside down, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 3K
Phoenix (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Gambling fever -- along with a brutal bookie -- leads three crooked cops into a double-dealing scheme that lands them in hot water way over their heads.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, intense ...
Plot: police corruption, betrayal, gambling, neo noir, crime, heist, addiction, crime gone awry, partners, rock, tough law enforcer, bookies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, psychological, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom drama, police officer killed, police investigation, crimes, murder, kidnapping, law enforcer killer, haunted by the past, confined, deadly, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Killing Time (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After bagging his latest victim, a murderous sociopath (Kiefer Sutherland) decides to steal the dead man's identity and pose as the deputy of a remote coastal town, where the local sheriff (Beau Bridges) and his lover (Camelia Kath) are cooking ...
Style: rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, frame up, investigation, mistaken identity, mystery, disorder, hidden identity, crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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, tense, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, split personality, mystery, investigation, psychopath, haunted by the past, domestic violence, law enforcement, deadly, life is a bitch, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, massachusetts, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sheriff struggles to hide his violent murderous acts.
Style: realistic, gloomy, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: neo noir, psychopath, small town, unlikely criminals, crime, crimes, danger, serial killer, social relations, dishonesty, law enforcement, small town life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, danger, intrigue, missing person, uncover truth, who done it, crime, mystery, crimes, investigation, dishonesty
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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