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, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: neo noir, murder, crime, private detective, investigation, mystery, intrigue, attempted murder, police, planned murder, neo-noir, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, uncover truth, frame up, who done it, dog, dancing, spy, lawyer, desert, female nudity, gambling, photographer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 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 rough films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, investigation, deadly, dishonesty and law enforcement mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Poodle Springs: Marlowe (1969), Hammett (1982), Murder 1, Dancer 0 (1983), Assignment to Kill (1968), Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: private detective, blackmail, betrayal, murder, martial arts, femme fatale, crime, gangsters, planned murder, bruce lee, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
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95%
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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: serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: neo noir, private detective, murder, prostitute, femme fatale, mystery, crime, historical figure, investigation, dangerous attraction, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: hollywood, private detective, murder, crime, protagonist as suspect, investigation, manipulations, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, reluctant partners ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: murder, private investigator, crime, investigation, cons and scams, insurance fraud, mystery, ship, missing person, dishonesty, law enforcement, undercover ...
Time: 60s
Place: switzerland, europe, swiss alps, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: crime, investigation, small town, murder, crimes, mystery, false accusation, deadly, law enforcement, bound and gagged, swimming, tied to a chair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, crime, hotshot lawyer, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, capital punishment, police officer killed, crime, police investigation, death row, courtroom drama, in the closet, confined, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ 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: atmospheric, cynical, stylized, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, betrayal, murder, neo-noir, investigation, crime, mystery, bribery, disfigurement, friendship, mission of murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, mexico, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: coma, murder, crime, police investigation, mystery, crimes, small town, law enforcement, investigation, uncover truth, heist, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, year 1994
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, addiction, casino, mafia, professor, debt, crime, gangsters, loan, neo noir, human nature, money ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, harvard university, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: investigation, murder, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, crime, intrigue, mystery, parents and children, righting the wronged, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, realistic, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: gambling, police corruption, neo noir, crime, betrayal, crime gone awry, addiction, heist, tough law enforcer, rock, moral dilemma, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, crime, investigation, mystery, missing person, crimes, intrigue, uncover truth, who done it, danger, dishonesty
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, futuristic
Plot: private detective, betrayal, murder, crimes, crime, urban, deadly, dishonesty, womanizer, intrigue, terrorism, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: denmark, india, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, murder, crime, private detective, small town, special agents, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: serious, rough, erotic, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, partners against crime, strong sexual content, prostitute, hollywood, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, beach, prostitute, sex, mystery, neo noir, who done it, crimes, dishonesty, missing person ...
Time: 60s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, murder, mystery, missing person, femme fatale, crime, amateur detective, investigation, ex-cop, retired, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Trouble Man (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: It seems that masked men are knocking over the floating crap games of Chalky and Pete. Chalky and Pete hire the cool, loose, elegant Mr. T to fix things. Then, the masked manipulators set up the death of a collector for a rival gang lord. It looks ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, police, frame up, private detective, murder, gang, lone wolves, crime, urban ghetto, tough heroes, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Homicide: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Retired police lieutenant Al Giardello is running for mayor when he is suddenly shot at a press conference. All of the detectives, past and present, clamor for an opportunity to help find the shooter.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, crime, realism, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, police station, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: neo noir, crime, partners against crime, private detective, police station, police corruption, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, gangsters, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Under Suspicion (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the late 1950s, British police officer Tony Aaron resigns from the force after sleeping with Hazel, wife of the man whose house he was supposed to guard. In his new job as a fake private investigator, he helps couples get divorces by ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, hotel room, divorce, murder, femme fatale, crime, adultery, protagonist as suspect, hotel, serial killer, mystery ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: brighton, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, psychological
Plot: neo noir, betrayal, murder, dealing with death, college, investigation, crime, parents and children, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, investigation, murder, bondage, crime, gory, serial killer, college, university, who done it, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, neo noir, police, political corruption, crime, police investigation, mystery, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, celebrity, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, priest, crime, prostitute, redemption, political corruption, police corruption, clergy, gangsters, introspection, siblings relations, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sheriff struggles to hide his violent murderous acts.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Plot: neo noir, psychopath, small town, crime, serial killer, crimes, danger, deadly, unlikely criminals, small town life, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jennifer Shannon (Lori Loughlin) has a gift for finding rare treasures hidden in garage sales that she can resell at her consignment store, Rags to Riches, and for get her involved in the criminal investigations that happen at the very second-hand ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, crime, uncover truth, mystery, who done it, police investigation, crimes, danger, investigation, murder, riddles and clues, deadly
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman suddenly disappears after an early morning walk, and her husband is accused of murder.
Style: suspenseful, talky, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, crime, investigation, who done it, mystery, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, legal, amateur detective, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mason defends a man he had sentenced to prison when he was an appellate-court judge. Now, 18 months after the sentencing, a new witness turns up to prove the man's innocence. Mason steps in to defend the man.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom, murder, false accusation, frame up, prison, dedicated lawyer, crime, legal action, mystery, legal investigation, courtroom drama, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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